Ropes and Knots
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Which NFPA standard lists the knots that firefighters need to know?
NFPA 1001 Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications
What are the two classifications of fire service rope?
1. Life Safety Rope 2. Utility Rope
Which NFPA standard must all Life Safety Rope conform to?
NFPA 1983 Standard on Fire Service Life Safety Rope and System Components
What is Life Safety Rope defined as?
Rope dedicated solely for the purpose of supporting people during rescue, fire fighting, or other emergency operations, or during training evolutions.
According to NFPA 1983 how is Life Safety Rope supposed to be made?
It must be block creel construction using continuous filament virgin fiber for load-bearing elements is suitable for life safety applications.
What is Dynamic Rope?
Rope used when long falls are a possibility to reduce the shock of impact on both climbers and their anchor systems in falls, dynamic rope is designed for high stretch without breaking.
What is Static Rope?
Low stretch rope. Used for hauling, rescue, rappelling, and where no falls are likely to occur or only very short falls are possible.
What are the four types of rope construction?
1. Laid (twisted) 2. Braided 3. Braid-on-braid 4. Kernmantle
How is twisted rope made?
By twisting yarns together to form strands.
How is braided rope made?
By uniformly intertwining strands of rope together.
What is the pattern seen on a braid-on-braid rope?
Herring bone pattern
What is the sheath called on a kernmantle rope?
What is the core called on a kernmantle rope?
What are three things to do for the maintenance of rope?
1. Inspect 2. Clean 3. Maintain a logbook
What is the running end of a rope?
The part used for hoisting, pulling, or belaying.
What is the working end of a rope?
The part used in forming the knot.
What is the standing part of the rope?
Part between the working end and the running end.
What does it mean to dress a knot?
The knot should be tightened until snug with all slack removed.
What is a safety knot?
A knot used to prevent the unraveling of another knot.
What are two safety knots?
1. Single-overhand 2. Double-overhand
What are the three elements of a knot?
1. Bight 2. Loop 3. Round Turn
What is the advantage of the bowline?
It forms a loop that will not tighten around the object it is put around.
What is the purpose of a clove hitch?
To attach a rope to an object such as a pole, post, or hose-line.
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