Firefighter Training Drill: Ladder Company Positioning

Aerial positioed at the scene of a fire, with firefighters on the roof of a home during a fire call. Smoke is venting from the upper portion of the house.

By Nick Martin

When it comes to ladder companies or truck companies, maximum capability is only possible when maximum position is achieved. This drill is a reminder of the importance of proper positioning along with some of the factors that must be considered to achieve it.

Download this drill as a PDF HERE (220 KB).

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NICHOLAS MARTIN is a battalion chief with the Columbia (SC) Fire Department and a 20-plus-year veteran of the fire service. He previously served as a lieutenant with the District of Columbia Fire Department. He is a vice president of Traditions Training, LLC. He has a bachelor’s degree in fire science from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree in management from the Public Safety Executive Leadership program at Johns Hopkins University.

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