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MANAGING MEMBERS IN DISTRESS 3 - FIREFIGHTER REMOVAL

In every case of firefighter removal, where must one member of the removal team be placed no matter what type of removal?

In all cases a member should be positioned at the downed members head.

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MANAGING MEMBERS IN DISTRESS 3 - FIREFIGHTER REMOVAL
OPERATING UNITS RESPOSIBILITES

TRUE/FALSE

It is important to emphasize that the operating units continue to fight the fire when a MayDay/Urgent is transmitted for a distressed firefighter. The abandonment of Engine or Ladder company operations to assist in a rescue where resources have been deployed to handle the situation, places the trapped member and the rescuing firefighters in severe danger.

TRUE

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MANAGING MEMBERS IN DISTRESS 3 - FIREFIGHTER REMOVAL
OPERATING UNITS RESPOSIBILITES

Company Officers must prevent members of their unit from _______________.

Company Officers must prevent members of their unit from LEAVING THEIR AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY.

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MANAGING MEMBERS IN DISTRESS 3 - FIREFIGHTER REMOVAL
OFFICER RESPOSIBILITES

TRUE/FALSE

The officer should be involved in firefighter removal operations at all times.

FALSE

Unless there is no one else available the Company Officer should not get physically involved in the operation. It is the responsibility of the officer to supervise the operation and keep the members focused with the job at hand. Listed below are some additional responsibilities of the Company Officer.

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MANAGING MEMBERS IN DISTRESS 3 - FIREFIGHTER REMOVAL
OFFICER RESPOSIBILITES

Responsibilities of the officer?

- transmit mayday/urgent if not done so already
- provide exact location of member
- identification of member to IC
- call for additional resource that might aid in removal
- keep IC up to date on: air status/progress of packaging/ once removal starts
- monitor conditions of operations
- monitor h.t.
- secure removal route
- call for additional FAST PAK if first one is put into operation

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MANAGING MEMBERS IN DISTRESS 3 - FIREFIGHTER REMOVAL
STEPS TO FOLLOW WHEN MEMBER IS LOCATED

Wether or not the member is conscious or unconscious, the priorities are:

F.A.I.R.
Fireground/environment
Air
Immediate medical care
Removal

**additional considerations - identification of member/packaging if needed**

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MANAGING MEMBERS IN DISTRESS 3 - FIREFIGHTER REMOVAL
FIREGROUND/ENVIRONMENT

TRUE/FALSE

Consider the environment that you are operating in. The conditions in the area of the distressed member will dictate the sequence of events. If your safety is in question, move to an area of refuge.

TRUE

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MANAGING MEMBERS IN DISTRESS 3 - FIREFIGHTER REMOVAL
AIR

TRUE/FALSE

The members air needs to be assessed only if he is unconscious.

FALSE

The air supply of the member needs to be assessed whether the member is conscious or unconscious.

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MANAGING MEMBERS IN DISTRESS 3 - FIREFIGHTER REMOVAL
AIR

A member will suffer brain damage without air in _____ to _______ minutes. In ______ to ______ minutes a member will move towards clinical death.

A member will suffer brain damage without air in four to six minutes. In six to ten minutes a member will move towards clinical death.

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MANAGING MEMBERS IN DISTRESS 3 - FIREFIGHTER REMOVAL
AIR

What are the two ways to supply air to a distressed member?

High pressure supply

Low pressure supply

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MANAGING MEMBERS IN DISTRESS 3 - FIREFIGHTER REMOVAL
AIR

The high pressure air system permits emergency air replenishment of an SCBA from an air supply source while still in use through the __________.

The high pressure air system permits emergency air replenishment of an SCBA from an air supply source while still in use through the UNIVERSAL AIR COUPLING (UAC).

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MANAGING MEMBERS IN DISTRESS 3 - FIREFIGHTER REMOVAL
AIR

TRUE/FALSE

If the condition of the distressed member's SCBA is in doubt DO NOT provide air via the high pressure system.

TRUE

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MANAGING MEMBERS IN DISTRESS 3 - FIREFIGHTER REMOVAL
AIR

Air may be supplied to the distressed member by the low pressure system in these three ways?

- FAST Pak regulator with the member's facepiece.

- Hansen Fitting of the low pressure hose.

- FAST Pak facepiece and regulator.

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MANAGING MEMBERS IN DISTRESS 3 - FIREFIGHTER REMOVAL
AIR

What are the three ways to determine if the unconscious member has air?

- Turn the purge valve. If there is air, the flow will be heard.

- If the facepiece is on, break the seal between the member's face and facepiece and listen for air escaping.

- Look at the remote gauge of the downed member.

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MANAGING MEMBERS IN DISTRESS 3 - FIREFIGHTER REMOVAL
IMMEDIATE MEDICAL CARE

TRUE/FALSE

Once clear of the IDLH environment, stop and assess the medical needs of the distressed member. Treatment should be in accordance with CFR protocols driven by patient condition.

TRUE

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MANAGING MEMBERS IN DISTRESS 3 - FIREFIGHTER REMOVAL
REMOVAL

What are the two basic types of removal?

Horizontal

Vertical

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MANAGING MEMBERS IN DISTRESS 3 - FIREFIGHTER REMOVAL
IDENTIFICATION

With a conscious member ascertain:

- Name.

- Unit working in that tour.

- Assignment.

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MANAGING MEMBERS IN DISTRESS 3 - FIREFIGHTER REMOVAL
UNCONSCIOUS MEMBER

If possible depress the _____ of the member in distress, if unable to do so ___________ of the distressed member.

If possible depress the EAB (emergency alert button) of the member in distress, if unable to do so KEY THE MIC of the distressed member.

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MANAGING MEMBERS IN DISTRESS 3 - FIREFIGHTER REMOVAL
UNCONSCIOUS MEMBER

What position should you place unconscious member on and why?

Right side to provide access to:

Members name on bunker coat
PRA identification number
Helmet front piece
Identification number on side of handie-talkie

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MANAGING MEMBERS IN DISTRESS 3 - FIREFIGHTER REMOVAL
UNCONSCIOUS MEMBER

TRUE/FALSE

To accurately identify the distressed member by the use of the Pak-Tracker and EFAS, it is imperative that all members ensure that both the SCBA and the handie-talkie coincide with their assigned position.

TRUE

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MANAGING MEMBERS IN DISTRESS 3 - FIREFIGHTER REMOVAL
PACKAGING

TRUE/FALSE

If the member is unconscious or unable to assist in their own removal, the member(s) who first found the firefighter must start the packaging process.

TRUE

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MANAGING MEMBERS IN DISTRESS 3 - FIREFIGHTER REMOVAL
PACKAGING

TRUE/FALSE

When an unconscious firefighter is found, it is more effective to take the time to package the member prior to attempting removal.

TRUE

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MANAGING MEMBERS IN DISTRESS 3 - FIREFIGHTER REMOVAL
PACKAGING

TRUE/FALSE

If possible, position the member so that their feet are facing toward the direction of removal prior to starting the packaging process.

FALSE

If possible, position the member so that their back is facing toward the direction of removal prior to starting the packaging process.

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