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True/False

FDNY Assistance is called for at a plane crash in LaGuardia/Kennedy airports, you are the second arriving engine. The incident commander designates you to command the staging area. Is this a correct procedure.

Yes

In the event Fire Department assistance is required: • Designate a Company Officer to command the staging area until the arrival of a second Battalion Chief.

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AUC 325 - MAJOR AIRCRAFT EMERGENCIES

You arrive second due to a plane crash on runway 2 in LaGuardia/Kennedy airports. You instruct your Chaueffer to drive onto the runway and set up next to the nearest hydrant. Did you operate correctly?

NO

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES ARE FIRE DEPARTMENT UNITS TO ENTER THE AERONAUTICAL FIELD WITHOUT A PORT AUTHORITY ESCORT.

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Who can a unit contact for the location of the nearest serviceable hydrant?

PAPD Incident commander

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When units are being escorted to the incident by the port authority, how should they drive to the scene?

- follow PA escort as close as possible

- stay on asphalt roads on edge of runway to avoid getting stuck in soft ground

- PA escort remains with unit until positive water source established

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AUC 325 - MAJOR AIRCRAFT EMERGENCIES

As a general rule, where are the voice and flight data recorders located on a plane?

Generally located at the rear of the fuselage.

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Engine 69 arrives on scene of a major plane crash and your backup man give you a bright yellow spherical shaped object. You as a good lt. Would know that this is?

Voice and flight data recorder

**Spherical recorders are painted bright yellow, while rectangular recorders are red or international orange.**

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AUC 325 - MAJOR AIRCRAFT EMERGENCIES ADD 1 LaGuardia Airport

Engine 316 is called to respond to a plane crash at LaGuardia airport. As a smart LT. You know that E-316 should respond where and how should the Chaueffer position the rig?

E-316 should respond to the staging area

Chaeuffer positions the rig on the right side of the double line formed by incoming units

**Units shall form up in a double line, convoy fashion with Ladder Companies, Rescue Companies and Special Units on the left and Engine Companies on the right. **

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AUC 325 - MAJOR AIRCRAFT EMERGENCIES ADD 1 LaGuardia Airport

When can units proceed into the facility or field when staged at LaGuardia Airport airplane crash?

When they are escorted in by Port Authority

**Units are not to proceed into the facility or onto the field without PA escort. **

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AUC 325 - MAJOR AIRCRAFT EMERGENCIES ADD 1 LaGuardia Airport

LaGuardia airport has two types of hydrants, low pressure and high pressure. Describe both?

Low Pressure - 65 PSI (Black body with silver top)

High Pressure - 125 PSI (All yellow)

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AUC 325 - MAJOR AIRCRAFT EMERGENCIES ADD 1 LaGuardia Airport

E-316 is driving by a terminal in LaGuardia Airport, the proby notices a large white H on a green background. He asks the senior man working with him, what that sign meant. A good senior man would know that?

Some wall hydrants, located on the exterior of the terminal buildings on the ramp side, are designated by large phosphorescent signs composed of a white "H" on a green background.

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AUC 325 - MAJOR AIRCRAFT EMERGENCIES ADD 1 LaGuardia Airport

In LaGuardia Airport there are pipes that run along Runways 13 and 22 that are used for drafting operations. What are the size of the pipe and what are the pipes limitations?

5" aluminum pipe with 4 1/2" male connections, found on the waterside of the runways

NOT RELIABLE DURING LOW TIDE

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AUC 325 - MAJOR AIRCRAFT EMERGENCIES ADD 1 LaGuardia Airport

When are annual water relay and aircraft familiarization drills held at LaGuardia Airport?

Spring and Summer

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AUC 325 - MAJOR AIRCRAFT EMERGENCIES ADD 1 Kennedy Airport

Where do all units, except the 1st arriving battalion chief respond to, when called to Kennedy Airport for a emergency?

Staging area

**located immediately north of PAPD Headquarters (Building #269)**

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AUC 325 - MAJOR AIRCRAFT EMERGENCIES ADD 1 Kennedy Airport

What are the different types of hydrants found at Kennedy Airport?

• Low Pressure - 60 PSI (Black body with silver top)

• Intermediate Pressure - 90 PSI (Black body with yellow top)

• High Pressure - 160 PSI (All yellow)

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AUC 325 - MAJOR AIRCRAFT EMERGENCIES ADD 1 Kennedy Airport

You are working the day tour in Engine 302 in which you have responded to a plane crash in Kennedy Airport. The chief instructs you to open up a submerged hydrant located at the exterior corner of a hanger. As a avid studier you know that ________ carries the special wrench to open this hydrant.

PAPD vehicles

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AUC 325 - MAJOR AIRCRAFT EMERGENCIES ADD 1 Kennedy Airport

Drafting hydrants at Kennedy Airport are located in the southwest corner of the field. Limitations of these hydrants are: (2 limitations)

- inoperable during low tide

- May have clogged suction pipes

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AUC 325 - MAJOR AIRCRAFT EMERGENCIES ADD 1 Kennedy Airport

When are annual water relay and aircraft familiarization drills held at Kennedy Airport?

Spring and Summer

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