Flashcards in ABC's Deck (3):
Class E & J Alarms
One Engine OR one Ladder Company with a Battalion Chief will be assigned to all Class"E" alarms citywide, on a 24 hour basis.
Engines = Odd Months
Ladders = Even Months
One Engine OR one Ladder Company with a Battalion Chief shall be assigned to hotel occupancies (Class "J" Alarms) from 0700 hours through 1900 hours citywide.
From 1900 to 0700 hours, units will be assigned to Class ”J” alarms as per box assignments.
SINGLE UNIT RESPONSE CLASS E & J ALARMS
On arrival at a Class "E" or "J" alarm, the officer shall enter building with all firefighters except the chauffeur, who shall remain in the apparatus to monitor both the Department radio and handie-talkie for additional information. The chauffeur shall also relay information between the officer and the dispatcher.
Members entering the building shall be equipped with their personal protective equipment and SCBA. Ladder companies shall bring their usual compliment of tools. Engine companies shall bring forcible entry tools into lobby. At this time no rolled up lengths of hose will be required.
If the alarm panel does reset, the officer shall remain approximately two to three minutes to assure that the reset holds.
If it doesn't reset:
In addition to the member remaining in the apparatus, the officer shall leave an additional member of the engine or ladder company in the lobby. If the officer intends to use an elevator for an alarm activation above the 7th floor, the officer shall enter the elevator with the remaining members.
x Officer and the remaining member(s) investigate while one firefighter remains with elevator.
Fire or Smoke: Transmit Box or 10-76
Engine company officer shall return to lobby with firefighters and secure the necessary hose and equipment in preparation to operate as per High-Rise Procedures.
Unless there will be an undue delay in the arrival of additional units, the engine company shall remain in the lobby and await arrival of a ladder company.
Ladder company personnel need not return to the lobby since they have their normal compliment of tools with them.
The ladder company officer shall return the elevator car in use to the lobby with a firefighter in preparation to transport incoming members to the upper floors.