Flashcards in Chapter 9: Structural Search and Rescue Deck (12)
To operate independently of the IC’s command and control.
Alarm that sounds when SCBA air supply is low, typically 25%.
Internationally recognized distress signal.
Point of No Return
Point at which air in the SCBA will last only long enough to exit a hazardous atmosphere.
Assessment of a facility or location made before an emergency occurs, in order to prepare for an appropriate emergency response.
Rapid but thorough search to determine the location of victims; performed either before or during fire suppression operations. May be conducted with or without a charged hoseline, depending on local policy.
Rapid Intervention Crew or Team (RIC/RIT)
Two or more firefighters designated to perform firefighter rescue; they are stationed outside the hazard and must be standing by throughout the incident.
To reignite because of latent heat, sparks, or smoldering embers; rekindling can be prevented by proper overhaul.
Slow, thorough search to ensure that no occupants were overlooked during the primary search; conducted after the fire is under control by personnel who did not conduct the primary search.
Ongoing evaluation of influential factors at the scene of an incident.
Striking the surface of a roof or floor to determine its structural integrity or locate underlying support members; the blunt end of a hand tool is used for this purpose.