This program will answer why we consider the tower ladder both an offensive and defensive tool on the fireground. The basic steps of how to use this tool to its maximum capability will be presented in an organized approach from start to finish with an emphasis on the importance of apparatus positioning early and the advantages it can provide throughout the incident. Topics include outrigger placement, bucket movement from the turntable and bucket, scrub area and stream application. This versatile tool can help provide a safe and efficient platform to work from at various occupancies and buildings located in the suburban setting.
Ken Ditata - Firefighter (Ret.), FDNY
Will Hickey - Lieutenant, FDNY