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Question 35:
Answer the following question according to Chief Dunn new book (Collapse of Burning Buildings 2nd edition). Which is the most dangerous time for a wood floor to collapse?

A:During the growth stage

B: During the free burning stage

C:During the decay stage

D: Anytime during a fire

C Explanation:
Dunn also says at the end of a fire after the fire has been extinguished. Don’t get this confused with modern and renovated buildings using lightweight construction. In this situation Dunn says these floors will collapse during the early stages of fire….Both of these examples are in Dunn ch 6


Question 9:
All of following statements were correctly made during a Vehicle Disentanglement and Patient Extrication drill except?

A:One of three tools may be used when removing a windshield; a windshield saw, a sawzall or an axe.

B:Officers of engines should divide the company into two teams. The Officer and 2 CFR FF's proceed to the scene of the accident. The remaining members shall stretch and charge a precautionary handline

C: Vehicles on all four wheels are best stabilized using step chocks and wedges. Place chocks just behind front wheels and in front of rear wheels, step side down

D: NEVER right a vehicle with a victim inside

E: The center-punch or halligan can be used to break tempered glass (side/rear windows)

A Explanation:
A. ***Updated on July 17, 2019
4 tools can be used now...
The Beluga Auto Glass Knife
Sawzall with wood cutting blade
Windshield handsaw
Emergency Procedures ...Disentanglement sec 8.2.2
B. sec 4.1
C. sec 5.4
D. sec 5.2
E. sec 11.4


Question 5:
The following procedures are to be conducted upon arrival to a “Radiological Incident” except?

A:Notify the Command Chief

B: Determine the location of the radioactive source

C:Verify that the situation involves a legitimate source, which has not been released from its container

D: Transmit the appropriate 10-80 code

A Explanation:
Confirm initial readings with a second meter
ERP add 4 2.2.2


Question 19:
While supervising company drill, BC Ruggiero pointed out which incorrect statement that was made about storing and securing portable ladders on an apparatus?

A: Upon receipt of spare apparatus, ladder brackets should be checked for their holding capabilities as they relate to the unit’s ladder inventory

B:If ladders cannot be held securely, the administrative battalion shall be immediately notified by telephone

C:If the officer on duty feels that a particular ladder cannot be temporarily secured to the spare apparatus in a safe manner, and there is a danger of loss of the ladder during response, the ladder shall be left off the apparatus

D: If the ladder is stored in slides or in internal racks on the apparatus, it should remove easily without force

B Explanation:
Notify Fire Tools and Equipment Unit.
A requisition shall be forwarded and an entry made in the company journal. Provisions shall be made to secure ladders as safely as possible pending repair or relocation of ladder holding devices by the Fire Tools and Equipment Unit. These temporary fastenings shall be checked after each response
Ladders 1….sec 5


Question 26:
When replacement of a Fire Window Blanket is required during normal business hours, the company officer shall contact ________.

A: Administrative Battalion and request a replacement.

B:Administrative Division and request a replacement.

C:R&D and request a replacement.

D: Rope Unit at the Fire Academy and request a replacement.

TB Tools 3 4.3
During non-business hours the officer shall contact SOC at Roosevelt Island.
Recent update 12/2018


Question 6:
At a private dwelling fire, which action below may the FAST Unit take?

A:Have the FAST unit assist in stretching the initial hoseline while still maintaining unit integrity, in front of the building.

B: Have the FAST unit split up and provide additional egress routes by placing portable ladders at exposures 2 and 4.

C:Have the FAST unit provide an additional egress route by removing window bars in front of the building, while maintaining unit integrity.

D: Have the FAST unit OV assist the 2nd Ladder OV in venting the rear windows.

C Explanation:
Have the FAST unit provide additional egress routes while still maintaining unit integrity, e.g., remove window bars, place portable ladders.
MMID Ch 4 4.1


Question 7:
The priority order of shutting down a gas valve can be found in which choice?

A:Appliance valve, Interior Gas Riser valve, Individual Meter Valve, Master Meter valve, Head of Service valve, Curb Valve/Service Valve, Main valve

B: Appliance valve, Individual Meter Valve, Interior Gas Riser valve, Master Meter valve, Head of Service valve, Curb Valve/Service Valve, Main valve

C:Appliance valve, Interior Gas Riser valve, Individual Meter Valve, Head of Service valve, Master Meter valve, Curb Valve/Service Valve, Main valve

D: Individual Meter Valve, Appliance valve, Interior Gas Riser valve, Master Meter valve, Head of Service valve, Curb Valve/Service Valve, Main valve


Question 14:
Which of the following choices is INCORRECT regarding members who are required to participate in CFR-D Refresher Training?

A: Firefighters, Lt’s, & Captains who have successfully completed a CFR-D training cycle.

B: Members who have been appointed after January 2001.

C:Full Duty Firefighters, Lt’s & Captains assigned to Rescue or Squad Companies. 

D:Full Duty Firefighters, Lt’s & Captains assigned to Engine or Ladder Companies.

D Explanation:
CFR-D CHAPTER 1 sec 3.2.1 B
Ladder Companies are not listed


Question 21:
Answer the following question according to Chief Dunn’s book “Collapse of Burning Buildings 2nd edition”…….. Chief Dunn has added several new definitions to his new book. From the choices listed below select the least correct definition.

A:Progressive Collapse is the initial structural failure that spreads from structural element to structural element resulting in a collapse of the entire structure or a disproportionately large part of it

B:Demising Wall is a bearing wall that extends from a floor slab to the floor slab above

C: Gravity Load is a combination of dead load and live load

D: Corner Safe areas are the 4 flanking zones around a burning building

B  Explanation:
Demising Wall is a partition wall (chapter 2)
….watch out for subtle word changes on test day
…..take a look at choice C…this is a great go-to definition


Question 25:
Removal of manhole covers by FDNY personnel may reduce the infiltration of gas into surrounding properties and shall be done in all of the following except?

A:Removal of sewer manhole covers can be performed by FDNY personnel with the approval of the chief officer and on-scene Utility Company rep

B:Removal of electric manhole covers by FDNY personnel may be performed only when requested by a utility company gas representative on the scene, the cover has been determined to be free of stray voltage by the on-scene Utility Company, and approved by an on scene chief officer.

C: Do not pull rectangular or square electric manhole covers and do not pull any electric manhole covers if there is a manhole fire in the area of if smoking or arcing is observed in an electric manhole or transformer vault.

D: Round manhole covers should be removed by two Firefighters utilizing manhole hooks. Battalion vehicles carry two manhole hooks for this use.

A Explanation:
On-scene Chief Officer can do this without the on-scene Utility Company rep.
This section can be tricky. Know the difference between sewer and electric manhole covers
EP Natural Gas 9.2.4 sec 3


Question 31:
Answer the following question according to Chief Dunn’s book “Collapse of Burning Buildings 2nd edition”…….. During the overhaul stage of a fire, firefighters sometimes are requested to throw charred objects out of a window in an effort to complete the overhaul stage. From the choices listed below choose the incorrect procedure in which this is done

A:Obtain permission from the fire floor chief

B: Notify or assign a firefighter outside the building to clear the area of civilians and act as a safety guard

C: After the area is clear, the FF acting as a guard signals when to throw the smoldering objects

D:When all objects have been discarded out of the window, notify the FF who has been assigned as a safety guard

A Explanation:
Obtain permission from the IC
Dunn Chapter 1


Question 34:
At a taxpayer fire, the Roof Sector Supervisor can?

A:start a trench cut where he/she sees the necessity for it. Immediate notification to the Incident Commander of the operation is mandatory.

B:start a trench cut where he/she sees the necessity for it. Immediate notification to the Incident Commander of the operation is recommended.

C: never start a trench cut without permission from the Incident Commander.

D: start a trench cut where he/she sees the necessity for it without notification to the Incident Commander.


Question 4:
10 minute escape cylinders used by Special Operations Command (SOC) units for confined space, need to be hydrostatic tested every __ years.


B: 5

C: 15



Question 9:
At a fire in a LRFPMD, FFs must be on their game especially when it comes to the LSR evolution. Choose the incorrect answer for the LSR evolution

A:Operate from the roof if practical

B: If it is determined that a LSR is not practical from the roof by the first Roof FF, then the first Roof FF shall direct the second Roof FF to the floor above the rescue if the second Roof FF has not already reached the roof

C:In buildings with two open interior stairs, the 2nd Roof FF may descend the evacuation stairway to the apartment directly above the fire apartment

D: In buildings with an open interior stairway, the IC may direct members or another unit to bring an available LSR to the apartment directly above the apartment



Question 37:
The Department-issued Prehospital Care Report  (PCR) is a three-part form and contains protected health information, which by law is confidential.  Which of the following is an inaccurate statement in regard to documentation and recordkeeping of a Prehospital Care Report?    

A: Receiving a patient history from the patient is considered contact and a PCR is required

B:Part One, the original, is to be forwarded to the Office of Medical Affairs through the bag by the end of each tour

C: Part two is the Research Copy and is to be retained at Quarters and must be secured by the Company Officer in the Company files at all times

D:Part Three is the Hospital Patient Record Copy and if completed, is be given to the EMS Unit operating at the scene.  If Part Three is not given to the EMS Unit, it shall be secured at Quarters with part Two in the Company files

D  Explanation:
CFR-D Manual Chapter 5 Documentation
A. 1.2.2 A
B. 1.1.1
C. 1.1.2
D. If Part Three is not given to the EMS Unit, it shall be forwarded with the original to OMA. 1.1.3


Question 4:
When a rowframe fire is of a multiple alarm proportion, the strategy is correctly indicated in all choices below except?

A:Set up a perimeter of lines consisting usually of heavy caliber streams in the front and the rear, with 1 ¾" lines flanking the sides of the fire and moving toward the center of the fire.

B:As hand lines reach the center of the fire, the outside lines shall be directed into the buildings in which the companies are operating.

C: Once charged handlines are in position, ceilings must be pulled to expose and extinguish the fire in the common cockloft. When possible, this should take place after the cockloft is vented from above.

D: To cut off fire that is traveling in the cockloft toward the exposures, it may be necessary to skip a building in order to get ahead of the fire.

B Explanation:
B) As hand lines reach the center of the fire, the outside lines must not be directed into the buildings in which the companies are operating.
RowFrames 7.7-7.9


Question 18:
During winter operations units shall be cognizant of street conditions in their response areas. Surveys shall be made and Battalion Chiefs shall evaluate conditions by personal survey and unit advisement, and report all of the following to Division headquarters at 3 hour intervals except?

A: Percentage of response area impassable.

B: Main arteries which are impassable.

C:Specific large areas or special hazards inaccessible.

D:Alternative response patterns and routes

D Explanation:
D) Action taken to alleviate conditions.
Acronym: MAPS
Main arteries impassable
Actions taken to alleviate conditions
Percentage of response area impassable
Specific large areas or special hazards inaccessible
AUC 200 5.3.8 A


Question 22:
Company officers are responsible for the maintenance of their units apparatus and equipment. Which of the following statements is not in accordance with FDNY regulations?

A: Company Commanders shall arrange, each Monday  on the 9x6 tour, for the operation of all motors and pumps of special units stored in quarters.

B: Company Commanders shall cause a thorough monthly inspection of aerial, tower and portable ladders.

C:Engine companies shall carry not less than three lengths of 2 ½” and not less than three lengths of 1 ¾” hose (rolled or folded). Additionally, each engine company shall ensure that an extra length of 1 ¾” hose with nozzle, either rolled or folded is stored on the apparatus. 

D:Ladder companies shall carry not less than three lengths of 2 ½” hose (rolled or folded) and the necessary fittings to place a line in operation including, but not limited to, appropriate hydrant wrenches, reducers, nozzles etc.

D Explanation:
B. Ladder companies shall carry not less than three lengths of 1 3/4” hose (rolled or folded) and the necessary fittings to place a line in operation including, but not limited to, appropriate hydrant wrenches, reducers, nozzles etc.

Regulations Ch 13: 13.2.8; 13.2.13; 13.2.14


Question 26:
Which Brush fire tactic is incorrectly stated?

A:Attack the fire from the rear and attempt to narrow its spread

B: Avoid chasing the fire, running out of hose, and exhausting operating forces

C: Streams should be directed at the burning brush, not at the flames burning above the brush

D:Extinguish the perimeter from the flanks first, and then move to interior burning areas 

A Explanation:
AUC 151
A- Attack the fire from the flanks and attempt to narrow its spread, eventually heading it off...sec 5.4.9
B- sec 5.4.8
C- sec 5.4.13
D- sec 5.4.10


Question 14:
Charges must be prepared and forwarded with endorsements to the Bureau of Investigations and Trials within ____ after occurrence, unless delayed due to unusual circumstances.

A:7 days

B:10 days

C: 30 days

D: 180 days


Question 34:
At an under river rail operation, all of the following assignments would require SOC units and/or SOC Support Ladder Companies except?

A:Atmospheric monitoring

B: Structural assessment

C:Removal of Red and Yellow tag victims from a IDLH environment

D: Shoring

C Explanation:
C) This is not limited to SOC or SSLs
Also "Rebreather Operations" and use of "Special Tools and Equipment" require SOC or SSLs
Under River Rail 8.3


Question 4:
Mezzanine areas may be found in some taxpayers and their location, area and use can differ. All of the following statements are accurate regarding mezzanine areas except in which choice?

A:Since these areas have probably been added to the premises after the original construction date, the load bearing components can be of light construction. These supports may be loaded beyond their safe load bearing capabilities.

B:In the majority of the mezzanines this area will be enclosed and there will be a railing at the edge.

C: Access may be via small wooden stairs or just a ladder. Very seldom will there be another means of access.

D: The mezzanine area is in most cases used for storage of goods, but it can contain offices (predominant in supermarkets and factories) and also sales areas to which the public will have access.

B Explanation:
B) In the majority of the mezzanines this area will not be enclosed and there will be a railing at the edge.
Taxpayer 2.4


Question 13:
Choose the most correct choice when operating at an Active Shooter Incident

A: FDNY members may operate in the Hot Zone if heavily flanked by NYPD

B: FDNY members shall only operate in the Warm Zone when approved by Chief of Operations or Chief of Department

C:All escorts in and out of the incident location will be provided by, and under the direction of the Fire Marshals

D:When NYPD has confirmed that the assailant(s) is either no longer on scene or the threat is mitigated (Cold Zone), members can then engage in normal operations

D Explanation:
A- FDNY members shall not operate in the Hot Zone
B- Approved by a FDNY DC, unless the NYPD IC requests entry for immediate life-saving intervention
C- Under the direction of NYPD
ERP add 3A page 3


Question 16:
Which of the following patients would be considered "potentially unstable" according to the CUPS criteria in the CFR-D bulletin?      

A:Inability to move any part of the body

B:Poor general impression

C: Responsive but unable to follow commands

D: Difficulty breathing

A Explanation:
CFR-D Manual Chapter 2
A. 3.1.4  CUPS Criteria
B. Unstable
C. Unstable
D. Unstable


Question 26:
When performing the "hose test", a water soluble marker is used to mark and draw a line around the circumference of the hose, as close as possible to the male butt at each coupling, to determine if the male butt and hose are separating. Place the length out of service if you discover movement of?

A:1/16 inch or more

B:1/8 inch or more

C: 1/4 inch or more

D: 1/2 inch or more

Eng 7.14 11


Question 46:
Vacant building fires pose considerable danger to operating members. Of the following choices, which is incorrect?

A:Usually, only the officer and two members are needed for advancing the line into the immediate fire area. Other members should remain outside, readily available for relief or any immediate assistance required.

B: Companies operating alone in vacant buildings, particularly must be wary of possible booby trapping. All floors below the fire area must be examined for incendiary devices. 

C: The main objective in the placement of exterior streams is to obtain the greatest coverage, while bearing in mind the safety of members involved. 

D:During a TL stream operation, all members should be outside of the building or in a safe area on the floors below the fire floor.

D Explanation:
The floor below the fire is NOT a safe area in a weakened structure during a TL operation. All members should be outside the building.
Vacants 3.1.6, 4.1.1 A, 6.3, 6.18


Question 51:
Answer the following question according to Chief Dunn’s Book “Collapse of Burning Buildings” 2nd edition……..In Places of Worship, Chief Dunn discusses four parts of the building that will collapse, such as free standing walls, the chimney, the tower, and the steeple. Put in descending order form most to least likely to collapse first

A:Tower, steeple, chimney, free standing walls

B: Free standing walls, steeple, tower, chimney

C: Chimney, Tower, steeple, free standing walls

D:Steeple, Tower, free standing walls, chimney

A Explanation:
The tower and steeple are the most unstable
Ch 8


Question 9:
Which of the following is an incorrect statement made about the FDNY Foam Delivery System?

A:Each Engine company has been issued a handline foam eductor, which flows 125 GPM, and an aerating foam nozzle; both carried in a pelican case

B:A first alarm assignment of three Engines and two Ladders should provide 13 five-gallon containers of foam which is a total of 65 gallons of Alcohol Resistant - Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AR-AFFF) foam solution

C: The first alarm assignment will be able to provide approximately 17 minutes of finished firefighting foam at a 3% setting on the educator with the aerating foam nozzle

D: When responding with the Foam Tanker, a maximum of two members, inclusive of the chauffeur, shall be permitted to ride in the Foam Tanker

B Explanation:
Read question and answers carefully. They changed this EXACT word on the 2005 Lts test
TB Foam pages 7-8


Question 18:
CFR-D Units must immediately begin packaging efforts while simultaneously treating a life threat when a patient is determined to be?        

A: Critical only

B: Critical or potentially unstable

C:Critical or unstable

D:Critical, unstable or potentially unstable


CFR-D Manual Chapter 2
C. If the patient is critical or unstable, packaging efforts must begin immediately while treating life threats. 3.12


Question 20:
Most fire victims found during primary searches are usually found in specific areas. Which area is not described correctly?

A: Within the area of fire origin.

B: In a path leading from the area of fire origin towards an exit.

C:On the top floor of fireproof multiple dwellings.

D:In hallways and stairways in fireproof multiple dwellings.

C Explanation:
C) On the top floor of non-fireproof multiple dwellings.
Also in the apartment or occupancy directly above the fire in non-fireproof multiple dwellings.
TB Search 13.3