Flashcards in *TB 5- Automobile Fires Deck (19):
_____ system malfunction is a leading cause of fires in the engine compartment.
Fire conditions may cause Hydraulic Energy Absorbing Bumpers to travel up to ___ inches
Fire conditions may cause Mechanical Energy Absorbing Bumpers to travel up to ___ inches
Overheated brakes and/or ____ (over/under?) inflated tires are the usual causes of tire fires.
Most auto glass is tempered and will break out in small chips. The exception is the front windshield, which should be _____ glass
Where should you strike a car window in order to break it?
In the corner
During an auto fire, is it ok to remove the fuel cap?
No. Removing the gas cap from a fuel tank, under heat and pressure conditions, could result in a reflash or explosion
What is the flashpoint of gasoline?
What is the flashpoint of diesel?
Less than 1.0
Standard operating procedure involves a minimum deployment of what equipment for auto fires?
1 1/2" line
Dry chem extinguisher
The effective range of a 20 pound extinguisher is ___ to ___ feet.
15 to 20ft
What does BLEVE stand for?
Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion
The hazard of a BLEVE is an important consideration when addressing fires in vehicles utilizing ______.
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG)
Recorded BLEVES have occurred within ___ minutes of fire exposure
Bumper assemblies have launched a distance of ____ ft under fire conditions.
LPG is _____ (heavier/lighter) than air?
For vehicle extrication, a safe ____ ft minimum working area must be established
For vehicle extrication, the _____ will normally assume the role of Safety Officer