WHFD Firefighters Train on Aerial Operations
By Chief Robert Peacock
February 23, 2020

Watch Hill firefighters practiced this week on various methods to properly set up the aerial ladder on uneven ground, hills, and inclines.

If you look closely, you will see that all but one wheel is lifted completely off the ground in order to level and stabilize the truck.

Despite the cold weather, Watch Hill Firefighters train every day at noon. This daily training is conducted throughout the year and focuses on reinforcing and practicing their skills and abilities. The goal is to master, refine, and improve the basic skills and abilities that are most often used in a wide variety of emergency situations.

Watch Hill Ladder 104 is a 2007 Pierce with a 100 foot aluminum aerial ladder with a 2000 gallon per minute pump, a 500 gallon tank, 128 feet of ground ladders, and 1000 feet of large diameter supply hose.