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Fire Ladders Tips
Before raising ladders, speak an 'all clear'
By saying this statement, you are training yourself to do it and letting everyone else around you know that you are checking. ...
Notch the eaves to prevent ladder slips
This can be done when the ladder is being raised and placed against the building. ...
How to reposition a ground ladder
Roll the ladder from one position to another using the wall as a support. ...
Use roof ladders for orientation
The roof ladder can point the way to both to the center or peak and the edge of the roof. ...
2 roof ladder ventilation tactic
Place these two ladders can be placed about 4 feet apart with one firefighter on each. ...
Cover the span of the roof
If the roof ladder does not cover the span of the roof, the effectiveness of it diminishes. ...
Ladder the sill
Many fireground tasks can be accomplished by putting the ladder tip at the base of the window sill. ...
Mark the mid-point of the ladder
To help with pulling the ladder off the truck, mark the mid-point of the ladder. ...
Increase the ladder's visibility
The high visibility of the paint color will help firefighters see where the tip is so they can access it in a timely manner. ...
Heeling the ladder
Always heel the ladder from either the front or the back especially when the ladder is on a hard surface such as concrete or asphalt. ...
Head-first ladder bailouts
In rapidly deteriorating conditions, a properly performed head-first ladder bailout can be life saver. Here are some important fundamentals to prevent injuries during the ...
Operational considerations in winter weather
Remember that combustible gas meters may not work properly or will take longer to warm up in cold weather... ...
Get a Grip!
My department issues a personal strap to supression personnel. You would recognize the material as that webbing used for various rescue applications. The strap comes with a manual ...
Portable ladders serve many purposes when used safely
Portable ladders help firefighters accomplish tasks such as ventilation, entry and search. Used properly they will assist the operation and minimize injuries to members operating ...