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Purposes of the SOC Support Ladder Companies:
(General Information)

1.2
The SOC Support Ladder Companies purpose is to assist in detecting the presence of
hazardous materials, including chemical warfare agents and radioactive materials. They can assist in determining the perimeter of a contaminated area as well as establishing decontamination of civilians and emergency responders. They assist in
performing search, rescue and removal of victims from hazardous material areas, collapsed structures, confined spaces, and entrapments either above or belowground.

2

The SSL company has the training and equipment of identifying almost all materials?
True of False

1.3
They are not capable of identifying many materials, which will require the advanced skills and equipment of a Hazardous Materials Technician Unit or Haz-Mat Company.

3

When assigned to respond as a SOC Support Ladder Company, they shall respond with what?

2.1
When assigned to respond as a SOC Support Ladder Company, the unit shall respond with their regular apparatus and their support vehicle.

4

SOC Support Ladder Companies can be special called to fires or hazmat incident in lieu of a Rescue, Squad, HMTU or HMC1?
True or False

2.5
SOC Support Ladder Companies shall not be special called to fires in lieu of calling a Rescue or Squad company.
2.6 SOC Support Ladder Companies shall not be special called to a haz-mat incident in lieu of a Hazardous Material Technician Unit or Hazardous Materials Company 1.

5

SOC Support Ladder Companies receive 40 hours of Hazardous Materials training and can perform what duties?

3.1
SOC Support Ladder Companies are trained and certified to operate in Level "A" and Level "B" Chemical Protective Clothing (CPC) and can perform required decontamination of members or civilians.

6

Unless requested to assist an HMTU or HMC1, or as part of a "Hammer Team". What duties is the SSL not trained or equipped to perform?

3.1
These members are not trained or equipped to
perform mitigation activities such as leak stopping, neutralizing or overpacking a product unless requested to assist an HMTU or HMC1, or as part of a "Hammer Team".

7

When it comes to confined space rescue what cant a SSL conduct?

3.2
SOC Support Ladder Company personnel have received training in Confined Space Rescue, High Angle Operation, Collapse Rescue Operations and Trench Rescue. This training, in addition to the special equipment provided, will allow the units to conduct initial rescue operations with specific limitations. The training will not allow them to conduct complex entries into confined spaces.

8

To operate as a SOC Support Ladder Company, the unit shall be staffed with a minimum of one trained officer or acting trained officer and at least how many trained firefighters?

4.1
To operate as a SOC Support Ladder Company, the unit shall be staffed with a minimum of one trained officer or acting trained officer and at least three trained firefighters. If possible, four trained firefighters will be provided.

9

When operating at a High angle/suspended scaffolding incident, what rope shall be utilized by the SSL Company?

7.1
SOC Support Ladder Companies shall utilize the 1/2" kernmantle rope issued to them in place of the 9/16" Life Saving Rope when lowering a safety line to stranded workers to attach to their harnesses. This rope is compatible with the high angle equipment carried by SOC units should the need develop to haul the stranded workers to safety.

10

What are the 2 times a SSL Company shall not attempt to make entry into a confined space?

A. SOC Support Ladder Companies shall not be permitted to attempt any entry that would require the rescuer to leave the direct line of sight of the officer supervising entry at the entrance to the space.
D. SOC Support Ladders shall not attempt any entry where the hazards are other than atmospheric and controllable, or are not readily identifiable and controllable.

11

SOC Support Ladder Companies have received basic training in Trench Rescue. What duties do they perform prior to Rescue's arrival?

7.4
They shall immediately begin scene evaluation, and hazard identification through the use of their air monitoring equipment. They shall establish a safe zone around the perimeter of the site, with the prevention of a secondary cave-in as the prime consideration. They will, if possible, begin removing the spoil pile from the danger zone if that has been identified as a problem. They shall take steps to remove unnecessary vehicles and vibrations. They shall make the IC aware of the need for access for specialized rescue vehicles to the perimeter of the trench and assist in maintaining such access clear.

12

A stairway, ladder, ramp or other safe means of egress shall be located in trench excavations that are ___ feet or more in depth so as to require no more than ___ feet of lateral travel for employees.

7.4 B
A stairway, ladder, ramp or other safe means of egress shall be located in trench excavations that are 4 feet (1.22 m) or more in depth so as to require no more than 25 feet of lateral travel for employees.

13

The Support Vehicle may be staffed with overtime or recalled personnel in the event of large-scale emergencies. In this case the unit will operate separately from its assigned ladder company and will be designated as a?

8.1
The Support Vehicle may be staffed with overtime or recalled personnel in the event of large-scale emergencies such as blackouts, severe storms, etc. In this case the unit will operate separately from its assigned ladder company and will be designated as a Rapid Response Unit.

14

How are the Rapid Response vehicles designations when they are dispatched?

8.3.1
Rapid Response Units will be dispatched using the designation "RR" and the identity of the unit's assigned ladder company, i.e.: "RR-132 is 10-8" would indicate the Rapid Response Unit that is part of Ladder 132 is in service.

15

When a RRV encounters difficulty in calling for assistance over the air what shall they use to contact the dispatcher?

8.3.3
Other radio transmissions shall be limited to unit availability (10-8) and requests for assistance. Units encountering difficulty in calling for assistance shall use an operating ERS box.

16

Units unable to contact dispatcher via radio to report their availability shall contact the dispatcher by what method?

8.3.5
Units unable to contact dispatcher via radio to report their availability shall immediately return to staging area from which they responded from and report "AQ".