Article about finding and marking the center of a ground ladder
An article about the definition of a ladder. It is a vertical or inclined set of rungs or steps. There are two types: rigid ladders that can be leaned against a vertical surface such as a wall, and rope ladders that are hung from the top. The vertical members of a rigid ladder are called stringers (US) or stiles (UK). Rigid ladders are usually portable, but some types are permanently fixed to buildings. They are commonly made of metal, wood, or fiberglass, but they have been known to be made of tough plastic.
An article about a fire ladder overview. When a fire breaks out in a home or business, it is imperative to evacuate as quickly as possible. Since fires can spread faster than one might expect, it is necessary to know the escape route and find the best way to leave. Fire ladders, invented for the purpose of saving lives, can be of immense help in a dangerous situation.
24-page presentation about the fire service ladders. It covers the basic parts of a ladders, ladder types, ladder raises, positioning ,safety, inspection and maintenance.
49-page presentation about the overview of the fire service ladders. It covers the parts, ladder types and uses, inspection and maintenance procedures, proper handling, raising and positioning of ground ladders. Requires Powerpoint viewer.
Video length: 3 min 51 secs. The San Francisco Fire Department is one of the only departments in the world that builds its own wooden ladders. They use wood for many reasons in San Francisco. See why they make their own ladders and the history of many of these wooden ladders that are more than 100 years old.