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EVOLUTION 23 EXIT WINDOW USING PERSONAL SAFETY SYSTEM (PSS) WITH REMOTE ANCHOR

When a member has decided to deploy the Personal Safety System, a Mayday Transmission for a trapped member must be transmitted.

If conditions permit, tying off to a substantial object is the preferred method of anchoring the personal safety system.

Note: Leading with your right hand will be the most effective way to exit room.

Note: Holding the EXO while exiting may prevent engagement of the locking cam and result in a free fall.

Note: Left hand must maintain its grasp on the interior wall until the body is in an upright position.

While grasping rope with the right hand, slide hand out so rope is at a 90 degree angle to the EXO.

Note: If conditions permit, member shall descend to ground level.

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EVOLUTION 25 LOWER PERSON USING LSR & ATLAS LIFE BELT WITH MANUAL GATE LOCK

Members must be alert to look for a reliable substantial object on the roof, such as bulkhead, aerial ladder, around a chimney or cut a hole, and tie the rope around an exposed beam.

Plumbing vent pipes, sheet metal housings for roof vents, T.V. masts,newel posts or banisters are not reliable substantial objects.

When members are being lowered to perform a rescue pick-up, they must:

Give the command "STOP" to halt the lowering operation while out of reach of the victim.

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EVOLUTION 26 LOWER PERSON USING LSR & LIFE BELT WITH RAPPEL HOOK & TRIPLE ACTION GATE

Every effort shall be made to lower an individual between the line of windows. This will provide a smoother, easier descent and reduce exposure of the rope in case fire should show at a window.

The fact that a member has been lowered to a window does not commit them to rope rescue. If conditions do not demand the removal of the victim, good judgment dictates that the member enter the area and take the necessary action to reassure, protect, and confine the victim until the danger has passed.

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EVOLUTION 27 LOWER MEMBER USING LSR & PERSONAL HARNESS

Both members open bottom snap of coat for access hook support strap.

Facing the point of descent, place the carrying case on the roof with the back of the case facing the roof's edge.

Note: If there is a bowline-on-a-bight knot,it must be untied.

Member #2 (Member to be Lowered)
Pull the harness handle from beneath your bunker coat and attach the snap hook of the rope to the harness handle, keeping the hook secured. This is the end of the rope with the anti-chafing device on it. Hold the anti-chafing device in your left hand.

Member #1 (Lowering Member)
Return to the coiled rope and pick up the snap hook that was maintained by member #2 and attach it to the bottom part of the hook of your harness.

Note: Descent should not be in line with windows.

Give the command "STOP" to halt the lowering operation while out of reach of the victim. This is to alert the guide member and/or the lowering member that the member being lowered is approaching the victim.

Next, give the commands "DOWN, STOP, DOWN, STOP," as necessary, until member being lowered is shoulder to shoulder with the victim. Regardless of the victims position in the window the rescuer will be in the best position to make the pick up.

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EVOLUTION 33 FIRE WINDOW BLANKET DEPLOYMENT

Testing conducted by the FDNY and NIST showed an immediate ___% decrease in temperatures and significant reduction in flame production when the fire window blanket is properly deployed.

50%

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EVOLUTION 33 FIRE WINDOW BLANKET DEPLOYMENT

OPERATIONAL CONSIDERATIONS

Any unit or units may be used to deploy the blanket.

The IC shall designate a spotter to observe the deployment of the blanket from the exterior. The spotter shall monitor the deployment and effect of the fire window blanket on the fire situation and report the results including any changes in fire conditions to the IC. The spotter should be equipped with a handi-talkie, and binoculars obtained from the battalion vehicle.

Due to the length of the top supporting straps, the blanket can be lowered from two floors above if the IC deems this necessary.

Just before the blanket is put in place, the IC must make a handi-talkie announcement to all units. All units must be instructed to report any adverse conditions caused by the blanket being put in place.

The blanket is large enough to cover two windows if necessary. The bottom of the blanket is weighted to facilitate positioning.

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EVOLUTION 34 KO CURTAIN DEPLOYMENT

Testing conducted by the FDNY and NIST (National Institute of Technology) showed an immediate 50% decrease in temperatures and significant flame reduction when the KO Curtain is deployed. However, there will be an increase in the smoke condition produced by the fire.

The KO Curtain shall be deployed for the following conditions:

A window in the fire apartment has failed and size-up indicates wind is blowing the fire into the apartment continuously or intermittently.

Size-up indicates that deployment of the KO Curtain prior to window failure will prevent a wind driven fire from developing.

Note: The KO Curtain will ONLY be deployed on orders of the Incident Commander.

The 2nd arriving ladder company officer will coordinate the deployment once ordered.

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EVOLUTION 34 KO CURTAIN DEPLOYMENT

TOOLS AND POSITIONS

Deployment Firefighter

Tools: KO Curtain, Hydra-ram, Halligan.
Duties: Deploy the KO Curtain from a window in the apartment on the floor above, two floors above, or if the fire is on the top floor, then from the roof.

Receiving Firefighter

Tools: Hydra-ram, Halligan, Halligan hook.
Duties: Positioned below the target window, in the apartment below the fire apartment. Secure the lower ropes of the KO Curtain and coordinate positioning over the target window.

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The KO Curtain shall NEVER be deployed in the horizontal position.

Both the Deploying firefighter and the Receiving firefighter will remain in position until otherwise ordered by the Incident Commander.

The removal of the KO Curtain must be approved by the Incident Commander.

The request for removal of the KO Curtain will be made by the Ladder Company Officer inside the fire apartment, after first consulting with the Engine Company Officer in charge of the hoseline inside the apartment.

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Lt. Jones and her engine company have been given the task of stretching a 2 1/2" line via aerial ladder in on the 5th floor. Which part of the evolution is performed incorrectly as per Evolutions 22?

A: 1st firefighter climbs onto the turntable with the nozzle over the right shoulder and the hose under left arm.

B: 1st firefighter snaps the life belt onto the top rung of the aerial ladder and passes nozzle and hose in over sill to officer who holds line.

C: Hose is placed on left side of ladder as the men climb.

D: All members operating on ladders shall wear life belts.

A. 3.4 No. 1 climbs to turntable; nozzle is passed up to him. Placing hose under left arm and nozzle over right shoulder.


Explanation:
EVOLUTIONS 22

B. 3.4 No. 1 snaps life belt on top rung of ladder and passes nozzle and hose in over sill to officer who holds line.

C. 3.7.A. Hose is placed on left side of ladder as men climb.

D. 3.7.B All members operating on ladders shall wear life belts.
***Conflict*** Aerial Ladder Bulletin says "personal harness is used". Evol 22 says "life belt".

Hopefully this area is avoided on test day, but with an outside agency writing the test, you may see a conflict. Answer it as per the bulletin, if one is given. This would be a double answer after the protest period.

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The IC has just assigned you to the apartment above the fire at a high rise multiple dwelling to supervise the deployment of the KO Curtain. Which of the following would you know to be incorrect regarding this deployment?
A: Never remove or break the deployment window.

B: Chock open the entrance door to the apartment above.

C: The KO Curtain can be deployed from a window in the apartment that is two floors above the fire apartment.

D: According to Evolution 34, the KO Curtain will ONLY be deployed on orders of the Incident Commander.

A: Never remove or break the deployment window.

Explanation:
Evolution 34 sect 3.2.1
A. Do not remove or break the deployment window unless absolutely necessary.
B. Chock open the entrance door to the apartment above.
C. 4.1 Deploy the KO Curtain from a window in the apartment on the floor above, two floors above, or if the fire is on the top floor, then from the roof.
D. 1.2 Note - The KO Curtain will ONLY be deployed on orders of the Incident Commander. ***RECENT UPDATE***

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Drafting is an operation not regularly employed at FDNY incidents. Although rare, officers still need to know how to draft. Which would not be a proper action to take when drafting water?

A: The strainer end of the suction connection must always be parallel with and well below the surface of the water.

B: The preferred method of securing the suction is to tie it off to a substantial part of the pumper.

C: All connections and knots of the suction assembly are made before connecting to the inlet side of the pumper.

D: Connections in the suction line must be air-tight in order to maintain vacuum on the intake side of the pump.

A. Notes c - Strainer end of suction connection should, IF POSSIBLE , be parallel with and well below surface of water.

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Drafting is an operation not regularly employed at FDNY incidents. Although rare, officers still need to know how to draft. Which would not be a proper action to take when drafting water?

A: The strainer end of the suction connection must always be parallel with and well below the surface of the water.

B: The preferred method of securing the suction is to tie it off to a substantial part of the pumper.

C: All connections and knots of the suction assembly are made before connecting to the inlet side of the pumper.

D: Connections in the suction line must be air-tight in order to maintain vacuum on the intake side of the pump.

A. Notes c - Strainer end of suction connection should, if possible, be parallel with and well below surface of water