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Eyewitness News was invited to take a behind-the-scenes look at how the FDNY tiller truck is operated

The members of the New York City Fire Department respond to numerous emergencies every day, and navigating the busy streets can be a challenge for any driver.

Being behind the wheel of a giant fire truck and racing to the scene of an emergency is a difficult undertaking, and so the FDNY is prepared in making sure every firefighter who pilots one of their vehicles gets specialized instruction at the department's training headquarters.

The sessions take place at "The Rock" on Randall's Island.

One of the most complicated and crucial trucks in the fleet is called the tiller truck, which is a ladder truck in two parts that has a rear steering position in addition to the the driver in the front.

By splitting up the front and rear, this type of truck and make sharper turns and can make its way through some of the city's toughest intersections.

abc7ny was invited to take a behind-the-scenes look at how the tiller truck is operated. Now is your chance to come along for the ride.
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