Recall will not affect local emergency vehicles

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Ohio-based fire truck manufacturer Sutphen issued a voluntary recall Tuesday, saying a device on some of their trucks used to gain access to fires high off the ground may not function properly.

Sutphen has removed some models of its ladder trucks and says it is undertaking a thorough review.

One department in West Virginia has taken trucks out of service.

Youngstown Fire Department Chief John O’Neill said his department owns two Sutphen trucks, but they are not included in the affected models.

Boardman’s Acting Fire Chief Mark Pitzer said they do not have any Sutphen vehicles.

Sutphen is based in Dublin, Ohio.

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