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History of 2017-01-28 Lines and Ladders

2017-02-13
22:06 UTC Revision 12 . . . . Matt Adams Fixed image (minor)
2017-01-28
06:54 UTC Revision 8 . . . . Matt Adams An article from May 13, 2016 in Firefighter Basics titled "Laddering with Purpose Part 3: Engine Support" brought to my attention the benefits of advancing hoselines over ladders to reach fires above the ground floor. Although we are trained on how to do this, it is a tactic that, along with ladders use, isn't discussed much or emphasized as having specific benefits (at least where I work) over both-feet-on-the-ground line advancement. Here are a couple of excepts from this fine article that highlight the advantages of advancing hoselines via ladders.