Host Joe Pronesti talks to Nick Wilbur about his recent article, "Aerial Ladders: How Strong Is Your Ladder Game?"
In this firefighting basics piece, Mark van der Feyst reviews the basic elements of elevated master streams for truck company operations.
Situational and operational awareness are crucial when positioning and operating aerial apparatus around power lines, writes Mike Wilbur.
Greg Sellers describes what it takes to be a competent aerial operator and provides tips for operating the device under various emergency conditions.
Nick Wilbur explores several scenarios and offers tips on when and how to use ground ladders vs. an aerial ladder, including positioning aerial apparatus.
Check out some new fire truck deliveries from January 2020, including this San Jose (CA) Fire Department aerial ladder from Pierce.