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FAST Team

In addition to normally assigned Ladder Company Tools, the FAST Unit shall report to the ICP with the following equipment:

  • FAST Pak
  • Search Rope
  • Stokes Basket w/long backboard
  • 2:1 Rope

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FAST Team

As part of the size-up, determine what other tools/equipment may be needed for the various rescue possibilities such as:

  • Rebar cutter
  • Life Saving Rope/Life Belt
  • Saws
  • Elevator keys
  • Flotation devices for operations on or near bodies of water

3

Prior to arrival of FAST Team, the Safety Team shall normally be made up of

the Backup and Control firefighters of the second arriving engine.

The 2nd Arriving Engine must announce their arrival on the air.

4

Safety Team
However, there will be times when entry into an IDLH atmosphere is necessary prior to the arrival of the first two engine companies.

One 4 Firefighter Engine on Scene:

Based on the officer's size up the following options can be considered:

1) The officer and one firefighter enter the IDLH for search without line advancement while two firefighters compose the Safety Team.

2) Take a defensive position based on conditions encountered.

5

Safety Team

However, there will be times when entry into an IDLH atmosphere is necessary prior to the arrival of the first two engine companies.

One 5 Firefighter Engine on Scene:

The Safety Team is composed of the Control firefighter and the Door firefighter.

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Safety Team
However, there will be times when entry into an IDLH atmosphere is necessary prior to the arrival of the first two engine companies.

One Ladder on Scene:

  1. 5 FF Ladder-The Safety Team is composed of the LCC firefighter and the OV firefighter.
  2. 4 FF Ladder- The Safety Team is composed of the LCC firefighter and outside firefighter designated by the officer.

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Safety Team

However, there will be times when entry into an IDLH atmosphere is necessary prior to the arrival of the first two engine companies.

One Engine & One Ladder on Scene:

  • 5 FF Ladder- Control and LCC.
  • 4 FF Ladder- Control and LCC.

8

When an "understaffed" Engine or Ladder Company (unit staffed with less than 4 firefighters) is the only unit on the scene, the company shall take a ________ .

 

Defensive Position

9

Examples of Defensive Positions, including but not limited to:

 

  • Checking the serviceability of a hydrant
  • Hooking up to a hydrant
  • Charging the pumps
  • Stretching a hoseline to outside the IDLH atmosphere
  • Providing medical treatment to victims
  • Positioning and raising a Tower/ Aerial/ Portable Ladder
  • Conducting a size-up of the scene
  • Transmitting the appropriate radio signals

10

Chapter 1, Section 3.2 states:

The Incident Commander shall announce the FAST unit's arrival over the handie-talkie at the scene. On receipt of this announcement, the members performing the duties of the Safety Team shall return to their original assignments.

Chapter 2 Section 4.1 states:

The officer of the FAST Unit shall announce their arrival on the scene over the handie-talkie and report to the ICP, unless otherwise directed by the Incident Commander.

11

When communicating to other units, the FAST officer and member's radio designation shall include the word FAST after the unit designation. Ex: "L-157-FAST to Command"

 

Communication between FAST Unit members does not require the use of the word FAST after the unit designation. Ex: "Ladder 157 CAN to Ladder 157"

12

The FAST officer should bring ____________________ to the ICP which would include any CIDS information that is available.

an up to date copy of the response ticket

13

What assignments must be given out at roll call?

 

  • FAST PAK
  • EFAS

14

What if member assigned EFAS isn't trained for that position?

 

If the member is not EFAS trained, upon arrival, report to a Battalion vehicle on scene to monitor the FAST Radio Board.

The member assigned the FAST Radio shall remain in the Battalion vehicle and monitor the FAST Radio for the durationof the incident, even if the FAST Unit is given an assignment.

15

Upon arrival at member in distress, what do you assess?

Assess: FAIR
 

Fire
Air
Immediate medical care
Removal*

16

When a fire progresses beyond what stage must the area must be considered an IDLH atmosphere? 1.2

A. Decay stage
B. Fully developed stage
C. Free burning stage
D. Incipient stage

D. Incipient stage

When a fire progresses past the incipient stage, the fire area must be considered an IDLH atmosphere.

17

If a known life hazard is discovered and immediate action could prevent the loss of life, appropriate action (rescue activity) may be taken by an individual member. This applies only for a known life hazard, not for standard search and rescue activity. A known life hazard is defined as follows: Which one is incorrect? 1.4

A. A victim can be seen by the rescuer.
B. A victim can be heard by the rescuer.
C. A member has information from a credible source or a person at the scene indicating the location of the life hazard.
D. If such action is taken, your Company Officer must be immediately notified and appropriate adjustments made.

D is incorrect - incident commander not your company officer

Note: In all incidents of such individual action, the Incident Commander shall forward a report detailing the full particulars to the Chief of Operations. A thorough review of each of these incidents will be conducted.

18

In the fire scenario where one 5 firefighter engine is the only unit on the scene, what members would make up the safety team? 2.1.1

A. Control FF and Door FF
B. Backup FF and Door FF
C. Door FF and ECC
D. Control FF and ECC

A. Control FF and Door FF

One 5 Firefighter Engine on Scene:
The Safety Team is composed of the Control firefighter and the Door
firefighter.

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In the fire scenario where one 4 firefighter engine is the only unit on the scene, what members would make up the safety team? 2.1.1

A. Control FF and ECC
B. Backup FF and Nozzle FF
C. Control FF and Nozzle FF
D. Any of the above

D. Any of the above
The officer and one firefighter enter the IDLH for search without line advancement while two firefighters compose the Safety Team.

One 4 Firefighter Engine on Scene:
Based on the officer's size up the following options can be considered:
1) The officer and one firefighter enter the IDLH for search without line advancement while two firefighters compose the Safety Team.
2) Take a defensive position based on conditions encountered.

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The Safety Team shall normally be made up of the _______ and _______ firefighters of the second arriving engine. However, there will be times when entry into an IDLH atmosphere is necessary prior to the arrival of the first two engine companies.

A. ECC and Control FF
B. Backup FF and Control FF
C. ECC and Backup FF
D. 1st due Backup FF and 2nd due Backup FF

B. Backup FF and Control FF

The Safety Team shall normally be made up of the Backup and Control firefighters of the second arriving engine. However, there will be times when entry into an IDLH atmosphere is necessary prior to the arrival of the first two engine companies.

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One Ladder on Scene: 5 FF Ladder - The Safety Team is composed of the LCC firefighter and the ____ firefighter.

A. Roof FF
B. OV FF
C. Can FF
D. Irons FF

B. OV FF

One Ladder on Scene:
1) 5 FF Ladder-The Safety Team is composed of the LCC firefighter and the OV firefighter.
2) 4 FF Ladder- The Safety Team is composed of the LCC firefighter and outside firefighter designated by the officer.

22

One Engine and One Ladder on Scene: 5 FF Ladder - The Safety Team is composed of the _____ firefighter and the ______ firefighter.

A. Control FF and LCC
B. Roof FF and ECC
C. OV FF and Backup FF
D. Backup FF and Can FF

A. Control FF and LCC

One Engine and One Ladder on Scene:
1) 5 FF Ladder-The Safety Team is composed of the Control firefighter and the LCC firefighter.
2) 4 FF Ladder- The Safety Team is composed of the Control firefighter and the LCC firefighter.

23

True or False 2.3

Designated members of the Safety Team are to engage in their primary duties while assuming the duties of the Safety Team. Once firefighters enter the IDLH, one member of the Safety Team must account for firefighters inside the IDLH without performing other duties.

TRUE

24

An "understaffed" engine (unit staffed with less than 4 FFs) arriving alone at a fully developed structural fire with no known life hazard should take what correct action? 2.1.1

A. Stretch a line into the building to attack the fire
B. Perform a team search of the fire area
C. Hook up to a serviceable hydrant
D. None of the above

C. Hook up to a serviceable hydrant

When an "understaffed" Engine or Ladder Company (unit staffed with less than 4 firefighters) is the only unit on the scene, the company shall take a defensive position. However, if a known life hazard is discovered and immediate action could prevent the loss of life, appropriate action (rescue activity) may be taken by an individual member. This applies only for a known life hazard, not for standard search and rescue activity.

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Examples of Defensive Positions, including but not limited to:

  • Checking the serviceability of a hydrant
  • Hooking up to a hydrant
  • Charging the pumps
  • Stretching a hoseline to outside the IDLH atmosphere
  • Providing medical treatment to victims
  • Positioning and raising a Tower/ Aerial/ Portable Ladder
  • Conducting a size-up of the scene
  • Transmitting the appropriate radio signals

26

True or False 4.2

In unusual situations where members assigned to team up are unable to do so, the Ladder Company Officer in the fire area shall be notified prior to entry into the IDLH atmosphere and the Ladder Company Officer in the fire area shall make necessary adjustments in the teaming up of members.

False - incident commander not ladder company officer

In unusual situations where members assigned to team up are unable to do so, the Incident Commander shall be notified prior to entry into the IDLH atmosphere and the Incident Commander shall make necessary adjustments in the teaming up of members.

27

A 4 FF ladder company is designated the FAST while responding to a building fire. What action must the Officer take upon arrival at the Command Post? 2.2

A. Instruct the dispatcher to assign another unit as the FAST.
B. Instruct the dispatcher to assign an additional ladder company for the box.
C. Bring additional FAST pak to the ICP.
D. Inform the IC that the unit is not fully staffed.

D. Inform the IC that the unit is not fully staffed.

In some situations, a ladder company staffed with four firefighters may be assigned as a FAST unit. When reporting to the ICP, the ladder company officer must inform the IC that they are not fully staffed. The IC should take the staffing level of the FAST unit into consideration upon deployment, and ensure adequate resources are assigned to assist if necessary.

28

Allocate a ladder company, which shall be designated as the FAST Unit upon transmission of signals: Which one is incorrect? 2.1

A. 10-60
B. 10-66
C. 10-75
D. 10-76
E. 10-77
F. 10-80 code 4

F is incorrect - its 10-80 code 1, 2, 3 and 4 not just code 4

29

True or False 4.3

When communicating to other units and between FAST Unit members, the FAST officer and member's radio designation shall include the word FAST after the unit designation?

False - only when communicating to other units

When communicating to other units, the FAST officer and member's radio designation shall include the word FAST after the unit designation. Ex: "L-120-FAST to Command"
 

Communication between FAST Unit members does not require the use of the word FAST after the unit designation. Ex: "Ladder 120 CAN to Ladder 120"

30

At roll call a ladder company lieutenant assigns an Electronic Fireground Accountability System (EFAS) trained member to monitor EFAS and the FAST radio. Where should ths member be instructed to report upon arrival at a fire scene? 5.1

A. Incident Command Post (ICP)
B. Battalion vehicle being used to monitor EFAS
C. Division vehicle being used to monitor EFAS
D. Area designated for the FAST truck near the ICP

B. Battalion vehicle being used to monitor EFAS

If the member is EFAS trained, upon arrival, report to the Battalion vehicle being used to monitor EFAS. This FAST Unit member shall remain in the Battalion vehicle and monitor both EFAS and the Battalion's FAST Radio for the duration of the incident, even if the FAST Unit is given an assignment.

31

The FAST unit Officer must continually utilize the COAL WAS WEALTH 13-point size up to anticipate possible pertaining to deployment. Which of the following items below is NOT a component of this size up acronym? 6

A. Weather
B. Street Conditions
C. Time
D. Energy

D is incorrect

Construction-Occupancy-Area/Access-Life
 

Weather-Auxiliary Appliances-Street Conditions
 

Water Supply-Exposures-Apparatus/Equipment-Location-Time-Height of Building

32

When the FAST unit arrives at the location of the distressed member, the Officer should use the acronym FAIR to asses the situation at hand. What does the letter "F" represent? 7.6

A. Fire
B. FAST pak
C. First aid
D. FAST radio board

A. Fire

Assess:

  • Fire
  • Air
  • Immediate medical care
  • Removal

(FAIR)

33

When the FAST Unit arrives at the location of the distressed member, the transmitting member of the FAST Unit shall: What is the first thing to do? 7.6

A. Provide the IC or FAST Group Supervisor with the information required for the emergency transmission.
B. Assess Fire, Air, Immediate medical care, Removal (FAIR).
C. Depress the Emergency Alert button (EAB) on their handie-talkie.
D. Provide additional air supply as needed.
E. Confirm positive identification.

C. Depress the Emergency Alert button (EAB) on their handie-talkie.

Depress the Emergency Alert button (EAB) on their handie-talkie. This will identify the member of the FAST Unit transmitting the emergency message on EFAS and the FAST Radio. This will also ensure the message is transmitted at the maximum wattage.

34

In addition to normally assigned ladder company tools, the FAST Unit shall report to the ICP with the following equipment: Which item is incorrect? 8

A. FAST Pak.
B. Life saving Rope.
C. Stokes Basket with long backboard.
D. 2:1 Rope.

B is incorrect - search rope, life saving rope must be determined if needed

As part of the size-up, determine what other tools/equipment may be needed for the various rescue possibilities such as:

  • Rebar cutter.
  • Life Saving Rope/Life Belt
  • Saws
  • Elevator keys for buildings with elevators.
  • Flotation devices for operations on or near bodies of water.

35

When a fire progresses beyond what stage must the area must be considered an IDLH atmosphere? 1.2

A. Decay stage
B. Fully developed stage
C. Free burning stage
D. Incipient stage

D. Incipient stage

When a fire progresses past the incipient stage, the fire area must be considered an IDLH atmosphere.

36

No member shall enter, leave or operate in an IDLH atmosphere unless the member teams-up with at least one other member and remains within visual or voice contact with that member. How many members designated as the Safety Team must be available to assist the interior team should the need arise? 1.3

A. One
B. At least two
C. At least four
D. The FAST team

B. At least two

At least two members must team up prior to entering an IDLH (Two-In) and there must be at least two other members outside the IDLH (Two-Out), who are designated as a Safety Team. The members of the Safety Team shall be available to assist the interior team(s) if the need arises. If a member leaves a contaminated area, another member using an SCBA must accompany this member to a safe area.

37

No member shall enter, leave or operate in an IDLH atmosphere unless the member teams-up with at least one other member and remains within visual or voice contact with that member. How many members designated as the Safety Team must be available to assist the interior team should the need arise? 1.3

A. One
B. At least two
C. At least four
D. The FAST team
  

B. At least two

At least two members must team up prior to entering an IDLH (Two-In) and there must be at least two other members outside the IDLH (Two-Out), who are designated as a Safety Team. The members of the Safety Team shall be available to assist the interior team(s) if the need arises. If a member leaves a contaminated area, another member using an SCBA must accompany this member to a safe area.