The Apparatus Architects: Determining Horizontal Reach for Aerial Ladders


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Hosts Tom Shand and Michael Wilbur focus on several news items to start of this month's podcast.

They look at an incident where a firefighter fell from a moving apparatus, and two crashes that involved civilian fatalities. A discussion is also sparked on FDNY's new response policy to send a majority of the assignment to the scene in a non-emergency response to reduce accidents.

The Apparatus Architects examine the best means for determining the horizontal reach for buildings in your where your apparatus will likely respond. This segment will help units purchasing aerial devices get the best use of the ladders when properly designed. They share some of the recent innovations in longer rear-mount aerial ladders being offered today.

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