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SAFETY BULLETIN 1 - USE OF SIRENS/WARNING LIGHTS

TRUE/FALSE

SIRENS WILL BE USED WHEN RETURNING FROM ALARMS.

FALSE

++SIRENS AND WARNING LIGHTS SHALL NOT BE USED WHEN RETURNING FROM ALARMS++

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++NOT A GOOD QUESTION++
++DISREGARD++

SAFETY BULLETIN 1 - USE OF SIRENS/WARNING LIGHTS

IN WHAT 3 INSTANCES MAY SIRENS AND WARNING LIGHTS BE USED?

- RESPONDING TO AN ALARM

- OPERATING AT AN ALARM

- RELOCATING

(WHEN ENGAGED IN EMERGENCY OPS)
++CROSSCHECK THIS WITH BACKING UP INTO QUARTERS++

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SAFETY BULLETIN 1 - USE OF SIRENS/WARNING LIGHTS

TRUE/FALSE

SIRENS SHOULD BE SOUNDED ON THE APPROACH TO AND INTO AN INTERSECTION. AFTER ALL TRAFFIC HAS YIELDED THE RIGHT OF WAY AND THE APPARATUS HAS SAFELY PASSED THROUGH THE INTERSECTION, THE SIREN BUTTON SHOULD BE RELEASED.

TRUE

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SAFETY BULLETIN 1 - USE OF SIRENS/WARNING LIGHTS

TRUE/FALSE

IN BETWEEN INTERSECTIONS THE SIREN SHOULD BE OPERATED IN A WARBLING OR FLUCTUATING MANNER WHEN NECESSARY TO WARN PEDESTRIANS OR WHICLES PULLING FROM THE CURB.

TRUE

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SAFETY BULLETIN 1 - USE OF SIRENS/WARNING LIGHTS

WHAT ARE THE 3 OPERATING MODES OF THE ELECTRONIC SIRENS AND WHICH SIREN IS PROHIBITED FROM USE IN THE FDNY.

- WAIL

- YELP

- HIGH-LOW ++THE HIGH-LOW IS PROHIBITED FROM USE++

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SAFETY BULLETIN 1 - USE OF SIRENS/WARNING LIGHTS

IN GENERAL THE SIREN SHOULD BE OPERATED IN THE ________ MODE, EXCEPT WHEN ENCOUNTERING HEAVY TRAFFIC OR UPON APPROACH TO AN INTERSECTION. UPON APPROACHING AN INTERSECTION THE SIREN SHOULD BE SWITCHED FROM _____ TO _______.

WAIL

WAIL

YELP

IN GENERAL THE SIREN SHOULD BE OPERATED IN THE WAILMODE, EXCEPT WHEN ENCOUNTERING HEAVY TRAFFIC OR UPON APPROACH TO AN INTERSECTION. UPON APPROACHING AN INTERSECTION THE SIREN SHOULD BE SWITCHED FROM WAIL TO YELP.

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SAFETY BULLETIN 1 - USE OF SIRENS/WARNING LIGHTS

DEFINE "SIRENCIDE"?

THE EMOTIONAL REACTION OF EMERGENCY VEHICLE DRIVERS WHEN THEY BEGIN TO FEEL A SENSE OF POWER AND URGENCY THAT BLOCK OUT REASON AND PRUDENCE. IT LEADS TO THE RECKLESS OPERATION OF THE EMERGENCY VEHICLE AND INCREASES AS THE SIREN USE INCREASES

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SAFETY BULLETIN 1 - USE OF SIRENS/WARNING LIGHTS

WHAT SIGN SHOULD OFFICERS BE ALERT TO OF A VERY DANGEROUS DRIVER?

WHEN THE OFFICER STOPS BLOWING THE SIREN, THE SIRENCEDE PRONE DRIVER WILL BEGIN BLOWING THE SIREN HIMSELF.

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SAFETY BULLETIN 1 - USE OF SIRENS/WARNING LIGHTS

THE SIREN IS A LOW SPEED WARNING DEVICE LINKED TO ABOUT A _____ FT. RANGE AND A SPEED OF ABOUT _____ MPH.

125 FT

30 MPH

THE SIREN IS A LOW SPEED WARNING DEVICE LINKED TO ABOUT A 125 FT. RANGE AND A SPEED OF ABOUT 30 MPH.

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WHAT ARE TWO INSTANCES THAT SIRENS & WARNING LIGHTS USE IS PERMISSIBLE?

•RESPONDING TO ALARMS
•RELOCATING

1.2 Sirens and warning lights may only be used "when engaged in Emergency Operations", i.e.: responding to or operating at an alarm, or relocating to the quarters of another unit.

1.3 Sirens and warning lights shall not be used when returning from alarms.

1.6 Upon return to quarters, warning lights shall be switched on in preparation for and while backing into quarters

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When operating at an incident, particularly when located in or near the path of traffic, all warning lights shall be in the "_____" position to warn oncoming traffic of the presence of lane obstructions.

ON POSITION

1.5
When operating at an incident, particularly when located in or near the path of traffic, all warning lights shall be in the "ON" position to warn oncoming traffic of the presence of lane obstructions.

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LIST THE 3 TYPES OF ELECTRONIC SIRENS:

•The "Wail" sound is designed to approximately duplicate the sound of the Electro-mechanical siren

•The "Yelp" sound is merely a very rapid "Wail"

•The "High-Low" sound is a poor reproduction of the European two-tone air horn. Tests conducted at the Division of Safety have shown that the "High-Low" sound is ineffective in alerting operators of other vehicles.

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WHICH ELECTRONIC SIREN'S USE IS PROHIBITED BY THE DEPARTMENT?

HIGH-LOW

4.3
THE USE OF THE "HIGH-LOW" MODE ON THE ELECTRONIC SIRENS OF THIS DEPARTMENT IS PROHIBITED. Only the "Wail" or "Yelp" modes shall be used.

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In general the siren should be operated in the "________" mode, except when encountering heavy traffic or upon approach to an intersection. Upon approaching an intersection, the siren should be switched to "_______".

•WAIL

•YELP

5.1
In general the siren should be operated in the "Wail" mode, except when encountering heavy traffic or upon approach to an intersection. Upon approaching an intersection, the siren should be switched from "Wail" to "Yelp". After all traffic has yielded the right of way and the apparatus proceeds through the intersection, the "Yelp" should be turned off or switched to "Wail", depending on conditions.

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IF YOU ARE USING THE ELECTRONIC SIREN, WHAT MODE SHOULD IT NORMALLY BE OPERATED IN?

•WAIL

5.1
In general the siren should be operated in the "Wail" mode, except when encountering heavy traffic or upon approach to an intersection. Upon approaching an intersection, the siren should be switched from "Wail" to "Yelp". After all traffic has yielded the right of way and the apparatus proceeds through the intersection, the "Yelp" should be turned off or switched to "Wail", depending on conditions.

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IF USING THE "WAIL" ELECTRONIC SIREN TO RESPOND TO ALARMS, WHAT TWO INSTANCES WOULD REQUIRE A SWITCH FRON THE "WAIL" SIREN TO THE "YELP" SIREN?

•ENCOUNTERING HEAVY TRAFFIC
•APPROACHING AN INTERSECTION

5.1
In general the siren should be operated in the "Wail" mode, except when encountering heavy traffic or upon approach to an intersection. Upon approaching an intersection, the siren should be switched from "Wail" to "Yelp". After all traffic has yielded the right of way and the apparatus proceeds through the intersection, the "Yelp" should be turned off or switched to "Wail", depending on conditions.

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TRUE/FALSE

RECENT TEST BY DIV. OF SAFETY HAVE CONCLUDED THAT SIRENS ARE AN EFFECTIVE WARNING VEHICULAR TRAFFIC TO THE APPROACH OF EMERGENCY VEHICLES.

FALSE

5.4
Recent tests by the Division of Safety have shown that sirens are often ineffective in warning vehicular traffic of the approach of emergency vehicles. YOU CANNOT DEPEND ON YOUR SIREN TO BE 100% EFFECTIVE IN GAINING THE RIGHT OF WAY.

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TRUE/FALSE

EMERGENCY VEHICLES ALWAYS HACE THE RIGHT OF WAY.

FALSE

5.5
Remember, you DO NOT have the right of way until all other vehicles have become aware of your presence and yielded it to you. Merely displaying required warning lights and sounding a siren does not automatically give you the right of way. It is the OTHER DRIVER(S) who give you the right of way.

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SAFETY BULLETIN 1 - USE OF SIRENS/WARNING LIGHTS

TRUE/FALSE

UPON RETURN TO QUARTERS, SIRENS SHOULD BE SWITCHED ON IN PREPARATION FOR AND WHILE BACKING INTO QUARTERS.

FALSE

UPON RETURN TO QUARTERS WARNING LIGHTS SHALL BE SWITCHED ON IN PREPARATION FOR AND WHILE BACKING INTO QUARTERS

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