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Flashcards in Chapter 1 Truck Company Basics Deck (20):
1

What is the primary definition of a truck company?

A company that is primarily staffed and equipped to perform multiple specialized support fireground operations.

2

What are the 5 major components of a quint?

Aerial device, pump, water, hose, and ground ladders

3

What are GAWR and GVW?

Gross axle weight rating and
Gross vehicle weight

4

What is the definition of the quint concept?

That personnel assigned to a quint are capable of determining the need for engine or truck operations and acting accordingly.

5

What is an advantage of separate functional companies?

That personnel can specialize in a particular responsibility.

6

What are the two qualifications that should be considered when selecting a prospective truck company officer?

Fireground experience and fireground maturity

7

If four persons are assigned to a truck company, how many operations can simultaneously be accomplished within a framework of accountability?

Two

8

What are three advantages of predetermining operational duties?

Standardized procedures, teamwork, and continuity

9

What is the minimum apparatus response that should be assigned to a single-family structure fire?

Two engines, one truck, and one chief officer

10

List several benefits of having a truck company officer be of a higher rank than an engine officer.

Transfer of command and priority of apparatus

11

What is the typical GVW of a single axle, 65-75 Foot aerial device?

44,000 lbs

12

What is the GAWR of the rear axle on a single axle aerial device?

31,000 lbs

13

When did NFPA 1901 require a deceleration device on fire apparatus?

August 9 1996

14

What is the GAWR of a 75 foot tandem axle aerial device?

44,000 to 48,000 lbs

15

What is the GVW of a 100 foot tandem axle Aerial device?

48,000 to 66,000 lbs

16

What is the turning radius of a tillered 100 foot aerial device?

29 to 35 ft

17

What is 2 advantages of a tillered apparatus over a nonarticulated quint?

1. turning radius
2. abundance of storage compartments

18

What are some typical inside responsibilities for a truck company? (6)

1. Forcible entry
2. Search and rescue
3. Controlling the extension of the fire
4. Assisting attack operations
5. Salvage
6. Fire attack if a quint is used

19

What is some typical outside responsibilities for outside responsibilities for a truck company? (3)

1. Horizontal ventilation
2. Vertical ventilation
3. Pressurized ventilation

20

What should be the initial response to any structure larger than a single-family dwelling?

3 engines
2 trucks
1 chief