Aerial Apparatus Leveling w/Cribbing?
My station is currently running a 75' quint. As this piece is rather new, I ran into a situation I never encountered before. While operating at a residential structure fire, we were ordered to open the roof. I spotted the truck with regards to my target area on the roof. However, when I threw the jacks, I was unable to fully level the truck because of the angle of the road(running towards the house). I was borderline between the 100% and 75% load rating as per our manufacturer. I really didn't think this road had that much crown to it. Has anyone else had this problem? I had my lower side jack fully extended and my upper side minimally deployed. We were operating off the lower side so shortjacking wasn't an option. Would 6x6 cribbing have served to widen my footprint as well as given me the added height? Please either reply here or email me direct at firstname.lastname@example.org . Thanks in advance, John Berti, Asst. Chief Shavertown (PA) Volunteers