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Outriggers on snow & ice

I would like to ask you what you do for outrigger placement in terms of traction during times of snow & ice conditions on the ground in…

Started by Chad Berg

4 Dec 14, 2015
Reply by Rick

Emergency Power Unit (EPU) for Aerial Device - Need advice

Im wondering who has a Emergency Power Unit for their Aerial Device and if they train members to use it? Im more of an Engine guy however b…

Started by Wayne Benner Jr

5 Feb 5, 2012
Reply by Steve Brown

Tower Ladder Resources?

Would anyone be able to point me in the right direction of the best Tower Ladder Resources (ie Baker Aerialscope) in regard to the specific…

Started by Tim Linke

2 Oct 1, 2011
Reply by Michael Bricault (ret)

Truck Operator Positions. Selection, training and replacements.

We are a single truck company department with 5 engines/stations.  We have had a dedicated truck for 10 years.  Last year we put our 75' Qu…

Started by Bradford James Terry

4 Feb 23, 2011
Reply by Bradford James Terry

Equation to figure out how many feet per floor to raise 100 ft aerial,if aerial spotted at 26 ft from building?

Trying to see if any of you happen to have a basic equation you use to figure out how many ft to run ladder out per floor if spotted 25-26f…

Started by Jay Granger

6 Jan 28, 2011
Reply by Steve Brown

Stabilizer Spotting in Short J******

Just a little tip on spotting stabilizers and using equipment on your rig to assist you.  Any thoughts?   http://midwestfirefighter.com/201

Started by Wes Hill

1 Jan 19, 2011
Reply by Neil Rosenberger

Bucket fall safety

What do you use for fall safety in the bucket? We use simple belts, which don’t work on a couple of levels. First, as a safety professional…

Started by Sunshine Lemme

7 Jan 31, 2010
Reply by Larry Glover

Straight sticks

Just one question, Why does so many departments order their aerials with so much crab at the tip of the ladder. ( i.e. quartz lights, eletr…

Started by Gary Rauch

5 Sep 28, 2009
Reply by Shareef Abdu Nur

CAFS?

Is anyone using their Aerial to apply high volume CAFS?

Started by Mark Cummins

9 Sep 24, 2009
Reply by Pascal Marchand

Aerial & Parapit access

When it comes to roof access with a papapit, it can be a challenge to soundly/safely get on the deck of the roof without the use of a…

Started by Chad Berg

20 Sep 17, 2009
Reply by Michael Bricault (ret)

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