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Safety Bulletin #88
1. Select the correct statement about the use and storage on the high visibility safety vest: (2.1, 4.1)
a. Members are required to wear the vest when operating on all highways but only at night.
b. The vest should not be worn over bunker gear
c. All members, especially those directly involved in the immediate vicinity of the technical rescue must wear the high visibility vest.
d. The vest should be donned prior to exiting the apparatus or in an area blocked by an apparatus and protected from vehicular traffic

1. D

2.1 Department policy requires all members to wear high visibility safety vests when operating on all highways at all times, day or night.

2.2 The high visibility safety vests are designed to be worn over bunker gear and are flame resistant in compliance with ASTM standards.

2.1.1 Exemptions from wearing high visibility safety vests are for members directly involved and in the immediate vicinity of firefighting, hazardous material mitigation, or technical rescue. Some examples include:
• Members operating with donned bunker gear and SCBA working in close
proximity to a source of heat during fire suppression.
• Members operating with donned hazardous material personal protective equipment.
• Members operating with donned technical rescue PPE and/or equipment for a technical rescue incident.

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2. Which of the following statements about the high visibility safety vests is incorrect? (5.1, 6.1, 7,8.1)
a. The preferred storage location for the vest is the Crew Cab of the apparatus.
b. The Special Operations Command shall be notified if the vest needs to be decontaminated.
c. If the vest needs to be replaced an RT-2 to the Quartermaster is the proper method.
d. If the vest is missing a lost property report should be forwarded through the chain of command
e. The administrative battalion shall be notified if a spare vest is required.

2. E

8.1 If spare vests are required, units shall contact their administrative Division. Units shall use Division vests until they receive their replacement vests. Division vests, including spares, shall be identified by unit designation, e.g., D-1, D-3.

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Safety Bulletin #89
3. You are the lieutenant in Engine 2 while returning from BI you are flagged down and receive a verbal for an injured person. You notify the dispatcher and request an ambulance. While assessing the patient you realize the patient has suffered a gunshot. Police officers arrive and are trying to determine the identity of everybody on the scene. Once you realize this is a “challenge situation” you would be most correct to perform which action?

A. Continue to perform treatment while verbally identifying yourself.

B. Have your members continue the assessment while you move in the direction of the officer to identify yourself.

C. Do not move and do not say anything.

D. Remain motionless, comply with commands and identify yourself.

3. D

A NYPD officer may confront a firefighter or EMT to verify their identity. This is
called a challenge situation. Remain motionless (no sudden movements), comply with commands and identify yourself.

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4. You are a lieutenant working a day tour in a ladder company and you are dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle incident. Upon arrival you observe a 2 car accident and people standing around outside the car. As you dismount the apparatus and approach the vehicles, several people start to run and you hear what you believe are gunshots. All of the following are correct statements about this situation except? (3.1)

a. If FDNY members are endangered, they should immediately hide behind some piece of cover.
b. Units on scene and responding should be notified via an urgent message using the EAB on the handie-talkie.
c. d. Dispatcher shall be notified via the Department radio mixer off message.
d. If weapons are known or possibly present, consider the area a hot zone

4. C

3.1 When it is determined that a fire and/or smoke condition (smoke grenades) is present, in which active shooting is occurring or possible firearms could be used against firefighters, members shall:
 Remain behind hard cover and out of the line-of-sight.
Note: At any time, if shooting starts and endangers FDNY units, members shall
immediately hide behind some piece of cover. Cover is not the same as concealment.
Cover is any material that can reasonably be expected to stop the travel of a bullet
fired from small arms. Concealment simply conceals an individual from view.
If members are in an open area without some type of cover, they should immediately assume a prone position on the ground.

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Safety Bulletin #90
5. You are a lieutenant in an engine company and you just returned to quarters after operating at an incident where a firefighter took a positive action which led to a safe operation. You would like to include this in a pass it on program since the lesson reinforced would be beneficial to all. Which is a correct statement about the pass it on program? (1, 2, 2.1)
A. Only a chief officer can submit a case for the pass it on
B. The information should be faxed to the Bureau of Operations within 24 hours of the incident.
C. Incident commander should make immediate telephone notification to the Borough Command
D. In no case should a unit or individual be identified in the pass it on.

5. B


1. Whenever the Incident Commander (IC) deems it appropriate, he or she should utilize this program to identify an incident where the lessons learned or reinforced may be beneficial to all. The IC may be the rank of Lieutenant or above.

2. The information should be faxed to the Bureau of Operations at (718) 999-0034 by the IC or his or her designee within 24 hours of the operation. A copy shall be forwarded to theAdministrative División through the chain of command. It may be handwritten or typed and should contain all of the essential facts. Identification of units or individuals would be appropriate in positive situations and inappropriate in others (injuries, accidents, etc.). The Bureau of Operations will review and format the final version within 48 hours for prompt transmittal to the field.

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Safety Bulletin #90

6. Whenever a new pass it on is developed each unit will receive 2 copies. Which is not correct concerning these copies? (3)
a. One shall be posted in the House watch.
b. One copy is filed in a binder in the company office.
c. One copy is placed on the 11” x 17” poster.
d. The pass it on, poster shall be placed at a location where company drills are generally held in quarters

6. A

3. Units will receive an 11"x17" "Pass It On" poster which shall be placed at a location where company drills are generally held in quarters. When a new "Pass It On" is
developed and transmitted to the field, units will receive 2 copies:
 One copy should be placed on the 11"x17" poster and not removed until replaced by a subsequent issue.
 A second copy shall be filed in a binder in the company office until expiration.

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Safety Bulletin #91
7. The FDNY has established a near-miss reporting system. The idea is to have members share the details of an unintentional unsafe occurrence in the hopes that others will learn from it so that it will not be repeated. Which of the following statements is incorrect concerning the near miss reporting system?
a. The submission of a near-miss is anonymous and will not be traced back to any member.
b. A committee of members in the Safety Command reviews the submissions and the final approval is made by the Chief of Safety.
c. Members of any rank are encouraged to participate in the program and submit their near-miss.
d. The near-miss may be submitted through an intranet link or a letterhead report through the chain of command with all endorsements.

7. D

1.8 Rather than submitting this form through the webpage, another option is for members to download the form from the FDNY Intranet and send it through the bag, NO ENDORSEMENTS required, to the Chief of Safety, Rm. 7W-3 at 9 Metrotech, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

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Safety Bulletin #92
8. Encountering clutter during fire operations has become commonplace. It is important to identify and communicate its anticipated impact on operations. Which of the following is an incorrect action when encountering a clutter condition? (1.1, 2.2, 2.3)
a. An entry was made on the NYFIRS report when clutter conditions impacted operations.
b. The degree of clutter must be clarified; light, medium or heavy.
c. When notified of a clutter condition the incident commander may need to adjust strategy and tactics or request additional resources if necessary.
d. The term “Collyer’s Mansion” may be used to describe a heavy clutter condition.

8. D

2.3 The term "Clutter" shall be used to describe an accumulation of material which may impact
operations. The severity of the clutter shall be communicated by using one of the following:
 "Light Clutter"
 "Medium Clutter"
 "Heavy Clutter"
Note: The term “Collyer’s Mansion” shall no longer be used.

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Safety Bulletin #92

9. Which of the following is an incorrect description of a light clutter condition?
a. There is little or no effect on egress.
b. Secondary search is possible but will be delayed.
c. There is little or no delay to line placement
d. Unit cohesiveness is not affected.

9. B

Primary and secondary searches not affected

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Safety Bulletin #92

10. Which of the following is an incorrect description of a medium clutter condition?
a. Access is partially blocked hampering movement.
b. There is an increased concern of entanglement and there’s the possibility that gas service is disconnected
c. Primary search will not be affected.
d. Fuel load may exceed the capability of handlines.

10. C

Primary searches possible but delayed. Secondary searches will be delayed

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Safety Bulletin #92

11. Which of the following is an incorrect description of a heavy clutter condition?
a. Relief of units will be severely impacted.
b. There is a likelihood that gas and electric service has been disconnected and an alternate fuel source for heat or cooking is used.
c. Searches will be severely delayed and may require extraordinary measures.
d. Entanglement or entrapment due to avalanche is not considered a problem

11. D

Entanglement or entrapment due to avalanche is a real
possibility. Unusual fire spread and structural damage
due to contents absorbing water can also be expected.
Smoke/CO detectors will likely not be present or
operating properly. Likelihood of gas/electric services disconnected and alternate fuel sources for heat
or cooking used. Storage of flammable or other hazardous materials likely

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PART II – TB - EMERGENCIES 4
1. Select the incorrect statement concerning a suspended scaffold emergency: (3.1)
a. For all suspended scaffold emergencies the area below the scaffold shall be cordoned off to vehicular and pedestrian traffic
b. All apparatus, shall be kept clear of the danger area and parked in a safe location
c. Members shall use the quickest access to the building even if it means going through the danger area
d. The area below the scaffold shall be taped off

1. C

3.1 In all instances, units should cordon off the area below the scaffold to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The area shall be taped off. This marks the danger area for civilians and FD personnel. All apparatus shall be kept clear of the danger area and parked in a safe location. Enter the building from an entrance out of danger area, if possible.

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PART II – TB - EMERGENCIES 4

2. Various types of equipment are required to be used during a suspended scaffold emergency. Which of the following is a correct statement? (3.3-3.5,4.1)
a. If window removal is necessary, the operation should proceed immediately without waiting for assistance from building personnel
b. When workers are outside on a scaffold rarely is there a coworker inside
c. Ladder companies may need to use both lifesaving rope and utility rope at this type of incident
d. At times it may be necessary to secure the scaffold to the building; at no time shall units attempt to dismantle the scaffold

2. C

Before window removal, seek assistance from building maintenance or their glazier

Very rarely will workers be out on a scaffold without a co-worker inside. Seek out this person for possible assistance.

3.5 If necessary, secure the scaffold to building to prevent further damage or collapse. However, it may be necessary to dismantle the scaffold to leave the area in a safe condition. This must be done from the interior of the building. Insure roof rigging/anchoring system is secure. Await the arrival of the Derricks and Crane Unit of the Building Department. Before last unit takes up from scene, be sure all hazardous conditions have been neutralized.

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PART II – TB - EMERGENCIES 4

3. And unoccupied swinging suspended scaffold poses a danger to those below, select the incorrect action? (4.1-4.3)
a. From within the building attempt to secure the scaffold with utility ropes to prevent movement
b. Survey the roof to determine if the scaffold anchoring system has been compromised
c. If any roof rigging is suspect attempt to secure with the lifesaving rope
d. At no time shall any member go out onto an unoccupied scaffold

3. C

· Secure scaffold with utility ropes to prevent movement.

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PART II – TB - EMERGENCIES 4

4. You are the lieutenant in Ladder 4 and are assigned to respond to an incident with window washers that are stuck on an occupied stalled scaffold. You would be correct to perform all but which of the following actions? (5.1, 5.2, 5.3)
a. Attempt to communicate with the workers, consider lowering a handie-talkie from above
b. If the workers safety lines are suspect, consider lowering the lifesaving rope to the workers and have them attach it to the harness via the leg loops of the bowline-on-a-bite.
c. At least two firefighters should be sent to the roof to inspect the anchoring system
d. Window removal to retrieve the stranded workers is used as a last resort.

4. B

If lines are suspect, consider lowering life saving rope to workers and have them attach it to their harness via the snap hook.

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PART II – TB - EMERGENCIES 4

5. Frequent causes of a stalled scaffold include overheated hoist motor, loose electrical connection, or tripped breakers. Which is a correct statement? (5.2-5.5)
a. If the rope hoist is jammed you should wait 15 minutes and then reset prior to using
b. If the Hoist motor is overheated never allow the workers to attempt to continue to operate the hoist
c. Window removal to retrieve stranded workers is generally the first option used for removal due to height limitations of aerial devices
d. If workers will be hauled through an open window and they must disconnect from their safety line, they must be attached to the lifesaving rope

5. D

If hoist is overheated, allow it to cool for at least 15 minutes. Then have a worker push the reset button on the hoist.

Window removal to retrieve stranded workers is used as a last resort due to the damage that may be caused to the building and the danger of falling glass.

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PART II – TB - EMERGENCIES 4

6. The most dangerous of the suspended scaffold emergencies is an occupied hanging or off level suspended scaffold. Which of the following are correct actions to take? (5.5, 6.1-6.3)
a. Immediately lower a firefighter via life-saving rope to reach the stranded workers
b. Utility rope should be attached to the workers’ harnesses to secure them to the scaffold
c. A life saving rope evolution is a very dangerous operation for the victim
d. It may be best to await the arrival of the scaffold mechanic to correct the condition.

6. D

· Generally, there is no need for any firefighter to be lowered by a life saving rope to reach stranded workers.

Without going out onto scaffold, attempt to attach life saving rope snap hook onto victim’s harness (victims may be able to assist in this task).

· A life saving rope evolution can only lower a victim down and it is a very dangerous operation for the victim.

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1. During class in Proby School the instructor made the following comments. Which comment needs to be corrected? (6.1)
a. The standard attack strategy is a direct frontal attack with a hose line from the stairwell, down the public wall and through the apartment door.
b. Smoke will travel via vertical shafts most notably the stairwells and elevator shafts.
c. When a building has enclosed stairwells the doors to all evacuation stairs must be maintained closed on the fire floor.
d. Scissor stairs, enclosed stairs and open stairs may all be found in HRFPMDs, however fire towers are only found in High Rise Office buildings, not in HRFPMDs

1. D

Stairways: The types of stairs encountered can range from enclosed, return type stairs, enclosed, scissor type stairs, open stairs, to, in rare cases, fire towers. Whenever enclosed stairwells are encountered, doors to any and all evacuation stairs must be maintained closed on the fire floor.

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2. The Incident Commander and the borough dispatcher need to be notified of the attack stairway. Which is a correct statement about the attack stairway? (6.1, 6.15.1)
a. The attack stairway must have a standpipe outlet.
b. The first ladder officer, in consultation with the incident commander, determines the attack stairway.
c. The attack stair door should be the only stair door that is left open on the fire floor.
d. The second ladder company to arrive must ensure that all attack stair doors are closed in the fire sector.

2. C

1st Engine to Communicate with the ladder company officer to select the attack stairway. The attack stairway need not be the stairway with a standpipe outlet.

The attack stair door should be the only stair
door that is left open on the fire floor.

 Search of the public hallway, and ensure all EVACUATION stair doors are closed on the fire floor.

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3. Controlled and coordinated ventilation is very important during firefighting operations in these types of buildings. Select an incorrect statement concerning ventilation. (6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.3.3)
a. Horizontal ventilation of the fire apartment should be limited.
b. Ventilation of the fire apartment is controlled by the first fire officer operating in the fire apartment
c. Vertical ventilation will only be performed at the direction of the incident commander.
d. If there are windows in the stairway on the fire floor they may not be vented without approval of the incident commander

3. B

Horizontal ventilation of the fire apartment should be limited and controlled by the ladder company officer operating in the fire apartment. All other ventilation must be strictly limited and controlled by the IC.

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4. The first arriving units need to take control of building systems to assist the firefighting operation. Which of the following is not a correct statement? (6.2.2, 6.4.2, 6.6.1)
a. The incident commander should confirm that HVAC systems are shut down prior to commencing any fire operations.
b. The first arriving ladder company shall recall the elevators, whether or not they will be used.
c. Any building communication system present and reliable should be used.
d. The Fire Alarm Panel, required in all high rise MDs, may indicate the location of fire

4. D

An IC should confirm that all HVAC systems are shut down prior to commencing any fire operations.

The first arriving ladder company shall recall the elevators, whether or not they will be used.

Utilizing any building communication system if present and reliable.

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5. The timing of ventilation of different parts of the building is important in high rise fireproof multiple dwelling. Which is the correct statement concerning the timing of specific ventilation? (6.3.1, 6.3.4, 6.4.3, 6.14.5 B)
a. Ventilation for smoke removal is usually performed after the main body of fire has been controlled
b. The doors to elevator machinery rooms at the roof level should not be used for ventilation purposes until the fire is knocked down.
c. Ventilation of the fire apartment in these dwellings should take place after the main body of fire has been knocked down.
d. The stairway bulkheads should not be vented until the main body of fire is controlled.

5. A

The doors to elevator machinery rooms at the roof level should not be used for ventilation purposes until the fire is under control.

Like high rise office building procedures, ventilation of the fire apartment in HRFPMDs should take place after the main body of fire has been controlled.

Ensure that stairway bulkheads are not vented until the main body of fire is knocked down.

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6. The lieutenant in Ladder 91 was discussing the use of elevators at high rise fireproof multiple dwellings. He gave incorrect information in which choice below? (6.4.2, 6.4.6 A, 6.4.7)
a. The first ladder company may take the elevator to the sixth floor for a fire on the eighth floor.
b. Regardless of the location of fire, the second to arrive Ladder Company shall ensure that all elevators are recalled and searched
c. If the OV firefighter will run the elevator, he/she must first complete an outside survey of the fire building.
d. A freight elevator must not be used until it has been deemed safe for use by the incident commander

6. D

A service/freight elevator shall not be used until it is has been evaluated and declared safe for use by the company officer.

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7. When the 10-77 signal is transmitted Engines and Ladders received specific designations for tasks they are to perform at the scene. Which of the following is an incorrect statement about a 10-77 response? (6.6.3, 6.11, 6.12, 6.19)
a. The FAST unit and CFR engine shall be assigned to the fire sector when the fire is above the sixth floor.
b. The fifth assigned engine company is assigned the high rise nozzle. They must have a high rise nozzle on their apparatus.
c. The CFR engine shall announce their designation as CFR engine and report to the incident commander.
d. The 6th ladder company on the 10-77 is designated the Ventilation Support Group. They are to report to the incident commander with 2 positive pressure ventilation fans.

7. B

The 5th assigned engine company is responsible for placing the High Rise Nozzle (HRN) into operation, if this alternate strategy is needed. If the 5th assigned engine company is not equipped with a HRN, the officer shall contact the dispatcher for the identity of the unit carrying the HRN that has already been assigned to the 10-77.
Note: Every 10-77 will have at least one HRN equipped engine company assigned to the incident. Each Battalion has at least one engine company that is equipped with a HRN.
6.11.1 Equipment:
 One length of hose per firefighter
 Standpipe kit
 High Rise Nozzle

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8. Select the correct statement concerning Engine operations in a high rise fireproof multiple dwelling. (6.7.1, 6.7.3, 6.13)
a. Always be stretched from an outlet on the floor below the fire.
b. The hose line must always be charged prior to leaving the enclosed stairway.
c. The first hoseline should not proceed down the public hallway until the ladder company has located the fire in the apartment
d. The apartment door should not be chocked open while the first hoseline is being positioned.

8. D

Initial hoselines stretched from a standpipe shall be from an outlet on A floor below the fire.

A. If the ladder company has control of the fire apartment entrance door:
 The hoseline can be advanced to that location and charged.
 In most cases, the hoseline shall not enter the apartment until the ladder company locates the fire and provides direction for the advancing engine
company.

6.13 LOWER FLOOR FIRE
If the fire is located in a below grade area or lower floor, and there is no access to an available standpipe outlet or one that is not in the IDLH, a hand stretch of 2½" hose from the pumper will be required. A hand stretch from a pumper may also facilitate a smooth
advance into the fire area on these lower floors.

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9. Which of the following is an incorrect statement? (6.7.3)
a. Engine company shall not enter the IDLH without a charged those line
b. If window failure occurs and a wind impacted fired develops, the hoseline should provide sufficient cooling of the hallway to protect exposed members
c. The Control FF of the first to arrive engine company should remain at the standpipe outlet throughout the operation
d. If positive pressure fans are ineffective in venting the fire apartment a fog stream can be directed out a window to assist in venting

9. B

 In most cases, the hoseline shall not enter the public hallway until the ladder company locates the fire apartment and provides direction for the advancing engine company.

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10. A responsibility of the second arriving engine company is to bring the post radio up to the fire sector. Which of the following statements are not correct? (6.8.2)
a. Obtain the Post Radio from 1st arriving BC
b. Bring the radio to the fire floor.
c. Using the Post Radio, establish communications between the fire sector in the incident commander if necessary
d. The Post Radio shall be used on the primary tactical channel

10. B

Obtain Post Radio from 1st arriving BC and bring it to the standpipe outlet where first hoseline is being connected and establish a communications link on the Command Channel between the fire sector and the IC if necessary.

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11. Select the incorrect statement concerning duties of the 2nd and 3rd arriving engines. (6.8.2, 6.9.2, 6.9.3)
a. The second engine shall ensure the siamese is supplied and provide assistance where necessary.
b. Second engine officer must advise the IC when their members are assisting the 1st engine in the IDLH.
c. If additional lengths need to be added to the second line, lengths should be added between the last length and the standpipe.
d. When the second line is charged the pressure in the first line may increase; the officer of the first line should be notified.

11. D

When the second line is charged the pressure on the first line may drop; therefore, the control firefighter at the standpipe outlet supplying the first line and the officer of the first line should be notified.

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12. You are the officer in Engine 11 and are assigned to respond to a 10-77 as the High Rise Nozzle unit. You are required to bring all but which of the following equipment? (6.11.1)
a. One length of hose per firefighter
b. Standpipe kit
c. High Rise nozzle
d. Forcible entry tools

12. D

6.11.1 Equipment:
 One length of hose per firefighter
 Standpipe kit
 High Rise Nozzle

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13. Agree or Disagree: The second line stretched may be used to supply the high rise nozzle. (6.11.2)
a. Agree or d. Disagree

13. A

 If the HRN is to be used, the 5th assigned engine will put it into operation. They will either use the hose already in place for the second hoseline, or stretch their own line. Notify the IC or Fire Sector Supervisor for assistance if
needed with the hose stretch or forcible entry.