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CIDS data can only be provided if what is known?

4.2.3 CIDS data can only be provided if the address and/or Special Name/Place of the
building is known. Therefore, it is incumbent upon the first arriving officer to give the address and/or Special Name/Place of the building as soon as possible if has not been identified previously.

2

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 ______ house numbers of a CIDS building, the computer will identify the CIDS building(s) to the borough dispatcher?

4.2.4 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. The dispatcher will notify the Incident Commander (IC) of this fact via radio if Preliminary or Progress Reports indicate that exposures are a consideration.

3

It is MANDATORY that every building that is listed as a what be included in the CIDS program? (5) answers

It is mandatory that every building that is listed as a Bowstring Truss (BWSTRG), CFR Hold (CFRH), Major Alteration (MJALT), Pre-Incident Guideline (PG), or Rehabilitated (REHAB), be included in the CIDS program.

4

Immediate entry of an imminently hazardous condition can be accomplished by the Borough Commander or Command Chief on duty. What does the administrative unit need to do to accomplish this?

4.3.3 The administrative unit shall complete a CIDS entry using the “Blank CD-201” form link located within the eCIDS application. This completed paper form shall be faxed via the chain of command with all endorsements to the Borough Commander or Command Chief. Once approved, the Borough Commander or Command Chief will fax the form to
the Fire Department Operations Center (FDOC) for immediate entry into both Starfire and the eCIDS application. No action is necessary by the unit officer within the eCIDS application for an “immediate CIDS”. The immediate CIDS
message entered into eCIDS by FDOC will appear on the administrative units pending list awaiting the next scheduled permanent export into Starfire

5

The teleprinter dispatch message has space for ____ lines of CIDS information. Each line has room for ____ characters. A character can be a letter, space, dash or punctuation mark. Therefore, each teleprinter message can contain up to ____ characters.
Fill in the blanks

4.4.1 CIDS Message Content
A. The teleprinter dispatch message has space for four lines of CIDS information. Each line has room for 40 characters. A character can be a letter, space, dash or punctuation mark. Therefore, each teleprinter message can contain up to 160 characters.

6

When filling out a CIDS message it is recommended to split a word at the end of a line to maximize the space allowed.
True or False

4.4.1 F. To ensure clarity and readability of the message, do not split a word at the end of a line.

7

Prior to entering information into the eCIDS application the submitting officer shall refer to what 2 applications on the computer to assist with their CIDS entry?

4.4.2
The following procedure shall be used for completing a CIDS Entry:
Prior to entering information into the eCIDS application the submitting officer shall refer to the FDNY Map Application and the FDNY Building Information Search (FDNY BIS) on the FDNY Intranet (Note: links to both applications have
been provided within the eCIDS application). These applications contain the most current data available to our units and will provide the company officer with the information necessary to properly submit or revise a CIDS entry or entries. These
applications contain information relating to address numbers, multi-number address ranges, “AKA’s”, and administrative company boundaries associated with a building or BIN number if applicable. For buildings with multiple addresses, address ranges, AKA’s, and for interconnected buildings,

8

When a single building has its address posted as 100-110 Main St., for example, How many CIDS entries must be made?
What should be included in the transmitted data?

4.4.2 B 2.
Single Building – Multi-Number Address Range Posted - When a single building has its address posted as 100-110 Main St., for example, a CIDS entry must be made for each applicable address
number listed within the multi-number address range. The combined number 100-110 should also be included in the "Transmitted Data" portion of each CIDS entry. To verify all possible addresses, the preparing officer shall utilize the FDNY BIS. For example, for the address 100-110 Main St. enter 100 Main St. into the FDNY BIS. This search will provide all addresses associated with the same BIN number as 100 Main St.

9

When interconnected buildings, attached buildings or building complexes have a separate house number for each building, How many CIDS entries must be submitted or revised?

4.4.2 B 4.
Interconnected, Attached Buildings & Complexes - Separate Addresses - When interconnected buildings, attached buildings or building complexes have a separate house number for each building, a separate CIDS entry must be submitted or revised for each address.

10

If a building or facility has a unique and distinctly recognizable name, ex. Madison Square Garden, How many CIDS entries shall be made for that Bldg.?

4.4.2 C. Special Name/Place File:
1. If a building or facility has a unique and distinctly recognizable name, a separate CIDS entry shall be entered for its Special Name/Place in addition to its address or addresses. This requirement is necessary to ensure that CIDS information will be forthcoming even if only the name of the building is given by a person reporting a fire or emergency.

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Transmitted Data:
This is the portion of the CIDS entry that will appear with the teleprinter or MDT dispatch message. Information in this section MUST be listed in the following priority order.

4.4.2 D
1. FD DESIGNATION: If applicable, the designation BWSTRG, CFRH (revision of entries with current CFRH status only), MJALT, PG, or REHAB will be selected
2. OCCUPANCY
3. DESCRIPTION OF BUILDING:
 Height in stories
 Dimensions of building
 Construction Class
To assist in identifying these structures, 3 additional construction classifications have been added for use as follows:
 A building constructed of metal “C” joist or steel bar joist would be classified as a CL2LW.
 A Class 3 building renovated or repaired using any type of structural Light-Weight materials would be classified as CL3LW
 A wood frame building using wood truss construction or laminated I beams would be classified as CL4LW.
 A detailed description of the construction material or construction techniques used would be included in the transmitted data portion of the CIDS card.
4. DESCRIPTION OF THE DANGEROUS, HAZARDOUS OR UNUSUAL CONDITIONS
5. MINRESP

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Units discovering a potential CIDS entry for buildings not located within their administrative district shall immediately take what actions?

4.5.1 Administrative Unit Duties
Only the administrative unit shall submit or revise CIDS entries for buildings within their administrative district. Units discovering a potential CIDS entry for buildings not located within their administrative district shall immediately notify the administrative unit of the particulars. The administrative unit shall evaluate the building and submit a CIDS entry electronically using the eCIDS application if necessary.