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During a normal day, local winds will change 180° near _______ and usually become gusty during the afternoon.

Midday

1

Morning winds are normally ______ to _______ and afternoon winds are normally _______ to _______.

East to west

West to east

2

Fire spread will usually slow down in the evening as humidity increases ________ and increases during the mid morning as humidity decreases _______.

25%

15%

3

During water drop operations, ground crews must be a minimum _______ from the drop site.

200 feet

4

A still brush assignment will consist of ______ and ______

One engine

One brush truck

5

Any fire exceeding _______ will be declared as a wildland fire.

50 acres

6

What three factors have a critical effect on the burning characteristics of a Wildland fire?

Weather

Fuel

Typography

7

What is often the most serious problem with typography?

Access

8

The basic brushfire philosophy is to aggressively stop the forward progress of fire whenever possible. What is the primary goal when immediate control is not possible?

Protection of exposures

9

When water is in short supply, it is usually most effective when applied to ______ instead of wetting fuel in advance. Seriously expose structure should be kept wet.

Burning material

10

What is the objective of mop up?

To put out all the fire embers or sparks to prevent them from crossing the Fireline

11

Mop up is composed of what two actions?

Putting the fire out

Disposing of fuel

12

What are some indications of hotspots when doing mop up?

Gnats swarming

White Ash

Would boring insects

Ground which shows pinholes

13

Who will contact the state division of forestry to determine the local fire conditions and the local expected weather conditions on a daily basis during the brushfire season

Central District

14

What additional resources need to be in a 1st alarm brush assignment?

Rehab unit

Canteen unit

15

What additional resources need to be in a 2nd alarm?

Staff and command officer response

Port-A-Potties

Refueling truck

Mechanics

Radio technician

Multiple spare radios

Weather reports

16

Most of the fuel in the Phoenix area is ______.

Relatively light and burns well

17

On major incidents you should establish a command post and what types of sectors?

Geographic

18

During brushfire season, each battalion chiefs suburban will carry what?

A large-scale map with updated pre-fire information on brush hazards in district

19

Complete set of aerial photos will be carried where?

On the command van

20

Brush fires often present a large area of rapidly spreading fire. The critical decision is often what?

Where to attack the fire to the best advantage

21

_______ is the fastest control evolution available to counteract wildfire spread.

Direct water attack

22

During interface fires involving brush and structures it maybe necessary to retain what type of assignment in staging and be prepared to assign those units to conduct structural firefighting if needed?

3-1 structural assignment

23

During rehab of mop up crews, ensure at least ____ firefighters remain in the area to monitor for reignition or spread if fire.

2

24

Adding what type of foam will greatly increase effectiveness in mop up of deep burning fuels?

Class A

25

A proper brush uniform consists of what?

Helmet

Fire resistive brush shirt/jacket

Fire resistive brush pants

Leather ankle-high boots

26

Safety equipment should include what?

Work gloves

Eye protection

27

Wildland firefighting will include what system to ensure safety?

Buddy system

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