ladder truck

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The height of one of the doors is being raised to 12 feet 4 inches so the ladder truck will fit. Linda G. Kramer, cleveland.com, "Berea Fire Station remodeled for new ladder truck: Community Voices," 9 May 2018 The ladder truck driver joined the department in October 2000; the tillerman started in March 2004. Clarence Williams, Washington Post, "D.C. fire department releases report on 2017 collision that pinned rookie firefighter between equipment at scene," 8 June 2018 League City Fire Department will have a ladder truck on hand to do the drop, which is sponsored by the Clear Falls Golf Booster Club. Houston Chronicle, "Clear Falls golf boosters to stage March 5 ball drop," 26 Feb. 2018 Firefighters who were working inside the building backed off and fought the fire from the exterior, with help from two ladder trucks. BostonGlobe.com, "Worcester firefighters put out raging two-alarm fire sparked by car crashing into home," 26 June 2018 Fire department crews established a water supply from a hydrant at the street and used a ladder truck to douse the fire from above, Metro Video reported. Houston Chronicle, "Fire damages Memorial area apartment complex under construction," 4 July 2018 Thinking the fire originated on the second floor, the commander ordered a ladder truck crew to cut a hole in the roof to let out the smoke, while Dickman and Machcinski climbed a ladder and got in through a second-story window. Mike Hendricks, kansascity, "In a tragic loop, firefighters continue to die from preventable mistakes," 13 July 2018 Fire crews were called there just after 9:30 a.m. Firefighters attacked the flames with multiple hand lines and elevated hose streams from ladder trucks, the Phoenix Fire Department said. Angela Forburger, azcentral, "Large debris fire at Triscape Landscaping near 19th, Grand avenues in Phoenix," 3 July 2018 Flapping gently in the breeze was a giant American flag hanging from a fire department ladder truck. Washington Post, "Thousands join law enforcement in tribute to fallen deputy," 7 May 2018

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1889, in the meaning defined above

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