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01. Choose an incorrect choice regarding the FDNY Extra-Departmental Employment Policy (EDE).

Select one:

a. All members must have the approval of the Fire Commissioner in order to participate in EDE.

b. Members serving with volunteer fire departments must submit the Form BP-150.

c. While on light duty or limited service, members may engage in EDE only with the approval of the Fire Commissioner or the Commissioner’s designee. 

d. While on medical leave, members are prohibited from engaging in any EDE, profession, occupation or business.

A

 

Members may engage in EDE WITHOUT the approval of the Commissioner unless except as noted in PA/ID 12-67 (PA/ID 12-67)

The correct answer is: All members must have the approval of the Fire Commissioner in order to participate in EDE.

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04. Members placed on Military Leave may be eligible for a maximum of _________ hours of paid Military Leave per calendar year.

Select one:

a. 150

b. 240

c. 325

d. 96 

B    (PA/ID 7-75 4.1)

The correct answer is: 240

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06. Members who would like to exchange RSOT tours should be governed by all but which one of the following guidelines?

Select one:

a. An RSOT tour that has been mutualed or rescheduled may not be mutualed or rescheduled again.

b. Mutual exchange of scheduled RSOT tours by full duty Firefighters must be competed (worked) by both parties within 90 days of the first scheduled RSOT tour or by the end of the calendar year (whichever is earlier).

c. Mutual exchange of RSOT tours must be submitted to the Battalion at least 24 hours before the first RSOT tour for approval.

d. Mutual exchange of scheduled RSOT is permitted for all full duty firefighters assigned and working in the field. 

within 30 days (PA/ID 1-90)  B 

The correct answer is: Mutual exchange of scheduled RSOT tours by full duty Firefighters must be competed (worked) by both parties within 90 days of the first scheduled RSOT tour or by the end of the calendar year (whichever is earlier).

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10. When positioning a tower ladder, the ideal horizontal distance from the centerline of the turntable to an objective is _______ feet. With the centerline of the turntable _______ feet from a building there will be sufficient room for the bucket to be dropped from the horizontal with the boom perpendicular to the side of the apparatus.

Select one:

a. 32 / 15

b. 32 / 25

c. 25 – 35 / 32

d. 25 – 35 / 25 

b 32/25

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53. A “High Flow” reading registered on the Engine Company Apparatus Flow Meter indicates which possibilitie(s)?

Select one or more:

a. A Riser Control Valve may be closed

b. A pipe may be fractured 

c. A Post Indicator Valve may be closed

d. Standpipe outlet valves may be open

(MDs 6.27.1) B D

The correct answers are: A pipe may be fractured, Standpipe outlet valves may be open

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64. Regarding the use of open interior stairs by the Roof FF’s to reach the roof in buildings with only one open interior stairway where the roof cannot be accessed via an aerial or tower ladder, it would be correct to state?

Select one:

a. The fire apartment door must be maintained closed by either the engine or ladder officer

b. The fire apartment door must be maintained closed until the Roof FF communicates to the IC that he is in a safe area and the bulkhead door is closed 

c. If the stairway is an IDLH, it may not be used by the Roof FF’s

d. The Ladder Officer must grant permission for the Roof FF to use the stairs

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d

Mds Pg 86 Note) - If the stairway is an IDLH, Roof FF’s must pair up. - The fire apartment door must be maintained closed by the ladder officer. - The fire apartment door must be maintained closed until the Roof FF communicates to the Ladder Officer that he is in a safe area and the bulkhead door is closed

The correct answer is: The Ladder Officer must grant permission for the Roof FF to use the stairs

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8. Where the fire apartment door is found closed at a wind impacted fire and window failure has not yet occurred, who should enter the fire apartment first?

Select one:

a. The Engine Company, after the Engine Officer contacts the Roof FF 

b. The Ladder Company, to locate and confine the fire

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56. Sprinkler siameses should be supplied when sprinklers are located in the?

Select one:

a. Fire area or adjacent area

b. Fire area only 

c. Area adjacent to the fire area only

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59. If a fire window faces onto a balcony or terrace in a HRFPMD, which of the following will be impossible to utilize on that window? (more than one)

Select one or more:

a. High Rise Nozzle 

b. Window Blanket

c. KO Curtain 

 b and c

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61. Members operating at a fire in a Low-Rise FPMD would be incorrect to think that venting the attack stair bulkhead?

Select one:

a. Will be accomplished by the 1st and 2nd arriving LCCs

b. Should be delayed until a proper sizeup can be made, particularly on windy days

c. Will be emphasized early in the operation

d. Must be approved by the IC 

(MDs 7.4)

The correct answer is: Will be accomplished by the 1st and 2nd arriving LCCs

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70. The classic ventilation profile of a wind impacted fire is?

Select one:

a. Fire or smoke not venting out of an open or failed window

b. Fire blowtorching straight out horizontally of an open or failed window

c. Fire blowing upwards and outward of an open or failed window

d. Fire or smoke pulsing in or out of an open or failed window 

(MDs Add 3.2.2)

The correct answer is: Fire or smoke not venting out of an open or failed window

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72. At a wind impacted fire in a HRFPMD, the use of water from a high rise nozzle, an exterior stream, or a flanking strategy is a/an?

Select one:

a. Defensive tactic 

b. Offensive tactic

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73. At a wind impacted fire in a HRFPMD, the use of water from a high rise nozzle, an exterior stream, or a flanking strategy is correctly indicated in which point(s)?

Select one or more:

a. Must be directed at / deflected off the ceiling 

b. Requires removal of members to a safe location before water is applied 

c. Requires communication between the IC and Fire Sector Supervisor 

d. Should be applied to the room with the main body of fire 

(MDs Add 3 4.2.2) a c d 

The correct answers are: Must be directed at / deflected off the ceiling, Should be applied to the room with the main body of fire, Requires communication between the IC and Fire Sector Supervisor

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07. At a store fire in a taxpayer, to which position should the 2nd hand line be stretched to?

Select one:

a. To the roof of the fire building

b. Into the most severely exposed exposure 

c. Into the store involved

d. Operated from the exterior into the fire building

cT

he 1st two hand lines are stretched into the store involved (Taxpayers 7.3.1 A)

The correct answer is: Into the store involved

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09. At a private dwelling fire, the Incident Commander should consider ordering an exterior hoseline operated into a cellar window to allow for a quick knockdown when there will be a delay in applying water from the interior or whenever fire conditions dictate. In this situation an Incident Commander can be considered?

Select one:

a. A Chief or Company Officer

b. A Chief Officer or Acting Chief Officer only 

(Private Dwellings Chapter 3 2.6)

The correct answer is: A Chief or Company Officer

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10. An engine company stretching the 1st handine for a fire in the choir loft of a place of worship should stretch?

Select one:

a. A 2 ½” line through the main entrance

b. A 2 ½” line through the access that provides the quickest access to the fire area

c. An 1 ¾” line through the main entrance 

d. An 1 ¾” line through the access that provides the quickest access to the fire area

(Paces of Worship 6.3.1)

The correct answer is: A 2 ½” line through the access that provides the quickest access to the fire area

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10. Your company finds an overcrowding condition in a local restaurant. You would be correct to take all of the following actions with the exception of which choice? (AUC 5, Chapter 2, Addendum 8)

Select one:

a. A summons shall be served for Violation of Law 

b. Request the response of a Battalion Chief

c. A forthwith violation order shall be issued to reduce the number of occupants

d. A Vacate Order shall be issued in all instances of overcrowding

If conditions are deemed hazardous or the occupancy load cannot be readily reduced to the legal limit, a vacate order should be considered.

The correct answer is: A Vacate Order shall be issued in all instances of overcrowding

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39. A hose line shall never enter the public hallway of a HRFPMD until the ladder company locates the fire apartment and provides direction for the advancing Engine Company.

Select one:

a. Disagree

b. Agree 

dissagree

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08. A cabaret or social club of any size must have at least _______ Sq. Ft. of space per person. (AUC 5, Chapter 2, Addendum 8, 3.1)

Select one:

a. 4

b. 10

c. 6 

d. 8

10

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05. The _________________ stair is the most common fire stair found in Class 2 High Rise Residential Buildings.

Select one:

a. Primary open 

b. Open fire stair

c. Shared

d. Service

open fire stari

 

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0. The 2nd arriving ladder Roof FF would be correct to take which action at a fire on the 9th floor of an 18-story Class 2 High Rise Residential Building?

Select one:

a. Drop the KO Curtain off on the 10th floor prior to proceeding to the roof 

b. Bring the KO Curtain to the roof

c. Drop the LSR off on the 10th floor prior to proceeding to the roof

d. Bring the LSR to the roof

If the fire was within 2 floors of the top floor, then the LSR should be brought to the roof. (8.8.9)

The correct answer is: Drop the LSR off on the 10th floor prior to proceeding to the roof

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18. When operating at a vacant building fire, members shall not conduct searches on the floors above the fire until _________________

Select one:

a. All visible fire has been knocked down and the ladder officer has conducted a size-up and risk assessment.

b. All fire has been extinguished and the IC has conducted a size-up and risk assessment. 

c. All fire has been extinguished and the ladder officer has conducted a size-up and risk assessment.

d. All visible fire has been knocked down and the IC has conducted a size-up and risk assessment.

 

The correct answer is: All visible fire has been knocked down and the IC has conducted a size-up and risk assessment.

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All members must be aware that the Inspector General requires direct notification regarding any situation where an FDNY employee?

Select one:

a. Claims an off-duty injury occurred while on-duty

b. Misappropriates Department time 

c. Is arrested

d. Has an on-duty incident involving possession of illegal drugs

(AUC 268 — 2.1.7, 3.1.1, 3.1.3, 4.1.5)

The correct answer is: Claims an off-duty injury occurred while on-duty

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Brush Fire Units and all Staten Island engine companies are equipped with 1” lightweight yellow hose in 100-foot lengths. This hose is intended for wildland operations and in an emergency can be used for structural firefighting.

Select one:

a. Agree 

b. Disagree

(AUC 151 4.7) Is intended for wildland operations only, and is not to be used for any other type of operation.

The correct answer is: Disagree

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After battling a multiple alarm fire on a hot summer day the officer would be correct to instruct her members to take all but which one of the following actions to avoid “Heat Stress”?

Select one:

a. No member should be alone during any phase of the recuperation process. Maintain the “buddy system” for the duration of R&R.

b. Members should drink cold water or sports drinks (20 oz. initially and 6-8 oz. every 15 minutes thereafter).

c. Have members remove their helmets and coats, and open the front flap of their pants to remove pent up heat and humidity within the Bunker Gear.

d. Members should seek cool, shady areas and casually move about to enhance rehydration. 

(SB 87 4) AVOID concentrated “sports” drinks and hot drinks.

The correct answer is: Members should drink cold water or sports drinks (20 oz. initially and 6-8 oz. every 15 minutes thereafter).

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A firefighter raising a portable ladder to an overcrowded fire escape would be correct to place the ladder to which location?

Select one:

a. The 2nd balcony, opposite the drop ladder 

b. The 1st balcony, same side as the drop ladder

c. The 2nd balcony, same side as the drop ladder

d. The 1st balcony, opposite the drop ladder

(Ladders 1, 10.1)

The correct answer is: The 1st balcony, opposite the drop ladder

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Engine 222 arrives first at a fire in an occupied 3-story Row Frame building. They find the building is fully involved with fire and that fire has already extended to exposure 2. In this situation, they would be most correct to?

Select one:

a. Stretch a 1 ¾” line into the fire building, and stretch a 3 ½” supply line for a tower ladder.

b. Drop two 1 ¾” lines in front of the building, and stretch the first line into the fire building. Also position the engine apparatus for possible use of the multiversal 

c. Stretch a 1 ¾” line into exposure 2, and stretch a 3 ½” supply line for a tower ladder.

d. Stretch a 2 ½” line into the fire building, and stretch a 3 ½” supply line for a tower ladder.

Row Frames — 6.5)

The correct answer is: Stretch a 1 ¾” line into the fire building, and stretch a 3 ½” supply line for a tower ladder.

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Each Assigned and Alternate Unit has been issued two sets of Unit Alarm Assignment and Instruction cards. Where should these two sets of cards be stored? (more than one correct)

Select one or more:

a. In the company office 

b. On the apparatus 

c. Posted on a wall on the apparatus floor

d. At the house watch desk

(AUC 149 4.3) An extra pipeline map shall also be stored with these cards

The correct answers are: On the apparatus, At the house watch desk

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Your ladder company has just arrived at a fire on the 5th floor of a 6 story multiple dwelling where a victim is seen at the 5th floor window. Which action taken by the OV and LCC was incorrect?

Select one:

a. While descending the aerial, the LCC placed himself one rung below the rung the victim was standing on.

b. The OV ascended the aerial followed by the LCC

c. After assisting the victim to the turntable, the LCC returned to the window to assist the OV with other victims.

d. The OV climbed into the window, assisted the victim out of the window feet first to the LCC, closed the door to the fire area, and then searched the area. 

(Lad 2., 5.6,5.7,5.9) Removal is not complete until the victim(s) have been assisted to the GROUND. Do not leave them on the turntable

The correct answer is: After assisting the victim to the turntable, the LCC returned to the window to assist the OV with other victims.

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A ladder company is discussing the use of a “Light Train” for fires and emergencies in the subway system. Which point made regarding “Light Train” operations is incorrect?

Select one:

a. A Communications link with the FDNY unit must be established. If a communications link cannot be established, the “Light Train” is not to be used 

b. The decision to use a “Light Train” is to be made only by the Chief in Charge of the operation.

c. A “Light Train” shall not travel past the next station without the permission of the Chief in Charge

d. The apparatus of the unit that boards a “Light Train” should remain at the original location until directed to another location by the borough dispatcher.

(AUC 207 Add 7 2.1, 2.4, 2.6, 2.7) Remain at original location until directed to another location by the Chief

The correct answer is: The apparatus of the unit that boards a “Light Train” should remain at the original location until directed to another location by the borough dispatcher.