Firefighters blacklist aerial truck plagued with faults

Firefighters refusing to use truck with history of ladder issues

The main engine and both of the two backup systems on the 35m-long 'aerial' truck all failed at the Kilbirnie fire, forcing operators into a hurried fix.

"The appliance was ... stranded in the middle of the street, taking radiant heat from the fire, and the operators couldn't do a lot with it"

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