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The coldwater suit & pfd are not designed for underwater operations?

True

1

It would not be good practice to assign your primary rescuer a riding position?

True

2

Wearing bunker gear with or without SCBA become totally submerged in ?

Under 1 minute. Type of boot worn had no effect on amt of time. Can be reduced by panic

3

Hypothermia: loss of body heat occurs __faster in cold water then air?

25x. Begins when the body's core falls below 98.6. Drops below 90 victim goes from non-ambulatory to unconscious.

4

Sudden face contact with water below 70F initiates body reflex known as

Mammalian dive reflex. **colder the water & younger the victim the better chance at survival.

5

Tides: there are how many tides in a day?

4. 2 (high); 2 going out (low)

6

Slack tide?

45 minutes between high & low tide

7

Rip tides or currents occur?

Tide going out. Riptides are primary source of distress in drowning victims.

8

To escape a rip current?

Swim parallel to the shore

9

Sweep tide - rescuer enter water?

Enter water upstream

10

Air supply for water rescue hose?

Scba, fast pak, apparatus air outlet

11

One 45 cylinder can fill 5L of 2 1/2" hose in approx?

2 minutes 30 seconds

12

Using apparatus to fill 2 1/2 " hose connect which end male or female ? It can fill 2 lengths in how long?

Male. 20 seconds

13

Rescue hose can be deployed in straight line or a loop. Straight line can be used from a pier or shore involving a few individuals who are close to shore?

True. Loop increases buoyancy & used for multiple victims.

14

Each length of 2 1/2" hose can be used to keep afloat approx __ people?

10 people. Secure with LSR.