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Katonah's Ladder Sinks In Mud At 10-75 Today

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This is off various Facebook fire wires with commentary so their is no reason it can't be shared here.
 

 

#CFPA member Jon Tenca is on scene of a dwelling fire in #Katonah N.Y. follow us for more fire scene photography. @Katonah

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Sunk in the slop it happens Happened to Englewood Cliffs old ALF mid mount aerial at a mutual aid fire in Fort Lee in late 80's  They had backed in on a lawn to set up to the roof  to assist in venting  Fort lee called in a loader to help pull it out( comes in handy them having memebers that work DPW )

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This is just one of the risks when beaching your ladder.  I've never seen it as a big deal.  We used to beach our quint upstate A LOT.  Usually to get it out we would jack it up with the outriggers and place plywood underneath the wheels.

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From the pictures  it looks like they could have reached any part of the roof from the driveway.

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Putting an engine on the lawn is one thing, but an aerial is another story. You better make sure the ground is solid before raising the ladder/tower especially with a firefighter on the end of it.

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Speaking of Beaching Bowie Md (PG County)  beached Thier Mack Towerl Ladder in  the mud  at the collage park 5th alarm yesterday 

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