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Lad 1. What should an officer do if he feels a ladder cannot be temporarily secured to the spare apparatus in a safe manner?

Leave it off and make an entry in the company journal.


Lad 1. How far from the end of a ladder should unit designation be?

18 inches


Lad 1. What is climbing angle for the portable ladder?

65 - 75 degrees


Lad 1. What is the appropriate placement for ladders at:
a) Window
b) Roof
c) Along Fire escape
d) Against a fire escape

a) Level with the sill
b) At least two feet above
c) 1 - 3 ft above
d) Slightly above fire escape railing


Lad 1. If a portable ladder is to be left unattended, who secures it at the tip?

The first member who climbs it so that it will not be dislodged or knocked over by outside streams.


Lad 1. When performing a leg lock, what rung is the locking leg placed over?

Two rungs above the one the member is standing on.


T or F. If in good condition, ladder lock assemblies on extension ladders will work and lock in either the fly up or the fly down position?

True. Note** FDNY uses the fly up position.


What are the portable ladder capacities for
a) Collapsible
b) Roof or Straight or Extension Ladders 26' ft or less
c) Extenson 27' - 35'

a - 300lbs
b - 500lbs
c - 600lbs


T or F. Portable ladders placed on one beam, elevated to knee level on supports and properly secured, can act as a barrier to civilian pedestrian traffic near a hazardous condition or fire operation.

False Elevated to the waist level position.


Lad 1. When fire escapes are overcrowded at a fire, where should portable ladder be raised?

To the first balcony at a point opposite the drop ladder.


What portable ladder may be used on a party wall balconies for access for search and rescue?

12' hook ladder


Lad 1. When placing ladder at front of brownstone to gain access to room over stoop, where should you consider placing ladder?

At adjoining window to gain entrance. May be a door to that room from a large room.


Lad 1. T or F. Generally, in the rear of a brownstone , the 35' extension ladder can reach the fourth floor.



Lad 1. When venting windows with lexan panels using portable ladders, where do we place them?

In the corner adjacent to window frame.


Lad 1. When venting a window from a portable ladder where should it be placed?

Upwind and level with or higher than window.


Lad 1. When member is venting window from a portable ladder, how should he do it?

He should extend his arm upward and slant tool downward and strike the glass.


Lad 1. T or F. Extension ladders must only be used in the the extended position when bridging.

False. "in the nested position"


Lad 1. Can portable ladders be used to shore excavations or reinforce weakened walls?



Lad 1. What is the highest rung that a member can climb on?

3rd rung from the top.


Lad 1. How often should ladders be inspected?

Weekly and after every use.


Lad 1. How often should portable ladders be waxed with plain candle wax or paraffin? Oiled?

Every 3 months. 1 or 2 drops a year on pulleys.

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