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1

HOW LONG SHALL OLD COMPANY JOURNALS BE RETAINED FOR?

20 YEARS

1.
The company journal records chronologically the day-to-day events of a unit. In it are
entered vital particulars of alarms, accidents, deaths, injuries, other matters requiring an entry for proper record keeping. As such, it forms an official enduring record to be retained for 20 years. Therefore, it is incumbent upon all members to exercise the utmost care in the maintenance, use and preservation of this journal.

2

FF JONES HAS ASSUMED THE 12X WATCH DURING TODAY'S DAY TOUR. IN WHAT COLOR INK SHALL FF JONES MAKE ENTRIES INTO THE COMPANY JOURNAL?

BLUE OR BLACK INK

2.1
Entries shall be neat, accurate and properly indexed. Entries by member on housewatch
shall be in blue or black ink. Entries by other members shall be in red ink. No line shall
be left blank between entries. Each line shall be started at left in a uniform manner.

3

FF JONES HAS THE 12X DURING TODAY'S DAY TOUR, HE HAS LEFT HIS POST TO GO TO THE BATHROOM & THE OFFICER HAS INSTRUCTED YOU TO MAKE AN ENTRY IN THE COMPANY JOURNAL. IN WHAT COLOR INK WILL YOU MAKE THIS JOURNAL ENTRY?

RED

2.1
Entries shall be neat, accurate and properly indexed. Entries by member on housewatch
shall be in blue or black ink. Entries by other members shall be in red ink. No line shall
be left blank between entries. Each line shall be started at left in a uniform manner.

4

YOU ARE DETAILED OUT OF THE HOUSE FOR THE DAY TOUR AND ARE TAKING A MARK INTO THE COMPANY JOURNAL EXPLAINING THAT YOU ARE LEAVING QUARTERS BEFORE THE 0900 HOUR. YOUR ENTRY WILL BE MADE IN RED INK, HOW ARE YOU TO BEGIN YOUR ENTRY?

RANK & SURNAME

2.3 Entries by members, other than member on housewatch, are to begin with rank and
surname, thereby eliminating signature. However this shall not apply to roll call entries.

5

TRUE/FALSE

ROLL CALL ENTRIES DO NOT REQUIRE SIGNATURES.

FALSE

2.3 Entries by members, other than member on housewatch, are to begin with rank and
surname, thereby eliminating signature. However this shall not apply to roll call entries.

6

FF WALTER IS DETAILED TO E289 FOR THE DAY TOUR. HE ARRIVES AT QUARTERS TO FIND BOTH UNITS OUT ON RUNS. HE WANTS TO TAKE AN ENTRY INTO THEIR COMPANY JOURNAL THAT HE HAS ARRIVED FOR THE DETAIL. WHAT SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN FF WALTER'S ENTRY.

HIS UNIT NUMBER AFTER NAME


2.4 When member, other than member on housewatch, makes an entry in a unit to which they are not assigned, member shall write unit number after their name. Members making entries in a company journal shared by two (2) or more companies shall write number of their unit after their respective names.

7

TRUE/FALSE

E289 & L138 SHARE QUARTERS, WHEN FF'S ARE MAKING ENTRIES INTO THE COMPANY JOURNAL THEIR UNIT NUMBER IS REQUIRED AFTER THEIR RESPECTIVE NAME.

TRUE

2.4 When member, other than member on housewatch, makes an entry in a unit to which they are not assigned, member shall write unit number after their name. Members making entries in a company journal shared by two (2) or more companies shall write number of their unit after their respective names.

8

DESCRIBE THE LAYOUT OF THE BACK OF THE JOURNAL:

PAGES 500 RUNNING BACKWARDS TO 498 - CHIEF'S VISITS

PAGES 497 RUNNING BACKWARDS TO 495 - COMPANY DRILLS (DATE; TRAINING SUBJECT; CONDUCTED BY; GROUPS ON DUTY)

IN A BATTALION CYLINDER DEPOT - PAGE 494 RUNNING BACKWARDS INDEXED FOR MSU MEMBERS & CHIEF OFFICERS (DATE; CYLINDERS EXCHANGED; CYLINDERS FOUND; OFFICER NOTIFIED; INSPECTED BY)

9

IN THE COMPANY JOURNAL, WHAT PAGES ARE HELD FOR CHIEF'S VISITS?

500 RUNNING BACKWARDS TO 498

3.1
Pages 500 running backward to 498 shall be ruled and indexed to record chief's visits in accordance with Regulations.

3.2
Pages 497 running backwards to 495 shall be ruled and indexed to record company drills, using the following columnar headings: Date; Training Subject; Conducted By; Groups on Duty.

3.3
In quarters where a Battalion Depot (mask cylinders) is located, the company journal
shall be ruled and indexed for entries by MSU members and chief officers on page 494 running backwards as necessary, using the following headings: Date, Cylinders
Exchanged, Cylinders Found, Officer Notified, Inspected By

10

IN THE COMPANY JOURNAL, WHAT PAGES ARE HELD FOR COMPANY DRILLS?

497 RUNNING BACKWARDS TO 495


3.1
Pages 500 running backward to 498 shall be ruled and indexed to record chief's visits in accordance with Regulations.

3.2
Pages 497 running backwards to 495 shall be ruled and indexed to record company drills, using the following columnar headings: Date; Training Subject; Conducted By; Groups on Duty.

3.3
In quarters where a Battalion Depot (mask cylinders) is located, the company journal
shall be ruled and indexed for entries by MSU members and chief officers on page 494 running backwards as necessary, using the following headings: Date, Cylinders
Exchanged, Cylinders Found, Officer Notified, Inspected By

11

IN A BATTALION CYLINDER DEPOT'S COMPANY JOURNAL, WHAT PAGES ARE HELD FOR MSU & CHIEF OFFICER ENTRIES?

PAGE 494 RUNNING BACKWARDS AS NECESSARY


3.1
Pages 500 running backward to 498 shall be ruled and indexed to record chief's visits in accordance with Regulations.

3.2
Pages 497 running backwards to 495 shall be ruled and indexed to record company drills, using the following columnar headings: Date; Training Subject; Conducted By; Groups on Duty.

3.3
In quarters where a Battalion Depot (mask cylinders) is located, the company journal
shall be ruled and indexed for entries by MSU members and chief officers on page 494 running backwards as necessary, using the following headings: Date, Cylinders
Exchanged, Cylinders Found, Officer Notified, Inspected By

12

ON PAGE 498 OF THE COMPANY JOURNAL YOU WOULD EXPECT TO SEE?

CHIEF'S VISITS

3.1
Pages 500 running backward to 498 shall be ruled and indexed to record chief's visits in accordance with Regulations.

3.2
Pages 497 running backwards to 495 shall be ruled and indexed to record company drills, using the following columnar headings: Date; Training Subject; Conducted By; Groups on Duty.

3.3
In quarters where a Battalion Depot (mask cylinders) is located, the company journal
shall be ruled and indexed for entries by MSU members and chief officers on page 494 running backwards as necessary, using the following headings: Date, Cylinders
Exchanged, Cylinders Found, Officer Notified, Inspected By

13

ON PAGE 496 OF THE COMPANY JOURNAL YOU WOULD EXPECT TO SEE?

COMPANY DRILLS

3.1
Pages 500 running backward to 498 shall be ruled and indexed to record chief's visits in accordance with Regulations.

3.2
Pages 497 running backwards to 495 shall be ruled and indexed to record company drills, using the following columnar headings: Date; Training Subject; Conducted By; Groups on Duty.

3.3
In quarters where a Battalion Depot (mask cylinders) is located, the company journal
shall be ruled and indexed for entries by MSU members and chief officers on page 494 running backwards as necessary, using the following headings: Date, Cylinders
Exchanged, Cylinders Found, Officer Notified, Inspected By

14

E323'S COMPANY JOURNAL DOES NOT HAVE A FLAGGING COLUMN. WHAT IS THE PROPER POSITIONING OF A RED LINE DRAWN IN RELATION TO THE EXISTING RED LINE?

3/8" TO THE LEFT OF THE EXISTING RED LINE

3.4
Where the journal supplied does not have a flagging column, unit commanders shall
cause a red line to be drawn 3/8" to the left of the existing red line to provide for such
column.

15

IN THE COMPANY JOURNAL, WHERE IS AN ACCURATE LIST OF THE COMPANY ROSTER AFFIXED?

INSIDE FRONT COVER

3.5
Inside the front cover affix a current accurate company roster

16

R&R

BOX REWOUND AND RESET

17

HYDRANT INSPECTION

HI

18

HYDRANT INSPECTION WITH APPARATUS

HIID

19

INSPECTION

Insp

20

MESSENGER

Mess

21

DETAIL

Det

22

IC

Incoming Platoon

23

YL

MILITARY LEAVE

24

ML

MEDICAL LEAVE

25

RCA

RECEIVED COMPUTER ALARM

26

RCTS

RECEIVED COMPUTER TEST SIGNAL

27

RPA

RECEIVED PHONE ALARM

28

RRA

RECEIVED RADIO ALARM

29

RTS

RECEIVED TIME SIGNAL

30

R Vbl A

RECEIVED VERBAL ALARM

31

RVA

RECEIVED VOICE ALARM

32

RECEIVED VERBAL ALARM

R Vbl A

33

RECEIVED COMPUTER TEST SIGNAL

RCTS

34

RECEIVED TIME SIGNAL

RTS

35

RECEIVED TELEPHONE ALARM

RPA

36

22 FLAGGING COLUMN ENTRIES:

ACC - Accidents

AFID - Apparatus Field Inspection Duty-Leaving, Returning to Quarters, Canceled, Stepped Up

MSK Mask Inspection

CV Chief's Visit to Quarters Mess Messenger

CM Cleaning & Maintenance

OM Omitted

Com Complaints

PR Property lost, missing, found, delivered, received, invoiced, loaned and supplies received

DF Diesel Fuel - measured, ordered, delivered, dispensed OT Overtime

DSP Discipline - Charges

RPR Repairs - Mechanics

EE Entries Examined

RXD Scheduled to Report for or be Relieved from Duty

EI Exchange of Information

SP Special Entries

F Heating Fuel –measured, ordered,delivered

SI Surveillance Insp

Inj Injuries

VIS Visit by Non-Member

LV Leaves (starting at time other than roll
call)

37

TRUE/FALSE

WHEN MAKING ROLL CALL ENTRIES, OFFICER SHALL HAVE THE GROUP NUMBER FOLLOW THE MEMBERS NAME.

TRUE

38

TRUE/FALSE

OFFICERS SHALL INCLUDE THE NAME OF THE FF ASSIGNED AS THE UNIT CHAUFFEUR FOR EACH TOUR IN THE 9X6 & 6X9 ROLL CALL ENTRY.

TRUE

39

TRUE/FALSE

IF YOU CHAUFFEUR TAPS OUT DURING THE TOUR, NO ENTRY IS REQUIRED IN THE COMPANY JOURNAL.

FALSE

Any changes in the chauffeur assignment during the tour shall be indicated as a company journal entry by the officer on duty.

40

(CV) DC Jones, Div 3 conducted regular inspection of qtrs.

WHAT DOES CV MEAN?

CV - CHIEF'S VISIT

41

(ACC)
BC Jones, Batt 9, visited qtrs. to investigate accident to Mack Pumper #1154 of E 99 and Taxicab Lic #3937 NY which occurred at 1500 hrs, 7/15/65 at intersection of 5th Ave and 42nd St Man. Interrogated Lt Doe and members of working platoon. No injuries to civilians or dept. personnel; damage slight (dented left front fender) to pumper. Found no violation of Dept Regs or directive (or found the following violations of Dept Regs or directives).

WHAT DOES ACC MEAN?

ACC - ACCIDENT

42

(DSP)
DC Jones, Div. 3, ordered the assignment of 3 extra watches to Fr. 1st grade Patrick Paul for violation of Sec 20.3.1 Regs, viz: use of improper nameplate on housewatch duty.

WHAT DOES DSP MEAN?

DSP - DISCIPLINE

43

(EI) Lt. Jones discussed the following items with the on-duty members: new Training Bulletin on nozzles, Safety Bulletin on window bars, and street closings in the company's district.

WHAT DOES EI MEAN?

EI - EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION

44

(EE)
Capt Jones examined entries per Sec. 15.2.3 Regs.

WHAT DOES EE MEAN?

EE - ENTRIES EXAMINED

45

(LV)
Lt Jones records message from Fr James Smith reporting sick from residence (230 E 40 St. Man) for virus. Pvt physician, Dr. Ralph Terry (257 E 57 St. Man) (MU 3-2597).

WHAT DOES LV MEAN?

LV - LEAVES - STARTING AT TIME OTHER THAN ROLL CALL

46

(OM)
Capt Jones records following omitted entry.

WHAT DOES OM MEAN?

OM - OMITTED ENTRY

47

(CM)
Capt Jones inspected results of CM activities and found such satisfactory. Capt Jones records receipt of 30 payroll checks/stubs from BC Smith, Batt 9, #11514 - 11543

WHAT DOES CM MEAN?

CM - CLEANING & MAINTENANCE

48

(PR)
Lt Jones records halligan tool missing at Box 546. Search instituted, notifications made.

WHAT DOES PR MEAN?

PR - PROPERTY LOST, MISSING, FOUND, DELIVERED, RECEIVED, INVOICED, LOANED AND SUPPLIES RECEIVED

49

(DF)
Capt Jones records receipt of 200 gals DF from Mobile Oil Co.Chauf Smith (Receipt #10232) Sec. 19.3.2 Regs CW.

WHAT DOES DF MEAN?

DF - DIESEL FUEL - MEASURED, ORDERED, DELIVERED, DISPENSED

50

(F)
Capt Jones records receipt of 2,000 gals Heating Fuel from Whale Oil Co. Chauf Fish (Receipt #10334). Sec 19.3.2 Regs CW

WHAT DOES F MEAN?

F - HEATING FUEL - MEASURED, ORDERED, DELIVERED

51

PRIOR TO THE START OF THEIR TOUR LINE OFFICERS ARRIVE TO EXCHANGE INFORMATION WITH EACH OTHER. WHAT TIME FRAME SHOULD THEY ARRIVE AT BEFORE THEIR TOURS?

15 MINS PRIOR TO THE START OF THEIR TOUR

52

HOW MANY SIGNALS ARE ALLOWED PER LINE?

NOT MORE THAN 4 SUCH SIGNALS ARE SO ENTERED

53

1015 (SI) Fr Smith returned to qtrs after making SI at 2206 W 8 St.

WHAT DOES SI MEAN?

SURVEILLANCE INSPECTION

54

1330 (RPR) Carpenter, John Jones, Bureau of Fire Dept. Bldgs. entered qtrs to make repairs
as per requisition #46 dated 8/6/67.

WHAT DOES RPR MEAN?

RPR - REPAIRS - MECHANICS

55

1400 (VIS) Misses Smith and Jones with 29 members of 4th grade of PS 303 entered qtrs.

WHAT DOES VIS MEAN?

VIS - VISIT BY NON MEMBER

56

1520 (COM) Fr Smith left qtrs to investigate COM #2134 at 35 W 43 St Man.

WHAT DOES COM MEAN?

COM - COMPLAINTS

57

WPODR

WITH PERMISSION OF OFFICER ON DUTY RELIEVED - TO BE USED ONLY WHEN MEMBER IS RELIEVING ANOTHER MEMBER BEFORE THE EXPIRATION OF TOUR

58

BI

BUILDING INSPECTOR

59

Cir

CIRCULAR

60

CM

CLEANING & MAINTENANCE

61

CW

COMPLIED WITH

62

Del

DELIVERED

63

Dir

DIRECTIVE

64

Disp

DISPATCHER

65

Div of F.M.

DIVISION OF FLEET MAINTENANCE

66

DO

DEPT ORDER

67

DSP

DISCIPLINE - CHARGES

68

HOW WOULD CHARGES BE ABBREVIATED IN THE COMPANY JOURNAL?

DSP

69

EL

EMERGENCY LEAVE

70

FA

FALSE ALARM

71

HC

HOSE CHANGE

72

HI

HYDRANT INSPECTION

73

HID

HYDRANT INSPECTION WITH RIG

74

HP

HIGH PRESSURE HYDRANT

75

IC

INCOMING PLATOON

76

INJ

INJURIES

77

Insp

INSPECTION

78

LD

LIGHT DUTY

79

LP

LOW PRESSURE HYDRANT

80

Lub

LUBRICATION

81

MEU

MOBILE EDUCATION UNIT

82

Mut Ex

MUTUAL EXCHANGE

83

OD

ON DUTY PLATOON

84

Opr

OPERATOR

85

RC

ROLL CALL

86

RCD

ROLL CALL AND DRILL

87

RL

REGULAR LEAVE

88

S

SOUTH
SQUAD

89

RTQ

REPORTS TO QUARTERS

90

SI

SURVEILLANCE INSPECTION

91

SL

SPECIAL LEAVE

92

Sp

SPECIAL ENTRIES : UNUSUAL OCCURRENCES, MERITORIOUS ACTS, APPARATUS RADIO OUT OF SERVICE

93

IF YOU WERE ENTERING AN MERITORIOUS ACT INTO THE COMPANY JOURNAL, WHAT ABBREVIATION WOULD YOU ENTER IN THE FLAGGING COLUMN?

Sp

Sp- Special entries that are of interest to Company Officers or of value to the unit
administration e.g. unusual occurrences, meritorious acts, apparatus radio out of service, etc.

94

IF YOU WERE ENTERING APPARATUS RADIO OOS INTO THE COMPANY JOURNAL, WHAT ABBREVIATION WOULD YOU ENTER IN THE FLAGGING COLUMN?

Sp

Sp- Special entries that are of interest to Company Officers or of value to the unit
administration e.g. unusual occurrences, meritorious acts, apparatus radio out of service, etc.

95

IF YOU WERE ENTERING AN UNUSUAL OCCURENCE INTO THE COMPANY JOURNAL, WHAT ABBREVIATION WOULD YOU ENTER IN THE FLAGGING COLUMN?

Sp

Sp- Special entries that are of interest to Company Officers or of value to the unit
administration e.g. unusual occurrences, meritorious acts, apparatus radio out of service, etc.

96

Sum

SUMMONS

97

TL

TERMINAL LEAVE

98

Viz

NAMELY

99

VL

VACATION LEAVE

100

VO

VIOLATION ORDER

101

YL

MILITARY LEAVE

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