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WHAT IS THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT ACTION ASSOCIATED WITH EFFECTIVE DECONTAMINATION?

RAPID PHYSICAL REMOVAL OT THE MATERIAL FROM THE VICTIMS

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1.1 RAPID PHYSICAL REMOVAL OT THE MATERIAL FROM THE VICTIMS IS THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT ACTION ASSOCIATED WITH EFFECTIVE DECONTAMINATION

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WHAT ARE THE 3 REASONS FOR DECONTAMINATING EXPOSED VICTIMS?

1. REMOVAL OF THE AGENT FROM THE VICTIM'S SKIN/CLOTHING TO PREVENT ADDITIONAL EXPOSURE
2. PROTECT RESPONDERS AND MEDICAL PERSONNEL FROM CROSS CONTAMINATION
3. PROVIDE PSYCHOLOGICAL COMFORT TO VICTIMS BY REMOVING CONTAMINATION

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WHERE IS THE AREA OF SAFE REFUGE LOCATED?

WARM ZONE

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2.3 ALL EXPOSED PEOPLE MUST BE IMMEDIATELY REMOVED FROM THE AREA OF RELEASE TO AN AREA OF SAFE REFUGE. THIS AREA OF SAFE REFUGE IS CONSIDERED TO BE IN THE WARM ZONE, BUT IS PHYSICALLY REMOVED FROM ANY CONTAMINATION AND THUS PREVENTS ANY ADDITIONAL EXPOSURE TO THE RELEASED AGENT.

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STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT REMOVING A VICTIM'S CLOTHING REMOVES HOW MUCH PERCENTAGE OF THE CONTAMINATE?

90%

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HOW DOES A FF WEARING BUNKER GEAR GET DECON DURING MASS DECON?

-BUNKER GEAR REMOVED WHILE CONTINUING TO WEAR SCBA W/ FACEPIECE
-SCBA REMOVED, FACEPIECE REMAINS ON
-FF HOLDS SCBA VIA STRAPS
-ANOTHER FF REMOVES BUNKER GEAR
-AFTER BUNKER GEAR REMOVED, FACEPIECE REMOVED MEMBER SENT TO GROSS DECON

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YOUR ENGINE AND ANOTHER ENGINE HAVE BEEN ORDERED BY THE CHIEF TO ESTABLISH AN EMERGENCY MASS DECON USING WATER SPRAY. WHAT SIZE HOSE LINE SHOULD YOU ORDER YOUR MEN TO STRETCH?

2 1/2"

-EQUIPPED WITH AQUASTREAM FOG NOZZLE
-50 TO 80 PSI
-25 TO 30 FT APART

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E289 AND E287 HAVE BEEN ORDERED TO ESTABLISH AN EMERGENCY MASS DECON USING WATER SPRAY. BOTH OFFICERS MAKE SURE THAT A 2 1/2" HOSELINE EQUIPPED WITH AN AQUASTREAM FOG NOZZLE ARE STRETCHED. AT HOW FAR APART SHOULD THESE LINES BE FROM EACH OTHER AND AT WHAT PSI SHOULD THE ECC'S SUPPLY

-25 TO 30 FT APART
-50 TO 80 PSI

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IF A CHIEF ORDERS YOUR ENGINE TO CREATE AN EMERGENCY MASS DECON CORRIDOR USING THE PUMPER, HOW SHOULD YOU INSTRUCT YOUR ECC TO POSITION THE RIG?

-POSITIONED APRX. 25 FT APART FROM THE OTHER PUMPER
-PUMP PANEL FACING OUTSIDE
-50 TO 80 PSI

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AT WHAT DISTANCE SHOULD 2 RIGS BE PLACED IF TRYING TO CREATE AN EMERGENCY MASS DECON CORRIDOR?

APRX. 25 FT APART

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E34 & E45 ARE CREATING A EMERGENCY MASS DECONTAMINATION CORRIDOR. BOTH ECC'S HAVE POSITIONED THEIR RIGS APRX 25FT APART WITH THE CONTROL PANELS TO THE OUTSIDE AND ATTACHED AN AQUASTREAM FOG NOZZLE ON A INSIDE DISCHARGE GATE. WHAT PSI IS RECOMMENDED?

50 TO 80 PSI

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AS A HEADS UP BOSS, YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT IF A TOWER LADDER IS ADDED TO AN EMERGENCY MASS DECON CORRIDOR THAT ALREADY INCLUDES 2 ENGINES USING AN AQUASTREAM FOG NOZZLE ATTACHED THEIR INSIDE DISCHARGE GATES, WHAT NOZZLE WILL THE TOWER LADDER USE?

TURBOMASTER

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AS A HEADS UP BOSS, YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT IF A TOWER LADDER OR AERIAL IS ADDED TO AN EMERGENCY MASS DECON CORRIDOR THAT ALREADY INCLUDES 2 ENGINES, HOW BIG WILL THE CURTAIN BE?

APRX. 20 FT WIDE BY 30 FT LONG

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WHAT IS THE BASIC RULE OF PROTECTION FROM HAZARDOUS MATERIALS?

TIME, DISTANCE AND SHIELDING

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DECONTAMINATION TRAILERS WILL BE OPERATED BY?

SQUAD PERSONNEL

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