When I see things such as this, it makes me realize and appreciate how much easier my generation has it fighting fires. There's so many advances in technolgy and safety, and although some make our job tougher, for the most part, a lot make our job easier and more comfortable. No wonder some of the senior men are the way they are!
Boy, it must have sucked being the tillerman on Worcester Ladder 1 during a cold New England winter!!!