What are the three fireground priorities?
During any incident, you have three strategic priorities: life safety, incident stabilization and property conservation. During many incidents, property conservation is not an issue for the fire department (example: trench rescue). The order of these strategic priorities never changes; life safety is always number one.
Which NFPA standard states that individual responders are responsible for communicating their rehab needs to their supervisor?
Section 8.9. 4 states that each member at an incident has the responsibility of communicating their rehabilitation needs to their supervisor (National Fire Protection Association, 2006, p. 26).
What does an NFPA physical consist of?
Most of the physical consists of a battery of tests, including vital signs, bloodwork, urinalysis, spirometry, hearing and vision tests, ECG/stress test, etc.
What is structural PPE?
Structural firefighting PPE is designed to protect the firefighter from immense heat generated from fires burning within enclosed areas, as well as protect them from threats of falling man-made objects and structures.
What do the NFPA 1582 physical fitness requirements say?
NFPA 1582 requires grip strength to be measured using a Jamar Hydraulic Hand Dynamometer. The test simply involves gripping the dynamometer as hard as possible to measure the force of one’s grip. A firefighter candidate will get three attempts on each hand, with the highest score of either hand recorded as the result.
What are the seven sides of a fire?
Command must consider the seven sides (or sectors) of the fire: front, rear, both sides, top, bottom, and interior. Fires cannot be considered under control until all seven sides are addressed. Failure to address all seven sides will frequently result in fire extension.
What is the difference between firefighter 1 and 2?
The Firefighter 1 and Firefighter 2 Certifications use job performance requirements to measure the knowledge and skills needed as a firefighter. The Firefighter 1 Certificate covers basic fire service qualifications, while the Firefighter 2 Certificate involves more specialized areas and command.
What do you wear under wildland PPE?
It is recommended that employees wear a short sleeved t-shirt, underwear and socks under fire clothing and boots. T-shirts and underwear should be 100% cotton or a 100% flame-resistant blend. Socks should be cotton, wool or a blend of flame resistant fibers.