Limestone (OK) Fire Department Adjusts to Equipment Shortage

The Limestone Fire Department in Rogers County is concerned about the week ahead knowing that they face a smaller firefighting staff and a temporary loss of a vital piece of equipment.

Two full-time paid Limestone firefighters are out, recovering from injuries received on the job.

A firefighter was injured after a driver hit the Limestone brush truck he was sitting in. The truck–used frequently during grass fires–was heavily damaged and is still out for repairs. The firefighter in the front seat of the brush truck is now going through physical therapy.

Limestone has five full-time firefighters and now they are down to two, though the department is recruiting more volunteer firefighters.

Chief Carl Smith said even with a smaller staff and one less truck he is confident his department can provide the same level of protection for residents in the Limestone district.

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