Don't be knotted up when seconds count!
Today we share the simple tip that can save you seconds when the portable ladder is needed to be quickly deployed and utilized for rescue or access.
"When a life hangs in the balance, the extra time it may take to untie this knot is absolutely avoidable
and unacceptable. The rope likely has a memory and has been sitting out in the elements, making it even
harder to untie.
Take the loose end of the halyard and tie it to the one of the lower rungs on the bed section of the ladder. Make sure that the rope remains taut when doing so. Now when the ladder is removed and brought to the objective, the only thing you need to do is pull down on the halyard to extend the ladder into position. Chapter 22, Page 256.
Take the time to evaluate your portable ladders and set them up for success on your next fire.