Flashcards in Engine Company Deck (46)
At a minimum, what two positions should be assigned and the associated duties discussed on the engine company?
Nozzle firefighter and backup firefighter
What is company training designed to identify?
Deficiencies in knowledge, skills and abilities
If the building you are running is equipped with a standpipe, what equipment shall your crew bring while investigating?
Backdraft typically exist during the _______ stage of fire growth.
When should fire officers identify ventilation needs?
When the size-up is complete
What type of ventilation is very effective at clearing a single room after knockdown has occurred?
What is a continuous process which contains various benchmarks and decision points where information is obtained during an incident?
The most reliable indicator to the fire's location is?
Smoke velocity or speed
What do companies need to do if smoke is encountered from floor to ceiling?
Check the floor below that location
______ is a coordinated and specific relocation if units and their equipment operating from an area deemed untenable to a specific area deemed safe to continue operations.
With this strategy, the engine crew knocks down the main body of fire from the exterior upon arrival, typically with a large caliber stream and than progresses to an interior offensive attack using hand lines.
If a blitz attack is used with trapped victims, what needs to be known?
If you encounter fast moving smoke flow from the outside of the building, what could this tell you about the location of the fire?
The fire is near you
Recognizing a change in the smoke conditions is the best for firefighters to maintain their ____ by identifying, reacting and preventing flashover or rapid fire propagation.
A ______ is the general plan or course of action decided upon to reach the objectives.
What is the primary focus of any incident?
Rescue of life
What is the primary goal of the exposure line?
To minimize fire spread and stay ahead of the fire
What is by far the fastest way to quickly mitigate an incident?
When the crew attacks the fire from a doorway, widows or other protected area this type of attack is called _______.
When calling out your crew members name in smoky conditions what name is the best name to use?
If you encounter solar panels on a roof where ventilation is needed, what is the best action?
Stay away and do not touch
Stairs that are not required to be a part of the means of egress system and typically connect no more than two levels are called?
This type of window has a side-hinged sash that is usually installed to swing outward. It may contain one or two operating washers and can be opened fully by unlatching and pushing or using the mechanical window crank for ventilation.
What interior operations begin, security bars and grilles must be ______.
Removed or disabled
Traditionally, collapse zones have been estimated by taking the height of the structure and multiplying it by a factor of ____.
A ______ is the amount of heat required to raise the temp of one pound of water one degree Fahenheit.
BTU (British Thermal Unit)
What year was the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) established?
______ means following a strict ethical code and doing the right thing simply because it is right, not because it is required.
Which of the below are personnel who provide emergency services to external customers (the public)?