VIDEO: The long-awaited North Little Rock Fire Station No. 8 is officially up and running following years of work and months of setbacks due to the March 31 tornado.
NLR voters approved a half-cent sales tax back in 2017 to fund this new fire station, and it was almost complete prior to the spring tornado. Now, months later, it is finally up and not only in a convenient spot for the city, but it is said to also be better for firefighter health. The new station has all the bells and whistles, with two drive-through bays and one back-in bay to store additional fire trucks and response vehicles.
Fire Chief Gerald Tucker said it also comes with some potentially life-saving features.
“This station’s designed with three zones: the hot zone, which we’re in now, the warm zone and the cold zone, which keeps carcinogens in this area,” he explained Monday.