aerial ladder


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aerial ladder

n.
A ladder that can be extended to reach high places, especially one mounted on a fire engine.

aerial ladder

n
(Mechanical Engineering) a power-operated extending ladder mounted on a fire engine. Also called: turntable ladder
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Noun1.aerial ladder - mechanically extendible ladderaerial ladder - mechanically extendible ladder; used on a fire truck
extension ladder - a ladder whose length can be extended
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Resort needs its aerial ladder OVER the Christmas period, under the heading "Putting People First", the chief Fire and Rescue Officer for North Wales, Mr Simon Smith stated in a half page address in a local newspaper, many sensible precautions especially over the festive season that one should take for fire prevention.
Rescue workers were able to rescue several people from their apartments with an aerial ladder.
The aerial ladder was used to tackle a blaze in one of the terrace properties.
Firefighters from Gosforth fire station used an aerial ladder platform to reach the man.
A statement from Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "The incident involved a three-storey derelict public house, firefighters used large water jets, hose reel jets and the aerial ladder platform to pour water onto the fire in hard to access areas.
The fire service sent six pumping appliances, one command unit and an aerial ladder platform to the scene, as well as 33 firefighters.
A taller 70-meter-high aerial ladder, needed for the operation, arrived at the scene of the fire several hours after the building was burning.
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service used an aerial ladder platform to rescue the pair from the Solent Wheel at Clarence Pier amusement parade on Southsea seafront in Portsmouth.
Three volunteers who played as victims were secured with harness and rescued from the city hall's roof deck through BFP's aerial ladder.
She said 50 cubic metres of waste had been dragged out and extinguished with two jets used from an aerial ladder.
Fire crews from Dewsbury and Ossett and an aerial ladder platform from Leeds were called to the scene and used four large jets to tackle the blaze, which had spread to the roof.

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