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 The Warwick Fire Department is getting the largest chunk of the grant money, including almost $900,000 for an aerial ladder truck and more than $100,000 for portable radio equipment. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 7 Sep. 2021 After suffering a terrifying mishap on the aerial ladder in the middle of a rescue an Mouch (Christian Stolte), an experienced firefighter, starts second guessing his abilities. Los Angeles Times, 5 Jan. 2021 Firefighters used an aerial ladder to meet the man midair and lower him to safety. Los Angeles Times, 21 Dec. 2020 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, 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, 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, 24 May 2020 Rescue crews deployed both ground and aerial ladders to rescue residents. Fox News, 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, 7 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of aerial ladder

1904, in the meaning defined above

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“Aerial ladder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aerial%20ladder. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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