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What is the purpose of having backup lines?




A) To attack the fire from different positions.


B) To provide exposure protection.


C) To reinforce and protect personnel in the event the initial attack proves inadequate.


D) To extinguish hot spots during overhaul.

To reinforce and protect personnel in the event the initial attack proves inadequate.


When should backup lines be deployed?




A) Whenever it becomes obvious that the fire will not be extinguished quickly with the initial attack lines.


B) When there is a serious exposure problem.


C) At every fire no matter how small it may initially appear.


D) When the structure on fire is larger than 3000 square feet.

Whenever it becomes obvious that the fire will not be extinguished quickly with the initial attack lines.

Which of the following statements is true?




A) Backup lines should have the identical hose configuration as the initial attack lines.


B) Backup lines should have equal reach, but deliver more water than the initial attack lines.


C) Backup lines should have a greater reach and deliver an equal amount of water as the initial attack lines.


D) Backup lines should have a greater reach and deliver a greater volume of water than the initial attack lines.

Backup lines should have a greater reach and deliver a greater volume of water than the initial attack lines.

If two 1 3/4 inch hoselines were used for the initial fire attack, what should the backup line be comprised of?




A) One more 1 3/4 inch line.


B) Two additional 1 3/4 inch lines.


C) One 2 1/2 inch line.


D) All the above under certain circumstances.



One 2 1/2 inch line.

Which of the following statements is true?




A) 2 1/2 inch attack lines should always be backed up by an additional 2 1/2 inch line.


B) Using an additional 1 3/4 inch hoseline as a backup line will do little except add water load to the building.


C) A 2 1/2 inch hoseline will deliver almost as much water and offer far greater reach than two 1 3/4 inch hoselines.


D) All the above.

All the above.

If the initial 2 1/2 inch attack lines are equipped with spray nozzles, what should the backup lines be equipped with?




A) Spray nozzles as well.


B) Nozzles that can be adjusted to straight stream.


C) Smooth bore tips.


D) Master stream appliances.

Smooth bore tips.



If 1 3/4 inch hoselines are being used for the initial fire attack, what will determine how many 2 1/2 inch backup lines will be required?




A) The number of firefighters available.


B) The amount of water available.


C) The relative size of the container the fire is burning in.


D) The intensity of the fire.



The relative size of the container the fire is burning in.

What should be deployed as backup lines if the fire is so serious and the chances of fire spread and increased intensity are great?




A) Multiple 1 3/4 inch lines.


B) Multiple 2 1/2 inch lines.


C) Master stream appliances.


D) A call for mutual aid companies.



Master stream appliances.

What should you do if an interior attack using 2 1/2 inch hoselines fails to control the fire?




A) Call for mutual aid.


B) Deploy more 2 1/2 inch lines to the fire.


C) Attempt a fire attack from a different angle.


D) Back out all firefighters and attack using master scream appliances.



Back out all firefighters and attack using master scream appliances.

What is the goal if a fire requires the use of master scream appliances from the start?




A) To control overall fire spread.


B) To extinguish the fire and rescue occupants.


C) To save as much of the building as physically possible.


D) All the above.

To control overall fire spread.



If the initial attack lines are showing little effect on controlling a fire -




A) Backup lines should immediately be placed into service to support the initial attack lines.


B) The initial attack lines should be shut down and the larger backup lines be placed into service.


C) Master stream appliances should be immediately placed into service.


D) The fire should be attacked using the initial attack lines from a different angle



The initial attack lines should be shut down and the larger backup lines be placed into service.

What should be done if backup lines have gained control of the fire and an advance can be made into the building.




A) Additional larger backup lines should be placed into service.


B) Master stream appliances can be placed into service to ensure the fire has been extinguished.


C) Smaller lines can be placed into service for fire extinguishment and overhaul.


D) No change should be made since backup lines are showing effectiveness of controlling the fire.



Smaller lines can be placed into service for fire extinguishment and overhaul.



If 2 1/2 inch hose was used for both the initial fire attack and backup, why would it be advantageous to attach 1 3/4 inch lines to 2 1/2 inch nozzles or wyes?




A) 1 3/4 inch lines are more maneuverable.


B) 1 3/4 inch lines are more effective during overhaul.


C) Utilizing a smaller hoseline will minimize the amount of water delivered into the building.


D) There is no advantage. No change in the hose configuration should be necessary.

Utilizing a smaller hoseline will minimize the amount of water delivered into the building.



Which of the following statements is not true?




A) Backup lines should be operated by the same personnel who operated the initial attack lines, because they are already familiar with the layout of the building.


B) Backup lines should only be stretched when it has been shown that the initial attack lines are proving ineffective.


C) Personnel assigned to backup lines should also be ready to serve as rapid intervention teams if the need arises.


D) They are all not true.

They are all not true.

Who is responsible for maintaining adequate personnel at the scene of a fire?




A) The engine company officer.


B) The safety officer.


C) The battalion Chief.


D) The Incident Commander.



The Incident Commander.

Master stream appliances should be set up by -




A) Initial attack teams.


B) Initial backup teams.


C) Incoming engine companies.


D) Incoming truck companies.

Incoming engine companies.

In addition to backup lines, a rapid intervention team (RIT) of at least __ firefighters should stand ready, fully equipped with PPE, SCBA and the necessary tools and equipment in case they are needed.




A) 2


B) 3


C) 4


D) 5

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__________________ are the Engine Company’s first line of defense.
Back–up lines are the Engine Company’s first line of defensse.
what is a back–up line?
It is an additional hose line used to re–inforce and protect personnel in the event that the initial attack line proves inadequate
Can back up lines be used for exposure coverage or to attack the fire at other positions?


why or why not?
Back–up lines are not used for exposure coverage or to attack the fire at other positions. Rather, they are held in readiness to back up attack lines in the same general area when and if they are needed.
what is the general rule of thumb for the size of the back–up line that should be used?
*Back–up lines should have greater reach and carry more water than the initial attack lines. This means that, in general, back–up lines should be at least one size larger than initial attack lines.
When two 1–3/4” lines are used for initial attack, the back–up line should be a __________ hose.
When two 1–3/4” lines are used for initial attack, the back–up line should be a 2–1/2” hose.
A 2–1/2” attack line should always be backed up with a ______________hose line.
A 2–1/2” attack line should always be backed up with another 2–1/2” hose line.
If the 2–1/2” initial attack lines have spray nozzles the back–up lines should be equipped with _________________
If the 2–1/2” initial attack lines have spray nozzles the back–up lines should be equipped with smooth–bore tips.
*When an interior attack using 2–1/2” hose lines fail to control the fire, you should do what?
*When an interior attack using 2–1/2” hose lines fail to control the fire, back outall fire fighters and attack using master stream appliances. This will call for changing tactics from an offensive mode to a defensive mode
is it ok to give the back–up assignment to firefighters who have already been engaged in initial attack operations?
The back–up assignments must not be overlooked, nor should they be given to firefighters who have already been engaged in initial attack operations.