ladder truck

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New fire department equipment: A new pumper and ladder truck recently arrived at the new North Ridgeville Fire Station. cleveland.com, "Historic Sally’s West Shore Pub coming down: Short Takes on Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville," 12 July 2019 Firefighters used a ladder truck to get closer to the flames that erupted from the explosion. NBC News, "Charlotte house explosion: Charlotte woman found dead in home," 3 July 2019 The Baltimore City Fire Department provided a ladder truck, which members of the Baltimore Police Crisis Response Team climbed to talk with the man, officials said. Colin Campbell, baltimoresun.com, "Baltimore police rescue man from top of Howard Street Bridge," 26 June 2019 Of the three cities, North Andover has the smallest fire department: just two stations, with two engines, a ladder truck, and two ambulances. Nathaniel Penn, Popular Mechanics, "The Day the Town Blew Up," 3 June 2019 The union posted there were no fire engines or ladder trucks in service throughout early June 5. Cathy Kozlowicz, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "All five Menomonee Falls fire trucks were out of service at the same time," 7 June 2019 Using a ladder truck, firefighters lowered a pair of rescue wristlets down to her, which kept her from falling farther down. Jaclyn Cosgrove, latimes.com, "Teenager rescued from chimney in Inglewood by L.A. County firefighters," 5 June 2019 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

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1889, in the meaning defined above

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