Flashcards in Lofts Deck (29):
Least common type loft?
Mill(heavy timber)--age and lack of maintenance resulted in many being demolished. Typically located adj to water ways and rail lines
Newest and most common type of loft?
On Newer cast iron lofts all exterior walls have a minimum ____hr fire resistive rating
****generally has 2 interior stairways located inside enclosed walls having a 2 hr fire resistance rating
In older cast iron lofts, when elevators face the street what is required?
Any window serving the shaft is required to display a SHAFTWAY sign across the outer portion of the window that is clearly visible from street.
Where is a good place to locate an enclosed air and light shaft in older cast iron lofts?
Inside the 1st floor bathroom
Cast iron Columns are not designed to withstand an _______load
At 1100 degrees cast iron loses ____% of its original strength
58%( strength lost is never regained)
This type of fire escape is the most dangerous for both ff and civilians to utilize
Vertical- they serve each level but lack intermediate landings or balconies
Square columns are ___% stronger than round ones?
20%...are used on lower floors of mill lofts while round columns are reserved for upper floors
Which type of loft is ideal for the installation of telecommunication equipment?
Fireproof lofts because of the height and dimensions
Cellar fire cast iron & mill loft buildings, who ensures sprinkler system is supplied?
2nd due eng
Lower floor fires in cast iron & mill lofts who ensures sprinkler is supplied?
3rd due eng
If not needed to augment the 1st hoseline, the 2nd hoseline should not advance to the floor above in a cast iron or mill loft until....
The officer is assured the 1st hoseline is making progress and is capable of handling the fire floor
At upper floor fires in mill loft or cast iron lofts after 2 lines are stretched through the interior stairway addition hoselines should be stretched...
Ropes or fire escapes
*****consider utilization of HRZ
When sprinkler systems are ordered shut down at loft fires the member assigned to shut down valve should...
Remain at shut off valve in case system needs to be reactivated
Fire in cellar or a mill loft or cast iron loft. Fire conditions prevent access, the 1st due ladder should
Remain with first hoseline on floor above. 2nd ladder will gain acess via alternate means(exterior, adj building) for 2nd line. Comm this with IC
After completion of ladder duties for loft cellar fires the 1st due LCC should...
Assist in vent by opening up sidewalk access points. This should be accomplished by remaining in front of building
Roof access in mill loft or cast iron lofts?
2nd due truck encounters straight runs stairs in lower floor fire in loft building, communicate this to who?
Lower floor fire in mill/cast iron loft the 2nd due LCC is not needed to reinforce the position of 1st LCC he should...
Contact off for instructions
Possible assignment my be assisting ov in rear
Top floor fire in mill/ cast iron who brings saw to roof?
2nd due roof
Who should contact IC when straight run stairs are noticed at an upper floor fire in a mill/cast iron loft fire?
1st due truck
***2nd due truck contacts IC about straight run stairs in LOWER FLOOR fires
Least common loft?
Mill loft(heavy timber) -- fireproof lofts are the newest & most common
At 1,100 degrees cast iron loses 58% of its original strength ?
There is no reliable way to know if column was cast properly?
Cast iron columns are not designed to withstand an __ load?
Fire towers are ideal for fire dept use as attack stairs ?
Fire towers are ideal for FD use as evacuation stairs.