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01. According to the Citywide Incident Management System (CIMS), structural collapse is a ____________ command event.
Select one:
a. Single
b. Unified

(Collapse 1.2) The FDNY has been designated as the IC for all collapse operations.
The correct answer is: Single

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02. Which one of the following choices is not listed as a cause of a collapse?
Select one:
a. Structural fatigue, old age
b. Rumbling noises or heavy puffs of smoke
c. Water main breaks
d. Collision impact

(Collapse 1.4) Very tight question. There is a chart on Page 1 of this bulletin. Rumbling noises or heavy puffs of smoke are Indicators/Signs of collapse.
The correct answer is: Rumbling noises or heavy puffs of smoke

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03. At all explosions and major collapses, which unit(s) shall ensure the immediate area is monitored for the presence of radiological/chemical agents?
Select one:
a. SOC Units
b. 2nd arriving ladder
c. 1st arriving ladder
d. 4th arriving ladder

(Collapse 4.4 note)
The correct answer is: SOC Units

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04. Initially, which unit should be the only unit in front of a collapsed building?
Select one:
a. 1st arriving tower ladder
b. 1st arriving aerial ladder
c. 1st arriving engine

(Collapse 5.4) unless there is a specific need for additional units (See Section 7.2)
The correct answer is: 1st arriving tower ladder

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05. Which one of the following unit’s major priority at a collapse operation is to control the gas, electric and water services?
Select one:
a. 1st arriving SOC Unit
b. 2nd arriving ladder company
c. 1st arriving ladder company
d. 2nd arriving engine company

(Collapse 7.6)
The correct answer is: 2nd arriving ladder company

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06. Which companies should be used to seal off the ends of the street at a collapse operation?
Select one:
a. 2nd and 3rd ladder companies
b. 2nd and 3rd engine companies
c. Two of the second alarm ladder companies
d. Two of the second alarm engine companies

(Collapse 5.3)
The correct answer is: Two of the second alarm engine companies

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07. While operating at the scene of a major collapse, units hear 3 short blasts from a handheld aerosol can. The units should take which one of the following actions?
Select one:
a. Cease operations and remain quiet
b. Evacuate the area

(Collapse 9.2) 1 long blast would indicate Cease operations/ All quiet. (Asked on many previous tests.)
The correct answer is: Evacuate the area

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08. If a victim at a collapse has been pinned for _______ or appears to have suffered major injuries, a Rescue Paramedic must be given access to the patient as soon as there is access, in order to treat for crush syndrome or other life threatening injuries.
Select one:
a. More than 60 minutes
b. More than 15 minutes
c. Any amount of time
d. More than 30 minutes

(Collapse 11.6)
The correct answer is: More than 60 minutes

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09. Locating the victims of a _________ collapse is often simpler than in other types of collapse.
Select one:
a. Pancake floor
b. Lean-Over
c. Curtain-fall
d. Lean-To

(Collapse 11.4) Since the floors usually maintain their physical aspect and the victims are not as likely to be thrown as they would if the floor were to incline.
The correct answer is: Pancake floor

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10. Electronic listening devices are located on all Collapse Rescue Units. These devices are quite sensitive and can pick up sounds or vibrations for a considerable distance. These devices should be used during the initial stages of a collapse to help locate trapped victims.
Select one:
a. Agree
b. Disagree

(Collapse 11.4) They are not practical during the early stages of a collapse due to the amount of activity. They are appropriate to use after once void exploration is complete.
The correct answer is: Disagree

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11. Choose an incorrect property of natural gas.
Select one:
a. It has an ignition temperature of 1163 Degrees Fahrenheit
b. It is slightly heavier than air (will sink to lower levels)
c. Mercaptan is added to natural gas, giving it a distinctive rotten egg odor
d. Natural gas in non-toxic but in sufficient quantity it can displace the oxygen in an enclosed space and cause asphyxiation

(Natural Gas Emergencies and Fires 2) It is lighter than air and will rise in the air
The correct answer is: It is slightly heavier than air (will sink to lower levels)

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12. Natural gas has an explosive range of ___%-___%. If natural gas in the explosive range ignites in a confined location, it will explode with destructive force.
Select one:
a. 10%-20%
b. 5%-15%
c. 15%-25%
d. 12.5%-74%

(Natural Gas Emergencies and Fires 2) Note Choice D is the explosive range for Carbon Monoxide
The correct answer is: 5%-15%

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13. Some older apartment buildings may have individual gas meters located in each apartment served and some meters may be found in the public hallway. The presence of gas piping in a public hallway requires what enforcement action?
Select one:
a. FDNY Summons
b. FDNY Violation Order
c. High Priority Referral
d. Immediate Vacate Order

(Natural Gas Emergencies and Fires 3.3)
The correct answer is: High Priority Referral

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14. Units operating a gas emergency find a gas leak from a stove. The units are unable to shut the gas appliance valve found on the stove due to previous damage. In order to shut the gas to the stove the unit’s next priority should be to shut which one of the following?
Select one:
a. Master Meter Valve
b. Meter Valve
c. Head of Service Valve
d. Exterior Gas Riser Valve

(Natural Gas Emergencies and Fires 3.5) (Asked on many company officer tests.) Know the priority order of valve shutdown in Section 3.5
The correct answer is: Meter Valve

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15. FDNY members shall not operate which one of the following gas shut off points?
Select one:
a. Exterior Gas Riser Valve
b. Street Valve
c. Master Meter Valve
d. Curb Valve

(Natural Gas Emergencies and Fires 3.5 6) Have utility company shut all valves beyond the curb valve
The correct answer is: Street Valve

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16. A leak or break in high or low pressure gas piping may be stopped or greatly diminished by taping or stuffing rags, paper, etc., into the break.
Select one:
a. Agree
b. Disagree

(Natural Gas Emergencies and Fires 4.3) This tactic WILL NOT WORK on high pressure piping.
The correct answer is: Disagree

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17. Which one of the following tools is considered to be intrinsically safe?
Select one:
a. FDNY Thermal Imaging Cameras
b. Non-FDNY flashlights
c. Department fans
d. Fire Department issued flashlights

(Natural Gas Emergencies and Fires 4.1.8)
The correct answer is: Fire Department issued flashlights

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18. A ladder company drilling on the use of the Sensit TKX Combustible Gas Detector would be incorrect to state which one of the following choices?
Select one:
a. It provides a “Geiger Counter” like ticking sound that increases in frequency when a gas source as low as 20 PPM of Methane is detected.
b. It is a combustible gas detector carried by Battalions, Haz-Mat 1, Haz-Mat Tech Units, Rescues and Ladder Companies.
c. A fully charged battery supplies approximately 20 hours of continuous use.
d. It will detect gases such as Acetone, Alcohol, Jet Fuel, Methane and Carbon Monoxide.

(Gas Emergencies Add. 5 1,2,3) It will NOT detect Carbon Monoxide
The correct answer is: It will detect gases such as Acetone, Alcohol, Jet Fuel, Methane and Carbon Monoxide.

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19. Lt. Gold has just been informed that his unit’s Sensit TKX Combustible Gas Detector is malfunctioning and is need of replacement. Lt. Gold would be correct to take which one of the following choices?
Select one:
a. Exchange the meter with the Battalion spare meter.
b. Call Haz-Mat Operations and request a replacement.
c. Send the meter through the department bag to the Mask Service Unit
d. Send the meter through the department bag to Haz-Mat Operations

(Gas Emergencies Add. 5 5)
The correct answer is: Call Haz-Mat Operations and request a replacement.

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20. Gas flowing out of a broken plastic pipe generates static electricity, which builds up on the inside and outside surface of the pipe. Coming near to or touching a leaking plastic gas pie could result in a spark that ignites the escaping gas. Firefighters should not approach or attempt to fold a leaking plastic gas pipe.
Select one:
a. Agree
b. Disagree

(Gas Emergencies 4.1.8)
The correct answer is: Agree