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Communication
When are MEMBERS operating under IMMEDIATE SUPERVISION?

SH SH
a) within SIGHT or HEARING of an OFFICER
b) working on SEARCH LINE or HOSELINE under supervision of an OFFICER

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Communication
When are MEMBERS operating under FUNCTIONAL SUPERVISION?

a)when MEMBER is HANDI TALKIE equipped
OR
b)member working with a HANDI TALKIE equipped member

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Communication
Who do we CONTACT if company officer CANNOT be reached by HANDI TALKIE? 9.2.2 B

CIA

C Company CHAUFFER
I INCIDENT COMMANDER
A Any MEMBER

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Communication
T/F
When operating ALONE we advise our OFFICER when we
TEAM UP and/or SEPARATE from another member?9.2.2 C

TRUE
Notify BOTH times
Teaming up and Seperating

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Communication
Who do we relay ROUTINE information to?
Who do we relay SERIOUS information to? 9.3

ROUTINE INFO to COMPANY OFFICER
SERIOUS INFO to INCIDENT COMMAND

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Communication
Which OFFICER transmits LOCATION,CONDITIONS,ACCESS Etc to FIRE AREA?9.3.1

Which ever OFFICER ARRIVES FIRST relays:
a) Location
b) Fire Conditions
c) Access to FIRE AREA
d) Fire EXTENDING (need for MORE LINES)
e) Difficulties/Delays (in gaining entry or advance w/ line)
f) OCCUPANTS located or missing

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Communication
WHO does THE ROOF FF relay his information too?9.3.2

Incident Command

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Communication
What info does ROOF FF relay to the IC?9.3.2

a) configuration of building
b) fire SHOWING not visible from street
c) EXPOSURE affected by FIRE
d) SMOKE (color n volume)
e) PEOPLE trapped EXACT Location
f) Stairway,Fire Escape,Party Wall Balconies LOCATION
g) UNUSUAL information
h) building FRONTS MORE than 1 STREET (corner building)
I) Difference in HEIGHT from (front to rear) (side to side)
j) UNUSUAL heat,smoke or fire in COCKLOFT
k) Additional SAWS
L) PRESENCE of AC UNITS,ventilation ducts,water tank etc

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Communication
When does HT communication cease at an operation?

Whenever the
EMERGENCY ALERT BUTTON IS pressed
OR A
MAYDAY
OR A
URGENT is given

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Communication
T/F
Member must ALWAYS press there EAB button before transmitting an URGENT or MAYDAY?9.4

If POSSIBLE press EAB before transmitting

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Communication
What wattage does the EAB, when pressed goes to?

Goes from
2 watts to 5 WATTS

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Communication
Define a MAYDAY? 9.4.1

A LIFE THREATENING situation has DEVELOPED

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Communication
T/F
What is the 5 watt EMERGENCY CHANNEL? 9.4.1

Channel 16

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Communication 9.4.1 Note
Switching to Channel 16 the BEACON will
a) resets
b) continues
c) deactivates

B) CONTINUES
When a member switches to channel 16 there BEACON CONTINUES unless the EAB is deactivated.

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What is considered a MAYDAY? 9.4.1

5 SITUATIONS
1) COLLAPSE IMMINENT
2) COLLAPSE OCCURRED (STRUCTURAL)
3) MEMBER UNCONSCIOUS/LIFE THREATENING INJURY
4) MEMBER MISSING
5) MEMBER LOST/TRAPPED

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MAYDAYS
I OWE U MY LIFE

I IMMINENT collapse
Owe Structural collapse has OCCURED
U Unconscious/LIFE THREATENING INJURY
My Missing Member
Life Lost or Trapped Member

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Communication9.4.1
EAB pressed
Mayday Mayday Mayday Ladder 59 ROOF to Command Mayday.
Command to L59 ROOF go ahead with your Mayday
L59 ROOF to COMMAND MAYDAY
COLLAPSE IMMINENT
What OTHER info is L59 roof going to give:

1) Their LOCATION
2) Where is the LOCATION of the IMMINENT collapse. (front wall,rear wall, side wall)

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Communication 9.4.1
What message should the IC transmit to units upon hearing a MAYDAY referring to an IMMINENT COLLAPSE? 9.4.1

Command to ALL UNITS MAYDAY, GET OUT OF BUILDING,GET OUT OF BUILDING,
Repeat this as many times as often

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Communication
EAB pressed
Mayday Mayday Mayday L30 OV to COMMAND MAYDAY
Command to L30 go with you MAYDAY
L30 OV to Command Mayday Collapse has OCCURED
What other INFO does L30 provide

1) LOCATION and EXTENT of collapse
2) anyone TRAPPED
3) NUMBER and NATURE of INJURIES

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Communication
EAB pressed
Mayday Mayday Mayday E93 to Command Mayday
Command to E93 go w/ your Mayday
E93 to Command Mayday UNCONSCIOUS MEMBER
What other INFO does E93 provide to IC:

1) Location
2) Unit and Identity
3) Nature and EXTENT of injuries
4) Resources needed

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Communication
EAB pressed
Mayday Mayday Mayday L55 to Command Mayday
Command to L55 go w/ your Mayday
L55 To Command Mayday MISSING MEMBER
What other info does L55 provide:

1) LAST KNOWN location
2) UNIT member is WORKIN IN
3) NAME of MEMBER
4) Members ASSIGNMENT( nozzle, irons, OV etc)

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Communications
EAB pressed
Mayday Mayday Mayday L23 FAST OV to Command Mayday
Command to L23 FAST OV go w/ your Mayday
L23 FAST OV to Command Mayday MISSING MEMBER LOCATED
What other info does L23 FAST OV provide to IC

LIAR

L LOCATION
I IDENTITY of member
A Any IMMINENT conditions
R Resources Needed

Same info for TRAPPED or LOST Member LOCATED

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Communication
EAB pressed
Mayday Mayday Mayday L133 ROOF to Command Mayday
Command to L133 ROOF go w/ your Mayday
L133 Roof to Command Mayday MEMBER TRAPPED/LOST
What other info does L133 ROOF give:

LINC

L Location/ Reference point
I Identity of Members
N Number of Members
C Conditions

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When do you press your PASS ALARM BUTTON if you transmit a MAYDAY for yourself if you become LOST,TRAPPED,MISSING?9.4.1 E

Member will ACTIVATE there PASS ALARM AFTER all vital info has been given to IC.

EAB button
give info
PASS ALARM button

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Communication
Define URGENT? 9.4.2

Member has suffered
A serious injury NOT LIFE THREATENING
OR
A serious CHANGE IN CONDITIONS

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What is considered an URGENT? 9.4.2
7 situations

1)NON life threatening injury
2)10-70 WATER RELAY REQUIRED (hydrant dead,frozen etc)
3)LOSS of WATER ( burst length)
4)INTERIOR attack DISCONTINUED
5)DANGER of COLLAPSE
6)Fire ENTERING an EXPOSURE
7) ANY CHANGE that may SEVERELY impact OPERATION or SAFETY of MEMBER

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Communication 9.4.2 E
Which URGENT would include:
a) Location
b) nature of extension

FIRE ENTERING AN EXPOSURE

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Communication 9.4.2 E
Which URGENT would include:
A)Nature of Problem
B) Identity of UNITS with affected LINES

LOSS OF WATER
(burst length)

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Communications
Which URGENT would include:
a) location
b) conditions discovered

DANGER OF COLLAPSE

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Communication
Which URGENT would include:
Command to ALL UNITS URGENT BACK OUT,BACK OUT

INTERIOR ATTACK DISCONTINUED

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Communication
Which URGENT would include:
a) Location
b) unit, identity of injured member
c) nature, extent of injuries
d) resources needed

NON LIFE threatening INJURY to member

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Communication
Which URGENT would include:
a) dead hydrant
b) apparatus breakdown
c) insufficient pressure
d) blocked out from hydrant

10-70 WATER RELAY
when the FIRST ENGINE is unable to secure a POSITIVE WATER SOURCE

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Communication 9.4.2 G
Which URGENT would include:
a) location
b) nature of problem
c) members/units affected

Anytime a change in conditions will SEVERELY IMPACT an operation
OR
Safety of MEMBER(s)

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How do you DEACTIVATE the Emergency Alert Button(EAB)? 9.4.3

Turning HT OFF then BACK ON
OR
HOLD EAB button for 2 seconds

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What COLOR is the EAB button?
Where is it on the HT?

Orange button
Located on
MICROPHONE on TOP
AND
ON HANDIE TALKIE

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Communication
If EAB is pressed and followed by a MAYDAY or URGENT that is NOT acknowledged by IC, WHO can ACKNOWLEDGE the transmission? 9.4.4

ANY OFFICER
OR
SAFETY TEAM MEMBER
Acknowledge signal and PROMPTLY relay info to IC

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Communication 9.5.10
How many HT are needed for a FEEDBACK ASSISTED RESCUE?

FEEDBACK ASSISTED RESCUE (FAR)
2 HANDI TALKIES
2 HTalkies placed on SAME channel as MISSING MEMBER
2 speakers HELD 1 to 2 inches APART
1 HT is pressed
High PITCH on SAME CHANNEL will be heard as far as MILE AWAY

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Communication
How many HT are needed for a EMERGENCY ALERT TONE ASSISTED RESCUE? 9.5.1

1 HANDI TALKIE

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Communication
How often is the EAB pressed to hone in on a missing/lost trapped member using the EMERGENCY ALERT TONE ASSISTED RESCUE? 9.5.6

Every FEW SECONDS

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TIME OUT TIMER on H/T will cut transmission off in how many seconds of continuos use? 9.5.10

30 sec

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Communications
What channel is the PRIMARY SUBWAY REPEATER CHANNEL?

Channel 14

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Communications
What is the SECONDARY SUBWAY REPEATER CHANNEL?9.7

Channel 15

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Communications
HT communications from LEVEL TO LEVEL in the subway system are? 9.7

Level to Level. Poor
Straight line. Fair to Poor

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Communications 9.7
T/F
Post Radios are UNRELIABLE when communicating to BELOW GRADE LOCATIONS?

True

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Communications
Subway station equipped w/ a repeater system must ALWAYS set a HT RELAY to communicate? 9.7

Yes
Must establish a HT RELAY in SUBWAY
CORE

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