Flashcards in P&P Deck (237):
What time should the daily be done by?
How long should a weekly take?
When do the batteries get turned on when responding to a call?
Before getting in your turnouts
What is always done before moving equipment
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
What is the minimum of o2 in medical bags?
What is minimum of SCBA bottles?
How far should belts depress when checked?
not more than 3/4 inch
How long does motorized equipment get ran on a weekly?
A minimum of 5 minutes
Whose responsibility is it to obtain an aux engine when needed?
Where is the swap over list kept while front line engine is gone?
Kept in the aux engine
Commitment, Courage, Integrity, Innovation, Teamwork, Service
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
When an accident investigation team appointed
Whenever the battalion chief believes the incident warrants an investigation
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
What is written on the 3 strips your our barrier tape?
Do Not Enter or Do Not Cross
What is the size used for three strips your out?
between 1 and 3 inches securely fixed to stationary items
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
How far apart is the flagging for three strips your out?
18 - 24 inches
What is recommended to help with visibility of three strips your out tape?
Who can approve the removal of three strips your out?
Who is responsible for identification measures of a hazard in the three strips your out
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
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
What kind of lenses shall be in safety glasses or glasses used for corrective lenses
Plastic safety lenses, no glass lenses
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
Who is responsible for the cost of a spectacle kit in SCBA mask?
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
Can you wear contacts with SCBA mask?
When will the department not pay for a spectacle kit in SCBA mask?
If the employee chooses to pay for contact lenses
What time frame is required to get Work Comp forms to the department personnel clerk?
within 24 hours of injury
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.
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
What sets the tone for safety?
attitude and leadership
What is the 1st priority when an employee experiences a work related injury?
Immediate medical attention
Where does an injured employee go for a work related injury?
Sansum in Santa Barbara or Lompoc, Central coast urgent care in santa maria.
Who is contacted if employee is hospitalized or death?
Duty Chief, and CorVel
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.
What is required anytime you lose time from work on a work related injury?
A physicians authorization
What is an Avoidable accident
the driver failed to do everything reasonably possible to avoid the accident
What is a non-avoidable accident?
The driver did everything reasonable to avoid the accident
Who initiates the accident investigation?
The on-duty battalion chief
Under what circumstance shall law enforcement be notified in a vehicle accident
All, no matter how small
How many days does the accident investigation team have to submit the report and to whom?
10 days, Deputy Chief
When can you move a dept vehicle after an accident?
only if accident is minor and traffic flow is impacted
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.
Who determines if the accident is avoidable or un-avoidable?
The Deputy Chief
Where do I go if I have serious burn injuries?
Sherman Oaks burn Center
Where do I go if I have serious traumatic injuries?
UCLA medical center
Where do I go if I have serious toxic material injuries?
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.
What are the three forms of harrassment?
Verbal, Visual, Physical
How often are probationary members to be evaluated?
When does a monthly performance report for a probationary position get sent to the BC?
When it is unsatisfactory
What is classification seniority?
The length of time in his classification
What is department seniority?
length of time as a regular employee in the department.
How are tie scores for seniority decided?
Time commitment for paramedic?
Time commitment for Haz-mat
Staff position time commitment
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.
Can pre-scheduled vacation be cancelled by the department?
Yes, the fire chief can cancel when it is necessary to maintain staffing
What days can you not take vacation?
Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Years Eve, and NEw years Day
When is the selection period for pre-scheduled vacation?
typically pay period 2
Which radio channel is the abandonment signal "emergency traffic" transmitted over.
All being used on the incident.
How many times is the abandonment command repeated over the radio?
When can someone re-enter any evacuated area?
Only when confirmed by the IC the safety/integrity is intact.
What is the Audible Abandonment Alarm?
Horn blast 10 seconds on 10 seconds off done three times for a total time of 50 seconds
During a PAR, who is the PAS officer responsible for?
The personnel on his/her status board
Where are the passports located in the engine?
One on the status board, one on the inside of the captains door.
What is the front of the status board used for?
Personnel working within the hazard zone
What is the rear of the status board used for?
Personnel who are on scene but not in the hazardous area.
Where is basic call information recorded on the status board?
front top of the board
How many people makes a "crew"
minimum of two
Who is the PAS officer on an incident?
Either the first in engineer, or someone the IC designates.
Who can initiate a PAR?
IC, PAS officer, or PAS group supervisor
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.
When is the PAS implemented?
All structure fires, and any incident that includes a hazardous area?
When are more than PAS officer assigned?
When the incident is large enough to have more than 1 entrance.
Who can adjust the number and type of resources responding to any incident?
Initial company officer, BC, or duty officer
What is a second alarm?
It duplicates the engine assignment of the original alarm
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
Resources for a commercial structure fire
Bat 1 - DC, BC, 4 engines, TRK, BS18, AMB
Bat 2 - DC, BC, 5 engines, TRK, BS18, AMB
Resources for High Rise structure fire
Bat 1 - DC, BC, 4 engines, TRK, BS18, AMB
Bat 2 - DC, BC, 5 engines, TRK, BS18, AMB
Low vegetation response level
1 engine, BC notification
Moderate vegetation response level
BC, 3 engines, 1 WT
SRA high vegetation response
BC, 4 engines, 1 WT, 2 DZ, 1 HELO, 2 Crews, 1 AA, 2 air tankers
LRA high vegetation response
BC, 3 engines, 1 WT, 1 crew, HELO
FRA high vegetation response
BC, 2 engines, 1 DZ, 1 WT, 1 crew
Very high vegetation response
SRA and LRA high response plus SBC augmented staffing pattern.
Extreme vegetation response
red-flag response- SRA/LRA Very high plus SBC augmented staffing pattern, plus area Op Area Strike TEam
Center divider vegetation response
BC, 2 engines, WT, crew
Passenger car fire response
Bat 1 &2 - 1 engine
Commercial vehicle fire response
Bat 1 - BC, 3 engines, TRK
Bat 2 - BC, 4 engines
Train Fire Response
Bat 1 - BC, 3 engines, TRK, WT
Bat 2 - BC, 4 engines, WT
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
Fence fire, Power pole fire, fire reported out, illegal burn response
BC, 1 engine
Gas leak inside a structure response
Bat 1 - BC, 3 engines, TRK
Bat 2 - BC, 4 engines, WT for rural areas
Train Derailment response
Bat 1 - BC, 3 engines, TRK, WT
Bat 2 - BC, 4 engines, WT
Santa Ynez airport incident response
BC, 3 engines, WT
Santa Barbara Airport aircraft response
Alert 1 - BC, 1 engine, TRK
Alert 2-4 - BC, 2 engines, TRK
Santa Maria Airport aircraft response
Alerts 1-4 - BC, 1 engine
Who is the only person allowed to remove items from a fire scene?
What are all the incidents we wear structural turnouts?
Vehicle fire, structure fire, dumpster fires, HAZ-MAT, aircraft fire, vehicle accidents, hazardous condition,
What calls do we wear wildland PPE
vegetation fires, USAR, technical rescues if mobility is a factor
Who authorizes the use of our "readiness uniform"
When is the readiness uniform not allowed
public events, classroom training sessions, fire prevention activities
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
Who is responsible for care of the traffic vests?
Who has responsibility for expanded dispatch?
Protection Services Dividion
What does it take to officially activate Expanded Dispatch?
at least two trained staff members
What is minimum staffing?
3 persons per engine companies
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
What is the maximum time allowed to fill a vacancy on an engine comapny?
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.
What stations must stay maintained when station closures are necessary?
Who can initiate an emergency call back
Any department chief officer
What is limited recall?
Personnel from the effected stations are attempted to be called by according to rank first.
How is recall time payed?
From the time of arrival at the station to the time they leave, minimum 2 hours of pay.
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.
What is a Red Roadblock Condition
Only emergency vehicles allowed into the incident area
What is a Yellow Roadblock Condition
Only residence and friends of residence that are in the same vehicle to enter the incident area
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.
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
What occupancy groups may qualify for B-SAFE inspection program
B and M
What is the frequency of A, E, I, R-1, R-2, and all target hazard inspections
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
How often do the business owners fill out the B-SAFE packet?
Every three years
What percentage of the B-SAFE programs are inspected annually to measure quality?
What permits may an engine company issue?
open burning, and welding or other hot work
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
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.
How is the 2 1/2 inch hose racked on our supply beds?
Flat load with female coupling out
What is the maximum hose length for hose testing?
Where do hoses get connected during testing?
Captains side discharge or rear discharge?
What is the time and pump pressure for hose testing?
250 p.s.i. for 3 minutes
Which coupling gets marked with paint to indicate the year of testing?
Female coupling rocker lug
What color is used to indicate hose testing in 2013-2014?
What hose gets pressure tested?
1 3/4, 2 1/2, and 4 inch
What station does hoes repair?
How is hose testing documented?
Amount of hose and time spent testing is documented in FireHouse Activities Module
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.
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.
How is the first engine arriving on scene positioned
To provide a work area protected from traffic approaching in at least one direction
When is blocking to the left used?
Whenever possible to protect the medical and extrication compartment side
When is blocking to the right used
Whenever possible to protect the engineers side of the apparatus
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
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.
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
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.
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.
What is the cone spacing when providing traffic tapering
4 cones at 25'-30' intervals upstream of the blocking apparatus
When can apparatus be repositioned to help out traffic flow?
Whenever it is safe to do so
Who is the incident commander on all freeway, state highway, and county road incidents
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
What is a code 2 response
Immediate, no light, no sirens
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.
What should the primary district survey after an earthquake include
Focus assessment on the districts target hazards and transportation corridors
What does the secondary district survey encompass after an earthquake
Residential areas and utility damage
Where is the findings from your district survey aft an earthquake documented?
Damage assessment worksheet
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
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,
According to the major earthquake guidelines, what is priority 3
Flooding, public assists, fire alarms, gas leaks outside structures, first aid
What is minimum staffing on the helicopter for tactical missions
1 hoist qualified paramedic, 1 hoist qualified rescue swimmer, crew chief and carded pilot.
Minimum staffing for helicopter response to veg fire
Qualified pilot and crew chief
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
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.
What is the minimum staffing for helicopter search missions
Pilot, crew chief, 1 crew member paramedic.
How do we respond to an obvious death call?
When should breathing apparatus be used?
Whenever there is a doubt
How long does someone have to safely surrender a baby?
72 hours of birth
What should be given to the safe surrender child's parent?
The bracelet front the safe surrender kit.
Where do requests for final occupancy clearance inspections get routed
Fire protection division
Who does the final inspection on occupancy clearance
Engine companies under direction of fire protection division. Will follow the project condition letter provided.
What are the two biggest considerations during final inspection of occupancy
Access to the project, water for fire protection
Who is responsible for conducting shift readiness inspections
How often do readiness inspection happen
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
When does apparatus and equipment get readiness inspected
July - September (third quarter)
Or is responsible for conducting or instructing investigation of an incident
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
Where is fire hazard reduction burning restricted from
Areas that are in the high fire hazard areas of the county
How big can a recreational fire be
3 feet or less in diameter and 2 feet or less in height
Where is residential burning excluded from
The south zone, incorporated cities of solvang, Santa Maria, and Lompoc
When does a burn permit inspection get conducted
Prior to issuance of a permit
In a high rise fire, where is staging typically set up in the building
Two floors below the fire floor
What and where is the base in ALS base for high rise?
Base is the parking lot of the high rise structure
Who is responsible for vehicle repairs and maintenance
The county garage.
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
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
How long do station personnel have to fill empty air bottles upon draining or receiving them empty
No longer than24 hours
If county air fill stations are inoperable, how do bottles get filled
The air and lighting unit from station 18
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
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.
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
When does a copy of apparatus inventory get sent, and where
Sent to services each December
What are the air bottle filling hours per policy
From 0800-1700 every day
Per policy, what is the 2 cycle oil mixture
One, two ounce bottle of hurst two cycle lubricant to one gallon of gasoline
What type of complaint will not be investigated?
What documentation is needed for a complaint
Identity of caller, phone number, and location, nature and resolution of the problem.
Per policy, how often do ff and eng need to recertify in the pump operator program
Every four years
What is the most infraction regarding the safety policy
Not wearing proper safety gear
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,
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
Who makes the decision to suspend or dismiss an employee
The fire chief
What are the four guiding principles of the reasonable suspicion policy
Education, deterrence, enforcement, treatment
Does the EAP supersede progressive discipline when disciplinary actions are required
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
Who supplies the employee with appropriate form for reasonable suspicion
The battalion chief or duty chief
What protocols does the dept follow for drug and alcohol testing
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
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
When is class a uniform worn
Funerals, parades, graduations, or other appropriate functions
Where does your class a hat get placed while in doors
Under your left arm
When is class b uniform worn
Between the hours of 0800 and 1700 and anytime in public
When is class c uniform worn
After 1700 hours at the station not to be worn in public
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
Per policy when is the only time a member may respond only wear bunker pants and a t shirt
When awaiting relief
Are sunglasses allowed to be worn inside
No, unless prescribed by dr or safety glasses
What uniforms may a ball cap be worn with
B, c, and d
Of all the unit patches to wear on the right sleeve, which one takes priority
Per policy, what is length of time for a temporary assignment
Six weeks to six months
Hen is expanded dispatch opened
When an IC upgrades an incident from initial attack to extended attack
Who has the authority to order a medical helicopter
SBCoFD, SO, contract private ambulance
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.
Hat PPE is worn while loading and unloading patients onto helicopter
Helmet with chin strap, goggles
Can a SBCoFD personnel drive a private ambulance
Yes, if the captain dreams necessary
What stations have priority to be covered in a minimal operations response level?
30, 41, 22
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
How much notice do you give your supervisor for voting and what are voting times
Ten days notice and 0800-1000
What is the only exception to visible tattoos
While wearing class d workout uniform
What is the maximum hours per week an employee can work a second job
Who approves after hours and weekend it support
What are roads inspections and when are they due
Inspection of fire roads in the district and due by march 31
What defines a preplanned occupancy
Occupancies or facilities which present a high fire, environmental, or life hazard
How long should a ride a long form be kept at the station