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A dramatic image of firemen dousing a fire using the ladder truck, in the late 1960s or early 1970s. As can be seen, the ladder is not only used to scale buildings, but also to put out fires from above, which is helpful when the fire is not near the accessible sides of the building. Ladder trucks usually contained a variety of ladders for the firemen’s work, not just an extendable one.

City of Thunder Bay Archives Series Number: 129
Accession Number: 1992-01#69