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    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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    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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    41230, the answer to number 1 is high pressure and low pressure, I think. The answer to number 4 is that laminated glass has a layer of plastic over it so the glass doesn't shatter and go everywhere. Tempered glass is heat treated to increase strength and flexibility.
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    The Answers:

    What are the 3 types of airbags? low pressure, medium pressure, high pressure

    How many airbags van you stack? 2

    What is packaging? (according to IFSTA) wounds have been bandaged, fracures splinted, and the pt. body has been immobilized to reduce further injury.

    What is the difference between laminated and tempered glass?
    -Laminated: aka Safety glass, is 2 sheets of glass that are bonded
    with a sheet of plastic. The glass sandwiches the plastic
    -Tempered: is glass that will fracture and the cracks will spread throughout the entire plate. Most commonly used on side windows of cars

    Define the different types of Collapse?

    Pancake-is a simultaneous failure of 2 exterior walls causeing the floors to collapse one on top of the other-least likely to have void spaces

    V-shaped-occurs when the outer wall remains intact and the flors/roof fail in the middle- good chance of void spaces

    Lean-to-outer wall fail while the other remains intact and the roof/floors collapse on top- great likely hood of voids

    Cantilever- occurs when the side wall of a multistory building collapse leaving the floors attached and exposed- good chance for voids
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    What is Shoring?

    What is Tunneling?

    What is the "rule of thumb" for a safe area when working with downed power lines?

    What is a water rescue?

    What is a water recovery?
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    What is the "rule of thumb" for a safe area when working with downed power lines?
    stay away and keep people away?

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    What is a water rescue?
    WHen you rescue a living poerson from a body of water.

    What is a water recovery?
    when you recover a dead body from the water

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    Originally posted by Quigger
    stay away and keep people away?
    The question is referring to the area (as in distance) between the downed power lines & any personel. The rule of thumb for the area to keep away from downed power lines is a distance equal to one span between 2 poles.

    When dealing with ANY situation where power lines are involved be sure to treat all lines as if they are energized. Adding to your answer, keep all people (civilians & emergency personel) approx. 1 span between poles away from the power lines.

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    Stupidly, I have walked right into a live line and didn't get shocked. I was told it wasn't live but it was.
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    The answers:

    What is shoring? any of a variety of means by which unstable structures can be stabilized

    What is tunneling? is removing smaller rubble and debris to create a path to a victim with a known location

    What is the Rule of thumb for downed power lines? alwyas think that lines are energized, always stay the span of one set of poles from the line

    What is a rescue? the victim is stranded, floundering, or has been submerged for a short period of time < half hour

    What is a recovery? is where a victim has been submerged for > a half hour
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    More rescue:

    What are the 3 guidelines in water rescue?

    What are the 5 considerations for an industrial rescue?

    What is your duties in an elevator rescue?
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    WAHOOOOO! finally something Im good at. OK, for the water rescue, I`m a lifeguard, and 3 guidelines are, visually assess vic., determine rescue type( go pull him up, extend rescue device, how are you going to get vic into water craft[if available]) and finally, treat injury(ies) as seen necessary. Elevator rescue,: keep vics calm, determine if any inj., dont fall, , open doors above floor they are stuck in, open hatch, remove vic(s)
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