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chapter 13 search & rescue
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What is one basis for making search assignments?
What area is the first search priority?
The area immediately around the fire
Adults who try to escape a fire on their own are often found in one of two locations. What is one of those?
Near a door
What is another term for a clockwise search of a room?
What is the rule about the point of exit when doing a primary search of a room?
Exit through the same door you entered.
Can a thermal imaging device see a person in the dark?
When is a secondary search performed?
After the fire is under control or fully extinguished
If fire fighters become disoriented and must rely on the hose line to find their way out, how can the couplings help?
The female couplings point toward the way out.
What exception is there to the two-in/two-out rule?
It can be waived in a life-threatening situation where immediate action can save a life.
What condition is the victim in when the exit assist is appropriate?
Responsive, and able to walk
When is the two-person chair carry particularly useful?
In narrow corridors
When using the clothes drag, what supports the victim's head?
The rescuer's arms
Which of the following provides a faster removal from a dangerous area?
Webbing sling drag
What is one attractive feature of the fire fighter drag?
It can be used when the victim is heavier than the rescuer.
What piece of equipment should be used whenever possible when removing a victim from a vehicle?
All ladder rescues should be performed with a certain number of fire fighters whenever possible. How many?
How should an unconscious child be carried down a ladder?
Cradled across the rescuer's arms
How should the body of someone who has died be moved?
In a body bag and on a backboard
Given the choices of ground ladder, aerial ladder, and elevating platform, which is the method of choice for rescuing people from a height?
When rescuing an unconscious child or small adult from a window, how many rescuers enter the window to assist the victim?
What kind of analysis is it when the IC weighs the potential danger to fire fighters against the likelihood of saving someone inside?
The overall plan for an incident must focus on the life-safety priority as long as ________ operations are still underway.
search and rescue
What is the second search priority?
The area directly above the fire
What phrase is used to report that the primary search has been completed?
Primary all clear
How can fire fighters performing a primary search extend their reach?
By sweeping out with a tool
In what type of search pattern do fire fighters turn right upon entry to a room then turn left at each corner around the room?
In the two-part marking system for indicating which rooms have been searched, what symbol means a search is presently underway in a particular room?
A slash; one line of the letter X
What adjunct equipment should be used when fire fighters must search an area that is too big to cover while keeping contact with the perimeter walls?
What is the signal to the IC that the secondary search has been completed?
Secondary all clear
Actions that present a high level of risk to the safety of fire fighters are justified only under certain circumstances. What circumstances?
There is the potential to save lives.
Where does the victim's arm go in the one-person walking assist?
Around the rescuer's neck
What is the most efficient method for removing an unconscious or unresponsive victim from a dangerous location?
What is one instance in which the blanket drag would be preferable?
Victim is not dressed
When using a webbing sling drag, what helps support the victim's head and neck?
The webbing sling
How does the fire fighter move when performing the fire fighter drag?
On hands and knees
How many fire fighters are necessary to fully execute a long-backboard rescue?
Four or more
When rescuing a conscious person from a window using a ladder, where does the second fire fighter stand?
One rung below the windowsill
In an unconscious-victim ladder rescue, in what orientation are the fire fighter and victim?
Face to face
When fire fighters are climbing down a ladder carrying an unconscious child, where should their hands be?
Sliding down the beams
When rescuing an unconscious victim from a window, how many fire fighters enter the window to assist the victim?
The size-up process should include a specific evaluation of search and rescue factors such as number of occupants, location, degree of risk, and ________.
ability to self evacuate
What priorities are used as a basis for assignment of search teams?
Rescue those in immediate danger, followed by those in less danger.
What type of search is a quick attempt to locate potential victims who may be in danger?
What type of thorough search is conducted after the scene is under control?
In the two-part marking system for indicating which rooms have been searched, what symbol means a search is complete?
On what principle does a thermal image camera operate?
If fire fighters notice sagging steel structural supports while conducting search operations, what should the IC do?
Call for evacuation of structure.
When a victim has been located and requires medical treatment, when should the treatment begin?
After removal from hazard area
What is a drawback of the two-person seat carry?
Difficult to move through doors
What is the only way to confirm everyone has safely evacuated a building?
Conduct a thorough search.
The search and rescue plan should identify areas to be searched, priorities of areas to be searched, additional actions to support search and rescue, and ________.
number of search teams
What is the best source of information rescuers can use to identify the building layout, stairways, and exits of a building?
During a fire, where is a missing child likely to be located?
Hiding in a closet
If a door is closed, what must the fire fighter do before entering?
Feel the door for heat.
When using search ropes, where should they be anchored?
At the entry point
When assisting a conscious victim down a ladder, what can a fire fighter do to maintain control of the victim's descent?
Lean in towards the victim.
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