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Flashcards in Phase I, Block VI - Firefighting Fundamentals Deck (9)
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1

What is the primary duty of a firefighter?

Save lives

2

What is the secondary responsibility of a firefighter?

Extinguish fires and limit the damage to aircraft, airfield structures, and/or shipboard and airfield installed equipment.

3

What are the three elements in a fire triangle?

- Heat
- Fuel
- Oxygen

4

What are the four elements in a fire tetrahedron?

- Heat
- Fuel
- Oxygen
- Chemical chain reaction

5

What are the four classes of fire?

- Class Alpha
- Class Bravo
- Class Charlie
- Class Delta

6

What is a Class Alpha fire and what is used to fight this type of fire?

- Combustible materials that produce ash (word, cloth, textiles and fibrous materials, paper)
- Water (H2O) or Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF)

7

What is a Class Bravo fire and what is used to fight this type of fire?

- Flammable liquid substances (gasoline, jet fuels, oil, petroleum based products)
- Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF), Halon 1211, Purple K Powder (PKP), Carbon Dioxide (CO2)

8

What is a Class Charlie fire and what is used to fight this type of fire?

- Electrical fire
- If energized use CO2, halon, PKP, and H2O in fog patterns with minimum distance of 4 ft.
- If de-energized treat as Class A, B, or D fire

9

What is a Class Delta fire and what is used to fight this type of fire?

- Combustible metals (magnesium, titanium)
- H2O in large quantities in high velocity fog, apply water from safe distance or from behind shelter as small explosions can occur