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A shuttle operation relies on the constant movement of apparatus at the _____ and ____, as well as on the route between the two locations.

Fill and dump sites


A pumper located at the water source is generally referred to as the____ and has the responsibility of filling water tenders.

Fill site pumper


Another pumper is located near the fire scene and is used to draft water from portable tanks that are filled by water tenders making shuttle runs to and front the fill site. This location commonly called the ______, and the_______ is assigned to this operation.

Dump site

Dump site pumper


In accordance with NFPA 1901 , water tenders must be designed to be filled at a rate of at least _______ so that the pumpers assigned to the fill site must be rated at that capacity or greater.

1000 gpm


Standard for automotive fire apparatus

NFPA 1901


Any attempt to "_____" by driving faster than recommended during road travel is unsafe and may lead to an incident involving mobile water supply apparatus in property damage, injury, death to firefighters and civilians.

Make up time


Some apparatus may be designed with inlets that fill the tank from the top or bottom. Hydraulically, either design has little effect on usability. However, top fill inlets should be placed so that the hose may be connected easily from the ground. Fixed piping should carry the water from the inlet to the tank. It is preferable to have an "___" in the fill piping to avoid pressurizing the vehicles onboard water tank.

Air gap


_____ requires that water be capable of being dumped from the left, right, and rear of the apparatus.

NFPA 1901


With a _____, gravity is used to empty water from the tank. These dumps often use 8-inch or larger round or square piping with a valve that extends to the exterior of the vehicle.

Gravity dump


Installation of a _______ on a water tender generally increases the safety of a dump operation because it reduces the chance of a firefighter being caught between the apparatus and a portable tank while attempting to dump the tenders water tank.

Remote valve


With the exception of vacuum tenders, the onboard tank must be properly _____ to avoid a sudden pressure failure of the tank during quick filling operations.



When incidents occur on streets with two way access (referred to as through streets), the area near the fire may be encumbered by apparatus and hose lines. The best location of the dump site may be at a clear _____ near the scene where water tenders can have a through access to complete their water shuttle without having to turn around.



When possible, a water supply source capable of supplying at least _____ should be chosen in order to match the NFPA recommended rate at which tenders should be filled.

1000 gpm


A ____ is the optimum arrangement for a water shuttle circuit

Circular route


When a water supply group is established, the person in charge is known as the ________.

Water supply group supervisor


Only this supervisor will report directly up the chain of command to the _______ or ______.

Operations section chief or incident commander


If an incident escalates beyond the span of control for a group supervisor, the IC may establish a _______ under the supervision of a branch director.

Water supply branch


The person assigned the role of group supervisor for the water supply operation ,use have considerable experience in pumper, water supply, and shuttle operations, as well as familiarity with local conditions and a working knowledge of the ______.

Incident management system


Positioning at the fill site must allow for drafting or hydrant connection and the best possible approach and departure route for a water tender traffic. Ideally, position the fill site pumper so as to allow a view of both the ______ and the ____ to be filled.

Water source

Water tender


Commonly, water tenders have at least ______direct tank fill connections or one LDH direct tank fill connection on the rear of the apparatus.

Two 2 1/2 inch


Driver/operators entering the fill site should proceed cautiously into position until the drivers door is _______ to the traffic cone or other marking device this that's been set as an indicator for the driver to stop.



The firefighters operating the fill line, sometimes referred to as the "_____" personnel in reference to their duties of establishing and removing connections between the water source and tank, should remain clear of the approach as each tender approaches and establishes a position.

Make and break personnel


Another dump site method of delivery involves positioning a large water tender immediately adjacent to the attack pumper, serving the same role as a portable tank. Jurisdictions that operate tractor trailer tenders use them as _____.

Nurse tender


The__________ is generally considered the to be the simpler and quickest method to ensure a constant water supply for a fire attack operations.

Portable tank method


When pumping into portable tanks, hose lines discharging into the tank must be secured. Firefighter should not attempt to manually hold the _____ of a hoseline

Open Butt


The tank ______ must have opening of sufficient size to allow free movement of water at the bottom of the tank and movement of air at the top during rapid filling or unloading



A simple dump site may feature the use of one _____ that is supplied directly by water shuttle tenders.

One Portable tank


Any tank, regardless of type, should be set up on a surface that is as level as possible and have a capacity at least ___ larger than the water tank on the apparatus that will supply it.

500 gallons


In a ______, mobile water supply apparatus deliver their load of water to the incident scene, dump it into to portable tanks, travel to a fill site, reload, and then return to the incident scene to dump another load of water.

Water shuttle operation


Generally, ______ are the primary methods of providing water supply to points remote from a water source.

Relay pumping or tanker shuttle operations