What is the wind direction with an approaching cold front ?
South- southwest as it approaches.
West - northwest as it passes
What is an indicator of an approaching cold front ?
Strong shifting winds, possible precipitation, rise in the R/H, cooler/ cooking temps.
In what sequence would you extinguish a structure fire ?
When felling a tree, the back cut should be______ than the under cut ?
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
What components are included in an “admin “ inspection on mobile equipment ?
- Vehicle safety equipment
- Personnel safety equipment
- Fire tools and equipment
- Fire hose
- General appearance
How long does it take lightweight trusses to fail when exposed to fire ?
What are the 3 components of leaders intent ?
What are CAL FIRE’s values ?
- Organizational excellence.
CAL FIRE’s 5 year objective plan is called what ?
What is considered to be a preventative phase of progressive discipline ?
Employee performance evaluations
What is the acceptable static pressure loss in an air brake system ?
2 psi per minute
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
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
How far apart should life hazard flagging be spaced ?
18-24” and only taken down once problem is mitigated it approved by IC
What are Foen winds in ca ?
- Santa Ana
Flammable liquids have a flashpoint if what ?
Above 100 degrees f
Who determines SRA boundaries ?
Board of forestry and fire protection
How much strength is lost in a figure “8” on a bight ?
Find the cubic foot capacity of a rectangular tank. 2’x3’x4’
(LxWxH) x 7.5
24 x 7.5 = 180
How to attack an attic fire ?
RECEO + work from unburned to burned
What does the green section of the ERG lead you to ?
If your firehouse gets new extrication gear, what is the proper documentation do you need before use ?
What is the ICS 231
What is it called When the temp increases and vapor pressure equalizes with atmospheric pressure.
Considerations for selecting a deployment zone
- Rolling material
- Largest clearing
- Light fuel
- 4x10 clearing per person
- Burnout if possible
- Flammable items 30’ away
CAL FIRE spec for model 14 engine ?
- Hydrostatic 2 stage pump
An scba and suit with splash protection is what level suit ?
In light hazard areas, how far apart to fire extinguishers need to be ?
A 2500 sqf area rated light hazard needs what size/ rating dire extinguisher
What is the common wire color ?
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
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
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
Per PRC 4292, What is the clearance needed for power lines ?
- = 72,000 volts. 4’
- = 110,000 volts. 6’
- 110,000 +. 10’
Per PRC 4290, residential driveways cannot exceed what slope ?
What style of roof is most concerning to firefighters ?
What is the proper concrete mixture using the 1, 2, 3 method ?
- 1 part concrete
- 2 part sand
- 3 part aggregate
What does GFCI stand for ?
What would you want to use to stabilize a vehicle ?
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
What is the allowable screen size for a spark arrestor ?
What pieces of equipment working in SRA do not need spark arrestors ?
Turbo power Dozers
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
What is the latest acceptable time and date that fireworks can be legally sold in CA ?
July 6th @ 1200
Galvanized pipe is sized by ?
What type of helicopter does CAL FIRE use ?
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
Baselines run in what direction ?
East - west
How many acres are in a section ?
What is 88 chains ?
- 1 chain = 66’
- 88 chains = 5808’
- 80 chains = 5280
How is slope calculated?
Rise over run x 100
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
How to multiply 2.8 x 7
Multiply without decimals and then move decimal back in
What are the 3 WUI triage categories?
- Non threatened.
- Threatened defendable.
- Threatened non defendable.
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
How many people on a type 1 engine strike team ?
How many people on a type 1 crew strike team ?
- 13 min per crew
- 1 leader
What is considered an IA fire ?
Controlled within first 24 hrs and no significant augmentation
What is considered a dangerous rate of spread ?
How many haz mat classifications ?
What is considered the fuel reduction zone in a 4291/ LE 100 inspection ?
What can’t the SRA fee be used for ?
How do you choose a containment line ?
- Previous lines
Who produces the IAP ?
Plans section and approved by IC
What form is used for items left on an incident ?
How are burns classified to expedite treatment ?
A section on a map is...
1 square mile
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
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
Placard 704s are places on what type of facility?
Fixed facilities that store large amounts of hazardous chemicals
What is the white section of a 704
What is the hand signal for a dozer to back up ?
Arm in front making a circular motion
Your 3 person crew has been working for 2 hours, how much water do they need ?
What is considered a confined space ?
An enclosed area with limited space and accessibility
When can you disregard the 2 in 2 out policy ?
- Known rescue
- No IDLH
- Can be put out with can
American heart association acronym for CPR
What is unity of command ?
Everyone has 1 boss
What is area command
What is the minimum tank size for an ICS type 3 engine company
What is the search sequence for high rise fires ?
- Fire floor
- Floor above
- Floor below
What has the least impact on woodland fire indicators?
Which way does grass heads point when a fire burns through ?
- Towards the origin
- Where fire came from
If you have a BI ( burning index) of 30, what are the flame lengths ?
Divide bi by 10
What slope percent will double rate of spread ?
What are the colors on an oxidizer placard ?
Yellow with black writing
California fire code for hospitals ?
Dishes are to be rinsed in what temp of water ?
A dozer with a 210 hp motor is what type ?
Components of fire prevention ?
- Information/ education
- Fire prevention
- Law enforcement
NFPA 1932 is what
Ladder care and maintenance
What is NFPA 1931
WUI guidelines ?
- Fire environment
- Time constraint
- Stay or go
PRC code for all driveways ?
Components of progressive discipline ?
- Corrective letter/ interview
Rule of thumb for how many tankers are needed on a fire ?
Have 1 tanker overhead at all times
What is the base meridian and what direction does it go ?
- Constant longitude line from poles.
- North - South
UN class for oxidizer
- Every Explosives
- Good Gasses
- Fire Flammable liquids
- Fighter Flammable solids
- Obeys Oxidizer
- The. Toxics
- Rules Radioactive
- Cautiously. Corrosives
- Man . Misc.
Who needs to be notified when fireworks are transported ?
Office of the fire marshall
What are the colors on a NFPA 704 ?
- Red Flammability
- Blue. Health
- Yellow. Instability/ reactivity
- White. Special precautions
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
PACE plan (wui)
Size of township
6 miles x 6 miles
Causes of adverse action are based on the ?
NFPA building construction types
- Type I Fire resistive
- Type II. Non combustible
- Type III. Ordinary
- Type IV. Heavy timber
- Type V. Wood frame
What is the PRC regulations for address numbers ?
4” tall x .5” stroke
What are the rate of spreads ?
- Slow. 0
- Moderate. <1
- Dangerous. 1-3
- Critical. >3
What direction do air tankers fly ?
According to PRC 4446, an area around an incinerator must be cleared by how many feet ?
A general rule of surface winds in mountainous terrain is that......
Winds move upslope during day and downslope during the night