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Fire Officer 1: Chapter 16
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What is the origin of the Rules of Engagement?
evolved from fire fighter survival rules developed by the Seattle Fire Department and IAFC Safety Committee.
Describe the scope of the LODD problem.
Firefighters where dying more often in enclosed structures by becoming lost and disoriented. Once they got of the hose line, they would become low on air or become trapped inside of a flashover.
What are the elements of a size-up?
From the outside, determine what is burning and what is not.
conduct a 360
provide a early progress report to IC
if significant safety hazards are present, create a IAP to address them
What are the general occupant survivability in terms of fire behavior and fire fighter safety?
a search and rescue operation must be balanced with time available and the current and evolving fire conditions.
What concept encompasses this phrase: "lives should not be risks for lives and property than can not be saved"
Risk a lot to save a lot, risk a little to save a little
What is the level of risk extended to protect savable property?
IF a building can be saved, limited risk and carefully calculated operations should be deployed.
no building is worth the life of a firefighter
What is the importance of firefighters staying together?
firefighter accountability is crucial in preventing firefighter LODDS
Describe the importance of maintaining situational awareness.
Always knowing what your air supply is, the current situation, where you are located, and the current fire conditions are necessary in preventing firefighter LODDS
Describe the importance of fire ground communications.
Having your portable radio is the life line of a firefighter
it allows you to monitor fire ground communication
it allows you to monitor critical radio reports
it also increases situational awareness
What is the importance of reporting unsafe practices or conditions?
74% of errors on the fire ground happen when an individual fails to intervene in a known or observed unsafe situation
When should a Mayday be declared?
as soon as you think your in danger
What type of structure did more than 3/4 of disoriented firefighter deaths occur in?
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