Made a few view interviews.
Tram Ride to Visit Wade of VagabondJourney.com
Rescue ladders on fire trucks can only reach to about 7 floors. Most only go to about 105 feet or 10 floors. That's straight up. How many floors up it can reach depends on how close to the building they can get. Almost all of the buildings in Prague and Paris or Budapest in the older sections are limited to about 7 floors. I believe it must be a fire code standard. If staying in a hotel or living in a tall building, and fire is a concern, don't go higher than the 7th floor in the US or the "6th" floor in Europe. You don't want to be one of those people hanging out the window waving a towel during a fire, with no way to reach you.
Interesting, then the question is when started the first firetruck with long ladders, and where were the building built. in French colonies, Vietnam, Cambodia, they have row apartments like this, and probably few fire trucks. I think in many ways the governments built housing, not private sector.