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1. What is considered the major weakness from a firefighting and fire protection standpoint in
a PD fire? (2.1)
A. The confined attic
B. The unfinished cellar ceiling
C. The open, unenclosed stairs
D. The combustible voids

1. C

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2. How many of the following avenues of vertical fire extension may be found in a Queen
Anne type private dwelling? (3.3)
1. Open stairs in living room from 1st to 2nd floor
2. Narrow rear or side stair that connects 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors
3. Hot air ducts
4. Dumbwaiter shafts
5. Boxed in voids around fireplaces
6. Pipe recesses
7. Balloon construction
A. Four B. Five C. Six D. All

2. D

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3. A cupola is? (3.3)
A. A decorative front peak on a flat roof private dwelling
B. A tower-like room with a round or dome shaped roof
C. A raised portion of roofing around a scuttle opening
D. A drain provided on a roof by removing bricks from an exterior wall parapet

3. B

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4. What may be an indication that a peak on the front of a PD may actually be a flat roof
structure? (3.4)
A. The presence of a cupola
B. The absence of a window in the peak
C. The presence of a fire escape
D. The absence of a shed type roof over the front windows

4. B

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5. Which answer describes proper hoseline placement at any PD fire? (1.5)
A. Sufficient hose must be stretched to cover the fire area and be flaked out, charged and bled
outside the building.
B. If the fire is on an upper floor, the hose should be advanced to the base of the stairs on the
first floor, and then be flaked out, charged and bled.
C. If the fire is in the cellar, the hose should be advanced to the top of the stairs on the first
floor, and then be flaked out, charged and bled.
D. Sufficient hose must be stretched to cover the fire area and be flaked out in the front yard at
the building entrance, advanced to the point of attack, and then charged and bled.

5. A

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6. What should an engine officer’s primary consideration be when determining placement of
the first hoseline at a PD fire? (1.6)
A. The nearest point at which water can be applied to the fire
B. The shortest stretch possible to reduce potential kinks and reduce engine pressure
C. Through the front door to protect both the interior stairs and members searching upper
floors
D. The safest route possible to the fire area, including portable ladders to upper floors

6. C

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7. How many of the following signs may indicate a cellar fire? (2.2)
1. Smoke pushing from a chimney during warm weather
2. High heat and heavy smoke with no visible fire on the first floor
3. Very hot floorboards on the first floor
4. Smoke from attic windows or louvered vents
A. One B. Two C. Three D. All

7. D

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8. Which of the following statements about operations at cellar fires is correct? (2.6)
A. An exterior stream shall never be operated into a cellar window of an occupied PD.
B. An exterior stream may be operated into a cellar window, on orders of the IC, only if
members remaining in the cellar first secure an area of refuge.
C. An exterior stream may be operated into a cellar window, on orders of the IC, only if there
are no members in the cellar or on the first floor.
D. An exterior stream may be operated into a cellar window, on orders of the IC, only if there
are no members in the cellar and members operating above are either protected with a charged
hoseline or secure an area of refuge near a means of egress.

8. D

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9. An engine company lieutenant is confronted with a serious fire in the cellar of a straight
line colonial PD. He notices a side entrance door as he looks down the driveway on the exposure
4 side of the house. He thinks that this side door will give his company quicker access to the
cellar. Where should the first hoseline be stretched? (2.7.1, 2.7.2)
A. To the cellar via the side entrance door
B. To the cellar via the front door and down the interior stairs
C. Through the front door to the top of the interior cellar stairs
D. Through the side entrance door to the top of the interior cellar stairs

9. C

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10. Units are faced with a delay in applying water to a cellar fire through the interior because
they cannot locate the interior cellar stairs. Units want to reposition the hoseline to an exterior
entrance. Which of the following choices is correctly stated when making this decision?
(2.7.4)
A. Only the highest ranking company officer, designated as the IC, can make this decision.
B. This can only be done when no other hoseline is available.
C. If possible, primary and secondary searches on all floors above the fire should be complete
before proceeding.
D. For safety, all members operating on the floors above must be withdrawn from the building
before the hoseline is repositioned from the interior.

10. B

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11. When repositioning the first hoseline from the interior to an exterior cellar entrance, the IC
should? (2.7.4)
A. transmit a “Mayday” message to all members on the fireground that the first hoseline is
being repositioned.
B. activate the emergency alert button and transmit an “Urgent” message that the first hoseline
is being repositioned.
C. transmit a signal 10-70 via department radio.
D. transmit an “Urgent” message for all members to withdraw from the building.

11. B

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12. An engine company lieutenant tasked with knocking down fire on the exterior of a frame
building should operate how? (6.3)
A. Operate the hoseline in a sweeping motion starting at the base of the building and progress
upwards, while avoiding operating directly into the windows.
B. Operate the hoseline in a sweeping motion starting at the base of the building and progress
upwards, while intermittently operating directly into the windows.
C. Operate the hoseline in a sweeping motion starting at the top of the building and allow
water to cascade down the face of the building, while avoiding operating directly into the
windows
D. Operate the hoseline in a sweeping motion starting at the top of the building and allow
water to cascade down the face of the building, while intermittently operating directly into the
windows.

12. C

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13. A lieutenant of the 2nd due truck at a Queen Anne fire was asked by the battalion chief if
the home was built of balloon frame construction. The lieutenant should have instructed his/her
members to? (3.1)
A. remove a baseboard on an exterior wall and check for the presence of a sole plate.
B. remove a baseboard on any wall and check for the presence of a sole plate.
C. remove a baseboard on an interior wall and check for the presence of a trimmer beam.
D. remove a baseboard on an interior wall and check for the presence of a ledger board.

13. A

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14. How many of the following duties are general areas of responsibility for the first ladder
company to arrive at a PD fire? (4.1, 4.2)
1. Primary search of the fire floor
2. Ensure the cellar is examined for fire
3. Shut down utilities
4. Roof ventilation of flat roof buildings
5. Roof ventilation of peaked roof buildings
6. Primary search of the perimeter
7. Pending arrival of the second ladder company, assume responsibility for the entire dwelling
8. Ensure roof ventilation of flat roof buildings
A. 4 B. 5 C. 6 D. 7

14. A (2, 3, 5 & 8)

4.1 First ladder to arrive:
 Primary search of the fire floor.
 Check near and behind doors that lead to the exterior for any occupants that may have
been overcome while trying to escape.
 Determine the life hazard and rescue as required.
 Locate and confine the fire (see exception in cellar fires, section 10).
 Ladder building as needed.
 Attempt an examination of the cellar for fire.
 Pending arrival of the second ladder company, assume responsibility for the entire dwelling.
 Primary search of the perimeter.
 Roof ventilation of flat roof buildings.
 All exterior ventilation (Horizontal and Vertical) must be controlled, communicated
and coordinated by the Ladder Company Officer inside the fire area to be vented

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15. If the first arriving engine advances the hoseline down the interior cellar stairs, the first
truck is responsible to perform a primary search? (4.3.2)
A. in the cellar only
B. on the first floor only
C. on both the first floor and the cellar
D. on the first floor and floors above

15. C

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16. When sizing-up a two-family dwelling that has two front doors side by side, which door
usually provides access to the 2nd floor apartment? (Photo 4.2)
A. The door closer to the centerline of the building
B. The door closer to the sidewall of the building

16. B

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17. Which of the following positions is correctly stated for the first arriving ladder company
members at a standard peak roof PD fire when using portable ladders? (5.2)
A. The chauffeur shall raise a portable ladder to a porch or garage roof if it will provide access
to an upper floor window.
B. The Roof/OV team shall place a hook ladder to the peak and initiate ventilation.
C. The chauffeur shall team up with the OV and raise a portable to an upper floor window on
the rear or sides.
D. The roof FF shall raise a portable ladder from an area that provides a physical butt if there
is no porch roof to work from.

17. A

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18. Whether using an aerial ladder or a tower ladder for initial VES of upper floors at a PD fire,
what should the Roof and/or OV firefighters first do? (5.3.A.1, 5.4.A.1)
A Remove any bars on lower floor windows in the front
B. Ensure roof ventilation is complete
C. Position the aerial/tower ladder to cover the front of the building
D. Conduct a quick survey of the rear/sides to ensure there are no occupants in need of
immediate rescue

18. D

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19. Where shall the 2nd arriving ladder company inside team be positioned at a top floor fire in
a PD? (5.5.A.6)
A. In adjoining bedrooms on the top floor
B. In the front yard until requested by the IC
C. On the floor below and check all floors below for extension.

19. C

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20. A lieutenant of a first arriving ladder company at a two-family dwelling is confronted with
a first floor fire. Because the stairs to the second floor are enclosed, he/she should send the
Roof/OV team where? (7.2)
A. Around the perimeter to conduct a survey, and if no visible life hazard is found, VES the
2nd floor windows.
B. Around the perimeter conduct a survey, and if no visible life hazard is found, VES the 1st
floor windows.
C. To the roof to perform initial roof vent of any skylights or scuttles.
D. To the front porch roof to VES the 2nd floor front.

20. B

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21. Which of the following statements about attic fire operations is incorrect? (8)
A. Access to an attic fire can be achieved by pulling a 3’ section of ceiling on the floor below,
and allowing the engine to operate a hoseline from a small ladder.
B. If wood is encountered when making this opening, move about 3’ to one side and make
another opening.
C. The bent tip may be used effectively through the opened ceiling.
D. When opening knee walls in attic spaces, open near the stairs, as the flue created by the
stairs will assist in ventilating the pent up smoke and heat.

21. D

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22. A lieutenant conducting a critique at a peaked roof PD fire made the following statements
to his firefighters. Which was correct? (9.1, 9.2, 9.3)
A. The venting or removing of attic windows, louvered vents or skylights is usually
insufficient for ventilation, and cutting of the roof is usually required.
B. If roof cutting is required, it is normally assigned to the first due Roof/OV team.
C. The order of preference for gaining access to the roof is by use of the aerial ladder, tower
ladder, and lastly portable ladders.
D. The initial vent hole should be cut at the main gable because a center hall usually follows
the same direction.

22. D

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23. A firefighter assigned to cut the roof at a peaked roof PD was correct in which action?
(9.3.A.4, 9.3.B)
A. A power saw was used from a hook ladder secured at the peak.
B. When cutting with an axe, the firefighter straddled the peak and cut parallel to and on the
windward side of the ridge.
C. The size of the opening cut with the axe was limited by the member’s reach and was about
2’ x 3’.
D. A 6’ hook should be brought to the roof for all PD fires to push down the top floor ceiling
after cutting the hole.

23. C

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24. When a chauffeur places the aerial ladder to the roof of a peaked roof PD, what would be
the correct objective for positioning? (9.2.B)
A. Raise the ladder over the corner of the building to cover two sides, and extend the ladder at
least 5’ above and to one side of the peak.
B. Raise the ladder over the center of the peak, and extend the ladder at least 5’ above the
peak to ensure easy mounting and dismounting.
C. Raise the ladder over the corner of the building to cover two sides, and extend the ladder at
least 2’ above and to one side of the peak.
D. Raise the ladder over the corner of the building to cover two sides, and extend the ladder in
the valley area least 5’ above the gutter line.

24. A

B. Aerial Ladder
1. Used in preference to portable ladders as they provide a more stable platform
and better maneuverability.
2. Position the apparatus to facilitate raising and extending the ladder over the
corner of the building. This permits maximum coverage of the front and one
side of the building.
3. Extend ladder at least 5' above and to one side of the peak. This will:
 Ensure easy mounting and dismounting from the aerial.
 Ensure that the ladder will be visible in heavy smoke conditions.
 Prevent members from passing directly in front of and over the upper
window as they ascend the ladder. This ladder placement will prevent
members from being directly exposed in the event fires were to vent out of
this window.
4. If the ladder cannot be placed adjacent to the peak, position it in the "valley"
area where a hook ladder can be used to reach the peak.

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25. Operations vary considerably when units are faced with a flat roof PD fire. Which tactic is
stated correctly? (10)
A. The first to arrive Roof/OV team shall proceed to the roof to perform roof ventilation and a
survey of the rear/sides for trapped occupants.
B. The second arriving roof firefighter will ascend to the roof with a 6’ halligan hook and the
life saving rope to assist in roof ventilation.
C. The second chauffeur may be used to examine an exposure for top floor fires with exposure
problems.
D. The first to arrive Roof firefighter will proceed to the roof with a 6’ halligan hook, and a
saw.

25. C

B. OUTSIDE VENT FIREFIGHTER - (First to Arrive)
TOOLS: Halligan and/or 6' hook & portable ladder.
POSITION & DUTIES:
1. Assist the first ladder chauffeur in the front with any ladder rescue that may be
required.
Note: For attached private dwellings, when ladder rescue is not required at the
front of the building, the 1st OV shall immediately make their way to the rear,
to check for life hazard and perform necessary VEIS.
2. Conduct a quick survey around the perimeter of the dwelling for occupants in
need of immediate rescue.
3. Survey the rear and sides for means of entry to cellar and other floors, and the
presence of window bars and rear extensions. Make an immediate HT
notification to the Officer and IC of means of entry and other conditions found.

A. ROOF FIREFIGHTER - (Second To Arrive)
TOOLS: 6' halligan hook & saw.
POSITION: The roof.
DUTIES:
1. Assist in roof ventilation of the fire building and necessary exposures

A. ROOF FIREFIGHTER - (First to Arrive)
TOOLS: Halligan, 6' halligan hook and life saving rope.
Note: Life saving rope should be taken to the roof when there will be a delay in
laddering the rear of the building due to attached exposures and/or the height of
the building requires the LSR.
POSITION: The roof of the fire building.

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1. Which of the following actions would not be considered Harassment/Discrimination
according to the FDNY policy? (EEO-Sec. 1.3)
A. Off-duty members at a company picnic in Nassau County tell the new probie he is not
wanted because he blew a shot in the volleyball game, and he should join the other fire company
at the next mushroom over.
B. A male firefighter asks a female firefighter for a date during MUD, and she accepts, to the
applause of the other members.
C. A member posts a newspaper article that carries an offensive message on the company
bulletin board, not intended for anyone in particular, but one member is offended.
D. Members decide not to cook for the captain because he can be overbearing at times.

1. B

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2. An officer who knows or should have known that harassment or discrimination is occurring
in the workplace must take action. Which would be a correct recommendation to make to an
individual informing you that they feel they are being harassed/discriminated against?
(EEO-Sec. 2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3)
A. Advise them not to communicate their concern to the offender, as this rarely results in
stopping the behavior, and usually exacerbates the situation.
B. Advise them to remove any offensive material from bulletin boards or lockers, date and
hold the item until it can be turned over to the EEO Officer.
C. Advise them to maintain a personal journal in a loose-leaf binder and have it notarized
periodically.
D. Advise them to photocopy personal journal entries periodically and mail a copy to
themselves, leaving the envelope sealed to use the postmark as evidence of dates.

2. D

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3. A complaint must be filed with the FDNY EEO Officer within how long from the date of
the alleged harassment/discrimination? (EEO-Sec. 7.2.D-Note)
A. 90 days
B. 6 months
C. 1 year
D. No statute of limitation

3. C

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4. Once notified of an alleged incident of harassment/discrimination, the officer on duty is
required to promptly notify the FDNY EEO Officer. In which choices was this correctly done?
(PA/ID 1-77-Sec. 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.7, 6.9)
1. Directly via telephone during business hours or via FDOC during non-business hours if the
incident requires immediate attention.
2. If the EEO Officer is unable to be reached, call the on-duty Deputy Chief directly, bypassing
the chain of command.
3. If the complainant volunteers information about the incident, Prepare an Employment
Discrimination Incident Report and submit it directly to the EEO Officer in a sealed
envelope marked “Confidential”.
4. Do not get any intermediate endorsements on the Employment Discrimination Incident
Report prior to forwarding, but do make a copy for receipt purposes and retain in a secure
location.
A. 1 and 3 B. 2 and 4 C. 1 and 2 D. 3 and 4

4. A

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5. In addition to notifying the EEO Officer, what other action was correctly taken by the
officer on duty? (EEO-Sec. 7.1 Note, 7.2.B, 7.2.D)
A. Question the complainant to determine validity of the allegation.
B. Advise the complainant of their filing options as per PA/ID 1-77, and provide them a copy
of the PA/ID.
C. Take a journal entry that an EEO complaint is being filed, but do not include any
particulars in the entry.
D. Advise the complainant that the Chief of Department will make the final decision regarding
the complaint.

5. B

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6. In which of the following cases should the officer on duty advise the complainant that they
may file directly with BITS? (EEO-Sec. 7.2.E-Note)
A. Harassment based on race or religion
B. Evaluating employees not based on performance
C. Exclusion from meals, conversations or social activities
D. Sexual harassment

6. D

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1. Choose the correct statement regarding exposure identification: (Chap. 10-Add. 2
sec. 2, 3, 4, 5)
A. The reference point is always the view as seen by a person standing in front of and looking
at the fire building.
B. Buildings separated by more than twenty feet from the fire building should not be
identified as exposures unless the volume of fire or complexity of the incident causes an
exposure problem.
C. Numbers indicate distance and letters indicate direction from the fire building.
D. When used as the first digit, “0” refers to a subdivision of the building which is identified
by the number or letters following the “0”.

1. A

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2. You are new lieutenant assigned on a second alarm for a cellar fire in a row of Class 4
frames. Fire is extending to the row of stores in a taxpayer that is the second building to the left
of the fire building. You survey the stores and find a large air conditioning unit on the roof of the
sixth store to the left, a pizzeria. You would be correct to report this exposure as: (Add.2
sec.8, 10)
A. 20D, the pizzeria sector
B. 20E, the pizzeria sector
C. 2A0D, the pizzeria sector
D. 2A0E, the pizzeria sector

2. D

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3. When describing exposures to the rear of the fire building, which answer is correct?
(7.3 Note)
A. They shall be referred to as Exposure 3, and then further identified according to their
direction and distance from the fire building, eg. 3A, 3B etc.
B. Only the building immediately to the rear of the fire building shall be referred to as
Exposure 3, all adjoining buildings in the rear are not identified using the current system.
C. All buildings to the rear shall be referred to as Exposure 3, to eliminate confusion.

3. C

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4. The letter C is used to indicate which building from the main fire building, or which
subdivision (occupancy) from the fire area? (sec. 6)
A. First
B. Second
C. Third
D. Fourth

4. D

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5. Separate wings within a building are identified how? (7.4)
A. From left to right looking from the front of the building as follows: “Left wing, Center
wing, Right wing”
B. From right to left looking from the front of the building as follows: “A wing, B wing, C
wing”, etc.
C. From right to left looking from the front of the building as follows: “Left wing, Center
wing, Right wing”
D. From left to right looking from the front of the building as follows: “A wing, B wing, C
wing”, etc.

5. D

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1. Captain Jones, of E99, had to consider the following candidates for selection to attend
Chauffeur Training School which begins on 1/25/13:
1. FF Smith, who was appointed to the Fire Department on 6/30/09.
2. FF Gibson, who has already been given 6 hours of driver training by the company officers,
which included 4 hours of response to multi-unit drills and BISP, and 2 hours driving to
emergency responses.
3. FF Hansen, who has completed some of the requirements listed on the Company
Qualifications Checklist CT-5.
4. FF Driscoll, who was appointed to the Fire Department on 6/01/10.
How many of the firefighters are ineligible for selection to attend?
A. 1 B. 2 C. 3 D. All

1-C (2, 3 & 4),

3. Members must have three years experience in the Fire Department to be considered for
Chauffeur Training School. In unusual circumstances, exceptions to this policy will be
granted with the approval of the Chief of Operations

3. Prior to attending Chauffeur Training School, each member must be given at least five
(5) hours of driver training, not including emergency responses.

4.1 Company commanders shall use Company Qualification Checklists CT-5 and CT-6 to
ensure all necessary training is completed during the “Company Qualification” process.
To ensure proficiency and a basic understanding of the chauffeur’s duties, the listed
training points must be completed prior to the chauffeur candidate attending Chauffeur
Training School.

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2. In order for the company commander to be granted an exception for the minimum “time on
the job” requirement for a firefighter he/she has selected to attend Chauffeur School, what is the
highest level of approval required?
A. Battalion Commander
B. Division Commander
C. Borough Commander
D. Chief of Operations

2. D

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3. Once a company commander of a ladder company has selected a qualified firefighter to
attend CTS, what must be done with the completed CT-6?
A. Forwarded to the Battalion for filing until the candidate is selected to attend CTS, then
discarded.
B. Filed at the company level until the candidate is selected to attend CTS, then discarded.
C. Forwarded to the Division for filing until the candidate is selected to attend CTS, then
forwarded with the candidate to CTS.
D. Filed at the company level until the candidate is selected to attend CTS, then forwarded
with the candidate to CTS.

3. A

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4. Who establishes the minimum number of chauffeur positions for a unit?
A. Company Commander
B. Battalion Commander
C. Division Commander
D. Borough Commander

4. C

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5. What must a company commander do once a firefighter is deemed proficient in driving and
operating the apparatus?
A. Record them in the Company Journal as company trained.
B. Forward a letterhead report to the Division Commander.
C. Record them as company trained in the Office Record Journal.
D. Forward a CT-1 to their administrative Division listing the member as company trained.

5. C

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6. What shall happen to a chauffeur’s status if transferred to a company opposite to where
they are presently assigned? ( ie. ECC’s transferred to a ladder company and LCC’s transferred
to an engine company)
A. Expires in 3 months
B. Immediately revoked
C. Expires in 6 months
D. Continues in affect indefinitely

6. B

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7. Only a Company Commander may request that a firefighter’s Chauffeur Status be revoked
due to a number of situations. (AUC 321)
A. True or D. False

7. D False

A unit commander or a firefighter may request that the firefighter’s chauffeur status be
rescinded due to a number of situations. These situations may include but are not
restricted to the following:
· A loss of confidence by the chauffeur due to a recent trauma involving an on-duty or
off-duty vehicular accident.
· Manifestation of a physical condition which could impair the chauffeur’s driving
ability, such as deteriorating eyesight, a slow- down of reaction time, etc.
· Personal problems which affect the chauffeur’s ability to concentrate, such as illness or
death of a loved one, recent divorce, etc.

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8. A new lieutenant was working in a ladder company designated as the back-up unit to
transport the Rescue Collapse Unit to an incident. Upon arrival at Rescue’s quarters, the
lieutenant should assign which of the following chauffeur options? (AUC 348)
A. The school trained LCC shall drive the Rescue Collapse Unit to the incident accompanied
by another firefighter.
B. The school trained LCC shall continue to drive the assigned ladder apparatus to the
incident with the lieutenant on board.
C. The company trained firefighter shall drive the Rescue Collapse Unit accompanied by the
lieutenant.
D. The company trained firefighter shall drive the Rescue Collapse Unit accompanied by
another firefighter.

8. A

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9. A covering captain in a single engine company has his ECC tap out due to an illness after
the start of the tour. If there is a company trained chauffeur on duty, what should the captain do?
(AUC 348)
A. Notify the administrative Battalion Chief, and if no school trained ECC is available
citywide, go O.O.S.
B. Notify the administrative Deputy Chief, and if no school trained ECC is available citywide,
stay in service with the company trained chauffeur.
C. Notify the administrative Battalion Chief, and if no school trained ECC is available
citywide, stay in service with the company trained chauffeur.

9. C

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10. An officer working in an Engine company designated as a Foam Carrier should know the
chauffeur requirements to start the tour. What are they? (AUC 348, sec. 3.2)
A. At least two (2) school trained chauffeurs
B. At least one (1) school trained chauffeur and one (1) company trained chauffeur.
C. Only one operator with a valid NYS Driver's License.
D. At least one (1) school trained chauffeur and one operator with a valid NYS Driver's
License.

10. B

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1. Fire resistance, and hence collapse potential, of a floor is directly related to what two
features? (Chap 6)
A. Mass (or Bulk) and the spacing of the floor supports
B. Composition of floor deck and floor supports
C. Time and intensity of fire
D. Structural hierarchy and use of lightweight materials

1. A

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2. The failure of which structural member will have the potential for more dire consequences
than the failure of the others?
A. Floor deck
B. Girder
C. Column
D. Beam

2. C

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3. A multi-level floor collapse, the most deadly type of floor collapse, most often occurs in
which type burning buildings?
A. Those with frontages 25’ or less containing simple beams
B. Those with fire resistance rating greater than 1 hour.
C. Those with frontages over 25’ containing a system of columns and girders
D. Those with a fire resistance rating less than 1 hour.

3. C

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4. During which stage of a fire is there the most potential for a floor collapse?
A. Incipient
B. Growth
C. Fully Developed
D. Decay

4. D

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5. Which of the following sloping roof construction methods has the most unsupported roof
deck?
A. Timber truss
B. Plank and Beam
C. Rafter
D. Gambrel

5. A

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6. A firefighter can protect themselves when working on a peaked roof by using a roof ladder
that is hooked onto the ridge rafter. This will not protect the firefighter from which of the
following incidents?
A. Slip and fall from roof
B. Roof deck collapse
C. Roof rafter collapse

6. C

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7. A lieutenant drilling with members made the following statements about peaked roof
operations. In which was he correct?
A. In a private home, it is more effective to cut a vent opening at the ridge rafter to remove
smoke than it is to vent top floor windows.
B. A high-pitched roof, such as that of an English Tudor style home, can be safely walked on
with the assistance of a roof ladder.
C. A sloping roof is designed to shed water and snow, and is designed to support less of a live
load than a flat roof.
D. A hip roof has 7 primary structural members, those being the 2 bearing walls, 1 ridge rafter,
and 4 hip rafters.

7. C

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8. What is the most common cause of early floor collapse in a structural fire?
A. Old construction
B. Shoddy renovations
C. Pre-engineered or lightweight truss construction
D. Overloading of floors

8. C

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9. A lieutenant is working in a ladder company assigned as the FAST Unit at an All-Hands
fire. He hears a report of a collapse of the first floor into the cellar with a member trapped. The
IC orders the FAST Unit to work as part of the Rescue Group. Which tactics should the
lieutenant order to rescue the trapped members?
1. Place a ground ladder down through the collapsed floor opening
2. Drop an extra SCBA and flashlight down to the trapped firefighter
3. Span the collapsed floor opening with a portable ladder to support rescuers and avoid the
“slide” effect.
4. If initial attempts from above are unsuccessful, then order a team to attempt access from
adjacent spaces, such as the adjoining cellar via a breach.
A. 1, 2 and 4 B. 1, 2 and 3 C. 2, 3 and 4 D. All

9. B

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10. A ceiling in a finished basement can provide at least how many minutes of fire protection
for the floor supports above it?
A. 5
B. 10
C. 15
D. 20

10. D

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