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1. _ to _ is hurricane season for residents in the eastern Atlantic region

1. June 1st to November 30th


1. _ is a location other than a firehouse where flooded companies can be dispatched from during storm emergencies

1. Dispersal sites


1. In quarters where flooding is a problem, the Co Cmdr shall requisition/obtain supplies & equipment in advance of start of hurricane season. Requisitioning shall commence _

1. March 1st. Items NOT received by May 1st shall be called to the attention of Division Coordinators


1. Phase A is instituted in preparation for emergency conditions due to a storm. What 3 check lists must be completed

1. 72 hour, 48 hour, and 24 hour checklist faxed to Battalion. Once Phase A is initiated it will remain in effect until a termination order is issued or problem has grown to an emergency requiring Phase B


1. All units assigned portable dewatering pumps shall ensure such pumps are placed on rig _ prior to predicted storm

1. 48 hours


1. The depth of water to be crossed w/the rig should NOT exceed _

2. Where should members walk in flooded areas

1. 18 inches

2. Stay close to building lines & use tools to probe for hazards


1. What shall be done if rig exposed to salt

1. The apparatus, including the undercarriage should be hosed down w/fresh water ASAP. Fleet Maintenance shall be notified if rig exposed to salt for an extended period of time


1. Charges shall be withheld during weather emergencies when members are unable to report to work on time. A report shall be forwarded to _

1. Chief of Ops w/fully detailed circumstances


1. T/F During weather emergencies, can the Officer verbally approve mutuals for FFs

1. Yes- written application shall follow


1. Incidence of brush fires is greatest during _

2. Serious Brush Fire Conditions:

1. Spring & Fall

2. Low humidity, Wind in excess of 15 mph, & Little or no rainfall preceding 3/more days


1. Most common type of Brush fire in NYC

1. Surface fire (fast moving). Burns grass, weeds, small trees, & leaves on ground


2. All Eng assigned to respond/relocate to SI on Boxes 100D-400D or on 2nd/greater alarms for Brush fires shall carry a min of _
All Ladders _

2. Eng: 2 Indian Pumps, 4 Fire Brooms,
Lad: 4 Indian Pumps, 4 Fire Brooms, & 6 lengths of 1 3/4"


1. T/F Separate Fire Record Jrl shall be kept for each BFU. All responses shall be recorded in this jrl regardless of how BFU was staffed (independently or by Eng Co)

1. True. If independently staffed- Off working in BFU responsible for Fire Record Jrl & NYFIRS


1. Do BFU's have MDT's

2. Foresting Hose: Who has them & Characteristics

1. No- They are dispatched by radio & CADS

2. BFU & all SI Eng Cos. 1" LW Yellow hose in 100' lengths. Outside wildland ops only


1. Brush fires- Should initial attacks include hooking up to hydrants

1. Initial attack ops should concentrate on mobility. Avoid hooking up to hydrants, except to protect exposures. Heavy emphasis on Indian pumps, Brooms, & Booster lines from BFU's


1. How shall brush fires be attacked

1. Flank attack. Avoid attacking/operating in front of fire (only to protect life). Extinguish flanks first then move to interior burning areas


1. What can a TL be used for at brush fires

1. Excellent vantage point & can serve as reference point for units operating


1. Eng Ops at Brush fires (Initial Alarm)

1. Protect exposures & maintain mobility. Fire attack begins once exposures covered w/Heavy reliance on Indian pumps, brooms, & booster lines from BFU. Stretching HL requires large commitment of staffing & time


1. Lad Ops at Brush fires

1. Operate in teams of 2. 1 FF w/Indian pump & other w/broom working along perimeter near the head of fire. Do NOT operate in front of fire


1. Indian Pumps contain _ gal of water. If wind gusting wait until it diminishes, then apply water

1. 5 gallons


3. _ is a location separate from staging areas where Resources report in for processing & out-processing

3. Reception Areas (Distributes IAPs)


2. Operational Phases (severe storm likely in NYC) are divided into 2 Phases. Phase A & B. Name each

2. A is Activation Phase; B Implementation


3. Companies shall review their Pre-planning hurricane checklist by _

3. May 1st


2. The Saffir-Simpson scale assigns 1-5 rating for hurricane intensity. Category _ & higher is considered major

2. Category 3 & higher. Categories 1 & 2 are still dangerous & warrant preventative measures


2. Category _ hurricane is the least severe & Category _ is the most severe

2. 1 Least severe; 5 Most Severe

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