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PART I - TAXPAYERS SEC. 5.7 - END;
1. As the first arriving Captain at a fire in a 1-story Taxpayer, you know you are the Incident
Commander until the arrival of an officer of higher rank. You would be most correct to transmit
a 2nd alarm in all of the following choices except? (Txpyr 5.7.4)
A) Two handlines are operating on an advanced fire in the store.
B) Fire has extended to the cockloft.
C) Fire has extended into the adjoining occupancy.
D) There is an advanced fire in the cellar.

1. A

5.7.4 When two handlines are operating on an advanced fire in a store, special call an
extra engine and ladder. Transmit a second alarm for extension to the cockloft,
adjoining occupancy or for an advanced fire in the cellar. The need for additional
ladder companies at these operations is great, anticipate such and special call as
needed.

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2. At roll call, members of your unit were discussing operations at Taxpayer fires and the
problems associated with fighting these fires depending on the time of day. One member made
an incorrect statement. Indicate the incorrect statement. (Txpyr 6.2)
A) The fire that causes the most problems and losses, and requires the heaviest commitment of
resources and time, occurs after these occupancies are closed.
B) When occurring after these occupancies are closed, the fire may have reached an advanced
stage and involved a good portion of the structure before the alarm has been transmitted.
C) The possibility of a backdraft is great if the fire has not vented itself.
D) When roof ventilation is effected and there is a delay in placing water on the fire, it
i ) intensifies and invariably involves other stores, mainly via the cellar.

2. D

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3. Members of Engine 200 know from experience that a fire in a Taxpayer is usually a fastspreading
and difficult fire to control and extinguish. After a Class 3 alarm at a local bank,
members of this unit made a number of comments concerning Engine operations in Taxpayers.
Which statement made was incorrect? (Txpyr 7.1 -7.1.4)
A) When compatible with fire conditions, 1-3/4" lines may be used in exposures.
B) When heavy or medium fire conditions are encountered, the initial lines should be 2-1/2".
These lines can later be used to supply distributors, cellar pipes, and heavy stream appliances.
C) If the striking power and the water capability of 2-1/2" hoselines are not required, after the
initial attack, they can be reduced to 1 -3/4 inch lines for subsequent operations.
D) Supplying a sprinkler system is to be given a high priority and should be accomplished
after establishing the initial water supply.

3. D

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3. Members of Engine 200 know from experience that a fire in a Taxpayer is usually a fastspreading
and difficult fire to control and extinguish. After a Class 3 alarm at a local bank,
members of this unit made a number of comments concerning Engine operations in Taxpayers.
Which statement made was incorrect? (Txpyr 7.1 -7.1.4)
A) When compatible with fire conditions, 1-3/4" lines may be used in exposures.
B) When heavy or medium fire conditions are encountered, the initial lines should be 2-1/2".
These lines can later be used to supply distributors, cellar pipes, and heavy stream appliances.
C) If the striking power and the water capability of 2-1/2" hoselines are not required, after the
initial attack, they can be reduced to 1 -3/4 inch lines for subsequent operations.
D) Supplying a sprinkler system is to be given a high priority and should be accomplished
after establishing the initial water supply.

3. D

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4. Fires occurring in Taxpayers on weekends or after business hours can pose significant
challenges to members of this Department. Which choice below contains incorrect information /—n
regarding tactical considerations for these difficult fires? (Txpyr 7.1.6-7.1.8) '
A) If difficulty is encountered in gaining entrance to a taxpayer fire, a small hole made in the
security doors and removal of the window may provide an opening for hose stream operations.
B) Consideration should be given to using cellar pipes or distributors from the roof or floor
above into the fire area. Protection lines must be provided for the members operating these
devices.
C) In many cases where entry is delayed or where the pulling of ceilings is impossible due to
fire conditions or ceiling construction, a hoseline or lines operated properly into a trench cut may
confine the fire. Before these lines are operated all members operating inside the stores must be
notified so that they can report adverse effects to the Incident Commander.
D) For a fire that is traveling rapidly along a row of stores in a Taxpayer, it may be best to skip
stores and stretch lines into alternate stores ahead of the fire. The by-passed stores will be
covered by subsequent lines.

4. C

7.1.8 In many cases where entry is delayed or where the pulling of ceilings is
impossible due to fire conditions or ceiling construction, a hoseline or lines
operated properly into a trench cut may confine the fire. Before these lines are
operated all members in the stores must be withdrawn. As soon as interior
operations can be resumed these lines must be shut down before entry into the
area below. Small holes should be made in the ceiling to check for accumulations
of water above the ceiling before interior operations are commenced.
Note: The Engine Company officer shall announce via the handi-talkie
when the initial hoseline attack is to commence. Conditions in areas
behind, adjoining or above the operating hoseline must be monitored
for sudden possible deterioration due to the effects of hoseline
advancement on the fire. All members must be alert to fireground
communications concerning hoseline placement and the
commencement of hoseline operations so that they may seek refuge if
necessary.

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5. Deputy Chief Smith arrived at quarters after roll call to discuss a recent Taxpayer fire
where she was the Incident Commander. Chief Smith made a number of comments regarding
cellar fires in these structures but was wrong in one statement. Indicate the incorrect statement.
(Txpyr 7.2.2 B, D, F, P)
A) When stretching handlines to the cellar, enough hose should be flaked out, charged, and the ^—v
kinks removed before advancing down the cellar stairs. ■'
B) When there is an interior stair to the cellar, especially if it is an open stair and conditions
permit, the first line must be stretched to this point to prevent the spread of fire and to permit
operations on the first floor.
C) When the line can advance down the cellar stairs it should do so. A second hoseline must
be stretched and charged outside of the building, ready to enter in case of a short stretch, burst
length, etc.
D) Flood the first floor with use of the stang nozzle or tower ladder pipe as a last resort.

5. C

F. When the line can advance down the cellar stairs it should do so. A
second hoseline must be stretched to the top of the stairs to protect the
members in the cellar and prevent the upward extension of the fire.

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6. The demands for Ladder Company services at Taxpayer fires are many and Engine
Companies can be pressed into service to perform truck work. Members of one Bronx Engine
^Z Company were discussing truck operations at these fires. Which point made during this
discussion was incorrect? (Txpyr 8.1.15-8.1.20)
A) When Ladder Company personnel are used to force security gates and street doors, it may
be preferable to have them continue down the row of stores, opening all that may reasonably be
expected to be necessary, rather than to suffer delay later in getting Ladder members back from
other duties.
B) When forces at hand are limited, it may be necessary to skip a few doors initially to more
quickly determine fire extension.
C) Tower Ladders should be positioned in front of the building in preference to conventional
aerials. Heavy stream appliance is now in position if needed for the fire building or to protect
exposures.
D) The basket of the Tower Ladder should be positioned two to three feet above the street
level and the stream directed into the store or stores. This allows a heavy stream to be moved
into position quickly which can be readily moved from store to store.

6. D

8.1.20 The basket of the tower ladder can be positioned a foot or two above the street
level and the tower ladder stream can be directed into the store or stores. This
allows a heavy stream to be moved into position quickly which can be readily
moved from store to store.

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Base your answers in Questions 7 through 9 on thefollowing scenario:
It is Saturday, September 27,2014 when an alarm is received for an early morning fire in a
building located at 21-22 65th St. On arrival the 1st arriving Engine transmits a 10-75 for a
cellar fire. The response ticket contains the following information:
PHONE - 1 ST ALARM - COMMERCIAL
E100 E200 E300 L101 L102 BC 13
BOX 1728- 21-22 65TH ST
AVERY PL SMITH ST
E= COMM CELLAR FIRE
COMM 1STY 100X200- HARDWARE STORE-FULL SPKR
IN CELLAR-NO INTERIOR ACCESS TO ROOF-CELLAR
ENTR EXP 1 2 CORNER
INCIDENT* 42
09/27/14 072346

7. Which Engine Company performed an incorrect action at this fire? (Txpyr 7.2.3)
A) El00 stretched the first line into the occupancy above the fire to prevent vertical extension.
Because staffing and conditions permitted, a second line was stretched to feed the sprinkler
system.
B) E200 assisted El00 with the initial line and was responsible to ensure the sprinkler system
was supplied.
C) Since E200 was assisting El00 in advancing the first line into the cellar, E300 stretched a
7. second line which was used to control the first floor.
D) Additional Engines special called by the Incident Commander were used to stretch
precautionary lines to the roof.

7. B

3rd always ensures spklr supplied except in loft buildings cellar at Mill and Cast Iron Lofts

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Base your answers in Questions 7 through 9 on thefollowing scenario:
It is Saturday, September 27,2014 when an alarm is received for an early morning fire in a
building located at 21-22 65th St. On arrival the 1st arriving Engine transmits a 10-75 for a
cellar fire. The response ticket contains the following information:
PHONE - 1 ST ALARM - COMMERCIAL
E100 E200 E300 L101 L102 BC 13
BOX 1728- 21-22 65TH ST
AVERY PL SMITH ST
E= COMM CELLAR FIRE
COMM 1STY 100X200- HARDWARE STORE-FULL SPKR
IN CELLAR-NO INTERIOR ACCESS TO ROOF-CELLAR
ENTR EXP 1 2 CORNER
INCIDENT* 42
09/27/14 072346

8. Which Ladder Company performed a correct action at this fire? (Txpyr 8.2.2)
A) LlOl's OV FF went directly to the roof to assist the Roof FF in performing required '
ventilation.
B) L102's Forcible Entry team was responsible for shutting down the utilities in the fire
building.
C) Since the building faced two streets and the front of the building was already covered by
LlOl's Tower Ladder, L102's Aerial Ladder was placed to cover the other street front.
D) Since he was not needed elsewhere, L102's LCC joined the Forcible Entry team.

8. D

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Base your answers in Questions 7 through 9 on thefollowing scenario:
It is Saturday, September 27,2014 when an alarm is received for an early morning fire in a
building located at 21-22 65th St. On arrival the 1st arriving Engine transmits a 10-75 for a
cellar fire. The response ticket contains the following information:
PHONE - 1 ST ALARM - COMMERCIAL
E100 E200 E300 L101 L102 BC 13
BOX 1728- 21-22 65TH ST
AVERY PL SMITH ST
E= COMM CELLAR FIRE
COMM 1STY 100X200- HARDWARE STORE-FULL SPKR
IN CELLAR-NO INTERIOR ACCESS TO ROOF-CELLAR
ENTR EXP 1 2 CORNER
INCIDENT* 42
09/27/14 072346

9. During a drill visit at the quarters of Ladder 100, the Battalion Chief asked members a
number of questions regarding store fires in Taxpayers. All members answered correctly except
in which choice? (Txpyr 8.3.1 A, D, F, G)
A) Fires in these premises generally originate in the storage or utility area, which in most
occupancies are in the rearmost portion of the building.
B) The probing of the ceiling area with a hook upon entering will give some indication of
conditions in the cockloft area.
C) Ventilation and access from the rear is often limited and time consuming due to boarded or
sealed windows and doors.
D) Restaurant occupancies where the ducts are run along the ceiling are usually boxed or
framed out with noncombustible material. Likewise, ducts are often covered with non-flammable
insulation which may negate fire extension.

9. D

G. Restaurant occupancies where the ducts are run along the ceiling, are
usually boxed or framed out with combustible material. It may be
advisable to remove the entire framing if the fire originated in, or has
extended into the ducts. Often ducts are covered with non-flammable
insulation with paper covering which may cause fire extension

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10. A cockloft fire in a Taxpayer can spread with great intensity. Which statement below
contains incorrect information regarding cockloft fires in these occupancies? (Txpyr
8.3.2 A, B, D)
A) Examination holes shall be made to ascertain if fire has reached other portions of the roof.
B) Ladder companies must attempt immediate and complete roof ventilation using saws to cut
a large hole over the main body of fire.
C) Members shall never operate directly into a trench cut at these fires.
D) The practicality of trenching will depend on many factors including the size of the roof,
volume of fire, and ceiling height and type.

10. C

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11. At the Fire Academy, a group of motivated probationary firefighters were drilling on
member positions and tool assignments at a fire in the first floor store of a Taxpayer. Only one
member performed his/her duties correctly. Indicate the correct position/tool assignment.
(Txpyr 8.3.3 A4c, A2b, B2a, 8.4.3 B2, C)
A) The 1st arriving Roof FF placed a portable ladder to the roof, and brought the saw and
a hook.
B) The 1 st arriving LCC joined the forcible entry team. When notified that fire was extending
to the cockloft, he proceeds to the rear to assist the OV FF.
C) The 2nd arriving Roof FF raised a 2nd portable ladder to the roof, and brought the life saving
rope and halligan hook.
D) The 1st arriving OV FF brought a hook and halligan to VEIS the rear.

11. A

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12. When there is a fire on the first floor of a 2-story Taxpayer, operations will be similar to
those for 1-story taxpayers, with added emphasis on a number of tactical considerations. Which
tactical consideration below is incorrect? (Txpyr 9.1.2,9.1.7,9.1.11,9.1.12)
A) Completely ladder the second floor. Utilize portable ladders.
B) Small, compartmented spaces on the second floor will indicate roof girders and a deep
cockloft.
C) If the fire originated in the cellar, it may require flooding of the first floor as a last resort.
D) The possibility of a large open stairway must not be overlooked if the occupancy on the
second floor is a dance hall, meeting hall, etc.

12. B

9.1.7 A large hall on the second floor may mean roof girders and a deep cockloft

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13. A fire originating on the second floor of a 2-story Taxpayer may be treated as a fire
originating on the first floor of a 1-story taxpayer. Added emphasis must be given to all of the
following except? (Txpyr 9.2.1,9.2.2,9.2.4,9.2.5)
A) The need for an aerial ladder to the roof for ventilation.
B) The forcible entry team should use the stairway to the second floor.
C) The probability of a fire extending into the cockloft is minimized.
D) If the second floor is divided into multi-occupancy use, the penetration of heavy caliber
streams will be limited due to partitions subdividing the floor area.
FALL

13. C

9.2.5 The probability of a fire extending into the cockloft is greater.

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PART n - COMMUNICATION CH. 9 ADDENDUMS:
1. There are a variety of situations where a company officer can request handie-talkie
recordings. Which officer was in compliance with established Fire Department procedures and
correct in his/her actions? (Comm 9 Add 1 8.1. 8.2, 8.7)
A) Capt Smith faxed the Handie-Talkie Recording Request Form directly to the Handie-Talkie
Recording Unit, and then forwarded the original form through the chain of command to the
Borough Commander.
B) Capt Lee requested a recording of channel 2 at a recent 3rd alarm where his unit was the
first arriving Engine.
C) Capt Rogers allowed members of the volunteer fire company near his residence to use the
recordings for training purposes.
D) Capt Stanz kept the recordings in housewatch when not in use.

1. A

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2. It is important for newly promoted officers to know how to properly respond to an
Emergency Roll Call. Which company below did not answer an Emergency Roll Call correctly
at a recent Haz-Mat spill in Brooklyn? (Comm 9 Add 2 1.5)
A) Haz-Mat Technician Engine 2 answered the roll call according to Engine position
assignments.
B) Ladder Company 5 answered the roll call as per Ladder position assignments.
C) Squad 3 answered the roll call as per Ladder position assignments.
D) Rescue 6 answered the roll call as per Ladder position assignments.

2. C

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3. As the officer in command of an extra Engine on the 3rd alarm at a Taxpayer fire, you are
ordered by the IC to conduct an Emergency Roll Call. To obtain an updated list of all companies
on the scene, you take all of the following actions which were correct except in which choice?
(Comm 9 Add 2 4.1)
A) Press the "Incident Summary" button - A blank form will appear requesting several pieces
of information (e.g., date, box.) This information must be entered to obtain the unit rundown.
B) Press "Send" - This will automatically default the report to the box the unit is currently
assigned to. The MDT will indicate a message is waiting.
C) Press "Next" to retrieve the rundown of units.
D) Press "Print" for the MDT to print the rundown.

3. A

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4. Members discussing duties of the Roll Call Officer (RCO) conducting an Emergency Roll
Call were correct in their statements except in which choice? (Comm 9 Add 2 4.2-4.4) ^~\
A) The RCO must be assisted by another member who is responsible for monitoring the HT
frequency that the Emergency Roll Call is being conducted on and recording the members by
position, as they reply.
B) Every Battalion and Division vehicle has a pad of pre-printed Emergency Roll Call forms.
These preprinted forms will help keep track of companies and members as they reply to the roll
call.
C) The RCO and the member assisting and filling out the pre-printed form should be in an
area located in the immediate vicinity of the Command Post.
D) If weather is an issue, the RCO and assisting member will have to take a position in a dry
area, such as an apparatus cab or Battalion vehicle.

5. D

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6. You are the Captain in charge of Ladder 100. Earlier in the day, your OV FF left quarters
due to Emergency Leave and you were ordered to ride with 4 FFs for the remainder of the tour
(without the OV FF). Before the end of the tour your unit responds to a fire in a 5-story loft
building. While searching the 3rd floor with your Can FF and Irons FF within your sight, the IC
orders an Emergency Roll Call. After hearing "Roll Call Officer to L-100, account for your
members," you would be most correct in your response by stating? (Comm 9 Add 2 5.4)
A) "L-100 to Roll Call Officer, L-100 has 4 firefighters, my Can and Irons firefighters are
accounted for."
B) "L-100 to Roll Call Officer, L-100 has 4 firefighters, we are riding without an OV, my Can
and Irons firefighters are accounted for."
C) "L-100 to Roll Call Officer, L-100 has 4 firefighters, we are riding without an OV."
D) "L-100 to Roll Call Officer, we are riding without an OV, my Can and Irons firefighters are
accounted for."

6. B

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7. Which choice below contains correct information regarding the Department's Electronic
Fireground Accountability System (EFAS)? (Comm 9 Add 3 1.1,1.3,2.1,2.2)
A) EFAS is installed on the MDT of select Battalion vehicles only.
B) EFAS is used to replace the use of current Emergency Roll Call procedures.
C) It shall be the responsibility of the first arriving Battalion Firefighter, before performing
any other duties, to monitor EFAS until relieved by an EFAS trained member of the FAST Unit.
D) Upon the arrival of the FAST Unit, the EFAS trained member designated at roll call to
monitor EFAS shall report to the Battalion vehicle being used to monitor EFAS. This FAST Unit
member will then monitor both EFAS and the Battalion's FAST Unit HT.

7. D

1.1 The Electronic Fireground Accountability System (EFAS) is designed to improve the
accountability of members at all operations. EFAS is installed on the MDT of all
Battalion and Division vehicles allowing the Incident Commander (IC) the capability of:
 Immediately identifying any member(s) activating the Emergency Alert Button on
their handie-talkie (HT) by displaying their company, position and name.
 Manually identifying any member(s) transmitting a verbal Mayday message via HT.
 Conducting an emergency electronic Roll Call.
 Reviewing HT transmission history.

1.3 The Incident Commander shall determine the most effective way to address MAYDAY
transmissions based on the situation and conditions encountered.
EFAS does not replace the use of roll call procedures currently established and
outlined in Communications Manual Chapter 9, Addendum 2.

2. MONITORING EFAS
2.1 It shall be the responsibility of the first arriving Battalion Firefighter, after performing
their primary duties, to monitor EFAS until relieved by an EFAS trained member of the
FAST Unit.
2.2 Upon the arrival of the FAST Unit, the EFAS trained member designated at roll call to
monitor EFAS shall report to the Battalion vehicle being used to monitor EFAS. This
FAST Unit member will then monitor both EFAS and the Battalion’s FAST Unit HT.
Note: Additional information regarding FAST Unit procedures is outlined in FFP Managing
Members in Distress, Chapter 2.

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8. Members of a study group discussing EFAS procedures were correct in all of their
statements except in which choice? (Comm 9 Add 3 3.1.4,5.I.I, 6.1)
A) Officers arriving at an incident, after they have transmitted their 10-84 via the MDT, must
key their HT remote microphone once in order to "check in," allowing members of their unit to
be recognized by EFAS.
B) If a vehicle with EFAS capability is within HT range of a member activating their
Emergency Alert button, the MDT will automatically switch from Starfire to EFAS.
C) EFAS defaults to the Primary Command Channel (channel 2) but has the capability of
monitoring any of the 16 Channels, including UTAC and NYMAC channels.
D) EFAS can only monitor one channel at a time, therefore, a separate
Battalion/Division/EFAS equipped vehicle in conjunction with an EFAS trained member is
required for each channel in use e.g., primary tactical, secondary tactical, primary command.

8. C

6.1 EFAS defaults to Tactical Channel 1. It has the capability of monitoring any of the 16
Channels, including UTAC and NYMAC channels. However, it can only monitor one
channel at a time, therefore, a separate Battalion/Division/EFAS equipped vehicle in
conjunction with an EFAS trained member is required for each channel in use e.g.,
primary tactical, secondary tactical, primary command.

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9. A Battalion Chief and Captain were debating important points regarding the operation of
the FDNY's EFAS system. One comment made was incorrect. Indicate the incorrect comment.
(Comm 9 Add 3 9.1,10.1,10.2)
A) When using the portable EFAS, prior to pressing "Begin Roll Call," the IC must request the
Officer of each unit on-scene to individually key their handie-talkie remote microphone once in
order to "check in."
B) Only EFAS trained members can be assigned to monitor a vehicular or portable EFAS.
C) Company Commanders shall ensure that a record is maintained of all EFAS
trained members of their company. The record shall include the date each member was trained.
D) The portable EFAS shall be kept in the Battalion vehicle and available for immediate use
when necessary.

9. D

Division Vehicle

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PART PI - TB - TOOLS #7, 9,17 & 20;
1. Members of Engine 2 were discussing the use of the high rise nozzle (HRN) when they
discovered one member needed retraining because of his incorrect comment. Indicate the
incorrect comment. (TB Tools 7 2.3, 5.6)
A) Every Battalion has at least one Engine Company assigned a HRN and all FDNY members
have been trained in placing the hi-rise nozzle into operation.
B) Dispatch policy dictates that every 10-77 will have at least one HRN equipped Engine
Company assigned.
C) It is the responsibility of the 4th due Engine to bring the HRN to the Command Post. If this
Engine is not equipped with a HRN, the officer shall contact the Incident Commander for the
identity of the Engine Company equipped with a HRN assigned on the box.
D) Putting the nozzle into operation will require the services of two Engine Companies
equipped with roll-ups, standpipe kits, forcible entry tools including a rabbit tool, and the high
rise nozzle.

1. C

Contact dispatch

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2. Two probationary firefighters were discussing specifications of the high rise nozzle. Which
choice below indicates a correct description of this useful tool? (TB Tools 7 4.1,4.2,
4.3)
A) The high rise nozzle is a six-foot long aluminum pipe with an 80 degree one-foot bend to
provide the proper angle for the water stream.
B) The high rise nozzle is attached to a standard 2 1/2" FDNY shut-off, which is removable.
C) A 1 1/8" MST is attached to the outlet of the high rise nozzle. The tip is permanently
attached and should be checked weekly during MUD and before use.
D) Supplied by a 2 1/2" hoseline, the high rise nozzle will produce flows of 200-225 gpm at
50 psi nozzle pressure with water flowing.

2. D

4. DESCRIPTION
4.1 The high rise nozzle is an eight-foot long aluminum pipe with a 68 degree two-foot bend
to provide the proper angle for the water stream. The high rise nozzle is attached to a
standard 2 1/2” FDNY shut-off. The shut-off is permanently attached to the nozzle.
There is a T shaped handle that allows members operating the nozzle to control the
direction of the stream and maintain control of the nozzle.

4.2 A 1 1/8” MST is attached to the outlet of the high rise nozzle. The tip is removable and
should be checked weekly during MUD and before use.

4.3 Supplied by a 2 1/2” hoseline, the high rise nozzle will produce flows of 200-225 gpm at
50 psi nozzle pressure with water flowing. Units must use the standpipe pressure gauge
and consider the number of lengths in the supply line. As a general rule when supplying
the high rise nozzle with 3 lengths of 2 1/2” hose, the pressure at the outlet gauge should
be 70 psi with water flowing and 80 psi when using 4 lengths.

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3. The high rise nozzle will only be placed into operation at the direction of the IC. Which
choice below contains conect information regarding the deployment of the high rise nozzle?
(TB Tools 7 5.9, 5.10,5.12,5.14)
A) In most cases it is necessary to remove the window to operate the nozzle.
B) The supply line must be attached to the high rise nozzle after the nozzle is slid out on the
window sill for use.
C) If multiple rooms are involved, it will be necessary to reposition the nozzle to ensure
complete knockdown of the fire. Start with the window that the wind is blowing into and
extinguish the fire in this room first, then move to the other windows upwind.
D) A shut-off shall be placed in line one length back from the nozzle. When repositioning is
required, the supply line should be shut down at this shut-off and the nozzle opened to bleed the
line.

3. D

5.12 The key to the rapid extinguishment of a wind-driven fire is putting water directly on the
seat of the fire. If multiple rooms are involved, it will be necessary to reposition the nozzle
to ensure complete knockdown of the fire. If this is the situation, start with the window
that the wind is blowing into and extinguish the fire in this room first. Then move to the
other windows downwind of the original fire room and complete knockdown of the fire.

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4. While operating at an especially difficult fire in an H-type building, the Incident
Commander requests your unit to retrieve the cockloft nozzle. Which choice below contains
correct information regarding this piece of equipment? (TB Tools 7 DS 18 1.1 -1.4)
A) The cockloft nozzle is an 8' aluminum pipe with four Vin OSTs.
B) The !4" OSTs increase the reach of the stream in excess of 100 feet. However, they also
facilitate the generation of steam which inhibits the rapid extinguishment of fire in the cockloft.
C) The discharge rate of the cockloft nozzle is approximately 125 gpm.
D) The cockloft nozzle is to be supplied by a 1 %" handline. The cockloft nozzle should
operate with half of the pressure that would normally be supplied to a 1 %" handline.

4. C

1.1 The cockloft nozzle is a 6' 3" aluminum pipe with two ½" OSTs. It has standard 1 ½"
female threads enabling connection to a controlling nozzle. Attached to the body is a ¾ "
aluminum handle allowing members control during operation.
1.2 The two ½" OSTs are NOT to be removed; these tips increase the reach of the stream in
excess of 60 feet. They also facilitate the generation of steam that enables a more rapid
extinguishment of fire in the confined spaces of a cockloft.

1.3 The discharge rate of the cockloft nozzle is approximately 125 gpm. (Figure 1)
1.4 The cockloft nozzle is to be supplied by a 1 ¾" handline. The cockloft nozzle operates
with the same pressure normally supplied to a 1 ¾" handline.

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5. Arriving first at a fire in a partially vacant New Law Tenement, Capt Johnson transmits a
"10-75" for fire on the top floor. As he makes his way into the fire building, he assesses the
possibility of using the cockloft nozzle at this operation but is wrong in which thought?
(TB Tools 7 DS 18 4.1,2.2, 2.1, 3.1)
A) The cockloft nozzle shall only be placed into operation at the direction of a Chief Officer.
B) The cockloft nozzle is carried only in Division vehicles.
C) The cockloft nozzle is designed to extinguish fires in the confined space of any building
with a cockloft. The cockloft nozzle should NEVER be the primary attack line and is ONLY to
be used when supported and protected by an additional conventional handline.
D) The cockloft nozzle can be attached to any controlling nozzle simply by removing the MST
of the controlling nozzle, and then connecting the 1 Vi" female coupling of the cockloft nozzle to •—-^
the shut-off.

5. B

2.2 The cockloft nozzle is carried by all Squad Companies and Division vehicles.

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6. Utilization of the cockloft nozzle requires an experienced and knowledgeable firefighting
force. Which choice below contains correct information regarding the cockloft nozzle?
(TB Tools 7 DS 18 3.3,3.4,3.7)
A) When using a cockloft nozzle in a non-fireproof (NFP) Multiple Dwelling, the preferred
location for operation is immediately outside the apartment door.
B) A hole, approximately 3' x 3', is needed in the ceiling in order for the cockloft nozzle to fit.
C) The clearing between the top of the ceiling joists and the bottom of the roofjoists must be a
minimum of 6" to enable the operation of the cockloft nozzle.
D) The use of the cockloft nozzle eliminates the need of pulling ceilings for extinguishment.

6. B

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7. A physical communication system between the Guide Man and the Operator is important to
ensure safety during portable saw operations. Which of the following is most correct?
(TB Tools 9 4.4.6)
A) One slap on the back of the Operator means "Prepare to Cut."
B) Two slaps on the back of the Operator means "Cut."
C) Three slaps on the back of the Operator means "Stop Cut"
D) Four slaps on the back of the Operator means "Shut Down Saw."

7. B

4.4.6 A physical communication system between the Guide Man and the Operator will be as
follows:
A. One slap on the back of Operator .................Stop Cut.
B. Two slaps on the back of Operator ...............Cut.
C. Three slaps on the back of Operator..............Shut Down Saw.

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8. To prevent serious accidents, members should follow all of the guidelines below except in
which incorrect choice? (TB Tools 9 4.8.3)
A) The saw shall always be shut down when unattended.
B) The saw shall be shut down when moved to distant areas of operation, (i.e., level to level).
C) "Gunning" the saw while the Operator is either "standing by" or moving to a new point of
operation shall not be permitted.
D) Whenever the saw is used on a flat, horizontal surface at foot level, the blade guard should
be moved and secured to protect the Operator. It shall be used in this position only under the
direct supervision of an officer.

8. D

4.14 OTHER THAN HORIZONTAL SURFACE
4.14.1 The saw is designed for use on a horizontal surface at ground or foot level. Operation
becomes particularly dangerous as the surface angle approaches the vertical.
Accordingly, whenever the saw is used on other than flat horizontal surface at foot level,
the blade guard should be moved and secured to protect the Operator. It shall be used
in this position only on the direct order and/or under the supervision of an officer. To
support the weight of the saw in this position an additional member may have to be
used.

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9. A unit shall return an aluminum oxide or silicon carbide blade for replacement in all of the
following cases except? (TB Tools 9 3.3.2,3.3.3)
A) 8 or more tips are missing or broken, or worn down to the circumference of the blade.
B) Cracked or badly nicked.
C) Center hole wears out of round.
D) Blade is worn down to 8" diameter or less.

9. A

3.3 For any major repairs return the saw to the Technical Service Division.
3.3.1 The saw should be placed out of service if blade continues to spin at a low idle.
(This is usually the result of clutch failure).
3.3.2 Return carbide-tipped blades to the Technical Service Division when eight (8) or more
tips are missing or broken, or worn down to the circumference of the blade.
3.3.3 Return aluminum oxide or silicon carbide blades for replacement whenever:
A. Cracked or badly nicked.
B. Center hole wears out of round.
C. Blade is worn down to 8" diameter or less.

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10. It is important for an officer to ensure the proper marking of tools assigned to his/her unit.
Which statement below concerning the marking of the portable saw blade is incorrect?
(TB Tools 9 Appx C 1.2.1,1.2.2)
A) The Silicone Carbide Blade shall be painted YELLOW.
B) The Company Commander shall be responsible for proper color coding of blades. Use of
yellow paint issued for safety markings is permissible.
C) When painting a blade, only one side of the blade should be painted.
D) Aluminum Oxide Blades shall remain UNPAINTED.

10. C

A. Both sides of the blade should be painted to facilitate choice of proper
blade.

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11. Members drilling on the Akron New Yorker Multiversal were incorrect in which comment
made after the conclusion of drill? (TB Tools 17 3.4.2-3.4.5)
A) The use of two hoselines to supply the Multiversal Nozzle is recommended. When two
hoses are used, bring them straight back a distance of IS feet from the Siamese, parallel to each
other, before making any sharp bends or turns in the hose lines.
B) If only one hoseline is used, bring it straight back for IS feet before making any sharp
bends or turns.
C) When the Multiversal Nozzle is being operated in the portable position, do not move the
ground base or the IS feet of supply hose that is closest to the unit, unless the water supply is
shut down.
D) When used in the portable ground base, the unit should not be operated at more than 750
gallons per minute with any type of straight stream or Fog Tip.

11. D

800 GPM

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12. Members discussing air bag operations after a recent train derailment in Manhattan were
correct in all statements except one. Indicate the incorrect statement. (TB Tools 20
3.1.4,3.2.7,4.2,6.5) ]
A) When using the Pressure Regulator, if the high pressure gauge falls below 200 psi, change
the air cylinder.
B) When using the Pressure Regulator, turn the low pressure gauge to 118 psi.
C) Always have the bag connected prior to placing it under or between a load.
D) Bags should only be inflated half to three quarters of their rated height capacity.

12. B

3.1.4 Set the low pressure gauge to 135 psi by turning the pressure regulator knob
clockwise.

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13. A Battalion Chief was incorrect when he stated which point at a recent multi-unit drill?
(TB Tools 20 6.8,6.9.3,6.9.5)
A) Avoid inflating bags against sharp objects or on a surface heated to over 220 F.
B) Never stack more than two bags on top of each other.
C) When using two air bags always place the smaller bag on top of the larger one.
D) When stacking, you cannot add together the tonnage of the two bags to get the total lifting
weight. The tonnage of the larger bag is the maximum that can be lifted.

13. D

6.9.5 Remember that when stacking you cannot add together the tonnage of the two
bags to get the total lifting weight. The tonnage of the smaller bag is the
maximum that can be lifted.

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PART IV - ICS CH. #2 ADD #3. 4 & 6:
^— 1. To operate as a Communications Unit, the designated company shall be staffed with a
minimum of? (ICS ch 2 Add 3 2.2)
A) 1 trained member.
B) 2 trained members.
C) 3 trained members.
D) All on-duty members trained.

1. C

2.2 To operate as a Communications Unit, the company shall be staffed with a minimum
of three trained members. Trained officers count towards this total. Officers shall notify
their respective Battalion for needed details prior to the start of the tour.
The Communications Unit does not require a trained officer to be in service.

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2. A newly promoted Captain arrives at Engine 263, a dedicated Communications Unit. The
Captain was correct in all of his assumptions regarding the staffing of this unit except in which
choice? (ICS ch 2 Add 3 2.2.2.3)
A) Trained officers count toward the minimum number of "trained members" to operate as a
Communications Unit.
B) This Communications Unit does not require a trained officer to be in service as a
Communications Unit, as long as the required minimum number of trained members is met.
C) At large, complex operations that will extend over many operational periods (e.g. major
collapses, natural disasters, recovery operations) the Communications Unit will operate under the
Operations Section.
D) Each Communications Unit shall carry a copy of Communications chapter 11 in their
vehicle.

2. C

2.3 At large, complex operations that will extend over many operational periods (e.g. major
collapses, natural disasters, recovery operations) the Communications Unit will be part of
the Logistics Section, operating under the Communications Unit Leader as per ICS
Manual Chapter 2, Section 6.3.

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3. The Communications Unit will report to the following, in order of preference, on their
arrival. (ICS ch 2 Add 3 3.2)
A) The Communications Unit Leader, or, if not staffed or on scene, the Resources Unit
Leader, or if not on scene, the IC.
B) The Resources Unit Leader, or, if not staffed or on scene, the Communications Unit
Leader, or if not on scene, the IC.
C) The Planning Section Chief, or, if not staffed or on scene, the Resources Unit Leader, or if
not on scene, the IC.
D) The Communications Unit Leader, or, if not staffed or on scene, the Planning Section
Chief, or if not on scene, the IC.

3. A

3.2 The Communications Unit will report to the Communications Unit Leader (COML), if
staffed. If the COML is not staffed, or has not arrived, they will report to the Resources
Unit Leader (RESL). If neither the COML nor the RESL is on scene, they will report to
the Incident Commander (IC). The officer of the Communications Unit will not be
designated as the COML.

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4. The Lobby Control Unit will report to the following, in order of preference, on their arrival.
(ICS ch 2 Add 4 1.1)
A) The Communications Unit Leader, or if none, the IC.
B) The Logistics Section Chief, or if none, the IC.
C) The Resources Unit Leader, or if none, the IC.
D) The Fire Sector Supervisor, or if none, the IC.

4. B

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5. Units drilling on the duties of the Lobby Control Unit performed a number of correct
actions, but were incorrect in which choice? (ICS ch 2 Add 4 2,4.1,4.2) f\
A) Take on the duties of the Systems Control Unit when directed by the IC.
B) If possible, maintain one elevator in readiness at the Forward Staging Area and one at the
lobby.
C) While responding, ascertain the identity and designation of units that have responded, or
are responding to the incident from the MDT printout.
D) As the Lobby Control Unit Leader, the officer in command of the Lobby Control Unit will
be stationed at the Command Post.

5. D

• The LCUL shall be stationed at the elevator lobby. They will maintain control of all
elevators from this location

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6. The Lobby Control Unit will operate on which channel? (ICS ch 2 Add 2 4.2)
A) Tactical Channel
B) Command Channel
C) TAC U Channel
D) FDNY/EMS 10 channel

6. A

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7. You would be correct to know that the Lobby Control Unit shall carry the following tools
in every elevator car except in which choice? (ICS ch 2 Add 5.1)
A) Elevator Control Sheet and Clipboard •--->.
B) Elevator Keys ' '
C) Handie Talkie and Spare Cylinder
D) 2 sets of FE tools and LSR

7. D

Henry Takes Iron Cylinders Every Single Elevator Call.

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8. The Systems Control Unit Leader will report to the following, in order of preference, on
his/her arrival. (ICS ch 2 Add 6 1.1)
A) The Communications Unit Leader, or if none, the IC.
B) The Logistics Section Chief, or if none, the IC.
C) The Resources Unit Leader, or if none, the IC.
D) The Safety Chief, or if none, the IC.

8. B

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9. All duties of the Systems Control Unit are correctly stated except in which choice?
(ICS ch 2 Add 6 3,4.1,4.2)
A) While responding, review any CIDS information available via the MDT.
B) Operation of building systems must be done with the assistance of building personnel.
C) The Lobby Control Unit shall also take on the duties of the Systems Control Unit until
relived by another designated unit.
D) The operation, shutdown, or change of any building system shall not be done without the -~
permission oftheIC or Logistics Section Chief.

9. D

**Operation of building systems must be done with the assistance of building personnel**
**The operation, shutdown or change of any building system shall not be done without the
permission of the IC or Operation Section Chief**

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PART V - INSTRUCTORS INSTINCTS:
1. For the purpose of service identification, colors of valve wheels located below deck on fire
boats are correctly indicated in all choices except one. Indicate the incorrect choice.
(Marine Manual 1.8.5)
A) Light Blue - Fresh Water
B) Dark Blue - Salt Water
C) Yellow - Lube Oil
D) Red - Fuel Oil

1.8.5 For the purpose of service identification, colors of valves wheels located below
deck shall be maintained as follows:
Light Blue - Fresh Water
Green - Salt Water
Yellow - Lube Oil
Red - Fuel Oil
Orange - Air
Black - Steam
Brown - Foam Liquid

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2. Conduits on rooftops shall be installed at least 6 feet away from fire escape access points.
All conduits and piping installations shall be color coded with continuous, durable, and
weatherproof reflective or luminescent markings as indicated below except in which choice?
(BISPch5Ref7.13.5)
A) High voltage wiring - Red
B) Low voltage wiring - Orange
C) Natural gas piping - Yellow
D) Fuel oil piping - Black

2. D


High voltage wiring – Red.

Low voltage wiring – Orange.

Natural gas piping – Yellow.

Other compressed gas piping – Yellow, labeled at regular intervals with the type of gas.

Fuel oil piping – Yellow with black stripes.
Action: NOV (7) for color markings
(This section is retroactive, see 3.7)

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3. All officers should be aware of the various extinguishing systems provided in bulk oil
storage facilities. Which color-coded system is incorrect. (BISP Ch 5 Ref 5.3 2.2-2.7)
A) Standpipe and/or yard hydrant systems piping, valve bodies and handles, hydrants and
hydrant or hose houses - red with contrasting white bands.
B) Automatic sprinkler system (wet or dry) piping and valve bodies and handles - red with
contrasting bright green bands.
C) Non-automatic sprinkler systems (including fog spray systems) piping and valve bodies
and handles - red with contrasting aluminum bands.
D) Steam extinguishing systems - piping and valve bodies and handles - red with contrasting
brown bands.

3. D

2.6 Steam extinguishing systems

Piping and valve bodies and handles - red with contrasting black bands

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4. Your unit arrives at a factory where a chemical spill has contaminated 260 employees, all
of whom require specialized equipment for decontamination. You would be most correct to
transmit which code? (Comm 8 8.5)
A) 10-80 code 1
B) 10-80 code 2
C) 10-80 code 3
D) 10-80 code 4

4. A

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5. Your unit responds to a Class 3 alarm in a High Rise Office Building and you find that the
unnecessary alarm activation was caused by an employee smoking a cigarette in an unauthorized
area. You would be most correct to transmit a? (Comm 8 8.5)
A) 10-35 Code 3 and a NYFIRS report is not required.
B) 10-35 Code 4 and a NYFIRS report is required.
C) 10-35 Code 3 and a NYFIRS report is required.
D) 10-35 Code 4 and a NYFIRS report is not required.

5. B

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6. Your unit extinguishes a fire in a detached garage where one person was inside the garage
at the time an oily rag was ignited. The person escaped unharmed before FD arrival and has no
injuries. You believe a Fire Marshal investigation is required and would be most correct to
transmit which code? (Comm 8 8.5)
A) 10-41 code 1
B) 10-41 code 2
C) 10-41 code 3
D) 10-41 code 4

6. A

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7. As the Captain in charge of a single unit response to a trash receptacle fire, you are
approached by one of your members who states he received a burn to his left hand while
operating the nozzle with full personal protective equipment (PPE). As this member immediately
requested, and was granted, medical leave, you should take all of the following actions except in
which choice? (Regs 11.3.36)
A) Place the glove out of service.
B) Tag the glove with the member's name, unit, date and type of injury.
C) Immediately notify the Division of Safety upon return to quarters and be guided by
instructions received as to the disposition of the glove.
D) Immediately summon a medical officer to the scene for a complete examination of the
injured member.

7. D

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8. Which of the following requires direct notification to the IG? (AUC 268A 2.1.7)
A) An instance of incompetence so serious that disciplinary charges are warranted.
B) An arrest of a Department employee.
C) An allegation concerning a false claim that a member's off-duty injury occurred while onduty.
D) An on-duty incident involving the use of drugs.

8. B

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9. A knowledgeable officer would know that the internal radio code "7118005" indicates
which position? (Comm ch 11 Add 2)
A) Ladder 18 Irons FF
B) Ladder 118 Irons FF
C) Ladder 18 RRVHT
D) Ladder 118 OV FF
10.

9. B

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10. Engine 100 is assigned to bring the High Rise Nozzle to the Command Post upon their
arrival. When dispatched, they will correctly be identified how? (Comm 2-37)
A) ElOOP
B) E100H
C) E100N
D) E100Y

10. C

Engine Companies Ladder Companies
C CFR-D Engine C CPC Unit
D Tech Decon Task Force Engine D Tech Decon Task Force Ladder
F FAST Unit F FAST Unit
H Haz Mat Tech Unit H Hi-Rise Roof Team
I FireIce Unit R Rescue Collapse Transport
L Lobby Control Unit S SOC Support Truck
N High Rise Nozzle T Transport Backup Unit
P High Pressure Engine V Ventilation Support Unit
S Communications Unit W Water - Ice Rescue Unit
T Transport Backup Unit
W Water - Ice Rescue Unit
Y Systems Control Unit

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11. For a row frame fire "Holding Operation" (occupied building fully involved with fire in the
exposures), which line placement consideration is incorrect? (RF 6.5)
A) The 1 st hoseline is stretched into the fire building through the front door.
B) If not needed to back up the 1st hoseline, the 2nd hoseline is stretched to the top floor of
the most severe exposure.
C) If the 2nd hoseline is needed to back up the 1st hoseline, the 3rd hoseline is stretched to the
top floor of the most severe exposure.
D) If the 2nd hoseline is stretched to the top floor of the most severe exposure, the 3rd
hoseline must be used to back up the 1st hoseline.

11. D

Decks in Firetech Class (61):