ALL UNIT CIRCULARS Flashcards Preview

FDNY Books > ALL UNIT CIRCULARS > Flashcards

Flashcards in ALL UNIT CIRCULARS Deck (177)
Loading flashcards...
0

Up to 7 defective hydrants can be reported on the CD-63 form. Defective hydrants are classified by codes 1-4. Which choice accurately describes these codes?

A) Code 1 = cap or chain missing

B) Code 2 = broken barrel unserviceable

C) Code 3 = defective but serviceable.

D) Code 4 = unserviceable

C) Code 3 = defective but serviceable.

Code 1 = Broken barrel unserviceable

Code 2 = unserviceable (intact but mechanically defective)

Code 3 = defective but serviceable
(other than missing cap/chain)

Code 4 = cap/chain missing

(AUC 205)

1

A Captain reviewing "Low Water Pressure Procedures" at company drill was incorrect when he stated that?

A) All Engines and Squads shall obtain pressure readings on the hydrants nearest quarters during the first full week in May and record them on the Hydrant Pressure Chart.

B) The Hydrant Pressure Chart shall be posted at the housewatch desk throughout the entire year.

C) All units shall, AT ALL TIMES, close down illegally opened hydrants, whenever the Officer determines that such action will not precipitate an incident.

D) Anyone found illegally using a hydrant may be issued a summons.

B) The Hydrant Pressure Chart shall be posted at the housewatch desk throughout the entire year. (Incorrect)

*Posted at housewatch during the SUMMER season.

(AUC 225 - 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.5)

2

At 0900 roll call, members of L-147 are discussing the FDNY SCBA policy. Which statement is correct?

A) Face-piece sharing with another member shall only be done if one members cylinder is depleted.

B) The FAST unit's FASTPAK may only be used on civilians if it is not possible to remove them from the contaminated area.

C) The wearing or use of SCBA's may be dispensed with only when authorized by the IC.

D) If an SCBA is malfunctioning, as to cut off the air supply, remove the face piece and the regulator.

C) The wearing or use of SCBA's may be dispensed with only when authorized by the IC.

(AUC 220 1.3)

A - Facepiece sharing with other members/civilians is prohibited.

B - For civilians, utilize a FASTPAK other than the one assigned to the FAST unit.

D - Leaving the facepiece donned and removing only the regulator will provide some protection to the member's face.

3

The Iroquois Natural Gas Pipeline carries natural gas that is non toxic, lighter than air, which can be an asphyxiant, and is combustible in concentrations from _______?

A) 5%-10%

B) 5%-15%

C) 7%-15%

D) 5%-20%

B) 5%-15%

(AUC 150 1.1)

4

Except in the event of an immediate threat to life or property, no valves of the Iroquois Natural Gas Pipeline should be opened or closed without the approval of the FDNY IC in consultation with Con Ed Iroquois personnel. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

A) Agree

B) Disagree

A) Agree

(AUC 150 4.5)

5

Units arrive on scene of a reported leak in the Iroquois Natural Gas Pipeline. Which point below would be considered incorrect?

A) Initial actions should be to set up a perimeter and eliminate ignition sources.

B) Patrolling the pipeline to locate the leak will be done by the first arriving Engine and Ladder companies.

C) If the gas is escaping without ignition, the use of fog lines to assist may actually hinder the dissipation of gas.

D) If the natural gas has ignited, consider shutting down the gas supply.

B) Patrolling the pipeline to locate the leak will be done by the first arriving Engine and Ladder companies. (Incorrect)

(AUC 150 7.1)

*Squad or SOC support with meters will do this.

6

The first arriving BC operating at an alarm for a reported leak in the Iroquois Natural Gas Pipeline would be incorrect in which choice below?

A) Upon confirmation of a leak, transmit a 2nd alarm for the street box nearest the location.

B) When the leak is located, establish an Incident Command Post at a location consistent with existing conditions.

C) In the event of a sub leak, a Marine Company will be assigned to patrol the sub sea pipeline.

D) All venting will normally occur I'm Northport L.I. And must be coordinated by the IC with the Iroquois Gas Control Center.

E) Flag persons must be positioned at least 1000 feet on each side of the incident to warn members immediately upon any suspicious indication do an approaching train.

B) When the leak is located, establish an Incident Command Post at a location consistent with existing conditions. (Incorrect)

(AUC 150 7.1)

*The IC will set up an OPERATIONS POST consistent with existing conditions.

7

During a training exercise on the Iroquois Natural Gas Pipeline, it would be accurate to state that after consulting Iroquois/ConEd personnel, valves shall _________________?

A) Only be partially closed

B) Only be fully closed

C) Be partially or fully closed.

D) Under no circumstances be even partially closed.

A) Only be partially closed

(AUC 150 8.1)

*No full closures at any drill

8

While operating at a Brush Fire, members should be aware of all of the following terms except which?

A) Looking at the fire from the rear of the blackened area, the left side is called the left flank.

B) The head of the fire is called the leading edge.

C) Fingers are isolated small fires downwind from the main fire.

D) Bog fires start on the surface and burn downward into the soft spongy ground.

C) Fingers are isolated small fires downwind from the main fire. (Incorrect)

(AUC 151 3.3)

*SPOT FIRES are isolated small fired downwind from the main fire.

*Fingers are strips of long, thin sections of fire extending outward from the main blackened fire area.

9

Regarding the use of Brush Fire Units (BFU), it would be correct to state _________________?

A) BFU's have MDTs and can also be dispatched by radio.

B) BFU's shall always be designated by their assigned number on Department radio and handie-talkie ("BFU 3 to Command").

C) BFU winches can be used for self extrication or used to tow out full sized apparatus.

D) BFU's can knock over trees, go through hedgerows, or traverse streams.

B) BFU's shall always be designated by their assigned number on Department radio and handie-talkie ("BFU 3 to Command").

(AUC 151 4.5)

A - BFU's DO NOT HAVE MDTs

C - Winches can tow SIMILAR SIZES VEHICLES

D - BFU CANNOT knock over trees and traverse streams

10

Units operating at Brush fires should know all of the following special vehicles/equipment are accurately described except which?

A) ATVs are equipped to remove injured members utilizing a mounted Stokes basket.

B) The one inch Forestry Hose, in 100 foot lengths, is intended only for wild land operations.

C) BFUs can be used for vehicle fires that are a sufficient distance off the road, which makes a hose stretch impractical.

D) A mini manifold supplied by one 2 1/2" line can supply up to three 1" hose lines.

E) The Rescue apparatus winch can be used to extricate bogged down apparatus.

D) A mini manifold supplied by one 2 1/2" line can supply up to three 1" hose lines. (Incorrect)

(AUC 151 4.7.1)

*Mini manifold can supply up to FOUR (4) 1" hose lines.

11

First alarm engines arriving at the scene of a brush fire would be correct to consider all of the following tactics except which?

A) A unit should not self commit to any operation unless a structure is exposed.

B) The initial attack should concentrate on mobility. Avoid hooking up to hydrants except to protect exposures.

C) The best time to move in for a close attack is when the wind diminishes.

D) Never attack or operate in front of the fire.

E) Brush fires should be attacked and extinguished from the flanks first, the units should move to the interior burning areas.

D) Never attack or operate in front of the fire. (Incorrect)

(AUC 151 5.4.3)

*AVOID this however it is acceptable TO PROTECT LIFE.

12

A captain conducting drill on brush fire operations was correct in which statement he made?

A) Streams should be directed at the flames above the burning brush.

B) Fire burning on hillsides will burn rapidly towards the top of the hill. Therefor units should be positioned at the top of the hill to protect exposures, and attack the fire from that position.

C) Using a water curtain to break up heat waves is generally effective.

D) Members can raise brooms in the air or operate streams into the air to verify their location to the IC.

D) Members can raise brooms in the air or operate streams into the air to verify their location to the IC.

(AUC 151 5.5.6)

A - direct streams AT BURNING BRUSH

B - position at top of hill but ATTACK FROM BOTTOM

C - water curtain to break up heat is INEFFECTIVE

13

Never operate a hose line beneath a high voltage line at a brush fire incident because electric current may be transmitted via the particles in the smoke. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

A) Agree

B) Disagree

A) Agree

(AUC 151 5.11.11)

14

The primary use of the NYPD helicopter at brush fire operations is for ___________________?

A) Implementation of fireground strategy

B) Control of field forces

C) Air Recon

D) Water Drops

C) Air Recon

(AUC 151 9.1)

15

A Battalion Chief special called to a 3rd alarm brush fire as the Air Recon Chief should be aware that the _________________________?

A) Helicopter will not fly in winds over 30 mph.

B) Helicopter has limited operating time of 1-2 hours.

C) Responding BC should call the NYPD Aviation Base and inform them of the response.

D) Use of the Bambi bucket is under the control of the ARC, in consult with the IC.

C) Responding BC should call the NYPD Aviation Base and inform them of the response.

(AUC 151 9.5)

A - Helicopter will not fly in winds over FORTY (40) MPH.

B - Helicopter has limited operating time of TWO-THREE (2-3hrs)

D - Bambi bucket under control of IC IN CONSULT WITH THE ARC.

16

General operational guidelines at manhole emergencies are accurately stated in which choices below?

1. Cordon and tape off the immediate danger area for both FD and civilians, while stretching precautionary hose lines in the street beyond the predictable limits of fire or explosion.

2. Endangered vehicles shall be removed from the danger area, and traffic control boxes must be considered when deciding the area of danger.

3. After members pull a manhole cover, units may operate hose lines into them when fire conditions dictate and only when using a fog nozzle.

4. The hose stream should be operated directly into the manhole until a Con Ed employee requests you to stop.

A) 1 only B) 2 & 4 C) 3 & 4 D) 1 & 2

A) 1 only

(AUC 180 2.1, 2.3, 2.4)

2 - DO NOT move vehicles in danger areas

3 - DO NOT pull manhole covers

4 - DO NOT operate line directly into manhole (let it roll in)

17

The IC has ordered an engine company to await the arrival of the Con Ed emergency crew. You as the engine officer would be correct if you knew which of the choices below?

A) That if the ETA of the emergency crew was more than 30 min, the IC could order the manhole be protected by traffic cones and tape, and all units go 10-8.

B) That if the ETA of the emergency crew was more than 20 min, the IC could also order you to return to quarters while leaving two members on the scene.

C) That if one member was left at the scene, and the unit returned to quarters, the battalion would provide relief for that member.

D) That if the ETA of the emergency crew was more than 15 minutes, the IC could order you to leave one member at the scene while you respond to assigned alarms.

A) That if the ETA of the emergency crew was more than 30 min, the IC could order the manhole be protected by traffic cones and tape, and all units go 10-8.

(AUC 180 2.6)

B - If crew was more than THIRTY (30) min, IC could order ONE (1) member be left at the scene.

C - It is the COMPANY OFFICERS RESPONSIBILITY to provide relief for the member left on scene. (Not the battalion's)

D - THIRTY (30) min

18

When discussing transformer vault features with a probie, the Lt. was correct in which point?

A) The greatest hazard is the amount of electricity, but asbestos and PCB's may also be present.

B) All transformers in vaults contain dielectric oil with PCB's in the 10-49 PPM range. This makes this a non-PCB transformer and units may operate as if no PCB's are present.

C) Transformers convert primary voltage (27,000) to secondary voltage (120 volts), and members should be concerned with only the higher voltage as being potentially fatal.

D) Transformer vaults are located underground and are easily noticed by members.

A) The greatest hazard is the amount of electricity, but asbestos and PCB's may also be present.

(AUC 180 3.1.A)

B - The New York City Fire Department considers a transformer with
ANY AMOUNT of PCBs as a PCB Transformer. Operate
accordingly.

C - BOTH voltages are potentially fatal.

D - OVERHEAD transformers are easily recognized (underground vaults are not)

19

When operating at a transformer vault incident, members shall use full PPE and SCBA even in light smoke conditions, and shall also take how many of the following actions?

1. Due to the amount of flammable liquid, stretch a precautionary hoseline and be prepared to initiate a foam operation.

2. Teams of two members shall examine exposures taking CO readings in the meter room, surrounding rooms, and on the first floor.

3. Make entry into the vault prior to Con Ed arrival if a known life hazard exists in the vault.

4. Be prepared to re-examine exposures on a periodic basis as conditions can change rapidly.

A) One B) Two C) Three D) All

C) Three (choices 1, 2 & 4 are correct)

(AUC 180 3.3)

3 - WAIT FOR CON ED (even if a known life hazard exists)

20

When a snow or ice emergency is imminent, or Phase A or B of AUC 200 has been established, units shall insure how many of the following items are placed on the apparatus?

1. At least 3 extra lengths of 2 1/2" rolled or folded hose on each engine and ladder.

2. Specialized hydrant connection set up

3. Containers of salt and/or sand.

4. Tire chains, spare links and a link tool.

5. 1 shovel

6. Vehicle recovery strap with shackle

A) Two B) Three C) Four D) All

C) Four (2,3,4 & 6 are correct)

(AUC 200 3.3.3.C)

1 - At least SIX (6) EXTRA LENGTHS OF 2 1/2"

5 - TWO (2) SHOVELS

21

During cold-weather operations a Lt. should know that which of the following guidelines should not be followed?

A) Tower ladders, deck pipes, multi-versals, manifolds and pumps shall be drained after use and daily.

B) Officers shall extend the search after arrival at box locations, as tightly closed buildings could hide evidence of fire.

C) During intermittent line operations, the nozzle shall be cracked slightly to prevent freezing.

D) Aerial ladders shall not be raised unless absolutely necessary, and retracted at the earliest opportunity.

A) Tower ladders, deck pipes, multi-versals, manifolds and pumps shall be drained after use and daily. (Incorrect)

(AUC 200 4.2.1)

*Shall be drained FOLLOWING EACH ROLL CALL

22

Units arrive at the scene of a building fire on the second floor of a four-story OLT. Poor street conditions exist due to a heavy snowfall. Which would be considered a proper tactic for units to take?

A) The 1st arriving engine and the 1st and 2nd arriving ladder company shall enter the block.

B) Preference shall be given to the engine company to enter the block prior to the ladder, with the ladder company carrying portable ladders.

C) The engine apparatus should slowly proceed forward into the block for greater traction, and position the hose bed just past the building in anticipation of a backstretch.

D) If hydrants are inaccessible or frozen, units should consider the use of standpipes in nearby buildings.

D) If hydrants are inaccessible or frozen, units should consider the use of standpipes in nearby buildings.

(AUC 200 5.3.10 C & D)

A - ONLY FIRST DUE UNITS will enter the block.

B - LADDER GETS PREFERENCE (if building is greater than 3 stories)

C - Engine apparatus should proceed BACKWARD into block.

23

Members must use their SCBA in all of the following situations except?

A) Working on a fire escape and exposed to smoke.

B) Cutting a hole on a roof and exposed to toxic substances.

C) Performing a search inside a manhole

D) Searching for a water leak in a commercial building that has very few windows.

D) Searching for a water leak in a commercial building that has very few windows. (INCORRECT)

(AUC 220, TB SCBA 2.2)

* WINDOWLESS BUILDING (USE SCBA)

24

A ladder company is operating as an entire unit performing overhaul on the 1st floor of a commercial building. Which one of the following members in the IDLH area operated correctly?

A) The Irons FF completely removed his facepiece because his SCBAS cylinder was depleted.

B) The Can FF removed the SCBA regulator because his SCBA was malfunctioning and cutting off his air supply.

C) The OV FF whose SCBA cylinder was depleted, notified his officer he was leaving immediately, by himself, to go change his air cylinder.

D) The officer, whose cylinder was depleted, left with the Roof FF to exchange cylinders. He left the LCCS in charge temporarily of the remaining members of the unit until his return.

B) The Can FF removed the SCBA regulator because his SCBA was malfunctioning and cutting off his air supply.

(AUC 220 2.2)

A - Irons FF should have completely removed his REGULATOR

B - Correct

C - Never leave ALONE

D - TEMPORARY SUPERVISION MUST BE AN OFFICER

25

Facepiece sharing is prohibited with?

A) Only civilians

B) Only members

C) Civilians and members, unless extreme conditions allow for no other actions.

D) Civilians and members in all circumstances

D) Civilians and members in all circumstances

(AUC 220 2.7)

FACEPIECE SHARING NOT ALLOWED.

26

Members operating at a 3rd alarm took the following actions to provide an interim air supply for trapped individuals:

1. When a member became trapped who could not be removed, they ran and quickly got the nearest available FAST PAK.

2. When a civilian was trapped who could not be removed, they ran and quickly got the nearest available FAST PAK.

3. When a member became trapped who could not be removed, they ran and quickly got a spare SCBA.

4. when a civilian was trapped who could not be removed, they ran and quickly got a spare SCBA.

How many of these actions were correct?

A) 1

B) 2

C) 3

D) 4

C) 3 (Choices 1,3,4 are correct)

(AUC 220 2.8)

#2 - When a civilian is trapped you can use a FAST PAK OTHER THAN THE FAST TEAMS FAST PAK.

27

At 0308 hours first alarm units respond to a report of a fire in a deli and on arrival at the scene determine that there is a minor smoke condition showing from the storefront window. After cutting a padlock, they are able to gain entry easily through the front entrance with no other damage. They then find a very small electrical fire that they extinguish with the can. Because they cannot locate anyone to safeguard the premises, they consider using the Battalion padlock. In this situation they would be correct to think that using the Battalion lock is?

A) Appropriate provided there is no other damage to the entire perimeter

B) Inappropriate because of the nature of the occupancy

C) Inappropriate because they forced entry

D) Inappropriate because there was a fire condition.

A) Appropriate provided there is no other damage to the entire perimeter.

(AUC 231, 2.1)

28

After using the Battalion lock to safeguard a premises, who is responsible to notify the dispatcher for entry on their Secured Premises List?

A) Company officer, from the scene, and should place the key on the apparatus.

B) Company officer, on return to quarters, and he should place key on the apparatus.

C) BC, from the scene, and he should place the key in Battalion vehicle

D) BC, on return to quarters, and he should place key in Battalion office

B) Company officer, on return to quarters, and he should place key on the apparatus.

(AUC 231, 4.2)

29

Regarding the selection of chauffeurs, department policy is accurately indicated in all of the following points except?

A) Members must have 3 years experience in the FDNY to be considered for Chauffeur Training School.

B) The Chauffeur Qualification checklist shall be a tool to assist the training officer and forwarded with the candidate when they are selected to attend Chauffeur Training School.

C) Members who have passed Chauffeur Training School are eligible for a position as a regular unit chauffeur.

D) If qualified chauffeurs are not assigned as Chauffeurs and/or Tiller FFs for an extended period of time, they shall practice operating the apparatus during drills and responding to alarms.

D) If qualified chauffeurs are not assigned as Chauffeurs and/or Tiller FFs for an extended period of time, they shall practice operating the apparatus during drills and responding to alarms. (INCORRECT)

(AUC 254, 3)

* They shall practice during drill and RETURNING FROM ALARMS.