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One firefighter suffered third-degree burns to his foot and the other suffered minor injuries; they're in stable condition
The firefighter fell eight feet from the ladder and injured his shoulder; he is in stable condition
Police arrested 29-year-old Christian Hicks, described by neighbors as a homeless person seen often in the neighborhood
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As with any fireground tool, knowing how to use and care for roof ladders is key to safe and effective operations.
By Alisha A. Pina The Providence Journal MOON ISLAND, Mass. — Fifty-five fire department trainees from Providence spent a day high above Boston Harbor. The goal was to build
There were no shortage of product advances in 2012, yet several stood out among the rest.
QUEBEC — Video shows firefighters battling a house blaze with two firefighters using a ground ladder to climb to the roof of the home. When the two firefighters try to access
By Jeff Piorkowski Sun News BEACHWOOD, Ohio — The city’s fire department has a new ladder truck that reaches so high, one might think upon seeing it for the first time
LONDON — Working as a firefighter in London’s East End during the early 1970s was no easy ride. In a new book, "Call the Fire Brigade," Allan Grice outlines
VANCOUVER, Wash. — A man who complicated firefighters' efforts by pushing their ladders off of a roof has been arrested. Angel M Torres-Reyna was standing atop a burning
DETROIT — Detroit firefighters battling multiple working fires Wednesday morning found one of their ladders missing. When the incident was uncovered at the scene of a
Understanding the right way to use ladders is key to the safety of truck crews and others fighting the fire.
Since the beginning of organized firefighting ground ladders have been one of our most fundamental and necessary tools on the fire ground. Remember the "truckies" mnemonic LOVERS
By Paul LaRocco Newsday NEW YORK — Hundreds of frightened residents were evacuated Sunday night — some pulled out of windows when smoke filled their apartments —
It is imperative to make raising ground ladders a regular event on every incident where there are multiple stories.
Calculate the risk vs reward component before placing firefighters on the roof. Remember, when operating on the fire ground with roof operations as a component, continual size-up
Smeal Fire Apparatus was showing off its new 105-foot rear-mounted aerial unit at FDIC. The rig has a 480-gallon tank and a Waterous pump that can push 2,000 gallons per minute.
A ladder is much easier to handle when carried perfectly balanced. An unbalanced ladder requires additional effort and energy to "right" the ladder back into a comfortable carrying
Our job requires the use of ladders on just about every working fire we go to. Not only are they used on fires, but we can use them in many other instances for a variety of