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District familiarization will assist the driver operator to make informed decisions regarding apparatus positioning

Pre incident planning


Incident ______ determines advantageous position of attack pumper

Size up


The position of the initial company along with local operating guidelines and orders from the ______ will set the scene for later arrival apparatus to support.

Incident commander


When fire conditions are evident upon arrival the driver operator should place the apparatus in a safe position that offers the _______

Best tactical advantage


Pull the apparatus past the front of the building, if feasible when arriving at an incident where no fire is evident (investigation mode). This position allows personnel on the apparatus to view _______ sides of the building.



When laying supply hose into the fire scene, lay the hose to the _______ of the street if at possible.



In certain instances the _______ method apparatus placement maybe used to position aerial apparatus at a fire scene.

Inside outside method


If the building is less than five floors tall, the attack pumper is positioned on the side of the street _________ to the building and aerial apparatus are placed ______ of the pumper

Closest and outboard


In cases where the fire building is greater than five floors the attack pumper takes the _______ position to allow the aerial apparatus maximum reach to the building.



On some occasions as when a static water supply is I use the pumper may need to locate at the source. If the distance is great, a ________ or water shuttle may be necessary to achieve support to the sprinkler or standpipe.



______ operations are required when a pumper must be supplied from a static water supply source such a dry hydrant, storage tank, lake or stream.



In many jurisdictions, the most common source of water is a _______.

Fire hydrant


Through practice the driver operator will learn to judge the proper distance to place the apparatus from the hydrant. This distance must be judged from the ________ rather than the curb line because hydrants are located different distances from the curb.



To avoid blocking the street apparatus the driver operator must stop close to the curb with the pump intake a few feet short of being in line with the ________.



A good way to minimize the chance of the intake hose kinking is to put __________ in the hose when making the connection between the hydrant and pumper.

Counter clockwise twists


Use similar precautions and judgements when positioning pumpers with front and rear intakes. The driver operator should stop the apparatus either a few feet short or a few feet beyond the hydrant to allow the the intake hose to _______.



With _________, one strong hydrant is used to supply two pumpers. Generally, the pumpers are in close proximity to each other as both of them are being used as attack pumpers at the same incident.

Dual pumping


Operations are actually a form of relay pumping with the pumpers positioned close together rather than evenly spaced in the supply hose layout.

Tandem pumping


In tandem pumping operations apparatus may be located up to ______ apart.

300 ft


Some wildland fire apparatus are capable of conducting mobile _______ attack operations.

Pump and roll


The boundary between wildland and structural development often referred to as the _________, is a challenging environment for fire fighting operations.

Wildland/urban interface


Position the apparatus on the _________ of the structure to minimize exposure heat and blowing embers

Leeward side


Any fire attack should begin with the apparatus positioned in an ________a natural man made barrier that will prevent the fire from encircling the vehicle or crew.

Anchor point


Spotters must be equipped with hand lights, wear high visible clothing, and remain within the drivers operators _______ at all times.

Field of view


Vehicles should not be driven over ______ unless the weight of the apparatus is known to be within the capacity of the structure.



Driver operators should not attempt to ______ steams with a vehicle unless it has been specifically designed to operate in such conditions.



When progressing along the edge of the fire, a crew should sure to completely extinguish the fire. This may be accomplished working in tandem. Additional personnel and apparatus may be used to _______ after the initial fire attack and patrol the fire line to ensure extinguishment is complete.

Mop up


Is often used on any multi unit response of two or more units. If the first arriving unit has no immediate orders for later arriving apparatus, the officer may call for ______ to be implemented while the incident is investigated. Upon transmittal of this order other units stop approx, block away from the scene in their direction of travel and await further orders.

Level 1 staging


Is implemented when numerous units are responding to operate at the same incident, particularly those that require mutual aid or result in the transmittal of multiple alarms.

Level 2 staging


The _________ advises the panning section or IC as to the status of resource availability.

Staging area manager


______ may be established As an area from which large numbers of personnel and quantities of equipment may be deployed. This area serves as the primary point outside the incident area to which responding units report and receive initial orders for action.



Advises that emergency vehicles warning lights should be used as necessary to reach the incident but once onscene their use should be reduced as much as possible

The us department of transportation manual of uniform traffic control devices (MUTCD)


The ______ also called the restricted, exclusion, or red zone is the area closest to the release material.

Hot zone


The also called the limited access zone or yellow zone is the area abutting the hot zone and extending to the border of the cold zone. It may be considered safe for personnel to enter briefly without special protective clothing unless assigned a task requiring special protection.

Warm zone


The ________ is used to provide support for operations in the hot zone and to decontaminate personnel and equipment existing the hot zone.

Warm zone


The ______ also called the support or green zone surrounds the warm zone and is the area where all incident support functions are conducted.

Cold zone


The command post, staging area, and triage/treatment are located in the_______.

Cold zone


Driver operators should position their apparatus for the ________ use of the features of the apparatus

Safest and most advantageous


Is the first tactical priority at any incident

Life safety


Establishing ______ is a primary concern of the driver operator and company officer in the placement of the pumper

Water supply


Attempt to position the apparatus _____ of an incident whenever possible



When operating at an incident involving hazardous or flammable liquids, an ______ position eliminates the chance of a hazardous liquid flowing underneath the apparatus



When laying supply hose into the fire scene, lay the hose to the _____ if at all possible

Side of the street


Apparatus and personnel should maintain a collapse zone of at least ______ the height of any building determined likely to collapse

One and half times


When practical, the ______ of a building may be advantageous positions for apparatus placement, especially aerial apparatus operating ,master streams.



The _____ of a structure are generally considered the safest position should a collapse occur



Depending on the incident, apparatus, equipment, and personnel operating within 200 feet of the base of a high rise fire may need to be protected from

Falling glass and debris


Stopping short of the hydrant allows the intake hose to ______ slightly, preventing kinks that can drastically restrict flow



Relay pumping is generally used to increase the volume of water available at a fire scene, while _______ is most often undertaken to increase water pressure

Tandem pumping


When incidents occur on or near railroad tracks, driver operators must understand the specific hazards posed by rail road operations and take steps to minimize the danger for personnel and apparatus. Fire department personnel must consider all railroad tracks ____