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41 Cards in this Set

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What size is the four digit vechicle identifier?
2" wide by 3/4" tall
What is the vehicle identifier used for?
It is affixed to all equipment carried on an engine so they can be identified to the proper apparatus
What is the first step in proper apparatus maintenance
Keep the apparatus clean!!
What temp water do we wash our apparatus at?
Warm or cold, Not Hot.
When do we refill the fuel tanks according to policy?
1/2 tank
What 4 Rigs are to be kept full or at a min. of 3/4 full of fuel??
Strike team units
Reserve command unit
Before checking the oil level on the apparatus it must have been shut off for a minimum of
--??-- min. and be on ground level.
30 min.
When checking the trany fluid level the engine must be running and be at normal operating range at a minimum of --??-- degrees
160 degrees
When low fluid levels are found, wipe the dip stick and repeat the fluid level check how many times???
Check it 3 times
After verifying the low fluid level, what do you do prior to adding fluid?
Contact mechanic, do not add fluid if less than one quart is needed
How far below the radiator cap should the water level be?
One inch, to allow for water expansion when heated.
What should you look for in the water, when checking out the Eng.?
Evidence of oil, sludge, or rust.
How much play should the apparatus belts have?
1/2 inch
How often should we give the apparatus a road test?
At least weekly.
How many drops per min. should the pump packing leak?
30-60 drops per min.
What can we clean the apparatus batteries with?
Ammonia water or baking soda solution, then rinse with water and wipe down.
How far above the top plates should the level of the battery electrolyte be?
3/8 above the top plate, if not add water but do not overfill
What reading should a fully charged battery give?
between 1.260 and 1.280
If not, charge it. Do not over charge
The apparatus project list uses four steps to help track projects, what are they??
1. Need Identified- date and by who
2.Project- Identify the work needed
3.Started- Who started the project and when
4.Finished- Dated completed and by who
What are 4 examples of reasons to make an entry in the rope log book?
Operations, training, inspections, and washing
What are 3 important things every entry into the apparatus Log book should have?
Date, entry , and initials
What is the vehicle information?
-Apparatus specs,
-Example of the current City of Clovis accident report form
-Copy of the certification test results which may be lamintaed to the back side of the apparatus specs.
What is our daily check for our ladders?
Check for general cleanliness
What is our after use check/weekly inspection for our ladders?
Check :
-Heat sensors
-Bolts and rivits for tightness
-Welds, beams and rungs for cracks or apparent defects
-Check butt spurs and roof hooks for sharpness or excessive wear
-Check halyards for fraying or kinking and general condition.
-Check all moving hardware, clean and lubricate as necessary
What day of the month do we do our monthly ladder check?
First monday of every month
How often do we wax our ladders?
every 6mo
What do we wax our ladders with?
Paraffin wax
What part of a ladder can be painted?
The top and bottom 18 inches
How often should ladders be tested?
Annually and after repairs have been completed
Why would you take a ladder out of service?
If they are impact loaded, overloaded, heat exposure enough to change the heat sensor colors, and generally unsafe.
When backing an apparatus arms over head with clinched fist, palms towards the apparatus means
When backing an apparatus arm over head flagging the direction of travel means
Straight back
When backing an apparatus drop arm down to shoulder hieght to indicate direction. the other arm over head using the same position as straight back.
Turn direction
When should the "Zico" S.C.B.A. straps be locked.
At all times unless traveling to a call where SCBA is required.
Aerial ladder Hand signals.
-Ladder rotation
Extend arm fully, horizantally with fist clenched in the desired direction of travel, dropping the arm sharply at desired location.
Aerial ladder Hand signals.
-Ladder extension
Extend arm horizontally and bend arm up at the elbow, dropping the arm sharpley when desired height is attained
Aerial ladder Hand signals.
-lower ladder
Extend arm fully, horizontally, with the palm down, bring arm to side in repeated motions until desired level is attained, then drop arm sharply.
Aerial ladder Hand signals.
-Raise ladder
Extend arm fully, horizontally, with palm up, raising hand verically above head in repeated motions until the desired level is attained, then drop arm sharply.
When should the apparatus operator determine the equipment is ready for instantaneous response and fire fighting duty?
Immediately upon reporting for duty.
Where should you NOT wash the rig.
In direct rays of sun, or where the metal is hot to the touch.
What special precautions must be taken when pulling an apparatus into station 2?
Minimum of TWO spotters to watch both sides of apparatus as it enters the building.