Fc study

  1. What is the wind direction with an approaching cold front ?
    South- southwest as it approaches.

    West - northwest as it passes
  2. What is an indicator of an approaching cold front ?
    Strong shifting winds, possible precipitation, rise in the R/H, cooler/ cooking temps.
  3. In what sequence would you extinguish a structure fire ?
    • Locate
    • Confine
    • Extinguish
  4. When felling a tree, the back cut should be______ than the under cut ?
    Higher
  5. What is not part of the “compliance “ inspection on mobile equipment ?
    This is what’s on the card

    • Brake adjustment/ systems
    • Steering/ suspension
    • Tires and wheels
    • Vehicle connecting devices
    • Two-way check valve in dual air systems
    • Tank mounting brackets
    • Belts and hoses
  6. What components are included in an “admin “ inspection on mobile equipment ?
    • Vehicle safety equipment
    • Personnel safety equipment
    • Fire tools and equipment
    • Fire hose
    • Records
    • General appearance
  7. How long does it take lightweight trusses to fail when exposed to fire ?
    5-7 minutes
  8. What are the 3 components of leaders intent ?
    • Task
    • Purpose
    • End state
  9. What are CAL FIRE’s values ?
    • Service.
    • Cooperation.
    • Protection.
    • Organizational excellence.
  10. CAL FIRE’s 5 year objective plan is called what ?
    Strategic plan
  11. What is considered to be a preventative phase of progressive discipline ?
    Employee performance evaluations
  12. What is the acceptable static pressure loss in an air brake system ?
    2 psi per minute
  13. How/ when is it acceptable to approach/ depart a helicopter?
    Once instructed by the pilot or crew member, and approach from downhill side towards front of ship
  14. What will most likely cause kickback while operating a chainsaw ?
    Tip comes into contact with a solid object, using top of bar to cut, when kerf closes
  15. How far apart should life hazard flagging be spaced ?
    18-24” and only taken down once problem is mitigated it approved by IC
  16. What are Foen winds in ca ?
    • Santa Ana
    • Sundowners
    • East
    • Mono
    • Chinook
  17. Flammable liquids have a flashpoint if what ?
    Above 100 degrees f
  18. Who determines SRA boundaries ?
    Board of forestry and fire protection
  19. How much strength is lost in a figure “8” on a bight ?
    20%
  20. Find the cubic foot capacity of a rectangular tank. 2’x3’x4’
    (LxWxH) x 7.5

    24 x 7.5 = 180
  21. How to attack an attic fire ?
    RECEO + work from unburned to burned
  22. What does the green section of the ERG lead you to ?
    Isolation distances
  23. If your firehouse gets new extrication gear, what is the proper documentation do you need before use ?
    IIPP 6
  24. What is the ICS 231
    WUI placard
  25. What is it called When the temp increases and vapor pressure equalizes with atmospheric pressure.
    Boiling point
  26. Considerations for selecting a deployment zone
    • Topography
    • Rolling material
    • Largest clearing
    • Light fuel
    • 4x10 clearing per person
    • Burnout if possible
    • Flammable items 30’ away
  27. CAL FIRE spec for model 14 engine ?
    • 4wd
    • Hydrostatic 2 stage pump
  28. An scba and suit with splash protection is what level suit ?
    Level b
  29. In light hazard areas, how far apart to fire extinguishers need to be ?
    75’
  30. A 2500 sqf area rated light hazard needs what size/ rating dire extinguisher
    1 2a-20bc
  31. What is the common wire color ?
    White
  32. Building construction with a 1 hr fire wall is what type ?
    • Type 5
    • A 1 hr fire rating is equal to 2 sheets of drywall surrounding a stud wall
  33. How many 15 person crews does it take to build 1 mile of line in 2 hours ?
    • 450’ get hour/ per crew in medium brush.
    • 450 x2 = 900
    • 900*5280 = 5.8
    • 6 crews are needed
  34. What is the volume of a 4’ x 10’ cylinder ?
    How many gallons ?
    • 3.14 x (radial squared) x 10 = square feet
    • 3.14 x (2x2) x 10
    • 3.14 x 4 x 10 = 125.6 sq ft 126 sq ft
    • 126 x 7.5. ( 7.5 gal in sq ft)
    • 945 gallons
  35. Per PRC 4292, What is the clearance needed for power lines ?
    • = 72,000 volts. 4’
    • = 110,000 volts. 6’
    • 110,000 +. 10’
  36. Per PRC 4290, residential driveways cannot exceed what slope ?
    16%
  37. What style of roof is most concerning to firefighters ?
    Bowstring truss
  38. What is the proper concrete mixture using the 1, 2, 3 method ?
    • 1 part concrete
    • 2 part sand
    • 3 part aggregate
  39. What does GFCI stand for ?
    • Ground
    • Fault
    • Circuit
    • Interpreter
  40. What would you want to use to stabilize a vehicle ?
    Mechanical jack
  41. What are the safety components of a chainsaw ?
    • Chain catcher pin
    • Hand guard/ chain brake
    • On/ off switch
    • Chain break guard
    • Safety trigger lock
    • Spark arrestor
    • Sprocket - nose bar
    • Felling sight
    • Anti vibration mounts
  42. What is the allowable screen size for a spark arrestor ?
    0.0232
  43. What pieces of equipment working in SRA do not need spark arrestors ?
    Turbo power Dozers
  44. How to test 2 1/2” hose
    • No more than 300’ at a time
    • Don’t raise pressure more than 100 psi in 6 seconds
    • 300 psi max
    • Hold for 5 minutes
    • NFPA 1962
  45. What is the latest acceptable time and date that fireworks can be legally sold in CA ?
    July 6th @ 1200
  46. Galvanized pipe is sized by ?
    Inside diameter

    I.D.
  47. What type of helicopter does CAL FIRE use ?
    Type 2
  48. What are the common denominators of fatality fires ?
    • Small or isolated fires
    • Unexpected/ unpredicted wind shifts
    • Innocent in appearance
    • In light fuels
    • Fires run uphill/ gullies
    • Steep slopes
    • Aircraft
  49. Baselines run in what direction ?
    East - west
  50. How many acres are in a section ?
    640 acres
  51. What is 88 chains ?
    • 1 chain = 66’
    • 88 chains = 5808’
    • 80 chains = 5280
  52. How is slope calculated?
    Rise over run x 100
  53. How to average numbers

    5 4 3 1
    Add up all numbers and divide by how many numbers.

    • 5 4 3 1 = 13
    • 13 * 4 = 3.2
  54. How to multiply 2.8 x 7
    Multiply without decimals and then move decimal back in


    19.6
  55. What are the 3 WUI triage categories?
    • Non threatened.
    • Threatened defendable.
    • Threatened non defendable.
  56. What are the 7 WUI protection tactics ?
    • Prep and go
    • Check and go
    • Prep and defend
    • Bump and run
    • Anchor and hold
    • Tactical patrol
    • Flame front following
  57. How many people on a type 1 engine strike team ?
    • 21
    • 4 per engine
    • 1 boss
  58. How many people on a type 1 crew strike team ?
    • 27
    • 13 min per crew
    • 1 leader
  59. What is considered an IA fire ?
    Controlled within first 24 hrs and no significant augmentation
  60. What is considered a dangerous rate of spread ?
    1-3 mph
  61. How many haz mat classifications ?
    9
  62. What is considered the fuel reduction zone in a 4291/ LE 100 inspection ?
    30-100’
  63. What can’t the SRA fee be used for ?
    Engine augmentation
  64. How do you choose a containment line ?
    • Defendable
    • Accessibility
    • Previous lines
  65. Who produces the IAP ?
    Plans section and approved by IC
  66. What form is used for items left on an incident ?
    FC 315
  67. How are burns classified to expedite treatment ?
    Minor/ serious
  68. A section on a map is...
    1 square mile
  69. What classifies a swift water rescue
    Rescue of live victims from flowing water in which the current, depth, hazards, contamination or other risk exist for rescuer or victim
  70. While on duty, what are the steps to take after an earthquake ?
    • Safeguard lives of personnel
    • Safeguard equipment
    • Windshield survey
    • Initiating rescue with support of Ecc
    • Initiating independent action
  71. Placard 704s are places on what type of facility?
    Fixed facilities that store large amounts of hazardous chemicals
  72. What is the white section of a 704
    Special precautions
  73. What is the hand signal for a dozer to back up ?
    Arm in front making a circular motion
  74. Your 3 person crew has been working for 2 hours, how much water do they need ?
  75. 1 QT per person per hour
  76. What is considered a confined space ?
    An enclosed area with limited space and accessibility
  77. When can you disregard the 2 in 2 out policy ?
    • Known rescue
    • No IDLH
    • Can be put out with can
  78. American heart association acronym for CPR
    CAB

    • Compressions
    • Airway
    • Breathing
  79. What is unity of command ?
    Everyone has 1 boss
  80. What is area command
    GACC

    • Geographic
    • Area
    • Coordination
    • Center
  81. What is the minimum tank size for an ICS type 3 engine company
    500 gallons
  82. What is the search sequence for high rise fires ?
    • Fire floor
    • Floor above
    • Floor below
  83. What has the least impact on woodland fire indicators?
    Extinguishing agents
  84. Which way does grass heads point when a fire burns through ?
    • Towards the origin
    • Where fire came from
  85. If you have a BI ( burning index) of 30, what are the flame lengths ?
    3’

    Divide bi by 10
  86. What slope percent will double rate of spread ?
    20%
  87. What are the colors on an oxidizer placard ?
    Yellow with black writing
  88. California fire code for hospitals ?
    I
  89. Dishes are to be rinsed in what temp of water ?
    120 F
  90. A dozer with a 210 hp motor is what type ?
    Type 1
  91. Components of fire prevention ?
    • Information/ education
    • Fire prevention
    • Engineering
    • Law enforcement
    • VIP
  92. NFPA 1932 is what
    Ladder care and maintenance
  93. What is NFPA 1931
    Ladder Const
  94. WUI guidelines ?
    SFACTS

    • Survival
    • Fire environment
    • Access
    • Construction
    • Time constraint
    • Stay or go
  95. PRC code for all driveways ?
    10’
  96. Components of progressive discipline ?
    • Preventative
    • Corrective letter/ interview
    • Adverse
  97. Rule of thumb for how many tankers are needed on a fire ?
    Have 1 tanker overhead at all times
  98. What is the base meridian and what direction does it go ?
    • Constant longitude line from poles.
    • North - South
  99. UN class for oxidizer
    5

    • Every Explosives
    • Good Gasses
    • Fire Flammable liquids
    • Fighter Flammable solids
    • Obeys Oxidizer
    • The. Toxics
    • Rules Radioactive
    • Cautiously. Corrosives
    • Man . Misc.
  100. Who needs to be notified when fireworks are transported ?
    Office of the fire marshall
  101. What are the colors on a NFPA 704 ?
    • Red Flammability
    • Blue. Health
    • Yellow. Instability/ reactivity
    • White. Special precautions
  102. Dozer types and sizes
    • Type I Heavy. 200 hp. D-7. D-8
    • Type II Medium. 100 hp. D-5. D-6
    • Type III Light. 50 hp. D-4
  103. PACE plan (wui)
    • Primary
    • Alternate
    • Contingency
    • Emergency
  104. Size of township
    6 miles x 6 miles
  105. Causes of adverse action are based on the ?
    Government code
  106. NFPA building construction types
    • Type I Fire resistive
    • Type II. Non combustible
    • Type III. Ordinary
    • Type IV. Heavy timber
    • Type V. Wood frame
  107. What is the PRC regulations for address numbers ?
    4” tall x .5” stroke
  108. What are the rate of spreads ?
    • Slow. 0
    • Moderate. <1
    • Dangerous. 1-3
    • Critical. >3
  109. What direction do air tankers fly ?
    Counter clockwise
  110. According to PRC 4446, an area around an incinerator must be cleared by how many feet ?
    10’
  111. A general rule of surface winds in mountainous terrain is that......
    Winds move upslope during day and downslope during the night
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