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What units are equipped with ice/cold water and surf rescue equipment?
- SOME ENGINES
- SOME LADDERS
- ALL SPECIAL UNITS
Entry into the water or onto ice is...?
LAST RESORT...SAFETY OF MEMBERS IS PARAMOUNT
Who should be considered for assignment of rescuer, a member with?
- trained on suit
- lifeguard experience
- scuba diver
It is good practice to assign your primary water rescuer as a riding position
T or F
positions discussed and determined at roll call
What is the primary concern??
safety of rescuers
10 % of drowning victims are would be rescuers
Factors preventing us from entering water are?
water/weather conditions-wave height/riptides/storms
location of victim-how far?
skill level of rescuer
Members wearing Bunker Gear, become fully submerged.....?
in UNDER 1 MINUTE
How to we treat a cold water victim??
- remove victim to a warm shelter
- do not massage or rub the victim
- remove the wet clothing and wrap person in warm blankets
The loss of body heat (hypothermia) occurs how much faster in cold water than in air??
25 times faster
Best chance of survival?
colder the water and younger the victim
MDR-mammalian diving reflex
When do rip tides or currents occur?
when the tide is going out
primary source of distress in drowning victims
to escape rip current, swim PARALLEL to shore line
During a sweep tide, how should the rescuer enter the water?
UPSTREAM OF THE SWEEP
When can we use inflatable water rescue hose??
during ice and water rescue
How is the water rescue hose filled??
SCBA OR FAST PAK (HANSEN FITTING) or apparatus outlet
How many lengths of 2 1/2" hose can one 45 minute cylinder fill??
5 lengths in approx. 2 minutes and 30 seconds
Hose can be deployed in straight line only.
T or F
STRAIGHT LINE OR LOOP
FOR EACH LENGHT OF 2 1/2" HOSE, how many people can be kept afloat??
How can hose be secured??
USING AN LIFE SAVING ROPE
LOOP DEPLOYMENT INCREASES OR DECREASES?
Each set of Ice/Cold water gear is intended for?
PRIMARY AND SECONDARY RESCUER
A SET OF ICE AWLS IS SECURED TO EACH SUIT AND USED FOR MOBILITY
T OR F
How LONG IS THE TETHER REEL??
Lifting bridal, issued with stretcher can be used in...?
4 point or 2 point position
with 2 to 1 using LSR
Who is Rescue coordinator?
COMPANY OFFICER- observe and direct operation
In a 4 FF Engine Company, who is the spotter??
Company OFFICER, UNTIL ADDITIONAL UNIT ARRIVES
SPOTTER, SHALL BE POSITIONED WHERE?
WHERE THEY CAN KEEP SIGHT OF VICTIM
Who is the only member that may approach victim?
What is task of Primary Tether?
- assist Primary rescuer in donning CWS
- attach tether line to suit's harness
- feed and control tether line
- pull rescuer to safety
What should the SECONDARY RESCUER DO?
DON THE SECOND CWS and be tethered to second line in stand by position
All members should wear HT's with the exception of whom??
PRIMARY AND SECONDARY RESCUER
they shall wear PFD's
Once it is confirmed that there is a victim to be rescued, Officer should??
notify the dispatcher and request additional resources
What are the 3 methods used for cold water/ice rescue?
When is the reach method used?
victim is ambulatory and cas assist in their own rescue
rescuer can extend hook or pole
What is the throw method?
rescuer hurls rope to the victim
What is the last method to try?
DURING WATER RESCUE, Wear is the tether line attached?
D RING on the rear harness of suit
water rescue torpedo is attached to the front
How does rescuer use torpedo?
reaches under victims armpits and places torpedo on victims chest and holds onto torpedo
Where is the tether attached during Ice Rescue?
front of the suit's chest harness
Wear does rescuer throw bag during throw method ice rescue?
throw the bag over and past victim
During Ice rescue, approach victim from...?
if secondary rescuer is needed, approach from different angle
What is a flotation sling used for ?
ICE RESCUE FOR AMBULATORY VICTIM
When using a ladder (hooks if possible), secure ladder, how?
utility rope to TOP RUNG OF LADDER
Do we bring stretcher to victim or victim to stretcher??
victim to stretcher
One hand placed on top of the rescuers head?
READY TO BE PULLED TO SHORE
ONE ARM WAVING IN THE AIR??
When do we rinse and air dry all ropes and suits??
AFTER EACH USE
When do we inspect all ice and cold water equipment??
january, april, july, october
january and july- hung for 48 hours (suit)
Before repacking suit, what should be lubricated??
ZIPPER (CANDLE WAX)
What do we NOT USE TO CLEAN SUITS?
SOLVENTS OR DRY CLEAN
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