Flashcards in Chapter 7 Inside Operations Deck (22):
Evaluating the time of day will focus attention on what fireground factor
Expected occupancy load
What is the most effective way to size up a building?
To have prior knowledge of that particular building and any related hazards or features
Small frosted windows are an excellent indicator of what type of room?
What s the minimum number of exit openings that should be provided for interior personnel?
What s the basic difference between center-hallway and garden apartments buildings?
Center-hallway buildings have units on either side of a hallway that open to the hallway.
Garden-type buildings have units that open to the exterior of the building
What are the four types of walls?
What is the primary hazard of offset walls?
Enhanced horizontal and vertical spread of fire between the offset studs
When entering a structure with a 12-14 foot ladder, what end of the ladder should enter first?
the top end
What is the typical distance between ceiling joists, and how does this affect firefighter safety?
16 to 24 inches. This distance may not provide sufficient space for easy movement or retreat if personnel are operating between the ceiling joists
What is the primary purpose of wooden wedges?
To keep window and doors open.
The ability of personnel to mitigate an incident is dependent on what two things?
Their ability to evaluate and prioritize appropriate operations
Fire attack, search and rescue, forcible entry, ventilation, ladder placement, utilities, salvage, and overhaul ops are best accomplished within a framework of what?
Judicious decision making
Initial dispatch information should be evaluated for what? (5)
1. Type of dispatch
2. Order of companies dispatched
3. Time of day
5. Additional information
Windows used to provide ingress/ egress should be evaluated for what? (3)
1. Ease of forcing
Doors used to provide ingress/ egress should be evaluated for what (3)
1. Ease of forcing
2. Direction of travel
3. Size and type
What is the minimum equipment for personnel assigned to inside ops?
Full protective safety equipment
What is the most versatile firefighting tool in existence?
The 12 foot extension ladder consists of what?
2 seven foot sections
The 14 foot extension ladder consists of what?
2 nine foot sections
Why are windows and doors braced open? (4)
1. to keep open for ventilation
2. to keep pathways open
3. protect hoselines
4. to create air channels for PPV
A 14 foot extension ladder might be needed in what situation?
Older home with high ceilings