Little Giant Ladder Systems: DEFENDER FIREFIGHTER LADDER
Little Giant Defender Fireman Ladder Details
Specifically designed for use by firefighters, the Little Giant Defender offers a number of unique features that cannot be found on just any other ladder. In addition to being designed to fit in the storage space of most fire engines, this lightweight ladder offers the strength and versatility necessary when facing an emergency situation.
Addressing the Needs of Firefighter
To help meet the unique needs of firefighters, this particular model boasts a number of special features designed with firefighters in mind. For example, this features the Quad-Lock hinge and the Rock Locks rung fasteners, both of which were designed to be easily adjusted even while wearing heavy firefighter gloves. The special high-viz reflective labels and heat-sensor labels also alert firefighters when the ladder has been exposed to too much heat and needs to be taken out of service. The ladder also boasts a lightweight design that makes it easy to transport for rapid response to any situation.
Keeping the Ladder Level
To assist with keeping the ladder level while responding to an emergency situation, this ladder features the patented dual Ratchet Levelers system. Designed to allow for hands-free adjustments to be made in seconds, the levelers can be easily extended with a foot until it reaches a level, stable setup position. Offering nearly 8.5 inches of leveling adjustment, the ladder can be adapted to any uneven surface in a matter of seconds.
Versatility and Ease of Use
To help meet the needs of any emergency situation, this model can be configured in dozens of different ways. Among these is a 90-degree ladder, an A-frame, an extension ladder and a trestle-and-plank scaffolding system. The ladder also boasts heavy-duty casters to allow for easy and fast transport, while the wide-flared legs and aluminum construction help to increase safety and stability. Capable of being used as a true two-person stepladder, the Little Giant Defender can hold up to 300 pounds on both sides.