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What are the seven types of technical rescue incidents?

• Structural collapse
• Rope rescue
• Confined space operations
• Vehicle and machinery extrication
• Water rescue
• Wilderness search and rescue
• Trench and excavation rescue

1

The normal acceptable span of control within the ICS is from ___ to ____, with how many being ideal?

•3 to 7

•5 ideal

2

The ____ Group will be utilized in US&R incidents where patient/victim location is not clearly identified

Search group

3

USAR:
The ____ Group Supervisor will be responsible for the completion of the "Permit Entry" Confined Space Entry Permit when required. Only members trained to the Confined Space Rescue Operations level may sign the entry permit.

Rescue group supervisor

4

The ______ Team shall establish and maintain perimeter control lines around the operational area and consult with the Rescue Group Supervisor regarding who will be allowed access.

Perimeter Control Team

5

True or False?

A company from a non-US&R resource shall not be utilized as the Perimeter Control Team.

False.

A company from a non-US&R resource can be used

6

USAR:
The _____ Leader will establish necessary hazard control measures in the operational area as provided for by the Incident Commander in the operational plan

Rescue Team Leader

7

USAR:
The Rescue Group Supervisor position will normally be filled by the captain I or II of a US&R Task Force?

Capt II Task Force Commander

The Rescue Group Supervisor may be relieved by a higher-ranking member.

8

USAR:
The Rescue Team Leader position will normally be filled by the ____ (engine or truck?) Captain of a US&R Task Force.

Engine

The Rescue Team Leader may be relieved by a higher-ranking member. This person must be trained to the Confined Space Rescue Operations Level for "permit required" confined space rescues (OSHA).

9

USAR:
The _____ is responsible for direct control of the entry portal. This member will maintain communications with the rescue team(s) and operates at the entry to the rescue site.

Attendant

This person must be trained to the Confined Space Rescue Operations Level for "permit required" confined space rescues (OSHA).

10

USAR:

The _____ Monitor is responsible for determination of atmospheric conditions relative to oxygen content, combustibility, and presence of toxics.

Atmospheric

This person(s) must be trained to the Confined Space Rescue Operations Level for "permit required" confined space rescues (OSHA).

11

USAR:

The Captain I or II assigned to US&R 88 will normally fill the position of Technical Support Team Leader?

Captain I

The Technical Support Team Leader may be relieved by a higher-ranking member.

12

USAR:
True or False?
Non-US&R resources may staff certain components of the Technical Support Team

True, under the direction of the Technical Support Team Leader and/or the Technical Safety Officer (TSO).

13

USAR:
The _____ assigned to USAR 88 will normally fill the role of Technical Safety Officer. The Technical Safety Officer (TSO) assigned to the Technical Support Team will be responsible for overseeing all operations in the operational area in regards to technical systems and safety.

AO

14

USAR:

The ____ Crew will support the rope rescue aspects of the USAR incident. They initially set up anchors and haul systems and then staff haul lines for use in retrieving rescuers or patients.

Rigging Crew

15

USAR:
True or False?
Non-US&R resources may staff the Rigging Crew.

True, under the direction of the Technical Support Team Leader and/or the Technical Safety Officer (TSO).

16

USAR:

The ____ Crew will support shoring aspects of a US&R incident.

The Cutting Crew

17

USAR:
True or False?
Non-US&R resources shall not staff the Cutting Crew

False, Non-USAR resources are allowed under the direction of the Technical Support Team Leader and/or the Technical Safety Officer (TSO).

18

USAR:

Supplied Air Respirators used by Rescue Team member(s) involve a separate air supply manifold, which is maintained by the _____ Monitor outside of the confined space.

Breathing Air Monitor

The Breathing Air Monitor will document air use by Rescue Team members as directed by the Technical Support Team Leader.

19

USAR:

In emergency situations, Confined spaces can be ventilated with gasoline powered blowers.

False, The rapid buildup of carbon monoxide has been proven to exceed safe levels for victims and rescuers

20

USAR:
True or False?
Non-US&R resources may staff the Ventilation function.

True, under the direction of the Technical Support Team Leader and/or the Technical Safety Officer (TSO).

21

Urban Search and Rescue 88 (UR 88) is currently staffed by who?

Capt I and AO

22

USAR:

Provide edge protection for trenches, excavations or below grade confined spaces. Use 2" X __" or 2" X __" lumber when available. Plywood can hide fissures in surface

2x8 or 2x10

23

Statistics show that nearly ___% of all confined space deaths are potential rescuers associated with secondary entries.

60%

24

USAR:

A Confined Space is defined as:

•An area large enough and so configured that an employee can bodily enter and perform assigned work.
•Has limited or restricted means for rescue or exit. This would include tanks, vessels, storage bins, hoppers, vaults or pits. '
•Is not designed for continuous employee occupancy. Examples include sewers, shipholds, manholes, industrial spaces, storm drains, ovens, or furnaces.

25

USAR:
A PERMIT Required Confined Space meets the criteria of a confined space and has one or more of what characteristics?

•Contains a material that has the potential for engulfing a rescuer.
•Has an internal configuration such that a rescuer could be trapped or asphyxiated by inwardly converging walls or by a floor, which slopes downward and tapers to a small cross section.
•Contains any other recognized serious safety or health hazard.

26

USAR True or False?

All spaces shall be considered "permit required" confined spaces until a pre-rescue check demonstrates otherwise.

True

27

USAR:
The on scene assessment of a confined space rescue is divided into what three areas?

•Hazard Identification
•Hazard Control
•Incident Documentation

28

USAR Confined Space:

Atmospheric hazards in a confined space refers to any atmosphere which may expose workers to flammable gas, vapor, or mist in excess of ___% of its Lower Explosive Limit

10%

29

USAR Confined Space:

Atmospheric hazards in a confined space refers to any atmosphere which may expose workers to combustible dust at or exceeding its LEL (approximately ____ feet of visibility)

5 ft

30

USAR Confined Space:

Atmospheric hazards in a confined space refers to any atmosphere which may expose workers to atmospheric oxygen concentration less than ___% or greater than ___%

•19.5%

•23.5%

31

USAR Confined Space:

The primary control method for atmospheric hazards is _____

Ventilation

32

USAR Confined Space:

Heavier than air gases, such as hydrogen sulfide, are found at low points. Positive pressure ventilation is ____ (effective/ineffective?) in removing such gases.

Ineffective, Negative pressure targeted at gas pockets using fan ducting is more effective

33

USAR Confined Space:
_____ is a system to provide a positive locking out or disabling of hazardous energy sources, as well as posting visual warnings or identification of actions taken. This system involves placement of individual padlocks on mechanical equipment with a key kept solely by the locking person; or the placement of personnel at control points to assure no accidental re-powering of equipment.

Lockout-Tagout

34

USAR:

For confined spaces, the ____ line is a rescue line that is attached to the upper back midpoint of the confined space harness to facilitate the emergency removal of an incapacitated rescuer.

Retrieval Line

35

USAR Confined Space:

The two main categories of respiratory protection are Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus(SCBA), and _____

Supplied Air Respirators (SAR)

36

USAR Confined Space:
Supplied Air Respirators involve a separate air supply manifold, which is maintained by a Breathing Air Supply Monitor outside of the confined space. The rescuer is connected by air hose, up to a maximum of ___ feet in length, to the air manifold.

300 ft

37

USAR Confined Space:

All USAR rescuers using supplied air shall wear an escape bottle, that shall normally be ___ minutes of additional air to be used for emergency exit involving rescuers only

10 min

38

USAR:

In a confined space rescue, the highest level of protection that is worn for rescue operations is Level ___

B

39

USAR:
A copy of the Confined Space Rescue Entry permits shall be forwarded to the Department Safety Officer and retained for ___ years from the date of the incident.

5

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