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1

Identify a box alarm

An alarm on which 5 engine company’s 2 truck companies, 2 battalion chiefs, one rescue squad and one ambulance responds

2

How often apparatus radiators checked and what is the proper procedure for filling a hot radiator with cold water?

The water level in radiator shall be checked daily. Cold water shall not be placed in the hot radiator of any apparatus, except slowly and with the engine running

3

Is the single stage centrifugal pump equipped with a transfer valve?

The transfer valve is associated with the two-stage pump

4

When packing 1 1/2 or 1 3/4 attack lines into the crosslay compartment how do you begin?

Connect female coupling to discharge, load hose flat, on second layer of line 1-b, leave a appropriate ears at both ends. Continue loading hose flat unit approximately 1/2 of the desired amount of hose is loaded (leaving male coupling on the ground). Load next section of hose with nozzle attached. Leave appropriate ears at the opposite end of layer to which nozzle is attached. Continue flat load until desired female coupling is on top. Connect male coupling on ground from line 1-b to female coupling on top from line 1-a. Load line 2 in same manner. Always make sure fog nozzle is attached to column against partition so that the line may be taken from the other side in a proper manner without seeing the nozzle.

5

Identify a multiple alarm

Second alarm: 4 engine companies, 2 truck companies, 1 rescue squad, a battalion fire chief and hazmat unit
Third alarm: 4 engine companies 2 truck companies
Fourth alarm: 4 engine companies
Fifth alarm: 4 engine companies
Greater alarms: the incident commander will specifically request units

6

Hazardous materials task force

a fixed assignment consisting of the hazardous materials unit, engine 12, truck 4, special operations bfc, safety officer, medic 2 or 12 if available, and ems 1-6. A rescue squad will be included unless previously dispatched. If engine 12 is not available any other engine from the first battalion will be dispatched

7

Transfer valve

The transfer valve activates when the scba falls between 1000-1200 psi, or when the primary pressure reducing circuit fails in the closed position, a transfer valve opens allowing the secondary pressure reducing circuit to function. The secondary pressure reducing circuit reduces the pressure of the air flowing from the cylinder to the mask mounted breathing regulator from cylinder pressure to 150 psi. The extra 50 psi is supplied by the secondary pressure reducing circuit activates the vibralert alarm

8

Where and how shall a member be relieved from their assigned watch detail?

When the assigned watch detail has expired, the watch detail will notify his/her relief that it is time for him/her to assume duty of the watch detail. The member going to get his/her relief will ensure that the house are on so that no alarms are missed. After notifications to the oncoming watch detail, the assigned watch detail will return to the watch desk and await relief

9

The standpipe shall be filled with __________________ unless otherwise ordered?

Hydrant pressure

10

Cave in unit tasks force

A fixed assignment consisting of rescue squad 3, rescue squad 3 tech response support, engine 15, special operations Bfc, the safety officer, hazard materials unit, medic 2 or 12 if available, EMS 1-6

11

After a visit to the Pfc or urgent care facility, whom should a member notify as to the results of their visit?

Any employee who visits an urgent care facility to report to the Pfc for sick call between 0700 to 0830 hours the next day the Pfc is open. The employees shall bring a copy of the emergency room discharge sheet to verify his/her visit. A copy shall be retained at the Pfc for the patient file. The narrative or certification section of the form 44 medical should contain a statement of the fact that an employee has been seen at a urgent care facility. Personnel placed on sick leave or limited duty, or continued sick leave or limited duty resulting from a visit to the Pfc, shall advise the on duty company officer or their immediate supervisor as soon as they are aware of any change in their duty status and the dates and times of any and all scheduled follow up visits. A Pfc staff member will notify the medical services officer if a employee fails to report to the Pfc at the scheduled time or date.

12

What is the engine pressure used for sprinklers systems?

125 psi

13

E85 is a ______________ flammable liquid

Highly

14

What is the friction loss for a cellar pipe?

50 psi

15

How often are priming pumps checked and lubricated?

Priming pumps shall be checked daily and lubricated after each use according to type of pump

16

Apparatus should be positioned a minimum of _________________ away from the involved vehicle, if apparatus must be positioned towards the rear then it should a distance of no less than ________________

50 ft, 100 ft

17

What must all department vehicles do at each and every stop sign or red traffic light, when responding to alarms?

All department vehicles shall stop at each and every stop sign and red traffic light and shall not proceed ahead into intersection until it is consistent with safe operation to do so

18

Define a false alarm?

An alarm knowingly or willfully false

19

What must a member do in order to wear a non issued helmet or boots?

Execute a fire and ems 123 and obtain approval from their respective battalion fire chief

20

Are the veins of the impeller curved away or toward the direction of rotation?

Curved away from the direction of rotation

21

Fourth battalion

Engine 4 2531 Sherman ave NW E4, A4, safety officer, air unit
Engine 9 1617 U st NW E9, T9, A9
Engine 11 3420 14th st NW E11, T6, BFC 4, EMS 4, medical quality officer
Engine 22 5760 Georgia ave NW E22, T11, A22
Engine 24 5101 Georgia ave NW E24, R2, M24, Mass casualty unit

22

When washing or rinsing the face piece, never use water warmer than?

110 degrees Fahrenheit

23

No one will enter the track bed until when?

Permission has been granted by the IC
Metro OCC confirmation of power removed and all train movement stopped
Emergency trip switches has been activated from the section of track
Third rail has been tested

24

Identify the 4 sides of a fire building and the quadrants within?

Side alpha- address side of building
Side bravo- left side of building
Side Charlie- rear of building
Side delta- right side of building

Quadrants: a,b,c,d, e( the middle)

25

How often are discharge gates checked and lubricated?

Discharge gates shall be tested for free operation daily and lubricated when necessary

26

What is the maximum operating pressure for pumpers?

300 PSI

27

What will the first and second due engine companies and the first due truck company do in level 1 staging?

First and second due engine companies shall layout and report to their assigned positions,unless ordered otherwise by operations, first due truck will report to the front of the building

28

When should gaskets in the barrels and tips of playpipes, wagon pipes, monitor nozzles, and ladder pipes be inspected?

Gaskets shall be inspected monthly and after each use

29

Are formulas for engine pressure used by the department absolutely correct?

Fire ground formulas do not require an exact numerical equation. It is necessary to “ round off “ numbers so they can be more easily applied and memorized

30

The expansion ratio of propane gas is _______________ to _____________ and the vapor density is

270 to 1, the vapor density is 1.6 times heavier than air

31

When an engine is sent to fleet maintenance division for repairs and will be left unattended what equipment remains on the apparatus

1 co2 extinguisher

32

Name the area commands used in in our department and what battalions are assigned to each?

1 and 6 command will be assigned the geographic areas of 1st and 6th battalion

2 and 3 command will be assigned to the geographic areas of the 2nd and 3rd battalion

4 and 5 command will be assigned the geographic areas of the 4th and 5th battalion

33

To remain consistent with mpd any member or unit in need of immediate or emergency police assistance shall use what radio transmission?

In the event of a emergency, unit requesting immediate police assistance shall use “10-33” to remain consistent with the metropolitan police department. The OUC dispatcher shall notify mpd as soon as a “10-33” has been declared.

34

Identify the phases under the emergency mobilization plan?

•phase one- battalion recall
• phase two- platoon recall
• phase 3 - full mobilization recall

35

Members may occupy a bed in a department building between what hours?

2000 to 0700 hrs

36

Identify 5 toxic fire gases

Carbon dioxide (co2)
Carbon monoxide (co)
Hydrogen sulfide (h2s)
Sulfur dioxide(so2)
Hydrogen cyanide (hcn)
Hydrogen chloride (ho)
Phosgene

37

Who may cancel street drills?

Deputy fire chief of operations

38

May 29th if each year shall be known as____________________ and in company management shall be observed in the same manner as a legal holiday?

Fireman’s Memorial Day; at the death of and until funeral of the members of the department, both active and retired, and at other times upon notification from the fire chief. On May 30th Memorial Day, display the flag half staff until noon only, then hoist to top of staff

39

What is the proper procedure used to check road transmission?

To check the fluid level, start at operating temperature and the engine at 1000 rpm. Remove the dipstick,clean,reinsert, remove again and check the fluid level. If the fluid level is low, add fluid to the “full” mark. Do not overfill as foaming May result, causing air bubbles in the fluid, which may cause transmission failure due to improper lubrication of parts. Use only approved transmission fluid

40

Members shall report to their _____________________ for ______________________ upon leaving quarters for detail and to the _______________ upon leaving or returning to quarters on a detail for appropriate _______________________

Company commanding officer
Inspection of personnel and appearance
Watch detail
Journal entry

41

Is the centrifugal pump a positive or non positive displacement pump?

Non positive displacement pump

42

When utilizing the foam eductor a minimum of how many psi must be at the eductor and what is the minimum gallonage nozzle required to operate the device successfully?

200 psi, 95 gpm

43

On an alarm, when is the personnel accountability system implemented?

The incident commander will begin tracking the units assigned to the incident the moment units are dispatched and continue until the incident had been mitigated, and the IC determines tracking is no longer necessary

44

What is the purpose of the personnel accountability system?

The purpose of the DCFD personnel accountability system is to account for all firefighters working a hazard zone of an incident

45

Why is establishing a water supply to the appropriate standpipe critical?

Because metro standpipes are dry and not interconnected. There may be 5 independent standpipes in a section of tunnel

46

What will happen if the discharge outlet of a positive displacement type pump is completely closed while pumping water

Either the driving force would be stalled, or something would break

47

Members may be relieved from duty when the department is operating under the emergency mobilization plan?

While the department is operating under any portion of the emergency mobilization plan, no member of the department will be relieved from duty without approval of the fire chief or his designee

48

What is the location of the police and fire clinic?

920 varnum st ne

49

Identify the working fire dispatch

An alarm consisting of an engine company,a truck company, a deputy fire chief, safety officer, air unit, fire investigation unit, EMS supervisor, and a ambulance or medic unit. The engine company and truck company dispatched will be the designated rapid intervention team

50

Metro telephones can be found at what 5 locations?

Blue light station boxes located every 800 ft along metro right of way
Kiosks
Base of emergency exit shafts
Near fan control panels at all fan shafts
In some service rooms

51

Hydra ram facts

• with at least 138 pounds of pressure on the handle, the hydra ram is capable of putting more than 10,000 pounds of force at or on an object
• the spreaders will spread three-fourths of an inch for each pump with anywhere from 0 to 400 pounds of pressure on the tool
• with 400 to 1200 pounds the spreaders will spread one-quarter of an inch per pump
• anything in excess of 1200 pounds you’ll get a 1/8 inch spread per pump
• full extension is usually 8 pumps

52

What standpipes will be charged on a tunnel incident?

1. The tunnel standpipe covering the train location (given by OCC)
2. The tunnel standpipe on the inbound side of the incident
3. The tunnel standpipe on the outbound side of the incident
4. The primary station standpipe
5. The secondary station standpipe

53

What is the address of the fire and ems headquarters?

2000 14th st NW Washington DC 20009

54

Identify a local alarm

An alarm to which a unit, or units less in number than a box alarm assignment, responds to a reported emergency

55

What is the passenger emergency reporting system (pers) and where is it located?

An intercom located in a pylon on the platform approximately 200 ft from the ends of the platform

56

What is meant by maximum layout

Maximum layout is the distance that the pump can supply the proper pressure and the gallonage for efficient operation

57

The cylinder shall be changed pressure gauge indicator falls below what psi?

4000 psi

58

What organization provides emergency assistance to fire victims by providing food,clothing,and housing?

The Red Cross

59

In the event you here is a fire,spill,leak, or any other emergency involving chemicals and there is no information readily available on the scene, what sources can be used to identify the chemicals found on the scene?

The incident commander can use the bills of lading, labels, manifests information from persons usually responsible for handling, etc. if the IC needs information relative to chemicals and/or use of extinguishing agents, chemtrec ( chemical,transportation,emergency center) will be called 703-527-3887 or 202-483-7616 and state all information available at the scene regarding the chemical involved. If conditions are such that the incident commander is unable to communicate with chemtrec, contact OUC by radio and request the desired information

60

On an alarm, when is the personnel accountability system implemented?

The incident commander will begin tracking the units assigned to the incident the moment units are dispatched and continue until the incident commander determine tracking is no longer necessary

61

When attempting to stop a metro train a signaler will do what?

Utilizing a hand light shall swing the lighted hand light horizontally from side to side across the tracks so that it can be seen by the train operator

62

Seventh battalion/special operations

Special operations DFC 1338 Park rd NW
Special operations BFC - Engine 4
Fire boats 1,2,3 pier 5 550 water st sw
Hazmat- engine 12
Rescue squad 1 - engine 2
Rescue squad 2- engine 24
Rescue squad 3 - engine 15

63

The on duty commander of a double house will be?

1. The highest ranking officer
2. The senior officer will be in charge of 2 company’s when, 2 regularly or 2 detailed officers are on duty
3. The regularly assigned officer when 2 officers of equal rank are, in command of 2 companies and 1 of the said officers is serving in a temporary capacity.
4. The captains of the 2 companies will jointly determine procedures that affect both companies, will be jointly responsible for the company’s

64

When may members don their scba

When responding to a alarm, the donning of self contained breathing apparatus (scba) is prohibited until the apparatus has arrived on the scene of the emergency and has come to a complete halt.

Note: members are permitted to don their scba while en route only if the apparatus is equipped with seats that have the scba recessed in them

65

Explain how the emergency button is activated and reset?

To activate push and hold for 1 second. The push the ptt button to send the radio ID number. Remember if in failsoft or simplex (015 DIR2,A15 DIR2,B15 DIR2,016 DIR1,A16 DIR1,B16 DIR1) emergency button will not work. If activation is accidental switch to talk group 02 and notify, the dispatcher. To reset hold the button for 2 seconds and you will hear a continuous exit tone OUC will tell you if the reset was successful

66

Responses for metro box

4 engine companies
2 truck companies
3 BFC’s ( 2nd due BFC responds to metro OCC)
1 rescue squad
1 ambulance and 1 medic
1 EMS supervisor
2 engine companies and 1 truck company is dispatched to secondary station

67

Department standards dictate that scba will be used when the concentration of carbon monoxide exceeds?

35 ppm (.0035%)

68

How should the company numbers be stenciled on fabric-covered hose?

Company numbers shall be placed approximately 3 feet from couplings

69

What will members be required to have with them when reporting for duty under the emergency mobilization plan?

When members of the appropriate off duty platoon are notified that their services are required in connection with an emergency they will report to their assigned duty station with the following:
Proper work uniforms, ems certification, pat tag, ID card, drivers license, ppe, go bag

70

Are locks on mail collection boxes or mail chutes allowed to be broken into in the event of fire?

Locks on mail boxes and chutes may not be broken

71

What must a member do when they believe an article of protective clothing is no longer service ready?

During normal business hours the member shall contact the logistics section. During non business hours the department safety officer shall be notified immediately

72

When the gas supply has been shut off on an emergency, what actions are taken to make others aware it has been shut off?

The member will put a shut off tag in plain view who will then tell his platoon commander who in turn will tell the OUC to tell the gas company

73

What shall be done if department vehicles receive incorrect type of fuel?

A- company officers shall notify FM immediately
B- do not start the vehicle until FM decides how the situation will be handled

74

Is there any danger in allowing a pump to run for a long period of time without discharging water?

The pump would overheat and expansion would take up the clearance between the rings. The rings would then make contact and seize, resulting in damage and possibly to the drive mechanism between motive force and the pump

75

Apparatus should be positioned a minimum of _______________ away from the involved vehicle, if apparatus must be positioned towards the rear then it should be a distance of no less than___________

50 feet, 100 feet

76

When are the apparatus wheels chocked, and who is responsible?

Any time the apparatus is parked and the driver shall be responsible for proper placement of the wheels chocks

77

Identity the horn signals used between the driver and tiller person of aerial ladder trucks?

One sound of the horn “stop”
Two sounds of the horn “go ahead”
Three sounds of the horn “back up”

78

Explain the difference between a mayday, priority, and a 10-33

Mayday is to notify operations and other units on the scene that firefighter(s) or crews are lost,missing,or trapped
Priority is to transmit an urgent message to operations that does not involve missing trapped or lost personnel
10-33 is a coded message to inform communications that immediate police assistance is needed

79

How often should the purge valve be tested?

Daily and after each use

80

Are members permitted to don their scba while apparatus is in motion without seatbelts fastened?

Members are reminded that they are to be seated and have their seatbelts fastened at all times apparatus is in motion

81

What is the pressure for a 1 1/4 tip?

50 psi

82

What shall members do when delivering orders of their commanders?

Shall state their authority

83

What are the hours of duty while operating under the emergency mobilization plan?

The normal hours of duty under the emergency mobilization plan will be 0700 hours to 0700 hours. However any phase may be instituted at any hour. The department has the ability during a “full platoon recall” status to operate with two platoons working for 24 hours who will then be relieved by two different platoons. The department may operate 0700-1900 hours with two platoons working 12 hour shifts

84

Third battalion

Engine 15 2101 14th st SE E15, R3, BFC 3, EMS 3, A15, cave in unit
Engine 19 2813 Pennsylvania ave SE E19, A19, M19
Engine 25 3203 Martin Luther king ave SE E25, A25,
Engine 32 2425 Irving st SE E32,T16,A32, medical quality officer
Engine 33 101 Atlantic ave SE E33, T8, A33, M33, Mass casualty unit

85

How many levels of staging are there?

3

86

Cvfss nozzle 1 1/2= 75 psi/40 psi friction loss per 100 ft

Smooth bore: 2 inch 80 psi/ 1000 gpm
1 3/4 80 psi/ 800 gpm
1 5/8 80 psi/ 700 gpm
1 1/2 80 psi/600 gpm
1 3/8 80 psi/ 500 gpm

Playpipe tips:1 inch 50 psi/ 210 gpm 10 FL
1 1/8 50 psi/ 265 gpm 16 FL
1 1/4 50 psi/ 322 gpm 22 FL

Booster tank: 100 psi/ 40 gpm 3/4 line 30 FL per 100 feet
1 gallon of water= 8.35lbs
Fire tank holds 500 g/ 4,175lbs
Cubic ft of water weighs 62.5lbs
Max engine pressure is 300 psi
Max hose length for testing is 300 ft
While drafting he psi above atmosphere pressure is .434
On the right side intake using 3 inch, you need a double female

87

What is the nozzle pressure for a 2 1/2 cvfss nozzle?

100 psi

88

Are the centrifugal pumps better suited for firefighting apparatus than positive displacement pumps?

Centrifugal pumps is better suited for firefighting operations because they create the necessary pressure for efficient fireground operations by taking advantage of the intake pressure and the initial cost is considerably less

89

What are the guidelines for cleaning apparatus?

1. When cleaning apparatus, water shall not be applied into cabs of apparatus or vehicles with hose lines. Instead, a mop or sponge shall be used. This also applies to compartments as well as floorboards, particularly when they are equipped with floor mats
2. The underside of apparatus including engine chassis, springs, etc. May be steam cleaned at an approved facility after permission has been received from fleet maintenance. No steam or detergent shall be used on top of engines around the carburetor, air cleaner or electrical wiring.
3. Apparatus shall be thoroughly greased immediately reported to fleet maintenance division

90

What are the 4th due engine company’s responsibilities on a box alarm?

The 4th due engine company shall acknowledge the 2nd due engine company’s hydrant position on the tactical channel. The 4th due engine company shall take a position at the location of the 2nd due engine company’s water supply. They shall immediately complete the process of ensuring a continuous water supply by attaching to a hydrant, humat valve, or by completing a split layout. If the 2nd due engine company has their own hydrant and report to side c-charlie of the fire building. When laying out from an independent hydrant, the 4th due engine company must advise operations of the location of the hydrant they have laid out from

91

Identify a working fire dispatch

An alarm consisting of an engine company, a truck company, a battalion fire chief, the safety officer, air unit, fire investigators,ems supervisor,ambulance or medic unit. The engine and truck company dispatched on the working fire dispatch will be designated as the rit team

92

Are engine companies responding on alarms required to await orders before using dual pumper operations at a hydrant marked for that purpose/ what are 4 advantages of dual pumping?

Engine companies responding to alarms are not required to await orders before using dual pumper operations at a hydrant marked for that purpose when it is in the best interest off efficient fire service. Such cases would be:
1. The elimination of long layouts and resulting high friction loss in hose lines.
2. Speed of placing company in service
3. Need for maximum amount of water available at the scene
4. Clearing of principle traffic routes

93

Questions that Chism asks

Gas Emergencies can be classified into 4 basic situations
1. Gas escaping outside
2. Gas burning outside
3. Gas escaping inside
4. Gas burning inside

The ignition point of natural gas is 1,100 to 1,200 degrees

Natural gas is not poisonous- 25 percent or less of natural gas mixed with air produces no ill effect

94

How will metro report the tunnel fire location?

By chain marker numbers

95

How often is the oil in the crankcase of apparatus checked?

Oil in the crankcase of apparatus shall be checked daily

96

What are the guidelines for backing department vehicles?

A- department vehicles shall not be backed without adequate assistance of at least one other member of the department
B- all available personnel shall assist in backing apparatus into quarters and in such other situations where circumstances dictate the necessity for extreme caution

97

I’m general which company is responsible for the placement of the wsad on a metro incident?

The first due truck company

98

What is the maximum number of feet of hose that may be extended past the foam eductor?

200 ft

99

How does a member change radio zones on the portable radios?

To change zones via the keypad lock deactivated , press the button on the left side front of the radio under the word zone. Then press either up or down arrow to scroll through preprogrammed zones. When the desired zone appears on the display, press the “sel” button to store the displayed zone. Refer to the radio fleet map for a list of all programmed zones and talk groups

100

What is the normal operating pressure for a pumper at the source of supply in a two pump operation?

A pressure of 125 pounds is used by the pumper at the source if supply

101

When performing a pre-inspection of an SCBA what shall a member do if the vibralert does not activate or continuously go alert?

Immediately remove the SCBA or cylinder from service, tag it with a repair request form and return the SCBA to the mask room for repair. Mask room personnel and air unit technicians are to work on and/or repair any components of the SCBA or air cylinder

102

What are the 3rd due engine company’s responsibilities on a box alarm?

The 3rd due engine company shall take a position at the location of the 1st due engine company’s water supply. They shall immediately complete the process of ensuring a continuous water supply by attaching to a hydrant,humat valve,or by completing a split layout. If the 1st due engine has their own hydrant, the 3rd due engine company will layout from their own independent hydrant and report to side A (alpha) of the fire building. When laying out from a independent hydrant, the 3rd due engine company must advise operations of the location of the hydrant they have laid out from

103

Hydrogen cyanide

Materials such as wool,nylon,polyurethane,foam,rubber, and paper produce hydrogen cyanide, which has a “bitter almond” odor.
Hydrogen cyanide kills by interfering with the oxygen exchange at the cellular level, preventing tissues and cells from absorbing and using oxygen

104

Explain the right of way at a street intersection for units responding to an alarm?

Right of way at intersections shall be governed by the order of in which units are dispatched

When an engine company and a truck company have the same order of dispatch, the engine company shall have the right of way over the truck
Engine and truck companies shall have the right of way at all times over chiefs, rescue squads, and ems units
A chief shall have the right of way over rescue squads and ems units
Rescue squads shall have the right of way over all ems units

105

What fire and ems department forms must be submitted when a firefighter has been exposed to a communicable disease?

The form 44.1 report of possible exposure to a communicable disease, shall be submitted in duplicate by employees of the department whenever they are possibly exposed to a communicable disease, either on or off duty, including performing mouth to mouth resuscitation. In addition fire and ems form IC-1 , occupational exposure incident report shall be submitted on line to the infection control office, and 151 form

106

What official fems form shows a member current address,telephone number, marital status,etc. and where is the completed form located?

Assignments and reassignments of members ( to be reported by the officer of the new company), and changes of address ,phone number,marital status,rank,platoon,or next of kin will be recorded on Fems form 9. The form will be completely filled out whenever any change is made. Changes to this form will be indicated by checking the appropriate box in the left hand side of the form. Only the current form will be retained the form will be placed directly over the Fems form 175 in the members personnel file in

107

When shall all electrically operated devices such as lights,warning signals,ac units, etc be turned off?

When they no longer serving a useful purpose

108

When would the symbol “D” be used in the company journal?

Indicates other drivers

109



Second battalion

Engine 3 439 New Jersey ave NW E3,A3
Engine 7 1101 half st SW E7,M7,brush unit
Engine 8 1520 C st SE E8,bfc 2,ems 2,M8,air unit, medical quality officer, A8
Engine 18 414 8th SE E18,T7,A18
Engine 27 4201 Minnesota ave NE E27,M27,A27
Engine 30 50 49th NE E30,T17,A30,M30

110

To whom may a member appeal an adverse action to

DC office of employee appeals

111

Refrigerants such as Freon produce phosgene, which has a musty hay odor

N/a

112

What is the friction loss for a standpipe connection?

25 psi

113

Which members are required to take part in house drills and inside evolutions of weekly drills?

All personnel on duty

114

What are the second due engine company responsibilities upon arriving at the scene of a reported fire?

The second due engine company shall be responsible for securing a water supply, they shall assume a position to attack the fire from the rear of the building, side C (Charlie)

115

What are the first due engine company responsibilities upon arriving at the scene of a reported fire?

The 1st due engine shall be responsible for securing a water supply by laying out or split layout, hydrant to fire, reverse laying out. They shall assume a position to attack the fire from the front of the building, the address side , (A) alpha side

116

What time will the on-duty platoon commander of companies insure inspection of apparatus and all tools and appliances? Where is the information recorded?

Apparatus inspection shall start at 0700 hrs, daily. This shall be recorded in the company journal

117

If you are unable to reach your assigned duty station what shall you do?

Member May report to the nearest fire station. Then notify their normally assigned duty station of their location and the reason for not reporting. If unable to contact their own station, then call their battalion headquarters of their situation and be guided by their orders

118

Describe the operation of a curb gate valve

Remove the valve box top and turn the hand wheel or 2” square operating head clockwise until the valve resists further turning, six to twenty turns depending on the size of the valve

119

What is the minimum amount of time that a member can be charged for awol

1 hour

120

How shall tire pressure for the apparatus, vehicles and equipment be maintained?

At the proper level, as marked on the vehicle

121

A specialized tool for tightening or loosening hose couplings is the __________________ wrench?

Spanned wrench

122

What must a member do if they use a “ go bag”on an actual incident?

Prepare and support a Ff form 53.1 and a special report to the deputy fire chief of operations

123

Where is the original copy of tools and appliances checklist kept, and where is the copy kept?

Original shall be kept on apparatus and a copy in the company storeroom

124

Failing to refuse or comply with lawful orders or instruction issued by a higher ranking member is defined as?

Insubordination is a failure and/or refusal to comply with lawful orders or instructions, either verbal,or written, from a higher ranker member

125

What does the international orange “danger” placard represent?

Whenever a unit encounters an unsafe, vacant structure (unsecured openings, holes in the floor, weakened stairwells, porches, roofs, or other structural deficiencies) within their respective districts, an international orange “danger” placard will be used to mark their locations

126

When a motor vehicle operators license is suspended or revoked, what will the member do and to whom is it addressed?

All members, uninformed and civilian, shall promptly submit a special report to the safety officer through their appropriate/division bureau head

127

Companies should always check what part of a vehicle during a fire?

The trunk area

128

What company is responsible for premises that cannot be secured because of fire or forced entry?

When premises cannot be secured the company officer of the last company to leave, the scene will obtain the name of the responsible occupant, owner, or agent present and enter the name in the company journal. If such person is not present he/she will notify a police officer at the scene and that the property is insecure. If no police officer is present, the company officer will notify the OUC that one is needed and wait for their arrival

129

What will happen if the discharge outlet of a positive displacement type of pump is completely closed while pumping water?

Either the driving force would be stalled, or something would break

130

What is the engine pressure used for a combination sprinkler/standpipe system?

175 psi

131

Tardiness is defined as

Any absence up to 1 hour from duty which has not been approved in accordance with established policy and procedures

132

What information should the watch detail impart when an alarm is received?

Notify the company officer or offficers that are assigned to the units that have been dispatched if all information received, this includes:
• type of alarm
• position due
• correct address
• assigned tactical channel
• all other pertinent info

133

How many 1 1/2 pre-connected hose lines will be equipped on wagons? What are their length?

Their shall be three pre connected 1 1/2 hose lines; one “350” and the two remaining lines may vary from “150” to “250” in length

134

What is an approved treatment to prevent rusting of bate metal tool surfaces?

Linseed oil

135

A trial board shall consists of how many officers and what rank

2 battalion fire chiefs and 2 captains

136

Members working in or near the track should remember to constantly look for an area of _________________ in the event a train unexpectingly appears?

Safe refuge

137

Members shall aquifer and maintain a general knowledge of, _________________________________ and shall thoroughly familiarize themselves with, _____________________________

General knowledge of the streets,roadways,major buildings and installations in the District of Columbia

Thoroughly familiarize themselves with their respective units,districts, including buildings,streets,roadways,alleys,water mains,hydrants,routes thereto and other pertinent factors and conditions

138

Polyvinyl chloride

Electrical insulation and conduit, as well as piping for bath room

139

Humat valve

The humat valve is a 4 way valve
• the water supply company stops at the hydrant and connects its soft sleeve to the 4” connection on the humat
• the water supply wagon connects a 3” discharge line to the 2 1/2 female connection. The water supply company charges the 3” line and pumps 125 psi unless ordered otherwise
• the manufacturer states that there is no friction loss for their device

140

What will the first and second due engine companies and the first due truck company do in level 1 staging

The 1st and 2nd due engine companies shall layout and report to their assigned positions, unless directed otherwise by operations. The 1st due truck company will take a position in front of the building. These companies will follow SOG’s.

141

Sixth battalion

Engine 1 2225 M st NW E1, T2, A1, M1, TAU 2
Engine 2 500 f st NW E2, R1, M2, BFC 6, EMS 5, command unit, field communications unit
Engine 16 1018 13th st NW E16, T3, DFCOPS, A16, EMS 6
Engine 23 2119 G st NW E23,A23
Engine 13 400 e st SW E13, T10, foam unit 1 and 2, TAU 1, A13

142

Adams Mill rd

Boundaries: a continuation of 18th st north from Columbia rd

Route: Left on M st, left on22nd st, right on Florida ave, left on Connecticut ave, right on Columbia rd to adams mill rd

143

What is a members responsibility if he/she is arrested off duty?

All employees of the department will immediately notify the office of internal affairs when he/she becomes aware that an employee of this agency has been arrested on or off duty

144

when you are pumping to two lines from a wye, how is the engine pressure calculated?

When calculating the engine pressure to supply two lines from a wye or gated wye the glow in the single hose line to the wye or gated wye, and the pressure required for only one line from the wye or gated wye, are used as the basis of calculations. If the lines from the wye or gated require different pressures, the line requiring the higher pressure is used

145

When two or more pumpers are operating in relay, how much allowance is calculated so that the receiving pumper will have a suitable intake pressure?

It has been determined that when there are more than two pumpers in line an allowance of 20 pounds intake pressure is suitable

146

What do the abbreviations EP,NP,FL, and E represent in the following formula

EP=NP+FL+/-E

147

What company is generally responsible for shutting off the gas supply at the scene of emergencies?

Truck companies

148

Hydrogen sulfide

The incomplete combustion of materials from living things such as wool,rubber, and hair yields hydrogen sulfide which has a “rotten eggs” odor

149

Each firehouse it’s grounds and appearance; all apparatus,tools,appliances,equipment, and other property; personnel records, shall be inspected how often by a battalion chief?

Once each year by the deputy chiefs;
Thoroughly once each week by one of the battalion platoon commanders while on a day work tour

150

The sog personnel accountability section states “the following rules will be adhered to at all times” what are they?

•the minimum crew operating in a hazard zone shall be 2 firefighters with at least one portable radio
•crews always go in and come out together
•all personnel shall be in contact with their officer- in-charge by either,voice,sight, or touch

151

Are the veins of the impeller curved away from or toward the direction of rotation?

Curved away from the direction of rotation

152

What are the second due engine companies responsibilities upon arriving at the scene of a reported fire?

The second due engine company shall be responsible for securing a water supply. They shall assume a position to attack the fire from the Charlie side of the building (rear of the building)

153

What is the location and hours of operations of the logistics section?

3170 V st ne, 0700-1600 hrs

154

How often are relief valves checked and lubricated?

Relief valves shall be operated at least daily and lubricated in accordance with the pump Manual

155

What is the department requirement regarding a member dress uniform

When on duty members shall maintain a clean, repaired, and pressed dress uniform ensemble at their regularly assigned company quarters at all times

156

Who is responsible for the daily inspection and maintenance of all ems equipment, and where is the equipment carried on the apparatus?

On duty company officers and members shall be responsible for the daily inspection and maintenance of all ems equipment shall be carried in one of the right side compartments

157

When it becomes necessary for a company to remove a refrigerator or freezer what precautionary measure shall be taken?

When it becomes necessary for a company of the department to remove a refrigerator or freezer, the company officer will take reasonable precautionary measures to eliminate the possibility of children becoming entrapped in such appliances.

158

Electrical system capacitor hold stored energy which must be _____________ because there is a delay of_________________ before the system is de-energized

Dumped, 5 to 10 minutes

159

Sulfur dioxide

The complete oxidation of sulfur containing materials such as wool,rubber, and some woods are responsible to form sulfur dioxide. Which has a irritating effect on the eyes and respiratory tract

160

Probationer identification should be worn where?

Left breast centered 1/4 inch above the top seam of the pocket

161

What are the 1st due engine company’s responsibility upon arriving at the scene of a reported fire

The 1st due engine shall be responsible for securing a water supply by laying out hydrant to fire, reverse layout, or split layout. They shall assume a position to attack the fire from the front side a (alpha) or address side

162

When reporting back to full duty from sick leave, what is your responsibility toward general orders,special orders, and memorandums?

Any member returning to full duty after a absence away from the company shall familiarize themselves with the contents of all general,special orders,and memos issued during their absence and sign it

163

First battalion

Engine 6 1300 New Jersey ave NW E6,T4,A6
Engine 10 1342 Florida ave NE E10,T13,A10
Engine 12 2225 5th st NE E12,hazmat 1 and 2, bfc 1,ems 1,A12
Engine 14 4801 North capital st NE E14,A14,M14
Engine 17 1227 Monroe st NE E17,M17
Engine 26 1340 Rhode Island ave NE E26,T15,A26

164

When coupling hose together the member holding the female coupling is responsible for?

One firefighter holds male coupling while second firefighter checks gasket and brings female end to male end, engages thread, and turn swivel on female end clockwise until connection is tight. Use spanned wrench if necessary. When only 1 firefighter is available to couple hose, the male end is held steadily between legs just above the knees; after checking for gasket, female end is brought to male end; engage threads, turn swivel on female end counter clockwise until connection is tight

165

Drills shall begin at ______________ but shall not be held on ___________ or ______________

1000 hours, Sunday or holidays

166

What are the third due engine company responsibilities of a box alarm?

The 3rd due engine company shall acknowledge the 1st due hydrant position on the tactical channel. The 3rd due engine company shall take a position at the location of the 1st due companies water supply. They shall immediately complete the process of ensuring a continuous water supply by attaching to a hydrant,humat valve,or split layout. If the 1st due has their own hydrant than the 3rd due shall layout from an independent hydrant, and report to side (A) alpha of the fire building. When laying out from a independent hydrant,the 3rd due must advise operations of the location they have layed out from

167

How are mistakes corrected in the journal?

Drawing a single line through the area and adding the correct data

168

White powder hazmat/suspicious package

1 engine company , 1 truck company, 1 rescue squad, hazardous materials unit,special operations BFC, 1 medic unit

169

What are the guidelines regarding speed for responding units?

Vehicles shall not be driven at a rate of speed greater than that justified by the physical condition of the vehicle, traffic conditions and the conditions of the roadway.
(A)- speed shall not exceed 35 mph except when posted speed limit is more than 35 mph, when the posted speed limit is more than 35 mph than the speed for responding vehicles shall not exceed the posted speed limit
(B) vehicles equipped with snow chains shall not exceed 30 mph at anytime

170

Explain the responsibilities and requirements regarding the security of the portable radios?

When out of quarters, each portable radio will be kept on the person responsible for the safekeeping of that radio. When in quarters the radios should be either carried with the member, or located in a inconspicuous location the apparatus. The officer or member will be solely responsible for their radio if it becomes lost,stolen, or damaged due to absence

171

Does the positive displacement pump or the non-positive displacement pump discharge liquid in a continuous flow?

Non positive displacement pump

172

Describe 5 characteristics of natural gas

It is non poisonous
Natural gas displaces the air in an enclosed space and can result in suffocation of victims
It is lighter than air
It will rise and dissipate rapidly
It produces high radiant heat in the free burning state
The ignition point is between 1100 and 1200 degrees
Ignition can be caused by pilot nights , flint sparks, matches, static electricity, sparks from electrical motors, etc

173

Electrical system capacitor hold stored energy which must be______________. Because there is a delay of__________________ before the system is de-energized

Dumped , five to ten minutes

174

Fifth battalion

Engine 5 3412 dent pl NW E5, M5, canteen unit
Engine 20 4300 Wisconsin ave NW E20, T12, BFC 5, A20, EMS 5
Engine 21 1763 Lanier PL NW E21, M21
Engine 28 3522 Connecticut ave NW E28,T14, A28
Engine 29 4811 MacArthur blvd NW E29,T5,A28
Engine 31 4930 Connecticut ave NW E31, M31

175

What action should a member take if the gas supply cannot be shut off ?

The member will request OUC to tell the gas company of this fact then tell his platoon commander

176

What is the ready alert plan designed to do?

Immediately notify all on duty fire and ems personnel of any possible rapidly evolving event, such as terrorist attack,civil disturbances,severe weather emergency, or any other significant condition, incidents or situations of significance that may pose a threat to the city or the national capital region

177

Will the Scott fifty protect the wearer from burning polyvinyl chloride?

Used properly, ppe and scba allow the trained firefighter to safely operate in oxygen deficient,toxic,or otherwise hazardous atmospheres found during fire,hazardous materials, and confined spaces incidents

178

Foam unit task force alarms

A fixed assignment consisting of foam unit 1, foam unit 2, twinned agent unit, engine 13, safety officer, a battalion fire chief unless previously dispatched. If engine 13 is not available another engine company will be dispatched preferably engine 2 or engine 16

179

How often are grease fittings on apparatus lubricated?

Grease fittings on apparatus shall be lubricated once a month or on the basis of service performed

180

Should headlights be used for responding to alarms?

Headlights should be used while responding to alarms, day or night

181

Describe a fire valve

The fire valve has a raised operating stem in a “2 1/2” diameter pipe; which projects about 12” above grade. The 2 1/2 diameter pipe is closed on top by five sided threaded cap

182

Identify a special alarm

When an alarm that is requested by the incident commander, for a specific type of supporting unit, or a definite number, and type of units I

183

Is the centrifugal pump a positive or non-positive displacement pump?

Non-positive displacement pump

184

Describe the operation of a curb stopcock valve

Remove the stopcock box cover and turn the valve 1/4 turn either way with a gas stopcock wrench (tee handle). The gas supply is turned off when the operating Lugosi crosswise to the pipe. Apply gradual pressure to the valve and avoid excessive force

185

What is the nozzle pressure for a 1 3/4 tip?

80 psi

186

What is the nozzle pressure for a 1” tip?

50 psi

187

If a member is recalled under the emergency mobilization plan what are his/her responsibilities?

Report to regularly assigned station unless otherwise directed, and upon arrival report availability to their battalion headquarters

188

When is ppe #1 and ppe#2 sent for departmental cleaning?

Ppe # 1 January-June
Ppe # 2 July-December

189

What are the hours of duty while operating under the “emergency mobilization plan” ?

The regular schedule hour will remain in effect

190

Where is the tag placed on defective hose and what information is placed on the tag?

It shall be tagged at the defective end with the company number, year and nature of defect on the tag

191

Identify which companies are responsible for laying out and reporting to their position on the initial alarm?

The first and second due engine companies responding on initial alarms will layout and report to their position unless otherwise directed by the incident commander

192

When calculating engine pressure, how many PSI are added for each story

5 pounds

193

What are the hours and days for scheduled appointments and non-scheduled visits for the treatment of immediate medical problems?

The Pfc is open daily (except weekends and holidays) from 0700 to 2300 hrs. Employees reporting to Pfc for medical and/or psychiatric treatment and/or evaluation shall: report for sick call between 0700 to 0830 hrs Monday through Friday unless reporting for scheduled appointments. Employees reporting late will not be seen and will be cited appropriately. Employees may report to the afternoon sick call (1300 to 1430 hrs) only with the approval of the medical services officer or the clinic liaison in his absence

194

If a probationer fails to maintain a minimum passing score of 75% on each monthly exam this shall be grounds for _______________ of the probationer?

The company officer will forward a special report to the fire and ems chief with all pertinent facts regarding the probation exam. This will serve as grounds for termination of the probationer

195

Privates and other employees are responsible to perform what?

Privates and other employees shall perform such official duties as the fire chief and their commander shall direct

196

Describe the operation of a fire valve

Remove the cap with a fire plug wrench by turning it counter clockwise. If it does not turn readily, tap around the edge of the he cap while applying pressure in a counter clockwise direction. After removing the cap use a fire plug wrench to turn the operating head 1/4 turn clockwise