Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Unit 4 Quiz: Fire Shelter | S-130 Firefighter Training (Online Component) 2008 v2

  1. Fire shelters are designed to minimize burns and prevent asphyxiation from hot gases. Identify the main type of heat that fire shelters are designed to reflect.
    • Radiant

  2. You should wear your fire shelter in a position on your web gear or fireline pack where
    • you can get it out quickly even while running.

  3. Identify THREE situations when you should replace your fire shelter.
    • Storage bag has turned gray.
    • Tears exceeding 1/4 inch (6 mm) are detected along folded edges.
    • Foil is missing in lengths of 1/2 inch (13 mm) or more.

  4.  Identify FOUR techniques to ensure your survival while inside a deployed fire shelter.
    • Scoop out as much dirt as you can where your head is
    • Press your face to the ground to breathe
    • Use hold-down straps and turned-in skirt for holding shelter to the ground
    • Wear gloves inside the shelter

  5.  Select TWO aspects of situational awareness serving to prevent you from having to deploy your fire shelter.
    • Establish escape routes throughout the day
    • Post lookouts

  6. Identify FOUR good places to locate your fire shelter.
    • In burned areas with no reburn potential
    • In wide control lines
    • In areas with light fuels
    • In natural firebreaks

  7. All of the following are good places to deploy a fire shelter, EXCEPT
    • heavily trafficked roads

  8.  Entrapment is imminent and you need to deploy a fire shelter fast! You should
    • drop excess gear immediately.

  9.  The order has come in to deploy fire shelters. Place the fire shelter deployment steps in order.
    • Step 1 → Remove shelter from packaging
    • Step 2 → Open and shake out shelter completely
    • Step 3 → Stand inside opened shelter
    • Step 4 → Get into a face-down position with your feet toward the fire
    • Step 5 → Use your head and extremities to secure the edges of the shelter
    • Step 6 → Push out the top and sides of shelter to maximize insulating space

  10.  Deploying fire shelters in windy conditions can be tricky. Select THREE steps for deploying fire shelters during a strong wind.
    • Lie on your back or sit with your head toward the wind
    • Allow the wind to fill the shelter with air
    • Insert your boots inside the straps at the bottom of the shelter to secure it


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