Flashcards in Ch. 1 General Principles of Firefighting Deck (12):
Consider these principles to be rules that ________________.
You may break only under the most unusual circumstances
One of the most basic principles is that ________. A further duty of all FF's is to __________.
The FF's responsibility is to protect life and property.
Gain knowledge to perform new tasks
Most basic principle of FFing is that _______________.
Human life takes precedence over all other concerns
Sufficient personnel are not available to effect both rescue and extinguishment, ______
Rescue must be given priority
When you don't have sufficient personnel to perform all of the needed tasks, first perform those that ____________.
Protect the greatest number of human lives
Remove those ________
In greatest danger first
More than one victim and don't have the resources to remove all of them, ____________.
You will have to establish some priorities.
-immediate fire area
-directly above fire
When enough personnel are available to perform engine and ladder functions, they must ________.
Carry out coordinated attack
When there is no threat to occupants, the lives of firefighters __________.
Shouldn't be unduly endangered
Six possible directions for fire to spread:
Last rule for firefighting is a brief one:
Let circumstances dictate procedures