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How many POINTS is the BOOM supported by while in operation? 2.2.1

6 POINTS
2 in the FRONT (hydraulically operated) JACKS
2 in the REAR. (hydraulically operated) JACKS
2 in MIDDLE. ( OUTRIGGER TYPE) JACKS

1

T/F
Mechanical Locks should be inserted manually at each JACK and OUTRIGGER? 2.1.3

False
MUST be Inserted manually

2

What side should be LOWERED first if apparatus is NOT LEVEL? 2.1.3

LOW SIDE

3

GUIDE FF helping LCC set up for TL operations must remain in position until when? 2.1.5

Until OUTRIGGER is FULLY LOWERED
on the
OPERATORS BLIND SIDE

4

What TOOL can be used to judge clearance of outrigger? 2.1.7

6ft HOOK

5

If a member setting up for TL operation and decides to ABORT the operation during SET UP, what must he do? 2.1.10

2 THINGS
Properly place ALL outriggers n jacks for OPERATION
OR
RETURN ALL outriggers n jacks to PRE SETUP POSITION

6

BOOM assembly consists of how many SECTIONS?
What are the made of? 2.2

4 BOX SECTIONS telescope within EACH OTHER
FIRST section ALLOYED STEEL
THREE telescope sections ALUMINUM ALLOY

7

What is the approximate SQUARE FOOT of BASKET FLOOR? 2.3

15 Square feet

8

What can the UNDERSIDE of floor and FRONT RAILING of basket be covered with?2.3

MAY be covered with a FIRE RESISTANT SHIELD

9

T/F
PEDESTAL position MUST be staffed whenever TL operations are in progress? 2.4

TRUE
MUST be staffed
Provides extra pair of eyes to warn of dangers
And
OVERRIDE basket controls in an emergency

10

How many CONTROLS are provided on TURNTABLE? 2.4.1
What are CONTROLS used for? 2.4.1

3 CONTROLS
1 control for RAISING/LOWERING
1 control for EXTENDING/RETRACTING
1 control for ROTATING boom

11

Which CONTROLS allow for a SMOOTHER positioning?

CONTROLS at
PEDESTAL

12

Can MEMBERS escape from the BASKET? 2.6.1

YES
When NO other solution is possible MEMBERS may escape from basket by:
LADDER mounted on TOP of BOOM SECTION
OR
LSR in conjunction w/ PERSONAL HARNESS

13

Boom ROTATION permits WATER SYSTEM coverage of how many DEGREES? 2.7.1

360 DEGREES

14

WHERE and WHAT SIZE are the WATER HOOK UPS on the TOWER LADDER? 2.7.3

3"inch X 3"inch GATED SIAMESE left side (drivers side)
4 1/2" inch INLET right side (bosses side)

15

What is the MOST effective way to communicated from BASKET to PEDESTAL and VICE VERSA? 2.8.1

INTERCOM (intercommunication system)
MOST EFFECTIVE

16

What do we use as a REFERENCE point when dealing with BASKET MOVEMENT?

PEDESTAL is used as REFERENCE POINT

BOOM LEFT means ROTATE BOOM to PEDESTAL MAN's LEFT

17

When is INTERCOM checked on TOWER LADDER? 2.8.7

Checked DAILY
and
INITIAL STAGES of placing TL into operation

18

Who can operate on the PEDESTAL of a TOWER LADDER? 2.9.2

Qualified CHAUFFEUR/TILLERMAN
OR
Member PRESENTLY assigned to a TOWER LADDER

19

What does "Scrub AREA" mean? 3.1.3

Scrub area is defined as what can be touched by the BASKET

20

What is the RATED CAPACITY of an EXTENDED BOOM? Pg 17

1000 LBS

21

Tower Ladder
What % of GRADE is considered LEVEL?

4% is considered LEVEL

22

What GRADE is the MAX SLOPE for TOWER LADDER OPERATIONS that has been set at by manufacturer? 3.4.6

15% grade

23

TL
At what ANGLE should the BOOM be raised to drain waterways? 3.5.5

60 DEGREE ANGLE
Drain plugs REMOVED to insure system is properly DRAINED

24

TL 3.6.4
What RUNG
What LADDER
What size and how long is the ROPE
used when OPERATING a PORTABLE from BASKET?

15 feet of 1/2 inch ROPE THRU
6TH RUNG of
20 ft COMBO LADDER (preferred) can use any ladder

25

When performing PORTABLE LADDER from TOWER LADDER bASKET during DRILL, how far is basket RAISED ABOVE GROUND? 3.6.4 NOTES 10

2 OR 3 FEET
ABOVE GROUND

26

TL
How many MEN are in the BASKET when performing PORTABLE LADDER in BASKET during OPERATIONS? Pg 21 note 6

3 members
can be done with
2 members

27

TL (FLAT ROOF OPS)
When TL is USED for VENTILATION PURPOSES what is placed into the BUCKET? 4.1.2

PHIL

P power saw
H hook 6ft
I Irons (ax n HALLIGAN)
L LSR

28

Can we use SAWS from the BASKET?

YES
SAWS are started IN THE basket
THEN
Held OUTSIDE until SHUT OFF

29

TL 4.3.1 E
Where is the 1st CUT on a PEAKED ROOF from the BASKET?

1st CUT. PARALLEL to ridge

30

TL 4.3.1 NOTE
What SIZE of a hole on a PEAKED ROOF will be acceptable?

No SPECIFIC SIZE
The SIZE of the cut will depend on the REACH of the OPERATOR

31

TL 4.4
How large is the OPENING when using a SAW on a BRICK WALLS to BREECH?

OPENING will be large enough so the saw can be inserted to cut INNER WALL

32

TL 6.1.1
Who orders the use of TL STREAMS?

OFFICER in COMMAND of OPERATIONS

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