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Question 1:
Which description of unit activities at an Iroquois Pipeline emergency is incorrect?

A: The “primary consideration” is the evacuation of the area involved. Avenues of escape must remain open for civilians and FD personnel.

B:The “initial actions” of units responding to pipeline boxes are to set up a perimeter and eliminate sources of ignition.

C:Due to the extremely high pressure found in this pipeline system, members shall disperse escaping gas into the atmosphere using fog lines.

D: 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.

c Explanation:
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.
AUC 150 4.5, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.2.1

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Question 2:
When it comes to numbers, odors, and colors, choose the one that is most correct?

A: The vacant building marking is a 12"x12" square with 2" wide lines and the color is fluorescent orange

B:A "Nerve" chemical agent has a fruity odor

C: The victim location marking for collapse operations is the letter "V" approximately 12" in height

D: In the NYC subway system the power removal boxes and dry chemical extinguishers will be found 800 feet apart, and the Standpipe outlet valves will be found 600 feet apart

b Explanation:
A- 18"x18" square with 2" wide lines and the color is lime yellow (Vacants 1.3)
B- ERP add 2 page 18
C- Approximately 2 feet in height ( FFP Collapse Operations add 2 5.2)
D- power removal boxes and dry chemical extinguishers will be found 600 feet apart, and the Standpipe outlet valves will be found 200 feet apart (AUC 207 8.5)

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Question 3:
What is the correct order of preference for the first arriving Roof FF to access the roof at a fire in a Brownstone?

A:Aerial ladder, 2nd arriving aerial ladder (when available), adjoining building

B: Aerial ladder, 2nd arriving aerial ladder (when available), rear fire escape

C: Adjoining building, aerial ladder, rear fire escape

D: Aerial ladder, adjoining building, rear fire escape

a Explanation:
Most brownstones do not have fire escapes.
Bwst 2.6 F

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Question 3:
What is the correct order of preference for the first arriving Roof FF to access the roof at a fire in a Brownstone?

A:Aerial ladder, 2nd arriving aerial ladder (when available), adjoining building

B: Aerial ladder, 2nd arriving aerial ladder (when available), rear fire escape

C: Adjoining building, aerial ladder, rear fire escape

D: Aerial ladder, adjoining building, rear fire escape

a Explanation:
Most brownstones do not have fire escapes.
Bwst 2.6 F

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Question 4:
As the first arriving company office, it might be necessary to provide a preliminary signal to the incoming chief via department radio. From the list below, choose the most correct signal given.

A:10-38-2 for CO readings of 9 PPM

B: 10-40-3 for steam leak

C: 10-36-2 for an accident with injuries

D: 10-35-3 for an unnecessary alarm due to construction activities

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Question 5:
At a fire in the cellar of a Rowframe, where should the second hoseline be stretched when the first hoseline is being used to cover the first floor public hall, and a back up hoseline is not needed?

A: Await orders from the first arriving Battalion Chief before stretching.

B: Stretch via the front entrance to extinguish any fire on the first floor, then proceed to the top floor.

C: Stretch through the front door immediately to the top floor of the fire building.

D:Stretch into the cellar via the outside cellar entrance to extinguish the fire.

d Explanation:
If the first hoseline is used to “cover the first floor public hall”, and a back up line is not needed, the second hoseline will be stretched into the cellar via the outside cellar entrance to extinguish the fire.
If the first hoseline has “advanced into the cellar,” and a back up line is not needed, the second hoseline shall extinguish any fire on the first floor then proceed to the top floor.
RF 6.2

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Question 6:
All company officers must be well versed in MAYDAY and URGENT transmissions in order to provide safety to all individuals on the fire ground. From the following choices listed below, choose the most correct MAYDAY or URGENT message given.

A: Ladder 400 Roof to Command, URGENT- Collapse Imminent

B: Ladder 400 OV to Command, URGENT- Collapse has occurred

C:Ladder 400 Chauffeur to Command, MAYDAY- Unconscious Member

D: Ladder 400 to Command, MAYDAY- fire extending

c Explanation:
A- MAYDAY
B- MAYDAY
D- Urgent
Communications ch 9 sec 9.4.1 and 9.4.2
***With the emphasis on MAYDAYS and URGENTS recently, know the exact terminology and reasons to transmit these messages for sure

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Question 7:
Which description of Rowframe type buildings is not entirely correct?

A: They vary in height from two to five stories.

B: They are twenty to thirty feet in width.

C: They have depths ranging from forty to sixty feet.

D:These buildings can be either balloon frame or platform construction.

D

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Question 8:
During a haz-mat incident, it is important to establish control zones based upon expected or known levels of contamination to reduce the  potential for transfer of contamination. From the three zones that are typically established, choose one that is established correctly.

A: Yellow tape is used to identify the Exclusion Zone

B:Yellow tape is used to identify the Contamination Reduction Zone

C: Yellow tape is used to identify the Support Zone

D: Red tape is used to identify the Warm Zone

B Explanation:
A- Red (Hot Zone)
C- Outermost area of the site and is considered uncontaminated
D- Yellow (Contamination Reduction Zone)
ERP pages 3-6

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Question 9:
For a top floor fire in an Old Law Tenement, the 2nd arriving Extinguisher FF should bring all tools below except?  

A: Handie-Talkie

B: Flashlight

C: 6’ hook

D:Pressurized Water Extinguisher

D Explanation:
For top floor fires, they should take two 6` hooks in lieu of the pressurized water extinguisher.
Lads 3 3.4.4

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Question 10:
The CIDS program utilizes the teleprinter or MDT dispatch message to provide critical information about specific buildings to responding units. Of the following choices listed below, choose the most correct statement made regarding the CIDS program.

A:If the address of the fire or emergency is not a CIDS building but is on the same side of the street and is within three house numbers of a CIDS building, the computer will identify the CIDS building(s) to the Borough dispatcher

B: After submitting an immediate CIDS entry via the eCIDS application, notify the administrative DC by phone

C:The teleprinter dispatch message can contain up to 180 characters

D: A non-fireproof structure renovated or repaired using any type of structural light-weight materials would be classified as "CL2LW"

A Explanation:
B- BC
C- 4 lines/160 characters
D- CL3LW
Communications ch 4 sec 4.2.4, 4.3.3, 4.4.1, 4.4.2.D.3

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Question 11:
At a fire in a high rise fireproof multiple dwelling, who shall confirm the evacuation stairway door(s) have been closed on the fire floor and are maintained in a closed position? These are the Truck Companies assigned: L001, L002, L003, L004, L007F

A:The 2nd arriving Ladder Company Officer (L002).

B:The 3rd arriving Ladder Company Officer (L003).

C: The designated FAST Unit (L007F).

D: The 4th arriving Ladder Company Officer (L004).

B Explanation:
The 3rd ladder company officer shall confirm the evacuation stairway door(s) have been closed on the fire floor and are maintained in a closed position. This may be accomplished by positioning members on the stairwell side of the evacuation stairway door(s) until the Fire Sector Supervisor and/or the IC deems that the situation no longer presents a hazard in that particular stairwell. There may be more than one evacuation stairway in a building. Any stairway not designated as the attack stairway is considered an evacuation stairway.
MD 6.16.2

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Question 12:
You are working in L-500 for the 9x6 tour when you receive a ticket to respond as the 1st due Ladder Company for a chemical attack in a subway. Upon arrival, along with L-400, you realize that conditions are such that an assessment of the incident can be made and decide to break your companies into 4 teams. Choose the only team that carried their duties out correctly.

A:L-500 Team 2 backed up L-500 Team 1

B: L-400 Team 1 performed site access control

C: L-400 Team 1 performs evacuation and hazard assessment

D: L-400 Team 2 backed up L-400 Team 1

A Explanation:
B- L-400 Team 2 does this
C- L-500 Team 1 does this
D- L-500 Team 1 backs up L-500 Team 2
First 2 ladder companies break up into 4 teams
1st arriving ladder team 1- Evacuation and Hazard assessment
1st arriving ladder team 2- Back up team 1
2nd arriving ladder team 1- Evacuation to Gross decon
2nd arriving ladder team 2- Site Access Control
ERP add 2 pages 6-8

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Question 13:
According to the Department’s SCBA Policy, all of the choices below are correctly stated except?

A: In all circumstances, where a member’s cylinder becomes depleted or his/her SCBA is malfunctioning cutting off the air supply, the member shall notify their Officer and immediately leave the contaminated area accompanied by another member using an SCBA.

B:When it is necessary for an Officer to leave the IDLH area to service their SCBA, they shall notify the Incident Commander (IC) of the operation (or the next level of command within the Sector, Group, or Branch if one has been established) and exit to a safe area alone or accompanied by another member using an SCBA.

C: When an Officer leaves the IDLH area to service their SCBA, the Officer must ensure that temporary supervision is provided for the remaining member(s) under their direct supervision during their absence.

D: When an Officer leaves the IDLH area to service their SCBA, and circumstances prevent the Officer from providing temporary supervision, this shall require the withdrawal of all members under that Officer’s direct supervision

Explanation:
When it is necessary for an Officer to leave the IDLH area to service their SCBA, they shall notify the Incident Commander (IC) of the operation (or the next level of command within the Sector, Group, or Branch if one has been established) AND BE ACCOMPANIED to a safe area by another member using an SCBA.
AUC 220 2.4, 2.6

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Question 14:
The FAST Unit officer is the most influential member of the FAST Unit. He or She has responsibilities that must be carried out upon arrival at a building fire or an emergency. From the choices listed below, choose the incorrect responsibility, upon arrival, for the FAST Unit officer.

A: Upon arrival, the FAST officer shall verify that the IC is aware of the unit's presence and designation as FAST. If assigned by the IC to other than FAST duties, the FAST officer shall remind the IC of their designation

B:When dealing with large commercial or complex buildings, it is best to split into 2 teams to cover more ground

C: When communicating to other units, the FAST officer and member's radio designation shall include the word FAST after the unit designation Ex: "L-500-FAST to Command"

D: The FAST officer should bring an up to date copy of the response ticket to the ICP, which would include any CIDS information that is available

B Explanation:
Remain intact when dealing with large or complex buildings
MMID 7.4

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Question 15:
As the first arriving officer to a vacant building fire, you must determine as to conduct an exterior or interior attack on the fire. Your decision will be based on all of the following except?

A:Unit staffed with 4 or 5 FFs

B:Any known or indicated presence of life in the building

C: Location and extent of the fire

D: Exposure problems

A Number of units responding to initial alarm
look at choice "B"......It must be KNOWN or INDICATED presence of life in building
Vacants 1.4

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Question 16:
At a fire in a high rise fireproof multiple dwelling, who will coordinate the Wind Control Device (WCD) evolution, if initiated?

A: The 1st Ladder Company Officer.

B:The 2nd Ladder Company Officer.

C: The 3rd Ladder Company Officer.

D: The 4th Ladder Company Officer.

B

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Question 17:
At times, the FDNY will be called on to operate at fires involving transformers and other electrical components at Con Edison facilities.  A conscientious Officer should know which statement below to be incorrect?

A: The decision to apply water streams to electrical components at Con Edison facilities can only be made by a Chief Officer above the rank of Deputy Chief (or a Deputy Chief operating as Car 421 or Car 422) in consultation with the Con Edison White Hat at the scene.

B:The priority of water stream application is to minimize damage to unaffected adjoining components. Handlines shall only be used on energized electrical components at Con Edison facilities when approved by the IC in consultation with the Con Edison White Hat at the scene.

C: The primary means of applying water to energized electrical components is through the use of a Tower Ladder.

D: Confirm all FDNY equipment inside the Con Edison property line is connected to the facility’s station ground grid prior to applying water. Con Edison maintains approved grounding cables at their sites and Con Edison personnel shall connect the grounding cable to the facility’s station ground grid and to such FDNY equipment.

B Explanation:
Handlines shall NEVER be used on “energized electrical components” at Con Edison facilities.
AUC 338 2.1, 4.2, 5.4, 5.6.1

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Question 18:
You just received a ticket to respond as the Systems Control Unit to a 10-76 in the great Borough of Manhattan. From the list below, which choice accurately depicts the Systems Control Unit?

A: E100S

B:E100Y

C: E100K

D: E100L

Explanation:Y 
A- Communications Unit
C- Division Task Force
D- Lobby Control Unit
Communications ch 2 page 37

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Question 19:
Private dwellings may be complex, with many entrances and windows. Of the following choices, which contains incorrect information?

A: When it is obvious that the dwelling has two or more families (separate entrances, multiple mailboxes or doorbells, etc.) bedrooms can be found on all floors.

B: When multiple secondary entrances (one with a stoop, one at ground level, etc.) are found adjacent to each other on the same side (exposure 2 or 4) of the building, this most likely indicates one secondary entrance at ground level with a few steps leading to the kitchen and also a half flight of stairs 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: The presence of a stoop at a secondary entrance on the exposure 2 or 4 side of the building may indicate that the entrance leads to a second floor stairway. This is especially pertinent when there are multiple secondary entrances and only one or two offset windows are seen from the exterior on the same side of the dwelling as the stoop entrance.

D:When offset windows are seen from the exterior on the same side of the dwelling as the stoop entrance on the exposure 2 or 4 side of a building, these offset windows are at the top and/or bottom of the second floor staircase and are an excellent point for VEIS.

D Explanation:
These offset windows at the top and/or bottom of the second floor staircase and should NOT be used for VEIS.
PD Ch 1 4

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Question 20:
You are working in E-300 during the 6x9 tour when you receive a run for a fire on the 30th floor in a 50 story 100x100 HRFPMD. As you slide the pole, the HW FF shouts out that E-300 is 2nd due. En-route to the reported building fire, your chauffeur tells you that E-300 carries the High-Rise Nozzle (HRN). As a newly promoted officer, which engine company would you expect to put the HRN into operation if requested for this type of fire?

A: E-300-2nd assigned Engine Company

B: 3rd assigned Engine Company

C: 4th assigned Engine Company

D:5th assigned Engine Company

D Explanation:
Communications Ch 8 page 20

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Question 21:
At a fire on the 3rd floor of a New Law Tenement, prior to conducting any horizontal ventilation tactics from the exterior, the second arriving OV FF may conduct horizontal ventilation (vent for extinguishment) after requesting permission from? The Response Ticket is as follows: *All units arrived as per the response ticket. E001, E002, E003, L001, L002, BC01

A: Engine 1’s Officer

B:Ladder 1’s Officer

C:Ladder 2’s Officer

D: Battalion 1

C Explanation:
Prior to conducting any horizontal ventilation tactics from the exterior, the second OV shall request permission from THEIR Ladder Company Officer in order to coordinate ventilation tactics with interior operations.
Lads 3 3.4.6

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Question 22:
Officers of units reporting to the Command Post shall report in alone, after instructing their members to stand by at least _______ feet from the Command Post?

A: 10

B: 15

C: 20

D:25

D Explanation:
Regs ch 11 sec 11.3.25
Know this chapter

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Question 23:
An experienced officer should know which choice below to contain incorrect information regarding Fire Department foam operations?

A: Each Engine Company must carry at least three (3) five-gallon containers of ARAFFF (red band) foam concentrate.

B: Ladder Companies carry 2 ½-gallon hand-held AFFF extinguishers. In addition, Ladder Companies are required to carry two (2) five-gallon containers of AR-AFFF (red band) foam concentrate.

C:A first alarm assignment of three Engines and two Ladders will provide approximately 45 minutes of finished firefighting foam at a 3% setting on the eductor.

D: A first alarm assignment of three Engines and two Ladders should provide 13 five-gallon containers of foam which is a total of 65 gallons of AR-AFFF foam concentrate.

C Explanation:
A first alarm assignment of three Engines and two Ladders should provide 13 five-gallon containers of foam which is a total of 65 gallons of AR-AFFF foam concentrate. This will provide APPROXIMATELY 17 MINUTES of finished firefighting foam at a 3% setting on the eductor with the aerating foam nozzle.
TB Foam 7.2

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Question 24:
During a recent company drill, you made several key points when deploying the KO Curtain. You were incorrect in which one?

A:FFs should deploy the KO Curtain in the horizontal position

B: The deployment FF must have their facepiece on and full PPE donned when deploying the KO Curtain

C: When the receiving and deploying FFs are in position and ready, notify the 2nd arriving ladder company officer that the KO Curtain is in position and ready to be deployed

D: When deploying the KO Curtain, it will always be dropped, and never thrown, to cover target window

A Explanation:
The KO Curtain shall never be deployed in the horizontal position. The KO Curtain is designed and shall be deployed only in the vertical position
Evolution 34 sec 5.4
B- 5.2
C- 5.7
D- 5.8
Know this evolution for sure

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Question 25:
For fires in Tenements and multiple dwellings with rear fire escapes, the Fire Department is always responsible for rescuing trapped occupants. Of the following statements, which is incorrect?

A:Overcrowding on the fire escape in the rear is a very real possibility and Fire Department portable ladders are always the only option for rescuing these occupants from this position.

B: Because of its portability the 12' hook ladder may be used to gain access to the various balcony levels by the Roof or OV firefighters for search and rescue. The ladder may be brought to the rear yard as mentioned above, or brought to the roof via Aerial, Tower Ladder or utility rope and lowered to the top balcony.

C: Portable ladders must, if possible, be taken through the 1st floor public hall, apartments or store to the rear yard to effect rescue.

D: In the event of a fire in a building constructed with party wall balcony fire escapes where the fire has spread to the adjoining building, thereby eliminating it as a second means of egress, occupants may be trapped on the fire escapes.

A  Explanation:
Overcrowding on the fire escape in the rear may be relieved by members assisting occupants to the roof via the gooseneck ladder.
Lads 1 10.1 p16

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Question 26:
Which unit/position carried out their duties incorrectly at a High-Rise office building fire?

A: First arriving Ladder Company determined the location of the fire floor and selected a stairway with a standpipe that will provide the best attack on the fire

B: Third arriving Ladder Company proceeded to the floor above via a stairway other than the attack stair and determined which stairway is the best stairway to be used by the occupants for evacuation and advise the ICP

C:Fourth arriving Ladder Company proceeded to the roof area via an elevator that services the fire floor to conduct a primary search of the top five floors

D: Third and fourth Engine Companies stretched and operated the second hoseline to contain and confine fire spread and/or prevent fire wrapping around the core and endangering operation of the first line

C Explanation: If the fire is on a floor that is not serviced by the high-rise bank of elevators, the high-rise bank will be used if it is in a blind shaft If the fire is on a floor that is serviced by the high-rise bank of elevators, they shall proceed to a location below the fire floor and then use a stairway other than the attack stairway to proceed to the roof Look at choice "A".....The 1st arriving ladder does not confer with 1st engine to select attack stair as they do in MDs 6.7.2 High Rise sec 8.3.1.E, 8.5.1.B, 8.6.1.A, 9.5.1.C

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Question 27:
When a hydrant malfunctions and is required to be shut down in the street, a knowledgeable Officer would know to follow all points below except?

A: Place the appropriate wrench on the fitting in the chamber and turn counter-clockwise 17 times.

B:The nut is usually found off-center on the street side of the chamber.

C:Not until about 9 full turns is there a noticeable decrease in water flow.

D: When the cover is removed, you may have to direct some water into the chamber to clear it of mud and debris.

C Explanation:
Not until about 12 full turns is there a noticeable decrease in water flow.
TB Emerg 3 6.2

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Question 28:
You have just arrived 1st due to a fire in a building under construction using wood forms to support the curing concrete. As you ascend the staircase, you start to remember the critical points for this type of building. Choose the incorrect point.

A:The fire load is created by the storage of sheets of plywood and wood studs previously stripped from a cured floor. This lumber is usually found stored on the floor below the most recently poured floor and serve as the forms for the next floor to be poured

B: To find out how long the concrete has been drying, units looked for a responsible person such as, a construction engineer, building superintendent, or concrete foreman

C: 4x4 studs placed every 8 feet are an indication the floor is in its curing stage and are usually found at least 8 floors below the most recently poured floor

D: If no responsible person on scene, units shall assume the most recently poured was poured in the last 24 hours and is indicated by 4x4 studs placed every 4 feet on center

A Explanation:
2 floors below the most recently poured floor
Safety Bulletin 66

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Question 29:
Cellar fires in private dwellings are challenging operations. Of the following choices, a competent firefighter considering how and where to stretch the first hoseline would know which to be incorrect?

A: In general, the first hoseline should be stretched to the entrance door that provides the quickest access to the cellar in order to extinguish the fire.

B: In detached and semi-attached PD’s, the secondary entrance found on the side or rear of the dwelling is usually the option that provides the quickest access to the cellar.

C:Bilco style doors may cover an exterior cellar entrance. This type of secondary entrance is indicative of an occupied cellar. Utilizing this type of entrance for line placement is the most desirable of the secondary entrances as forcible entry is usually easily accomplished.

D: In attached structures (rows of many attached PDs), stretching the first line through the front door to attempt an attack via the interior cellar stairs is generally the fastest option.

C Explanation:
Bilco style doors may cover an exterior cellar entrance. This type of secondary entrance often requires extensive forcible entry, and is more indicative of an UNOCCUPIED CELLAR. Utilizing this type of entrance for line placement is the LEAST DESIRABLE of the secondary entrances and shall not be utilized for hoseline placement unless it is the ONLY OPTION.
B) Note: Some PD’s have secondary entrances to the cellar in the front of the dwelling which lead directly into the cellar and provide quick access.