Fire Quiz 3

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Fire Quiz 3
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2015-02-04 12:19:55
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Fire and Society Quiz 3
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  1. Boreal
    Forests in Northern Hemisphere that makes up lots of vegetation
  2. Curfew
    • French word
    • cover fire
    • the time when you have to cover fire. Someone would come around and tell you to cover (put a metal shield over) your fire.
  3. Backfire
    • getting ahead of fire and make a control line with bulldozer. Indirect method light edge of control line on fire. 
    • Indraft from main fire (convection)
    • trying to avoid spots
    • wildland
  4. Backdraft
    • urban
    • Fire started in building with closed doors and windows. 
    • opening door will add oxygen and fire will escape out door (blow out)
  5. 1st-4th fires
    • 1st fire: 4 original fire sources
    • 2nd fire: Anthropogenic
    • 3rd fire: industrial, automotive, combustible engines
    • 4th fire: Nucleur
  6. ICS
    • Incident Command System
    • Nationwide organization structure for any emergency
  7. WUI
    • Wild land Urban Interface
    • where urban development meets wild land. Interface line is good place for backfire
  8. LCES
    • L- Lookouts
    • C- Communications
    • E- Escape Route
    • S- Safety Zone
  9. Fire Regime Components
    • Time: Fire return interval (FRI)
    • Fire Behavior: size/intensity
  10. Classifications of Fire Regimes
    • 1. Understory
    • 2. Non fire
    • 3. Stand Replacement
    • 4. Mixed Severity
  11. Inputs to prescribed burn
    • location
    • reason/objectives
    • weather
    • map/resources
    • SSA
    • Approval
    • Contingency plan/backup plan
  12. ABCD of fire extinguisher
    • A- ordinary combustibals (wood, paper, plastic)
    • B- Flammable liquids
    • C- Energized electrical
    • D- Flammable metals
  13. PRC: Public Resource Codes
    • 4290:
    • -Road structures (wide enough with turnouts)
    • -water supply minimum
    • -House numbering
    • -Fuel break/barriers
    • 4291:
    • -Space by clearance standards (30-100 feet)
  14. Goal of Cal Fire
    Have fires 10 acres or less 95% of the time
  15. What percent of Cal Fire fires are medical aid?
    70% are medical aid

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