Published DateGILFORD — Engine 2 went back into service Friday afternoon and Laconia's Engine 1 was returned to the city shortly thereafter.
Two weeks ago, Engine 2 experienced power problems while returning from a call. Technicians determined it was a transmission problem likely caused by a bad speed sensor.
Because it wouldn't go into any forward gears, it was towed to Repair Service of New England by Rusty's Towing. There was some damage done to the brake lines during the tow and, according to town officials, Rusty's assumed responsibility for it.
Once at RSNE, technicians determined it needed a new transmission and one was ordered and it was replaced. A problem was then discovered with a shackle that connects the leaf spring to the truck frame.
Capt. Mike Balcom said yesterday the engine was retested for road worthiness and pumping quality and is "good to go."
Earlier this week, Chief Steve Carrier said that Lakes Region Fire Apparatus in Tamworth is making good progress on repairing Engine 4 and it could be back in service in a couple of weeks.