Unused fire engines because they are too noisy!
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Fire chiefs have claimed the fire engines cannot be used as they are so noisy they are deemed a possible health and safety risk. The fire enginers would have cost a whopping Â£1,000.000 to buy but Derbyshire lease them at a cost of Â£119,000.00 per year.
Derbyshire have failed to identify the supplier or manufacturer of the fire engines, other stations have reported technical issues with the aerial rescue pumps, and it is not known if Derbyshire were aware of these additional problems at the time of ordering or whether the enginers were made or supplied by the same company.
The excessive noise came to light during training on the new engine and was immediately identified as a health issue.
I would question why this apparent fault was not detected earlier and the answer to this appears to lie at the currently unknown manufacturers door.
Karen Hayden is a Legal Executive in the Personal Injury team
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