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When about to approach and pick up a victim or rescue swimmer in swiftwater, as the skipper operating the tiller on a motorised flood rescue boat should do what to prevent prop injuries to such person?
When conducting trip planning for your flood rescue mission, you should ensure you cover?
What statements are true according to international maritime protocols for small vessels of same size giving way?
Unless there are operational reasons (such as avoiding hazards or in an emergency), according the the “rules of the sea” and when operating a motorized boat in a river, you should navigate the vessel?
Under international maritime conventions, who is in charge of and responsible for the flood rescue boat’s safe operation?
When operating an flood rescue boat and you fall overboard, what would be examples of safe emergency actions?
When operating an flood rescue boat in swiftwater and it flips, what would be examples of safe emergency actions?
While operating a motorised flood rescue boat, the outboard petrol engine catches on fire. Initial attempts to use the fire extinguisher fail. What would generally be the best course of action to follow?
What would be typical hazards found in flood water when carrying out motorized boat operations that the crew need to be aware of when carrying a risk assessment?
According to international maritime protocols, if you have to make a distress call using VHF radio telephone you should:
According to international maritime protocols, when operating a boat and you need to announce an important navigational or meterological warning, the radio telephone pro-word to use is?
According to international maritime protocols, when operating a boat and you need to indicate that a vessel has a very urgent message to transmit about its safety, the radio telephone pro-word to use is?
According to international maritime protocols, when operating a boat and you need to announce a genuine distress call to indicate that a vessel, aircraft or person is in grave and imminent danger and requires immediate assistance, the radio telephone pro-word to use is?
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?
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?
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’?
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?
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?