I am a new Truckie. I have been assigned to an engine for my entire career now I am on a truck. 2008 sutphen tower.
Anyway I have been training my little heart out learning all of the new equipment and I have come across a little issue.
My Sgt (driver) and LT Company officer cannot tell me about a roof ladder on a pitched metal roof. (I must say that training is not a major concern in my department).
This is my ideas if anyone has any suggestions or better ideas PLEASE let me know!
Set the hooks by using a flat head axe or sledge. Place the hooks after driving the horn of the hallagon in the roof, and or driving the horn in and using it as a chock for the ladder!
I understand using the tower but due to over head lines and poor engine companies we have a hard time getting proper ladder placement!
Just being honest and I want to make all of the real truckies proud!
Shawn Roark from Bristol Va.
And thanks to my little brother BSR on the job in South Bend IN for the info about this site!