Tailboard in Firefighting

A tailboard is a term used in firefighting to refer to the back platform of a fire truck or engine, where firefighters sit or stand while the vehicle is in transit to a call. The tailboard is typically located at the rear of the vehicle and is used as a staging area for firefighters to gear up and prepare for the call. It is also a location where firefighters can ride during transport to a call, and where they may stand during the call to direct hose lines or other firefighting operations. The tailboard is a critical component of a fire truck or engine and is essential for the safe and efficient transportation of firefighters to and from calls.

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Last Updated on February 22, 2023