Flashcards in BOOK 100 Hi rise IC Deck (148):
primary responsibility of the initial fire attack team is to ...
locate, identify the emergency and determine the scope
when an actual fire is located, the officer of the attack team is designated the ?
a hi rise fire attack team takes specific equipment with them on an investigation what are they?
forcible entry tools
what unit is responsible for transport of equipment via stairwell in a Hi rise?
how many feet shall BASE be from the building and not in proximity of the CP?
list command staff?
PIO, safety, liaison
once fire attack begins in a hi rise, two members enter and two members remain where?
outside the IDLH
elevators used in a hi rise incident, shall not go higher than ? reported floor/lowest alarm floor
staging will normally be?
two floor below fire
who monitors the built in fire control, comms and elevator systems?
systems control unit
where is an appropriate location for RIC for rapid deployment?
staging or floor below the fire
who provides medical aid and transportation for injured and ill personnel?
normally how many companies should be kept in base for each company held in staging?
how far is a safe location for the occupants during a hi rise incident?
the command staff support staff are called?
what information should be relayed when the fire attack team has located the emergency?
location, nature and extent of the problem
what is the responsiblity of the second arriving company responsible for in a hi rise incident?
controlling elevators and vertical access routes
what are the basic requirements of the ICS has been met with the establishment of ?
fire attack, lobby control, staging and base
medical group super would recieve orders from and report to?
the time to consider for early relief on an actual hi rise fire is?
who is responsible for verifying water supply into the standpipe system at a hi rise?
if an additional water supply is needed via the stairwell, who is responsible for providing a supply line to the entrance of the stairwell?
the individual in charge of staging in a high rise fire is known as?
protecting the fire pump room from flooding and power loss is the responsibility of?
ground support unit
the responsiblity of providing operators for elevator operations rest with?
the systems control unit leader will be located in, or adjacent to?
the fire control room/area
high rise ; base may be established by?
available engineers from the first alarm assignment
the responsiblity for priority movement of personnel and equip. between base and staging lies with?
a hi rise building is define as a building which is over?
75 feet, ground level access to floor level of highest floor
hi rise buildings are designed with how many hour fire resistance between floors and around vertical openings?
the objective for fire suppression force in a hi rise is to ?
locate, confine and extinguish
upon arrival at a high rise fire an an evacuation is underway, attempt should be made to?
attempt to gain control of the evacuation
commercial hi rise buildings are characterized by?
center core construction
circuit corridors around the core
larger, more open spaces
which of the following poses the greatest danger to occupants during a high rise fire?
exposure to smoke and products of combustion
the most effective means of saving lives and facilitating rescue in a hi rise fire emerg. is?
aggressive attack on fire
wehn conducting a search during a hi rise fire, the company entering an entry door shall place a ?
single slash and company designation on the entry door to the right of the slash
hi rise occupancies designed for human occupancy are divided into what two types?
residential and commercial
when ascending via stairwells the fire attack officer should check floor status every?
when an evacuation is underway prior to the fire dept. arrival, firefighters must make their way to each landing and attempt to control exiting occupants, beginning at ?
the second floor
preplanning hi rise fires, also involves?
working knowledge of the building
optimum physical conditioning
understanding hi rise ICS and company SOP
building occupants who call 911 to report being trapped within a hi rise building fire can be managed by ?
communication tech specialist; command post
as the fire attack officer, once you have identified the fire floor, before opening the stairwell door you shall?
check the floor above and report you findings to the IC
unless fire conditions dictate otherwise, the best place to connect toa building standpipe is?
when a hi rise fire exist and the buildings exterior entrance is locked, the first priority is to?
gain effective access
a minimum number of personnel needed before an elevator is used to go aloft is?
no more than how many personnel, with required equip shall be permitted in any one elevator at a time during phase 2 opeations?
elevators installed after oct. 1985 must have a separate button for use by emergency personnel. what is that button named?
a FD member shall be designated to control the car opeation. this operator reports to?
lobby control unit
what position, on the lobby emerg. service key switch is use to place the elevator in operation on a temporary basis when the entire building has been deemed safe for normal use?but there is residual smoke remaining to activate associated smoke detectors
the first fire suppression resource discovers that all elevators have been recalled to the lobby or designated level. proper procedures indicate?
the lobby emerg. service switch shall be activated
elevators to go aloft during a hi rise fire shall make precautionary stopes every ? these precautionary stops test and confirm that the elevator is operating properly in?
phase 2 mode
using elevators for asscent should determine the location of stairwells in relationship to the elevator. when should this be accomplished?
first and subsequent precautionary stops
elevator ascent during investigations for fires shall only be used when the reported location is above what floor?
hi rise building greater thatn 150' equipped with fire protection water system with a fire pump,fire dept. connections, a combination standpipe system with 1 1/2 " outlets on the floors would be built between what dates?
the most important fire protection system provide to protect a hi rise and its occupants is?
what standpipe stystem is the total water supply delivered by FD apparatus through inlet connections?
what system is required for a high rise building built from 1960-1974
class 3 combo system
diesel pumps are required to have a separate fuel supply and separate fuel supply tank for each engine. fuel supplies shall last a minimum of?
4 hours for existing hi rises and 8 hours for post 1974
what is installed to prevent the fire pump from continually starting and stopping?
1974 to present, over 75' in height that do not exceed 150' are fully sprinklered and utilize what type of system to supply the sprinklers?
dry standpipe systems
standpipe systems are required in buildings three or more stories in height( four or more stories after 1984) and are primarily used by building occupants. water is supplied to the wet standpipe system by?
domestic water system
gravity feed or pressurized tanks
what system is required for hi rise building built after 1974?
the pressure regulating devices to operate properly and provide the proper pressure in flow, the designed static pressure on the riser must be provided by?
building fire pumps
depart. apparatus pumping system pressure
in order for pressure regulating devices to work properly and to provide rated flow, how far should the standpipe outlet valve be opened?
during the construction of a building and until the permanent fire extinguishing system is in service, every building above what story shall be provided with how many standpipes?
not less than 1
what are the basic parameters to formulate a salvage plan?
determine the origin of the problem
amount of water present
salvage operations should begin where the greatest loss is expected which is generally?
the floor of origin
the floor directly below the fire
hi rise: the total loss due to structure fire is a result of?
direct and indirect loss
the best method for removing large quantities of water from the upper floors of a hi rise building is?
the responsiblitlity of assigning a salvage group supervisor at a hi rise fire is with?
hi rise: priorities of salvage operations would be quickly established and based on?
size of occupancy
the accumulation of water resulting from fire suppression operations should be a concern for dept. personnel due to?
structural collapse potential
hi rise: the main focus in salvage operations is the control of water and?
keeping it out of elevator shafts, machinery rooms, and electrical rooms
decisions on actions taken in the fire control room will normally be made by?
IC, lobby control uit, or systems control unit
the total number of sound powered phone sets found in a hi rise fire control room is?
sound powered telephone jacks may be found in the following locations?
enclosed stairways at each level
exit location to a public way from stairs haft
any switching of the air handling controls found in the hi rise fire control room should be done cautiously and under the direction of?
some systems in hi rise building will re lock stair shaft doors in the alarm system is reset. in these situations, what should be done to keep stair shaft doors unlocked?
activate the stair shaft door override switch
what items should be found in a lockbox located in the fire control room?
six plasticized copies of the building inventory sheet
elevator and master keys
elevator instruction card
the public telephone number in the fire control room should be provided to?
during a hi rise fire, if you are informed that a stair shaft doors are locked, unlock them and report your actions to?
if you are notified that a hi rise building has a disaster plan or emergency plan, that plan should be provided to?
the basic parameters to formulate a salvage plan includes determing?
origin of the problem
amount of water present and
during a hi rise fire, what would be the responsibility or the elevator group supervisor?
locating and searching for unaccounted elevators
emerg. power systems in hi rise buildings are required to be activated within how many seconds of power loss to the buildings?
in a high rise fire, the responsibility of the fire attack team is?
enter the building, determine a safe means of ascent, and locate the emergency
NIMS allows the planning/intelligence position to be established in which of the following?
command staff officer
section chief under the IC
branch director under operations
unit/teck specialist under the planning section chief
normally, helicopters should remain a minimum of? from the involved building while in flight and away from the command post?
the fire attack team upon determining the stairwell of ascent, relays the stairwell identification in incoming companies and shall take the following equipment aloft?
forcible entry tools
2 inch hose pack with pigtail
Rotary saw and spare blades
if it is not determined that they cannot extinguish the fire. in this situation, the fire attack team must?
protect vertical openings and contain the fire
in a hi rise fire, searches shall be conducted on a priority basis beginning with the?
fire floor and all areas above the fire
when would it be necessary to open the stairwell door from the fire floor to the evacuation stairwell?
when it necessitates a civilian or firefighters rescue
evacuation of a hi rise building during an emerg. should be based on?
the risk to occupants
if the building is not equipped with pressurized stair shafts, lobby control should pressurize?
all access stariwells
when an evacuation is underway prior to the fire dept. arrival, FF must make their way to each landing and attempt to control exiting occupants, beginning at ?
placing blowers ? is more effective than placing them?
in a V shape, in series
compared to negative pressure ventilation, positive pressure ventilation is approximately ? as effective at removing contaminates from a building?
an effective communication plan at a high rise incident is crucial. the plan must allow the IC to?
provide for personnel accountability
during a high rise fire, the staging group supervisor or designee, should monitor? radio channels which are the?
logistics channel and command channel
to be effective, radio messages should be?
concise, brief, use accepted terminology
most high rise buildings have an emergency helicopter landing facility of the roof. the number inside the 50' by 50' pad indicates the load capacity of the pad in?
thousands of pounds
all new high rise buildings must have an emergency smoke control system capable of exhausting smoke directly to the exterior of the building. HVAC systems designed for smoke removal may also be used, providing they exhaust a minimum of? air exchanges per hour and exhaust exterior of the building without recirculation?
every new hi rise building must have emergency and standby power systems that operated the fire life safety systems if normal power is lost. this power must be available for at least ? hours at full demand?
halon will decompose into toxic gases, principally? if permitted to heat to approximately ?
phosgene; 900 degrees
combined standpipe systems are engineered to deliver specific amounts of water to the sprinklers and standpipes in the building. in all buildings exceeding 275 feet, a? system is required.
a retrofit sprinkler ordinance was passed in august 1988, requiring the installation of sprinklers in all? hi rise buildings?
the helispot location during a hi rise fire should be located? from the incident site?
a hoist may be used when people to be rescued are trapped on a balcony or on a roof without a landing area. hoist rescues are limited to? or ? stories below the roof
the IC should consider turning the overhaul responsibilities to the owner of the building when the following conditions are met?
the fire is extinguished
safety of civilian overhaul personnel can be assured
security of the premises is in place
the command post shall be a safe distance from the building, how far is that?
the first company on scene, by the use of a safe route, shall ?
proceed to the area where the emergency exists
who has the ultimate responsibility to authorize or discontinue the use of elevators?
if the fire attack team cannot extinguish the fire they must endeavor to?
protect vertical openings and contain the fire until assistance arrives
staging will normally be locate two floors below the fire, unless?
it is unsuitable
what resources should involve a RIC?
light force, engine, squad and an ALS unit
who should be assigned to as a group supervisor of a RIG?
what are the contents of a RIC SCBA kit?
45/60 minute bottle
1st stage regulator with 20 foot hose
150 foot drop bag
how many companies should be kept at base for each company held in staging?
Logistics section is responsible for what systems?
using companies in stairwells to help move equipment, should be supervised by an officer. they shall place members how often and how many should be supervised?
1 every two floors
one officer per four or five members
If an auxiliary water supply is required at a high rise fire via the stairwell, who is responsible for coordination and supervising this effort?
Ground support unit
The primary responsibility of the initial fire tech team is too?
Locate and identify the emergency and determine its scope
The objective of the fire suppression force will be two?? And? The fire.
Locate ,confine ,extinguish
The basic parameters to formulate a salvage plan includes determining?
The origin of the problem, amount of water present and anticipated flow
A ventilation group supervisor would report to?
What should company commanders who encounter mid block fire hydrants which do not have a hydrant flicked her in the street do?
The sign fire station personnel to install Heidrick reflectors
The responsibility as a high-rise instant for providing medical aid and transportation for injured in your building occupants falls under?
The normal first alarm assignment for a reported fire in a high-rise structure includes all the following?
EMS battalion captain,
airborne engine component task force
Under the full deployment of the incident command system at the high-rise fire, the medical unit, will report directly to?
The movement of air in a high-rise building, the board or downward, is subject to?
Temperature differences between inside and outside temperatures
He refers stack affect any high-rise building becomes more pronounced when?
Outside temperatures are higher
The automatic sprinkler system in a new high-rise building exceeding 275 feet in height, so have a minimum on site water supply of? Gallons.
The high-rise water system directly connected to a water supply equipped with 2 1/2 inch outfits for use by fire department personnel an automatic sprinklers describes what type of system?
Eddie high-rise fire incident, basically be established by available engineers for the first alarm assignment or buy a ? with the optimum safe distance from the building of??
Greater alarm company,
Who is responsible to protect elevator shafts, elevator rooms from water?
Upon a sent, the fire tech ops or show valuate the two floors below the reported fire for its use as a staging area and communicate this to?
As the fire tech team sends, the officer should report conditions in the building to the icy for informational purposes and to assure adequate communication is maintained. These reports should be made?
If the fire tech team is unable to affect a direct and sustainable attack they should consider?
Expose your protection and assisting with search and were you vacuolation
Regarding the tactics to accomplish equipment transport via the stairwell to determine the number of personnel necessary to compasses task, consider one member per? And one of OFFICER? Firefighters
4 or 5
And determining factor of what type of companies are personnel are requested by the IC at the high-rise fire is?
The needs of the incident
When waiting to load or boarding department helicopter, personnel shell? Toward the front seventh in full view of the pilot.
Form a single line at least 50 feet from the aircraft
And air reconnaissance office or when assigned, will normally be located?
On board of the reconnaissance aircraft
The final say in whether or not a rooftop evacuation will be tempted lies with?
The following to minimum helicopter response times from the Van Nuys Airport ARE?
San Fernando Valley – 5 to 7 minutes,
West Los Angeles area – 10 minutes,
downtown area - 10 to 12 minutes,
Harbor area – 20 minutes
If department members find trap civilians on the roof of the high-rise building during a rescue operation, the shell?
Assist with crowd control
Relocation of the building occupants to be safe refuge with the new building is necessary, I could see if he can normally be provided by relocating located? Answer the best describes the missing information is?
Two floors above and two floors below the fire for
In fighting a high rise fire, if the first fire attack team cannot extinguish the fire, they should direct its efforts to ?
Containing the main body of the fire