aerial ladder

noun

Definition of aerial ladder

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

Examples of aerial ladder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After the fire was rapidly spreading, a truck company used an aerial ladder for a stream of water to knock the main body of the fire down, according to the release. Megan Jones, chicagotribune.com, "House fire displaces Aurora family," 7 Oct. 2020 During his tenure, Cook has modernized the department's equipment and fleet by purchasing a new engine, an aerial ladder truck and extrication tools. Segann March, The Enquirer, "Colerain Twp. Fire Chief Frank Cook retires after 36 years of service," 9 Sep. 2020 The Clackamas Fire Technical Rescue Team secured a rope to the man and used the tip of an aerial ladder to extricate him. oregonlive, "Man trapped after falling off a train is rescued by Clackamas firefighters," 24 May 2020 Rescue crews deployed both ground and aerial ladders to rescue residents. Fox News, "Third-alarm fire in Connecticut apartment building leaves 1 dead, dozens hospitalized," 8 Mar. 2020 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

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First Known Use of aerial ladder

1904, in the meaning defined above

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18 Oct 2020

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“Aerial ladder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aerial%20ladder. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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