DETERMINING TARGET HEIGHTS FOR GROUND LADDERS: THE CLICK SYSTEM

09/01/1999
DETERMINING TARGET HEIGHTS FOR GROUND LADDERS: THE CLICK SYSTEM ANTHONY AVILLO There are three essentials to raising a ground ladder properly: teamwork, communications, and safety. Exactly how far to extend the ladder once it is at the raising site requires, in addition, a system that is reliable on the training ground and in the heat of the fireground. When someone is awaiting rescue at a window with smoke billowing out over his head, there is no room for error in placing the ladder properly. With this in mind, firefighters need a way to size up the target height quickly, select the correct ladder, and raise it properly to the objective, the victim. Raising ladders has many objecti...

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