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How long does the housewatch have to acknowledge the receipt of a response before the dispatcher prompts the unit to verify the response via voice alarm?

A) 15 sec.
B) 20 sec.
C) 30 sec.
D) 1 min.

B. 20 seconds.

CM ch. 2 sec. 2.2.1


Upon receiving a verbal, the verbal button on the housewatch PC/ATS should be used if the alarm is within how many blocks of the units quarters location?

Within 2 blocks in any direction. If the alarm is more than two blocks away, the unit should respond and give info and location via radio.

CM ch. 2 sec 2.2.4


T or F. The ACT'G button may only be used by the first relocator into the original unit. If additional relocations are made into that unit, the ACT'G button may no longer be used, acknowledgements and status must now be done via voice alarm, radio or telephone.


CM ch. 2 sec. 2.2.6


When referring to coded signals (SIG) in Teleprinter Messages, what does the SIG 7-5 stand for?

SIG 7-5: Notification that three Engine Companies (or two Engines and one Squad), two Ladder Companies and a Battalion Chief are operating.

CM ch. 2 sec. 2.5.1


The only maintenance of the housewatch PC/ATS to be performed by members is that of changing the paper roll and replacing printer ink cartridge.

1. Who shall you contact to receive replacement ink cartridges?

2. Who shall you contact when in need of teleprinter paper?

1. Contact Starfire

2. Contact your battalion

CM ch. 2 sec. 2.6.1


When shall the teleprinter emergency power system be examined and tested?

On the first of every month.

CM ch. 2 sec 2.6.5


When reporting a problem to Starfire Operations, what should the officer indicate in the company journal?

Indicate the nature of the problem, the time the notification was made and the name of the operator notified.

CM ch. 2 sec. 2.7.1


If an alarm comes in while changing out the paper roll on the housewatch teleprinter, what should you do?

If this happens, let the printer continue to print. Upon completion, insert paper, depresses 10-5 and SEND buttons to print a copy of the alarm.

CM ch. 2 sec. 2.9.3


The display screen on the apparatus MDT-7100, displays up to 8 lines, each line up to 40 characters long. First 6 lines make up the text work area where messages are transmitted and received by the terminal. The last two lines contain information such as units status, number of messages in memory or any message waiting.

CM ch. 2 sec. 2.11.1


When at the very least, 2 engines and 2 trucks are operating, chief officer shall transmit a preliminary report to the dispatcher within 5 minutes of arrival (10-84). Within 10 minutes of the preliminary report, chief officer shall transmit a progress report. Progress reports shall be transmitted every 10 minutes for the first hour, and every 15 minutes thereafter. When are progress reports no longer required for the dispatcher?

When the IC declares the situation Under Control.

CM ch. 10 sec. 10.3.2


A fire remains doubtful until changed by the transmission of:

A) probably will hold
B) conditions improving
C) under control
D) the fire always remains doubtful

A. Probably will hold or
C. Under control.

Both are correct.

CM ch. 10 sec. 10.4.3


Define a Light fire situation, a medium fire situation and a heavy fire situation.

Light fire situation: fire can be extinguished with 1 hoseline or a hand extinguisher

Medium: extinguished with operation of 2 hose lines

Heavy: operation of more than 2 hose lines.

For further detail look up:

CM ch 10 sec. 10.4.8...


If a fire is located in the center store of a taxpayer with 9 individual stores (or 9 subdivisions) of equal size in a line, how would you identify the store to the furthest left?


The center store is on fire identified as O. The next store to the left is O-2, the next one going left is O-2A, then O-2B and finally O-2C

CM ch 10 add. 2 sec. 7.2


When subdividing buildings like an H type, you can identify each arm of the H as wings. Looking from the front of the building, starting from the left, identify as wing A, moving right, wing B, and so on. If necessary, each wing can be further subdivided into front, center and rear. The throat of the building will be referred to as the throat between A wing and B wing or wherever the throat being referred to is located.

CM ch. 10 add. 2 sec. 7.4


T or F.

Plain speak exposure identifications is the process of identifying building and/or occupancies by name, occupancy type, address or any other distinctive characteristic.


Note: The combination of plain speak and exposure numbering identification may be the most effective method when communicating at taxpayer fires.

CM ch. 10 add. 2 sec. 10.1

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