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what is the purpose of the vehicle readiness guideline?

The purpose of this guideline is to provide direction and instruction in the check-out of departmental vehicles.

In order to help ensure the readiness, reliability, and safe operation of departmental vehicles, what is essential?

In order to help ensure the readiness, reliability, and safe operation of departmental vehicles, it is essential that all vehicles be checked-out in a methodical and consistent manner.

* The process of checking-out and documenting the condition and readiness of department vehicles is to be accomplished by the use of ___________________________

* The process of checking-out and documenting the condition and readiness of department vehicles is to be accomplished by the use of standardized vehicle check-out forms.

* Additional in-depth and technical information may be found in the _________________ Manual for each specific apparatus. This manual can be found in the station,

* Additional in-depth and technical information may be found in the Vehicle Operator Orientation Manual for each specific apparatus. This manual can be found in the station,

* the Vehicle Operator Orientation Manual for each specific apparatus is available on the county intranet site under_____________________, or is available through the __________________ at the Fire Academy.

This manual is available on the county intranet site under My Department > Fire Academy > Apparatus Information, or is available through the Driver Training Coordinator at the Fire Academy.

* Emergency Response Vehicle Check-Out forms shall consist of ___________________separate sections relating to the appropriate inspection, including:

* Emergency Response Vehicle Check-Out forms shall consist of four (4) separate sections relating to the appropriate inspection: Daily Inspection; Weekly Inspection; Monthly

explain the vehicle checkout forms for non-emergency vehicles

* Vehicle Check-Out forms for non-emergency response vehicles do not need to include the Daily section, however items normally checked daily would be included in the Weekly section (non-emergency response vehicles can be checked on a bi-weekly basis).

* Emergency response vehicles (those required to be checked-out daily) shall be checked-out as soon as possible at the beginning of each shift




when else is the daily checkoff to be performed?

* Emergency response vehicles (those required to be checked-out daily) shall be checked-out as soon as possible at the beginning of each shift or anytime after being in and out-of-service for mechanical reasons (service, failure, etc.).

* Vehicles not subject to emergency response, such as staff cars, shall not go more than_________________calendar days between weekly checks, or __________________ calendar days between monthly checks. This includes all applicable reserve/pool vehicles.

* Vehicles not subject to emergency response, such as staff cars, shall not go more than fourteen (14) calendar days between weekly checks, or thirty (30) calendar days between monthly checks. This includes all applicable reserve/pool vehicles.

* After being reviewed, the completed Check-Out forms shall be filed for how long at the work location?

* After being reviewed, the completed Check-Out forms shall be filed for one (1) year at the work location.

* Apparatus/vehicles with a single fuel tank will maintain a fuel level of at least________ tankfull.

* Apparatus/vehicles with a single fuel tank will maintain a fuel level of at least one half (½) full.

* The vehicle/apparatus operator shall perform a thorough tire check on a daily basis. This shall include tread depth, condition, and inflation.


true/false

*


true


The vehicle/apparatus operator shall perform a thorough tire check on a daily basis. This shall include tread depth, condition, and inflation.

* Wheel lug tightness and brake wear indicator pins will be checked weekly?


true/false

false


Wheel lug tightness and brake wear indicator pins will be checked daily.

what should the vehicle apparatus operator do if he/she feels safety may be compromised.

* The vehicle/apparatus operator should place the vehicle out of service immediately if he/she feels safety may be compromised.

what is the purpose of the vehicle operations guideline?

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines for the proper operation of department vehicles.

Certain circumstances may require deviation from established guidelines. In all cases, _____________ is the paramount consideration.


Certain circumstances may require deviation from established guidelines. In all cases, safety is the paramount consideration.

* State law requires that vehicle operators must have an appropriate valid _____________ with them when operating a department vehicle.


* State law requires that vehicle operators must have an appropriate valid driver’s license with them when operating a department vehicle.

* Any person operating a department Medic Unit, command, or staff vehicle will be required to possess, as a minimum, a Class__________ Georgia driver’s license, or equivalent from another state.


* Any person operating a department Medic Unit, command, or staff vehicle will be required to possess, as a minimum, a Class C Georgia driver’s license, or equivalent from another state.

* Any person operating the Georgia Search and Rescue TRT apparatus must possess a ___________________driver’s license or equivalent from another state.


* Any person operating the Georgia Search and Rescue TRT apparatus must possess a Non-Commercial Class E Georgia driver’s license or equivalent from another state.

* The operation of all other department vehicles, not previously mentioned, will require the operator to possess a___________________driver’s license or equivalent from another state.




Previously stated:


med unit, gsar, trt, command vehicle, staff vehicle.

* The operation of all other department vehicles, not previously mentioned, will require the operator to possess a Non-Commercial Class F Georgia driver’s license or equivalent from another state.

seat belts are to be worn at the discretion of the operators of the gwinnett county vehicle.




true false

false


* Seat belts will be worn by operators and passengers at all times.

* The vehicle operator must ensure______________________ before moving the vehicle.


* The vehicle operator must ensure that all passengers are secured, properly bunkered, and positioned before moving the vehicle.

riding on the exterior of any apparatus is encouraged


true or false

false


* Riding on the exterior of any apparatus/vehicle is strictly prohibited.

* Vehicles shall not be backed without use of ____________ personnel or back-up persons, unless ______________________


* Vehicles shall not be backed without use of two personnel or back-up persons, unless personnel are not available for this function.

what are drivers to do while backing up?

Drivers should ensure that the vehicle has at least one window down and headsets or hearing protection is removed while backing.

where are chock blocks to be placed on engines? how about steep grades?

* Chock blocks should be used in front and behind the left rear tire on all fire engines (on very steep grades, both chocks will be used on the downhill side of the tire). On all

On all ladder trucks, the chock blocks should be used in front and behind the___________tire. The left front tire must be chocked on all Medic Units.


On all ladder trucks, the chock blocks should be used in front and behind the left front tire.

The _______________tire must be chocked on all Medic Units.


The left front tire must be chocked on all Medic Units.

* Personnel will wear provided hearing protection in apparatus, with the exception of ____________________pumpers.


* Personnel will wear provided hearing protection in apparatus, with the exception of Freightliner/Saulsbury pumpers.

* All auxiliary braking devices such as engine or exhaust, brakes, transmission, and Telma retarders should be used with the drivers discretion, when operating on wet or slippery roads.


false


* All auxiliary braking devices such as engine or exhaust, brakes, transmission, and Telma retarders will be disengaged when operating on wet or slippery roads.

* Vehicles equipped with on-spot chains will be engaged and checked___________. Fleet will remove chain wheels in ________ and re-install them in __________________.


* Vehicles equipped with on-spot chains will be engaged and checked weekly. Fleet will remove chain wheels in April and re-install them in October.

* The maximum allowable speed for any vehicle with On-Spot or cable chains will be _________________ miles per hour.


* The maximum allowable speed for any vehicle with On-Spot or cable chains will be thirty (30) miles per hour.

When are the pumps to be drained in all apparatus, and why?

* When the temperature is projected to fall below freezing and remain for an extended period, the vehicle/apparatus operator will drain the fire pump and piping, and will run with a dry pump to prevent freezing.

* During what timeframe will assigned operators be responsible for completely draining the fire pump and booster tank on any apparatus that is left at Fleet Maintenance, or other such facility where freezing may occur.


* During the timeframe of October 15 through April 15, assigned operators will be responsible for completely draining the fire pump and booster tank on any apparatus that is left at Fleet Maintenance, or other such facility where freezing may occur.

While driving Code 1:


is it ok to run with lights only, during response to an emergency call?

no


* The driver/operator will use both audible and visual emergency warning devices, including lights and sirens.

While driving Code 1:


is a rolling stop ok at traffic lights, if you have cleared the intersection prior?

* The vehicle/apparatus will be brought to a complete stop at all red traffic lights and stop signs.

While driving Code 1:


what speed should you be traveling while crossing through an intersection?

* The posted speed limit will be observed when entering an intersection with a green light visible.

While driving Code 1:


how fast are you allowed to proceed through a yield right away sign?

* The vehicle will slow to a speed of not more than five (5) miles per hour when entering an intersection controlled by a yield right-of-way sign only.

While driving Code 1:


how should you proceed through an intersection that is visibly obstructed in any manner?

* The vehicle will be brought to a complete stop at all intersections that are visibly obstructed in any manner (i.e. buildings, other vehicles, trees or shrubbery, etc.).

While driving Code 1:


how should you overtake another vehicle traveling the same direction?

* Overtaking another vehicle moving in the same direction should be done with extreme caution. This should be accomplished by passing the upcoming vehicle on the left whenever possible.

While driving Code 1:


how should you proceed when traveling in the opposite traffic flow lanes.


* Extreme caution will be exercised when traveling in the opposite traffic flow lanes.

While driving Code 1:


how should you proceed when crossing an unguarded railroad crossing?

* The vehicle will be brought to a complete stop at all unguarded railroad crossings to ensure a safe crossing can be made. The operator will obey crossing signals at all times and the vehicle will not be driven around crossing gates under any circumstances.

While driving Code 1:


how should you respond to a reduced speed limit in a school zone?

* The posted, reduced speed limits for school zones will be observed during hours of operation.

While driving Code 1:


how should you respond to a stopped school bus with flashing lights?


* Operators will bring the vehicle to a complete stop whenever encountering a stopped school bus with flashing warning lights and will not proceed until it is confirmed safe to do so; it will be considered safe to proceed once the bus driver has ceased operating the flashing warning lights or should the bus driver signal that it is safe to proceed.

* A distance of _______feet should be maintained between emergency vehicles if responding together along the same route.

* A distance of 300 - 500 feet should be maintained between emergency vehicles if responding together along the same route. In congested areas or when encountering heavy traffic, this minimum distance may be impossible to maintain. Always maintain adequate distance to avoid rear-end collisions.

* Always maintain an operating space in front of the vehicle that is at least equal to____________


* Always maintain an operating space in front of the vehicle that is at least equal to the minimum travel distance necessary to stop the vehicle without contacting another object.

What route should the vehicle/apparatus operator follow?

* The vehicle/apparatus operator will follow the safest most expeditious route whenever possible. Also, it is important to be aware that unnecessary route of travel through congested or heavily populated areas, such as subdivisions, should be avoided whenever possible.

* The location and response route of emergency vehicles will be updated via _____________________ any time there is a possibility that emergency vehicle routes could intersect during an emergency response.


* The location and response route of emergency vehicles will be updated via radio communications any time there is a possibility that emergency vehicle routes could intersect during an emergency response.

* During on-scene operations, the vehicle operator will remain with the apparatus?


True / false

true*


During on-scene operations, the vehicle operator will remain with his/her assigned unit unless directed otherwise by their Company Officer or the Incident Commander.

what is to be done with apparatus on the scene that is not being utilized?

* Any apparatus not being utilized should be positioned away from the scene and shut down.

* . At any time crews are working on a roadway, highway or parking lot, all personnel will wear reflective vests. The reflective vests are to be worn on the outer most portion of any PPE worn (including Bunker Gear) to enhance visibility of firefighters working on an emergency scene. The only exceptions to this rule is:


The only exceptions to this rule are when firefighters are directly exposed to flame, fire, heat, extrication incidents and/or hazardous materials.

* When operating on incidents on streets, roadways or highways, the operator will position the apparatus between the on-coming traffic and the emergency incident at a________________ degree angle to protect personnel operating on the incident.


* When operating on incidents on streets, roadways or highways, the operator will position the apparatus between the on-coming traffic and the emergency incident at a thirty (30) degree angle to protect personnel operating on the incident.

* Vehicle operators will avoid running over fire hose except in cases of extreme necessity.


true/false

true


* Vehicle operators will avoid running over fire hose except in cases of extreme necessity.

* Operators of aerial apparatus shall ensure the aerial is positioned correctly, and that it is safe for climbing. They will also ensure that personnel observe established safety guidelines, which include the wearing of__________ by all personnel on the ground below raised aerials.


* Operators of aerial apparatus shall ensure the aerial is positioned correctly, and that it is safe for climbing. They will also ensure that personnel observe established safety guidelines, which include the wearing of helmets by all personnel on the ground below raised aerials.

* All personnel climbing aerial apparatus or operating from a bucket are required to wear a ladder belt and be locked in at all times. When locking in with the ladder belt, personnel will only lock into the ___________ of the ladder or the approved anchor points in the bucket.


* All personnel climbing aerial apparatus or operating from a bucket are required to wear a ladder belt and be locked in at all times. When locking in with the ladder belt, personnel will only lock into the rungs of the ladder or the approved anchor points in the bucket. The side rails and handles are not life safety rated.

is it ok at any point to put the apparatus in reverse while loading hose from behind the vehicle?

no


Safety should be the primary consideration during hose loading activities. At no time will any apparatus be placed in reverse when personnel are loading hose from behind the vehicle. When loading hose, personnel on the hose bed should work from a kneeling position to prevent falls.

When loading hose, personnel on the hose bed should work from what position?
When loading hose, personnel on the hose bed should work from a kneeling position to prevent falls

The fuel conservation policy applies to all vehicles assigned to a fire station. The fuel situation will be monitored and reviewed on a __________basis.


The fuel conservation policy applies to all vehicles assigned to a fire station. The fuel situation will be monitored and reviewed on a monthly basis.

The conservation level will be determined by the__________________


The conservation level will be determined by the changing fuel prices as well as budgetary reserve.

Fuel Conservation Level One:


- Level one will be in effect during what periods when the monthly consumption is less than 7.5% of the annual budget.


during periods when the monthly consumption is less than 7.5% of the annual budget.

Fuel Conservation Level One:


* Apparatus can reach a threshold of_____________________ tank before needing to refuel.



* Apparatus can reach a threshold of one-half (1/2) tank before needing to refuel. This half tank rule will be reflected in the Fire Operations Operating Guidelines Chapter 5 – Vehicle Operations, Section 100 under Preventive Maintenance.

Fuel Conservation Level One:


how many discretional travel trips are allowed per shift?


-Details

* Consolidate to one (1) discretionary travel trip per shift. Trips will be governed by the Company Officer and should be combined to make the most efficient travel route for needs. All other discretionary trips must be approved by the Battalion Chief.

Fuel Conservation Level Two:




* Level Two will be in effect during what periods?


* Level Two will be in effect during periods when consumption is 7.5% or greater.

Fuel Conservation Level Two:


* Apparatus will be for essential use only,


including:



* Emergency / Non-Emergency Calls


* District Commander’s office approval required prior to public relations, pre-planning and discretionary training travel.


* Use of satellite training locations (Stations: 5, 11, 12, 18, 20, 22, and 24) for all Departmental, State and Federally-mandated training only.


* Recruit training requiring apparatus presence.


* Required Relief Driver Prerequisite Training


* Required apparatus maintenance (A and B services, emergency repairs, swapping of apparatus).

Fuel Conservation Level Two:


Examples of Non-Discretionary items



* Emergency and non-emergency responses.


* Move ups for coverage (ensure a true need prior to making the move up).


* Apparatus checkout.


* Some apparatus maintenance.


* Emergency repairs at the County Shop or Radio Shop.


* Driver training (re-evaluate the number of miles which must be driven to be certified on the various units).


* Some mandatory training, pre-planning and public relations as determined by Battalion Chiefs and District Chiefs.


* Trips for re-fueling “only”; when below one-half (1/2) of a tank.


* Retrieving personnel from hospitals (in and outside of the County).

Fuel Conservation Level Two:


Examples of Discretionary items


* Picking up chow at the store.


* Eating chow out at a food establishment (restaurants, food courts, fast food, etc…)


* Physical training away from the station (parks, schools, etc…)


* Trips for fuel “only”.


* Non-mandatory training away from the station.


* Riding territory study.


* Trips to Fire Supply.


* Non-essential apparatus maintenance items.