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AUC 301 EMERGENCY TREE CUTTING AND CLEARING

TRUE/FALSE

THE DEPARTMENT IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE REMOVAL OF DEBRIS FROM SIDEWALKS OR PRIVATE PROPERTY

TRUE

++MEMBERS CAN BE DEPLOYED IN THE REMOVAL OF OBSTRUCTIONS BLOCKING ENTRANCE TO A BUILDING++

++ASSIST TRAPPED OR INJURED PERSONS AND PREVENTING UNAUTHORIZED ENTRY INTO THE DANGER AREA++

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AUC 301 EMERGENCY TREE CUTTING AND CLEARING

TRUE/FALSE

MEMBERS SHALL ALWAYS REMOVE TREES THAT HAVE FALLEN ON VEHICLES

FALSE

++MEMBERS ARE NOT TO ATTEMPT TO REMOVE A TREE WHICH HAS FALLEN ON A VEHICLE UNLESS SUCH ACTION IS REQUIRED TO PERFORM A RESCUE, ADMINISTER FIRST AID OR ESTABLISH AN EMERGENCY LANE++

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AUC 301 EMERGENCY TREE CUTTING AND CLEARING

WHO IS NOTIFIED FOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE WHICH MAY AFFECT PUBLIC SAFETY WHEN A TREE HAS FALLEN ON A BUILDING?

DEPARTMENT OF BUILDINGS

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AUC 301 EMERGENCY TREE CUTTING AND CLEARING

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE COMPLETE REMOVAL OF FALLEN TREES FROM PUBLIC PROPERTY, INCLUDING SIDEWALK, STREET AND AREAS FROM CURB TO PROPERTY LINE?

FORESTRY UNIT OF THE PARKS DEPARTMENT

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AUC 301 EMERGENCY TREE CUTTING AND CLEARING

YOU COME UP TO A FALLEN TREE THAT HAS ELECTRICAL WIRES ENTWINED IN ITS BRANCHES, DO YOU HAVE YOUR UNIT CUT THE TREE?

NO

++TREES CAN CONDUCT ELECTRICITY, NO CUTTING OR MOVING IS TO BE ATTEMPTED UNTIL THE UTILITY COMPANY CERTIFIES THAT POWER HAS BEEN REMOVED AND ALL WIRES HAVE BEEN DISENGAGED FROM THE TREE++

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AUC 301 EMERGENCY TREE CUTTING AND CLEARING

YOU COME UP TO A FALLEN TREE THAT HAS ELECTRICAL WIRES ENTWINED IN ITS BRANCHES, THE CON ED UNIT ON SCENE HAS TOLD YOU THAT POWER IS OFF TO EFFECTED LINES THAT ARE ENTWINED IN THE BRANCHES, DO YOU CUT THE TREE?

NO

++TREES CAN CONDUCT ELECTRICITY, NO CUTTING OR MOVING IS TO BE ATTEMPTED UNTIL THE UTILITY COMPANY CERTIFIES THAT POWER HAS BEEN REMOVED AND ALL WIRES HAVE BEEN DISENGAGED FROM THE TREE++

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AUC 301 EMERGENCY TREE CUTTING AND CLEARING

IF A TREE HAS FALLEN ON AND IS RESTING ON AN ELECTRICAL WIRE, WHAT SHOULD YOU INSTRUCT YOUR MEMBERS TO DO?

CHECK THE ELECTRICAL SERVICE OF AFFECTED BUILDINGS

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AUC 301 EMERGENCY TREE CUTTING AND CLEARING

TRUE/FALSE

THE SAP OF THE TREE IS AN EXCELLENT CONDUCTOR.

TRUE

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AUC 301 EMERGENCY TREE CUTTING AND CLEARING

TRUE/FALSE

CHAINSAWS CAN BE OPERATED FROM A LADDER TO CUT HIGHER PORTIONS OF A TREE.

FALSE

CHAINSAWS IS NOT TO BE OPERATED FROM A LADDER - IT MAY BE OPERATED FROM A TOWER LADDER

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AUC 301 EMERGENCY TREE CUTTING AND CLEARING

STEPS TO OPERATING A CHAINSAW FROM A TOWER LADDER:

- MEMBER START SAW IN BASKET THEN HOLD IT OUTSIDE BASKET UNTIL IT IS SHUT OFF

- OPERATOR SHALL WEAR INSTALLED SAFETY BELT. MEMBER IS TO KEEP BOTH FEET WITHIN THE BASKET.

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A TREE HAS FALLEN ON A CAR & UPON SIZE UP YOU SEE THAT THE TREE IS OBSTRUCTING TH ENTIRE STREET. THE STREET HAPPENS TO BE A WIDELY USED ONE. DO YOU INSTRUCT YOUR MEMBERS TO REMOVE THE TREE FROM THE CAR?

YES

3.4 Members are not to attempt to remove a tree which has fallen on a vehicle unless such action is required to perform a rescue, administer first aid, or establish an emergency lane.

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WHEN A TREE HAS FALLEN ON A CAR, WHEN ARE THE 3X YOU SOULD INSTRUCT YOUR MEMBERS TO REMOVE IT?

•PERFORM A RESCUE
•ADMINISTER FIRST AIDE
•ESTABLISH AN EMERGENCY LANE

3.4 Members are not to attempt to remove a tree which has fallen on a vehicle unless such action is required to perform a rescue, administer first aid, or establish an emergency lane.

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WHEN SHOULD THE DEPARTMENT REMOVE TREES FROM PRIVATE PROPERTY?

•ASSIST TRAPPED OR INJURED PERSONS
•PREVENT UNAUTHORIZED ENTRY INTO THE DANGER AREA

3.2 The department is not responsible for the removal of debris from sidewalks or private property.

3.3 Department operations on private property are limited to assisting trapped or injured persons and preventing unauthorized entry into the danger area. Members can be deployed in the removal of obstructions blocking entrance to a building.

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TRUE/FALSE

The sap of the tree is an excellent conductor and when using a power saw, the operator becomes a ground for the charge.

TRUE

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