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HOW ARE UNITS ALERTED TO "PHASE 1 AND PHASE 2" LOW WATER PRESSURE PROCEDURES?

TRANSMISSION OF 65-2

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WHO HAS THE AUTHORITY TO IMPLEMENT LOW WATER PRESSURE PROCEDURES?

- DIVISION COMMANDERS WITHIN THEIR DIVISION BETWEEN 0800-1600 HR MON-FRI

- CITYWIDE TOUR COMMANDER ALL OTHER TIMES

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WHEN SHALL ENGINE AND SQUAD COMPANIES OBTAIN PRESSURE READINGS ON THE HYDRANTS NEAREST THEIR QUARTERS?

FIRST FULL WEEK IN MAY

2.1 The first full week in May each year, deputy chiefs shall cause all engine and squad companies to obtain pressure readings on the hydrants nearest their quarters. Readings for each calendar day, Sunday to Saturday inclusive, will be taken at approximately 1000,1300,1600,1900 & 2200 hours, and shall be recorded on the "Hydrant Pressure Chart" (form CD-65, see addendum 1).

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AUC 225 LOW WATER PRESSURE PROCEDURES

AT WHAT TIMES ARE ENGINE/SQUADS REQUIRED TO TAKE HYDRANT PRESSURE READINGS DURING THE FIRST FULL WEEK IN MAY?

1000

1300

1600

1900

2200

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WHERE ARE THE HYDRANT PRESSURE READINGS RECORED AND WHERE IS THIS CHART POSTED AND FOR HOW LONG SHALL IT REMAIN POSTED?

HYDRANT PRESSURE CHART

POSTED AT HOUSEWATCH DESK

REMAIN POSTED THROUGHOUT SUMMER SEASON

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WHEN SHALL UNITS CLOSE DOWN ILLEGALLY OPENED HYDRANTS?

AT ALL TIMES WHENEVER THE OFFICER IN COMMAND DETERMINES THAT SUCH ACTION WILL NOT PRECIPITATE AN INCIDENT

P.D. SHALL BE NOTIFIED WHEN NECESSARY

2.4 All units shall, AT ALL TIMES, close down illegally opened hydrants whenever the officer in command determines that such action will not precipitate an incident. The Police Department shall be notified when necessary.

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WHAT SHALL BE ISSUED TO MR. BRIGGS WHO WAS FOUND ILLEGALLY USING A HYDRANT?

SUMMONS

2.5 It is illegal to open or use a fire hydrant without a permit issued by the Department of Environmental Protection, (DEP). Anyone found illegally using a hydrant may be issued a summons under the Administrative Code. Cite Section 24-308.

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PHASE 2 OF EMERGENCY LOW WATER PRESSURE PROCEDURES HAS BEEN IMPLEMENTED & YOU HAVE INSTRUCTED FF LEE TO SHUT DOWN THE HYDRANT LOCATED AT QUEENS BLVD & GRAND AVENUE. WHAT SHALL BE COMPLETED FOR THIS HYDRANT?

4.3 Whenever a hydrant(s) is shut down, the location and condition of the hydrant shall be recorded by completing a "Water Pressure Emergency/Hydrant Shutoff Report" (form CD-64). Officer on duty may require the firefighter who shut down and/or inspected the hydrant to enter the required information on form CD-64

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UPON COMPLETING PHASE 2 PATROL DUTIES DURING LOSS WATER PRESSURES, WHERE DOES THE OFFICER FAX THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION TO?

L - any areas experiencing dangerously low water pressures that could adversely affect firefighting operations.
O - number of illegally opened hydrants,
S - number shut down,
S - number of spray caps placed

BATTALION

4.4 Officers on duty upon completing their assigned patrol duties, shall fax to the battalion the following information:

A. the number of illegally opened hydrants,
B. the number shut down,
C. the number of spray caps placed, and
D. any areas experiencing dangerously low water pressures that could adversely affect firefighting operations.

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DURING "PHASE 2" OF LOW WATER PRESSURE PROCEDURES, ENGINE COMPANIES WILL GO OUT ON HYDRANT PATROL AS PER SCHEDULES ESTABLISHED BY DEPUTY CHIEF, UPON RETUN FROM PATROL WHAT INFORMATION MUST THE ENGINE OFFICER FAX TO THE BATTALION?

(LOSS)

LOW WATER PRESSURE (DANGEROUS TO FF)

OPEN HYDRANTS (NUMBER OF)

SHUT DOWN HYDRANTS (NUMBER OF)

SPRAY CAPS PLACED (NUMBER OF)

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