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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 assigned during overhaul to monitor any hazardous conditions and to ensure that firefighters are working safely?




A) Safety officers.


B) Company officers.


C) The Incident Commander.


D) Driver/Operators.



Safety officers.

A minimum of two fully equipped personnel on site, in a ready state, for immediate rescue of injured or trapped fire fighters is called a -




A) Strike Team.


B) Rapid Intervention Team.


C) Rescue Team.


D) FAST Team.

Rapid Intervention Team.

Ideally, 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) Company officers.






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.



When should overhaul operations commence?




A) As soon as the first fire unit arrives on scene.


B) When the main body of the fire is under control.


C) When the fire is in the smoldering phase.


D) When the fire is thought to be completely extinguished.




When the main body of the fire is under control.

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.




This is especially true if it is to be partially or completely occupied after the fire.



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.




Debris that could be vital in determining the origin and cause of the fire should not be removed until an assessment of the area is made.



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.




That is why overhaul operations should be closely supervised.



All of the following procedures can ensure safety of the firefighters and reduce the frequency of injury during overhaul except -




A) Inspection of the area before initiating overhaul operations.


B) Assignment of rested or additional personnel to conduct overhaul operations.


C) Proper supervision of personnel to conduct overhaul operations.


D) Operating at the same pace and with the same effort as shown during fire fighting operations.



Operating at the same pace and with the same effort as shown during fire fighting operations.




Firefighters should slow the process down. Many times, firefighters are tired, and tend to take chances, just to get the job done quickly. Company officers should ensure that the firefighters work at a slower pace, not only for their own safety, but also to ensure they do not overlook hidden fires.

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 fire room and the rooms around 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 around the fire room.




Just a word of caution. In the Engine Company Fire Ground Operations text, C is the correct answer. I think the best answer should be:




The fire room, the rooms around the fire room, and the rooms above and below the fire room should be preinspected.



When the damage to a building is extensive at a night fire, and the area cannot be properly lighted, -




A) The speed in which overhaul operations are accomplished must be slowed down.


B) Additional lighting should be requested from other resources or mutual aid companies.


C) Overhaul operations should be delayed until daylight.


D) All available lighting should be concentrated in one area at a time.




Overhaul operations should be delayed until daylight.




A fire watch should be established to extinguish any fire that may have rekindled. Sufficient ladder crews should remain on scene to assist engine companies.

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.

What is the name of the team of firefighters who are fully equipped on site, in a ready state, and designed to replace and support personnel during overhaul operations?




A) FAST.


B) FLASH.


C) RIT.


D) RIC.

FAST.




Stands for Firefighter Assist and Safety Team. It insures that a fresh number of firefighters are on hand, who can be used with specific equipment if an emergency situation should occur.



The basic duty of ladder crews in overhaul operations is to -




A) Locate and expose existing fire, embers, and sparks.


B) Locate and document the cause of the fire.


C) Extinguish smoldering materials inside the structure.


D) Remove debris from the structure that poses any danger to firefighters.



Locate and expose existing fire, embers, and sparks.




This often requires opening various building components for examination that were opened earlier to check for fire extension.



Ladder crews should be assigned to all the following locations except -




A) The fire area.


B) Above the fire area.


C) Below the fire area.


D) Adjacent to the fire area.

The fire area.




It is in these locations they will check for fire spread that has not yet been detected.


Where should engine crews with hoselines be assigned?




A) In the fire area and areas adjacent to the fire area.


B) Above the fire area.


C) Below the fire area.


D) At the perimeter.

At the perimeter.




They are then called to where the ladder crews are working if a hot spot is discovered.




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.




This is one reason why engine companies stay out of the way when overhaul operations are being conducted. There is less of a chance that an injury will occur if the area is free of congestion.



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.




Everyone is expected to lend a hand



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.




This facilitates the process since the hoselines are already there.


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 until the full extent of the fire damage is visible.






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




Engine companies should wet down any suspicious areas with a light stream, and ladder screws should check adjoining ceilings and walls.



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.




Power saws save time and conserve energy.



Concealed horizontal and vertical spaces should be checked -




A) If they were opened up during fire attack and exposure protection operations.


B) If they show signs of streaks or discoloring.


C) If they feel hot to the touch.


D) Regardless of whether or not they were opened during fire attack and exposure protection operations.






Regardless of whether or not they were opened during fire attack and exposure protection operations.




Portable lighting is great for helping detect signs of smoke.



If walls and ceilings have been in contact with fire and heat -




A) They should be opened up if they show any streaks or discoloring.


B) They must be opened and checked for signs of live fire.


C) They should be checked with a thermal imaging camera.


D) A small inspection hole must be made to further evaluate the conditions behind the wall or ceiling.



They must be opened and checked for signs of live fire.



Which of the following statements is not true?




A) Older walls constructed of wood lath and plaster are less susceptible to hidden fire than newer walls made with metal studs and sheet-rock material.


B) If a wall or ceiling contains insulation, both sides of the insulation must be checked when opening up the space.


C) In areas of a building exposed to fire containing cellulose blown-in insulation, it is imperative that the operation requires complete removal to ensure that the fire will not rekindle.


D) When ladder crews find that the fire has entered into a ceiling space, they must assume that it has spread into the floor above.






Older walls constructed of wood lath and plaster are less susceptible to hidden fire than newer walls made with metal studs and sheet-rock material.




Older walls constructed of wood lath and plaster are MORE susceptible to hidden fire than newer walls made with metal studs and sheet-rock material.

If hazardous materials are found on scene at a fire, who should be handling these materials?




A) The department's hazardous materials response team.


B) The district or regional hazardous materials response team.


C) The federal hazardous materials response team.


D) A and B.

A and B.

Who at a fire scene should be trained to look for signs of a deliberately set fire?




A) Company officers.


B) Ladder companies.


C) Engine companies.


D) All firefighters on scene.

All firefighters on scene.

All of the following are signs that a fire was deliberately set except -




A) Multiple fires in the same building.


B) A fire starting in an unusual location such as a closet or bedroom.


C) A "V" shaped burn pattern on a wall.


D) Holes made in walls or floors.

A "V" shaped burn pattern on a wall.




A V shaped burn pattern on a wall is an indication of where the fire may have started, but it does not indicate that it was intentionally set.



After overhaul operations have been completed, anyone of the following will usually take control of the building except -




A) The fire department.


B) The police department.


C) The owner.


D) The authority having jurisdiction

The fire department.

Three procedures should be performed in order to reduce the frequency of injury during overhaul:

1. Inspect the area before initiating overhaul operations




2. Assignment of rested or additional personnel to conduct overhaul operations




3. Proper supervision of personnel during overhaul operations.

F.A.S.T

a fire fighter assist and safety team should be maintained throughout the overhaul operation, ensuring a fresh number of fire fighters who can be used with specific equipment if an emergency situation should occur.