Flashcards in OG 6.9 Responder Safety Near Moving Traffic Deck (20)
What are three pieces of PPE that should be used when working in moving traffic?
Class III vest
turnout coat/duty jacket
What formula should you use as a guideline for minimum distance from your apparatus to the furthest cone or flare?
posted speed x 2 = strides
All personnel should make an attempt to remain within what area when working in traffic?
All personnel must recognize that what two things in the roadway will expose us to very dangerous situations?
1. blind corners
2. Elevation changes
He drivers should establish an initial block to protect what three things?
What should all drivers turn off to assist approaching motorists?
How many lanes should a driver block when approaching the scene?
One more than already obstructed
When practical, the driver should position the apparatus with the pump panel where?
What simple maneuver can prevent your vehicle from entering the safety area if struck from behind?
Turning the front wheels in a direction away from the incident
What resource can you request through dispatch to assist in blocking on the freeway?
The first arriving company officer on scene must assume what position until the assignment is delegated?
ODOT can be directly contacted on what Radio channel?
While in route to an incident on the freeway, ODOT has cameras they can use to evaluate what two things prior to arriving on scene?
The first company to arrive on scene of an traffic accident should give a brief initial size up of the fire or accident situation with what 4 pieces of information?
1. description. Exact location, # of vehicles
2. Traffic conditions for companies responding
3. Need for additional resources
4. Any updates
Where should any non-committed apparatus stage before committing to the scene?
Nearest on-ramp to facilitate response
When is it okay to not establish a transition zone in order to keep all personnel in the safety zone?
During ice or snow events
Why is it a bad idea to cross the median on the highway to render aid?
There is no safety shadow
When would it be okay to cross the traffic median to render aid?
Inability of other apparatus to reach the scene in a timely manner.
If you do cross the median to render aid, what must the company officer create?
Assign a firefighter to control traffic to create a safety shadow