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1

CHEMTREC operates in two stages. What are they?

Immediate advice for responders and shipper notification

2

With exception of First Due Engine Company, a minimum of how far away should units stage away from a WMD Incident?

2 Blocks

3

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?

Biological

4

When decontaminating persons exposed to WMD, in ideal situations, what is the recommended flushing/showering times?

2-3 Minutes

5

What is the preferred method of water application for WMD victim decontamination?

High Volume, Low Pressure application

6

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?

15 Minutes

7

What type of sample should be taken from a person suspected of being contaminated during a nuclear/ radiological event?

Nasal Swab

8

Whom should a member contact during regular duty hours if they suspect a terrorist attack is being planned?

Deputy Fire Chief of Special Operations

9

What percentage of intentional explosion victims usually die immediately?

90%

10

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

11

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?

500 Feet

12

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

13

What consists of a EMS Task Force?

3 BLS Units
2 Medic Units
1 EMS Supervisor

14

What does ALARA mean?
(Exposure)

As
Low
As
Reasonably
Achievable

15

What are the Three principles of ALARA?

Time
Distance
Shielding

16

What is the minimum distance all units should stage from a Bomb Threat or Suspicious Package incident

1500 Feet

17

When utilizing Master Stream Decontamination, two (2) Engine Companies will be positioned approximately what distance apart?

15 feet

18

When utilizing a Covered Wagon Decontamination, position fire apparatus approximately what distance apart, parallel to each other?

12 feet

19

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

20

When operating in a Radiological incident, what is the Absolute Turn-back Limit?

250 R/HR

21

What is the fill pressure at the outlet of the Natural Gas fueling nozzle?

3000psi

22

When attempting to locate the source of CO in a residence, set the furnace thermostat to what?

90 degrees

23

What is the background color of the certified Non-PCB transformer label?

Light Blue

24

What is the operating pressure for the Andrews Underground Fuel Pipeline?

300 PSI

25

What is the static pressure for the Andrews Underground Fuel Pipeline at the river's end?

85

26

Who is Technical Decontamination performed on?

Responders wearing PPE and who have been exposed to an agent/chemical

27

When establishing the perimeter of the Technical Decontamination area, what shall identify the dirty side?

Red Tape

28

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

29

What determines order of entry into Technical Decon Corridor from the Hot Zone?

Start with the person that's lowest on air.

30

What type of respiratory protection shall be used when involved with asbestos containing materials?

SCBA

31

What level of CO may be present under normal conditions and shall not be considered hazardous?

1-8 ppm

32

What pressure do Washington Gas Transmission lines operate at?

60 to 300 PSI

33

The ignition point of natural gas is ________

1100-1200 Degrees

34

When wearing external dosimeters, how often should they be read and reported?

Every 15 minutes

35

What type of explosive device detonates at speeds greater than 3000fps

High order explosives

36

Carbon monoxide incidents can be terminated when readings reach what level?

8ppm

37

S.C.B.A. shall be placed in service in any atmosphere containing carbon monoxide at or over how man parts per million

35ppm

38

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

39

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

40

How many hours a week is the Andrews Pipe line in use pumping jet fuel from barges to Andrews

17-20Hours

41

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

42

In the Technical Decon setup, what are blue buckets used for?

Weapons collection

43

Blunt trauma, lacerations, fractures and penetrating injuries patterns are most likey to be caused by which type of blast injury?

Phase II

44

What type of accountability shall be used at a WMD event?

Level III

45

What is the ignition point of natural gas?

1100º-1200º F

46

Chlorine is how many times heavier than air?


47

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

48

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?

53.1

49

Mass Decon task force #2 is comprised of what two companies?

Engine 8
Truck 7

50

All members of companies that are part of the “Mass Decon Task force” shall be certified to what level?

NFPA Haz Mat Operations

51

M8 and M9 paper is used to detect what hazardous substance?

Chemical Warfare Agents

52

How many parts per million of carbon monoxide must the Haz-Mat unit be called?

35

53

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?

500 feet

54

The natural background radiation level in the DC area is?

5-10µR/hr

55

What is the diameter of a fire valve?

2½”

56

Washington Gas low pressure lines contains how many PSI?

1/5th psi to ¼ psi

57

Where might you encounter a hydrocyanic gas vault?

Furriers

58

Low explosives detonate at speeds less than__________, and high speed explosives are known to detonate at speeds greater than__________?

3,000ft/sec

59

What is the most often used method of attack against the United States?

VBIED(Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device)

60

Fire & EMS units should be withdrawn from the hazard area at a WMD incident until:

A comprehensive hazard and risk assessment has been completed

61

Minimal PPE at a WMD incident will include:

Firefighting gear and with SCBA

62

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.

30

63

Self-taped turnout gear with SCBA provides sufficient protection in an unknown nerve agent environment for a __ minute reconnaissance to search for living victims.

3 Minutes

64

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.

80%

65

Which type of decon is suitable for non-ambulatory victims?

Covered Wagon

66

A low order explosive detonates at speeds

Less than 3000 FPS

67

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:

Hard Targets

68

Suicide attacks are responsible for what percentage of terrorism deaths?

48%

69

Secondary devices usually detonate within how many minutes of the primary explosion.

20 Minutes

70

What type of blast injury occurs when the victim becomes a projectile and is thrown into objects.

Type II

71

Government and military facilities, nuclear plants, and some critical infrastructure are considered to be?

Hard Targets

72

The use of equipment in the “Go Bag” must be authorized by:

The incident commander

73

When dealing with biological agents how long is the incubation period for Anthrax?

1-5 days

74

When dealing with radiological readings what is the absolute turn back level?

200 R/hr

75

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?

6-20

76

Chlorine gas is approximately how many times heavier than air?

2.5

77

What is used to control airborne asbestos dust or particles on the fire ground operations?

Wide Angle fog stream

78

You respond to an inside gas leak. At what percentage of the Lower Explosive Limit(LEL) will the building be evacuated?

10% LEL