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Flashcards in Chapter 7 Inside Operations Deck (22):
1

Evaluating the time of day will focus attention on what fireground factor

Expected occupancy load

2

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

3

Small frosted windows are an excellent indicator of what type of room?

Bathroom

4

What s the minimum number of exit openings that should be provided for interior personnel?

2

5

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

6

What are the four types of walls?

1. Party
2. Partition
3. Division
4. Exterior

7

What is the primary hazard of offset walls?

Enhanced horizontal and vertical spread of fire between the offset studs

8

When entering a structure with a 12-14 foot ladder, what end of the ladder should enter first?

the top end

9

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

10

What is the primary purpose of wooden wedges?

To keep window and doors open.

11

The ability of personnel to mitigate an incident is dependent on what two things?

Teamwork,
Their ability to evaluate and prioritize appropriate operations

12

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

13

Initial dispatch information should be evaluated for what? (5)

1. Type of dispatch
2. Order of companies dispatched
3. Time of day
4. Address
5. Additional information

14

Windows used to provide ingress/ egress should be evaluated for what? (3)

1. Ease of forcing
2. Size
3. Safety

15

Doors used to provide ingress/ egress should be evaluated for what (3)

1. Ease of forcing
2. Direction of travel
3. Size and type

16

What is the minimum equipment for personnel assigned to inside ops?

Full protective safety equipment
Portable radio

17

What is the most versatile firefighting tool in existence?

Pickhead Axe

18

The 12 foot extension ladder consists of what?

2 seven foot sections

19

The 14 foot extension ladder consists of what?

2 nine foot sections

20

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

21

A 14 foot extension ladder might be needed in what situation?

Older home with high ceilings

22

What size Pike pole might be needed for new homes with vaulted ceilings?

10-12 foot Pike pole