Local Interest
9:51 am
Tue September 19, 2006

Truck Up To Code, says Leland Fire Chief

Wilmington, NC – The accident involving a Leland Fire Department fire engine and civilian vehicle resulted in no fatalities. That's the word from Leland Fire Chief John Grimes, who says one firefighter is expected to be released from the hospital Tuesday.

The Star-News reports that the firefighter driving the fire truck told police on the scene that his brakes gave out. But Chief Grimes says the truck was up to code.

All vehicles are maintained, they are on semi-annual inspections, they receive the same DMV inspections any other over the road vehicle would.

Grimes says it's too soon to say what caused the accident, and says it will not impact any of the department's policies.