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A ________ length of unprotected steel will expand 9 feet when heated to _______.

100'

1100°

1

In the typical fire involved building, the _______ is the most likely candidate for failure, however failure of the roof may very likely trigger a collapse of one or more wall sections.

Roof

2

If after ________ of interior operations heavy fire conditions still exists, command should initiate a careful evaluation of structural conditions, and should be fully prepared to withdraw interior crews and change to a defensive strategy.

10-15 minutes

3

All personnel entering the hot zone shall what three things?

Wear full turnouts

Have crew intact

Be assigned to a sector

4

When conditions make the building untenable, what five actions should take place?

Evacuate

Account for personnel

Regroup

Recommunicate

Redeploy

5

When utilizing an elevator to go aloft, crews should take the elevator _______ floors below the suspected fire floor.

2

6

When operating around a high-rise building where potential hazards exist, a fire ground printer shall be established ______ from the building and shall be observed by all fire personnel has a high hazard area.

200'

7

The safety of firefighting personnel represents the major reason for an effective and well-timed _________ decision and the associate write-off by command.

Offensive/defensive

8

The two strategies are based on a standard ________ that is to be employed at all structure fires.

Risk management plan

9

When operating in an offensive strategy, what will eliminate most eventual safety problems?

An effective, coordinated interior attack operation directed toward knocking down the fire

10

If personnel have not been assigned to a sector or do not have a necessary staff function to perform, they shall remain ________.

Outside the fire ground perimeter

11

Command should limit the number of personnel on the fire ground to those assigned to a necessary staff function. All personnel shall be one of what three things?

Positioned in staging

Assigned to a task or operating within a sector

Having completed an assignment and no other assignment is available within the sector, crews should be assigned to a resource, staging, or rehabilitation sector

12

When laddering a roof, the ladder selected should be one which will extend ______ feet above the roofline. This shall be done in an effort to provide from personnel operating on the roof with a visible means of egress.

2'-3'

13

When laddering buildings under fire conditions, place ladders ________, as these areas are generally more stable in event of structural failure.

Near buildings corners or firewalls

14

What is the hot zone defined as?

Any area that requires SCBA, PPE, charged hose line and in which firefighter personnel are at risk of becoming lost, trapped, or injured by the environment or structure

15

The warm zone will be defined as just outside the hot zone where the firefighters _______ on the fire ground. This zone is where the firefighter is not at risk of becoming lost trapped or injured by the environment or structure

Start their operations

16

What zone could utility trucks operating? Fire investigations? Command?

Warm

Warm

Cold

17

Who is at risk in the cold zone?

No one

18

What represents the major reason for fire ground sectorization?

Safety of firefighting personnel

19

Sector commanders must maintain the capability to communicate with forces under their command so that they can control both the _______ and _______ of the companies.

Position

Function

20

When is structural collapse a possibility when the building is subject to intense fire?

Always

21

The possibility of _______ should be a major consideration in the deployment of any tactical plan.

Structural collapse

22

Failure of the roof may very likely trigger a collapse of one or more wall sections. This is especially true if the roof is a ______ or ______ type, which may exert outward pressure against both the bearing, and non-bearing walls upon collapse.

Peak

Dome

23

Lightweight truss and bar joist roof construction can be expected to fail after how much fire exposure?

Minimal

24

What do the following have in common: parapet walls, supermarkets, warehouses, large signs or marquees, cantilevered canopies, ornamental or secondary front or sidewalls, buildings with lightweight, bar joist, or bowstring roofs, building supported by unprotected metal beams, columns?

These have been known to fail prematurely or contribute to early structural failure when affected by fire

25

When emergency traffic is utilized the interior should describe the apparent hazard and ________.

Order a positive response, usually to evacuate the area or section

26

Upon receipt of emergency traffic evacuation order, command officers shall assemble their crews and _________ and ________.

Probably exit to a safe location

Report a PAR

27

Crews retreating from the interior operations often require hose line protection. The protection afforded to firefighting personnel in such situation represents a major function of _________.

Back-up lines

28

Prior to entering the search area, all search team members should be familiar with the specific search plan including the ________, _______ and individual assignments.

Overall objective

A designation of the search area

29

A brief ________ the fire may provide good reference for the search team when searching floors in a multi story building.

Look around the floor below

30

If search personnel are operating without a hoseline, _________ should be used when encountering conditions of severely limited visibility.

Lifeline

31

In high-rise buildings before using an elevator, the nearest _________ should be identified.

Enclosed stairwell

32

How do you use elevators without the emergency operations firefighter service feature if a working fire is indicated?

They shall not be used

33

When operating in a defensive mode, operating positions should be where?

As far from the involved area as possible while still remaining effective

Position and operate from behind barriers if available

34

In situations where crews must operate from opposing or conflicting positions, such as front/rear attack streams, roof crews/interior crew, utilize ________ to coordinate activities with those of the opposing crew in an effort to prevent needless injuries.

Radio or face-to-face communications

35

When operating either above or below ground level establish at least two escape routes when possible, preferably where should these be?

Opposite ends or diagonal corners of the building

Separated by considerable distance

36

True or false: hazards that will affect only a specific sector should be dealt with within that sector and need not necessarily affect the entire operation.

True

37

Individual crews shall not report to rehab sector unless who assigns them?

Fire ground commander

38

Command shall establish a safety sector at incidents involving an ______ danger to personnel.

Inordinate

39

The method of evacuation selected will very depending on what circumstances?

Immanence of hazard

Type and extent of hazard

Perception of the area affected by the hazard

40

Considerable discretion should be applied to the use of emergency traffic announcements because it can become what?

Ineffective if overused

41

The initiator of the emergency traffic should describe what when making this announcement?

Apparent hazard

Order a positive response, usually to evacuate the particular area or section

42

Individual search activities should be conducted by how many members when possible?

Two or more

43

If a working fire is suspected in a high-rise building you should utilize what to go aloft if possible?

Stairways

44

In high-rise fires, the elevator shaft must be checked to ensure that the heat and fire have not damaged the hoist mechanism by checking where?

The space between the door frame and the elevator car and shining a light up the shaft

45

We should do what when using elevators with firefighter feature?

Engage the emergency operation

Take elevator two floors below the fire floor

Prepare to close the door immediately by removing finger from door control button, if fire or smoke is visible on the floor

46

Pumpers supplying water should utilize which hydrants whenever possible when operating at a high-rise fire?

Outside hazard zone

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