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1) To utilize the HVAC system in a high-rise office building to its full potential during a fire, the Incident Commander (IC) must be familiar with how the system functions and have a strategic plan for its use. Please choose an incorrect HVAC function from the list below? (High Rise Office Buildings, sections 3.2.3 & 3.2.8)
A. The processing of the air in a high-rise office building is usually done on the floors of the building where the mechanical equipment rooms (MER) are located.
B. On the supply side of the HVAC system, fire dampers will be found in supply ducts where the ducts meet the supply airshaft and wherever they pass through a rated fire partition.
C. On the return side of the HVAC system, fire dampers will be found where the air enters the return airshaft from the plenum on each floor and wherever the air flows through a rated fire partition.
D. The air that flows through the plenums to the return airshaft, on the return side of the HVAC system, is ducted.

1. D

3.2.3 The processing of the air is usually done on the floors of the building where the
mechanical equipment rooms (MER) are located.

2. The air flows through the plenums to the return airshaft. The return air in
the plenums is not ducted.

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2) You are working in Battalion 9 when you are called to respond to a fire in a high-rise office building. You arrive on scene as the first Battalion Chief and assume command in the lobby. You consider the following actions in regards to the HVAC system, which action(s) would be correct for you to order? (High Rise Office Buildings, section 3.3)

1. Any HVAC systems that have not been automatically shut down shall be manually shut down. This shall include the supply and return fans.
2. In some systems, the smoke detector only shut down the return fans and allow the supply air fans to remain operating. The supply fans will have to be shut down manually.
3. All HVAC systems within the building shall be placed in the non-circulating mode by; closing all outside air supply dampers, closing all mixing dampers and opening all exhaust dampers.
4. After the fire floor has been adequately determined, all HVAC zones that do not include the fire area shall have their return-fans activated.
A) 1 only
B) 1 & 2 only
C) 1,2,3,4
D) 1 & 3 only

2. A

Note: In some systems, the smoke detectors only shut down the supply fans and allow the return air fans to remain operating. The return fans will have to be shut down manually.

3.3.3 All the HVAC systems shall be placed in the non-circulating mode by:
A. Opening all outside air supply dampers.
B. Closing all mixing dampers.
C. Opening all exhaust dampers. (Figure 2)

3.3.4 After the fire floor has been adequately determined, all HVAC zones that do not
include the fire area shall have their supply fans activated.

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3) You are working in a midtown Battalion when you attend multi-unit drill at a high-rise office building. The Engine Officers are discussing the use of the building fire pump and the recommended pump pressure if a fire was located on the 61" floor. You would know that the correct recommended fire pump pressure for the 61" floor is? (High Rise Office Buildings, section 4.17)
A. 400 psi
B. 450 psi
C. 500 psi
D. 550 psi

3. B

4.1.7 Recommended Pump Pressure
FIRE FLOORS PUMP DISCHARGE PRESSURE
Floors 1 to 10 150 psi
Floors 11 to 20 200 psi
Floors 21 to 30 250 psi
Floors 31 to 40 300 psi
Floors 41 to 50 350 psi
Floors 51 to 60 400 psi
Floors 61 to 70 450 psi
Floors 71 to 80 500 psi
Floors 81 to 90 550 psi
Floors 91 to 100 600 psi

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4) You are the first due Battalion Chief at a fire in a high-rise office building. After you arrive on scene you determine that the fire in on the 85th floor. The first due Engine Company is a 3rd stage Engine and transmitted the 10-76. It should be noted that the first due Engine also implemented the use of their 3rd stage after you ordered them to do so. On the 10-76 assignment the remaining Engine companies are conventional 1,000 or 2,000 gpm pumpers. You order several actions in regards to the pumping operation at this fire, which one was incorrect?
(Engine Operations, Chapter 9 add # 1, sections 3 & 4)
A. You designated another Battalion Chief as the High-Pressure Pumping Group Supervisor.
B. You ordered your aide to special call one additional High Pressure Engine, above the 10-76 assignment, due to the fire floor location and the high pressure pumping operation.
C. There was only one Siamese available so you ensured that the second supply line was stretched to the first floor outlet.
D. You ordered the ECCs not to use preset pressures on apparatus equipped with pressure governors when charging the standpipe system during this operation

4. B

4.1 Pressures exceeding 600 psi will require a 3rd stage engine. When 3rd stage pumping is implemented, the IC shall ensure an additional 3rd Stage Engine is assigned to the incident. ECCs intending to pump using the 3rd stage must notify and get approval from the IC. Only an IC at the rank of Battalion Chief or higher may order the use of the 3rd stage

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5) The first Battalion Chief at a fire in a high-rise office building will assume the position of the Incident Commander (IC) and implement the FDNY's strategic operating plan for these types of building fires. Please choose the correct order for this plan from the answers below?
(High Rise Office Buildings, section 5.1.1)
1. Determine specific fire floor.
2. Verify fire floor.
3. Simultaneously, or as soon as possible, begin the process of controlling evacuation.
4. Gain control of the building systems; elevators, HVAC systems, communications and fire
pumps.
5. Confine and extinguish the fire.
A) 1,3,4,2,5
B) 1,3,2,4,5
C) 1,2,3,4,5
D) 1,2,5,3,4

5. C

5.1 STRATEGIC OPERATING PLAN
5.1.1 The first alarm Battalion Chief will assume the position of Incident Commander.
The following is a basic strategic operating plan for use at major high-rise fires.
(Listed in order of importance)
A. Determine specific fire floor (if possible) or the floors on which smoke is
reported from any information that is available to you in the building
lobby.
1. Frequently, especially during off business hours, specific fire floor
information will not be available other than a report of smoke on
numerous floors (e.g., 20th to 35th floors).
B. Verify fire floor. Review information received from responsible
occupant/building management personnel and/or first arriving ladder company.
1. Determine the fire floor location as rapidly as possible. All future
actions hinge on this vital piece of information.
C. Simultaneously, or as soon as possible, begin the process of controlling
evacuation.
1. Occupants of numerous floors may have self-initiated evacuation
causing near panic in stair shafts or building lobby. These
stairways must be searched and controlled during all phases of fire
operations.
2. Due to large floor areas or maze like corridors, occupants on the
fire floor may be unaware of the fire until it is too late to evacuate.
Search of large areas will be required.
3. Search and evacuation of the floor above the fire will also be
required as soon as possible.
D. Gain control of the building systems.
1. Elevators.
2. HVAC.
3. Communications.
4. Fire pumps.
E. Confine and extinguish the fire.
1. Experience indicates any serious fire will require a large
commitment of units and equipment because of extensive logistic
problems and a need for frequent relief of members.
F. Battalion Chief assignments and duties at high-rise fires are pre-determined
only for the Incident Commander and Fire Sector Supervisor or Branch
Director if a Fire Branch is activated. Battalion Chief assignments after
these positions are filled shall be determined by the Incident Commander.
The Search and Evacuation Group, Forward Staging Area, and other
Sector or Group assignments shall be assigned as conditions dictate.

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6) When a Battalion Chief transfers command to a Deputy Chief at a "10-76" (not a greater alarm) for a fire in a high-rise office building, the Battalion Chief transferring command will remain at the incident command post (ICP) filling the position of the _______ . Please correctly fill in the blank, possibly more than one correct? (High Rise Office Buildings,
section 5.2.1)
1. Operations Section Chief
2. Planning Section Chief
3. Logistics Section Chief
4. Deputy Incident Commander
A) I or 4
B) 2 only
C) 1 only
D) 2 or 3 only

2. B

5.2.1 For the first arriving Battalion Chief to achieve the outlined strategic operating plan, the prime position as the Incident Commander (IC) is at the Incident Command Post (ICP) in the lobby. From this location, the IC will have control over all building systems through the fire safety director or his/her surrogate. The IC will receive first hand information about other problems that may develop on floors above the fire through the building communications networks. The IC will have contact with the Police Department for control of the lobby and the streets in the vicinity of the fire building. Under the direct control of an alert and knowledgeable Battalion Chief, the position of the IC in the lobby is of prime importance. To provide continuity of operations, it is essential that the first arriving Battalion Chief remain at the ICP after the arrival of the Deputy Chief. When command is transferred to the Deputy Chief, the Battalion Chief transferring command will remain at the ICP filling the position of the Planning Section Chief until the arrival of the Type 3 All Hazard Planning Section Chief who is assigned on the 3rd alarm. After briefing the All Hazard Planning Chief, the first due Battalion Chief shall be assigned other duties as per the IC. The IC shall remain at the ICP. If a Staff Chief assumes command, the first arriving Deputy Chief will then become the Operations Section Chief.

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7) You are the first due Battalion Chief at a small fire in a 10 -story high-rise office building. The fire is located on the second floor in a storage room. You were delivering the mailbag and arrived on scene with the first due units, you instruct your aide to transmit the following preliminary report:
"Battalion 100 to Manhattan, at box 5000 we had a small fire in a storage room on the second floor of your address, size up as per CIDS. We are using 2 and 2; one line has been stretched and placed into operation. The fire has been extinguished and searches are negative. Exposure 1 is a street, 2 is a vacant lot, 3 is a street, and 4 is a similar detached. The fire is under control you can return all special units.**
After returning to quarters the Deputy Chief calls you, he knows you are new to Manhattan and states the following, which statement(s) by the Deputy Chief is most correct? (High Rise
Office Buildings, section 5.2.2)

A. Because of the large number of occupants in high-rise office buildings, even fires of a minor nature may require additional units to prevent unnecessary evacuation and panic.

B. You should have transmitted a 10-76 "All Hands" for your operation.

C. Remember a second alarm is warranted when a serious fire has been verified in a high-rise office building.

D. All are correct

7. D

5.2.2 The first arriving Battalion Chief as initial IC will be required to make an initial sizeup
to determine the adequacy of the response and the need for additional response.

A. A 10-76 signal shall be transmitted when a report of fire is confirmed. Any fire in a high-rise office building which requires the stretching and operating of one hoseline will necessitate the use of "All Hands."

B. A second alarm is warranted for any visible fire or smoke emanating through the exterior skin of the building or when a serious fire has been verified.

C. Because of the large number of occupants in high-rise office buildings, even fires of a minor nature may require additional units to prevent unnecessary evacuation and panic.

D. When a Second Alarm is transmitted for a fire in a High-Rise building prior to the transmission of a 10-76, the Incident Commander will receive the balance of the 10-76 assignment in addition to the Second Alarm assignment.

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8) The first arriving Battalion Chief (Incident Commander - IC) at a fire in a high-rise office building shall establish contact with the Fire Safety Director if present or his/her surrogate. The IC should question the Fire Safety Director and/or surrogate about the extent of the evacuation, life hazards, fire floor location, etc. Additionally, the IC shall start obtaining the information required by the High-Rise Checklist. Please choose from the list below an item not found on the high-rise checklist as a bolded main category? (High Rise Office Buildings, sections
5.2.3,5.2.7 and appendix 1 figure 11)
A. Fire Location and Conditions
B. Elevators
C. Communications
D. HVAC
E. Utilities (Fuel Oil & Gas)

8. E

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9) A prime decision that the Incident Commander must make at a fire in a high-rise office building is the placement of the first hose line. The following conditions must be considered:

A. Location of the fire in relation to the stairways and the standpipe system.

B. Selection of the attack stairway, preferably a fire tower if available.

C. The number of stairways serving the fire floor.

D. The stair or stairways being used by the occupants evacuating the building.

E. A stairway shall be selected for evacuation of building occupants (evacuation stairway), preferably a fire tower if available.

Please choose the incorrect item from the list above? (High Rise Office Buildings,
section 5.4.1)

9. B

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10) After the placement of the first line has been determined at a fire in a high-rise office building, the Incident Commander must consider the need for and the placement of the second line. The placement of the second line may be used to:
A. Operate on the floor above due to extension via utility voids.
B. Protect the position of the first line.
C. Protect the search and evacuation of the fire floor.
D. Contain and confine fire spread and/or prevent fire fi-om wrapping around the core and endangering the operation of the first line.
Please choose the incorrect item firm the list above? (High Rise Office Buildings,
section 5.4.3)

10. A

5.4.3 Considering all the above items, the placement of the second line may be used to:
A. Reinforce the position of the first line.
B. Protect the position of the first line.
C. Protect the search and evacuation of the fire floor.
D. Contain and confine fire spread and/or prevent fire from wrapping around
the core and endangering operation of the first line.

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11) You are a new Battalion Chief attending a meeting at Division 3. The Deputy is discussing the Fire Sector/Branch procedures at high-rise office building fires. The Deputy states the following; "The second arriving Battalion Chief shall be assigned as the Fire Sector Supervisor
or Fire Branch Director at a fire in a high-rise office building. Initially, the Fire Sector/Branch is defined as the fire floor and the floor above." The Deputy Chief makes additional statements about the Fire Sector/Branch listed below; please choose the correct answer regarding the
Deputy Chiefs additional statements? (High Rise Office Buildings, section 5.5)
A. The Fire Sector Supervisor or Fire Branch Director shall always take a position on the first floor below the fire.
B. The Fire Sector Supervisor or Fire Branch Director shall establish communications with the Staging Area once it has been staffed.
C. Additional Battalion Chiefs assigned to the Fire Sector or Branch will always be designated as "attack leaders".
D. All are incorrect.

11. D

A. The Fire Sector Supervisor or Fire Branch Director shall take a position on the first floor below the fire, where conditions permit.

G. Communications with the FORWARD Staging Area Manager once it has been staffed.

5.5.4 When conditions require, the third or fourth arriving Battalion Chiefs may be
assigned to operate under the direction of the Fire Sector Supervisor or Fire
Branch Director. These Battalion Chiefs may be assigned as Attack Leader if
operating under the command of the Fire Sector Supervisor, or as Attack
Group/Sector Supervisor if operating under the command of the Fire Branch
Director.

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12) Communications are extremely important during a fire operation in a high-rise office building. From the list below please choose an incorrect communication procedure regarding HT
channels? (High Rise Office Buildings, section 6.2)
A. The Incident Commander shall operate on the command channel. The aide shall operate on and monitor the primary tactical channel.
B. The Fire Sector Supervisor or Fire Branch Director shall operate on the primary tactical channel. His or her aide shall operate on the command channel.
C. The Search and Evacuation Group Supervisor shall operate on the secondary tactical channel. His or her aide shall monitor and operate on the command channel.
D. The Forward Staging Area Manager shall operate on the primary tactical channel. His or her aide shall monitor the command channel.

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3. The Incident Commander shall operate on the command channel.
The aide shall operate on and monitor the primary tactical channel.

4. The Fire Sector Supervisor or Fire Branch Director shall operate on the primary tactical channel. His/her aide shall operate on the
command channel.

3. The Search and Evacuation Group Supervisor shall operate on the secondary tactical channel. His/her aide shall monitor and operate on the command channel.

2. The Forward Staging Area Manager shall operate on the command channel. His/her aide shall monitor the primary tactical channel.

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13) In addition to the use of specific HT channels at a fire in a high-rise office building, Chief Officers shall also ensure certain posts/sectors/groups/areas are hard wired for communication.
Please choose from the list below which posts/sectors/groups/areas are required to be hard wired to one another? (High Rise Office Buildings, section 6.2 & appendix 1 figure 15)
1. Fire Sector/Branch and the Incident Command Post.
2. Fire Sector/Branch and the Forward Staging Area.
3. Search and Evacuation Group and the Incident Command Post
4. Forward Staging Area and the Incident Command Post (ICP).
5. Fire Sector/Branch and the Search and Evacuation Group.
6. Forward Staging Area and the Search and Evacuation Group.

A) 1,2,3,4,5,6
B) 1,3,4,5,6 only
C) 1,2,4,5 only
D) 1,3,4 only

13. D

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Ouestion 14 and 15 - ICS positions at fires in high-rise office buildings

14) High-rise office building fires present significant management, logistical and safety problems. As a result, the Incident Command System allows for several special ICS positions and modification of others. Please choose from the list below which ICS position would be responsible to directly supervise the High-Rise Support Unit at a fire in a high-rise office
building? (High Rise Office Buildings, section 6.3.2)
A. Operations Section Chief
B. Incident Commander
C. Planning Section Chief
D. Logistics Section Chief

14. D

6.3.2 High-rise fires present significant management, logistical and safety problems.
As a result, the Incident Command System allows several special ICS positions
and modification of others. The IC may find it necessary to establish subordinate
levels of supervision as follows:
A. Operations Section Chief
 Implementing strategy and tactics.
 Management of all tactical resources.
B. Fire Sector or Fire Branch
 Geographical division of the fire area.
C. Search and Evacuation Group (or Branch if conditions warrant).
 Functional support for searches above the fire sector/branch.
D. Planning Section Chief
 Supervision of Resources Unit Leader.
 Responsible for Status Check-in and Demobilization.
 Responsible for situation reports to IC or Operations.
 Responsible for documentation.
 Responsible for any technical specialist required on scene.
 Responsible for Incident Action Plan if required.
E. Logistics Section Chief
 Supervision of the Lobby Control Unit.
 Supervision of the Communications Unit.
 Supervision of the High-Rise Support Unit.
 Supervision of the Systems Control Unit.
 Supervision of the Rehabilitation Unit.
 Responsible for all activities supporting the incident.
F. Forward Staging Area.
 A designated location on an upper floor where personnel and equipment
are maintained in a state of readiness for tactical deployment.
 Provides logistical support to all the resources assigned to Fire
Sector/Branch and/or the SAE Group.
G. Lobby Control Unit
 Recall, control, and operate elevators. Recall and search all elevator
cars terminating at the lobby.
 Establish and control all building access points and direct personnel to
correct stair/elevator or route.
 Direct building occupants and exiting personnel to proper ground level
safe areas or routes.
H. System Control Unit
 Monitor and control the Class E communications system; the heating,
ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system and any other
building systems as directed by the Incident Commander.
 Evaluate communications systems for functionality and operability.
This includes the use of HTs, hardwire phones, cellular phones, post
radios, cross-band repeaters and building repeaters.
I. High Rise Support Unit
 Utilized to transport equipment via elevator to the Forward Staging
Area. If the elevators cannot be used, manage the transportation of
equipment and supplies to the upper floors via the stairways.
J. Medical Branch
 The triage, treatment and transportation of those injured at the
incident.
 Triage locations may be internal or external to the building depending
on the incident conditions.
K. Staging Area
 Provides an assembly and deployment point from which large quantities
of personnel and equipment are distributed.
 Serves as the primary point outside the structure to which responding
resources will report and receive their initial assignments.
 Located away from buildings to provide personnel safety from falling
glass and debris.
L. Forward Triage Area
 Responsible for the prompt response to injured civilians and members.
 Established in an environmentally safe location on a floor below the
Forward Staging Area.
M. Communications Unit
Evaluate communications systems for functionality and operability. This
includes the use of HTs, cellular phones, post radios, cross-band repeaters
and any auxiliary communications equipment available at the building.
Prepare Form ICS 205p

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Ouestion 14 and 15 - ICS positions at fires in high-rise office buildings

15) You are the second due Battalion Chief at a 10-76 for a fire on the 15th floor of a 25-story hi-rise office building. You are working in Battalion 77 and assume the position of the Fire Sector Supervisor. The fire started in an energy storage system on the 15th floor. The first Battalion Chief, Battalion 75, has been relieved of command by Division 1; Battalion 75 is now
the Planning Section Chief. The Manhattan Borough Commander (MBC) just arrived and relieved the Division of command; Division 1 is now the Operations Section Chief. Battalion 85 is on scene as the Search and Evacuation Group Supervisor. The Incident Commander (MBC) has assigned Battalion 95 as the Forward Staging Area Manager and Battalion 105 is the Safety Officer. The Incident Commander has special called another Battalion Chief, Battalion 110, as a Logistics Section Chief and also requested that a technical specialists from the energy storage company report to the incident command post As a sharp Fire Tech student you would know that which Chief from the list below would be responsible for any technical specialists required
on scene? (High Rise Office Buildings, section 6.3.2)
A. Division I
B. Manhattan Borough Commander
C. Battalion 75
D. Battalion 95
E. Battalion 77
F. Battalion 85
G. Battalion 105
H. Battalion 110

15. C

D. Planning Section Chief
 Supervision of Resources Unit Leader.
 Responsible for Status Check-in and Demobilization.
 Responsible for situation reports to IC or Operations.
 Responsible for documentation.
 Responsible for any technical specialist required on scene.
 Responsible for Incident Action Plan if required.

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16) You are the first due Battalion Chief at a fire in a 50-story high-rise office building. You transmitted a second alarm because fire was emanating through the exterior skin of the building. You assume command in the lobby and quickly review the building information card (BIC) and
the floor plan for the fire floor. You would know that you should plot the following using the BIC and/or the floor plan? (Possibly more than one correct) (High Rise Office Buildings, section 6.3.5)
A. The location of the fire.
B. The stairway used for the attack.
C. The stairway used for evacuation.
D. The location of the elevators in relation to the fire.

16. All correct

. Using the floor plan for the fire floor and/or the BIC, plot the
location of the fire, the stairway or stairways being used for the
attack, the stairway or stairways being used for evacuation and the
location of the elevators in relation to the fire.