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Crew Integrity

A system in which fire fighters stay together as a team of two or more members

2

Enclosed Structure

A building that lacks windows of doors of sufficient number and size to provide for prompt ventilation and emergency evacuation

3

Limited

At the point, edge, or line beyond which something cannot or may not proceed

4

Mayday

A situation where a firefighter is experiencing a life threatening emergency

5

Measured

Careful, restrained, calculated and deliberate

6

Opened Structure

A building that has windows or doors of sufficient number and size to provide for prompt ventilation and emergency evacuation

7

Rules of Engagement

Rules developed by the IAFC to promote safety for firefighters and officers working at the task level of fire suppression operations

8

Situational Awareness

The level of understanding and attentiveness one has regarding a set of conditions

9

Vigilant

On the alert and watchful

10

Fatality Concept

A survey of 23 fatalities found that more than 3/4 of disoriented fire fighter deaths occurred in enclosed structures

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Fatality Concept

Firefighters are much more likely to die in fires than civilians are

12

Size Up Concept

An essential component of in the size-up process is to determine whether any occupants are trapped and whether they can survive the current and projected fire conditions

13

Rescue Concept

Based on conditions, firefighters cannot always save a life

14

Operations Concept

During search and rescue operations, crews must remain alert to changing fire conditions that may increase risk to them or prevent survival of building occupants