ABOUT THE NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR FIRE DEPARTMENT
The North Little Rock Fire Department was established in 1904 with two horse-drawn hose wagons.
North Little Rock was known as Argenta during that period of time.
The North Little Rock Fire Department currently has ten fire stations. Within these stations are housed (1) nine
engine companies, (2) two ladder companies -a 100' aerial ladder company and a 100' aerial platform/ quint with a
2000 GPM pump, (3) two heavy rescues - a heavy rescue with cascade system and a heavy rescue/pumper with a
1000 GPM Pump, which also has a cascade system, (5) two light rescues with extrication equipment, etc. (one o
f which has a boat in station for water rescue), (6) a haz-mat unit, (7) a trench rescue unit, (8) an airport crash truck ,
(9) a large rescue boat moored at the Arkansas River, (10) Three Standby Pumpers, and (11) A Standby Aerial Truck.
The NLRFD proudly displays an ISO Rating of "TWO." North Little Rock is one of very few cities on Arkansas to have a
CLASS 2 RATING. (There are no Class 1's in AR.)
The Department also includes a Fire Marshal's Office, which includes the Inspection Bureau. The training division includes
regularly scheduled classes taught by training officers. Excellent classrooms for training exercises are housed at 24th
and Willow Streets. The Training Tower on Remount Road is an excellent facility for "hands on" training and testing.
The NLRFD also has an outstanding maintenance and repair program for all apparatus. A full time maintenance officer is
employed. Most all repairs can be carried out in-house.