Ladder Training

Ladder Training is one of the main core competence requirements for all Firefighters and is therefore practiced continuously. It is important that all Firefighters are completely familiarised with the operation of all ladders used by the Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS). Including the use of ladders in confined spaces, and for the carrying out of rescues.

Currently the GFRS carry ladders on all the fire and rescue appliances. Two Water Ladder appliances carry each a 13.5 metre (AS) three extension ladder and a short (Bayley) three extension ladder. Similarly Two Water Ladder appliances carry each a 10.5 metre (AS) two extension ladder and a short (Bayley) three extension ladder.

Ladder being under-run by crew into the upright position.

Ladder being under-run by crew into the upright position.

Crew member footing the ladder whilst it's being extended.

Crew member footing the ladder whilst it’s being extended.