SOG 6-9.txt

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  1. according to state law, what 4 privileges does an emergency driver have over traffic law?
    • 1. Exceed maximum speed limits as long as doing so does not endanger life or property
    • 2. Park or stand irrespective of the provisions of the traffic code
    • 3. Proceeding past red lights and stop signs after slowing down for safe operations
    • 4. Disregard turning and movement regulations
  2. What three laws apply to emergency vehicle drivers regardless of circumstances?
    • 1. Comply with law officers to direct and control traffic
    • 2. Not pass school buses that are loading and unloading
    • 3. Apparatus involved in an accident must remain at the scene
  3. Describe hot response?
    Code 3 at the speed limit. Nothing showing
  4. When approaching an intersection awaiting a green light how far back should apparatus turn off the siren?
    At 200 feet the siren should be silenced. Stop at 100 feet with the lights on. (Driving Policies)
  5. What is the procedure for passing through school zones?
    The procedure is drive the speed limit in school zones using lights only, no exceptions.
  6. What is the procedure for apparatus traveling in proximity to one another?
    500 feet apart and do not pass unless verified over the radio. (Driving Policies
  7. How should apparatus travel in hospital zones and on freeways to the emergency?
    Lights only, sirens only to clear traffic
  8. Where and how soon should the green accident form be sent?
    The form should go the safety division within 48 hours.
  9. Can the green accident form be typed or hand written?
    The reports can be typed or hand written in black ink only.
  10. What 4 signatures are on the green accident forms?
    • 1. Preparer
    • 2. Supervisor
    • 3. Activity supervisor or BC
    • 4. Chief (obtained by the safety officer)
  11. Should apparatus back up into intersections, around a corner, or in traffic?
    No, unless lights and a spotter are used.
  12. Describe placement of the first arriving units to a structure fire?
    The ladder is given priority and all other unit placement shall be to maximum advantage and for expansion of the incident.
  13. What are the two classifications of apparatus on the fire ground?
    Working and parked
  14. Generally what distance should apparatus be placed on a fire scene even if there is nothing showing?
    30 FT
  15. Where should supply line be laid?
    All on the same side of the street
  16. How should transport vehicles be parked?
    Faced outward with clear egress
  17. Where is staff to park at a fire scene?
    all staff should park at the level II staging area with the exception of the safety officer
  18. How should an apparatus be parked in traffic if a hose line is needed?
    It should be parked so the pump panel is on the other side of traffic.
  19. When should emergency lights be left on at an emergency scene?
    Emergency lights on in the day and low level traffic directional lights at night to reduce blinding
  20. A memo will be sent out how many days before the start of a driver’s academy? How many days will it take for the roster to be finalized?
    It will take 30 days to announce and the list will be finalized 7 days before the class begins.
  21. Firefighters must complete the entire driver’s certification process within how many months of completing the driver’s academy?
    3 months
  22. How many weeks is the driver’s academy? Do candidates need pre-requisites to attend?
    The academy consists of 2 weeks and candidates must have the pre-certification check sheet and 10 hours drive time on both ladder and pumper
  23. What is a passing score for the driver’s academy?
  24. A retest will be allowed a minimum of how many days after the previous certification test?
    It is 15 days and a retest form from their officer is required indicating the firefighter has prepared.
  25. Is the rescue driver’s academy the same as pumper?
    Yes, it is the same process except the course is only 2 days instead of 2 weeks
  26. What additional standards do firefighters require for squads?
    • · Hazmat squads certified to technician level NFPA 472
    • · Heavy Tech squad certified to operational level NFPA 1670
  27. Are driver refresher courses required? Who needs them? What is the standard used? What three things are covered?
    Yes, all eligible upgrades, drivers, QI officers, and commanders are required to attend a course once a year complying with NFPA 1451
  28. What three things should the driver do to ensure they can hear their spotter yelling stop?
    Roll down the window, turn off music stereo, turn the radio on low
  29. Can a driver back up in an emergency situation? If so, what is the procedure?
    It is not recommended, but during an emergency situation the driver may back the apparatus without a spotter after a complete walk around of the truck is performed.
  30. List the minimum amount of fluids and tools that should be at the station?
    • Fluids (per apparatus in the station)
    • 3 Gallons of oil (Diesel engine)
    • 3 Gallons of engine coolant
    • 1 Gallon of power steering fluid
    • 2 Gallons of transmission fluid
    • 1 Gallon of windshield washer fluid

    • Tools
    • Two air pressure gauges
    • One creeper
    • One set of screwdrivers
    • One set of open end wrenches
    • One set of Allen wrenches
  31. How much depth of tread is required in every major groove of the tires?
  32. How much play should the steering wheel have?
    10 degrees or 2 inches on a 20 inch steering wheel
  33. Gasoline equipment should be run how often?
    Once a week for 20 minutes
  34. How often should fuel/oil containers be changed out?
    Once a month
  35. What is the length of rescue rope?
    200 feet
  36. When should the bearings of a mark 3 portable pump be greased?
    After 8 hours of use
  37. What are classes the Albuquerque fire department required to take in order to comply with NIMS?
    • · IS-100: all staff
    • · IS-200: all staff
    • · IS-300: all command officers
    • · IS-400: all command officers
    • · IS-700: all staff
    • · IS-800: all captains and command officers
  38. During live burns, is it correct to say there shall be one RIT team for every attack team?
  39. During live burns, how many members is a supervisor permitted to supervise?
    4 members
  40. Is it correct to say tuition reimbursement will be limited to the University of New Mexico’s 6 credit hour cost per semester?
  41. nIf the demand for tuition assistance exceeds the availability of funds, awards will be granted in what priority order?
    • 1. Associates
    • a. Fire science/EMS
    • b. Public Administration
    • 2. Undergraduate
    • a. Fire science/EMS
    • b. Public Administration
    • 3. Graduate
    • a. Fire science/EMS
    • b. Public Administration
    • 4. Other AFD related
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