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PART I – AUC 207 & ADD’S #7 - 20:
1) Please choose an incorrect “Light Train” procedure from the list below? (Add #
7, section 2.1, 2.2.1, 2.3, 2.5)
A) The decision to use a "Light Train" is to be made only by the Incident Commander
(regardless of rank), based on the size-up of the incident.
B) The primary means of communications during this operation shall be via the Train
Operators radio.
C) FD Units should not enter the track area from the "Light Train" unless power has been
removed.
D) Progress reports from the "Light Train" shall be transmitted as soon as possible, but at least
once every 15 minutes.

1. A

2.1 The decision to use a "Light Train" is to be made only by the Chief in Charge (CIC), based on
the size-up of the incident.

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2) Please choose an incorrect evacuation procedure at a subway tunnel operation from the list
below? (Add # 8, section 5)
A) FDNY personnel should never be permitted to operate on track areas unless notified via
FDNY dispatcher that the power is off. This rule may be ignored only if life is in imminent peril
and direct and immediate action is required to save life.
B) Whenever evacuation or removal of passengers from a train to the track or bench-wall is
contemplated, the power shall be ordered off.
C) The evacuation of passengers from under-river tubes should take place away from any fan
operated in the supply mode.
D) In a smoke condition, the track bed may be more comfortable for the passengers than the
bench-wall (AKA catwalk), since the track bed may be below the smoke level. However, both
the track bed and bench-wall are acceptable avenues of evacuation.

2. C

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3) You are a brand new officer operating with the first due engine at a fire in an Amtrak train
with catenary wires. You would know that the application of a water stream, after the power has
been removed from the catenary wires but before the residual static electricity has been removed,
shall be guided by the following: (Add # 9, section 3.2)
A) A fog nozzle, in the straight pattern position shall be used from a platform into the train
avoiding any contact with the overhead electrical wires and the pantograph connection.
B) If conditions warrant, a hand-line using a straight stream can be operated from the adjacent
platform directing water at the train's undercarriage, thus controlling the fire and/or cooling the
diesel fuel tank, maintaining its integrity.
C) The first engine company applying water with a hand-held fog nozzle should take
advantage of the reach of the fog stream and adhere to a minimum approach distance of four feet
(4') to catenary wires.
D) When applying water with a hand-held fog nozzle all fire teams should take advantage of
the reach of the fog stream and adhere to a minimum approach distance of ten feet (10') to
catenary wires.
Please choose the correct item(s) from the list above?

3. D

3.2.1 A fog nozzle, in the fog pattern position shall be used from a platform into the
train avoiding any contact with the overhead electrical wires and the pantograph
connection.
3.2.2 If conditions warrant, a handline using a fog stream can be operated from the
adjacent platform directing water at the train's undercarriage, thus controlling fire
and/or cooling the diesel fuel tank, maintaining its integrity.

3.2.4 As noted in the N.F.P.A. Fire Protection Handbook, tests conducted with various
water spray nozzles indicate that a minimum distance of four feet (4') should be
maintained for voltages from 10,000 volts (10KV) to 30,000 volts (30KV).
However, a common sense approach to catenary lines containing approximately
12,000 volts (12KV) is required. All fire teams applying water with hand-held
fog nozzles should take advantage of the reach of the fog stream and observe to a
minimum approach distance of ten feet (10') to catenary wires.

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4) Please indicate if you agree or disagree with the below paragraph? (Add # 9,
section 5.6 Note)
“Until the Incident Commander has confirmation that the power supply has been removed
and grounded from the overhead catenary wires, third rail and 480 volt stand-by power
and all train movement has been halted, members may not operate on the track areas
unless there is imminent peril to life.”
A) Agree or D) Disagree

4. A

5.6 At this time a fog water stream may be applied from a safe distance from the platform
avoiding overhead wires as guided by Section 3.
Note: Until the IC has confirmation that the power supply has been removed and
grounded from the overhead catenary wires, third rail and 480 volt stand-by power
and all train movement has been halted, members may not operate on the track
areas unless there is imminent peril to life.

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5) The New York City Transit Authority is in the process of installing dry standpipes and
hardwired sound-powered telephone systems at selected and/or newly renovated subway stations
throughout the city. Please choose an incorrect description in regards to these dry standpipes and
sound-powered telephone systems? (AUC 207, Add 10, section 1 & 2)
A) The dry standpipe will consist of a 4" pipeline with a 3" siamese connection at the street
level and outlets in standpipe cabinets at the platform level.
B) The sound-powered telephone system will be comprised of a hardwire installation with
outlet jacks located in secure metal boxes at the siamese connection on the street level and at the
platform level, in most cases, inside the stainless steel standpipe cabinet.
C) Sound-powered telephone outlet jacks will be located in a secure metal box that can be
opened with an FDNY 1620 key.
D) Sound-powered phone outlet jack boxes are equipped with handsets.

5. D

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6) Please choose an incorrect procedure from the list below when operating at a subway
incident where a dry standpipe and hardwired sound-powered telephone system is installed and
functional? (AUC 207 add # 10, section 3)
A) Any firefighter who recognizes that the involved station is served by a dry standpipe
system shall relay this information back to the engine officer and chauffeur.
B) 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.
C) The standard handi-talkie relay procedure for communicating during subway emergencies
can be replaced by sound-powered telephones, depending on the circumstances and the location
of the incident.
D) If the dry standpipe is going to be utilized for firefighting purposes, the engine company
shall carry the rolled up lengths of hose, standpipe kit, a subway emergency exit key, and a 1620
key.

6. C

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7) The Emergency Evacuation Device (EED) was designed by the New York City Transit
Authority’s Office of System Safety. EEDs are provided for FDNY use and are located
throughout the Transit Authority’s subway system. Please choose an incorrect item from the list
below about these devices? (AUC 207 add # 11, section 2 & 3)
A) The EED is a yellow, 7-foot long device with steps on the front and a flat surface on the
backside. A non-skid surface is applied to both sides.
B) At underground stations, the EED is located at the first Blue Light location south of the
southbound platform (typically within 50 feet of the platform end).
C) At grade level and elevated stations, the EED will be located in the area of the full time
token booth.
D) An EED is located at the base of the emergency exit, at both ends of each under river
tunnel.

7. C

3.1 At underground and grade level stations, the EED is located at the first Blue Light
location south of the southbound platform (typically within 50 feet of the platform end).
3.2 At elevated stations, the EED will be located in the area of the full time token booth.

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8) In Queens, a unique type of rail transportation system has been constructed to facilitate
transportation to and from Kennedy Airport. The system is known as the "AirTrain". There are
ten stations within the AirTrain system, please choose an incorrect item from the list below about
these stations? (AUC 207 add # 12, section 2.2)
A) All of the AirTrain stations are fully enclosed structures. All stations have smoke detectors,
heat detectors and automatic sprinkler protection.
B) All stations have an Emergency Fire Alarm Panel that has a emergency telephone line to
the AirTrain Operations Center at JFK.
C) A public address system for providing instructions to the passengers, and controls for the
fire suppression systems, HVAC systems, elevators, and escalators are found located at the
Emergency Fire alarm panel.
D) There is also an emergency telephone located on each platform, which provides a direct
line to the FDNY Queens Communications Office.
E) A Blue Light Station Power Removal Box is located at each end of each platform.

8. D

2.2 Four stations in the system are Federal Circle Station, Jamaica Station, Lefferts
Boulevard Station, and Howard Beach Station.

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9) Please choose an incorrect item from the list below about AirTrain Cars? (AUC
207 add # 12, section 3)
A) AirTrain cars have both headlights and taillights on the front and rear of all cars. The
headlights will be illuminated on the front of the car, and the red taillights will be illuminated on
the rear.
B) Every AirTrain car has four sets of passenger doors (two on each side). These doors open
automatically when the train is properly stopped in the station.
C) There are front and rear doors on AirTrain cars.
D) In an emergency, side exit doors can be opened from the inside or outside by activating an
emergency door release handle, and pulling the door open. The door release handle is located
alongside the door on the interior and exterior of the car.
E) If the train is stopped outside a station and the Emergency Door Release is pulled, the door
will not open unless the Release Handle pulled is on the side of the train where a walkway is
located.

9. C

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10) Please choose an incorrect item from the list below about AirTrain Guideways?
(AUC 207 add # 12, section 4)
A) There are Blue Light Station Power Removal Boxes along the guideway.
B) The entire guideway is provided with service walkways.
C) Service walkways will be adjacent to the track, and are either center, or side walkways.
D) Center Walkways will be located between the two tracks, and are 5-1/2 feet wide.
E) Side Walkways are located on the outside of the track area, and are 2-1/2 feet wide.
F) Center walkways will also be provided with approximately 3-foot high handrails.

10. F

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11) Please choose an incorrect item from the list below about AirTrain blue light station
power removal boxes/procedures? (AUC 207 add # 12, section 6)
A) Blue Light Station Power Removal Boxes are located every 800 feet along the guideway.
B) Inside each Blue Light Station Power Removal Box, there is a red power removal button.
When this button is depressed, the power on certain sections of the guideway is removed.
C) The Blue Light Station Power Removal Box has a schematic that should be used to
determine the sections of the guideway that have been de-energized.
D) Members should consider verifying which sections of the guideway have been deenergized.

11. D

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12) The New York City Transit Authority (NYCT) has installed repeater radio systems for all
underground subway stations and subway tunnels throughout New York City, except Staten
Island. Please indicate if you agree or disagree with the below statement? (AUC 207,
add # 16, section 4.3)
“An effective HT relay (Channel 3-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.”
A) Agree or D) Disagree

12. D

4.3 Once operations are underway and conditions dictate, the Incident Commander (IC) can
have the repeater system tested to see if it is functioning. Once confirmed it’s
functioning, the IC may attempt to use the repeater system as a Command Channel.
The IC may direct the appropriate officers to switch to Channel 14 (Primary Subway
Repeater Channel) on their HTs.
Notes:
• All FDNY members, other than those designated to switch to the repeater channel,
will remain on HT Channel 1.
• The NYC Transit duplex radio repeater system is always ON.
• Experience has shown that the Post radio may prove unreliable when communicating to
below grade locations. Sound powered phones can be used as an additional
communications network at subway incidents.
• 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.

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13) Members may encounter dead spots in subway repeater coverage. Prior to abandoning the
use of the repeater channel, the team shall: (AUC 207 add # 16, section 5.2)
A) Return to a safe location where previous communications were successful.
B) If communications are successful on the repeater after returning to a safe location, report
the “dead spot” to the Incident Commander.
C) If communications are unsuccessful after returning to a safe location, use H/T relay
(Channel 14) to report the repeater failure to the Incident Commander.
D) All of the above.
Please choose the correct answer(s) from the list above?

13. A, B

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14) The MTA New York City Transit has installed Single Exit Station Stickers on all of the
entrances to subway stations that have only one means of egress by which passengers can exit
the station to the street. Please choose an incorrect item about these stickers?
(Ladders 3, add # 17)
A) These stickers will be provided for any station where the egress from the platform area is
restricted to only one end of the station platform.
B) Members will not find multiple stairway entrances leading to the street, from the end of the
platform that provides egress.
C) The Incident Commander of an operation must ensure that these platform areas, which do
not provide egress at both ends of the platform, are inspected thoroughly.
D) The sticker is an 8” x 8” black pictorial with a yellow background. It is located on the
station entrance signs at street level.

14. B

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15) Company Commanders shall ensure rail carts are stored in a visible location on the
apparatus floor which is easily accessible for rapid response and when needed, to enable special
called units to locate the rail cart. Rail carts shall only be secured to the apparatus when special
called for an operation or training. When rail carts are transported to an incident, the following
procedures shall be followed: Please choose the most correct answer? (AUC 207 add
# 19, section 2.2)
A) Make sure the components are secured to the hand truck.
B) Place entire package on back step of apparatus.
C) Secure with two yellow ratchet straps provided.
D) Tighten straps with ratchet.
E) All of the above.

15. E

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16) After arriving on the scene of a transit operation with a Nolan Rail Cart equipped unit the
Officer/members should perform the following actions listed below, except one, please choose
the exception? (AUC 207, add # 19, section 4)
A) Upon arrival at the incident, the officer shall report to the Command Post and inform the
Incident Commander of the availability of the rail cart.
B) Members shall remove the rail cart from the apparatus and prepare for ground transport.
C) When ordered to deploy the rail cart, the Incident Commander shall determine the best
access point. The Unit Officer should order the members to transport the rail cart to the scene
using the hand truck.
D) Every effort should be made to keep the rail cart packaged together. When necessary,
individual components from the hand truck can be separated, and then carried to the designated
area.

16. C

4.2 Upon arrival at the incident, the officer shall report to the Command Post and inform the
IC of the availability of the rail cart. Members shall remove the rail cart from the
apparatus and prepare for ground transport. When ordered to deploy the rail cart, the
officer shall determine the best access point and order the members to transport the rail
cart to the scene using the hand truck. Every effort should be made to keep the rail cart
packaged together. When necessary, individual components from the hand truck can be
separated, and then carried to the designated area.

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17) Deployment of Nolan rail carts needs to be part of a carefully developed plan. For example,
setting up a rail cart prematurely on tracks being used for the evacuation of ambulatory civilians
may hinder operations. The operational plan needs to consider how many rail carts and what
equipment needs to be transported to the incident scene. Please choose an incorrect Nolan rail
cart procedure from the list below? (AUC 207, add # 19, section 4)
A) Rail carts cannot be moved both ways on the same tracks simultaneously.
B) When all rail carts have been moved to the scene, they can then be used in reverse order to
remove non-ambulatory victims.
C) Avoid allowing equipment to extend beyond the sides of the cart to prevent contact with
tunnel walls or the third rail.
D) Stretchers and stokes baskets should extend over the front and rear of the cart, instead of
the sides.
E) When there is a heavy load or when used on a steep grade, the cart shall be pushed and
pulled by four (4) members (two on each side). Utility ropes and/or straps may be used to
increase control.

17. E

4.4 Avoid allowing equipment to extend beyond the sides of the cart to prevent contact with
tunnel walls or the third rail. Likewise, stretchers and stokes baskets should extend over
the front and rear of the cart, instead of the sides.
4.5 When there is a heavy load or when used on a steep grade, the cart should be pushed by or
pulled by two (2) or more members. Utility ropes and/or straps may be used to increase
control.

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18) _____________________ shall establish schedules to ensure that the Nolan rail carts are
inspected periodically. Each cart section and hand truck shall be marked with the Unit
designation to ensure proper identification. Please fill in the blank? (AUC 207,
add # 19, section 8.1)
A) Company Commanders
B) Battalion Commanders
C) Division Commanders
D) Borough Commanders

18. A

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PART II – FIRE PREVENTION ITEMS FROM THE BISP MANUAL:
For the following 25 questions you may use the reference packet to answer these questions,
it should be noted that the packet might not provide answers to some tactical type
questions. (Good Luck)
1) When a unit is unable to gain access to a building the officer should record the inspection
as “No Access” in RBIS. After attempting to gain access a second time and still unable to gain
entry the officer will once again record the inspection as “No Access.” After recording the
second consecutive “No Access” for the same address RBIS will not reschedule that inspection
again for __________ from the initial “No Access” inspection set date.
A) 3 months
B) 6 months
C) 1 year
D) 2 years

1. B

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2) Operational Units will conduct their first familiarization drill once a K-12 public school is
automatically scheduled by RBIS. Units will subsequently continue to conduct familiarization
drills of K-12 public schools every _______ from the last inspection or familiarization drill date.
A) 3 months
B) 6 months
C) 1 year
D) 2 years

2. D

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3) Operational Units will be required to inspect all Private/Charter Schools and
College/Universities within their administrative districts during every school year. Occasionally
private/charter schools can be found in larger public schools. These schools are occupancies
inside the public school. If this situation occurs __________ will inspect these schools according
to section 2.8.1. Please fill in the blank?
A) DOB
B) Fire Prevention
C) Fire Operational Units
D) NYPD School Unit

3. B

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4) The inspections of Day Cares licensed by New York State are conducted ________ by the
administrative unit. Please fill in the blank?
A) once
B) quarterly
C) semi-annually
D) annually

4. D

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5) The Fire Protection Supplement Sheet will be utilized to inspect fire protection systems,
such as Fire alarms, Sprinkler systems, and Standpipe systems. Only the appropriate sections of
the form need to be completed depending on the systems in the building or occupancy. This
sheet is only used to supplement certain types of inspection forms, please choose the correct
types from the list below?
A) IF - 1 FDNY Inspection Form
B) IF - 2 Construction Demolition Alteration/Abatement Form
C) IF - 3 FDNY School Inspection Form
D) IF - 4 Holiday Inspection
E) IF - 5 NYS Day Care Family and Group Family Day Care Form
F) IF - 7 Assembly Group/Theater Inspection Form

5. A, C

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6) A Theater constructed under the 1968 building code (no alterations) using scenic elements
would be classified as which occupancy group from the list below?
A) F-1a
B) F-1b
C) F-2
D) F-3
E) F-4

6. A

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7) Panic hardware on exit doors shall be equipped with fire exit bolts when providing an exit
from F-2, F-3 and F-4 places of assembly under the 1968 building code having an occupant load
exceeding _______________ persons, except places of assembly having doors that are not
equipped with locks and are openable at all times. Please fill in the blank?
A) 100 persons
B) 200 persons
C) 250 persons
D) 300 persons

7. D

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8) How many fire drills should be held each school year in educational occupancies
constructed under the 2008 building code, that are not college and universities, between the
following dates - September 1st to December 1st, according to the NYS Educational Law?
A) 3
B) 4
C) 8
D) 12

8. C

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9) The following one story building constructed under the 2008 building code is shown below
with four separate mercantile occupancies/areas. Two occupancies have 6,000 square feet of
space and the other two have 5,800 square feet of space. One of the occupancies contains a 400
square foot mezzanine. The building was constructed on a concrete slab. You would know that
under the 2008 building code that this building would require a sprinkler system throughout the
building, agree or disagree?
6,000 sq ft 5,800 sq ft
6,000 sq ft 5,800 sq ft
A) Agree or D) Disagree

9. D

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10) The following one story building constructed under the 2008 building code is shown below
with two separate mercantile occupancies/areas, occupancy number 1 has 9,000 square feet of
space and occupancy number 2 has 7,500 square feet of space. It should be noted that the
building was constructed on a concrete slab You would know that under the 2008 building code
that this building would require a sprinkler system throughout which occupancy area?
1 - 9,000 square feet 2 - 7,500 square feet
A) 1 C) 1 and 2
B) 2 D) Neither 1 or 2

10. A

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11) You are in the process of inspecting the following building shown below. It should be
noted that the building was constructed under the 2008 building code and an assembly
occupancy is located on the 3rd floor. The remaining occupancies are businesses, but the 3rd
floor is the only floor with an assembly occupancy. All occupancies share a common exit
discharge from the building on the first floor. You would know that an automatic sprinkler
system should be provided on which floors in the building?
Business - Floor # 4
Assembly - Floor # 3
Business - Floor # 2
Business - Floor # 1
A) Floor # 3 only
B) Floor # 3 & 4 only
C) Floor # 1, 2, and 3 only
D) All of the floors

11. C I don't know about this

Sprinkler System Requirements
K) An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided throughout buildings containing a Group M occupancy where any of the following exist:

Group M fire area exceeds 12,000 sq. ft.

The combined area of all Group M fire areas on all floors, including mezzanines, exceeds 24,000 sq. ft. (BC 903.2.6)
Note: The above conditions require a sprinkler system throughout the building.
Action: Request Battalion Response
Possible Vacate, See Chapter 5, Reference # 6.1
A-244, See Chapter 5, Reference # 1.5
L) An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided in all buildings of Group M where storage of merchandise is high-piled or rack storage arrays. (BC 903.2.6.1)
Action: Request Battalion Response
Possible Vacate, See Chapter 5, Reference # 6.1
A-244, See Chapter 5, Reference # 1.5
M) An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided throughout any Group M occupancy fire area where any one of the following conditions exists:

The fire area exceeds 7,500 sq. ft.

The fire area of any size is located more than 3 stories above grade

The fire area of any size is located in a high-rise building

The fire area of any size contains an unenclosed stair or escalator connecting two or more floors (BC 903.2.6.2)
Note: The above conditions require a sprinkler system throughout the occupancy.
Action: Request Battalion Response
Possible Vacate, See Chapter 5, Reference # 6.1
A-244, See Chapter 5, Reference # 1.5

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12) Every person occupying an apartment in a class A or class B multiple dwelling or in a
tenant-occupied apartment in a one or two-family dwelling shall have a livable area of not less
than _________ square feet according to the New York City Housing Maintenance Code.
Please fill in the blank?
A) 40
B) 60
C) 80
D) 100

12. C

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13) “No room in the cellar of a one or two-family dwelling shall be rented and no member
of the family or families occupying the dwelling shall use such room for sleeping, eating or
cooking purposes, except that a secondary kitchen for accessory cooking may be located in
the cellar according to the New York City Housing Maintenance Code.” Please indicate if
you agree or disagree with the above paragraph?
A) Agree or D) Disagree

13. A

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14) According to the New York State Multiple Dwelling Law Converted Dwellings with a
basement do not require either a secondary means of egress or a sprinkler system if they conform
to which criteria below, please choose the correct item(s)?
A) 4 stories or less including a basement (ex: Brownstone).
B) Having not more than 1 family per floor.
C) A court at least 2 feet wide extending from the front of the building to the rear yard.
D) All of the above.

14. B, C

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15) The 2008 building code has several definitions of a family. As it relates to students please
choose the item(s) from the list below that qualify up to seven unrelated students enrolled at a
single accredited college or university occupying a student apartment and maintaining a common
household pursuant to a lease, sublease, or occupancy agreement directly with such college or
university, as a lawful family under the 2008 building code?
A) Even though the entire structure in which the dwelling unit is located is not required to be
fully sprinklered the dwelling unit must be sprinklered and the exit discharge.
B) Such occupancy provides at least 60 square feet of livable space for each student.
C) The college or university has submitted a fire safety plan in accordance with the Fire Code.
D) All of the above.

15. C

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16) Approved vehicle access for fire apparatus shall be provided to all construction sites.
Please choose an incorrect item from the list below in regards to fire apparatus access?
A) Vehicle access shall be provided to within 100 feet of temporary or permanent fire
department connections.
B) Vehicle access shall be provided by either temporary or permanent roads, capable of
supporting vehicle loading under favorable weather conditions only.
C) Vehicle access shall be maintained until permanent fire apparatus access roads are
available.

16. B

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17) You are working in Engine 100 when you receive a response for a fire in a construction
site. You know from working in the area that a new 14 story concrete office building is being
constructed at the listed address in the response ticket. Upon your arrival you are presented with
the following image of the office building under construction:

Floor # 10 (100 feet high)
Floor # 9 (90 feet high)
Floor # 8 (80 feet high)
Floor # 7 (70 feet high)
Floor # 6 (60 feet high)
Floor # 5 (50 feet high)
Floor # 4 (40 feet high)
Floor # 3 (30 feet high)
Floor # 2 (20 feet high)
Floor # 1 (10 feet high

Visible fire is showing from floor number 10 the last floor constructed, the first due Ladder
Officer reports that he has 4x4s eight feet on center on floors number 1 to 8. He also states that
he has 4x4s four feet on center extending from the floor on 9 to the underside of the plywood
formwork supporting floor number 10. The Ladder Officer now calls you and states he cannot
locate the standpipe outlet on floor number 9, you would know to find the standpipe outlet on
which floor listed below?
A) Floor number 8.
B) Ask the Truck Officer to use the thermal imaging camera, in order to locate the standpipe
outlet on floor number 9.
C) Floor number 7.
D) Order your members to hand stretch because this building will not have a standpipe
installed yet.

17. C

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18) Under the 2008 Building Code a site safety manager is required for the construction or
demolition of a major building or the alteration of the façade of a major building when a
sidewalk shed is required. A major building is a building proposed to have any of the following
characteristics:
A) Be constructed to a height of 7 or more stories.
B) Be constructed to a height of 75 feet or more.
C) Have a lot coverage of 100,000 square feet or more regardless of height.
D) As designated by the Fire Commissioner.
E) All of the above.
Please choose the most correct answer from the list above?

18. C

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19) Please choose an incorrect Notice of Violation procedure from the list below?
A) Do not issue an NOV if the inspecting member deems the violation to be an immediate
hazard, issue a forthwith Violation Order instead.
B) Do not issue an NOV for violations requiring an immediate summons (e.g., locked exit, the
lack of no smoking signs on a construction site, illegal storage of LPG, illegal use of kerosene
space heaters).
C) Do not use the NOV to enforce New York State Laws. (Examples: NYS Labor Law, NYS
Multiple Dwelling Law)
D) Not more than 7 violation categories (VCs) are to be cited on each NOV. If a member
observes violations that fall into more than 7 VCs, issue additional NOVs.

19. B

it's smoking not lack of no smoking signs

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20) Effective immediately the following procedure shall be adhered to whenever a violation
order is issued to a City Agency or a Non Jurisdictional Agency:
A) When a Violation Order has been issued, the pink copy shall left at the premises.
B) A re-inspection shall be conducted by the issuing unit.
C) Upon discovery of non-compliance, a memo stating the condition found and a copy of the
Violation Order shall be forwarded to the Public Buildings Unit for appropriate action.
D) This procedure only applies to city agencies and not State or Federal agencies.
Please choose the incorrect procedure from the list above?

20. D

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21) Please choose an incorrect summons procedure(s) from the list below?
A) When a summons charges a violation of a specific section of the Administrative Code or a
rule enforceable by the Fire Commissioner cite Section 15-223.1 subdivision (a) and (b) of the
Administrative Code.
B) When a summons charges “Failure to comply with a Fire Commissioner’s Order" cite
Section 15-216 subdivision (a) and (b) of the Administrative Code.
C) All violations entered on a Violation Order shall be considered one violation of the
Administrative Code.
D) When a summons is to be served for non-compliance with a Violation Order, only one
summons is to be issued citing “Failure to comply with a Fire Commissioner’s Order.”

21. A, B

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22) “Upon receiving notification of a serious defect or complete or partial shut down of a
sprinkler and/or standpipe system, officers are required to always immediately investigate
with members and apparatus.” Please indicate if you agree or disagree with the above
statement?
A) Agree or D) Disagree

22. D

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23) The presence or possession of a Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) is deemed to be a
valuable asset for fire prevention and firefighting purposes and may be used for informational
purposes. The contents of the Certificate of Occupancy will state: Please choose the most
correct answer?
A) Purposes for which the building may be used in its several parts.
B) The maximum permissible live loads on the several floors.
C) The number of persons which may be accommodated in the several stories.
D) Any special stipulation of the permit.
E) All of the above.

23. E

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24) Wet standpipe systems shall be installed throughout the following buildings constructed
under the 2008 building code:
A) In buildings 2 stories or more in height with a floor area of 10,000 square feet or greater on
any story.
B) Only in buildings exceeding 3 stories or more in height with a floor area exceeding 7,500
square feet or greater on any floor.
C) In buildings of any area with a floor level having an occupant load of 30 or more that is
located 55 feet or more above the lowest level of fire department vehicle access.
D) In buildings of any area, with occupied floors located 75 feet or more above the lowest
level of fire department vehicle access.
E) Standpipes are not required in buildings occupied entirely by Group R-3.
Please choose the incorrect item from the list above?

24. B

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25) You respond to a tenement fire and your roof firefighter reports that he has solid (no labels)
yellow conduit/piping along the periphery of the rooftop. You would know that this conduit/
piping is?
A) High voltage conduit/wiring.
B) Low voltage conduit/wiring.
C) Natural gas piping.
D) Fuel oil piping.

25. C

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