Flashcards in TB- Basic Emergencies Deck (39):
How do stop a toilet bowl from leaking?
Raise the ball in the tank or
turn off the shutoff clockwise under the tank
T/F For malleable metal use tapered piece of wood, shaved chock, pencil,chair leg, golf tee etc?
false non malleable metal
What do u do for a leaking flushometer?
tighten large fitting
tap with flat head of axe gently
Where and what id's the main water main?
usually near front wall, often in the corner.
coldest pipe, condensation
listen for sound of running water
armored ground cable which MAYBE attached to main electric meter
T/F When opening a a house trap in basement, which side do u open?
open street trap on the sewer side.
How do u clear a blockage on a flooded roof using a hose?
Never use HANDS
Stretch entire length of hose under water and fill.
kink one end
drape edge BELOW roof level
How do clear blockage from roof using booster line?
charge line and open nozzle
place under water
shut down pumps and disconnect line at street
Street shutdown of hydrant, How many turns?
17 counter clockwise
PS at 12 turns noticeable decrease in water flow
and nut off center on STREET side
Steam leak for radiator where the flow valve blown off. The flow handle should be in what position?
Open position this is important.
When dealing with downed wires in the street use a fog a keep a distance of ____ ft?
PS a manhole away.
Can we open the house service?
no, heated wires generate CO in the box which can explode when opening of a breaker creates a spark.
Substations, can u enter fenced off areas?
yes only with company rep.
T/F Do not enter substations?
False, unless life in jeopardy.
T/F U can use WOOD ladders if need be on metal superstructures?
False, no wood or no metal.
T/F With a over heated ballast disconnect the wires from the fixture?
disconnect from the ballast (black box) and
T.F Over heated ballasts leak PCB-contaminated oil.
Oil burner locations for disconnect electric?
PD'S Top of interior stairs
OLT,Brownstone,Frame build. top of interior stairs.
NLT outside oil burner room.
After turning off the burner, What do u do?
listen for the burner going off as the switch may be for the lights.
Where is the disconnect for
NLT'S for the oil burner?
Outside oil burner room.
PS everything else is at the top of the interior stairs.
T/F On boilers with larger than 275 gallons tanks there is a shut off on the feed line near the filter?
Sides of boiler is cherry red, What do u do?
Let it cool down, do not add water.
Also locate gas shut off.
T/F Disconnect the Positive 1st?
False. do ground 1st
Remember if car is leaking
gas disconnect battery.
When towing a vehicle use _____?
What can u use on leaking gas tanks?
chalk over pinhole leaks
half a rubber all, suction side toward leak
cut straps and lower so leak above fuel line
T/F To remove a fish hook only cut the barb side?
cut barb or shank
For ring removal use cold or hot water?
How long does it take the ring cutter to cut through a ring?
Less than a minute.
PS Ring cutter will NOT cut stainless steel
T/F On a oil slick roadway use water to dilute the problem?
This will exacerbate the problem.
Use sand or call sanitation.
What kind of candles are used to discourage vermin and are usually found in saucer of water?
During a Ice rescue where do u tie on the ladder?
shoreward rung because if ice breaks ladder will angle up so it can be drawn back.
Wheelchair lift, Where are the 2 keys located?
Bus driver's seat
At the wheelchair lift
PS must be in off position and removed
Also chock lift
What 3 things are an elevator emergency?
FIP fire injury panic
Will firemen service over ride the emergency stop button?
What is the only time power can be restored to an elevator?
In a 2 speed system, found in blgs over 10 stys -if emergency stop button has been activated have passengers deactivate it. Have members shut power and turn it on again. If it restarts it will do so in 10 sec. If not leave power off
What do you do to get a hoist way door open while poling for a hinge door and a sliding door ?
Hinge type door- depress roller. Sliding type door- push locking arm. Ps you will remember the letter L in sliding is locking arm
What's the preferred forcible entry method on slide type door?
Air bags Put it as high as possible
T or f. Do not use an elevator in a bank which services the fire floor if a lower bank of elevators reaches within 5 floors of the fire floor
When it's necessary to use an elevator in a bank which serves the fire floor select a fl at least 2 fls below the fire floor or?
2 floors below the lower level of an access stair. Whichever is lowest