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DA ties crash to poor training

Firetruck driver didn’t know emergency steps

Fire officials at the site of a fatal fire truck crash on Huntington Avenue on Jan. 9. Fire officials at the site of a fatal fire truck crash on Huntington Avenue on Jan. 9. (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff File)
By Donovan Slack
Globe Staff / December 11, 2009

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The Boston Fire Department failed to provide adequate training on how to handle firetrucks in emergency situations, so when a firefighter tried desperately to slow his ladder truck as it careened down a steep hill on Jan. 9, he had no knowledge of how to overcome the massive brake failure, according to crash investigation results released yesterday. (Full article: 879 words)

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