Basic Ground Ladders

The Basic Ground Ladder course is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to develop skills and increase proficiency in the safe operation of fire service ground ladders. This course utilizes classroom lectures, discussions, video presentations, and hands-on practical exercises to illustrate and reinforce the principles, functions, limitations, and techniques of ground ladders.

Specific topics addressed in this course are ground ladder construction, hazards associated with setting up ground ladders, stable foundations, ladder placement, safety limits, and carrying, raising, and extending ladders.