CLASS 9-Week of 21019CommManChap.#14, FFP–Row Frames/Brownstones,,AUC331, 332,337&338,Brannigan–Chap.4&7 TB’s SCBA Add#4, BISP–Fire Code–Ch.5Ref.9.3,9.4,9.5&9.7DC Dave Simms Flashcards Preview

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1. You are the Incident Commander at a punishing cellar fire in a brownstone building in lower Manhattan. The all hands chief has notified you that all visible fire has been knocked down but the smoke condition in the cellar is not lifting. In this situation, you would be incorrect if you were to order an available ladder company on the scene to vent the cellar via which mean? (2.2.11)
a. Small windows in the rear at ground level
b. Opening under the grating near the first floor vestibule
c. Front cellar door
d. Coal chute

C

2.2.11 The cellar fire is peculiar in that there are limited means of venting the cellar.
The most that can be expected are a couple of very small windows at ground level
in the rear, an opening under a grating near the first floor (basement) vestibule,
and possibly a coal chute. It is a punishing operation for the engine company to
advance down the one interior stair. It might be necessary for the ladder company
to cut holes in the first floor (basement) flooring, near windows opening to the
outside of the building in order to adequately ventilate the cellar. A charged line
should be in position.

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2. A battalion chief operating at a fire in a brownstone building must have a sound knowledge of the extension and likely spread of fire. While brownstone fires are usually confined to one building, particular points of spread and extension that must be examined can be found in all of the choices given with which exception? (2.3)
a. Fire spread to adjoining buildings via the wooden Yankee gutter, found on the rear of the building
b. Voids for pocket doors, which are usually found on the first floor. These voids are larger when the doors are in the open position
c. Beams butting up against each other in the cellar may allow a cellar fire to extend into an adjoining building
d. Faulty division walls in the cockloft due to deterioration can allow a cockloft fire to extend to other buildings. Do not overlook an open interior stair from the basement to parlor floor that may exist in the rear.

B

 

"closed position"

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3. Battalion Chief Baker is giving an interview to the press concerning a fire in a brownstone which units under her command have just extinguished. On arrival fire was visible from three windows on the third floor of this three story brownstone. The fire was extinguished with the use of two 1¾" handlines, the third line standing fast. B.C. Baker correctly described this as what type of fire situation? (2.5)
a. Light fire situation
b. Medium fire situation
c. Heavy fire situation
d. Medium – Heavy fire situation

B

 

Medium Fire Situation. Indicates a fire which may be extinguished with the operation
of two handlines.

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4. Battalion Chief Fitzgerald has arrived with units from B-99 at a fire in the cellar of a brownstone. Because all units in B-99 have drilled and have extensive experience at fires of this type, B.C. Fitzgerald is confident that the line placement will be as given below with which exception? (3, 3.1)
a. The first hoseline will be stretched through the front door on the first floor, then down the interior cellar stairs to extinguish the fire
b. All interior hoselines stretched will be considered 1¾", for speed, mobility and close quarters
c. The second hoseline will be stretched to the parlor floor to protect occupants and members operating above the fire
d. The third hoseline will be stretched as ordered by the Incident Commander.

C

B. Second Line
Second hoseline stretched through the front door on the first floor to back up the
first hoseline. If the first line was used to secure first floor, second line will be
stretched to cellar via interior cellar stair to extinguish the fire.

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5. Battalion 23 arrives at a fully involved occupied brownstone building. At fires of this type, a sharp battalion chief should insure that which of the following actions occurs? (3.4)
a. The first engine dropped two hoselines in front of the fire building, a 3 ½" line to supply a tower ladder and a 2 ½" line to enter the adjoining building
b. The second handline should be advanced into the most serious exposure
c. The third handline should be stretched as ordered by the incident commander
d. Engine companies ordered to stretch into an adjoining exposure should bring a 6’hook

C

3.4 Building Fully Involved
When a building is fully involved, the first arriving engine company should drop two
hoselines in front of the fire building and position the apparatus for the possible use of the
multiversal nozzle or to supply a TL.
A. First Line
Advanced into the fire building.
B. Second Line
Advanced into the fire building as a back-up hoseline.
C. Third Line
Will be stretched as ordered by the Incident Commander and may be:
1. Advanced into the fire building.
2. If fire is reported in an exposure, stretched to that exposure.
3. If there is no fire in the exposures, stretch through an exposure to the rear
yard of the fire building.

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6. A Battalion Chief assumes certain responsibilities when arriving at a fire in a brownstone building. When arriving first at a fire in buildings of this type, a battalion chief would know he/she would be incorrect in which action? (4.1)
a. Establish a command post in proximity to the front of the fire building
b. Determine and note which actions have been taken prior to his/her arrival. Determine if sufficient resources are present to deal with the conditions present and if necessary transmit additional alarms or special call additional units
c. Assign the battalion firefighter to firefighting operations should the need arise.
d. Enter the building to gather further intelligence for a proper size up, but do not remain inside, nor become directly engaged in firefighting operations

C

 

It is imperative
battalion firefighters stay with their assigned chief during the incident in the event a
command channel is activated

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7. Battalion Chief Bonasera is the Incident Commander at a 10-75 fire in a brownstone building. There is a visible heavy fire condition on the parlor floor and the roof firefighter has just reported that heavy fire is out three windows on the third floor of this four story building. Because Chief Bonasera is an experienced IC and has done this before, he calmly turned to his aide and stated: (4.4)
a. “Give me an extra engine and truck”
b. “Bang out a second alarm”
c. “Special call two additional engines and two additional trucks. Make sure one of the trucks is a tower ladder”
d. “Probably will hold”

A

4.4 Determine if the fire has extended into exposures, the cellar or the cockloft. Special call
an extra engine and ladder for two floors of fire. Transmit a second alarm for a heavy
fire in the cellar and basement.

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8. Collapse is one of, if not the most important concerns for a Battalion Chief while operating at fires in Rowframe buildings. In regard to collapse in buildings of this type, a Battalion Chief would be incorrect to believe: (5.4)
a. Rear walls can pull away from the building and collapse in one section into the yard
b. Collapse of sidewalls is especially dangerous where buildings within the row have been demolished. Bracing placed on the walls bordering this gap can eliminate this problem
c. When a serious fire burns out the entire first floor, there is a danger of collapse, especially in row frames standing alone and corner buildings
d. A heavy fire in the cockloft will burn roof supports and cause the roof to collapse into the top floor

B

 

C. Collapse of sidewalls is also a danger. This is especially true where
buildings within the row have been demolished and removed. Even when
walls bordering this gap are braced, the danger is still present.

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9. At fires in Rowframe buildings, it is generally expected that any handline after the first and second line will be stretched as ordered by the incident commander. In which situation would it be considered correct for the third handline to be stretched into a rowframe without the permission of a Chief Officer? (6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5)
a. Fire on the first floor of a 4 window front rowframe building
b. Cellar fire, brownstone type rowframe
c. Top floor fire, any frame building
d. Building fully involved with fire in exposure 4

D

 

6.5 Building Fully Involved and Fire in Exposures-Holding Operation

C. Third hoseline
If the second hoseline is needed to back up the first hoseline, the third hoseline is
stretched to the top floor of the most severe exposure. If the second hoseline is
stretched to the top floor of the most severe exposure, the third hoseline is
stretched to the top floor of the opposite exposure. This hoseline will be needed
to protect the cockloft, and interior shafts. While proceeding to top floor check
intermediate floors for fire.

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10. A battalion chief has just arrived at a 10-75 in a vacant building in a row of occupied frames. Things a chief officer should expect at this fire include all the following with which exception? (6.7)
a. The first engine will drop two hoselines: A 3 ½" to supply a tower ladder and a 2 ½" to enter the most severe exposure
b. The fourth handline at this fire will be stretched as ordered by the incident commander
c. Occupied buildings should be given the first consideration and all operations should be in that direction
d. If there have been previous fires in the vacant building, heavy structural damage must be anticipated

A

B. Vacant Building(s) in a Row
1. The first to arrive engine company stretches a 3 ½" hoseline to supply a
tower ladder, and stretches a hoseline for use on the exterior of the
building.

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11. To determine conditions upon arrival, it is imperative that a Battalion Chief utilize his/her handie talkie to obtain accurate information. The conditions which must be determined are best described in which choices? Indicate all that are correct. (7.2)
a. How many buildings are involved in the fire
b. The degree of fire in the rear, and accessibility to the rear
c. The extent of fire in the cockloft
d. Physical punishment being sustained by members at various points of the operation

All A, B, C, D

 

7.2 To determine conditions on arrival, the chief must use the HT to determine the following:
A. The extent of the fire in the cockloft.
B. How many buildings are actually involved in the fire.
C. The degree of fire in the rear is a factor, as fire coming out of windows will race
laterally along siding, into the windows of the upper floors and adjacent buildings.
D. Physical punishment being sustained by members at various points of operations.
E. Accessibility to the rear of the building via the street in the rear. Presence of
alleys may allow the positioning of TL, a deckpipe on the engine apparatus, and
hand lines. This may be easier than stretching lines via the front.

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12. A battalion chief would be showing good knowledge of fires in rowframe buildings if he/she were to believe which fire situation listed would be a second alarm situation? (7.6)
a. Three floors fully involved
b. One floor fully involved from front to rear
c. Cellar fire, with extension into one room in exposure 2
d. Top floor fire has extended into the cockloft

C

A. When a floor is fully involved in fire from the front to the rear a full first alarm
assignment is required. It is also advisable to call for an additional engine and
ladder.

B. When two or more floors are fully involved, or a top floor fire has extended into
the cockloft, the need for a second alarm must be considered.
C. When two buildings are involved, we have a 2nd alarm situation. Prompt
consideration must be given to transmitting a 3rd alarm when it extends beyond
two buildings. It is imperative battalion firefighters stay with their assigned chief
during the incident in the event a command channel is activated.
D. As fire conditions expand the Incident Commander must consider the span of
control and assign chief officers to supervise sectors and groups as needed.

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13. A Battalion Chief is operating at the command post at a 4th alarm fire in four rowframe buildings. At fires of multiple alarm proportions, this chief would be considered incorrect if he/she were to believe: (7.7 - 7.9)
a. The strategy is to set up a perimeter of lines consisting of heavy caliber streams on the sides and 2 ½" lines in the front and rear of the building
b. As handlines reach the center of the fire, the outside lines should not be directed into those occupancies where units are operating
c. It may be necessary to skip a building to get ahead of the fire
d. Once a handline is in position in an exposure, it can advance to the center of the fire area by going through the walls between the buildings

A

7.7 When the fire is of a multiple alarm proportion, the strategy is to set up a perimeter of
lines consisting usually of heavy caliber streams in the front and the rear, with 1 ¾" lines
flanking the sides of the fire and moving toward the center of the fire.

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1. Cell phone sites present members of this department with many new and varied concerns. These sites are found in public, commercial and residential buildings. A battalion chief responding to a report of a fire in a cell phone site should know that which piece of information below in incorrect? (AUC 331 2.1, 2.2)
a. Coaxial cable is used to supply the RF signal from the base station to the radio antenna. Coaxial foam radio frequency cable is waterproof and carries no electrical current
b. The base station may be found in the basement, in the building itself, or on the roof
c. Cell phone sites on the roofs of buildings are typically found mounted on “I” beams implanted into the parapet, or axially anchored to the top of the parapet
d. The primary source of electrical power for cell phone stations is generally between 50 and 200 amps AC and will be separate from the building service

A

3. Coaxial cable is used to supply the RF signal from the base station to the radio
antenna. Coaxial foam radio frequency cable is waterproof and carries only a
small amount (3-4 watts) of electrical current.

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2. A lieutenant has asked you, a battalion chief, what the maximum height a cell phone antenna may extend above any roof, parapet, penthouse or bulkhead if placed on such structures. The answer you gave was: (3.2)
a. 12 ft
b. 10 ft
c. 8 ft
d. 6 ft

D

3.2 The antennas may not extend higher than six feet above the height of the roof or parapet
on the roof, or six feet above any penthouse or bulkhead, if placed on such penthouse or
bulkhead.

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3. It is Wednesday February 14th 2018. You are a battalion chief working a 6x9 tour in Battalion 55. A civilian has just informed you that a cell phone site has been placed on the roof of his building, which is in your administrative battalion. A proper action for the administrative battalion to perform when notified or discovering a cell phone site can be found in which answer? (4.1 - 4.6)
a. Notify the administrative division and all first alarm units via telephone of the cell phone site
b. Follow up the phone notifications made in choice A with a written memo
c. Complete a CIDS entry specifying the location of the cell site room, backup power supply location, shutoffs, and emergency telephone number of the cell phone company
d. Prepare to schedule company drills / MUD’s at the site. These drills should be set up with a cellular phone company representative

D

4.1 The administrative company must notify their battalion, division, and all first alarm units
via telephone followed by written memo.

4.3 Administrative company should complete and submit a CIDS card and forward it to their
battalion fire prevention coordinator. CIDS card should specify the location of the cell
site room, backup power supply location, shut offs, and emergency telephone number of
the cellular phone company.

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4. Battalion 17 has been assigned to the roof of a six story H type building. There is a cell phone site on the roof and this top floor fire has extended into both the cockloft and cell site. Good safety measures for the Chief from Battalion 17 to consider can be found in all of the following choices with which exception? (5.6, 5.7, 5.10, 6.8, 6.10)
a. Members should not operate directly in front of cell site antennas
b. Roof openings shall not be made at fires involving buildings with cell phone sites on the roof
c. Restrict the use of water and metal tools, and consider the use of dry chemical extinguishers at incipient fires
d. Coaxial cables should not be cut nor dislodged

B

6.10 Avoid cutting roof openings too close to installation equipment, coaxial cables, or
support system.

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5. You are a battalion chief operating as the IC at a fire on the 8th floor of an 8 story NFP Class 3 MD. There is heavy fire on the 6th floor of a 7 story NFP multiple dwelling. Ladder 97 Roof has just notified you that there is a cell phone site on the roof of this building. As the Incident Commander, you were not entirely correct when you had which thought? (6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.12)
a. Establish a collapse zone beneath parapets where antennas and installation equipment are located
b. Special call an additional engine and ladder company
c. Insure a tower ladder has responded on the initial alarm
d. Special call an additional battalion chief above the 10-75 to supervise roof operations.

B

6.3 Special call an additional engine and ladder company, if the cell site installation is
involved. These additional units could be used for power removal, roof operations and
handline placement.

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6. You are the first due battalion chief who has just operated at an all hands fire in Staten Island at a high profile location (church) which has generated media attention. As units are taking up, your aide informs you that several members of the press are requesting a statement regarding the fire. The Deputy Chief did not continue in when you went probably will hold. According to department guidelines, you were most correct when you performed which action? (AUC 332 3.1)
a. Request a Deputy Chief to respond to give a statement to the press
b. Notify the Office of Public Information via battalion cell phone to have a Public Information Officer (PIO) respond to the scene
c. Notify the media they must call the press office for further information
d. Give a statement to the press

D

3.1.2 The Incident Commander in charge of the scene of an incident or event is hereby
designated to act as the Fire Department's spokesperson during such incident or
event until the arrival of the Deputy Commissioner for Public Information or his
designee.

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7. Battalion Chief Roe is giving a statement on live television to members of the press after a fatal fire. Chief Roe knows he would be in violation of the FDNY’s Public Speaking and Press Policy if he were to include which piece of information during his briefing? (3.4.3)
a. The type of incident or event
b. The number of patients or victims
c. The condition of the patients and type of care provided
d. The name of the hospital the patients or victims were transported to

C

3.4.3 If no supervisor is present on-scene and if a press inquiry does not interfere with
Department operations, members may respond to press inquiries only for the
following non-confidential information:
A. Type of incident or event;
B. Number of patients or victims, if known; and
C. The hospital(s) to which the patient(s) or victim(s) are being transported.
Members shall not discuss the condition of patient(s) or victim(s), the care
provided or other confidential information indicated in Section 3.3.

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8. A Captain under your command has notified you, a battalion chief, that her unit has rescued a family of puppies from inside a confined space. While the actions were not heroic, she feels the actions of the members under her command would reflect positively on the members of the FDNY. In this situation, you were correct when you informed the captain: (5.1)
a. Report the incident to the Office of Public Information via the chain of command by faxing a Newsworthy Item Report
b. Fax a Newsworthy Item Report directly to the Bureau of Operations
c. Inform the captain that the battalion will phone the PIO with all pertinent information
d. You (the B.C.) will notify the division and have the deputy fax the Newsworthy Item Report to the Office of Public Information

A

5.1 Any member who is involved in a newsworthy incident is encouraged to report such
incident to the Office of Public Information, via the chain of command, as follows:
5.1.1 Complete the Newsworthy Item Report (Appendix A) and fax it to the Office of
Public Information at (718) 999-0033.
5.1.2 An event may be deemed to be newsworthy if it reflects on the overall mission of
the Fire Department. For example:
A. Any out of the ordinary event, which reflects positively on a member of the
Department.
B. Any response involving the preservation of life involving application of
medical, rescue or other firefighting skills.
C. Human interest stories.

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9. You are a covering Battalion Chief working a 6x9 tour in Queens. The battalion aide has asked you whether it would be alright if his cousin, a battalion chief from the city of Boston can ride with the battalion next weekend. Your best course of action in this circumstance would be to: (3.5)
a. Request permission from the Deputy Chief on duty via phone
b. Allow the visiting chief officer to ride with the battalion
c. Forward a request to the Chief of Operations
d. Fax the request and a liability release form to the Fire Commissioner for approval

C

3.5.1 All requests to ride in Fire Department vehicles by any individual not authorized
to be present in a Fire Department vehicle, must be forwarded to and approved by
the Chief of Operations. This is to ensure that the individual's presence receives
approval and that a liability release form is completed.

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Utilize the Chief Officer Operational Checklists as needed to answer Questions 10 – 14
10. You are a covering battalion chief working a 6x9 tour in Battalion 7. Units under your command are responding to a report of an explosion with numerous injuries on 23rd street. Upon arrival you are informed by the first ladder company that an explosion has occurred with a large volume of fire, smoke, debris and injured civilians requiring attention. Correct actions/orders for you to perform include all the following except, which one? (AUC 337)
a. Establish a command post in a protected area (i.e. between rigs)
b. Transmit signal 10-60 code 1 for a major explosion
c. Order engine companies on scene not to utilize fog lines on smoke or dust
d. The area is to be treated as a crime scene

C

2½” charged line for extinguishment. Use FOG to knock down smoke/dust
(priority if dirty bomb suspected). Area is to be considered a crime scene.

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11. A battalion chief operating as the IC at a high angle scaffold emergency would be incorrect if he/she were to believe which choice concerning these types of operations? (AUC 337)
a. Establish an Incident Command Post
b. Ensure a High Angle response assignment including Rescue, Squad, Rescue Ops Battalion, Safety Battalion, SOC Support Ladder Company and EMS
c. On an occupied stalled scaffold, allow the motor to cool for 15 minutes if the hoist motor has overheated. Have the workers restart the unit.
d. Only High Angle Techs shall be permitted to access victims on an occupied hanging/off level scaffold when they have life threatening injuries

D

F) Life Threatening Emergencies
Workers in danger of falling and/or life threatening injuries
High Angle techs on scene: Access victim, treat/remove as necessary via safest method available including
High Angle equipment.
NO High Angle techs on scene: Member to access victim via LSR/harness. Secure victim with additional
safety line. Treat injuries if able.
Turn over operations to High Angle techs ASAP.

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12. You are the Incident Commander at an all hands doubtful fire. Just as you are about to go “probably will hold” a MAYDAY is transmitted for an unconscious member on the first floor of the fire building. You would be correct to believe all of the following with which exception when a MAYDAY transmission is given? (AUC 337)
a. Order all other handie talkie traffic to cease
b. Transmit signal 10-66 (required for all MAYDAY transmissions)
c. Gather any/all critical information required (location, unit, name, assignment, resources needed, problems)
d. Transmit a “Mixer Off” preliminary report to the dispatcher which includes a brief description of the event, location of the ICP and staging area.

B

Transmit Signal 10-66 if additional resources are required.

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13. Four Captains desiring to be Battalion Chiefs made the following statements while operating at a water rescue emergency using SCUBA. Three of their promotions may be in jeopardy, because only one of them made a correct one. Which one was it? (AUC 337)
a. The maximum depth of the water is limited to 100 ft.
b. Have a Medical Monitoring Station established by a CFR-D Engine
c. Ensure the response of a second Rescue Company while enroute
d. Rescue operations termination time is 120 minutes maximum

C

Depth of water (60 foot depth limit)

Medical Monitoring Station established by ALS Haz Tac Unit

FDNY Rescue operations termination time (90 min. max.):

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14. One of the hardest decisions a chief officer has to make is when to call off a search due to clutter or structural stability affected. Consider the following statements and indicate the incorrect one. (AUC 337)
a. When structural stability is affected, it is not permissible to conduct primary or secondary from the exterior via portable or tower ladders within the limits of safety
b. In an occupied building with heavy clutter where no owner is available, an interagency meeting with HPD should be conducted to hire a contractor to remove materials in order to facilitate a secondary search
c. Where searches have not been performed and the building must be demolished, insure that demolition debris is examined in an area that will allow a secondary search of all building material and contents prior to debris removal
d. In all cases, necessary notifications shall be made. (Borough Commander, Command Chief, FDOC, BFI, DOB, OEM, HPD, DOT, Utilities, NYPD etc.)

A

If interior searches are not feasible, conduct primary and secondary searches from the exterior via
portable ladders or tower ladder platform within limits of safety.

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15. Battalion Chief Tesla has arrived as the first due Battalion Chief at a major fire inside a Con Edison generating station in Queens. BC Tesla would be incorrect if he were to believe which one of the following? (AUC 338 3.1)
a. Energized equipment is that equipment which is connected to an electrical source
b. De-energized equipment is isolated from all electrical sources but not grounded
c. Grounded equipment is electrically isolated and grounds applied
d. It is permissible for first due units to operate water streams on grounded equipment at Con Edison facilities if human life is in jeopardy

D - The decision to apply water streams to electrical components at Con Edison facilities will
not be undertaken by first responding units. This decision can only be made by a
Chief Officer above the rank of Deputy Chief (or a Deputy Chief operating as Car 421 or
Car 422) in consultation with the Con Edison White Hat at the scene.

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16. Arriving at a major transformer fire at a Con Edison facility in Staten Island, Battalion Chief O’Gara is met by a Con Edison engineer who explains to him that without the immediate application of water to the premises, the entire borough may be blacked out for days. Because Chief O’Gara is an experienced BC, he knows the decision to apply water on energized electrical equipment at these facilities can only be made by whom? (4.2)
a. Any chief officer in a lifesaving situation
b. Any Deputy Chief or higher rank
c. A Deputy Chief Acting as Car 421 or 422, or a staff chief
d. Only an Assistant Chief or higher

C

4.2 The decision to apply water streams to electrical components at Con Edison facilities will
not be undertaken by first responding units. This decision can only be made by a
Chief Officer above the rank of Deputy Chief (or a Deputy Chief operating as Car 421 or
Car 422) in consultation with the Con Edison White Hat at the scene.

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17. Prior to commencing the application of water streams onto energized electrical equipment, the Incident Commander must obtain which piece of information from the Con Edison White Hat? (5.1)
a. The life hazard inside the facility
b. The maximum voltage potential for the facility
c. The water runoff and drainage rates
d. The location of the grounding stations outside the facility perimeter

B

17. Prior to commencing the application of water streams onto energized electrical equipment, the Incident Commander must obtain which piece of information from the Con Edison White Hat? (5.1)
a. The life hazard inside the facility
b. The maximum voltage potential for the facility
c. The water runoff and drainage rates
d. The location of the grounding stations outside the facility perimeter