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If evacuating passengers in under river tubes you should evacuate them through what area

Through the area outside the rails of the tracks opposite the 3 rd rail


The third rail in under river tools will be consistent throughout the under river tubes

It may change from side to side


A safe place to walk in the under river tubes is between the running rails because it is away from the third rail

No it is unsafe because the drainage trough is located there


Most under river tubes have access to the adjoining tube throughout the under water areas

No most don't have access

NOTE THE FOLLOWING tubes do have access
63 st
161 st
Lex ave


Which is the most likely tube to be susceptible to flood

63 st


Where is the usually location of the last emergency exit at a tube

Where the tube and tunnel meet

Where square tunnel meets round tube is exit entry point of tube


Is the billy bar necessary when using the subway emergency exit key to open exit

Not essential but aids opening door more quickly and easily


What are the two types of emergency exits

Standard . Flush with sidewalk
Upright . Upright exists are vertical located in side of structure


Some exit stairways in tube are morrow and steep and others are wide with a pitch that is comfortable to walk on which is usually the more comfortable ones concrete or metal

Concrete usually
Metal stairs often steeper with open treads


What tool in a under river tubes is useful to help with lighting issues and will not contribute to heat in the tube

Glow sticks


Crossovers associated with emergency exits are usually one or two levels above the tracks

False usually at track level


All under river standpipes are

1. Wet
2. City main feed
3. Siamese usually located at emergency exit closers to the river
4. 2 1/2 outlet every 200'
5 section valves approximately 600'
6 sound powered phones jacks located at standpipe outlets ( exception joralemen tube)


2 1/2 in Under river tubes are located at what intervals

Every 200'


Section valves every

Approximately every 600


Where will EED be located in under river tubes

Both ends of under river tubes at base of emergency exits

Also near stations first blue light south of south bound platform


What also must be used in conjunction with EED, when using it from train to train

Must be used flat side up with hooks ropes as guides


Post radios should not be used near what in subways

1. Signals
2.communication equipment
3. Train operator cabs

Notify nyct when post radios are in operation. Within subway system


Can a blue light phone be used to call outside the system

No but can receive calls form outside the system
1 + area code usually 718 plus 3 digit exchange + four digit extension


Sound powered phones are located in all under river tubes except

The Jerolamon tubes between Brooklyn and lower manhattaN


Ventilation in under river tubes

All have reversible fans at both ends
no fans on Brooklyn side of green point Jackson ave tube
Or Bronx side of 149 st
No fans or ductwork in tubes


What information will be contained on the A side of the operational guide for under river tubes

maps ,Pictures and info to locate a particular set of tubes and associated emergency exits and stations


What info will be obtained from the B side of operational guide

Diagram of tube and information about emergency exits, distances and crossovers


With regard to size up of a under river tube incident the acronym LIVES can be used. What does it stand for

Location of incident /Life hazard
Incident info
EVACUATION/egress points


Victims in a under river tube should be removed in what order

1. Ambulatory
2. Non- ambulatory :
A. Red tag( immediate transport )
B. Yellow tag ( delayed transport)
3. Disentanglement/extrication:
A.red tag
B. Yellow tag
4. Black tag( deceased)


What is the primary method of moving non-ambulatory patients from a tube ?

Rail carts

Equipment too


Once ambulatory victims have reached the base of the emergency exit stairs what are the possible ways to remove them

Walk along track to nearest station
Emergency exit stairways
Rescue trains


If removing ambulatory victims via the track to the next station depends on what factors

Travel distance
Patient condition
Status of third rail


Using emergency exits for evacuation of ambulatory victims will depend on the following factors

Depth of shaft
Stairway configuration
Smoke condition


If using a rescue train on the same track as affected train power would remain on or off

Power would remain on

Passenger would have to be sheltered in place on affected train and then walk short distance along bench wall to rescue train


What are the options for removal of non-ambulatory victims from under river tube ?

Relay teams
Rail Carts
Rescue trains


What things in a under river tube can help pinpoint your location

Blue light/ power removal boxes
Standpipe outlets
Signal numbers
Column number


What are indications of train movement

Increased noise levels
Powerful air movement
Distant light reflecting on running rails
Vibrations on the track