Drill of the Week: Selecting the Correct Ground Ladder

By Forest Reeder

Engines and trucks carry a variety of ground ladders that are used for access, rescue, and many other operations. Knowing what type and size of all of the ground ladders that are available to you prior to hav-ing to put one quickly into service is part of your job.

Review the ground ladders that are available to you on your first due as well as the rest of your initial response and discuss the proper techniques necessary to put the ladder(s) into service. Identify the appropriate ladder(s) that can be used for the scenarios listed in this drill. Discuss the proper methods for positioning, securing and heeling ladders for these operations.

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