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Incident response pocketbook: Determining safety zones

Separation distance between the firefighter and the flames should be at least ___ times the maximum continuous flame height.

4 times

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Incident response pocketbook:

The size of an acre is ____ ft by ____ ft

208 x 208

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Incident response pocketbook: Structure Triage

The determining factor whether a structure is defensible vs non-defensible is the presence of a _____

Safety zone

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Incident response pocketbook: Structure triage

What are the four categories to place a structure in when doing structure triage?

Defensible- Prep and hold
Defensible- Standalone
Non-defensible- prep and leave
Non-defensible- Rescue drive by

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Incident response pocketbook: Downed power line safety

Heavy smoke and flames can cause arcs to ground. Direct attack must be abandoned within ____ feet of transmission lines.

100

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Incident response pocketbook: Downed power line safety

Always maintain ___ feet distance from transmission towers.

35 ft

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Incident response pocketbook: Isolation Distances

BLEVE (Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion) ____ feet or ____ mile

2,500 ft or 1/2 mile

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Incident response pocketbook: Structure Hazard Marking System

You may find a ___ ft by ___ ft box at the entrance to indicate the condition of the structure. What should be used to mark inside the box?

2 x 2ft

Orange spray paint or lumber crayon

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Incident response pocketbook: Helicopter Landing Area

The area must be free of stumps, brush, posts, large rocks or anything over ___ inches high.

18

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IRPG:

Wildland firefighters should be concerned with surface winds above ____ mph and temperatures over ____ degrees

10 mph

85°F

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IRPG:

If you see lightning and hear the thunderclaps follow in less than ____ seconds, take storm precautions. Do not resume work in exposed areas until ____minutes after storm activity has passed.

30 and 30

(30/30 rule)

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IRPG Thunderstorm safety:

If only isolated trees are nearby, keep your distance _____ the tree height

Twice

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IRPG thunderstorm safety:

When a thunderstorm is passing and you feel your skin tingle or your hair stand on end, what should you do?

Immediately crouch low to the ground

Make yourself the smallest possible target and minimize your contact with the ground

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IRPG:

When trying to escape a fire on foot, drop your gear but keep what 4 things?

Fire shelter
Quart of water (canteen)
Hand tool
Radio

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IRPG Last Resort Survival:

When using a body of water for a survivable area, make sure that itmis more than ___ feet deep

2

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IRPG Aerial Retardant Drops:

If you can't escape, lie face down with head facing _____ ( toward or away from?) oncoming aircraft and hardhat in place. Grasp something firm to prevent being carried or rolled about by the dropped liquid

Toward

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IRPG:

What index is used to indicate the potential for rapid fire growth due to dry and unstable atmospheric conditions over a fire area?

Haines Index

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IRPG:

What index reflects the changes in fine fuel moisture content and wind speed and is highly variable day to day?

Burning Index

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IRPG:

Which index is a daily value representative of the water balance where yesterday’s drought index is balanced with today’s drought factor? (precipitation and soil moisture).

Keetch-Byrum Drought index

-The drought index ranges from 0 to 800
•an index of 0 represents no moisture depletion and
•an index of 800 represents absolutely dry conditions

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IRPG:

What level on the lightning activity level guide may cause the issuance of a red flag?

Lvl 6

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IRPG:

What is the common wind speed of Foehn winds?

40 to 60 mph

Up to 90 miles have been reported

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IRPG:

When flame lengths are less than ____ feet, fires can generally be attacked at the head or flanked by firefighters using hand tools. Hand lines should hold the fire

4

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IRPG:

When working around heavy equipment, stay at least ____ feet in front or ___ feet behind the equipment.

100

50

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IRPG:

When working around heavy equipment in timber, safe distances should be increased to ____ times the canopy height

2-1/2

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