Flashcards in Haz Mat Ops Bulletins Deck (78):
CHEMTREC operates in two stages. What are they?
Immediate advice for responders and shipper notification
With exception of First Due Engine Company, a minimum of how far away should units stage away from a WMD Incident?
The Haz Mat Unit carries detection equipment for various agents used as WMD. What agent is the most difficult to detect out of all of them?
When decontaminating persons exposed to WMD, in ideal situations, what is the recommended flushing/showering times?
What is the preferred method of water application for WMD victim decontamination?
High Volume, Low Pressure application
Following a bombing, the Incident Commander will consider removing rescuers to a safe location if a complete bomb sweep is not underway within what time period?
What type of sample should be taken from a person suspected of being contaminated during a nuclear/ radiological event?
Whom should a member contact during regular duty hours if they suspect a terrorist attack is being planned?
Deputy Fire Chief of Special Operations
What percentage of intentional explosion victims usually die immediately?
What's the assignment for a bomb threat.
1 Engine Company, 1 Truck Company, Haz Mat Unit, Rescue Squad, the Special Operations Battalion Fire Chief (or next closest), an EMS unit, and an EMS Supervisor
All Department issue portable and vehicle mounted cell phones as well as personal cell phones and MDTs must be turned off when within how many feet of a suspected bombing device?
What is the minimum assignment to a bombing incident?
A Box Alarm Assignment with a Cave In Task Force, Haz Mat Task Force, Mass Casualty Support Group, EMS Task Force and the Safety Officer
What consists of a EMS Task Force?
3 BLS Units
2 Medic Units
1 EMS Supervisor
What does ALARA mean?
What are the Three principles of ALARA?
What is the minimum distance all units should stage from a Bomb Threat or Suspicious Package incident
When utilizing Master Stream Decontamination, two (2) Engine Companies will be positioned approximately what distance apart?
When utilizing a Covered Wagon Decontamination, position fire apparatus approximately what distance apart, parallel to each other?
When responding to an explosion or event with numerous people down or incapacitated, where should you begin your approach?
300 feet from the edge of the debris field
When operating in a Radiological incident, what is the Absolute Turn-back Limit?
What is the fill pressure at the outlet of the Natural Gas fueling nozzle?
When attempting to locate the source of CO in a residence, set the furnace thermostat to what?
What is the background color of the certified Non-PCB transformer label?
What is the operating pressure for the Andrews Underground Fuel Pipeline?
What is the static pressure for the Andrews Underground Fuel Pipeline at the river's end?
Who is Technical Decontamination performed on?
Responders wearing PPE and who have been exposed to an agent/chemical
When establishing the perimeter of the Technical Decontamination area, what shall identify the dirty side?
You are the newly assigned Sergeant to a Mass Decon Task Force Truck Company. On which day of the week will your company be required to drill on these duties and responsibilities?
Each Tuesday your shift works
What determines order of entry into Technical Decon Corridor from the Hot Zone?
Start with the person that's lowest on air.
What type of respiratory protection shall be used when involved with asbestos containing materials?
What level of CO may be present under normal conditions and shall not be considered hazardous?
What pressure do Washington Gas Transmission lines operate at?
60 to 300 PSI
The ignition point of natural gas is ________
When wearing external dosimeters, how often should they be read and reported?
Every 15 minutes
What type of explosive device detonates at speeds greater than 3000fps
High order explosives
Carbon monoxide incidents can be terminated when readings reach what level?
S.C.B.A. shall be placed in service in any atmosphere containing carbon monoxide at or over how man parts per million
When overhauling at a fire where the presence of asbestos is suspected, which if the following precautions should not be taken
Ventilate building throughly utilizing PPV
Where does the The Andrew Underground Fuel Transmission Pipeline run?
Underground from a point in the Anacostia River just below the South Capitol street bridge, it runs parallel to Suitland Parkway on US Park Services property
How many hours a week is the Andrews Pipe line in use pumping jet fuel from barges to Andrews
Although every company should be prepared to support the set-up and support of a Technical Decontamination operation, in general, which companies will be responsible for this task?
Engines 6, 12, 26
Trucks 4, 15
In the Technical Decon setup, what are blue buckets used for?
Blunt trauma, lacerations, fractures and penetrating injuries patterns are most likey to be caused by which type of blast injury?
What type of accountability shall be used at a WMD event?
What is the ignition point of natural gas?
Chlorine is how many times heavier than air?
You have been exposed to an illicit PCP drug laboratory. What should you do with the clothing you were wearing at the scene?
Turn clothing over to the proper authorities to be booked as evidence
You and your company have used your go bags on an actual incident. Along with a special report, what from shall be submitted to the Special Ops Deputy?
Mass Decon task force #2 is comprised of what two companies?
All members of companies that are part of the “Mass Decon Task force” shall be certified to what level?
NFPA Haz Mat Operations
M8 and M9 paper is used to detect what hazardous substance?
Chemical Warfare Agents
How many parts per million of carbon monoxide must the Haz-Mat unit be called?
On a post bombing incident the first due Engine Company will stop and give a report a minimum of how many feet away from the incident?
The natural background radiation level in the DC area is?
What is the diameter of a fire valve?
Washington Gas low pressure lines contains how many PSI?
1/5th psi to ¼ psi
Where might you encounter a hydrocyanic gas vault?
Low explosives detonate at speeds less than__________, and high speed explosives are known to detonate at speeds greater than__________?
What is the most often used method of attack against the United States?
VBIED(Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device)
Fire & EMS units should be withdrawn from the hazard area at a WMD incident until:
A comprehensive hazard and risk assessment has been completed
Minimal PPE at a WMD incident will include:
Firefighting gear and with SCBA
Standard PBI turnout gear with SCBA provides a first responder with sufficient protection from nerve agent vapor hazards inside interior or downwind areas of the hot zone to allow __ minutes rescue time for known live victims.
Self-taped turnout gear with SCBA provides sufficient protection in an unknown nerve agent environment for a __ minute reconnaissance to search for living victims.
The removal of a victim’s clothing contaminated with chemical agents is very important as up to __ percent of the contamination maybe removed by disrobing.
Which type of decon is suitable for non-ambulatory victims?
A low order explosive detonates at speeds
Less than 3000 FPS
Areas that are secured and are usually staffed by trained personnel or officials and include government and military facilities, nuclear plants, and some critical infrastructure are referred to as:
Suicide attacks are responsible for what percentage of terrorism deaths?
Secondary devices usually detonate within how many minutes of the primary explosion.
What type of blast injury occurs when the victim becomes a projectile and is thrown into objects.
Government and military facilities, nuclear plants, and some critical infrastructure are considered to be?
The use of equipment in the “Go Bag” must be authorized by:
The incident commander
When dealing with biological agents how long is the incubation period for Anthrax?
When dealing with radiological readings what is the absolute turn back level?
The curb gate valve operation is to turn the 2” square operating head clockwise until the valve resist further turning: Which is how many turns depending on the size of the valve?
Chlorine gas is approximately how many times heavier than air?
What is used to control airborne asbestos dust or particles on the fire ground operations?
Wide Angle fog stream