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1

When an alarm comes in how long does housewatch have to acknowledge before dispatch will prompt the company

20 seconds

2

The VERBAL button should only be used with the alarm is within _____ blocks of the firehouse

2, if it is more then 2 blocks the unit should respond and give information and location via the radio

3

Engine suffix. C
Ex E84C

CFR-D engine

4

Engine suffix D
Ex E84D

tech DECON task force engine

5

Engine suffix F
Ex E84F

FAST unit

6

Engine suffix H
Ex E84H

Hazmat tech unit

7

Engine suffix I
ex E84I

Fire ice unit

8

Engine suffix L
Ex E84L

Lobby control unit

9

Engine suffix N
Ex E84N

High rise nozzle
*5th engine

10

Engine suffix P
Ex E84P

High pressure engine

11

Engine suffix S
Ex E84S

Communications unit

12

Engine suffix T
ex E84T

Transport backup unit

13

Engine suffix W
Ex E84W

Water-ice rescue unit

14

Engine suffix Y
Ex E84Y

Systems control unit

15

Ladder suffix C
Ex L34C

CPC unit

16

Ladder suffix D
Ex L34D

Tech DECON task force ladder

17

Ladder suffix F
Ex L34F

FAST unit

18

Ladder suffix H
Ex L34H

High Rise roof team

19

Ladder suffix R
Ex L34R

Rescue collapse transport

20

Ladder suffix S
Ex L34S

SOC support truck

21

Ladder suffix T
Ex L34T

Transport backup unit

22

Ladder suffix V
Ex L34V

Ventilation support unit

23

Ladder suffix W
Ex L34W

Water-Ice unit

24

It is mandatory that all the following designations except which one to be entered in to CIDS:
A-BWSTRG
B-CFRH
C-PG
D-MAJALT
E-REHAB

Trick question. It is mandatory for all those designations to be put into CIDS

25

For CIDS- the teleprinter has space for ___ lines and each line can contain up to ____ characters

4 lines
40 characters

26

T or F
In order to space space when entering CIDS info it is smart to split a word between two lines.

False. Do not split words it could cause confusion

27

1938 building code classification:
What is a class 1?

Fireproof

28

1938 building code classification:
What is a class 2?

Fire protected structure

29

1938 building code classification:
What is a class 3?

Non-Fireproof structure

30

1938 building code classification:
What is a class 4?

Wood frame structure (class 4 and WOOD has 4 letters)

31

1938 building code classification:
What is a class 5?

Metal structure (class 5 and METAL has 5 letters)

32

1938 building code classification:
What is a class 6?

Heavy Timber structure (class 6 and TIMBER had 6 letters)

33

What does CL2LW mean?

A fire protected structure constructed using metal “C” joist or steel bar joist. (Lightweight construction)

34

what does CL3LW mean?

Non-fireproof structure renovated or repaired using ANY type of structural lightweight materials

35

What does CL4LW mean?

Wood frame structure constructed using any type of structural light weight materials

36

T or F
Any unit can revise or submit CIDS entries regardless of administrative area. (If you see something that needs to be in CIDS do it)

False, only the administrative unit shall submit or revise CIDS for a building. If a unit finds something that is CIDS worthy they are to immediately notify the administrative unit.

37

The name of unit number of a member with a minor injury can be transmitted to the dispatcher over the department radio after requesting _____.
A- mixer on
B- mixer off

B- mixer off

38

When using the handset on the rig how long should you wait after calling dispatch and not getting a response before calling them again? How many attempts do you make before assuming the radio is defective and trying from another rig?

30 seconds
3 attempts max

39

Handle-Talkies and cell phones should not be used within ____ft of vehicles transporting explosives, explosive magazines, and areas where blasting is in progress.

150 ft

40

Apparatus, Post, and Marine radios should not be used within ____ft of vehicles transporting explosives, explosive magazines, and areas where blasting is in progress.

300ft

41

If the apparatus radios is depressed for more than ___seconds it will automatically cut off.

60 seconds, for lengthy messages you will have to release and re-depress the transmit button in intervals less than 60 seconds

42

When the apparatus radio is not operative who do you notify?

Battalion, division, and radio mechanic
Division will provide a portable citywide radio and stays on the rig. If you get a response while waiting for the radio notify dispatch and they will add another unit to your run so a radio is available on scene

43

How many handlines/hand extinguishers/heavy appliances are needed to put out a:
1-light fire condition
2-medium fire condition
3-heavy fire condition

1-light=1 hoseline or hand extinguishers
2-medium= 2 hoselines
3-heavy=more then 2 hoselines or 2 hoselines in conjunction with heavy appliances

44

A single taxpayer that is an isolated building has 9 stores in it. A fire in in the middle store. The chief tells you to check exposure 02A. Where do you go?

0 is the fire building, going left the exposures go 02,02A,02B,02C. 02C is the last one(furthest from the store on fire going left)
Reference Comm manual chap 10 addendum 2

45

There is a fire in a taxpayer that has 5 stores in it. The taxpayer is in the middle of the block. The fire is in the middle store. There are two more buildings to the right of the taxpayer. What is the how do you label the other stores in the the taxpayer and the two other buildings (exposures)going to the right?

The fire store is 0 and the other stores going to the right are 04 and 04A, the first building is exposure 4 and the next one is Reference Comm manual chap 10 addendum 2

46

What counts as being under “immediate supervision” of an officer?

Within sight and/or hearing of the officer

Working on a search or hose line which is under the supervision of an officer

47

What counts as “functional supervision” for an officer?

A HT equipped member

48

If a member cannot get in contact with their officer what is the list (in priority) of whom they should contact?

1- their chauffeur
2-the IC
3- any other HT equipped member

49

When do you give a mayday???

I Owe U My Life
I-imminent collapse
O-occurred collapse
U-unconscious member or life threatening injury
M-Missing member
L-lost or trapped member

50

When a member comes across another member who is unconscious or has a life threatening injury what info do they relay to the IC?

LUNR
L-location
U-unit of injured member
N-nature and extent of injuries, if known
R-resources needed

*this is the same wether was a mayday or urgent*

51

When an officer becomes aware that one of their members is missing, what info do they relay to the IC?

LUNA
L-last known location
U-unit member is working in
N-name of missing member
A-assignment (nozzle,B/U...)

52

When a missing member is located, what info is relayed to the IC?

LIAR
L-location
I-identity, to confirm it is the member reported missing
A-any imminent conditions that might effect the missing member
R-resources need to reach safety

53

When would you give an Urgent?

WIFE Back x2
W-water loss
I-injured member, non life threatening
F-fear of collapse
E-extension, fire entering an exposure
Back-Back out
10-70
Anytime conditions are changing that would severely impact an operation or the safety of members

54

How far apart to you hold the 2 microphones when performing the feedback assisted rescue?

1-2 inches
*dont forget the HT’s have a 30second time out timer for stuck buttons. Member doing the rescue will have to release and depress the microphone to avoid this problem

55

T or F
HT’s can interfere with medical equipment in hospitals. When in non-emergency situations members should restrict the use of HT transmission when in patient care areas.

TRUE

56

T or F
When in a subway, if the station is equipped with a repeater, there is no longer the need for the relay.

False, you still need the relay.

57

T or F
When a member makes a transmission and it is not acknowledged it should be considered not received.

True

58

Are the following statements T or F:
1- The battalion recorder will only record the channel it is assigned

2- the battalion recorder will record the channel it is assigned as well as messages to the dispatcher.

Both are False

1-batt recorder records all channels except channel 9
2-batt recorder does not record messages to the dispatcher

59

T or F
When an emergency roll call in in effect, the company officer should state the number of FF’s they responded with and account only for the members within sight or hearing without the use of a HT.

True,
If in L34 and someone tapped out so L34 is w/o an OV the transmission would be “L34 has 4 FF’s, we responded w/o an OV, my irons and can are accounted for” (if can and irons are with you)

60

When an emergency roll call is being conducted how does rescue respond, squad?

Rescue uses ladder positions,
Squad uses engine positions

61

If you activate your EAB, how often will your beacon tone sound?

Every 4 seconds

62

You want to get an up to date list of every company on scene. How do you use the MDT to get this?

Press:
1-Incident summary
2-Send
3-Next
4-Print

63

During an emergency roll call an officer cannot be contacted, who should be contacted next?

A member working with that officer or another company working in the immediate area of that officer

64

When there is an emergency roll call being conducted, what are the 4 times you should make a transmission?

1- when called by the roll call officer
2-you have to transmit a mayday/urgent of your own
3- you have critical info regarding a mayday/urgent
4-you have critical info regarding the ongoing operation

65

T or f
EFAS replaces roll call procedures?

False

66

How does ladder 34 roof (assigned to EFAS) communicate with the IC?

1-Ladder 34 roof EFAS to command
2-Ladder 34 EFAS to command
3-EFAS to command

3- EFAS to command

67

Once an officer hits 10-84 after arriving at an incident, what must they do in order to “check in” with EFAS?
1-nothing, 10-84 checks the company in
2-click their HT 1 time
3-click their HT 3 times

2-click their HT 1 time

68

In regards to EFAS, what color will a member be if they activate their EAB button?

RED

When the EAB is cleared the members name will go back to white in the “unit status” area and it will change to yellow in the “maydays” area

69

T or. F
The chief vehicle will automatically switch from starfire to EFAS when a member activates their EAB.

True

70

When an EAB is activated, how long do you have to depress the EAB button to cancel the emergency alert?

2 seconds

71

When using the EFAS to assign a member a mayday, will the member getting assigned the mayday have the wattage on their radio go from 2-5 and will their radio transmit the emergency beacon?

No the EFAS will not effect the radio

72

How many channels at a time can EFAS monitor?

1

73

When using EFAS to do a roll call what do the following colors mean?
1-yellow
2-green
3-red
4-grey

1- unaccounted for
2-accounted for
3- activated EAB
4-position not staffed

74

When transmitting a mayday or urgent how long should a member depress the EAB before making the transmission?

1/2 or .5 seconds

75

When you activate your EAB your radio will sound a beacon tone every ___ seconds.

Every 4 seconds

76

When a member activates their emergency alert button (EAB) an emergency alert tone will sound on all other radios in range. When will second tone be transmitted?

A 2nd emergency alert tone will be transmitted 10 seconds after the 1st tone if the member who activated their EAB doesn’t not push the talk button on their radio in that 10 seconds