Equipment Failures Force Closure of One Shreveport (LA) Fire Department Station

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Equipment failures have forced the closure of at least one station for the Shreveport (LA) Fire Department, reports

Officials say the department’s aging fleet is breaking down—an engine at Station 1 broke down and an engine from North Shreveport’s Station 2 had to be moved to provide proper coverage. This led to the closing of Station 2 on Saturday, which, officials add, is a temporary situation.

An official adds just four of the city’s 21 fire engines meet national standards in terms of age—staffing issues are also a concern, the official says.

The report also says that Station 12 at Bert Kouns and Woolworth Road is back open after a five-day closure.

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