SEMINAR CLASS #1 - Week of 1/21/18: "Fire Ground Communications" - Communications Chapters 2, 4, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, AUC 159, 207, TB Tools 31, ICS Chap 2—Add 3, SB 92 Instructor: DC Jim DiDomenico Flashcards Preview

Spring 2018 > SEMINAR CLASS #1 - Week of 1/21/18: "Fire Ground Communications" - Communications Chapters 2, 4, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, AUC 159, 207, TB Tools 31, ICS Chap 2—Add 3, SB 92 Instructor: DC Jim DiDomenico > Flashcards

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Engine 22, Ladder 13, and Battalion 10 are drilling in their quarters located on 85th Street between 3rd Ave and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. At 1330 hours, a civilian knocks on the door and states there is a tire in a tenement building on the comer of 3rd Avenue and 88th street. In this situation. it would be most correct for them to acknowledge the response and provide the dispatcher with information regarding their response by? (Comm 2---Section 2.2.4)
A. Using the VERBAL button on the PCATS selector panel, followed by a phone call of the incident type and location to the dispatcher within 2 blocks of the firehouse
B. Using the VERBAL button on the PCA TS selector panel, followed by a radio report of the incident type and location to the dispatcher
C. Immediately calling the dispatcher by phone with the incident type and location, then responding.
D. Responding and provide the dispatcher with the incident type and location via a radio report

D

2.2.4 Verbal Alarms
A. Units responding to verbal alarms must be identified via Selector Panel.
EXAMPLE: UNIT/UNITS VERBAL SEND
This automatically assigns the response to their home box.
B. This must be followed by a radio report, upon leaving quarters, indicating
what they are responding to and the location. The units must also indicate
if additional assistance is required.
C. The VERBAL button should be used only if the alarm is within
two blocks of a unit's quarters in any direction. If the alarm is more
than two blocks away, the unit should respond and give information
and location via radio.

2

Answer questions 2-3 based on the following response:
Units responding to multiple alarm fires in a building will observe suffix letters after unit
designations on their response tickets. Below are suffix letters after unit designations that may
appear on a response ticket:
E197 P, El98 S, El99-Y ,T98, H 99V,
BC91 C, BC92 S, BC93 H, BC94 R

2. Regarding the task that units an\ assigned above, it would be correct to think?
(Comm 2-Pg 2-37)
\
A. E197 is a Purple K Unit
B. E 198 is a Satellite Unit
C. E 199 is the Lobby Control Unit
D. T98 is the Hi-Rise Roof Team
E. L99 is a Very good company

2. D

Engine Companies
C CFR-D Engine
D Tech Decon Task Force Engine
F FAST Unit F FAST Unit
H Haz Mat Tech Unit
I Fire Ice Unit
L Lobby Control Unit
N High Rise Nozzle
P High Pressure Engine
S Communications Unit
T Transport Backup Unit
W Water - Ice Rescue Unit
Y Systems Control Unit

Rescue Companies
H Haz Mat Tech Unit H Haz Mat Tech Uni
C CPC Unit

Battalion Chief
C Communications Unit Leader
D Tech Decon Task Force Leader
F Foam Coordinator
H Hi-Rise Roof Chief
P Staging Area Manager
R Resources Unit Leader
S Safety Officer
T Transit Liaison Officer

Ladder Companies
C CPC Unit
D Tech Decon Task Force Ladder
F FAST Unit
H Hi-Rise Roof Team
R Rescue Collapse Transport
S SOC Support Truck
T Transport Backup Unit
V Ventilation Support Unit
W Water - Ice Rescue Unit

Squad Companies
H Haz Mat Tech Unit

High Rise Unit
N High Rise Nozzle
V Ventilation Support Unit



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Answer questions 2-3 based on the following response:
Units responding to multiple alarm fires in a building will observe suffix letters after unit
designations on their response tickets. Below are suffix letters after unit designations that may
appear on a response ticket:
E197 P, El98 S, El99-Y ,T98, H 99V,
BC91 C, BC92 S, BC93 H, BC94 R

3. BC Question--Regarding the task that Battalion Chiefs are assigned above, it would be
correct to think? (Comm 2-Pg 2-37)

A. BC91 is the Communications Unit Leader
B. BC92 is the Staging Area Manager
C. BC93 is the Haz-Mat Battalion
D. BC94 is the Air Recon Chief

3. A

Engine Companies
C CFR-D Engine
D Tech Decon Task Force Engine
F FAST Unit F FAST Unit
H Haz Mat Tech Unit
I Fire Ice Unit
L Lobby Control Unit
N High Rise Nozzle
P High Pressure Engine
S Communications Unit
T Transport Backup Unit
W Water - Ice Rescue Unit
Y Systems Control Unit

Rescue Companies
H Haz Mat Tech Unit H Haz Mat Tech Uni
C CPC Unit

Battalion Chief
C Communications Unit Leader
D Tech Decon Task Force Leader
F Foam Coordinator
H Hi-Rise Roof Chief
P Staging Area Manager
R Resources Unit Leader
S Safety Officer
T Transit Liaison Officer

Ladder Companies
C CPC Unit
D Tech Decon Task Force Ladder
F FAST Unit
H Hi-Rise Roof Team
R Rescue Collapse Transport
S SOC Support Truck
T Transport Backup Unit
V Ventilation Support Unit
W Water - Ice Rescue Unit

Squad Companies
H Haz Mat Tech Unit

High Rise Unit
N High Rise Nozzle
V Ventilation Support Unit

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4. After completing operations at a third alarm fire, the Deputy Chief orders Engine 99 and Battalion 60, to immediately enter the collapsed condition of the building into eCIDS on return to quarters. In this situation, the Officer and Chief should? (Comm 4 4.3.3)

A. Fax paper copies of the proposed immediate CIDS thru the chain of command to the Deputy Chief. notifying each level of command by phone of the pending immediate CIDS

B. Fax paper copies of the proposed immediate CIDS thru the chain of command to the Deputy Chief and then type and send an email to notify the next level of command of the pending immediate CIDS

C. Use the cCIDS application to enter the proposed immediate CIDS, notifying each level of command by phone of the pending immediate CIDS.

D. Use the eCIDS application to enter the proposed immediate CIDS, and then type and send an email to notify the next level of command of the pending immediate CIDS

C.

4.3.3 Immediate Entry (Imminently Hazardous Condition)
Immediate entry of an imminently hazardous condition can be accomplished with the approval of the administrative Deputy Chief.
The administrative unit Officer shall:

 Use the eCIDS application to enter the proposed immediate CIDS. Faxed paper copies of the CD-201 are no longer accepted.

 Change the “CIDS type” dropdown from “Original” or “Revised” to “Immediate”.

 After submitting the CIDS entry, notify the administrative BC by phone
to inform the Chief of the pending immediate CIDS.

 Upon notification, the administrative BC shall enter the eCIDS application to view the pending immediate CIDS. If approved, the BC shall notify the administrative DC by phone to inform the Chief of the pending immediate CIDS.

 Upon notification, the administrative DC shall enter the eCIDS application to view the pending immediate CIDS. If approved, the DC
shall notify FDOC by phone (718-999-7900).
Note: An immediate CIDS entry will always appear at the top of a units pending
list and be in bold print.

 Upon notification, FDOC shall enter the “Immediate CIDS” into Starfire.

Note: Submission of an immediate CIDS will generate automatic email notifications to the next level of necessary approval up to and including the FDOC.

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5. First alarm units responding to a phone alarm for a fire in a residential building are given the following CIDS on their response ticket:

MD 3 STY 25X60 CL3LW-WOODEN I-BEAMS
ON ALL FLOORS-REAR FIRE ESCAPE-YEAR
ALTERED 2015

In this situation, they would expect that the altered structure is most likely a?
(Comm Pg 4-7, App B)
A. Wood Frame Private Dwelling that added lightweight construction
B. Brownstone converted into a multiple dwelling
C. Row Frame with either braced framing or balloon framing
D. MD, originally of heavy timber construction.

B.

APPENDIX B
Examples of CIDS Entries

1. RETAIL STORE 2 STY 75X100 CL3
AKA 2830 CHURCH AVE-1 STY REAR EXT
STEEL PLATES ON ROOF OF REAR EXT

2. MD 6 STY 100X80 CL3 DUPLEX APTS ON
2 TO 3 FL-ENT TO APTS ON 3 FL

3. PD 3 STY 25X60 CL4LW-L/W WOOD JOIST
TRUSS ON ROOF AND FLOORING ALL FLRS
YEAR BUILT 2008

4. DEPT STORE 1 STY 1000X200 CL3
MVRS IN REAR ON EXP 4 SIDE-SPKR SHUT OFF
IN FRONT ON EXP 2 SIDE

5. PG OFFICE BLDG 23 STY 100X150 CL1
L SHAPE-CORE CONST-SIDE ENT 610 W 43 ST
PCB TRANS THRUOUT-LCP LISTS LOCATIONS

6. RETAIL STORE 1 STY 40X80 CL3
PART OF TAXPAYER WITH 10 STORES-COMMON
CELLAR & COCKLOFT-DRY PIPE SPKR CELLARS

7. FACTORY 6 STY 100X200 CL2 MFG PLASTIC
PRODUCTS-INTERCONN 173 JOHN ST ON
ALL FLS-SPKR SIAM IN REAR ON WHITE ST

8. CONGREGATE CARE 4 STY 20X60 CL3
BROWNSTONE-MENTALLY IMPAIRED &
HANDICAP PERSONS ON ALL FLS

9. APPLIANCE STORE 1 STY 200X150 CL3
SIDE ENT ON 15 ST SIDE-GUARD DOGS ON
ROOF & ENTIRE 1 FL WHEN STORE IS CLOSED

10. REHAB MD 4 STY 60X80 CL3 INTERCONN
182, 186 & 190 WEBSTER AVE-MAIN ENT IN
186 WEBSTER-NO STAIRWAYS IN 182 WEBSTER

11. CFRH HIP CENTER 3 STY 75X100 CL3
HOURS M-S 0800-2100-SUN CLOSED

12. BWSTRG-GARAGE 1 STY 100X150 CL3
CEILING COVERS WOOD TRUSSES
NO RF OPS-INTERIOR OPS AFTER IC EVAL
FOR ANY FIRE IN BLDG

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6. Which point below is correct regarding the use of handie-talkies and cell phones?
(Comm 8---8.4.5, 8.4.6)

A. Handie-talkies and cell phones shall not be used within 200 feet of vehicles transporting explosives, explosive magazines, or areas where blasting operations are in progress
B. Apparatus, Post and Marine radios shall not be used within 300 feet of vehicles transporting explosives, explosive magazines, or areas where blasting operations are in progress
C. Handie-talkies shall not be operated in a building in which police personnel are searching for a device.
D. If the transmitting button on the apparatus radio is depressed for longer than 30 seconds, an audible signal will alert the user that the transmission has been automatically interrupted

6. C

8.4.5 Handie-Talkies and cell phones shall not be used within 150 feet of vehicles transporting explosives, explosive magazines, or areas where blasting operations
are in progress. Apparatus, Post and Marine radios shall not be operated within 300 feet of such areas. Officers of all units shall familiarize themselves with locations where explosives are being transported, stored, or used within their administrative district and response areas. Units responding to emergencies for reported explosive devices shall follow the distance guidelines stated above. In addition, Handie-Talkies shall not be operated in a building in which police personnel are searching for an explosive device.

8.4.6 Apparatus radios are protected from the occurrence of a "stuck button". If the transmitting button on the apparatus radio is depressed for longer than one minute,
an audible signal will alert the user that the transmission has been automatically interrupted. To transmit a lengthy message, it is necessary to release and redepress
the transmitting button at intervals of one minute or less.

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7. At 1730 hours, first alarm units arrive al the scene of an incident in Midtown where they find a transformer, on fire in the street in front of a High Rise Office building. During initial operations and size-up they determine there is a medium smoke condition in the cellar of the office Building. no fire extension in that building. but there are CO Detectors sounding in the cellar and CO meter readings arc reaching 200 ppm. The Battalion has asked for a 10-12. In this situation,. the IC should transmit what signals? (Comm 8 Pg 8-8, 8-11)

A. 10-25 Code 1, 10-38 Code 3
B. 10-25 Code 1. 10-38 Code 4
C. 10-25 Code 4. 10-38 Code 3
D. 10-25 Code 4. 10-38 Code 4

7. C

10-25 Manhole or Transformer Fire or Emergency
Any type of manhole or transformer fire or emergency.
Without Code: Situation other than as described in Codes 1, 2, 3, or 4.
Code 1: Fire has extended from a manhole, conduit, or transformer into a
building.
Code 2: Fire has blown one or more manhole covers, or smoke is issuing
from a manhole under pressure.
Code 3: Smoke is seeping from a manhole.
Code 4: Fire or smoke condition from a transformer at any location.
i.e., pole, vault, room, etc.
Note: Utility Company will dispatch an emergency crew immediately
upon receipt of a Code 1 or Code 4 signal.

10-38 Carbon Monoxide Response
Any type of Carbon Monoxide Response
Code 1: Detector Activation: Carbon Monoxide Investigation (low battery,
defective detector, unwarranted alarm, etc.)
Code 2: Detector Activation: Carbon Monoxide Incident (CO Meter
Reading of 1-9ppm)
Code 3: Detector Activation: Carbon Monoxide Emergency (CO Meter
Reading of greater than 9ppm)
Code 4: No Detector Activation: Carbon Monoxide Incident or Emergency
(Specify) e.g.: no detector present in affected area, detector present
in affected area, but did not activate.

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8. A Unit dispatched as the Fire lce Unit will have what Suffix letter on its response ticket?
(Comm 2 Pg 2-37)

A. F
B. I
C. M
D. C

8. B

Engine Companies
C CFR-D Engine
D Tech Decon Task Force Engine
F FAST Unit F FAST Unit
H Haz Mat Tech Unit
I Fire Ice Unit
L Lobby Control Unit
N High Rise Nozzle
P High Pressure Engine
S Communications Unit
T Transport Backup Unit
W Water - Ice Rescue Unit
Y Systems Control Unit

Rescue Companies
H Haz Mat Tech Unit H Haz Mat Tech Uni
C CPC Unit

Battalion Chief
C Communications Unit Leader
D Tech Decon Task Force Leader
F Foam Coordinator
H Hi-Rise Roof Chief
P Staging Area Manager
R Resources Unit Leader
S Safety Officer
T Transit Liaison Officer

Ladder Companies
C CPC Unit
D Tech Decon Task Force Ladder
F FAST Unit
H Hi-Rise Roof Team
R Rescue Collapse Transport
S SOC Support Truck
T Transport Backup Unit
V Ventilation Support Unit
W Water - Ice Rescue Unit

Squad Companies
H Haz Mat Tech Unit

High Rise Unit
N High Rise Nozzle
V Ventilation Support Unit

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On a busy day in Brooklyn, units respond to a reported "Trauma" where they find a one car accident into a tree. with one victim injured. The victim is removed by the Ladder Company, who used a hurst tool to get her out of the car. The Engine Company then performs patient care
on the victim who has only suffered non-life threatening injuries. The correct signals to transmit
in this situation are? (Comm 8 Pg 8-10)

A. 10-36 Code 3, 10-37 Code 2
B. 10-36 Code 3, 10-37 Code 3
C. 10-36 Code 4, 10-37 Code 2
D. 10-36 Code 4, 10-37 Code 3

9. D

10-36 Vehicle Accident or Emergency
Code 1: Vehicle accident or emergency requiring washdown
Code 2: Vehicle accident, no injuries and no washdown
Code 3: Vehicle accident with injuries
Code 4: Vehicle accident, with or without injuries, with a trapped victim
requiring extrication
No Code: Vehicle emergency other than described above

10-37 Medical Assignment Not Associated with Fire Operations
Code 1: Victim deceased.
Code 2: Victim/Patient is NOT breathing and requires resuscitation or may
be suffering from a serious, apparently life threatening injury or illness.
Code 3: Victim/Patient IS breathing and suffering from a non-serious, apparently not life threatening injury or illness.
Code 4: Medical assignment where the unit is 10-84, has no patient contact and EMS is on-scene.

Note: Signal 10-45 with appropriate sub-code shall be transmitted in lieu of signal 10-37 for thermal burn injuries which occur as a direct result of heat from a flame.
The officer transmitting signal 10-45 for this type of burn injury shall request the response of a Battalion Chief to the scene.
Where doubt exists as to which signal to transmit, a Battalion Chief shall be requested to respond to the scene.

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10. An Engine and Ladder Company respond to a Class 3 where they find that the alarm was activated because of a low battery condition. In this situation, the Engine Officer would be correct to transmit a 10-35?
(Comm Pg 8-10)

A. No Code
B. Code I
C. Code 2
D. Code 3
E. Code 4 and complete a NYFIRS report

10. A

10-35 Unwarranted or Unnecessary Alarm System Activation
Any alarm system activation that is unwarranted or unnecessary, excluding a sprinkler system alarm (use 10-34 Code 1, 2 or 3) or an alarm system activation
resulting from a utility power fluctuation (use 10-40 Code 2).
No Code – Unwarranted alarm.
Alarm system activation caused by the defective condition of alarm device, equipment or system. (e.g., low battery condition, alarm activations without a known cause or when no condition is found warranting an emergency response).

Codes 1-4 - Unnecessary alarm.
Alarm device, equipment or system operating properly but unnecessarily activated by lack of due care. DO NOT use this code when there is a fire or other condition warranting an emergency response.

Code 1: Unnecessary alarm caused by alarm system testing or servicing.
Code 2: Unnecessary alarm caused by construction activities.
Code 3: Unnecessary alarm caused by ordinary household activities (toast, steam, aerosol spray).
Code 4: Unnecessary alarm caused by other known cause.
(e.g., alarms resulting from cigarette smoking in unauthorized areas). When this code is used, a NYFIRS report must be completed setting forth the cause of the unnecessary alarm and the relevant particulars.

Select appropriate code based on best information available, whether observed by or reported to responding unit.

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11 . An Engine and Ladder Company respond to a pull box at 2330 hours and on arrival they find a smoke condition coming from a detached garage adjacent to a Private Dwelling. Inside the garage they extinguish a medium contents fire, and their searches prove negative for the garage.
They also find a gasoline can nearby outside the garage. When they check the house, they find it is occupied with two older seniors. The Engine Officer transmits a 10-18, requests the Battalion to continue in, and would also be correct to transmit what 10-41 signal? (Comm Pg 8-12)

A. Code 1
B. Code 2
C. Code 3
D. Code 4

11. D

10-41 Fire Marshal Investigation Required (Specify Code)
Code 1: Occupied Structure or Vehicle
A structure (commercial, residential, public), or vehicle (car, bus or train) which is occupied at the time of the fire. This also includes a vacant apartment in an occupied building, or a store with a dwelling above, or an occupied detached garage, shed or similar structure.
Code 2: Unoccupied Structure
A structure (commercial, residential, public), normally occupied which is unoccupied at the time of the fire.
Code 3: Unoccupied Vehicle
A vehicle, (car, bus or train) with or without plates, which is
unoccupied at the time of the fire.
Code 4: Vacant Structure, or Structures not intended for Dwelling Purposes.
Examples include, but are not limited to the following:
Vacant buildings, buildings under construction/demolition, detached garages, sheds or similar structures.

Note: If any of the above are occupied at the time of the fire, transmit Code 1.
The Incident Commander must notify the dispatcher by radio that the fire is suspicious prior to leaving the scene. If, after leaving the scene, information becomes available
which indicate that the fire is suspicious, the Incident Commander shall immediately notify the dispatcher and the Bureau of Fire Investigation, by telephone, that the fire has been declared suspicious.

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12. An Engine Company responds to a CFR-D response where they meet EMS on the 11th
floor of a high Rise MD. They both find a 75-year old patient who is having difficulty breathing o and has thermal bums on her body. The Engine officer learns that the victim reached for a pot on the stove. and her dress caught on fire for about 10-15 seconds, causing 151 degree burns to her stomach. There was no extension of fire to any objects other than her body. EMS has the engine
assist with patient care and then states she is an "Orange Tag". ln this situation, the Engine officer would be correct to transmit what signal? (Comm 8 Pg 8-1 I, 8-13)

A. 10-37 Code 2. and request a BC to respond
B. 10-37 Code 3, and request a BC to respond
C. 10-45 Code 2. but no BC response is required
D. 10-45 Code 3, and request a BC to respond

12. D

10-37 Medical Assignment Not Associated with Fire Operations
Code 1: Victim deceased.
Code 2: Victim/Patient is NOT breathing and requires resuscitation or may be suffering from a serious, apparently life threatening injury or illness.
Code 3: Victim/Patient IS breathing and suffering from a non-serious, not life threatening injury or illness.
Code 4: Medical assignment where the unit is 10-84, has no patient contact and EMS is on-scene.
Note: Signal 10-45 with appropriate sub-code shall be transmitted in lieu of signal 10-37 for thermal burn injuries which occur as a direct result of heat from a flame.
The officer transmitting signal 10-45 for this type of burn injury shall request the response of a Battalion Chief to the scene.
Where doubt exists as to which signal to transmit, a Battalion Chief shall be requested to respond to the scene.

10-45 Civilian DOA or Serious Injury (Fire Related ONLY)
At the scene of fire operations, including vehicle fires, the signal 10-45 shall be transmitted upon the discovery of any fatality or injured civilians as a result of the fire operation. The Incident Commander shall then have this information
transmitted over the Department radio as soon as possible.
After the initial transmission(s) of signal 10-45, the Incident Commander shall, as allow, consult with the Medical Group Supervisor or Branch Director as to the condition of the injured civilians removed from the fire area. The IC
shall also confirm that the number of patients and/or fatalities match the number of 10-45s transmitted. Once the status and number of fatalities and patients has been confirmed, the IC shall transmit the appropriate codes for each 10-45 transmitted, given to him/her by the Medical Group Supervisor or Branch Director.
The Bureau of EMS color tags their patients for treatment as follows:

Patient Condition/ Color Tag/ Code Transmission
Deceased /Black /Code 1
Life Threatening Injury /Red/ Code 2
Non-Life Threatening Injury /Orange/Yellow Code 3
Non-Serious Injury/Ambulatory /Green /Code 4

Notes:
Signal 10-45-Code 3 and 4 do not require the submission of a BF-19 as per ABC 3-86.
Signal 10-37 with any code shall not be used at any fire operation.
Other than to address any patient number discrepancies, the 10-45 shall not be
cancelled once it is transmitted.
Signal 10-45 shall not be used to indicate a fatality or injury to an on-duty
member. In lieu, initial notification of a fatality or serious injury to an on-duty
member shall be made to the dispatcher via a "Mixer off" message.
(This notification shall not include the name or unit number of the fatally or seriously
injured member and shall be followed immediately by a telephone notification with
full particulars). As soon as possible thereafter, particulars shall also be telephoned
to the Fire Department Operation Center

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13. Units are operating at an all hands fire in a Multiple Dwelling when a serious collapse occurs trapping members on multiple floors. The IC immediately transmits a 10-66 due to the seriousness of the situation. In this situation, it would be incorrect to state that?
(Comm Pg 8-17, Regs 11.3.26)

A. The IC is required to also transmit a 10-60 in addition to the 10-66
B. A Staging Area will be established and an additional Battalion Chief assigned above the second alarm designated as the Staging Area Manager
C. The dispatcher will cause the response of numerous specialized 10-66 resources plus the next higher alarm-a 2nd alarm.
D. 10-66 Resources include an additional FAST Unit, CFR Engine, Rescue Company and Collapse Rescue, Squad with its second piece, and a SOC Support Ladder.
E. Unless otherwise directed by the dispatcher, all of the resources on the 10-66, other than chiefs, should go directly to the Staging Area.

13. E

10-66 Missing, Lost, Trapped, or Seriously Injured Member and Additional
Resources are Required
Transmission of signal 10-66 will automatically cause the response of the
following:
The next higher full alarm assignment, and response of all of its associated
resources
2 Battalion Chiefs in addition to those assigned as part of the extra alarm:
 The first Battalion Chief shall be designated as the FAST Group Supervisor
 The second Battalion Chief shall be designated as the Firefighter Locator Officer
Note: These positions may already be filled by on-scene Chief Officers, in which case the IC may re-designate these additional BCs. Acting Battalion Chiefs shall
not be assigned to respond as a FAST Group Supervisor or FF Locator Officer.
1- Rescue Task Force (which includes 1 Rescue Co., 1 Collapse Rescue, 1 Squad Co.
w 2nd Piece, 1 SOC Support Ladder (When a Collapse Rescue is transported by a
SSL, no additional SSL is required) 1 Haz Tac Officer and 1 Rescue Paramedic Unit)
1 Additional FAST Unit
1 CFR Engine Company (additional, if one was previously assigned, i.e., 10-76
or 10-77)
1 Communications Unit
Public Information Officer, if not previously assigned
Additional EMS resources assigned on signal 10-66 include:
1- EMS Division Chief
2- EMS Deputy Chiefs
1- EMS Haz-Tac Officer
1- BLS Ambulance
1- ALS Ambulance
1- OMA Response Physician
If the next higher alarm transmitted is a 2nd alarm, an additional Battalion Chief
shall be assigned and designated as the Staging Area Manager and a Staging Area
shall be established.
Note: If there are indications that members are missing/lost/trapped/or seriously
injured as a result of a collapse, signal 10-60 must also be transmitted in addition
to signal 10-66.

11.3.26 At 3rd or greater alarms or when deemed necessary in addition to the Command
Post, the Incident Commander, shall also establish a staging area (SA) and
designate a Chief officer as the Staging Area Chief (SAC).
A. The size and the complexity of the incident are the determining factor as
to where the Staging Area is located.
B. Initially units in reserve at an operation can be managed by the Incident
Commander. As the incident expands, a Staging Area should be
established with a Chief Officer designated to manage it as the Staging
Area Chief.
C. The location of the Staging Area shall be made known by the IC to the
dispatcher who will direct the Staging Area Chief and effected units to
that location. All responding units, unless otherwise given specific
assignments by the IC, shall report to the Staging Area. Chief Officers
shall report to the IC at the Command Post. The SA shall be maintained
separate from the RAC Area.
Note: On transmission of a higher alarm which is part of signal 10-66,
all units other than Rescue, Squad, SOC Support Ladder, FAST Unit,
and CFR Engine, shall be directed by the dispatcher to report to and
remain at a Staging Area.
D. The SAC shall verify with the dispatcher that the location of the Staging
Area has been made known to all responding units.
E. The SAC shall coordinate resources allocation through the Command
Post. While responding, the SAC can verify units reporting to the
Staging Area by use of the MDT. At the Staging Area, all
communications to the Command Post shall by the designated handitalkie
frequency or the 800 MHz radio.
F. The SAC vehicle shall be used as the focal point to identify the Staging
Area.

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14. Engine 99 arrives at a fire showing out one window of the 16th floor of a 26-story High Rise MD. Engine 99 takes an elevator to the 14th floor, hooks up to the standpipe outlet on the 15th floor, and the Officer calls for water to the nozzle after the line has been flaked out. The ECC hooks up to a good hydrant, and notifies his Officer that the standpipe siamese has been supplied with the correct pressure. The Control FF then notifies E99's Officer that he has insufficient pressure at the standpipe outlet even though the ECC has supplied the system. When
critiquing the fire, which point below would be an incorrect tactic for this incident?
(Comm 8 Pg 8-18)

A. A "10-77" was transmitted by E99's officer to the dispatcher on their arrival
B. An "Urgent" was transmitted by E99's Officer on the Handie-Talkie to the IC for a" 10-70"
C. An "Urgent" was transmitted by IC to the dispatcher for a "10-70"
D. The 3rd arriving Engine was designated the "Water Resource Unit" by the dispatcher

14. D

10-70 Water Supply Is Required
A notification that the first arriving engine does NOT have a positive water source.
This shall be an "urgent" message to the dispatcher from the unit transmitting the
signal. It will also require an "urgent" HT transmission to all units on the scene.
Examples of situations that would require a 10-70 include:
1. Dead or Frozen Hydrant
2. Unable to Access a Hydrant
3. Unable to Hookup to a Hydrant
4. Insufficient Hydrant Pressure
5. No Water/Insufficient Pressure at Standpipe Outlet
The second arriving engine will be designated the “Water Resource Unit” and
must be prepared to initiate water supply operations compatible with conditions
encountered at the scene. Their primary objective is to assist the first arriving
engine to obtain a positive water source. Options include:
 In-Line Pumping
 Water Relay
 Check standpipe system for open valves, broken pipe, check valves, etc.
When signal 10-70 is transmitted the Dispatcher shall:
 Announce over the borough frequency that signal 10-70 has been transmitted for
that box.
 Notify the second arriving engine that they are designated the "Water
Resource Unit."
 Notify the IC of the identity of the designated Water Resource Unit.
When a reliable and uninterrupted flow of water has been supplied to the nozzle
at the correct operating pressure, the IC shall notify all units on the scene and the
borough dispatcher.

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15. Regarding the signals 10-75. 10-76. and 10-77 it would be correct to state that?
(Comm 8 pages 8-20)

A. Rescue and Squad will always be assigned to every 10-75, I0-76, and 10-77
B. The 3rd due Ladder will always be assigned as the FAST Unit on a 10-75, 10-76, or 10-77. There are no exceptions to this policy.
C. A RAC unit will always be assigned on every 10-75, 10-76, and 10-77
D. Every 10-77 will always have at least one High Rise Nozzle equipped engine assigned to the incident. The 4th due Engine will be assigned the High Rise Nozzle duties

15. C
10-75 Notification of a Fire or Emergency
A notification signal transmitted when, in the judgment of the Incident Commander,
conditions indicate a fire or emergency that requires a total response of the following
units:
4 - Engine companies 1 - RAC Unit
3 - Ladder companies (3rd Ladder assigned as FAST Unit)
2 - Battalion Chiefs 1 - Rescue company (if available)
1 - Deputy Chief 1 - Squad company (if available)
The Officer transmitting 10-75 shall also state if it is for a fire or emergency and
if a building is involved, state:
1. Location of fire - What floor?
2. Height of building - How many stories?
3. Type of building - What kind of occupancy?
Example:
10-84 10-75, Box 111, we have fire on the 5th floor of a six story tenement.
EMS resources assigned on a 10-75 include:
1 - Conditions Officer
1 - BLS ambulance 1 - ALS ambulance
Note: 10-75 transmitted for incidents below grade in facilities other than buildings
(e.g. subway, tunnels, terminals, etc.) shall require the response of a Communications Unit.

10-76 Notification of a Fire in a High-Rise Building
A High-Rise Building includes all buildings 75 feet or more in height.
A notification signal transmitted when, in the judgment of the Incident
Commander, conditions indicate a fire in a high-rise commercial building requires
a total response of the following units:
4 - Engine companies
5 - Ladder companies (3rd Ladder assigned as FAST Unit)
4 - Battalion Chiefs 1 - Mask Service Unit (MSU)
1 - Deputy Chief 1 - Safety Operating Battalion
1 - Rescue company 1 - Rescue Operations Battalion
1 - Squad company 1 - Safety Officer (5th due Battalion Chief)
1 - CFR-D Engine company 1 - High-Rise Support Unit
1 - RAC Unit 1 - Tactical Support Unit (TSU)
1 - Communications Unit 1 - Public Information Officer
1 - Field Communications Unit (FCU)
1 - Lobby/Systems Control Unit
EMS resources assigned on a 10-76 include:
1 - Division Captain 2 - Conditions Officers
1 - BLS ambulance 1 - ALS ambulance

10-76 / 2nd Alarm Notification of a Fire in a High-Rise Building
A High-Rise Building includes all buildings 75 feet or more in height.
A notification signal transmitted when, in the judgment of the Incident Commander, conditions indicate a fire in a high-rise commercial building requires, in addition to the
units assigned on a 10-76, a total response of the following units:
4 - Engine companies 1 - Deputy Chief
2 - Ladder companies 1 - Rescue company
3 - Battalion Chiefs 1 - Satellite Unit
3rd Battalion Chief assigned on the second alarm is designated Resource Unit
Leader
Additional EMS resources assigned on a 10-76/Second Alarm include:
1 - Deputy Chief 3 - BLS ambulances
1 - Division Captain 1 - ALS ambulance
1 - Conditions Officer 1 - Haz-Tac Officer
1 - Major Emergency Response Vehicle 1 - Logistical Support Unit
Mobile Respiratory Treatment Unit
Upon transmission of a 10-76 / Second Alarm, the appropriate Battalion Chief shall be
designated Air Recon Chief and shall respond in accordance with policy and procedures.

10-77 Notification of a Fire in a High-Rise Multiple Dwelling
High-Rise Building includes all buildings 75 feet or more in height.
A notification signal transmitted when, in the judgment of the Incident Commander, conditions indicate a fire in a High-Rise Multiple Dwelling requires a total response of
the following units:
*5 - Engine companies (5th Engine assigned HRN duties)
5 - Ladder companies (3rd Ladder assigned as FAST Unit)
1 - CFR-D Engine company 1 - RAC Unit
3 - Battalion Chiefs Field Communications Unit
1 - Deputy Chief Safety Operating Battalion
1 - Rescue company Rescue Operations Battalion
1 - Squad company 1 - Safety Officer (4th due Battalion Chief)
1 - Ventilation Support Unit
*Every 10-77 will have at least one HRN equipped engine company assigned to the incident.
A Second alarm after the 10-77 signal will cause response of the following units:
4 - Engine companies Mask Service Unit
2 - Ladder companies 1 - High Rise Unit
2 - Battalion Chief
1st Battalion Chief assigned on the second alarm is designated Resource Unit Leader
1 - Communications Unit 1 - Satellite Unit
1 - Tactical Support Unit (TSU) Photo Unit
Upon transmission of a 10-77 / Second Alarm, the appropriate Battalion Chief shall be
designated Air Recon Chief and shall respond in accordance with policy and procedures.
Emergency Medical Dispatch shall be notified of transmission of a 10-75, 10-76, or 10-77.
An EMSC ambulance will be assigned to respond, if available. When operating at the
scene of one of the above incidents that has produced a patient(s), and EMSC resources
have not yet arrived on-scene, the Incident Commander shall request the response of an
EMSC Ambulance and Supervisor. The number of patients and the nature of their injury
shall also be specified at this time.

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16. All officers should be aware that there are two types of radio messages on the Department radio- routine and urgent. Which of the following Department radio transmission(s) should be given as an "Urgent"... to the dispatcher? (Indicate all the correct choices) (Comm Pg 8-23)
A. "E 152 to Staten Island, 10-75, fire on the first floor of a 2-story PD"
B. "Battalion 9 to Manhattan, transmit a second alarm for Box 598"
C. " L44 to da Bronx, we have been involved in a minor apparatus accident, we are unable to proceed to the odor of gas"
D. "Engine 75 to da Bronx, transmit a 10-70, we have a frozen hydrant"
E. "Battalion 50 to Queens, have Tower Ladder 127 respond in from Jamaica Avenue and set up in front of Exposure 2"

16. All

8.6 URGENT RADIO MESSAGES
Radio messages are divided into two general classifications, routine and urgent.
The message priority determined by the dispatcher is final. Urgent messages have priority
at all times. All units shall cease radio communications when the code word "Urgent" is
transmitted. Dispatcher shall notify unit with urgent message to transmit.
8.6.1 Types of Urgent Radio Messages
A. Second or greater alarms
B. Calls for additional companies, ambulances, special units, or "10-75"
C. Dispatcher’s orders to units away from quarters to respond to alarms
D. Deployment of units or important messages to units at fire or emergency
operations
E. Report of apparatus breakdown while unit is responding to alarm
F. Transmission of alarms, and broadcast of address of fire
G. Report that unit has stopped to extinguish fire while responding to another alarm
H. Signal 10-70
EXAMPLE:
M "Battalion 77 to Manhattan, Urgent, K"
D "Battalion 77, K"
M "Battalion, 77 at Box 567, by order of Chief Brown, transmit a third
alarm, K"

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17. An Engine Company arrives at the scene of a serious hazardous material incident inside of a factory building where they find about 10 civilians having great difficulty breathing. In this situation, they would be most correct to transmit a 10-80? (Comm Pg 8-21)
A. Code 1
B. Code 2
C. Code 3
D. Code 4

17. A

10-80 Hazardous Material Incidents
The initial notification by field units of a hazardous materials incident.
Transmission of the signal 10-80 will serve to warn responders to proceed with
caution to avoid entering a restricted area. The FDNY Incident Commander will
transmit the appropriate code after size up and evaluation of the incident.
10-80 No Code
An incident that can be controlled by the on-scene unit(s) and requires no
additional resources. The Haz-Mat Battalion (HB01) and Haz-Mat Co. 1 (HM01)
can be contacted via the dispatcher, 800 MHz radio, or cell phone for technical
information if necessary. HB01 and HM01 may be requested to respond to the
incident if necessary.
Guidelines for transmitting Signal 10-80 No Code include:
 Release is of a small quantity (e.g., gas leak in a stove).
 The material and its hazards have been identified.
 Firefighters’ PPE provides adequate protection against the identified hazards.
 Special equipment and specialized training are not needed.
10-80 Code 1
An incident requiring additional resources and/or specialized equipment not
carried by regular field units to assist the IC in assessing the hazards and
identifying the resources necessary to manage the spill or release.
Units dispatched on a 10-80 Code 1 include:
Haz-Mat Battalion (HB01) Haz-Mat Company 1 (HM01)
Haz-Tac Conditions Officer
Nearest available Haz-Mat Technician Unit (HMTU)
Nearest available ALS/BLS Haz-Tac Ambulance
In addition to the units assigned above, the dispatcher shall ensure a total
response of the following units:
3 - Engine companies 1 - Battalion Chief
2 - Ladder companies
If people are contaminated, exposed or injured, or the incident involves other
hazards, additional resources should be special called by the IC as needed. HB01
can be contacted for guidance as needed, or may recommend resource
assignments to the IC based on preliminary and progress reports.
The Borough dispatcher shall make the following notifications upon transmission of
Signal 10-80 Code 1:
 Deputy Chief
 FDOC
 EMS Operations
 Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
 Department of Health (DOH) for Biological or Radiological incidents
 NYPD Operations

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18. An Engine Officer returning from a response determines that his apparatus radio is defective and not operating. When he returns to quarters, he asks the ladder boss what action to take, and she tells him he would be correct to? (Comm Pg 8-30)
A. Obtain a portable citywide radio from the Battalion
B. Perform an operational check of the portable citywide radio when it is received byrequesting a 10-11 radio test count with the citywide dispatcher
C.. Carry the portable citywide radio in the front cab while responding. Also carry or wear itwhile off the apparatus to communicate with the dispatcher for routine transmissions.
D. Notify the dispatcher that the unit is responding without an operating apparatus radio, if a response is received while awaiting the arrival of the citywide radio
E. Know the dispatcher is required to dispatch the nearest available Engine with an operating radio if a response is received while awaiting the arrival of the citywide radio.

18. D
8.14 RADIO EQUIPMENT DEFECTS
8.14.1 Messages advising the Department that a radio network is inoperative and/or that it has been restored must be transmitted via teleprinter and voice alarm.
8.14.2 Chief and Company Officers, in cooperation with Borough dispatchers, shall conduct routine tests of radio equipment to determine radio efficiency. Defects shall be promptly reported. 8.14.3 Defects in radio equipment observed by members must be immediately reported to the officer on duty. When a unit has a defective or non-operating apparatus radio, the officer on duty shall notify the Battalion and Division. In addition, the officer shall call the dispatcher requesting radio mechanic response for repairs to apparatus radio.
8.14.4 Upon notification of the defective/non-operating apparatus radio, the Division shall supply the affected unit with a portable citywide radio capable of direct communications with all borough dispatchers. Once the citywide radio is received, the company officer shall perform an operational check by requesting a 10-11 radio test count from their respective borough dispatcher.
8.14.5 During a response, the affected unit will use the citywide radio in lieu of the non-operating apparatus radio for all communications to the borough dispatcher until the apparatus radio is repaired. The citywide radio is not to be carried/worn by the company officer; it shall remain in the front cab of the apparatus and serve as a communication link from the unit to the borough dispatcher. 8.14.6 If a response is received while awaiting the arrival of the citywide radio, the officer shall notify the dispatcher that the unit is responding without an operating apparatus radio. The dispatcher will then ensure that an additional unit (nearest available Engine or Ladder) with an operating apparatus radio is dispatched to the same alarm.
8.14.7 Once repairs to the apparatus radio are complete, the officer shall notify the Battalion, Division and dispatcher. The Division will arrange for the return of the citywide radio.
8.14.8 Unless notification of a defect has been received, it is assumed that all radio units are operating satisfactorily. 8.14.9 The mobile station operator will note complete failure of a mobile transmitter when the receiver is operating but no response is received to a contact call.
8.14.10 Dispatchers must promptly report all radio equipment defects to the office of the radio supervisor or radio mechanic. Dispatchers must record all defects and remedial actions in the Radio Trouble Logbook.

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19. Units are operating at a 3-aIarm fire in a taxpayer on River Avenue in the Bronx (pictured below). The Bre started in Gardy's Pizza Palace and has extended into the Law Of Bce, and the Yogurt Store on the Exposure 4 side. Ladder 49 is then told by Division 6 to check for extensionin the stores on the Exposure 2 side. They find extension in the cockloft in both the Realty Office and the Donut Shop, but the Barber Shop is good and an effective place for the cockloft nozzle.In this situation, they would be correct to recommend that a cockloft nozzle should be placed in?(Comm 10—Add 2,7.2)


A. Exposure 2A
B. Exposure 2
C. Exposure 0-2A
D. Exposure 0-2B

19. D
7.2 Illustration #2 depicts a taxpayer with nine (9) individual stores, or nine subdivisions. The fire is located in the center store. The store to the immediate left of the fire store is identified as exposure "O-2", the next store on the left (two stores from the fire store) is "0-2A", the third store on the left would be "O-2B" and the fourth store would be "02C". The first store on the immediate right of the fire store would be exposure "0-4", the second store on the right would be "0-4A", the third store would be "0-4B", and the fourth store would be "0-4C".

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20. The Barber Shop may be referred to as the "Barber Shop(Comm 10—Add 2, 10.1)
A. Branch
B. Sector
C. Group
D. Division

20. B
10.1 Plain speak exposure identification is the process of identifying building and/or occupancies by name, occupancy type, address or any other distinctive characteristic. It should be used on the fireground in situations when it would benefit fire operations. It can be used in combination with the standard alpha-numeric exposure identification system to clearly define operational locations. This can be particularly effective for operations involving taxpayer fires. These types of operations usually have separate occupancies with distinctive characteristics that can be used in conjunction with the alpha-numeric exposure system (O2A, 04B, 3, etc).

Taxpayer Examples: “Conduct a primary search in exposure 04, the pizzeria sector” “Stretch a line into exposure 04, the bakery sector” “We have heavy fire showing from the rear of exposure 02, the hardware store sector” The intent of plain speak is not to replace the standard exposure identification system. It should only be used when it enhances our ability to properly identify exposures. It should be noted, plain speak alone may not be an effective method of communicating with all members on the fireground. Members operating on the roof or at the rear of an operation may not be able to view occupancies and may have to communicate with the standard alpha-numeric exposure identification system. A combination of plain speak, and exposure numbering may be the most effective method.

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21. If the fire building was an H-type attached to the left of the Taxpayer, and fire extended from the H-type into the f three taxpayer stores, the Donut Shop would be known as?(Comm 10—^Add 2, Pg 6)

A. Exposure 4-OA
B. Exposure 4-OB
C. Exposure 0-4A
D. Exposure 0-4

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7.4 Illustration #4 shows how the system builds; it starts with a fire in the taxpayer, "O", that extends to the right and then out of the taxpayer and into the windows of the top floor of exposure "4". Exposure "4" is an "H-type" building and because of its size, we will mentally subdivide it into sections. Each of the arms of the "H" will be identified as WINGS. In this illustration, the wing closest to the fire building is wing "A", the next arm is wing "B" and if there is a third or fourth wing they would be identified as wing "C" and wing "D". Wings are identified from left to right looking from the front of the building: If necessary, each wing can be further subdivided from front to rear using the terms FRONT, CENTER, and REAR. The part of the building connecting each wing shall be designated the throat and shall be referred to as the throat between "A" wing and "B" wing etc.

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22. A member activating their Emergency Alert Button (EAB) on their Handie-Talkie will cause all of the following to occur except? (Comm 11 2.7.2)

A. An Emergency Alert Tone" will sound on all HT's within range on the same frequency

B. A Beacon Tone will sound on the HT that activated their EAB

C. The company, position and name of the member who pressed the EAB will immediately display on the EFAS, if the HT is within range of the EFAS

D. The MDT's of EFAS enabled units within range of the HT will automatically switch to EFAS mode and print a hard copy showing the company, position and name of the member

E. HT transmission power on the radio that activated their EAB will be increased from 2 watts to 5 watts on the tactical channel

22. D (time not the name of member)
2.7.2 Activation of either button will cause the following to occur:
An "Emergency Alert Tone" is sounded on all HT’s within range (other than HT with EAB activation) on the same frequency.
A "Beacon Tone" is sounded on the HT with EAB activation.
Within range, the company, position, and name of the member who pressed the EAB immediately displays in the Electronic Fireground Accountability System (EFAS).
HT transmission power on the tactical channel is increased from 2 watts to 5 watts, providing more power for the message to get through. The 7 digit Internal Radio Code, preceded by the letters “EM” is displayed on the LCD screen of the FAST Radio and Model III HTs. This enables identification of the unit and the assigned position of the member pressing the EAB.
The MDTs of EFAS enabled units within range will automatically switch to EFAS mode and print a hard copy showing the company, position, and time when it receives an EAB activation.

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23. Units are operating at an all-hands fire when the IC hears an Emergency Alert Tone indicating an EAB activation, but no radio transmission is given following the sounds of the Emergency Alert Tone. In this situation, it would be most correct for the IC to identify the EAB activating member by stating on the HT Tactical 1? (Instructor Instinct—Comm 9 Add 4-4.1)
A. "Command to EFAS, who is the Mayday"
B. "Command to the member who activated their EAB, do you have a Mayday"
C. "Command to the member who activated their EAB, go with your Mayday"
D. "Command to the member who activated their EAB, do you have an Emergency"

23. D

4.2When an EAB activation is not immediately followed by a MAYDAY or URGENT message, the IC must identify and contact the member. It is critical to quickly determine the nature of the EAB activation so that if necessary, communication and/or assistance can be effected without delay. The EAB activating member shall be identified by any of the following methods:
The IC can obtain the transmitting member’s 7 digit Internal Radio Code. When the member’s ID is known, they shall be contacted as follows: “Command to Ladder 123 Roof - do you have an emergency?”
The IC can contact the member monitoring EFAS:“Command to EFAS- who activated their EAB?”
Where appropriate, the IC can attempt to directly contact the member: “Command to the member who activated the EAB - do you have an emergency?”

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24. Members of a Division Rescue Task Force (RTF) are responding to an "Aggressive Deadly Behavior' incident in Manhattan. They would know which one of the following statements to be true?
(Instructor Instinct-ERP 3A—7.2.1,11.3.2,11.5.2 + 3A App A—3.1.4,3.1.5, Pg 3)
A. Units assigned to a Division Rescue Task Force will be given the alpha designation "R" on their response ticket
B. Rescue Task Forces shall be named prior to entry. For example RTF-275, RTF-315, RTF-133
C. All of the FDNY RTF members shall operate on the Warm Zone Tactical Channel during any RTF entry.
D. The Rescue Task Force "Leader" (Fire Officer) is the accountability and communications officer, and is responsible to communicate RTF findings and location, including patient countwith triage tag colors, to the RTF "Supervisor" at the TOC

24.
7.2 RTF EQUIPMENT: RTF members shall only take equipment necessary for addressing life threatening conditions and to facilitate patient removal. This should be limited to tourniquets, hemostatic agent, occlusive dressings, triage tags and skeds.
Oxygen and defibrillators shall NOT be brought into the Warm Zone.
Safety equipment will be determined by the IC for the threat environment

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25. The TAC-U channel is a 5 watt channel on the FDNY HT. It is found in Zone A on HT Channel? (Comm 11 Pg 11 -12, Ch 14—Add 2)
A- II
B. 12
C. 13
D. 14
E. 15

25. C

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26. The Subway Duplex Channels on the Handie-Talkie are found in Zone A on HT channels?(Instructor Instincts—Comm Chapter 11—Pg 11-12)
A. 11 and 12
B. 12 and 13
C. 14 and 15
D. 15 and 16

26. C

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27. The Handie-Talkie Duplex channels that are used with a repeater to enhance communications within a building (Javits Center) or facility (PATH Station) are found in Zone A of the HT on Channels? (Comm Chapter 11—Pg 11-I2, Chapter 13-Pg 13-1 )
A. 11 and 12
B. 12 and 13
C. 14 and 15
D. 15 and 16

27. A

1.1 The FDNY primarily communicates at fires and emergencies using handie talkie (HT) radios (Motorola XTS-3500, Models I and III) programmed on ultra high frequency (UHF) band (406-512 MHz) frequencies. The radios are programmed using analog technology with both simplex and duplex channels. Simplex channels transmit and receive (point-to-point) on the same frequency. The simplex HT channels are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13 and 16. When using simplex channels, a message transmitted by a HT will be received by another HT on the same channel if it is within range of the transmitting radio. The range of a HT is determined by many factors including wattage, antenna, topography, battery strength and obstructions. Duplex channels transmit on one frequency but receive a signal back on a different frequency; therefore communications on these channels is only possible when used in conjunction with a duplex UHF repeater system. The duplex HT channels are 11, 12, 14, and 15.

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28. First alarm units are operating at a 10-76 in a 60-story High Rise Office Building. The fire is on the 22nd floor and the Deputy Chief has set up the Fire Sector and SAE Group. In this situation, it would be incorrect to state that? (Instructor Instinct -FFP H-Rise Office Pg 18-19)
A. The Fire Sector should be established for units operating on 22°'* and 23"* floors.The SAE Group will be units operating on all floors above the Fire Sector.
B. Once the Fire Sector is established, units in this sector shall communicate with the Fire Sector Supervisor on the Primary Tactical Channel, and not communicate with the ICP unless Urgent.
C. Units operating above the Fire Sector shall initially communicate with the Fire Sector Supervisor on the Primary Tactical Channel, then switch to the Secondary Tactical Channel once the SAE Group is established.
D. Once the SAE Group is established, units in this sector shall not communicate with the ICP unless Urgent.

28. B, C
D. The Search and Evacuation Group Supervisor (SAE) shall establish the following communications network:
1. HT communication with the units under his/her command on the secondary tactical channel. When the SAE Group is established, units assigned to the SAE Group shall switch to secondary tactical channel and shall not communicate with the ICP unless urgent.
2. HT communications with the IC on the command channel. Hard wire communication shall also be established.
3. The Search and Evacuation Group Supervisor shall operate on the secondary tactical channel. His/her aide shall monitor and operate on the command channel.

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29. Units are operating at a second alarm when a Mayday is transmitted for a missing member. The IC decides to transmit a 10-66, establish a FAST Group and place the FAST Group on Channel 16. Which of the following member(s) in the FAST Group should remain on Primary Tactical Channel 1? (More than one answer may be correct) (Instructor Instincts—MMID Chapter 5, Add 1)
A. All Chiefs Aides in the Fast Group
B. The FAST Unit Officer
C. The FAST Unit FF assigned the FAST radio
D. The FF Locator Officer and FF Removal Officer
E. The FAST Group Supervisor

29. A & C

2.1 In order to implement HT channel 16 for a FAST Group, a communication plan must be established. This plan will allow communications on the fire ground without hampering fire operations and firefighter rescue operations. The IC shall consider having the FAST Group switch to HT channel 16 prior to the arrival of the 10-66 units. This will allow for more effective communications between units assigned to the FAST Group. FAST Group HT channel designations:
FAST Group Supervisor on Ch-16.
FAST Group Supervisor’s Aide on Ch-1
FF Removal Officer- (Rescue Battalion) on Ch-16
FF Removal Officer’s Aide on Ch-1
FF Locator Officer (Battalion Chief) on Ch-16
FF Locator Officer’s Aide on Ch-1
FAST Unit on Ch-16
FF assigned the FAST Radio on Ch-1
Units assigned to the FAST Group on Ch-16

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30. Ladder 157 is the FAST Unit at a 10-75 and is put to work in a FAST Group with Rescue 2 and Battalion 41 to search for a missing firefighter in the cellar of a commercial building. Which of the following transmissions would be correct for them to utilize on the HT while operating?(Instructor Instincts—Comm 9—Pg 9-7, Comm 9—Add 3—2.3 Note MMID-4.3,4.4

) A. LI57 Irons FF monitoring EFAS sees an EAB activation on the EFAS Screen and calls the IC by saying "LI57 FAST—EFAS to Command"
B. L157 Officer finds the lost firefighter in the rear of the cellar and says "Mayday, Mayday,Mayday, LI57 FAST Officer to Command with a Mayday"
C. LI57 Officer requests the FAST-Pak from his OV FF by saying "LI57 FAST to LI57 FAST OV, bring me the FAST-Pak"
D. LI57 Officer wants to update Battalion 41 on the progress of the FF removal and says"LI57 to the FAST Sector Supervisor"

30. D

B. The member transmitting the MAYDAY shall respond in the following format: “Ladder 43 FAST OV to command MAYDAY, MISSING MEMBER LOCATED” and provide the following information:
Location
Identity of member(s) to determine if it is the member(s) reported missing.
Any imminent conditions that might affect the missing member(s) e.g., fire nearby, out of air.
Resources needed to reach safety.

2.3 When the Division is on-scene, it shall be the responsibility of the Division Back-up Firefighter, if available, to report to the Battalion vehicle being used to monitor EFAS to either: Assist the EFAS trained member of the FAST unit or Relieve the Battalion firefighter if the Battalion firefighter has not been relieved by an EFAS trained member of the FAST Unit. When the Division responds to an incident from quarters, the Division Back-up Firefighter will respond with the Division. If the Division responds while out of quarters, the Division Back-up Firefighter shall proceed to the location of the fire if possible. Note: The member monitoring EFAS shall be identified by radio designation “EFAS” when communicating by HT, e.g., “EFAS to Command” “Command to EFAS”.

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31. An officer discussing the use of the Handie-Talkie was incorrect when he stated that? (Comm 11—3.4,5.2 Choices C, D, E are from the forthcoming HT bulletin)

A. If the Push-To-Talk button is continuously held, the HT remote mic speaker emits a short audible warning tone at about 20 seconds and continuous tone at 30 seconds

B When transmitting, depress the Push-To-Talk button, taking a slight pause, (1/4 second)before speaking

C. On the new 8000 HT radios, an emergency alert that is received by a HT will be held on the HT-LED screen for about 8 seconds

D. When recalling transmissions on the new 8000 HT radios, a yellow triangle will be displayed on the LED display to indicate a received Emergency Alert activated transmission

E. When a member depresses his EAB on the new 8000 HT radios, the transmitting radio will display the word "Emergency" in an orange stripe and blink a high visibility strobe light

31. A

3.4 30 Second Time-Out-Timer This feature cuts off the transmitter after 30 seconds of continuous transmission and is especially useful to correct the "stuck-button" problem. At the remote microphone speaker, the radio emits a short audible warning tone at approximately 26 seconds and a continuous tone at approximately 30 seconds. This indicates that the transmitter has been shut off. The operator can re-key the transmitter again if a longer transmission is required. This resets the Time-Out-Timer.

5.2 When the Push-to-Talk button (PTT) on the handie-talkie is depressed, an electronic ID signal is transmitted. The processing time for the transmission of this electronic ID signal is approximately one quarter of a second. This is automatically done prior to the transmission of the audio signal from the handie-talkie. Members shall follow these guidelines to assure clear and complete transmission of the HT audio signal:
Depress the PTT button, taking a slight pause (1/4 second) to allow for the HT to transmit its electronic ID signal prior to speaking.
Speak clearly and directly into the Remote Speaker Microphone (RSM). This will eliminate the need to repeat transmissions.

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32. BC OUESTION- Department procedures state a Command Channel shall be established by the IC for which types of incidents? (Indicate all correct choices) (Comm 11—Pg 11-14)
A. Fires or Emergencies—Only on a 3"* or greater alarm
B. Every 10-60
C. Every 10-66
D. Every 10-76
E. Every 10-77
F. When needed during complex operations

32. B, C, D & F

7.3.2 A Command Channel shall be established:
A. 2nd alarm or greater.
B. Signals 10-60, 10-66, and 10-76.
C. When signal 10-77 is transmitted and more than one sector is established.
D. When needed during complex operations as determined by the IC to assure a manageable span of control.

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33. BC Question—Units are operating at a 4th alarm in an H-type building where the Command Channel is being used. They should be aware that which of the following Chief Officer(s) should be operating on Channel 2—the Command Channel—with their Aide operating on Channel 1?
(Comm 11—Pg 11-16 and ICS Chapter 2—Add 3)
A. Incident Commander
B. Sector Supervisors
C. Group Supervisors
D. Resource Unit Leader
E. Safety Officer
F. Communications Unit Leader
G. Staging Area Manager
H. Air Recon

33. A, F, G, & H

5 People
Acronym- CHRIS
Communication
Hi Rise Roof
Air Reacon
IC
Staging

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34. A company officer discussing "ARCS" was incorrect when he stated that?(Comm 13—1.1, 2.2)
A. ARCS means "Auxiliary Radio Communications Systems"
B. Simplex channels transmit and receive on the same frequency (Point to Point)
C. Duplex channels transmit on one frequency, but receive a signal back on a different frequency—thus requiring a duplex repeater system
D. Base Station Leaky Cable is another ARCS that is a base radio connected to a cable running throughout the structure. It is a duplex radio that operates on Channels 11 and 12.

34. D

2.2 Base Station Leaky Cable Simplex UHF or VHF Radio System - a base radio connected to a cable that runs through a building/infrastructure. It is a simplex radio that can either operate on FDNY UHF HT channels 1 through 8 (FDNY Programmed) or it may utilize in-house radios (Proprietary). Transmissions made from the base station will be carried by the cable to all areas of the building or infrastructure. The Chrysler Building is an example of a FDNY Programmed base station leaky cable system. Note: Transmissions captured by the cable are received by the base station radio but are not re-transmitted. Therefore, important messages that are needed to be heard by all members should be re-transmitted at the base station radio by the member monitoring transmissions.

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35. Ladder 99 arrives first at a newly constructed 90-story High-Rise Office building for a fire reported on the 49th floor. CIDS information indicates that the building has a building repeater that works off of Channel II on the FDNY HT. The Officer then took the following actions? (Comm 13—3.1.1

)A. Activated the building ARCS with her 1620 key

B. Left one member at the ICP to monitor the repeater channel and relay messages

C. Switched to Channel 11 on her radio, having other members of Ladder 99 stay on Channel 1

D. Performed a functional test of Channel 11 upon reaching the 47"* floor, 2 floors below the reported fire floor

E. Notified the dispatcher to advise all incoming units that Channel 11 is being utilized

Which action was incorrect?

35. C

3.1.1 1st Arriving Ladder Company
1. Officer will activate Building ARCS (1620 Key or ON/OFF switch) at the Fire Command Station, if so equipped.
2. Officer will instruct the member designated to staff the Incident Command Post to monitor the tactical and/or repeater channel/relay messages.
3. Officer will remain on Channel 1 or switch his/her HT to the Building duplex UHF radio repeater channel (Channel 11 / Channel 12), or acquire an in-house radio for the investigation team, as appropriate.
4. Officer will ensure a functional test is performed prior to leaving the lobby.

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36. Ladder 24 is utilizing Channel 12 (a repeater system) successfully at a fire at the PATH Station when they suddenly notice the continued inability to make radio contact on Channel 12 as they reach the incident location. In this situation, the officer would be correct to immediately? (Comm 13—Pg 13-7)

A. Notify the IC via the HT Relay set up on Channel 1 of Repeater failure

B. Switch to Channel 11 to see if the Repeater works on that channel

C. Request IN-HOUSE radios to see if the Repeater works on those radios

D. Return to a location where previous communications were successful to see if the incident location is just a dead spot

36. D

5.1 FDNY personnel should be alert to the signs of ARCS failure. Indications may include unusual periods of radio silence or continued inability to make radio contact on the ARCS Channel(s). If an ARCS system is not operational, the Incident Commander (IC) should attempt to contact members through utilization of the HT on Channel 1 (Primary Tactical). Note: Operating units may encounter dead spots in Duplex radio repeater coverage. Prior to abandoning the use of an ARCS channel, Chief and Company Officers shall instruct units to return to a location where previous communications were successful. If communications at this location are now successful on the ARCS Channel, report the dead spot to the IC and continue to operate on the ARCS Channel. If unsuccessful, use the HT on Channel 1 to report the repeater failure to the Incident Commander.

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37. Units are operating at a multiple alarm subway incident where Channel 14 is being utilized as an Auxiliary Radio Communication System (ARCS). The EC realizes that Channel 14 has suddenly failed and is no longer operational. He then instructs the Communications Engine to transmit an emergency message on the POST Radio advising all units that the radio repeater has failed and that they should switch back to Channel 1. He instructs them to utilize the Reverse Channel for Channel 14 to transmit this message. They should know that the Reverse Channel for Channel 14 is Channel? (Comm 13 Pg 13-7)

A. 17

B. 18

C. 19

D. 20

37. 5.2 Post radios and UHF mobile radios in Deputy Chief and Battalion Chief’s vehicles are equipped with a Reverse Channel frequency feature. This attribute flips duplex radio repeater frequencies allowing these radios to transmit emergency messages on the receive frequency and get emergency messages on the transmit frequency of the duplex radio repeater Channel. The signal strength of the Post radio (45 watts) and the UHF mobile radio (40 watts) may be able to penetrate through structural obstructions to reach members located at a distance from the Command Post. Due to the limited wattage of our HTs, however, members at a distance from the Command Post trying to acknowledge the emergency transmission may not be able to be heard. Example:An emergency message utilizing the Post radio or UHF mobile radio on a Reverse Channel may be – “Division 1 to all units, the duplex radio repeater system has failed. All members hearing this message should switch their handie talkies to Channel 1.” Note: If the Building duplex UHF radio repeater system fails, consider utilizing the Reverse Channels of Post radio or FDNY mobile UHF radio to transmit an emergency message (AUC 207, Addendum 16, section 5).

On the post radio and the UHF mobile radio:

Channel 17 is the Reverse Channel for (Building Radio Repeater) Channel 11

Channel 18 is the Reverse Channel for (Building Radio Repeater) Channel 12

Channel 19 is the Reverse Channel for (Subway Radio Repeater) Channel 14

Channel 20 is the Reverse Channel for (Subway Radio Repeater) Channel 15

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38. Engine 79 responds on a CFR-D response to a cardiac arrest. On arrival, they find an EMS BLS unit on-scene. In this situation, in order to initiate contact with the EMS BLS unit, it would be correct for the Officer of Engine 79 to? (Comm 14 Add 1—2.2)

A. On Fire HT Channel 1 state "Engine 79 to EMS"

B. On Fire HT Channel 10 state "Engine 79 to EMS"

C. Proceed to the reported apartment, because BLS units do not have Fire HT channels, only EMS supervisors have that capability

D. Call the FDNY dispatcher to advise the BLS unit that Engine 79 is on scene

38. A

2.2 A CFR unit arrives and an EMS unit is on-scene: Fire unit will initiate contact utilizing Fire HT Channel 1 with the unit designation (e.g. “Engine 79 to EMS”). If the CFR unit is on-scene first, EMS will initiate contact with the CFR unit (e.g. “EMS 17 Adam to Engine 79”).

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39. Engine 22 responds to Box 865 and arrives first at a vehicle accident into a building at 2340 Lexington Avenue, near 85st Street in Yorkville, They determine there are numerous traumatic injuries. Because they are not certain which is the proper local EMS Sector Frequency, they would be most correct to transmit critical information to EMS on? (Comm 14 Add 1—Pg 2)

A. EMS Citywide 1—stating "Engine 22 to EMS, at Box 865—2340 Lexington Avenue, we have a car into a building with five people critically injured"

B. EMS Citywide 1—stating "Engine 22 to EMS, at 2340 Lexington Avenue, near 85th Street, we have a car into a building with five people critically injured"

C. EMS Citywide 1—stating "Engine 22 to EMS, at 2340 Lexington Avenue, near 85th Street, we have a car into a building with five 10-37 Code 2's"

D. EMS Citywide 2—stating "Engine 22 to EMS, at 2340 Lexington Avenue, near 85th Street, we have a car into a building with five people critically injured"

39. B

2.7 The following information is to be included when Fire units transmit on EMS borough or citywide frequencies:

The unit calling e.g. “Engine 3 to EMS”

The address of the incident including cross streets (Do Not Use Box Number)

Relevant critical information

Chiefs should precede their identification with the term “Fire Battalion” to distinguish them from EMS Battalion.

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40. Battalion 37 arrives at a 10-75 for a first floor Brownstone fire when the Officer from Ladder Company 111 transmits two 10-45's found, not breathing, that are being brought out to the street now. The BC looks around and sees no one from EMS visibly on scene. In this situation, in order to communicate critical information to EMS, the BC should attempt to?(Comm 14 Add I—3.6 A, B, C, D)

A. Contact EMS on HT Channel 1

B. Notify the FDNY dispatcher for relay to EMS

C. Utilize any engine or ladder UHF radio to contact EMS via EMS CW 1

D. Utilize a DARS radio to contact EMS on Brooklyn South

40. A

3.6 In the event the IC needs EMS resources at the scene of an operation (e.g. 10-45 transmitted for a patient with a Life threatening/Non-Life threatening condition), and EMS is not on scene or cannot be located, the IC shall ensure the response of EMS and relay the seriousness of the patient’s condition to the responding EMS unit(s) by one of the following methods:

A.The IC should attempt to contact EMS on the primary HT Channel 1 (e.g.: “Command to EMS”). This procedure is only effective if the EMS unit is within range of the HT transmission.

B.When the IC is unable to contact EMS on HT Channel 1, the IC shall contact the FD dispatcher with full particulars for relay to EMS.

C.The UHF radios in all Battalion and Division Fire apparatus can be used for direct communication with the EMS citywide dispatch, as well as the Borough Dispatch radios on all Engine and Ladder apparatus. The channel, visually identified as “EMS CW 1”, can be used to communicate critical information vital to patient care or the safety of members directly to the EMS dispatcher. In addition, all responding EMS units will be monitoring EMS-CW1. Information relayed on EMS-CW1 should be in plain speak language (no “10” codes, fire jargon, etc).

Note: DARS radios can be used for direct communication with EMS citywide dispatch for relay to EMS units by switching to the EMS Zone, Channel 1 (EMS-CW-1). Transmissions on this frequency will not be heard by Fire units.

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41. BC Ouesrion—If an FDNY IC needs to communicate with the NYPD via a NYMAC Interoperability Channel, the IC shall call-in to which channel? (Comm 14—Add 3)

A. NYMAC 1
B. NYMAC 2
C. NYMAC 3
D. NYMAC 4

41. A

The I/O channels have been re-named for the entire NY region. In the confines of NYC (5 boroughs), NYMAC channels 1-3 have been designated as primary channels. NYMAC channels 4-6 have been designated as primary channels for Nassau and Suffolk Counties. The new I/O channel designations are as follows:

Channel Name
* NYMAC 1---NYC- Call in Channel (always active)

* NYMAC 2

* NYMAC 3

* NYMAC 4---Nassau/Suffolk- Call in Channel (always active)

* NYMAC 5

* NYMAC 6 Citywide Capability # Regional capability (Westchester-NYC-LI)

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42. The Primary UTAC Channel for use in the NYC region is? (Comm 14—Add 4)

A. UTAC 40D

B. UTAC 41D

C. UTAC 42D

D. UTAC 430

42. C

2. UTAC CHANNELS Zone -
Channel Channel Name
B - 5 Calling Channel UCALL 40 *
B - 6 UCALL 40 D
B - 7 UTAC 41 *
B - 8 UTAC 41 D
B - 9 UTAC 42 *
B-10 (primary) UTAC 42 D
B-11 UTAC 43 *
B-12 UTAC 43 D

D -- These channels provide direct point to point communication / Talkaround (T/A) *

-- These channels operate using a repeater

Note: Some jurisdictions in New Jersey along the New York City border refer to the UTAC channels without the “40” and “D” designations using UTAC- 1 T/A, 2 T/A, & 3 T/A. For example: FDNY UTAC 42 D would be called UTAC 2 T/A.

2.1 UTAC DIRECT CHANNELS

1) UTAC 42D: The primary Interoperability channel to be used with cooperating agencies in the NY region. It provides direct point to point communications for portable radios that are within range of each other.

2) UTAC 41D: The secondary Interoperability channel. It is to be used when there are multiple operations that are in close proximity and UTAC Ch. 42D is already in use.

3) UTAC 43D: The tertiary Interoperability channel

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43. BC Question—The NYC 2008 Building Code requires one-way voice communications from Fire Command Centers to all stairways and dwellings for all new R-2 buildings greater than_________feet? (Instructor Instincts—FFP MO's 6.21.2)

A. 75
B. 100
C. 125
D. 150

43. C

6.21.2 If a communication system does exist, the first arriving Chief may utilize this system to direct and control evacuation of the fire floor, and floors above. Extreme conditions may require evacuation of the floor below.

Note: The 2008 NYC Building Code requires one-way voice communication from the fire command center to all stairways and dwellings for all new R-2 buildings greater than 125 ft in height. HRFPMDs with communications systems should be entered into the CIDS program.

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44. Engine 298 and Ladder 127 arrive first at a fire reported in a closet on the platform in the subway system. While setting up the Handie-Talkie Relay they note that the token booth is about 250 feet from the bottom of the subway entrance stairs. As they set up the relay, they should be guided by how many of the following point(s). (AUC 207—4.1)

1. The LCC should go down the subway entrance stairs and proceed to the token booth

2. The OV FF should go to the bottom of the stairs leading to the platform

3. The Roof FF should place himself approximately 50 yards from the platform stairs

4. The Engine Officer should be approximately 100 yards from the platform stairs—^and remain in the line of sight of the Ladder Officer

5. The Ladder Officer should go with the inside team to the fire location

A. 2 points
B. 3 points
C. 4 points
D. 5 points

44. B

Truck Chauffeur Bottom of subway entrance stairs. If the token clerk booth is within 50 yards of stairs to street, contact train dispatcher through the clerk. (There is a telephone in the token clerk’s booth. Try to obtain additional information for the Company Officer and Incident Commander).

The LCC should relay the token booth phone number to the Truck Officer in case it is necessary to call the booth from a blue light telephone.

Outside Vent FF The foot of the stairs leading to the platform if it is within 50 yards of the Chauffeur.

Roof FF Approximately 50 yards from the stairs on the platform for relay
.
Engine Officer Approximately 100 yards (line of sight) from Roof FF on the platform.

Truck Officer To location of the fire.Additional HT equipped members every 100 yards, if necessary.

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45. A first alarm assignment is dispatched to a reported rubbish fire on the platform in a subway station. Engine 255 arrives alone, and as the initial IC, the Engine Officer decides to utilize the Subway Repeater Channel, to enhance communications at this minor operation. In this situation, it would be correct for him to think that? (AUC 207 Add 16—Pg 2,3)

A. The FDNY dispatcher must be notified to ensure the MTA repeater is activated

B. When the first Ladder arrives, they should set up the HT relay, if deemed necessary

C. The Engine Captain and the ECC's radio should both be placed on Channel 15, while the other Engine members remain on Channel 1

D. The Engine Officer should ensure he is teamed with a member on Channel 1 at all times

45. D

•The NYC Transit duplex radio repeater system is always ON.

•An effective HT relay (Channel 1-Primary Tactical) must be established whether the station is equipped with a repeater or not. Members of the 1st truck and the Officer of the 1st engine shall be utilized when establishing a HT relay.

Minor Operations: such as rubbish on the platform, medical emergencies, etc. The Company Officer shall determine the channel assignments of his/her members. Example: the ECC and the Officer switch to the repeater channel and other members remain on Channel 1.

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46. Engine 92 responds to a CFR-D response in a subway station where they attempt to utilize the subway repeater and determine it is not operational. In this situation, they would be most correct to notify the regarding this issue? (AUC 207 Add 16—Pg 4)

A. Public Transportation Safety Unit by email or phone

B. Borough Communications Office via Department radio

C. Battalion and Division by phone

D. Chief of Communications at 9 Metro Tech by email

46. B

1. The Fire Department unit experiencing a problem with the NYC Transit repeater system shall notify the Borough Communications Office via Department radio and advise the Dispatcher of the problem, including the exact location or station.

6. PROCEDURES FOR REPORTING PROBLEMS

1. The Fire Department unit experiencing a problem with the NYC Transit repeater system shall notify the Borough Communications Office via Department radio and advise the Dispatcher of the problem, including the exact location or station.

2. The Borough Communications Office shall forward this information, with all of the particulars to FDOC.

3. FDOC will transmit this information to the effected Borough Command during normal business hours, and to the effected Division at all other times, advising of the particulars, and requesting that the Borough Command / Division notify the appropriate units.

4. FDOC will fax a copy of this information to the Public Transportation Safety Unit.

5. The Public Transportation Safety Unit will confer with the effected Borough Command / Division and establish a NYC Transit repeater system outage folder, and monitor the status and the frequency of these outages.

7. The Public Transportation Safety Unit will liaison with NYCT to ensure prompt repair of system and provide periodic updates to FDOC until the system is repaired and is fully operational.

8. FDOC will transmit this information to the effected Borough Communications Office, and the effect Borough Command during normal business hours and to the effected Division at all other times with all of the particulars, and the Borough Command / Division will notify the appropriate units.

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47. Ladder 4 arrives at the scene of a subway incident where they find civilians on the tracks and power must be immediately removed due to the imminent danger to the civilians. They proceed to the closest Blue Light and find the Power Removal Box covered by a white bag with red lettering that states "Out Of Service". In this situation, the correct actions would include? (AUC 207 8.1)

1. Immediately proceed to the next Power Removal Box which should be approximately 600 feet away.

2. Use the associated telephone next to the OOS Power Removal Box to request power off and remain on the phone until receiving confirmation that power is off.

3. The IC must request power off and have power confirmed off via the Department radio

A. 1,3
B. 2,3
C. Only #2
D. Only #3

47. B

Whenever NYC Transit personnel determine that a Power Removal Box or the Telephone is out of service, they will be covered with a bag to identify them as being out of service. This bag will be white, with red lettering, and it will state “Out Of Service.If a member encounters an out of service Power Removal Box, the member should use the associated Telephone to contact the Rail Control Center (RCC) to request the removal of power. The member must identify him/herself, state the reason that the power must be removed, and remain on the phone until they receive confirmation that power has been removed.All members are reminded that the use of a Power Removal Box to remove power should only be used as a last resort, when there is an imminent life hazard. The power limits associated with the activation of a Power Removal Box can be very extensive and may result in many trains and passengers being needlessly stranded, requiring assistance, evacuation, and thereby compounding the incident.

The activation of a Power Removal Box,or the use of the associated telephone, does not alleviate the Officer in Command of the responsibility of requesting and confirming the removal of power via Department Radio, with the Borough Communications Office.

8.5.1 Dry chemical extinguishers at the power removal boxes, found along right of way, approximately 600 ft. apart.

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48. A first alarm assignment arrives at a subway incident for a reported minor smoke condition.
The incident is remote firom the platform area and the Transit Authority (TA) has a Light Train
awaiting members in the station on their arrival. Regarding the use of this Light Train, it would
be incorrect to state? (AUC 207 Add 7 2.2,2.3,2.5)

A. The primary means of communications shall be via the Train Operator's radio
B. If power is removed from the track area, the TA will notify the FD Unit on the "Light Train" directly and the IC via the FDNY dispatcher of power removal
C. The Train Conductor's radio is a hand held radio with capabilities similar to the Train Operator's radio. It is not a reliable means of communication for the FD Unit on the train, if needed.
D. Progress Reports from the Light Train shall be transmitted as soon as possible, but at least
once every 15 minutes

48. C
2.2 The CIC must assure a communications link with the FD Unit on the "Light Train" before authorizing its use. If a communications link cannot be established, the "Light Train" is not to be used.
2.2.1 The primary means of communications shall be via
the Train Operators radio, as follows :

The TA has agreed to relay all messages from the FD Unit on the "Light Train" to the
FD dispatcher for relay to the CIC and vice versa, as indicated in the diagram above.
A. Agreement has been reached with the TA to allow the FD Unit direct use of the Train
Operator's radio.
It is essential that the FD Unit on the "Light Train" maintain control of this radio, since
it is the only reliable means of communications for the FD Unit on the train.
B. The Train Operator's radio is removable, similar to removable automobile stereo
players. This radio will operate from any Train Operator's compartment in any car.
C. Units should be aware that the train conductor is equipped with a hand held radio with
capabilities similar to the aforementioned train operators radio.



2.3 FD Units should not enter the track area from the "Light Train" unless power has been
removed.
The Transit Authority will notify the FD Unit on the "Light Train" directly and the CIC
through the FD Dispatcher when the above has been accomplished.

2.5 The possibility of delay in communications must be anticipated. Therefore, progress reports
from the "Light Train" shall be transmitted as soon as possible, but at least once every 15
minutes.

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49. Units arrive at an alarm in a newly renovated subway station that has hardwired sound
powered phones. Regarding the use of the Sound Powered Phones, it would be incorrect to state
that? (AUC 207 Add 10—2.2,2.3,3.5,3.6)

A. Units need to bring a telephone handset and 1620 key to both the platform and street level
location of the sound powered phone outlets. The 1620 key gives access to the metal boxes with
telephone outlet jacks.

B. A subway emergency key must be brought to the station platform to access the standpipe
outlet. In most cases, the metal box with the telephone outlet jack will be inside the standpipe
cabinet.

C. The standard HT Relay is not required if the Sound Powered phones are tested and
operating

D. The standard HT Relay can be augmented by sound powered telephones if circumstances
allow

49. C

2.2 Standpipe outlets at the platform level will be located inside a locked stainless steel cabinet (figure 2). The cabinet can be opened by using the standard subway emergency exit key and will not contain hose.

2.3 Sound-powered telephone outlet jacks will be located in a secure metal box that can be opened with an FDNY 1620 key. In most cases, the outlet jack box will be inside the stainless steel standpipe cabinet (figure 3).

3.5 Units equipped with sound-powered phones shall bring a telephone handset, a 1620 key, and a subway emergency exit key to the station platform level. Another telephone handset and a 1620 key shall be brought to the street level location of the sound-powered phone outlet jack box.

3.6 The standard handi-talkie relay procedure for communicating during subway emergencies can be augmented by sound-powered telephones, depending on the circumstances and the location of the incident.

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50. An Officer drilling on the use of Sound Powered Telephones (SPT) at Under-River tunnels
was incorrect when he made which statement? (Tools 31— 2.6.1,3.3,4.1.1,4,1,2,4.3.2)

A. If using an amplifier to increase the volume, place the talk level knob at the highest setting

B. When dedicating members to a Sound Powered Telephone, each member shall be paired
with another member who will monitor HT communications

C. An Under-River tunnel system will include coverage in tubes in both directions and one
location on both sides of the tunnel, typically the nearest emergency exit

D. There is usually a connection from one Sound Powered Telephone system to an adjacent system. (Example—Under-River Tunnel to a nearby subway station)

E. In Under-River tunnels, the SPT connectors are found at standpipe outlets, about 200 feet
apart. Notify the IC of the standpipe outlet number in order to identify the incident location.

50. D

2.6.1 There are 2 controls on the amplifier; a talk level knob that controls the volume and shall be placed at the highest setting when in use, and a PTA (Push to
Amplify) button. The PTA button must be pressed and held whenever the user wants to transmit a message. Once the message is completed, the PTA button
must be released, or the reply will not be heard.

3.3 Specific members shall be dedicated to maintain the SPT communications link. Each
shall be paired with another member who monitors HT communications.

4.1.1 NYCT has installed two types of hard-wired SPT systems:
 Street to Station - Coverage includes a particular station and the street
above.
 Street to Tunnel - Coverage includes a particular under river tunnel or
tubes (both directions) and a location on both sides of the tunnel, typically
the nearest emergency exit.

4.1.2 There is usually no connection from one SPT system to another (e.g., from an under river tunnel system to a nearby station).

4.3.2 SPT connector are typically located at the street level Siamese connections closest
to the emergency exits on both sides of the under river tubes. In the under river
tubes, SPT connectors are found at standpipe outlets; approximately 200 feet
apart. The Transit Authority usually identifies associated standpipe outlets by
number. Members operating in a tube should notify the IC of the standpipe outlet
number, in order to identify the incident location (Figure 1).

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51. EC Question—Units operating at the scene of a 10-75 in a subway station should know that
the FDNY TLO (Transit Liaison Officer) may request power removal for the FDNY IC or
confirm power removal to the FDNY IC under what circumstances? (AUC 207 Add 13—3.1)

A. For routine or urgent situations
B. Only for immediate life-threatening circumstances
C. Under no circumstances

51. C

3.1 A landline will be available for use by the TLO.
The presence of the TLO in the RCC does not supercede any of the existing protocols
between the Fire Department and the MTA NYC Transit. All sections of AUC 207 must
be adhered to at all times.
Under no circumstances shall the removal of power or the confirmation that power
has been removed be requested or given through the TLO. Power removal and the
confirmation of power removal must always be requested and confirmed via the
Fire Department Borough Communications Office.

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52. After a major storm, numerous members are assembled to work in multiple Task Forces
throughout Queens and Brooklyn to operate at trees and wires down incidents using FDNY rapid
response vehicles. In this situation, while operating in these task forces, they should know that
their primary method of communication would be? (AUC 159 Add 8 Pg 3)

A. 400 MHz DARS radio
B. 800 MHz radios
C. Cell Phones
D. Department radios

52. A

4.1 Sector/Group Supervisors and TFLs shall maintain communications with the ICP.
 The IC or their designee shall assign task force(s) to individual assignments and provide
weather forecasts and other intelligence that will impact task force operations.
 ICs shall consider activating a Mobile Command Center, FDNY Planning Vehicle, or
Brooklyn Mobile Operations Center to assist with communications and to increase
the overall efficiency of the operation.
 Primary Communications: The primary method of communications shall be the
Department Administrative Radio System (DARS).
o DARS radios are 400 MHz, UHF handheld radios.
o Task forces operating in each borough shall switch their DARS radio to the
designated frequency for that borough.
o DARS radios do not interfere with transmissions of normally assigned HT’s.
o Each Borough Command is supplied with fifteen radios and chargers.
 Alternate Communications: 800 MHz radios can be used as an alternate to the DARS
radios when the DARS radios are out of service.
 Contingency Communications: Cell phones can be utilized when the DARS and 800
MHz systems are out of service.
 Emergency Communications: The Department Radio can be utilized when:
o An emergency exists and direct communication to the borough dispatcher is
necessary.
o The other systems are not operable

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53. In lower Manhattan a 4"* alarm (10-76) is transmitted for a fire on the upper floors of a High Rise Office Building. Because there are civilians trapped above the fire, the "Air Rescue Plan'' is ordered by the IC. In this situation, members should be aware, that the High Rise Roof Team and High Rise Roof Chief will be on what Channel? (Instructor Instincts AUC 269 add 1 3.1.5 A, D)
1. The High Rise Roof Team will be on TAC-U prior to lift-off, in the air and while operating on the building roof.
2. The High Rise Roof Chief will be on TAC-U prior to lift-off and while in the air. He will use both the Primary Command Channel and TAC-U while operating on the building roof.
A. Only#l
B. Only #2
C. 1,2
D. Neither is correct

53. C

3.1.5 Communications:
A. Ensure that the HRRC, HRRTs and PD ESU are on the proper handie-talkie channel prior to lift off. The TAC U Channel 13 would be a suitable choice during air operations and necessary for coordination and communication between FDNY/NYPD personnel.

B. On receiving the order to "Airlift" from the FDIC via the Fire Dispatcher, inform NYPD Aviation and ESU to commence "Airlift Operations."

C.Take the Post Radio for use on/within structure. If a Post Radio is not available, take the Battalion FF’s handie-talkie. The Post Radio cannot be used in the helicopter.

D. On the building, use the Primary Command channel for contacting the Incident Command Post and the Tactical U Channel for interoperable communications with the HRRT's and NYPD ESU.

E. If hardwired communication is established with the ICP (warden phone,standpipe phone, telephone) use a HRRT member to assist with communications.

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54. Engine 257 knocks down heavy fire from the doorway of an apartment and finds an accumulation of material in the apartment that is delaying their hose line advance. The accumulation of material is partially blocking entrances to rooms and interior pathways. Additionally, primary searches are possible, but will be delayed. Maneuvering hand lines is also more difficult than normal. In this situation, the Officer would be correct to inform the IC that there is a 1 (SB 92 2.2,2.3, Pg 3)
A. "Medium clutter condition''
B. "Collyer's mansion with medium clutter conditions"
C. "Heavy clutter condition"
D. "Heavy Collyer's Mansion condition"

2.2 It is important for members to communicate the presence of a clutter condition when it may impact operations. When discovered, members should communicate the degree of clutter (light, medium or heavy) and its impact on operations. The steps being taken to overcome the problem(s) and any additional resources that will be needed should be relayed to the IC. The IC will need to adjust strategy and tactics and/or request additional resources if necessary.
2.3 The term "Clutter" shall be used to describe an accumulation of material which may impact operations. The severity of the clutter shall be communicated by using one of the following:
"Light Clutter"
"Medium Clutter"
"Heavy Clutter"
Note: The term “Collyer’s Mansion” shall no longer be used.

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Answer questions 55 - 56 based on the following scenario; At 0300 hours, Ladder 24 returns from a 10-75 and learns that the OV FF will he granted medical leave by the medical officer. After notifying the Battalion, they are Informed they will be getting a detail In about two hours from a 5 FF Engine. The officer decides that Ladder 24 will ride without a Roof FF, temporarily moving FF Waldo, the Roof FF, to the OV position. She updates the EBF-4 to reflect that FF Waldo now has the OV position. At 0410 hours. Ladder 24 receives a response for a fire In a 5-story OLT and on arrival finds fire blowing out two front windows on the top floor. On arrival, the Ladder Officer Immediately Instructs FF Waldo, the OV FF, to perform the Roof FF duties at this Incident.

55. While responding to this box, Ladder 24 encounters very light radio traffic. In this case, the Officer would be most correct to state on the Department radio? (AUC 287 8.2.2,8.3.2)
A. "Ladder 24 to Manhattan, Urgent" and when acknowledged "We are responding understaffed"
B. "Ladder 24 to Manhattan, Urgent" and when acknowledged "We are responding with 4 firefighters"
C. "Ladder 24 to Manhattan" and when acknowledged "We are responding without a Roof FF"
D. "Ladder 24 to Manhattan" and when acknowledged "We are responding with 4 firefighters"

55. D

8.2.2 A reduced staffed unit responding to alarms shall transmit to the dispatcher “We are responding with four firefighters”. If the Officer is having difficulty getting this message to the dispatcher due to heavy radio traffic, the Officer shall transmit an “Urgent” to the dispatcher to ensure the message is heard. No other terminology shall be used to describe staffing levels over the Department radio.

8.3.2 An understaffed unit responding to alarms shall transmit to the dispatcher “We are responding understaffed” and state the number of firefighters responding. If the Officer is having difficulty getting this message to the dispatcher due to heavy radio traffic, the Officer shall transmit an “Urgent” to the dispatcher to ensure the message is heard. No other terminology shall be used to describe staffing levels over the Department radio.

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Answer questions 55 - 56 based on the following scenario; At 0300 hours, Ladder 24 returns from a 10-75 and learns that the OV FF will he granted medical leave by the medical officer. After notifying the Battalion, they are Informed they will be getting a detail In about two hours from a 5 FF Engine. The officer decides that Ladder 24 will ride without a Roof FF, temporarily moving FF Waldo, the Roof FF, to the OV position. She updates the EBF-4 to reflect that FF Waldo now has the OV position. At 0410 hours. Ladder 24 receives a response for a fire In a 5-story OLT and on arrival finds fire blowing out two front windows on the top floor. On arrival, the Ladder Officer Immediately Instructs FF Waldo, the OV FF, to perform the Roof FF duties at this Incident.

56. While performing his initial duties on the roof, FF Waldo sees heavy fire in a shaft extending seriously into Exposure 2. In this situation, in order to report this condition, he would be most correct to state? (AUC 287 8.5 Comm 9—Pg 9-II)
A. "Urgent, Urgent, Urgent, Ladder 24 OV to Command with an Urgent"
B. "Urgent, Urgent, Urgent, Ladder 24 Roof to Command with an Urgent"
C. "Ladder 24 OV to Command"
D. "Ladder 24 Roof to Command"

56. A

8.5 The EBF-4 must be updated to reflect which riding positions have been staffed. The handie-talkie and SCBA worn by members must coincide with their assigned positions on the EBF-4. This is to ensure proper identification when conducting an emergency electronic roll call.
Note: Members shall identify themselves as their riding position assigned on the EBF-4 regardless of duties and tasks performed.

A. Non Life Threatening Injury1. A member discovering another member with a non life threatening injury that requires medical attention shall immediately press their Emergency Alert Button, and then contact the IC in the following format:"URGENT-URGENT-URGENT,Engine 161 to Command,URGENT." 2.The IC shall respond in the following format: "Command to Engine 161, go ahead with your URGENT." 3. The member transmitting the URGENT shall respond in the following format: "Engine 161 to Command, URGENT-INJURED MEMBER", and provide the following information:
Location
Unit and identity of the injured member
Nature and extent of injuries.
Resources needed 4. The IC shall assign specific units to assist injured members.

9-10B. Transmission of Signal 10-701. When the first arriving Engine Company is unable to secure a positive water source, the first arriving Engine Chauffeur shall immediately press their Emergency Alert Button, and then contact the IC in the following format:"URGENT-URGENT-URGENT, Engine 254 Chauffeur to Command, URGENT." 2.The IC shall respond in the following format: “Command to Engine 254 Chauffeur, go ahead with your URGENT.” 3.The member transmitting the URGENT shall respond in the following format: “Engine 254 Chauffeur to Command, URGENT 10-70” and provide information to assist the IC, e.g., dead hydrant, need to relay due to insufficient pressure, apparatus breakdown. All members on the scene must be aware that water may still be available through other means, e.g., booster water, roof tank; however a positive water source has not been attained. 4. This shall also require an “URGENT” message to the Borough Dispatcher. 5. The IC shall announce over the HT when a positive water source has been attained. The IC shall also inform the Borough Dispatcher that a positive water source has been attained. C. Interior Attack Discontinued 1.When the IC decides to discontinue an interior attack and institute an exterior attack, the IC shall immediately press their Emergency Alert Button, and then transmit a message in the following format: "URGENT-URGENT-URGENT, Command to all units, URGENT - ALL UNITS - URGENT, BACK OUT, BACK OUT." On transmission of this message, all units shall withdraw from the building. 2. Following the transmission of this message, the IC immediately contacts each unit individually by HT to confirm receipt of this message. 3. The IC shall then ensure a roll call is conducted immediately and all members are accounted for.
FDNY COMMUNICATIONS MANUAL June 6, 2011 CHAPTER 9 9-11D. Danger of Collapse1. A member aware of a structural problem indicating the danger of a collapse shall immediately press their Emergency Alert Button, and then transmit to the IC in the following format: "URGENT-URGENT-URGENT, Ladder 6 Roof to Command, URGENT." 2. The IC shall respond in the following format: "Command to Ladder 6 Roof, go ahead with your URGENT." 3. The member transmitting the URGENT shall respond in the following format: "Ladder 6 Roof to Command, URGENT - COLLAPSE FEARED," and provide the following information: Location Conditions discovered 4. The IC determines the actions required. E. Fire Entering an Exposure1. A member discovering fire extending into an exposure and any delay may considerably enlarge the fire problem shall immediately press the Emergency Alert Button, and then transmit to the IC in the following format: "URGENT-URGENT-URGENT, Ladder 127 to Command, URGENT." 2. The IC shall respond in the following format: "Command to Ladder 127, go ahead with your URGENT." 3. The member transmitting the URGENT shall respond in the following format: "Ladder 127 to Command, URGENT - FIRE EXTENDING," and provides the following information: Location Nature of extension 4. The IC assigns specific units to address this fire situation.

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57. There are eight engines in the FDNY that are designated Communications Units. Regarding
their staffing and operations it would be incorrect to state that a Communications Unit should?
(ICS Ch 2 Add 3—2.2,3.2)
A. Have a minimum of three trained members. Trained officers count towards this total.
B. Have a trained officer in order to be in service
C. Report into the Communications Unit Leader, if that position is staffed.
D. Report into the Resource Unit Leader, if there is no Communications Unit Leader on scene
because it is not staffed or has not arrived
E. Report into the IC, if there is neither a Resource Unit Leader or Communications Unit
Leader

57. A

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.

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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58. Engine 303, a Communications Unit, is checking its specialized radios and notes that two
of their radios, the Enhanced POST radio and Portable 800 MHZ radio are malfunctioning. They
call Division 13 to have these defective radios delivered by messenger to the Radio Shops.
In this situation. Engine 303 should realize that they are? (ICS Ch2 Add3—Pg7)
A. Still in service as a Communications Unit
B. Out of service as a Communications Unit

58. A

Note: Specialized radios deemed defective will be delivered to the Division with an RT-2
attached. The defective radio will be delivered by messenger to the radio shops for repair or
replacement. The Division will not issue spares or replacement for specialized radios. Units
will not be placed out of service as Communications Units due to out of service equipment
(listed above). There will be additional equipment available at the scene of incidents
(e.g., Battalions have sound powered phone kits, FCU has an enhanced post radio, etc.).