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1. Knowledge of construction features in Row frame buildings will assist members in successfully extinguishing fires in these buildings. Which feature is not described correctly? (Sec. 5.1.2, 5.1.3, Figures 9 & 10)
(A) The “Brownstone type” Row frames generally have three front windows per floor with one apartment going front to rear and a rear fire escape.
(B) An “Old Law Tenement type (OLT)” Row frame has two railroad flat apartments per floor. These buildings generally have four windows across the front, with a rear fire escape.
(C) The depth of the “OLT type” Row frame will determine the size and number of rooms. There may be a dumbwaiter or light shaft present.
(D) Row frames can be balloon frame or braced frame. In balloon frame construction, fire can easily extend vertically. Braced framing stops vertical extension of fire by use of a girt.

1. A

A. One type is similar to the Brownstone layout of rooms. They generally have three front windows per floor with one apartment going front to rear and no rear fire escape (See Figures 11 & 11A).

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2. Fire spread, both vertically and horizontally, is a major concern with Row frame buildings. Which points contain only correct information? (Sec. 5.2.2, 5.2.4, 5.2.6, 5.2.9)
1. The common cockloft, spreading over all the buildings in the row, is 2 to 3 feet high.
2. Common cornices may be present, but even in buildings in the same row there may be variations. Fire will spread via the common cornice.
3. Fire may spread vertically via: auto exposure, siding, interior walls, partitions, false fronts, bay windows, spaces between the sheathing and siding, pipe recesses and light and air shafts.
4. Light and airshafts are found in all Row frames. The taller the building the larger the shaft. Air and light shafts will reduce the severity of fire.
5. Lack of fire stopping at cellar ceilings may permit fire travel from one building to another. In Row frames with cellars common to more than one occupancy, fire will involve both when the fire is of any consequence.
(A) 1,2,3 only
(B) 2, 3, 5 only
(C) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
(D) 1, 5 only

2. B

5.2.2
The salient feature common to all, regardless of variations in design, is the common cockloft spreading over all the buildings in the row. This cockloft may vary in height from one foot to a height tall enough for a man to stand in.

5.2.6
There are many variations in the construction of these buildings. Light and airshafts are found in some, while not in others. Usually the buildings of longer length will have the shafts. Air and light shafts are of wood, and fire in shafts rapidly assumes blowtorch proportions.

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3. The danger of collapse with fires in Row frames is a factor deserving consideration. Choose the incorrect statement concerning collapse. (Sec. 5.4 A, B, C, H)
(A) A heavy fire in the cockloft will burn roof supports and cause the collapse of the roof into the top floor.
(B) Rear walls can pull away from the building and collapse in one section into the yard.
(C) Collapse of sidewalls is a danger. This is especially true where buildings within the row have been demolished and removed. Even when walls bordering the gap are braced, the danger is still present.
(D) When a serious fire burns out the entire top floor, there is danger of complete collapse, especially in corner buildings and buildings standing alone.

3. D

H. When a serious fire burns out the entire first floor, there is danger of collapse, especially in corner buildings and buildings standing alone.

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Answer Questions 4 - 5 based on the following:
Ladder 100 arrives first due to fire on the 3rd floor of a 4 story “Brownstone type” Row frame with a three window front. Battalion 66 is 10-84, but there is no engine on scene. The building is equipped with a self-closing entrance door with a locking device

4. The Inside Team of Ladder 100 operated correctly in which choice? (Sec. 5.5.1 E, 5.7 A, B, C)

(A) As the first member through the entrance door, the Officer chocked the door fully open.
(B) A thorough primary search was begun as soon as members entered the fire apartment.
(C) All horizontal ventilation tactics were controlled, communicated and coordinated by the Incident Commander.
(D) Initial vertical ventilation was controlled, communicated, and coordinated by the Officer of Ladder 100.

4. D

2. When the entrance doors are self-closing and equipped with a locking device, the first member through the door shall block the door, preventing it from fully closing or locking. The door shall be fully chocked open when hoselines are stretched through the door towards the fire area.

7. Proceed to the seat of the fire and try to contain it by shutting a door or using a portable extinguisher. A thorough primary search must be started at this point. Verify that all parts of the fire floor have been covered.

6. All horizontal ventilation tactics must be controlled, communicated and coordinated by the Ladder Company Officer inside the fire area to be vented. Before ordering any horizontal ventilation the officer must evaluate the impact the ventilation tactic will have on interior conditions.

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Answer Questions 4 - 5 based on the following:
Ladder 100 arrives first due to fire on the 3rd floor of a 4 story “Brownstone type” Row frame with a three window front. Battalion 66 is 10-84, but there is no engine on scene. The building is equipped with a self-closing entrance door with a locking device

5. Which action taken by the Chauffeur of Ladder 100 should be corrected? (Sec. 5.7 D Brownstone Layout)

(A) After raising the aerial ladder to the roof for the Roof FF to access the roof, the Chauffeur waited for the completion of the roof size-up prior to moving the ladder.
(B) When the Roof FF indicated a need for a Life Saving Rope rescue, the Chauffeur proceeded to the roof to assist.
(C) When the Roof FF indicated no need for rescue, the Chauffeur placed the aerial ladder to the window over the main entrance for immediate VEIS.
(D) Noticing that fire was lapping out of the 3rd floor windows, and entry into the top floor would be delayed, the Chauffeur waited until the lapping fire had been eliminated and then vented all windows on the top floor when permission was granted by the Officer of the 2nd arriving Ladder Company.

5. C

B. When roof firefighter indicates no need for rescue, chauffeur will place ladder to top floor for VEIS. He/she shall team up with the 2nd chauffeur (or another available member).

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6. After positioning the apparatus for complete coverage at a fire on the 3rd floor of a 4 story “OLT type” Row frame, the LCC of the first arriving Ladder Company was correct when he? (Sec. 5.7 D Old Law Tenement Layout)

(A) After the Roof FF reached the roof using the aerial ladder, the LCC repositioned the aerial ladder to the fire apartment for VEIS with the second LCC prior to the Roof FF completing the roof size-up.
(B) The LCC teamed up with the second arriving LCC and raised a 35’ portable ladder to VEIS the fire apartment.
(C) Teamed with the 1st OV FF and VEIS the fire apartment from the rear fire escape.
(D) Told the OV FF that the only apartment above the fire floor that can have a heavy smoke condition is the apartment directly above the fire apartment.

6. A

4. After roof firefighter has reached the roof, reposition aerial for VEIS of the fire apartment if fire is on the 3rd floor or above when teamed up with the 2nd chauffeur (or another available member)

5. When fire is on the 1st or 2nd floor, VEIS the fire apartment from the exterior using portable ladders when teamed up with the 2nd chauffeur (or another available member).

NOTE:
Partitions that separate apartments are not fire stopped between the ceiling of one floor and the underside of the floor above. This may permit lateral extension across the building and could result in an unusually heavy smoke condition in the apartment which is not directly over the fire apartment.

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7. While conducting a drill on the first arriving OV Firefighter duties at a top floor fire, Lt. Smith made several statements. Which one was correct? (Sec. 5.7 E, F)

(A) The OV FF shall carry a saw and 6’ hook to the roof.
(B) After proceeding to the roof, the OV FF shall descend the fire escape and provide VEIS.
(C) When unable to descend the fire escape from the roof, notify the IC. Vent the fire apartment windows when directed by the IC.
(D) The OV FF shall use the saw to vent the cockloft and top floor.

7. B

OVM
Top Floor Fire:

Proceed to roof with saw and Halligan tool. When possible, descend fire escape and provide VEIS. When unable to descend the fire escape, notify company officer. When directed by the Ladder Company Officer operating on the top floor, attempt to vent fire apartment from roof level and then assist roof firefighter with roof vent.

7. For top floor fires, pending the arrival of the saw to the roof, the roof firefighter shall open up the returns. Ventilate the top floor windows from the roof level as directed by the Ladder company officer operating on the top floor. The roof firefighter is also responsible for utilization of the saw to vent the cockloft and top floor as needed after completing initial duties.

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8. FF Jones of Ladder 200, an aerial ladder, is the first arriving OV FF at a fire on the 2nd floor of a 4 story Row frame building. The CIDS for the building is as follows:
MD-3 STY 25’x 50’ Cl3
Brownstone Type Row frame –
No Rear Fire Escape –
1 STY Setback in rear
After ensuring that a ladder rescue is not required in the front of the building, FF Jones immediately makes her way to the rear of the building, where she sees a person trapped on the 3rd floor. Which action taken by FF Jones should be corrected? (Sec. 5.7 E)

(A) FF Jones took a 10’ scissor ladder to the rear to assist in gaining access to the roof of the setback.
(B) FF Jones notified the Officer of Ladder 200 and the IC of the trapped victim with the following HT message: “There is a person trapped in the rear of the 3rd floor on the exposure 2 side of the building”.
(C) Due to the lack of a fire escape on the building, FF Jones returned to the front of the building to team up with the LCC for top floor VEIS.
(D) After FF Jones determined that a laddering operation was practical, she notified the IC, determined what size ladder was needed and the most accessible route to the rear.
(E) After FF Jones determined that it was impractical to get a portable ladder to the rear, she proceeded to the roof to assist with a Life Saving Rope rescue.

8. C

3. REAR RESCUE NEEDED

When on arrival at the rear, a person is seen trapped on an upper floor, the

OV should do the following:

A. Notify company officer and the IC of the floor and the exact location of the victim.

B. When there is a rear fire escape, ascend same and assist victim.

C. When there is no rear fire escape, reassure victim and determine if a portable laddering operation is practical.

D. When the OV determines that a laddering operation is practical, they may initiate such an attempt. Generally, there is less effort and manpower involved than a LSR rescue. It is usually a safer operation for the members involved. In this case the OV should:

1. Notify the IC.

2. Determine what size ladder is needed.

3. Determine the most accessible route to the rear.

E. When the OV determines that it is impractical to get a portable ladder to the rear due to room layout, hallways, remodeling, fences between yards, etc. the OV will have to make a decision whether to stay in the rear reassuring the victim that help is on the way or proceed to the roof and assist with a LSR rescue.

This decision should be based on:

• The emotional state of the victim

• The fire/smoke condition in the immediate vicinity of the victim.

• The location and severity of the fire.

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9. Choose the correct order of preference to gain access to the roof for the Roof Firefighter in an Aerial Ladder Company. (Sec. 5.7 F)
1. 1st Arriving Aerial Ladder
2. 2nd Arriving Aerial Ladder (when available).
3. Via Exposure 2, a similar attached Row frame building that offers easiest access to its interior.
4. Rear Fire Escape
5. Via Exposure 4A, a similar attached Row frame building.
(A) 1,2,3,4,5
(B) 1,2,5
(C) 1,2,3
(D) 3,1,4

9. B

D. The immediate adjoining building should not be used for access to the roof due to the possibility of cockloft involvement

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10. If the 1st arriving Ladder Company is a Tower Ladder Company, what would be the order of preference for roof access? (Sec. 5.9)
1. 1st Arriving Aerial Ladder
2. The basket
3. Rear fire escape
4. An adjoining building, other than the immediate adjoining building.
(A) 1,2,4
(B) 2,1,4
(C) 4,1,3
(D) 2,1,3,4

10. B

ROOF FIREFIGHTER: (First Arriving Ladder Company is a Tower Ladder)

POSITION Roof of fire building.

Proceed to the roof via: (Order of Preference)

• the basket

• the 1st arriving aerial ladder

• an adjoining building, the immediate adjoining building should not be used for access to the roof due to the possibility of cockloft involvement.

NOTE:
A visible life hazard will negate the initial use of the TL basket for roof access.

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11. The Roof FF’s responsibilities include life, communications and ventilation. Upon reaching the roof, the Roof FF would be incorrect to do what? (Sec. 5.7 F)
(A) Survey the rear, courts and shafts of the building for trapped occupants and/or persons who may have jumped.
(B) Notify the Officer of any life hazard, location of fire escapes, and the ventilation profile of the rear and sides of the building.
(C) When trapped occupants are noted, after assuring the victim that help is on the way, contact the Ladder Company Officer and inform them of the exact location of the trapped occupant. An acknowledgement of this message must be received.
(D) When a Life Saving Rope (LSR) rescue is required, contact the IC via HT for assistance on the roof. When the aerial ladder is to be used as a substantial object to tie off the LSR, notify the IC to have the ladder repositioned.

11. D

C. When a LSR rescue is required, contact the chauffeur via H/T for assistance on the roof. When the aerial ladder is to be used as a substantial object to tie off the LSR, notify the chauffeur to reposition when necessary.

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12. FF Green is assigned the Roof position in Ladder 300, the 1st arriving Ladder Company at a fire on the 2nd floor of a 4 story Row frame Building. After notifying the LCC that rescue operations are not needed and the Officer that he is in position to perform ventilation tactics, FF Green performed several actions. Which action should be corrected? (Sec. 5.7 F)
(A) Prior to taking out the glass skylight over the stairs, FF Green can make a HT announcement or break out a small pane of glass as a warning to members moving up the stairs below.
(B) Upon noticing that there was a closed door on the closet leading to the scuttle preventing adequate ventilation, and hearing the IC tell his aide via HT that the fire was “Doubtful”, FF Green did not descend the scuttle ladder to open the door.
(C) FF Green contacted the Officer of Ladder 400, the 2nd arriving Ladder Company, for permission to vent the top floor windows.
(D) Noticing a rear fire escape, FF Green notified his Officer that he was leaving the roof and teaming up with the OV FF from Ladder 300 to VEIS the 2nd floor.

12. A

A. Ventilate skylights. Take out the glass skylight over the stairs, units below shall be warned via h/t prior to breaking glass. Break out a small pane of glass as a warning to the members moving up the stairs below before breaking the remaining larger sections of glass. Members moving up the stairs shall stay close to the wall, keeping their hands off the stair rail until the glass has been dropped. Remove additional skylights as needed.

The scuttle ladder shall never be used to descend to the lower floors unless the fire is under control.

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13. Using the information in Question 12, which action taken by FF Green after completing roof duties would be correct if there was no fire escape? (Sec. 5.7 F)
(A) If the aerial ladder is still in position at the roof, descend the aerial ladder and team up with the LCC for VEIS of the 2nd floor.
(B) If the aerial ladder is still in position at the roof, descend the aerial ladder and team up with the LCC for VEIS of the 4th floor.
(C) Upon noticing that the aerial ladder had been moved from the roof, contact the IC and ask where he is needed.
(D) Remain on the roof to assist with roof ventilation.

13. B

6. When there is no fire escape, after completing their roof responsibilities, the roof firefighter will descend the aerial ladder, when it is still in position at the roof, and team up with the chauffeur for VEIS of the top floor. When the aerial ladder is not in position the roof firefighter shall contact their company officer and be guided by their direction

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14. Top floor fires in Row frame buildings create the potential for rapid fire spread via the cockloft. Which action taken by the 1st arriving Roof FF at a top floor fire in a “Brownstone type” Row frame was correct? (Sec. 5.7 F)
(A) The tools brought to the roof were a 6’ Halligan Hook, saw, Flashlight and HT.
(B) Returns were not opened to avoid increasing the flow of oxygen into the cockloft.
(C) Ventilated the top floor windows as ordered by the 2nd Arriving Ladder Officer.
(D) Called for a saw to be brought to the roof due to a tarred over roof skylight.

14. D


7. For top floor fires, pending the arrival of the saw to the roof, the roof firefighter shall open up the returns. Ventilate the top floor windows from the roof level as directed by the Ladder company officer operating on the top floor. The roof firefighter is also responsible for utilization of the saw to vent the cockloft and top floor as needed after completing initial duties.

NOTE:
Roof firefighters should be aware that they are the eyes of the Incident Commander as far as roof level size up is concerned. Report initial size up and any important additional information as it develops, such as penthouse structures, or the inability to ventilate the interior stairs due to either there being no skylight or tarred over roof skylights. (A saw must be called for in these instances)

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15. Along with augmenting the operations of the first ladder company as it pertains to immediate rescue and ventilation the 2nd ladder is responsible for several other tasks. Which is not one of them? (Sec. 5.8 Operations A, B, C, D)
(A) VEIS of only the floor above the fire and to check for fire extension.
(B) Confirm roof ventilation (assist first unit)
(C) Check rear and sides of buildings for extension and victims.
(D) Reinforce laddering and removal operations when necessary

15. A

A. All floors above the fire floor for VEIS and to check for fire extension

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16. For a fire on the top floor of an “OLT type” Row frame, the 2nd Ladder Company to arrive would be operating incorrectly in which choice? (Sec. 5.8 F)
(A) The Inside Team operated in the most severely threatened exposure.
(B) The Inside Team proceeded to the top floor of the fire building and VEIS the adjoining
apartment, including examination of the cockloft.
(C) The Officer assigned the LCC to an exposure when they were no longer needed for laddering operations on the front of the building.
(D) Common interior shafts that were covered at the roof level were checked for fire extension.

16. A

F. For fires on top floor:

1. In Brownstone type, split the company and examine exposures for extension in the cockloft. The inside team should operate in the most severely threatened exposure.

2. In OLT type, the inside team will proceed to the top floor of the fire building and be responsible for VEIS of the adjoining apartment, including examination of the cockloft.

In both situations described above, the Ladder Company Officer can assign the chauffeur to an exposure, when they are no longer needed at the aerial or for other laddering operations on the front of the building.

NOTE:
Common interior shafts may be encountered and must be given serious consideration as they pertain to fire extension. These shafts are often covered at roof level.

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Answer Questions 17 - 19 based on the information below.
Units respond to a fire on the 4th floor of 100 Pine Street, a 4 story “Brownstone Type” Row frame building. The fire building is the middle building in a row of 7 similar attached occupied dwellings. Fire is venting from two top floor windows of 100 Pine Street, and heavy smoke is pushing from the top floor of Exposure 2, 98 Pine Street. There is a medium smoke condition in 102 Pine Street, which is the Exposure 4 building. Ladder 100, a tiller ladder apparatus, is the first arriving Ladder Company and operating on the 4th floor of 100 Pine Street. Ladder 200, an aerial ladder company, arrives 2nd due to the fire.

17. Which action taken by the Inside Team of Ladder 200 should be corrected? (Sec. 5.8 F, 5.8.1)

(A) The Officer ordered the inside team to operate on the top floor of 98 Pine Street.
(B) The extinguisher FF left his extinguisher on the apparatus and took two 6’ hooks into the building.
(C) The Officer ordered his inside team to make inspection holes in the ceiling of each room.
(D) After notifying the IC that there was heavy fire in the cockloft, the Officer heard a HT transmission stating that there was heavy fire in the cockloft of Exposure 2A, 96 Pine Street. The Officer immediately called for a handline to the top floor of 98 Pine Street.

17. D

TOP FLOOR FIRE: Brownstone Type (3 window front)

INSIDE TEAM

(Second Arriving Ladder - RowFrame Building - Brownstone Type)

TOOLS: Remain the same.

Consideration should be given to the extinguisher firefighter taking two 6' hooks in lieu of the pressurized water extinguisher. The forcible entry firefighter can assist with the pulling of ceilings, once finished with other duties.

POSITION:

Initially, the top floor of the most severely threatened exposure.

DUTIES:

1. VEIS top floor of exposure.

2. Examine the cockloft. Make inspection holes in the ceiling of each room to check for fire extension. Don't pull the entire ceiling until a charged line is in position.

3. When fire is discovered in the cockloft, the IC must be notified immediately.

4. When it is determined that a stop of the fire can be made in this building, a hand line must be called for.

5. When a stop cannot be made in this building, they must move to additional exposures to determine boundaries of the fire spread. This might entail skipping a building at a fast spreading fire.

OUTSIDE TEAM

(Second Arriving Ladder - RowFrame Building - Brownstone Type)

CHAUFFEUR

TOOLS: Remain the same.

POSITION: Front of building.

DUTIES:

1. Position apparatus for laddering operations on the front of the fire building for rescue purposes and / or roof access.

The need for rescuing trapped occupants shall take preference when positioning apparatus

2. When no longer needed at the aerial, goes into an exposure as directed by their officer. VEIS the top floor and examine the cockloft as per Inside Team duties.

NOTE:
When exposed building is an IDLH area then members shall team up before entering exposures.

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Answer Questions 17 - 19 based on the information below.
Units respond to a fire on the 4th floor of 100 Pine Street, a 4 story “Brownstone Type” Row frame building. The fire building is the middle building in a row of 7 similar attached occupied dwellings. Fire is venting from two top floor windows of 100 Pine Street, and heavy smoke is pushing from the top floor of Exposure 2, 98 Pine Street. There is a medium smoke condition in 102 Pine Street, which is the Exposure 4 building. Ladder 100, a tiller ladder apparatus, is the first arriving Ladder Company and operating on the 4th floor of 100 Pine Street. Ladder 200, an aerial ladder company, arrives 2nd due to the fire.

18. Which action taken by the LCC and OV FF from Ladder 200 was incorrect? (Sec. 5.8.1, Outside Team)
(A) The LCC positioned the apparatus in the front of the fire building while considering the need for rescuing trapped occupants.
(B) The OV FF checked the rear of the building after ensuring that laddering operations were not needed in the front.
(C) After determining that he was no longer needed at the aerial, the LCC joined the Inside Team of Ladder 200.
(D) Due to the building not having a rear fire escape, the OV FF called the LCC via HT to team up and examine the top floor of Exposure 4.

18. C



2. When no longer needed at the aerial, goes into an exposure as directed by their officer. VEIS the top floor and examine the cockloft as per Inside Team duties

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Answer Questions 17 - 19 based on the information below.
Units respond to a fire on the 4th floor of 100 Pine Street, a 4 story “Brownstone Type” Row frame building. The fire building is the middle building in a row of 7 similar attached occupied dwellings. Fire is venting from two top floor windows of 100 Pine Street, and heavy smoke is pushing from the top floor of Exposure 2, 98 Pine Street. There is a medium smoke condition in 102 Pine Street, which is the Exposure 4 building. Ladder 100, a tiller ladder apparatus, is the first arriving Ladder Company and operating on the 4th floor of 100 Pine Street. Ladder 200, an aerial ladder company, arrives 2nd due to the fire.

19. The Roof FF of Ladder 200 operated incorrectly in which choice? (Sec. 5.8.1 Outside Team)
(A) Proceeded to the roof carrying a saw and 6’ Halligan Hook
(B) Using a Partner saw, the roof was cut over the front two rooms. After the initial cut was completed and opened, it was enlarged.
(C) After cutting the roof, the Roof FF made examination holes in the returns of all of the exposures to check for extension of fire.
(D) Upon discovering fire in the cockloft of Exposure 4, the Roof FF notified the IC and Officer of Ladder 200 via HT.

19. C

3. Make examination holes in the returns of the exposures. Use caution in opening returns as the fire may suddenly vent and cause face burns to the members operating. Check for extension, and report the results to company officer and IC.

4. Caution should be exercised when choosing returns to be opened. Returns remote from the fire should be avoided, as this action could spread the fire in the cockloft.

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20. When the 1st arriving Ladder Company at a Row frame fire is a Tower Ladder, the LCC shall remain at the pedestal for overall safety, control and coordination. Which action taken by the other members of the Outside Team for a fire on the 3rd floor of a 4 story Row frame is correct? (Sec. 5.9)
(A) At a “Brownstone Type” Row frame, the OV waited for completion of the roof size up before repositioning the basket to the 4th floor for VEIS. Prior to VEIS the OV teamed up with the Roof FF.
(B) At a “Brownstone type” Row frame, the OV FF waited for completion of the roof size up before repositioning the basket to the 3rd floor for ventilation as coordinated by the Ladder Officer. After venting the 3rd floor, the OV teamed up with the Roof FF and repositioned the basket to the 4th floor for VEIS.
(C) At an “OLT type” Row frame, the OV waited for completion of roof size up before repositioning the basket to the 3rd floor for VEIS.
(D) At an “OLT type” Row frame, the OV waited for completion of roof size up before repositioning the basket to the 4th floor for VEIS.

20. B

A. When the basket is used for roof access the saw and life saving rope will be brought to the roof.

B. BROWNSTONE TYPE:

The OV will wait for completion of roof size up before repositioning the basket to the fire floor for ventilation as coordinated with and ordered by the Ladder Company Officer inside the fire area to be vented. After venting the fire floor, reposition the basket to the top floor for VEIS. Prior to VEIS of the top floor the OV shall team up with the roof firefighter (or another available member).


C. OLD LAW TENEMENT TYPE:

The OV will wait for completion of roof size up before repositioning the basket to the fire floor for ventilation.

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21. Engine Companies have several general rules to adhere to at Row frame fires. Which one is not correct? (Sec. 6.1 A, B, C)
(A) Speed, operating in close quarters, and mobility of operation are of prime importance, therefore all interior hoselines stretched will be considered 1 3⁄4”.
(B) Officers of all engines arriving at fires will take positions at serviceable hydrants. They shall be alert to initiate in-line pumping when it would increase the speed of operation.
(C) The Officer should realize that the use of booster tank water, while the ECC is hooking up to the hydrant, will make for a speedier operation. The Officer must be informed when the pumper is receiving water from the hydrant.
(D) The first arriving Engine Company, operating in the original fire building at a top floor fire that has extended to the cockloft, should take a six-foot hook to pull ceilings.

21. D

C. An engine company, ordered to stretch a hoseline to the top floor of an exposure for purposes of extinguishing the fire in the cockloft, should take a six-foot hook to pull ceilings.

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22. Engine 721, Engine 772, and Engine 333 are assigned to a fire in the cellar a 3 story Row frame Building at 200 Irving Ave. There is an outside cellar entrance in the front of the building. Assuming the engine companies arrived in order of assignment, and teamed up to stretch hoselines, which company operated incorrectly? (Sec. 6.2)
(A) Engine 721 stretched the first hoseline through the front door, then to the cellar via the interior stairs to extinguish the fire.
(B) Engine 721 stretched the first hoseline though the front door, but was unable to advance down to the cellar due to the intensity of the fire, so the hoseline remained on the first floor to protect the public hall and stairs.
(C) Due to the 1st hoseline being used to cover the first floor public hall, and a backup line not needed, Engine 333 stretched a hoseline into the cellar via the interior stairs to extinguish the fire.
(D) After determining that the 1st hoseline could not be advanced down to the cellar via the interior stairs, Engine 721 stretched their hoseline to the top floor to extinguish fire after the cellar fire was controlled by the 2nd hoseline. Intervening floors were checked for fire on the way to the top floor, and a member was stationed on the landing.

22. C

3. If the first hoseline is used to cover the first floor public hall, and a back up line is not needed, the second hoseline will be stretched into the cellar via the outside cellar entrance to extinguish the fire.

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23. Which handline is stretched to the incorrect place for a fire on the first floor? (Sec. 6.3)
(A) In a “Brownstone type” Row frame, the 1st hoseline is stretched through the front door on the parlor floor to maintain the integrity of the interior stairs.
(B) In an “OLT type” Row frame, the 1st hoseline is stretched to the location of the fire.
(C) In an “OLT type” Row frame, the 2nd hoseline, if not needed to back up the 1st hoseline, is stretched to the floor above the fire.
(D) In a “Brownstone type” Row frame, the 2nd hoseline, if not needed to back up the 1st hoseline, is stretched through the front door on the second floor to maintain the integrity of the interior stairs.

23. A

NOTE:
In a Brownstone type Row Frame, the first hoseline shall be stretched through the front door on the first floor to extinguish the fire. The second hoseline, if not needed to back up the first hoseline, shall be stretched through the front door on the second (parlor) floor to maintain the integrity of the interior stairs.

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24. Fires on upper floors have the potential to develop into large, serious fires. Which hoseline is not following proper procedure for a fire on an upper floor? (Sec. 6.4)
(A) The 1st hoseline should be stretched to the location of the fire via the interior stairs.
(B) The 1st hoseline needs to have sufficient length to cover the entire building.
(C) The 2nd hoseline, if not needed to back up the 1st hoseline, must be stretched to an exposure.
(D) When the 2nd hoseline is stretched to an exposure, it must have sufficient length to cover the entire building.

24. C

B. Second hoseline

The second hoseline, if not needed to back up the first hoseline, should be stretched to the top floor or to the floor above. If a fire is reported in the exposure, the second hoseline may be more effective being stretched to the exposure, with the third or fourth hoseline stretched to back up hoseline #l. This hoseline will need to have sufficient length to cover the entire building

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25. BC QUESTION - If necessary, the Incident Commander should order a third hoseline
stretched as needed at a fire on the 1st floor or upper floor to all except? (Sec. 6.3 C, 6.4 C)
(A) To the fire building
(B) To an exposure
(C) To supply a tower ladder
(D) Through the fire building to the rear yard.

25. D

C. Third hoseline

If necessary the Incident Commander should order a third hoseline stretched as needed:

1. To the fire building.

2. To an exposure.

3. To supply a tower ladder.

4. Through an exposure to the rear yard.

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26. Which action taken at a building fully involved with fire showing in the exposures, also known as a “Holding Operation”, was correct? (Sec. 6.5)
(A) The first arriving engine company stretched two hoselines, one for entering the building and one to be used by the 3rd engine company.
(B) The first and second hoselines are always stretched to the fire building.
(C) The third hoseline is stretched to the top floor of an exposure.
(D) The 4th hoseline is always stretched to supply a Large Caliber Stream.

26. C

6.5
Building Fully Involved and Fire in Exposures-Holding Operation

When a building is fully involved with fire showing in exposure(s) the first arriving engine company should stretch one 3 ½" supply line for a tower ladder, and a hoseline for entering the building. Prior to the use of the TL stream, multiversal nozzle on the pumper, or heavy caliber stream, consideration must be given to the life hazard and the need for advancement of an interior hoseline.

A. First hoseline

The first hoseline is stretched into the fire building through the front door.

B. Second hoseline

The second hoseline, if not needed to back up the first hoseline, is stretched to the top floor of the most severe exposure. This hoseline will be needed to protect the cockloft, and interior shafts. While proceeding to top floor check intermediate floors for fire.

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.

D. Fourth hoseline

Stretched as ordered by the Incident Commander.

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28. Which choice is incorrect concerning engine operations at a heavy fire in a vacant building in a row of vacant buildings? (Sec. 6.7 B)

(A) The first to arrive engine Company stretches a 3 1/2" hoseline to supply a tower ladder and stretches a hoseline for use on the exterior of the building.
(B) The first hoseline initially operates from the exterior until the tower ladder, multiversal, or a heavy caliber stream can be placed into operation. The hoseline is then stretched into the most severe exposure.
(C) The second hoseline, if not needed to back up the first hoseline, is stretched to the opposite exposure or through the exposure to the rear yard.
(D) Either the first or second hoseline is stretched to the fire building.

28. D

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. If necessary, the first engine company can position the apparatus to use the multiversal nozzle. In line pumping should be given consideration in this type of situation.

2. First hoseline

Initially operate from the exterior until the tower ladder, multiversal, or a heavy caliber stream can be placed into operation. The hoseline is then stretched into the most severe exposure.

3. Second hoseline

If not needed to back up the first hoseline, stretched to the opposite exposure or through an exposure to the rear yard.

4. Additional hoselines

As directed by the Incident Commander.

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27. Fires in vacant Row frame buildings must be treated with great caution. Choose the incorrect action taken at a fire in a vacant building in a row of occupied Row frames. (Sec. 6.7 A)
(A) The first engine company dropped two hoselines: a 3 1⁄2” line to supply a tower ladder and a hoseline stretched to the fire building.
(B) The second hoseline was stretched to back up the first hoseline.
(C) The second hoseline was stretched to the fire building.
(D) The second hoseline was stretched to an exposure.

27. A

A. Vacant Buildings in a Row of Occupied Frames

1 The first to arrive engine company should drop two hoselines: one a 3 ½" line to supply a TL, and a hoseline to enter the most severe exposure.

2. First hoseline

First hoseline is stretched to most severe exposure.

3. Second hoseline

If not needed to back up the first hoseline, shall be stretched to the fire building or to the opposite exposure.

4. Third hoseline

Stretched to the fire building or to the opposite exposure, depending on where the second hoseline was stretched.

5. Fourth hoseline

As ordered by the Incident Commander.

6. Occupied exposures should be given the first consideration and all operations should be in that direction.

7. A heavy fire requires the use of one or more tower ladders. Hoselines should be laid by engine companies with this in mind.

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29. Ensuring that sufficient units are on hand to fight Row frame building fires is extremely important. Which general guideline is not correct? (Sec. 7.6)
(A) When a floor is fully involved from front to rear, it is advisable to call for an additional engine and ladder.
(B) When two or more floors are fully involved, the need for a second alarm must be considered.
(C) When a top floor fire has extended to the cockloft, a second alarm is required.
(D) When two buildings are involved, we have a second alarm situation.
(E) Prompt consideration must be given to transmitting a 3rd alarm when the fire extends
beyond two buildings.

29. B

7.6
Most fires in these buildings will be extinguished by first alarm units or an all hands assignment. When we are using all hands and the fire is not under control, it may be necessary to special call an extra engine and ladder to the scene. While no guidelines can be firmly set, the following rules generally apply because of the rapid spread of fire in these buildings:

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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30. BC QUESTION - The IC has many duties and strategies to consider. Which one is not correct? (Sec. 7.2, 7.7, 7.9, 7.10)
(A) When the fire is of multiple alarm proportion, the strategy is to set up a perimeter of heavy caliber streams flanking the front of the building, with 1 3⁄4” lines in the front and rear of the building.
(B) To cut off fire that is traveling in the cockloft towards the exposures, it may be necessary to skip a building to get ahead of the fire. Once a line has been placed in proper position, it can advance to the center of the fire area by going through the walls between the buildings.
(C) To determine conditions on arrival the Chief must use the HT to determine: the extent of fire in the cockloft, how many buildings are involved, physical punishment sustained by members, and the degree of fire in the rear and accessibility to the rear of the building via the street in the rear.
(D) When addresses are prominent and/or buildings can readily be distinguished from each other by features the IC may use plain English to assign units to exposure sectors.

30. 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. As hand lines reach the center of the fire, the outside lines must not be directed into the buildings in which the companies are operating.