# How heavy is a firefighter ladder?

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If we were to use a ground

**ladder**to rescue a civilian, there is a good chance that the**ladder**will endure some extreme**weight**. The average**weight of**a**firefighter**fully donned with personal protective equipment is 300 pounds.

Regarding this, how much do ladders weigh?

An 8 foot wood **ladder weighs** 40 pounds, while a fiberglass **ladder weighs** 26 pounds. The aluminum **ladder** is lightest at 22 pounds.

Furthermore, how heavy is a 24 foot ladder?

225 lbs.

In the US most **ladder** trucks are 75 to 105 feet. There may be some specialty **ladder** trucks around that reach to 125 feet. The length of a **ladder** truck is limited by weight that can move on a road and the strength of the metal used to make it.