Besides that, they attack with so formidable a battery that no hook-and-ladder corps is needed to "break open" for them.
Come here, Tony,” he called, “and bring the hook-and-ladder.
Seven engines and a hook-and-ladder and hundreds of hose-carts and one of those water-towers!
"The hook-and-ladder is short-handed to-night," said Monkey.
The hook-and-ladder cart stood 265 patiently waiting, just where it had waited all day.
Galloping down the street came the splendid big fire-horses drawing the hook-and-ladder.
A hook-and-ladder company now coming up, an effort was made to clap a ladder against the fugitive, but it could not be done.
If spry, we caught a glimpse of the hook-and-ladder from the top of the hill, or the horses galloping up the slope.
The last he saw of the cab or of the cabman was near the house of the hook-and-ladder company east of the French Market.
The fire alarm had been given and several engines and a hook-and-ladder company dashed on the scene.