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IN WHAT AMOUNT OF TIME WILL A MEMBER WEARING BUNKER GEAR WITH OR WITHOUT AN SCBA BECOME SUBMERSED WHEN FALLING INTO WATER?

•QUICKLY BECOME SUBMERSED

2.1 Results of the testing have shown that members wearing Bunker Gear, with or without an SCBA, quickly become submersed.
2.2 The higher the fall the less opportunity there may be to remain at the surface.
2.3 BUNKER GEAR DOES NOT FLOAT.

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TRUE/FALSE

BUNKER GEAR FLOATS.

FALSE

2.3 BUNKER GEAR DOES NOT FLOAT.

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E289 IS ABOUT TO OPERATE NEAR THE FLUSHING INLET FOR A PERSON IN THE WATER, PRIOR TO OPERATIONS WHO MUST BE NOTIFIED?

•MARINE UNIT

3.1 Prior to operating on or around water, Marine units must be notified.

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WHEN OPERATING AROUND BODIES OF WATER, WHAT CAN BE USED IF NO PERSONAL FLOATATION DEVICES ARE AVAILABLE?

•SAFETY LINES

3.2 Members operating at waterfront operations, piers or bulkheads should exercise extreme caution. Personal flotation devices, where available, should be used. Safety lines should be used, particularly if no flotation devices are available.

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WHAT SHALL EACH COMPANY BRING TO THE POINT OF WATERFRONT OPERATIONS?

•WATER SAFETY KIT

3.3 Each company's Water Safety Kit should be brought to the point of operation. Safety lines should be readied for use and attached to members operating in, over and around water. At least one 20 ft straight ladder should be dedicated for the purpose of member removal should the need arise.

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WHAT SIZE LADDER SHOULD BE DEDICATED FOR THE PURPOSE OF MEMBER REMOVAL AT WATERFRONT OPERATIONS SHOULD THE NEED ARISE?

•20 FT STRAIGHT

3.3 Each company's Water Safety Kit should be brought to the point of operation. Safety lines should be readied for use and attached to members operating in, over and around water. At least one 20 ft straight ladder should be dedicated for the purpose of member removal should the need arise.

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TRUE/FALSE

IN THE EVENT THAT YOU FALL INTO WATER CALL FOR HELP & TRY TO VIGOROUSLY SWIM TO SHORE.

FALSE

4.1 In the event you fall into the water, do not attempt to swim - call for help, try to remain calm and slowly tread water. Thrashing about will reduce the amount of time you may be able to keep yourself at the surface.

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