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According to 1938 code a taxpayer must have sprinkler protection for an area over how many square feet?

10,000 square feet


1968 code states that a taxpayer must have automatic sprinkler system for area exceeding ?

7500 square feet


2008 code states a group m-mercantile must have a sprinkler for taxpayers that ?

Full building-
1.area exceeding 12,000 square feet
2.or combined area on all floors including mezz exceeds 24,000
3. Storage area is high- piled racks or rack storage arrays
1. Area exceeding 7500 square feet or
2. Area of any size is located 3 stories above grade or
3.area of any size located in high rise building 4.or area of any size contains an Unenclosed stair or escalator connecting to or more floors


The cockloft in a taxpayer can be how high?

Can vary in height from 4 inches to more than 6 feet


If on the roof of a taxpayer and want to find out if s protrusion on the roof is a division wall how would you find if it is a dividing wall

Strike with tool


Concrete walls in taxpayers when subject to lateral load will fall in what manner ?

They sometimes hinge at ground level and entire side or rear wall will remain intact and fall out flat


Brick walls if subject to lateral load will?

Crumble or break as they fall but large sections can bd projected a great distance due to impact


At what temperature do I beams begin start to soften and fail ?

1000 f to 1500 f


Cast iron are unpredictable and fail in average in

About 30 min


Which is a considered more serious failure of a structural component in a taxpayer ? The Failure of a column or a beam



When cutting a hole In roof of taxpayer for vent purposes the hole should be?

8x8 where possible


Immediate vent and cutting of a roof at taxpayer calls for how many saws and how many members

Two saws and four members


If a roof operation involves more than how many saws at a taxpayer a roof sector supervisor must supervise

One power saw


If an engine company is using fog pattern on ft-2 nozzle to vent area how far back from opening should they stand back

4-5 feet away while filling the width of the opening


Notes: general tactics eng ops cellar fire taxpayers
Supply line to cellar sprinkler if building has( high priority ) after establishment of initial line

Stretching lines to cellar enough line must be flaked out charged and kinks removed before advancing down stairs
If interior stair especially if open and conditions permit first line must be stretched to this point
Flooring must be checked for heat as advancing line to stairs and door to cellar door must be checked before it opened
When line can be advanced down interior stair to cellar second line must be stretched to back this line up

Flood first floor with stang or TL AS last resort


When should you use a stang or tower ladder pipe to flood first floor of taxpayer

As a last resort


What should first engine company due at a fire in cellar of taxpayer

Stretch first line into occupancy above fire to prevent vertical extension
If bld has sprinkler and staffing and conditions permit a second line to charge sprinkler system


Second engine company at a fire in the cellar of a taxpayer

1. Assist first due with initial line
2. Feed sprinkler if not done by first and conditions and manpower
3. After sprinkler stretch Line to back up 1 st line


Second line in taxpayer cellar fire may be used for the following ?

1. Control first floor if first line has advanced into cellar
2. Serve as BU or protection line for first engine
3. Stretch into into cellar via interior or exterior entrance if first line has to control first floor
4. Employ use of cellar pipes


Who ensures that sprinkler system is charged at cellar fire in taxpayer

Third engine company

If second due assisting first due with stretch than third due operate as second due would


Additional engine companies ( after 3 eng) may
1. Cover additional stores
2. Supply distributor or cellar pipes
3. Reinforce lines in op
4. Supply heavy caliber streams
5. Stretch lines to roof

Fourth due and above


When should tower ladder streams, multiversals ,and deck pipe streams be used at taxpayer ?

As a last resort when roof or interior ops are dangerous after personnel withdrawn


First engine at store fire in taxpayer

First line into involved store to protect life and extinguish fire
Building protected by sprinkler system if conditions and staffing permit supply second line to feed system


Second engine at store fire in taxpayer

1. Assist first engine with initial line
2. Sprinkler system supply if not done
3. Stretch line to back up first


Third due at store fire in taxpayer

Ensure sprinkler
Operated as ordered by IC


Who ensures thst sprinkler is supplied at store fire in taxpayer

Third due engine


First due eng at a cockloft fire in taxpayer

If fire has control of cockloft and exposure protection critical than:
1. Position eng to use deck pipe (in-line will give good position and room for TL)
2. Handling to most seriously exposed occupancy or building
3. Exposure not immediate problem First line to store under main body of fire
Seriously exposed depends on life hazard and location and. Severity of fire


Second line at cockloft fire that has control of cockloft and exposure protection critical

1. Assist first due with initial line
2. Second line into another seriously exposed bld/occupancy and operate into cockloft to confine and extinguish fire


Third engine at cockloft fire

1. Ensure sprinkler system supplied
2. Operate as per IC


When should ladder company suspect a cellar fire at a taxpayer

1. Smoke shows in many stores
2. High heat condition on first floor with no visible flame

Notes: cellar must always be checked


When venting a cellar fire by cutting hole in first floor the vent whole must be over the main body of fire ?

May not always be practical for cellar fires
May have to cut near skylights
Floors should not be cut until hose line in postion


If you send member into cellar to check utilities you must ?

Send two members equipped with masks


Who shuts utilities at cellar fire in taxpayer

First due FE team


Roof man at cellar fire in taxpayer will?

1. Place and raise portable to roof
2. After coordinating with ladder company officer inside the fire area to be vented provide necessary roof vent of scuttles and skylights
3. Monitor roof unless otherwise directed


OVM at cellar fire in taxpayer shall

1. Check rear and sides of building for access
2. After communicating with officer inside area to be vented provide vent at rear
3. If can attempt entry in rear with 2nd OVM notify officer and search


First due TL LCC at cellar taxpayer fire

Front of building

If taxpayer fronts on two streets and front is covered by TL Then other TL on the other street front
Position to drive fire back to point of origin


First due aerial at cellar fire in taxpayer

Away from front of building
Join FE team


Second due FE entry team at cellar fire in taxpayer

Adjacent stores and cellar entrances
Search stores
Coordinate vent check for extension
Cut floors when necessary


Second roof man at cellar fire in taxpayer

2nd portable to roof
Saw to roof if not required elsewhere
Not required on roof perform as directed


Second OVM at cellar fire in taxpayer

Team up with first due OVM in rear


Second due LCC at cellar fire in taxpayer

Position TL for most effective utilization
If aerial away from building


When should the show window in front be removed for ventilation purposes at a store fire in a taxpayer

When ordered by IC


The practicality of trenching will depend on

Size of roof
Volume of fire
Ceilings - height and type


At a store or cellar fire when should you remove the show windows for vent

When authorized by IC and when charged line in position


Who checks cellar for fire at a store or cockloft fire in taxpayer

First due FE team


Who shuts the gas and electric at a store or cockloft fire in taxpayer

First due FE team


First due roof at store or cockloft fire in taxpayer

Portable to roof
Saw to roof ( saw may be required for FE )
Monitor roof and report changing conditions to IC


First due OVM at cockloft or store fire in taxpayer

Check rear for access
Vent rear after coordination with ladder officer in area to be vented
Enter and search rear with second OVM


LCC of aerial at store or cockloft fire should position aerial away from immediate building and leave access for TL then he should

Join FE team
Fire extend to cockloft go to roof to assist roof FF


Second due roof at store or cockloft fire in taxpayer

2nd portable to roof
Saw to roof assist with roof vent


Second due OVM at store or cockloft fire in a taxpayer

Team up with first due OVM
Proceed to roof or other position as directed


Second due LCC at store/cockloft fire in taxpayer

Position TL
Rearmount place away
Join FE team if not directed otherwise


Who should report in with their 10 and 12 foot hooks besides their normal compliment of tools

All trucks other than first and second arriving


What tool should OVM take to rear on taxpayer

Maul and Halligen


When using a power saw to remove the metal slats of security doors the saw makes two cuts to form a triangle the apex of the triangle

Apex at top