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1. It is important for Battalion Chiefs to be aware of the different construction features found in OLTs and NLTs. Which choice is incorrect concerning these buildings? (Sec. 2.1, 2.2)
(A) In OLTs, most of the stairway enclosures are fire retarded.
(B) In NLTs built after 1901 and before 1916, the interior stairs are fireproof and enclosed in
partitions of fireproof construction. All interior walls and furred partitions are fire stopped at each story.
(C) In OLTs, the stairway to the cellar is located inside the building, usually beneath the interior stairway.
(D) In NLTs built after 1901 and before 1916, the cellar ceiling is fireproof and unpierced, and the entrance to the cellar is via exterior stairs.
(E) In NLTs built after 1901 and before 1916, steel columns are generally used to support steel “I” beams.

E
• Steel I beams were introduced to carry floor joists which couldn't span the enlarged floor areas. These steel beams generally were supported by masonry walls.

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2. A major concern of an Incident Commander at a top floor fire in a Non-fireproof (NFP) MD is the size of building and the extent of the cockloft. Which choice is correct concerning these features? (Sec. 2.3, 2.4, 5.9.9)
(A) NLTs built between 1916 and 1929 had floors broken up into areas of 2500 square feet or less. These dividing walls only go as high as the ceiling of the top floor.
(B) NFP MDS built after 1929 required the area enclosed by fire walls to be 2500 square feet or less.
(C) Between 1930 and 1940, firewalls were required to be carried to the top of the roof boards. (D) In “H” type MDs, some of the cocklofts are as much as six feet deep.

A


To avoid being required to be built of fireproof construction, the floor areas were broken up into areas of 2,500 square feet or less. This means that between some apartments there are brick or fireproof partitions which effectively limit the horizontal spread of fire. However, these dividing walls only go as high as the ceiling of the top floor.
2.4 NFP MULTIPLE DWELLINGS BUILT ON OR AFTER 4/18/1929 (Figure 6)
The size of the area to be enclosed by fire walls is 3,000 square feet.
Between 1930 and 1940, firewalls were required to be carried to the underside of the roof boards, and after 1940, to the top of the roof boards.-
-Some cocklofts are as much as four feet deep.

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3. A Battalion Chief arriving at the scene of a fire in an OLT would correct all but which engine operation? (Sec. 3.2.11, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.5, 4.7)
(A) At a serious cellar fire, the 1st hoseline remained on the first floor while the 2nd hoseline backed the 1st hoseline up. The 3rd hoseline was stretched into the cellar via the rear outside entrance to extinguish the fire.
(B) At a large volume fire in a store, a 2 1⁄2” hoseline was stretched to the store, and a 2nd hoseline stretched immediately to the floor above.
(C) At a stairway fire, the 1st hoseline was stretched up an extension ladder placed over a burned out stairway, and the 2nd hoseline followed up behind the 1st hoseline to finish up extinguishing operations and to serve as protection for members advancing the first line.
(D) At a fire in a light shaft that was about to extend across the shaft to Exposure 2, the 1st hoseline was stretched immediately to the top floor of Exposure 2.

B

The second hoseline stretched should be advanced into the cellar by way of the front or rear entrance to the cellar
For example, at a fire in an Old Law Tenement it is often necessary to stretch the second or third line into Exposure 2 or 4 because fire has extended, or is about to extend, across the narrow shaft or shafts between buildings.
4.3.1 Store fires in OLTs may involve a large amount of combustible material. A 2 1⁄2" line should be stretched for large volume fires and a second line stretched to the entrance hallway. When assured that the second line is not needed on the first floor, it may be advanced to the floor above the fire.

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4. Ensuring that there are adequate resources requested to safely operate at and extinguish fires is a responsibility of the Incident Commander. Which choice is incorrect concerning these requests for additional resources? (Sec. 3.4.6, 4.8.7, 5.2.3)
(A) For a fire in an OLT, special call an extra engine and truck for fire on two floors. Transmit a 2nd alarm if progress is not made on at least one floor in a short period of time.
(B) Because of the severe life hazard, height, area, and combustible construction in an “H type” MD, a 2nd alarm shall be transmitted when it is anticipated that two lines will be required.
(C) If fire is in a shaft in an OLT extending into an exposure, transmit a 2nd alarm. If fire is extending into two exposures, transmit a 3rd alarm.
(D) At an “H type” NLT, if two floors are involved, or at extensive cockloft fires, it will generally be necessary to transmit a 2nd alarm.
(E) When notified by the Roof FF that there are party wall balconies in the rear of an OLT, the IC should consider special calling an additional ladder company.

B
Additional units: Because of the severe life hazard, height, area and combustible construction of these buildings, an additional engine company and ladder company (beyond a full 1st alarm assignment) should be called for a medium fire condition. That is, when it is anticipated that two lines will be required.

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5. Steel, when used as a structural element, presents several concerns. Which one is correctly described? (Sec. 5.2.3, 5.2.6)
(A) Steel, when heated, expands and substantial elongation can occur at a fire. This elongation can cause a wall to bulge, move, or even collapse, if the steel is set within the wall.
(B) Steel columns are vertical structural members designed in an “I” shape; they are also known as channel rails.
(C) When channel rails are located in the inner framework of a building, they will begin at the cellar floor and terminate at the top floor.
(D) Steel girders are horizontal structural members designed in an “H” shape. These beams are also known as “H” beams and will transmit fire, heat or smoke horizontally into adjoining areas.

A
 Steel columns are vertical structural members designed in an “H” shape; they are also known as channel rails. When located in the inner framework of a building, may extend from the first floor up into the roof space or cockloft area (Figure 8).
 Steel girders are horizontal structural members designed in an “I” shape; they are also known as “I” beams. I” beams will transmit fire, heat or smoke horizontally into adjoining areas

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6. Upon arrival at a store fire on the 1st floor of a 6 story “H type” building at 0300 hours, several actions were taken. Which one was incorrect? (Sec. 5.7.1, 5.7.2)
(A) The 1st Engine Company operated their deckpipe into the store momentarily to protect civilians on the fire escape.
(B) When it became obvious that the 1st hoseline could control the fire in the store, the 2nd hoseline was advanced to the 2nd floor.
(C) The 2nd Ladder Company checked the area above the store on the 2nd floor for vertical extension of fire, keeping in mind that the floor above the 1st floor is concrete and rated at a two hour fire resistance.
(D) Remembering that fire may extend upward bypassing intermediate floors, you assigned the Rescue Company to initially check the top floor and cockloft, and later assigned a special called Ladder Company to do the same.
(E) Due to the heavy fire and smoke in the store and numerous civilians on the fire escape, a 2nd alarm Engine Company was ordered to stretch a hoseline to protect that means of egress.

C
Floor above the store(s) is constructed of wood joists.

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7. You arrive at a cellar fire in an “H type” Multiple Dwelling and see heavy smoke issuing from the cellar. Which action or thought is correct? (Sec. 5.8.1, 5.8.2)
(A) Due to fireproof construction throughout the cellar, the necessity to examine the cockloft for extension does not exist.
(B) The 1st hoseline shall be stretched through the front door on the first floor and remain at this location, unless the fire is minor.
(C) The probability of cellar apartments is very low due to cellar apartments not being legal in Multiple Dwellings.
(D) If an interior attack is very arduous for the Engine Company, a rear window can be used for attacking the fire.
(E) Water damage and large quantities of stock in the cellar are problems commonly encountered in these occupancies.

D
-Roof firefighter to roof for vent and examination. This firefighter also checks cockloft for possible extension of fire through vertical voids-The first line is stretched by way of the usually numerous, exterior approaches to the seat of fire and extinguish.- First Ladder provides forcible entry and search of cellar to locate fire and search for life. Consider likelihood of cellar apartments for superintendent or maintenance people.- Storage of personal belongings or stock from stores in cellars, with its resultant fire load, is not the problem it formerly was.-Storage of personal belongings or stock from stores in cellars, with its resultant fire load, is not the problem it formerly was.

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You responded as the first Chief to a fire on the top floor of a 6 story “H type” MD. Exposures 2 and 4 are similar attached buildings. Battalion 60 is assigned on the 10-75 and is still responding when you arrive at the fire scene.
8. Which action taken was correct? (Sec. 5.3.2, 5.9.1, 5.9.4, 5.9.7)
(A) The first two engines teamed up to stretch the first hoseline. As the first hoseline reached the fourth floor, the 3rd Engine Company began stretching a 2nd hoseline to back-up the first hoseline.
(B) The Officer of Engine 100, the 4th due Engine Company, was initially designated as the Roof Sector Supervisor.
(C) You ordered a Cockloft nozzle to the top floor, and a protective hoseline to the roof as required by Firefighting Procedures – Multiple Dwellings.
(D) Due to the difficulty in stretching hoselines to the top floor, Engine companies shall be used exclusively to stretch and operate hoselines at these types of buildings.
(E) The masonry division walls in this type of building eliminated the need to check Exposure 2 and 4 for extension of fire.

D
Every effort must be made to get the first line in operation before
additional lines are stretched. All available engine companies should be used to
stretch the first line.- It is imperative for the IC to assign a roof sector
supervisor early into the operation. The IC shall designate a company officer as
the roof supervisor until a chief officer can be assigned.- 5.9.7 Attached buildings of the same height, especially if built at the same time, must
be checked for possible extension of fire.

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9. While units are operating at the top floor fire, the Roof FF from the first Ladder Company informs you that fire has extended to the cockloft of the A wing, and there is smoke in the cockloft of the B wing. You order members to begin making a trench cut and the BC from Battalion 200, the 2nd alarm Chief, is ordered to proceed to the roof and assume the duties of the Roof Sector Supervisor. Battalion 200 would be aware of which incorrect tactic taken? (Sec. 5.9.9)
(A) Members were ordered to cut the trench but not open it until there was an adequate ventilation opening over the fire and fire reached inspection holes cut on the fire side of the trench.
(B) The trench cut was 4 feet wide and approximately 20 feet from the initial vent hole. The trench was cut at the narrowest point in the throat between a stair bulkhead and elevator bulkhead.
(C) A charged hoseline on the roof was operated into the trench cut and initial vent hole in a brief sweeping side to side motion after all members on the top floor were notified. This was done to prevent fire from extending across the trench and due to the difficulty in opening the top floor ceilings.
(D) All personnel on the roof were kept off the fire side of the trench, and an aerial ladder was positioned to the roof egress from each wing.

C- A charged line should be in position on the roof to protect personnel and
the trench opening. This line may be operated into the trench in a brief,
sweeping, side to side motion to prevent fire from extending across the
opening.

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11. Air, smoke and heat movement is a major consideration at fires in High Rise Fireproof Multiple Dwellings (HRFPMD). Choose the incorrect choice concerning this movement. (Sec. 6.2)
(A) The most prominent variables that affect smoke movement are: pressure, stack effect, wind and the HVAC system.
(B) Smoke and hot fire gases increase air pressure inside the fire area or fire apartment. This higher air pressure will always flow toward areas of lower air pressure, creating a flow path for fire to travel.
(C) The stack effect is influenced by the height of the building, temperature differential between outside and inside temperatures, air leakage to other floors, and the wind.
(D) Generally wind moving across a roof level will cause a higher pressure to be created, which can increase negative stack effect inside the stairway.
(E) An IC should confirm that all HVAC systems are shut down prior to commencing any fire operations. They are installed most commonly in hotels and the hallways of upscale high-rise apartment buildings.

D
Generally, wind moving across a roof
level will cause a lower pressure to be created, which can increase positive
stack effect inside the stairwell, regardless of which side of the building the
wind is impacting or the position of the bulkhead on the roof.

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12. Ventilation must be communicated, coordinated, and controlled to ensure safe operations at a HRFPMD. Which choice is incorrect concerning ventilation at a HRFPMD? (Sec. 6.3, 6.4)
(A) All horizontal and vertical ventilation must be strictly limited and controlled by the IC.
(B) Where only two stairways are present, the attack stairway will be the primary means for vertical ventilation when the main body of fire has been knocked down, and is authorized by the IC.
(C) The IC may order the use of positive pressure ventilation fans to clear the smoke from a stairway before attack operations begin.
(D) The doors to elevator machinery rooms at the roof level should not be used for ventilation purposes until the fire is under control.
(E) Windows found in the public hallway and stairways shall not be ventilated without prior approval of the IC.

A
The IC shall control all ventilation other than the fire apartment.

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Answer Questions 13 – 15 based on the following:
At 1400 Hours on a 9x6 tour on a Sunday, you hear the 1st arriving Engine Company transmit a 10-75 for a fire on the 14th floor of a 20 story HRFPMD built in 2016. While responding, you transmit a 10-77 and note in the CIDs that the building contains three separate elevator banks with Firemen Service, and two scissor stairs. Upon arrival, you see fire venting from a window on the 14th floor, and the Dispatcher informs you that they are receiving calls from numerous occupants reporting smoke on the upper floors.
13. Which action taken should be corrected? (Sec. 6.1, 6.4.6, 6.6.1, 6.6.3)
(A) You notified the Dispatcher that the “A” stair will be the attack stairway after the 1st Ladder and Engine Officers selected it. You did not announce an evacuation stairway on the Department radio.
(B) You notified all units on scene via HT that the building contains scissor stairs.
(C) You ensured that at least 2 elevators were driven in “Firemen Service Phase II” by firefighters for the duration of the operation.
(D) After all units were in position, you maintained one elevator in the lobby and one elevator at the Fire Sector on the floor below the fire.


D - 6.4.8 After all units are in position, and two elevators are available and serviceable,
maintain one elevator on standby in the lobby and one two floors below the fire.
This would allow the transport of members required for relief and/or transport of
injured members or civilians down to the lobby.

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Answer Questions 13 – 15 based on the following:
At 1400 Hours on a 9x6 tour on a Sunday, you hear the 1st arriving Engine Company transmit a 10-75 for a fire on the 14th floor of a 20 story HRFPMD built in 2016. While responding, you transmit a 10-77 and note in the CIDs that the building contains three separate elevator banks with Firemen Service, and two scissor stairs. Upon arrival, you see fire venting from a window on the 14th floor, and the Dispatcher informs you that they are receiving calls from numerous occupants reporting smoke on the upper floors.

14. The 1st Ladder Company informs you that there is a smoke condition in the public hallway due to the fire apartment door being left open. Which action taken by the first two Engine Companies on scene was incorrect? (Sec. 6.7.3, 6.8, 6.8.2, 6.14.2)
(A) The 1st Engine Company charged the hoseline in the “A” stairway, and remained in the stairwell until the Ladder Company located the fire apartment.
(B) The 2nd Engine Company ensured that the Siamese was supplied.
(C) The 2nd Engine Company Officer obtained your Post Radio and brought it to the standpipe outlet where the 1st hoseline was being connected. The Post radio was operated on Channel 1 to facilitate communications between the IC and operating units.
(D) The 2nd Engine Company Officer notified the IC that his company was assisting the 1st Engine Company advance into the IDLH.

C
Obtain Post Radio from 1st arriving BC and bring it to the standpipe outlet where
first hoseline is being connected and establish a communications link on the
COMMAND Channel between the fire sector and the IC if necessary.

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Answer Questions 13 – 15 based on the following:
At 1400 Hours on a 9x6 tour on a Sunday, you hear the 1st arriving Engine Company transmit a 10-75 for a fire on the 14th floor of a 20 story HRFPMD built in 2016. While responding, you transmit a 10-77 and note in the CIDs that the building contains three separate elevator banks with Firemen Service, and two scissor stairs. Upon arrival, you see fire venting from a window on the 14th floor, and the Dispatcher informs you that they are receiving calls from numerous occupants reporting smoke on the upper floors.

15. After informing you of the smoke condition in the public hallway due to the fire apartment door being left open, the 1st Ladder Company took several actions. Which one was incorrect? (Sec. 6.14.2)
(A) Prior to entering the public hallway, the Ladder Officer received a report on exterior conditions from members operating outside the building and the Roof FF operating on the floor above.
(B) Unable to determine if it was a wind impacted fire, the Ladder Officer and one member of the forcible entry team entered the public hallway to locate fire apartment and control the fire apartment door.
(C) The attack stairway door remained closed with one member of the interior team on the hallway side of the door, and the Engine Officer on the stairwell side of the door.
(D) When the Ladder Officer gained control of the fire apartment door, she notified the IC and had the Engine company advance the hoseline to the fire apartment door. The other member of the interior team joined them.
(E) The Engine Company entered the fire apartment first, after the Engine Officer received the description of the fire apartment, location of the main body of fire, and most direct route from the Roof FF operating above.

E
If wind is not impacting the fire and conditions allow, enter the fire
apartment to search. Search team must be prepared to exit quickly and
control the fire apartment door under all circumstances. Do not chock the
door open until a charged hoseline is moving into the fire apartment.

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16. While conducting an informal critique following a 10-77 in a HRFPMD, you make several statements. Which one was correct? (Sec. 6.14.4, 6.15, 6.16, 6.20.1)
(A) If a person is trapped at a window, the IC should contact the Roof FF and question the feasibility of a successful life saving rope rescue. If the windows below are of the awning or casement types, all efforts to extinguish the fire and attempt a rescue from the interior shall take priority.
(B) The 2nd Ladder Company shall confirm the evacuation door(s) have been closed on the fire floor. A member of this unit shall maintain the door closed from the hallway side.
(C) The 3rd Ladder Company will initiate a search of the attack stairway for 5 floors above the fire. If a Wind Control Device (WCD) deployment is initiated, the 3rd Ladder Company Officer must coordinate this evolution.
(D) The 4th Ladder Roof FF and Rescue and Squad Roof Teams shall proceed to the apartment directly above the fire apartment with a KO Curtain or WCD.

A
If a WCD deployment is initiated, the 2nd ladder company officer must
coordinate this evolution. - 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. - 3rd Ladder The Roof Firefighter shall proceed to the apartment directly above the fire with a
KO Curtain, - 2ND LADDER COMPANY TO ARRIVE Search of the attack stairwell for five floors above the fire floor.

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17. Although HRFPMDs generally have limited or no building communication systems in the lobby for Chief Officers to use, they may be found. Choose the incorrect point concerning building communication systems in HRFPMDs. (Sec. 6.21)
(A) If a communications system exists, the first arriving Chief may utilize this system to direct and control evacuation of the fire floor and floors above.
(B) The nature of fireproof construction does not require the use of the communications system to communicate with the floor below the fire.
(C) The 2008 NYC Building Code requires one-way voice communication from the fire command center to all stairways and dwellings for all new R-2 buildings greater than 125 feet in height.
(D) HRFPMDs with communications systems should be entered into the CIDS program.

B
If a communication system does exist, the first arriving Chief may utilize this
system to direct and control evacuation of the fire floor, and floors above.
Extreme conditions may require evacuation of the floor below.

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18. Which choice is incorrect concerning the duties and responsibilities of the 1st to arrive BC at a fire in a HRFPMD? (Sec. 6.21, 6.22, 6.24)
(A) The Incident Command Post (ICP) shall always be established in the lobby. This is especially important when wind conditions are encountered.
(B) Ensure the Post Radio is given to the 2nd to arrive Engine Officer, so that they can establish a communications link on the Command Channel between the fire sector and IC if necessary.
(C) If the 2nd BC has not arrived, the IC may have to use the 40 watt UHF vehicle radio to communicate with the 2nd Engine Officer on the Command Channel.
(D) Utilize the 3rd or 4th ECC to assist in receiving and/or recording the information of calls from occupants on floors above, or as otherwise deemed necessary.

A
6.21.3 A position outside of the building may offer a view of the fire conditions. This is
especially important when wind is a factor. The IC may be able to determine if
the exposed face of the building is being subjected to the wind. This would afford
greater control of operations when coordinating the deployment of WCDs and the
operation of exterior streams, including the HRN.

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19. Which action taken by the 2nd to arrive BC at a fire in a HRFPMD was incorrect? (Sec. 6.23)
(A) After being assigned as the Fire Sector Supervisor, he immediately deployed to the Fire Sector with his Post radio.
(B) Took a position on the first floor below the fire, where conditions permit.
(C) Confirmed that the fire floor evacuation stair door(s) were maintained in the closed position.
(D) Prevented overcrowding of the Fire Sector, and maintained order and reduced congestion in the attack stairway.
(E) Ensured that the 1st and 2nd Engines positioned and operated the 1st hoseline, and the 3rd and 4th Engines positioned the 2nd hoseline as required.

A
On arrival, deliver your Post Radio to the IC.

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20. The 3rd BC to arrive at a fire on the 25th floor of a 40 story HRFPMD, assigned as the Search and Evacuation Group (SAE) Supervisor, operated correctly in which choice? (Sec. 6.24)
(A) The SAE Post was established on the 26th floor.
(B) He ensured the Post Radio was utilized on the Secondary Tactical Channel.
(C) He remained mobile to observe progress and conditions within the SAE Group.
(D) He ordered the operation of Positive Pressure fans for smoke removal.

C - Establish the SAE Group post at a location on a floor above the Fire sector - Ensure Post Radio is utilized on the command channel. - Request the use of PPV fans for smoke removal as needed.

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21. When the Siamese is being supplied and an Engine Officer or the IC communicates there is not enough water pressure, the ECC shall communicate the _______ to the ________? (Sec. 6.27.2)
(A) Pressure reading, IC.
(B) Flow meter reading, Engine Officer.
(C) Flow meter reading, IC.
(D) Pressure reading, Engine Officer.

C
Anytime the siamese is being supplied and an engine officer or the Incident
Commander communicates there is not enough water pressure. The ECC
supplying the siamese shall communicate to the IC the flow meter reading.

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1. When a member depresses the Emergency Alert Button (EAB) on their HT for approximately ½ second, all of the following will occur with the exception of which choice? (Sec. 2.7.2)
(A) An “Emergency Alert Tone” is sounded on all HT Channels in use within range including the HT with the EAB activation.
(B) Within range, the company, position, and name of the member who pressed the EAB immediately displays in the Electronic Fireground Accountability System (EFAS).
(C) HT transmission power on the tactical channel is increased from 2 watts to 5 watts.
(D) The MDTs of EFAS enable units within range will automatically switch to EFAS mode and print a hard copy showing the company, position, and time when it receives an EAB activation.

A
A "Beacon Tone" is sounded on the HT with EAB activation.

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2. All units in all Boroughs shall operate on HT Channel 1, the Primary Tactical channel, until ordered to do otherwise by the Chief-in-Command of an operation. Which choice concerning the Secondary Tactical is correct? (Sec. 7.2.2)
(A) The Secondary Tactical Channel, Channel 3, can be used when the Primary Tactical Channel is heavily used at a nearby incident or at the discretion of the Chief-in-Command.
(B) The first incident in a borough at which a 10-75 signal was transmitted will have priority use of Channel 1.
(C) When the IC arrives at an incident and decides to use the Secondary Tactical Channel, the IC shall contact all units assigned to the incident by HT only.
(D) Notification to units on scene of the use of the Secondary Tactical Channel shall be accomplished using HT Channel 3.

A
The first incident in a borough that escalates to 7-5 status will have priority
use of Channel 1 (Primary Tactical) -When the Incident Commander arrives at an incident and decides to use the
Secondary Tactical channel, all units must be informed. The Incident
Commander will notify the dispatcher via Department radio that the
Secondary Tactical channel will be placed in use. The dispatcher will then
broadcast this information to responding units and again to any units
responding on additional alarms.
The firefighter assigned to the Incident Commander shall contact each unit
that arrived prior to the Chief and inform them of the necessary channel
change. This may be accomplished by brief messages using Channel 1 or by
personal contact.

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3. A Command Channel must be established at all of the following with the exception of which one? (Sec. 7.3.2)
(A) 2nd Alarm or greater.
(B) Signals 10-60 and 10-66,
(C) Signals 10-76 and 10-77.
(D) When needed during complex operations as determined by the IC to assure a manageable span of control.

C
When signal 10-77 is transmitted and more than one sector is established.

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4. Which guideline concerning the establishment of a Command Channel is incorrect? (Sec. 7.3.4)
(A) The IC shall notify the Dispatcher when a Command Channel has been established.
(B) The IC shall announce to all on-scene units on HT Channel 1 that a Command Channel has been established. If time and conditions permit, this message shall be broadcast twice.
(C) While en route, the Resources Unit Leader (RESL) will ascertain from the MDT or Dispatcher the identity of the units assigned to the incident. Upon arrival, the RESL shall report to the IC at the ICP.
(D) The IC shall have the RESL conduct a roll call on HT Channel 1 to ensure compliance.
(E) If the RESL has not yet arrived, the IC may conduct the roll call, or delegate another member (i.e. Division or Battalion FF).

D
The IC shall have the RESL conduct a roll call on HT Channel 2 to ensure
compliance. If the RESL has not yet arrived, the IC may conduct the roll
call, or delegate it to another member (i.e. Division or Battalion
Firefighter).

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5. In addition to the guidelines for establishing the Command Channel, there are also guidelines for using the Command Channel. Which is not one of them? (Sec. 7.3.5)
(A) All BCs assigned as Sector/Group Supervisors must ensure their assigned Battalion FFs accompany them to their designated sector or operating location.
(B) BCs assigned as Sector/Group Supervisors operating in tactical positions shall operate on HT Channel 1. Battalion FFs operating in these sectors/groups shall monitor and maintain communications on HT Channel 2.
(C) Sector/Group Supervisors shall communicate with Command strictly on Channel 2.
(D) The Deputy IC or Operations Section Chief shall monitor communications on HT Channel 1. Their Battalion FF shall monitor communications on HT Channel 2.
(E) A critical role of the first to arrive BC is to monitor communications on the HT Channel 1 (tactical) for the transmission of mayday/urgent messages, and ensure the timely response to such.

D
The Deputy Chief (IC) shall operate on HT Channel 2 (command).
His/her Division firefighter shall monitor communications on HT Channel
1 (tactical).

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6. While operating at a 2nd alarm as the Fire Sector Supervisor on the top floor at a fire that has extended to the cockloft, you hear the following transmission: “Ladder 100 to Command, we could use the cockloft nozzle in Apartment 5D”. Which choice indicates a correct action to take? (Sec. 7.3.5)
(A) Do not acknowledge the transmission due to it being directed to “Command”.
(B) Acknowledge the transmission and inform the Officer of Ladder 100 a Fire Sector has been established.
(C) After hearing the RESL acknowledge the message and inform the Officer of Ladder 100 that a Fire Sector has been established, acknowledge the message and issue the same reminder.
(D) Relay the message to “Command”, and make no further transmissions concerning this communication.

B
If a non-urgent message is transmitted to “Command” or
“Operations,” the Sector/Group Supervisor, or the RESL, must acknowledge
the message and inform the member that a sector/group has been established.
He/she must then inform the member that all future non-urgent transmissions
are to go through their assigned sector/group

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7. At large scale events, such as: large malls, airport terminals, large area brush, stadiums and subway operations, the IC shall consider having Chief Officers utilize their assigned Post Radio to improve communications. Post Radios are also used at other types of buildings or operations. Which point is incorrect concerning this use? (Sec. 7.3.5, 7.4, FFP MDS Sec. 6.21.4, 6.22)
(A) Post Radios are not required if the location is equipped with their own repeater system.
(B) Repeaters not included in our infrastructure could hamper FDNY communications.
(C) At operations requiring the resources of 10-75 or greater at HRFPMDs, all Chiefs, including the Safety and Rescue Operating Battalions, shall report in with their Post Radios and their aides in full PPE.
(D) At a HRFPMD, the Post radio can provide 45 watt communication on the tactical channel.

A
Note: Even if these locations are equipped with their own repeater
system, Incident Commanders shall make use of the Post Radios as a
redundancy in case of failure of the repeater system.

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8. Which choice is incorrect concerning the use of Secondary Command Channels and Tertiary Tactical Channels? (Sec. 7.3.4, 7.4)
(A) If the complexity of the incident warrants, the IC may establish a Secondary Command Channel and determine who shall operate on such.
(B) A copy of the chart containing the recommended Secondary Command Channel and Tertiary Tactical Channels shall be maintained in all Battalion and Division vehicles for use by responding Chief Officers.
(C) All Chief Officers must be familiar with the designated Tactical and Command Channels for their response area.
(D) Channel 4 is the recommended Secondary Command Channel in all boroughs.

D
Borough Recommended Secondary
Command Channel
Recommended Tertiary
Tactical Channel
Queens 4 5
Brooklyn 5 8
Manhattan 6 8
Bronx 7 6
Staten Island 8 4

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9. When a Mayday is transmitted and the Emergency Alert Button is activated, the electronic ID code of a spare HT prompts the IC and FAST Unit to consult the Spare Radio Assignment list. Choose the incorrect point concerning this topic. (Add. 3 Sec. 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2)
(A) The extra HT (door position) assigned to 4 FF engines can only be used as a spare when awaiting delivery of a spare HT from the depot or the supply at a HT depot is depleted.
(B) Battalion Chiefs shall print a Division Spare Radio Assignment List each tour, unless there are no spare radios currently in use in their Division.
(C) A current copy of the combined Division/Citywide Spare Radio Assignment List must be kept with the FAST radio.
(D) The Field Communications Unit will provide a Citywide Spare Radio Assignment List to the IC on arrival at an incident.
(E) If the Field Communications Unit is not on scene, the IC can contact FDOC by phone to ascertain the identity of a spare radio.

B
Deputy Chiefs and Battalion Chiefs shall print a Spare Radio Assignment List at the start of
each tour.

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AUC 344
1. While working in Battalion 21 on a 9x6 tour on a Wednesday, you respond to a four vehicle collision, resulting in a fuel truck fire midspan on the Verrazano Bridge. As you arrive, you are confronted with a large fireball that has spread to several vehicles and is exposing the steel cables on the bridge. Which action taken was incorrect? (Sec. 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5)
(A) After receiving a report from Marine 9 that the bridge was beginning to sag, you transmitted this information via the Department radio and called the Staten Island Borough Commander via the Battalion cell phone.
(B) You used the MTA First Responders Bridge Manual, a Green Book, to transmit an incident assessment to the Dispatcher.
(C) You transmitted signal 10-75 and 10-86, and ordered the 1st Ladder Company to get as close to the incident as possible and use their Hurst Tool to extricate two occupants of a vehicle that has been severely damaged in the collision.
(D) MTA Bridge and Tunnel engineers were notified immediately through FDOC of the life hazard and the magnitude and location of damage to the bridge.

C