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    What is the purpose of a primary search?
    Ummmm to find any victims in the building?
    What is the purpose of a secondary search?
    To find the seat of the fire?

    What is an inverter?
    A inverter is used to convert Direct Current to 60 hertz Alternateing current. (60 hertz would be the most common you would use.)

    What is a generator?
    It moves electrons(electricity) via stationary oppisite pole magnets and a interior rotateing copper coil.

    Name 3 types of jacks?
    Screw jack,bottle jack,air jack

    Name 2 ways to stabilize a vehicle?
    Cribbbing,tieing to a secure stationary objects


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    Originally posted by dfdex1

    What are the the knots used when hoisting a axe?
    figure 8 on bite and half hitch.
    Just crusing the Q and A here. I found a
    "larks foot" works great on the axe.

    -Bou

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    Originally posted by dfdex1
    What is the purpose of a primary search?
    Ummmm to find any victims in the building?
    What is the purpose of a secondary search?
    To find the seat of the fire?
    A primary search is done usually before or during any attack on the fire takes place and its purpose is to find victims and let the IC know of fire conditions inside the building. The primary search must be done quickly, yet thorough.

    A secondary search is done after the fire is under control. Its purpose is to ensure that all victims are found. The secondary search is done by somebody other than those who did the primary search.

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    SFD and CalFFBou,

    i want to thank you both for the post!! Especially the
    knots answer because lord knows I am NO expert on that.(Just enough
    to tie my shoes and secure things....most of the time)
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    Originally posted by CALFFBOU


    Just crusing the Q and A here. I found a
    "larks foot" works great on the axe.

    -Bou

    Off the top of my head, but out of the Essentials Guide 4th Edition, for an Axe would be as follows.

    Gerth Hitch around the handle at the head, loop the working end around the bottom of the head, and finsih with 2 half hitch along the handle. And don't forget your Over Hand Safty knot at the girth hitch with the stnading end of the rope.

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    Originally posted by Airborne



    Off the top of my head, but out of the Essentials Guide 4th Edition, for an Axe would be as follows.

    Gerth Hitch around the handle at the head, loop the working end around the bottom of the head, and finsih with 2 half hitch along the handle. And don't forget your Over Hand Safty knot at the girth hitch with the stnading end of the rope.

    Never knew there were so many ways to raise an ax...here we use a bowline over the head with a couple half hitches up the handle for stabilization.

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    Heck who needs a rope we just chunk the ax up there and then duck...eventually it sticks and the public loves to watch the fireman on the roof try to catch the handle

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    I'd rather take the time to use the rope, rather than having an 8 pound sharp metal object flying twards me!

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    Hey ff7134, how bout some wildfire/brush fire questions, after all it is that season now!.

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    i just want to say thanks for having these quizes... i know im not answering anything... because i dont know anything really... but i am learning

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    yea it is that season here at West Webster we had a big wildland fire took about 2-3 hour to get it out. there was also a house that was on fire. for pics www.mcfw.com the call came in at 5ish and i left around 12ish with the rest of the guys/gals from my dept.

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    Default Wildfire Time

    What are the 3 factors that affect wildland fires?

    What are the 3 types of fuels for wildland fires?

    Explain the 3 types?

    What are the 5 characteristics that affect burning in wildfires?

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    What are the 3 factors that affect wildland fires?
    wind,weather, and elavation?

    What are the 3 types of fuels for wildland fires?
    liveing,dead, and man made things?

    Explain the 3 types?
    liveing as like trees,bushes, and grass dead as like dead trees,bushes, and grass. man made like homes and buildings?

    What are the 5 characteristics that affect burning in wildfires?
    wind speed/direction,uphill/downhill

    these r all guesses

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    Default Wildfire Answers

    What are the 3 factors that determine wildfire behavior?
    -fuel, weather, topography

    What are 3 types of fuels? Explain the types?
    -Subsurface: roots, peat, duff, and other types of partially decomposed organic matter that lie under the surface of the ground

    -Surface: needles, twigs, grass, brush(up to 6ft), downed limbs, any
    flammable adjacent to the surface of the ground

    -Aerial: suspended and upright fuels(over 6ft) trees, moss, that allows air to freely circulate freely between the ground.

    What are the 5 characteristics of fire fuels?
    -fuel size
    -Compactness
    -continuity
    -volume
    -fuel moisture content
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    What is "aspect"?

    What are the the 10 parts of a wild fire?

    Explain the 10 parts?

    What are "FIRE ORDERS"?


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    Well no one answered these questions. Well heres the answers.

    What is aspect? its the compass direction that a slope faces

    What are the parts of a wildfire and what are they?
    -Origin: the area a fire started
    -Head:is the part of the fire that spreads most rapidly
    -perimeter:is the outer edge of the fire..the fire edge
    -finger: are long narrow strips of fire extending from the main body
    -heel: side opposite of the head
    -flanks: are the sides of the fire, roughly parallel the main direction of spread
    -islands: unburned areas inside the fire perimeter
    -spot fire: are caused by flying embers landing outside the main fire
    -green: area of unburned fuels
    -black: area of burned fuels..the area you fight the fire from most of the time.

    FIRE ORDERS

    F-ight fire aggresivly but provide for safety first
    I-nitiate all action based on current and expected behavior
    R-ecognize current weather conditions and obtain forcast
    E-nsure instructions are given and understood

    O-btain current info on fire status
    R-emain in communications with crew members, your supervisor, and
    adjoining forces
    D-etermine safety zones and escape routes
    E-stablish lookouts in potentially hazardous situations
    R-etain control at all times
    S-tay alert, keep calm, think clearly, act decisivly
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    FIRE ORDERS That is a nifty accronym, Some one should start a thread if there is not already one, that Highlights some of hte more common and uncommonly used Fire Fighter Related Accronyms.

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    Default Air bags/Rescue

    What are the 3 types of airbags?

    How many airbags can you stack safely??

    What is packaging?

    What is the difference between laminated and tempered glass?

    Define pancake, v-shape, lean-to, and catileaver collapse?
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    1.
    2.2 with the largest on the bottom
    3. packaging is getting a patient on the backboard and putting a collar on them and any other necessary things for thier injuries
    4. laminated glass is the glass found in cars wihich is two pieces of glass put togehter with some kind of film in between them, i think. and tempered glass is the kind of glass found in a window in a home.
    5. pancake is when the structure collapses and falls straight down ontop of itself.V shape - i dunno. lean to -when the strucutres leans to a side and eventually falls.
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    i think v-shape is where the roof falls in the middle but is still held up on the end by the walls?

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