Flashcards in 202.18 Tire Fires Deck (19)
The average passenger car holds how many gallons of oil?
Tire fires present the same potential threat to the environment as an incident involving what ?
oil tanker or a railroad tank car carrying haz mat substances.
Tire fire toxins can be absorbed into the body how?
through the skin, mucus membranes and respiratory system
Company officers should familiarize their crew with all scrap tire piles located where?
within their area of response
It is recommended that major tire fires be handled as what type of incidents?
If it is determined that a tire pile is on fire, what kind of assignment will be dispatched?
A hazardous 2-1
Upon arrival of a tire fire, the initial company officer must determine the stage of combustion the tire pile is in. What are the stages of combustion?
Incipient, Free Burning and smoldering
What stage of a tire fire begins with a point of ignition?
During what stage of a tire fire would you see the fire spread quickly with a dramatic increase in smoke and heat?
Free burning stage
If the tire fire is in the free burning or smoldering stage, what is the most immediate concern?
life safety of firefighters and the community.
What is the best personal protection during a tire fire?
Having awareness of the hazards involved in a tire fire
What type of gloves should be worn to give added protection from contact with the contaminated water, oil and mud?
TRUE/FALSE: Smoldering tires are not as toxic as tires in a free burning state.
What are your "firefighting" options when it comes to fighting a tire fire?
Burn it, Bury it, or drown it
What firefighting option/strategy could be employed in areas that minimal water supply or in areas that are densely populated?
The BURY IT strategy
To determine the release of pyrolitic oil, you should check where?
check down gradient from the pile for contamination
What will be the result of trying to drown out a tire fire?
An inordinate amount of water run-off combined with pyrolitic oil.
The use of foam would best be employed on what type of tire fires?
Small tire fires or when the fire is in the incipient stage.