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1

Consider these principles to be rules that ________________.

You may break only under the most unusual circumstances

2

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

3

Most basic principle of FFing is that _______________.

Human life takes precedence over all other concerns

4

Concept 1
Sufficient personnel are not available to effect both rescue and extinguishment, ______

Rescue must be given priority

5

Concept 2
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

6

Concept 3
Remove those ________

In greatest danger first

7

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
-top floor
-people below

8

Concept 4
When enough personnel are available to perform engine and ladder functions, they must ________.

Carry out coordinated attack

9

Concept 5
When there is no threat to occupants, the lives of firefighters __________.

Shouldn't be unduly endangered

10

Six possible directions for fire to spread:

ABLRUD
Ahead
Back
Left
Right
Up
Down

11

Last rule for firefighting is a brief one:

Let circumstances dictate procedures

12

Our actions must be based on _______ and must ______.

Sound information
Come out of a proper decision-making process