Columbus Removing Recalled Fire Trucks From Service


UPDATED: Tuesday July 22, 2014 11:38 PM

10TV has learned the Columbus Division of Fire is working to pull some ladder trucks out of service due to a potential safety issue.

Dublin-based Sutphen Corporation is asking its customers to remove all SPH 100, SP 110, SPI 112, and SAI 110 Aerial trucks from service, until further notice, effective immediately.

On its website, company president, Drew Sutphen said, "In light of the recent incidents, we recognize there is an immediate need to take precautionary action. I would rather take every precaution necessary than to put firefighters at risk."

Columbus Fire Battalion Chief Tracy Smith says the Columbus Division of Fire learned of the recall Tuesday night and identified six of its brand new ladder trucks are a part of the recall.

Chief Smith said CFD hoped to remove all trucks from service by midnight Wednesday.

The trucks are being replaced, temporarily, with older models.

Chief Smith says the most important thing for people to know is emergency response times will not be impacted by the recall.

10TV reached out to Sutphen for comment late Tuesday night but we have not received a response.

10TV is also reaching out to other local departments to see if they use the trucks.

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