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T/F IC shall notify Dispatcher when wind impacted fire conditions exist in a FPMD

True. This info can be relayed all responding units.


5 Conditions needed for Wind Impacted Fire

Fire in an apt
Failed/opened window in fire room
Fire apt door leading to public hall left open or not fully closed
Area of low pressure on opposite side of public hallway from fire apt


Impact of Wind will be affected by (3 things)

Size of window opening
Fuel load
Stage of fire when window failed


T/F Direction and speed of wind at street level is a reliable indicator of wind conditions above the street level

False NOT reliable. Wind behavior is not consistent or predictable


T/F Wind Impacted fire in FPMD: all members must access the fire floor from the same stairway until the attack stairway has been determined



Alt strategy implemented for wind impacted fire, who must Lad get permission from to enter public hallway once alt strategy successfully implemented?

IC, Operations Section Chief, or Fire Sector Supervisor.


Alt Strategy successfully implemented and Lad has made it to fire apt door. Once the decision to enter has been made by IC and/or Fire Sector Supervisor, who enters apt first

Engine MUST enter apt first after contacting 1st Lad Roof FF, followed by Lad.


Fire/Smoke visible inside fire apt that is not venting out an open window is wind impacted. Choose correct
A. IC must immediately relay this info to all members on the scene
B. IC must communicate w/Off on fire fl to determine interior conditions
C. IC must determine alt strategies for extinguishing fire and communicate this to all Off and receive acknowledgement of change to regular SOPs
D. All of above



Incorrect for using exterior HL for wind impacted fire
A. Have resources available to place stream into operation
B. Exterior streams such as HRN is very effective in knocking down wind impacted fire in MD due to larger compartmented area/rooms
C. Water must be applied to room where main body of fire is located to be most effective
D. Stream shall deflect off ceiling for best results
E. If fire extended to multiple rooms, exterior streams may have to be repositioned.

B. Smaller compartmented areas/rooms


In all incidents of immediate action taken by a single member for a known life hazard, the IC shall forward a report with full particulars to _

Chief of Operations. A thorough review of each of these incidents will be conducted.


Alt strategy has been implemented at a wind impacted fire, who may give approval for entry back into public hallway onto the fire fl to close the open fire apt door
B. Operations Sections Chief
C. Fire Sector Supervisor



Fire apt door found closed on arrival and window failure has not occurred, but sizeup indicates wind conditions exist, which tactics should be implemented prior to entry into the fire apartment?
a. HL can be advanced to and charged at the fire apt door
b. WCD may be deployed over an intact window on the orders of the Ladder Officer
c. WCD should be in position above, ready for immediate deployment
d. High Rise Nozzle should be ordered to the apt on the floor below
e. IC shall assign a member with a TIC to scan the windows of the fire apartment

B IC may decide to deploy a WCD over an intact window


Known life hazard at a wind impacted fire, the IC must be notified of which of the following point(s)?
a. When and if the fire apartment door is controlled
b. The location of the victim
c. When the victim is removed
d. Any rescue attempt—immediately after the members initiate the rescue attempt

D immediately prior to the members rescue attempt


Incorrect condition for wind impacted fire in FPMDs
A. Wind
B. Fire in apt
C. Failed or opened window on fire floor
D. Fire apt door leading to public hall left open or not fully closed
E. An area of low pressure such as an opened stairwell door, or an opened apt door on opposite side of public hallway from fire apt

C Failed window in fire room


Incorrect for Wind Impacted Fire
A. Wind Impacted fire- IC shall notify Dispatcher so info can be relayed to all responding units
B. IC must communicate w/Off on fire fl to determine interior conditions. IC must determine if alt strategy should be implemented
C. Any use of Ext streams requires comm between IC and Lad Off on fire fl to ensure all members on fire fl are accounted for and in a safe location before water applied from Exterior
D. IC must ensure Fire Sector Supervisor/Units operating in Fire Sector acknowledged that an alt strategy is to be implemented

C Exterior stream requires communications between the IC and Fire Sector Supervisor to ensure that all members on the fire flr are accounted for and in a safe location before the water is applied from the exterior.


Choose correct for Wind Impacted Fire
A. KO curtain deployed from 8th fl, the deployment window on 8th fl must be closed after deployment
B. TL stream should attempt to hit base for fire
C. 5th Eng HRN will be ineffective if fire extended to multiple rooms, unless they can hit fire directly
D. HRN will be ineffective if door to fire apt has been left open

B TL stream shall be deflected off the ceiling for best results
C If fire has extended to multiple rooms the exterior stream may have to be repositioned
D HRN to combat a wind impacted fire greatly improves conditions in public hallway and inside the apartment when the apartment door has been left open


Fire apt door OPEN Wind Impacted Fire correct
A. After BC receives confirmation KO Curtain deployed over target window and secured in place, Ops Section Chief gave Lad approval to enter hallway
B. IC is only member on scene to give approval to enter public hallway
C. BC or Off of 1st Lad can give approval to enter public hallway after KO curtain deployed
D. Only BC or Fire Sector Supervisor can give approval to enter public hallway after receiving confirmation that KO curtain has been deployed

A Approval to enter the public hallway must be given by the IC, Operations Section Chief or Fire Sector Supervisor


Window failure has NOT occurred incorrect
A. BC ensured WCD deployed and secured over target window prior to granting permission to members to enter fire fl hallway
B. Assigned a FF w/TIC to scan windows of fire apt from street level to assist in ID target window
C. Ordered HRN to point of operation on fl below
D. Transmit 10-77 regardless of severity of fire in HRFPMD

A WCD in position above fire apt ready for immediate
deployment. As a precautionary tactic, the IC may decide to deploy a WCD over an intact window of the fire room/area.


Known life hazard at Wind Impacted Fire incorrect
A. If rescue attempted, it must be undertaken only after alt strategies have been implemented
B. IC must be notified prior to any rescue attempt
C. IC shall be notified of stairway from which ops take place
D. If the open fire apt door is in proximity to known life hazard in public hall, attempt to close the door

A Rescue can be done simultaneously as alt strategies