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1. An officer conducting drill on foam operations stated that when using foam on a fire, the fire must be completely extinguished, or it will begin to burn back across the surface as soon as the foam begins to break down. (TB Foam—2.2)
A. Agree or D. Disagree?

1. A

Foam extinguishes progressively. Firefighters can begin extinguishing a fire at the
edge of the fuel that is nearest to them and continue to apply more agent, projecting
the boundary of the foam blanket further away with each movement. Other agents
are very “transient,” meaning that the area extinguished is subject to fire coming back
across the surface as the agent disperses. An important point to consider is that the
fire must be completely extinguished or it will begin to burn back across the surface
as soon as the foam begins to break down. In this case all of the foam applied will
have been wasted

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2. A Lieutenant orders the use of an AFFF extinguisher on an oil burner fire in the cellar of a multiple dwelling. In this situation, he would be incorrect to think that? (TB Foam—2.4, 3.2)
A. The AFFF will spread rapidly over the surface leading to a fast knockdown
B. The film produced by the AFFF may be unstable because AFFF is not aerated
C. The AFFF should provide a good seal against hot metal tank surfaces in the boiler room.
D. As a precaution, a foam handline should be called for as a backup

2. C

2.4 Foam Solution
 Foam solution is the mixture that results when foam concentrate is proportioned at a predetermined rate with water. Foam solution can be produced in several ways: o Premixed solutions such as the AFFF extinguisher are easy to prepare, but lose their strength over time, and it is impossible to premix sufficient quantities to extinguish large fires. When using the AFFF extinguisher, knockdown will be observed but the film produced might be unstable because it is not aerated. Breakdown around hot metal, especially pipes in boiler rooms, should be anticipated. As a precaution, a foam handline should be made ready. o Another method used to obtain foam solution is to educt the concentrate into a moving stream of water using a foam eductor. Water moving through a hoseline is forced through the body of the eductor, which tapers down to a narrow throat area where it is then permitted to expand back to the full size of the hose. As the water rushes across the throat and expands, it creates an area of low pressure. This is called the “venturi effect.” This venturi effect is used to draw concentrate out of its container up through a pick-up tube and into the eductor where it is mixed with the water stream. o Foam solution can be produced by injecting a supply of concentrate at the proper proportion into a pumper that is also receiving a source of water. The foam and water mix in the pump and are discharged as solution. This is accomplished by a portable Foam Injection Metering Module (FIMM) carried by Satellite Units and Foam Tankers.

3.2 Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF)  Extinguishing Characteristics o AFFF spreads rapidly over the surface, leading to faster knockdown of fire than protein-based foams. This permits use of a lower application rate and results in less concentrate used. o AFFF can be used through a standard fog nozzle where the reach of the stream is a consideration, or in other specialized circumstances. o AFFF’s rapid drainage time causes poor resistance to flashback and burn-back. o AFFF is not suitable for use on Reformulated Gasoline, Gasohol or polar solvents. Its use should be restricted to hydrocarbon fuels which do not contain any polar additives. It is excellent for fuel oil, kerosene and jet fuel products. o AFFF has little fuel-shedding ability and it should not be used for sub-surface injection. o AFFF has trouble sealing against hot metal tank surfaces. Additional cooling lines on the tank exterior or higher application rates may be required to overcome this. o Wind, water spray and extended pre-burn times affect the stability of the blanket.  Distribution o FDNY's use of AFFF is limited to a 2 ½-gallon hand-held extinguisher, through a straight bore nozzle, on small oil burner fires either in or out of the pit.

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3. There are 4 primary methods of extinguishment that occur when the FDNY uses foam to extinguish a fire. Regarding these methods, it is incorrect to state that foam? (TB Foam—2.5)
A. Smothers—prevents air from mixing with the flammable vapors given off by the liquid
B. Suppresses--Stops or reduces the generation and release of flammable vapors
C. Separates the flame from the surface of the fuel, reducing the tendency of the fuel to boil, thus giving off fewer vapors
D. Cools—Foam concentrate cools the fuel, further reducing vapor generation

3. D

 Finished firefighting foams are designed to be lighter than the fuels they are placed on and thus float on the surface of the fuel. This results in four primary methods of extinguishment:
o Smothers - prevents air from mixing with the flammable vapors given off by the liquid.
o Suppresses - stops or reduces the generation and release of flammable vapors.
o Separates - separates the flame from the surface of the fuel, which reduces the tendency of the fuel to boil, thus giving off fewer vapors.
o Cools - water content of the foam cools the fuel, further reducing vapor generation. It also extinguishes burning Class "A" materials in the spill area and cools adjacent metal surfaces such as tank walls.

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4. Regarding the FDNY’s Universal Gold 1%-3% AR-AFFF, it would be incorrect to state that? (TB FOAM—3.1)
A. It is freeze / thaw stable—if frozen, upon thawing there is no performance loss
B. Can be generated only with fresh water C. Should not be mixed as a concentrate with any other type of other foam product
D. May be used as finished foam side by side with other foam products on the same fire

4. B

3.1 TYPES OF LOW EXPANSION FOAM Universal Gold 1% - 3% Alcohol Resistant - Aqueous Film Forming Foam (-AFFF)
 Extinguishing Characteristics
o AR-AFFF foam concentrate is designed to fulfill two specific functions. The first is to form a protective membrane between the fuel and the foam. The second is to make the foam much more stable and heat-resistant, which provides better burn-back resistance.
o AR-AFFF is freeze/thaw stable. If the product is frozen, upon thawing there is no performance loss.
o AR-AFFF should not be mixed with any other type of foam product.
o AR-AFFF can be used side-by-side with other foam products on the same fire, when necessary.
o AR-AFFF foam can be generated with either fresh or salt water.
o Properly stored, AR-AFFF can remain effective for up to 25 years.
 Distribution
o AR-AFFF foam is the most widely used concentrate in the Department and is currently allotted as follows:
 Three (3) red-banded five-gallon containers issued to every Engine company.
 Two (2) red-banded five-gallon containers issued to every Ladder company.
 1500 gallons stored on each of the Department’s five (5) Foam Tankers.
 Stored in 55 gallon drums at each of the Foam Tanker locations.
 Stored in five-gallon containers at each of the 19 Foam Depots citywide.
 Marine Division carries 3300 gallons in both the “343” and “Firefighter 2.” “The Bravest” holds 200 gallons and each of the 10 - 33’ boats carry 25 gallons.

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5. Foam concentrates must not be mixed, thus the FDNY color codes foam containers around the top as follows? (TB Foam—4.1)
A. AR-AFFF—Brown, Hi-Expansion—Yellow, AFFF—Blue
B. AR-AFFF—Red, Hi-Expansion—Yellow, AFFF—Black
C. AR-AFFF—Brown, Hi-Expansion—Yellow, AFFF—Black
D. AR-AFFF—Red, Hi-Expansion—Yellow, AFFF—Blue

5. B

4.1 4.2 It is imperative that the correct foam concentrate is used for the situation encountered. To ensure that foam concentrates are not mixed, containers are color-coded (banded) around the top, as follows:
 AR-AFFF Red
 Hi-Expansion Yellow
 AFFF Black

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6. Units are operating at a flammable liquid fire in a tank where AR-AFFF was used to extinguish the fire, but there are spot fires around the edges of the tank. Regarding the extinguishment of these spot fires, it would be most correct to think? (TB Foam—4.2)
A. The use of dry chemical will have an adverse reaction with the foam
B. A dry chemical extinguisher should apply a high velocity stream directly into the tank
C. A dry chemical extinguisher should be used to discharge dry chemical into a foam stream
D. A Purple K unit should apply a high velocity dry chemical stream directly into the tank

 Mixing different concentrates must be avoided at all costs, particularly in the storage tanks of Foam Tankers and the Foam Tender. The reaction that takes place when two different types of concentrate mix, or when two different brands of the same type of concentrate mix, can have a very destructive effect on the foam. This could result in a foam blanket that does not work when applied. In extreme cases, the mixing of two different types of concentrate may result in the foam gelling into a semi-solid mass that cannot be removed. When this occurs, the storage/booster tank and everything in it must be placed out-of-service and disposed of.

 At times, the Department will intentionally apply two different types of finished firefighting foam at an incident. This is routinely done at aircraft incidents. Port Authority crash trucks are mandated by the Federal Aviation Administration to use AFFF, due to its fast knockdown capability on jet fuels. Either prior to or after the evacuation has occurred, FDNY units will arrive and may be faced with the task of overhauling the scene. This could involve entering a foam blanket that is floating on jet fuel. Prior to and throughout the entry into this area, a blanket of aerated AR-AFFF foam should be applied to provide maximum security to our members.

 Modern foams do not have an adverse reaction with dry chemical, but the force of a high velocity stream of dry chemical can mechanically disrupt a foam blanket. It may be necessary to utilize a dry chemical extinguisher to extinguish spot fires around the edges of a tank. Dry chemical must be used to extinguish a three-dimensional fire when the burning fuel is dropping down. Apply dry chemical in combination with the foam stream so that any disruption is immediately recovered. This can be accomplished by discharging the dry chemical into the foam stream using hand-held extinguishers or one of the Department’s six Dry Chemical Units. The foam stream will carry the dry chemical to where it is needed.

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7. Company and Chief Officers must have knowledge of the capabilities of the FDNY Foam Delivery System. Which point below is incorrect regarding this system? (TB Foam—7.2, 8.4)
A. A first alarm of 3 engines (who carry three 5 gallon containers of AR-AFFF) and 2 ladders (who carry two 5 gallon containers of AR-AFFF) will provide 65 gallons of AR-AFFF concentrate
B. 65 gallons of AR-AFFF foam concentrate provides approximately 17 minutes of finished firefighting foam at a 3% setting on the educator.
C. With one handline in operation and 65 gallons of AR-AFFF foam concentrate, you can extinguish approximately 800 square feet of fire
D. Engine companies have handline foam eductors, which flow 125 GPM. At 3%, these eductors consume 3.75 gallons of foam concentrate per minute

7. C

8.4 Spills
 If the spill has ignited, stretch a foam handline and extinguish the fire. The amount of concentrate available on a first alarm assignment is 13 five-gallon containers. With one handline in operation, you will be able to extinguish approximately 600 square feet (20’X30’) of fire. This supply will last approximately 17 minutes at a 3% setting. Using two handlines simultaneously will increase the area covered, but reduce operational time. Both criteria are important for a successful operation. Anything more than a small spill may require additional alarms as well as the transmission of signal 10-86.

Note: NFPA 11 recommends having a 15-minute supply of concentrate on hand for spill fires.

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Answer questions 8 - 9 based on the following scenario:
You are a Lieutenant working in E99, which has a second piece, a Foam Tanker. You are special called by a Battalion Chief to operate at an overturned gasoline tank truck mishap where 1000 gallons of gasoline has been spilled in the street. The BC orders you to operate your Foam Deck Gun to cover the spill using the 1500 gallons of AR-AFFF in your Foam Tanker.

8. If you utilize your Foam Deck Gun with a 1000 GPM nozzle, educting concentrate at 3%, your 1500 gallon tank supply of foam concentrate will last approximately how long?

A. 50 minutes
B. 66 minutes
C. 75 minutes
D. 100 minutes

8. A

 Foam Tankers are excellent attack units for medium-scale flammable or combustible liquid incidents such as an overturned gasoline tank truck. Supplying water to the tanker and utilizing the foam deck gun will provide a mobile foam platform in which a 500 GPM, 750 GPM or 1000 GPM nozzle application can be applied at 1% or 3%. This procedure will enable one 1500-gallon Foam Tanker to supply finished firefighting foam for the following durations:

NOZZLE 1% 3%
1000 GPM nozzle 150 min. 50 min.
750 GPM nozzle 200 min. 66 min.
500 GPM nozzle 300 min. 100 min.

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

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Answer questions 8 - 9 based on the following scenario:
You are a Lieutenant working in E99, which has a second piece, a Foam Tanker. You are special called by a Battalion Chief to operate at an overturned gasoline tank truck mishap where 1000 gallons of gasoline has been spilled in the street. The BC orders you to operate your Foam Deck Gun to cover the spill using the 1500 gallons of AR-AFFF in your Foam Tanker.

9. In this situation, all of the following tactic(s) below would be correct except?
A. A dedicated Engine with an operating hydrant should be assigned to supply the Foam Tanker
B. Water should be supplied to the Foam Tanker at 200 PSI
C. The Foam Tanker must be running, and must be in pumps
D. A 3 ½” supply line should be used to supply the Foam Tanker and extra 3 ½” hose should be stretched to allow the Foam Tanker to reposition as progress is made

9. C

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

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10. BC QUESTION — Regarding the duties of FOAM Coordinators on Signals 10-86 or 1087, it would be correct to state that? (TB Foam 7.8)
A. Three Foam Coordinators respond on signals 10-86 or 10-87
B. One Foam Coordinator, if necessary, may be used for routine fire duty at a 10-86 or 10-87
C. Upon completion of a major foam operation, the first arriving Foam Coordinator shall request a Foam Inventory through the dispatcher.
D. When more than 400 gallons of foam concentrate is used at an operation, a Foam Coordinator shall take steps to replenish concentrate to the Foam System

10. C

7.8 8. 8.1 Foam Coordinators  All Battalion Chiefs have been trained in foam operations and may be designated as “Foam Coordinators.” Two Foam Coordinators will respond to all incidents where signal 10-86 or 10-87 is transmitted to manage foam operations and serve as technical advisors to the Incident Commander. Responsibilities include:

o Report to the Incident Commander and identify yourself as the Foam Coordinator.

o Ensure the Department’s foam capability is effectively utilized and coordinated as operationally required.
 Determine which product is required to control the fire or spill.
 Advise the Incident Commander of the type of foam needed, flow rates and duration.
 Select the foam staging area and supervise set-up of the supply system.  Advise on application methods and appliances.

o Establish and conduct foam training programs and drills within their assigned borough, as requested by the Borough Commander. Consultation with the Foam Manager will be necessary to ensure training will not conflict with citywide schedules.
o Make recommendations to the Department's Foam Manager for improving operational procedures, foam equipment and drills.
o Upon completion of a major foam operation, the first-to-arrive Foam Coordinator shall request a foam inventory through the dispatcher. The Dispatcher will notify Foam Depots via teleprinter to provide inventory.
o When more than 500 gallons of foam concentrate is used, or at a prolonged operation where delivery to the scene is required, the Foam Coordinator shall comply with applicable procedures outlined in Section 11.
o Establish and maintain foam pre-fire plans for bulk oil facilities where they will be the first assigned Foam Coordinator. This should be coordinated with the Borough Commander and Foam Manager.

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

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11. First alarm units arrive at a spill of a liquid product from a tank truck, where the driver requests that the product not be covered with foam so that it can be recovered. FDNY units should know that a foam handline should be stretched and put into operation if?

1. The product is on fire
2.The product is a combustible or flammable liquid
3. Members will be operating in the area of the spill
4. The spill causes an exposure problem

A. 1, 3, 4
B. 1, 2, 3
C. 2, 3, 4
D. 1, 2, 4
E. 1, 2, 3, 4

11. A

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12. A unit operating a foam handline at a spill that is contained should know that the widest pattern at the lowest velocity will be achieved by directing the foam stream? (TB Foam 8.4)

A. On the ground ahead of the fire
B. Against something to deflect the stream and allow the foam to slide downward
C. Skyward in a back and forth motion
D. Skyward in a counterclockwise motion

12. A

 If the spill is contained or not flowing:
o Direct a foam stream on the ground ahead of the fire in such a manner as to bounce the foam onto the fire. This will achieve the widest pattern at the lowest velocity.
o Try to deflect the stream against something and allow the foam to slide down and work its way across the burning liquid.
o If the above methods are not possible, then direct the foam stream skyward in a slow back and forth motion, allowing the foam to fall as gently as possible over the surface. This will cover the spill and reduce disruption at the blanket.

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13. First alarm units arrive a Tank Truck accident where the tank is slowly leaking a flammable liquid product. The BC orders to members to add water to the tank at the top because there is room in the tank to do so, stating that the water will settle and create a water leak from the tank. The BC is correct only if the leak is near the?

A. (TB Foam—8.5) Top of the tank and the leaking product has a specific gravity of less than one.
B. Top of the tank and the leaking product has a specific gravity of more than one.
C. Bottom of the tank and the leaking product has a specific gravity of less than one.
D. Bottom of the tank and the leaking product has a specific gravity of more than one.

13. C

o If the leak is near the bottom of the tank and the leaking product has a specific gravity of less than 1 (almost all flammable and combustible liquids do) it may be advisable to add water to the tank if there is room at the top to do so. The water will settle to the bottom of the tank and the product will float on top of the water, resulting in a "water leak."

o Once the spill is abated and the leak stopped, a decision has to be made whether to allow the tanker to proceed or have it off-loaded. If confident that the vehicle can be moved without the leak starting again, an Engine company may escort the vehicle to its loading facility if the facility is within New York City. If the truck has to leave New York City, notify the adjoining jurisdiction and have an Engine company escort the vehicle to the border. If the vehicle is not in a condition to move, the contents will have to be off-loaded

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14. First alarm units arrive at a serious tank truck accident where there is a heavy fire exposing the tank truck. Regarding the concerns of a possible BLEVE, it would be correct to state that? (TB Foam—8.7)

A. With older steel tanks, a BLEVE will not occur
B. With newer aluminum tanks the chance of a BLEVE occurring has been greatly increased
C. Aluminum tanks melt at approximately 1220 degrees
D. It is extremely important to get a large caliber stream on the fire quickly.

14. C

8.7 Tank Truck Accident with a Fire  This scenario leads to a more serious situation with the addition of fire exposing the tank truck. With the older steel tanks a BLEVE can occur. With the newer aluminum tanks, the problem of a BLEVE has been reduced because the shell will melt at approximately 1220 degrees F. If the tank is made of steel, or when an aluminum tank remains intact, the chance of a BLEVE still exists and it is extremely important to get a large caliber stream on the vapor area of the tank quickly. This should be done before, or if enough resources are on-scene, in conjunction with stretching a foam handline.
 Follow all applicable procedures of Section 8.4.
 After stretching the initial foam handlines for this operation, have a separate pumper test and hook up to a hydrant. This pumper will supply the Foam Tanker when it arrives

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15. BC QUESTION — A Battalion Chief operating at a major Bulk Oil Tank fire should know which point(s) below to be accurate? (TB Foam—8.3)

A. If the liquid in the tank is filled to the top, have bulk oil personnel remove product via the bottom of the tank
B. Ensure that the product is within 10 feet of the top of the tank
C. Apply foam into the “WINDOW”, located on the downwind side of the tank
D. The “WINDOW” is a small area where the flames aren’t as tall, and has less convection currents, allowing more foam to reach the surface of the fuel

15. A & D

 If the tank is filled to the top, bulk oil personnel will have to remove some product via the bottom of the tank. If planning to extinguish the fire, ensure that the product level is within five feet of the top of the tank. If too much product is removed a large "chimney" will form and carry away much of the foam. Also, the lower the product level in the tank, the more likely the top of the tank is to curl in, making application of foam more difficult. Apply the foam as gently as possible to the surface of the tank. Try to apply the foam into the "WINDOW". This is an area in the plume, which is located on the upwind side of the tank. It is a small area where the flames aren't as tall. There are less convection currents in this area, which allows more foam to reach the surface of the fuel.

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1. Regarding the use of CIRS, it would be correct to state that the Medical Officer must be notified via FDOC for all? (SB 7—2.1, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 3.5)
1. Injuries
2. Biological Exposures
3. Non-Biological Exposures
4. Illnesses (the Flu) not related to an exposure, which stop a member from continuing on duty
A. 1, 2, 3
B. 1, 2, 4
C. 1, 3, 4
D. 2, 3, 4
E. 1, 2, 3, 4

1. B

2.2.2 Non-Biological Exposures - A member exposed to a non-biological hazardous
substance, or possible hazardous substance. Medical officer notification is required only for symptoms.
Note: If a member exhibits symptoms from a biological or non-biological exposure,
both an Injury and an Exposure Report must be completed.

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2. Which one of the following injuries may be classified as a “Minor Injury”? (SB 7 - 2.1.3)
A. A small 2nd degree burn injury
B. A sprained ankle with mild swelling
C. A member trips and falls resulting in fainting or blackout for a few seconds
D. Mild conjunctivitis

2. D

2.1.3 Minor Injury is an injury determined by the on duty medical officer. A minor
injury does not require the member to be granted the remainder of the tour or be
granted a medical leave. Examples of some minor injuries include, but are not
limited to:
 Small abrasions
 First degree burns
 Mild conjunctivitis
 Minor contusions
 Foreign body in eye, already removed
 Lacerations, not requiring sutures
 Minor sprains and strains with no swelling or discoloration
The following shall not be classified as Minor Injuries:
 Burns, other than first degree
 Chest pains
 Sprains or strains, with swelling or discoloration
 Any injury resulting in fainting, blackout, or loss of memory
 Shortness of breath

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3. The Captain from Engine 99 returns from a Haz-Mat job where she and all of the firefighters were exposed to a chemical, but no member is exhibiting any symptoms of illness at this time. The Captain and three of the firefighters are assigned to E99, and the fourth exposed FF is a 90 day detail from Ladder 100. In this situation, regarding the use of CIRS, the Officer would be correct to think?
(SB 7 - 3.4, 3.7, 4.1, 4.4, 4.6)

A. The Officer cannot initiate a non-biological exposure report without first notifying the medical officer
B. When initiating the exposure report on CIRS, the Officer should enter all 9’s in the 16 digit space
C. The Captain may utilize Group Reporting for herself and all 4 firefighters, provided they have the same non-biological exposure, no symptoms, and were all working in the same unit
D. The exposure reports must be initiated and submitted no later than 7 days from the date of the exposure. Within 7 days from the date of the exposure, if modifications are made to the report, the report will continue to be categorized as original

3. D

3.7 A Non-Biological Exposure Report for a member who does not exhibit symptoms can be initiated without medical officer notification.

If the injury/exposure occurred at a non-response, the Supervisor shall enter all 9’s in the 16 digit space and the Supervisor will be required to provide the address or cross streets where the injury/exposure occurred (e.g. address in front of hydrant, address of training academy, firehouse).

4.1 All available injury/exposure information must be initiated and submitted no later
than 7 days from the date of the injury/exposure with or without the member’s signature and/or narrative.
Any injury/exposure reports that are not initiated and submitted within 7 days from the date of the injury/exposure cannot be entered into CIRS. If this occurs, the Supervisor is required to forward a CIRS-1 report, available on the Intranet, through the chain of command to the Chief of Safety with an explanation of the circumstances.

4.4 Within 7 days from the date of the injury/exposure, modifications to the report replace the original submission, and the report will continue to be categorized as original.

4.6 Supervisors may submit Group Reporting for identical non-biological exposure of members who do not exhibit symptoms by the following procedure: This functionality avoids duplicate data entry but requires that the group of members all had the same non-biological exposure and are assigned to the same unit. Any member not assigned (e.g., detailed and working in that unit for the tour) must be entered separately.

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4. A member will be placed on “Medical Leave” if a member is granted “Remainder of the Tour” by the on-duty medical officer. (SB 7 - 2.1.2)
A. Agree or D. Disagree?

4. D

2.1.2 Remainder of the Tour is an excused absence granted by the on duty medical
officer for an injury. This excused absence does not exceed the current tour the
member was working. This excused absence is not designated as Medical Leave.

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5. At 0545 hours, E283 returns to quarters from an EMS run where one member had a biological exposure. The officer should be aware that this Biological Exposure report must be entered into CIRS? (SB 7 — 4.1 Note)
A. Within 24 hours
B. Within 7 days
C. By the end of the tour
D. Immediately

5. D

Note: Biological exposures must be entered into CIRS immediately to ensure
appropriate exposure investigation and follow-up.

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6. Members of E92 return from a Haz-Mat job where they were exposed to a chemical and now all the members from Engine 92 are coughing and wheezing on their return to quarters. In this situation, it would be correct for the Officer to prepare? (SB 7 — 3.8)
A. Only an exposure report
B. Only an injury report
C. Both an injury report and an exposure report
D. Both a CIRS-1 report and an exposure report

6. C

3.8 An Injury Report shall be prepared if symptoms of an injury, or illness are related to an exposure. The exposure that caused the injury or illness and the fact that a Biological or Non-Biological Exposure Report has been prepared shall be noted in the narrative of the Injury Report. A notation shall also be made in the narrative of the Exposure Report that an Injury Report has been prepared.

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7. Officers preparing injury / exposure reports would be incorrect to think? (SB 7 - 4.1, 4.3)
A. Injury and exposure reports may be initiated and submitted with or without the members signature
B. Injury and exposure reports may be initiated and submitted with or without the narrative
C. All injuries sustained in quarters require the Officer on duty to notify the administrative Battalion Chief
D. Injuries in quarters investigated by the Administrative Battalion require the BC to forward a letterhead report to the Chief of Safety

7. D

4.1 All available injury/exposure information must be initiated and submitted no later than 7 days from the date of the injury/exposure with or without the member’s signature and/or narrative.

4.3 All injuries sustained in quarters require the officer on duty to notify the administrative Battalion Chief. The administrative Battalion Chief shall forward a letterhead report to the Chief of Operations as outlined in Section 7.5.1 of the Uniformed Regulations.

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8. All levels of Command (Supervisors—Company Officers; Reviewers—Battalion Chiefs) should access CIRS _______, to provide any required review / recommendations? (SB 7—3.3, 6.1)
A. Every tour
B. Daily
C. Weekly
D. Monthly

8. B

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9. BC Question - If a member sustains a burn, smoke or heat exhaustion injury, it would be incorrect to state that? (SB 7—5.1-5.4, 6.2.3)
A. A new screen in CIRS will automatically open for the Officer preparing the report containing a burn, smoke, heat exhaustion injury report
B. Burn, smoke, heat exhaustion injury report recommendations on how to prevent future injuries must be written by Supervisors for firefighters, by Officers when preparing their own report, and by Battalion Chiefs, Deputy Chiefs and the Borough Commander
C. The Bureau of Operations and Safety Command will receive an electronic notification when a burn, smoke, heat exhaustion injury report is completed
D. A burn, smoke, heat exhaustion injury report screen is only available to Battalions, Divisions and Boroughs and shall be reviewed daily to provide required recommendations

9. D

6.2.3 Burn/Smoke/Heat Exhaustion Injury Report Screen
 This screen is only available to Boroughs and Divisions, and shall be reviewed daily to provide required recommendations.

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10. BC Question - When reviewing an injury or exposure report, a Chief should not return a report for clarification that is missing a member’s signature and / or narrative. (SB 7—6.2.1)
A. Agree or D. Disagree?

10 A

 Return for Clarification: If the injury/exposure report requires clarification, the Reviewer will send the report back to the Supervisor. A report missing a member’s signature and/or narrative is not a reason to return for clarification.

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11. Captains are required to post a summary of occupational illnesses and injuries for the preceding year every? (SB 7—Add 1, 1.3)
A. Jan 1st thru March 31st
B. Feb 1st thru April 30th
C. Jan 1st thru July 31st
D. Feb 1st thru Dec 31st

11. B

The Supervisor is no longer required to record SH-900 information in the Office Record Journal. These records will be captured by the CIRS program. In February, each unit
shall post the SH-900.1 Summary report. Using the date range of the previous year, print a copy of the report. From February 1st to April 30th the Summary SH-900.1 of all injuries and illnesses for the previous year must be posted on a notice board accessible to all employees.

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12. A letterhead report shall be forwarded to the Chief of? (SB 7—Add 2—1.3)
A. Operations, if three or more members suffer injuries during the same tour, resulting in medical leave within 7 days of that tour
B. Safety, if three or more members suffer injuries at the same tour, resulting in remainder of the tour or medical leave that tour
C. Operations, if three or more members suffer injuries at the same incident, resulting in medical leave that tour
D. Safety, if three or more members suffer injuries at the same incident, resulting in medical leave that tour

12. C

1.3 In order to collect data on the events that lead to multiple injuries and to prepare
strategies to prevent injuries, the Chief of Operations requires the supervisor of a unit to submit a report when:
 Three or more members suffer injuries at the same incident resulting in medical leave
that tour.

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Answer Questions 1 - 6 based on the following scenario:
First alarm units arrive at the scene of a chemical spill at Saint John’s University in Queens. Campus security indicates that there was an experiment taking place on the third floor of the science building, and now there exists a strong chemical odor throughout the building.
1. The first arriving ladder company, who is responsible for Hazard Assessment, would be correct to think they should? (ERP—11.1.2, 11.1.5, 11.1.6)
A. Divide into two teams—one for Hazard Identification and one for Site Access Control. No person involved in the operational activities of these teams is to work alone.
B. The LCC should position the unit apparatus as a barrier for site access control, then immediately join the Hazard Identification team
C. The Hazard Identification team should identify container shapes and sizes, identify visible markings and labels and provide primary search reports for any location they enter
D. The Information Resource team should access the Hazard Action Guidebook, DOT Guidebook to confirm guide numbers, isolation distances and evacuation information. This information should be verified with the second arriving Engine

1. C

11.1.1 The First Arriving Ladder Company is responsible for hazard assessment.
11.1.2 Members of the First Arriving Ladder Company will be divided into teams.
The team concept is to provide for the safety and accountability of all the
members. No person involved in the operational activities of these teams is to
work alone.

11.1.4 Ladder Chauffer: Apparatus placement
A. Positions apparatus out of the hazard area and as a barrier for site access
control as ordered
B. Coordinates apparatus placement with other responding units
C. Remains with apparatus until further ordered

11.1.6 First Arriving Ladder Team 2: Information resources
A. Back-up Team for Team 1
B. Access Hazard Action Guidebook & D.O.T. Guidebook, locating appropriate
Guide, isolation and evacuation recommendations
C. Confirm Guide Number, isolation distance and evacuation information.
Verify with Second Arriving Ladder Company

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Answer Questions 1 - 6 based on the following scenario:
First alarm units arrive at the scene of a chemical spill at Saint John’s University in Queens. Campus security indicates that there was an experiment taking place on the third floor of the science building, and now there exists a strong chemical odor throughout the building.

2. The primary back-up team for the first arriving ladder’s Hazard ID team is the? (ERP 11.1.6)
A. First arriving Engine C. First Arriving Ladder’s Information Resource Team
B. Second Arriving Engine D. Second Arriving Ladder’s Exclusion Zone Team

2. C

11.1.6 First Arriving Ladder Team 2: Information resources
A. Back-up Team for Team 1
B. Access Hazard Action Guidebook & D.O.T. Guidebook, locating appropriate
Guide, isolation and evacuation recommendations
C. Confirm Guide Number, isolation distance and evacuation information.
Verify with Second Arriving Ladder Company
D. Report information to Officer
E. Monitor Handie-talkie/radio

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Answer Questions 1 - 6 based on the following scenario:
First alarm units arrive at the scene of a chemical spill at Saint John’s University in Queens. Campus security indicates that there was an experiment taking place on the third floor of the science building, and now there exists a strong chemical odor throughout the building.

3. The second arriving ladder duties are all indicated correctly except for which point? (ERP—11.2.1, 11.2.5)
A. They are responsible to control access to the site and establish the Initial Exclusion Zone
B. They should divide into two teams—one for Information Resources and one to setup the Initial Exclusion Zone
C. When establishing the Initial Exclusion Zone—they should use Yellow Haz-Mat barrier tape, utility rope and traffic cones
D. The team establishing the Initial Exclusion Zone should remain outside the Exclusion Zone to deny access until relieved or as ordered

3. C

A. On orders of the Officer, establish physical barriers as an initial Exclusion
Zone using RED Haz-Mat barrier tape, utility rope, traffic cones, etc