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  1. The wildland urban interface is...
    zone where human made improvements intermix with wildland fuels
  2. NFPA standard for incident management system
  3. size up process begins..
    before the incident occurs
  4. factors to be considered before receiving specific assignment that help you determine general fire potential for an area that day
    • previous fires
    • fuels
    • weather
    • topography
    • time of year/day
    • additional info
  5. given a specific assignment, list six site specific size up items that should now be considered
    • structures and improvements
    • access
    • fuel
    • weather
    • topography
    • fire behavior
  6. six components of a size up report
    • who is in command
    • fire location
    • what you have
    • what your doing
    • what you need
    • special instructions and hazards
  7. size up continues until..
    completion of incident, mop up completed
  8. three incident priorities
    • protect life and safety
    • incident stabilization
    • property resource/ conservation
  9. incident objectives for wildland fire
    • ensure safety of all firefighters and the public
    • prevent spread to a certain area
    • protect structures threatened by fire
  10. three operational modes
    • offensive mode
    • defensive mode
    • combination
  11. five items from size up that influence resource order
    • structures
    • fuels
    • weather
    • topography
    • fire behaviors
  12. three structure triage categories
    • needs little or no attention for now
    • needs protection, saveable
    • cannot be saved
  13. conditions that indicate structure cannot be saved
    • interior fire
    • more than 1/4 of roof on fire
    • fire making significant runs
    • water supply wont last until threat subsides
  14. five factors you base structure triage off of
    • fuel
    • structure
    • fire behavior
    • resources
    • firefighter safety
  15. hazards when using heavy equipment
    • power lines
    • underground utilities
    • driveways
    • concrete roads
    • property lines/fences
    • landscaping
    • LPG tanks
  16. home ignition zone 
    100-200 ft around perimeter
  17. non fire resources used in WUI
    • law enforcement
    • water company
    • power company
    • animal control
  18. types of openings where fire or embers can enter a structure
    • vents
    • windows
    • coolers
    • crawl spaces
    • doors
    • decks
  19. explosive or hazmat hazards around a structure
    • LPG
    • diesel/gas tanks
    • aerosol cans
    • paint thinners/products
    • vehicles
    • out buildings
    • pressure vessels
  20. intermediate fuels found in yards that can spread fire to structures
    • wood piles
    • lawn furniture
    • vehicles
    • wood fences
    • decks
  21. items for pre treating structures
    • class A foam
    • fire gel
    • sprinklers
    • structure wrap
  22. roofs over        involved are generally too far gone
  23. hazards along exit route if fire has reached it
    • radiant heat
    • route can be blocked
    • powerlines down
    • weak bridges
    • visibility
  24. uses for hand crews in structure defense
    • construct line around perimeter
    • lay hose
    • mop up 
    • pretreat 
    • fuel reduction
    • firing ops.
  25. items for successful firing ops.
    • timing
    • coordination between forces
    • control line completed
    • holding forces
  26. uses for aircraft fire suppresion for interface ops.
    • pretreat w/ retardant
    • reconaissance
    • hot spotting
    • aerial platform
  27. factors that can limit the use of air tankers
    • Power lines
    • visibility
    • high winds
    • personnel on ground
  28. burning out can be done by...
    crew boss or higher, direct attack method
  29. backfiring must be done by...
    ops. section chief, indirect method
  30. safety rules when working with heavy equipments
    • keep adequate distance
    • dont approach with out proper recognition by operator
    • avoid working below
    • stay in sight with operator
    • never mount/dismount moving equipment
    • know hand signals
  31. ways to asses effectiveness of IAP
    • determine if objectives are being met in correct time frames
    • determine if strategy is valid and tactics are effective
    • determine current fire behavior through observation and communication
    • compare actual results against initial effectiveness
  32. ways to update IAP
    • update maps
    • current weather forecasts
    • document significant events
    • release and order resources as necessary
  33. safety considerations when updating and assessing IAP
    • public can be attracted to smoke and become bystanders
    • homeowners can be panicked an try to stay in home or come back
    • crews physically and mentally spent
  34. how much mop up do you perform before moving on
    only enough to ensure structure safety
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