Flashcards in OP 1- River Emergencies (99) Deck (18):
Members should be extremely careful and take the safest approach when handling a river emergency, true or false?
True. Take an extra measure if safety.
During a river emergency, Should the company officers keep the chief apprised of any changes in situation?
Yes. And keep in mind that some access routes to observation points may become flooded prior to the observation points themselves.
Should the company officer ascertain the routes to be taken to Pre-planned river emergencies?
Yes. And make sure that members are aware of the location prior to dry runs.
How should the apparatus be positioned at a river emergency?
With an open exit route. Make sure to check ground stability before positioning apparatus.
Who schedules dry run tests for water emergencies, and when do they occur?
The Deputy Chief. Each spring. Companies will respond at reduced speed.
On a river emergency, other than the assigned locations, can chiefs redirect responding companies as the need arises?
What units make up a river observation team?
1-Marine Unit (w/ Engine)
Other than marine unit who else will FCC notify in the event of a river emergency?
Philadelphia Police Marine Unit (PPMU) and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)
How will the IC interact with the PPMU & USCG?
Marine Unit will act as a liaison.
Where does Rescue 1 respond to at a river emergency?
The location of the 1st Battalion Chief.
The purpose of breaking down both the delaware and schuyhill rivers into 12 zones for the purpose of Fire department response.
Zoned Response. Used in flooding conditions when someone in the river would be carried along swiftly.
During a river emergency, Members should bear in mind that risks should be commensurate with the life hazard involved, true or false?
True. SAFETY OF PERSONNEL IS PARAMOUNT!
Should companies operate at the extreme end of a pier?
No. Members should be aware of the weight limits and not operate at the extreme end.
How should apparatus be placed at an assigned position during a river emergency?
If possible to beam lights on water.
What equipment is needed at a river emergency?
Line Throwing Guns
Should member's wear boots to a river emergency?
No. If at all possible wear shoe instead of boots.
Care should be taken when illuminating the scene of a river emergency, true or false?
True. Make sure not to impair other units operating.