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1

What is the definition of explosives?

Any material that is capable of undergoing a self contained and self sustained exothermic chemical reaction at a rate that is sufficient to produce substantial pressure.

2

Explosive hazards are identified as?

Yankee Hazard

3

What are the two types of explosive materials?

Detonating and deflagrating

4

How far away can radio controlled explosive be detonated from

60 meters

5

How are will crews identify explosive hazards.

7.2d
ORD
Fire safety
Local Authority
HSE

6

What is the sign for a yankee hazard on the MDT

Red triangle with black exclamation mark

7

On arrivial where should the appliance be sited

At a suitable distance from the known explosive hazard

8

What information must the IC obtain upon arrival about the explosives

Type
Quantity
Location
Storage
Involment
Site plans
Fixed installation
Safety control measures
Separation

9

When explosives are confirmed involved what must the IC do

Send priority message "explosives confirmed involved "

10

Maximum storage amounts

Fireworks domestic shop 250kg in ISO container.
Gun enthusiast 20kg of black powder

11

Hazard zones

200 meters for 250kg (small car)
600 meters for 251kg - 2000kg and military explosives HD1
1000 meters for explosives over 2000kg

12

Who can advise the OIC

HMEPO

13

When dealing with IED explosives who takes the lead

Police

14

What distance must radios not be used in from the explosive materials

60 meters

15

What distance cant radios be used for military explosives

600m

16

What can identify a vehicle carrying explosives

Orange plate fixed to front and rear