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Brush ops:

Structure defense should start with a determination of the ___ strategy

Exit

2

Brush Ops:

When the Department is in pre-deployment mode all companies shall maintain apparatus fuel levels at ____ full and above

3/4

3

Brush Ops:

A Task Force is a group of resources with common communications and a leader that may be pre-established and sent to an incident, or formed at an incident. For brush operation purposes a Task Force is defined as what kind and how many resources?

3 engines commanded by a captain I or II

4

Brush Ops:

One Dozer Team will be pre-deployed on BBI ___ days and Dozer Strike Team 1000 on ___ days

Extreme

Red flag alert days

5

Brush Ops:

On a normal brush response, MFC will dispatch how many helicopters? What are their roles?

3

One is the coordinator, the others are water droppers

6

Brush Ops:

What is the designated LAFD Air to Ground (A/G) frequency/Tac?

Which radio is this channel located on?

VFIRE 25

VHF (white) radio Zone 2 channel 8

7

Brush Ops:

Which dept helicopters hold 375 gallons of water?

Fire 1
Fire 4

8

Brush Ops:

Which dept helicopters hold 475 gallons of water?

Fire 2
Fire 3
Fire 5

9

Brush Ops:

The LAFD water tenders carry how many gallons of water?

2,500

10

Brush Ops:

How many strike teams total can the LAFD send out of the city jurisdiction?

6

11

Brush Ops:

Immediate Need (IN) mutual aid requests are considered emergency responses. All resources shall be en route within ___ minutes and respond emergency to the fire station or Staging Area designated by MFC to form the Strike Team

3

12

Brush ops:

Members assigned to companies selected for assignment outside of the City should anticipate being deployed up to ___ days

14

13

Brush Ops:

Any member returning to the City (and remaining on duty) from a wildland incident who has not had an ____ hour rest period in the past 24 hours shall be given ____ hours of rest at their place of assignment before engaging in response activities.

8 and 8

14

Brush ops:

What is the most important factor of topography when considering the brush fire environment?

Steepness of slope

15

Brush ops:

Santa Ana winds are also known as?

Foehn winds

16

Which direction does a Santa Ana (foehn) wind blow from?

North (as in out of the north, as in heading south, as in from LA to San Diego, as in.....)

17

What part of the day does air flow up slopes and canyons?

What part of the day does air flow down slopes and canyons?

1. Daytime from approx 1000 to 1300

2. At night

18

How big of an area should be cleared for deployment of a fire shelter?

4x8

19

What are the three environmental factors when dealing with brush fires?

Which is the most variable? Which is most constant?

1. Topography (most constant)
2. Fuel
3. Weather (most variable)

20

Santa Ana winds are a fairly stable air situation and predictable in effect on fire, but they are considered _______ due to their extreme dryness and the very high velocities of the wind.

Hazardous

21

Brush: What is the Burn Index range for....?
Low
Moderate
High
Very High
Extreme

0 to 37
38 to 47
48 to 110
111 to 161
162 and above

22

Brush:

Who gives the final approval for pre deployments based on the Burn Index and fire weather?

Deputy department commander

23

Brush:

Per T.b. 96 wildland PPEs- At a minimum, the web belt portion of the field pack with the ____ and ____ must be worn.

Canteen and fire shelter

24

The fire shelter should be inspected on a _____ basis. Replacement is needed when:

•the clear protective vinyl has turned _____ in color
•tears that exceed _____ inch(es)
•dents or punctures in foil over ____ inch(es) wide or with ____ inch(es) or more of the foil missing

-Monthly
-grey in color (due to abrasion)
-1"
-1" or 1/2"

25

If you expect having to use a fire shelter, NEVER WET YOURSELF DOWN. Wet clothing conducts heat _____ times faster than dry clothing.

5

26

Brush ops:

When forecasting fire behavior, take into consideration what 4 things?

weather
topography
fuels
aspect