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01. The safest type of fire escape is the?
Select one or more:
a. Exterior screened stairway
b. Standard fire escape
c. Party wall balcony

(Ch 14 pg 73)
The correct answer is: Exterior screened stairway

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02. The safest method to remove people off a party wall balcony is via?
Select one or more:
a. Tower Ladder
b. Aerial Ladder
c. The designated horizontal exit into the adjoining apartment
d. Portable Ladder

Ch 14 pg 74)
The correct answer is: The designated horizontal exit into the adjoining apartment

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03. The safest method to remove people off a counterbalanced stairway is via?
Select one or more:
a. An FDNY Portable Ladder
b. Lowering the counterbalance stairway

(Ch 14 pg 75)
The correct answer is: An FDNY Portable Ladder

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04. 90 degree angle wall collapse of wood frame buildings are often signaled by?
Select one or more:
a. A loud cracking noise
b. Corners of a falling wall splitting apart
c. The structure starting to lean over
d. A wind gust kind of feeling

(Ch 15 pg 77)
The correct answer is: Corners of a falling wall splitting apart

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5. The most dangerous type of wood frame building collapse is a?
Select one or more:
a. 90 degree angle
b. Inward-Outward
c. Lean Over

(Ch 15 pg 77)
The correct answer is: Inward-Outward

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06. In wood frame buildings, regarding the possible collapse of wall(s) or the entire building, which of the following factors are significant and accurately stated?
Select one or more:
a. Long burning fires
b. Building height (3-story building collapse more likely than a 2-story)
c. Location of fire (Higher floor fire is worse hazard than a lower floor fire)
d. Combustible bearing walls
e. Building with an unsupported side, corner building or stand alone is more likely to collapse
f. Type of construction (Braced, Platform, Balloon)

(Ch 15 pg 77-78)
The correct answers are: Building height (3-story building collapse more likely than a 2-story), Building with an unsupported side, corner building or stand alone is more likely to collapse, Combustible bearing walls, Type of construction (Braced, Platform, Balloon), Long burning fires

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07. Which of the following method of construction presents the greatest firefighting danger in terms of collapse for firefighters?
Select one or more:
a. Braced Frame
b. Platform
c. Balloon

(Ch 15 pg 78)
The correct answer is: Braced Frame

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08. An indicator of braced frame construction is?
Select one or more:
a. Unobstructed openings in exterior walls
b. Mortise & tenon joints

(Ch 15 pg 78)
The correct answer is: Mortise & tenon joints

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09. From a fire protection point of view, which wood frame construction is superior?
Select one or more:
a. Lightweight
b. Platform
c. Braced Frame
d. Balloon

(Ch 15 pg 79)
The correct answer is: Platform

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10. The main danger with lightweight wood construction is fear of early?
Select one or more:
a. Wall collapse
b. Global collapse
c. Floor and / or roof collapse

(Ch 15 pg 79)
The correct answer is: Floor and / or roof collapse

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11. When fighting a fire in a truss structure where the concealed floor or roof space containing the trusses is involved with fire, the strategy is to remove the occupants and fight the fire?
Select one or more:
a. Defensively from the outside
b. Aggressively from the inside

(Ch 15 pg 79)
The correct answer is: Defensively from the outside

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12. Which of the following are factors affecting the inward-outward collapse of braced frame buildings?
Select one or more:
a. Mortise and tenon connection failure
b. Exterior wall overload
c. Bearing walls destroyed by fire
d. Extension of fire up the unobstructed exterior wall voids

(Ch 15 pg 79, D-is balloon frame)
The correct answers are: Bearing walls destroyed by fire, Mortise and tenon connection failure, Exterior wall overload

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(Ch 15 pg 79, D-is balloon frame)
The correct answers are: Bearing walls destroyed by fire, Mortise and tenon connection failure, Exterior wall overload

(Ch 15 pg 81, D-caused by fire escapes anchored to wall studs)
The correct answers are: Overloading of the wall by adding considerable weight, Hiding major wall structural defects, Containing heat and flame inside the building increasing structural destruction

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14. Global collapse is more likely in wooden buildings?
Select one or more:
a. Located on a corner plot
b. With a serious fire burning out of the entire first floor of a 3-story building
c. Standing alone
d. That are 3-story buildings, rather than 1 or 2 story buildings

(Ch 15 pg 81)
The correct answers are: That are 3-story buildings, rather than 1 or 2 story buildings, Located on a corner plot, Standing alone, With a serious fire burning out of the entire first floor of a 3-story building

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15. When a building is on fire and exposing a construction crane, a collapse zone needs to be set up equal to the height of the crane.
Select one or more:
a. Agree
b. Disagree?

(Ch 16 pg 84)
The correct answer is: Agree

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16. If a worker is trapped in a construction crane at a fire in a building under construction, he should be protected with a?
Select one or more:
a. Master Stream
b. Hand line

(Ch 16 pg 84)
The correct answer is: Master Stream

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17. At a fire in a building under construction, where the formwork and timbers are on fire, the firefighting strategy should be?
Select one or more:
a. Offensive
b. Defensive

(Ch 16 pg 84)
The correct answer is: Defensive

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18. A BC was discussing wooden formwork being used to form concrete with steel reinforcing rods. Which point regarding the cast in place concrete buildings was incorrectly stated?
Select one or more:
a. The most serious fires and most serious collapses in buildings under construction occur during a fire in the formwork
b. Concrete provides the compressive strength
c. Steel reinforcing rods provide the tensile strength
d. It takes about 24 days for concrete to reach its maximum strength

(Ch 16 pg 84)
The correct answer is: It takes about 24 days for concrete to reach its maximum strength

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19. When discussing wooden formwork, it is correct to state that 4” x 4” timbers used as?
Select one or more:
a. Columns are known as legs, girders are known as stringers, and beams are known as ribs
b. Columns are known as stringers, girders are known as ribs, and beams are known as legs
c. Columns are known as legs, girders are known as ribs, and beams are known as stringers
d. Columns are known as ribs, girders are known as legs, and beams are known as stringers

(Ch 16 pg 85)
The correct answer is: Columns are known as legs, girders are known as stringers, and beams are known as ribs

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20. Members overhauling at a building under construction where there was a fire involving the formwork?
Select one or more:
a. May remove a supporting timber only if no timbers are burned
b. Should consult the Site Safety Manager to determine the structural stability of the formwork
c. May remove a supporting timber only if the fire was small
d. Should consult the construction shoring foreman to determine the structural stability of the formwork

(Ch 16 pg 85)
The correct answer is: Should consult the construction shoring foreman to determine the structural stability of the formwork

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21. At construction sites, the material and equipment hoist may be used by firefighters for?
Select one or more:
a. Transporting members only
b. Transporting firefighting equipment and / or members
c. Transporting firefighting equipment only
d. No transporting of either firefighting equipment or members

21. At construction sites, the material and equipment hoist may be used by firefighters for?
Select one or more:
a. Transporting members only
b. Transporting firefighting equipment and / or members
c. Transporting firefighting equipment only
d. No transporting of either firefighting equipment or members

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22. The hoist car designed for construction workers has?
Select one or more:
a. Safety brakes
b. One or two supporting cables
c. Operating controls outside the car
d. A bell system

(Ch 16 pg 87, A, C, D-are the material + Equipment Car)
The correct answer is: Safety brakes