Burlington emergency responders prep for storm

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BURLINGTON, N.C. -- With worsening weather, emergency responders in Burlington are doing everything they can to get ready.

The 911 call center has additional staff on standby in case call volume increases dramatically.

The fire department is preparing to take on additional roles of not just fighting fires, but potentially doing water rescues. As a result, all fire trucks will be equipped with water helmets, life jackets, and other necessities for swift water.