Gallons per cubic foot
7.5 gallons per cubic foot
Formula for capacity of cylinder tank
C= 6 * Diameter squared * Height
Lbs of water in 1 cubic foot
Motorized equipment, apparatus or trailer, generally licensed to operate on public right of way in CA
Industrial equipment definition
wheeled or tracked equipment not licensed to operate on the public right of way.
Employees who drive/operate City Vehicle/Industrial equipment during authorized training programs and testing situations, remain responsible for the consequences of their actions and proper reporting procedures shall be followed. EXCEPTIONS are for those accidents occurring while:
a. An employee/trainee is in a supervised training environment; and/or b. An employee/trainee is testing new Equipment under direct supervision.
These are training/testing accidents
An accident in which the driver/operator/employee/volunteer was at fault and/or: could have prevented the accident by utilizing: -defensive driving techniques -violated City Municipal Code -violated California Vehicle Code (CVC)
Accident Category 1
An accident occurring because the driver misjudged clearance or failed to drive defensively.
Accident Category 2
An accident occurring because the driver was negligent and/or violated City and/or Department Instructions (DI) policies and procedures.
Accident Category 3
An accident occurring because the driver/operator/employee/volunteer of a City vehicle/industrial equipment, or POV on City business, was under the influence of alcohol, drugs and/or other substances to any degree, per A.R. 97.00 (City Substance Abuse Policy), an approved departmental substance abuse policy and/or an applicable CVC, and/or who has flagrantly, willfully and/or deliberately disregarded safety.
An accident in which the driver/operator/employee/volunteer was not at fault or could not reasonably have foreseen or prevented the accident by using defensive driving techniques
No Vehicle/Industrial Accident
When damage to City Vehicle/Industrial Equipment was the result of intentional damage, vandalism, potholes, road debris, acts of nature, etc.
Accident History define
Vehicle and Industrial accident history for 3 consecutive years
Intentional dmg define
Deliberate damage which occurs during an emergency response where upon review, it is deemed to be acceptable under the response requirements existing at that time of the accident
Risk Management Accident Review Board Liason
Contact person for driver/accident recordkeeping.
Accident review chair. Cannot be a direct supervisor. Tie breaker vote.
Accident Review Board
What is the form number for accidents and who fills it out?
If more than one Driver/Operator/Employee/Volunteer or City Vehicle/Industrial Equipment is involved or contributed to the accident, all parties involved shall complete a separate RM–1551
RM-1551 forms must be turned in within how long?
24hrs of the accident to the supervisor unless extenuating circumstances
How many calendar days does the department have to turn in a copy of RM-1551 to Risk Management?
10 calendar days
What accident form does the supervisor fill out and how many days do they have to turn it in?
RM-1555, 7 days to complete and submit documentation of accident packet to appointing authority.
Accident preliminary findings has how many days to determine if it was preventable, Non-Preventable or a No Vehicle/Industrial Accident
21 calendar days (guideline) 90 day completion requirement
what 3 violations can give you 8 hrs suspension after an accident?
Failure to report an accident Failure to complete and file RM-1555 within time frame Failure to appear before the ARC when directed
Where is the final accident discipline noted?
Last Consecutive Three Year Period
Accident review envelope #
Threats should be reported to who in what time period
reported immediately to a supervisor, division manager or human resources.
What GPM do the new foam eductors flow at?
Max hose lay with 100psi from a foam eductor to nozzle?
Max hose lay with 75psi from a foam eductor to nozzle?
Foam % settings for foam eductor?
1/4, 1/2, 1, 3 or 6% and off
When are high visibility vests to be worn? ANSI 107 class 2 or class 3 vest
Whenever on the freeway and not fighting fire, involved in vehicle extrication or hazardous materials.
helmet magnet colors
red- engine black- truck blue- ems gold- chief purple- staff officers green- specialty
how many helmet magnets are issued to each company?
24, 12 sets
sea foam to fuel ratio
2 ounces to 1 gallon
shelf life of fuel with sea foam
6-9 months (30-60 days without)
All gasoline powered equipment shall be stored in what position.
Off or stop position
The flare pack holds how many flares?
License updates are sent to
MS604, Human resources
What is the discipline for not wearing a seatbelt?
24hr suspension and discipline for anyone who was aware of the violation and did nothing.
how long is equipment to be run on first day back?
Minimum of 10mins
What octane fuel is used in small engine equipment?
premium 91 octane (92 department fuel)
who disposes of old fuel?
CHP has what authority?
Tell you to relocate your apparatus or leave the freeway CHP is IC on all multi unit incidents
CO monitoring elevated levels range
Appliance malfunction CO procedure 10-100ppm
Turn off, secure gas and notify SDGE, no occupant reentry
Undetermined CO procedures 10-100ppm
Shut off utilities and notify SDGE, no occupant reentry
>100 ppm CO monitoring
Notify hazmat and no occupant reentry until cleared by hazmat captain.
Large scale incident equipment replacement
ICS 213, general message form, signed by your division group supervisor. Submit to supply or logistics equipment manager.
rescue 42 strut description
Kevlar composite material 26-67inches or 38-103"
MCI tarp folding and description
Folded like salvage covers stacked and rolled, 40-45" wide, strapped with highrise hose straps. Yellow, green, red.
Driver training should be conducted in a...
conducted in a controlled environment to the level of the driver training. More responsibility is put on the supervisor for training accidents.
first accident offense
Mandatory driving class
4th driving offense
city of SD mission statement
To effectively serve and support our communities
City of SD vision statement
A world class city for all
Aerial indicator tape description
5' long x 2" wide, red polypropylene webbing 6" Velcro strap to secure to top rung 3m reflective tape 2" alternating every 12" Sand sewn into bottom for weight
Aerial indicator tape placement
left side of top rung placed between 3rd and 4th section of ladder
SCBA discrepancies are recorded on?
FDM-9 apparatus maintenance log FDM-16 monthly breathing apparatus test log
Water conservation etiquette
If 1min of water flow accomplishes the same as 5-10, conserve water.
Policy for washing apparatus
use as little water as possible and where water does not run off.
Media Interviews are done by?
IC's, PIO, MAST investigator (these entities can grant privilege to give interviews)
Why would you want to empty the tank while driving offroad?
lowers the center of gravity
Squad first in rescue situation? The only exception.
Emergency rescue situation only followed by fd7 by the end of the shift to the shift commander through chain of command.
ladder chock dimensions
2 sets of 2x4x18 and 4x4x18 connected with sash cord
MSA Altair 4x measures what?
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S), O2, CO, LEL (combustible gas)
lightning is seen then heard within 30 seconds, wait 30mins after the storm has passed.
Power pole hazard evacuation zone
1 pole length, call SDGE
Tru Fuel premix ratio and fuel can colors
50:1/ Red can Grey can/ straight fuel
Shelf life of Tru fuel
5 years unopened, 2 years opened. 32ounce can
1" webbing color and lengths
SDFD Utility strap Red 16"
Demobilization engineer duty for OOS or delayed discrepancy items?
Send email to SDFDFLEET and attach FDM7, include S number of incident
return from strike team unit inspection?
Heavy fleet supervisor arranges for duty mechanic to do 1-2 hour inspection between 0600 and 2000.
RIC channel and designator
Lima, "RIC engine/truck #"
1" lateral line thread type
discontinued wildland thread type
national standard thread
800mhz direct channels and secondary direct
7,8,9 Oscar, 12P FMAR D
Extrication tool specs
28 volt Milwakee 41.6lbs 14.2" spread 176,000 spread force 110,380 cutting force 10,900 pulling force 10,500 operating pressure
What damage can having the differential locked cause
if driving and turning on hard surfaces with the differential locked, tire and driveline components such as axels can break.
Max slope for a brush rig
maximum crank time
15seconds (rest 15 seconds MRx3)
amount of PSI needed to release mechanical brake?
ABS light goes off at what MPH
Regen record form number
What is documented on FDM118 and who is it turned into when full?
Regenerations and DEF fluid added. Turn into Logistics Battalion Chief at repair facility when full.
How long does a regen take
20-60(regen procedure card) or 45-60(power point)
How many levels of Regen
What is the level 1 regen priority
running emergency responses over regen (DPF lamp on solid)
How do you interupt a regen
release parking brake
What level regen is a priority over emergency responses?
level 2. Out of service. (flashing yellow DPF lamp)
What are the requirements of a level 3 regen?
out of service, request mechanic(Flashing DPF lamp and solid yellow check engine lamp)
Requirements of a level 4 regen
Pull over, stop vehicle immediately, turn off engine, request mechanic. (flashing DPF lamp, solid yellow and red check engine lamp)
commercial vehicle weight
BAC limit for commercial vehicle
code 3 driving operation is
Red Lights (visible 1000ft), siren, valid emergency response. SDFD also requires
SDFD operations policy at controlled intersections
All emergency vehicles will come to a complete stop
speed limit in an intersection with a green light
do not exceed the posted speed limit
Inclimate weather driving policy
At no time should the posted speed limit be exceeded
maximum permissible speed limit travelling opposed traffic
A driver may exceed the speed limit by how many MPH and where
10mph of freeways or highways if favorable conditions are present. (light traffic, good road, good visibility and dry pavement)
procedure for congested controlled interdection
discontinue siren use and only procede if drivers voluntarily clear a route
When can CHP not make you move your vehicle on the highway
patient contact is made and medical treatment is necessary unless they have greater qualifications
Operation for passing a school bus with red lights and stop sign
come to a complete stop, make visual contact with the bus driver, procede when safe at a maximum of 15mph
train/trolley tracks crossing arms policy
at no time shall an emergency vehicle go through or around crossing arms while lowered or flashing
before apparatus movement the driver must ensure...
all compartment doors are shut, all equipment is secured and all personnel are seatbelted
1st offense discipline for category 1, 2, 3 accidents.
(3 year period)
cat 1- 2hr class
cat 2- 8hr class and written reprimand
cat 3- minimum 240hr suspension, 8hr class with possible reassignment, demotion or termination.
Post accident procedure. Inform ECDC on 7A with what info?
• 1) Nature of accident, (injury or non-injury.)
• 2) Equipment involved and apparatus number.
• 3) Exact location.
• 4) Type of assistance needed, (ambulance, tow truck)
• 5) Extent of damage.
• 6) Fire Communications will then make the required notifications and or requests
Highrise blower placement for vertical ventilation
ground floor and every 10 floors including 1 placed 2 floors below the effected floors. placed 4-6ft from the doorway, not in the stairwell.
Minimum steering tire tread depth
4/32 or 1/8
low air alarm range
spring brake activates automatically at what low air pressure?
brake pad minimum thickness
Non steering tire minimum tread depth
Max belt snuggness at the center
3/4" (ref: slide 77 of 2.0 DMV pre-trip inspection)
Max steering wheel play
10% or about 2" on a 20" steering wheel
max air pressure loss with applied brakes
single axel 2-3psi
(2.0 DMV Pretrip)
hand position on steering wheel, brush rig
10 and 2
do no exceed __ MPH while driving in 4wd
Minimum RPM range while driving uphill?
Keep governor ___ RPM's below governor whenever possible.
U turns on a dirt road. Operator should pick a spot with a road visibility of how far?