How to throw a ladder
August 31, 2017
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...