1. How many building collapeses in US each year? According to who?
    500 major building collapses per American Society of Civil Engineering.
  2. The most productive and life saving phases of collapse rescue.
    • 1. Site Survey
    • 2. Surface Search
    • 3. Void Search
  3. Secondary collapse rescue plan.
    • 1. Conduct a survey of all sides for injured victims
    • 2. Search rubble pile for surface victims
    • 3. Search all voids and spaces
    • 4. Remove selected debris; tunnel or trench to specific locations for victims
    • 5. Remove general debris
  4. Second greates danger to FF performing collapse rescue work?
  5. One of the most important assignments to be given by the officer in command of a collapse is:
    • Shut off building services such as:
    • -Gas
    • -Electricity
    • -Water
  6. Ideally, __________ ______ ____ should be the second priority stage of the rescue operation, after site survey.
    Utility shut off
  7. The third greatest danger to rescue workers at a collapse site is:
  8. Heavy Construction Equipment

    When a crane and bucket are used during general debris removal, the bucket picks up rubble from the collapse pile and dumps it at the
    Central loading point
  9. Heavy Construction Equipment

    FF must examine the debris for
    Evidence of victims
  10. Because of the dangers presented by use of heavy construction equipment at a collapse site, a ______ or __________ _________ should be placed in charge of its operations.

    Company Officer
  11. Before searching a below-grade area, a ff should ensure that_________________ ;______________.
    Electric supply has been shut off

    use a search rope so rescuers can locate him.
  12. During selected debris removal, the officer in command should consider allowing FFs to:
    Remove their protective clothing, with the exception of helments and boots, during long digging ops in order to prevent heat exhaustion.
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