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Ground Ladders: Thinking Outside the Box

In FDNY manuals, there are techniques to use ladders to: bridge over alleyways (also used over excavations), to replace burnt-out stairs, and to bridge over fences (utilizing two ladders lashed together).

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Improvising a Rescue by Ground Ladder

Aside from the obvious use of ladders for climbing, the use of ladders as a means of supporting a rope-based rescue system appears to have been born during the Second World War.

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Ward Diesel's Exhaust After-Treatment Device

Ward Diesel's Exhaust After-Treatment Device

The Ward Diesel No Smoke 2 is an apparatus-mounted device that extracts particulate from diesel exhaust by means of a porous ceramic filter packed in a high-temperature cushion material and encased in stainless steel.

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Innovation: Necessity, Ingenuity, and Invention

The man who established the first formally organized volunteer fire department in 1736 also invented bifocals, wrote and printed Poor Richard’s “Almanack,” studied electricity and helped draft the Declaration of Independence.

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Singapore Firefighters Battle Tank Fire

Responders used a new, customized rapid intervention mobile package that includes Williams Fire & Hazard Control's Ambassador monitor that can shoot 6,000 gpm of foam onto the fire, the WFHC’s Dependapump, and large diameter hose.