(Photo courtesy of firefighter Amos Akers, Loudoun County Tower Ladder 619)
Here, in the picture above, one of each length of ground ladder (two 35' extension, two 28' extension, one 20' straight, and one 16' straight) is stored with the tip facing out, and one with the tip in. This gives the driver and/or OVM a little bit of flexibility when retrieving ground ladders for placement regardless of whether if the truck has pulled past, or just short of, the fire building. -Keith
How are the ground ladders configured on your truck/tower ladder?