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01. At a vacant building fire, the IC may implement an interior attack after a risk assessment has been performed based on four factors. Which factor below is not listed correctly?
Select one:
a. The size and location of the fire area
b. Any known or possible life hazards
c. The current structural stability of the building
d. Verification of safe access to the fire area

(Vacants 1.1.3) Any KNOWN life hazard. Suspected or possible life hazards are not listed. Note- 2.2.1 states Structural stability as the most important aspect in determining the initial attack strategy.
The correct answer is: Any known or possible life hazards

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02. All vacant buildings must be identified and marked by a square with an X inside of it. Which statement shows the correct dimensions of this marking?
Select one:
a. 18”x18” square with 1” lines
b. 24”x24” square with 1” lines
c. 24”x24” square with 2” lines
d. 18”x18” square with 2” lines

(Vacants 1.3.2)
The correct answer is: 18”x18” square with 2” lines

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03. Vacant building fires do not “just happen.” They are caused by one or more individuals who have no regard for the safety of the firefighter. Vacant buildings have been “booby trapped’ deliberately to injure or kill in all but which one of the following ways?
Select one:
a. Refrigerators positioned so they will fall on members entering the fire area.
b. Holes in floors or the roof covered over with cardboard or linoleum that will collapse under a member’s weight.
c. Diesel fuel spread on all floors of the building. Fires in vapors of diesel fuel oil will develop quickly and trap firefighters.
d. Bolts on fire escapes treads loosened or removed so that a member’s weight will cause them to pivot or give way.

(Vacants 1.5.2) Fires in vapors of diesel fuel oil develop slowly at the start. This can cause a fire to begin in an area that the member’s have passed, trapping them by additional fire.
The correct answer is: Diesel fuel spread on all floors of the building. Fires in vapors of diesel fuel oil will develop quickly and trap firefighters.

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04. Your engine company has arrived at the scene of a fire in a vacant brownstone. You order your ECC to utilize In-Line Pumping in order to get fast water on the fire. All of the following are advantages of In-Line Pumping except which choice?
Select one:
a. Increases the possibility to attain full pumper capacity.
b. ECC will be in better position to observe operations and assist if necessary.
c. The pumper will be in position for exterior stream operation.
d. Shorter and faster hand line stretches will be possible.

(Vacants 3.1.1 B) It may NOT be possible to attain full pumper capacity. This is listed as a disadvantage of In-Line Pumping
The correct answer is: Increases the possibility to attain full pumper capacity.

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05. A Battalion Chief is drilling with a newly promoted Lieutenant and her engine company on vacant building fire operations. In which statement made should the new LT. correct the BC?
Select one:
a. When stretching had lines into exposures for operations into the fire building, 2 ½” lines with solid stream nozzles should be considered.
b. Usually only the officer and three members are needed for advancing the line into the immediate fire area. Other members should remain outside, readily available for relief or any immediate assistance required.
c. When supplying aerial or tower Ladder pipes, the largest diameter hose shall be used. Control of the water shall be at the pumper(s) supplying the unit.
d. If a backstretch is to be made, and it is evident that more than one line will be needed on the fire, the engine officer shall order a second line to be dropped in front of the fire building prior to the pumper proceeding to the hydrant.

(Vacants 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.1.6, 3.1.8) The officer and TWO members
The correct answer is: Usually only the officer and three members are needed for advancing the line into the immediate fire area. Other members should remain outside, readily available for relief or any immediate assistance required.

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06. The officer and members of Ladder 321 were recently 1st due at a fire in a vacant private dwelling. After the fire the officer asked his members to each state a correct ladder company operation at these fires. Which statement made was incorrect?
Select one:
a. Since vacant buildings may contain squatters, an early thorough search is mandatory upon arrival.
b. Tower Ladders should be positioned to cover two sides of the building. Placement of a TL in a vacant lot at times may be both possible and necessary for utmost coverage.
c. The ladder officer should be aware of the emphasis on exterior operations whenever possible. The officer should be prepared to position apparatus and operate elevated streams on command.
d. The main objective in the placement of exterior streams is to obtain the greatest coverage, while bearing in mind the safety of the members involved.

(Vacants 4.1.1, 4.2.1) Since vacants have low victim potential, they should be searched within the limits of safety after building conditions have been evaluated and the fire has been largely extinguished
The correct answer is: Since vacant buildings may contain squatters, an early thorough search is mandatory upon arrival.

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07. Four more statements were then made regarding these fires. Again, one statement made was incorrect. Which choice contains incorrect information?
Select one:
a. If power saws are being used on the roof, one member must be used to listen for any messages or conditions that may affect roof operations. This member must be as close as possible to the members operating the saws.
b. If exterior operations are not evident on arrival, survey the building for feasibility of interior operations.
c. When ladder company duties are not required, ladder members should assist stretching hose lines.
d. Search, examination and overhauling should be conducted within the limits of safety and only when absolutely necessary.

(Vacants 4.3, 4.6, 4.7, 4.11) This member must be in a quiet area for effective monitoring of and transmission of messages.
The correct answer is: If power saws are being used on the roof, one member must be used to listen for any messages or conditions that may affect roof operations. This member must be as close as possible to the members operating the saws.

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08. Safety must always be considered when operating at vacant building fires. Which action below would not be a proper action to take at these fires?
Select one:
a. Be aware of odors of gasoline or the presence of heavy black smoke, indicating a petroleum base fuel or accelerant.
b. When the roof has been cut, before leaving the scene, spray paint “R.O” (roof open) on both the inside and outside of the bulkhead as well as above the hazard marking on the front of the building.
c. Two members should be assigned to search all floors below the operating force for the presence of other fire conditions not yet detected.
d. Generally, VES should be performed from fire escapes if available, in order to reduce the number of members on the interior.

(Vacants 6.4, 6.5, 6.12, 6.15) Generally, there is NO need for VES from the fire escape, since we are not looking for trapped or overcome occupants.
The correct answer is: Generally, VES should be performed from fire escapes if available, in order to reduce the number of members on the interior.

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09. If a tower ladder stream is to be put into operation at a fire in a weakened vacant building, where should members be removed to?
Select one:
a. The floor below the fire
b. Outside of the building

(6.18) The floor below is not a safe area in a weakened structure during a TL operation
The correct answer is: Outside of the building

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10. Upon transmission of a 10-76, the dispatcher shall special call a designated unit to perform the duties of the Lobby Control Unit. The company officer of this unit will be designated as the Lobby Control Unit Leader. Upon arrival the Lobby Control Unit shall be stationed at which one of the following locations?
Select one:
a. The Elevator lobby
b. The Fire Sector Branch/Sector
c. The Incident Command Post
d. The Fire Command Station

(ICS Chap.2 Add 4 4.2) They will maintain control of all elevators from this location
The correct answer is: The Elevator lobby

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11. The Lobby Control Unit will operate on which Handie-Talkie Channel?
Select one:
a. The Tactical Channel
b. The Command Channel

(ICS Chap.2 Add 4 4.2)
The correct answer is: The Tactical Channel

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12. On arrival at the scene of a high-rise fire, the Lobby Control Unit shall promptly report to the _____________ Chief, or, if not on scene, the Incident Commander.
Select one:
a. Operations
b. Planning
c. Safety
d. Logistics

(ICS Chap.2 Add 4 4.2)
The correct answer is: Logistics

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13. If possible, the Lobby Control Unit shall maintain one elevator in readiness at the lobby and one elevator at which location?
Select one:
a. The Forward Triage Area
b. The Fire Sector/Branch
c. The Forward Staging Area

(ICS Chap.2 Add 4 4.2)
The correct answer is: The Forward Staging Area

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(ICS Chap.2 Add 4 4.2)
The correct answer is: The Forward Staging Area

(ICS Chap.2 Add 4 4.2)
The correct answer is: The Forward Staging Area

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15. The Systems Control Unit Leader will maintain a close liaison with building personnel. This unit is primarily responsible to monitor and control building systems as directed by the IC. The Systems Control Unit shall check in and obtain a briefing from the __________ or IC.
Select one:
a. The Communications Unit Leader
b. The Logistics Section Chief
c. The Fire Sector Supervisor
d. The Operations Section Chief

(ICS Chap.2 Add 6 4.2)
The correct answer is: The Logistics Section Chief

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16. The operation of building systems by the Systems Control Unit must be done with the assistance of building personnel.
Select one:
a. Agree
b. Disagree

(ICS Chap.2 Add 6 4.2)
The correct answer is: Agree

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17. The operation, shutdown or change of any building system shall not be done by the Systems Control Unit without the permission of the IC or which choice below?
Select one:
a. The Logistics Section Chief
b. The Operations Section Chief
c. The Fire Sector Supervisor
d. The Safety Officer

(ICS Chap.2 Add 6 4.2)
The correct answer is: The Operations Section Chief

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18. During a recent day tour, the FDNY responded to the following emergencies. Which incident would not be considered a Single Command operation with the FDNY as the primary agency?
Select one:
a. A child falls through a lake of ice in Central Park. FDNY on scene prior to NYPD
b. A confined space operation. NYPD on scene prior to FDNY
c. A child impaled on a fence. NYPD ESU on scene prior to FDNY.
d. A boat in distress. FDNY on scene prior to the NYPD

(AUC 276 5.1) NYPD is the primary agency for Water/ Ice Rescue operations
The correct answer is: A child falls through a lake of ice in Central Park. FDNY on scene prior to NYPD

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19. In general, the span of control of any individual with management responsibility should range from 3 to 7 with ____ being ideal.
Select one:
a. 3
b. 6
c. 4
d. 5

(ICS Chap.1 3.2.2)
The correct answer is: 5

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20. A Task Force is any combination of resources with communications capability, under the supervision of an Officer designated as a Task Force Leader, put together for a temporary assignment. Generally, the number of resources in a task force should be limited to ___ for control purposes.
Select one:
a. 2
b. 4
c. 5
d. 3

(ICS Chap.1 4.3.1 C2)
The correct answer is: 5