Kentucky Fire Department Sues Ohio Equipment Maker

November 3, 2009

A volunteer fire department in south central Kentucky is suing two equipment makers, alleging that faulty installation caused a fire truck to crash last year.

The civil suit in federal court against Ohio-based Reberland Equipment Inc. and Firovac Power Systems Inc. was filed by the North Metcalfe Volunteer Fire Department.

The Glasgow Daily Times reports that the fire department is alleging the companies didn’t properly install a pumper tanker system.

The suit says the tanker became separated from a fire truck as it rounded a curve during a house fire run on Oct. 1, 2008. The suit says two firefighters were ejected and the truck overturned.

Tom Kerrick, an attorney for Reberland Equipment Inc., declined to comment on the suit.

The fire department is asking for more than $209,000 in damages.

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