B5 Light Search & Rescue Quiz

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  1. B.5.7. When conducting an interior building search, use the X marking system to record vital information regarding the details of your findings.1
  2. B.5.1. In making a decision about when and how to rescue victims, an EOM should always first consider whether it is safe to attempt a rescue given the particular circumstances.1
  3. B.5.3. If a building has visible signs of damage, cracks, or breaks in the wall, but it is still on its foundation, it is considered only lightly damaged.1
  4. B.5.9. When removing debris, something else could move and hurt the victim. You may have to shore or brace one area to lift up another.1
  5. B.5.5. Even when you are faced with many needs that are urgent, never proceed impulsively. Always have a plan.1
  6. B.5.2. It is important that once you have conducted your ‘size up”, stay with it and don’t change it later or you’ll confuse your team and create problems.1
  7. B.5.8. If it’s necessary to cover a large area, it’s fine to split the team up into single searchers, as long as the leader knows where you are going.1
  8. B.5.4. If a building shows partial or total collapse, do not enter. This one is for the pros to handle.1
  9. 6. Remember the rule, “Wires on the ground are always hot until proven otherwise by a professional”.1
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