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City of Corner Brook expects fire rescue truck will be back on the road this week

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The Corner Brook Fire Department was without one of its trucks last week as it was getting repaired. - 123RF Stock Photo

The City of Corner Brook is expected to have its full fleet of rescue trucks in order this week.

The City had its fire department rescue truck fleet reduced from five to four late last week, but the city’s protection services director Todd Flynn expected the vehicle to be repaired Monday providing all the necessary parts arrived on time.

A U-bolt on one of the fire rescue trucks snapped and drove the axle sideways severing the U-joints and brake cables.

The truck was brought to the city depot for repairs.

The city, according to Flynn, also did a check on the other vehicles in the fleet to ensure there were no issues and everything was fine.

While the vehicle was out of service, Flynn said equipment from the truck was stored in a huge trailer used for fire fighters to get in to dress or change cylinders.

He said the trailer was also outfitted with the department’s ice-rescue equipment.

They had also taken the ladder truck and put some of the vehicle extrication gear on it so it could be used in case of a vehicle accident until the unit is repaired.

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