Flashcards in EVIP, Zone 3 Roadway Deck (40)
How early should the siren be in wail mode?
300 feet prior to intersection
How early should siren be in yelp mode?
150 feet prior to intersection
How early should you signal turning?
100 feet prior to intersection
When are emergency vehicles exempt from the law?
When in emergency mode
When can an emergency vehicle proceed past a steady red signal or stop sign?
Only after slowing down as may be necessary for safe operation
When can an emergency vehicle exceed the maximum speed limit?
So long as he does not endanger life or property
When are exceptions to driving rules allowed?
When audible signals are sounded while in motion as may be reasonably necessary
An emergency vehicle operator has a duty to drive...
With due regard for the safety of all persons
What does "due regard" mean?
A reasonably careful person, performing similar duties and under similar circumstances, would act in the same manner
Standard Operating Procedure: internally generated and fairly rigid
Standard Operating Guideline: internally generated, a guideline
Average driver's reaction time
3/4 of a second
What is the rule for following vehicles?
Two-second plus rule
Following distance if following an unusual vehicle, if your vehicle is large or heavy, or if not adequately maintained
Following distance if road surface is loose or slippery, wet, dirt, or gravel, if vision is obscured, or if you are not fully alert
Following distance if packed snow or ice
When speed doubles, braking distance ______
More than quadruples
Hand placement on steering wheel
3 and 9 o'clock
How are lanes numbered?
Outside lane = lane 1 (shoulder). Numbered sequentially to the inside lane (median).
Temporary Traffic Control Zone
Notification procedures that advise approaching motorists to transition from normal driving status to that required by the TTCZ.
The action of merging several lanes of moving traffic on the upstream side of the incident into fewer moving lanes
Cones that extend from the taper cones along the lane striping to extend the temporary traffic control zone
The protected work area shielded by the block from apparatus
Area downstream of the incident that returns traffic to normal flow
Minimum dispatch for LAR responses
2 apparatus with at least 1 engine or ladder
Wheel direction for blocking
Turn front wheels away from firefighters
Consideration for MVA in middle lanes
3rd fire apparatus
Cone placement rules
One firefighter placing/picking up cones, second firefighter spotting