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COMMUNICATIONS CHAPTER 8 - DEPARTMENT RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

TRUE/FALSE

Operators of radio-equipped vehicles must maintain contact with the appropriate Borough dispatcher at all times.

TRUE

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COMMUNICATIONS CHAPTER 8 - DEPARTMENT RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

Who is responsible for maintaining radio discipline and determining message priority?

Dispatcher

2

COMMUNICATIONS CHAPTER 8 - DEPARTMENT RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

If a unit is relocated, how does it identify themselves over the department radio?

If a unit is relocated, give its original identity first, followed by the words "acting" and the appropriate branch of service and unit number.

EXAMPLE: "Ladder 9 acting Ladder 2"

3

COMMUNICATIONS CHAPTER 8 - DEPARTMENT RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

The name or unit number of a member with a minor injury may be transmitted over the Department radio after requesting _______.

"MIXER-OFF"

The name or unit number of a member with a minor injury may be transmitted over the Department radio after requesting "Mixer off."

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COMMUNICATIONS CHAPTER 8 - DEPARTMENT RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

TRUE/FALSE

Signal 10-45 shall not be used to indicate a fatality or injury to an on-duty member. In lieu, initial notification of a fatality or serious injury to an on-duty member shall be made to the dispatcher via a "Mixer off" message. (This notification shall not include the name or unit number of the fatally or seriously injured member and shall be followed immediately by a telephone notification with full particulars). As soon as possible thereafter, particulars shall also be telephoned to the Fire Department Operation Center.

TRUE

5

COMMUNICATIONS CHAPTER 8 - DEPARTMENT RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

When transmitting a message that requires a reply, what must be done?

Each transmission requiring a reply must conclude with the letter "K."

6

COMMUNICATIONS CHAPTER 8 - DEPARTMENT RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

An urgent over the department radio means?

All radio traffic shall cease. An urgent message is to be transmitted.

7

COMMUNICATIONS CHAPTER 8 - DEPARTMENT RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

TRUE/FALSE

Since information transmitted from the scene of an incident may be critical to all concerned, the Radio Dispatcher shall not switch the "Mixer off", unless specifically requested to do so by the unit transmitting the message.

TRUE

**The Radio Dispatcher shall switch the "Mixer off" if the names and/or units of injured members are being received, and/or information associated with the transmission of a 10-41 is being received.**

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COMMUNICATIONS CHAPTER 8 - DEPARTMENT RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

When in quarters, a unit with a non-operable AT/SP or PC/ATS must maintain current status with the dispatcher though the use of ________________.

When in quarters, a unit with a non-operable AT/SP or PC/ATS must maintain current status with the dispatcher though the use of the DEPARTMENT TELEPHONE.

9

COMMUNICATIONS CHAPTER 8 - DEPARTMENT RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

Companies reported standing fast are not to be considered in service until _____________________.

THE INCIDENT COMMANDER REPORTS THEIR RELEASE.

Companies reported standing fast are not to be considered in service until the Incident Commander reports their release.

10

COMMUNICATIONS CHAPTER 8 - DEPARTMENT RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

What is the indication that your conversation with dispatch has been concluded?

Your call will be considered terminated when the dispatcher acknowledges receipt of message and concludes with "Dispatcher Number 000, Time 00:00."

11

COMMUNICATIONS CHAPTER 8 - DEPARTMENT RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

In the event a first call is not acknowledged within ____ seconds, press the handset button and repeat the call. Do not make more than _____ attempts to contact the dispatcher. If the ______ call is not acknowledged, assume the radio is inoperative and transmit your message from another mobile unit. If no radio response is received after ______ attempts have been made from another mobile unit, or there are indications of a problem with the borough radio frequency (dead air), the member operating the radio shall switch to the _________ frequency and advise the citywide radio dispatcher of the difficulty being encountered on that borough frequency. Upon receipt of this message, the citywide radio dispatcher shall verify the operability of that borough frequency and advise the unit accordingly. If the member is unable to communicate with the citywide dispatcher by radio, contact the ________ or _________ dispatcher via ___________.

In the event a first call is not acknowledged within 30 seconds, press the handset button and repeat the call. Do not make more than THREE attempts to contact the dispatcher. If the THIRD call is not acknowledged, assume the radio is inoperative and transmit your message from another mobile unit. If no radio response is received after THREE attempts have been made from another mobile unit, or there are indications of a problem with the borough radio frequency (dead air), the member operating the radio shall switch to the CITYWIDE frequency and advise the citywide radio dispatcher of the difficulty being encountered on that borough frequency. Upon receipt of this message, the citywide radio dispatcher shall verify the operability of that borough frequency and advise the unit accordingly. If the member is unable to communicate with the citywide dispatcher by radio, contact the BOROUGH or CITYWIDE dispatcher via TELEPHONE.

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COMMUNICATIONS CHAPTER 8 - DEPARTMENT RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

For vehicles transporting explosives, explosive magazines or areas where blasting operations are in progress, What is the distance in feet that h.t. and cellphones should not be used?

150 feet

13

COMMUNICATIONS CHAPTER 8 - DEPARTMENT RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

For vehicles transporting explosives, explosive magazines or areas where blasting operations are in progress, What is the distance in feet that apparatus, marine and post radios should not be used?

300 feet

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COMMUNICATIONS CHAPTER 8 - DEPARTMENT RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

Apparatus radios are protected from a "stuck button" if the apparatus radio is depressed for longer than _________ an audible alert signal will alert the user that the transmission has been automatically interrupted.

1 min

15

COMMUNICATIONS CHAPTER 8 - DEPARTMENT RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

How do you transmit lengthy messages over the department radio?

To transmit a lengthy message, it is necessary to release and re-depress the transmitting button at intervals of one minute or less.

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10-1

10-1

CALL YOUR QUARTERS OR ANOTHER UNIT

17

10-2

10-2

RETURN TO QUARTERS

18

10-3

10-3

CALL DISPATCHER BY TELEPHONE

19

10-4

10-4

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

20

10-5

10-5

REPEAT MESSAGE

21

10-6

10-6

STANDBY

22

10-7

10-7

VERIFY ADDRESS

23

10-8

10-8

IN SERVICE BY RADIO

24

10-8 code 1

10-8 code 1

IN SERVICE BY RADIO

Used by division or battalion to indicate that it is in service by radio when leaving quarters other than its own at which it had been off the air and to which its alarms had been routed.

25

10-8 code 2

10-8 code 2


IN SERVICE BY RADIO

Used by any unit to indicate it is on the air outside its response area. When the unit returns to its response area, the dispatcher must be notified again using 10-8.

26

10-9

10-9

OFF THE AIR

27

10-10

10-10

UNIT LOCATION
- A request is made for a unit's location. The unit is to acknowledge by giving its present location.

28

10-11

10-11

RADIO TEST COUNT
- A unit is to count from one to eleven for test purposes.

29

10-12

10-12

PRELIMINARY REPORT
- A request by a Chief Officer or dispatcher for a preliminary report by the first arriving unit. The dispatcher shall relay the report to responding units.

30

10-14

10-14

ROSTER STAFFED ENGINE
-When an engine company staffed with an Officer and four Firefighters is assigned to a structural response, the Firefighter on housewatch, if unit is in quarters, shall acknowledge receipt of the alarm via the 10-14 button at the AT/SP or PC/ATS.

31

10-18

10-18

RETURN ALL UNITS EXCEPT ONE ENGINE AND ONE TRUCK

32

10-19

10-19

RETURN ALL UNITS EXCEPT ONE ENGINE OR ONE TRUCK

33

10-20

10-20

PROCEED AT REDUCED SPPED
- No warning devices are to be used and all traffic regulations are to be observed.

34

10-21

10-21

BRUSH FIRE

35

10-22

10-22

OUTSIDE RUBBISH

36

10-23

10-23

ABANDONED/DERELICT VEHICLE FIRE (ADV)
- A fire in a vehicle that has no value other than salvage and no owner can be located

37

10-24

10-24

AUTO FIRE
- A fire in a vehicle with plates or in any vehicle having a value greater than that of salvage.

38

10-25

10-25

MANHOLE OR TRANSFORMER FIRE OR EMERGENCY

39

10-25 code 1

10-25 code 1

MANHOLE OR TRANSFORMER FIRE OR EMERGENCY - Fire has extended from a manhole, conduit, or transformer into a building.

40

10-25 code 2

10-25 code 2

MANHOLE OR TRANSFORMER FIRE OR EMERGENCY - Fire has blown one or more manhole covers, or smoke is issuing from a manhole under pressure.

41

10-25 code 3

10-25 code 3

MANHOLE OR TRANSFORMER FIRE OR EMERGENCY - Smoke is seeping from a manhole.

42

10-25 code 4

10-24 code 4

MANHOLE OR TRANSFORMER FIRE OR EMERGENCY - Fire or smoke condition from a transformer at any location. i.e., pole, vault, room, etc.

43

Under what codes in a 10-25 will the utility company immediately dispatch an emergency crew?

10-25 code 1

10-25 code 4

44

10-26

10-26

FOOD ON THE STOVE
- or other form of cooking carelessness.

45

10-27

10-27

COMPACTOR OR INCINERATOR FIRE
- Fire has not extended from compactor or shaft.

46

10-28

10-28

SUBWAY/RAILROAD SYSTEM FIRE, SMOKE CONDITION OR EMERGENCY(NON MEDICAL)

47

10-28 code 1

10-28 code 1

SUBWAY/RAILROAD SYSTEM FIRE, SMOKE CONDITION OR EMERGENCY(NON MEDICAL) - Structural fire

48

10-28 code 2

10-28 code 2

SUBWAY/RAILROAD SYSTEM FIRE, SMOKE CONDITION OR EMERGENCY(NON MEDICAL) - non structural fire (i.e. Train fire, rubbish on the tracks)

49

10-28 code 3

10-28 code 3

SUBWAY/RAILROAD SYSTEM FIRE, SMOKE CONDITION OR EMERGENCY(NON MEDICAL) - Emergency (non-medical)

50

10-31

10-31

ASSIST CIVILIAN
- All calls for assistance other than medical assignments, including a unit assigned to protect EMS by diverting or blocking traffic at a highway incident, good intention calls, calls handled by other agencies, any type of investigation, searches and complaints, elevator emergencies, and lock-outs.

51

10-32

10-32

DEFECTIVE OIL BURNER
- Fire has not extended from the firebox.

52

10-33

10-33

ODOR CONDITION

53

10-33 code 1

10-33 code 1

ODOR CONDITION - Odor of smoke. A smoke condition caused by a nearby working fire or fires such as barbecues, salamanders, etc.

54

10-33 code 2

10-33 code 2

ODOR CONDITION - Any other type of odor.

55

10-34

10-34

SPRINKLER SYSTEM EMERGENCY

56

10-34 code 1

10-34 code 1

SPRINKLER SYSTEM EMERGENCY - Defective sprinkler device or system (defective alarm valve, broken pipe, etc.)

57

10-34 code 2

10-34 code 2

SPRINKLER SYSTEM EMERGENCY - Unwarranted sprinkler alarm- Not defective (surge in pressure, people working on the system, etc.)

58

10-34 code 3

10-34 code 3

SPRINKLER SYSTEM EMERGENCY - Sprinkler has been activated by heat source not associated with an accidental fire

59

10-35

10-35

UNWARRANTED OR UNNECESSARY ALARM SYSTEM ACTIVATION

60

10-35 NO CODE

10-35 NO CODE

UNWARRANTED ALARM - Alarm system activation caused by the defective condition of alarm device, equipment or system. (e.g., low battery condition, alarm activations without a known cause or when no condition is found warranting an emergency response).

61

10-35 CODE 1

10-35 CODE 1

UNNECESSARY ALARM SYSTEM ACTIVATION caused by alarm system testing or servicing

62

10-35 CODE 2

10-35 CODE 2

UNNECESSARY ALARM SYSTEM ACTIVATION caused by construction activities

63

10-35 CODE 3

10-35 CODE 3

UNNECESSARY ALARM SYSTEM ACTIVATION caused by ordinary household activities (toast, steam, aerosol spray)

64

10-35 CODE 4

10-35 CODE 4

UNNECESSARY ALARM SYSTEM ACTIVATION caused by all other known cause

65

An alarm activation that is unwarranted or unnecessary that does not get a 10-35 plus subcode would be? (Two situations)

- sprinkler system alarm (use 10-34 Code 1, 2 or 3)

- alarm system activation resulting from a utility power fluctuation (use 10-40 Code 2).

66

10-36

10-36

VEHICLE ACCIDENT OR EMERGENCY

67

10-36 CODE 1

10-36 CODE 1

VEHICLE ACCIDENT - requiring wash down

68

10-36 CODE 2

10-36 CODE 2

VEHICLE ACCIDENT - no injuries and no wash down

69

10-36 CODE 3

10-36 CODE 3

VEHICLE ACCIDENT - with injuries

70

10-36 CODE 4

10-36 CODE 4

VEHICLE ACCIDENT - with or without injuries, with a trapped victim requiring extrication

71

10-36 NO CODE

10-36 NO CODE

VEHICLE EMERGENCY

72

10-37

10-37

MEDICAL ASSIGNMENT NOT ASSOCIATED WITH FIRE OPERATIONS

73

10-37 CODE 1

10-37 CODE 1

MEDICAL ASSIGNMENT NOT ASSOCIATED WITH FIRE OPERATIONS - victims deceased

74

10-37 CODE 2

10-37 CODE 2

MEDICAL ASSIGNMENT NOT ASSOCIATED WITH FIRE OPERATIONS - Victim/Patient is NOT breathing and requires resuscitation or may be suffering from a serious, apparently life threatening injury or illness.



75

10-37 CODE 3

10-37 CODE 3

MEDICAL ASSIGNMENT NOT ASSOCIATED WITH FIRE OPERATIONS - Victim/Patient IS breathing and suffering from a non-serious, apparently not life threatening injury or illness.

76

10-37 CODE 4

10-37 CODE 4

MEDICAL ASSIGNMENT NOT ASSOCIATED WITH FIRE OPERATIONS - Medical assignment where the unit is 10-84, has no patient contact and EMS is on-scene.

77

10-38

10-38

CARBON MONOXIDE RESPONSE

78

10-38 CODE 1

10-38 CODE 1

CARBON MONOXIDE RESPONSE - Detector Activation: Carbon Monoxide Investigation (low battery, defective detector, unwarranted alarm, etc.)

79

10-38 CODE 2

10-38 CODE 2

CARBON MONOXIDE RESPONSE - Detector Activation: Carbon Monoxide Incident (CO Meter Reading of 1-9ppm)

80

10-38 CODE 3

10-38 CODE 3

CARBON MONOXIDE RESPONSE - Detector Activation: Carbon Monoxide Emergency (CO Meter Reading of greater than 9ppm)

81

10-38 CODE 4

10-38 CODE 4

CARBON MONOXIDE RESPONSE - No Detector Activation: Carbon Monoxide Incident or Emergency (Specify) e.g.: no detector present in affected area, detector present in affected area, but did not activate.

82

10-39

10-39

FD UNITS STANDING BY
- FD Units standing by at interagency incident, e.g. standing by at a suspicious package.

83

10-40

10-40

UTILITY EMERGENCY

84

10-40 CODE 1

10-40 CODE 1

UTILITY EMERGENCY - Gas Emergency (Gas main leak, Gas leak in structure, Defective gas appliance, etc.)

85

10-40 CODE 2

10-40 CODE 2

UTILITY EMERGENCY - Electrical Emergency (Wires Down, Sparking Fixture, Short Circuit, etc.)

86

10-40 CODE 3

10-40 CODE 3

UTILITY EMERGENCY - Water Condition - any type of water leak or flooding condition

87

10-40 CODE 4

10-40 CODE 4

UTILITY EMERGENCY - Steam Leak - any type of steam leak

88

10-41

10-41

FIRE MARSHALL INVESTIGATION REQUIRED

89

10-41 CODE 1

10-41 CODE 1

FIRE MARSHALL INVESTIGATION REQUIRED - Occupied Structure or Vehicle

- A structure (commercial, residential, public), or vehicle (car, bus or train) which is occupied at the time of the fire. This also includes a vacant apartment in an occupied building, or a store with a dwelling above, or an occupied detached garage, shed or similar structure.

90

10-41 CODE 2

10-41 CODE 2

FIRE MARSHALL INVESTIGATION REQUIRED - Unoccupied Structure

A structure (commercial, residential, public), normally occupied which is unoccupied at the time of the fire.

91

10-41 CODE 3

10-41 CODE 3

FIRE MARSHALL INVESTIGATION REQUIRED - Unoccupied Vehicle

A vehicle, (car, bus or train) with or without plates, which is unoccupied at the time of the fire.

92

10-41 CODE 4

10-41 CODE 4

FIRE MARSHALL INVESTIGATION REQUIRED - Vacant Structure, or Structures not intended for Dwelling Purposes.

Examples include, but are not limited to the following: Vacant buildings, buildings under construction/demolition, detached garages, sheds or similar structures. If any of the following above are occupied at the time of fire transmit a code 1.

93

10-44

10-44

REQUEST FOR PUBLIC AMBULANCE

94

10-45

10-45

FIRE RELATED INJURY OR DEATH

95

10-45 CODE1

10-45 CODE 1

FIRE RELATED INJURY OR DEATH - deceased (black tag)

96

10-45 CODE 2

10-45 CODE 2

FIRE RELATED INJURY OR DEATH - life threatening injury (red/orange tag)

97

10-45 CODE 3

10-45 CODE 3

FIRE RELATED INJURY OR DEATH - non life threatening injury (yellow tag)

98

10-45 CODE 4

10-45 CODE 4

FIRE RELATED INJURY OR DEATH - non serious threatening injury/ambulatory (green tag)

99

What ten code would you transmit for a vehicle fire with burn injuries or fatalities?

10-45 and the appropriate sub code(s)

100

TRUE/FALSE

Code 10-37 can be used at fire scenes to transmit minor injuries.

FALSE

Signal 10-37 with any code shall not be used at any fire operation.

101

TRUE/FALSE

Signal 10-45 shall not be used to indicate a fatality or injury to an on-duty member. In lieu, initial notification of a fatality or serious injury to an on-duty member shall be made to the dispatcher via a "Mixer off" message. (This notification shall not include the name or unit number of the fatally or seriously injured member and shall be followed immediately by a telephone notification with full particulars). As soon as possible thereafter, particulars shall also be telephoned to the Fire Department Operation Center.

TRUE

102

10-47

10-47

POLICE RESPONSE NEEDED

- Police assistance is needed for crowd or traffic control, security, apprehension, etc. The dispatcher shall be advised of the specific reason for the request.

103

10-48

10-48

POLICE RESPONSE NEEDED FOR HARASSMENT

- Firefighters are being harmed and Police assistance is needed immediately.

104

10-51

10-51

SUSPENSION OF OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES

- Transmitted over Department radio, voice alarm, and teleprinter when outside activities are suspended.

105

10-60

10-60

MAJOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE

- Major Emergency Incident with the potential for multiple casualties, e.g. collapse of a private dwelling, derailment of a subway car.

106

10-60 CODE 1

10-60 CODE 1

MAJOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE ENHANCED TECHNICAL RESCUE RESOURCES REQUIRED

- Major Emergency Incident with the potential for multiple casualties, with the need for Enhanced Technical Rescue Resources.

- Technical Rescue defined as tunneling, trenching, shoring, cutting of load-bearing structural members, complicated disentanglement/extrication, etc.

107

10-60 CODE 2

10-60 CODE 2

MAJOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE ENHANCED TECHNICAL RESCUE RESOURCES REQUIRED - LARGE SCALE

- Major Emergency Incident with the potential for multiple casualties, with the need for Enhanced Technical Rescue Resources. Incident is of a larger scale requiring an enhanced 2nd Alarm assignment, e.g. collapse of a 6 story multiple dwelling, an explosion with severe collateral structural damage, airplane crash (except Airport Crash Boxes 37 LaGuardia and 269 JFK).

108

A victim removal group is made up of? What are the duties of the victim removal group?

Victim Removal Group: 3 Engines, 2 Ladders and 1 Battalion Chief

Primary Duty: removal of victims via skeds, stokes, etc. The IC may choose to utilize these companies as individual resources.

109

10-66

10-66

MISSING, LOST, TRAPPED OR SERIOUSLY INJURED MEMBER REQUIRING EXTRICATION AND ADDITIONAL RESOURCES ARE NEEDED

110

If there are indications that members are missing/lost/trapped/or seriously injured as a result of a collapse, what signal must also be transmitted in addition to signal 10-66?

10-60

111

10-70

10-70

WATER SUPPLY IS REQUIRED

- A notification that the first arriving engine does NOT have a positive water source. This shall be an "urgent" message to the dispatcher from the unit transmitting the signal. It will also require an "urgent" HT transmission to all units on the scene.

112

Examples of situations that would require signal 10-70?

- Dead or Frozen Hydrant

- Unable to Access a Hydrant

- Unable to Hookup to a Hydrant

- Insufficient Hydrant Pressure

- No Water/Insufficient Pressure at Standpipe Outlet

113

On a signal 10-70, what company is designated the "water resource unit"?

Second arriving engine

114

The "water resource units" primary objective is to assist the first arriving engine in obtain a positive water source, what are some of the options?

- In-Line Pumping

- Water Relay

- Check standpipe system for open valves, broken pipe, check valves, etc.

115

When signal 10-70 is transmitted the Dispatcher shall:

- Announce over the borough frequency that signal 10-70 has been transmitted for that box.

- Notify the second arriving engine that they are designated the "Water Resource Unit."

- Notify the IC of the identity of the designated Water Resource Unit.

116

10-75

10-75

NOTIFICATION OF A FIRE OR EMERGENCY

117

What is the response ticket of a 10-75?

4 Engine companies 2 Ladder companies 1 FAST unit 2 Battalion Chiefs

1 Squad company (if available) 1 Rescue company (if available)


EMS resources assigned on a 10-75 include: 1 - Conditions Officer 1 - BLS ambulance 1 - ALS ambulance

118

The Officer transmitting 10-75 shall also state if it is for a fire or emergency and if a building is involved, state:

Location of fire - What floor?

Height of building - How many stories?

Type of building - What kind of occupancy?

119

10-76

10-76

NOTIFICATION OF FIRE IN A HIGH RISE BUILDING

120

10-76 2nd ALARM

10-76 2nd ALARM

NOTIFICATION OF FIRE IN A HIGH RISE BUILDING

121

10-77

10-77

NOTIFICATION OF FIRE IN A HIGH RISE MULTIPLE DWELLING

122

10-80

10-80

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INCIDENT

- The initial notification by field units of a hazardous materials incident. Transmission of the signal 10-80 will serve to warn responders to proceed with caution to avoid entering a restricted area. The Incident Commander will transmit the following codes after size up and evaluation of the incident.

123

10-80 NO CODE

10-80 NO CODE

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INCIDENT

- An incident that can be controlled by the on-scene unit(s) and requires no additional resources
Release is of a small quantity
The material and its hazards have been identified
Firefighters' PPE provides adequate protection against the hazards
Special equipment and specialized training are not needed

124

When transmitting a 10-80 NO CODE, can the HAZMAT BATTALION or HAZMAT 1 be contacted?

YES

- via the dispatcher
- 800 MHz
- cell phone

125

10-80 CODE 1

10-80 CODE 1

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INCIDENT

- An incident that requires additional resources not carried by regular field units to mitigate a spill or release that requires specialized training, knowledge, equipment or PPE.

126

10-80 CODE 2

10-80 CODE 2

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INCIDENT

- An incident that involves a spill or release with 4 or less contaminated civilians or responders and requires Haz-Mat resources for possible rescue, mitigation and decontamination.

127

10-80 CODE 3

10-80 CODE 3

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INCIDENT

- A Mass Decontamination incident where 5 or more civilians or responders are contaminated and additional Department resources are needed above the Code 2 level.

128

10-80 CODE 4

10-80 CODE 4

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INCIDENT

- A Mass Decontamination Response requiring Mass Decon Task Forces (MDTF) to decontaminate a large number of victims as quickly as possible

129

Additional Mass Decon Task Forces (MDTF) may be special called for numerous victims. For every _____ victims, an additional Mass Decon Task Force will be called.

250

Additional Mass Decon Task Forces (MDTF) may be special called for numerous victims. For every 250 victims, an additional Mass Decon Task Force will be called.

130

10-84

10-84

FIRST UNIT TO ARRIVE ON SCENE (ARRIVAL ON SCENE)

131

10-85

10-85

FIRE MARSHALL REQUIRES EMERGENCY POLICE ASSISTANCE

132

10-86

10-86

FLOUROPROTEIN FOAM OPERATION

- If alcohol foam is required, this must be specified by the Incident Commander when transmitting 10-86 signal.

133

10-87

10-87

HIGH EXPANSION FOAM OPERATION

134

10-91

10-91

MEDICAL EMERGENCY EMS - FIRE UNIT NOT REQUIRED

- transmitted through borough dispatcher by the responding unit for the following reasons:
Fire Unit is canceled enroute due to EMS on scene.
EMS downgrades the job to a segment that does not require a Fire Unit response

135

TRUE/FALSE

Signal 10-91 is only used for medical emergency incidents.

TRUE

136

10-92

10-92

MALICIOUS FALSE ALARM

137

10-99

10-99

UNIT WILL BE OPERATING FOR AT LEAST 30 MINS

138

Types of urgent messages broadcast over the department radio:

Second or greater alarms

Calls for additional companies, ambulances, special units, or "10-75"

Dispatchers' orders to units away from quarters to respond to alarms

Deployment of units or important messages to units at fire or emergency operations

Report of apparatus breakdown while unit is responding to alarm

Transmission of alarms, and broadcast of address of fire

Report that unit has stopped to extinguish fire while responding to another alarm

Signal 10-70

139

Request for additional house watch radio sets must?

Requests for additional sets in a given quarter may be forwarded via the Chain of Command to the Bureau of Communications.

140

When responding to a verbal alarm, Officers shall notify?

When responding to a verbal alarm, Officers shall notify the Borough dispatcher by radio of the location and known particulars of an incident.

141

If a unit breaks down when proceeding to or returning from an alarm, who must the officer contact?

Officers shall notify the Borough dispatcher by radio when apparatus becomes inoperative while responding to or returning from an alarm.

142

When relocating in the quarters of another unit, Officers shall notify the Borough dispatcher at the following times:

- When in the response district of the unit they are covering

- When returning to their own quarters

- When back in their own response district

143

Defects in radio equipment observed by members must be immediately reported to the ___________. When a unit has a defective or non-operating apparatus radio, the officer on duty shall notify the ________ and _____________. In addition, the officer shall __________________________.

Defects in radio equipment observed by members must be immediately reported to the OFFICER ON DUTY. When a unit has a defective or non-operating apparatus radio, the officer on duty shall notify the BATTALION AND DIVISION. In addition, the officer shall call THE DISPATCHER REQUESTING RADIO MECHANIC RESPONSE FOR REPAIRS TO APPARATUS RADIO.

144

Upon notification of the defective/non-operating apparatus radio, the Division shall supply the affected unit with a portable citywide radio capable of direct communications with all borough dispatchers. Once the citywide radio is received, the company officer shall perform an operational check by requesting a ___________________ from their respective borough dispatcher.

Upon notification of the defective/non-operating apparatus radio, the Division shall supply the affected unit with a portable citywide radio capable of direct communications with all borough dispatchers. Once the citywide radio is received, the company officer shall perform an operational check by requesting a 10-11 RADIO TEST COUNT from their respective borough dispatcher.

145

TRUE/FALSE

If the citywide radio is provided while apparatus radio is being repaired, the officer is allowed to wear it on fire scenes.

FALSE

The citywide radio is not to be carried/worn by the company officer; it shall remain in the front cab of the apparatus and serve as a communication link from the unit to the borough dispatcher.

146

If a response is received while awaiting the arrival of the citywide radio, what should the officer do?

If a response is received while awaiting the arrival of the citywide radio, the officer shall notify the dispatcher that the unit is responding without an operating apparatus radio. The dispatcher will then ensure that an additional unit (nearest available Engine or Ladder) with an operating apparatus radio is dispatched to the same alarm.

147

Once repairs to the apparatus radio are complete, the officer shall notify the _________, __________ and _________. Who arranges for the return of the citywide radio.

Once repairs to the apparatus radio are complete, the officer shall notify the BATTALION, DIVISION and DISPATCHER. THE DIVISION will arrange for the return of the citywide radio.

Decks in Undeleted Class (130):