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The Kid Should See This

The San Francisco Fire Department’s Ladder Shop

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In a windy city that has narrow streets and a lot of high voltage power lines, aluminum ladders may not be the best choice for fighting fires. Watch how ladder builder Jerry Lee makes and repairs antique-looking, handmade, wooden ladders for the San Francisco Fire Department, one of few departments in the country to continue using them: The Ladder Shop (2010).

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Related listening with VPR’s But Why podcast for kids: Why is Fire Orange? Philadelphia firefighter Lisa Desamour answers kid questions.

In the archives: more firefighters and more things that are handmade.

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