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BSODFRES personnel with known allergies to insect stings should notify their ____ _______.

In the event that a BSODFRES member with a known allergy to insect stings is dispatched to an insect-related call, that person will remain

immediate supervisor

in the staging area and will not become involved in victim rescue or any
other situation where there is a higher than normal possibility of insect stings


When responding to an incident where swarming insects are involved directly, or
indirectly, the mission of the BSODFRES is to:

rescue the individual(s) from immediate danger and provide emergency treatment.


BSODFRES personnel respond to bee and swarming insect incidents that threaten public safety. BSODFRES will not respond

to “pest control” calls (i.e. the killing
of bees or other pests that are not posing an immediate threat to the public).


Responding units shall proceed to the scene being cautious not to commit
themselves in the path of the insects (approximately ___ _____ ____).

Loud noises may aggravate the insects; therefore, cessation of

150’ from the swarm

audible warning devices
when nearing the reported location is strategically indicated


BSODFRES personnel may be asked to mitigate a swarm of stinging insects on public or private property. If no eminent threat exists on private property, the property owner shall be advised __ _ __ __ _ .
If a similar request is made regarding public property, and only if it can occur in accordance with _____ may personnel proceed.

Final clarification regarding such actions, if necessary, shall be at the discretion of the____ ___ ___.

to obtain the services of a licensed insect (bee)
removal service.


district Battalion Chief


Upon arrival at an insect/bee incident, the 1st arriving company officer will:

determine if there is need for med attention

prepare crew in proper PPE

designate a Level 2 staging area up to approximately ¼ mile away.


entry personnel donned in appropriate PPE should advance with appropriate resources:as..

Delivery of 1 ¾” fog flowing 3% (AFFF) “grounding” the
swarming insects and victim extraction
A hose line should be advanced in a quick pace in the air in a sweeping motion surrounding the firefighter


If a hive or colony is obviously nearby with insects swarming out towards the victim and/or fire fighters, it is appropriate to spray the hive or colony
using a ____ ____ ___ _______ in order to stop the onslaught of bees.

Priority is ___ ____, and hives or colonies should_______

combination of fog and straight streams

victim rescue

not be actively searched out


Africanized honeybees have the ability to
pursue the victim(s) and rescuers for up to a ___

¼ mile.


Upon successful victim extraction and “grounding” of swarming insects in
the immediate area, response crews shall relocate to the __ ___

Staging Area.


The foam shall continue to be sprayed into the air, on fire fighters and the
patient while __________ safe distance of approximately 150’ from the swarm

fire fighters retreat to a minimum


Upon identifying the location of a swarm of insects, in particular Africanized honeybees, the IC shall notify:

The local Dept of Agriculture, Health Dept, and State Warning Point.


In Major Swarming Stinging Insects. Incident Command shall request representatives from the

Agricultural and
Health Department in establishing a Unified Command to develop an
appropriate Incident Action Plan (IAP) to mitigate the situation


- An odorless, colorless, flammable poison gas produced as a byproduct of incomplete combustion with an auto-ignition temp of approximately 1,292 degrees Fahrenheit.

Carbon Monoxide


The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that an average of __ ____die each year from unintentional exposure to carbon monoxide associated with consumer products.

140 people


Consumer Product Safety Commission staff are aware, through police, medical examiner and news reports of at least 32 CO deaths related to ____ ______ from October 1 through December 31, 2006

portable generators


A measurement of ___ ______ or greater is a confirmation of CO poisoning.

10% carboxyhemoglobin (COHb)


CO poisoning can occur when exposed to:

-70 ppm CO for slightly more than 3 hours
-150 ppm CO for 50 minutes
-400 ppm CO for 15 minutes


These benchmarks are built into industry standards for CO alarms.

1. A CO alarm must sound at exposures predicted to reach 10% COHb in ___ ____

2. A CO alarm can not sound with exposed to __ __ for fewer than thirty
days or at __ ____for less than one hour.

heavily exercising individuals

30 ppm

70 ppm


Keeping a person’s COHb below ___ is recognized as a method of protecting
healthy adults against the harmful effects of CO.



Fire fighters are
prone to high CO levels during the salvage and overhaul phases and shall utilize __ ___.

full PPE


During the CO investigation process, occupants should be evacuated from the
residence or structure. Leave all outside doors and windows ____.



Identify any areas of the structure with measured CO levels of:

1. 30 ppm or higher.
2. Less than 30 ppm.


Once the source of the elevated CO is located, then correct the problem by

either turning off the appliance or removing the source.


Potential sources of elevated CO include:

a. Gas appliances.
b. Internal combustion engines (lawnmowers, generators, vehicles
idling in garage, etc.).
c. Charcoal grill.


After ventilating, when the monitor shows levels of CO below 30 ppm, occupants can __ __ ___.

If the monitor shows a CO level below 30 ppm and the household CO alarm is still sounding, then inform the occupant that their CO detector requires ___ ___ ____

can return to the home

servicing or replacement


Should an occupant ask about proper CO alarm installation

CO alarm be installed in the hallway outside the bedrooms in each separate sleeping area of the home CO alarms may be installed into a plug-in receptacle or high on the
wall because CO from any source will be well mixed with the air in the house. Ensure furniture or draperies do not cover the alarm.


The BSODFRES does not practice unit
responses and/or operations for public service lockouts where a.

true emergency
does not exist


If a person or animal is locked in a vehicle and can not unlock the door, the
company officer will immediately determine if this ____ ___ __ ____.

occupant is in any danger


If the occupant is in danger, the company officer will take immediate measures, including the ___ ___ ____ if necessary to remove the occupant from harm.

breaking of a window