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"... The turntable ladder, commonly know as ladder, is the specialized truck used to access fires occurring at higher levels. It helps provide access and egress of both firefighters and casualties, as well as providing a higher water point, in conjunction with a long hose. Most of the ladder trucks are pumpers as well. The ones fitted with a bucket on top of the hydraulic arm are called town ladders. The tiller, or tractor drawn aerial, is a specialized ladder truck, with th..." Continue Reading →
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