After an inspection found the frame of a 17-year-old fire engine had delaminated, the vehicle was taken out of service, reports Rutland Herald.
The delamination was largely caused by exposure to ice-melting chemicals on the roadway. The fire department routinely washes the bottoms of the trucks and use a rust inhibitor.
The fire department has relied on mutual aid from surrounding towns to cover the truck’s absence. The mayor and fire chief have discussed options that they plan to bring to the advisory board. The issue was referred to the Public Safety Committee.