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Cellar fires at Brownstones can be extremely problematic due to limited means of ventilation. Which of the following statements regarding ventilation at cellar fires is least correct?

A: The OV can expect to find only a couple of very small windows at ground level in the rear

B: There is an opening under a grating near the first floor vestibule and possibly a coal chute to facilitate ventilation

C: The truck may ventilate the cellar by cutting holes in the basement flooring, away from window openings so as to prevent members from falling into the cellar upon entrance or egress of such windows

D: A charged line should be in position when the truck cuts the floor of the basement to vent the cellar


C. It might be necessary for the ladder company to cut holes in the first floor (basement) flooring, NEAR window openings to the outside of the building in order to adequately ventilate the cellar.
Brownstones 2.2.11

1

Which of the following features encountered at Brownstone fires is most correct?

A: There will always be a rear entrance from the yard to the first floor (basement).

B: Sprinkler lines were extended into individual rooms when buildings were converted to rooming houses.

C: Most brownstones have fire escapes.

D: Doors at the top of the cellar and first floor stairs are an asset as they will always prevent the immediate extension of cellar fires up the main interior stairs.

B: Sprinkler lines were extended into individual rooms when buildings were converted to rooming houses.

Explanation:
A. There will NORMALLY be a rear entrance from the yard to the first floor (basement) Brownstones 2.2.3
B. 2.2.7
C. Most brownstones do NOT have fire escapes 2.2.7
D. Doors at top of the cellar and first floor stairs NORMALLY prevent the immediate extension of cellar fires up the main interior stairs. 2.2.10

2

Which of the following statements about Rowframe fires is least correct?

A: When a floor is fully involved in fire from front to rear, it is advisable to call for an additional engine and truck

B: When two or more floors are fully involved, or a top floor fire has extended into the cockloft, the need for a second alarm must be considered

C: When two buildings are involved, the need for a second alarm must be considered

D: Prompt consideration must be given to transmitting a third alarm when fire extends beyond two buildings

C. When two buildings are involved, we have a second alarm situation. 7.6 C

3

Engine 100, Engine 200, Engine 300, Tower Ladder 400, Ladder 500 arrive in that order to an attached Brownstone with fire on the 2nd and 3rd floor. Which of the following firefighters was out of position?
A: Ladder 500's LCC did not report to the pedestal of the first due truck. Instead, she examined exposures at her Officer's request

B: Since there were no victims showing in the front, the first due OV went to the rear to check for victims and to VEIS with another available member

C: The second due OV checked the rear of the building for trapped occupants and to assure ventilation has been completed

D: The first due roof firefighter went to the roof via the basket to complete roof duties

B. Operates as basket firefighter for ventilation. 2.8



Explanation:
A. The first to arrive LCC is operating a Tower Ladder so he will remain on the pedestal. Therefore the LCC of the 2nd to arrive ladder does not have to report to the pedestal. Brownstones 2.9

C. 2.7 OV duties 1
D. 2.8 Roof duties 1

4

Engine 123 and Ladder 321 arrive first due to a 2nd floor fire in the rear bedroom of a Brownstone. The parlor floor is heavily charged with smoke. Choose the incorrect tactic at this operation

A: Start the primary search behind the front door upon entering the parlor floor if it is heavily charged with smoke

B: When the entrance doors are self-closing and equipped with a locking device, the first member through the door shall block the door, preventing it from fully closing or locking

C: The door should be fully chocked open when hoselines are stretched through the door towards the fire area

D: All horizontal ventilation tactics must be controlled, communicated and coordinated by the Ladder Company Officer inside the fire area to be vented

A. Proceed to the seat of the fire and try to contain it by shutting a door or using a portable extinguisher. A thorough primary search must be started at this point.

Brownstones 2.6 A, 7