When you discover the story of the Fire Department of San Francisco, and the wooden ladders used on firfighting, the first question is: “Why the wood, whether interventions include the presence of fire?”. And when you understand the many strengths of the wood, the second question is: “If the wood is really a so cool material, why other Fire Departments in Usa do not take the same steps?”.
There are many reasons for using wood in San Francisco. See on the video why they make their own ladders instead of buying aluminum ready-made and the history of many of these wooden ladders that are more than 100 years old.
This is their story Made with heart.