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Which engine company ensures the sprinkler is supplied for a lower floor fire at a Cast-Iron Loft building?

A: First due

B: 2nd due

C: 3rd due

D: 4th due

C: 3rd due

Explanation:
C. The third due engine company ensures the sprinkler system is supplied for Cast-Iron and Mill Loft buildings.
Loft building fires 6.2.2 C 2

1

Which of the following statements regarding fire towers found in Loft Buildings is incorrect?

A: They were a key safety feature of Mill Loft construction

B: Stairways, placed in separate enclosed towers that were attached to the building, minimized the risk of fire spreading from floor to floor

C: Fire towers are ideal for fire department use as attack stairs

D: Fire towers are also found in Fireproof Loft buildings

Explanation:
C. Fire towers are ideal for fire department use as evacuation stairs. Loft Building Fires 5.3.5

2

Who shall notify the Incident Commander if straight run stairs are encountered at a lower floor fire in a Mill Loft building?

A: 1st due truck inside team

B: 2nd due truck inside team

C: 2nd due engine officer

D: 3rd due engine officer

B: 2nd due truck inside team

Explanation:
The second due ladder company inside team will VES the floors above the fire searching for life, fire extension, and providing ventilation. If straight run stairs are encountered, notify the Incident Commander.
Lofts 7.2.2 A, 2

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Manhattan units are drilling on supplying sprinkler systems at Cast-Iron and Mill Loft Buildings. Which of the following points made is incorrect?

A: Sprinkler systems may serve only the cellar and sub-cellar

B: These systems may be non-automatic, consisting of either dry piping with fusible link sprinkler heads or more commonly, perforated pipes

C: Large area automatic sprinkler systems can be supplied by one or more water sources such as city mains, gravity tanks or pressure tanks

D: In buildings where the sprinklers serve the upper floors, section valves may be found on individual floors/areas

B. These systems may be non-automatic, consisting of either dry piping with fusible link sprinkler heads, or in rare instances, perforated pipe. 6.1.9 A