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  1. "Close Calls"

    Magazine Articles

    Sun, 1 Jun 2003

    made to dispatch a ladder truck along with an engine ..... highway call. The ladder truck is intended to be a ..... sustain damage to our ladder trucks but feel it is an acceptable ..... To the credit of our ladder truck crews, I have not

  2. AROUND THE FIRE SERVICE--1900-1909

    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 1 Apr 1997

    chemical and hook and ladder trucks , one aerial truck ..... six hook-and- ladder trucks ; eight aerial trucks ..... and one hook and ladder truck from outside cities ..... steamers, nine hook and ladder trucks , nine chemical engines

  3. POSITIONING APPARATUS FOR SAFETY

    Magazine Articles

    Sat, 1 Apr 2000

    is left in front of the fire building for the ladder truck . If no ladder truck is assigned on the initial response, the first ..... aerial device the department uses. Mid-mounted ladder trucks , whether tiller or straight apparatus, should

  4. Roundtable

    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 1 Feb 2000

    alarm assignment in Dallas consists of three engines, one ladder truck , and a battalion chief. Consequently, the first-arriving ..... ladders to windows where firefighters are located and putting ladder trucks into operations for access. Our first priority is firefighter

  5. INEXPENSIVE PORTABLE LIGHTING

    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 1 Jun 1999

    the lights` intensity. Telescoping lights on engines and ladder trucks have a similar effect. We all know that flashlights have ..... durable. Each of the department`s engines carries one; each ladder truck company carries two. n Click here to enlarge image Click

  6. Letters to the Editor

    Magazine Articles

    Wed, 1 Dec 2004

    particular scenario. The truck is a 100-foot rear-mount ladder truck ; it “does not own” the front of the building at this type ..... stream could be used if exterior operations were needed. Ladder trucks are better used when positioned near the corners of the fire

  7. Quint Apparatus

    Magazine Articles

    Sat, 1 Mar 2003

    department better capabilities than the ladder trucks they replaced. I have no doubt we ..... quints will ever replace conventional ladder trucks . But, if a department can afford it ..... quints. My suburban department bought a ladder truck with a pump and 300-gallon booster

  8. WHEN SHOULD YOU PURCHASE AN AERIAL LADDER?

    Magazine Articles

    Fri, 1 Sep 1995

    buildings): at least four pumpers, two ladder trucks , and other specialized apparatus as ..... capabilities): at least three pumpers, one ladder truck , and other specialized apparatus as ..... occupancies): at least two pumpers, one ladder truck , and other specialized apparatus as

  9. APPARATUS DELIVERIES

    Magazine Articles

    Sun, 1 Jul 2012

    John M. Malecky >> The Los Angeles City (CA) Fire Department has placed four AMERICAN LaFRANCE tractor-drawn aerial ladder trucks in service. Chief of Emergency Operations Donald Frazeur says this design provides more maneuverability through traffic

  10. D.A. Investigates Possible San Francisco Firefighter Cover-Up

    Online Articles

    Mon, 18 Nov 2013

    Quinn, the allegedly drunken firefighter who crashed his ladder truck into a motorcyclist in the South of Market in June, reports ..... veteran of the department, was at the wheel of a Station 1 ladder truck when he raced through a red light at Fifth and Howard streets