Thu, 26 Dec 2013|
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[MUSIC] I'm Mike Ciampo. Welcome to this segment of training minutes. Today we're gonna discuss portable ladders on engine apparatus. In many departments, you'll find the roof ladder on the outside. As you'll notice with this department, the 24 footer is on the outside. The 24 offers us more objectives. We can hit the second, and possibly third floor on a private dwelling. i understand that the roof ladder could hit a front porch, and a lot of departments like it that way. But our bedrooms normally, are on the second floor. The first apparatus to arrive to a fire is normally the engine, so having a 24 on the outside, you may be able to get a person out of the window, while still stretching a supply line and a hose line should be things that we practice with. With many of today's newer fire apparatus, you'll find affordable ladders. Mounted high above on the side or up on top on hydraulic ladder racks. For them to come down,you have to use a power switch located on the panel to lower the ladder. It's also valuable to have the 24 on the outside, here, cuz we're adding time into the evolution. The engine driver, chauffeur, engineer, should always ensure when he puts the rig into PTL for the pump, he throws the master control switch on for the portable ladder rack. Remember, having a 24 foot extension ladder on the outside of the engine apparatus will enable us to reach a second and possible third floor windows. To those bedrooms. This way we can perform a life saving rescue. We have to remember in today's short staffed fire ground, either paid or volunteer, it's very important that we don't lose time. Throw the PTO switch on and also be ready. To have the ladder come down. As you can see, it's gonna take around ten to 20 seconds for this ladder rack to get down. So ensure that you have the main PTO power on so the ladder gets in position, and we cut down time on our major evolution. [SOUND] I'm Mike Jappo. Thanks for watching this segment of training minutes.