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Complete the following sentences using the provided phrase bank to demonstrate your knowledge of low head dam (weir) hazards and rescue techniques:
Low head dams are particularly dangerous river features. They [A] water on the face of the dam which then [B] creating a boil line creates an upstream flow, as well as a downstream flow. Buoyant objects that enter these features including boats and people are often trapped in this feature. The greater the height of the dam face (vertical drop) and distance between the dam face to the boil line, the [C] the hazard of entrapment.
Using the below images, what statements are examples of flood/swiftwater hazards?
What is the correct statement relating to medical considerations for flood rescue?
Using the International Scale of River Difficulty, this flow would be considered…
When determining whether to move the mode of operation from rescue to recovery, the most influential factors to be considered are generally?
What are good examples of reach based water rescue methods or techniques?
For working in the warm zone, the minimum PPE is?
Correctly match these watercraft to the respective description:
What does this signal typically mean?
What does this signal typically mean?
What are some good safety practices when commanding swiftwater rescue operations?
In this picture, the main water feature is known as a?
With flood water going through this fence, such a water feature would be called a?
In responding to a call with a person that has been sucked into a storm drain, with their chest and head still above the water, but with water flowing around them still, some initial actions that would be considered reasonable include?
You are deployed as the first responders (trained to only ITRA Swiftwater Level 1) to a missing person who was last seen in a river in distress, wearing clothes and no PPE. They were last seen waving their hands before going under water in the middle the flow and not seen since. What would be the most appropriate search strategy?
In the context of animals in swiftwater rescue operations, answer which statement is FALSE?
To avoid biosecurity contamination (i.e. didymo or invasive weeds) to other water ways, it is recommended that you do what to your equipment or boats exposed to infected water?
What is the best description of a hand tensioned pendulum line, using for swiftwater rescue?
What is the correct statement in relation to escaping a vehicle that is sinking in deep water?
What are the ITRA values enshrined in the Code of Conduct?
What best describes ITRA?
Most technical rescues can be managed into phases as part of command tactics. What group of sequential phases is most appropriate for technical rescue?
Technical rescue operations conducted at night generally…
Effective command tactics for technical rescue are generally…
The zones (for example: cold, warm, hot) of operation during a technical rescue…
Incident Command Systems (ICS) typically include the following functional areas:
Which of the following statements is most correct concerning whistle signals for swiftwater or rescue?
The types of connectors shown in the following image are best described as:
The construction of ropes normally used for rope rescue is?
In rope rescue, the term “MBS” is an abbreviation for?
When using an inflatable fire hose to rescue a victim floating downstream toward the bridge, the inflatable fire hose should be placed [A] of the bridge, with a spotter placed [B] to assist in coordinating the lowering the hose to the victim as they approach. The hose should be tied off at [C] end/s, so that once the victim grabs hold, it will pendulum them to safety.