Little Giant Ladder Systems, the industry leader in ladder safety innovation, has developed two ladders especially for firefighters. Firefighters work in the most hazardous environments. Little Giant’s new fire service ladders improve firefighter safety by providing a stable work platform with features that are specifically aimed at hazards that firefighters face every day.
The Little Giant Overhaul™ ladder system was designed by firefighters for firefighters. The Overhaul ladder extends to 17 feet but is small enough to carry into an elevator, up a flight of stairs, or around tight corners. The ladder is just 4 foot 7 inches tall when retracted.The Overhaul has been engineered to combat all the unique challenges that firefighters have to face every day:
Ratchet Levelers™ – Working on unlevel ground due to slope or debris? Ratchet Levelers adjust in seconds to provide an even, level setup over an uneven surface or debris. Ratchet Levelers are specifically designed to be easy to operate while wearing heavy firefighting gloves and boots.
Roof & Rafter Hooks – The Overhaul Ladder is equipped with folding roof and rafter hooks that allow firefighters to hook the ladder to a rafter or truss to help prevent the ladder from “slipping out” from underneath while firefighters work during overhaul and other operations.
High-Visibility – Each rung on the Overhaul Ladder is equipped high-viz reflective labels and Little Giant’s exclusive Safety Insight™ photo-luminescent strips to help identify rung location in low light conditions. This durable material glows for up to 16-hours when charged, is integrated into the rung, and will not rub off like tape.
Dual Position Spike Feet – Adjustable non-slip rubber feet provide stability on wet or slippery surfaces and flip down spike feet provide stability on grass, carpet and soft surfaces.
Easy Transport – The Overhaul Ladder is equipped with heavy duty casters for quick, easy transport.
Easy Carrying – The Overhaul Ladder is designed to be extremely mobile and easy to move from place to place. It is equipped with a large, solid aluminum carrying handle that is easy to grip while wearing firefighter gloves.
Heat Sensing Technology – The Defender has special heat-sensing labels that indicate when the ladder has been exposed to too damaging temperatures and should be taken out of service.
NFPA Compliance – The Little Giant Overhaul ladder system is designed to meet the requirements of NFPA 1931-2015, Standard for Manufacturer’s Design of Fire Department Ground Ladders, and has been tested to the requirements of NFPA 1932-2015, Standard on Use, Maintenance, and Service Testing of In-Service Fire Department Ground Ladders.
Little Giant’s Overhaul and Defender ladders are the only articulating ladder systems that meet the requirements of NFPA 1901-2009, Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus, section 188.8.131.52 for pumpers, section 8.7.5 for ladder trucks, and section 184.108.40.206 for quints.
Insurance Services Office – The Little Giant Overhaul Ladder meets ISO requirements for credit on pumper and ladder apparatus.
The Little Giant Defender™ was specifically engineered for firefighters who need speed and strength in a rapid-response portable ladder system. The Defender is designed to fit existing storage spaces in most fire engines and is constructed of a special alloy that makes it lighter than any comparable industrial-rated ladder. The Defender also includes several innovative new features such as the Quad-Lock™ hinge and the Rock Locks™ for quick, easy adjustment with heavy firefighter gloves. The Defender can be used in dozens of unique configurations as an A-frame, extension, staircase and 90-degree ladder, and as a trestle-and-plank scaffolding system. The Defender’s wide-flared legs and aerospace-grade aluminum construction provide an unmatched feeling of safety and stability.
The Defender also features Little Giant’s new, patented dual Ratchet Levelers™. The Ratchet Levelers adjust hands-free in seconds. These integrated levelers are extremely quick and easy to operate. Simply extend the levelers with your foot until the ladder reaches a level, stable setup. The levelers offer nearly 8.5 inches of leveling adjustment and allow you to adapt your ladder to nearly any uneven surface in only seconds. The Defender has high-viz reflective labels and heat-sensor labels that indicate when it has been exposed to too much heat and should be taken out of service. The Defender also features heavy duty casters to make transport faster and easier.
The Little Giant Defender is rated to hold 300 pounds on both sides and can be used as a true two-person stepladder.
NFPA Compliance – The Little Giant Defender ladder system is designed to meet the requirements of NFPA 1931-2015, Standard for Manufacturer’s Design of Fire Department Ground Ladders, and has been tested to the requirements of NFPA 1932-2015, Standard on Use, Maintenance, and Service Testing of In-Service Fire Department Ground Ladders. Little Giant’s Defender and Overhaul ladders are the only articulating ladder systems that meet the requirements of NFPA 1901-2009, Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus, section 220.127.116.11 for pumpers, section 8.7.5 for ladder trucks, and section 18.104.22.168 for quints.
Insurance Services Office – The Little Giant Defender Ladder meets ISO requirements for credit on pumper and ladder apparatus.