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1

Because of the operational problems involved in controlling a vertically extending fire, containment on the _______ of ________ must be the main objective.

floor of origin

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2

Studies reveal that flashover can occur at _____ minutes, and the loss of elevators typically occurs approximately _____ minutes into operation.

10 minutes / 20 minutes

p 137

3

What is the cause of elevator failure?

runoff water from hoselines entering the elevator shafts and shorting out electrical contacts

p 137

4

High rise incidents:
If possible, enough resources to handle the incident should be in place at the ______ minute mark.

20 minute

p 137

5

Serious high-rise fires require a minimum of _______ handlines.

three

p 137

6

Suggested basic strategic operating guidelines that may be used at a high-rise fire. Listed in order of importance:
1. _________ the fire
2. Relocation of ____________ or ____________
3. Access, identify and gain control of the __________ ___________
4. ___________ and _____________ the fire
5. Control ____________ to floors above

1. Locate
2. occupants or evacuation
3. building systems
4. Confine and extinguish
5. extension

p 139

7

High-rise - Engine Company Operations:
When responders are able to determine the particular section of a floor where the fire is located, they should select the _______ ______ stairwell nearest to the fire area for initial hoseline hookup and attack the fire from the __________ side.

stand pipe / unburned

p 139

8

High-rise fires - Engine Company:
Responders should push the fire toward the side that has ?

already burned

p 139

9

High-rise fires - Engine Company:
They should stretch a hoseline from the standpipe outlet in the floor?

below the fire

p 139

10

High-rise fires - Engine Company:
When two handlines operating from the same stairwell are necessary, the second line should hook up to the outlet on the ?

fire floor

p 139

11

High-rise fires - Engine Company:
Buildings with two or more standpipe risers increase operational?

capabilities and provide additional security for operating forces and occupants

p 140

12

High-rise fires - Engine Company:
Care must be taken to prevent a dueling handline scenario where each crew is ?

working against each other

p 140

13

High-rise fires - Engine Company:
Operating lines must never?

oppose each other

p 140

14

High-rise fires - Engine Company:
A good rule of thumb is to have a separate engine supply the standpipe system for ?

each handline in operation

p 140

15

High-rise fires - Engine Company:
Engine companies can also be used to set up _______, _________, __________ or __________ ___________.

Base, Lobby, Staging or Ground Support

p 140

16

High-rise fires - Truck Company:
Assignments:
* Determine the number of ____________ serving the fire floor and the floor above.

stairways

p 140

17

Extinguishing high-rise fiefs requires aggressive responders advancing _____ inch to _____ inch handlines.

1 3/4 inch to 2 1/2 inch

p 137

18

High-rise fires - Truck Company Assignments:
* Proceed to the fire floor ________ the fire via a stairway
* Determine the best stairway for the occupants to use for ____________ and advise IC/Operations.
* Coordinate with companies operating __________ on the floor.

* above
* evacuation
* hoselines

p 140-141

19

High-rise fires - Truck Company Operations:
* Examine the floor above the fire and report to the IC/Operations the following:
1. _______ and _______ conditions
2. Status of the ____________
3. Any __________ of the fire
4. Presence of ________-down to fire floor or upward to floor above.

1. Heat and smoke
2. evacuation
3. extension
4. stairs

p 141

20

High-rise fires - Truck Company Operations:
* Determine ______ _________ on the fire floor, and initiate evacuation procedures where required.
* Conduct a ___________ __________ of the fire floor.
* Provide support to the advancing engine company by:
1. Removing ______________
2. Forcing __________
3. Opening __________ to expose plenum

* life hazard
* primary search
1. obstruction
2. entry
3. ceiling

p 141

21

High-rise fires - Truck Operations
* Examine all stairways for _____________ and _________ conditions
* Remove all occupants from the _________ stairway a reasonable distance above the fire floor and prevent its use by the ____________.
* Conduct a primary search of the floor _________ the fire.

* occupants and smoke
* attack / occupants
* above

p 141

22

High-rise fires - Truck Operations
* Upon arrival at the roof area, the officer shall report the following conditions to the IC/Operations:
1. Smoke and heat conditions in the _______ and ___________.
2. The presence of any building ___________.
3. The identification of all stairways and elevator shafts and all means available for ______ ______________.
4. Any __________ conditions.
5. Fire or occupants at ___________ visible from roof.

1. area / stairways
2. occupants
3. roof ventilation
4. unusual
5. windows

p 141

23

High-rise fires - Truck Operations:
* Do not undertake ______ ____________ unless ordered by IC/Operations
* Conduct a ___________ _________ of the roof area as assigned
* Remove any occupants to a ______ ______, or assure the occupants that they are safe to remain where they are

* roof ventilation
* primary search
* safe area

p 141

24

High-rise fires - Truck Operations:
* Remain in the roof area to monitor and repeat any __________ ______________ until otherwise ordered by IC/Ops.
* Obtain an ____________ that provides the safest access.

* changing conditions
* elevator

p 141

25

High-rise fires - Truck Operations:
Elevators
1. If the fire is on a floor that is serviced by a high-rise bank of elevators, the company should proceed to a location _________ the fire floor using a _____-or _____- rise elevator bank then use the ____________.

below / low-mid / stairway

p 142

26

High-rise fires - Truck Ops:
Elevators
2. If the fire is on a floor that is serviced by the mid-rise bank of elevators, the company shall proceed to a location below the fire floor using a _____-rise elevator bank, and then use a stairway other than the ________ stairway to proceed to the roof.

low / attack

p 142

27

High-rise fires - Truck Ops:
Elevators
3. If the fire is on a floor that is serviced by the low rise bank of elevators, the company shall use a ___________ other than the ________ ___________ to proceed to the roof.

stairway / attack stairway

p 142

28

High-rise fires - Truck Company Ops:
It is important for responders assigned to truck companies to understand that they may be used to perform _______ ________ or relief for _________ ____________.

fire attack / engine companies

p 142

29

Truck companies can also be used to set up _______, _________, ___________ or _________ ___________.

Base, Lobby, Staging or Ground Support

p 142