EPA-required filters 'make fire trucks break down'

Fire trucks don't do enough long-haul driving to get hot enough to burn soot away


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SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Fire trucks across the country are breaking down at record rates because of faulty filters the Environmental Protection Agency forces them to use.

The EPA forces every diesel-powered vehicle to have a filter to keep soot out of the air, including fire trucks.

The filters usually burn off soot before clogging the engine, but fire trucks don't do enough long-haul driving to get hot enough to burn the soot away.

Full story: Required Filters Making Fire Trucks Break Down

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