Fire Department Struggles With Water Crisis
POSTED: Monday, February 7, 2011 - 11:29am
UPDATED: Monday, February 7, 2011 - 8:23pm
EL PASO - Local firefighters hope they will have enough water to keep you safe.
A huge gas leak in East El Paso over the weekend underscored how badly we all rely on the fire department.
Firefighters wet down the area so sparks would not ignite the gas leak.
Fire department spokesman John Concha says firefighters are operating differently during the water crisis...
"We have water tankers that are strategically placed throughout the city," said Concha. "We also have part of the agreement with the emergency service district that they provide some tankers so that if we need them they're on call so they can come and assist us."
Concha says most fire hydrants are safe from freezing over because the valves are below ground.