Panama City Beach Fire Rescue Truck Company Ops/Familiarization

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Panama City Beach Fire Rescue Truck Company Ops/Familiarization

This quiz will identify areas where the student can improve their working knowledge of truck company operations and apparatus familiarization.   The reference material for this evaluation is from IFSTA Aerial Ops, IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting, Pierce Truck 1 manual, Brannigan's Building Construction for the Fire Service, as well as IFSTA Pump Operator and Hydraulics.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the maximum weight allowed in the platform when flowing from the master stream devise?
    • A. 

      250 lbs

    • B. 

      500 lbs

    • C. 

      750 lbs

    • D. 

      1000 lbs

    • E. 

      Zero pounds

  • 2. 
    When flowing a 2 1/2" pre-connect from Truck 1, what is the pump discharge pressure to obtain 250gpm at the nozzle?
    • A. 

      75 psi

    • B. 

      85 psi

    • C. 

      95 psi

    • D. 

      105 psi

  • 3. 
    How many ladders, including the aerial devise, are carried on Truck 1?
    • A. 

      11 ladders

    • B. 

      10 ladders

    • C. 

      9 ladders

    • D. 

      8 ladders

    • E. 

      7 ladders

  • 4. 
    What type and size is the generator on Truck 1?
    • A. 

      Hydraulic Drive-Onan 15kw

    • B. 

      Hydraulic Drive-Onan 10kw

    • C. 

      Electric Drive-Onan 15kw

    • D. 

      Electric Drive-Onan 10kw

    • E. 

      Gas-Briggs and Stratton 10kw

  • 5. 
    Where is the sight glass that indicates the level of hydraulic fluid in the system that is responsible for ladder and outrigger operation?
    • A. 

      Inside the front left (driver side) outrigger housing

    • B. 

      Under the cab on the right side (pass. side) near the pump panel

    • C. 

      Inside the front right (pass. side) outrigger housing

    • D. 

      Under the ladder base section, above the pump housing.

    • E. 

      The only way to check is by using the "dip stick" in the engine compartment

  • 6. 
    What is the smallest diameter smooth bore stack-tip in the platform designed to be used with the master stream appliance?
    • A. 

      1 3/4"

    • B. 

      2"

    • C. 

      2 1/4"

    • D. 

      2 1/2"

  • 7. 
    When flowing a smooth bore master stream with a 2 1/2" tip, how many gpm will this provide when the nozzle pressure is 80 psi.
    • A. 

      1000 gpm

    • B. 

      1250 gpm

    • C. 

      1500 gpm

    • D. 

      1650 gpm

  • 8. 
    What is the water tank capacity for Truck 1?
    • A. 

      250 gallon

    • B. 

      300 gallon

    • C. 

      350 gallon

    • D. 

      400 gallon

  • 9. 
    What is the pump capacity, and how many stages does the pump on Truck 1 have?
    • A. 

      1250 gpm, 1 stage

    • B. 

      1250 gpm, 2 stage

    • C. 

      1500 gpm, 1 stage

    • D. 

      1500 gpm, 2 stage

  • 10. 
    What is the maximum lateral reach of Truck 1?
    • A. 

      90 ft

    • B. 

      100 ft

    • C. 

      103 ft

    • D. 

      93 ft

    • E. 

      95 ft

  • 11. 
    Where is the EPU controls for the outriggers?
    • A. 

      At the base of the ladder

    • B. 

      At the rear of the truck left of the ladder compartment

    • C. 

      At the (white color) tower controls, adjacent to the the ladder

    • D. 

      In the ladder belt compartment

    • E. 

      There are no EPU controls for the outriggers

  • 12. 
    When operating at an emergency scene, where is it best to position Truck 1 when the structure is more than five stories?
    • A. 

      Inside the Engine Company, closest to the structure

    • B. 

      Outside the Engine Company, farthest from the structure

    • C. 

      Directly behind the Engine Company

    • D. 

      Immediately in front of the Engine Company

  • 13. 
    When multple victims are in need of rescue from a structure, which are of the highest priority?
    • A. 

      Largest group of victims

    • B. 

      Youngest of the victims

    • C. 

      Victims in upper-most floors

    • D. 

      Victims closest to fire

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    When defining the term "scrub area", what description best applies?
    • A. 

      Total area the aerial devise can reach

    • B. 

      Total area the base section of the aerial devise can reach

    • C. 

      The area of the apparatus that needs to be cleaned

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    What is the maximum negative degree that the aerial devise of Truck 1 can reach?
    • A. 

      -1 degrees

    • B. 

      -2 degress

    • C. 

      -3 degrees

    • D. 

      -4 degrees

    • E. 

      -5 degrees

  • 16. 
    What type of heat transfer is responsible for heat/fire spread from room to room, and also floor to floor?
    • A. 

      Conduction

    • B. 

      Convection

    • C. 

      Radiation

    • D. 

      Fision

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    When unburned, superheated combustible gases, are released during a fire they accumulate at the ceiling.  At the ceiling level they mix with oxygen, reaching their flash point, igniting and move rapidly across the ceiling.  What is this called?
    • A. 

      Flashover

    • B. 

      Backdraft

    • C. 

      Flameover

    • D. 

      Lapping

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    Where should the platform position to facilitate a rescue in the safest manner for the victims?
    • A. 

      Platform floor even with the window's lintel

    • B. 

      Platform rails even with the window sill

    • C. 

      Platform evenly spaced between top and bottom

    • D. 

      Positioning is not critical

    • E. 

      Platform floor should be 1-2 feet above the window sill

  • 19. 
    The rate of reaction in a fire is roughly doubled for every ____ rise in temperature.
    • A. 

      17 degrees F

    • B. 

      18 degrees F

    • C. 

      19 degrees F

    • D. 

      20 degrees F

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    When raising the aerial devise to rescue victims, how should the platform approach the victims?
    • A. 

      The most direct route

    • B. 

      From the top of the window, downward

    • C. 

      From directly below the window

    • D. 

      The fastest route

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 21. 
    What is the designed gpm flow for the water curtain located underneath the platform?
    • A. 

      85 gpm

    • B. 

      90 gpm

    • C. 

      95 gpm

    • D. 

      100 gpm

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 22. 
    On the main ladder controls, where is the elevation/decent lever located?
    • A. 

      Far left

    • B. 

      Center

    • C. 

      Far right

    • D. 

      Parallel to the command zone

  • 23. 
    When flowing 1500 gpm or more from the ladder pipe of Truck 1, what is the maximum lateral range of motion (in degrees) from center line of the ladder?
    • A. 

      15 degrees

    • B. 

      25 degrees

    • C. 

      35 degrees

    • D. 

      45 degrees

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 24. 
    What is the height of Truck 1?
    • A. 

      11' 10"

    • B. 

      11' 10.25"

    • C. 

      11' 10.5"

    • D. 

      11' 10.75

    • E. 

      11' 11"

  • 25. 
    When supplying an FDC, what is the maximum pressure allowed to be pumped into the system?
    • A. 

      250 psi

    • B. 

      240 psi

    • C. 

      220 psi

    • D. 

      200 psi

    • E. 

      150 psi

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