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1

Ice/Water tether rope is ___ feet and Surf Tether rope is ___ feet

200
600

2

During night ops, members should not be allowed past the line of sight from?

The shore

3

Should a patient suffering from hypothermia be massaged or rubbed?

No

4

Do Water/Ice rescue companies search for submerged victims?

No

5

The throw rope contained in the water safety kit is how long?

75ft

6

True or false:
In a water safety unit that is a 4 man engine the officer will also assume the responsibilities of spotter until an additional unit arrives. Tools include HT, flashlight and TIC if available

True

7

Is the secondary rescue team permitted to enter the water for a 2nd victim?

Yes

8

Where shall members of a water safety unit don their PFD's?

At quarters prior to boarding apparatus

9

Generally Water rescue companies have 3 methods available to them for water rescues. What are they?

Reach
Throw
Go

10

An inflated length of 2 1/2 inch hose can keep approximately how many people afloat?

10

11

True or false:
The "GO" method is the last available method to Water Safety Units. It is only under extreme life safety emergencies in which a member of a unit equipped with only a Water Safety Kit shall enter the water.

True

12

True or false:
The rescue coordinator of a Water Rescue unit is typically the company officer and is equipped with a HT, flashlight, TIC and MEGAPHONE

True

13

The primary tether ff of a water rescue unit shall be equipped with a ___ and if member is to be lowered a ___

PFD, Atlas Lifesaving Belt

14

All members except the ___ and ___ will be equipped with handie-talkies

primary and secondary rescuers

15

What notification must you make to the dispatcher?

Member entering water

16

If the victim is more than ___ feet from shore they will be out of the range of a single tether line. Additional lines may be needed

200

17

True or false:
During the Go method the rescuer in a Water Rescue Unit shall never enter the water without a torpedo. Prior to entering the water the rescuer and officer should gauge the direction and speed of the current and enter upstream

True

18

What signal is given when the rescuer is ready to be pulled in?

Places his hand on his head

19

Can the top rung of the ladder be used as an anchor point when removing a victim from the water?

Yes

20

The waving of one arm in the air by the primary water rescuer indicates what?

Stop pulling

21

At water rescue incidents, where members of both the FDNY and the NYPD enter the water for search and or rescue, the ranking FDNY member will consult with the ranking on scene Police official in to activate the TAC-U channel which is HT Channel???

13

22

True or false:
All Water/Ice Rescue equipment shall be inspected during January, April, July, and October. In January and July, the suit should be removed from the carrying bag and hung on a broad shouldered hanger for atleast 48 hours to allow moisture inside the suit to dry out.

True

23

What fitting shall be used when inflating 2 1/2" hose during a water rescue operation and can you use the fast pack to fill it?

Hansen fitting and yes you can use the fast-pack

24

One 45 minute cylinder can fill ___ lengths of 2 1/2" hose in approximately ___ minute

5
1

25

When lowering a member into the water in a Cold water suit the small carabineer attaches to the D-ring on ___ of quick release harness of CWS and the large cinch carabineer attaches to ___ D-rings of quick release harness of CWS

rear
front

26

Generally there are TWO methods Water Safety Units have available to them if ICE rescues. They are?

Reach and throw

27

True or false:
Members selected for the rescuer and back-up positions shall don the Cold Water Suits and the PFD's at quarters. The members selected for the tether positions shall don the PFD's at quarters. This shall be done PRIOR to boarding the apparatus when responding to a possible ice rescue emergency.

True

28

True or false:
For an ambulatory victim rescue at an ice emergency, ensure the flotation sling is attached to the large carabineer of the tether line prior to operating on the ice shelf

True

29

The PFD is only worn over the CWS by the Primary and Back-Up rescuers when performing an ___. The PFD is not used in conjunction with the cold water suit when performing a ___

Ice Rescue
Water Rescue

30

True or false:
If a member must be lowered to reach the surface of the ice, ensure the Cinch Carabineer is also attached to the CWS's chest harness at the same point the small Carabineer is connected. The Larger Carabineer can be removed when reaching the surface of the ice?

True