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1

The ERS alarm box has both Police and Fire channels. For matters relating to the Fire Department, lift handle and push button to activate system. After the button is pressed, a series of beeps or ring-backs is audible for approximately ______ feet from the alarm box

A: 10

B: 20

C: 30

D: 40

B: 20

Communications ch 1 sec 1.2.2

2

BC Smith was correct in informing Captain Jones of all of the following actions to take when an officer reasonably suspects or knows a member has engaged in conduct prohibited by the Department's alcohol/drug policy except in which choice?
A: Prohibit on and off-duty members present at the time of discovery from leaving the premises without permission of the investigating officer.

B: Immediately relieve the on-duty member(s) from emergency response duty. Immediately have the affected unit placed out of service.

C: Notify the administrative Battalion Chief or, if appropriate, the next superior officer as well as the Inspector General.

D: Document the incident in the company journal

C. Notify the administrative Battalion Chief or, if appropriate, the next superior officer as well as the Bureau of Investigations and Trials (“BITs”).
AUC 202 5.5

3

The verbal button on the PC/ATS should be used only if the alarm is within _____ blocks of a unit’s quarters in any direction.
A: 1

B: 2

C: 3

D: 4

B: 2

Comm ch 2….2.2.4
If the alarm is more than 2 blocks away, the unit should respond and give information and location via radio

4

For a fire in a vacant building in a row of occupied frames, all of the following are correct except?

A: The first hoseline is stretched to the most severe exposure.

B: The second hoseline, if not needed to back up the first hoseline, shall be stretched to the fire building or to the opposite exposure.

C: The third hoseline should be stretched to the fire building or to the opposite exposure, depending on where the second hoseline was stretched.

D: The first to arrive engine company should drop two 1 3/4" hoselines and stretch a hoseline into the most severe exposure.

D: The first to arrive engine company should drop two 1 3/4" hoselines and stretch a hoseline into the most severe exposure.

The first to arrive engine company should drop two hoselines: one a 3 ½" line to supply a TL, and a hoseline to enter the most severe exposure.
RowFrames 6.7

5

Upon arrival to a LPG tank fire, the officer of E-111 conducts his size-up and determines that everyone that is not actually engaged in operations should be kept at least ________ feet from the front and rear of the tank and _______ feet from the sides.
A: 400/300

B: 500/400

C: 800/400

D: 1000/500

D: 1000/500

Haz Mat 1…. 1.3.3

6

At a drill concerning the designation and deployment of the FAST Unit, the officer on duty made which incorrect statement

A: When a ladder company staffed with four firefighters is assigned as the FAST unit, the ladder company officer must inform the IC that they are not fully staffed, when reporting to the ICP.

B: The IC should take the staffing level of the FAST unit into consideration upon deployment, and ensure adequate resources are assigned to assist if necessary.

C: When an IC deploys the FAST Unit at an incident, whether "Doubtful," "Probably Will Hold" or “Under Control,” immediate notification shall be made to the dispatcher stating the reason for deploying the FAST Unit and a request for an additional FAST Unit.

D: Prior to the arrival of the replacement FAST Unit, the IC shall designate a Safety Team.

C. When an IC puts a FAST Unit to work at an incident that has not been declared “Under Control,” immediate notification shall be made to the dispatcher stating the reason for deploying the FAST Unit and a request for an additional FAST Unit.
MMID Ch 2 2.2, 2.3n

7

All vehicles powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) require a Fire Department permit to operate using such fuel. This permit shall be located on the vehicle where?
A: Front bumper only

B: Front and rear bumper

C: Front and rear bumper and both sides

D: Rear bumper only

B: Front and rear bumper

Haz Mat ch 1……3.2.1
All other CNG powered vehicles registered in the state of New York are likely to be placarded only on the rear bumper

8

An experienced officer should know that a member assuming the "boxer stance" when performing a cut with the portable power saw should be standing?
A: Shoulder width apart

B: 6" to 8" apart

C: 12" to 16" apart

D: 18" to 20" apart

D: 18" to 20" apart

TB Tools 9 5.5

9

All of following statements were correctly made during a Vehicle Disentanglement and Patient Extrication drill except?

A: Officers of engines should divide the company into two teams. The Officer and 1 CFR FF proceed to the scene of the accident. The remaining members shall stretch and charge a precautionary handline

B: Never right a vehicle with a victim inside

C: Vehicles on all four wheels are best stabilized using step chocks and wedges. Place chocks just behind front wheels and in front of rear wheels, step side down

D: One of three tools may be used when removing a windshield; a windshield saw, a sawzall or an axe

E: The center-punch or halligan can be used to break tempered glass (side/rear windows)

A: Officers of engines should divide the company into two teams. The Officer and 1 CFR FF proceed to the scene of the accident. The remaining members shall stretch and charge a precautionary handline.

2 FFs
Emergency Procedures ...Disentanglement page 5

10

All of the following leaves of absence shall not be deducted from annual leave allowance except?
A: Bereavement Leave

B: Leaves for legal appearances that involve City business

C: First scheduled tour of emergency leaves.

D: Military leaves not exceeding 90 days annually


D. Military leaves not exceeding 30 days annually.
Regs 17.1.8

11

In most cases, the first hose line is stretched via the interior stairs to the location of the fire. The purpose of this line can be found in which choice?
A: To protect the FFs conducting the primary search

B: To protect the primary means of egress for occupants evacuating the building

C: To protect the FFs ascending to the roof

D: To back up the second line

B: To protect the primary means of egress for occupants evacuating the building

FFP MDs 3.2.2
An exception to stretching the first line up the interior stairs may be made when flame is issuing from windows opening onto the fire escape and endangering people trying to come down the fire escape

12

The Fast Pak is a portable air supply intended for use as an emergency air source for members low or out of air while operating in an IDLH atmosphere. A knowledgeable officer would be most correct to know that the Fast Pak is carried by?
A: Some Engines

B: All Ladders

C: Some Squads

D: Some Rescues

B: All Ladders

The Fast Pak is carried by all Ladder, Rescue and Squad Companies.
TB SCBA Add 1 1.1

13

Under normal conditions, the 1st and 2nd hose lines at a NFP MD fire are stretched via the interior stairs. Choose the most correct choice that best describes how the 3rd line is stretched

A: Via the interior stairs

B: Via the fire escape or rope stretch via a window

C: Via an Aerial Ladder

D: Via a TL bucket

B: Via the fire escape or rope stretch via a window

FFP MDs 3.2.11
This is especially true in OLTs because the stairway is narrow and the stretching of a 3rd line via the interior stairs would result in congestion and inability to move any of the hoselines

14

Which of the following is not considered a Minor Accident according to Safety Bulletin 56?

A: An accident with minor damage

B: An accident with moderate damage

C: An accident with significant damage

D: An accident with minor injuries

C: An accident with significant damage

This is considered a "major accident".
SB 56 4.4, 4.5

15

Choose the incorrect duties of the System Control Unit

A: Monitor and control the HVAC system as directed by the Fire Sector Supervisor

B: Monitor and control the building fire suppression systems as directed by the IC

C: Monitor and control any other building system as directed by the IC

D: Maintain contact with essential building personnel (Facility Engineer, Fire Safety Director)

A: Monitor and control the HVAC system as directed by the Fire Sector Supervisor

Monitor and control the HVAC system as directed by the IC
ICS ch 2 add 6…..2.1

16

All of the following are correct regarding the closure of the buckeye pipeline valve except in which choice?

A: Manual shut-off valves are generally located below ground in a valve housing under a hinged cover.

B: The cover of the below-ground manual shut-off valve is opened by making a quarter turn left or right with the short tee wrench (the handle of the combination type wrench can also be used to open the cover).

C: The three and one-half foot long wrench with a female fitting is inserted into the valve box onto a male square fitting and turned clockwise 48 full turns (96 half turns) to shut off the valve.

D: The only exceptions are the valves located on the shipper's lines extending from the Long Island City terminal which require 24 full turns (48 half turns) clockwise to close.

C) The three and one-half foot long wrench with a female fitting is inserted into the valve box onto a male square fitting and turned clockwise 42 full turns (84 half turns) to shut off the valve.
AUC 149 2.3.2

17

Which choice incorrectly describes portable ladders

A: Aluminum ladders will dent, but will not chip or crack when subjected to severe impact, nor will they fail suddenly because of overloads

B: Aluminum ladders will not conduct electricity because of a special heat treatment applied to the ladder

C: Aluminum ladders conduct heat rapidly

D: Marine companies carry 12 and 20 foot portable hook ladders with wood beams

B: Aluminum’s ladders will not conduct electricity because of a special heat treatment applied to the ladder

Aluminum ladders readily conduct electricity
Ladders 1

18

Lt. Jones made which incorrect comment regarding wooden bowstring trusses found in taxpayers?
A: Truss failure has occurred without fire impingement.

B: Failure can occur in the early stages of the fire.

C: In older type truss roof buildings, the trusses may be spaced 10 or 20 feet apart with roof beams installed between the trusses to support the roof coverings.

D: Wood trusses tend to "stretch" when losing their strength because of elevated temperatures.

D: Wood trusses tend to "stretch" when losing their strength because of elevated temperatures.

Wood truss roofs appear to fail without warning. The roof does not sag or get "spongy." Steel trusses tend to "stretch" when losing their strength because of elevated temperatures, but wood tends to "snap".
Txpyr 3.3.3 G-J

19

The placement of an Aerial ladder at a severe fire has certain requirements. Choose the incorrect requirement

A: Place apparatus 35 to feet 45 feet from the building for a good climbing angle

B: Place the apparatus in the center of the street, if possible

C: The officer or OV can assist the chauffeur with the initial placement of the apparatus

D: For a narrow frontage building (30’ or less in width) and no people showing on arrival, position the turntable in the center of the building

A: Place apparatus 35 to feet 45 feet from the building for a good climbing angle

Place apparatus 25 to feet 35 feet from the building for a good climbing angle
Ladders 2

20

A knowledgeable officer should know which order of actions to be correct when encountering a fire in a high-rise office building? "In a high-rise office building, all HVAC systems shall be placed in the non-circulating mode by:" 1. Opening all outside air supply dampers. 2. Opening all exhaust dampers. 3.Closing all mixing dampers.

A: 1, 3, 2

B: 1, 2, 3

C: 3, 2, 1

D: 3, 1, 2

A: 1, 3, 2

High Rise Office Buildings 3.3.3

21

Members that are under the “Immediate Supervision” of an Officer can be found in all of the following except?
A: Members that are within Handie Talkie range of the Officer

B: Members that are within visual or voice contact of the Officer

C: Members that are working with a search line which is under the supervision of the Officer

D: Members that are working with a hose line which is under the supervision of the Officer

A: Members that are within Handie Talkie range of the Officer

Ladders 3 page 7 note

22

All members must be aware of the evacuation signaling method that will be in use at the site of a collapse. Which signal below is the only one listed correctly?
A: 1 Long Blast (3 seconds) - Evacuate the area

B: 4 short blasts (1 second each) - Evacuate the area

C: 3 short blasts - Cease Operations/All Quiet

D: 1 long and 1 short blast - Resume Operations

D: 1 long and 1 short blast - Resume Operations

1 Long Blast (3 seconds) - Cease Operations/All Quiet
3 short blasts (1 second each) - Evacuate the area
1 long and 1 short blast - Resume Operations
Collapse 9.2

23

A heavy fire and smoke condition on a floor or in the cellar accompanied by little or no smoke condition on the floor or floors above in a private dwelling can be an indication of what?

A: Indication of a concrete or gypsum floor poured over corrugated steel supported by C-Joists

B: Indication of a plywood floor supported by composite trusses

C: Indication of a plywood floor supported by solid wood beams

D: Indication of a crosshatch floor supported by C-Joists

A: Indication of a concrete or gypsum floor poured over corrugated steel supported by C-Joists

PD ch 6…. 3.4.3

24

Captain Smith was incorrect in which comment made about large caliber streams (LCS)?
A: Relief devices must be used when supplying LCS.

B: An engine company supplying a LCS during in-line pumping must be augmented as soon as possible.

C: The Akron tower ladder-based monitor is the most flexible type of LCS used by the FDNY.

D: 100 to 150 psi is required at the inlet of the tower ladder apparatus for effective operation of the Akron tower ladder-based monitor.

D) 200 to 250 psi is required at the inlet of the tower ladder apparatus for effective operation.
Eng 11.3.1, 11.3.4, 11.3.5

25

Answer the following question according to Chief Dunn’s new book Collapse of Burning Buildings 2nd edition Upon entry into a large open space without columns bests describes what type of roof system?

A: Truss roof

B: Gable roof

C: Peak roof

D: Hip roof

A: Truss roof

Ch 8 …..key in on the large open space

26

All of the following are appropriate actions when operating with PPV fans except?
A: Debris shall be cleared from the vicinity of the fan prior to fan activation.

B: Members shall limit their time directly in front of an operating fan.

C: Eye and ear protection shall be worn whenever the fan is operating.

D: When running fans at an incident, exhaust hoses should be attached to the operating fan only when CO levels reach over 60ppm.

D) When running fans at an incident, exhaust hoses must always be attached to the operating fan in order to limit and control the introduction of CO inside the structure.
TB Tools 32 3.2, 3.3

27

According to the new Command and Control procedures, the Communications Unit will be assigned to respond on the transmission of what type of alarm?

A: 1st alarm

B: 2nd alarm

C: 3rd alarm

D: 4th alarm

B: 2nd alarm

Also on the transmission of a 10-60, 10-66, or when special called
Command and Control ch 3 …3.3

28

Communication is a critical part of operations in under river rails. Which choice below contains incorrect information?
A: Redundant means of communication must be established between the street and the tube, in case any one method fails.

B: The Sound Powered Phone system is an extremely important option for communications in under river tubes. Members using Sound Powered Phones in the tubes should use headphones and amplifiers to overcome high levels of background noise.

C: A blue light phone cannot receive calls outside the system, but can be used to call outside the system.

D: When utilizing Sound Powered Phones, using the headset is recommended inside the tubes due to high levels of background noise.

C) A blue light phone cannot be used to call outside the system, but can receive calls from outside the system.
Under River Rail 2.9.7

29

For all of the exposures below, notify BHS immediately during business hours or Car 32/33 through Fire Department Operations Center during off-hours except in which case?

A: Non-casual exposure

B: At-risk exposure

C: Casual exposure

D: Meningitis exposures for which prophylactic medication may be indicated

C: Casual exposure

CFR-D Manual Ch 3 4.2.8

30

Which type of loft building is considered the newest and most common type?
A: Mill

B: Fireproof

C: Older Cast Iron

D: Newer Cast Iron

B: Fireproof

Lofts 2.3

31

Assignments for scene survey and patient assessment begin at the start of each tour when the Officer in Charge assigns CFR-D responsibilities. Assuming everyone on the apparatus is certified, which member is responsible for completing the PCR?

A: The "A" Firefighter

B: The "B" Boss - Officer in charge

C: The "C" Firefighter

D: The "D" Firefighter

D: The "D" Firefighter

CFR-D Manual Chapter 2
A. The "Airway" Firefighter maintains an open airway and administers 02 if needed. 2.1.1
B. The "Boss" carries a portable radio and a handlight. 2.1.2
C. The "Checker" conducts patient assessment and checks for a pulse and begins compressions when necessary. 2.1.3
D. The "Defib/Documenter" Firefighter is responsible for completing the PCR. In a response to a cardiac arrest, he or she hooks up and operates the defibrillator. 2.1.4

32

The stage of fire development when the heat release rate has increased to the point where heat transferred from the fire and the combustion products are pyrolyzing adjacent fuel sources and fire begins to spread across the ceiling of the fire compartment (rollover) is known as?
A: The Incipient Stage

B: The Growth Stage

C: The Fully Developed Stage

D: The Decay Stage

B: The Growth Stage

Ventilation Glossary

33

In order to provide a reliable and uninterrupted flow of water at structural fires, which companies shall locate, test, and confirm a positive water source?
A: 1st and 2nd due Engines only

B: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd due Engines only

C: 1st, 2nd due Engines and Squad companies (assigned as an engine) only

D: All arriving Engine and Squads (assigned as an Engine)

D: All arriving Engine and Squads (assigned as an Engine)

FFP MDs 3.2.6

34

The probationary firefighter training notebook is reviewed according to a specific schedule. All of the following are listed correctly except in which choice?
A: The Probationary Firefighter reviews weekly. Initial and date in blue or black ink.

B: The Officer on Duty reviews each tour the member works. Initial and date in red ink.

C: The Company Commander reviews weekly. Initial and date in red ink.

D: Chief Officers review during company drill visits. Initial and date in red ink.

C) The Company Commander reviews monthly. Initial and date in red ink.
AUC 323 Add 2 2.1

35

Choose the incorrect procedure for Ice and Cold Water Rescues

A: The Rescue Coordinator is the Company Officer and shall be located where they can observe and direct the whole operation

B: The Spotter is a FF or Company officer (4 FF Engine Company) and shall be positioned where they can keep sight of the victim

C: Generally, there are three methods used for cold water/ice rescue…..Reach, Throw, and Go

D: All members including the Primary and Secondary Rescuers will be equipped with Handie-Talkies

D: All members including the Primary and Secondary Rescuers will be equipped with Handie-Talkies

All members except the Primary and Secondary Rescuers will be equipped with Handie-Talkies
Emergencies Procedures Ice and Cold Water Rescue

36

Probationary Firefighter Wilson made which incorrect comment at a recent drill concerning the fire escape stretch?
A: At fires, sufficient hose for rapid advance on fire floor must be hauled up and either hung over the balcony railing or taken in on the floor below the fire.

B: The line should be secured with hose straps on alternate floors, beginning with the floor below the fire.

C: If the fire is below the 3rd floor, the fire escape hook is not used. The line is stretched up the stairwell of the fire escape.

D: Hose straps are used as follows: the hook end of the strap is passed around the hose, through the loop of the rope, and pulled taut. Hook is brought over and under railing, and hooked to the strap.

C: If the fire is below the 3rd floor, the fire escape hook is not used. The line is stretched up the stairwell of the fire escape.

If fire is below the 4th floor, the fire escape hook is not used. The line is stretched up the stairwell of the fire escape.
Evolutions 4 Notes

37

The following choices about LPG fires/emergencies are correct except?
A: If escaping LP gas is not on fire, close any valve available that can stop the flow of gas

B: Portable dry chemical extinguishers are effective on small LP gas fires

C: Carbon dioxide extinguishers are effective on small LP gas fires

D: Before a LP gas tank failure occurs, the rise in pressure within the tank will cause an increase in the volume of fire, or a rise in the noise level or both. In this case, members shall immediately apply water to the sides to cool the tank

D: Before a LP gas tank failure occurs, the rise in pressure within the tank will cause an increase in the volume of fire, or a rise in the noise level or both. In this case, members shall immediately apply water to the sides to cool the tank

When any of these symptoms are present, the operating forces should be withdrawn to a safe area
Haz-Mat 1….. pages 4-9

38

If any member is permitted to leave the premises during an investigation of a violation of the Department's alcohol/drug policy, the investigating officer shall?

A: document the reason for the release in a report to be sent to the Chief of Department via the chain of command.

B: document the reason for the release in a report to be sent to the Chief of Operations via the chain of command.

C: not document the reason for the release in any manner.

D: document the reason for the release in a report to be sent to the Borough Commander via the chain of command.

A: document the reason for the release in a report to be sent to the Chief of Department via the chain of command.

AUC 202 5.5

39

All of the following comments are correct in regards to LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) except

A: LPG is toxic and poisonous

B: LPG is odorless. An odorizing agent is added only when it is processed for domestic consumption

C: LPG is flammable

D: LPG is heavier then air ( 1.5 to 2 times heavier)

A: LPG is toxic and poisonous

non-toxic, non-poisonous
Haz-Mat ch 1 1.2

40

In the event of a failure of part of the Alarm Box system, the dispatcher will notify the Engine Company normally assigned “First Due”, to place an OUT-OF SERVICE sign on the affected box(s). A supply of the OUT-OF-SERVICE signs can be found where?

A: Battalion headquarters

B: Division headquarters

C: FDOC

D: Borough headquarters

A: Battalion headquarters

Comm ch 1 1.7.1
In the event that the administrative Battalion cannot be contacted, an adjacent Battalion will provide the signs