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Which lane is to be used and when?

Left lane, when responding to and returning from calls and conducting driver training


What considerations should be taken in icy/slippery road conditions?

Jake brake on low or off


What must occur when crossing on a red signal or stop sign?

Come to complete stop

Establish eye contact with other drivers

Wait for Captain to communicate way is clear

Wait 2 seconds, then proceed with caution


When should Captain be involved with driving?

To establish that way is clear when proceeding through red/stop sign and turning in front of stopped vehicles


Which apparatus should be used as a blocker truck at an MVC?

First arriving should be placed in such a manner as to provide a safe working zone, considering an extra lane be blocked where possible


What is the distances to use when setting blocker vehicles?

30m plus 4 metres for every 10km/h of posted speed. Expand this zone when inclement conditions are present


When should police be notified for traffic control?

When there is encroachment into a live lane of traffic


What should a Captain ensure his crew wears at MVC scenes?

HVSA (high-vis safety apparel)


What distance buffer should be used with cones and live traffic?

0.5 metres


What is the maximum cone spacing?

3 metres


How many lanes should be allowed for same-direction vehicle traffic

1 lane maximum where possible


What steps should be taken if train tracks are involved in an MVC?

Contact fire control and have them advise to shut down train traffic until issue is resolved. Apparatus is never to be parked on tracks


When dealing with high speed roadways, how should blocker vehicles be positioned?

Protecting one extra lane than affected by collision. Lane+1 blocking


When should cones be deployed on 90km/h+ roadways?

Never, unless traffic speed has slowed, extra channeling is required or IC says so


What are the considerations for Aerial placement?

Required operations
Placement near structure corner
Overhead obstructions
Outrigger space
Exclusion zones
Level and stable when possible. When not, work off high side
Asphalt condition causing instability (hot, soft)
Soft earth/erosion from hydrants or rain
Frozen ground thawing from apparatus heat
Retaining wall height
Open construction
Underground parking
Underground drains/sewers


Who can deem whether an elevated device is to be manned or unmanned?

IC or sector officer


What should the safe working distance be between aerial ops and personnel?

10 metres


What considerations should be given prior to deploying an elevated stream INTO a building?

Whether personnel have exited or, given the size of the building, their location


What speed winds stops aerial operations?

55 km/h


How much pressure on an aerial ladder after bedding?

1000-1200 psi


What are the Captain's duties for Apparatus, Equipment and station inspections?

Report urgent/safety issues to DC and A&M immediately

Ensure their section of Daily report, section B, is completed ASAP

Ensure all personnel complete their inspection reports

Ensure Defective/Missing form is completed when required via Sharepoint

Ensure apparatus inspected as per Apparatus Inspection Schedule

Remove any apparatus with Major Defect from service and notify DC, Comms and A&M immediately

Ensure weeklies are submitted every Sunday

Ensure monthlies are done and uploaded to Sharepoint on the 1st of each month

Ensure station duties are completed


Who should be appointed for tanker operations?

Water Supply Officer


What is to be worn if drafting from a static water source?



How many tankers will be involved, at minimum, should BFES require a tanker shuttle?


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