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Flashcards in B402.1 Emergency Terminology (01-01-2014) Deck (10):

What are the (3) most important questions the firefighter in distress needs to answer?

1. Who is it

2. What is the problem

3. Location


What radio transmission is used for emergency communication requiring immediate attention of all responders on scene?

Emergency traffic


What radio transmission is used to alert responders on an emergency that a firefighter is in distress?



What will happen if Command does not acknowledge an Emergency Traffic message?

Dispatch will repeat the message on the tactical channels assigned to the incident


Any member on the fireground who feels they need to communicate time-sensitive info to other personnel on scene should use what radio term?

Emergency traffic


Tactical orders in response to an Emergency Traffic report may only be issued by who?

1. Command

2. Safety Officer

3. Operations Section Chief

4. Division/Group Supervisor


If an Emergency Traffic report requires personnel to leave the structure, Command should direct Fire Dispatch to:

Sound an alert tone followed by an order to leave the structure over the assigned tactical channel


Following an order to leave the structure of area, the IC should immediately:

Initiate a PAR starting with the Division or Groups that were inside the IDLH atmosphere


Who may request a PAR after certain tactical benchmarks occur?

Command or Division/Group Supervisors


What (5) benchmarks require initiation of a PAR?

1. MAYDAY reported

2. Going from offensive to defensive

3. Hazardous event (Collapse, flashover, etc.)

4. Any time Command deems necessary

5. During radio system failure

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