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Company officers and unit supervisors are responsible for reporting"Holding,______ mile out"



When dealing with wildland fire incident, the priority of the LACO are: (3)

1. Protection of life
2. incident stabilization
3. property/environment protection and conservation


All single resources supervisors, personnel with assignments and operations overhead shall carry both_________ and________ Radio handy talkie radios with them



Follow-up report to command and control will include the fire's relationship to____ lands

SRA (State responsibility land)


Interagency fire's: an initial action zone (IAZ) and mutual aid fires will require the use of common command and______ radio frequency.

Air to ground


Jurisdictional or first in captain will designate a Helispot location and Helispot engine company to command and control within_____ minutes of dispatch

2 minutes


Unless there is an immediate exposure protection need, first attack on wildland fire's will be a_____ operation on the fire's flanks

Perimeter control


A 1 1/2 inch Progressive hose lay will be deployed for the entire perimeter on both flanks of a wildland fire over______ in diameter

300 feet


Burning out operations shall have the approval of the_______

Division/Group supervisor


Backfiring operations requires the approval of the_______ or________

Operations section chief
Incident commander


A_________ is required around all wildland fire's

Cold trail


A minimum safety briefing will discuss (3)

1. fire orders
3. watch out situations
4. in addition, Personnel shall be provided with briefing on down hill incident line construction when relevant to their operations


If no safety zone exist, or the black is not a safe location, a________ safety zone will be created



Flight crews will not be landed in the safety zone until approval is given by the_____

Incident commander


The_______ or the_______ Shall analyze obtained weather information

Incident commander
Plans section chief


Fuel size up
_______– Flashy fuels only, including tallgrass
____–mix or grass and brush fuels, Up to 2 feet in height
_____–fuel of 2 feet to 6 feet in height
____–feel over 6 feet in height

Grass fuel
Light fuel
Medium fuel
Heavy fuel


SRA Lands: The battalion Chiefs shall determine exactly fire location during briefing by district captain, and shall check the SRA map

Answer in statement


Battalion chief shall report to command and control when fire is on or threatening_______ lands. Notify FCC on the______ report

Follow up report


If the fire Will involve SRA lands, an______ should be requested

Agency representative


The first arriving superintendent will become________. The second and any additional superintendents should be given line assignments so an assessment of tactical operations, crew safety, and fire activity can be made. Also assist IC with incident action plan

Crew coordinator


Once unified command is established the IC's will then:

1. briefed each person on agency mission, Objectives, priorities, limitations, and resource levels
2. IC's establish prioritized list of incident objectives
3.IC's agree on strategy, appoint one OSC and provide briefing
4.IC's develop a single IAP
5. IC's establishe a single point ordering system
6. IC's stay together and jointly evaluate plan and need to change objectives and strategy
7. IC's work together to solve problems


Captain shall contact command and control, and announce engine and Helispot location within the first______ minutes of dispatch.

Two minutes


Brushfire: engine auxiliary pump, not main pump, should be utilized

Answer in statement


Burning out/firing out: notify_______ of intent to burn out/fire out. Division/Group supervisor shall notify the______ or_______

Divisions/group supervisor


Fires of _______ acres or less will be 100% mopped up with water. Fires over_______ acres in size, will have wet mop up at least_____ in from the perimeter.

50 feet


Cold trails: crews shall construct cold trails around all wildland fire's. If crews and dozers are canceled in route, engine company personnel will assume responsibility for constructing________

Cold trail


Fly crew should go available for other responses as soon as practical after________

Knock down


_______: setting fire inside a control line to consume fuel between the edge of the fire and the control line.

Burning out/Firing out


_______: an indirect method of attack in which the fuels between the control line or natural barrier and the main fire are intentionally burned to control a rapidly spreading fire.



Lateral hose line: 1 inch hose lay installed at a minimum of every______ on main 1 1/2" hose. Minimum of 100 feet of 1 inch use for mop up, overhaul, spot fire's, and safety zone protector line

200 feet


_______: safe, cleared parking area/holding area for a large number of civilian vehicles, with family members and Pets inside vehicle

Public refuge area


And annual review of all wildland areas and wildland pre-attack plans shall be conducted during the month of_____



A large base for a major fire should be an area approximately_____X_____ with room for over_____ firefighters.

1000 x 1000


What are the mandatory characteristics for a small base ( 4)

Parking ( 10 vehicles )
Easily located


ESZ ( emergency safety zone ): A location where FF's could survive being overrun by a worst case wildfire situation. The minimum criteria is as follows:

1. Free of any flammable material or vegetation for at least " 30' "in all directions
2. free of heavy fuel for at least" 200'" in all directions
3. allows engine to turn around and park without blocking the road
4. is not located on amid slow road or fuel break, in a chimney or saddle


Safe areas:

1. engine safety zone-A yellow diamond with number of engines that can be parked at the ESZ inside the diamond
2. public safe area–A yellow diamond with the letters"PSR" inside the diamond


Hazardous areas:

1. Target area or set of target area boundary–A solid red line
2. evacuation area boundary–A Dashed redline
3. safety hazard area– shaded in pink. More than one safety hazard area in target area– Pink hexagon
4. vulnerable area boundary– A solid yellow line
5. sensitive ( ecologically ) area boundary– A Dashed green line


Evacuation route: This information is mandatory. List_____ safe routes or evacuation from identified problem areas that will not interfere with fire department vehicles or emergency operations if possible



The criteria for an engine safety zone is as follows ( 4)

1. at least 30 feet clearance of any flammable vegetation
2. the zone area is free of heavy fuel for at least 200 feet
3. engines can turn around and park without blocking road
4. the zone not located at mid slope, Saddle, or chimney


Who is responsible for developing and implementing a medical evacuation plan on all wildland fire incidents

The Incident Commander


The first arriving company is responsible for providing initial size up initiating the incident command procedures and taking the necessary action

Answer in statement


When dealing with hazardous materials incident the priorities of the department are (3)

1. protection of life
2. protection of the environment
3. protection of property and equipment


Who is responsible for complete assessment of the immediate hazard, providing the IC with technical assistance, and conducting and– or coordinating measures to minimize the effect of the hazard on personnel, the environment, and property.

Hazardous materials squad


In no instance shall anyone travel from the exclusion zone to the supports zone on a hazardous materials incident unless they have first pass-through, and been decontaminated within, a separate and distinct________

Contamination reduction zone


First responders shall not enter______ unless a life threatening situation dictates a decision to affect a rescue

Exclusion zone


The minimum participant in unified command will be representatives from LACO FD, County health Department, and_______

Local law enforcement


The command post for a hazardous materials incident will be at a location which is uphill/Upwind from the incident and which is large enough to accommodate the resources necessary for____

Unified command


The______IC Will assume all duties and responsibilities of the scene manager on all off-highway incidents

Fire department


The________ Agency will be scene manager at all on highway incidents

Law enforcement


All personnel and equipment involved in a hazardous materials incident will be checked for contamination by the_______ before being released from the scene

Health officer


Whenever practical, a rescue plan will be formulated and the rescue teams will be briefed. The minimum rescue plan should identify (4 )

1. boundaries of the exclusion zone
2. location of the safe refuge area with in the exclusion zone
3. location of the contamination reduction zone outside the exclusion zone
4. the location of access control points into and out of these zones


Egress from the exclusion zone for all victims and rescue team personnel will be through the_____ into a contamination reduction zone

Access control points


If victims must be moved prior to the establishment of a contamination reduction zone, they should be moved to predetermined location of______ within the exclusion zone where they can remain until contamination reduction zone can be established

Safe refuge


Isolation of the material: the IC should establish a basic operational area which includes an______ zone and a______ zone with designated"Access control points" between each zone



The perimeter of the"Exclusion zone" should be less than_____ feet from the leading edge of the material

300 feet


Evacuation: the responsibility for evacuation usually rest with the local_______ Agency

Law enforcement


Contamination reduction: the minimum decontamination for all personnel leaving the exclusion zone will be a_______ flush using a 1 1/2 inch line on FOG

60 Second


Apparatus supplying the handling should be placed in the support zone/Upwind from the contamination reduction zone no less than______feet away

100 feet


Victims should be decontaminate before treatment by rescue personnel

Answer in statement


Exception: victims with life-threatening injuries should receive immediate treatment in the exclusion zone if possible, and then be taken to the contamination reduction zone where they will be decontaminated and turned over to awaiting medical personnel

Answer in statement


The only agency with the authority to declare a hazardous materials incident over and the incident are clean is

Jurisdictional health agency


The California occupational safety and health administration CAL/ OSHA, permissible exposure limit to carbon monoxide is______ part per million



Operation in the atmosphere greater than____ requires SCBA and PPE

25 ppm


CO monitoring at emergency incidents: working in terms of 2 and wearing SCBA and PPE. A secondary monitoring shall be performed where a previous reading is_____ part per million or more is found



CO monitoring at emergency incidents: the IC shall request that health hazmat to respond to the incident if (4)

1. Anyone is showing signs of carbon monoxide poisoning
2. monitoring indicates a CO level of 25 ppm or greater
3. the department orders the premises evacuated
4. the IC feels a response by health hazmat is needed


Non-emergency operations: CO level reading of 100 ppm or more respond:

1. Health hazmat
2. the gas company
3. hazmat task force


A flame which does not produce CO is_______



The first arriving company officer: Is responsible for providing (4)

1. initial size up
2. ICS system start up
3. taking necessary action
4. providing for personnel safety


When dealing with high-rise fire incidents the priorities of this department are :(3)

1.Protection of life
2. incident stabilization through fire control
3. property/Environmental protection and conservation


Elevators should not be used as a logistic transport until deemed safe by the______



The responsibility for the use of elevators rest with____



High-rise-The tactical priorities: (4)

1. investigate/rescue/fire attack/property conservation
2. ensure adequate water supply
3. gain control of building systems ( lobby control), ( HVAC) and fire protection systems
4. Control of the floors above and below the fire


The first arriving company shall: (5) high-rise

1. Radio size up
2. investigation/initial action rescue/fire attack
3. water supply
4. pass command to the 2nd in company
5. communicate location, conditions, and needs


The second arriving company shall: (4) high rise

1. assume command
2. established lobby control
3. request and assign additional resources
4. support the investigation rescue/ fire attack teams as requested


The third arriving company : high-rise

Water supply


The fourth arriving company: high-rise

Establish base


The third in battalion chief: high-rise

May be assigned as the logistics chief


Fourth in Battalion chief:

May be assigned as a division supervisor on the floor above the fire


First in assistant chief:

assume the duties of the IC. The first in Battalion chief should remain at the command post and be utilized at the discretion of the IC.


Command: The first arriving officer shall pass command to the second arriving officer. When command is passed, The following information will be relayed: (4 )

1. annunciator panel information
2. elevator status
3. the route of assent into the building by fire attack crews ( includes stairwell location and identification)
4. any pertinent information


Specific operations, First alarm assignment initial investigation/Rescue/fire attack. When investigating the fire floor check conditions_____ floors below the fire floor for a possible staging area. Check conditions on the fire floor, The floors directly______ and______ the reported fire floor and communicate this information to the IC



Specific operations, first alarm assignment water supply operations A minimum of_____ engine Company apparatus with engineers shall be dedicated to this operation, usually the first in company and the______ in company



Specific operations, first alarm assignment water supply operations: the first in engine Company engineer shall spot his apparatus within______ feet of the FD standpipe connection. Only______ shall be used for the hose lay between the engine company apparatus and the fire department connection

100 feet
2 1/2 inch


Specific operations, first alarm assignment water supply operations: if a hydrant is within_____ feet of the apparatus position, the engine company engineer shall make every effort to secure a primary water supply from that hydrant

100 feet


The_______ Company engineer shall assist the first in engineer. All FD connections should be connected to and charged



Specific operations, first alarm assignment lobby control operations

1. establish a lobby control manager
2. maintain control of building systems
3. checked in arriving personnel and maintain Restat
4. maintain FD control of elevators
5. establish control of HVAC systems
6. Communications with IC an land line telephone capabilities with command and control
7. Communications with building occupants
8. direct FD personnel to stairwell
9. maintain liaison with the building engineer/Security


Specific operations, first alarm assignment base operations

1. locate base-optimum distance " 200 feet "
2. established base and a base manager
3. initiate " diagonal " parking
4. " check in " arriving personnel and maintain necessary ReStat Records
5. established and equipment pool


Elevator control: phase 1 is when the elevator is recalled to the________ area through the use of keys or building controls



Elevator control: : face 2 is when__________

FD personnel have manual control of the elevators. In phase 2 FD personnel control movement of men and equipment above the ground


Fire extinguishing systems: A class I system is_____

A dry standpipe system without A directly connected water supply and equipment with 2 1/2 inch outlets for use by FD personnel


Fire extinguishing systems: A class II System is_____

A wet standpipe system directly connected to a water supply and equipped with 1 1/2 inch outlets intended for use by the building occupants


Fire extinguishing systems: a class III System is______

A combination stand pipe system directly connected to a water supply and equipped with both a hose cabinet for use by the building occupants and 2 1/2 inch outlets for use by FD personnel


Fire extinguishing systems: A combined system is

A system of water piping which piping serves 2 1/2 inch hose outlet for use by the fire department and also supplies water to fire sprinklers


Definition of a high rise structure. Every building of any type of construction or occupancy having floors used for human occupancy located more than_____ above the lowest floor level having building access..

75 feet


Lobby control: lobby control directs incoming companies to the correct stairwell and maintains records of FD resources entering and leaving the building. Additionally L.C. Keeps alert for changes in the_______. L C assist in the movement of building occupants two safe areas in an orderly fashion.

Enunciator / Fire control room


Staging: the purpose of staging is two fold

1. manpower/equipment to be gathered in areas where they may be quickly assigned
.2. Staging can also provide for previously assigned companies and area for rehabilitation, equipment change and first aid


Optimal location for staging is______ floors below the initially confirmed fire floor



The first arriving company is responsible for providing initial size up, Initiating the incident command procedures, And taking appropriate action

Answer in statement


The confined space safety officer is responsible for the area that the confined space team is working in and reports to the__________

Entry group supervisor


Confined space rescue entry level personnel are responsible for conducting entry and rescue in a confined space. These trained personnel will be required to fill the following positions (6)

1. entry group supervisor
2. Air supply manager
3. entry team manager
4. attendant
5. entrants
6. back up entrants


Only the confined space rescue entry trained personnel will be making entry into a confined space

Answer in statement


The_________ shall be responsible for the welfare of the entrants while they are in the confined space. The________ Will be the only person making contact with the entrants



All uniform personnel will have a minimum______ hours a confined space awareness training



Strategic priorities: The priorities of this department in dealing with confined space incidents in order of importance are (3)

1. protection of life
2. Protection of the environment
3. protection of property and equipment