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1

Using a ladder at a reduced angle (less than 75 degrees) drastically reduces the_________of the ladder and ________ the possibility of slipage.

1. Load carrying capacity
2. Increases

2

The part of the extension ladder that prevent the fly section from being extended too far are called:

stops

3

The dogs of an extension ladder serve to

hold the fly section in place after being extended

4

A bangor ladder has attachments for added leverage that are called what?

staypoles

5

The proper name for one of the two principal structural sides of a ladder is:

beam

6

The term tie rod is used to describe a metal rod running from:

one beam to another

7

During the arms length carry of a ladder, each grasps the _________

outside of the top beam

8

When the ladder is raised, it should be placed at an angle of ?

75 degrees

9

Manufacturers of fiber glass and metal ladders require that the fly section be placed?

out, away from the building

10

A primary safety concern when raising a ladder should be?

possible contact with electrical wires and overhead obsrtuctions

11

When lifting a ladder or other heavy object, you should?

bend at the knees keeping the back straight, lift with legs

12

When assigned to raise a ladder to a second story roof, what ladder should you choose?

28-35 foot

13

If 24 feet of a 35 foot extension ladder is needed to reach a victim, the butt of the ladder should be placed how many feet from the building?

6 feet from the building

14

When performing ventilation of a window, the ladder should be placed?

with the ladder tip about even with the top of the window

15

When the ladder is used for the rescue of an injured victim from a narrow window, the tip should be placed where?

slightly below the sill

16

When carrying a ladder using the low-shoulder method, FFs will normally face the?

heel or butt

17

Other than ladder safety belt, a firefighter can be safely secured to the ladder using a?

leg lock

18

A ladder used for reaching the third story window or roof of a building should normally be how many feet?

40-50

19

When a firefighter is carrying the ladder, all lifting and lowering should be done using what muscles?

leg

20

The lower section of an extension ladder is known as the?

base or bed

21

An upper section or top section of an extension ladder is known as the?

fly

22

If 40 feet of a 50 foot extension ladder is used, the butt of the ladder should be placed how many feet from the building?

10

23

When climbing a ladder, a FFs eyes should be directed

forward and occasionally upward

24

A non adjustable ladder that consists of only one section is called?

single/wall ladder

25

The rope used for hoisting the ladder is called the?

halyard

26

a two section ladder carried on most pumpers is typically how many feet?

24

27

How many FFs does it take to raise a bangor ladder?

6

28

A_________ladder features unlocking sections, enabling it to be used either as an A-frame or straight ladder

combination

29

Why should ladders be extended 5 rungs above the roof edge?

so that FFs can find the ladder in heavy smoke conditions

30

What is the minimum number of FFs needed to carry and raise a 35 foot ladder?

3