Ground Ladders

XFD012 – 4.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Emergency Services Training Institute at (866) 878-8900 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to identify types of ladders and the parts of a ladder. They shall also describe safe practices for using, carrying, and placing a ground ladder. Students shall be able to describe methods for raising and lowering a ladder, working from a ladder, and assisting victims down a ladder.

(Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for details) 


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Level 4 as described in the TEEX Student Safety Manual. for the skills portion of the class.

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed

Essentials of Fire Fighting, Seventh Edition recommended.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Identify the parts of a ladder.
  • Differentiate among types of ladders.
  • Describe the process of cleaning, inspecting, and maintaining a ladder.
  • Describe safe practices for using ladders.
  • Describe the process of carrying a ladder.
  • Describe the proper procedure for placing a ground ladder.
  • Describe ways to secure a ground ladder.
  • Describe methods for raising and lowering a ladder.
  • Describe how to safely work from a ladder
  • Describe methods to assist a victim down a ladder.

Suggested Audience

All Emergency response and public personnel. 

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas (SFFMA)
  • Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP)

Other Information

To request this class in your jurisdiction or department, please use the Emergency Services Training Institute (ESTI) Extension Course Request Form.  ESTI Extension Course Request

Contact Information

Emergency Services Training Institute
Phone: (979) 845-7641 | (866) 878-8900
Email: [email protected]