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On the 200 ft Tether Reel, what is the correct position of the small carabineer?

Small carabineer should be secured at the end of the tether line using a Figure 8 on a Bight.

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What is the correct distance between the small carabineer and the large carabineer and how is the large carabineer secured to the rope?

- 4 ft

- secured using the Butterfly Knot

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When creating a 2-to-1 mechanical advantage system, during water rescue emergencies, what rope is used?

Life Saving Rope

*During drill Utility Rope shall be used*

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What are the positions for an water rescue?

- Rescue Coordinator
- Spotter
- Primary Rescue Team (Primary Rescuer/Primary Tether)
- Secondary Rescue Team (Secondary Rescuer/Secondary Tether)

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TRUE/FALSE

In a 4-Firefighter Engine Company, the Officer will assume the responsibilities or Rescue Coordinator and Spotter. (Will do Spotter duties until additional units arrive.)

TRUE

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Where is the Spotter positioned?

Spotter will assume a position that will keep sight of the victim.

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What are the duties of the Primary Rescuer?

- don Cold Water Suit
- establish/maintain communications with victim
- implement rescue procedures
**- only member that will approach victim**

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The Primary Tether man's job is to?

- assist Primary Rescuer in donning CWS
- attach tether line to the suit's harness
- feed/control tether line
- pull rescuer/victim back to safety

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TRUE/FALSE

The Primary and Secondary Rescuers are not equipped with Handie-Talkies.

TRUE

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What must the Primary and Secondary Tethers wear?

Personal Flotation Devices

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What are the three methods used for cold water/ice rescue?

- Reach

- Throw

- Go

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Engine 265 arrives on-scene to a person in cold water. The Engine officer observes an ambulatory person in cold water, the person looks as if he/she can assist in their own rescue. What method of rescue should be implemented?

REACH

- used when victim is ambulatory and can assist in their own rescue
- rescuer uses a hook/pole extended to victim & pulls victim to safety

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If Engine 265 were to arrive on-scene to a person in cold water, the person is ambulatory and looks as if he/she can assist in their own rescue but is far enough away in the water that the reach method is not feasible. What method should be implemented?

THROW

- rescuer hurls the rope to the victim
- victim wraps the rope around their arm and is pulled to safety

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When is the GO method implemented?

- non-ambulatory victim or victim is too far from shore
- last method tried since it is most dangerous

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During Water Rescue Procedures, where is the Tether Line attached to the Primary Rescuer?

D-ring on the rear harness of the suit.

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During Water Rescue Procedures, where is the rescue torpedo attached to the Primary Rescuer?

Water Rescue Torpedo is attached to the front of the suits harness

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When implementing the Reach Method during Ice Rescues, what is the Rescuer equipped with and how shall the tether be attached?

- equipped with a pole or hook and throw rope
- tether attached to the front of the suit's chest harness

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When implementing the Throw Method during Ice Rescues, which hand throws the bag and which hand holds the rope?

Dominant hand throws bag while other hand holds the rope.

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TRUE/FALSE

During Ice Rescues using the Throw Method, the objective is to throw the bag directly to the victim.

FALSE

*Throw the bag over and past the victim*

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TRUE/FALSE

When the bag has reached the victim during an ice rescue, have the victim wrap the rope around their waistline while rescuer pulls victim to safety.

FALSE

*Have the victim wrap the rope around their arm and hold the rope, pull victim to safety*

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When implementing the Go Method during ice rescues, from what vantage point should the Primary Rescuer approach the victim?

Primary Rescuer should approach the victim from the side.

*Approaching from the front may cause the already weakened ice to break*

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TRUE/FALSE

During Ice Rescues where the Go Method has be initiated, the Secondary Rescuer must be suited up in his CWS and on the ice ready to assist.

FALSE

The Secondary Rescuer is suited up and ready to assist. The Secondary Rescuer should stay off the ice.

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For an ice rescue, where is the tether attached to the rescuer?

- small caribineer at the end of the rope to the front of the rescuers chest harness

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For an ice rescue using the Go Method, where is the floatation sling connected?

Large carabineer

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When using the stretched during ice/water rescues, how many rescuers are required?

Both rescuers

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Where should the victims head be located in the stretcher?

- victims head is loaded into the end of the stretcher with the floatation collar

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What is the correct way to secure a victim to the stretcher during ice/cold water rescues?

- top strap under victim's armpits, across chest
- middle strap across victim's waist
- bottom strap attached under one leg and over the other

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If a portable ladder is used to assist in retrieving a stretcher from below grade (i.e. pier, jetty, dock) where should utility rope be secured?

- top rung of the ladder

- substantial object

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Pre-determined hand signals have been established, 1 hand placed on top of the rescuer's head indicates?

Rescuer is ready to be pulled to shore

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Pre-determined hand signals have been established, 1 arm waving in the air indicates?

Stop pulling

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When is all ice and cold water equipment inspected?

During January, April, July and October

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When should the CWS be removed from the carrying bag and hung on a broad shouldered hanger for at least 48 hours to allow moisture inside the suit to dry out, prevent mildew and help extend the service life o the suit.

January

July

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Before repacking the suit into it's carrying bag, what must be done to the zipped?

- lubricate the zipper using lubricating stick (candle wax) up and down the outside of the zipped.

- open and close the zipper 2-3 times

- store with zipper in open position

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