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If the apparatus arrives at a location where no fire conditions are evident, where should the apparatus be positioned?

Near the main entrance to the occupancy


When arriving at a location with no fire conditions evident, which of the following is NOT a responsibility of the driver/operator?

A. Remain with the vehicle.
B. Enter the structure and investigate the situation.*
C. Prepare to pull attack hoselines if the need arises.
D. Prepare to make connections to the water supply or sprinkler/standpipe.


When arriving at a location with no fire conditions evident, which of the following is a responsibility of the fire company personnel?

Enter the structure and investigate the situation.


What is the first tactical priority at any fire incident?

Life safety


Which of the following statements about positioning the apparatus is FALSE?

A. Always leave yourself a way out.
B. Choose an unpaved surface over a paved surface.*
C. Position uphill from the incident whenever possible.
D. Attempt to position the apparatus upwind of the incident.


What size is the collapse zone?

One and one-half times the height of the building


When positioning pumpers, which apparatus should have the optimum operating position?

Aerial apparatus


Many departments use the "___" method to position pumpers.



If the building is less than five stories tall, ___ should position on the side of the street closest to the building.

engine companies


If the building is higher than five stories, the ___ should position next to the building.

aerial apparatus


Pumpers providing water for elevated stream operations should position as close as possible to the:

aerial apparatus.


When using a draft source, position the pumper at the:

water supply source.


T or F: Establish a relay if there is no water supply at the sprinkler or fire department connection.



When are drafting operations required?

When a pumper is going to be supplied from a static water supply


Which drafting sites should be given preference?

Those accessible from a paved surface


Which of the following is necessary when placing suction hose into the static water source?

A. Connect soft suction hose and strainer to the pumper
B. Attach a rope to the end of the strainer before putting it in the water*
C. Be sure that the strainer rests on the bottom of the water source during drafting
D. Tie a rope to the apparatus to hold the strainer on the bottom of the water source


Which type of jurisdiction usually installs dry hydrants at drafting sites?



Which of the following statements about dry hydrants is FALSE?

A. It includes an intake hose connection on the shore.
B. It has a length of pipe extending to the water supply source.
C. It has a strainer on the pipe extending into the water supply source.
D. It is often installed by the city water department.*


Historically, ___ hose has been used to connect a pumper to a fire hydrant.

hard intake


What is the preferred type of hose for connection to a fire hydrant?

Large diameter intake hose


Large diameter intake hose usually comes in sections ___ feet (m) long.

10 to 50 feet (3 m to 15 m)


When making side intake connections, kinks can be minimized by putting:

two full twists in the hose.


When using front or rear intake connections, the vehicle should be aimed or angled in the direction of the hydrant; this angle should be ___ degrees or less.



How many people are required to make connection to the 2½-inch outlets?



Which of the following is a disadvantage of connecting to the 2½-inch outlets?

A. It is difficult to set up.
B. It creates rigidity in the hose.
C. It increases maneuvering time.
D. It limits the amount of water that can be supplied.*


When should connection to the 2½-inch outlets be used?

When maximum flow from a hydrant is not necessary


Which type of connection is easiest to set up?

2½-inch hydrant outlet connections


After life safety, what is the highest priority for most wildland fire fighting operations?

Protection of structures


The boundary between the wildland and structural development is often referred to as:

wildland/urban interface.


Many of the structures threatened by wildland fires are:

in large residential neighborhoods.