Wood Fire Department Ladders Alive and Well in San Francisco

By Todd Fratzel on Safety

Wood Ladders Still Used By San Francisco Fire Department

I watched a very cool short video recently (hat tip to Jay over at CopTool) about how the San Francisco Fire Department still builds and uses wooden ladders. It’s really remarkable to think that wood ladders are still being used today as they were back in the early 1900’s. My family (both sides) have a long history in the fire department services so this was especially interesting to me.

If you’ve got a minute check out this video and see why wood is still good!

Inside the Ladder Shop at the San Francisco Fire Department from AdamKaplan on Vimeo.

About the author

Todd Fratzel

I'm full time builder for a large construction company in New Hampshire. I run their design-build division that specializes in custom homes, commercial design-build projects and sub-divisions. I'm also a licensed civil and structural engineer with extensive experience in civil and structural design and home construction. My hope is that I can share my experience in the home construction, home improvement and home renovation profession with other builders and home owners. I'm also the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Tool Box Buzz. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or you'd like to inquire about advertising on this site.

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