Flashcards in 3. Apparatus safety and operating emergency vehicles Deck (12)
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 ___
Direction of travel
Direction of turns
Parking statutes and ordinances
The most common place for a collision to occur is at an ___
Loss of breaking function which occurs due to excessive use of the breaks
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
Drive the apparatus only in a ___ direction, straddling or to one side of the hose, and at a speed no greater than ___ mph
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.
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.
At speeds above ___ mph, an emergency vehicle me out run the effective range of its audible warning device.
The time needed to stop the apparatus or perform in invasive maneuver at the current rate of speed is __ __ __.
Visual lead time
Two common types of skidding are
Recommended backing policies
Pre-position lights to illuminate the area where the spotter will stand approximately __ to __ behind the apparatus.
8 to 10 ft