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1

If prior to the arrival of Units a subsequent telephone alarm (Second Source) is received reporting an incident requiring a structural response at the same location. The dispatcher shall then transmit the necessary special calls to provide a response of three Engines, two Ladders, and one Battalion Chief. What will the dispatcher do if Units are already on scene?

6.2.3
If Fire Department units are already on the scene and a second source is received, the dispatcher will notify the responding Battalion Chief and attempt to contact a unit on the scene. The box will not be filled out by the dispatcher unless requested to do so by the responding Battalion Chief or the on-scene Incident Commander.

2

If there is no contact with the caller on an ERS box between 0800 and 2300 hours who will the dispatcher send to respond?

6.2.4
If there is no contact with the caller on an ERS box between 0800 and 2300 hours, there is no FDNY response.

3

If there is no contact with the caller on an ERS box between 2300 and 0800 hours who will the dispatcher send to respond?

6.2.4
If there is no contact with the caller on an ERS box between 2300 and 0800 hours, one Engine is required to respond.

4

When an operating Marine Company requires the assistance of land based personnel, the dispatcher shall special call an Engine Company to respond to a pick-up site selected by the Marine Company officer. The Engine Company selected by the dispatcher shall respond to the pick-up site and assist the marine unit in what capacity?

6.3.4 A
The Engine Company selected by the dispatcher shall respond to the pick-up site, where the officer and all members (except the chauffeur) will be used to supplement the fire boat personnel. The Engine Company chauffeur will remain at the pick-up site, unless ordered otherwise, and monitor the radio. If necessary, the Dispatcher shall direct the Engine Company chauffeur to respond to an alternate location to pick up returning members.

5

Engine, Ladder, Marine, Rescue and Squad companies receiving a verbal alarm while at quarters, shall notify the dispatcher by what means?

6.5.1
Engine, Ladder, Marine, Rescue and Squad companies receiving a verbal alarm while at quarters, shall notify the dispatcher by using the Verbal button on the PC/ATS. Units shall not await teleprinter confirmation before responding.

6

The VERBAL button on the PC/ATS should be used only if the alarm is within ____ blocks of a unit's quarters in any direction.

6.5.1 Note:
The VERBAL button on the PC/ATS should be used only if the alarm is within two blocks of a unit's quarters in any direction. .

7

What should the Unit do if the alarm is more than two blocks away from the firehouse?

6.5.1.Note:
If the alarm is more than two blocks away, the unit should respond and give information and location via radio

8

In the event the unit is responding to another alarm and it is evident human life is NOT in jeopardy at the scene of the verbal alarm the unit shall do what?

6.5.2 B.
In the event the unit is responding to another alarm and it is evident human life is NOT in jeopardy at the scene of the verbal alarm, the unit shall proceed to the original alarm after transmitting radio notification of a verbal alarm to dispatcher and receiving acknowledgement.

9

When a Unit observes a fire or emergency or receiving a verbal alarm while out of quarters shall immediately notify the dispatcher by radio of?

6.5.2 A.
Any unit observing a fire or emergency or receiving a verbal alarm while out of quarters shall immediately notify the dispatcher by radio of the alarm location and nature of incident and proceed to the location of the verbal alarm.

10

Responding units should be especially alert to the need for transmission of signal 10-80 in the
following circumstances?

6.7.10 B
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1. Transportation accidents
2. Industrial accidents
3. Leaks, spills or suspicious odors
4. Medical emergencies involving chemical inhalation
5. Explosions
6. Structural collapses

11

When both of the two initially assigned Ladder Companies report responding with 4 firefighters
what will the dispatcher do to compensate for the FF shortage?

6.9.1
An additional Ladder Company (above the Fast Truck) shall be assigned to a 10-75 when both
of the two initially assigned Ladder Companies report responding with 4 firefighters. the
additional Ladder Company shall be the 3rd Ladder Company, and the 4th Ladder Company shall be
designated as the Fast Truck.

12

When notified that a company is responding understaffed (less than four firefighters), the dispatcher shall special call what to compensate?

6.9.2
When notified that a company is responding understaffed (less than four firefighters), the dispatcher shall special call another unit (Engine for Engine, Ladder for Ladder, etc.) to respond in addition to the understaffed unit.
Note: Under this response policy, the total First Alarm response shall not exceed a total response
of: (4) Engine Companies and (4) Ladder Companies