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1

The placement of aerial ladder apparatus (tractor-trailer rear mount) is dependent on what four
conditions?

2.1.1 Whether immediate rescue is apparent; or
2.1.2 Where no immediate rescue effort is required, the size of the frontage of the
building to be covered in case of future need; or
2.1.3 Smoke, heat or fire causing an exposure that would endanger a victim, a member
or the ladder; or
2.1.4 Area or street conditions that might hamper optimum positioning

Ladders 2, 2.1

2

what is the recommended distance when placing the tip of the aerial ladder from an objective?

2" to 6". In case of rescue,
use the 2" positioning so that the ladder will rest against the window sill after
weight is put on it

3

When removing victims by aerial the OVM ascends the ladder followed by the chauffeur, climbs in window, assists victim out
feet first to the chauffeur and then searches the area

True or False

True

Ladders 2, 5.6

4

When is removal of a victim considered complete?

Removal is not considered complete until he has been assisted all the way to the ground.
Do not leave him on the turntable.

Ladders 2, 5.9

5

When possible carry small children down ladders.

True or False

False
Always carry small children down ladders

Ladders 2 5.13

6

Occasionally, as the chauffeur approaches the fire building he will see hose line in the
street. If possible, avoid running over the hose line. When it is necessary to traverse a
charged line, it must be done slowly. Make certain when positioning apparatus that no
wheel or tormentor rests on the hose.

True or false

True

Ladders 2 7.3

7

When an aerial ladder has been committed to a roof position and is the only safe egress
from that roof, e.g., a detached building or a building with no access to an adjoining roof,
it should not be moved unless absolutely necessary. If it must be moved what does the chauffeur have to do?

direct radio communication must be made with members on the roof. It must also be evident that
there is no immediate need for roof egress at the time and that this new critical task will
not delay the prompt replacement of the aerial ladder at the original location. Units shall
be informed of this temporary removal and the ladder must be returned to the same
location as quickly as possible.
Ladders 2, 7.6

8

During ladder pipe operations If the street has a severe crown what angle can the ladder not exceed?

70 degrees

Ladders 2 7.8 A

9

What is the recommended number of water sources to supply a ladder pipe operation?

The recommended procedure is to use two sources of water supply. This is
to avoid the severe structural stresses the ladder would be subjected to, if
it had a single supply source and the water flow was suddenly interrupted.

Ladders 2 7.8 B

10

When placing the ladder to the roof extend the ladder so that the tip is_____feet
above the point where the ladder comes in contact with the building

A. 4 feet
B. 5 feet
C. 6 feet
D. 7 feet

B. 5 feet
The reasons are
twofold: first, the ladder is more readily found by members operating on the roof at night
or under smoky conditions. The second reason is equally important. It is easier and safer
for members to get on or off the aerial and this extra extension over the roof becomes
even more critical when removing a civilian from this area.

ladders 2, 7.13

11

Our aerial ladders have rung spacing of
____ and have ___sections.

A. 12 inches and 3 sections
B. 14 inches and 4 sections
C. 16 inches and 3 sections
D. 18 inches and 4 sections

B. 14 inches and 4 sections

Ladders 2, 8.5

12

During certain aerial ladder operations a hoseline may be placed between rungs to maintain control of the line.

Agree or Disagree

Do not allow hose to be placed through rungs.

Ladders 2, 8.23

13

Members at the pedestal position shall insure what 3 safe guards and actions are taken before placing aerial into operations?

A. The area immediately around the turntable be designated a Danger Zone.
(Turntable Platform)
B. Danger Zone around turntable be clear of members, tools or any impediments
before rotation of aerial.
C. If a firefighter is to climb the aerial ladder at the start of an operation, he or she shall be
in position on the turntable before the aerial ladder is to be raised and rotated.

Ladders 2, 8.27

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