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Generally, what is not an appropriate tool for the direct physical removal of human bodies from swiftwater during recovery operations?
Water rescue throw bags (with cord in them) can be used to locate and/or recover bodies in swiftwater using what techniques?
When recovering a deceased victim (human) from the water into a boat, what methods are generally the most appropriate?
With respect to repairing small holes on inflatable paddle craft used for swiftwater operations such as those made from (i.e. PVC or Hypalon), what statement is correct?
What method of body recovery is generally considered inappropriate?
A hybrid PFD like the one shown below has what operational characteristics?
This piece of swiftwater rescue equipment is commonly referred to as:
The rigging of highline systems to assist with body recovery in a swiftwater environment:
Select the correct statement.
What are some common protocols around the use of notebooks for evidential purposes such as making notes as part of leading a swiftwater body recovery operation?
Using the supplied sink and drift tables, calculate the likely distance downstream a victim will be from point last seen given a 12 year child in a river not in flood (river depth 12 feet, river flow speed 5mph) for the purposes of locating and recovering their body? Choose the closest answer.
When dealing with the media at body recovery operations, what statement is inappropriate?
What is NOT a common symptom of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?
What statement is FALSE in regards to the risk of contracting infectious diseases from deceased human bodies?
Research has found when conditions are otherwise the same, that bodies will decompose faster…?
In respect to forensic considerations at a swiftwater body recovery, what best describes Tache Noire?
What factor does NOT affect refloat of deceased submerged bodies?
The most common theme from bereaved families on their experiences of the recovery of their deceased family member is:
The RESTART process for rescue operations to transition to recovery operations is comprised of what sequential stages?
The method established by INTERPOL for the identification of deceased victims following a major incident or disaster (mass fatalities) is known as?
What statement is CORRECT in regards to wearing waders in flood water?
When planning to carry out a shallow water crossing as part of a small group while wearing hiking packs, it is recommended that…?
Using the below vehicle stability graph, at what depth would a fire engine become unstable given a flow speed of 3m/s.
When selecting a rope to be used as a water rescue line (i.e. in a throwbag), out of the following cord options which would be the most suitable for general swiftwater use?
What best describes the “upstream V” river feature?
As the velocity of river flow doubles, the force of water?
What best describes the “downstream V” river feature?
River flow is typically measured by:
River left is best described as?
The ferry angle is most efficient when it is applied…
Which of these is a hydraulic generally creates the highest level of risk?
What is a safe practice/s when working around helicopters?
Correctly the types of these powercraft:
Which of the following statements are generally correct in regard to vehicle behavior in water?
To self-rescue if you fall through ice (i.e. on a frozen lake), you should…
This swiftwater rescue technique is best described as?
Which method best describes deflecting a zip line?
When carrying out a rescue of a live victim from a low head dam, what options have the safest methods listed lowest to highest risk (i.e. the lowest risk option listed first, the highest risk option at the end).
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.
Capture devices (such as snag plates or Reach systems) are often used for what activities?
Examples of line crossing methods suitable for swiftwater rescue include:
What statement is correct when dealing with wrapped rafts/boats in a swiftwater environment?
What statement is FALSE in the context of swiftwater rescue?
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?
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?
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.
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?
When victims (human or animal) are trapped in mud, the most effective way to help extricate them is to:
What rescue disciplines does ITRA provide qualifications for?
What are the ITRA values enshrined in the Code of Conduct?
What statement is correct (true) in regards to ITRA attendance certificates and an ITRA qualification certificates?
How is ITRA governed?
Where is ITRA legally constituted?
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?
In regards to lock-out/tag-out, sources of stored energy can include? Choose the best answer.
What best defines a “lock out system”?
What is the preferred approach path for helicopter passengers where no other direction is given by the pilot or crewman?
A radio repeater often used in rescue operations is…
When using portable radios, which of the following is considered a disadvantage at a rescue incident?
What statement is FALSE (wrong) in regards to night vision during technical rescue operations?
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:
What is the approximate force on anchor ‘A’?
The types of connectors shown in the following image are best described as:
Which of the following statements is most correct concerning whistle signals for swiftwater or rescue?
The construction of ropes normally used for rope rescue is?
A carabiner has a marking on the spine as illustrated. The rated strength of this carabiner is?
Rope Rescue equipment is normally intended to be used for loads of?
In rope rescue, the term “MBS” is an abbreviation for?