OP's 4-6-13 Part 1

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OP's 4-6-13 Part 1
2013-05-01 01:19:01
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  1. What is the purpose of Operation Procedures? 1000.1
    To provide for effective and safe management of personnel and resources and implementation of the ICS system
  2. What are the 5 reason for OP's? 1000.7
    • Fix the responsibility for command to one person
    • To ensure that there is a strong, direct and visible command
    • To establish an effective incident organization
    • To Provide a system to process information
    • To provide a system for orderly transfer 

    • (Shortened version)
    • 1 person in-charge
    • Strong, direct and visible command
    • Effective ICS
    • To process info
    • orderly transfer of command
  3. What is ICS used for? 1000.8
    To facilitate the completion of tactical priorities

    (To complete tactical priorities)
  4. What are the 4 priorities that the IC is responsible for? 1000.8
    • Life safety
    • Incident stabilization
    • Property conservation
    • The safety, accountability and welfare of incident personnel
  5. Who is responsible for filling the Command Function of an incident? 1001
    The highest ranking FD member of the 1st arriving unit on scene
  6. When is fast attack mode utilized? 1001
    Situations that require immediate action to stabilize the incident

    (Need to act quickly)
  7. In Fast Attack mode what are the 2 ways command be established? 1001
    • Assume IC and command the incident with a portable radio
    • Pass Command

    (Assume or Pass command)
  8. When assuming the "Command Mode" the company officer will do 6 things? 1001
    • Assume command
    • Name the incident
    • Establish a Command Post
    • Initiate a tactical worksheet
    • Begin the IAP
    • Request additional resources, as needed
  9. When is passing command a good option? 1001
    When operating in the Fast Attack Mode
  10. When passing command what info should the 1st in company provide over the radio? 1001
    A brief report on conditions + state they are passing command
  11. If the highest ranking member of the 1st arriving unit is not an officer how long will they stay in command? 1002
    Until the 1st arriving officer is on scene and a transfer of command has occurred
  12. Who needs to be well-versed in the transfer of command policy?
    All chief and company officers
  13. Does the 1st arriving Chief Officer have to assume command on an incident? 1002
    If it is still escalating
  14. Do later arriving; higher ranking chiefs have to assume command from a chief officer? 1002
    No, they may choose to assume command or take an assignment from the IC
  15. What is the preferred method of assuming command? 1002
    Face-to-face, however if not practical, it may be done over the air
  16. Can a higher ranking officer make a change in management if they are not on scene? 1002
  17. At what pace must the command Organization be developed or expanded? 1003
    At the pace that stays ahead of the tactical deployment of resources
  18. What are the 3 levels of the command configuration? 1003
    • Strategic (Offensive or Defensive)
    • Tactical (Assigned objectives)
    • Task (Specific Jobs)
  19. Who operates on the Strategic Level? 1003
    The IC and General staff (FLOP)
  20. What model of the ICS system does the BFD use?1003
  21. Who operates on the Tactical level? 1003
    • Branch directors
    • Division and Group Supervisors
  22. If the IC establishes a division or group what 3 things will he indicate? 1003
    • Who the supervisor is 
    • Tactical objectives 
    • Radio channel (if different)
  23. Who usually supervises the Task level? 1003
    The company officer
  24. When should the ICS be expanded? 1004
    When the complexity of the incident increases and the # of resourses exceed the span of control
  25. During level I staging where do additional apparatus stage? 1005
    Approx 1 block out by a hydrant, except the 1st in truck, who will proceed to the incident
  26. When staging 1 block out what are some other considerations in regards to unit placement? 1005
    • Allow for a maximum # of tactical options, yet not impede access to the scene
    • Notify IC that they are on-scene and their general direction
    • Spot near a hydrant and be prepared to lay a supply line
  27. What should a company officer do if they have been overlooked while in staging? 1005
    Contact command and request an assignment
  28. When is Level II staging normally used? 1005
    During large, complex or a prolonged operation
  29. Does level II staging require a Staging Manager? 1005
  30. Who does the Staging Manager work for? 1005
  31. Can an FD member enter an IDLH atmosphere alone to effect a rescue? 1100
    No, we must work in 2 member teams
  32. What are the 2 types of Strategic Modes?1100
    Offensive mode and Defensive mode
  33. When is the Offensive Strategic mode used? 1100
    When structure integrity, fire intensity and other factors allow safe interior operations
  34. What is the primary reason to use the Offensive Strategic Mode? 1100
    Life safety
  35. What is the primary goal of the Defensive Strategic Mode? 1100
    To confine the fire to the narrowest extent without exposing crews to imminent dangers
  36. When shall the Defensive Strategic mode be implemented? 1100
    All fires with an IDLH and no rescue situation, until RIC is established
  37. What are the 4 tactical elements of the tactical doctrine? 1100
    IC, Rescue, Fire Suppression, Tactical Support
  38. What are the 2 exceptions to having a continuous water source obtained on a fire? 1100
    If the IC declares the fire under control or no water source is reasonably obtainable
  39. What is the standard supply line? 1100
    4? Large Diameter Hose
  40. What are the size of the standard structure fire attack lines? 1100
    1 ½ or 1 ¾ inch hand-line flowing a minimum of 125 GPM
  41. What is a Heavy attack line? 1100
    2 ½ inch hand-line flowing 250 GPM
  42. When shall backup lines be deployed? 1100
    All interior attacks when it is not certain that the initial line will quickly put out the fire
  43. What is the purpose of the backup lines? 1100
    To reinforce the current tactical position 

    Not exposure protection or fire attack at other positions
  44. What are the minimum line placements on multi- story occupancy? 1100
    One line on the fire floor and one on the floor above the fire

    (Fire floor and floor above the fire)
  45. What is the preferred method of fire attack? 1100
    To combine ventilation with Direct attack
  46. What size home is used as the model fire for structural initial fire attack?
    2000 sq ft
  47. What are the 5 fundamental elements of structure fire initial attack?
    • IC
    • Rescue/life safety
    • Rapid intervention
    • Fire suppression
    • Tactical support

    IC, Rescue, RIT, Fire Attack, Support)
  48. The initial "Report on Conditions" or Verbal Snapshot, on a structural fire will consist of 9 items? 1101
    • Address of location or incident
    • Type of incident
    • Life hazard
    • Exposure problems
    • Assign objectives
    • Establish command
    • Name the incident
    • Location of the ICP
    • Order additional resources as needed
  49. With a reinforced response and the 1st-in Company, states "investigating" what will the remaining units do? 1101
    • 1st in-investigate
    • 1st truck- continue to the structure
    • 2nd in-stage (by a hydrant)
    • 2nd truck-stage
    • 3rd in-stage
  50. With a reinforced response and the 1st in company states "smoke showing" what will the remaining units do? 1101
    • 1st in-Establish command & Water Supply
    • 1st truck- Report to the IC
    • 2nd in- Assist with water supply
    • 2nd truck-stage
    • 3rd in-stage
  51. With a reinforced response and the 1st in company states "Working Fire" what will the remaining units do? 1101
    • 1st in-Establish command & Water Supply
    • 1st truck- Commence tactical support operations
    • 2nd in-Assist with water supply
    • 2nd in truck-stage
    • 3rd in Lay additional lines required to fulfill water supply requirements
  52. What are the 2 times we can enter a structural fire without Rapid intervention established? 1101
    • The fire is in the incipient stage
    • Reasonable expectations of a viable rescue
  53. How often will PAR's be initiated on an incident? 1101
    Not to exceed 30 minutes
  54. Who reports to who and what info is reported for a PAR?
    Division or Group Sup reports to the IC or Plans and will account for all personnel under their supervision
  55. What is the first strategic priority on a structure fire? 1101
    Search and rescue
  56. What are the 5 mandatory progress reports for structure fires? 1101
    • Primary search complete
    • RIT Established
    • Utilities controlled
    • Fire under control
    • PAR's
  57. Who shall re-transmit the progress reports to ECC? 1101
    The IC
  58. What is the radio designator for the interior division supervisor? 1101
  59. What is "interior" responsible for? 1101
    • Primary search
    • Fire Attack
    • Additional resources needed inside,
    • Progress on the fire 
    • Coordination with Support?
  60. On a structure fire how should communications be handled within a division? 1101
  61. Can a Division utilize a "Tac" channel for better communication? 1101
  62. When should water supply be established on all working fires? 1101
    Within the 1st alarm
  63. What should a water supply consist of? 1101
    A 1000gpm supply, preferably a hydrant supply. An engine to augment if needed
  64. What is the radio designation for the support Group Supervisor? 1101
  65. What are the 4 things "Support" is responsible for? 1101
    • Tactical objectives that enhance,
    • 1. Search & Rescue
    • 2. Application of water on the fire
    • 3. Protection of property from the fire 
    • 4. Suppression activites
  66. Who is normally assigned to support? 1101
    A truck company officer
  67. What are the 6 priorities of "Support" ?1101
    • Search & Rescue (coordinated with the command strategy)
    • Forcible entry
    • Ventilation
    • Utility control
    • Salvage
    • Overhaul
  68. Should the 1st in truck be designated, Support, Ventilation, rescue or salvage group? 1101
    Normally "Support" however on large or complex it may become necessary to give specific designations
  69. In a high rise incident what does "Base" resemble? 1102
    Ground level staging
  70. Where should base be located? 1102
    Away from the building to provide safety from falling glass and debris
  71. Who normally assumes Fire Attack Group on a high rise fire?
    1st company on scene
  72. What are the 4 things fire attack group is responsible for on a high rise incident? 1102
    • Enter the building
    • Determine a safe ascent
    • Locate the fire 
    • Communicate with the IC
  73. Once "Fire Attack" begins to take action on a specific floor, what becomes his new designation? 1101
    • Division (Whatever floor) they are on
    • ie "Division 6"
  74. What is the definition of a High Rise? 1102
    All building used for human occupancy located more than 75 feet above the lowest floor having building access
  75. What is the radio designator for Lobby Control Unit Leader? 1102
    "Lobby Control"
  76. What are the 5 responsibilities of "Lobby Control"? 1102
    • Notifying the IC of the # of floors and that the elevators have been recalled
    • Accessing the annuciator panels
    • Control the elevators, air handling systems and pressure the stairwells (if Possible)
    • Controlling vertical access of personnel and keep written accountability for them
    • Coordinate the movement of supplies between Base and Staging
  77. Where is staging located on a high rise fire? 1102
    Generally 2 to 3 floors below the lowest fire floor
  78. What is the normal 1st alarm response on a High rise incident? 1102
    3 engines, 1 truck and 1 BC
  79. What does the 1st in company do on a high rise? 1102
    On-scene report, assumes responsibilities of IC and leads the company of Fire Attack
  80. What does the 2nd in engine do on a high rise? 1102
    Lobby control
  81. Who is responsible for water supply on a high rise incident?
    One of the initially dispatched engines
  82. When should staging in a high rise be established? 1102
    In the 1st or 2nd alarms
  83. A place inside a high rise where reserve personnel and equipment are waiting an assignment is called what? 1102
  84. Who are good resources to establish "Base"? 1102
    Available engineers from the 1st or 2nd alarm assignments
  85. Who does the High Rise Incident Base Manager report to? 1102
    Logistics or Support Branch Director(if established)
  86. What are 6 areas required at "Base"? 1102
    • Crew ready area
    • Equipment pool
    • Rehab area
    • Command Post
    • Apparatus parking
    • Restrooms
  87. What are the 5 items the High Rise Ground Support unit leader is responsible for? 1102
    • Transportation of personnel
    • Equipment and supplies
    • SCBA filling and maintenance
    • Vehicle and portable equipment service and maintenance
    • Ground level traffic/movement plan
  88. Who does the High Rise Ground Support unit leader report to? 1102
    Logistics or Support Branch Director(if established)
  89. What are the 5 responsibilities of the Lobby Control Unit Leader? 1102
    • Operate an accounting system for entry and exit
    • Control all building access points
    • Direct personnel to correct stairwell/elevator/ route
    • Control and operate elevator cars
    • Direct occupants to safe areas and routes
  90. Can the Lobby control unit leader also be the Systems Control unit in a high rise? 1102
    Yes, in the early stages or in less complex incidents
  91. Who does the Lobby Control Unit leader report to? 1102
    Logistics or Support Branch Director(if established)
  92. Who ultimately makes the decision to use elevators to assist with moving firefighters? 1102
    The IC
  93. Who directs the use of elevators during a high rise event? 1002
    Lobby Control
  94. Who performs the function of the "systems control unit" when directed by the IC?
    The Lobby control unit leader
  95. What are the 4 responsibilities of the Systems Control unit? 1102
    • Make contact with building/facility engineer, utility and elevator company personnel
    • Appoint personnel to monitor buildings systems and control panels
    • Evaluate the water pumps and water supply, electrical and phone systems
    • Operate the HVAC systems
  96. What are the 4 responsibilities of the High Rise Incident Staging Area Manager? 1102
    • All functions at the in-building staging area
    • Provide a safe refuge/support function within the building
    • Designation area(s) for RIC to standby in a state of readiness
    • Maintain accounting of resources in staging
  97. Who does the High Rise Staging Manager report to? 1102
    Operations Section Chief
  98. For every company operating in a division/group on a high rise incident, how many crews should be staging? 1102
    2 crews
  99. What are the 4 items the High Rise Incident Medical Unit Leader is primarily responsible for? 1102
    • Developing the Medical Emergency Plan
    • Providing Medical Aid and transport for injured or ill personnel
    • Providing rehab services
    • May assist operations with medical care of civilians
  100. Who does the High Rise "Medical unit leader" report to? 1102
    Logistics or Support Branch Director(if established)
  101. What are the 2 responsibilities of the High Rise Incident Safety Officer? 1102
    • Monitoring and assessing hazardous and unsafe situations
    • Developing measures for assuring personnel safety
  102. Who does the High Rise Incident Safety Officer report to? 1102
    The IC
  103. On a high rise incident what does the 1st in BC do? 1102
    Assumes the duties of IC