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Flashcards in Chapter 9 Salvage Deck (21):
1

In a multistory building, water can be expected to flow in what directions?

Horizontally and downward

2

How much water can a three-cubic-foot bag of sawdust absorb

30 gallons

3

Where should salvage operations begin?

Where the greatest loss is expected

4

Normally, what items are of the most value to those who have suffered a fire in their home?

family pictures and momentos

5

What are the two main objectives of salvage operations?

protection and water removal

6

What are the two most common methods of removing water from a structure?

Eliminating the source of the water and dewatering operations

7

If a ceiling is wet from water, what area will be weakest and most likely to fail?

the center portion

8

When should floor runners be used?

As close to fire attack operations as possible

9

What are two disadvantages of salvage covers?

Salvage covers need to be removed before leaving an incident, and large areas need multiple covers, which can be time-and resource-intensive

10

Where should a grouping of furnishings be placed in a room?

The periphery of the room if the ceilings my collapse

11

Direct loss is what?

Damage caused by fire, heat, and the byproducts of combustion

12

What is indirect loss?

Damage caused by the operations used to control the fire

13

Describe a floor runner

6'x18' in size, constructed from water-proof cotton duck. Used to protect floors and coverings--usually near entrances

14

What are wedges constructed of?

Pine 3-4 inches long, 1.5 inches high

15

In residential dwellings, what are the items of most value?

1. Appliances
2. Furniture
3. Art
4. Personal pictures
5. Clothing

16

In commercial -industrial occupancies, in order of priority, what are the contents of value?

1. Business records--most important accounts receivable
2. Machinery and finished products
3. unfinished products and raw material

17

Most salvage operations (catch basins, channeling, runners..) are limited by what? (3)

Available material
initiative
resourcefulness

18

A 1 1/2 inch line delivering 100 gpm adds how much weight per minute?

835 lbs

19

A 2 1/2 inch line delivering 325 gpm adds how much weight per minute?

3000 lbs

20

How much weight of water does a master stream add per minute?

2-4 tons

21

If channeling water into an elevator is unavoidable, what must you consider?

--Electrical equipment in or near the bottom of the shaft
--ensure water doesnt run down wall into floors below
--it will put the elevator out of service
--elevator car must be above the landing where water is being removed