From the beginning steeplejacks (firefighters as well as construction workers)used
to work using ladders.
Swiftness，manliness and prudence were required of a steeplejack since he performed
dangerous works on a high location，and the same qualities were required of a
From this were adopted ladder−top stunts.
Having taken trainings desperately，they become full−fledged performers.
Ladder−top stunts were also used for long−distance viewing meaning “to ascertain
the location by locking far. ” On the way to the scene of a fire， firefighters
stood a 6.6 meter high ladder.0ne climbed to its top to make sure of the location of
fire or in which direction the fire was burning.
People can see their performances when they hang in the air from top or middle of
However，those who demonstrate their skills on ladders are not acrobats who perform
a flying trapeze in a circus.
Please understand that they acquired those techniques cut of the necessity of daily
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