1. Regarding the guidelines for “DANGER DO NOT ENTER TAPE”, Battalion Chiefs would be correct to think that? (AUC 360—1.1, 2.1, 2.2 Emergencies - Gas) A. The tape is carried in all Engine, Ladder, Battalion, and Division vehicles. B. In all situations, the IC should make a transmission via handie-talkie and Department radio that a danger zone has been established C. The tape is red with black lettering and shall be used at major gas emergencies to identify the boundaries of any potential blast zone D. The danger zone should not be entered except to save life or when authorized by an IC or a Safety Officer
C - The tape is red with black lettering and is carried in all Battalion and Division vehicles. - The IC shall make a transmission via handie-talkie alerting units that a danger zone has been established. - Units are reminded that the danger zone should not be entered except to save life or authorized by the IC or Sector Chief.
2. Regarding the duties of a Battalion Chief, it would be correct to state that Battalion Chiefs? (Regs 7—7.2.2, 7.2.8, 7.2.10, 7.4.1) A. In command of a fire which occurred at a salvage or motor vehicle wrecking establishment, shall forward a letterhead report indicating particulars to the Chief of Operations B. Arriving at the scene of an operation where an Acting Battalion Chief is the IC, may choose to assume command of the operation, and announce the transfer of command to operating units via handie talkie and the dispatcher via department radio C. Must notify the dispatcher of any fire involving a food establishment indicating the damage to the building, food and food service areas D. Assigned to a Battalion must visit at least once each month every Department building over which the Battalion has supervision and inspect members, uniforms, apparatus, equipment, records and all areas of quarters
C - When a Battalion Chief arrives at the scene of an operation where an Acting Battalion Chief is the Incident Commander, the Battalion Chief shall assume command of the operation and assign the Acting Battalion Chief as needed. - Battalion Chiefs or Officers in Command of fires occurring at a location operated or maintained for the salvage or wrecking of motor vehicles, or parts thereof, shall forward a report to the Bureau of Fire Prevention, listing occupancy name, address, type of fire, date, time and number of alarm box which was transmitted. - Each assigned Battalion Chief must visit, at least once each week, every Department building over which the Battalion has supervision, and inspect members, uniforms, apparatus, equipment, records, and all areas of quarters.
3. You are a Battalion Chief from Battalion 51, quartered with E308, visiting the quarters of E293, a single engine in your battalion. When visiting E293, you would be correct to think? (Comm Ch 2--2.12.4) A. If visiting E293 for more than 10 minutes, you may go off the air and have your alarms forwarded to E293’s quarters. B. To go off the air, notify the dispatcher by radio or MDT that you will be 10-9 at E293. C. If you receive an alarm while 10-9, acknowledge the run via your apparatus radio or MDT D. When leaving quarters, the signal 10-8 Code 2 must be given verbally to the dispatcher
C - more than 15 minutes- the dispatcher is notified by radio or telephone that the Battalion is 10-9 at the quarters of the visited unit - he signal 10-8 Code 1 must be given verbally to the dispatcher.
4. You are a BC assigned to a 3rd alarm as the Staging Area Manager due to a 10-66 transmitted at a 2nd alarm taxpayer fire. In this situation, you would be correct to think? (Regs—11.3.26) 1. The Staging Area location is determined by the Supervising Dispatcher 2. All units on the 10-66 and 3rd alarm, other than the Rescue, Squad, FAST Unit, SOC Support Ladder, the CFR Engine and Chief Officers, shall be directed by the dispatcher to report to and remain at the Staging Area. 3. The Staging Area Manager’s vehicle shall be the focal point to identify the Staging Area 4. All communications from the Staging Area to the ICP shall be on Channel 2 or the DARS radio A. 1, 3 B. 2, 3 C. 1, 2, 3 D. 1, 3, 4
B - The location of the Staging Area shall be made known by the IC to the dispatcher who will direct the Staging Area Manager and effected units to that location. - At the Staging Area, all communications to the Command Post shall by the designated handi-talkie frequency or the 800 MHz radio.
5. You are a BC working when a severe storm emergency is impacting NYC. Regarding your ability to perform dewatering operations, it would be correct to state that while unit availability is low during the storm, you may commit units to dewatering? (AUC 159—Add 9—2.3) A. In private dwellings and multiple dwellings B. Where any property damage can be averted C. Where flood or rising water is in close proximity to live electrical equipment, which cannot be safely disconnected D. Where dewatering of any street or roadway can alleviate traffic problems E. After you consult with the Borough Supervising Dispatcher, as the storm subsides
C - During a severe storm, units should not be committed to dewatering operations EXCEPT in the following cases: Where lives are endangered, such as, but not limited to; hospitals, nursing homes, and similar type occupancies. Where failure to dewater creates a serious fire hazard, such as; flood or rising water in close proximity to live electrical equipment or service, which cannot be disconnected safely. Where extensive property damage can be averted with a reasonable commitment of resources. Where major safety and dangerous traffic problems can be alleviated by immediately beginning the dewatering of major streets and highways that have been flooded by the storm When unit availability for the affected boroughs returns to 75% or greater, Division Commanders and/or Deputy Chiefs, after consultation with the Borough Supervising Dispatcher, can approve dewatering operations in their response areas for all other occupancies, including public buildings, multiple dwellings, private dwellings and commercial occupancies.
6. BC Judge arrives at a fire in a 4-story vacant frame building and finding heavy fire decides to transition to an exterior attack. He would be correct to think? (Command and Control Ch 4) A. He should state, “URGENT-URGENT-URGENT, COMMAND TO ALL UNITS, URGENT-ALL UNITS BACK OUT, BACK OUT” B. The communication to all units regarding the transition in attack requires the IC to depress his Emergency Alert Button and it must be given as an “Urgent” transmission. C. After transmission of the Urgent message, he should pause to allow units time to begin withdrawing, then later contact each unit individually to confirm receipt of the message, and ensure a roll call is conducted later. D. If there is no roof sector supervisor, he should contact member(s) on the roof to ensure they are evacuating the roof
B - “URGENT-URGENT-URGENT, Command to all units, URGENT - ALL UNITS BACK OUT, WE ARE TRANSITIONING TO AN EXTERIOR ATTACK” - On transmission of this message, the IC immediately contacts each unit individually via HT to confirm receipt of this message and to verify they are in compliance. - If there is no Roof Sector Supervisor assigned, then the IC should make contact with other member(s) operating on the roof to ensure they are withdrawing.
7. A Battalion Chief conducting drill was correct when he stated that units operating at a gas emergency should perform which tactic(s)? (Gas 6.2, 6.4, 6.5) 1. If any natural gas is found on the Natural Gas Meter upon entering a building, or while proceeding to the reported location within a building, the first ladder inside team should proceed directly to the basement / cellar to evaluate conditions. 2. The first Engine Officer should always proceed to the reported location / caller when arriving at a gas emergency. Remaining engine members should prepare to stretch a hoseline, positioned outside of the potential blast zone 3. Apparatus should not be positioned in front of the reported leak location. Additional units shall stage at street corners and only enter the block when appropriate. 4. When using meters to investigate gas emergencies, the best practice is to measure readings at a location high upon entry of the room of the suspected leak and report that %LEL to the IC 5. The first priority at these responses is to locate and mitigate the gas leak A. 1 and 3 B. 1, 2 and 4 C. 3 and 5 D. 3 and 4
A - Engine Company arrival prior to Ladder Company: The Engine Officer should proceed to the reported location/caller noting odors, information gathered and detector/meter activity. - The best practice is to measure readings at a location high and in the middle of the room of the suspected leak; this is the % LEL to be reported to the IC. - The first priority at natural gas emergencies is to ensure there is not a Major Gas Emergency.
8. First alarm units arrive at a fire in a Class 3, 2-story taxpayer, 200’ x 80’, which has EIFS as an exterior wall covering on the building frontage. There is heavy fire on the first floor of a store, igniting the EFIS wall covering. In this situation, the BC would be incorrect to take which one of the following actions? (AUC 362—2.2, 2.3, 2.8, 3.1) A. Request an additional engine and ladder above the 10-75, and ensure the special called ladder is a tower ladder if one is not assigned on the first alarm B. Position the initial hand lines for both an interior and exterior attack on the fire C. Dedicate a hand line for exterior extinguishment of the taxpayer when conditions dictate. A 2 ½” hand line may be used due to the large area of the building. D. Position an engine deck gun for exterior coverage of the 10-story HRFPMD on exposure 2, as this provides 110 feet of vertical reach from the nozzle tip, if utilizing the 1 ¼” tip at 100 psi. E. Position a 2 ½” handline with a 15/16” tip to protect the 6-story exposure on exposure 4, as this will provides 75 feet of vertical reach from the nozzle tip, when the nozzle has 50 psi
D - 130’
9. You are a Battalion Chief operating at a fire on the first floor of a 4-story multiple dwelling. You transmit the all hands-doubtful, and request an extra engine and ladder for firefighting purposes. Regarding the special call of any additional units above the extra engine and ladder, it would be correct to state you may special call additional? (Comm Ch 7—7.1) A. Engines for relief, only if the fire is placed under control B. Engines for fire duty, only if the fire is placed probably will hold or under control C. Engines for fire duty, only if you transmit a second alarm. Ladders may be special called only if the fire is placed probably will hold or under control D. Engines for fire duty, only if you transmit a second alarm. Ladders may be special called regardless of the status of the fire
D - Once one additional Engine has been special called above a Signal 7-5, and the status of the fire remains Doubtful, any additional Engine companies must be obtained through the transmission of a higher alarm. Once the fire is placed Probably Will Hold or Under Control, additional engine companies may be special called for relief purposes only without the transmission of a higher alarm. Additional Ladder companies may be special called for any situation status without the transmission of a higher alarm.
10. First alarm units arrive at the scene of a reported gas leak in 4-story OLT. How many of the following conditions would be indicative of a major gas emergency? (Natural Gas—Section 5) 1. Any damage to a major component like a master meter, gas service pipe, main valve or distribution main 2. 10% LEL or greater outside or inside the OLT 3. 10% LEL or greater detected in an unvented manhole or sewer 4. Gas present in one or more manholes or sewers 5. Indications of gas migrating into a building from an outside source 6. Gas leaking inside of a structure and the controlling valve cannot be located or is inoperable 7. Gas leaking or present inside of a large cellar area A. 3 B. 4 C. 5 D. 6
A (2, 5, 6)- o Serious damage to major components of the gas infrastructure (i.e., a Master Meter servicing many appliances, gas service pipe, Main Valves, Distribution Mains, etc.) o 10% LEL or greater detected outside or inside (see section 6.4 for best practices on metering tactics). o Elevated natural gas reading (20% LEL or greater) in an unvented, subsurface structure (manhole, sewer, etc.) o Gas present in two or more subsurface structures (manhole, sewer, etc.) o Indications of gas migrating into a building from an outside source o Gas leaking inside of a structure and the controlling valve cannot be located or is inoperable o Gas leaking or present inside of a wall or void in a structure
11. You are BC Middie who is assigned as the High-Pressure Pumping Group Supervisor at a fire on the 93rd floor of a 105 story Mega High-Rise MD. In this situation you should know that the recommended engine discharge pressure is? (Engines 9—Add 1--2.1, 4.1, 4.2) A. 550 psi, and a 3rd stage engine is preferred B. 600 psi, and a 3rd stage engine is required C. 550 psi, and a 3rd stage engine is required D. 600 psi, and a 3rd stage engine is preferred
D - Pressures exceeding 600 psi will require a 3rd stage engine. - This increased efficiency makes the 3rd Stage Engines the preferred choice for pumping operations requiring discharge pressures over 500 psi.
12. Con Edison supplies high pressure steam to many buildings in Manhattan through buried high-pressure steam pipe. Regarding FDNY operations at Steam System emergencies in buildings, it would be correct to state? (Emergency Procedures—Steam—2.1, 2.2, 4.4, 5) A. Steam is visibly seen as a white mist B. Steam pressures in buried supply piping and in supplied buildings can be as high as 350 psi and temperatures as high as 170 degrees F C. When there is a High Energy Line Break emergency in a building, transmit the signal 10-80 with appropriate code, specifying an asbestos release D. When there is a High Energy Line Break emergency in a building, members may only shut the building steam shutoff that is sealed, labeled and located outside of the building
C - Steam is invisible. The white mist seen is the condensate that forms when steam cools. - Steam pressures in generating plants can be as high as 2,000 psi with temperatures reaching 900ºF. Steam pressures in the buried supply piping and in supplied buildings can be as high as 170 psi and temperatures as high as 350ºF. - There is a building steam shutoff located outside the building. FD members should not attempt to shut this valve. This valve should only be shut by Con Edison steam personnel.
13. A Battalion Chief discussing the Electronic Fireground Accountability System (EFAS) at a Division Conference was correct to state that? (Comm 9—2.3, 9.2, 9.3, 9.6) A. The first due Battalion Chief must bring the Portable EFAS tablet with the attached HT radio to the ICP when arriving first. B. Battalion firefighters may be relieved from monitoring the EFAS in the Battalion vehicle only by the EFAS trained member of the FAST Unit C. A Battalion firefighter does not have to monitor the EFAS in the Battalion vehicle if the first arriving BC brings the Battalion Portable EFAS to the Incident Command Post on arrival D. Battalions, other than the first arriving Battalion, shall bring the Battalion Portable EFAS to the Incident Command Post for the possible use of monitoring a channel at the ICP. They shall bring their Portable EFAS when assigned a Branch / Sector / Group.
D - The IC can remove the tablet and radio from the Battalion vehicle and bring it to the Command Post - When the Division is on-scene, it shall be the responsibility of the Division Back-up Firefighter, if available, to report to the Battalion vehicle being used to monitor EFAS to either: Assist the EFAS trained member of the FAST unit or Relieve the Battalion firefighter if the Battalion firefighter has not been relieved by an EFAS trained member of the FAST Unit. - The Portable EFAS does not replace the current procedures where EFAS is monitored in the Battalion Vehicle by the Battalion Firefighter after performing his/her primary duties, until relieved by an EFAS trained member of the FAST Unit.
14. You are a Battalion Chief operating as the Fire Sector Supervisor at a 10-75 on the fourth floor in an H-type building where there is a clutter condition impacting operations. In this situation, you should know that which report from units on the fire floor would be indicative of medium clutter conditions? (SB 92—Page 3) A. “The entrance door is completely blocked” B. “Patient care in place and removal will be affected” C. “The primary searches will be severely delayed” D. “Maneuvering handlines may be impossible”
B When discovered, members should communicate ... DAIS Degree of Clutter Additional Resources Impact on Operations Steps needed to overcome problem.
15. Battalion Chiefs are responsible to perform which of the following tasks? (Indicate all of the correct points) (BISP Manual—Chapter 2, Regs 7—7.4.10, 7.5.1, 7.5.4, 7.5.5) 1. Investigate all injuries occurring in quarters and forward a report with full particulars to the Chief of Safety 2. Supervise at least 1 drill each tour when company or multi-unit drills are being conducted 3. Supervise at least one BISP inspection if any unit in the Battalion is performing BISP 4. Determine the cause of the fire, when responsible for the fire report 5. Depending on the time element and circumstances, if a unit in their Battalion is placed out of service, detail members to other units in the Division. Approved riding positions and shortest distance of travel shall be the criteria used to decide which units receive the detail. A. 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 B. 2, 3 & 4 C. 1, 3 & 5 D. 1, 4 & 5
B - A report with full particulars shall be forwarded to the Chief of Operations - when an apparatus is placed out of service, detail its company members to units within the battalion.
16. Regarding the responsibility of Battalion Chiefs to insure members are properly protected and relieved at operations, which point below is accurate? (AUC 310—8.2, 10.4, 15) A. Chiefs operating in either the Command capacity or as a Group / Sector Supervisor outside of a fire building may dispense with wearing the complete bunker gear ensemble when wearing the complete ensemble is not necessary, provided they wear their helmet at all times. B. When members are granted rest and rehabilitation from a Chief Officer, they shall shower as this reduces skin absorption of fireground contaminants C. All Chiefs that may be required to enter a fire building must have all PPE properly donned. This does not include the first arriving Battalion Chief who is not permitted to leave the ICP. D. Battalion Chiefs may authorize up to one hour of rest and rehabilitation. E. An IC shall notify SOC to obtain temporary replacement equipment (PPE) when necessary
B -Chief Officers when operating in a command capacity outside the fire building, may dispense with wearing the complete bunker ensemble when, in the exercise of their best judgment, wearing the bunker gear is not necessary. The helmet must be worn at all times. However, all Chief Officers that may be required to enter the fire building, which may include the first arriving Battalion Chief must have all PPE properly donned. - Battalion Chiefs may authorize up to 2 hours of rest and rehabilitation and Deputy Chiefs up to 3 hours of rest and rehabilitation. - The IC shall notify DSU of the need for temporary replacement equipment if necessary.
17. You are the Roof Sector Supervisor at a 2nd alarm fire on the top floor of a multiple dwelling. While supervising operations you notice piping that is color coded yellow with black stripes. In this situation, you would know that the color coding indicates the piping contains? A. High voltage wiring B. Low voltage wiring C. Natural gas D. Fuel oil
18. Regarding the duties of Chief Officers operating at a fire where a 10-66 is transmitted for a missing member, it would be correct to think that? (FFP—MMID—Ch 5—2.2.3, 5) A. The FAST Group should be under the direct supervision of a Chief Officer, who has no other duties. He will be designated as the FAST Group Supervisor and shall report directly to the Operations Chief. B. Upon arrival, the Rescue Operations Battalion will assume the duties of the Firefighter Locator Officer, supervising all extrication efforts C. Any available Chief may be assigned as the FAST Group Supervisor, however if a Chief Officer is not available initially, a SOC Unit Officer may temporarily be designated the FAST Group Supervisor. D. The Resource Unit Leader will coordinate all roll calls and search efforts with the EMS Patient Tracking Coordinator, who will account for all members removed from the scene to hospitals. Results of all sector roll calls shall be reported to the Resource Unit Leader
C - The FAST Group Supervisor shall report directly to the IC. - Upon arrival, the Rescue Operations Battalion will assume the duties of Firefighter Removal Officer, supervising all extrication efforts - The Firefighter Locator Officer will coordinate roll calls and search efforts with the EMS Patient Tracking Coordinator, who will account for all members removed from the scene to hospitals. Results of all sector roll calls shall be reported to the Firefighter Locator Officer.
19. You are BC Jones from Battalion 51 investigating a collision involving Engine 236 from Battalion 39 in Division 15. On arrival, you find E236 was responding second due to an odor of gas, in a 10-20 mode, when they hit a double-parked civilian vehicle. In this situation, you would be correct to think? (Indicate all of the correct points) (SB 56—4.3, 7.1, 8.1, 11.2, Add 4—2.1) 1. You must classify the collision as a major collision if there is significant damage to either the apparatus or civilian vehicle or any life-threatening injuries or death 2. If you are unsure as to whether it is a major collision, you should consult either the Deputy Chief or Safety Battalion Chief by cell phone prior to making that determination 3. As soon as possible after returning to quarters you should email a FOC-1 report to FDOC, followed by a phone call to FDOC to verify receipt of the email 4. You must include full particulars on your CD-19A Investigation Report and forward your CD-19A directly to Division 15 for their review 5. On your CD-19A Investigation Report, you should deem this as a Preventable Collision A. 1, 2 and 5 B. 1, 4 and 5 C. 3 and 5 D. 2, 3 and 4
C - The Investigating Battalion Chief shall consider classifying a collision as a major collision - In questionable cases (e.g., numerous injuries, unusual circumstances), the Battalion Chief shall consult with the Deputy/Division Chief and a Safety Battalion Chief prior to making such determination. - CD-19As shall be forwarded promptly to the command initially responsible for reviewing the unit's Apparatus Collision Report (usually the Battalion and Division/Bureau to which unit is assigned).
20. You are the IC operating at a 10-75 fire in the cellar of a commercial building involving lithium batteries. In this situation you would be correct to think? (Tools 34—1.2, 3.2, 5H, 6.1) A. LITH-X extinguishers are carried by Haz-Mat Technician Units, Squads, Rescues, SOC Support Ladders, Purple “K” units and Decon Engines. B. LITH-X extinguishers are superior to MET-L-X extinguishers on very hot burning metal fires such as lithium because it will cling to metal surfaces C. LITH-X extinguishers exclude oxygen, have salt which will cake and crust, and it acts as a heat sink directing heat away from the metal, to eventually extinguish the fire D. After extinguishment, it is important that overhaul of the hazard is delayed until the fuel is cooled, this may take up to 30 minutes
D - One MET-L-X handheld extinguisher and one LITH-X handheld extinguisher have been issued to the following units. Haz-Mat Rescue HMTUs Squad SOC Support Ladders Purple “K” Units - LITH-X does not cling (adhere) to metal surfaces so it is necessary to cover the burning metal completely. The MET-L-X extinguisher is superior to the LITH-X extinguisher at adhering to hot vertical surfaces. - It does not cake or crust like MET-L-X but it does exclude oxygen and acts as a heat sink directing heat away from the metal, eventually extinguishing the fire.
21. You are the Resource Unit Leader at a 2nd alarm where a Rehab Group and Rehab Manager are established. In this situation, it is correct to think you should? (AUC 230—7.4, 7.5, 7.14) A. Maintain radio contact with the EMS Officer from the Rehab Group B. Send units to Rehab in manageable groups, usually five units at a time, so as to not overcrowd the Rehabilitation Group C. Use the Rehabilitation Tracking Sheet and / or the Incident Command Application to document which units and members have reported to, and been evaluated by the Rehabilitation Group D. Be aware that Special Units, Squads, Rescues, and Haz-Mat Ops units shall always be given priority for medical monitoring
C - The RUL and the Rehabilitation Manager shall maintain radio contact with each other - Units shall be sent in manageable groups, usually four units at a time, - Special Units, Squads, Rescues and Haz-Mat Ops Units shall be given priority for medical monitoring when the Unit’s release is pending completion of the monitoring activities.
22. You are the Safety Officer who has just arrived at a third alarm fire in two row frame buildings. In this situation, you would be correct to think? (ICS—Ch 2—Add 5—2, 4.1, 5.2, 6) A. You may alter, suspend, or terminate operations for an “URGENT—COLLAPSE FEARED” B. When the Safety Battalion arrives, you will be designated as the Forward Safety Officer or reassigned as determined by the IC C. When there is no possibility of saving life or property, significant risks should be reduced or minimized D. You are never permitted to make any command decisions E. You may enter a building to inspect the interior for structural stability and / or to monitor the condition of members
E - The authority to Alter, Suspend, or Terminate operations if the Safety Officer determines them to involve an imminent hazard based on a risk assessment. - The Safety Operating Battalion will assume the role as Safety Officer on their arrival. The Special called Battalion Chief will be designated the Assistant Safety Officer after the arrival of the Safety Operating Battalion or reassigned as determined by the IC - No risk to the safety of members is acceptable when there is no possibility of saving life or property - Safety Officers shall perform the tasks as stated in this bulletin. They shall not be used for firefighting purposes, nor shall they make command decisions other than those required to protect members from imminent danger.
23. BC Foamy responds on a 10-86 signal to a fire in a Bulk Plant facility where FDNY units are ordered to supply water to the Foam Extinguishing System. In this situation, she should be looking for piping that has no more than 30 feet apart, red with contrasting bright? (Fire Code) A. Orange bands, and a Fire Department water connection that is red with orange caps with a sign that reads “Water for Foam System” B. Orange bands, and a Fire Department water connection that is red with a sign that reads “Water for Foam System” C. White bands, and a Fire Department water connection that is red with a sign that reads “Water for Foam System” D. White bands, and a Fire Department water connection that is red with orange caps and a sign that reads “Water for Foam System”
B - Color coding Fire protection systems shall be color-coded as follows: (FC 3406.4.10.8.1) 1. Standpipe and/or yard hydrant systems 1.1 Piping, valve bodies and handles, hydrants and hydrant or hose houses - red with contrasting white bands. 1.2 Fire department connections: – red 2. Automatic sprinkler systems (wet or dry) 2.1 Piping and valve bodies and handles - red with contrasting bright green bands. 2.2 Fire department connections - red with green caps. 3. Nonautomatic sprinkler systems (including fog spray systems) 3.1 Piping and valve bodies and handles - red with contrasting aluminum bands. 3.2 Fire department connections - aluminum. 4. Carbon dioxide extinguishing systems - Piping and valve bodies and handles - red with contrasting brown bands. 5. Steam extinguishing systems - Piping and valve bodies and handles - red with contrasting black bands. 6. Foam extinguishing systems 6.1 Piping, valve bodies and handles, hydrants and hydrant or hose houses - red with contrasting bright orange bands 6.2 Fire department water connections - red, a durable sign that reads "WATER FOR FOAM SYSTEM." shall be conspicuously posted immediately adjacent to such connections. 6.3 Fire department foam connections - red with contrasting bright orange band or caps. A durable sign that reads “CHEMICAL FOAM DIRECT TO TANKS” or “...% MECHANICAL FOAM SOLUTION DIRECT TO TANKS,” shall be conspicuously posted immediately adjacent to such connections. Action: No pre-printed SFO – Issue FDNY Summons (VC 7)
24. At 0345 hours, first alarm units respond to a report of a 3-car vehicular accident on the Brooklyn Queens Expressway with reports of a possible pin. On arrival, first arriving units at the accident scene find the incident to be on the other side of the roadway requiring them to operate across a center divider. The IC then considers the following tactics: 1. Traffic shall be stopped in both directions and safety warning devices set up on both sides. 2. A member shall be directed to use a tool to test the surface on the opposite side of the center divider for the presence of a solid and stable surface. 3. The IC shall select an area for access to the incident. The safe crossing corridor shall be the only means of access and egress utilized under all circumstances. 4. The safe crossing corridor shall be clearly marked with Cones / Danger-Do Not Enter Tape to identify the designated area 5. All available means of lighting shall be used to illuminate the safe crossing corridor In this situation, the Battalion Chief as the IC would be correct to think that if absolutely necessary to operate across the center divider, which points are correct? (TB Fires 8—9.1.C) A. 1, 2, 3 B. 1, 2, 4 C. 1, 2, 5 D. 2, 4, 5
C - If absolutely necessary to do so, traffic shall be stopped in both directions and safety warning devices set up. - This safe crossing corridor shall be the only means of access and egress utilized at this incident unless otherwise directed by IC. Whenever a safe crossing corridor is established, it shall be clearly marked (cones/barrier tape) to identify the designated area.
25. First alarm units respond to a water rescue incident in the ocean at Coney Island. On arrival, they determine that the victim is submerged below the surface requiring rescue divers to be deployed. In this situation, the first arriving BC should know that it would be incorrect to? (Water Rescue—Ch 5—2.2, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1) A. While responding, verify the ETA of the Marine Unit, and request from the Marine unit if the tide is incoming or outgoing. B. Consider using the 800 MHZ radio and monitoring the NYPD SOD channel C. If a reliable witness is found, ensure the witness keeps their reference point and visually maintains the last location where they saw the victim prior to submerging. This witness must be kept at this location until the rescue divers are deployed. D. Dedicate an Engine to CFR duties and stage them near the exit point E. Order an Engine to hook up to a hydrant and have a hose line stretched and charged for possible decontamination of victims or divers, or to cool backup divers on very hot days
C - Keep the witness at this location throughout the operation
26. BC Smith is operating as the IC at a 10-75 fire in a commercial building where the Pak- Tracker being monitored by a FAST Unit member receives an alarm signal. Regarding the utilization of the Pak-Tracker, the BC would be correct to think that? (TB—SCBA— Add 8—4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4) 1. Battalions shall print out a current copy of the Spare Mask Assignment List at the start of each tour and keep a copy on the FAST Radio Board. 2. Pak-Trackers shall be brought to the ICP by the FAST Unit, Rescue and Squad companies. 3. A member of the FAST Unit, other than the member monitoring EFAS, shall monitor the Pak-Tracker. 4. The FAST Unit Officer shall notify the IC of the activation and attempt to contact the member to determine if there is an emergency or inadvertent activation. 5. The FAST Unit Officer shall immediately notify the IC with a “MAYDAY” transmission only when the member verifies a life-threatening emergency. 6. The FAST Unit Officer will decide if the tracking capability of the Pak-Tracker should be utilized. A. 1, 2, 3 B. 1, 2, 3, 4 C. 1, 2, 4, 5 D. 1, 3, 4, 5 E. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6
B - If the PASS activation is for a life- threatening emergency, or if no contact can be established, the FAST unit officer shall immediately notify the IC with a “mayday” transmission” - the IC decides to utilize the “tracking” capability of the Pak-Tracker -
27. You are a BC who has transmitted an “All Hands—Under Control” to the dispatcher for a small couch fire in an apartment where a dog was found dead inside of a bathroom of a 1-family private dwelling. There is no one home in the PD, but there are several neighbors who are standing nearby, who have indicated the family will be home shortly as they are out at a nearby wedding. In this situation, you would be correct to take which action? (AUC 361) A. Cover the pet remains inside the bathroom of the private dwelling, and leave an Engine Company to provide a watch line until reunification is accomplished B. Request the response of NYC Emergency Management to the scene who will attempt to make positive contact with the owner for reunification purposes C. Notify the Fire Marshalls regarding the death of the pet D. Secure the pet with a responsible neighbor if the neighbor will be able to make positive contact with the owner for reunification purposes
D - When encountering displaced pets/pet remains at the scene of a fire or emergency, the FDNY shall protect/secure the pet with a responsible party (owner, neighbor, building representative, NYPD, etc.) if possible
28. Regarding the use of the UHF Mobile radio in Chief’s vehicles, which point(s) would be accurate for a Battalion Chief to know? (Indicate all correct) (Comm 12—Pages 12-10, 12-11) 1. It is a 45-watt UHF mobile radio 2. Maximum wattage is achieved with the vehicle engine running 3. The Home Button on the radio will bring the user automatically to HT 2 4. Use of this radio is strictly for emergency transmissions 5. To operate on this radio, talk into the yellow microphone on the side of the radio 6. It is programmed to operate on all 16 HT channels, Reverse Subway Channels 17-20, all 6 NYMAC Channels, all EMS channels, and PD TAC “G” and PD TAC “U” A. 2, 3, 4 and 5 B. 2, 4 and 6 C. 1, 4 and 5 D. 1, 3 and 6 0
B - All Divisions and Battalion vehicles are equipped with a 40 watt UHF mobile radio that can be used for EMERGENCY TRANSMISSIONS - When this button is selected, it will bring the user automatically to HT 1 designated as the HOME channel. - Talk into the white microphone attached on the side of the radio.
29. A “Group 2 Call Type” modified response where first due units respond in the Emergency Mode and all other units respond in the 10-20 mode would be appropriate in how many of the following situation(s) below? ABC 2-2011—2.2) 1. “Gas leak in the street” 2. “Odor of smoke” 3. “Class 3 manual alarm” 4. “Electrical fire” 5. “Smoke from a manhole” 6. “Lock in with food on the stove” A. 1 B. 2 C. 3 D. 4 E. 5
A - Group 2 Call Type Odors - gas, fumes, etc., other than smoke Sprinkler activation Class 3 alarms – automatic, valve, manual, etc. Electrical emergencies Manhole emergencies BARS – first due engine only (emergency mode) Class E – first due engine or ladder response (emergency mode) Class J – 0700-1900 first due engine or ladder response (emergency mode) Class J – 1900-0700 Box assignment (first due units in emergency mode)
30. First alarm units arrive at a 10-77 fire on the 28th floor of a 40-story HRFPMD built in 2017. Regarding the Battalion Chief assignments and duties at this fire, it would be correct to state? (FFP—MD—6.21.2, 6.22—B-D-F, 6.23—G) A. The first Battalion Chief to arrive must always advise the dispatcher of the ICP location and the attack stair letter designation B. The first arriving Battalion Chief must ensure that the fire floor evacuation stair door(s) are maintained in a closed position by the 3rd arriving ladder company, and the second Battalion Chief to arrive must also confirm this task is being accomplished. C. The 3rd to arrive Battalion Chief should establish the SAE Post on the 29th floor or above, in a non-IDLH area if possible. D. There should be a one-way voice communication capability from the Fire Command Center to all stairways, dwellings and elevators.
B - If a location is selected other than the lobby of the fire building, advise the borough dispatcher to notify all incoming units. _ Announce the attack stair designation on handie-talkie and/or the Post Radio when required. The borough dispatcher shall also be advised of the attack stair letter designation so that they can announce it to all incoming units._ Note: The 2008 NYC Building Code requires one-way voice communication from the fire command center to all stairways and dwellings for all new R-2 buildings greater than 125 ft in height. HRFPMDs with communications systems should be entered into the CIDS program.