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FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES - COLLAPSE OPERATIONS
1ST ARRIVING UNITS GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS:

WHAT SHOULD 1ST ARRIVING UNITS NOTIFY THE FIRE DEPARTMENT DISPATCHER OF?

- ADDRESS

- NATURE OF INCIDENT

- NEED FOR ADDITIONAL UNITS

- 10-60 (MAJOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE)

- LOCATION OF INCIDENT COMMAND POST

- SPECIAL CALL ONE TOWER LADDER TO EVERY COLLAPSE IF NONE WAS ASSIGNED ON INITIAL ALARM

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FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES - COLLAPSE OPERATIONS
1ST ARRIVING UNITS GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS: SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS

TRUE/FALSE

DO NOT ENTER ANY DANGER ZONES EXCEPT TO SAVE A LIFE.

TRUE

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FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES - COLLAPSE OPERATIONS
1ST ARRIVING UNITS GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS: POTENTIAL HAZARDS

WHAT ARE THE POTENTIAL HAZARDS AT THE SCENE OF A COLLAPSE?

- SECONDARY COLLAPSE

- ELECTRICAL HAZARDS

- GAS LEAKS

- WATER MAIN BREAKS

- HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

- TERRORISM

- RESCUE FATIGUE

- ADVERSE WEATHER

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FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES - COLLAPSE OPERATIONS
1ST ARRIVING UNITS GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS

VOIDS AND BELOW GRADE AREAS SHALL BE MONITORED FOR 3 THINGS PRIOR TO ANY ENTRY:

- FLAMMABLE GASES

- CARBON MONOXIDE

- OXYGEN CONTENT

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FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES - COLLAPSE OPERATIONS
1ST ARRIVING UNITS GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS

TRUE/FALSE

INITIAL RESCUE ACTIONS SHOULD CONCENTRATE ON REMOVING ABLE-BODIED AND SURFACE OR LIGHTLY BURIED PERSONS FROM IMMEDIATE DANGER.

TRUE

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FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES - COLLAPSE OPERATIONS
STREET COORDINATION

WHAT IS THE PROPER POSITIONING FOR 1ST AND 2ND DUE ENGINES AT THE SCENE OF A COLLAPSE?

- BOTH 1ST AND 2ND DUE ENGINE COMPANIES SHOULD TAKE SEPARATE HYDRANTS OUTSIDE THE BLOCK ON SEPARATE MAINS

- PREPARE TO SUPPLY HANDLINES/LCS

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FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES - COLLAPSE OPERATIONS
STREET COORDINATION

WHAT IS THE PROPER POSITIONING OF THE 3RD AND 4TH DUE ENGINE COMPANIES AT A COLLAPSE?

- REAR OF THE STRUCTURE

- SIMILAR SET UP TO 1ST AND 2ND DUE

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FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES - COLLAPSE OPERATIONS
STREET COORDINATION

TRUE/FALSE

TWO OF THE SECOND ALARM ENGINE COMPANIES SHOULD BE USED TO SEAL OFF THE ENDS OF THE STREET. THEIR CHAUFFEURS MUST REMAIN WITH THE RIG TO BE ABLE TO MOVE APPARATUS ON ORDERS OF THE I.C.

TRUE

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FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES - COLLAPSE OPERATIONS
STREET COORDINATION

WHAT SHOULD BE PLACED IN FRONT OF THE COLLAPSED STRUCTURE?

TOWER LADDERS

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FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES - COLLAPSE OPERATIONS
STREET COORDINATION

TRUE/FALSE

AT INCIDENTS INVOLVING TALL/LONG BUILDINGS, CONSIDER PLACING SEVERAL UNITS AROUND THE COLLAPSE OR USING AERIAL LADDERS (100' REACH) IF NEEEDED.

TRUE

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FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES - COLLAPSE OPERATIONS
INCIDENT COMMAND RESPONSIBILITIES

WORKING THE DAY TOUR IN L136 YOU RESPOND TO A COLLAPSE. UPON ARRIVAL THE I.C. DESIGNATES YOU THE STAGING AREA MANAGER. DID THE I.C. OPERATE CORRECTLY?

YES

- THE I.C. ESTABLISHES A STAGING AREA. REEVALUATE THE LOCATION AND ASSIGN A COMPANY OFFICER TO BE THE STAGING MANAGER UNTIL REPLACED BY A BATTALION CHIEF

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FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES - COLLAPSE OPERATIONS
DUTIES OF FIRST ALARM UNITS AT COLLAPSE

IN ORDER OF PRIORITY WHAT ARE ENGINE COMPANY RESPONSIBILITIES?
(Bob Daly Eats Cock)

(Bob Daly Eats Cock)
BUILDINGS - EXTINGUISH FIRE
DEBRIS - EXTINGUISH FIRE
EXPOSURES - PROTECT EXPOSURES
CARS - EXTINGUISH BURNING VEHICLES

NO FIRE:
STRETCH PRECAUTIONARY 2 1/2" LINE TO COVER ENTIRE OPERATION
3 1/2" LINE TO SUPPLY TOWER LADDER

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FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES - COLLAPSE OPERATIONS
DUTIES OF FIRST ALARM UNITS AT COLLAPSE

AT A SUSPECTED TERRORIST EVENT, WHERE SHOULD HANDLINES BE STRETCHED?

2 1/2" HOSELINES SHOULD BE LOCATED BETWEEN TWO APPARATUS OR OTHER SUBSTANTIAL SHIELDING

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FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES - COLLAPSE OPERATIONS
DUTIES OF FIRST ALARM UNITS AT COLLAPSE

THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE 1ST ARRIVING ENGINE OFFICER ARE:

- SUPERVISE WATER SUPPLY/RIG PLACEMENT

- COORDINATE WITH 1ST DUE TRUCK OFF.

- STRETCH 2 1/2" TO COVER ENTIRE AREA

- CONSIDER 3 1/2" FOR TL SUPPLY

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FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES - COLLAPSE OPERATIONS
DUTIES OF FIRST ALARM UNITS AT COLLAPSE

THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE 2ND ARRIVING ENGINE OFFICER ARE:

- OBTAIN BRIEFING

- SUPERVISE APPARATUS PLACEMENT

- ENSURE TL IS SUPPLIED (3 1/2")

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FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES - COLLAPSE OPERATIONS
DUTIES OF FIRST ALARM UNITS AT COLLAPSE

AT A COLLAPSE, WHO ENSURES THAT TOWER LADDER IS SUPPLIED?

2ND DUE ENGINE

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FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES - COLLAPSE OPERATIONS
DUTIES OF FIRST ALARM UNITS AT COLLAPSE

THE THIRD DUE AND SUBSEQUENT ENGINES ARE UNDER THE DIRECTION OF?

I.C.

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FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES - COLLAPSE OPERATIONS
DUTIES OF FIRST ALARM UNITS AT COLLAPSE

TRUE/FALSE

THE FIRST DUE LADDER COMPANY OFFICER HAS THE OPTION OF SPLITTING HIS COMPANY INTO SEPARATE TEAMS.

TRUE

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FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES - COLLAPSE OPERATIONS
DUTIES OF FIRST ALARM UNITS AT COLLAPSE

WHAT ARE THE DUTIES OF THE FIRST ARRIVING LADDER?

RECONNAISSANCE

- SCENE SURVEY
- HAZARD ASSESSMENT AND CONTROL
- PROTECT FROM SECONDARY COLLAPSE MARK WITH HAZARD TAPE, TIE BACK
- KEEP NONESSENTIAL PEOPLE OUT OF COLLAPSE ZONE
- REMOVE SURFACE VICTIMS TO CASUALTY COLLECTION POIN
- QUESTION SURVIVORS AS TO NUMBER LOCATION IDENTITY OF PEOPLE PRIOR TO COLLAPSE
- PERFORM PRELIMINARY VOID SEARCH

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FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES - COLLAPSE OPERATIONS
DUTIES OF FIRST ALARM UNITS AT COLLAPSE

TRUE/FALSE

DURING THE PRELIMINARY VOID SEARCH, THE 1ST DUE TRUCK MAY CUT, LIFT OR REMOVE LOAD BEARING MEMEBERS.

FALSE

- VISUALLY SEARCH ACCESS VOIDS - DO NOT CUT, LIFT OR REMOVE ANY LOAD BEARING MEMBERS. CALL AND LISTEN

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FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES - COLLAPSE OPERATIONS
DUTIES OF FIRST ALARM UNITS AT COLLAPSE

WHAT IS THE 2ND DUE TRUCK RESPONSIBLE FOR AT THE SCENE OF A COLLAPSE?

CONTROLLING THE GAS. ELECTRIC AND WATER SERVICES

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FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES - COLLAPSE OPERATIONS
THE MAJOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE SIGNAL 10-60

YOUR ENGINE COMPANY PULLS UP TO A SUSPECTED GAS LEAK TO FIND THAT A GAS EXPLOSION HAS LEVELED A PRIVATE DWELLING, WHAT TEN CODE DO YOU TRANSMIT?

10-60

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FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES - COLLAPSE OPERATIONS
THE MAJOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE SIGNAL 10-60

IN WHAT INSTANCES WOULD YOU TRANSMIT A 10-60 CODE TWO?

- COLLAPSE OF A M.D.

- PLANE CRASH OUTSIDE OF THE MAJOR AIRPORTS

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FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES - COLLAPSE OPERATIONS
THE MAJOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE SIGNAL 10-60

IN WHAT INSTANCES WOULD YOU TRANSMIT A 10-60?

- COLLAPSE OF A PRIVATE DWELLING

- TRAIN DERAILMENT

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FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES - COLLAPSE OPERATIONS
THE MAJOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE SIGNAL 10-60

UPON TRANSMISSION OF 10-60 WHERE DO ALL ENGINES AND LADDERS ABOVE THE FIRST ALARM ASSIGNMENT REPORT TO?

STAGING AREA

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FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES - COLLAPSE OPERATIONS
THE MAJOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE SIGNAL 10-60

WHO IS NORMALLY ASSIGNED THE VICTIM REMOVAL LEADER AT A COLLAPSE?

RESCUE COMPANY OFFICER

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FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES - COLLAPSE OPERATIONS
THE MAJOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE SIGNAL 10-60

A COMPANY OFFICER WILL BE ASSIGNED AS THE STREET COORDINATION MANAGER, YOU SHOULD KNOW YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

- PREVENT NEEDLESS CONGESTION
- CONTACT PD & EMS FOR TRAFFIC FLOW
- ENSURE ACCESS/EGRESS OF ESSENTIAL VEHICLES
- POSITION APPARATUS
- COORDINATE APPARATUS STAGING AREA
- COORDINATE CCP WITH AN EMS OFF.

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FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES - COLLAPSE OPERATIONS
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS DURING COLLAPSE OPS

IN WHAT TWO UNITS CAN SURVEYORS TRANSITS BE FOUND?

- TACTICAL SUPPORT UNITS

- COLLAPSE RESCUE UNITS

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FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES - COLLAPSE OPERATIONS
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS DURING COLLAPSE OPS

AT THE COLLAPSE SCENE LOOKOUTS WILL BE POSTED AROUND THE PERIMETER OF THE COLLAPSE SITE, WHAT SHALL LOOKOUTS BE EQUIPPED WITH?

- HANDHELD AIR HORNS

- HANDIE TALKIES

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FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES - COLLAPSE OPERATIONS
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS DURING COLLAPSE OPS

AT A COLLAPSE SCENE YOU HEAR ONE LONG BLAST OF AN AIR HORN, YOU KNOW THAT THIS MEANS?

CEASE OPERATIONS/ALL QUIET

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