Submit Your Close Call / Near Miss
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
just received this notice from the Sutphen Corporation regarding
certain aerial devices and their focus and concern related to
is instructing customers to remove all SPH 100, SP 110, SPI 112, and
SAI 110 Aerial devices from service, until further notice, effective
Company states that customers are instructed to use the affected
apparatus in the capacity of an engine/pumper or support vehicle only.
The Company will stay in close contact with its customers to report details and when the units may be place back in service.
“At this time, our priority is the safety of our firefighters,” says
Drew Sutphen, President of the Company. “In light of the recent
incidents, we recognize there is an immediate need to take precautionary
action. I would rather take every precaution necessary than to put
firefighters at risk.”
The Company states that it will be contacting customers with the
affected units personally to inform them of the events that have
occurred and the steps that are being taken to get the units back in to
service in a timely manner.
“We feel the need to personally assure our customers that we are
working to investigate and correct the situation,” Drew continues.
Sutphen Corporation is an Ohio based privately held, family owned
business that manufactures custom built emergency response vehicles.
The company's headquarters are located in suburban Dublin, Ohio
northwest of Columbus. For more information contact the sales office or visit www.sutphen.com
Sounds like they are doing the right thing.
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