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T/F all first line vehicles are equipped with electronic sirens?

False almost all

PS sounded on the approach to and into intersection. Traffic has to yield. Once passed through intersection release siren button

1

In between intersections the siren should be operated in ___or____ manner when necessary to warn ped or vehicles pulling from curb

Warbling or fluctuating manner

2

What sound is ineffective in alerting operators of other vehicles?

High- low PS and is prohibited.
Wail/ yelp used

3

In general use ____ mode used except in heavy traffic and approaching an intersection switch to _____.

Wail
Yelp

PS nothing gained by leaving siren on continuously

4

Siren is a low speed warning device linked to about _____ft range and speed of ___ miles per hour.

125 ft
30 mph

PS a low speed response may decrease response times.

5

Who is responsible for backing up a apparatus safely?

All members

6

When backing up officer shall take a position along the ____ side of the apparatus near the cab looking to the rear. Both should be down.

Right

7

Backing into a intersection is given by who?

Officer

PS FF should be on the same side of traffic facing the on coming motorists. Vehicles stopped do not stand in front of them.

8

T/F when apparatus is half way on the apron of the sidewalk the officer should give the command for stopped traffic to proceed

False
Apparatus completely on the apron of sidewalk

9

When can apparatus doors be closed?

Apparatus completely in quarters and BRAKED. Officer orders doors closed and status updated on teleprinter.

10

Tiller, the chauffeur side of the apparatus is blind to the quarters the tiller man should bring it closer to what side?

Officers side

PS chauffeur can see,the tiller man, brings it closer to LCC side.

11

When backing up it is safer to use______.

Hand signals

12

Parking on AFID most important rule never______.

Double park

PS never permit the apparatus to protrude in to the flow of traffic

13

T/F visibility/ light is poor chauffeur to use all lights, to alert other drivers to their presence.

False except emergency lights

PS teamwork to get app back in the flow of traffic.

14

Chock wheels on any _____ road.

Inclined

15

Do not park where?

Bus stop
Double park
If building materials located beyond the sidewalk, construction/demo
sites

16


When is it the most hazardous to drivers?

Early part of rainfall. It is more skid provoking than packed ice or snow

17

Cloudbursts, a half- inch you begin to lose contact at ____mph and at _____ mph you are running entirely on water like a boat.

30 mph
60 mph

Half-inch

18

T/F bad weather does not cause accidents.

True

Proper driving techniques we can overcome accidents

19

Initial stages of a job apparatus is double parked. What safety precautions taken!

Position danger flag.
If poor visibility,
Danger flag and warning light
at outer perimeter of the exposed side of apparatus.

20

If double parking apparatus on a one way street park on the. _____ side of the road when facing in with the direction of traffic.

Left

PS right side when facing against
traffic.

21

Reposition apparatus when the fire is. _______.

Declared under control

22

T/F for tour inspection of a tiller apparatus only the officer and chauffeur need to do inspection?

False also the tillerman

23

Who ensures accuracy and maintenance of route cards at the housewatch?

Company commanders

PS blackboard = current street closures, street conditions or changes in existing routes

24

How often do they pour a concrete floor

Every other day

25

T/F On the day after a floor is poured the following day it's shoring is removed then restored again

True

26

When concrete floors are poured they use _______ plywood held in place by _____ wood studs. One shoring stud is placed every _____ ft on center.

5/8 or 3/4
4x4
4 ft

27

Where is the lumber stored on poured concrete floor construction site?

Usually 2 floors below the most recently poured floor.

PS problem with this floor is the heavy fire load + large open vert/hor
areas. Resulting in exposing recently poured floor

28

When dealing with poured concrete an important factor is______?

how many hours concrete has been curing.
PS unless there is a responsible on site assume it was poured in last 24 hrs. No security guards

29

After a floor is stripped of its INITIAL shoring it is reshored by one ____ stud placed every _____ ft and will usually be like this for ____ fl below the MOST recently poured.

4x4
8
8 floors

30

Key to a safe operation when dealing with concrete floors is _____.

Knowledge of curing time

31

Building with window bars who shall be special called?

Engine AND ladder call TL if one not on scene.

PS If people trapped call rescue

32

When removing window bars at least _____ window on the fire fl and fl above are cleared with portable, aerial or TL placed at window.

1

PS location of cleared windows shall be communicated to all units

33

Wooden I Beams are how long?

56 ft .weights less than 50 pounds

PS web is 11 inches high by 3/8 thick,
SHOULD be subject of CIDS

34

Air bag canister if heated to ______ degrees Fahrenheit will deploy.

Above 300

PS unlikely to deploy after crash

35

Someone is pinned directly behind an undeployed air bag disconnect or cut _____battery cables safely.

BOTH

PS do not cut or drill air bag module
And no heat to steering wheel NUT

36

Open web steel joists in taxpayers can span up to_____ feet
May collapse within ______ in a heavy fire situation.

60

5 to 10

37

Gypsum planks what are the dimensions?

2 inches thick
2 feet wide
8 feet long
Approx 135 lbs. 2$2$8

38

Gypsum CONCRETE roof decking is usually poured to 2 inches thick and weights_______

Approximately 17.5 lbs per square foot

39

Truss roofs significant element of IC size up is?

Length of time burning

40

Main drawback for gypsum plank and concrete decking is?

Vulnerable to moisture

41

Gypsum plank weighs_____
Gypsum concrete weights______

135lbs each
17,5 lbs per square foot

42

Rav 4 has 24 batteries that are located where

Are contained in 1 battery pack located under the vehicle passage compartment

43

Rav 4 traction batteries should never be punctured the high voltage wiring is what color?

Wrapped in orange colored harness

44

Rav 4 battery pack fires how do u extinguish?

Copious amounts of water or Class D powder agent

PS if connected to charging device do not use water

45

Rav4 to disconnect the batteries using service plug is found where?

Drivers side rear passenger footwell.

46

What are the exemptions for wearing high visibility vest?

Directly involved and in immediate vicinity of firefighting
Hazardous material mitigation
Technical rescue

47

High visibility vests are pre fit every tour and are inspected when?

2 times a year and after use

48

Where shall high visibility vests marked with ex. E-80

Black marker on inside of vest centered on the back on the lower reflective stripe.

49

Tiller accidents the point of contact is how far in to the turn?

50-80 ft usually involves the 2nd and 3rd car. 1st car seldom hit.

50

In Tiller accidents the most contributory cause is?

Acceleration at a critical point in turn

51

When does the LCC of a tiller accelerate?

3 ladder TRUCK lengths

PS do not fall for car lengths

52

When driving the tiller the turn is complete when?

The trailer section is tracking straight behind tractor for at least a SHORT distance

53

Minor injuries, serious injuries or fatal injuries to members while operating on a Parked apparatus shall be defined as ______.

Incident


PS accident even with minor injuries with vehicle MOVING is accident.

54

An allegation that a dept vehicle caused damage to a civilian vehicle or property is treated as_____.

Incident

55

A TL outrigger damaged a parked car is classified as______.

Incident

56

Apparatus accident with either minor to moderate damage also minor injuries is classified as what type of accident?

Minor accident

57

Apparatus double or triple parked at emergencies is classified as ______.

Properly parked unless chief fells member could of parked in a less exposed position
PS same guideline applies to MUD

58

T/F never move vehicles at major accidents.

False
If traffic conditions are light to moderate or prevention of additions accidents shall be the determining factor to move vehicles.

59

For a tractor trailer accident where do u make your marks on the ground?

U put a T at each tire and mark just the trailer section with what looks like the letter L.
Not the cab section

60

Who fills out the apparatus accident report?

Officer in charge or operator of apparatus at the time of accident.
If none of them can do it another member at the scene shall gather
Info

61

On a accident report, how do u indicate the damaged area?

X= damage
0= no damage

62

On the apparatus diagram what does a broken line indicate?

After the accident
Solid line= before accident

63

On the accident diagram where do u put the north with the arrow?

Top left

64

Signature , rank, unit and group # of the member preparing the report is entered where? Accident report

Bottom line of the 1st page of report.
Date is the date the report was prepared

65

The original accident report must be sent to motor vehicles within ____ and a copy must be sent to safety command within ____ days.

Within 10 days
Within 4 days ( over 1000$)

66

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) gives off what odor?

Chlorine

PS chloride
chlorine there is only 1letter
difference. Can also be pungent

67

When PVC burns in the presence of moisture forms______.

Hydrochloric acid

68

T/F TL are designed to operate with outriggers and jacks down on one side.

False not designed to operate from one side.

69

You can go through a stop and red signal only after ____.

Slowing down

70

Fire retardant treated plywood is generally found where ?

Used above party wall separations

PS a good sign of this is excessive waviness in roofs near the party wall

71

FRTP the decomposition is faster in the presence of ___?

Heat and high humidity