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DC 1 will coordinate and BC 1 will schedule this test of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge box.

Annual Dry Run Test.

This to familiarize the companies with the various standpipe connections and access to the bridge. Units will not respond on to the bridge. A reduced speed response will be observed by companies participating in the dry run. DRPA police will be notified in advance of the dry run.

2

Where will the first due in engine respond on The Walt Whitman Bridge?

Directly to the incident.

3

Where will the second due in engine respond on the Walt Whitman Bridge?

To the east side of Front Street, 100 feet south of the
bridge, and stands by at the hydrant ready to pressurize Zone “A”.

4

Where will the third due in engine respond to on the Walt Whitman Bridge?

To the west side of Christopher Columbus Boulevard, 100
feet north of the bridge and awaits instructions to pressurize another Zone.

5

Where will the fourth due in engine respond to on the Walt Whitman Bridge?

To the staging area in front of the Bridge Administration
Building, and awaits orders from the Incident Commander.

6

Where will the first due in the ladder respond to on the Walt Whitman Bridge?

To the incident and assumes the duties of the Safety
Company.

7

Where will the second due in ladder respond to on the Walt Whitman Bridge?

To the staging area in front of the Bridge Administration
Building, and awaits orders from the Incident Commander.

8

Where will the first in BC respond to on the Walt Whitman Bridge?

Directly to the incident.

9

Where will the second due in BC respond to on the Walt Whitman Bridge?

To the staging area in front of the Bridge
Administration Building.

10

If the Marine unit is dispatched to a run on the Walt Whitman Bridge, what is their responsibility?

They may service the bridge standpipes.

11

At what pressure are the standpipes on the Walt Whitman Bridge charged to?

150 PSI by two 2 1/2" or 3" hose lines.

12

The Marine unit will be staffed on the box assignment and standby until order to proceed to the bridge on a Walt Whitman Bridge run, true or false?

True.
The Marine unit can pressurize the standpipe or be used for other assignments.

13

The PPD is equipped with two helicopters that the fire department can request for use as an elevated observation post or a command and control platform, true or false?

True.

14

Who must be notified of sewer run off of contaminated product on the Walt Whitman Bridge?

Water department's industrial waste.
The drainage system for the bridge discharges into the city sewer system while over land areas and into the river in all other areas. Contaminated runoff could pose environmental problem.

15

Who should be called to monitor run off and spillage into the Delaware river?

The Coast Guard. It is likely the product from a spill or a leak, even if it does not get into the drainage system, will drip into the river. They can order a cleanup company to respond with containment equipment.

16

A company (usually the ladder) dispatched to an expressway or bridge response to assist in developing a safe operating environment. The primary function is to prevent escalation of the incident in the form of a secondary collision and provide for the safety of all persons involved in the incident.

Safety company

17

What will the safety company do on a Walt Whitman Bridge run?

They will block traffic for the duration of the operation or until the DRPA Police Department arrives on the scene and assumes traffic control.

One method is to shut down the affected Lane, plus one more as a buffer zone. Another method is to shut down all lanes until a large traffic jam is created, then to open one appropriate Lane to allow a slow trickle of motorists to pass safely.

The safety company is not to be recalled until the operation is completed or a safe corridor of operation has been established.

18

What are the responsibilities of Guide persons on the Walt Whitman Bridge?

Wear high visibility reflective vest.

Always operate between the incident and safety company apparatus.

Constantly monitor traffic conditions due to the chance of a secondary collision.

Members should stay off the roadway and walk on the shoulder or divider facing the traffic.

19

How should flares or safety lights be placed on a Walt Whitman Bridge run?

The furthest flare is placed about 3 feet from the edge of the roadway. The next flare is placed equidistant back to the scene of the operation, moving the flare or safety light about 3 feet further into the roadway at each point. This is continued until the lane or entire roadway is completely blocked.

Two persons should be used for placement, one to watch for oncoming traffic and the other for actual placement.

NEVER walk on the roadway with your back to traffic.

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