Shore-based water rescue

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Shore-based water rescue
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2013-09-11 19:55:17
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  1. What does SANE stand for?
    • Step-by-step practice beginning with self rescue
    • Always provide adequate back-up
    • Never take a chance
    • Every time you can't beat the river
  2. What does FAILURE stand for?
    • Failure to understand moving water
    • Additional medical considerations
    • Inadequate training
    • Lack of teamwork
    • Underestimating logistics of the rescue site
    • Rescue and recovery tried without distinction
    • Equipment not mastered
  3. Which units are dispatched when firefighting or other emergency operations are being carried out close to open water?
    • Closest marine unit
    • District senior officer (if not already on scene)
  4. Which units are dispatched for a drowning victim in a pool?
    • Closest marine unit
    • Closest unit
    • District senior officer (if not already on scene)
  5. Which units are dispatched for a drowning victim in open water?
    • Closest marine unit
    • Closest unit
    • District senior officer (if not already on scene)
  6. Which units are dispatched for a medical call on a ship or boat on/adjacent to open water?
    • Closest marine unit
    • Closest unit
    • District senior officer (if not already on scene)
  7. Which units are dispatched for a ship or large vessel fire?
    • 1st alarm response
    • Closest marine unit
    • RIT
  8. How long is the rope on a throwbag?
    75 feet
  9. How long are the water rescue ropes on the marine units?
    90 m/300 ft.
  10. What are you looking for when inspecting the marine ropes?
    Lumps, bumps, depressions, foreign substances lodged in the fibers, abrasions, cuts, odours, stains, etc.
  11. What does the 7 person rescue team consist of?
    • Incident commander
    • 2 primary rescuers
    • 2 secondary rescuers
    • 2 back-ups
  12. How are PFD's cleaned?
    Washed in mild soap and water, air dried only
  13. How are marine ropes and throw bags washed?
    Daisy-chained and placed in the extractor, air dry only
  14. How does cold water affect a victim in terms of heat loss compared to air?
    At 21 degrees Celsius (70 degrees Fahrenheit), water cools you down 25x faster than air
  15. What are the 3 techniques used by HFD for water rescue?
    • Reach
    • Talk
    • Throw
  16. What does the marine equipment on the marine engines consist of?
    • 4 high flotation PFD's
    • 4 dive hoods
    • 4 pairs of neoprene gloves
    • 4 flotation cover-alls
    • 4 throw bags
    • Shepherd's hook
    • Life ring
    • Wienel hose inflator
    • Water rescue rope (90 m)
  17. What position should an individual in cold water place themselves in?
    • HELP
    • heat
    • escape
    • lessening
    • position
  18. How should a group of people in cold water position themselves?
    Huddle together (if everyone has PFD's)
  19. What is the required PPE for water rescue?
    Helmet, PFD with whistle, safety glasses, gloves, approved footwear
  20. What are some symptoms and the capacities of an individual as hypothermia initially sets in? 
    • Conscious and alert
    • Shivering vigorously
    • Breathing fast

    • Frightened but coherent
    • Able to understand instructions
    • Can reach for help and hold on

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