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Driving statutes usual describe vehicles that are in the emergency category, in most cases, this classification covers all fire department vehicles when they are responding to an emergency using their ___

Warning devices

Exemptions:
Speed limits
Direction of travel
Direction of turns
Parking statutes and ordinances

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The most common place for a collision to occur is at an ___

Intersection

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Loss of breaking function which occurs due to excessive use of the breaks

Break fade

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In a study conducted by the SAE, it was determined that in 42% of all collisions the driver operator was ___

Inability to recognize a dangerous situation

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Loading hose;
Drive the apparatus only in a ___ direction, straddling or to one side of the hose, and at a speed no greater than ___ mph

Forward

5 mph

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Weigh the apparatus after loading it with all equipment and personnel to ensure that the axial loading is balance within __% from side to side and within the axle weight rating from front to back.

7%

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There are 19,824 locations in the US where there is less than __ feet following the railroad tracks. These sites account for an average of 122 accidents annually.

100 ft

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At speeds above ___ mph, an emergency vehicle me out run the effective range of its audible warning device.

50 mph

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The time needed to stop the apparatus or perform in invasive maneuver at the current rate of speed is __ __ __.

Visual lead time

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Two common types of skidding are

Acceleration

Locked wheel

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Recommended backing policies

Pre-position lights to illuminate the area where the spotter will stand approximately __ to __ behind the apparatus.

8 to 10 ft

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Aerial apparatus hose chutes

Maintained vehicle speed of __ mph or less.

5 mph

At 5 mph = 7 ft of hose