Flashcards in Guidelines Deck (16):
What is the purpose of guidelines?
To allow a team to enter and search a structure and retrace their steps
What are the two methods of using guidelines?
1- As a main guideline, laid from the entry point
2- A’s a branch guideline, used to search off of a main guideline
How long is a guideline?
Where would you find the serial number and it’s year of issue?
On it’s ‘D’ ring, hooked to the running end of the line
What is the size of the loop at the opposite end of the line?
How are guidelines stored?
In yellow bags
How would a guideline be identified?
By it’s ‘A’ or ‘B’ tally
Where are the ‘A’ or ‘B’ guideline tally’s found?
In the BA entry control board
When are guidelines tested?
Every 6 months
Annually by PEG
When must main guidelines be used?
When there is no way to trace the exit out of a high risk area
When are branch guidelines used?
1- when there is a need to search further than the 6m personal line allows
2- to go into high-expansion foam
What procedures MUST be in place whenever guidelines are used? (List of 8)
1- on the order of the IC
2- stage II entry control
3- only 1 main guideline along the route from the entry control point (ECP)
4- no more than 2 main guidelines in use from any ECP
5- up to a maximum of 4 branch guidelines from ‘A’ or ‘B’
6- Branch guidelines must NOT be extended
7- teams working behind must be notified if there are branch guidelines in use
8- ECO attaches guideline tally’s to the ‘D’ section of the snap hook with a split ring
To follow a guideline safely, the BA team must remain physically attached to the line by using their ________ _____
To follow a guideline safely, the BA team must remain physically attached to the line by using their PERSONAL LINES
When following a guideline, priority should be given to ________ _____
When following a guideline, priority should be given to OUTGOING TEAMS
When withdrawing on the guideline, how would you identify that you are following the correct direction to the exit?
Moving from the longer unknotted tabs indicates the way out.