The 1st arriving Ladder Company Officer will play a key role when a building is equipped with an Auxiliary Radio Communications System (ARCS). From the choices listed below, choose the incorrect action the Ladder Company Officer took when encountering an ARCS.
A: Officer will activate Building ARCS (1620 Key or on/off switch) at the Fire Command Station, if so equipped
B:Officer will instruct the member designated to staff the ICP to monitor the ARCS channel 14 or 15
C: Officer will remain on Channel 1 or switch his/her HT to to the building duplex UHF radio repeater channel (Channel 11/12), or acquire an in-house radio for the investigation team, as appropriate
D: Officer will ensure a functional test is performed prior to leaving the lobby
Officer will instruct the member designated to staff the ICP to monitor the tactical and/or repeater channel/relay messages
Communications ch 13 sec 3.1
14 and 15 are subway repeater channels ( AUC 207 add 16 sec 4.4)
Drills and training schedules concerning winter operations shall be initiated each year during the month of?
AUC 200 3.3.4 E
FYI 3.3.7 states “....requisition or obtain such [winter] supplies and equipment in advance of winter weather. Requisitioning shall commence July 1st....items on requisition not received by October 1st shall be called to the attention of Division Coordinators.
When a member, on or off duty, suffers a heart attack or suspected heart attack, the officer on duty in his/her unit must forward a report to BHS showing in detail the work and activity records of the member. These records shall reflect how many hours prior to the attack?
The report must include if attack occured on or off duty; dates and tours of duty worked; response to alarms; nature and length of duty performed; e.g. training, inspectional and maintenance activities.
Regulations ch 17 sec 17.12.15
Of the following choices, which is incorrect regarding the operation and deployment of Reserve Apparatus?
A: When reserve apparatus is fully staffed and ready for fire duty, the Officer on Duty shall notify the Dispatcher, Battalion Chief, Deputy Chief and Tour Command Chief.
B: A third copy of the riding list shall be posted at the housewatch desk of the unit whose identity the reserve apparatus assumes, or filed at the Emergency Command Post Headquarters.
C: Reserve CFR-D Units shall have a minimum compliment of two (2) CFR-D trained Firefighters.
D:CFR-D Battalion Depots are to supply initial CFR-D equipment for Reserve CFR-D Units upon their activation.
CFR-D Battalion Depots are NOT to be used for supplying INITIAL CFR-D equipment for Reserve CFR-D Units. Reserve CFR-D Units will be provided with CFR-D equipment by Technical Services Division upon activation. However, Reserve CFR-D Units shall exchange out-of-service medical equipment or procure medical supplies with CFR-D Battalion Depots as necessary to keep the Unit in service.
AUC 259 5.1, 6.4, 9.2-9.6
In underground areas, handi-talkie communication with the surface will be adversely affected. A relay system shall be set up to overcome this. Choose the incorrect statement made regarding the handi-talkie relay.
A:LCC is to take a position at the bottom of subway entrance stairs If the token booth is within 150 feet of stairs to street, contact train dispatcher through the clerk. Also, the LCC should relay the token booth phone number to the Ladder Officer in case it is necessary to call the booth from a blue light telephone
B: OV FF is to take a position at the foot of the stairs leading to the platform if it is within 150 feet of the LCC
C: Roof FF is to take a position approximately 150 feet from the stairs on the platform for relay
D:Engine Officer is to take a position approximately 100 feet (line of sight) from Roof FF on the platform
100 yards/300 feet
Ladder Officer to location of fire
Additional HT equipped members every 100 yards if necessary
AUC 207 sec 4
Watch out for yards vs feet on test day
The Fire Department Incident Command System (ICS) uses two Command Models for managing incidents. Of the following choices, which contains incorrect information?
A:Under “Unified Command,” Departments are managed under one or more Command Posts.
B: “Single Command” is appropriate when an incident occurs within a single jurisdiction and there is no jurisdictional or functional agency overlap.
C: “Unified Command” is when an incident occurs and there are jurisdictional and/or functional agency overlaps.
D: Under “Unified Command,” there will be a single Incident Action Plan.
Under “Unified Command” Departments act as "one organization" and are managed as such. Instead of several command posts operating independently, the operation is directed from ONLY ONE "Command Post."
ICS Ch 1 4.1, 3.5.2
The incorrect Electronic Fireground Accountability System (EFAS) statement can be found in which choice?
A:Officers arriving at an incident, after they have transmitted their 10-84 via the MDT, must key their HT remote microphone once to "check-in." Keying the HT remote microphone will have all members of the unit recognized by EFAS
B: The Spare Radio Database will be indicated in the bottom center of the task bar in green letters (date and time if updated)
C: When a member's Emergency Alert Button is depressed, their identity line on EFAS will automatically be highlighted and their company, position, and name will be listed in red in both the "Radio Status" and "MAYDAYS" area. In addition, a hard copy automatically prints showing the company, position, and time of MAYDAY
D:EMS officers, Haz-Tac ambulances and any other EMS unit with an assigned fireground HT that activates the EAB will not show up on Fire Battalion and Division vehicles
Will show up with their EMS Unit, position, and name as entered in the EBF-4
Communications ch 9 add 3 pages 3-7
Units operating at a sub-cellar fire in a cast-iron loft building would be correct in all procedures below regarding line placement except?
A:The first Engine Company should stretch the initial hoseline via the interior to the fire area, ensuring there is enough hoseline to cover the anticipated fire area prior to advancing.
B:If conditions prevent the initial hoseline from advancing down the interior stairs, immediately reposition this hoseline to an alternate access point for the purposes of fire extinguishment.
C: The second Engine Company shall assist the first Engine with the initial hoseline. In a building protected by a sprinkler system servicing the fire area, if the first Engine has not supplied it, a supply line shall be stretched to feed this system.
D: The third Engine Company shall be assisted by the fourth Engine Company in stretching the second hoseline. If the first hoseline is unable to advance into the fire area, the second hoseline may need to gain an alternate access point into the fire area.
If conditions prevent the initial hoseline from advancing down the interior stairs, notify the IC and REMAIN AT THIS POSITION to prevent upward extension.
Lofts 6.2.1 A-C
Which choice is not considered a MAYDAY transmission?
A: Collapse Imminent
B: Missing member located
C: Lost member located
This is a URGENT transmission
Communications ch 9 pages 4-11
Also, Fire entering an exposure is an URGENT (p-11)
Members at the pedestal of an aerial ladder shall ensure certain safeguards and actions are taken prior to placing the aerial ladder into operation. In addition, safe actions are required after the aerial ladder has been raised. Of the following choices, which contains incorrect information?
A: The area immediately around the turntable should be designated a “Danger Zone” and should be clear of members, tools or any impediments before rotation of the aerial.
B: If a firefighter is to climb the aerial ladder at the start of an operation, he or she shall be in position on the turntable before the aerial ladder is to be raised and rotated.
C: Never move the truck with the ladder raised to one side. Retract the sections substantially and turn the ladder parallel to its bed.
D:Always ensure hose is passed through the rungs when stretching a hoseline up an aerial ladder.
Always properly secure hose lines to the ladder, taking care that hose straps do not interfere with the operation of the ladder sections. DO NOT allow hose to be passed through the rungs.
Lads 2 8.21, 8.22, 8.25
You receive a run for a CO detector activation in apartment 10A on the 10th floor of a 20 sty Project type building. Upon arrival, you discover that the meter you have is reading 9 PPM. From this reading you take several actions to mitigate the CO incident. Choose the incorrect action.
A: Inform occupant that our meter has not detected an elevated CO level
B: Attempt to reset detector. If detector does not reset or it does not have a reset, recommend that the occupant refer to the manufactures's instructions
C: Inform occupants that is detector activates again that they should again call 911 to notify the FD
D:Transmit a 10-38-1
10-38-1- Low battery, defective detector, unwarranted alarm
10-38-2 - 1-9 ppm
10-38-3- greater than 9 ppm
10-38-4- CO incident or emergency with no detector activation
Haz-Mat ch 4 sec 4.3 and Communications ch 8 page 11
At a fire in a Brownstone, the 2nd arriving Roof FF will proceed to the roof of the fire building to ensure the roof has been opened and to assist the first arriving Ladder in ventilation and opening up of the roof. Which of the following duties is not entirely correct regarding this position?
A: When the 2nd arriving aerial can be raised to the fire building or an exposure, the member assigned to the roof should attempt access this way.
B:Check for a rear fire escape. When present, team up with the 1st Roof FF (or another available member) to VEIS the fire floor. Pay particular attention to top floor apartments, including the public hall.
C: For a top floor fire, go to the roof with the saw and Halligan hook to assist in ventilation and opening up.
D: For fire below the top floor, be alert to THE first arriving Roof FF’s request for a saw because of the inability to ventilate the interior stairs due to no roof level skylight (tarred over skylights), dumbwaiters and penthouse structures.
Check for a rear fire escape. When present, team up with the 2nd OV FF (or another available member) to VEIS all floors above the fire. Pay particular attention to top floor apartments, including the public hall.
The second arriving engine plays a key role at the majority of our structural fires. From the list below, choose the incorrect duties of the second arriving Engine Officer.
A: Water resource officer for the first hoseline
B: Control the number of members on the fire floor, limiting it to those necessary and directing others to appropriate staging areas below the fire floor
C: Keep track of members going to the floor(s) above the fire. All members going to the floor(s) above the fire, before the fire is controlled, should communicate their identity to the second due engine officer before proceeding above
D:During standpipe operations, 2nd engine officer is to relieve 1st due control FF at standpipe outlet and replace with 2nd control FF
The control FF of the 1st arriving engine company will complete the connection to the standpipe outlet, charge the line when ordered, provide proper water pressure, and remain at the standpipe outlet throughout the operation to provide orderly and accurate communications and continuity
Multiple Dwellings sec 6.7.3.F
Engine Operations ch 5 sec 5.6.7 and 5.7
Safety is of utmost importance when utilizing portable ladders. Of the following choices, which is not in accordance with Department policy?
A: Ladders should never be placed against window panes, window sashes, or loose boxes, barrels, or other surfaces that may break or collapse.
B:Do not climb higher than the second rung from the top on either straight or extension ladders.
C: When placing a metal portable ladder against a building with an aluminum siding exterior, release the ladder before contact is made with the building.
D: When using a ladder for access to high places, it shall be securely lashed or otherwise fastened at the top to prevent slippage.
Do not climb higher than the THIRD rung from the top on either straight or extension ladders.
Lads 1 12.1, 12.2
Under the direction of the Company Commander, Lieutenants will assist in supervision and discipline of members, and help run the the day to day operations of a company. However, there are several times when the senior lieutenant will take over the Company Commanders duties. Choose the incorrect time/duties.
A: The senior lieutenant shall assume the duties and responsibilities of the company commander during an extended leave of absence of the assigned company commander; provided that no other captain is detailed to the unit
B: The senior lieutenant shall assume the duties and responsibilities of the company commander when no provision is made for the assignment of a company commander to the unit
C: When no captain is provided or the company commander is on an extended leave of absence, the senior lieutenant shall prepare and sign fire reports, reports on meritorious acts, charges, deaths, injuries involving members or civilians, accidents or damage to apparatus, and other incidents of an unusual nature, occurring or developing during their tours of duty
D:When no captain is provided or the company commander is on an extended leave of absence and two or more lieutenants are on duty in quarters housing more than one unit, they shall share responsibility for the discipline of all members while in quarters. The officer with more years employed with the FDNY shall be primarily responsible
The officer senior in RANK shall be primarily responsible
Regs ch 10 sec 10.2
Two senior members of a busy Queens Truck Company identified which incorrect comment made earlier in the tour regarding private dwellings?
A: Many private dwellings are found with multiple secondary entrances. These entrances may be found on all types of private dwellings, and on all sides of the building.
B: When multiple secondary entrances (one with a stoop, and one at ground level) are found adjacent to each other on the same side (exposure 2 or 4) of the building, this indicates most likely that the secondary entrance at ground level will have a few steps leading to the kitchen and also a half flight of stairs leading to the cellar. The other secondary entrance with the stoop typically has a staircase that runs to the second floor, and may be the only access to that level.
C: There may be a lack of a secondary means of egress from upper floors. Interior stairs are often narrow, and sometimes winding, with small landings thus restricting movement of the operating forces and making an interior attack more difficult.
D:In some dwellings the stairs to the attic or third floor are found behind a small door resembling a closet door. Access may also be found in a bedroom closet with no ladder provided. In other homes, access to the attic is via a pull down type stairs with a rope attached for ease of use; these are sturdy stairs and an excellent means of access and line advancement into this space.
...these are lightweight stairs and should NOT be used for attic access or line advancement. A portable ladder should be used.
CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT OF THE INTERIOR STAIRS IS CRITICAL TO A SUCCESSFUL OPERATION.
PD Ch 1 4
When requesting an ambulance, Companies must provide certain information to the dispatcher for relay to EMS. Choose the information that is not required.
C: Chief Complaint
D: If CPR initiated
E: Pulse and respiratory rate
Acronym: Chris And Charlie Can Play Rugby
Pulse and Respiratory
CFR ch 2 sec 3.11
Old Law Tenements (OLTs) can be a danger to members under fire conditions. Of the following choices, which is inaccurate?
A: At fires in OLT's, the danger of fire extending to exposed buildings is great. Exposures 2 and 4 are in greatest danger because they are usually closer to the fire building and, if they also are OLT's, then the layout of the shafts between the buildings makes it easy for fire to spread to the adjoining buildings.
B:Buildings in the rear are also seriously exposed as they are usually 5 to 10 feet away from the OLT. This must be kept in mind, especially if there is heavy fire in the rear.
C: When the metal cornice at the roof level has been involved by heavy fire for a considerable time, the cornice or parts of it may suddenly fall. It is important to keep members, and other people, away from the front of the building.
D: Because of the short span of floor beams (25'), and the fact that the floors are not heavily loaded, the collapse of floors in OLT's is usually not a problem. The instances of collapse or partial collapse of floors have generally occurred when there were previous fires and the floor beams were badly burned.
Buildings in the rear are usually NOT as seriously exposed because they are anywhere from 10 to 25 feet or more away from the OLT. However, the possibility of fire extending to buildings in the rear must be kept in mind, especially if there is heavy fire in the rear, the windows in the exposed building are open, and the wind is blowing in the direction of the exposed buildings.
C) Note: Members stretching lines up the front fire escape or operating from the front fire escape must also be warned and moved to a safe position when it appears that the cornice may fall.
MD 4.8.1 - 4.8.3
The "Floor Jack" that has been issued to all ladder companies contains all of the correct information except?
A: Minimum lifting height is 3 1/2 inches to a Maximum 18 inches
B: 5 pumps of the lever to achieve maximum height
C:During the lifting process, do not get under the vehicle until the vehicle has been cribbed
D:Do not use the floor jack on rough or soft surfaces such as grass, dirt, rocks, etc.
If using the floor jack on rough or soft surface (grass, dirt, rocks, etc.) provide a suitable base of support
Training Bulletins Tools 37 ...fairly new 10/17/2017
During company drill on sound powered telephones (SPT), the senior Lieutenant had to correct a member who made which incorrect comment?
A:A SPT wire reel consists of a 300 foot-long wire wound around the reel inside a plastic case, with a 4 foot-long fixed wire coming out of the side of the reel.
B: A 1620 key is attached to each headset to gain access to SPT jacks in the NYCT System
C: There is usually no connection from one SPT system to another (e.g., from a “street to station” system to a “street to tunnel” system).
D:Headsets are preferred for use throughout the NYC Transit System, due to the high noise levels that may be encountered.
A SPT wire reel consists of a 400 foot-long wire wound around the reel inside a plastic case, with a 3 foot-long fixed wire coming out of the side of the reel.
TB Tools 31 2.2, 2.4, 4.1.2, 4.1.3
Which action is incorrect when the 1st arriving Officer or ECC transmits a 10-70?
A: The next arriving pumper, designated as the Water Resource Unit, upon hearing signal 10-70 must find a viable water source
B:If water relay is necessary, the 3 1/2 supply hose or 35' hydrant connection is connected from a hydrant to the Supply Pumper
C:Both the Supply Pumper and the Operating Pumper must remain in the Volume Position
D: At Standpipe Operations where head pressure needs to be overcome, the Supply Pumper remains in the Volume position and the operating pumper must be in the Pressure position
10' or 35'........The necessary lengths of 3 1/2" hose are stretched from a 3" outlet of the Supply Pumper to the Operating Pumper's 3" gated inlet on the pump panel side of the pumper
Evolutions 8 sec 3
The Fast Pak is a portable air supply intended for use as an emergency air source for members when they are low or out of air while operating in an IDLH atmosphere. Which of the following choices is correct?
A: The Fast Pak is carried by all Engine, Ladder, Rescue and Squad Companies.
B:The 5 ft. low pressure hose can be used where space is restricted or when access to the UAC is obstructed.
C: The 20 ft. high pressure hose will administer air to a member’s SCBA via the UAC. This will equalize air in both cylinders in approximately 30 seconds.
D:High pressure and low pressure systems can be operated simultaneously.
A) The Fast Pak is carried by all Ladder, Rescue and Squad Companies.
B) The 20 ft. low pressure hose can be used where space is restricted or when access to the UAC is obstructed.
C) The 5 ft. high pressure hose will administer air to a member’s SCBA via the UAC. This will equalize air in both cylinders in approximately 60 seconds.
TB SCBA Add 1 1.1, 3, 5.3, 6.1,
Ladder Company tactics used at fires can vary depending on the type of building, especially at Taxpayer type buildings. From the choices listed below, choose the most correct Ladder Company tactic used at a Cockloft fire in a Taxpayer.
A: 1st arriving Ladder Company will force entry, locate fire, control the life hazard, and search the store. The 1st Ladder Company will communicate and coordinate ventilation of store at the front with Ladder Company Officer in area to be vented including the front show windows only when a charged line is in position
B: 2nd arriving Ladder Company to shut down gas and electric
C: 1st arriving Roof FF to take a Hook and Halligan to roof and provide a rapid assessment to his/her officer and the IC
D:2nd arriving LCC to position TL for most effective utilization or if an Aerial, place it away from the immediate fire building then join inside team if not directed otherwise
A- Remove show windows when authorized by the IC and only when a charged line is in position
B- 1st Ladder Company
C- Place portable ladder to roof. Take the portable saw to the roof and after communicating and coordinating with Ladder Company Officer inside the fire area to be vented, provide ventilation
D- Correct....1st arriving LCC to roof (Cockloft fire)
Taxpayers pages 56-57
As the second arriving Ladder Company operating at a Rowframe fire, in addition to augmenting the operations of the first arriving Ladder Company as it pertains to immediate rescue and ventilation, your unit should adhere to all of the following except?
A: VEIS all floors above the fire floor and check for fire extension.
B: Confirm roof ventilation and check the rear and sides of the building for extension and victims.
C:For a fire on the top floor of a Brownstone-type Rowframe, split the company and examine exposures for extension in the cockloft. The outside team should operate in the most severely threatened exposure.
D: For a fire on the top floor of an OLT-type Rowframe, the inside team will proceed to the top floor of the fire building and be responsible for VEIS of the adjoining apartment, including examination of the cockloft.
For a fire on the top floor of a Brownstone-type Rowframe, split the company and examine exposures for extension in the cockloft. The INSIDE team should operate in the most “severely threatened exposure.”
Note: In both C and D, the Ladder Company Officer can assign the chauffeur to an exposure, when they are no longer needed at the aerial or for other laddering operations on the front of the building.
Note: Common interior shafts may be encountered and must be given serious consideration as they pertain to fire extension. These shafts are often COVERED at roof level.
The use of wood forms for supporting concrete in buildings under construction is common throughout the city. As a Fire Officer, the information of when and how these forms are used is critical, especially when operating at a fire in a building under construction. Choose the most correct information in regards to the use of wood forms for supporting concrete.
A: The construction progresses by pouring one concrete floor every day
B: The fire load, which is the storage of sheets of plywood and wood studs, is found on the floor below the most recently poured floor and will serve as the forms for the next floor to be poured
C:It is required that every floor that has been stripped of its supporting plywood forms and is in its curing stage be reshored. This reshoring of one 4x4 stud placed every 4 feet will usually be found on at least 8 floors below the most recently poured floor
D:The method of forming the poured concrete floors consists of 5/8" or 3/4" plywood held in place by 4x4 wood studs. One shoring stud is placed every 4 feet on center extending from the floor to the underside of the plywood form above
A- Every other day
B- Stored on the floor which is 2 levels below the most recently poured floor
C- Placed every 8 feet
Remember....To receive an exact time when the concrete was poured, contact a reasonable person such as a construction engineer, building superintendent, or concrete foreman
Safety Bulletin 66
Of the following choices, which contains incorrect information regarding the use of the Thermal Imaging Camera (TIC)?
A: Thermal imaging cameras shall be carried and used at all structural fire operations by all units equipped with this tool.
B: Thermal imaging does not see through clear glass or plastic. These act as a mirror to IR.
C:When used properly, TICs are intrinsically safe.
D: The focal point of a TIC is approximately 3 feet from the camera lens.
Thermal imaging cameras are NOT rated as intrinsically safe.
TB Tools 27 3, 4.1, 4.5, 4.8
With the first alarm assignment in position at a High Rise Fireproof Multiple Dwelling fire, the only Unit(s) that acted correctly can be found in which choice?
A: The 1st arriving Engine Officer and 1st arriving Ladder Company Officer together selected the attack stair and ensured the attack stair had a standpipe outlet
B:The 2nd arriving Engine Officer obtained the Post Radio from the 1st arriving Battalion Chief and brought it to the standpipe outlet where hoseline is being connected and establish a communication link on the Command Channel between the fire sector and the IC if necessary
C:Upon arrival, the 4th arriving Engine will have his/her unit bring the High-Rise Nozzle, 1 length of hose per FF and the standpipe kit, and report into the IC at ICP
D: 1st and 2nd Roof FF to be equipped with a Halligan, Hydra Ram, and K.O. Curtain and proceed to the apartment directly above the fire via the attack stairway if possible, and gain entry
A- Need not be the stairway with a standpipe outlet.....6.7.2
C- 5th arriving Engine.....6.11.2
D- 1st and 3rd Roof FFs.....6.14.4 and 6.16.4
2nd Roof FF to bring Halligan, Maul, LSR and belt to apartment directly above the fire via the attack stairway....6.15.4
Of the following choices, which is incorrect regarding maintenance and use of the EZ Don Harness?
A: It has a maximum breaking strength of 5000 lbs. and a work load 400 lbs.
B: The EZ Don harness is designed for non-technical safe removal of a victim or firefighter from an area with limited access, a confined space such as a stuck elevator, above or below grade structures or from heights.
C:The EZ Don harness will fit most individuals and can be deployed and donned within seconds. However, the EZ Don harness does not replace the life saving rope’s bowline on a bight for removal purposes; a bowline on a bight must always be used in conjunction with the EZ Don Harness.
D: The EZ Don harness shall only be used for removal of one person at a time. The dorsal connection point (D-Ring) is for use during technical rescue operations only and should only be used by qualified advanced technical rescue personnel.
The EZ Don harness will fit most individuals and can be deployed and donned within seconds. The EZ Don harness REPLACES the life saving rope’s bowline on a bight for removal purposes.
TB Rope 9 1.5, 2.1, 2.4, 4.2
The incorrect description of "Glow Sticks" can be found in which choice?
A: Glow sticks are safe to use in explosive environments
B: Glow sticks will provide up to 12 hours of illumination
C: Glow sticks have been issued to all units
D:Each Unit shall carry at least 2 glow sticks on their apparatus
E: Glow sticks are waterproof, do not use batteries, generate no heat or noise, and are disposable. They can tolerate high pressures, such as those found under water
Each Unit shall carry at least 10 glow sticks on their apparatus
Training Bulletins Tools 30
There has been difficulty in the past when transmitting orders dealing with Tower Ladder basket movements primarily due to misunderstood terminology. To alleviate this problem, standard terms shall be used when transmitting orders from the bucket to the member in the pedestal. Which term is incorrect?
A: "EXTEND" - Reach out with boom.
B: “RAISE" - Increase angle of elevation.
C: "LOWER" - Decrease angle of elevation.
D:“BOOM LEFT" - rotate boom to the bucket FF’s left.
"BOOM LEFT" - rotate boom to the PEDESTAL FF’s left.
“RETRACT" - Return outstretched boom.
“BOOM RIGHT" - Rotate boom to pedestal man's right.
The reference point is always the pedestal; not the bucket position.
TL Ch 1 page 9