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1. A Chief Officer discussing the use of FDNY issued Bunker Gear would be incorrect in which statement made? (AUC 310 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7)
A. In a flashover situation, a Bunker equipped member must be within 5 to 10 feet of an exit in order to survive.
B. Bunker pants shall never be worn without kneepads in place.
C. The wearing of Bunker Pants Suspenders is not optional, but mandatory.
D. If a member’s protective hood is not available that member shall not enter any IDLH areas.
2.7 The hood is part of your personal protective clothing (PPC) and its use is mandated by the Department. It is anticipated that the use of protective hoods will have the same positive results as bunker gear, further reducing burn injuries to our members. The hood shall be worn whether dry, damp, or saturated with moisture.
2.8 If the protective hood is not available, the Officer on Duty (OOD) shall instruct the member to have his/her helmet ear flaps down and coat collar up and secured by the neck
strap prior to entering the fire area.
2. BC Smith is supervising a drill with two new probies. The drill topic is the correct way to don Bunker Gear. The probies would be correct to don their gear in which order? (AUC 310 3.1)
2. Pants and boots
3. Protective hood
4. Bunker coat
A. 2, 1, 3, 4 B. 2, 3, 1, 4 C. 1, 2, 3, 4 D. 2, 1, 4, 3
3.1 Bunker Gear must be donned in the following order:
3.1.1 Pants and Boots (Personal Safety System in place)
NOTE: Members are advised to use boot jacks when doffing their PRO boots. When
used properly, PRO Boot jacks will extend the life of the PRO boots significantly.
3.1.2 Handie-Talkie (remote speaker clipped to outside of coat)
3.1.3 Protective Hood*- The Protective Hood must be donned in the following manner
to ensure a proper seal of the SCBA facepiece.
• Don the hood completely over your head before putting on the Bunker
• Don the Bunker Coat.
• Push back the hood from your head onto the back of your neck to store the
hood in the ready position.
• Before entering a smoke filled environment, the SCBA facepiece is to be
donned, followed by the pulling up of the hood over the head and around
• WARNING: Failure to don the SCBA facepiece first, before the hood,
will result in an improper seal of the facepiece resulting in the loss of air
from the positive pressure facepiece.
*NOTE: The procedures for the proper donning, use, and care of the Protective Hood
are found in the training video, "Protective Hoods", issued to each firehouse. All
units shall periodically incorporate the viewing of this video into drill periods.
3.1.4 Bunker Coat
3. A Battalion Chief arriving 1st and assuming control of an All-Hands fire may dispense with wearing how many of the following articles of Bunker Gear? (AUC 310 4.2)
1. Bunker Coat
2. Protective Hood
4. Pants and boots
A. 4 B. 3 C. 2 D. 1
4.2 Chief Officers when operating in a command capacity outside the fire building, may
dispense with wearing the complete bunker ensemble when, in the exercise of their best
judgment, wearing the bunker gear is not necessary. The helmet must be worn at all
times. However, Chief Officers required to enter the fire building, must have all PPC
4. Chief Officers shall personally evaluate the condition of the members operating under their command and provide appropriate periods of rest and rehabilitation when indicated. Battalion Chiefs may authorize up to how many hours of rest and rehabilitation? (AUC 310 6.4.3)
A. 1 B. 2 C. 3 D. 4
6.4.3 Battalion Chiefs may authorize up to 2 hours of rest and rehabilitation and Deputy
Chiefs up to 3 hours of rest and rehabilitation.
5. You are the IC at a 2nd alarm fire in a rowframe where the nozzle firefighter from the 1st arriving engine suffered burns to her knees while advancing the line. The firefighter was transported to the hospital by EMS and placed on medical leave. You would be correct to instruct the company officer to take which one of the following actions? (AUC 310 8.3.1)
A. Contact the Division Messenger Van to transport the member’s Bunker Gear to the Safety Battalion.
B. Contact SOC, who will provide loaner gear to the member and will deliver the affected gear to Quartermaster.
C. Contact the Safety Battalion who will arrange for the collection the gear.
D. Upon returning to Full Duty, have the member deliver the affected gear to Quartermaster for replacement.
8.3.1 There are two separate procedures for delivering bunker gear to the Quartermaster
for an integrity examination. The procedure to be used depends on whether or not
the member who had been wearing the bunker gear has incurred a burn injury
which requires medical leave to be granted.
A. When the affected member does not require medical leave for a burn
injury the Division messenger of member’s assigned Division shall deliver
his/her bunker gear to the Quartermaster at the Fort Totten location only.
If necessary, the member can obtain loaner gear from SOC.
B. When the affected member does require medical leave for a burn injury,
the Officer on Duty must comply with section 11.3.36 of the Regulations
by tagging the bunker gear, placing it Out of Service, and contacting the
Safety Battalion for instructions. The Safety Battalion will arrange for the
collection of the bunker gear for its own investigation. At the conclusion
of its investigation, the Safety Battalion will determine if the garment
should be examined at the Quartermaster for repair or replacement due to
thermal damage. Safety will deliver the garment to the Quartermaster for
NOTE: If the Safety Battalion will be retaining control of the bunker gear for an
extended period, pending completion of the investigation, they shall forward a
report to the Chief of Safety and a copy to the member’s unit indicating that
loaner gear shall be issued to the affected member.
6. A Battalion Chief who is the Incident Commander at a fire or incident where an FDNY member suffers a life threatening injury must take certain steps to ensure the Safety Battalion can perform a thorough investigation. Of the following choices, which one would be an incorrect action for the IC to take? (AUC 314 2.1, 2.2)
A. Ensure the scene is secured and guarded, and only individuals with a specific reason to enter should be allowed inside the perimeter.
B. Maintain the scene secure until the Safety Chief and Chief of Operations determine otherwise.
C. Any item that could have a bearing in the investigation should be secured and protected, until turned over to the Safety Chief.
D. Establish a LOG to record all facts including the description of items turned over to the Safety Chief as well as any movement of evidence.
The scene should be
maintained secure until the Safety Chief and the Chief of Fire Investigation determine
7. The Chief working in Battalion 99 has been assigned to respond to a nearby hospital as the “Member-Tracking Chief’ for a firefighter who has suffered a major injury at a fire. While enroute the Chief reviews the responsibilities of the “Member-Tracking Chief”. In which choice was he incorrect? (AUC 314 3.1, AUC 336 3.5)
A. Make contact with the hospital administrator and inform them of the particulars of the incident and that ranking members of the FDNY and City Hall will be arriving.
B. Have the hospital administrator secure one room large enough to accommodate both the family and members of the victim’s unit and an FDNY Command Post for the Fire Commissioner/ Chief of Department.
C. Confer with the ranking EMS Officer to decide whether the hospital emergency room should be put on diversion.
D. Secure all clothing and protective equipment that had been transported with the member.
Have the hospital administrator secure at least two rooms; one for the family and
members of the victim’s unit and one to function as an FDNY Command Post for the
Fire Commissioner/Chief of Department.
8. In certain situations, when a member suffers a serious injury at the scene of a fire or emergency, it maybe necessary to handle equipment or components in order to preserve it “as is.” Specific instructions will usually come from the investigating Chief Officer on scene. If the investigating Chief Officer is not on scene, the IC should take all but which one of the following actions? (AUC 314 4.4)
A. Leave the member’s handie-talkie on the channel found and ensure the battery remains connected to the radio.
B. Leave the SCBA cylinder and purge valves in the position found. If necessary to close a cylinder valve, the pressure readings of both the cylinder and remote gauges should be noted and recorded, as well as exactly how many turns were required to close the valve.
C. Take the necessary measures to prevent further injury/damage resulting from tools (Hurst Tool, etc.) but do not force or manipulate the tool any more than absolutely necessary.
D. Designate a specific Officer or unit to locate and secure any tools and equipment as soon as possible. Prior to removing, record the exact location and position of such tools and equipment.
• Leave the handie-talkie on the channel and volume level as found and disconnect the
battery to preserve the battery condition.
9. A crime scene is the area where a crime was committed and any path to and from the scene. If it is suspected that a crime has occurred at the scene of a fire or emergency, Incident Commanders should limit activities within the scene. How many of the following statements are correct regarding crime scene rules? (AUC 317 5)
1. Firefighting operations and patient care should never be compromised in order to protect the crime scene.
2. Limit the number of members entering the area to those necessary for efficient operations.
3. Do not wash hands in sinks or use toilets within the crime scene. Do not adjust radios or televisions.
4. After a diagnosis of death refrain from covering any corpse.
5. No obvious dead victim of a hanging should be cut down and no bound body should be untied.
A. 5 B. 4 C. 3 D. 2
9. B (1, 2, 3, 5)
5.12 Refrain from covering any corpse except in public view.
10. BC Jameson and Captain Morgan are having a discussion regarding the Probationary Firefighter Training Notebook. The Captain made the following statements. In which one should the Chief have corrected him? (AUC 323 Add.2 1.4, 1.5, 1.8, 1.9)
A. The training notebook should be secured in the member’s locker when not in use.
B. Monthly training module receipt should be printed and stapled to the current notebook page at time of completion.
C. Members, who have had their probationary period extended, shall continue to maintain their training notebooks for a period of time equal to their extended probation.
D. A tool list from the member's current unit should be attached to the first page of the notebook.
Keep their training notebooks in the company office when not in use.
11. The Probationary Firefighter Notebook should be reviewed on a regular basis. How often should Chief Officers review each proby's notebook? (AUC 323 Add.2 2.1)
A. Each tour the member works
D. During company drills
2.1 Probationary firefighters shall ensure the training notebook is reviewed on a regular basis
according to the following schedule:
Probationary Firefighter- Review weekly. Initial and date in blue or black ink.
Officer on Duty- Review each tour the member works. Initial and date in red ink.
Company Commander- Review monthly. Initial and date in red ink.
Chief Officers- Review during company drill visits. Initial and date in red ink.
12. Battalion 51 is responding to JFK airport for a report of an incoming aircraft having a dire emergency. The BC would be correct to take which one action listed below? (AUC 325 3.3.2, 5.1.1, 5.2.2, Add 2 1.2)
A. Upon arrival assume the role of Incident Commander and establish a single agency command.
B. The BC can modify the FDNY response based on their size-up and information received from PAPD.
C. Contact the responding Deputy Chief via the 800MHz radio and provide particulars of the incident.
D. Direct the 2nd arriving Battalion Chief to the incident site upon arrival of a PAPD escort.
5.1.1 The PAPD Tour Commander is the Incident Commander at aircraft emergencies
on PA property.
If a Deputy Chief is responding, the BC shall contact the responding DC by cell phone and provide particulars of the incident.
Determine units required to accomplish Department objectives and assemble
companies to be escorted to the incident location by Port Authority Police escort.
13. At airport operations, communications from the FDNY Incident Commander at the Command Post to the Staging Area should preferably be accomplished via which method? (AUC 325 5.3.4)
A. Handie-Talkie Command Channel
B. Port Authority Radio to the PAPD Liaison at the Staging Area
C. Queens Dispatcher through the Department Radio
D. 800 MHz radio if two radios are available
5.3.4 Communications from the FDNY Incident Commander at the Command Post to
the Staging Area can be accomplished:
Via 800 MHz radio directly to the Staging Area.
Via Queens Fire Dispatcher through Department radio, if two 800 MHz radios
are not yet available.
Via Port Authority Radio to the PAPD Liaison at the Staging Area.
14. Ensuring an adequate delivery of water is a primary function of the Fire Department at airport emergencies. Choose an incorrect choice regarding water delivery. (AUC 325 6.1)
A. Relay operations are likely due to the possibility of great distances between the incident and the water supply.
B. The pumping capabilities of the Satellite Water System should be used to their fullest when practical.
C. FDNY Units should follow PA escorts closely as runways may be in use. Upon arrival at potential water supply locations, FDNY IC shall request PA escort to return to Staging Area to escort additional units as needed.
D. FDNY units should be ready to develop and operate water or foam streams from FDNY apparatus or Port Authority Crash Trucks.
The PA escort should remain with units
until water supply to the incident location is established.
15. Battalion 46 has received a response to LaGuardia Airport for a confirmed plane crash. The Dispatcher has informed the 46 that they are assigned as the Resource Unit Leader. Upon arrival where should they be assigned? (AUC 325 Add.1 3.2)
A. The Incident Command Post
B. The Staging Area
C. The Port Authority Mobile Command Post
D. Gate #3, the Marine Air Terminal
3.2 The Resource Unit Leader shall be assigned to the PA Mobile Command Post. This
Chief Officer shall maintain contact with the FDNY Incident Commander and the
Staging Area via handie-talkie, cellular phone or 800 MHz radio. The Resource Unit
Leader will also maintain contact with the FDNY dispatcher and serve as the FDNY
1. Choose the correct statement made during a discussion on the Post Radio. (Communications 12 2.2, 2.3, 2.5,)
A. The battery provides sufficient wattage for 8 hours of operation when using the 20/20/60 formula (20% transmit, 20% receive, 60% standby) and for 12 hours when using the 10/10/80 formula.
B. The Post Radio shall be charged monthly (weather used or not) for at least 8 hours.
C. A frequency selector switch allows for the use of 16 HT channels, plus the 6 NYMAC/IO channels and all EMS channels.
D. In case of emergency, the IC may switch the Post Radio to the tactical channel to broadcast their message at 45 watts
The battery provides sufficient wattage for 4 hours of
operation when using the 20/20/60 formula (20% transmit, 20% receive, 60% standby)
and for 7 hours when using the 10/10/80 formula (10% transmit, 10% receive,
2.3 The Post Radio shall be fully charged weekly (whether used or not) and after each use for
at least 8 hours. Prolonged use may require up to 20 hours to fully charge.
2.5 A frequency selector switch allows for the use of 16 channels. The channel selection is
displayed through an LCD screen.
2. While working a 6x9 in Battalion 8, you respond as the 1st BC to a fire on an upper floor of a high rise office building. After arriving you decide that you will need to use your vehicle cross band repeater system to communicate with the operating units. You should know that which choice is incorrect when using the vehicle repeater and Post Radio? (Communications 12 6.1.1, 6.1.5, 6.1.6)
A. You must notify the dispatcher that you are activating the vehicle cross band repeater. Only one operation utilizing the vehicle repeater is allowed citywide.
B. The vehicle repeater shall be set initially to channel 2, the primary command channel. For optimal triangulation of the signal, the Battalion vehicle should be parked across the street from the operation.
C. All Battalions shall bring their Post Radio into the lobby. In addition, the 2nd arriving Battalion shall bring in the VHF vehicle repeater hand-talkie into the lobby.
D. Both the Post Radio and the vehicle repeater handie-talkie shall be set to channel 2, the primary command channel.
6.1.6 The first arriving Battalion shall bring the Post radio and the VHF vehicle
repeater handie-talkie into the lobby of the fire building. The Post radio shall be
set to the Primary Command Channel, Channel 2. The VHF vehicle repeater
handie-talkie shall also be set on Channel 2.
3. Choose the correct statement regarding the Cross Band Repeater VHF Handie-Talkie. (Communications 12 4)
A. The radio has an orange knob and a long antenna.
B. It is programmed from channels 1-8.
C. It transmits at 2 watts.
D. When activated, the orange emergency button will produce the emergency beacon sound. The radio’s identification will not show on the EFAS.
A yellow knob and a longer antenna identify the
cross band repeater VHF handie-talkie.
It is only programmed from channels 1-8.
Radio transmits at 5 watts.
The orange emergency button is disabled on the
Radio is charged in vehicle charger.
4. During a critique of a recent 2nd alarm fire in a high rise office building, the following points were made. Which action taken at the fire was incorrect? (Communications 12 6.2.2, 6.2.3)
A. The 1st arriving Battalion Chief gave her Post Radio to the second engine officer.
B. The second engine officer took the Post Radio to the vicinity of the standpipe outlet from which the first handline was stretched.
C. Upon arrival on the floor below the fire, the second engine officer established contact with the Incident Command Post on the tactical channel via the Post radio.
D. The second arriving Battalion Chief left his Post Radio at the Incident Command Post, proceeded to the location of the second engine officer with the Battalion firefighter and had the Battalion firefighter monitor the Post Radio.
6.2.4 Upon arrival on the floor below the fire, the second engine officer shall establish
contact with the Incident Command Post (ICP) on the command channel via the
Post radio. The officer will verify that the Post radio is in place and give his/her
location to the IC.
5. A Battalion Chief assigned as an “Attack Chief” at a high-rise fire would be correct to leave their Post Radio at the __________, set to the ____________ channel. (Communications 12 Section 6 Notes)
A. Fire Sector/ Branch, Tactical Channel
B. Fire Sector/ Branch, Command Channel
C. Incident Command Post, Tactical Channel
D. Incident Command Post, Command Channel
If a Battalion is assigned as an Attack Chief, they can leave their Post radio at the Fire
Sector/Branch. This Post radio would be set to the tactical channel (the Fire Sector
Supervisor/Branch Director’s Post Radio is set on command). Because of its antenna, the
Post radio is better equipped to receive transmissions than a handie-talkie.
6. Battalion 31 has just transmitted a 10-76 for a fire on the upper floor of a high-rise office building in Downtown Brooklyn. Battalion 1 is currently using the Primary Command Channel (Channel 2) for a fire in lower Manhattan, which is interfering with Battalion 31’s operation. The Chief in Battalion 31 should designate which channel as the Command Channel for their fire? (Communications 12 7.1)
A. 4 B. 5 C. 6 D. 7
BOROUGH RECOMMENDED SECONDARY
Queens 4 5
Brooklyn 5 8
Manhattan 6 8
Bronx 7 6
Staten Island 8 4
7. All Division and Battalion vehicles are equipped with a 40 watt UHF mobile radio that can be used for Emergency Transmissions. How many of the following statements are correct about this radio? (Communications 12 8)
1. It has all 16 HT channels, 6 NYMAC I/O channels, all EMS channels and NYPD TAC “G” and TAC “U” programmed into it.
2. To operate the radio, use the White microphone attached to the side of the radio.
3. When the “Home” button is selected, it will bring the user automatically to HT 1, designated as the HOME channel.
4. The radio should be used for emergency transmissions only, as it will cause operations distant from the scene to be hampered by the stronger signal.
A. 4 B. 3 C. 2 D. 1
8. Choose an incorrect statement made during a drill on Duplex Radio repeater Systems. (Communications 13 2.1)
A. These systems have both a radio receiver and transmitter. When a low strength signal is received, it re-transmits the signal allowing it to travel longer distances.
B. They can support multiple transmissions at one time, however, transmissions made close to the antennae/cable may override other transmissions.
C. Failure of the repeater system, for any reason, will negate all communications on the repeater channel.
D. The duplex handie-talkie channels are 11, 12, 14 and 15
Note: Duplex radio repeater systems don’t support multiple transmissions. A transmission
close to the antennae/cable may override a transmission given at the same time at a
distance. Additionally, multiple transmissions given at the same time may cancel out all
transmissions. Failure of the repeater system, for any reason, will also negate all
communications on the repeater channel.
9. Members discussing the use of Base Station Leaky Cable Systems made the following statements. In which one were they incorrect? (Communications 13 2.2)
A. The systems are comprised of a base radio that is connected to a cable that runs through a building/ infrastructure.
B. It is a simplex radio that can either operate on FDNY HT channels 1-8 or it may utilize in-house radios.
C. Transmissions made from the base station will be carried by the cable to all areas of the building.
D. Transmissions made from areas other than the base station will carry to the base station and all areas of the building/ infrastructure.
Note: Transmissions captured by the cable are received by the base station radio but are not
re-transmitted. Therefore, important messages that are needed to be heard by all members
should be re-transmitted at the base station radio by the member monitoring transmissions.
10. Battalion 99 arrives at the scene of a reported track fire in an underground subway station. The Chief decides to use the NYC Transit Repeater System at this operation. The Chief would be correct in all but which one the following actions? (Communications 13 3.2)
A. Confirm with the borough dispatcher that the repeater system has been activated.
B. Have the repeater system tested, and once it is confirmed to be functioning, use it as a Command Channel.
C. Direct the appropriate officer’s to switch to Channel 14 (Primary Subway Repeater Channel) on their HT's.
D. Ensure a HT relay (Primary Tactical Channel) is established even if the repeater system is utilized.
• The NYC Transit duplex radio repeater system is always ON.
1. Of the following choices, which one is incorrect according to Brannigan’s definitions of loads used in building construction? (Chapter 2)
A. A water tank on a roof is considered a live load.
B. A concrete vault is considered a dead load.
C. A movable safe is considered a live load.
D. A steel beam resting on a masonry wall is considered a concentrated load.
2. Cables used to brace failing buildings can be made from Cold Drawn Steel, which fails at about ______ degrees Fahrenheit. (Chapter 2)
3. Structural steel has 3 negative characteristics. Of the following which one is incorrect?
A. It conducts heat.
B. When heated, it elongates
C. It fails at around 1000-1100 degrees Fahrenheit
D. Using water on heated steel can increase its failure rate.
4. As the length of a beam increases, the beam’s load carrying capacity decreases. A 12-foot beam can carry ______ the load of a similar 6-foot beam. (Chapter 2)