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Brush Fires 3.1
When are Brush fires the GREATEST to happen?

Greatest to happen during the SPRING and FALL seasons

Brush fires can occur at any time during the year

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Brush Fires
What dates are the Brush Fire Units (BFUs) of Staten Island staffed independently?

SPRING Mar 17th to April 30. 317430
FALL Oct 17 to Nov 30. 10171130
9x TOURS. Day Tours

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Brush Fires 3.1
Who can extend TIME and DATES as necessary in dealing with brush fires?

Chief of Dept
Or
Chief of Ops
With the APPROVAL of FIRE COMMISSIONER

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Brush Fires 3.2.1
What is the controlling factor affecting the severity and incidence of brush fires?

Weather

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Brush Fires 3.2.1
What are the 3 factors that can make a brush fire into a SERIOUS BRUSH FIRE?

- LOW HUMIDITY
- WINDS in excess of 15 MPH
- RAINFALL little or no rainfall for preceding 3 or more days

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Brush Fires 3.2.4
T/F
BFUs can be RELOCATED?

TRUE

Chief of OPERATIONS can order the activation of BFUs, RESERVE PUMPERS and/or RELOCATION of units into areas

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Brush Fires 3.3.4
What are STRIPS of LONG, THIN SECTIONS of fire extending OUTWARD from the MAIN BLACKENED FIRE AREA known as?

FINGERS

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Brush Fires 3.3
Where is the HEAD of the fire?

It's the LEADING EDGE of a MOVING FIRE


REAR of the fire is the side OPPOSITE the HEAD

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Brush Fires 3.3.3
When looking at the fire from the REAR of the BLACKENED AREA what are the SIDES CALLED?

Left side is called the LEFT FLANK

Right side is called the RIGHT FLANK

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Brush Fires 3.3.5
Small Fires that are isolated and downwind from the main fire are known as?

SPOT FIRES

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Brush Fires 3.4
What are the most common brush fires encountered in in NYC called?

SURFACE FIRES
Fast moving burns GRASS WEEDS SMALL TREES and LEAVES on the GROUND

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Brush Fires 3.4.2
What is the brush fire called that starts on the SURFACE and burns DOWNWARD into the soft spongy ground?

BOG FIRES

Smolder UNDERGROUND
NO obvious extension hazards
SLOWER operations

Bog Fires require BURROWING HOLES in the BOG, inserting HOSELINES and FLOODING

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Brush Fires 3.4.3
T/F
CROWN FIRES burn along the TOPS of TREES?

True

Rarely in NYC

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Brush Fires 3.4
The 3 types of BRUSH FIRES are?

SURFACE (burns grass weeds trees leaves)
BOG (slow burning common in swamps n marshlands)
CROWN (burns along top of trees)

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Brush Fires 4.1
What does ALL ENGINE companies in STATEN ISL carry?

1" FORESTRY HOSE
2 INDIAN PUMPS
4 FIRE BROOMS

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Brush Fires 4.1.2
What is the bare minimum equipment dealing with brush fire do ENGINE RELOCATORS or ENGINES ASSIGNED to respond on 2nd or greater alarms carry?

2 INDIAN PUMPS
4 FIRE BROOMS

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Brush Fires 4.1.3
LADDER companies assigned to Staten Isl carry a minimum of?

4 INDIAN PUMPS
4 FIRE BROOMS
6 lengths of 1 3/4 hose

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Brush Fires 4.5
What are BRUSH FIRE UNITS vehicles equipped with?

Booster tank
Pump
Hose
Fittings
Medical equipment
Portable Dewatering pump
CHAIN SAW

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Brush Fires 4.5.2
Who and when will BFUs be staffed by?

1 LT. (does not say CAPT)
2 Firefighters (MMOT)

Day tours Mar 17 to Apr 30
Day tours Oct 17 to Nov 30

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Brush Fires 4.5.9
T/F
BFUs when staffed independently operate separate from the associated engine company?

TRUE

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Brush Fires 4.5.9 NOTE
How many patrols are conducted by a BFU daily and what times are they conducted?

Two Patrols Daily

Hours between
1030 and 1130
And again
1530 and 1630

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Brush Fires 4.5.9 NOTE
Where are the copies of the patrols to be conducted located?

On the BFU apparatus

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Brush Fires 4.5.10
Winches on Four Wheel drive BFUs can be used on what type of vehicles?

Designed for SELF EXTRICATION
or for use on
SIMILAR WEIGHT VEHICLES

(Not to be used to tow full size apparatus or heavy trucks

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Brush Fires 4.5.14
T/F
BFUs can go thru streams and ponds?

False
BFU s CANNOT
Knock over trees
Go thru hedgerows
Or
Traverse streams and ponds

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Brush Fires 4.5.15
Can BFUs be supplied in place for prolonged operations?

YES
Can be supplied in place and operate as a stationary manifold to supply HANDLINES, FORESTRY HOSE, or BOOSTER HOSE

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Brush Fires
T/F
BFUs can be used besides operating at brush fires?

True
Due to there unique capabilities, they can be used for the following emergencies:
Winter ops
Hurricane or Severe rain storms
High winds/Fallen trees/Wires down
Dewatering operations
Special events

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Brush Fires 4.5.17
T/F
When a unit quartered in the same house as a BFU, goes out of service for mechanical reasons, the chief may detail members to staff the BFU?

TRUE
SAME BATTALION

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Brush Fires 4.6
POLARIS UNITS are also known as?

ATV (all terrain vehicles)

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Brush Fires 4.6.2
What are the capabilities of an ATV?

20 gpm pumps
70 gallon tanks
Booster reel
Forestry hose
Indian Pumps
All wheel drive
Pump n roll capability

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Brush Fires 4.6.5
What unit(s)are equipped to remove injured members utilizing a mounted Stokes basket?

ATVs

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Brush Fires 4.7.1
What COLOR,what SIZE, what LENGTH is FORESTRY HOSE?

YELLOW
1 inch
100 ft length

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Brush Fires 4.7.4
How many GATED OUTLETS are on a mini-manifold?

FOUR GATED OUTLETS
reduced to
1 inch DISCHARGES

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Brush Fires 5.4.2
When does the attack on a brush fire begin?

Once EXPOSURES are covered

AVOID HOOKING UPTO HYDRANTS EXCEPT TO PROTECT EXPOSURE

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Brush Fires 5.4.6
When would be the ONLY time to OPERATE in FRONT OF THE FIRE?

Only to PROTECT LIFE

In general avoid attacking from or operating in front of the fire

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Brush Fires

5.5.7

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