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Chapter 15 Fire Hose FF1
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Hose size refers to the external diameter of the hose
A hose clamp should be applied approximately 5 feet (1.5 m) from the coupling on the supply side.
NFPA® 1901 lists the minimum quantity of hose to be carried on a standard pumper or engine
In a forward lay, the first coupling to come off the hose bed should be male.
When advancing hose up and down a stairway, the hose should be uncharged when conditions allow
Which type of fire hose requires the most care in cleaning?
Which of the following items allow the number of hoselines operating on the fire ground to be increased or decreased?
Which of the following statements is an advantage of the accordion load?
Firefighters can easily pick up a number of folds and place on one shoulder to carry hose from the bed
Which preconnected hose load is designed to be pulled by one person and must be completely removed from the bed before deploying the nozzle end?
Triple layer load
Which type of hose lay is the most expedient if the apparatus must stay at the water source?
When deploying preconnected hoselines, which load should result in the hoseline deploying with fewer kinks and bends?
List four recommended fire hose cleaning practices after chemical exposure.
• Avoid laying fire hose directly against curbs where oil, gasoline, and battery acid may accumulate or pool
• Avoid exposing fire hose to hazardous material spills
• Avoid exposing fire hose to spills of foam concentrate
• Scrub fire hose suspected of having contacted acid or other caustic chemical thoroughly with solution of bicarbonate of soda and water
• Remove hose periodically from apparatus, wash with plain water, and dry thoroughly
• Test hose properly if any suspicion of damage
• Dispose of hose according to departmental SOP if exposed to hazardous materials and cannot be decontaminated
What should be done if a fire hose coupling swivel becomes difficult to spin?
• Submerge in warm, soapy water and move forward and backward to thoroughly clean
• Clean male threads with stiff brush or wire brush
• Lubricate to maintain swivel
• Replace cracked, scored, or inflexible gaskets
When handling large hoselines, what can the nozzle operator do to reduce fatigue?
Use a hose strap or rope hose tool looped over the shoulder
Reduce nozzle flow if conditions allow
What type of hose transports water or other agents, at increased pressure, from a pump-equipped apparatus to a nozzle?
In order to be reliable, fire hose must be:
constructed of the best materials.
Which of the following is used to describe hose size
Suction hose is manufactured in minimum lengths specified in NFPA®:
Soft sleeve hose is a minimum of ___ in length
15 feet (4.6 m)
What type of hose is designed for drafting water from static water supplies or connecting to a fire hydrant?
Fire hose couplings are made of:
durable, rust-proof materials
Which types of couplings are made of brass or other malleable metals?
Drop forged couplings
Which kind of couplings have male and female parts?
Which part of the female threaded coupling is the free-turning ring on which the threads are cut
Which types of lugs are found on modern couplings?
Which type of nonthreaded couplings have two hook-like lugs on each coupling?
Which of the following is a disadvantage of nonthreaded couplings?
Hose can become uncoupled suddenly and violently
What type of fire hose damage occurs when contact with an object or surface causes slices or rips on the exterior covering?
How can mechanical damage be prevented?
Provide traffic control to prevent vehicles from driving over hose
What type of fire hose damage can char, melt, or weaken the outer jacket of hose?
Cold damage to fire hose can be prevented by
flowing water through nozzles during intermittent use at fires
What guidelines should be followed for removing frozen hose
Perform service testing before placing thawed hose back in service
What type of fire hose damage can weaken the jacket which can lead to ruptures under pressure?
How can organic damage be prevented?
Ventilate all areas where fire hose is kept
Which of the following is an example of chemical damage?
Exposure to motor oil and gasoline
How should hose be cleaned after chemical exposure?
Remove hose periodically and wash with plain water
Which of the following are highly resistant to corrosion?
How can age deterioration of fire hose be prevented?
Remove and replace hose loads every six months if not used
When should hose be inspected?
Within 90 days before being placed in service for the first time
What kind of hose should be washed with clear water while scrubbing with a stiff brush?
Most hose-washing machines wash almost any size hose up to:
3 inches (77 mm).
Which of the following precautions should be taken when drying hose in a hose tower
Remove hose from hose tower as soon as dry
How should hose be stored in hose racks?
Roll hose with the male end inside roll to protect male coupling threads
How should fire hose couplings be cared for?
Inspect gaskets and replace if cracked or creased
Which type of valve has a baffle that lowers into the path of the water by turning a screw-type handle?
Which valve device is similar to a wye, but has an inlet and outlet of matching size combined with smaller outlets that take water from the main line?
Water thief appliance
Which fitting is used to connect a smaller diameter hose to the end of a larger one?
Which hose tool can be installed when a hoseline ruptures but must remain charged to continue the fire attack?
A hose clamp should be applied at least ___ feet (m) behind the apparatus.
Which hose tool protects fire hose from vibrating and rubbing against other surfaces?
Which hose roll is used to store sections of hose in a storage rack or other location?
In which hose roll is the hose used to form a built-in carrying loop?
Self-locking twin donut roll
Which hose load is easy to load and requires two or three people to load?
Which of the following is a disadvantage of the horseshoe load?
It does not work for large-diameter hose
Which hose load finish begins by forming three or more pull loops that extend beyond the end of the hose load?
Skid load finish
Which of the following is a guideline for loading fire hose?
Remove kinks and twists from hose when bent to form a loop in the hose bed
Which preconnected hose load deploys from the shoulder as the firefighter advances toward the fire, and is particularly well-suited for narrow hose beds?
Where might booster hose reels be mounted on the apparatus?
In rear compartments
What is an advantage of the forward lay?
Pumper can remain at the incident scene so hose and equipment are readily available
Which hose lay is used when the pumper must first go to the fire location before laying the supply line?
For which type of hose lay must hose be loaded into the hose bed in two separate hose bed compartments?
Which preconnected hoseline deploys by unfolding from the top of the stack carried on the shoulder as the firefighter advances toward the fire?
When using ___, kneel on the hose to anchor as the driver/operator drives slowly toward the water source.
hose equipped with wye appliances
Which of the following safety guidelines should be followed when advancing hose into a structure?
Position the nozzle operator and members of the hose team on the same side of the hoseline
When improvising a standpipe, secure hose to:
When operating small hoselines with two firefighters, the backup firefighter takes a position ___ behind the nozzle operator.
on the same side of the hose about 3 feet
Which of the following tools is required when extending a section of hose?
Which of the following methods could be used to control a loose hoseline?
Apply a hose clamp at a stationary point in the hoseline
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