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Life Saving Rope Search Data sheets

Ropes Data Sheets
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  1. The life saving rope is...??
    • 9/16" diameter
    • 150 feet
    • 14.5 pounds
    • working load of 600 pounds
  2. The life saving rope will not shrink and will maintain its length of 150 feet.

    T or F

    shrinkage after several years..ropes may shrink 8 to 10 feet
  3. What are the 3 situations that an LSR could be used for?
    • 1. lower a FF or another person from a roof or upper floor to place of saftey below
    • 2. lower  FF from roof or upper floor to enable him to remove another FF or person
    • 3. FF single slide
  4. Prior to commencing an LSR rescue, who should notification be given to??
    IC or Sector Supervisor
  5. An LSR rescue must be a team effort with support coming from?
    • inside
    • abvove the victim
    • adjacent to the victim
    • below the victim
  6. What are circumstances that should prohibit an LSR evolution from being attempted??
    • a VIABLE substantial object is not available
    • effectiveness of anti chaffing device would be compromised (portruding facades, sharp)
    • not enough members at the lowerin point and at adjoining windows for succesful pickup and removal
  7. The LSR is a LAST RESORT

    T or F
  8. Number of turns required when using the Atlas Life Belt or Personal Harness?
    lowering of 1 person and or single slide= 4

    lowering of 2 people= 4
  9. The LSR should only be used for Life Saving purposes. Not for drill.

    T or F

    (conflict-tower ladder basket)
  10. The life saving rope can be used without anti chaffing device.

    T or F

  11. Reasons to place LSR out of service?
    • weight of 2 people
    • frozen
    • acid and ACID FUMES
    • damaged/signs of wear
    • high heat
    • hockles
    • DOUBT
  12. Nylon rope exposed to heat over_______? will lose strength, and will melt at _____?
    300 degress F

    482 degress F
  13. A wet LSR can lose what percentage of strength?
    10 TO 15 PERCENT


  14. Rope shall NEVER be stored on engine covers or in compartments adjacent to the engine compartment.

    T or F
  15. How shold kinks be removed?
    rotate rope COUNTER to the direction of the kink
  16. How much will a hockle reduce rope strength?
    40 t0 50 percent
  17. When do Engines and Trucks inspect and repack rope?
    All units- Monday 9x

    Engines- Tuesday 9x
  18. Record inspection on what card?
    LSR Card- RP-100
  19. Where should the inspection not be conducted?
  20. When LSR is placed OOS, who should Officer notify?

    When an LSR is placed OOS, who should Officer on duty notify?
    admininstrative division by telephone and fax
  21. The officer placing LSR OOS should follow these instructions?
    • RT-2- unit, date, reason
    • entries in Company journal, Office Journal and RP-100 (when placed OOS and new one received)

    new RP-100 for new LSR

    Old RP-100- UFS

    complete SCF-2 (oos Life safety equipment report) and foward to the Chief of Safety

    fax RT-2 and SCF-2 to R & D and then attach to OOS rope
  22. Who has 2 LSR's for rapid exchange with field units?
    each DIVISION
  23. IF LSR is placed OOS for contamination..what does the officer do?
    • note on RT-2 and fax to R&D
    • picked up by SOC as per CFRD manual
  24. LSR Bag color?
    white bag/red lettering
  25. How do we pack the LSR??
    • 4 ft coil-clockwise
    • place hook in left front corner of carrying case
    • move to right/making a counterclockwise circle on half the width of the bottom of case

    • remove 3 feet and place anti chaffing
    • pull 1.5 arms length of rope through anti chaffing device
    • tie a bowline on a bight
    • when closing flap, pass hook through window and place in flap
  26. Rope should be repacked from the opposite end each time. one hook is marked with red tape.

    T or F
  27. LSR case is placed OOS..officer will..?
    • notify division phone and fax
    • RT-2-unit, date , reason
    • entry in journal when OOS and when receiving new one

    receive from Division
  28. Deployment of rope?
    single slides( do not unsnap flap)-snap hook, chaffing and bowline on bight is removed through window..sufficient rope is pulled out and tied to substantial object

    lowering a member-unsnap the top flap, pull snap hook through window, remove snap hook, anti chaff and bowline
  29. How do we place anti chaffing device, when lowering or single slide??
    so that the flexible end overlaps the roof or parapet wall toward the street
  30. Immediate replacement of the anti chaffing device is imperative since the LSR cannot be use without it

    T or F
  31. Placing anti chaffing device OOS?
    • fax and phone administrative division
    • RT-2-unit, date, reason
    • entry in company journal-OOS
    • entry in company journal-received
    • division will replace
    • copy of RT-2 faxed to R&D and attached to anti chaffing device
  32. Training Rope?
    • issued to each ladder, rescue and squad
    • never used without landing mat
    • anti chaffing used at all times
    • each division issued landing mat, blower, and carrying case for drills
    • engine companies shall participate in training
  33. What is the max number of times a training rope can be used?
    • 100 per end= total 200
    • history- RP101
  34. What is the max height an LSR training rope can be used from?
    3 stories
  35. Color of LSR training case?
    yellow with black lettering
  36. If a LSR training rope is placed OOS, does the Officer complete an OOS Life Safety Equipment Report (SCF-2)?

    forward it through the chain of command to the Chief of Safety
  37. Lost Property Report ?
  38. Object not to be considered for use as substantial objects?
    • plumbing vent pipes
    • sheet metal housings for roof vents
    • tv masts
    • newel posts or banisters
  39. Where can the landing mat be used?
  40. If the mat is used in front of quarters, what must be done with the rigs?
    apparatus must be removed and parked in a safe position outside
  41. Never place exhaust port directly against the building wall.

    T or F
  42. How long will it take the mat to inflate?
    completely in 60 seconds
  43. Place a portable ladder clear of operation, in case a member becomes tied up and is in need of assistance.

    T or F
  44. When do we inspect the Life Belt?
    • weekly-when rope is repacked
    • before and after each use
  45. Whenever a Life Belt is subjected to an impact load..?
    shall be placed out of service (member free falling 3 feet or more is considered an impact load)
  46. Life Belt OOS?
    • phone and fax division
    • RT-2- unit, date , reason
    • entry in company journal , officer record journal (old and new)
    • complete SCF-2- Chief of Safety
    • each division has replacement life belt
    • fax RT-2 and SCF-2 to R&D
  47. Life Belt Decontaminated?
    Clean per CFRD manual
  48. What is the purpose of the personal harness??
    • Life Saving Rope Rescues
    • safety belt for attachment to Aerial or TL
  49. Member must attach the harness snap hook to the waistband "D" ring EVERYTIME they don their bunker pants.

    T or F
  50. What is the minimum breaking strength of the personal harness??
    6,000 pounds
  51. It is EXTREMELY important that the LSR turns be wrapped around the rappel hook in the proper manner.

    T or F
  52. What is the belly strap slide buckle for?
    ensure the proper position of the harness handle and rappel hook
  53. What is the waistband slide buckle for?
    ensure a snug fit
  54. While the harness is work, prior to rappelling or lowering ops, should the leg straps be loose or fit??
  55. Prior to sliding ops., leg straps must be made...?
    SNUG, do not over tighten
  56. In a situation that dictates the use of the PSS, only the handle support strap shall be released.

    T or F
  57. How do we operate the Rappel Hook Gate with Triple Action Lock?
    • hold solid part of rappel hook in right hand
    • left hand, pull down gate and take 1/4 turn to left and push gate toward solid part of rappel hook in right hand
  58. Rope is always applied taking turns...?
    under and over the rappel hook away from the rappel hook and away from the body
  59. When is harness inspected by member?
    • issued 
    • replaced
    • returned
    • each tour 
    • after each use
  60. When do we place harness OOS?
    • abnormality of harness or rappel hook exists
    • persisten or unknown stains
    • impact load- free falling 3 feet or more
    • doubt
    • grossly contaminated
  61. We can do minor repairs to the harness or hook.

    T or F

    never repair or modify
  62. If harness becomes contaminated (not grossly) we can do what?
    decontaminate per CFRD Manual
  63. When Personal Harness is placed OOS...Officer must?
    • phone Division
    • RT-2- name, reference number, unit, harness ID, and reason
    • entry in company and office journal
    • SCF-2-Chief of Safety
  64. If a member's Personal Harness has been placed OOS, can he respond?
    Yes, however:

    • member shall not be counted towards staffing
    • upon arrival, Officer shall inform IC of status
    • member shall not enter/operate in IDLH
  65. When Officer Personal Harness is OOS?
  66. PSS?
    • 50 FOOT ROPE 
    • sewn eye
    • EXO
    • triple action carabiner 
    • Storage Bag
  67. What is the Load Capacity of PSS?
    300 pounds
  68. What can we use the PSS for?
    ONLY by members to remove THEMSELVES from an untenable position above the race to a place of safety
  69. How many times can we use the PSS?
  70. After use, the PSS is ?
  71. Place open carabiner into the center of the PSS "D" ring and allow gate to close around the BOOTOM portion of the "D" ring.

    T or F
  72. When the harness and the PSS are properly donned, the gate should be facing...?
    DOWN AND AWAY from the body
  73. When should the PSS be inspected?
    • start of each tour
    • semi-annually 

    PSS should be properly connected to the right side of the personal harness at all times
  74. At the start of each tour, the PSS shall be inspected for the following?
    • bag properly connected to the harness
    • carabiner properly connected to the PSS D ring
    • outer flap opened and visual check
    • depress cam and pull 3-6 inches of rope through EXO ( to ensure proper function), pull rope back through and leave 8 inches
  75. When do we put bag OOS?
    • bag (or any component of PSS) signs of HEAT EXPOSURE...entire system OOS (bag, rope, exo, harness)
    • doubt
  76. If the rope is discolored in spots by contact with the liner (dye), indicated by dark shading to the rope, we should place it OOS.

    T or F

    the dye will not affect the load bearing capacities of the rope
  77. PSS is placed OOS, Officer should?
    • phone Division
    • RT-2-name, reference number, unit
    • Company Journal and Office journal
    • SCF-2 / Chief of Safety
  78. If bag needs Decon and rope is NOT affected, ??
    SPOT CLEAN, if unable to Decon , call SOC
  79. What is a hitch?
    a temporary method of securing an object, fastened so that it can be readily undone
  80. What is a bend?
    tying ends of 2 ropes to make continuous rope
  81. Clove hitch is formed by making..?
    2 half hitches
  82. How long is the search rope??

    5/16TH INCH ROPE

    • Double action snap hook at working end
    • snap hook that secures rope to bag

    • company ID tag attached to Rope
    • company ID tag attached to Bag
  83. The search rope is used as a supervisory tool to...?
  84. Examples of when search rope shall be deployed?

    even in LIGHT to MODERATE heat conditions
    • large areas
    • gyms
    • ballrooms
    • schools
    • bank
    • office
    • subways
    • tunnels
  85. The THERMAL IMAGING CAMERA shall be used in conjunction with search rope

    T or F
  86. Search Rope will shrink over time, as much as how many feet?
    25 feet
  87. The intervals of distance knots are how many feet?
    25 feet

    spacing between distance knots is 6 inches
  88. Single directional knot is located how many inches before the distance knots?
    18 inches

    this not will ALWAYS be closer to tie off or exit
  89. The 25 foot distance know will have a directional knot.

    T or F

  90. Distance knots?
    single-25 ft

    7 knots-175
  91. When a unit deploys search rope they must notify?
  92. The officer controlling the search rope, pays out the rope, while keeping it TAUT, maintaing handholdon the rope at all times.

    T or F
  93. How many feet above ground should the rope be maitained?
    1 to 2 feet
  94. When changing direction, what should be done with the rope?
  95. Radio contact should be maintained with all search team members.

    T or F

  96. If more than 200 feet of rope is needed, while searching, what can be done??
    snap hook of a second length of rope can be connected to snap hook of the first length
  97. If a search is interupted, what shall be done?
    tie off the line and leave the bag with the remainder of the rope


    take a few wraps around the bag with the rope and leave in place
  98. Amount of search rope deployed may not be and indication of member's location in a building.

    T or F
  99. Who decides if members will conduct searches off of the rope? (out of contact with rope)

    • factors:
    • size of area
    • configuration
    • experience level of FF
    • ability to stay within voice contact
    • heat/smoke conditions
  100. Under MOST conditions, the number of members assigned to the search rope shall be limited to...?
    3 members
  101. A unit (other than 1st alarm) receiving orders to search an area requiring a search rope, shall maintain..?
    unit intergrity and will perform this function with all members
  102. Who will operate as first search team?
    Officer and 2 FF's

    remaining members shall remain at tie off point
  103. If a unit must be relieved at the forward point of the search, the relieving unit shall enter the area to be searched with which hand on the rope..?
    right hand (if possible)

    company relieved should exit with right hand

    this way both units are on opposite sides of rope
  104. After assignment completed or relieved, Officer shall...?
    account for all members of unit
  105. When using the search rope, a slower, more cautious and deliberate approach should be employed with empahsis on maintianing the safety and integrity of the search team.

    T or F
  106. When do we repack the search rope?
    • monthly
    • ensure the rope is dry
    • coil clockwise
    • secure clip at the end of the rop to the D ring in the bootom of the bag
    • coil the rope COUNTER CLOCKWISE
  107. What alerts members when they are at the end of the rope?
    D ring
  108. When do we inspect search rope?
    after each use
  109. All Ladder companies and Sqauds shall carry a minimum of how many lengths of untility rope?
    3 lengths
  110. Engine companies?
    2 lenghts
  111. Utility rope is how long and what is it used for?
    50 feet

    • restrain multiversals
    • lash ladders
    • support suctions
    • guide lines
    • secure scaffolds
    • training knots
  112. Utility cord is how long and what is it used for?
    25 feet

    • ventilation from upper floors
    • securing mattresses for removal
    • hoisting light tools
    • lashing eductor hose
    • training
    • lashing ladders