And regarding the proposed high rise towers, Do our fire departments have ladders that are tall enough? [Reader Question]

From a reader of the blog:

Hi Anthony

I always look for your site to keep me updated on Long Beach.

Has anybody looked into the height of the proposed condo buildings and whether our fire dept has the ladders/ tools to reach up to the new height- in case of a fire or other emergency?

I grew up in East Meadow and remember when the hospital was built- they couldn’t use the top 2 floors as he fire equipment didn’t reach that high.

Maybe this will bring attention to the over size buildings that they want to build.

I know this has been brought up on internet, but I would love a more official response to this. Any firefighters out there?