Flashcards in Chapter 4 Operating Emergency Vehicles Deck (94)
Which of the following seldom causes serious injury or death, but accounts for a significant portion of overall damage costs?
Improper backing of the apparatus
Excessive speed by the fire apparatus driver/operator can result in which of the following?
Inability of driver/operator to stop in time to avoid a collision with another vehicle
Poor apparatus design is most often a factor on:
homebuilt water tenders.
Which of the following statements about driving regulations is TRUE?
If a driver/operator does not obey driving regulations and is involved in a collision, both the driver/operator and the fire department may be held responsible.
Which of the following statements about driving regulations is FALSE?
Driving regulations pertain to dry, clear roads during nighttime conditions.
Always consult the ___, supplied with each vehicle, for detailed instructions specific to the vehicle.
manufacturer's operator's manual
When should the vehicle be started so that it is warmed up when the rest of the crew is assembled and ready to respond?
As soon as possible
Take the time to review the ___ and consider important factors that may affect the response such as road closings and traffic conditions.
Do not move the apparatus until:
all occupants are seated within the cab and wearing seatbelts.
After releasing the ___, place the gear shifter into a low gear that will allow the vehicle to move with a minimum of throttle.
Never attempt to start the apparatus moving while it is in:
Release the ___ slowly when starting from a standstill, avoiding vehicle rollback.
Keep the apparatus in low gear until the ___ is reached for shifting to a higher gear.
When climbing a hill, shift the transmission to:
a lower gear.
On sharp curves or when turning corners, shift standard transmissions into:
a lower gear.
What should be used when fire apparatus must be driven over rough or rugged terrain?
The lower gears
If the apparatus becomes stuck in mud or snow, DO NOT:
race the engine or pop the clutch.
Which of the following should be selected before driving downhill?
A lower gear
To prevent engine damage, limit downhill speed to ___ maximum governed rpm.
Once the apparatus is ready to move, depress the ___ and move it to the appropriate gear selection.
interlock on the shifter
Be aware that the ___ influences automatic shifting.
pressure placed upon the accelerator
Manually select a lower gear as necessary when operating the apparatus at a slow speed for a long period of time or when:
driving up a steep hill.
Which of the following should NOT be attempted?
A. Downshifting at low rpm
B. Jumping more than one gear at a time*
C. Starting the apparatus in low gear
D. Driving the apparatus in high gear for long periods of time
Once the apparatus is moving, how should the vehicle be accelerated?
Do not try to reach rated speed in the:
Stay in the highest gear that allows the apparatus to ___ and still have some power in reserve for acceleration.
keep up with traffic
Attempt to maintain ___ control through correct throttling.
What should be avoided in order to reduce lugging?
Do not allow the ___ if lugging does occur.
engine rpm to drop below peak torque speed