Flashcards in Engine Ops. Ch. 3 Response Considerations Deck (4):
Who will decide where to position the apparatus once the fire location has been determined?
The officer will decide where to position the apparatus once the fire location has been determined. This decision must be based on several factors, such as overall objectives, water source, type of fire, how close to the fire building the apparatus will be, the type of stretch to be made, and if the apparatus will block out or be
blocked out by other incoming units.
When an engine company stops past the fire building to perform a back stretch. After firefighters remove sufficient hose to reach the fire, engine apparatus back stretches, dropping hose as it proceeds to the hydrant. This allows the ladder company apparatus to take a tentative position upon arrival. What is the exception, when the ladder will enter the block before the engine?
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With the exception of a fire building located at the end of a narrow dead end road, the ladder company should normally allow the engine company to enter the block first. This is to insure that both units don’t impede each others operation. Another exception to this procedure can be found in AUC 200 section 5.3.11, Winter Operations.
Establishing a positive water source is essential for a safe fire operation. Failure of a water source or pumper can lead to serious injury or death of FD members. It is essential that a positive water source be maintained. In order to provide a reliable and uninterrupted flow of water, which companies shall locate and connect to a positive water source?
All arriving engine and squad companies (assigned as an engine) shall locate and connect to a positive water source (hydrant, drafting, etc.).