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1

What could cause a life safety rope to be taken out of service?

Exposure to chemicals or abrasion, use in an actual life safety operation, and overloading or shocking the rope.

2

What is the safety factor of life safety rope?

15:1

3

Which his the NFPA standard on life safety rope and equipment for emergency services?

NFPA 1983

4

What does a becket bend do?

Ties two ends of ropes together

5

Which know is used to tie to an object without an open end?

Clove hitch- closed

6

Used with an open end to slide the hitch over

Clove hitch-open

7

Define: Running End

The rest of the rope used for hoisting, pulling, etc...

8

Define: Standing End

The part of the rope above or below the knot

9

Define: Working end

The part of the rope used to tie the know itself.

10

Natural fiber ropes are resistant to abrasion. T/F?

False

11

Polyester rope has a relatively low stretch under load, but does not hold up well if a shock load is applied. T/F?

False

12

Ropes should be inspected after every use. It is recommended the ropes have a usage inspection card. T/F?

True

13

Static (low stretch) rope is used in most fire department applications. T/F?

True