Ground Ladders or Aerial

When should we choose ground ladders over aerial for roof operations?

When should we use an aerial device over ground ladders? What if it’s only a one story? What if the aerial takes longer to set-up? When should we use ground ladders over an available aerial device?

4 thoughts on “Ground Ladders or Aerial

  1. I think this one depends on the aerial apparatus it self. Many new aerials are fast to set up, so if it sets up quick big stick. If it significantly delays ventilation go ground. My preference is always the stick as I can jump on it and not worry about it falling. In the right circumstances I like the stick below the crew on a pitched roof as a catch device.