Pine Bluffs Post - Serving all of Eastern Laramie County since 1908

How to throw a ladder

 

August 31, 2017

Gary Collins/Pine Bluffs Post

Firefighters Nate Dunnam, left, and Nick Carlson, right, take ladders from the firetruck. The ladder in Carlson's hands is a collapsible ladder.

New recruits and old hands gathered at the Laramie County Fire District (LCFD) No. 5 Monday night to become acquainted or re-acquainted with the proper way to throw a ladder.

This was not in order to train for some eccentric athletic event. The term, "throw a ladder," is only the fireman's term for the proper way to use a ladder to access a structure.

"So tonight was just our monthly training night. We usually try to pick a different topic every month, or if it's a large topic, we'll spend a couple of months training on it. Like tonight we decided to work on ladder training, which is someth...



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