Training and Tactics Talk: Ground Ladder Skills

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In this edition of Training & Tactics Talk, Chief Douglas K. Cline talks with Battalion Chief Kyle Smith of Frankfurt, KY, Fire and EMS about effective tactics and training with ground ladders.

The two fire service veterans discuss the proper placement of ladders at windows, based on textbook and actual fireground operations. They also cover a variety of laddering methods and beliefs, including the "ladder for life" concept.

The chiefs also offer advice on beefing up your training with ladders, to keep members interested in learning and refreshing their skills.