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CC Fire 53 Quiz 2

Cantilever Beam A beam that is supported at only one end.
Carbon Dioxide An inert colorless and odorless gas that is stored under pressure as a liquid that is capable of being self-expelled and is effective in smothering Class B and C fires.
Carbon Monoxide Colorless, odorless, poisonous gas that when inhaled combines with the red blood cells excluding oxygen.
Carcinogen A material that is capable of causing cancer in humans.
Ceiling Level The highest exposure a person can receive without suffering any ill effects. It is combined with the PEL, TLV, or REL as a maximum exposure.
Chain of Command Common fire service term that means to always work through one's direct supervisor.
Check Valves Valve installed to control water flow in one direction, typically when different systems are interconnected.
Chord The top and bottom components of a beam or truss. The top chord is subjected to compressive force; the bottom chord is subjected to tensile force.
Chronic A continual or repeated exposure to a hazardous material.
Cistern An underground water tank made from natural rock or concrete.
Class A Classification of fire involving ordinary combustibles such as wood, paper, cloth, plastics, and rubber.
Class B Classification of fire involving flammable and combustible liquids, gases, and greases. Common products are gasoline, oils, alcohol, propane, and cooking oils.
Class C Classification of fire involving energized electrical equipment, which eliminates using water-based agents.
Class D Classification of fire involving combustible metals and alloys such as magnesium, sodium, lithium, and potassium.
Class K A classification of fire as of 1998 that involves fires in combustible cooking fuels such as vegetable or animal oils and fats.
Closed-Circuit SCBA A type of SCBA unit in which the exhaled air remains in the system to be filtered and mixed with oxygen for reuse.
Cockloft The area between the roof and the ceiling.
Code of Federal Regulations CFR - The documents that include federally promulgated regulations for all federal agencies.
Collapse Zone The area around a building where debris will land when it falls. As an absolute minimum this distance must be at least 1 1/2 times the height of the building.
Column A structural element that is subjected to compressive forces - typically a vertical member.
Combination Attack A combined attack based on partial use of both offensive and defensive attack modes.
Combination Fire Attack A blend of the direct and indirect fuel attack methods, with firefighters applying water to both the fuel and the atmosphere of the room.
Combustion A chemical reaction that includes the self-sustaining rapid oxidation of a fuel accompanied by the release of heat and light. Commonly referred to as fire.
Common Terminology The designation of a term that is the same throughout an ICS.
Company A team of firefighters with apparatus assigned to perform a specific function in a designated response area.
Compressed Air Foam System CAFS - A foam system where compressed air is injected into the foam solution prior to entering any hoselines. The fluffy foam created needs no further aspiration of air by the nozzle.
Continuous Beam A beam that is supported in three or more places.
Compression A force that tends to push materials together.
Computer-Aided Dispatch Computer-based automated system that assists the telecommunicator in assessing dispatch information and recommends responses.
Concentrated Load A load applied to a small area.
Confined Space A space that is large enough to be entered but is not designed for continuous occupancy.
Conflagration A large and destructive fire.
Consist The shipping papers that list the cargo of a train. The listing is by railcar, and the consist lists all of the cars.
Control Room A room on the ground floor of a high-rise building where all building systems controls are located.
Cribbing The use of various dimensions of lumber arranged in systematic stacks (pyramid, box, step, etc._ to support an unstable load.
Cryogenic Gas Any gas that exists as a liquid at a very cold temperature, always below -150 degrees F.
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing A formal gathering of incident responders to help defuse and address stress from a given incident.
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