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Static water sources include:

Lakes, rivers, oceans, cisterns, pools, and portable tanks

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Lift is the difference in elevation between:

The surface of the static water supply and the center of the pump intake

Pg 403


For every 1,000 feet of altitude the atmospheric pressure decreases by_____ psi

Pg 404


In the fire service maximum lift is defined as:

The greatest height to which any amount of water may be raised though an intake hose to the pump

Pg 404


Dependable lift:

The height of a column of water may be lifted in sufficient quantity to provide a reliable fire flow
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When evaluating a potential water supply source first determine:

Its adequacy and accessibility

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If an apparatus begins to sink during pumping operations you should:

Continue to provide water if possible and make arraignments for a tow truck after the incident is stabilized

Pg 412


Provisions for making an ice rescue should be available at the scene before:

Any firefighters begin work on the ice

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Common artificial water supply sources include:

Private water storage tanks
Ground reservoirs
Swimming pools
Ag irrigation systems

Pg 414


A cistern is:

An underground water storage receptacle that is usually found in an area not serviced by a hydrant system

Pg 415