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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Ladder Truck Could Have Helped In Sussex Fire

After reviewing the handling of the September 4th fire that gutted a sizeable chunk of downtown Sussex, Mayor Mark Thorne says criticism of the fire department don't hold water with him. According to Thorne, a ladder truck would have made a difference in the fire...but the truck they've ordered isn't set to arrive until 2013.

None of the fire departments from surrounding areas have a ladder truck either, so Thorne stresses it isn't as if the fire department neglected to call in all the available resources.

There had been criticisms levelled at the SFD on social media for not calling in firefighters from Millstream--but Mayor Thorne says they had enough water and manpower to do everything that could have been done.