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Which type of apparatus are positioned at the water supply source and used to fill empty water tenders?

Fill site pumpers


Pumpers must have a minimum pump capacity of ___ to conform to NFPA® 1901.

1,000 gpm (4 000 L/min)


Which of the following are considered the backbone of any water shuttle operation?

Water tender/tankers


Which of the following apparatus are the most efficient for use in water shuttle operations?

Converted fueltankers
B. Tenders with no fire pumps
C. Tenders with water tanks with less than 2,500 gallons (10 000 L) and rapid unloading capabilities*
D. Tenders with water tanks with more than 2,500 gallons (10 000 L) and rapid unloading capabilities


Vacuum tankers are self-filling from a static water source at a rate of up to ___ gpm (L/min) with lift capability of up to ___ feet (m).

2,000 gpm (8 000 L); 22 feet (6.7 m)


Most water tenders carry from ___ to ___ gallons (L) of water.

1,500 to 3,000 gallons (6 000 to 12 000 L)


Water tenders must have a tank-to-pump line capable of supplying the pump with 500 gpm (2 000 L/min) until at least ___ of the tank is empty.



Water tenders must be equipped with at least one external connection to allow filling at a minimum rate of:

1,000 gpm (4 000 L).


Water tenders must have a discharge capable of emptying ___ of the tank volume at an average rate of 1,000 gpm (4 000 L/min).



Water tenders must have a pump-to-tank fill line that is at least:

2 inches in diameter.


In cases of a narrow lane, driveway, or dead-end street, it may be advantageous to locate the dump site:

at the nearest intersection to the incident scene.


Who should select the closest suitable water supply to the scene?

The Incident Commander or water supply group supervisor


The best fill and dump sites are those in which the water tenders:

drive straight in from one direction, fill or dump, then proceed straight out.


The route of travel selected for a shuttle operation should reflect:

both safety and operational efficiency.


A(n) ___ route of travel is considered to be the optimum arrangement for conducting a water shuttle operation.



At fill sites adjacent to roadways that have not been closed to public traffic, water tenders should be positioned:

off the roadway.


On fire incidents, the ___ may choose to establish a water supply branch or group that includes the water shuttle operation.

Incident Commander


When the water supply group is established, the person in charge is known as the:

Water Supply Group Supervisor.


Which members of the water supply branch or group can communicate directly with command?

Only the supervisor


When two or more water shuttles are required, the IC may decide to establish a water supply branch, with the supervisor being called the:

Water Supply Branch Director.


Water supplies for a shuttle operation come:

from either a fire hydrant or a static water supply source.


IFSTA recommends that ___ be used to fill tenders at all fill site operations.

a pumper


Who must determine the best position for drafting or hydrant connection?

The Driver/Operator


Ideally, the pump panel should be located so that the driver/operator can view:

both the fill and source operations.


When positioning at a hydrant, the driver/operator should connect, at a minimum:

a large diameter intake hose between the large pump intake and the steamer connection on the hydrant.


If a static water supply source is completely inaccessible to pumpers, two or more high-volume portable pumps may be used to relay water to the fill site pumper, if there is less than ___ feet (m) between the source and the pumper.

100 feet (30 m)


Regardless of whether a hydrant or static source is used, a ___ that is within view of the driver/operator should be continuously flowed from the fill site pumper to prevent a loss of prime.

booster line or some other type of small discharge line


Although hoses used to fill tenders vary, the most common and most efficient are:

two 2½-inch (65 mm) direct tank fill connections or one LDH direct tank fill connection on the rear of the vehicle.


The ideal fill position is one that:

allows the driver/operator to enter and exit the fill site without turning around or backing up.


The stopping point for the driver/operator should be marked by:

a traffic cone.


If available, ___ inch (mm) hose should be used to fill tenders as it allows for quicker filling of the tank.

3-inch (77 mm)


Each hoseline should have a ___ installed between the last section and next to last section of hose.

gate valve


If using LDH direct tank fill intakes, do NOT use ___ on the LDH.

hose clamps


It is recommended that the fill site pumper remain ___ with the tender fill lines charged at all times.

in gear


Who makes the fill connection when the tender arrives and disconnects the hose(s) when the tank is full?

Make and break personnel


While filling is taking place, the driver/operator should:

remain in the cab of the apparatus.


When is it recommended that two tenders be filled at the same time?

Only when the fill site pumper is connected to a high flow hydrant


Who should monitor the ground conditions around the fill site?

The make and break personnel or fill site officer


When should the fill site be shut down?

When the decision has been made that the operation is no longer necessary and all tenders participating in the shuttle have been refilled


Which apparatus should be released from the fill site first?

The apparatus housed farthest from the scene


If the water supply was a static source, all pumps and equipment should be:

flushed to clear any stones or debris from the system.


In which method does a water tender pump the water from its tank directly into the pump intake of the attack pumper?

Direct pumping operations


Which method uses one or more portable water tanks as the dump site water supply source?

Portable water tank operations


Which method generally involves a very large water tender that is positioned immediately adjacent to the attack pumper and fulfills the same function as a portable tank?

Nurse tender operations


Which method does not require the water tenders to be equipped with a fire pump as long as they have an adequate-sized direct-tank discharge valve and adequate venting?

Portable water tank operations


In which method is the second tender’s supply line already connected and charged, causing no interruption of the water supply to the attack pumper?

Direct pumping operations


Which is the easiest of the methods to ensure a constant supply of water to the attack pumper?

Portable water tank operations


In which method is the tender usually so large that the fire is controlled before there is a need to refill its tank?

Nurse tender operations


In which method is a substantial amount of working space required for the dump site?

Portable water tank operations


Which method is set up by having the attack pumper lay out a supply line, equipped with a clappered or gated siamese, to a location that is easily accessible to the tenders approaching the scene?

Direct pumping operations


In which method are all tenders required to have a sizable fire pump in order to pump their loads into the nurse tender?

Nurse tender operations


Single portable tank operations work on fires that require less than:

300 gpm (1 200 L/min).


Which of the following is NOT a type of portable water tank?

A. Folding type
B. Self-supporting or frameless portable tank
C. Type with several sections that must be assembled at the scene
D. Type with several sections that must be assembled en route to the scene*


It is recommended that portable water tanks have a capacity that is at least ___ gallons (L) larger than the capacity of the water tank on the apparatus carrying it.

500 gallons (2 000 L)


Low-level strainers allow continuous drafting ability down to a point where only about ____ inches (mm) of water is left in the tank.

2 inches (50 mm)


Multiple portable tank operations are used on incidents that require flow rates in excess of:

300 gpm (1 200 L/min).


The most common multiple portable tank operations use ___ portable tank(s).

between two and five


Who should monitor the ground conditions around the dump site during a portable tank operation?

Dump Site Officer


Before shutting down a dump site operation, it is generally a good idea to make sure that the attack apparatus and dump site pumper have:

topped off their onboard water tanks.


Once the apparatus tanks are ___ all the drafting and water transfer equipment can be disassembled, cleaned, and stowed.