Fire engines too loud!

TWO of Derbyshire’s cutting-edge fire engines have not been used for  a year-and-a-half – because they are too noisy.

The vehicles, called aerial rescue platforms, were delivered to Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service in January 2010.

However, fire chiefs say the engines, believed to be for use in Chesterfield and Derby, are too loud and “may constitute a health issue” for the public and firefighters – so they cannot be used.

These vehicles are leased and cost of  £119,000 per year. The news comes as Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service faces making savings of £5m by 2014 due to Government cutbacks. Well a good start would be to sack the twit who signed the lease agreement without doing his homework followed by the Health and Safety personel for just being plain stupid!

Chris Sabian is co owner of http://www.peakdistrictview.com and http://www.paragonprints.co.uk

 

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