According to a report from Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette, the North Little Rock (AR) Fire Department (NLRFD) formally opened its first fire station in the city since 2001 on Thursday.
The Levy neighborhood’s new station has been in the planning and development stages since 2017 and features a decontamination room, positive pressure ventilation, a sprinkler system, and a “safe room” that is rated to withstand a Category 4 storm. IT will also provide secondary response crews to almost every other fire district in the city.
Engine 6 and Rescue 6, the busiest crews in the city, will be housed at the station.
Rescue 6 (formerly Rescue 5) is one of the just two companies in North Little Rock that carries enhanced extraction and rescue equipment to help people involved in emergencies such as motor vehicle accidents.