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1

Platforms are capable of ___lb load ratings and capabilities of flowing ___gpm

- 1000 lb
- 2000 gpm

2

Engine companies extinguish fires, truck determine ___ they are extinguished

how

3

Flashover is capable of killing exposed human life within __ to __ seconds

3 to 5 seconds

4

Hydrogen cyanide is __ times more deadly than carbon monoxide

33 times more likely

5

Single family dwellings make up ___% to ___% of our fires

60% to 70%

6

6 basic operations at most structure fires

- Initial attack line
- Backup line
- Ventilation
- Forceable entry
- Search
- Ladders

7

Suppression companies are classified as followed (4)

- Engine
- Truck
- Quint
- Specialized

8

Truck personnel assignment priorities (3)

- 1st = Officer
- 2nd = Driver
- 3rd = Remaining personnel

9

3 considerations when assigning personnel to a truck company

- A desire to be assigned to a truck
- Fireground experience
- Fireground maturity

10

One of the most essential and valuable elements in developing and effective truck company

- Training (attitude)

11

Most important non-emergency function in the FD

Training

12

Quint (5)

- Aerial device
- Ground ladders
- Water
- Pump
- Hose

13

Prime reason why quint apparatus are often ineffective as a multi purpose company

Lack of strong and knowledgable officers

14

Calls for a minimum staffing of 4 persons for a truck company assigned to a paid fire department

NFPA 1710

15

Minimum requirements (requiring a min of 8 - 10 FF) that should be accomplished at a routine single story, single family dwelling (5)

- Initial attack line
- Backup line
- Ventilation
- Forceable entry
- Search

16

Minimum and optimal staffing
- Truck
- Quint

- Truck = 4/6
- Quint = 6/8

17

Fireground responsibility and and assignments are commonly determined for four basic viewpoints

- Primary/Secondary responsibilities
- Inside/outside operations
- Pre-designated assignments
- Scene arrival

18

Fireground logistical operations can be categorized from two basic viewpoints;
– primary responsibilities =
– secondary responsibilities =

– primary = forcible entry/exit, ventilation, search, and ladders
– secondary = utilities, salvage, overhaul, master streams

19

5 basic and most often performed truck company assignments

- Ladders
- Forceable entry/exit
- Search
- Ventilation
- Utilities

20

Each person will be equipped with the following equipment (8)

- SCBA
- PASS
- Pick head axe w/ scabbard
- Radio
- Flashlight
- Search rope (200' x 3/8 or 5/16)
- Wire cutters
- Door chocks

21

Common tools used by inside teams (6)

- TIC
- 6' pike
- Search rope
- Irons and or rabbit tool
- Officer tool (A tool)
- Inside ladder (12' or 14')

22

Tool and equipment list for inside ops focus on 3 primary areas

- Search
- Forceable entry
- Ability to check extension

23

Common tool and equipment needed by the outside team (9)

- Ladders
- Irons
- Through the lock tools
- Rotary saw
- Chain saw
- Blowers
- 6' pike
- Utility shut off tools
- TIC

24

Apparatus needed at a single family dwelling (3)

- 2 engines
- 1 truck
- 1 chief

25

Apparatus needed at structures larger than a single family dwelling (3)

- 3 engines
- 2 trucks
- 1 chief

26

The recommended average companies has long been

1 truck per 2 engines

27

Fireground operations consists of two specific viewpoints (basic procedures)

- Fire attack
- Logistical operation

28

5 basic rules of fireground safety

- Falling debris always has the right of way
- Equipment in your apparatus in the street is unusable on the fireground
- If the fire is in range, so are you
- What you see may not be what you get
- Your fireground time is slowly being minimized

29

10 Commandments of truck company operations

1. Don't forget your primary mission
2. It's the basics before arriving on scene
3. Determine available fire ground time
4. Prioritize fire ground considerations (most important)
5. become a Tooltime expert
6. Become a mental general contractor
7. Use your protective equipment defensively not offensively
8. Continually evaluate your fire ground environment
9. When in doubt ventilate
10. Ensure the viability of your skate route inside outside and topside

30

First priority of truck company personnel

Support attack operations