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FFHB - Chapter 14

True/False
Indicate whether the sentence or statement is true or false.
 

 1. 

Pompier ladders are approved for use by the NFPA Standard 1931.
 

 2. 

Discoloration indicates heat damage to the ladder.
 

 3. 

The NFPA standard that covers Standard on Design and Verification Tests for Fire Department Ground Ladders is NFPA 1921.
 

Multiple Choice
Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 4. 

You and another firefighter are raising a ladder for access to a roof. The tip of the ladder should extend approximately ____ rung(s) above the roof level.
a.
1
d.
7
b.
2
e.
10
c.
5
 

 5. 

Which of the following is incorrect?
a.
All overhead obstructions must be considered when placing a ladder.
b.
The ground underneath the ladder should be level.
c.
Ladders are not electrical conductors.
d.
When working off a ladder, it is imperative that the firefighter be secured to the ladder with a ladder belt or safety harness.
e.
The load limits of a ladder should be understood by the firefighter.
 

 6. 

The ____ is used to secure the firefighter to the ladder when both hands must be used to perform a task and a ladder belt is not available.
a.
arm lock
d.
leg lock
b.
ladder clip
e.
elbow lock
c.
halyard
 

 7. 

At least ____ should be in contact with the ladder or the objective at all times when practical.
a.
one hand
d.
three limbs
b.
two hands
e.
two legs
c.
one leg
 

 8. 

You want to inform the aerial ladder operator to increase the length and reach of the ladder. What is the proper instruction you would use?
a.
Raise the ladder.
d.
Rotate the ladder.
b.
Lower the ladder.
e.
Retract the ladder.
c.
Extend the ladder.
 

 9. 

Pawls, rung locks, and ladder locks are also names for ____.
a.
dogs
c.
shoes
b.
pads
d.
spurs
 

 10. 

The distance between the ground and the point of contact with the structure is called the ____.
a.
tip arc
c.
raising concept
b.
turntable
d.
working length
 



 
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