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1

T/F When u need to remove power and operate under a subway car u need to install wooden slippers on affected cars?

true

2

T/F the train operator knows when power is removed?

False, Not necessarily

3

Subway. When ordered to use the emergency exit. What is the 1st thing the officer must do?

check his TA emergency exit book to make sure they are on the correct line and track

4

Subway. HT communication from level to level is considered _________.

Poor
PS Straight line is fair to poor

5

When talking about HT relay do we use feet or yards?

Yards
ACRO We have rail YARDS not rail feet!

6

Subway. Additional members are placed how far when using CORE?

100 YARDS

7

Subway.T/F In relay transmissions all members use the word "RELAY" in communications?

False
Ex. Ladder 4 to Ladder 4 roof relay.
Officer does not use the word relay he is Ladder 4

8

Subway. Can FF tools?

Can
Wooden Hook
HT
Flashlight

9

Subway. Provide what type of lighting at
train debarkation _______
right of way _______
close to exit ________

high degree
adequate
high degree

10

Cantenary lines, who verifies that the lines are now safe

Railroad Electricians

11

When trying to halt train traffic. The light is to be held _____ and moved in a wide horizontal motion at least _______ ft.

Chest high
4ft

12

Subway. Near the blue light there are 3 things taht u would find?

Power removal box
Dry Chem Extinguisher
Telephone
PS The power removal box is a PUSH DOWN lever

13

Subway. T/F The handset inside the box is a push to talk phone. Also dial the four digit subway control center #

False
Must hold lever once u let go u lose the call.
PS there are 2 additional back up #'s

14

Subway. If there is a bag on the power
removal box stating OOS. What color is it?

White bag with Red lettering
PS just like our LSR Bag

15

Subway. When using the Blue Light phone for a DIFFERENT exchange. What is the formula?

Dial access code (2#'s) + four digit number
PS. a total of 6 numbers
PS same exchange just dial the last 4 digits

16

Subway. The blue light phone make what kind of sound?

Buzz Intermittently

17

Subway. The LCC will relay to the chief the 7 digit blue light telephone number?

True

18

Contact shoes are on 1 side of the car?

False

19

Emergency subway car doors, controls for older cars lift the seat and push down the handle and slide into the pocket?

False
Pull handle UP

20

What type of extinguisher are at power removal boxes?

Dry Chem
Approx every 600 hundred feet

21

All under river tubes have wet standpipes?

yes

22

Subways
Gate valves are located every ____ ft
Section Valves are located every _____ ft

200ft
600ft also power removal boxes

23

Subways. T/F Standpipes are equipped with 2 1/2 hose also adjustable fog AND straight stream nozzles?

False
1 1/2 hose

24

Subway "No Clearance Signs" look like what?

Diagonal red and white stripes
PS Train WILL hit you.

25

T/F A prism shaped sign or a cluster of 6 white lights ID's emergency exits in subway tunnels?

False
5 white lights

26

Subway emergency exits that do not have the standard shape lock, What tools do u use to open?

Vise-grips and pliers
ACRO- VP

27

U see smoke coming from a subway grating, It is usually an indication the fire is where?

in the set back in the tunnel vent
directly under the grating.

28

A fuel spill near a grating, What do u use?

Preferable Sand/earth
2nd planking
3rd lengths of hose followed by foam

29

Petroleum leak in subway, What do u use to determine vapor concentration?

Explosimeter

30

CORE T/F The OV has to be 50 yards from the LCC?

False
Within 50 yards

31

Subway 1st consideration on arrival?

Whether power is to remain on or off

32

Who will be in charge of OVERALL OPS at a mass evacuation of a subway?

NYPD
PS fdny is in charge of evacuation procedures

33

Subway, What does a red globe indicate?

may or may not have a clerk and stairway closed at some point.

34

Subway, What does a green globe indicate?

may or may not have a clerk and is open 24hrs

35

The full time token booth has a clear folder, What info is in there? 5 things

station map
list of stairways
list of all rooms
list of token booths in station
PS no location of standpipe outlets

36

How do u access the HEET'S

1620 key

37

Platform ID track signs are what color?

red background and white lettering
PS located at end of platform

38

Manhattan bridge signs are installed on _____ at ____ foot intervals and _____ above the vehicle roadway.

columns
400ft
8ft

39

Subway emergency exit signs are ______ shaped with _______ lettering on _______ background and includes emergency exit #.

prism
white
red

40

T/F 5 light clusters are also being installed?

False
phased out

41

How many inches are the prism shaped signs?

32"

42

T/F Subway padlocks and locks can be accessed with a 1620 key?

False
Key will be obtained from clerk

43

T/F Light trains only the train operator stays on?

Train Operator and conductor
also FF's

44

How many extinguishers can be used to be considered a small fire?

1 or 2

45

Who makes the decision to use light train?

chief in charge

46

What is the primary source of communication on the light train?

Train Operator Radio

47

Put this in the proper order?
TA command center
FD Boro Dispatch
Chief in Charge
FD Unit Train Radio

FD unit Train Radio
TA Command Center
FD Boro Dispatch
Chief in Charge

48

T/F FD unit on the train has direct use of the train operators radio.

True

49

T/F The train operators radio is not removable?

False

50

Progress reports for light train shall be every _____.

15 min

51

Light trains can be used to investigate what type of smoke condition?

Minor smoke

52

Do all under river tubes have fans?

NO

53

Most fans operate in what mode?

exhaust

54

Subway. Newer type fans airflow can be reversed by moving the damper?

Older type

55

Will subway fans be affected by power removal?

No

56

Evacuation of passengers from under river tubes should take place ______ from any fan operated in the ____ mode.

away
exhaust
PS we walk away from exhaust

57

Subway. In a smoke condition it is best to evacuate along _________

trackbed
it may be below the smoke

58

Cantenary wires ____ volts and is of AC current.

12,000

59

Is 480 volt stand by power independent of cantenary?

yes

60

Application of water can be used when cantenary and the grounding of cantenary is in place?

False
U need 3rd rail,480 volt stand by and power to cantenary to be shut down.
PS u can use fog even when residual static electricity is present.

61

Use short bursts and maintain a minumum approach of ______ feet to cantenary wires?

10 ft
PS just like circle of danger with chain saw.

62

Subway. The power source for ______ is independent of the ______ and ______.

480
cantenary and 3rd rail

63

T/F You can operate on the tracks once all power has been removed and grounded?

False.
unless there is imminent peril to life

64

Subway. How many phases of power removal and grounding is complete?

2 phases

65

Are standpipes wet or dry in NYC subway stations?

Dry
PS 4 inch pipe and 3 inch siamese

66

How do access the stainless steel cabinets in the subway?

Standard subway emergency exit key

67

How do u access the sound power telephone jacks?

1620 key

68

Are the sound power phone jacks equipped with head sets?

NO

69

A FF recognizes a dry standpipe in the subway who should he relay this info to?

engine officer AND ecc

70

Engine companies shall carry what into the stations?

length of 2 1/2
standpipe kit
subway emergency exit key
1620 key

71

The EED is _____ (color) and is ______ ft and made of ________.

yellow
7ft
fiberglass and reinforced plastic

72

The EED safe angle to the road bed is _______.

70 degrees
PS notched on 1 side

73

Location of the EED at underground and grade level is ______ and elevated stations is _____.

1st blue light phone south of the south bound track.(typically within 50 ft of platform).
Elevated stations by the full time token booth

74

EED at under river tubes is found where?

Base of emergency exit on both sides

75

T/F When using the EED FF's are positioned at the bottom.

False
Top and Bottom

76

Does the Airtrain have a conductor?

No.
But do have controls

77

T/F There is no cameras or surveillance equipment and these trains can not detect people or objects on the guideway.

true

78

Are all airtrains fully enclosed structures?

Yes
PS they do have ire protection, smoke and heat detectors and panel.

79

Airtrain blue light phone is located where?

at each end of the platform
PS when power is removed it removes power on both sides of the tracks

80

T/F Airtrains have headlights on the front and rear of each car.

False
head and tail lights

81

Airtrains are comprised of how many cars______. Each car can carry up to ______ people. It reaches speeds of _____ mph.

1 to 4 cars
200 people
70 mph

82

Airtrains have _______ doors and the emergency release handle is located __________.

4 sets for each car (2 on each side)
Handle is located on inside and outside alongside the door.

83

T/F Airtrain. The emergency release handle is pulled outside the station the train will stop and all doors will open.

False
only the doors with the walkway open

84

Airtrain, do they have smoke and heat detectors,fire extinguishers and intercoms?

No
no heat detectors

85

Airtrain are there blue light power removal boxes along the guideway?

Yes

86

Airtrain center walkways are _____ ft wide between the tracks. Side walkways are _____ ft wide. Also handrails are ____ ft high.

5 1/2
2 1/2
3ft

87

Airtrain tunnel has how many emergency exits?

1

88

Airtrain blue light power removal boxes are located every _________ ft.

800ft

89

T/F Airtrain 3rd rail alternates on both sides of the tracks and is made of fiberglass cover.

True

90

T/F Airtrain. the presence of the guardrail above the parapet wall of the elevated guideway indicates that the 3rd rail is located between the tracks + a side walkway is present.

False
USUALLY indicates

91

T/F Airtrain. When there is no guardrail visible it usually indicates that the 3rd rail is on the outside of the tracks + walkway is between the tracks

True
PS at times both walkway and 3rd rail will be on the outside of the tracks adjacent to parapet wall.

92

Airtrain power removal must be made through who?

F.D. Boro Communications Office via dept radio

93

Airtrain. T/F Company officer must ensure the grounding straps are installed on both sides of the operation.

false
IC

94

Airtrain. At least ______ tower ladder(s) must be assigned to all airtrain incidents.

1

95

In most instances units will be able to see the airtrain on the elevated guideway?

No
units must depend on the column #.

96

Airtrain. if life is in peril what is the 1st thing the officer must do?

activate the blue light station power removal box.

97

Airtrain in an emergency who is the person u must seek out _____________.
PS he is not authorized to operate the train

Area Coordinator

98

Airttrain. T/F units go to the Emergency fire Alarm Panel which is located at ground level on the inside of the station.

False
outside the station

99

Airtrain is broken down between stations, what is the primary method of passenger removal?

rescue train to the front or rear or adjacent track.

100

What is the primary means of accessing the guideway for the airtrain?

nearest overpass

101

Airtrain T/F When operating from a highway to access the guideway this will always require complete closing of highway.

true

102

T/F Rescue Train is brought up to the end of a disabled train with customers to walk through the train back into the station.

False
Reach Train
PS recue train is when the trains takes u back

103

Bollard are 6ft high red and white reflective indicator pole installed on all bollards to use for ID of the hatchway for LIRR Trains.

False
Attached to one bollard

104

There is repeaters installed in all underground subway stations?

False
no Staten Island

105

What are the subway repeater channels?

14 and 15 both are 5 watts

106

What does the subway repeater consist of?
4 things

coax cable
repeaters
amplifiers
street antennae
ACRO: CARS

107

Is the subway repeater always on?

yes

108

T/F Subway. Is the post radio reliable when communicating to below grade?

False
unreliable

109

T/F When the repeater is in use there is no need for HT relay.

False

110

Where do test the subway repeater?

at street level

111

Building and subway repeaters can handle multiple messages transmitted at the same time?

No
PS when member is operating on repeater the other member must be on command channel 1.

112

T/F At minor and major incidents the company officer will determine channel assignments.

False
Minor- Officer
Major- IC

113

T/F If the repeater fails HT communication on FD Channel 14+15 are not possible.

True

114

FD unit is experiencing repeater problems. Who should they contact?

Boro Communication Office via Dept radio
include exact location and station.

115

T/F Single exit station stickers means there is only 1 stairway entrance.

False multiple entrances but has only 1 egress on one end of the platform

116

Single exit station stickers are _____ background with ____ pictoral and are ______ size

yellow
black
8x8
PS located on station entrance signs at street level

117

Nolan rail cart comes with 2 _______ cam buckle straps and 2 _____ ratchet straps to secure the cart to apparatus.

red
yellow

118

To secure the Nolan to the Apparatus use which straps?

2 yellow ratchet straps

119

Nolan once u insert the handles into the sockets u must secure them with a ______ pin.

Hitch

120

When connecting the Nolan what angle do u use?

45 degree.
PS one side slightly higher than the other

121

How do u ID the wheel lock on the Nolan?

1 wheel has a slide bolt and has a red square in the corner.

122

Rail carts get deployed on what signal?

7-5 (all hands)
Doubtful or greater alarms

123

T/F Stretchers and stokes area allowed to stretch over the front/rear or the sides of the Nolan.

False only the front/rear

124

When mounting the Nolan onto the hand truck 1st match green then orange section?

False
Orange the Green
ACRO: OG

125

Nolan secure the hand truck with ______ cam buckle straps.

RED

126

Nolan is inspected when?

Periodically

127

What is the Acro for subway relay?

CORE

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