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1

What is NFPA 1561?

Standard on Emergency Services Incident Management System and Command Safety

2

What are the three levels of Command?

Strategic - overall directions and goal

Tactical - Actions necessary to achieve goals

Task - Assignment of actions to be taken

3

What is the only position that is always filled at an incident?

Incident Commander

4

What dictates how a scene will run for the next hour?

What the first arriving officer does in the first 5 minutes

5

What does management of an incident require of an officer?

Developing strategies and tactics, Determine resources and their use

6

What is span of control for emergency operations?

3-5

7

What are the three strategic priorities of the IC?

Life Safety

Incident Stabilization

Property Conservation

8

What are three other responsibilities of IC?

Building a command structure that matches the organizational needs of the incident

Translating the strategic priorities into tactical objectives

Assigning resources required to perform tactical assignments

9

What are the three initial operational modes?

Investigation

Fast Attack

Command

10

What three situations will end fast attack mode?

Situation is stabilized

Situation not stabilized and officer must withdraw to exterior and establish command post

Command is passed to another officer

11

What are the nine functions of Command?

Determine strategy

Select incident tactics

Establish IAP (Incident Action Plan)

Developing ICS organization

Managing resources

Coordinating Resource activities

Providing for scene safety

Releasing incident information

Coordinating with outside agencies

12

What three command functions are immediate and must be completed during size-up?

Determine strategy, Select tactics, Establish IAP

13

What is the two in/two out rule?

Minimum 2 FF in IDLH atmosphere, 2 FF staged just outside IDLH atmosphere who can account for other crew and be capable of rescuing the other team

14

When are PAR checks required?

Every 20 minutes

The incident drastically changes

A FF is unaccounted for

15

What are the four differences between Modern and Legacy homes (pre-1980)?

Larger homes (up to 2x)

Open concept

Increased fuel loads

New construction materials

16

What are the "Incident Commander's Rules of Engagement for Firefighter Safety"?

Obtain 360 size-up

Determine occupant survival profile

Conduct initial risk assessment and implement safe action plan

If proper resources aren't available, consider defensive

High Risk, High Reward/Low Risk, Low Reward

Limited risk for saveable property only

Vigilant and measured risk to protect and rescue saveable lives

Act upon reported unsafe practices and conditions that can harm FFs. Stop, Evaluate and Decide

Maintain frequent 2-way comms and keep interior crews informed of changing conditions

Obtain frequent progress reports and revise action plan

Ensure accurate accountability of every FF

If after primary, little/no fire progress achieved, consider defensive

Always have RIT

Always have REHAB

17

What is size-up?

Systematic process of gathering and processing information to evaluate the situation and then translating that info into a plan.

18

When does size-up begin?

Initial call receipt

19

What is involved in a comprehensive evaluation of a situation?

What can be seen

Reasonable assumption of what can't be seen

Anticipation of what is likely to happen

20

When can a plan be adjusted?

When more information becomes available

21

What is one of the most significant factors in size-up?

Visualization

22

What is "softening a target"?

Applying water for 30-90 seconds into the compartment to slow fire progress and improve conditions

23

What is crucial with ventilation?

Evaluating fire conditions and co-ordinating with interior crews.

24

What smoke consideration should be given with new construction?

Fire may have become ventilation limited when no smoke showing or very slight smoke. Should increase officer's caution and awareness.

25

What is the 5 Step Size-up process?

Facts

Probabilities

Situation

Decision

Plan of operations

26

What is the National Fire Academy (3-step) Size-up process?

Preincident info

Initial Size-up

Ongoing Size-up

27

What is RECEO-VS?

Rescue

Exposures

Confinement

Extinguishment

Overhaul

Ventilation

Salvage

28

What is SLICE-RS?

Size-up

Locate

ID and control flow path

Cool space from safest location

Extinguish

Rescue

Salvage

29

What is OVEIS?

Oriented-Vent-Enter-Isolate-Search

30

Which direction are sides labeled A,B,C,D?

Clockwise

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