Loaned tankers from all over Louisiana arrive in Shreveport
SHREVEPORT, Louisiana (KTAL / KMSS) – Ten tanker trucks have arrived in Shreveport, on loan from the Louisiana Fire Department after the Shreveport Fire Department on Wednesday issued an appeal for help as the town faces low water pressure.
SFD does not normally use tanker trucks as they have fire hydrants in the city and they also used a reserve tanker truck from the airport but with low water pressure issues due to the conditions winter, they needed reinforcement. Tankers can hold 3 to 5,000 gallons of water. Even with these, the fire department says, they can run out of water within minutes on a large fire.
Not only will the fire department use tank trucks to fight fires, but also in its ongoing efforts to transport water to local hospitals who need it to run their boilers and heat their buildings.
Oil tankers began arriving in Shreveport late Wednesday evening, including from St. Tammany and West Feliciana parishes.