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1

who is the initial incident commander at a high rise incident?

the first arriving company officer is the incident commander untilcommand is transferred.

2

what are the incident priorities at a high rise fire, as in all incidents.

life safety
stabilize the incident
conserve property

3

what are the tactical priorities at a high rise fire?

rescue the occupants
protect exposures
confinement of fire
extinguish fire
conservation of property

4

who are the most endangered at a high rise fire?

on the fire floor
immediately above the fire floor
the top floor
stairwells that have filled smoke

5

what is the most common way a fire spreads in a building?

the most common way fire spreads in a building is by lapping out the windows, up the side of the building, and into the floor above.

6

how many firefighters are required to stretch out 3 lengths of 2-1/2" hose, charge it, and move it out of the stairwell onto the fire floor?

6

7

what initial assignments will be applied at all high rise fires?

command, lobby, investigative/fire attack group.

8

what is the breakdown of assignments for each person of the first arriving engine at a high rise fire?

captain assumes IC/Lobby Control
FF1 assumes elevator
FF2 assumes access control
EO establishes water supply

9

who is responsible for answering calls from plug in phones

lobby control. the control point will usually be at the alarm panel, with the operator relaying messages to the IC by radio or cell phone.

10

who shall the access key rings be distributed to?

fire attack group
crew staging
rescue group
one set to each RAT group

11

who is the initial investigative/fire attack group?

first ladder, second and third engine under the direction of the officer on the ladder truck.

12

who initially teams up to establish water supply to standpipe and sprinkler systems?

the first and second engine eo's

13

what does the third engine e o do when arriving on location?

report to the command post for assignment

14

what does the first ladder e o do when arriving on location?

the first ladder e o will remain with his apparatus for aerial operations or the transportation of tools and equipment

15

who is assigned to be the RAT group?

the second and third ladder truck companies

16

what do the e o's from the second and third ladder trucks do?

initiate stairwell pressurization and be available in the event that immediate aerial operations are needed

17

who is responsible for ensuring forward grace accountability?

the crew staging officer

18

what should firefighters do if they find themselves locked in an elevator lobby?

if firefighters find themselves locked in an elevator lobby, utilize the pull station which should unlock the elevator lobby doors.

19

what are the assignments of the 4th, 5th, 6th engine eo's on the first alarm?

don their ppe and remain with their crew.

20

which engine e o on the first alarm reports to the I c for assignment?

the 3rd engine e o will report to I c for assignment.

21

which e o's on the first alarm will hook up to the fdc and wait for orders to supply water?

the 1st and 2nd engine eo's

22

who initiates stairwell pressurization?

2nd and 3rd ladder e o's.

23

what assignment does the fourth ladder e o have?

don ppe and remain with crew unless ordered by the ic to remain with their apparatus for aerial operations.

24

what should all uncommitted engine e o's on the second alarm do?

gather all extra air bottles and report to lobby control

25

what will be the assignment of all second alarm ladder e o's?

report to the command post unless ordered to remain with their apparatus by the I c.

26

what shall all e o's on the third alarm and greater do?

don their ppe and remain with their crews.

27

what should the safety officer do when arriving on location?

check in with IC for verification of assignments and perform safety officer duties.

28

what shall the safety officer do with his grace accountability box?

bring the accountability base and a t pass repeater to crew staging if established for a spare. if crew staging is not established leave the grace accountability base with lobby control for future deployment.

29

who shall establish crew staging and where shall it be established?

the company designated by IC shall be responsible for establishing crew staging two floors below the fire. it may be necessary to locate crew staging on a lower floor due to smoke or availability of space.

30

what is the minimum number of reserve companies that should be in crew staging?

the level of reserve companies maintained by the crew staging officer should be at least one company for every company engaged on the fire floor. the optimal number should be 2 companies per company engaged.

31

where should reserve companies be requested from?

through IC?Operations

32

the resource group will work under who?

the resource group will be under the direction of the lobby control

33

who does the resource group communicate with when requesting additional equipment?

the lobby control

34

who will clear the elevators at lobby level before being used?

lobby control and the fire attack group

35

who will approve the use of elevators?

the IC

36

describe the process of use of the elevator by the fire attack group?

fire attack group along with lobby will clear the elevator before use.
firefighters will proceed to the fifth floor below the fire.
if the elevator functions properly then firefighters may proceed to the second floor below the fire.

37

what needs to be done if the elevator fails to stop at the fifth floor below the fire?

the elevator emergency stop/run switch or key will utilized to stop the elevator. as a last resort use any necessary means to stop the elevator, such as opening the inner car doors.

38

what should be done if firefighters find themselves locked in an elevator at lobby level?

utilize the pull station which should unlock the elevator lobby doors.

39

what is the preferred method in supplying the fdc?

the preferred method is to use one high pressure engine to supply the fdc

40

how should a fdc be supplied if a high pressure pumper is not immediately available?

a two engine tandem pump operation will be established to supply the fdc.

41

what is the procedure for supplying the fdc with a high pressure pumper

connect dual 3" lines to fdc and lay to a safe location near a hydrant
a second engine will hook up to the hydrant and supply the high pressure engine through dual 4" lines

42

what is the procedure for supplying the fdc with a two engine tandem pump?

one engine will connect dual 3" linesto the fdc and lay to a safe location near a hydrant
a 2nd engine will hook up to the hydrant and supply the 1st engine through nore than 100ft of dual 4" lines
the supply engine will pump 250 psi into the high pressure engine. the supply engine must cap the discharge relief valve

43

what must the supply engine cap when pumping 250 psi into the high pressure engine?

the supply engine must cap the 4 " discharge relief valve.

44

what must the high pressure engine cap when receiving 250 psi from the supply engine

cap all dump valves

45

what is contained at the fcc?

PA system
two way communications (plug in phones)
alarm system panel

46

what are the four basic components of alarm systems?

ack button
silence button
reset button
annunciator panel

47

what are the typical locations of plug in jacks?

elevator lobbies on each level
alarm pull stations beside stairwell doors
in the elevators of newer buildings

48

what are the three methods of smoke removal at a high rise fire?

hvac system
horizontal ventilation
vertical ventilation

49

what is the preferred method of smoke removal at a high rise fire?

the use of the HVAC system

50

what is the second preferred method of smoke removal?

horizontal ventilation

51

in buildings equipped with prv's what is the pressure regulated at?

between 65 and 100 psi

52

if specific info about the prv is not available then what should firefighters assume?

the prv provides a max of 100 psi and use 2-1/2" hose.

53

in a non prv system and using a fog nozzle how should you calculate pressure?

150 psi plus 5 psi per floor to the fire floor

54

in a non prv system and using a 2-1/2" straight stream, how should you calculate pressure?

65 psi plus 5 psi per floor to the fire floor

55

when should engines supply a building with a prv system?

engines should only supply buildings with a prv system only if the building's fire pumps are not functioning properly. if it is necessary to pump into the system, the designed system pressure will be supplied

56

how should you supply pressure in a building with prv system, both stand pipe and sprinklers?

100 psi plus 6 psi per floor to the tope of the zone.

57

when does a two engine tandem pump operation become necessary?

above 40 stories, 300 psi.

58

what precautions should be taken during high pressure pumping?

create a 50 ft zone on either side of the hoseline supplying the fdc
utilize warning tape, devices to maintain this area
secure the supply line to the fdc with a rope to a substantial object
connect supply lines on the side opposite the pump panel and secure the supply line to the pumper with a rope

59

what voltage do the lighting systems in high rise buildings operate at?

280 volts

60

how many electrical rooms per floor are there?

typically, 1 electrical room per floor

61

what is the hfd doctrine for fighting high rise fires?

maintain safety by combining crews as attack team
maintain acute awareness of crew integrity
utilize large handlines with significant flows
utilizing a relay of crews to continuously operate the attack lines

62

what equipment will officers always carry?

TIC
911 keys
cell phone
t pass repeater

63

what specific equipment should the engine have?

four 50 ft bindles of 2-1/2" hose
2-1/2" nozzle with stacked tip configuration
water thief with pigtail

64

describe the 2-1/2" nozzle configuration with water flows

1" tip flows 200 gpm at 50 psi
1-1/8" tip flows 265 gpm at 50 psi
1-1/4" tip flows 325 gpm at 50 psi