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Main purpose of fire department pumper
To provide water at an adequate pressure for fire streams.
NFPA 1901 standard for minimum pump capacities for fire department pumpers is?
750 gpm
Municipal fire departments rarely have pump capacities exceeding ____gpm.
What apparatus features all the standard engine company equipment , and also carrys a larger than standard amount of rescue and extrication equipment?
Rescue pumper
Municipal and industrial foam pumpers may be equipped with what type of foam systems?
-around the pump
-direct injection
-balanced pressure foam proportioning
-compressed-air foam
-or any combination of these
NFPA Standard for automotive fire apparatus
Standard pump capacities are found in increments of ___gpm.
Industrial fire pumpers frequently have pump capacities in excess of ____gpm.
Industrial foam pumpers are built according to the standards provided in chapter 11 of what NFPA standard?
Industrial foam pumpers equipped with fire pumps that range in capacity from ____gpm to ____gpm or greater.
Most industrial foam pumpers have large foam concentrate tanks on board that range from ___ - ____ gallons.
500-1500 gallons of concentrate.
With the use of articulating booms or telescoping pipes, hydraulically operated towers may be mounted on pumpers to form a what?
Combination unit
What is a scaled down version of a fire department pumper called?
Initial attack fire apparatus
Smaller quick-attack pumper designed to handle small fires that do not require the capacity or personnel needed for a larger pumper.
Mobile water supply apparatus are used to do what?
Transport water to areas beyond a water system or to areas where water supply is inadequate.
The most common size foam tanks for municipal fire apparatus range from __ to ___ gallons.
20-100 gallons of foam concentrate
Pumpers with elevated water devices typically range from what heights?
50-75 ft
Initial attack apparatus standards are contained in chapter 6 of what NFPA standard?
Apparatus,often meeting the requirements of a class A pumper, well suited for nuisance fires such as small grass and trash bin fires and for service calls that do not require the capacity and personnel of a full size class A pumper.
NFPA 1901 chapter 7 contains specific requirements for what type of apparatus?
Mobile Water Supply Apparatus
The size of the water tank specified on a mobile water supply apparatus depends on what variables?
-Bridge weight limits
-monetary constraints
-size of other mobile water supply apparatus in the area
Weight distribution and load requirements generally limit tank capacity of single rear axle vehicles to what?
1500 gallons
What are the two basic methods for which a mobile supply apparatus may be used?
-as a nurse tender
-in a water shuttle operation
Wildland fire apparatus are also known as what?
-Brush trucks
- brush breakers
- booster apparatus
Both NFPA 1500 and niosh prohibit firefighters from riding where on a vehicle?
The outside
According to NFPA 1901, to be a mobile supply apparatus it must carry at least how many gallons?
1000 gallons
Tandem rear axles, tri-axles or a tractor trailer design should be considered for tanks that exceed how many gallons?
1500 gallons
Apparatus designed to perform the functions of both pumper and mobile supply apparatus are?
Tactical tenders
Attack tankers
Wildland fire apparatus usually have pump capacities and water tank sizes of less than what?
500 gallons
Most wildland fire vehicles carry booster hose, forestry hose, or small diameter attack lines that typically range from _____to _____.
1 - 1½ inches
Booster tanks for wildland apparatus vary from as little as __ gallons to in excess of ____gallons
20-1000 gallons
The method by which ICS, as defined by NIMS, categorizes pumping apparatus (including water tenders) by capability is called?
Apparatus typing
Standard for aircraft rescue and fire fighting vehicles
NFPA 414
Local agencies divide their ARFF apparatus into what three general classifications?
-major fire fighting vehicles
-rapid intervention vehicles (RIV)
-combined agent vehicles
Fire boats have been built to deliver as much as _____gpm.
26,000 gpm
Standard for wildland fire apparatus
NFPA 1906
ARFFapparatus are used to provide immediate suppression of what?
Flammable liquid fires and spill vapors on airport properties
NFPA 414 classifies ARFF vehicles by what?
-agent or agents carried
-agent capacity
-number of drive wheels
What are the two fire fighting operations which fireboats are best suited for?
-pumping water through large master stream devices
-providing additional water for on-shore fire fighting operations
Fire boats commonly have individual master stream turrets that discharge ____ to ____ gpm.
2000 to 3000 gpm
An aerial apparatus with a pump should always be positioned with the ______ ______ in mind as the first priority.
Aerial device
NFPA 1901 specifies that the minimum pump capacity for an aerial apparatus shall be ___gpm @ ___psi.
250 gpm @ 150 psi
Units used on incidents that do not require full size ladder trucks that are typically equipped with small tanks (<300gal) and small pumps(<300gpm).
Ladder tender
Inverters are capable of providing ____ watts or more of electric power.
1,500 watts
Vehicle mounted generators generally have ___ and ___ volt capabilities; capacities up to _____ watts are common on pumpers.
110 and 220 volts

12,000 watts
What are the components necessary on an apparatus for it to be called a Quint?
-aerial device
-ground ladders
-fire pump
-water tank
-fire hose
According to NFPA 1901, if an apparatus is going to be considered a true Quint, it must have at least a ___gpm pump.
750 gpm
An inverter is a step-up transformer that converts the vehicle’s __ or __ volt DC current into ___ or ___ volt AC current.
12-24 volt DC
110-220 volt AC
Portable generators are designed with a variety of power capabilities, with ____ watts of power being the largest.
5,000 watts
Rescue vehicles generators can have capacities of _____ watts or more.
50,000 watts
Lighting equipment can be divided into what two categories?
Portable and fixed
Fixed mounted bank of lights generally has a capacity of ___ to ____ watts per light.
500-1,500 watts
Most hydraulic power units are not capable of operating the tool at full speed when the hose length between the pump and the tool exceeds how long?
100 ft.
Specifications for aircraft rescue and fire fighting vehicles are contained where?
NFPA 414
Portable lights generally range from ___ to ____ watts.
300-1000 watts
What are the four basic types of powered hydraulic tools used by the rescue service?
- spreaders
- shears
- combination spreader/shears
-extension rams
The minimum design specifications for most pumping apparatus are contained where?
NFPA 1901, standard for automotive fire apparatus
Specifications for wildland fire fighting vehicles are contained Where?
NFPA 1906