Flashcards in Water Rescue Deck (15):
The coldwater suit & pfd are not designed for underwater operations?
It would not be good practice to assign your primary rescuer a riding position?
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
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.
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.
Tides: there are how many tides in a day?
4. 2 (high); 2 going out (low)
45 minutes between high & low tide
Rip tides or currents occur?
Tide going out. Riptides are primary source of distress in drowning victims.
To escape a rip current?
Swim parallel to the shore
Sweep tide - rescuer enter water?
Enter water upstream
Air supply for water rescue hose?
Scba, fast pak, apparatus air outlet
One 45 cylinder can fill 5L of 2 1/2" hose in approx?
2 minutes 30 seconds
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
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.