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  1. Our members will do what?
    Prevent harm, survive, and be nice..
  2. PFD provides what kind of services?
    Fire surpression, Hazardous materials, technical rescue, aircraft firefighting, and Emergency medical services.
  3. How much is chow, usually?
  4. Who is a cutomer?
    Anyone PFD comes in contact with, internal or external.
  5. What is EAP?
    Employee assistance program. A program accessable to any member for short term counseling
  6. Who is a firefighter mentor?
    A firefighter or Engineer who is assigned to the Training Academy to assist the RTOs
  7. Where is the grinder?
    The concrete area outside the TA
  8. What is the kitty used to buy?
    Snacks, Condiments, Cable, Newspaper, coffee, etc.
  9. How much is kitty?
    Usually 10.00 per 2 weeks
  10. How log is a ladder on a ladder truck, usually?
  11. What are the functions of a ladder company?
    Forcible entry, ventilation, extrication, lighting, salvage and overhaul, and securing utilities.
  12. How much water does a PFD engine usually carry?
    500 gallons
  13. What is the local number?
  14. What rank is an RTO?
  15. Who does the fire chief report to?
    City managers office
  16. Who reports to the fire chief?
    Executive Assistant Chief
  17. What 5 divisions are under the Executive Assistant Chief?
    Asst. Chief of Special Operations, Administration, Fire Prevention, Humasn resources, North Operations, South operations
  18. What 5 Divisions are under North Operations?
    Emergency Medical Services, Command Training Center, North Shift Command, Battalion Training, Training Academy
  19. What 6 Divisions are under South Operations?
    Resource Management, Fleet Management, South Shift Command, Facilities Management, Aviation, Safety
  20. Who reports to the North or south Operations chief?
    The Deputy Chief of the respective division
  21. Who reports to the Deputy Chief?
    The division chief then the Battalion Chief
  22. Which Battalion primarily does the Battalion training?
  23. Which Battalion chiefs report to North Operations Chief?
    Battalion 3,4,6, and 8
  24. Which Battalion chiefs report to South Operations Chief?
    Battalion 1,2,5, and 19
  25. What is the role of Rescource Management?
    Purchasing and wharehousing of all commodities and supplies, as well as researching new products and providing photocopies and mail.
  26. The Phoenix Fire Department manages how many vehicles and their
    over 400
  27. What are squad companies?
    5 person apperatus that have similar equipment to ladder companies but also have a large amount of specialty equipment used for hazardous materials and technical rescue response.
  28. What does Facilities Management do?
    It designs, coordinates, builds and maintains all of the Phoenix Fire Department Facilities.
  29. How many fire stations does PFD have?
    about 57
  30. Approximatley how many square miles does phoenix cover?
  31. What does the special Operations Chief oversee?
    Urban Search and Rescue, Homeland Defense, the All Hazards Incident Management Team, Strategic Planning, Special Events Planning, Technical Services, Regional 911, and Dispatch and Deployment.
  32. What are the 2 major day to day responses that the Special Operations Chief manages?
    HazMat, and Technical Rescue
  33. What is USAR?
    Urban Seasrch And Rescue
  34. What is the Homeland defense bureau?
    It is a Department that provides training and intelligence as it pertains to terrorist activities.
  35. Who makes up the all hazards incident management team?
    Mostly Chief Officers and some support staff
  36. What is the all hazards incident management team do?
    They respond throughout the country to assist in major disasters or incidents.
  37. What does stratigic planning do?
    Looks out for the departments future. IE proper coverage, new stations, resources in the stations, upgrades to old stations
  38. What is technical services responsible for?
    Purchasing testing and maintenance of computers, gps systems, radios, MCT's, dispatch systems and phones
  39. What is dispatch and deployment responsible for?
    Dispatching every call.
  40. What is the staff assigned to dispatch and deployment?
    A Deployment Chief, A supervisor, a LEAD dispatcher, and at least 5 dispatchers
  41. What does the Human resource chief oversee?
    Personnel, Payroll, Labor-Management negotiations, Public affairs, And Community Involvement
  42. What does the Personnel services chief oversee?
    Recruitment, outreach programs, and the promotional process
  43. What is Public affairs and community involvement responsible for?
    Informing, educating, and training PFD members and the public.
  44. What does FTSU stand for?
    Fire training support unit
  45. What is Fire prevention responsible for?
    Fire prevention, special hazards, new construction, investigations and spanish emersion
  46. What is the Administration chief responsible for overseeing?
    Budget and fiscal, budget and research, city hall, city law liaison, the health center, ETS (emergency transportaion system), CIP (capitol improvements), IGA(Intergovernmental egreements), and contracts
  47. What is ETS?
    Emergency transportation system
  48. What is the ETS responsible for?
    billing and collecting of ambulance services
  49. What is CIP?
    Capital improvements
  50. What do you hear a lot around PFD?
    We just work it out
  51. What is RBO?
    Relationship by Objective
  52. Who is Sam Franklin, and when did he come around?
    In 1984 he was a federal mediator who worked with the city in contract negotiations
  53. What is refered to as the majic dust?
  54. Name the 5 phrases that make up the RBO process
    • 1. put the members first.
    • 2. share the credit.
    • 3. share the work
    • 4. leadership changes
    • 5. benefits of the process
  55. Who is the fire chief?
    Bob khan
  56. who is the president of local 493?
    Pete gorraiz
  57. List the 13 things required to be a successful PFD member
    • 1. Diverse
    • 2. positive attitude
    • 3. Good communicator
    • 4. Self-disciplined
    • 5. Self Motivated
    • 6. Strong interpersonal skills
    • 7. Strong commitment to wellness
    • 8. Sense of humor
    • 9. Intelligence
    • 10. Problem solver
    • 11. Strong work ethic
    • 12. team player
    • 13. personal responsibility
  58. the culture and policy of the PFD requires, what?
    the acceptance of our differences as the strength of our orginization.
  59. What is IAFC?
    international association of fire chiefs
  60. what is WFI?
    Wellness/fitness Initiative
  61. how long is the academy?
    12 weeks
  62. who is involved in the training academy?
    RTO's firefighter or engineer mentors, PFD managers, field units, local labor leaders, and other experts
  63. What is the primary focus of everything the PFD does?
    Customer service
  64. What are the 4 areas of focus for recruit training?
    • 1. Safety
    • 2. Technical skills
    • 3. Wellness for life
    • 4. Critical thinking
  65. what are the work hours of the academy?
  66. Call outs to a class must be done to who and by when?
    a RTO by 0530
  67. what is the chain of command in the academy?
    recruit firefighter to RTO to division chief to deputy chief
  68. What should a recruit do if he receives an conflicting order?
    he should advise the person giving the conflicting 2nd order then comply with the 2nd persons instructions
  69. if a recruit is contacted by media what should he do?
    tell an RTO immediatly and shall not give any interviews without the consent of the director of training
  70. where can recruits receive messages?
    in the office at 602-534-0955
  71. how should all personnel be addressed?
    By rank and last name
  72. how should you be dressed when reporting to the classroom or rto office?
    clean and in dessignated uniform
  73. what is unity of command?
    the principal that a person can report to only 1 supervisor
  74. What is span of control?
    The number of personnel 1 person can effectivly manage
  75. how many people can 1 officer directly manage?
    3-7 effectively
  76. what is division of labor?
    deviding large jobs into small jobs
  77. why is the division of labor necessary?
    • 1. to assign responsability
    • 2. to prevent duplication of effort
    • 3. to make spacific and clear cut assignments
  78. define policy
    a guide to decision making within an orginization
  79. define discipline
    an orginizations responsibility to provide the direction needed to satisfy goalsand objectives it has identified
  80. define procedure
    a kind of formal communication closely related to policy. a detailed guide to action
  81. define policy
    a guide to thinking or decision making
  82. what 2 basic factors motivate accident control efforts?
    life safety, and the economic factor
  83. WHat are most firefighter injuries a direct result of?
    preventable accidents
  84. what is NFPA 1500?
    the standard on fire department occupatiopnal safety and health
  85. What is flashover?
    the transition between the growth and the fully developed fire stages and is not a specific event such as ignition
  86. what is heat flux?
    radient energy
  87. at what kw does flashover occure?
  88. what is the temeture in oF of flashover?
    900-1200 oF
  89. what is the ignition temeture of carbon monoxide?
  90. what is one of the most common gasses given off during pyrolysis?
    Carbon Monoxide
  91. How many KW of heat release can you get from a fully developed room at flashover?
    10,000kW or more
  92. What is backdraft?
    AN instantaneuos explosion or rapid burning of superheated gasses that accures when oxygen is introduced into an oxygen depleted environment
  93. list 6 conditions that may indicate the potential of a backdraft
    • 1. Pressurized smoke exiting small openings
    • 2. Black smoke becoming a dense grey yellow
    • 3. Confinement and excessive heat
    • 4. Little or no visible flame
    • 5. Smoke leaving in puffs or intervals (breathing)
    • 6. Smoke-stained windows
  94. what does the law of conservation of mass tell you?
    Any mass lost converts to energy. In the case of fire it converts to light and heat
  95. As fuel burns the chemical composition of the material changes, how?
    Causes the production of new substances and the generation of energy
  96. What causes the most deaths in a fire?
  97. What are the 3 most common gases found in smoke?
    Carbon monoxide (CO), Hydrogen cyanide (HCN), Carbon dioxide (CO2)
  98. What happens to the flame when the burning gas is mixed with the perfect amount of oxygen?
    the flame becomes hotter and less luminous
  99. Flame is considered to be what?
    A product of combustion
  100. What behaviroal, personality, or attitude related qualities are critical to be successful? 13 total
    • 1. Self discipline
    • 2. Self motivation
    • 3. Responsible-takes ownership
    • 4. Mature
    • 5. Adapts to change
    • 6. Accountable
    • 7. Nice
    • 8. Self-confident
    • 9. Common sense
    • 10. Willing and able to learn
    • 11. Critical thinker
    • 12. Ability to manage stress
    • 13. Respectful
  101. What traits will not be tolerated?
    • 1. Mean
    • 2. Dissrespecftful
    • 3. Anger
    • 4. Bitter
    • 5. Unsafe
    • 6. Inability to receive and respond to correction
  102. what takes place in Phase 1 of training?
    You will be introduced to the skills and the standards. You will take a quiz on the skills and required to get an 85% or better
  103. what takes place in Phase 2 of training?
    You will get repitition with the skills.
  104. what takes place in Phase 3 of training?
    You will be required to perform the skills to a standard.
  105. what takes place in Phase 4 of training?
    During this phase you will be required to pass final evaulation
  106. When may a firefighter elect to become a paramedic?
    after 1.5 years
  107. When may a firefighter elect to become an engineer?
    After 3.5 years
  108. When may a firefighter elect to become a captain?
    after 7 years
  109. When may an engineer elect to become a paramedic?
    right away. just test for it
  110. When may an engineer elect to become a Captain?
    After 7 total years on the department
  111. When may an engineer elect to become a member of special operations ( hazmat, trt, aircraft fire rescue)?
    right away, just test
  112. When may a firefighter elect to become a member of special operations ( hazmat, trt, aircraft fire rescue)?
    after 1 year
  113. When can a captain elect to be a bc?
    After 1 year as a captain
  114. List the big 5
    • 1. Fire Protection
    • 2. Medical Services
    • 3. Human rescource management
    • 4. Physical rescource management
    • 5. Urban services
  115. What does urban services do?
    Continue to actively participate in the community to provide for the safety and well being of the people who live in our neighborhoods
  116. What does physical resource management do?
    Continue to provide and maintain the physical needs of the firedepartment members, including fire stations, supplies, fire apparatus, and equipment
  117. What does human resource management do?
    Continue to take care of yourself physically and mentally, and help other department members take care of themselves
  118. What does medical services do?
    Continue our commitment to establish partnerships that will provide the customers in our neighborhoods exceptional medical services with the highest level of prevention, appropriate care, and transportation through safe and quick response, and highly trained members
  119. What does fire protection do?
    Continue to provide the people in our neighborhoods the highest level of life and property protection form fire and other related disasters.
  120. What 6 Divisions are under South Operations?
    Resource Management, Fleet Management, South Shift Command, Facilities Management, Aviation, Safety
  121. What is the Homeland defense bureau?
    It is a Department that provides training and intelligence as it pertains to terrorist activities.
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