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1

In brownstone buildings, what is the first floor known as?

The basement.

2

Which description concerning a "Deadman" room is inaccurate?

It is located on the lower floors.

3

The following terms accurately describe a "Deadman's" room.

a) small bedroom
b) only entrance is from the hall
c) may be found in the front or rear of the building

4

The following accurately describe the rear extensions on Brownstones.

a) They are added on the first floor
b) Maybe two to three stories in height
c) 10-20 feet in depth
d) Have their own cockloft

5

In brownstone buildings, what is the second floor referred to?

The parlor floor.

6

How big is the cockloft in a brownstone with a flat roof?

The cockloft space is approximately 2'-3' in height.

7

Describe roof construction in a brownstone.

a) In flat roof buildings, the pitch is towards the rear
b) The majority are flat roof with NO PARAPET in the rear
c) Some have have more floors and a higher roof in the REAR than in the front.
d) Some have a center peak

8

How can fire extend in a brownstone?

Via the cornice.

9

A medium fire situation may be extinguished how?

A medium fire situation may be extinguished with two (2) handlines.

10

What must the officer of the first ladder company do PRIOR to ordering any horizontal ventilation?

He must evaluate the impact on interior conditions.

11

When is a member under the "Immediate" supervision of an officer?

They are under the "Immediate" supervision of an officer when
a) they are within sight or hearing of their officer
b) they are working off of a hoseline or searchline.

12

Which member has the discretion of selecting the tools deemed necessary to complete his/her assignment while operating at a brownstone fire?

The ladder company chauffeur.

13

For a TOP FLOOR fire in a BS, with NO LIFE HAZARD showing, where should the officer of the 1st arriving ladder company (r/m apparatus) direct the LCC to initially raise and position the aerial?

To the roof of the exposure.

14

In addition to taking his H/T and flashlight, what tools does the 1st arriving OVM (r/m app.) for a TOP floor fire in a BS?

The Halligan tool and saw.
(The roofman will cut the roof)

15

A 10' scissor ladder when used at a BS fire will permit?

a) The access to the roof of a one story setback
b) Access to the second floor for VEIS
c) Access to the third floor from the roof of the setback for ventilation
d) Provide a means of climbing fences.

16

What is the correct order of preference for the 1st arriving roof F/F (r/m app) to access the roof of a BS?

1) Aerial ladder
2) 2nd Aerial ladder
3) Adjoining building
*If T/L 1st due, then first choice is the T/L basket.*

17

What is the responsibility of the 2nd arriving ladder company officer at a fire on the top floor of a BS?

The adjoining building.

18

What tools does the 2nd arriving ROOFMAN (r/m) operating at a top floor fire in a BS bring?

The saw and the 6' Halligan Hook.

19

The 1st ladder co. to arrive at a fire on the 3rd flr. of a 4 sty. BS is a T/L. The basket is being used for roof access. Upon completion of roof size-up, what should be the next action of the OV F/F inside the basket?

The basket is postioned for ventilation of the 3rd floor and then to the top floor for VEIS.
Prior to VEIS, the OV will team up with the Roof F/F (or another available member).

20

When the 1st due T/L is used for roof access, what is brought to the roof?

The saw and the LSR.

21

When the first to arrive ladder is a T/L, where does the LCC go?

He remains on the pedestal.

22

What are the responsibilities of the 2nd LCC, if the first to arrive ladder is a T/L?

They may be assigned other duties by their company officer e.g.,
a) examination of exposures
b) assist with roof operations
c) be available to team up with another available member, if needed.

23

Who is responsible to announce via the H/T when the initial H/L attack is to commence at a fire in a BS?

The engine company officer.

24

Where is the 1st H/L stretched for a fire in the CELLAR of a BS?

The 1st H/L is stretched through the front door on the first floor, then down the cellar via the interior cellar stairs to extinguish the fire.

25

Where is the 2nd H/L stretched for a fire in the CELLAR of a BS?

Through the front door on the first floor to b/u the first line.

26

If the 1st H/L is used to secure the first floor at a CELLAR fire in a BS, where does the 2nd H/L go?

The 2nd H/L will be stretched to the cellar via the interior cellar stair to extinguish the fire.

27

Where is the 3rd H/L positioned at a CELLAR fire in a BS?

It is stretched as ordered by the I/C.

28

Where is the 1st H/L positioned at a FIRST FLOOR fire in a BS?

The 1st H/L is stretched through the front door on the first floor to extinguish the fire.

29

Where is the 2nd H/L positioned at a FIRST FLOOR fire in a BS?

If not needed to b/u the 1st H/L, it shall be stretched THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR ON THE 2nd FLOOR (PARLOR) to maintain the integrity of the interior stairs.

30

Where is the 3rd H/L positioned at a FIRST FLOOR fire in a BS?

It is stretched as ordered by the I/C.

31

Where is the 1st H/L positioned at a fire on an UPPER FLOOR in a BS?

The 1st H/L is taken through the front door on the 2nd floor (PARLOR) to the fire floor to extinguish the fire.

32

Where is the 2nd H/L positioned at a fire on an UPPER FLOOR in a BS?

The 2nd H/L is stretched through the front door on the 2nd (PARLOR) floor to b/u the 1st H/L.

33

Where is the 3rd H/L positioned at an UPPER FLOOR fire in a BS?

It is stretched as ordered by the I/C.

34

When a building (BS) is fully involved, the 1st arriving engine company should?

Drop two (2) HOSELINES I/F/O the fire building AND position the apparatus for the POSSIBLE use of the multiversal nozzle
OR to supply a T/L.

35

Where is the 1st H/L positioned at a FULLY INVOLVED BS?

The 1st H/L is advanced into the fire building.

36

Where is the 2nd H/L positioned at a FULLY INVOLVED BS?

The 2nd H/L is advanced into the fire building as a B/U hoseline.

37

Where is the 3rd H/L positioned at a FULLY INVOLVED BS?

It is stretched as ordered by the I/C AND MAY BE
1) Advanced into the fire building
2) If fire is reported in an exposure, stretched to that exposure
3) If there is no fire in the exposures, stretch through an exposure to the rear yard of the fire building.

38

If there is fire on two floors in a BS.....

Special call an extra engine and ladder.

39

If there is heavy fire in the cellar and basement of a BS.....

Transmit a 2nd alarm.

40

If there is NO F/E on the building, what floor of a BS is the only level with 2 exits?

The basement (AKA the 1st Floor).