45-page presentation about the ground ladders. Fire service ground ladders are essential in the performance of many fireground and rescue scene functions. It is crucial that firefighters be knowledgeable of the characteristics and proper uses of fire service ground ladders. The presentation demonstrates a basic understanding of ground ladder operations, positioning of ground ladders, carrying ground ladders, raising ground ladders, and climbing ground ladders. Requires PowerPoint viewer.
11-page PDF document about the ground ladders. It tackles about ladder selection, types of ladders, maintenance, safety etc..
An article that tackles about the requirements for all round ladders.
An article about the types of ground ladders. A ground ladder is an important firefighting tool. When flames or smoke block the entrance to a building, the only access may be through a window several stories high, and a ground ladder makes this access possible. Homeowners also use ground ladders, as do builders, painters and other tradesmen. Ladders are ancient tools that were traditionally made of wood or bamboo. Today, metal and fiberglass ground ladders are widely available.
An article about the placement of ground ladder. Portable ground ladders are among the most effective and versatile firefighting tools. Effective fireground operations often depend on the timely and adequate placement of ladders for rescue, ventilation, initiation of above ground hoselines, access to upper floors and potential exposures, emergency egress, bridging, and salvage, to name a few.
An article that demonstrates a basic understanding of ground ladder operations, positioning fire streams with ladders, carrying ground ladders, raising ground ladders, and climbing ground ladders.
Portable Ladders Manual from the FDNY.