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Brownstones
______ stories
______ wide
______ deep

3-5 stories
20-25ft wide
60ft deep

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Do brownstones have peaked roofs?

Yes some of the OLDER ones do

3

Brownstone 1st fl is also know as the basement. What is the room layout?

Kitchen in rear
Dining room in the front
PS. only fl with 2 means of egress unless Fire Escape

4

Brownstone. What is the type of stairway from cellar fl to 2nd fl?
What type of stairway from the 2nd fl to the upper floors?

2nd fl to cellar = interior wooden stairway
2nd fl to upper floors= OPEN interior stairs

5

Brownstone. 2nd floor is also known as ________?
What is the room layout________?

Parlor
Front AND Rear parlor rooms, a hall, bedroom in rear & Main entrance

6

Brownstone. 3rd and 4th fl layout?

2 bedrooms on EACH floor also
Hall rooms in the front and rear these MAY BE bedrooms or bath's

7

Brownstone. Bars and gates may be found on which floors?

Any floor

8

Brownstone. What size hook do u need foe the parlor floor?

10ft

9

Do brownstones have fire escapes?

most do not

10

Brownstones converted to MD's have sprinklers where?
How about SRO'S

MD's sprinklers in hallway or fire escapes.
PS sprinklers may mean absence of Fire Escape.
SRO sprinklers into individual rooms

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Brownstone. What is a MANDATORY and is considered one of the most important ops at these fires?

IMMEDIATE VEIS of TOP FLOOR

12

Brownstone. Doors at the top of the cellar and 1st fl normally______ the immediate extension of ______ fires but rapid build up of smoke and heat on upper floors.

prevent
cellar

13

Brownstone. How do u vent the cellar?

small windows @ ground level in the REAR.
opening under grating
possible coal chute
PS trucks may have to cut holes on 1st fl SHOULD have charged line

14

Brownstones. Rear ext. may be _____ stories and _____ deep.Will have their own cockloft.

2-3 stories
10-20ft deep

15

Brownstone. Duplex apts. When u vent the roof will this vent both apts.

in some cases, roof vent will
only do the upper apt.

16

T/F Brownstone duplex. Penthouse conversions would not be consider a duplex apt.

False
this creates a duplex

17

Brownstone roof construction. The majority are___ with no parapet.

Flat

18

Brownstone cockloft is ______ ft

2-3ft
ACRO: TL23

19

Brownstone center peak is pitched which way?

slopes front & rear
PS it does NOT say front TO rear

20

Brownstones that have more rooms in the rear has roofs pitched towards the front. What is the tell tale sign of this construction?

smaller front windows

21

In a brownstone, What gives access to the roof?

iron ladder leading up to the scuttle opening

22

Where is the extensions points for fire to other buildings in a brownstones?

Beams butting up against each other in cellar.
Crappy dividing walls in cockloft.
Cornice and or yankee gutter

23

Where are the extensions points within the brownstone?

Dumbwaiter shafts
Hot air ducts & registers
pockets in the walls from pocket doors on parlor fl.
INTERIOR transom windows
stairs in rear 1 to 2nd fl.

24

Brownstone. 1st ladder general responsibilities.
PS. If 2nd ladder delayed VEIS above the fire.

Fire fl
Roof vent
Visual check of rear/sides from ROOF

25

Brownstone. Who controls all horizontal and INITIAL vertical vent.

1st due ladder officer inside the fire area.

26

Brownstone. What is the fastest way of checking the rear?

1st fl through has a rear door that leads to rear.
PS only fl with 2 means of egress unless a fire escape

27

Brownstone. 2nd ladder general responsibilities?

All floors above fire
CONFIRM roof vent
check rear/sides, reinforce laddering
examine exposures as necessary

28

Brownstone. Inside team. When do u begin a search?

Locate fire, try to contain it and search from here

29

Brownstone. Who ensures the entrance doors are chocked open?

1st due ladder officer

30

Brownstone. 1st ladder officer, who do u notify of the fire location and any unusual layout

Engine Officer
PS tell the members above of the location of the fire on the fire floor

31

Brownstone. What is the only position on the fire floor that does an IMMEDIATE search before locating the fire?

1st due Irons

32

Brownstone 1st due Irons tools?

Axe/maul
halligan
rabbit
light/ht

33

Brownstone 1st due can tools?
PS ASSIST in forcible entry
PS Irons FORCE entry

6' hook
Can
Light/HT

34

Brownstone 2nd due inside team has the interior stair blocked by fire. What should they do?

Attempt entry portable or fire escape if
there is one.

35

Brownstone 2nd due inside team TOP fl fire. What do they do?

Check below to make sure fire not below.
Remain on floor below until needed

36

Brownstones 2nd due ladder general responsibilities?

Life on floors above and ATTACHED exposures.
Control extension on floors above registers/dumbwaiters. Also control spread to attached exposures.

37

Brownstone. 1st due OV tools

6'hook
Halligan
Light
HT

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Brownstone. 1st due OV tools for top floor fire?
If unable to descend fire escape notify who?

Saw and Halligan NO HOOK.
Officer
PS assist LCC with set up if needed/check rear

39

Brownstone. 1st due OV if not needed for front rescue go to rear a 10 hook will vent which fl?

2nd fl upper and lower panes

40

Brownstone. 10ft Scissor ladder will provide access to _________?

2nd fl
roof of 1 story set back
3rd fl from roof of setback

41

Brownstone rear rescue required. The OV notifies who?

Officer and IC tell them floor and exact location.
Decide if portable is practical.

42

Brownstone. Rear victim. The OV has to tell the IC 2 pieces of info?

Ladder Size
Best route to rear

43

Brownstone. OV, Rear rescue is needed and not practical with portables. What must he do?

Reassure victim
or
go to roof to assist in LSR

44

Brownstone. The OV has to make his decision to stay in the rear or goto the roof based on?

ACRO: LIVS
LOCATION of fire
Fire/Smoke IMMEDIATE vicinity of victim
emotional state of VICTIM
SEVERITY of fire

45

Brownstone. No rear recue needed OV does what?

team up and enter and search if not
go to front and team up LCC for TOP fl VEIS

46

BROWNSTONE.
OV Notifies who of rear fire escape?
Roof Notifies who of rear fire escape?

OV= Officer and IC
Roof= Officer

47

Tools for 1st due roof at brownstone?

halligan
6' halligan hook
light/ht
LSR

48

1st due roof brownstone. Access to roof?

ACRO: AAB
Aerial
2nd Aerial
Adjoining Building

49

Brownstone. Who helps LCC with set up when aerial is used for roof access?

Roofman

50

1st roof at a brownstone. What is his 1st action once he gets to the roof?

Survey rear, courts and shafts.

51

1st due roof at a brownstone sees victims who does he notify?

Officer, of location
must be acknowledged

52

1st due roof at a brownstone and LSR is required Who do u call for assistance?

LCC
Have LCC reposition for tie off if necessary

53

What does initial vertical vent tactics consist of?

bulkhead
skylights
scuttles

54

What is the proper procedure for venting skylights?

Warning over HT 1st.
Break a small piece as a warning.
Then take the rest.
FF on stairs take hands off stair rail, stay close to wall

55

T/F Vent top floor windows as directed by your Ladder Officer?

True
as long as that is the officer operating for that section of the building.

56

If brownstone has rear F.E. the roof will team up with OV or another available FF. Who does he notify that he is leaving the roof?

Officer

57

T/F Never descend scuttle ladder?

False
if fire is "UNDER CONTROL"

58

Brownstone. Roof FF completed all duties and no rear F.E. What is the next step?

Descend Aerial team up with LCC for VEIS of the top floor.
PS aerial not available contact officer

59

Brownstone Roof FF is waiting for the saw, What is his next step?

take all the returns
PS use saw after all initial roof duties complete

60

Brownstone Roof FF, unable to vent roof level skylight because there is none or it is tarred over. Who do u notify?

IC
IN these cases a saw must be called for

61

Brownstone LCC tools?

HT
Light
any tools necessary

62

Brownstone LCC plans on leaving pedestal . Who does he notify?

Officer of intended destination

63

Brownstone LCC can not prepare for complete coverage. Who does he notify?

IC

64

Brownstone. When u raise aerial to roof do u wait for size up?

Yes
PS The only time u DO NOT wait is
rowframe-aerial-olt type. Important

65

Brownstone. 1st due LCC of aerial no LSR required. Where do u do next?

Ladder TOP FLOOR for VEIS

66

Brownstone. The 3rd floor what is the best window for VEIS?

The windows OTHER THAN the one over the main entrance. only variation known life hazard.

67

T/F Brownstone. Fire is reaching top fl. windows. LCC should vent top fl. windows?

False do not vent until fire has Darkened Down.
We want to eliminate lapping fire.

68

Brownstone. Top fl fire raise the aerial where?

Exposure for the Roof & OV to climb

69

Brownstone. Top fl.fire If inside team can not make search. What does LCC of aerial do?

LCC enters and searches and notify Officer before entry

70

Brownstone. Inside team is in on the top fl. doing the search of the top fl. Who lets the LCC know they are in.

ANY MEMBER OF INSIDE TEAM
PS now LCC can focus else where

71

Brownstone. What size hooks are needed for top floor fires?

6'

72

Brownstone. 2nd due LCC duties?

Assist 1st LCC or team up with 1st LCC, top fl. VEIS.
PS if NOT needed go where officer directs u

73

Brownstone. 2nd LCC he positions his rig. Does he put it into PTO.

PTO yes for the 2nd due roofman.
PS it seems 2nd roof RAISES aerial

74

Brownstone. Who ensures ventilation complete?

2nd due OV
PS 2nd roof CONFIRMS roof vent

75

Brownstone. 1st due is TL. What does 2nd due OV do?

2nd due OV assumes the responsibilities of 1st due OV. Remember 1st OV will be in the bucket

76

Brownstone. 2nd due OV is not needed for ladder OPS. What do u do?

Report to Officer ABOVE the fire.
PS if F.E Present operate per Lad 3

77

Brownstone. 2nd due OV. Top Fl fire after checking rear. What is the next step?

report to roof or into exposure as directed by officer.

78

Brownstone. If fire is BELOW the top fl. Who should be alert to 1st due roof request for a saw?

2nd due roof

79

Brownstone. 2nd due roof tools?

Halligan
Hook
Light
HT
PS top fl fire saw and halligan hook

80

Brownstone. 2nd due roof top fl fire. What tools?

Saw and Halligan Hook

81

Brownstone. TL 1st due LCC.Where does he go?

He remains at pedestal

82

Brownstone. TL 1st due OV will be in the basket with what additional tools, if used for roof access?

LSR
SAW

83

Brownstone. TL 1st due OV. What is the order of TL
placement?

Roof (wait for size up)
Fire floor after venting go to
Top Floor

84

T/F Brownstone. TL 1st due Roof will always take basket to roof?

False unless there is a visible life hazard this will
negate initial use.

85

Brownstone. TL 1st due roof after his duties are complete hook up with who for VEIS?

OV

86

Brownstone. 2nd ladder if 1st is TL. Everything is the same except 2nd LCC has 3 things to do?

examine exposures
assist in roof ops
be available to team up

87

Brownstones. I did not do line placement.

I have to start with line placement

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