When a firefighter says “hey, you want to go up in the bucket?” you don’t think. You just GO.
And just for perspective, this is how high they took me! This is at tonight’s National Night Out, of course.
Surprisingly, or maybe unsurprisingly, the bucket of Ladder 1, when almost fully extended, is quite steady (they took me to 86 feet out, 70 feet up, and I tried to be as nonchalant as I possibly could but I was totally freaking the heck out because it was so cool). I can’t say I’ve ever had the experience of looking down at a flagpole when I wasn’t in a building.
Thanks for the lift guys!