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    Cool Explorer Quizing Begins via the Crusties

    Ok ladies and gentleman, lets start a new Quiz starting at
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    -Intro to Firefighting:

    Define unity of command?

    Define span of control?

    -Fire Behavior:

    Name 6 types of energy?

    Name 3 types of heat transfer?

    What is an oxidizing agent?

    What is smoke?

    What type of heat is caused when filling an air bottle?
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    I guess we are starting a new post about this. I will come back later with answers.
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    Thumbs up kneading the dough!

    Name 6 types of energy.
    Chemical
    Elelectrical
    Mechanical
    Nuclear
    Solar
    I could think of only the 5 with out going in to a subcatagory of one of them.

    Name 3 types of heat transfer?
    Conduction
    Convection
    Radiation

    What type of heat is caused when filling an air bottle?
    Mechaincal generated by compression.

    What is an oxidizing agent?
    It is a chemical that provides oxygen to allow combustion.

    What is smoke?
    Smoke is the particulate,chemical by-products and heat of combustion?

    Define unity of command? Had a idea but not a good answer to these so I tracked it down.
    "Unity of command is the principle that a person can report to only one supervisor. Directly ,each subordinate reports to only one boss;however indirectly ,everyone reports to the fire chief through the chain of command."

    "Span of control is the number of personnel one individual can effectively manage."

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    Very good.

    What is Smoke?? Simply put..incomplete combustion


    Types of Energy: chemical, mechanical, electrical, heat
    light, nuclear



    So the questions begin.
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    What are the 5 stages of fire?

    List 3 signs of a potential backdraft?

    List 4 ways to put out a fire?



    -Building Construction-
    List the 5 types of building construction?



    What are the characteristics of the 5 types?
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    What are the 5 stages of fire?
    Inncipient
    Rollover
    Free burning
    Flash over
    Hot smoldering

    List 3 signs of a potential backdraft?
    Blackend glass
    Dense black smoke
    No visable flame

    List 4 ways to put out a fire?
    Take away oxygen
    Take away fuel
    Cool fuel below explosive/flammable limit
    Inhibit chemical chain reaction

    Darn it! that building construction class is in two weeks!

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    Anyone else?????? I guess I'll give you some more time!
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    More of your favorite questions in Building Construction!!!

    What is a Partition Wall?

    What is a Party Wall(no smart comments)?

    What are the 2 factors that determine the reaction of wood infire conditions?

    What is a cantilever wall?

    What is a veneer wall?

    What are some signs of weakness in masonry structures?
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    What is a Partition Wall?
    A wall that speartes two different rooms,but dont always goto the cieling???

    What are some signs of weakness in masonry structures?
    Cracks,missing morter,leaning.

    What are the 2 factors that determine the reaction of wood infire conditions? Ummmm, Exposure and dryness/age?

    Ill just sit and ponder the rest of the questions.
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    DFD you must bethe only one who want to expand your knowledge.
    Stand by for more questions and answers.
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    5 Types of Building Construction

    Type 1- Fire Resistive
    has structural member, including walls, columns, beams, floors, and
    roofs made of noncombustible or limited combustible materials
    (ie lots of concrete or brick)

    Type 2- Noncombustible or limited combustible
    same as fire resistive except it may use wood for roofing or in other
    parts of construction lowering isresistance to fire(ie some limited use of wood)

    Type 3- Ordinary Constuction
    interior structural memebers including walls, columns, beams, floors and roofs may be made of wood(ie lots of wood)

    Type 4- Heavy Timber
    Mainly a Type 2 except it uses large dimension wood timbers (ie old warehouses)

    Type 5- Wood Frame
    Wood used throughout the structure(ie homes)

    2 factors that determine the reaction of wood to fire:
    the size of the wood, and moisture content

    Cantilever wall: free-standing fire walls commonly found on large churches and shopping

    Veneer wall: decorative covering on a wall, has no load bearing use

    Party wall:it supports 2 adjacent structures, load bearing wall
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    And More Building construction:

    What happens to steel in fire conditions?

    List 5 signs of possible building collapse?


    Portable Extinguishers:

    What NFPA code states the minimum amount and type of extinguishers
    on appartus?

    Waht are those types??
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    What happens to steel in fire conditions?
    Steel in fire conditions after a while will start to lose strength and start bending.

    List 5 signs of possible building collapse?
    Unusaul leaning,Bowed out side walls,doors that wont open,creaking and cracking sound and bowing support beams.

    What NFPA code states the minimum amount and type of extinguishers
    on appartus?
    I went to there site and the only thing I could find about extingushers was NFPA-10 codes for portable extinguishers but it didnt go into detail cause im not a member,but it doesnt sound right to me. I think that number should be up in the 1400's. I will say that you need 3 extinguishers minimum.CO2,water can and dry chem.

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    ff7134 i dont think he is the only 1 learning anything cuz i just did.

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    Quigger,

    Glad to see someone else posting here!! Keep watching for more info.
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    What NFPA standard requires extinguishers? NFPA 1901

    What are the required ones? dry chem 80 B:C CO2 10B:C
    2 1/2 gal. water

    What happens to steel in fires? the steel elongates when heated
    (ie a 50 ft beam will stretch 4 incheswhen heated to 1000 degrees

    what are signs of collapse?
    -cracks/seperations in walls,floors,ceilings, and roofs
    -use of tie rods(ie stars on the outside)
    -loose bricks,blocks, or stones falling from the building
    -deteriorated mortar
    -walls that lean
    -structural members that are distorted
    -fire beneath floors with heavy weight loads
    -prolonged fire exposure to structural members
    -unusual noises
    -structural members pulling away from walls


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    Ropes and Knots

    What are the 2 classifications of ropes?

    What is the NFPA standard for rope?

    What are the 2 types of rope?

    What are the 4 types of rope construction?

    What are the the knots used when hoisting a axe?

    What are the knots used when hoisting a dry hoseline?

    What are the knots used when hoisting a charged hoseline?

    By the way these are questions from the skill sheets in IFSTA.
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    What are the 2 classifications of ropes?
    Static and dynamic.

    What is the NFPA standard for rope?
    1983?

    What are the 2 types of rope?
    Natural fiber,Synthetic fiber

    What are the 4 types of rope construction?
    Laid,braided,braid on braid,kernmantle

    What are the the knots used when hoisting a axe?
    figure 8 on bite and half hitch.

    What are the knots used when hoisting a charged hoseline?
    Clove hitch, half hitch?????

    By the way these are questions from the skill sheets in IFSTA.
    LOL I need to buy the essentials ever since mine "went" missing after loaning it out.

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    Very good DFD!
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    Rescue:

    What is the purpose of a primary search?

    What is the purpose of a secondary search?

    What is an inverter?

    What is a generator?

    Name 3 types of jacks?

    Name 2 ways to stabilize a vehicle?
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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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