Tactics And Strategy

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Lesson # 27 Tactics and Strategy


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  • 1. 
         Type II building construction is defined as
    • A. 

      Heavy Timber

    • B. 

      Non-combustible or limited combustible construction

    • C. 

      Ordinary construction

    • D. 

      Wood-frame construction

  • 2. 
          A fire plume begins to form above the fire which draws or entrains air from the surrounding space into the column; heat level rises & oxygen levels decrease. The above statement describes which phase of Fire Development
    • A. 

      Growth

    • B. 

      Flashover

    • C. 

      Fully developed

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
          Factors affecting fire development include
    • A. 

      Size, number, & arrangement of ventilation openings

    • B. 

      Thermal properties of the area enclosures

    • C. 

      Ceiling height of the area

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
          Which of the following statements about Effects of fire on common building materials is true
    • A. 

      Wood – reaction of wood to fire conditions depends on how much direct fire impingement there is on the wood

    • B. 

      Masonry – Highly affected by high temperatures and fire exposure

    • C. 

      Steel – Structural members elongate when heated and may fail at approximately 1,000 degrees F

    • D. 

      Gypsum – Poor heat resistance, but good fire retardant properties

  • 5. 
          Indicators of building collapse include
    • A. 

      Flames rolling out window

    • B. 

      Cracks or separations in walls, floors, or roof structure

    • C. 

      Evidence of existing structural instability such as the presence of tie rods & stars that hold walls together

    • D. 

      Both b & c

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Doing a complete 360-degree walk around the incident scene noting condition of emergency, potential hazards to personnel, and deployment of resources

    • B. 

      Getting radio reports from crews operating on the fire scene of what is going on in their work area

    • C. 

      Waiting for the fire to show from the side that the incident command post is set-up at

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
          Establishing control zones at an incident helps to three manageable areas called
    • A. 

      Hot, Warm , & Cold Zones

    • B. 

      Restricted area, Limited access area, & Support areas

    • C. 

      Both a & c

    • D. 

      Incident Command Zone, Work Area, Staging Area

  • 8. 
          Firefighting Strategies &  Tactics include
    • A. 

      Placement of apparatus

    • B. 

      Use of attack and support hoselines

    • C. 

      Rescue operations

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
         Incident Commanders must perform a risk analysis to determine
    • A. 

      What hazards are present

    • B. 

      What are the risks to personnel

    • C. 

      What benefits are going to be gained by the strategy employed

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
          By incorporating risk management into incident management system, basis of emergency incident risk management is built on
    • A. 

      Letting the incident run it’s course

    • B. 

      Routine evaluations & modifications

    • C. 

      Exotic and un-tried plans

    • D. 

      None of the above