Flashcards in 1 Deck (18):
One of the most basic principles is that the firefighters responsibility is to?
Protect life and property
Firefighters who make decisions must be fully aware of the consequences of their actions. Outward actions must be based on sound information and must come out of a?
Proper decision-making process
The most basic principle of firefighting is that blank takes precedence over all other concerns
When sufficient manpower isn't available to affect both rescue and extinguishment at the same time, blank must be given priority
You must at all times learn to put blank above property loss
After blank without oxygen, the victims are likely to suffer brain damage. Any longer than that, death is certain
More lives are saved by blank then by any other means
Properly positioned hose lines
When you don't have sufficient manpower to perform all of the needed tasks, first perform those that?
The greatest number of human lives
When you encounter more than one victim and don't have the resources to remove all of them simultaneously, you will have to establish some priorities. Generally those people Blank are in the greatest danger and should be removed first
In the immediate vicinity of the fire
Generally, those people in the immediate vicinity of the fire are in the greatest danger and should be removed first. The next highest priority are?
Those directly above the fire
People blank the fire are usually the last priority
When sufficient personnel are available to perform both rescue and extinguishment functions, they must?
Carry out a coordinated attack
There are many ways to reduce the life hazard, including removing all of the victims, venting to draw fire away from the victims, and confining the fire to an isolated area. Quite often, however, the best way is?
Put the fire out
When there are blank at stake, firefighters must take extraordinary risks.
What are the sequence of actions to be taken?
Locate, confine, extinguish
The last rule of firefighting is a brief one: let blank dictate procedures
A good blank should handle the majority of incidents in which a unit is involved
Standard operating procedure