Firefighters in Louisiana are calling for fire trucks to be equipped with fire extinguishing devices.
The Louisiana Department of Public Safety said the request is part of the state’s response to the historic drought and is in response to calls from the public.
“Our goal is to have fire extinguishers on the street in a safe manner and to have the equipment available to us as quickly as possible,” said state Fire Marshal Chris Stebbins.
We are requesting a full range of equipment including fire extinguishment units and fire suppression devices,” he said.
Stebbens said it will cost $600,000 to build the equipment, but it will be available to the public in the next two months.
Louisiana is facing a drought that has cut water supplies and forced some businesses to shut down.
State officials have said they have no choice but to cut back on supplies if the state can’t keep its water levels at their current level.
In an effort to make sure residents are prepared, Stebbs said he is urging people to buy a water filter.