Flashcards in Chapter 8 Deck (61)
Incidents involving the removal of victims from entrapment by structural collapse are known as:
Incidents involving the disentanglement and removal of victims from vehicles or machinery are known as:
If backdraft conditions are apparent, attempt entry:
Only after ventilation is complete
When operating within a burning building, search and rescue personnel should work in teams of at least __ or more.
If fire is encountered during a search, close the door, report the condition, and:
Be guided by your supervisors orders.
What are the two primary objectives of a building search?
Locating victims, obtaining information about the location and extent of the fire.
What is a rapid but thorough search that is performed either before or during fire suppression operations?
During the __ search, be sure to check the known or likely locations of victims as quickly as conditions allow.
What is conducted after the fire is under control and the greatest hazards have been controlled?
The secondary search should be conducted by personnel other than those who conducted the:
Standard search priorities of the __ search include largest numbers, remainder of hazard zone, and exposures.
During the primary search, firefighters ALWAYS use:
The buddy system
What are some possible benefits of crawling on hands and knees during a primary search?
Increase visibility, usually noticeably cooler, can reduce chances of tripping.
Where should the primary search start?
As close to the fire as possible.
Information that should be reported to command during the primary search.
Information regarding unstarched areas, essential information, negative information.
In a search line system, the two knots after the second ring indicate what distance from the beginning of the line?
Implementing the search line system requires a team with a minimum of how many members?
What is the title of the search line system member who picks up the rope bag and enters the search area?
What is Most important to the secondary search?
When searching multistory buildings, which of the following actions should be taken once critical areas have been searched?
The intervening floors should be checked.
When searching a hallway with only one team, which of the following actions should members of a team take?
Search down one side of the hallway and back up the other side.
Marks (in marking systems) should be placed:
On the lower third of the wall or door.
Which actions should a firefighter take if an inward opening door is difficult to open?
Place a strap behind the door knob to maintain control of the door and slowly push it open.
What characteristics about a hose line will help a firefighter is distress escape the fire environment?
The coupling is toward the nozzle, the male coupling is toward the water source, following the hose line will lead you to an exit or to the nozzle team.
What are some options if you cannot find your way out of a burning building through a door or window?
Breach an interior wall, break through an exterior wall, breach an interior wall, then try to find a door or window.
What is the first step to breaching an interior wall?
Feel it for heat.
If you are unable to exit the structure, do not have a functioning radio, and cannot reach the wall, position your flashlight to shine:
Toward the ceiling.
What should be done immediately after a firefighter realizes he or she is in imminent life-threatening danger?
Transmit Mayday! According to local protocols.
If your are trapped by a structural collapse and are against a wall, which of the following actions is recommended?
Tap or pound on the wall with a hard object.