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What time should the daily be done by?

0830

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How long should a weekly take?

1-2 hours

2

When do the batteries get turned on when responding to a call?

Before getting in your turnouts

3

What is always done before moving equipment

walk around

4

What four things do you check when the pump is put in gear from the cab before exiting?

-pump engage light
-ok to pump light
-transmission in gear 4
-speed on speedometer

5

What is the minimum of o2 in medical bags?

1500 psi

6

What is minimum of SCBA bottles?

3500 psi

7

How far should belts depress when checked?

not more than 3/4 inch

8

How long does motorized equipment get ran on a weekly?

A minimum of 5 minutes

9

Whose responsibility is it to obtain an aux engine when needed?

engineer

10

Where is the swap over list kept while front line engine is gone?

Kept in the aux engine

11

Core Values?

Commitment, Courage, Integrity, Innovation, Teamwork, Service

12

Overall command when two officers of equal rank are faced, what is the sequence?

- officer having assigned responsibility
- officer having on-duty status
- officer having seniority in rank

13

When an accident investigation team appointed

Whenever the battalion chief believes the incident warrants an investigation

14

What does a "Life Hazard Lookout" need to be?

qualified and located where they can safely observe with the ability to deny entry and communicate with resources

15

What is written on the 3 strips your our barrier tape?

Do Not Enter or Do Not Cross

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What is the size used for three strips your out?

between 1 and 3 inches securely fixed to stationary items

17

What is optimal tape used in three strips your our policy?

3" red and white stripped or chevron barrier tape that states "Life Hazard - Do Not Enter" existing police tape with the words do not cross or enter will meet this standard

18

How far apart is the flagging for three strips your out?

18 - 24 inches

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What is recommended to help with visibility of three strips your out tape?

Illumination

20

Who can approve the removal of three strips your out?

The I.C.

21

Who is responsible for identification measures of a hazard in the three strips your out

The I.C.

22

What is written on a life safety placard in the three strips your out policy

-description of hazard
-location of hazard
- distance from the life hazard tape to the hazard

23

When is a roll-call of units not required when a hazard is reported by dispatch?

If dispatch is made aware of the hazard after an I.C. has been established. The hazard is directed to the I.C. and relayed to personnel on scene

24

What kind of lenses shall be in safety glasses or glasses used for corrective lenses

Plastic safety lenses, no glass lenses

25

Who is responsible for the cost of prescription lenses in safety glasses?

The employee, but the department will bear the costs of plastic safety lenses if it is more than glass

26

Who is responsible for the cost of a spectacle kit in SCBA mask?

The Department

27

What kind of contact lenses can be work on duty

extended wear - no daily wear or hard contact lenses allowed - department will not pay for contacts

28

Can you wear contacts with SCBA mask?

Yes

29

When will the department not pay for a spectacle kit in SCBA mask?

If the employee chooses to pay for contact lenses

30

What time frame is required to get Work Comp forms to the department personnel clerk?

within 24 hours of injury

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In the two-in-two-out rule, what should the standby members be doing?

One needs to be accountability and both shall be dressed in full PPE with SCBA available.

32

When does 2-in-2-out not have to be implemented.

Fire in incipient stage
When there is reasonable belief that victims may be inside

33

What sets the tone for safety?

attitude and leadership

34

What is the 1st priority when an employee experiences a work related injury?

Immediate medical attention

35

Where does an injured employee go for a work related injury?

Sansum in Santa Barbara or Lompoc, Central coast urgent care in santa maria.

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Who is contacted if employee is hospitalized or death?

Duty Chief, and CorVel

37

How much time does the supervisor have to give the employee work comp form?

24 hours, has to be in person if possible. If not, faxed or emailed to the employee within 24 hours, if no fax or email us mail is satisfactory.

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What is required anytime you lose time from work on a work related injury?

A physicians authorization

39

What is an Avoidable accident

the driver failed to do everything reasonably possible to avoid the accident

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What is a non-avoidable accident?

The driver did everything reasonable to avoid the accident

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Who initiates the accident investigation?

The on-duty battalion chief

42

Under what circumstance shall law enforcement be notified in a vehicle accident

All, no matter how small

43

How many days does the accident investigation team have to submit the report and to whom?

10 days, Deputy Chief

44

When can you move a dept vehicle after an accident?

only if accident is minor and traffic flow is impacted

45

What does the driver of the vehicle in an accident do after?

Fills out the vehicle accident report form, and submits it with any other documentation to the BC within 24 hours.

46

Who determines if the accident is avoidable or un-avoidable?

The Deputy Chief

47

Where do I go if I have serious burn injuries?

Sherman Oaks burn Center

48

Where do I go if I have serious traumatic injuries?

UCLA medical center

49

Where do I go if I have serious toxic material injuries?

Northridge hospital

50

When a complaint of HIPAA violation is suspected by a citizen what is the chain of events?

Privacy complaint form is submitted to HR manager. HR manager notifies the support services division chief. this happens within 180 days of initial complaint.

51

What are the three forms of harrassment?

Verbal, Visual, Physical

52

How often are probationary members to be evaluated?

Monthly

53

When does a monthly performance report for a probationary position get sent to the BC?

When it is unsatisfactory

54

What is classification seniority?

The length of time in his classification

55

What is department seniority?

length of time as a regular employee in the department.

56

How are tie scores for seniority decided?

lottery

57

Time commitment for paramedic?

3 years

58

Time commitment for Haz-mat

2 year

59

Staff position time commitment

3 years

60

When can a staff employee bid out of staff?

within six months of fulfilling the 3 year commitment and it will be a TBA honored bid.

61

Can pre-scheduled vacation be cancelled by the department?

Yes, the fire chief can cancel when it is necessary to maintain staffing

62

What days can you not take vacation?

Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Years Eve, and NEw years Day

63

When is the selection period for pre-scheduled vacation?

typically pay period 2

64

Which radio channel is the abandonment signal "emergency traffic" transmitted over.

All being used on the incident.

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How many times is the abandonment command repeated over the radio?

three

66

When can someone re-enter any evacuated area?

Only when confirmed by the IC the safety/integrity is intact.

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What is the Audible Abandonment Alarm?

Horn blast 10 seconds on 10 seconds off done three times for a total time of 50 seconds

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During a PAR, who is the PAS officer responsible for?

The personnel on his/her status board

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Where are the passports located in the engine?

One on the status board, one on the inside of the captains door.

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What is the front of the status board used for?

Personnel working within the hazard zone

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What is the rear of the status board used for?

Personnel who are on scene but not in the hazardous area.

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Where is basic call information recorded on the status board?

front top of the board

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How many people makes a "crew"

minimum of two

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Who is the PAS officer on an incident?

Either the first in engineer, or someone the IC designates.

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Who can initiate a PAR?

IC, PAS officer, or PAS group supervisor

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When does a PAR get initiated?

Any report of a missing or trapped FF, Any sudden hazardous event at the incident, any change from offensive to defensive, and anytime an emergency abandonment is declared.

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When is the PAS implemented?

All structure fires, and any incident that includes a hazardous area?

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When are more than PAS officer assigned?

When the incident is large enough to have more than 1 entrance.

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Who can adjust the number and type of resources responding to any incident?

Initial company officer, BC, or duty officer

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What is a second alarm?

It duplicates the engine assignment of the original alarm

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Resources first alarm residential structure fire

Bat 1 - BC, 3 engines, TRK, and WT for rural
Bat 2 - BC 4 engines, and WT for rural areas

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Resources for a commercial structure fire

Bat 1 - DC, BC, 4 engines, TRK, BS18, AMB
Bat 2 - DC, BC, 5 engines, TRK, BS18, AMB

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Resources for High Rise structure fire

Bat 1 - DC, BC, 4 engines, TRK, BS18, AMB
Bat 2 - DC, BC, 5 engines, TRK, BS18, AMB

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Low vegetation response level

1 engine, BC notification

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Moderate vegetation response level

BC, 3 engines, 1 WT

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SRA high vegetation response

BC, 4 engines, 1 WT, 2 DZ, 1 HELO, 2 Crews, 1 AA, 2 air tankers

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LRA high vegetation response

BC, 3 engines, 1 WT, 1 crew, HELO

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FRA high vegetation response

BC, 2 engines, 1 DZ, 1 WT, 1 crew

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Very high vegetation response

SRA and LRA high response plus SBC augmented staffing pattern.

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Extreme vegetation response

red-flag response- SRA/LRA Very high plus SBC augmented staffing pattern, plus area Op Area Strike TEam

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Center divider vegetation response

BC, 2 engines, WT, crew

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Passenger car fire response

Bat 1 &2 - 1 engine

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Commercial vehicle fire response

Bat 1 - BC, 3 engines, TRK
Bat 2 - BC, 4 engines

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Train Fire Response

Bat 1 - BC, 3 engines, TRK, WT
Bat 2 - BC, 4 engines, WT

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Trash/Dumpster/Couch Fire response

Adjacent to structure - Bat 1 - BC, 3 engines, TRK, Bat 2 - BC, 4 engines
Remote from structure - Bat 1 & 2 - 1 engine

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Fence fire, Power pole fire, fire reported out, illegal burn response

BC, 1 engine

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Gas leak inside a structure response

Bat 1 - BC, 3 engines, TRK
Bat 2 - BC, 4 engines, WT for rural areas

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Train Derailment response

Bat 1 - BC, 3 engines, TRK, WT
Bat 2 - BC, 4 engines, WT

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Santa Ynez airport incident response

BC, 3 engines, WT

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Santa Barbara Airport aircraft response

Alert 1 - BC, 1 engine, TRK
Alert 2-4 - BC, 2 engines, TRK

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Santa Maria Airport aircraft response

Alerts 1-4 - BC, 1 engine

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Who is the only person allowed to remove items from a fire scene?

Arson Investigators

103

What are all the incidents we wear structural turnouts?

Vehicle fire, structure fire, dumpster fires, HAZ-MAT, aircraft fire, vehicle accidents, hazardous condition,

104

What calls do we wear wildland PPE

vegetation fires, USAR, technical rescues if mobility is a factor

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Who authorizes the use of our "readiness uniform"

Operations Chief

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When is the readiness uniform not allowed

public events, classroom training sessions, fire prevention activities

107

What are the exceptions to wearing the safety vest

Closed roadway, engaged in competing hazards, fire suppression, rescue/extrication, haz-mat, IDLH, and incidents that require immediate action to effect life saving measures

108

Who is responsible for care of the traffic vests?

Employee

109

Who has responsibility for expanded dispatch?

Protection Services Dividion

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What does it take to officially activate Expanded Dispatch?

at least two trained staff members

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What is minimum staffing?

3 persons per engine companies

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How close must the members of an engine company be to each other, and what are the criteria?

5 minutes, must be within radio contact and have code 3 capabilities

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What is the maximum time allowed to fill a vacancy on an engine comapny?

2 hours

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What happens when staffing station cannot fill an emergency vacancy on an engine company?

The understaffed engine will go to the nearest staffed station and respond out of that station along with their personnel into both districts.

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What stations must stay maintained when station closures are necessary?

Stations 21,31,41,51,11,12,13,15

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Who can initiate an emergency call back

Any department chief officer

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What is limited recall?

Personnel from the effected stations are attempted to be called by according to rank first.

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How is recall time payed?

From the time of arrival at the station to the time they leave, minimum 2 hours of pay.

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During an emergency recall, what are the responsibilities of the ranking member at a station?

start a roster of the people who reported to the station including time of arrival, call dispatch with station status and personnel.

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What is a Red Roadblock Condition

Only emergency vehicles allowed into the incident area

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What is a Yellow Roadblock Condition

Only residence and friends of residence that are in the same vehicle to enter the incident area

122

What is a Green Roadblock Condition

This type warns persons coming into the hazard area of impending danger. Only people with legitimate reasons may enter the area. Main purpose is to keep out sightseeing people.

123

What inspections are the engine company responsible for?

Group A (including tents, carnivals, and fairs), B, E, F, H, I, M, R-1, R-2, R-3 (occupancy clearance), S, and U occupancies

124

What occupancy groups may qualify for B-SAFE inspection program

B and M

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What is the frequency of A, E, I, R-1, R-2, and all target hazard inspections

Annually

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What makes a business eligible for the B-SAFE program?

B and M occupancies only
total floor plan of 10,000 sqft or less
No hazardous materials business plan
No recent fire history within the last 3 years
record of satisfactory compliance
No required CFC permits

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How often do the business owners fill out the B-SAFE packet?

Every three years

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What percentage of the B-SAFE programs are inspected annually to measure quality?

10%

129

What permits may an engine company issue?

open burning, and welding or other hot work

130

What is the hose complement on Truck 11

340 ft of 4 inch, 200 ft of 2 1/2 inch, 400 ft of 1 3/4 inch, 200 ft of 1 inch

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What is the hose testing schedule?

2 1/2 inch hose tested on every odd numbered year, 1 3/4 inch hose tested on every even numbered year, all wildland hose is visually inspected every even numbered year, single jacket hose is not pressure tested.

132

How is the 2 1/2 inch hose racked on our supply beds?

Flat load with female coupling out

133

What is the maximum hose length for hose testing?

300 feet

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Where do hoses get connected during testing?

Captains side discharge or rear discharge?

135

What is the time and pump pressure for hose testing?

250 p.s.i. for 3 minutes

136

Which coupling gets marked with paint to indicate the year of testing?

Female coupling rocker lug

137

What color is used to indicate hose testing in 2013-2014?

yellow

138

What hose gets pressure tested?

1 3/4, 2 1/2, and 4 inch

139

What station does hoes repair?

Station 18

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How is hose testing documented?

Amount of hose and time spent testing is documented in FireHouse Activities Module

141

What needs to be done every time the engine is being backed into the apparatus bay?

Engineer makes visual contact with the FF regardless of there location when backing.

142

When do lights and sirens not be used when driving to a code 3 call

When responding on a freeway or divided highway, unless during periods of extreme congestion or when traveling against traffic or on shoulders.

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How is the first engine arriving on scene positioned

To provide a work area protected from traffic approaching in at least one direction

144

When is blocking to the left used?

Whenever possible to protect the medical and extrication compartment side

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When is blocking to the right used

Whenever possible to protect the engineers side of the apparatus

146

How many lanes of traffic should be taken when blocking an accident scene

At least one additional traffic lane more than already obstructed by the crashed or involved vehicle

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How should you block if the shoulder of the road is available?

Block to the right and use the shoulder as the additional lane and approach from the shoulder side of the incident.

148

Under what circumstance should you pull past an accident scene instead of blocking the scene

Whenever the captain thinks its necessary to be uphill, upwind, or upstream. Be aware you have nothing protecting your scene from oncoming traffic

149

When blocking on a two lane road, how many lanes do you take?

You take the affected lane and a portion of the other lane.

150

If multiple engines are scene of an incident on the freeway, where do engines get placed?

First in engine, code 3 lights, upstream and blocking. Later engines are parked in the "shadow" and only the four way flashers are on.

151

What is the cone spacing when providing traffic tapering

4 cones at 25'-30' intervals upstream of the blocking apparatus

152

When can apparatus be repositioned to help out traffic flow?

Whenever it is safe to do so

153

Who is the incident commander on all freeway, state highway, and county road incidents

CHP

154

What is a code 3 response? Examples?

When there is a need to preserve life or the prevention of disability. Examples are: traumatic injury, unconscious, overdose, heart attack, stroke, choking, not breathing, severe pain, broken femur, childbirth

155

What is a code 2 response

Immediate, no light, no sirens

156

During a station survey after an earthquake what is the engineer responsible for?

Move all apparatus to a safe location, move all essential equipment to a safe location, check condition of apparatus, report findings to captain.

157

What should the primary district survey after an earthquake include

Focus assessment on the districts target hazards and transportation corridors

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What does the secondary district survey encompass after an earthquake

Residential areas and utility damage

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Where is the findings from your district survey aft an earthquake documented?

Damage assessment worksheet

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According to the major earthquake guidelines, what is priority 1

Life threatening conditions: rescues of trapped victims, collapsed structures, structure fires with probability of spread, HAZ mat, life threatening medical aids

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According to major earthquake guidelines, what is priority 2

Potential life threatening conditions: gas leaks inside structures, elevator rescues, non life threatening medicals, threats to pipelines or tank failures,

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According to the major earthquake guidelines, what is priority 3

Flooding, public assists, fire alarms, gas leaks outside structures, first aid

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What is minimum staffing on the helicopter for tactical missions

1 hoist qualified paramedic, 1 hoist qualified rescue swimmer, crew chief and carded pilot.

164

Minimum staffing for helicopter response to veg fire

Qualified pilot and crew chief

165

If 2 paramedic helicopter crew members are not available, what can be substituted?

A qualified EMT crew member in place of only one of the paramedics

166

How far offshore may the helicopter work?

1/4 mile unless necessary to save a life. This needs to be approved by the crew and duty chief after a risk analysis is dne by the flight crew.

167

What is the minimum staffing for helicopter search missions

Pilot, crew chief, 1 crew member paramedic.

168

How do we respond to an obvious death call?

Code 2

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When should breathing apparatus be used?

Whenever there is a doubt

170

How long does someone have to safely surrender a baby?

72 hours of birth

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What should be given to the safe surrender child's parent?

The bracelet front the safe surrender kit.

172

Where do requests for final occupancy clearance inspections get routed

Fire protection division

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Who does the final inspection on occupancy clearance

Engine companies under direction of fire protection division. Will follow the project condition letter provided.

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What are the two biggest considerations during final inspection of occupancy

Access to the project, water for fire protection

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Who is responsible for conducting shift readiness inspections

Shift BC

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How often do readiness inspection happen

Quarterly

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What four things get inspected in a readiness inspection throughout the year

Apparatus and equipment, stations and facilities, records and documents, personnel uniforms and PPE

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When does apparatus and equipment get readiness inspected

July - September (third quarter)

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Or is responsible for conducting or instructing investigation of an incident

IC

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What circumstances shall IC call for investigator

Incidents having suspicious or incendiary devices
Fires or HAZ mat with death or injury
Incidents involving illegal acts
Damage in excess if 15,000 dollars
HAZ mat with significant threat to or impact on life, the environment or property

181

Where is fire hazard reduction burning restricted from

Areas that are in the high fire hazard areas of the county

182

How big can a recreational fire be

3 feet or less in diameter and 2 feet or less in height

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Where is residential burning excluded from

The south zone, incorporated cities of solvang, Santa Maria, and Lompoc

184

When does a burn permit inspection get conducted

Prior to issuance of a permit

185

In a high rise fire, where is staging typically set up in the building

Two floors below the fire floor

186

What and where is the base in ALS base for high rise?

Base is the parking lot of the high rise structure

187

Who is responsible for vehicle repairs and maintenance

The county garage.

188

How are non emergent repairs on the engines handled

Repair forms are filled in the station folder, when 8 hours of labor, or six repair forms are accumulated the station captain will notify the BC

189

How do you inquire about the status of a vehicle at the county garage

Call logistics. Logistics will notify operations when a vehicle is ready for pickup

190

How long do station personnel have to fill empty air bottles upon draining or receiving them empty

No longer than24 hours

191

If county air fill stations are inoperable, how do bottles get filled

The air and lighting unit from station 18

192

If county property that was assigned to an employee is lost, what needs to happen

A letter describing the circumstances related to the lost or damaged equipment goes to the supervisor within 24 hours

193

What Are the steps in backing the engine into the engine bay

Ff gets out when the engine is close to the door, makes eye contact via the right mirror, plymovent put on, eye contact made in left mirror before engine moves backwards again.

194

Exception to plymovent backing procedure

If the floor has painted travel lines or wheel markings, after plymovent has been put on the ff will step to the right while the engine is backed into place. Always make eye contact before moving engine

195

When does a copy of apparatus inventory get sent, and where

Sent to services each December

196

What are the air bottle filling hours per policy

From 0800-1700 every day

197

Per policy, what is the 2 cycle oil mixture

One, two ounce bottle of hurst two cycle lubricant to one gallon of gasoline

198

What type of complaint will not be investigated?

Anonymous callers

199

What documentation is needed for a complaint

Identity of caller, phone number, and location, nature and resolution of the problem.

200

Per policy, how often do ff and eng need to recertify in the pump operator program

Every four years

201

What is the most infraction regarding the safety policy

Not wearing proper safety gear

202

Causes for disciplinary action

Insubordination, incompetence, neglect, carelessness, damage to county property, vehicle accidents, absenteeism, fights, poor quality of work, drug abuse, poor work habits, lack of cooperation,

203

Progressive discipline steps

Step 1, oral warning reprimand
Step 2, written reprimand or warning
Step 3, notice of proposed disciplinary action/ notice of final decision
Step 4, suspension
Step 5, discharge

204

Who makes the decision to suspend or dismiss an employee

The fire chief

205

What are the four guiding principles of the reasonable suspicion policy

Education, deterrence, enforcement, treatment

206

Does the EAP supersede progressive discipline when disciplinary actions are required

No

207

How does an employee get tested if reasonable suspicion is apparent

Supervisor goes through the chain of command and request authority of the fire chief or duty chief and the supervisor contacts the collection site

208

Who supplies the employee with appropriate form for reasonable suspicion

The battalion chief or duty chief

209

What protocols does the dept follow for drug and alcohol testing

The dot

210

What if the employee refuses to be drug tested

Inform them they will be treated in the same manner as an employee who tested .04% or greater! inform the fire chief or duty chief! document

211

What are the uniform classes

Class a, the formal dress uniform
Class b, regular daily work uniform
Class c, arduous duty uniform
Class d, physical fitness uniform

212

When is class a uniform worn

Funerals, parades, graduations, or other appropriate functions

213

Where does your class a hat get placed while in doors

Under your left arm

214

When is class b uniform worn

Between the hours of 0800 and 1700 and anytime in public

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When is class c uniform worn

After 1700 hours at the station not to be worn in public

216

What is class b uniform for staff engineers

White uniform shirt, white short sleeve t shirt, black wool uniform pants, plain toed black shoes with black socks

217

Per policy when is the only time a member may respond only wear bunker pants and a t shirt

When awaiting relief

218

Are sunglasses allowed to be worn inside

No, unless prescribed by dr or safety glasses

219

What uniforms may a ball cap be worn with

B, c, and d

220

Of all the unit patches to wear on the right sleeve, which one takes priority

Paramedic

221

Per policy, what is length of time for a temporary assignment

Six weeks to six months

222

Hen is expanded dispatch opened

When an IC upgrades an incident from initial attack to extended attack

223

Who has the authority to order a medical helicopter

SBCoFD, SO, contract private ambulance

224

When can a helicopter be order

An immediate or life threatening emergency, geography limits access of ground ambulance, ground response times cause significant compromise in patient care.

225

Hat PPE is worn while loading and unloading patients onto helicopter

Helmet with chin strap, goggles

226

Can a SBCoFD personnel drive a private ambulance

Yes, if the captain dreams necessary

227

What stations have priority to be covered in a minimal operations response level?

13, 11
30, 41, 22

228

Per policy, how big are the portable tanks on the water tenders

Wt 22 and 32, 1800 gallons
Wt 18, 4,000 gallons
Wt 41, 5,000 gallons

229

How much notice do you give your supervisor for voting and what are voting times

Ten days notice and 0800-1000

230

What is the only exception to visible tattoos

While wearing class d workout uniform

231

What is the maximum hours per week an employee can work a second job

24 hours

232

Who approves after hours and weekend it support

Operations chief

233

What are roads inspections and when are they due

Inspection of fire roads in the district and due by march 31

234

What defines a preplanned occupancy

Occupancies or facilities which present a high fire, environmental, or life hazard

235

How long should a ride a long form be kept at the station

One year

236

Hat is the minimum ride along age

16 with a notarized parent signature