aerial ladder

noun

Definition of aerial ladder

: a mechanically operated extensible ladder usually mounted on a fire truck

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Lally told City Council at the time that the department also was not meeting requirements in the Ohio Administrative Code for safety testing of aerial ladder trucks. Eric Heisig, cleveland.com, "Cleveland firefighters demand chief’s ouster, claim he broke rules by campaigning for Mayor Frank Jackson," 7 Aug. 2019 Eighteen fire crews, three jets and an aerial ladder platform were needed to extinguish the blaze at Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden, outside London, according to updates on the Hertfordshire County Council's website. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, "Warner Bros. Studio in UK where 'Harry Potter,' James Bond were filmed catches fire," 10 July 2019 Fitzgerald said an engine pump and an aerial ladder were back in full service June 6. Cathy Kozlowicz, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "All five Menomonee Falls fire trucks were out of service at the same time," 7 June 2019 Firefighters strapped the worker to a portable stretcher device before using the aerial ladder to safely remove him from the yacht, Kane said. Wayne K. Roustan, sun-sentinel.com, "Firefighters use ladder to rescue injured worker from yacht," 17 June 2019 Within the first ten or twelve minutes, the Andover Fire Department—three engines, one aerial ladder, and two ambulances—has run out of resources. Nathaniel Penn, Popular Mechanics, "The Day the Town Blew Up," 3 June 2019 The aerial ladder Tower 1, bought in 1994, is at the end of its usable life, is increasingly expensive to repair and should be replaced with a new, safer, better equipped vehicle, firefighters said.. Bill Leukhardt, Courant Community, "Plainville Voters Approve New Firetrucks," 19 June 2018 Two aerial ladder trucks were placed at each corner to douse flames from above as other trucks arrived to pump water. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Heating tools on scaffolding may have ignited roof of historic Milwaukee church," 16 May 2018 Lunch, crafts, petting zoo, telling of the Easter story and egg drop by SCC Fire Department’s aerial ladder. Luann Gibbs, Cincinnati.com, "Easter egg hunts in Cincinnati this weekend," 29 Mar. 2018

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1904, in the meaning defined above

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