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Sunday, October 19, 2014
new recall has been issued by the maker of the fire apparatus chassis
involved in that June crash that killed a Montana Fire Chief and a
family of five. The recall of the double Cardan front drive shaft comes
from Navistar which manufactures the International 4800 apparatus involved in the crash in June.
recall by Navistar is for International 4800 trucks built between 1999
and 2002 that are equipped with Fabco TC-200 transfer cases. The recall
notice says the driveshaft may separate and cause axle lockup if a joint
in the driveshaft seizes.
The recall was issued after the Montana Highway Patrol released their
accident report. The recall is slightly different from previous recalls
in that this one requires the part to be removed and replaced.
Navistar's communications director, Steve Schrier tells media that
Navistar has not received their report, but issued the recall after
conducting their own investigation. He says an investigation is often
launched after consumer concerns about a possible defect. During their
investigations they look at things such as warranty claims and gather
data from field reports. If a defect is found, Navistar then issues a
recall and notifies their customers to correct the defect.
In this particular case, Schrier said their investigation found 5 other
incidents since 2008 which prompted them to issue the voluntary recall.
Navistar has notified all customers and are in the process of
implementing the voluntary recall.
CALIFORNIA FIREFIGHTER LODD FUNERAL:
Firefighters will gather together to pay their respects to Airtanker Pilot Geoffrey
“Craig” Hunt as well as to his family, who paid the ultimate sacrifice
with his life while fighting the Dog Rock Fire near El Portal,
celebration of Craig’s life, with full Line of Duty Death fire service
honors, will take place Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 10 a.m.
On October 7, 2014, Dyncorp Pilot Geoffrey “Craig” Hunt was involved in
a fatal crash while flying a CAL FIRE S-2T Airtanker over the Dog Rock
Fire burning near Yosemite’s Arch Rock.
Geoffrey “Craig” Hunt was born October 14, 1951 in Richmond, IN. He is
survived by his wife, Sally, who he married in September of 1975, and
his two daughters, Nancy Hunt and Sarah Hunt Lauterbach. Hunt served as a
US Navy P3 pilot from 1975-1984 and was in the reserves for 20 years. Memorial Service Location: Church on the Hill, 500 Sands Dr., San Jose, CA 95125 Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 10 a.m. RIP.
HARTFORD (CT) FD LODD FUNDRAISER SHIRTS
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