Thread: Ladder Locator

  1. #1
    Forum Member
    trkcoEMT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    22

    Exclamation Ladder Locator

    Check Out this new Product.

    www.ladderlocator.com

    150.00 per pair until May 1st.

    e-mail:

    dealers@floriansafety.com

    for a cut cheet and further information.

  2. #2
    Forum Member
    backsteprescue123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    4,318

    Default

    interesting
    ------------------------------------
    These opinions are mine and do not reflect the opinions of any organizations I am affiliated with.
    ------------------------------------

  3. #3
    Forum Member
    nyckftbl's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    On a Hill, overlooking George's Kingdom
    Posts
    2,578

    Default

    If a ladder is properly placed, this is useless.
    Proud East Coast Traditionalist.

  4. #4
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    735

    Default Useless

    Quote Originally Posted by nyckftbl
    If a ladder is properly placed, this is useless.
    I was thinking the same thing. A ladder placed for egress will be centered and level with the sill. Not one of the lights would appear from inside the window. Good idea, just not usual if ladders are placed correctly.
    Just another one of the 99%ers looking up.

  5. #5
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    956

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by PFDTruck18
    I was thinking the same thing. A ladder placed for egress will be centered and level with the sill. Not one of the lights would appear from inside the window. Good idea, just not usual if ladders are placed correctly.
    While correct, with a roof operation it may be an idea, not one that I'll spend 150.00 on, but still an idea. Simple, flourescent and refective paint will do the trick just fine.
    FF/NREMT-B

    FTM-PTB!!

    Brass does not equal brains.

    Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the ability to control it.

  6. #6
    Forum Member
    len1582's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    N.J.
    Posts
    1,392

    Default

    How about a bright hand light that's already on the rig? Bring an extra one to the roof, turn it on, and leave it where the ladder is. For entry through a window leave one on the floor at the window. Also.. Those c-cell LED ones can be carried in your pocket. Even if the smoke banks down, if it's a bit clear a few inches off the floor some of the light can get through. It works for me.

  7. #7
    Forum Member
    fireman4949's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Tallahassee, Florida
    Posts
    2,323

    Default

    If your looking for lights for the ladder, how about using something like an ACR Firefly tie-wrapped to the ladder rail tip?
    They're cheap, tough, waterproof, easy to turn on and off and the battery life is quite long.

    I had a firefly attached to every life jacket I had on my boat...About 20 of them in all. They can literally be seen for miles. They would make finding the ladder much, much easier, even in dense smoke conditions.

    http://www.lrse.com/products.cfm?cat=004&prod=209

    http://shop.store.yahoo.com/landfallnav/acrfirefly.html




    Kevin
    Fire Lieutenant/E.M.T.
    IAFF Local 2339
    K of C 4th Degree
    "LEATHER FOREVER"
    Member I.A.C.O.J.
    http://www.tfdfire.com/
    "Fir na tine"

  8. #8
    Forum Member
    KEEPBACK200FEET's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    East Carolina University
    Posts
    1,176

    Default

    Someone bring the bread and turn up the oven; I'm making sandwich's for dinner!
    Just know, I chose my own fate. I drove by the fork in the road and went straight.

    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingKiwi View Post
    Go put your pussy 2 1/2" lines away kiddies.

    Quote Originally Posted by Explorer343

    By the way KEEPBACK200FEET, you're so dramatic!

  9. #9
    Forum Member
    DeputyChiefGonzo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Somewhere between genius and insanity!
    Posts
    13,584

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by KEEPBACK200FEET
    Someone bring the bread and turn up the oven; I'm making sandwich's for dinner!
    What are we having....


    SPAM?
    ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
    Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY

  10. #10
    Forum Member
    KEEPBACK200FEET's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    East Carolina University
    Posts
    1,176

    Default

    Of course, Gonz. That's all I know how to fry, so if you want something better, then you better call Superchef!
    Just know, I chose my own fate. I drove by the fork in the road and went straight.

    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingKiwi View Post
    Go put your pussy 2 1/2" lines away kiddies.

    Quote Originally Posted by Explorer343

    By the way KEEPBACK200FEET, you're so dramatic!

  11. #11
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    10

    Cool to the nay sayers

    of you nay sayers...


    i have been doing this (ff) for 15 years..I have looked over this little gem of a product.


    You need to look at the tip of your ground ladders and compare it to the pictures on the literature on the website www.ladderlocator.com .

    The placement of 2-3" max of the tip over the window sill really will not make a hoot of a difference to the guy trying to get out the window. It is not going to cause the ladder to become unstable.

    Before you are a nay sayer...investigate..

    This little item will help our folks find that window when things are going bad.

    If you have not tryed it..do not knock it. Buy a set...place it on your most used ladder and only then give your feed back.
    Truckin' in the East Ain't Easy

  12. #12
    Forum Member
    KEEPBACK200FEET's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    East Carolina University
    Posts
    1,176

    Default

    Yea yea, we just dont appreciate spam around these parts.
    Just know, I chose my own fate. I drove by the fork in the road and went straight.

    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingKiwi View Post
    Go put your pussy 2 1/2" lines away kiddies.

    Quote Originally Posted by Explorer343

    By the way KEEPBACK200FEET, you're so dramatic!

  13. #13
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    10

    Cool Spam ???

    WTF..

    so... do you call everything that someone shares with us that could maybe..someday..save our life...SPAM ????


    Keep up with the new and innovative ideas that are ALWAYS coming out......NOT BACK 200 FT..


    East Carolina University??? How old are you and how much time do you have in the buckets???


    AS ALWAYS....Hundreds of Years of Tradition unimpeded by progress
    Last edited by eastendldrco; 04-11-2006 at 08:31 PM.
    Truckin' in the East Ain't Easy

  14. #14
    Forum Member
    KEEPBACK200FEET's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    East Carolina University
    Posts
    1,176

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by eastendldrco
    WTF..

    so... do you call everything that someone shares with us that could maybe..someday..save our life...SPAM ????


    Keep up with the new and innovative ideas that are ALWAYS coming out......NOT BACK 200 FT..


    East Carolina University??? How old are you and how much time do you have in the buckets???


    AS ALWAYS....Hundreds of Years of Tradition unimpeded by progress



    I do keep up with new and innovative ideas. For example, why I attend college. I don't have to prove myself to anyone, especially you, so don't worry about how much "time I have in the bucket". That attitude won't get you very far around here. Before you go bashing me, you should ask yourself "How much time do I have on these forums?". Have a nice night.
    Just know, I chose my own fate. I drove by the fork in the road and went straight.

    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingKiwi View Post
    Go put your pussy 2 1/2" lines away kiddies.

    Quote Originally Posted by Explorer343

    By the way KEEPBACK200FEET, you're so dramatic!

  15. #15
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    956

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by eastendldrco
    WTF..

    so... do you call everything that someone shares with us that could maybe..someday..save our life...SPAM ????


    Keep up with the new and innovative ideas that are ALWAYS coming out......NOT BACK 200 FT..


    East Carolina University??? How old are you and how much time do you have in the buckets???


    AS ALWAYS....Hundreds of Years of Tradition unimpeded by progress

    You best check your tone..bud. These boards are not for produc advertisment, or FST Classifieds. So yes...this be spam. While we can understand that new ideas/products are coming out..don't advertise.
    FF/NREMT-B

    FTM-PTB!!

    Brass does not equal brains.

    Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the ability to control it.

  16. #16
    Forum Member
    KEEPBACK200FEET's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    East Carolina University
    Posts
    1,176

    Default

    Thanks PFD.
    Just know, I chose my own fate. I drove by the fork in the road and went straight.

    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingKiwi View Post
    Go put your pussy 2 1/2" lines away kiddies.

    Quote Originally Posted by Explorer343

    By the way KEEPBACK200FEET, you're so dramatic!

  17. #17
    55 Years & Still Rolling
    hwoods's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Glenn Dale Md, Heart of the P.G. County Fire Belt....
    Posts
    10,739

    Smile Here's The Problem.................

    ANYONE who shows up with no prior history (No previous posts) and claims to have the greatest thing since sliced bread is looked upon with a great deal of skepticisim. Probably once in a while it really isn't warranted, but we've been burned (no pun intended) too often by snake oil salesmen, so we look long and hard at things. Also, the Terms of Service Agreement for using this site is very clear on prohibiting members from promoting products that they have a business connection with. Everyone is acting civil, and we don't rattle cages unnecessarily, so nobody's asking the WT to check this out. But be cautious about giving the apperance of selling something on the Forums.
    Never use Force! Get a Bigger Hammer.
    In memory of
    Chief Earle W. Woods, 1912 - 1997
    Asst. Chief John R. Woods Sr. 1937 - 2006

    IACOJ Budget Analyst

    I Refuse to be a Spectator. If I come to the Game, I'm Playing.

    www.gdvfd18.com

  18. #18
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    10

    Cool only the looking from the other side

    i only post on forums when i have somthing to say that means something to me...I am not here to stir ****. I am mostly a reader.


    I ..just like everyone else...review new things...the guy that posted this originally probably thought it was worth sharing...I feel that is EXACTLY what this forum is for.


    So the Aerialscope thread...the guys that are strongly endoring its uses and advantages..are they selling, indirectly, for Seagrave / Aerialscope? I hate to say it but yes. They are sharing their feelings. I was doing just the same.


    do not smack trkcoemt around for it. he/she may be a probie and new to the forum. he/she just shared a concept and did not actively or aggressively market / try to sell the unit...one post..that was all..nothing more..


    why insult someone for sharing and that is what you are doing, maybe not intentionally..but you are.
    Truckin' in the East Ain't Easy

  19. #19
    Forum Member
    trkcoEMT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    22

    Default apologies

    not new to the fire service but only sharing...sorry for stirring ****..

  20. #20
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Penndel, PA
    Posts
    40

    Default

    OK I am not quite sure how this is considered SPAM but whatever.

    I don' tknow about each one of your companies but @ my house we use a simple thing called scothlite tape, works extremely well. And it is very cheap compared to the ladder locator. We have it on all sides of the ladder for 18 inches from the tip down. It is actually a sight to see on a roof they are lite up like christmas trees with all of the warning lights reflecting off of them. I realize that having the new gadget to some means they are the better than the next company, but I personally don't see a need for this product.

    Stay Safe and keep looking for those ladders, good luck.

  21. #21
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    375

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by fireman4949
    If your looking for lights for the ladder, how about using something like an ACR Firefly tie-wrapped to the ladder rail tip?
    They're cheap, tough, waterproof, easy to turn on and off and the battery life is quite long.

    I had a firefly attached to every life jacket I had on my boat...About 20 of them in all. They can literally be seen for miles. They would make finding the ladder much, much easier, even in dense smoke conditions.

    Like Kevin said, all you have to do is tie a flash light to the top run or attach a small strobe that normally goes on our life vests. Why spend $150 for a new gatchet when you can go spend maybe $5 or $10 for a strobe that will last?
    Why reinvent the wheel?

    KTF-EGH

  22. #22
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    956

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by eastendldrco
    do not smack trkcoemt around for it. he/she may be a probie and new to the forum. he/she just shared a concept and did not actively or aggressively market / try to sell the unit
    Not to begin an argument, but his first post was a blatent advertisment to sell a product, and to try and get more to buy the same. I'm all for reviewing new products, just don't attach a price to your post, a simple link with a "hey check these out" would have sufficed.
    FF/NREMT-B

    FTM-PTB!!

    Brass does not equal brains.

    Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the ability to control it.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. ISO Company Personnel
    By FIRE549 in forum Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 05-16-2007, 06:15 PM
  2. saying from 9-11-01 and the year 2001
    By mtnfyre21 in forum Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 08-26-2005, 08:51 AM
  3. World Of Fire Report: 01-23-05
    By PaulBrown in forum World of Fire Daily Report
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-24-2005, 08:28 AM
  4. World Of Fire Report: 02-26-02
    By PaulBrown in forum World of Fire Daily Report
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-27-2002, 07:25 PM
  5. We have to look into our darkest day
    By harlemBrother in forum Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-02-2002, 06:41 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Log in

Click here to log in or register