Rookie Firefighter Seeking Advice From Experienced Truckies
I am a probie firefighter for a large urban fire department and I have been assigned to a ladder company. I am very excited about my assignment, but I have to admit that I don't know much about the intricacies of ladder company ops (always figured I would end up on an engine).
For you seasoned truckies out there, what kind of advise/suggestions would you impart to a rookie on the job? For context...we are an aggressive fire department and run in four-man companies. We typically rely on axes for vertical ventilation of structure fires at single family dwellings.
I'm all ears, gents...