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FDNY Core Competencies

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Fire
EMS
Search/Rescue

Structural Evacuation
Life Safety
Arson
Mass Decon

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AUC 310

Structural Fires - Due to the possibility of members operating without full PPC and also due to the negative perception by the public, all members except chauffeurs shall don their PPC prior to responding. In hot weather, if the apparatus is not equipped with ____________________________________, coats and protective hoods may be dispensed with while responding.

a functioning air conditioning unit

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AUC 8 Missing Signs

Typically the advised speed will be ___ mph for a 4” reducer (speed hump) and ___ mph for a 3” reducer. ADVISORY SPEEDS SHALL BE ADHERED TO AT ALL TIMES.

15 mph for a 4” reducer

20 mph for a 3” reducer

When signs denoting speed humps are found to be missing, a report shall be forwarded to the Bureau of Operations, City Planning, FDNY.

Each concrete reducer (speed hump) will be stripped according to the “receding lines” design.

Each asphalt reducer (speed hump) will be stripped according to the “chevron” design.

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A.U.C. 149 BUCKEYE PIPELINE

Wrenches - There are three types of wrenches designed for use on the pipeline which are issued to units.

A. A short tee wrench used for opening the hinged cover of the valve.

B. A three and one-half foot long wrench painted yellow with a A short tee wrench used for opening the hinged cover of the valve.

C. A combination wrench. The combination wrench combines the short tee wrench and the long wrench into one tool.

An extra set of wrenches shall be hung on the wall near the house watch desk, or some other prominent location easily visible, and clearly marked. These wrenches are for the use of relocated companies, or units not so equipped which are directed to respond to a 9000 series box.

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A.U.C. 149 BUCKEYE PIPELINE

Manual shut off valves are generally located below ground in a valve housing under a hinged cover.

Turned clockwise ___ full turns (___ half turns) to shut off

The only exceptions are the valves located on the shipper's lines extending from the Long Island City terminal which require ___ full turns (___ halfturns) clockwise.

42 full turns (84 half turns) to shut off

The only exceptions are the valves located on the shipper's lines extending from the Long Island City terminal which require 24 full turns (48 halfturns) clockwise.

NOTE:
There are above ground valves which are not normally shut down by Fire Department personnel, except under conditions when the plant must be isolated.

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A.U.C. 149 BUCKEYE PIPELINE

Two types of cards have been issued for each pipeline section.

Unit Alarm Assignment Card (UAAC)

Instruction Card for that section.

Each Assigned and Alternate Unit has been issued two sets of Unit Alarm Assignment and Instruction Cards. One set shall be carried on the apparatus; the other set shall be placed in a prominent clearly marked and protected place at the house watch desk, for use by relocated units.

Any unit special called to a pipeline box, 9000 series, which does not have the special wrenches, Assignment and Instruction cards, and map shall respond to the quarters of the nearest unit so equipped and secure this equipment at the housewatch area.

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A.U.C. 149 BUCKEYE PIPELINE

Foam


Engine companies responding from quarters on the second alarm for a street box associated with a leak should place additional cans of foam on the apparatus.

Note: Engine companies out of quarters, receiving a notification to respond to a second alarm for a pipeline leak must not return to quarters for the additional cans of foam.

Additional cans of foam must be stored with the spare wrenches for use by relocated units.

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A.U.C. 149 BUCKEYE PIPELINE
FIRE DEPARTMENT OPERATIONS

Isolation of the leak.

Valves should always be closed as per duties required by Instruction Cards, except

when a unit is required to protect life in a serious life threatening situation, and is thereby prevented from carrying out isolation duties.

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A.U.C. 149 BUCKEYE PIPELINE

Patrols will be on foot or by apparatus as designated on alarm assignment cards.

Foot patrols are conducted by two handi-talkie equipped firefighters.

If a unit officer determines that the duties of shutting down valves and patrolling the pipeline, can not be accomplished the officer must request the response of another unit either directly through the dispatcher or by notifying the Incident Commander.

Units other than those assigned to isolation duties will respond to the Command Post.

Units performing isolation duties will announce 10-84 at valve locations, and inform the dispatcher of valve closures as well as completion of patrol duties.

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A.U.C. 149 BUCKEYE PIPELINE

The potential for explosion is greatest on

Hot
Humid
Calm days.

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A.U.C. 149 BUCKEYE PIPELINE

The building of dikes may contain spills or divert flow away from underground areas such as subways, railroad cuts or tunnels. In this regard:

A. Cover unignited pools of spilled gasoline or aviation fuel with foam.

B. Solid hose streams held horizontally a few inches above the ground and moved rapidly from side to side will wash burning gasoline or aviation fuel aside to provide a path for rescue. Use caution to prevent gasoline from flowing behind units and trapping them.

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A.U.C. 149 BUCKEYE PIPELINE

Department apparatus should not be brought closer than ______ to a leak.

600'

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A.U.C. 149 BUCKEYE PIPELINE

In Brooklyn, the Bay Ridge line of the Long Island Railroad is used by Con Rail for the transportation of freight. The Con Rail trains are diesel powered since the line is not electrified. They have no radio or other contact with their Con Rail dispatcher. Hence, requests to the Brooklyn Fire Dispatcher to shut off power or stop train traffic cannot be accomplished. The Incident Commander must position "flag-persons" at least ____________ on each side of the incident.

1,000 feet

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A.U.C. 149 BUCKEYE PIPELINE

These "flag-persons" must be equipped with ______________________, and have a clear understanding of their responsibilities and how to accomplish them, i.e. to warn our members immediately upon any suspicion or indication of an approaching train, and after placing themselves out of certain danger to attempt to stop the approaching train in accordance with the provisions of All Units Circular 207, and standard operating procedures for track operations!

handi-talkies, flashlights

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A.U.C. 149 BUCKEYE PIPELINE

When the leak location is identified, what should be included in the preliminary report to the dispatcher?

"LATE"

L= Location of the leak
A= Estimate of the Amount of product in the street
T= Topography
E= Exposures

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A.U.C. 149 BUCKEYE PIPELINE

3 Times when Valves may be inspected:

Definitely will be:

semi-annual hydrants inspections
familiarization drills

May be:
Valve pits subject to flooding must be inspected during subfreezing weather.

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A.U.C. 149 BUCKEYE PIPELINE

Needed repairs or recommendations should be the subject of a letterhead report to the Buckeye Pipeline Coordinator at Division 8.

Reports of critical repairs should be the subject of an immediate telephone notification.

Flooded pits require an immediate telephone notification to the Buckeye Pipeline Coordinator

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A.U.C. 149 BUCKEYE PIPELINE

Hydrant record cards may be modified for use as an inspection control for valves,valves covers, post marker, security fences, locks, etc.

Cards should indicate if the valve pit is subject to flooding.

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A.U.C. 149 BUCKEYE PIPELINE

TRAINING

Drills

FAMILIARIZATION DRILLS

DIVISION DRILLS

BOROUGH DRILLS


FAMILIARIZATION DRILLS March/April and September/October

DIVISION DRILLS March/April and September/October

BOROUGH DRILLS October/November

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A.U.C. 149 BUCKEYE PIPELINE

FAMILIARIZATION DRILLS

They shall walk the route of the pipeline, in their response districts, noting any obstructions or conditions which could hamper operations.

NOTE: Under no circumstances shall valves be turned, closed, or operated in any manner during Familiarization Drills!

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A.U.C. 149 BUCKEYE PIPELINE

DIVISION DRILLS

Division drills shall simulate an actual incident occurring on the Buckeye Pipeline.

At the drill, hose lines shall be stretched, valve covers shall be opened, wrenches shall be placed on operating nuts, and the pipeline shall be patrolled. Communications shall be evaluated by chief officers participating in the Division Drill.

The Division Drill shall be limited to the use of three engine and two ladder companies. Special units may participate with the approval and concurrence of the deputy chief and the commander of the special unit.

NOTE: Under no circumstances shall valves be turned, closed, or operated in any manner during Division Drills!

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A.U.C. 149 BUCKEYE PIPELINE

BOROUGH DRILLS

This will be a surprise drill in order to closely simulate an actual fire and/or emergency.

They shall carry out all the assignments on the Instruction Cards - this includes actually shutting down the valves!

The Borough Drills are the only drills where members will experience the actual closing of valves.

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A.U.C. 149 BUCKEYE PIPELINE

TRAINING

Number of Drills per Unit



Assigned Units (first line of Unit Alarm Assignment Cards) shall participate in one Familiarization, and one Division Drill per year.

Alternate Units (third, fourth, and fifth line of Unit Alarm Assignment Cards) shall participate in one Division Drill per year.

Multi Unit drills may be utilized for Familiarization and Division Drills.

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IROQUOIS NATURAL GAS PIPELINE

24" (OD) high strength steel pipeline

Maximum allowable operating pressure of 1,440 psig

however it typically will operate in the 400 psig to 1,100-psig range

Natural gas is

non-toxic

lighter than air

can be an asphyxiant as it displaces oxygen

combustible in concentrations from approximately 5% to 15%

will naturally disperse into the atmosphere.

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IROQUOIS NATURAL GAS PIPELINE

These valves also have manual shutdown capabilities. In the event these valves require manual shutdown, this will be performed by

ConEdison/Iroquois qualified personnel when ordered by the FDNY Incident Commander.

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IROQUOIS NATURAL GAS PIPELINE

This valve requires ___________ turns to close.

213 full

Rescue 3 carries a special hydraulic wrench for this valve and a backup hydraulic wrench is stored at the FDNY Command Post building at 500 Food Center Drive.

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IROQUOIS NATURAL GAS PIPELINE

ALARM PROCEDURES

Except in the event of immediate threat to life or property, no valves should be opened or closed without the approval of the FDNY IC in consultation with Con Edison/Iroquois personnel.

Unit Alarm Assignment/Instruction Cards shall contain the box number 8600 identifying the Iroquois Natural Gas Pipeline/Con Edison Hunts Point Facility and the number of units for the first alarm response assignment. Instructions on the card will indicate if the unit is to respond to the Incident Command Post or the Staging Area.

Each 1st through 3rd alarm unit has been issued two Unit Alarm Assignment /Instruction Cards. One card shall be carried on the apparatus; the other card shall be placed in a prominent, clearly marked and protected place at the housewatch, for use by relocated units.

Duties of units may involve manually shutting down valves and/or patrolling the pipeline to locate the reported leak or fire.

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IROQUOIS NATURAL GAS PIPELINE

Due to the extremely high pressure found in this pipeline system, consideration shall be given to allow escaping gas to naturally disperse into the atmosphere without the use of fog lines to assist in dispersal.

The use of fog lines may actually hinder the dissipation of the gas.

The primary consideration is the evacuation of the area involved.

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IROQUOIS NATURAL GAS PIPELINE

Patrolling the pipeline to locate the leak will be performed by a Squad Company or SOC Support Ladder Company as designated by the Incident Commander. The designated units shall utilize their metering capabilities during their patrol duties.

Note: If Rescue, Squad or SOC Support Ladder Company personnel are not available, the IC shall order available units to perform these duties.

In the event of a sub sea leak, a Marine Company will be assigned to patrol the sub sea pipeline.

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IROQUOIS NATURAL GAS PIPELINE

Familiarization Drills October/November
Borough Drills April/May

NOTE: Under no circumstances shall valves be operated without prior consultation with Iroquois/Con Edison personnel during drills. Partial closure of the valves may be permitted after consultation with pipeline personnel. Under NO circumstances will full closure of these valves be permitted during drills.