Donalsonville Fire Rescue Training Blog
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Ladder Training Tips with Ric Jorge
Remember: These are just tips in situations and tools to add into the toolbox. Some of these may be last resort options, but nonetheless, they are options. Use this as a supplement to your hands-on Ladder Training.
Ladder Heel with a soft spot and low manpower
Ladder footing using existing stationary objects
Unmanned footing of a ladder on pavement
Scaffold Technique for Ladder work on a steep of sketchy roofs (Slippery, Steep, Sketchy)
Ladder Butting Test
The age old controversy rages on, butt from the front or the back.
This video just gives you some info as to which position may withstand more force. Doug Watson came up with an idea using the force meter.
Ultimately Francis L. Brannigan stated it best ... "Never turn your back on the enemy."
Ladder Locks : Classic by Mike Ciampo
Training Minutes Revisited: Mike Ciampo shares tips on leg ladder locks to use when venting windows or during rescues.
These videos are for training demonstration purposes only; as always, wear full PPE when conducting these evolutions, and abide by your department's policies and procedures.
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