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1

Why do search and rescue operations demand a high level of training and timely execution?

Hazardous conditions and minimal time constraints

2

What common element should precede effective search and rescue operations?

Training that has resulted in a basic plan or set of SOPs

3

What time period presents the highest occupancy loads in residences?

The nighttime hours

4

Name several types of institutional occupancies.

Nursing homes, hopitals, jails, and schools

5

What should be the initial priority if the occupants of a high-rise are evacuating the structure as the suppression resources arrive?

Suppression personnel should attempt to gain control of the evacuation

6

If available, why should a 60-minute bottle be used for search and rescue operations?

A 60-minute bottle provides additional time and flexibility

7

What are several advantages of tag lines?

Tag lines ensure contact between search personnel, expand an area of search, and enhance egress from a structure

8

What are the two phases of a search and rescue operation?

Primary phase and secondary phase

9

What is the minimum and maximum number of personnel that should comprise a search and rescue team?

A minimum of two personnel and a maximum of three

10

When using chalk to mark doors during a search and rescue operation, what does an X mean?

What the room has been searched

11

What is one of the weakest fireground operations? and why?

Search and Rescue.

Infrequent use

12

Depending on the type of occupancy, what will set the parameters for search and rescue?

The time of day

13

A single-story, single-family dwelling can be searched in a timely manner by how many personnel?

two

14

What type of occupancies present the highest need for search and rescue?

residential

15

When searching Industrial-Commercial occupancies, what are the major hazards that search teams may encounter?

Large areas of varying floor plans
Presense of machinery
Tiered storage
open shafts
hazardous materials
high voltage
mezzanines

16

High-rise buildings are normally defined by Mittendorf as buildings that are how tall?

75 feet tall

17

What is the greatest hazard to high-rise building occupants?

exposure to smoke and products of combustion

18

Search and rescue should be conducted on a priority basis. How is this acheived?

Begin in the immediate area of the fire
Advance to immediate area ABOVE the fire
Conclude with rest of building--above and below

19

Concerning high-rise fires and evacuation procedures, occupants how many floors down should remain in place until those above them are completely evacuated?

Three or more floors below the fire

20

If possible, relocate occupants of the fire floor (and at least 2 floor above or below the fire floor) to a level more than what?

more than 2 floors below the fire floor

21

What is an excellent indicator of an occupancies potential complexity, floor plan, and the number of personnel require to conduct search and rescue?

The size of the occupancy

22

Why should any plywood removed from doors and windows be completely removed?

enhance ventilation and provide better passageway

23

If plywood type of material is removed from one entry point, what should happen to the other points of entry with it on them?

All points of enty should be clear

24

What can a tether be made from?

12-foot piece of one-inch tubular webbing

25

What does RECEO stand for?

Rescue
Exposure
Confinement
Extinguishment
Overhaul

26

Concerning occupancy, personnel responding to a private dwelling fire will most likely (70-90 percent of the time) encounter a what??

Vacant structure

27

A basic knowledge of the following factors are required before any search and rescue operationg:

Structure--construction and layout
Fire--location and extent
Victims--number, age, location
Resources
SOPs

28

If following a hose line for search and rescue, what should you know from the pump engineer before entering a structure?

Which line to follow
How many feet have been advanced
Is it a forward or reverse lay

29

What should be a prime consideration and will dramatically enhance search and rescue operations?

A quick attack in conjuction with ventilation