On January 14, 1972, a box alarm came in for a 3 story brick building with heavy fire and smoke showing. For over 2 hours, the on and off duty member of the Little Rock Fire Department shot thousands of gallons of water into the aged brick building. The result was a thick, slick coating of ice on everything. Truck 4 was operating their ladder pipe and several men were operating hand lines between the truck and the building when suddenly a loud noise signaled the collapsing south wall with tons of falling brick and mortar. Firefighter Jerry Jacobs from Truck 4 and Firefighter Eric Oliver from Engine 5 were fatally crushed by the debris.