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1. You are a new Lieutenant working in L100 for the 9x6 tour. After lunch you walk into the kitchen and find the members holding a drill on brownstone buildings. One of the junior members makes the following statement: “When searching the upper floors, do not overlook the possibility of small bedrooms having their only entrance from the hall. These rooms are only found in the front of the building. The single means of egress to the interior hall may cause occupants to be trapped when fire has possession of the open interior stairs. Because of this, these rooms have been referred to as the "deadman's" room”. Do you agree or disagree with the member’s statement? 2.1.2 Note
A. Agree or D. Disagree

1. D

Note: When searching the upper floors, do not overlook the possibility of small bedrooms having their only entrance from the hall. These rooms can be
found in the front or the rear.

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2. Which point listed below is incorrect regarding the description of brownstone buildings? 2.1
A. The first floor (basement) was composed of a kitchen in the rear with a dining room in the front, and an interior stairway to the second floor (parlor) and cellar. There is also a large closet. This floor has two means of egress to the outside.
B. The second floor (parlor) contained the front and rear parlor rooms, a hall, bedroom in the rear and the main entrance to the building. This floor has two means of egress to the outside.
C. The third and fourth floors contained two bedrooms each, with hall rooms in the front and the rear, off the stairway. These may have been bedrooms or bathrooms.
D. In brownstones, the basement is the first floor. The interior is of combustible construction, while the exterior shell is made of non-combustible material. Their width is 20 to 25 feet, and their depth varies to about 60 feet.

2. B

A. The first floor (basement) was composed of a kitchen in the rear with a dining room in the front, and an interior stairway to the second floor
(parlor) and cellar. There is also a large closet. This is the only floor with two means of egress to the outside.
B. The second floor (parlor) contained the front and rear parlor rooms, a hall, bedroom in the rear and the main entrance to the building.

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3. Understanding how brownstone buildings are laid out and the terminology used in describing them is critically important to the safety of members operating at fires in these buildings. Which point below is not entirely correct? 2.1.3
A. The entrance to the second floor (parlor) is usually by way of exterior stair or stoop.
B. Entrance to the first floor (basement) is through a doorway located under the exterior stoop.
C. Interior wooden stairs connect the cellar and first floor (basement), and first floor (basement) and second floor (parlor).
D. An enclosed interior stair connects the second floor (parlor) and upper floors. An iron ladder gives access from the top floor to the roof through a bulkhead.

3. D

2.1.3 The entrance to the second floor (parlor) is usually by way of exterior stair or stoop. Entrance to the first floor (basement) is through a doorway located under the exterior stoop. Interior wooden stairs connect the cellar and first floor (basement), and first floor (basement) and second floor (parlor). An open interior stair connects the second floor (parlor) and upper floors. An iron ladder gives access from the top floor to the roof through a scuttle.

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4. Lt. Smith and his members are operating at a fire on the 2nd floor of a 4 story brownstone. The fire was in the front parlor room and has been knocked down by the Engine Co. Lt. Smith then directs the proby to start pulling the ceiling in the front parlor room to check for extension. Which point below reflects correct information about overhauling on the parlor floor in a brownstone? 2.2.4, 2.2.5
A. The weight of the ornamental plaster on the ceiling is not a concern and is usually found in the center of the room only. 6’ hooks will be sufficient in all circumstances.
B. The weight of the ornamental plaster on the ceiling is not a concern and is usually found in the center and perimeter of the room only. 6’ hooks will be sufficient in all circumstances.
C. The weight of the ornamental plaster on the ceiling can cause serious injury to members operating in this area and is often found in the center and around the perimeter of the room. 10’ hooks may be necessary to pull these ceilings.
D. The weight of the ornamental plaster on the ceiling can cause serious injury to members operating in this area and is only found on the perimeter of the room. 10’ hooks will be necessary to pull these ceilings.

4. C

2.2.4 The need for 10-foot hooks, to pull ceilings on the second floor (parlor floor), may exist in some Brownstone buildings.
2.2.5 Ceilings on the second floor (parlor floor) have much ornamental plasterwork. It is often in the center and around the perimeter of the room. Use caution when pulling ceilings. The weight of this plaster can cause serious injury to members operating in the area.

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5. During BISP members are inspecting a brownstone building that has been converted into a multiple dwelling. The building is a 4 story MD that has three apartments. As members enter the building they notice sprinklers in the hallways. Which statement made by the members is not correct? 2.2.7
A. Since there are sprinklers in the hallway there will not be a rear fire escape. Most brownstones have fire escapes.
B. Since there are sprinklers in the hallway there may not be a rear fire escape. Most brownstones do not have fire escapes.
C. When sprinkler lines are in the halls and extend into individual rooms this indicates the building was converted to a rooming house.
D. When a brownstone was converted into a multiple dwelling, fire escapes were added or sprinklers were installed in the interior halls.

5. A

2.2.7 In many buildings, when they were converted to Multiple Dwellings, fire escapes were added or sprinklers were installed in the interior halls in lieu of secondary means of egress. Sprinkler lines were further extended into individual rooms when buildings were converted to Rooming Houses. The presence of these sprinklers may indicate the absence of a fire escape. Most brownstones, however, do not have fire escapes.

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6. The roof position demands an observant, determined, and experienced firefighter due to the hazards associated with this position. Which point regarding roof construction in brownstone buildings is not correct? 2.2.15
A. The majority of brownstones roofs are flat construction with no parapet in rear. Some have a center peak which slopes toward the front and the rear.
B. The cockloft space between the top floor ceiling and the roof is approximately 4” to 6’ in height and the roof is pitched toward the front of the building.
C. Access to the roof is via the iron ladder leading up to the scuttle opening. The ladder is usually in a closet.
D. Another type has more floors in the rear than in front. There may be five stories in the rear with full windows. The roof slopes to the front where there are small front windows making access to and removal of trapped persons from these areas difficult.

6. B

2.2.18 In flat roof buildings, the cockloft space between the top floor ceiling and the roof is approximately 2' to 3' in height and the roof is pitched toward the rear of the building.

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7. Members were discussing brownstones while conducting building inspection and made several points regarding these type of buildings. Which point made below was not correct? (2.2.9, 2.2.10, 2.2.11, 2.2.12)
A. Doors at top of cellar, basement, and parlor floor stairs normally prevent the immediate extension of cellar fires up the main interior stairs. However, there will be a rapid build-up of smoke and heat on upper floors and initial operations will remain the same.
B. Immediate ventilation, entry, isolation, and search (VEIS) of the top floor is mandatory, and is considered to be one of the most important operations at these fires. This important operational tactic must be controlled, communicated, and coordinated between the inside and outside teams.
C. 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 basement vestibule, and possibly a coal chute.
D. Rear extensions also have been added on the first floor. In some cases these extensions may be two or three stories in height, and 10 to 20 feet in depth. They will have their own cockloft.

7. A

2.2.10 Doors at top of cellar and first floor (basement) stairs normally prevent the immediate extension of cellar fires up the main interior stairs. However, there will be a rapid build-up of smoke and heat on upper floors and initial operations will remain the same.

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8. Brownstone buildings are similar to tenements in their construction in that the interior is basically non fire proof while the exterior shell is made of non-combustible material. Fires in brownstones are generally confined to the original fire building however there can be some spread to adjoining buildings. All of the following are possible points where fire can extend to an adjoining building except which one? 2.3.2, 2.3.3
A. Beams in the ceiling of the cellar where they butt up against beams of an adjoining building.
B. Pockets in the walls on the second floor (parlor floor) which are built to facilitate the operation of the sliding (pocket) doors.
C. Deterioration and faulty construction of the division walls in the cockloft.
D. Fire can extend to an adjoining building via a cornice or Yankee gutter.

8. B

2.3.2 The fire is generally confined to the original fire building, although there may be some spread in cellars due to beams of adjoining buildings butting up against one another, and in the cockloft due to the deterioration and faulty construction in division walls. Fire can also extend to adjoining buildings via the cornice and/ or the "Yankee gutter" (See Figure 8).
2.3.3 In addition to typical problem areas associated with NFP buildings, particular points of examination inside the Brownstone should include dumbwaiter shafts, hot air ducts and registers running throughout the building and pockets in the walls on the second floor (parlor floor) constructed to facilitate the operation of sliding doors (pocket doors).

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9. Some brownstone buildings may have a second set of stairs in addition to the main stairway. Which point listed below is correct regarding the second stairway in a brownstone building? 2.3.4, Private Dwellings Chapter 1 3.3
A. It will be found along a side wall toward the rear of the building. This stair will be an enclosed stair and will go from the cellar to the parlor floor.
B. It will be found in the rear of the building. This stair will be an enclosed stairway and will go from the basement to the first floor.
C. It will be found in the rear of the building. This stair will be an open stairway and will go from the basement to the parlor floor.
D. It will be found along a side wall or in the rear of the building. This stair will be an open stair way and go from the 1st to 3rd floor or will connect the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors.

9. B

9. Some brownstone buildings may have a second set of stairs in addition to the main stairway. Which point listed below is correct regarding the second stairway in a brownstone building? 2.3.4, Private Dwellings Chapter 1 3.3
A. It will be found along a side wall toward the rear of the building. This stair will be an enclosed stair and will go from the cellar to the parlor floor.
B. It will be found in the rear of the building. This stair will be an enclosed stairway and will go from the basement to the first floor.
C. It will be found in the rear of the building. This stair will be an open stairway and will go from the basement to the parlor floor.
D. It will be found along a side wall or in the rear of the building. This stair will be an open stair way and go from the 1st to 3rd floor or will connect the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors.

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10. Please read the following two points of information and choose the correct answer below. (2.3.5, 2.3.6)
1. The large enclosed stairway with wood paneling provides a continuous combustible flue from the first floor (basement) to the roof. This will allow fire to spread rapidly and cut off escape of the occupants.
2. Transom windows, which may be found over the interior doors, can fail under fire conditions and allow heat and smoke into the hall areas. This also will allow fire to spread more easily.
A. Both are correct
B. Neither are correct
C. Choice 1 is incorrect
D. Choice 2 is incorrect

10. C

2.3.5 The large open stairway with wood paneling provides a continuous combustible flue from the second floor (parlor floor) to the roof. This will allow fire to spread rapidly and cut off escape of the occupants.

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11. Members of E-75 and L-33 are operating at a fire on the 3rd floor of a 5 story brownstone building. The fire, which has been knocked down, was on the 3rd floor and was contained to the rear bedroom. Which member below is under the functional supervision of his respective officer? 2.6 #11 note
A. The LCC of L-33 is operating on the pedestal of the tower ladder and can see his officer in the front windows of the building.
B. The irons firefighter, without using his HT, is overhauling in the rear bedroom and is talking to his officer who is in the other room.
C. The Door firefighter who is on the landing between the 1st and 2nd floors feeding hose to the advancing hose team.
D. The Control firefighter from E-75 is in the street about 100’ past the fire building and is removing a kink in E-75’s hose line.
E. The Roof firefighter who is on the roof of the building and communicating with his officer via handie talkie.

11. E

Note: Members are under the “Immediate Supervision” of an officer when:
A. They are within visual or voice contact of the Officer.
B. They are working with a search line or hoseline which is under the supervision of an officer.

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12. E-99, E-98, E-97, L-100, and L101 have just arrived at a fire on the 4th floor of a five story brownstone building. The building has one apartment per floor and has a rear fire escape. Members of L-100, the 1st due truck, proceed to the 4th floor of the building and force open the fire apartment door. The officer left the can man at the door to the fire apartment to maintain control of the fire apartment door. The Officer and the irons firefighter then immediately started a thorough primary search at the front door of the fire apartment while proceeding to the location of the fire which is in the front living room. The officer of L-100 then informed the Officer of E-99 of the location of the fire and moved a small piece of furniture out of the way so the Engine had unobstructed access to the fire area. While the 2nd due truck was making their way to the 5th floor, the Officer from L-100 told the Officer of L-101 that the fire was in the front living room on the 4th floor of the building. The fire was quickly extinguished by the members of E-99 at which point the Officer of L-100 ordered the front windows vented. Do you agree or disagree with the actions of the Officer of L-100 at this fire? 2.6
A. Agree or D. Disagree

12. D

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13. During a recent day tour the senior man of L-100, who is a regular chauffer, decided to let a newer LCC drive for the day tour to get some experience with this new position. During the tour L-100 caught a job on the 3rd floor of a 4 story brownstone building. After the fire the members were talking about their actions and things they could have done better. The LCC took the following actions at this fire and was incorrect in which one? 2.6 D
A. He positioned the apparatus to completely cover the fire building, raised the aerial to the roof, and then immediately moved the ladder to VEIS the top floor.
B. When venting, entering, isolating, and searching the top floor he teamed up with the 2nd due LCC.
C. If this fire was on the top floor the LCC said that he would then raise and position the aerial to the roof of the exposure for use by the roof and OV firefighters who will be going to the roof.
D. The LCC chose the middle window on the top floor to VEIS instead of the window over the main entrance.

13. A

DUTIES:
1. Position and prepare apparatus for complete coverage. When unable to complete this assignment, the IC must be notified.
2. Raise aerial to roof.
3. Wait for completion of roof size-up.

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14. L-99 just arrived at a fire on the 4th floor of a 5 story brownstone and a person is hanging out of the middle window on the 4th floor threatening to jump. The LCC immediately set up the apparatus, raised the aerial to the 4th floor, and made the rescue of the victim. The roof firefighter had to find an alternate method to the roof and top floor VEIS was delayed since the LCC had to use the aerial ladder to address this known life hazard. Do you agree with the actions of the LCC at this fire? 2.6 D 4
A. Agree or D. Disagree

14. A

4. The only variation from this procedure shall be when there is a known life
hazard at another location requiring action, e.g.
A. Aerial ladder/Portable ladder rescue on the front of the building
B. LSR rescue
Note: This involves the principle of taking care of known life
hazard before moving toward an area of possible life
hazard.

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15. The tool assignment for the 1st due OV at a fire in a brownstone building is a 6’ hook, halligan tool, flashlight, and a HT. The brownstone bulletin mentions two additional tools that can help the OV firefighter perform his/her job more efficiently. The two tools mentioned in the bulletin are correctly listed in which choice below? 2.6 E
A. 12’ straight ladder and a 12’ halligan hook.
B. 10’ scissor ladder and a 10’ hook.
C. “A” frame ladder and a 12’ hook.
D. 24’ extension ladder and a 10’ halligan hook.

15. B

A. When necessary to vent the second floor, the option of utilizing a 10-foot hook will assure venting of both upper and lower panes of 2nd floor level while placing the member out of range of falling glass.

B. The 10-foot scissor ladder is also a useful tool for the OV. It can be used to accomplish the following:
 In closed position it can be used for venting.
 Access to 2nd floor for VEIS. Prior to VEIS, he/she shall be
teamed up with another available member.
 Access to roof of 1 story setback.
 Access to the 3rd floor from the roof of setback for
ventilation. Prior to entry and search, he/she shall be
teamed up with another available member.
 Provide means of climbing fences.

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16. Which point below regarding the 1st due OV position at a fire in a brownstone building is not entirely correct? 2.6 E
A. When the OV determines that a laddering operation is practical, he/she may initiate such an attempt. Generally, there is less effort and staffing involved than a LSR rescue.
B. 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 must remain in the rear assuring the victim that help is on the way.
C. When no rear rescue is needed and the OV is able to enter and search, they shall be teamed up with another available member. When unable to team up with another member or if unable to enter for search, the OV shall return to the front of the building to team up with the chauffeur for top floor VEIS.
D. Due to conversions to multiple dwellings, some of these buildings may have fire escapes. If such is the case, the OV will operate as outlined in Ladders 3. They shall team up with the roof firefighter (or another available member) to VEIS the fire floor and, if not needed for search on that floor, proceed to VEIS the floors above.

16. B
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, e.g. 2nd floor (parlor floor) of fire building or adjoining building.

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17. At a recent fire on the top floor of a 4 story brownstone with a rear fire escape, the OV
from L-99 took the following actions. In which action was he not entirely correct? (2.6 E 6)
A. Since the fire was on the top floor he proceeded to the roof with the saw and a halligan
tool.
B. Prior to going to the roof, he checked the rear of the building for trapped occupants.
C. After dropping the saw off he descended the rear fire escape to perform top floor VEIS
when coordinated with the Ladder Co. Officer inside the fire area to be vented.
D. If unable to descend the fire escape, he would have attempted to vent the fire apartment
from the roof level when coordinated with the Ladder Co. Officer inside the fire area to be
vented.

17. B

6. TOP FLOOR FIRE

For a fire on the top floor, the OV will proceed to the roof with the saw and halligan tool. When possible, descend the fire escape and perform ventilation of the top floor when coordinated with the Ladder Company Officer inside the fire area to be vented. Prior to VEIS, he/she shall team up with the 2nd OV (or another available member).

When unable to descend the fire escape, attempt to vent the fire apartment from roof level, when coordinated with the

Ladder Company Officer inside the fire area to be vented, and then assist with roof ventilation.

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18. The roof position can be dangerous and a difficult position to reach. This is why only members who are experienced, observant, and capable of decisive action should be assigned the roof. A member who is assigned the roof position would know that the correct order of preference to reach the roof at a fire in a brownstone can be found in which choice below?
(2.6 F)
A. Aerial ladder, 2nd arriving aerial ladder, adjoining building.
B. Adjoining building, aerial ladder, 35’ portable ladder.
C. Aerial ladder, adjoining building, rear fire escape.
D. Adjoining building, aerial ladder, rear fire escape.

18. A

ACCESS TO THE ROOF: (Order of Preference)

1. AERIAL LADDER

A. Access through adjoining building is often difficult and undependable.

B. Eliminates possibly time consuming forcible entry and needless structural damage to other than the fire building.

C. Scuttle ladders, the usual means of access to the roof, are often loose, broken, or missing.

D. Scuttle covers are often locked, chained, nailed and/or completely tarred over.

E. Area in vicinity of scuttle ladder is frequently used for storage of excess household furniture, bicycles, boxes of clothing, etc.

F. Size of scuttle opening is narrow, making it difficult to get through, especially with a mask, tools and LSR.

G. As will be noted in a subsequent section, the aerial normally will be raised at these operations to facilitate VEIS of top floor.

H. With the roof firefighter ascending via aerial, there is visual assurance that member is in position.

I. The aerial will be in position for rapid ascent by the chauffeur and additional personnel, in the event immediate LSR rescue in the rear is required.

NOTE:
When using aerial for access to roof, have the roof firefighter assist the chauffeur in setting up the apparatus for the operation.
2. 2ND ARRIVING AERIAL LADDER (when available)

3. ACCESS VIA ADJOINING BUILDINGS

A. Aerial ladder rescue must be performed.

B. Apparatus will be blocked out of the street or otherwise delayed.

C. Street conditions, e.g. overhead wires, trees, etc., will negate the use of the aerial.

D. The roof firefighter should use the building offering easiest access to its interior as indicated by persons on the stoop, lights in either basement or parlor windows, etc. obviating the need for forcible entry or the possibility of encountering prolonged delay.

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19. Members of L-100 were drilling with their proby about the roof position at fires in
brownstone buildings. Listed below are some points that were made during the drill. Which
point is not correct? 2.6 F
A. Access through adjoining buildings is often difficult and undependable. Scuttle ladders, the usual means of access to the roof, are often loose, broken, or missing.
B. Area in vicinity of scuttle ladder is frequently used for storage of excess household furniture, bicycles, boxes of clothing, etc. Size of scuttle opening is narrow, making it difficult to get through, especially with a mask, tools and LSR.
C. When using an adjoining the roof firefighter should use the building offering easiest access to its interior as indicated by persons on the stoop, lights in either parlor, 3rd, and 4th floor windows.
D. When using an aerial ladder for access to roof, have the roof firefighter assist the chauffeur in setting up the apparatus for the operation.

19. C

D. The roof firefighter should use the building offering easiest access to its interior as indicated by persons on the stoop, lights in either basement or parlor windows, etc. obviating the need for forcible entry or the possibility of encountering prolonged delay.

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20. L-100 has just arrived at a fire on the parlor floor of a 3 story brownstone. The fire is in the front of the building and there is a heavy smoke condition pushing out of the 2nd and 3rd floor windows. The LCC raised the aerial ladder to the roof and when the roof FF notified the LCC that there was no need for a rear rescue; the LCC then raised the aerial to the top floor windows and placed the aerial ladder to the middle of the three top floor windows. The additional truck has just arrived on the scene and while standing fast awaiting orders from the IC, members grabbed a portable ladder off the 1st due truck in front of the building and placed the ladder to the top floor window located above the front stoop. Regarding the actions of the LCC and the extra truck you should know that: 2.6 D, Portable Ladders 10.2
A. Neither action is correct.
B. Only the LCC’s action was correct.
C. Only the action of the additional truck was correct.
D. Both actions were correct.

20. B

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

 Laddering the Front of the Building:
o Placing a portable ladder at the window of the small room over the front entrance
door will be difficult because of the long, high stoop, which may interfere with
firefighting operations. Consider placing the ladder at the adjoining window to
gain entrance to this small room. (Figure 12)

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21. Initial vertical ventilation tactics must be performed as directed by the ladder company officer. Initial vertical ventilation tactics include the venting of bulkheads, skylights, and scuttles over stairways and hallways. From the choices below choose the proper sequence when venting a skylight on the roof of a brownstone. 2.6 F 4 Note
A. Break out a small pane of glass first, then warn members via handie talkie, and finally break out the remaining larger sections of glass.
B. Break out large sections of glass, then warn members via handie talkie, and finally break out and remaining small sections of glass.
C. Warn members via handie talkie, then break out a small pane of glass, and finally break out the remaining larger sections of glass.
D. Warn members via handie talkie while simultaneously breaking out all glass in the skylight.

21. C

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22. Which point listed below is incorrect regarding the roof position at a fire in a brownstone building? 2.6 F 4
A. Persons attempting to escape via the roof may have been trapped and/or overcome under the scuttle enclosure. There may be a door on the closet leading to the scuttle. Fire or excessive heat may be immediately behind the door. Do not descend the scuttle ladder to open the door.
B. When the building has a rear fire escape, after completing roof ventilation duties, the roof firefighter will operate as per Ladders 3 and team up with the OV (or another available member) to VEIS the fire floor and if not needed for search on that floor, proceed to VEIS the floors above.
C. Members will notify their Officer via HT that they are leaving their primary area of responsibility and initiating a search. The scuttle ladder shall never be used to descend to the lower floors unless the fire is knocked down and probably will hold.
D. For top floor fires, pending the arrival of the saw to the roof, the roof firefighter shall open up the returns and ventilate the top floor windows from the roof level as directed by the Ladder Co. 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 their initial duties.

22. C

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23. Lt. Smith is working in L-100 on a 6x9 tour and has just arrived as the 2nd due truck for a fire on the parlor floor of a four story brownstone building. The officer from the 1st due truck, Lt. Taylor, notifies Lt. Smith that the fire is in the front parlor room and is blowing out into the hallway. He also says that the interior stairs are also involved in fire. E-99, the 1st due Engine, is still in the process of stretching the 1st hose line. Realizing that access to the floor above is blocked by the fire, Lt. Smith orders his members to place a portable ladder to the middle window on the 3rd floor in order to gain access to the floor above. Do you agree or disagree with Lt. Smith’s order? 2.7 Inside Team Duties
A. Agree or D. Disagree

23. A

When the 2nd Ladder Company Officer finds their access to the floor above blocked by fire on the interior stair, they may order a portable ladder raised to the selected floor to attempt access via the exterior or fire escape, when available.

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24. During a recent day tour L99, which is a tower ladder, arrived 1st due for a fire on the 1st floor of a 4 story brownstone building. Which member of L99’s outside team was incorrect in their actions at this fire? 2.8
A. The Chauffeur remained at the pedestal for overall safety, control, and coordination.
B. The OV operated as the basket firefighter for ventilation and the saw and lifesaving rope were taken in the basket since the basket was being used for roof access.
C. The Roof firefighter proceeded to the roof via the TL basket and after completing his initial roof duties he teamed up with the OV for top floor VEIS.
D. The OV waited for completion of the roof size up, then repositioned the basket to the top floor for VEIS, and when that was completed he repositioned the basket to the fire floor for VEIS.

24. D

OUTSIDE VENT FIREFIGHTER:
POSITION
Operates as basket firefighter for ventilation.
DUTIES
1. When the basket is used for roof access the saw and life saving rope will be
brought to the roof. The OV will wait for completion of roof size-up before
repositioning the basket to the fire floor for ventilation as coordinated with the
Ladder Company Officer inside the fire area to be vented.
2. After venting the fire floor, reposition the basket to the top floor for VEIS.
3. Prior to VEIS of the top floor the OV shall team up with the roof firefighter (or
another available member).

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25. During evening drill members of L99 were taking about the 2nd due LCC duties in a brownstone building when the 1st to arrive Ladder Co. is a tower ladder. The LCC of L99 said that “if the 1st due truck is a tower ladder, the 2nd due LCC must report to the pedestal of the 1st due tower ladder and see if the 1st due LCC needs assistance. If his/her assistance is not needed then the 2nd due LCC can be directed by his/her officer to examine exposures, assist with roof operations, or be available to team up with another available member”. You would be correct to? 2.9
A. Agree with the LCC’s statement.
B. Disagree with the LCC’s statement.

25. B

Note: When the first to arrive ladder company is a TL, the chauffeur will remain on the pedestal. Therefore the chauffeur of the 2nd to arrive ladder company does not
have to report to the pedestal and may be assigned other duties by their company
officer: e.g.
 Examination of exposures.
 Assist with roof operations.
 Be available to team up with another available member, if needed.

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26. During the “Make Engines Great Again” drill at the rock members of different Engine Co.’s were discussing Engine tactics at fires in brownstone buildings. Which point made at this drill was correct? Section 3
A. All interior hose lines stretched will be considered 1 ¾" for speed, mobility, and close quarters.
B. The nozzle firefighter shall make an announcement via the handie-talkie when the initial hoseline attack is to commence.
C. 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 TL, and a hoseline for entering the building.
D. When a building is fully involved consider stretching a 2½” hoseline for a faster knock down, greater reach of stream, increased volume of water, and increased exposure protection.

26. B

Note: The Engine Company officer shall announce via the handi-talkie when the initial hoseline attack is to commence. Conditions in areas behind, adjoining or above the operating hoseline must be monitored for sudden possible deterioration due to the effects of hoseline advancement on the fire. All members must be alert to fireground communications concerning hoseline placement and the commencement of hoseline operations so that they may seek refuge if necessary.

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27. Engine 99’s first due response area has a large amount of brownstone buildings making Engine 99 very experienced in fighting fires in these buildings. Engine 99 operated as the 1st due Engine at two separate fires on a recent night tour and took the following actions listed below. Please read their operations and indicate in which operation(s) they operated correctly. (Section 3)
Fire 1 – Since the fire was located in the cellar of a brownstone, Engine 99 stretched a 1 ¾” hose line through the front door on the 1st floor and then down to the cellar via the interior stairs to extinguish the fire.
Fire 2 – Since the fire was in the basement of a brownstone, Engine 99 stretched a 1 ¾” hose line to the parlor floor to maintain the integrity of the interior stairs.
A. Engine 99 operated correctly at both fires.
B. Engine 99 operated incorrectly at both fires.
C. Engine 99 operated correctly at fire 1 and incorrectly at fire 2.
D. Engine 99 operated correctly at fire 2 and incorrectly at fire 1.

27. C

3.2 First Floor Fires
A. First Line
First hoseline stretched through the front door on the first floor to extinguish the
fire.
B. Second Line
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.
C. Third Line
If a third hoseline is necessary, it will be stretched as ordered by the Incident
Commander.
Note: Interior wooden stairs connect the first floor (basement) and second floor (parlor).
If interior stair doors are present at the top and/or bottom of these stairs, they shall be
closed to control the flow path.

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28. Units are operating at a fire in the cellar and basement of a brownstone building. The fire started in the cellar and spread to the basement. The 1st due Engine stretched the 1st line into the basement, but was unable to advance down the cellar stairs due to the large amount of fire in the basement. The 3rd due Engine stretched the 2nd line into the basement and then down into the cellar after the 1st due Engine secured the first floor. Do you agree or disagree with the actions of the Engine Co.’s at his fire? Section 3
A. Agree or D. Disagree

28. A

3.2 First Floor Fires
A. First Line
First hoseline stretched through the front door on the first floor to extinguish the
fire.
B. Second Line
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.
C. Third Line
If a third hoseline is necessary, it will be stretched as ordered by the Incident
Commander.
Note: Interior wooden stairs connect the first floor (basement) and second floor (parlor).
If interior stair doors are present at the top and/or bottom of these stairs, they shall be
closed to control the flow path.

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29. BC Question. During the command class newly promoted Battalion Chiefs were discussing the duties and actions of the 1st due Battalion Chief at a fire in a brownstone building. Which point made by one of the students was not entirely correct? 4.1
A. The first to arrive battalion chief shall assume the position of the incident commander and establish the incident command post in proximity to the front of the fire building. The battalion chief must size-up the situation and note what actions have been taken prior to their arrival.
B. The IC shall establish sectors and/or groups early into the operation. Sector/group supervisors shall be assigned as necessary as they arrive by the IC. Units shall be made aware of the different sectors/groups being established and the identification of their sector/group supervisor.
C. The IC should not enter the building nor become directly engaged in firefighting operations. It is imperative battalion firefighters stay with their assigned chief during the incident in the event a secondary tactical channel is activated.
D. As units arrive, assign specific tasks for them. Get reports from units on the progress of their specific operations, especially when a LSR rescue is required or is in progress in rear of the building.

29. 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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30. BC Question. You are a brand new BC working a day tour in B37 and after 10-10 ing every unit in your Battalion that is out on BISP you receive a phone alarm for a fire in a brownstone. As you are responding the 1st due Engine gives a 10-75 for a fire in the basement of a four story isolated brownstone. When you arrive on scene the 1st due Engine tells you that there is a medium fire on the 1st floor which they are knocking down. A few seconds later the 2nd due truck tells you there is a heavy fire condition now showing on the second floor. The 3rd due Engine is in the process stretching the 2nd line to the Parlor floor. Based on these two reports you would be correct to? 4.4
A. Transmit a second alarm since there are two floors of fire.
B. Transmit a second alarm since there is heavy fire in the cellar.
C. Continue to operate with the 10-75 assignment since the fire in the basement is being knocked down.
D. Transmit the all hands and call for an extra Engine and Truck.

30. D

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.