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44 Cards in this Set

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An engine-driven appliance that purifies and compresses air for filling air cylinders is called a/an_________
breathing air compressor
Fire hydrants are not usually located very close to the fire department connection.
False. Most of the time a fire hydrant is located very close to the fire department connection.'
The use of warning lights and siren may create traffic conditions that actually slow the fire unit's response.
IFSTA recommends using hard suction hose to connect a pumper to a fire hydrant.
False. IFSTA recommends never using hard suction hose to connect a pumper to a fire hydrant, because it is not designed to
be used under positive pressure.''
A length of strainer-equipped piping extending from a static water supply source to a hose connection on the shore is called a_________
dry hydrant
The highest priority for most wildiand fire fighting operations is_____________
Structural preservation
What is the main disadvantage of connecting to a hydrant with one or two 2 1/2-inch outlets?
Limited water supply is available
What is the minimum pump capacity (metric) needed to discharge 1,287 L/min from three sections of 115 mm intake hose with a lift of 6.7 m?
3,000 L/min.
If failing debris becomes a hazard and the driver/operator cannot reposition the apparatus, what should be done?
Cover the apparatus with tarps or salvage covers
First-arriving apparatus should never drive directly into a hazardous materials scene without first attempting to identify the material that is involved
Apparatus positioned in long narrow driveways should lay their own supply line.
What situations would it be best to position the apparatus downhill from the incident?
Wildland fire
Generally the best place to park an apparatus at an incident where no fire conditions are evident is_______
Near the main entrance
What is a valid safety guideline for using engines in the wildland environment?
Headlights should be on whenever the engine is running.
On incidents with no immediate EMS situations, EMS vehicles should be positioned in the_______area.
Firefighter rehabilitation
What most closely fits the definition of a non-transport EMS vehicle?
paramedic/quick responder unit.
Breathing air compressors have filter sensors that prevent their use if the incoming air is contaminated.
Most wildland fire fighting SOPs require the driver/operator not to drive into areas where smoke obscures visibility.
False. Because the apparatus is usually being operated close to the fire, the driver/operator's vision is often severely obscured
by smoke. In this case a guide walking with the truck should assist the driver/operator.''
Suction hose may be laid on top of a ground ladder to keep the strainer off the bottom of the water source.
One result of dual pumping is________
Closer apparatus groupings.
What is the maximum discharge (U.S.) of a 1,000 gpm rated pump from two sections of 5-inch intake hose with a lift of 12 feet?
935 gpm
The command post and staging area are located within the warm zone at a hazardous material incident.
False. The command post, staging area, and triage/treatment area are located within the cold zone at a hazardous material incident
Pumpers supporting a fire department connection always take positioning priority over all other apparatus.
False. Pumpers supporting sprinklers or standpipes; must sometimes give priority to other apparatus, especially aerial
Why do jurisdictions require the driver/operator to place gated valves on a hydrant's small-diameter discharges when making a connection to the large-diameter discharge?
For additional hose connections.
Large breathing-air cylinders connected in banks are called a__________
cascade system.
The contaminated area surrounding a hazardous material incident is the_______zone
Red (Hot)
Where is the best place to park an apparatus at an emergency medical incident?
Off the street.
The boundary between wildland and structural development is commonly called the__________
wildland/urban interface
What should the driver/operator attempt to do first when operating near a railroad?
Park the apparatus on the same side of the tracks as the incident.
Standard operating procedures and the judgment of the responsible officer or driverloperator should be the deciding factors when
committing/positioning the apparatus.
NFPA_____requires EMS vehicles to stand by at fire and hazardous materials incidents in case an emergency responder needs medical assistance.
NFPA 1500
The best position for the supply hose is in the_______
side of the street.
The driver/operator should always position the apparatus where it can make an easy retreat.
Level I staging requires later-arriving units to park
At least one block away from the scene in their direction of travel
What is a true statement about wildland apparatus in a mobile attack
hoselines should be kept as short as possible.
A bell reducer or suction siamese fitting is a better pumper intake arrangement than separate connections to two 2 1/2-inch inlets.
If a building is higher than five stories, the aerial device should be positioned
On the inside (closest to the building)and the pumper on the outside.
If the front wheels of an apparatus are turned to a 45-degree angle, the driver/operator can
easily adjust the distance to or from the hydrant by
moving the unit forward or backward.
Personnel from which of the following apparatus would most commonly be assigned to________perform truck company functions when no aerial apparatus is on the scene?
Rescue/squad apparatus
Where is the best position for a command vehicle?
Outside the immediate danger zone at a corner of the building
The evolution that involves two pumpers connected in series to one hydrant is called______________
tandem pumping.
Ornamental stars on a building usually indicate
Reinforcement ties to hold unstable walls together.
To avoid kinks in soft-sleeve hose, the driver/operator should
Stop the pumper with the side intake a few feet (meters) short of being in line with the hydrant.
When using front or rear intake connections, the vehicle should be aimed toward the hydrant at an angle of__________
45 degrees or less