Newark Working:Positioning Among the Wires


Tips on aerial apparatus placement from FireRescue Magazine


Video below, posted by Jeffrey Oconnor is described as “Engine 13 first on the scene with fire on the second floor. Engine 13, Engine 28, Engine 7, Engine 9, Ladder 7, Ladder 13, rescue 1, D.1 and B.3”

Here are three articles from FireRescue Magazine on aerial apparatus positioning,

Tips for Proper Aerial Ladder Placement on the Fireground
Know how to position for life safety and fire attack


What You Need to Know to Properly Spot & Stabilize an Aerial
Ready, set ? Proper aerial spotting & stabilizing requires a thorough knowledge of your rig


Two Quick Drills on Aerial Positioning
Effective aerial operations require correct positioning & knowledge of vertical & horizontal reach


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Bill Carey is the online public safety news and blog manager with PennWell Public Safety, or more specifically FireRescue Magazine/,, and Bill started in the fire service, as a third generation firefighter in 1986, on the eastern shore of Maryland and then continued after moving to Prince George's County. He served as a volunteer sergeant and lieutenant at Hyattsville where he met Chris Hebert and Dave Ianonne, the creators of Bill went to work for them back in 2001 and after they transitioned away to new, bigger projects, he was hired by them again in 2009. Bill's writing has been on, Fire Engineering, FireRescue Magazine,, the Jones and Bartlett 2010 edition of "Fire Officer: Principles and Practice", The Secret List and

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