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The systematic examination of the aftermath of a fire scene to determine whether there is fire, sparks, or embers remaining that could rekindle after the fire department has left the scene is called -




A) Fire investigation.


B) Fire examination.


C) Salvage.


D) Overhaul.

Overhaul.

What purpose would there be to allow competent personnel to preinspect a building after a fire, before the task of overhaul begins?




A) To make sure the building is free of obvious fire.


B) To remove excess smoke from the building.


C) To assess the structural integrity of the building to determine if it is safe.


D) To look for evidence of arson.



To assess the structural integrity of the building to determine if it is safe.

Who should be participating in overhaul operations?




A) The firefighters who fought the fire, because they know the location of the seat of the fire.


B) Fresh firefighters who did not participate in suppression operations.


C) Trained fire investigators or law enforcement personnel.


D) All the above.



Fresh firefighters who did not participate in suppression operations.

It should be standard operating procedure that all firefighters working on overhaul operations -




A) Dress in full PPE including SCBA.


B) Dress in full PPE with optional SCBA.


C) Dress down to bunker pants, boots, gloves, and helmet.


D) Any of the above depending on the conditions inside the building.



Dress in full PPE including SCBA.

If the main purpose of overhaul is to make certain that no trace of fire remains to rekindle after the fire department has left the scene, what would be the second purpose of overhaul?




A) To search for signs of arson.


B) To determine the cause of the fire.


C) To protect valuable and undamaged items.


D) To leave the structure in as safe a condition as possible

To leave the structure in as safe a condition as possible.



During overhaul operations which of the following statements would be considered true?




A) Firefighters should nurture good public relations by cleaning up the fire scene and removing burned materials and debris from the structure.


B) Firefighters should nurture good public relations by cleaning up the fire scene and removing burned materials and debris from the structure, but not until fire investigators have determined the cause of the fire.


C) Firefighters should only remove debris that presents a dangerous condition.


D) Firefighters should not remove anything from the building except for their own equipment.

Firefighters should only remove debris that presents a dangerous condition.

The injury rate for firefighters during overhaul operations is -




A) Relatively low.


B) No different than training exercises.


C) No different than fire attack operations.


D) Relatively high.




Relatively high.

If a small fire was confined to a room with its contents, in which rooms should firefighters conduct a preinspection?




A) The fire room only.


B) The rooms adjoining the fire room.


C) The fire room and the rooms above and below the fire room.


D) All rooms in the structure.

The fire room and the rooms above and below the fire room.

When would you expect carbon monoxide levels to be at their highest during a structure fire?




A) During the incipient phase of the fire.


B) During the free burning phase of the fire.


C) At the height of fire fighting activities.


D) During the overhaul stage of the incident.

During the overhaul stage of the incident.

Why should overhaul crews be well supervised?




A) Overhaul crews tend to be less experienced firefighters and need more close supervision.


B) Overhaul crews are often fatigued and tend to be less alert.


C) Overhaul crews normally are not inside the building during fire fighting activities, and therefore may not know where danger lies.


D) Overhaul crews tend to have less training then interior attack crews.



Overhaul crews normally are not inside the building during fire fighting activities, and therefore may not know where danger lies.

Under ideal conditions, who should be assigned to supervise overhaul crews?




A) The company officer.


B) The highest ranking officer working inside the structure.


C) The incident commander.


D) The safety officer.

The safety officer.



Members working on overhaul in a building should be formed into groups that should be assigned to a -




A) Sector officer.


B) Safety officer.


C) Company officer.


D) Division officer.

Sector officer.

During overhaul operations, who is normally assigned tasks involving hand and power tools?




A) Engine companies.


B) Ladder companies.


C) Rescue companies.


D) All the above.

Ladder companies.



If heavy material needs to be removed from the structure, who is normally assigned this task?




A) Engine companies.


B) Ladder companies.


C) Rescue companies.


D) All the above.



All the above.

What size hoselines are normally used for overhaul operations?




A) Boosterlines.


B) 1 inch forestry hose.


C) 1 3/4 inch hose.


D) 2 1/2 inch hose.



1 3/4 inch hose.

Where should overhaul operations begin?




A) At the farthest point from the seat of the fire.


B) On the highest floor of the structure.


C) On the lowest floor of the structure.


D) As close to the area where fire fighting operations ended.

As close to the area where fire fighting operations ended.

What should firefighters do when, in the process of performing overhaul a firefighter smells a strong oder of smoke in a specific area?




A) Direct a light spray at the area in question and look for evidence of steam.


B) Open the wall closest to the area and look for signs of fire.


C) Chop a small hole in the wall and direct a stream of water into the hole.


D) Inspect the wall for signs of peeling paint.


Direct a light spray at the area in question and look for evidence of steam.




18) What do signs of cobwebs indicate?




A) The area has been exposed to extremely high temperatures.


B) The area has probably not seen the affects of heat and smoke.


C) The home owner is not a good housekeeper.


D) Nothing, cobwebs should not be used as an indication of anything.

The area has probably not seen the affects of heat and smoke.



If a wall, ceiling, floor or any other shaft shows signs of fire damage, firefighters should -




A) Examine the surface more carefully using the thermal imaging camera.


B) Feel the surface with the back of their un-gloved hand, and open the surface if it feels hot.


C) Punch a small hole in the surface and look for signs of smoke.


D) The surface should be opened up untill the full extent of the fire damage is visible.

The surface should be opened up untill the full extent of the fire damage is visible.

The preferred method of opening a floor is by using a(an) -




A) Axe.


B) Battering ram.


C) Power saw.


D) Halligan bar and sledge.

Power saw.

Excess water should be removed from a building -




A) Before overhaul begins.


B) During overhaul.


C) After overhaul has been completed.


D) Only if it interferes with the overhaul process.



Before overhaul begins.

In a building heavily damaged with fire and the water is deep, which of the following represents the best way to drain the water from the room?




A) Cut a 10 inch by 10 inch hole in the floor.


B) Utilize a utility pump and pump the water from the closest window.


C) Cut a hole in an outside wall from the windowsill to the floor.


D) All the above are acceptable methods of removing water.






Cut a hole in an outside wall from the windowsill to the floor.

Besides ensuring that a fire has been extinguished, the goal of any successful overhaul operation is to -




A) Protect unburned articles within the fire room.


B) Use the overhaul room to critique the performance of firefighters.


C) Discover the cause of the fire.


D) Cause as little damage to the structure as possible.



Cause as little damage to the structure as possible.

Overhaul
The task of systematically examining the aftermath of a fire scene to determine whether there is any fire, sparks, or embers remaining that could cause re-ignition or rekindle of material after the fire department has left the scene.
Who checks the floor above for extension and what should be done on the fire floor while this happens?
Ladder company crews are typically sent to the floors above and below the fire to check for extension while engine crews remain standing by on the fire floor and can be called to other floors if hot spots are discovereed.