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1

PDs:
Originally built for one or two family occupancy, these structures are usually ___ to ___ stories in height

1 to 3

2

PDs:
What is the major weakness from a firefighting and fire protection standpoint in PD's?

An open and unenclosed stairway

3

The dimensions of a PD average ___ ft x ___ ft

20x40

4

PDs:
True or false: Flat roofs may have a scuttle and or skylight?

True

5

PDs:
___ entrances are most common. In structures more than one story, the interior stairs to the cellar will usually be located ___ the main stair. With semi-attached structures or those with minimal space on one side, the inside cellar stair will usually be found near the ___ or ___ ___

Two
Under
side or rear entrance

6

PDs:
In some homes, access to the attic is via a pulldown type stairs with a rope attached for ease of use. These stairs are lightweight stairs. Can they be used for access to the attic or line advancement?

No, a portable ladder should be used.

7

PDs:
Platform frame construction ___ fire extension. Balloon frame construction lacks fire stopping between floors on exterior walls, allowing for ___ fire extension

Limits
Rapid

8

PDs:
Can members use porch and garage roofs constructed of aluminum or similar lightweight materials to access the 2nd floor?

No

9

PDs:
Windows with sills that are approximately chest high may require a drop of ___ to ___ ft to floor level. This presents a serious problem if fire conditions force members to exit via this window. What shall you do immediately upon entering a window like this?

5-6 ft
Consider placing a dresser, chair or another piece of furniture below this window to assist in egress

10

PDs:
True or false:
When the first arriving engine company backstretches to the hydrant, they should consider dropping two handlines in front of the building

True

11

PDs:
The hoseline should be flaked out, charged, and bled ___ entering the fire building

Before

12

PDs:
The primary consideration in the placement of the first hoseline for access to a fire in the cellar when an interior attack is ordered is via the entrance door that?

Provides the quickest access to the fire area

13

PDs:
Is smoke pushing from the chimney (especially during warmer weather) and smoke from attic windows or louvered vents (especially in older homes with balloon frame construction) possible indications of a cellar fire?

Yes

14

PDs:
True or false:
When entering the first floor main entrance above a cellar fire, a TIC showing heat waves emanating across the first floor ceiling indicates the interior cellar door is open. Also, smoke showing significant force and speed under pressure will indicate that the interior cellar door is open. This interior cellar entrance door should be immediately closed if possible.

True

15

PDs:
True or false:
The IC (Chief or Company Officer) should consider ordering an exterior hoseline operated into a cellar window to allow for a quick knockdown when there will be a delay in applying water from the interior or whenever fire conditions dictate

True

16

PDs:
True or false:
In an emergency such as members trapped by fire in the cellar or endangered by fire because a collapse has occurred, the IC should order the immediate operation of a hoseline into a cellar window. It is a good practice at PD fires, especially serious cellar fires, to have a precautionary charged hoseline in position near the front of the building for these contingencies

True

17

PDs:
At a cellar fire the placement of the first hoseline requires a coordinated size-up and communication by the ___ and ___. After size-up, the first hoseline should be stretched to the entrance door that provides the quickest access to the cellar in order to extinguish the fire

First engine and ladder officer

18

PDs:
True or false:
Bilco style doors are the least desirable type of entrance for access to the cellar and shall only be used unless they are the only option.

True

19

PDs:
True or false:
In situations where the first line is advanced through the main entrance and the first line does not advance into the cellar, then the line will maintain its position on the first floor if safety allows, to protect the interior stairs leading to the floors above, protect members conducting searches on the first floor and the floors above, and extinguish any fire that is extending from the cellar. The line will remain on the first floor until the fire is controlled

True

20

PDs:
True or false:
In rare instances, there may be a situation where the first line was advanced through the main entrance, and units are unable to locate an interior cellar entrance and there is no other line available on scene to attempt entry via a secondary entrance. If there is a delay in gaining access or applying water to the cellar through the interior, the ACTING CHIEF/CHIEF OFFICER serving as IC may consider repositioning the first hoseline that was stretched through the main entrance on the first floor to a secondary entrance. ONLY AN ACTING CHIEF OFFICER OR CHIEF OFFICER CAN MAKE THIS DECISION

True

21

PDs:
Ladder company members operating on the first floor must be ___ BEFORE the first hoseline is repositioned from that floor. Members operating on the upper floors may also need to be withdrawn to a safe area if no portable ladders are positioned and readily available. The forcible entry team will then operate with the engine company and facilitate the advance of the hoseline via a secondary entrance

Withdrawn

22

PDs:
If roof ventilation is needed on a peaked roof private dwelling what truck is responsible to accomplish this task?

2nd due truck

23

PDs:
True or false:
Pending the arrival of the second ladder company, assume responsibility for the entire dwelling.

True

24

PDs:
Who is responsible for roof ventilation on a flat roof? Who is to ENSURE ventilation on a flat roof?

1st due truck
2nd due truck

25

PDs:
Who is responsible for shutting down the utilities at a PD fire?

2nd due truck

26

PDs:
True or false:
At cellar fires, if the first ladder did not advance into the cellar, and the second hoseline has been stretched via a secondary entrance, the 2nd due truck will perform a search and examination of the cellar using this secondary entrance in coordination with the engine company

True

27

PDs:
When the 1st due truck is conducting a search on the first floor and they are unable to cover the cellar area who shall they notify?

2nd arriving ladder company

28

PDs:
What is the tool assignment for the FE entry FF at a fire in a PD?

Ax and Halligan

29

PDs:
True or false:
Members of the first ladder outside team should initiate removal of window bars on both the front and rear of the building early in the operation if conditions allow. (search and rescue duties may preclude window bar removal)

True

30

PDs:
What is the Roof/OV team tool assignment?

Portable, 6' halligan hook and/or halligan for each member