Flashcards in Driving Deck (59):
When do you add fluid to your engine?
When the fluid level is below the "add" mark
What's the max time allowed for air pressure to build after starting?
At idle the pump discharge should be approx?
How much does stopping distance increase on slippery roads?
What do you do if vehicle starts to skid?
Ease off the gas, steer slightly into the skid, look where you want the vehicle to go.
Does the jake break affect ABS system?
No. The abs system will turn the jake break off whenever traction is lost and will reactivate it when abs system is turned off.
Jake break procedure in slippery conditions
Start with it off, use normal engine breaking, if no loss of traction turn jake break on to the low setting, if slippage occurs turn it off immediately
Can you use jake break in medium or high during slippery conditions?
Yes on medium but not recommended on high
When do you use a transmission retarder when slippery?
On type 3 engines, less than ______mph is required to engage front axle.
Two things are required to shift the transfer case on type 3
Transmission in neutral, and parking break set
How is percent of slope measured?
Rise divided by run
How is degree of slope measured?
It is roughly half of the percent of slope
What is the max slope percentage you can drive up or down?
35-40%. Angle greater than 40% raises the front end and compresses the back end
To maintain rolling friction, how long do you break firmly for?
3-5 seconds. I you have to longer your going to fast.
Max slope degrees drive able on a side hill?
Four concepts of getting unstuck
Lighter by dumping water. Bigger footprint by airing down. Better traction by using dun age. Digging runways
Before entering roadway after off road, what do you check?
Tires, undercarriage, 4 wheel drive, compartments
Which way do you turn wheels when parking uphill and downhill?
Headed uphill-away from the curb.
Downhill-toward the curb.
Roll slowly until the wheel touches the curb then set the brake
When blocking what is taken into consideration when deciding which way to block?
Type of incident and the direction you want to divert traffic
On a vehicle accident what is the safest way to block?
Block left to protect crews working from extrication and medical compartments.
On a vehicle fire what is the safest way to block?
Block right to protect the engineer at the p
If neither vehicle accident or vehicle fire which way do you block?
Block in the direction you want to divert traffic
What if it is not possible to block right or left?
Park straight and turn wheels left or right depending on traffic
How far should cones be spaced?
25-30 feet apart initially
Where should the air unit be parked on an incident?
Clean air location
At a medical aid who gets the best spot?
When positioning on a wildland fire consider what?
Keep road clear, windows up, back into position, protection line, position on lee side of structure if possible
What type of engine is in our KME
Caterpillar C13, 430 horse power, four stroke, six cylinder
How big is fuel tank on KME
What kind of brakes are on our KME
Front disk, rear drum, abs
How does a jake break work?
When activated, it opens exhaust ports in the cylinders releasing the compressed air thus slowing the engine
How does a transmission retarder wrk?
An external accumulator holds extra transmission fluid. When activated the air system shoots fluid into the retarder cavity. When the fluid interacts with the rotating and stationary veins it provides resistance thus slowing the output shaft
How much do the ladders on the ladder rack weigh?
What type of generator on our KME
Honda 1500 watt portable gasoline with electric start
What does the last notch on the tab indicator of the brake lining indicate
1/4 inch of pad remaining
What percentage of the rear springs can be cracked or broken
No more than 25 percent
What should the depth of tread and psi be in the front tires
4/32 of an inch of tread and 100-120 psi or manufacture recommendations
What is the tread depth on the rear tires
2/32 of an inch of tread
How far down should the mud flaps be
2/3 down from the top of the tire
What if the air filter restriction gauge reads in the red
Notify the mechanic
Normal volt meter reading
Minimum fuel level
3/4 of a tank
Normal water temp
Normal oil pressure
Normal trans temp
Below 250 degrees
Air tank pressures
Between 85 and 135 psi
How much play should be in the steering wheel
No more than 10 degrees in a 20" wheel, this equals 2 inches
Where do you check the coolant level
At the radiator, not the overflow reservoir
What is the fuel mixture on 2 stroke engines in SBC
50:1 gas to oil
What is the pneumonic for air brakes test
Gov cut out
Gove cut in
L low air
P pop out
A air recovery
How is the monthly completed?
One or two times from the monthly checklist are added to the weekly each week so that all the monthly items are covered throughout the weeklies
What items are on the monthly list
Drain tank, back flush the pump
Clean all equipment compartments
Clean pump and engine with spitfire and water
Clean cab interior
Perform extended maintenance
What needs to be done for an emergency repair
Notify on duty BC
Arrange an aux
Call garage and make an appointment
Where does the repair form from the garage go after repairs
The station file
Type 3 specs for off road driving
33,000 pounds, 500 gallons of water, turbo diesel 6 cylinder 4 we'd
Water tender 32 and 22 off road specs
31,000 pounds, 1500 gallons of water, turbo diesel 6 cylinder, 2wd
Utilities and BC vehicle off road driving specs
6,000 pounds v8 gas engines, 4wd