Topeka's Aerial Fire Trucks Back in Service

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

The Topeka Fire Department's two primary aerial fire trucks were back in service Wednesday night.

The trucks both had mechanical issues surface Tuesday. The Wichita Fire Department sent two fire firefighters and an aerial truck Wednesday to assist. They headed home Wednesday night.

Topeka Fire Marshal Greg Bailey said repairs were completed on one of the aerial trucks and it was expected to be back in service by 10pm Wednesday night. He says the other primary aerial unit, a newer truck, never was taken off-line. He says it does have a problem with a lift cylinder that the manufacturer will repair next week, but it can still be used in the meantime.

Topeka's backup aerial truck remains out of service. Bailey says it's been towed to Kansas City for analysis.


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