BA Fire Department Prepared despite water emergency

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Updated: 6/13/2013 10:13 am Published: 6/12/2013 10:29 pm

The Broken Arrow Fire Department reacted quickly to the water emergency.

FOX23 learned in an emergency meeting Broken Arrow City councilors called at city hall that the fire chief brought in a pumper tank that can hold up to 1,500 gallons of water.
"Hope for the best plan for the worst," said Broken Arrow Assistant Fire Chief Phil Reid.

He told FOX23's Dontaye Carter the department brought it in case a fire broke out during the water shortage.

"Most of the pumpers range anywhere from 500 to 1,000 gallons, so as you can see 1,500 makes quite a bit of difference," said Reid.

He says that rig is normally stationed just outside of town. Reid adds by bringing it in closer to town it's giving firefighters more of a chance to put out fires.

Tulsa, Bixby and Coweta fire departments were asked to be on standby in case they were needed.

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Mayor Maynot - 6/13/2013 10:37 AM
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Welllll, let's hope that there is no need.
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