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28 Cards in this Set

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A knot used to join two ropes together.
A U shape created by bending a rope with the two sides parallel.
Block creel construction
Rope constructed without knots or splices in the yarns, ply yarns, strands or braids, or rope. (NFPA 1983)
Braided rope
Rope constructed by intertwining strands in the same way that hair is braided.
An auxiliary equipment system item; load-bearing connector with a self-closing gate used to join other components of life safety rope. (NFPA 1983)
Indentations felt on a kernmantle rope that indicate damage to the interior (kern) of the rope.
Dynamic rope
A rope generally made from synthetic materials that is designed to be elastic and stretch when loaded. Dynamic rope is often used by mountain climbers.
A piece of equipment worn by a rescuer that can be attached to a life safety rope.
A knot that attaches to or wraps around an object so that when the object is removed, the knot will fall apart. (NFPA 1670, Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents )
Kernmantle rope
Rope made of two parts—the kern (interior component) and the mantle (the outside sheath).
A fastening made by tying together lengths of rope or webbing in a prescribed way. (NFPA 1670)
Ladder halyards
Rope used on extension ladders to raise a fly section.
Life safety rope
Rope dedicated solely for the purpose of supporting people during rescue, fire fighting, other emergency operations, or during training evolutions. (NFPA 1983)
A piece of rope formed into a circle.
One-person rope
A rope rated to carry the weight of a single person (300 pounds, or 136 kilograms).
Personal escape rope
An emergency-use rope designed to carry the weight of only one person and to be used only once.
Rope bag
A bag used to protect and store rope so that the rope can be easily and rapidly deployed withoutkinking.
Rope record
A record for each piece of rope that includes a history of when the rope was placed in service, when it was inspected, when and how it was used, and which types of loads were placed on it.
Round turn
A piece of rope looped to form a complete circle with the two ends parallel.
Running end
The part of a rope used for lifting or hoisting.
Safety knot
A knot used to secure the leftover working end of the rope. Also known as an overhand knot or keeper knot.
Shock load
An instantaneous load that places a rope under extreme tension, such as when a falling load is suddenly stopped as the rope becomes taut.
Standing part
The part of a rope between the working end and the running end.
Static rope
A rope generally made out of synthetic material that stretches very little under load.
Twisted rope
Rope constructed of fibers twisted into strands, which are then twisted together.
Two-person rope
A rope rated to carry the weight of two people (600 pounds, or 273 kilograms).
Utility rope
Rope used for securing objects, for hoisting equipment, or for securing a scene to prevent bystanders from being injured. Utility rope must never be used in life-safety operations.
Working end
The part of the rope used for forming a knot.