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TB#4 The primary consideration (s) for a tank truck/trailer incident in priority order is/are:

preservation of life
& the environment


TB#4 The tank portion of a tank truck/trailer vehicle is considered a ____. The 3 basic types of vehicle configurations and there capacities are:

non pressurized liquid tank
single tank with two axles or three axles 3000 and 5000 gallons
Tank tractor with semi trailer , 1 tank approx 40 ft with capacity of 9000 gallons
tank truck pulling 2 axle trailer each 20ft long capacity 4200 gallons on truck and trailer tank has 4800 gallon tank = 9000 gallons


TB# 4 Tanks have two to four compartments. When carrying flammable products with different flash points in the same tank, _____ are required.

Double bulk heads


TB# 4 If a bulkhead is damaged, the void between the tank space can hold/contain_____ gallons:

200 gallons


TB#4 Baffles are installed in the tank primarily for:

Tank strength


TB#4 The _____ is legally responsible for product removal on state highways, freeways or city streets:

ultimately the owner is legally responsible


TB#4 General safety precautions for a fire/truck trailer tanker incident:

Avoid contact with any product & breathing of vapors
Avoid contact with tank
Avoid breaking foam blanket
Avoid being covered with foam
Isolate incident set perimeters using combustible gas indicators
Deny entry to those not needed and or authorized
approach from uphill upwind side


TB#4 Vacuum trucks are classified by cleanliness standards which are:

Dirty-tank is empty of product but has not been cleaned
Clean- tank is empty of product and has been washed with water but there is possible trace of water and product from previous load
Super Clean- Tank has been chemically cleaned and is free of product
"request clean tank" super clean is unnecessarily expensive


TB#4 Action to take when on-scene of a tank /trailer incident when there is a leak with no fire include:

Eliminate potential ignition source a minimum of 100ft from spill
Turn off ignition if possible
Use combustible gas indicator to verify atmosphere around
battery terminal , or shut off switch is below 10% lel before disconnecting
Set incident perimeters using appropriate monitors,contain run off
affected area surrounding the tank shall be covered with foam


TB#4 Actions to take when on-scene of a tank truck/trailer incident when there is a fire involving a spilled liquid or the tanker is on fire:

Spot apparatus uphill and preferably upwind of incident
Secure water supply sufficient for multiple master streams
Do not use plain water unless it is to perform a rescue
Make fire attack using foam lines
Use dikes to keep a spilled flowing or burning product from the storm drain.
IC to determine whether defensive or offensive attack or combination of both


TB#4 At a tank truck/trailer incident determine the amount of foam needed. Plan for a ______ supply for suppression and a _____ supply for maintenance.

15 min supply of concentrate
15 min supply of for maintenance


TB#4 Aluminum tanks will melt at ____; exposed fuel will burn at the _____ level; and gasoline will burn at a rate of _____per hour:

@ about 1200 degrees
liquid level
1 foot per hour


TB#164 The transitional attack option is defined as the _____ application of water with a ____ from the ____ of a structure that provides a brief _____ by cooling the environment prior to transitioning into an ____:

Straight stream
Break of the fire triangle
Offensive attack


TB#164 The transitional attack option should be considered when any of the following conditions exits:

Visible fire or high velocity turbulent smoke indicative of imminent flashover from any door or window with consideration to the following:
1st conditions at the point of access make it unsafe to enter,
Entry is delayed by forcible entry challenges
Ventilation is delayed or non existent
Water supply is delayed or insufficient
Excessive storage or packrat conditions


TB#164 Critical tactical considerations that must be identified and assessed prior to executing a transitional attack option are:

Officers should attempt to gain as much situational awareness as possible (360 degree size up)
Always communicate and coordinate your tactical intent on the radio channel to all companies prior to employing this tactic
Lafd personnel shall not be inside the structure at time of application
Only apply water into windows or doors that have fire showing or volatile smoke indicators of imminent flashover
Do not employ if window pane is still intact
Transitional attack streams shall only flow water until a change in conditions are see, bulk of fire knocked down
critical on scene observation must be thoroughly assessed


TB#164 Following the termination of exterior water application, what must be in place:

Attack team must be ready to immediately engage interior fire attack following the termination of exterior water applications


TB#164 Transitional attack is simply an additional tactical option for the first arriving officers to consider when:

resources and fire conditions warrant


TB#164 When utilizing the transitional attack option, water is applied only long enough to:

see a change in conditions (bulk of fire is knockdown)


TB#164 Book 30 The tactical priorties of an incident (listed in order of priority) are

Rescue- remove endangered occupants /person and treat the injured
Hazard Control- stabilize the incident neutralize all hazards and provide for life safety
Loss limiting- conserve property and limit further impact
Victim / occupant stabilization provide for the safety , accountability and welfare of non-responders affected by the incident. (this is ongoing)
Safety provide for safety, accountability, and welfare throughout incident of all responders at the incident .


Book #30 The Standards of command

Assumption of Command- Assume and announce Inc Command and establish and effective command post


Book # 30
The standards of Command (in order) are:

Assumption of Command: Assume and announce Inc Command and


Book # 30
The standards of command (in order) are:

ASSUMPTION OF COMMAND - assume and announce inc command and establish effective command post.
SITUATIONAL AWARENESS- Rapidly evaluate the situation (size-up) and continually update and or obtain briefing from previous IC
COMMUNICATE - identify develop, initiate, maintain, and control the communication process, establish a communication plan.
INCIDENT OBJECTIVES, STRATEGY AND INCIDENT ACTION PLAN- Based on the tactical plan, identify incident objectives, an overall strategy and develop an incident action plan
RESOURCE DEPLOYMENT - assign resources consistent with plans and standard operating procedures, standard operating guidelines and the incident action plan.
INCIDENT ORGANIZATION- Develop an effective incident command organization based on incident objectives and initiate/maintain a tactical worksheet.
EVALUATE AND REVISE- Review, evaluate and revise (as needed) the incident management plan based on conditions, actions and needs
TRANSITION OF COMMAND -provide for the continuity ,transfer, and termination of incident command.


BOOK #30 , Incident Command terminology is required:

Anytime a category "B" assignment is held to work at an incident


Book #30 The ICS process is initiated by :

First fire department resource / member arriving at the scene,
shall assume command


Book #30 The initial IC shall remain in command until:

Until incident command is transferred
or the incident is stabilized and Inc command is terminated


Book#30 The size up shall include:

Unit designation of the resource arriving on the scene
The Address or location of the incident
A brief description of the incident situation ( ie building,size occupancy)
Obvious conditions ( working fire, hazmat spill , multiple pts)
Brief description of actions taken or to be taken
Any obvious safety concerns
Any additional resource request and staging location
Declare offensive or defensive strategy


Book #30 The modes of incident command that may be utilized at an incident are:

investigative mode
offensive mode
defensive mode


TB#4 Tank trucks transport approximately _____% of all the fuels used by vehicles:

90 %