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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.

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17) The Incident Commander (IC) at a fire in a high-rise office building has the responsibility of supplying logistical support to the Fire Sector/Branch, Search and Evacuation Group (SAB) and the Forward Staging Area. This support shall consist of additional staffing and equipment. To accomplish this, the IC shall do the following:

A. Provide at least 2 engines and two ladder companies at the Forward Staging Area for immediate support of the Fire Sector/Branch.
B. Ensure the SAE Group has at least one unit for every five floors to be covered.
C. Ensure a supply of at least 15 spare SCBA cylinders are maintained at the Forward Staging Area.
D. All are correct.

Please choose the most correct answer from the list above? (High Rise Office
Buildings, section 6.3.6

17. B

C. At high-rise fires, consideration of resource availability and response time are important. At least three engines and two ladder companies shall be at the Forward Staging Area for immediate support of the Fire Sector/Branch. The SAE Group will require at least one unit for every five floors to be covered.
D. Supply sufficient spare SCBA cylinders to the Forward Staging Area to support operations. A supply of at least 20 spare SCBA cylinders shall be maintained at the Forward Staging Area.

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18) Smoke control in high-rise office buildings shall be implemented when authorized by the Incident Commander (IC). The IC shall attempt to control the movement of smoke within the building by the use of the HVAC system, positive pressure fans, and fixed stairwell pressurization systems. Please choose an incorrect procedure regarding fixed stairwell
pressurization systems? (High Rise Office Buildings, section 6.3.8)
A. When operating in a building that has a fixed stairwell pressurization system that is activated, the IC shall continue operations with the system on.
B. The IC shall continually evaluate the effects of the fixed stairwell pressurization system.
C. FDNY Positive Pressure Ventilation Fans should be used to augment the fixed stairwell pressurization system.
D. Buildings that have a fixed stairwell pressurization system shall be entered into CIDS.

18. C

The fixed system should not be augmented by FDNY Positive Pressure Ventilation Fans. Augmentation can cause leakage which will reduce pressure in the stair shaft.
Note: Buildings that have a fixed stairwell pressurization system shall be
entered into CIDS.

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19) From the list below which Chief Officer at a fire in a high-rise office building is responsible to "ensure" that the attack stairway has been cleared of building occupants for at least five floors above the fire? (Hi- Rise Office Buildings, section 6.4.5)
A.Incident Commander
B. Fire Sector Supervisor
C. Search and Evacuation Group Supervisor
D. Forward Staging Area Manager

19. B

6.4.5 The duties of the Fire Sector Supervisor or Fire Branch Director are outlined in
Section 6.4. In addition, he/she shall:
A. Ensure that the attack stairway has been cleared of building occupants for at least five floors above the fire.
B. Ensure that the evacuation stairway is maintained safe for any required evacuation and for use by Fire Department personnel.
C. Review the operations of the first arriving units to determine the need for changes in tactics or procedures.
D. Advise the IC as to the need for and the placement of the second line.
E. Prior to the establishment of the Forward Staging Area, advise the Incident Commander of the need for:
1. Additional units.
2. An adequate supply of SCBA cylinders.
3. Any additional equipment that may be needed.
F. After the establishment of the Forward Staging Area, obtain the items listed in "E" from the Forward Staging Area Manager.
G. Advise the IC of the need for additional evacuation of the floors above the
Fire Sector/Branch.

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20) You are a newly promoted Battalion Chief attending a safety conference at Division 3. The Deputy Chief is discussing the establishment of a "Branch" at a fire in a high-rise office building. The Deputy Chief states that according to the procedures in our High-Rise Office Building bulletin a "Branch" should be established when a Group Supervisor is responsible for supervising more than_____ units. Please correctly, fill in the blank? (High Rise
Office Buildings, section 6.5.1)
A. 5
B. 3
C. 4
D. 7

20. D

ICS Note: Branches are formed to address span of control issues. A Group Supervisor can supervise 3-7 units. If more units are used, a Branch should be established, and groups or sectors assigned to that Branch.

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21) From the list below which duty is incorrect for the Search and Evacuation Group Supervisor (SAE) at a fire in a high-rise office building? (High Rise Office
Buildings, section 6.5.5)
A. Control necessary evacuation by the use of the evacuation stairs or by the use of all smoke free
elevators staffed by Fire Department personnel.
B. Ensure that all floors above the Fire Sector/Branch have been searched. Ensure that all stairways have been searched.
C. Maintain communications with the Fire Sector Supervisor/Branch Director and Forward Staging Area Manager on the command channel.
D. If conditions dictate, request an additional Forward Staging Area be assigned to the SAE Group

21. A

F. Controlling necessary evacuation.
1. By the use of the evacuation stairs.
2. By the use of smoke-free blind shaft elevators staffed by Fire Department personnel.

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22) From the list below which Chief Officer at a fire in a high-rise office building is responsible to provide for the transportation of injured members or building occupants to the Forward Triage Area or to the lobby? (High Rise Office Buildings, section 6.6.5)
A. Incident Commander
B. Fire Sector Supervisor
C. Search and Evacuation Group Supervisor
D. Forward Staging Area Manager

22. D

6.6.5 The Forward Staging Area Manager shall be responsible for the following:
A. Control of all units being held in reserve and those units on R & R.
B. Obtaining from the IC, or Operations Section Chief when staffed, sufficient units to adequately meet the demands of the Fire Sector/Branch and the SAE Group. At least three engine and two ladder companies shall
be maintained in reserve at the Forward Staging Area.
C. Communication with the ICP on the command channel using the Post Radio.
D Maintaining communications with the Fire Sector Supervisor/Branch Director and SAE Group Supervisor on the command channel.
E. Maintaining at least 20 spare SCBA cylinders.
F. Provide for the transportation of injured members or building occupants to the Forward Triage Area or to the lobby.

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23) You are the Incident Commander (IC) at a fire in a high-rise office building. You decide to establish a Forward Triage Area (FTA). Please choose the correct item from list below regarding the FTA? (High Rise Office Buildings, section 6.7) ^
A. A Forward Triage Area Supervisors manages the FTA.
B. The FTA shall be established on the floor below the fire sector
1C. The Medical Group Supervisor shall determine if the establishment of a Medical Branch is required and advise the IC or Operations Section Chief when staffed.
D. The Forward Triage Area Manager, or Medical Group Supervisor/Branch Director if established, shall monitor the Command Channel.

23. D

6.7 FORWARD TRIAGE AREA
6.7.1 The Forward Triage Area (FTA) is established within the building by the Incident Commander or Operations Section Chief when staffed. It is supervised by a
Forward Triage Area Manager.
6.7.2 Its purpose is to ensure the prompt response to injured civilians and members.
6.7.3 The FTA shall be established in an environmentally safe location on A floor below the Forward Staging Area. If conditions deteriorate on this floor, EMS personnel shall change locations. The IC shall be advised.
6.7.4 The IC or Operations Section Chief when staffed, shall determine, in consultation with the Medical Group Supervisor, if conditions dictate the establishment of a
Medical Branch.
6.7.5 The Forward Triage Area Manager, or Medical Group Supervisor/Branch Director if established, shall monitor the Command Channel.

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24) Because of the large number of people working in high-rise office buildings, the large floor areas and the number of floors involved, a system to alert and direct the occupants in the event of a fire and to transmit an alarm to the Fire Department is required. To meet this need the installation of a Class "E/B" communication system (Class E -1968 Building Code / Class B
2008/2014 Building Code) is required in Class E/B hi-rise office buildings. Please choose the incorrect feature of this communication system from the list below? (High Rise Office Buildings, section 7.2)
A. The fire command station is located in the lobby of the building near the elevator control panel.
B. Loudspeakers can be operated from the fire command station, which are located in all elevators, in all stairway enclosures, and on alternating floors only.
C. Floor warden stations on each floor provide two-way communications with the fire command station.
D. Manual fire alarm sending stations are found on each floor.

24. B

7.2 DESCRIPTION
7.2.1 Class "E" communications systems shall consist of:
A. The fire command station located in the lobby of the building near the elevator control panel.
B. Loudspeakers operated from the fire command station, which are located on ALL floors, in all elevators and in all stairway enclosures.
C. Floor warden stations on each floor which provide two-way communications with the fire command station.
D. Manual fire alarm sending stations on EACH floor.
E. Associated systems:
1. Smoke detection systems.
2. Sprinkler water flow alarms.
3. Thermostatic alarms.
4. Locked door fail safe system.

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25) At least one manual fire alarm sending station shall be located in each path of escape in each story of a high-rise office building. Additional stations shall be installed so that no point on any floor shall be more than feet from the nearest station. Please correctly fill in the blank? (High Rise Office Buildings, section 7.2.4)
A. 50
B. 75
C. 100
D. 200

25. D

7.2.4 At least one manual fire alarm sending station shall be located in each path of escape in each story of a building. Additional stations shall be installed so that no
point on any floor shall be more than 200 feet from the nearest station.
The activation shall cause:
A. Automatic transmission to the Fire Department via a central station.
B. A visual and audible signal at the fire command station, mechanical control center and the regularly assigned location of the fire safety director.
C. Sounding of the alarm on the fire floor and the floor above.

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26) The activation of a sprinkler water flow alarm in a high-rise office building shall accomplish certain actions within the building, please choose the most correct actions)?
(High Rise Office Buildings, section 7.2.5 & 7.2.6)
1. Recall the elevators.
2. Sound the fire alarm signal on the fire floor and the floor above. In buildings built under the 2008 Building Code, the alarm will also sound on the floor below.
3. Cause a fire alarm signal to be transmitted to the Fire Department via a central station.
4. Cause a fire alarm signal to be sounded at the fire command station, the mechanical control center and the regularly assigned location of the fire safety director.
5. Stop the air supply into and the return air from the floor where activated.
6. Activate the air exhaust fans and dampers in the smoke shaft or the pressurizing fans in the stair enclosure.
7. Unlock the doors on the locked fail-safe system.

A) 1,2,3,4,7 only
B) 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
C) 2,3,4,5,6,7 only
D) None of the above

26. B

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27) You are a newly promoted Battalion Chief working in Battalion 9. You are conducting a supervisory building inspection visit when the Ladder Officer asks you what the code/rule requirements are in regards to auxiliary radio communication (ARC) systems found in high-rise office buildings. As a sharp Fire Tech student you state the following listed below, you should have corrected which statement after you returned to quarters and had time to look up the answers? (BIS? Manual Chapter 5, reference 9.11)
A. The dedicated radio console shall be inspected daily to confirm that the ARC system is operational.
B. An ARC system shall be inspected and tested not less than once every 12 months to confirm that the system is in good working order, except that every fifth year a five-year re-certification shall be conducted in lieu of the annual certification.
C. Notification shall be made to the Fire Department of any condition impairing the operational readiness of the ARC system when the system is not restored to service within 48 hours;this includes warning signals indicating future servicing
D. A logbook or other approved form of record keeping for the maintenance of the ARC system shall be maintained for a period of six (6) years.

27. C

(4) Notification of Department. Pursuant to FC107.1, ARC systems shall be continuously maintained in good working order. Notification shall be made to the Department of any
condition impairing the operational readiness of the ARC system, including complete or partial system failure or loss of radio coverage in one or more areas of the building, when the system is not restored to service within 48 hours. Such notification shall be made by calling the telephone number set forth in FC401.2.2 for the borough in which the ARC system is located, and shall include the information set forth in FC901.7.5.3 as it relates to the out-of service condition affecting the ARC system. Notification shall not be made for conditions that do not presently affect the operational readiness of the system, such as warning signals of the need for future servicing.

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1) As a sharp Fire Tech student you would know that the Lobby Control Unit (LCU) is a functional unit within________ the Section primarily responsible for the controlled movement of personnel to and from the upper floors at a Hi-Rise incident. If there is no _________Section Chief, the LCU will report directly to the Incident Commander.
Please correctly fill in the blanks? (ICS chapter 2, add 4, section 1.1)
A. Operations/Operations
B. Planning/Planning
C. Logistics/Logistics
D. Planning or Logistics depending on which is staffed.

1. C

1.1 The Lobby Control Unit (LCU) has a specialized task at an operation. The Lobby Control Unit is a functional unit within the Logistics Section primarily responsible for the controlled movement of personnel to and from the upper floors at a Hi-Rise incident. If there is no Logistics Section Chief, the LCU will report directly to the Incident Commander.

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2) You are a new Battalion Chief discussing the Lobby Control Unit procedures at a 10-76 with another a Battalion Chief at the change of tours. Which discussion point from the list below is correct regarding the Lobby Control Unit? (ICS chapter 2, add 4, section 2,3, & 4)

A. Upon transmission of signal 10-76, the Incident Commander is required to special call a designated unit to perform the duties of the Lobby Control Unit.
B. The Company Officer working in the Lobby Control Unit shall don the ICS vest with the insert CONTROL UNIT SUPERVISOR'^
C. The Lobby Control Unit shall ensure all elevators are recalled and searched. If possible one elevator shall be maintained in readiness at the Forward Staging Area and one maintained at the lobby.
D. The System Control Unit, assigned on the transmission of a 10-76, shall take on the duties
of the Lobby Control Unit when directed by the Incident Commander.

2. C

3. PROCEDURES
 Upon transmission of signal 10-76, the dispatcher shall special call a designated unit to perform the duties of the Lobby Control Unit.

 The Company Officer assigned as Lobby Control Unit Leader shall don the ICS vest with the insert “LOBBY CONTROL UNIT LEADER”

 The LCU shall take on the duties of the Systems Control Unit when directed by the IC

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3) The Systems Control Unit (SCU) is a functional unit within the _______ Section, primarily responsible to monitor and control building systems. If there is no ________ Section Chief the Systems Control Unit Leader (SCUL) will report directly to the Incident Commander.
Please correctly fill in the blanks? (ICS chapter 2, add 6, section 1.1)
A. Operations/Operations
B. Planning/Planning
C. Logistics/Logistics
D. Planning or Logistics depending on which is staffed.

3. C

1.1 The Systems Control Unit (SCU) has a specialized task at an operation. The Systems Control Unit is a functional unit within the Logistics Section primarily responsible to monitor and control building systems as directed by the IC. If there is no Logistics Section Chief the Systems Control Unit Leader (SCUL) will report directly to the Incident Commander.

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4) Please choose from the list below the correct duties for the Systems Control Unit (SCU) at a fire in a high-rise office building? (ICS chapter 2, add 6, section 2.1)
1. Monitor and control the HVAC system as directed by the Logisitcs Section Chief
2. Monitor and control the building fire suppression systems as directed by the Logistics Section Chief .
3. Monitor and control any other building system as directed by the Logistics Section Chief.
4. Maintain contact with essential building personnel (Facility Engineer, Fire Safety Director).

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

4. B

2.1 The Systems Control Unit Leader will maintain a close liaison with building personnel. Assigned duties will be done with the assistance of building personnel (Fire Safety Director, Building Engineer). This shall include:
Monitor and control the HVAC system as directed by the IC
Monitor and control the building fire suppression systems as directed by the IC
Monitor and control any other building system as directed by the IC
Maintain contact with essential building personnel (Facility Engineer, Fire Safety Director)

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1) You are the first due Battalion Chief at the scene of a flammable fuel spill from a tanker truck. The fuel is on fire, therefore you order a foam hand-line stretched to extinguish the fire. The spill is contained, not flowing, covering an area 20 x 30 and is not exposing the tanker. Three Engine Companies and two Ladder Companies are on scene. While the Units place the foam hand line into operation you consider the following, which consideration(s) is/are incorrect?
(Possibly more than one incorrect) (T.B. Foam, section 7.2 & 8.4)
A. Three Engine Companies and two Ladder Companies should provide 13 five-gallon containers of foam, which is a total of 65 gallons of AR-AFFF foam concentrate.
B. You will need to transmit additional alarms or a 10-86 because you don't have enough foam at the scene for the size of the spill.
C. You ordered the Engine Officer supervising the foam hand line to deflect the stream against something and allow the foam to slide down and work its way across the burning liquid, this will achieve the widest pattern at the lowest velocity.
D. You transmitted a 10-80 code and ensured the elimination of ignition sources starting with the area downwind and downhill.

1. B, C

A first alarm assignment of three Engines and two Ladders should provide 13 five-gallon containers of foam which is a total of 65 gallons of AR-AFFF foam concentrate. This will provide approximately 17 minutes of finished firefighting foam at a 3% setting on the eductor with the aerating foam nozzle. At 3% the eductor will be consuming 3.75 gallons of foam concentrate per minute.

8.4 Spills
If the spill has ignited, stretch a foam handline and extinguish the fire. The amount of concentrate available on a first alarm assignment is 13 five-gallon containers. With one handline in operation, you will be able to extinguish approximately 600 square feet (20’ X 30’) of fire. This supply will last approximately 17 minutes at a 3% setting. Using two handlines simultaneously will increase the area covered, but reduce operational time. Both criteria are important for a successful operation. Anything more than a small spill may require additional alarms as well as the transmission of signal 10-86. Note: NFPA 11 recommends having a 15-minute supply of concentrate on hand for spill fires.
If the spill is contained or not flowing:
o Direct a foam stream on the ground ahead of the fire in such a manner as to bounce the foam onto the fire. This will achieve the widest pattern at the lowest velocity.
o Try to deflect the stream against something and allow the foam to slide down and work its way across the burning liquid.
o If the above methods are not possible, then direct the foam stream skyward in a slow back and forth motion, allowing the foam to fall as gently as possible over the surface. This will cover the spill and reduce disruption at the blanket.

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2) For incidents that exceed the foam capabilities of the first alarm units, the Department has placed five Foam Tankers in service. These specialized units carry large quantities of foam for large operations. Please choose an incorrect item about Foam Tankers from the list below?
(T.B. Foam, section 7.4)
A. Foam Tankers carry no water; instead their tanks are filled with 1500 gallons of AR-AFFF concentrate.
B. Foam Tankers are excellent attack units for medium-scale flammable or combustible liquid incidents such as an overturned gasoline tank truck.
C. Supplying water to the Foam Tanker and utilizing the foam deck gun will provide a mobile foam platform in which a 500 GPM, 750 GPM or 1000 GPM nozzle application can be applied at 1% or 3%, during this operation the Foam Tanker needs to be running and in pumps.
D. Prior to the arrival of the Foam Tanker the Incident Commander should have a 3 1/2" supply line pre-stretched to the point of anticipated operation, awaiting the arrival of the Foam Tanker.

2. C

Note: During this operation the Foam Tanker does not need to be running or in pumps. If necessary during a large operation, the Foam Tanker can also provide concentrate to a portable FIMM simultaneously.

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3) Which apparatus from the list below carries a 7500-CFM Hi-Ex Foam Generator, Hi-Ex eductor, plastic chute, and approximately 32 five-gallon containers of Hi-Ex foam concentrate?
(T.B. Foam, section 7.6)

A. Foam Tanker
B. Satellite Unit
C. Foam Tender
D. All of the above

3. B

7.6 Satellite UnitsThe six units of the Satellite system are key components of the Foam Delivery System. Some of their functions include:
o They carry a portable FIMM to proportion foam concentrate.
o The accompanying Satellite apparatus provides large capacity foam nozzles; both 500 GPM and 1000 GPM aerating foam nozzles. The 500 GPM model may be placed directly onto the discharge threads of any 2 ½” appliance, including a Tower Ladder.
o The 1000 GPM Modified Angus Foam Cannon can be used on the Satellite monitor or it can be fitted, with a special adapter, for attachment to any Tower Ladder waterway. Satellites carry the adapter and wrenches necessary to fit the 1000 GPM Modified Angus Foam Cannon to Tower Ladders.
o Each Satellite carries a 7500-CFM Hi-Ex Foam Generator, Hi-Ex eductor and plastic chute.
o They carry approximately 32 five-gallon containers of Hi-Ex foam concentrate.
o They carry 6” large-diameter hose.

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4) The is a specially designed apparatus, which can transport 3000 gallons of foam concentrate to an incident. It has three separate 1000-gallon tank compartments;
which carry AR-AFFF foam concentrate. Please correctly fill in the blank? (T.B. Foam, section 7.7)
A. Foam Tanker
B. Satellite Unit
C. Foam Tender
D. None of the above

4. B

7.7 Foam Tender
 The Foam Tender is a specially-designed tank truck which can transport 3000 gallons of foam concentrate to an incident. It has three separate 1000-gallon tank compartments; all of which carry AR-AFFF foam concentrate.
 The Foam Tender's purpose is to deliver large quantities of foam concentrate to the scene of an operation. Upon arrival it can either be used to re-supply a Foam Tanker or provide foam concentrate to a portable FIMM. It contains a 200 GPM foam concentrate pump which can be used to pump concentrate to:
o Operating FIMMs of Satellite Pumpers/Foam Tankers. o Foam Tankers supplying concentrate to portable FIMMs on a 2000 GPM pumper.

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5) You are newly promoted Battalion Chief undergoing training as a Foam Coordinator in the Battalion Chiefs Command Course. The Department's Foam Manager is teaching the class and states several items listed below, which item is correct? (T.B. Foam, section 7.8)
A. Only one Foam Coordinator will respond to all incidents where signal 10-86 or 10-87 is transmitted to manage foam operations and serve as a technical adviser to the Incident
Commander.
B. Foam Coordinators will establish and conduct foam training programs and drills within their assigned borough, as requested by the Foam Manager.
C. Upon completion of a major foam operation, the Foam Manager shall request a foam inventory through the dispatcher.
D. Foam Coordinators will establish and maintain foam pre-fire plans for bulk oil facilities where they will be the first assigned Foam Coordinator.

5. D

7.8 Foam Coordinators
All Battalion Chiefs have been trained in foam operations and may be designated as “Foam Coordinators.” Two Foam Coordinators will respond to all incidents where signal 10-86 or 10-87 is transmitted to manage foam operations and serve as technical advisers to the Incident Commander. Responsibilities include:
o Report to the Incident Commander and identify yourself as the Foam Coordinator.
o Ensure the Department’s foam capability is effectively utilized and coordinated as operationally required.
Determine which product is required to control the fire or spill.
Advise the Incident Commander of the type of foam needed, flow rates and duration.
Select the foam staging area and supervise set-up of the supply system.
 Advise on application methods and appliances.
o Establish and conduct foam training programs and drills within their assigned borough, as requested by the Borough Commander. Consultation with the Foam Manager will be necessary to ensure training will not conflict with citywide schedules.
o Make recommendations to the Department's Foam Manager for improving operational procedures, foam equipment and drills.
o Upon completion of a major foam operation, the first-to-arrive Foam Coordinator shall request a foam inventory through the dispatcher. The Dispatcher will notify Foam Depots via teleprinter to provide inventory.
o When more than 500 gallons of foam concentrate is used, or at a prolonged operation where delivery to the scene is required, the Foam Coordinator shall comply with applicable procedures outlined in Section 11.
o Establish and maintain foam pre-fire plans for bulk oil facilities where they will be the first assigned Foam Coordinator. This should be coordinated with the Borough Commander and Foam Manager.

Note: Foam Coordinators shall not be used for routine firefighting duties at these incidents.

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6) You are still the newly promoted Battalion Chief in question 5. The Foam Manager is discussing the proper procedures for a tank truck that rolled over on a roadway and a flammable product is leaking. Please choose the incorrect procedure stated by the Foam Manager from the
list below? (T.B. Foam, section 8.4 & 8.6)

A. Determine if the product entered the sewer system. If not, dike and dam the spill to prevent it from doing so.
B. The Incident Commander shall notify DEP if any product enters the sewer system.
C. If the tanker is constructed of aluminum, the likelihood of a split in the shell is reduced. The truck will leak around the manholes on the top.
D. A vehicle that has rolled onto its side must be off-loaded. Never attempt to upright a loaded vehicle.

6. C

If the tanker is an old-style 3,000 or 4,000-gallon truck with a steel tank, the likelihood of a split in the shell is reduced. The truck will leak around the manholes on the top. If the tanker is constructed of aluminum, it may split open spilling a large quantity of product.

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7) An extremely serious situation can occur if a tank truck accident causes a fire that exposes the tank truck. Please choose the incorrect consideration from the list below?
(T.B. Foam, section 8.7)
A. With the older steel tanks a BLEVE can occur. With the newer aluminum tanks, the problem of a BLEVE has been reduced because the shell will melt at approximately 1220
degrees F.
B. If the tank is made of steel, or when an aluminum tank remains intact, the chance of a BLEVE still exists and it is extremely important to get a large caliber stream on the vapor area of the tank quickly.
C. After stretching the initial foam hand-lines for this operation, have a separate pumper test and hook up to a hydrant. This pumper will supply the Foam Tanker when it arrives.
D. If you have reason to believe a BLEVE could occur in a steel or aluminum tank all resources should be utilized to place a large caliber stream into operation before a foam handline is stretched, in all cases.

7. D

f the tank is made of steel, or when an aluminum tank remains intact, the chance of a BLEVE still exists and it is extremely important to get a large caliber stream on the vapor area of the tank quickly. This should be done before, or if enough resources are on-scene, in conjunction with stretching a foam handline.

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8) You are a newly promoted Battalion Chief working a day tour in Battalion 52. You respond to a truck accident on the Long Island Expressway. When you arrive on scene a large tanker truck has rolled over and is on fire exposing several vehicles and a nearby gas station. After transmitting a 10-86 you immediately order several actions from the list below, which action is incorrect?,
(T.B. Foam, section 8.8 & Foam Evolution 3, section 2.2,2.5 & 2.6)
A. You ordered the first due Tower Ladder to position the apparatus as close as possible to the incident for possible use of the modified Angus foam cannon.
B. You had your Aide inform the dispatcher of the foam assembly point location and special called a Battalion Chief to supervise this location.
C. The foam operation using the Tower Ladder and modified Angus foam cannon commenced once you as the Chief in Charge of the operation gave the order.
D. You allowed members from the first due Tower Ladder to operate the modified Angus foam cannon from the basket; you ensured the LCC at the pedestal-controlled movement of the basket while the members operated the cannon.

8. D

The Incident Commander should anticipate that this situation will escalate and that a large caliber foam nozzle will be required. The following apparatus positioning will be necessary.
o A Satellite apparatus or Tower Ladder, if height is an issue, utilizing the Modified Angus Foam Cannon. Position the apparatus as close as possible to the incident.
o A 2000 GPM pumper attached to a positive water source is needed for supply. This apparatus should be as close to the incident as possible.
o Determine a Foam Assembly Point for the Foam Tanker or Tender to deliver foam concentrate. The best placement for this is at an intersection where the units can come in from one direction and leave by another. The Foam Assembly Point location and direction of access should be relayed to the dispatcher for transmittal over the Department Radio. A Battalion Chief should be assigned this duty.

2.5 The Tower Ladder should be raised and pointed away from the fire until foam operations are started.
Note: The basket of the Tower Ladder shall be unstaffed when using the 1000 GPM Modified Angus Foam Cannon. Movement of the basket shall be controlled at the pedestal.

2.6 When the foam operation is to begin, the Chief in Charge will issue the order to start water. After water is started, the operator of the FIMM pumper will begin proportioning foam at 3% into the water flow.

At 3%, the Modified Angus Foam Cannon with a flow of 1000 GPM will use approximately 30 gallons of concentrate per minute.

At 3%, the Akron Master Stream Foam Nozzle with a flow of 500 GPM will use approximately 15 gallons of concentrate per minute.

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9) A fire involving an airplane at JFK or LaGuardia airports will involve the Port Authority Police Department (PAPD) with their crash trucks before FDNY arrival. From the list below please choose a correct procedure when operating at a fire involving an airplane at either major airport? (T.B. Foam, section 8.9) .
A. One of the priorities of the FDNY will be to supply foam to the operation.
B. If operations are going to involve members working in the vapor area of the airplane crash with fuel present, it is imperative to apply an AFFF foam blanket over the AR-AFFF foam blanket.
C. AFFF foam used by the PAPD and AR-AFFF foam used by the FDNY is compatible when used separately as finished firefighting foams.
D. Both AFFF and AR-AFFF cannot be applied separately at the same time on the same fire.

9. C

8.9 Airplane Incidents Requiring Foam
 There are two basic fuels used in aircraft; aviation gasoline, and Jet A. Aviation gasoline is similar to automobile unleaded gasoline, but with a higher octane. Aviation gasoline is used in many prop planes and is a much more volatile fuel than Jet A, a kerosene-based fuel. It is important to know the fuel you are dealing with before operating. AFFF foam used by the PAPD and AR-AFFF foam used by the FDNY is compatible when used separately as finished firefighting foams (not mixed together as concentrate.) Both AFFF and AR-AFFF can be applied separately at the same time on the same fire. Constant reapplication of foam is necessary to maintain a satisfactory foam blanket.

o One of the priorities of the FDNY will be to supply water to the operation. The PAPD's "larger" Oshkosh crash vehicles have enough foam to re-supply themselves five times. The FDNY needs to supply these vehicles with water.

o If operations are going to involve members working in the vapor area of the airplane crash with fuel present, it is imperative to apply an AR-AFFF foam blanket over the AFFF foam blanket produced by the PAPD. This will produce a blanket superior in drainage rate, burn-back resistance and flashback resistance.

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10) You are working in Battalion 51 when you receive a response for a fire in the bulk oil storage facility located within the grounds of JFK airport You know that a fire in one of these types of facilities has a potential unequaled by many other incidents. The millions of gallons of flammable and combustible liquids stored can cause a major life, health and environmental
hazard if ignited. You also know that all bulk oil storage facilities located within NYC are required to have fire protection systems in place and our first consideration is to supply these systems with what is needed. After you arrive on scene the Port Authority requests that your units supply water and foam to the foam extinguishing system. You quickly size up several of the connections for the various fire extinguishing media located at the site, you instruct your foam units to supply the foam connections, which are color coded correctly in which answer below? (T.B. Foam, section 8.10 & BISP Manual Fire Code Guide page 150)
A. Red only, no contrasting bands.
B. Red with bright orange caps.
C. Red with contrasting brown bands.
D. Red with contrasting black bands.

10. B

6. Foam extinguishing systems
6.1 Piping, valve bodies and handles, hydrants and hydrant or hose houses - red with contrasting bright orange bands
6.2 Fire department water connections - red, a durable sign that reads "WATER FOR FOAM
SYSTEM." shall be conspicuously posted immediately adjacent to such connections.
6.3 Fire department foam connections - red with contrasting bright orange band or caps. A
durable sign that reads “CHEMICAL FOAM DIRECT TO TANKS” or “...% MECHANICAL FOAM SOLUTION DIRECT TO TANKS,” shall be conspicuously posted
immediately adjacent to such connections.

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11) As a sharp Fire Tech student you would know that which item listed below is an incorrect performance characteristic or property of Hi-Ex foam? (T.B. Foam, section 13.1 & 13.2)
A. Hi-Ex foam is best suited for use in confined areas on Class '*A" fires.
B. Hi-Ex foam is not recommended for use on flammable liquid incidents because the foam blanket can become permeated with vapors, which can subsequently ignite.
C. Under certain conditions Hi-Ex foam has been found effective on compressed natural gas (CNG) fires.
D. Under certain conditions Hi-Ex foam has been found effective on suppressing or minimizing the release of toxic or flammable vapors with the exception of Liquefied Petroleum
Gas (LPG).

11. C

Under certain conditions Hi-Ex foam has been found effective on:
o Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) fires.
o Suppressing or minimizing the release of toxic or flammable vapors with the exception of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG).

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12) You are responding on a Signal 10-66 that was transmitted for a missing member in a highrise
fire. When you arrive the IC informs you that you are being assigned as the “Firefighter Locator Officer” and a FAST Group has been established. As the “Firefighter Locator Officer” you would be correct to take all but which one of the following actions? (MMID
Chap.5 2.2.8, 2.4.1, Chap.5 Add.1 2.1)
A) Operate on the Primary Command Channel and have your Aide monitor Channel 16.
B) Coordinate all efforts to establish the missing member’s last seen point.
C) Assist the Resource Unit Leader in conducting a roll call of the units.
D) Coordinate with the Medical Branch Director as to the descriptions, identity, and location of all members who have been removed from the scene by EMS.

12. A

2.2.8 The IC shall consider having members assigned to the FAST Group operate on a different HT channel from the rest of the operation (Emergency Channel 16). The FAST Group Supervisor, Firefighter Removal Officer, Firefighter Locator Officer and units under their command shall operate on this channel, while designating two members to monitor the Primary Tactical Channel, (Channel 1) and the Command Channel (Channel 2), if established, for any other developing situations or emergency transmissions.

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1) When the weather conditions indicate that a severe storm is likely to strike NYC, the
FDNY operational plan is divided into two phases. Phase A is designated the Activation Phase
and Phase B is designated the Implementation Phase. When Phase A is instituted Battalion
Chiefs shall ensure all but which one of the following actions are taken? (AUC 159 5.2.3)
A) Battalion Chiefs shall visit all units to determine readiness and serviceability of all apparatus and special equipment.
B) Ensure all apparatus and vehicle fuel tanks are maintained full.
C) Ensure all units assigned portable dewatering pumps have the pumps placed on the apparatus 24 hours prior to the predicted storm.
D) Ensure required evacuation of units take place before storm conditions prevent safe movement of apparatus.

1. C

 All units assigned portable dewatering pumps shall ensure that such pumps are placed on the apparatus, in the space previously determined for this purpose, 48 hours prior to the predicted storms impact.

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2) A dispersal site is a location other than a firehouse where flooded companies can be dispatched from during a storm emergency. Units located at dispersal sites shall be visited how often by a Chief Officer when practical? (AUC 159 5.3.8)
A) Every 6 hours
B) Once during each tour
C) Once every 24 hours
D) Once every 48 hours

2. B

o Shall be visited at least once during each tour by a Chief Officer. When not practicable, telephone contact shall be established

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3) Battalion Chiefs, as well as Deputy Chiefs and Company Officers must be aware of flooding conditions in their response areas. Surveys shall be made to determine developing conditions. Battalion Chiefs shall evaluate conditions by personal survey and unit advisement and report the findings to ____________ at __________ intervals. (AUC 5.3.9)
A) Division office/ 3 hour
B) Division office/ 12 hour
C) FDOC/ 3 hour
D) FDOC/ 12 hour

3. C
Battalion Chiefs shall evaluate conditions by personal survey and unit advisement and report the following to Division headquarters at three-hour intervals:

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4) You are working a 9x6 tour when reports of severe storms striking NYC overnight are transmitted. You decide to quickly review the possibility of Reconnaissance Teams being used with the units in your quarters. The following statements are made regarding these Teams. In how many were you correct? (AUC 159 5.4.1)
1. The teams mission is to provide information to the Branch Director/Deputy Chief
2. Information should include locations of victims and resources necessary for rescue.
3. These teams should only engage in extrication/rescue activity if there is an imminent life
hazard(s).
4. Teams should be comprised of 2-4 members, who are mobile and easily identifiable to the general public.
5. These teams should travel light and be capable of moving about their assigned areas via land and water.

A) 2
B) 3
C) 4
D) 5

4. B
1, 2, 5

These teams should not engage in extrication/rescue activity.

With this in mind, these teams should be comprised of 2-4 members each, who are both mobile, yet inconspicuous to the general public.

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5) During or after major storms, power blackouts or other complex incidents, Rapid Response
Vehicle (RRV) Task Forces may be activated. These Task Forces may be used for responses
such as trees/wires down, elevator incidents and flooding conditions. The RRV Task Forces will
be assigned to a Sector/Group Supervisor. Which choice below should be used as the primary
means of communication between the Task Force, Sector/Group Supervisor and Incident
Command Post? (AUC 159 Add.8 4.1)
A) Department Radio
B) Cell phones
C) 800 MHz radios
D) Department Administrative Radios (DARS)

5. D

 Primary Communications: The primary method of communications shall be the Department Administrative Radio System (DARS).
o DARS radios are 400 MHz, UHF handheld radios.
o Task forces operating in each borough shall switch their DARS radio to the designated frequency for that borough.
o DARS radios do not interfere with transmissions of normally assigned HT’s.o Each Borough Command is supplied with fifteen radios and chargers.
 Alternate Communications: 800 MHz radios can be used as an alternate to the DARS radios when the DARS radios are out of service.
 Contingency Communications: Cell phones can be utilized when the DARS and 800 MHz systems are out of service.
 Emergency Communications: The Department Radio can be utilized when:
o An emergency exists and direct communication to the borough dispatcher is necessary.
o The other systems are not operable.

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6) During flood and severe storm emergencies, the FDNY will be called upon to provide dewatering operations. Chief Officers must not reduce unit availability to an unsatisfactory level by committing a large number of units to a dewatering operation. During a severe storm, units can be committed to dewatering operations in all but which one of the following situations?
(AUC 159 Add.9 2.3)
A) Where lives are endangered, such as hospitals and nursing homes
B) Where failure to dewater will create a serious fire hazard such as water rising near live
electrical equipment.
C) Where any property damage can be averted with a reasonable commitment of resources.
D) Where major traffic conditions can be alleviated by immediately beginning the dewatering
of major streets and highways.

6. C

Where extensive property damage can be averted with a reasonable commitment of resources.

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7) Who must approve assignments of units above a first alarm for dewatering operations?
(AUC 159 Add.9 2.4)
A) Battalion Chief
B) Deputy Chief
C) Supervising Dispatcher
D) Staff Chief

7. B

 Incident Commanders must use discretion when committing more than a first alarm assignment to dewatering operations.
o Assignment of units above a first alarm assignment for dewatering operations must be approved by a Deputy Chief.

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8) BC McHale is the IC at the scene of a smoking manhole. The utility company has given a 25-minute ETA for one of their crews, and the scene appears to be under control. BC McHale would be correct to order which one of the following actions to be taken? (AUC 180 2.6)
A) Leave one engine company on scene awaiting the arrival of the utility company.
B) Protect the manhole by traffic cones and tape and place all units in service.
C) Leave one unit at the scene that may respond to any alarms that are received; one member shall be left at the scene.
D) Leave one member at the scene and have the unit return to quarters. Company officers shall provide relief for members.

8. A

2.6 When operations are within the capability of a single unit, the Officer in Command may
leave one unit (preferably an Engine Company) to await the arrival of the emergency crew. If the expected time of arrival is more than 30 minutes, the Officer in Charge, based on evaluation of existing conditions, may order one of the following:
A. The unit remaining on the scene may respond to assigned alarms received via department radio; one member shall be left at the scene.
B. One member shall be left at the scene and the unit shall return to quarters.
Company officers shall provide relief for members.
C. When a member is left at the scene, the company officer shall at frequent intervals contact the dispatcher for re-notification of the utility company.
D. The manhole shall be protected by traffic cones and tape, and all units placed in
service.

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9) The FDNY has developed an agreement with Con Edison that enables Chief Officers at the scene of electrical emergencies to telephone the Shift Manager at the Borough Electrical Center. Choose an incorrect statement regarding this policy. (AUC 180 Add. 1 3.1,5.1, 5.3)
A) If an incident becomes more severe than originally stated or if technical information is required, the Chief can telephone the Con Edison Shift Manager directly, via cell phone.
B) If a Con Edison ETA is not satisfactory to the Chief because of conditions at the scene, the Chief can call the area’s Electric Control Center Shift Manager to clarify the condition.
C) For a response to a Con Edison Substation that is not staffed, telephone the area’s Electric Control Center Shift Manager and notify of the need for access.
D) Con Edison has the cell phone numbers for each Battalion in the event they need to speak to the on-site Battalion Chief.

9. C

5. GUIDELINES FOR NON-SUBSTATION RELATED ELECTRICAL EMERGENCIES
5.1 If the Con Edison ETA is not satisfactory to the Chief because of conditions at the scene, call the respective area’s Electric Control Center Shift Manager to clarify the condition.

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10) Battalion Chief Grey is drilling with local units on the use of the FireIce Dry-Chem Extinguishing Agent. BC Grey made the following statements. In which statement made should the members politely correct him? (AUC 180 Add.2 5.2, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3)
A) FireIce works as an extinguishing agent by coating and insulating burning electrical cables, preventing cable fires from extending beyond the affected manholes.
B) When Chief Officers wish to employ the FireIce extinguishing agent at the scene of a manhole fire, they shall simultaneously request a Con Edison Supervisor and a FireIce unit.
C) Only a Chief Officer can order the application of FireIce after consulting with an on-scene Con Edison supervisor.
D) FireIce is not effective on Class B fires. Therefore it is not intended for any type of transformer fire.

10. C

Note: Only a Chief Officer can order the application of FireIce. This normally occurs after consulting with the on-scene Con Edison supervisor. However, when necessary, the Chief Officer may order the application of FireIce prior to the arrival of a Con Edison Supervisor. The objective is to enable Chief Officers operating at a 10-25 code 1 or code 2 manhole incidents the opportunity to suppress fires prior to the utility company arrival at the scene.

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11) On a snowy 6x9 tour in January you are working in Battalion 3 when “Phase B” winter operations are put into effect. As a new BC you know that you must evaluate and report certain conditions to the Deputy Chief at 3 hour intervals. These conditions are listed as all but which one of the following choices? (AUC 200 5.3.8 A)
A) Main arteries which are impassable
B) Specific large areas or special hazards that are inaccessible
C) Possible relocation of units
D) Actions taken to alleviate conditions

11. C

5.3.8 Surveys and Reconnaissance Reports
A. Deputy Chiefs, Battalion Chiefs and company units shall be cognizant of street conditions in their response areas. Surveys shall be made to determine developing conditions without endangering apparatus and vehicles to immobility. Battalion Chiefs shall evaluate conditions by personal survey and unit advisement, and report to Division headquarters at 3 hour intervals:
1. Main arteries which are impassable.
2. Percentage of response area impassable.
3. Specific large areas or special hazards inaccessible.
4. Action taken to alleviate conditions.

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12) BC Smith is drilling with the units in her Battalion on winter operations. Of the following choices how many show a proper understanding of FDNY winter operations? (AUC 200 3.3.1B, 3.3.3, 3.3.4E, 3.3.5B, 5.3.10D)
1. Battalions shall keep a log with the names and numbers of outside agencies (NYPD, Sanitation, etc.) ready for use during emergency periods.
2. Engines and ladders shall keep 6 extra lengths of 2 ½” hose rolled or folded on the apparatus.
3. Drills and training schedules concerning winter operations shall be initiated during the month of September each year.
4. Battalion Chiefs can request the use of Thawing Apparatus through the chain of command.
5. Chiefs should consider the use of fire boats as a water supply.
6. Where a fire building is 3 stories or higher, preference shall be given to ladder companies
to enter the block first with the engine company members' hand stretching from the nearest
hydrant.
A) 3
B) 2
C) 3
D) 4

12. D
1, 2, 4, 5

E. Drills and training schedules concerning winter operations shall be initiated during the month of October each year.

4. Where building involved is higher than 3 stories, preference shall be given to ladder company apparatus entering block first with the engine company personnel hand stretching from the nearest hydrant,
if necessary

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13) At 1430hrs, while working in Battalion 90, you receive a phone call from Lt. Brown who is working in one of your engine companies. He states that he believes the members of his company are drinking alcohol in the firehouse yard. You would be correct to take which one of the following actions? (AUC 202 5.5, 5.6, 5.7)
A) Immediately telephone the Borough Commander directly via telephone.
B) Immediately designate Lt. Brown as the investigating officer.
C) Ensure that BITS was notified and ensure that the affected unit was placed out of service.
D) Immediately respond to the affected unit's quarters and conduct a roll call, notify the members of their right to legal representation and conduct an investigation to ascertain which members may have been drinking.

13. C

5.5 Every officer (whether on-duty or while in any Department premises, property or vehicle(s)) who reasonably suspects or knows that any member has engaged in conduct prohibited by this AUC or any addenda shall immediately:
1. Prohibit on and off-duty members present at the time of discovery of any violation of this policy from leaving premises without permission of the investigating officer. If any member is permitted to leave premises during an investigation, the investigating officer shall document the reason for the release in a report to be sent to the Chief of Department via the chain of command.
2. Immediately relieve the on-duty member(s) from emergency response duty.
3. Immediately have the affected unit placed out of service.
4. Notify the administrative Battalion Chief or, if appropriate, the next superior officer.
5. Notify the Bureau of Investigations and Trials (“BITs”).
6. Document the incident in the company journal.

5.6 Every Chief (whether on-duty or while in any Department premises, property or vehicle(s)) who reasonably suspects or knows that any member has engaged in conduct prohibited by this AUC or any addenda shall immediately:
1. Notify the Borough Command through the chain of command weekdays 0800 hours
to 1600 hours or the Command Chief at all other times, i.e. nights, weekends and holidays and ensure that the affected unit has been placed out of service;
2. Ensure that all notifications required under section 5.5 have been made, and
3. Consult with Command Chief to designate an officer as the investigating officer.

Duties of Investigating Officer
5.7 The officer charged with investigating a suspected or known violation of this policy shall
immediately:
1. Conduct a roll call. All on-duty and off-duty members present in premises shall be
part of the roll call.
2. Advise all officers and firefighters whom the investigating officer reasonably
believes may be subject to charges of their right to representation before being
questioned.
3. Following notification, conduct an investigation to ascertain which member(s) may have engaged in any conduct prohibited under this policy.
4. If the officer has reason to believe that any member(s) has violated this policy, the officer shall immediately order that such member(s) be tested for alcohol and illegal drugs. If the officer orders testing, he or she shall document the reasons for the determination in a report to the Chief of Department via the Chain of Command. If the officer determines that there is no reason to believe that this policy has been violated, he or she shall not order testing and shall document the reasons for his or her determination in a report to the Chief of Department via the Chain of Command.

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1) There are three ways a masonry wall can collapse. From the following choices choose most common type of masonry wall failure at fires. (Chap. 4)
A) 90 degree angle collapse
B) Crumble straight down (Curtain fall)
C) Inward-Outward collapse
D) Lean to collapse

1. A

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2) The collapse of a brick veneer, brick cavity or masonry backed stone wall often occurs in
which type of collapse? (Dunn Chap.4)
A) 90 degree angle collapse
B) Curtain fall collapse
C) Inward/Outward collapse

2. B

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3) Choose an incorrect statement made about canopies, marquees and cornices.
(Dunn Chap.4)
A) A marquee beam goes through a parapet wall and is connected to roof or floor beams behind a façade.
B) A canopy is a cloth, wood or metal covering over a building entrance designed to protect people from the weather.
C) A marquee is more of a collapse danger than a canopy.
D) A cornice is a decorative horizontal overhang, projecting outward along the top wall of a building. It is a cantilever structure that can burn and spread fire.

3. C
Vice versa

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4) Members of a study group are discussing Dunn’s chapter on wood floor collapse. The following points were made. The members of the group should have corrected which choice below? (Dunn Chap.6)
A) The seriousness of a floor collapse depends on the 1st structure to fail. Column failure will have more consequences than if a beam fails, beam failure with have more serious consequences than if a girder fails.
B) Floors in many modern and renovated buildings are lightweight construction, which can collapse during the early stages of fire.
C) Traditional wood floor beams are 16 or 18 inches on center. Lightweight floors can be 2 or 4 feet apart.
D) The mass of a lightweight floors is reduced when the inside or middle section of the floor truss is replaced by thin bars or wood web pieces. This reduction of mass reduces the fire resistance and allows the floor to burn through faster.

4. A

Battalion Chiefs Get Big Dollars

B earing Walls
C olumns
G irder
B eams
D eck

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5) According to Dunn, the chances of a multilevel floor or “progressive” collapse occurring are great when all but which one of the following structural members collapse first?
(Dunn Chap.6)
A) Bearing wall
B) Girder
C) Column
D) Beam

5. D

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6) The most dangerous time for a floor collapse is during which stage of a fire?
(Dunn Chap. 6)
A) Growth stage
B) Fully developed stage
C) Decay stage

6. C

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1) Notification to the FDNY is required when a sprinkler system or fire alarm system is or will be out of service under all but which one of the following circumstances?
(BISP Chap. 5 ref 1.1 3.3)
A) If either system is or will be out of service on more than one floor of a building.
B) If the sprinkler system repairs cannot be completed, and the system restored to service,within 4 hours of the time the system was placed out of service.
C) If the fire alarm system will be out of service for more than 8 hours in any 24-hour period.
D) If any other fire protection system in the area in which a sprinkler or fire alarm system is out of service or will also be out of service at the same time.

1. B

3.3 Notification that a sprinkler system or fire alarm system is or will be out of service shall be made to the department under the following circumstances:
• The sprinkler system or fire alarm system is or will be out of service on more than one floor of a building; or
• With respect to a sprinkler system, the work or repairs cannot be completed, and the system restored to service, within 8 hours of the time the system was placed or went out of service; or
• With respect to a fire alarm system, the work or repairs will require the fire alarm system to be out of service for more than 8 hours in any 24-hour period; or
• One or more other fire protection systems in the area in which a sprinkler of fire alarm system is out of service are or will also be out of service at the same time. (FC901.7.5.2)

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2) BC Degrom is working 6x9 tour on a cold winter night when units respond to an automatic alarm in a 4 story multiple dwelling. Upon arrival the units find the cause of the alarm is a broken sprinkler pipe in the cellar. The entire sprinkler system must be shut down to stop the water flow. There is no owner or responsible building staff on scene and the owner is unable to be contacted. In this situation whom should BC Degrom notify? (BISP Chap.5 4.6)
A) Office of Emergency Management
B) The BISP Unit
C) Bureau of Fire Investigation
D) Department of Buildings

2. C

4.5.6 If an O.O.S. fire protection system has been discovered as the result of a routine inspection, complaint or Fire Department operation and it has not been previously reported according to section 3 in this bulletin:
Serve an Immediate Summons (15-216 subdivisions a & b) for FAILURE TO NOTIFY. (FC 901.7.5)

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4) After extinguishing a fire in the cellar of a commercial building the engine officer informs you that the sprinkler system had to be shut down due to two sprinkler heads that fused due to the heat of the fire. In an effort to restore the system to working order you consider having the affected sprinkler heads replaced. You would be correct to take which action below?
(BISP Chap.5 Ref #1.1 5.1.5)
A) Have the owner or responsible building staff replace the heads. If they are not capable of replacing the heads consider having FDNY members replace them.
B) Have a ladder company bring the spare sprinkler heads they carry in their sprinkler kit to see if the heads are compatible with the sprinkler system.
C) FDNY members should only replace sprinkler heads that are found in compactor chutes and/or shafts.
D) If the heads are replaced by FDNY members there is no need for follow up by the administrative unit.

4. A

5.1.5 In the case of a sprinkler system where a small number of sprinkler heads have fused due to heat requiring the shut down of the OS&Y valve; consider replacing these heads in order to restore the system to service. FDNY members should only perform this action if the occupancy has the required heads in a metal cabinet with the appropriate sprinkler wrench and the safety of our members would not be compromised. If there is any doubt that the replacement sprinkler heads are not the correct type for the system, do not replace the heads. If heads are replaced by the FDNY the administrative unit should be directed to follow up on the status of the system during business hours and apply the procedures in section 4 if needed. The FDNY does not replace sprinkler heads in compactor chutes, shafts, or other unsafe areas as determined by the Incident Commander (IC). Additionally, the FDNY does not typically replace sprinkler heads if the owner, impairment coordinator, or responsible building staff is available; the replacement of these heads is there responsibility. However, if the responsible party is present, but not capable of performing the replacement procedure, the Battalion Chief can consider replacement within the confines of the safety standards established above. Lastly, the replacement of sprinkler heads can only be ordered by a Battalion Chief or above.
Note: The Fire Code requires that all water based extinguishing systems comply with NFPA 25, which typically requires at least 6 replacement sprinkler heads in a metal cabinet easily accessible with the appropriate wrench. Some occupancies require more sprinkler heads based on the total number of heads within the system, some occupancies could require less. Dry sprinkler systems are not required to maintain these replacement heads or R-3 occupancies (one or two family dwellings)

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5) Engine 22 is performing BISP when they come across an illegal cellar apartment in a multiple dwelling. The officer calls the BC to the scene and the BC confirms that the apartment is illegal but not imminently perilous to life. In this situation, the BC should order which enforcement to be taken? (BISP Chap.4 Add.4 2.2, 2.3)
A) Vacate Order
B) DOB Referral Report
C) A-8
D) FDNY Summons

5. B

2.3 A Vacate Order should only be issued for illegal occupancies when the illegal occupancy
constitutes an imminent peril to the occupants in case of fire. When there is no such
imminent peril, forward a DOB Referral Report citing illegal conversion. In the remarks
section of the DOB Referral Report indicate that a Vacate Order was not warranted and
that Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) or the Department of
Buildings (DOB) is requested to issue violations for illegal occupancy. See Chapter 5,
for guidance on preparing referral reports.

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6) Of the following, which is the only choice that may approve the issuance of a Vacate Order? (BISP Chap.4 Add.4 31. Note)
A) Captain or higher rank
B) Battalion Chief or higher rank
C) Deputy Chief or higher rank
D) Staff Chief

6. D

Note: Only a Staff Chief may approve the issuance of a Vacate Order. The name of the Staff Chief approving the Vacate Order is required on the RBIS Initial Vacate Report. The Company Officer issuing the Vacate Order shall obtain the approving Staff Chief’s name from the Deputy Chief at the scene.

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7) During the Vacate of a commercial building, The Deputy Chief orders you, the Battalion Chief on scene, to ensure that the administrative unit issues the proper enforcement action to correct the condition that lead to the Vacate. The owner is not on scene and there is no approved person in charge available. In this situation you should advise the administrative unit to issue which type of enforcement? (BISP Chap.4 Add.4 6.7)
A) Criminal Summons
B) FDNY Summons
C) Violation Order
D) DOB Referral

7. B

6.7 ISSUING FDNY SUMMONS
6.7.1 If the owner/approved person in charge is not present at the time of a commercial, public or residential vacate, issue a FDNY Summons instead of a summons. The FDNY Summons shall be affixed at an appropriate location at the premises.
6.7.2 Units shall comply with BISP Manual, Chapter 4, Addendum 1, FDNY Summons Guide.
6.7.3 Units shall write “VACATE” on the top of the FDNY SUMMONS form, in the space above the section for the F.P.I.M.S. Account No., the FP Unit and the ADMIN. CO.
Only the violations that led to the issuance of the Vacate Order shall be included on this FDNY Summons. Issue a separate FDNY Summons for other violations.

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8) Which one of the following points regarding vacate procedures is accurately indicated?
(3.3, 3.5, 4.3)
A) HPD must be notified whenever any occupied private dwelling or multiple dwelling is being vacated.
B) Red Cross must be notified whenever relocation services are required at a residential vacated.
C) After a residential vacate, the Battalion Chief shall prepare an email with full particulars to the Staff Chief who granted approval and copy the Deputy Chief, FPOSU and BISP Unit in.
D) The Battalion Chief shall take pictures at the scene, using the Battalion digital camera, showing the conditions that led to the vacate and email them to the Staff Chief.

8. B

o Only notify HPD when a tenant occupied residential dwelling is being vacated. HPD has oversite on all tenant occupied residential dwellings. They do not oversee 1 or 2 family private dwelling that ARE NOT tenant occupied

Upon returning to quarters the Deputy Chief shall prepare an email with full particulars of the residential, commercial or public occupancy vacated.

4.3 The Battalion Chief shall take pictures at the scene, using the Battalion-issued digital camera, showing the conditions that led to the issuance of the Vacate Order. The Battalion Chief shall e-mail the photographs to FPOSU at FPCU@FDNY.NYC.GOV.

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9) You are the BC at the scene of a vacate of apartments 2E, 3E, and 4E of a 6 story multiple
dwelling. Which point would be incorrect for you to consider while overseeing the administrative unit? (BISP Chap.4 Add.4 4.5.1, 5.3, 5.4)
A) A total of 3 vacate orders should be written.
B) The administrative unit shall remain out of service at the scene to assist HPD or the Red Cross unless otherwise instructed by the Staff Chief.
C) Time of Service and Time of Enforcement must be written on the vacate order using AM or PM, not military time.
D) 6 hours may be granted by the Deputy Chief to allow residential occupants to prepare for relocation.

9. A

5.3.2 An occupant’s Vacate Order should only include the occupant’s portion of the premises. Identify by apartment/unit number and/or floor. One Vacate Order is required for each household or commercial tenant, in addition to the owner's Vacate Order.

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10) The impairment coordinator or other building staff trained and knowledgeable in conducting a fire watch may conduct a fire watch in lieu of a fire guard during the initial _______ hours of a planned removal from service, or after the discovery of an unplanned out of service condition, provided that the floor area in which the fire protection system is out of service does not exceed _________ square feet. (BISP Chap.5 Ref# 1.1 4.5.5)
A) 4 / 40,000
B) 4 / 50,000
C) 8 / 40,000
D) 8 / 50,000

10. B

4.5.5 Fire watch coverage. A sufficient number of fireguards shall be provided such that each floor or area in which the fire protection system is out of service is patrolled at least once an hour. The area to be patrolled by each fireguard shall not exceed more than 50,000 square feet of floor area. The area patrolled by each fireguard may be further limited by the department depending on the configuration of the premises, impediments to patrol, nature of the occupancy, fire risk, and other fire safety considerations.
(FC 901.7.2.3)