New London truck firing on all cyclinders again

Jim Brown
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NEW LONDON - The New London Fire Department's four-year-old rescue truck is running like a top again, after spending three weeks in the shop at Moncton, N.B.
The truck has been back for approximately a week and a half, said fire Chief Allen Cole.

NEW LONDON - The New London Fire Department's four-year-old rescue truck is running like a top again, after spending three weeks in the shop at Moncton, N.B.
The truck has been back for approximately a week and a half, said fire Chief Allen Cole.
The department was able to borrow a 1989 rescue truck from the neighbouring New Glasgow Fire Department, which has acquired a new truck.
The borrowed truck worked fine, but it wasn't needed very much since it was an uneventful three weeks, said Cole.
Prior to the repairs, the New London Department's truck had a problem accelerating after starting up.
"It was lazy. If it sat for three or four days there was no power for accelerating."
It would take a long time to get the vehicle up to speed to handle emergencies, added Cole.
The New London rescue truck carries personnel, breathing apparatus and extensive firefighting gear.

Organizations: New London Department, New Glasgow Fire Department

Geographic location: Moncton

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  • The rest of the story?
    June 21, 2010 - 19:04

    So what was wrong with the truck?