IFSTA Chapter 2 & 5
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IFSTA Chapter 2 & 5
PPE SCBA Firefighter safety
chapters 2 & 5
According to statistics, compiled bu the US Fire Administration, how many firefighter injuries are reported on average in the US each year?
True or False: The NFPA standards are not law unless adopted by a state, provincial, or local governing body.
Which NFPA standard is the most comprehensive standard relating to firefighter safety and health?
According to NFPA 1500, medical verification for continued fitness should happen every _____.
When should stress management begin?
before firefighters enter the scene
When is the only time a firefighter should dismount an apparatus without using the handrails?
when the apparatus is close to wires (especially down wires)
What is the most common injury for firefighters?
Which NFPA standard gives the requirements for conducting live fire training?
When conducting live fire training, a student-to-instructor ratio of _____ may not be exceeded.
When conducting live fire training, fires must never be set where?
in egress routes
Offensive operations are operations conducted where?
inside the hazard zone
Defensive operations are operation conducted where?
outside the hazard zone
What is a Personnel Accountability Report?
lets the commanding officer know that companies working in the hazard zone are all safe and accounted for
What does "All Clear" signify?
the primary search has been completed and all savable occupants are out of the hazard zone
What does "Under Control" signify?
the forward progress of the fire has been stopped
How many traffic lanes next to an emergency should be closed?
at least one
Who is usually responsible for crowd control at an incident?
What are the common designations for control zones?
What is RIC/RIT?
rapid intervention crew/team
whenever 2 firefighters are in, there must be two fully trained and equipped firefighters outside ready to enter the burning structure at a moments notice to rescue the initial team
RIT/RIC members may be assigned other fireground support duties as long as they can fulfill their primary function as RIC/RIT
What is a Personal Alert Safety System (PASS)?
an audible means (alarm) by which lost, trapped, or incapacitated firefighters can be located
What is the name of the guidelines for operating at highway emergencies published by the DOT?
The Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices
NFPA 1971 states that structural firefighting protective coats must have these components...
What is a DRD?
Drag Rescue Device
a built-in harness and hand loop at the back of the neck of a turnout coat that permits a rescuer to drag and drag a downed firefighter
What is the most appropriate material for wildland firefighting clothing?
How tall must wildland firefighting boot be and why?
to protect the lower leg from burns, snakebites, cuts, and abrasions
According to NFPA 1581, PPE should be cleaned and dried every....
After PPE has been washed, it should be hing to dry in an area with...
adequate ventilation but not in direct sunlight
OSHA and the NFPA define an oxygen deficient environment as...
_________ is a medical condition that can result from inhaling heated gases.
________ results in more fire deaths than any other toxic products of combustion.
Which type of SCBA uses compressed air?
Which type of SCBA uses compressed O2?
What is included in the regulator assembly?
includes a high-pressure hose with a low-pressure alarm, by-pass valve and a pressure reducing device
On an SCBA, the regulator reduces the pressure of the cylinder to slightly above or below atmospheric pressure?
The remote pressure gauge on the regulator assembly should read within ____ psi of the cylinder gauge.
What is a rapid intervention crew universal air connection?
allows a cylinder that is low on air to be transfilled from another cylinder regardless of the manufacturer.
What is a Heads-up display?
displays the current cylinder pressure on the inside of the face-piece lens or mask-mounted regulator and allows the wearer to monitor the air supply without having to read an external gauge
What is the purpose of a nose-cup on the inside of a face-piece?
controls internal fogging of the face-piece by deflecting exhalations away from the lens
The use of a PASS device by all firefighters and rescuers wearing an SCBA is mandatory under NFPA ____.
True or False: If the remote gauge and the cylinder gauge are not in PSI, then they should read within 10% of each other.
false, they should read the same if they are not in PSI
How can positive pressure be checked on the SCBA face-piece?
by gently breaking the face-piece seal
When dealing with an emergency created by malfunctioning breathing apparatus, if you are lost or disoriented and feel exhausted or you might loose consciousness, you should...
lie flat on the floor, close to a wall
How often do firefighters need to be fit tested for their SCBA face-pieces?
annually or every time a new face-piece is issued