Sounds crazy (wood + fire?) but the SFFD's one of the few to still use wooden ladders - they don't conduct electricity - which they build with Douglas fir that's been matured for 15 years. [ASK Media via Neatorama via Laughing Squid]
Inside The San Francisco Fire Department's Wooden Ladder Factory
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