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Per the Manual of Operations, the first company on scene shall give a size-up which includes?

-Address of location of incident
-Type of incident
-Life hazard
-Assistance needed
-Exposure problems
-Location of Command Post

1

Communications:

For EMS incidents, if a life threatening situation exists, i.e., CPR in progress, multiple gun shot wounds, etc., a brief size-up to an incoming company on the _____ Channel is appropriate.

EMS tact channel

2

Communications:

When requesting assistance from outside agencies, allow approximately ___ minutes before requesting ETA’s.

30

3

Communications:

Companies returning to their own quarters ____ (shall or shall not?) direct MFC to “release the move up companies.”

Shall not

4

Communication:

Channel 11 has been designated as the Department’s _____ Channel. This channel is used by Chief Officers or members assigned in command positions for emergency and non-emergency operations.

Command

5

Radio Communications:

What code word indicates that an occurrence has potential value to the news media.

Code 20

6

Radio Communications:

What code word is used at incidents involving bomb threats.

Bravo tango

7

Radio Communications:

What code word is used when, over land, an aircraft has, or is suspected to have an operational issue that affects normal flight operations to the extent there is danger of an accident?

Alert 2

8

Radio Comms:

What code word is used when; over water, an aircraft has, or is suspected to have an operational issue that affects normal flight operations to the extent there is danger of an accident?

Blue 2

9

Radio Comms:

What code word is used when an aircraft accident has occurred on, or in the vicinity of the airport?

Alert 3

10

Radio Comms:

What code word is used when an aircraft accident has occurred in the water.

Blue 3

11

Radio Comms:

LAPD dispatch is called _____

Control

12

Radio Comms:

Los Angeles County Fire dispatch is called ____

LA

13

Radio Comms:

U.S. Forest Service, Angeles National Forest dispatch is called _____

Angeles

14

Radio Comms:

Ventura County Fire dispatch is called _____

Ventura

15

Radio Comms:

Dispatch Center communications for any of the 11 agencies managed by Verdugo Communications Center would be addressed as _____

Verdugo

16

Radio Comms:

When transmitting, keep the microphone CLOSE to your mouth, about ___ inch.

1

17

Radio Comms:

The LAFD voice system operates in the ____ MHz range, and the data system operates in the ____ MHz range

•800

•500

18

Radio Comms:

There are ____ strategically located remote transmit/receive sites serving the LAFD voice radio system

10

19

Radio Comms:

The fixed site transmit/receive site located at ____ is the Departments “back-up” radio system. Field units can only connect to it in repeat mode

Mt. Lukens

20

Radio Comms:

The UHF radios have ____ MHz bands

500

21

Radio Comms:

The VHF radios have ____ MHz bands

100

22

Radio Comms:

What are the two back up dispatch sites MFC can use?

1. Existing MFC dispatch center at city hall

2. FS 108 (Coldwater)

23

Radio Comms:

The 800 MHz mobile units (mounted on apparatus) transmit at ___ Watts.

35

24

Radio Comms:

LAFD portable radios transmit 2 or 4 Watts of power and have a transmit range of up to about ___ to ___ miles in “simplex” or direct mode under the best of conditions

2 to 3

25

Radio Comms:

The 700/800 MHz radio has a ____ color “band” on the antenna

Red

26

Radio Comms:

The UHF radio has a ____ color “band” on the antenna

Blue

27

Radio Comms:

The VHF radio has a ____ color “band” on the antenna

White

28

Radio Comms:

True or false? The apparatus pocket chargers will not condition the batteries as the Multi-charger will.

True

29

IMPRES radio battery charger:

What does a steady red light mean?

Battery is in rapid charge mode

30

IMPRES radio battery charger:

What does a flashing green light mean?

Battery is in trickle charge

31

IMPRES radio battery charger:

What does a steady green light mean?

Battery fully charged

32

IMPRES radio battery charger:

What does a flashing yellow light mean?

Charger is waiting to charge (battery may be too hot or cold)

33

IMPRES radio battery charger:

What does a flashing red light mean?

Improper contact between battery and charger

34

IMPRES radio battery charger:

What does a steady yellow light mean?

Battery is in reconditioned mode

35

IMPRES radio battery charger:

What does a flashing red/green light mean?

Battery is filled charged but is nearing the end of it's rated service life

36

Radios:

The new portable radio case is engraved with _____ (L.A. Fire Dept or L.A. City Fire?) and the radio identification number is below the PTT button.

L.A. Fire Dept

37

Radios:

Accessory devices that pass inspection will be clearly marked with what color stripe to identify that it has passed inspection?

Silver

Without exception, only accessory devices with the silver stripe shall be used on new model radio cases.

38

Radios:

True or False? All channels will have the ability to be used in repeat (duplex) or direct (simplex) mode

True

39

Radios:

When the emergency trigger is depressed, a signal is sent and the radio will automatically switch to channel 6. A long, medium pitched tone will sound and display will change to ____

Alert 6

40

Radios:

After pressing the emergency trigger and the radio network acknowledges the alarm, the radio will sound how many short, medium pitched tones?

4

41

Radios:

After pressing the emergency trigger and no acknowledgement is received, the radio will continue to attempt to send the emergency signal (long tone) every ___ seconds. If no acknowledgement is received by the radio from the network within ___ seconds, the radio has failed to access a repeater and communication is not possible.

•2 sec

•60 sec

42

Radios:

What are the two ways to reset the emergency trigger with the radio in the "lock" position?

1. Press and hold emergency trigger for 2 seconds until a long tone is emitted. This action will return the radio back to its previous state (on original selected channel, radio locked).

2. Turn radio off and then back on. This will return the radio back to its previous state (on original selected channel, radio locked).

43

Radios:

What are the two ways to reset the emergency trigger with the radio in the "unlock" position?

1. Press and hold emergency trigger for 2 seconds until a long tone is emitted. This action will return the radio back to its previous state (on original selected channel, radio unlocked).

2. Turning the power off and back on WILL NOT reset back to the previously selected channel, it will stay on channel 6. As soon as the channel selector knob is rotated in either direction, it will resume normal operation and change to the channel indicated as indicated on the dial.

44

Radios:

True or False? When resetting the emergency trigger by turning the radio off then on with the radio "unlocked" and in direct mode, it will reset to Alert 6 in DIRECT mode.

True

The radio will reset to the direct/repeat mode it was on prior to the emergency traffic. If it was on direct, it will reset to ALERT 6 “direct”. If it was on repeat, it will reset to ALERT 6 “repeat”. THIS IS WHY RADIOS SHOULD BE CARRIED IN LOCKED POSITION.

45

Radios:

True or False? The radio can be changed from “direct” mode to “repeat” mode with the radio in the “locked” position.

True

46

Radios:

What kind of locations might members encounter radio problems and warrant switching to "direct" mode?

-Below ground level (i.e. basements, tunnels)
-Within or adjacent to shielded rooms (i.e. x-ray rooms, sound stages)
-Enclosed elevator cars
-Center core area of some high rise buildings
-Steep or narrow canyons
-Any location outside the city limits

47

Radios:

ALERT 6 has been moved to the ___ position on the channel select rotary knob in all zones. Transmission will be in repeat, or direct, depending on the repeat/direct selector position.

16th

48

Radios:

Zone ___ is the “supplemental” tactical channel zone. It can be used for drills, staging or other operations not requiring operation on the repeated simulcast system. All channels are in "direct" mode

4

49

Radios:

Zone ___ is for LAFD “portable repeater” operations. This zone would be used exclusively when LAFD Fire Communications establishes portable repeaters to mitigate communications shortfalls for large planned events or large scale emergencies.

5

50

Radio Emergency trigger:

One way to reset the activation of the emergency trigger is to hold down the emergency trigger button again for ___ seconds

2

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