Training Minutes: Footing the Ladder

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In this fire training video, Palm Beach County (FL) Firefighter Ric Jorge and company demonstrate a method for stabilizing a ladder with a single firefighter for reduced staffing situations.


RIC JORGE has been a firefighter for Palm Beach County, Florida, since 1992. He is a state-certified instructor 1 and live fire instructor. He teaches extensively in ventilation, ladders, firefighter survival, flashover, rapid intervention, quint/aerial operations, high-rise structure tactics, search and rescue, hose management, room orientation, air management, and entanglement. He has been an instructor for his department for seven years and teaches throughout Florida.

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