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Aerial ladder 112 arrives 2nd due for a fire on the 3rd floor of a 4 story Brownstone without a fire escape. 112's OV checked the rear for occupants and assured that ventilation was completed. The OV returned to the front of the building where he was not needed for laddering operations. Unless instructed otherwise by his officer, where should the OV now report?

A) To his officer above the fire

B) To the roof to assist with ventilation

C) Into an exposure to check for extension

D) Team up with 112's Roof FF to enter the apartment above the fire.

A) To his officer above the fire

(Brownstones 2.7 OV Duties)

A - Correct

B - To the roof to assist with ventilation (option for top floor fire)

C - Into exposure to check for extension (option for top floor fire)

D - Team up with Roof FF to enter apartment above the fire (If the
building has a fire escape)

1

The Roof FF should be aware that he is the eyes of the IC as far as roof level sizeup is concerned. Situations arise in which a saw must be called for to ventilate the interior stairs. This includes all of the following choices except which one?

A) No roof level skylight

B) Tarred over roof level skylight

C) Penthouse structures

D) Difficulty opening returns

D) Difficulty opening returns (INCORRECT)

(Brownstones 2.6 F)

* For fire below the top floor, be alert to first arriving Roof FFs request
for a saw because of the inability to ventilate the interior stair due to:

A) No roof level skylight
B) Tarred over skylight
C) Dumbwaiter
D) Penthouse structures

* "Pending the arrival of the saw to the roof, the Roof FF should open
all returns, but difficulty opening the returns is NOT A REASON to call
for the saw"

2

Some Brownstones may have a stairway, separate from the main staircase, with an original use for servants. Which characteristics of this stairway is incorrect?

A) Fire may extend via these stairs

B) These stairs are open

C) These stairs are located in the rear

D) These stairs usually go from the 1st (basement) floor to the 3rd floor.

D) These stairs usually go from the 1st (basement) floor to the 3rd floor. (INCORRECT)

(Brownstones 2.3.4)

* Staircase other than the main staircase, traditionally used by servants usually go from the FIRST FLOOR (basement) to the SECOND FLOOR (Parlor).

3

Brownstones were built in the late 1800s as Private a Dwellings. Which feature of Brownstones listed below is incorrect?

A) They are about 85 feet deep.

B) Their width is 20 to 25 feet

C) They are 3 to 5 stories in height with a cellar

D) The basement is considered the 1st floor.

A) They are about 85 feet deep (INCORRECT)

(Brownstones 2.1.1)

* Brownstones are SIXTY (60) FEET in depth

4

Roof construction of Brownstones can vary. Which statement below is most incorrect regarding Brownstone Roof construction?

A) The majority are flat construction with no parapet in the rear

B) Some have a center peak which slopes toward each side

C) There may be more floors in the rear than in the front

D) In flat roof buildings, the cockloft space is approximately 2-3 feet in height and the roof is pitched toward the rear.

B) Some have a center peak which slopes toward each side. (INCORRECT)

(Brownstones 2.2.15)

* Some have a center peak which slopes toward the FRONT AND
REAR.

C - There may be 5 stories in the rear with full windows and the roof slopes to the front where there are small front windows.

5

You are working in E-248 and arrive 1st due to a reported fire in the cellar of a Brownstone. L-174 already on scene advises you that they have a cellar fire and need a handline. After transmitting a 10-75 you then gave the order to?

A) Stretch a 1 3/4" line though the front door on the first floor then down to the cellar via the interior cellar stairs.

B) Stretch a 2 1/2" line to 2nd floor by way of outside stairs, then down to the cellar via interior cellar stairs.

C) Stretch a 2 1/2" line through the front door on the first floor then down to the cellar via the interior cellar stairs.

D) Stretch a 1 3/4" line to the 2nd floor by way of the outside strairs then down to the cellar via the interior cellar stairs.

A) Stretch a 1 3/4" line though the front door on the first floor then down to the cellar via the interior cellar stairs.

(Brownstones & Rowframes 3)

* All interior handline stretched will be considered 1 3/4"

* 1st line stretched through the front door on first floor (basement)
Then stretched down cellar via interior cellar stair to extinguish fire.

* If fire has control of 1st floor or 1st floor and cellar, the first line must
be stretched to the 2nd floor by way of outside stair.

6

The following statement on Brownstones are true with the exception of which choice?

A) Access to roof is via the iron ladder leading up to the scuttle opening which is usually in the closet.

B) Cockloft space between the top floor ceiling and the roof is approximately 2-3' in height and the roof is pitched toward the rear of the building.

C) Points of examination include registers running throughout the building and pockets in walls on parlor floor.

D) Cellar has rear doors which opens up into yard. This is a fast way to check the rear for trapped occupants.

D) Cellar has rear doors which opens up into yard. This is a fast way to check the rear for trapped occupants. (INCORRECT)

(Brownstone 2.4.1 F)

* BASEMENT has rear door to yard.

7

In Brownstone buildings, what is the first floor known as?

A) Basement

B) Cellar

C) Parlor

D) Sub-cellar

A) Basement

(Brownstones 2.1.1)

8

Which description concerning a "Deadman Room" is inaccurate?

A) Small bedroom

B) Only entrance is from the hall

C) Located on the lower floors

D) May be found in the front or the rear of the building.

C) Located on the lower floors (INCORRECT)

(Brownstones 2.1.2)

* Deadman Room located on UPPER floors

9

At drill, a Lieutenant is discussing rear extensions on Brownstones. He was mistaken in which choice?

A) Added on the first floor

B) May be 2-3'stories in height

C) 25-50 feet in depth

D) Have their own cockloft

C) 25-50 feet in depth (INCORRECT)

(Brownstones 2.2.12)

* Extensions on Brownstones are 10-20 FEET in length

10

Select an accurate statement regarding Brownstone roof construction features.

A) In flat roof buildings, the cockloft space is approx 2-3 feet in height

B) In flat roof buildings, the pitch of the roof is toward the front

C) The majority are flat construction with a parapet in the rear

D) Some have more floors and higher roofs in the front that in the rear

A) In flat roof buildings, the cockloft space is approx 2-3 feet in height

(Brownstones 2.2.15)

B - In flat roof buildings, the pitch of the roof is toward the REAR

C - The majority are flat construction with NO REAR PARAPET

D - Some have more floors and higher roofs in the REAR that in the
FRONT.

11

In Brownstone buildings, fire can extend to the adjoining exposures in many ways. Which is the choice that provides a correct example?

A) Dumbwaiter shaft

B) Cornice

C) Hot air ducts and registers

D) Pockets in the walls on the parlor floor

B) Cornice

(Brownstones 2.3.2)

* Dumbwaiter shafts / hot air ducts and registers / pockets in walls of
parlor floor are all examples of how fire can extend throughout the
BUILDING ITSELF.

12

What should a medium fire situation indicate to a company officer in a fire in a Brownstone building?

A) Fire can only be extinguished wi large caliber streams

B) Fire can be extinguished with the operation of one handline

C) Fire can be extinguished with hand extinguishers

D) Fire may be extinguished with 2 handlines

D) Fire may be extinguished with 2 handlines

(Brownstones 2.5)

Light fire situation = hand extinguishers OR 1 handline

Medium fire situation = 2 handlines

13

What must the officer of the first Ladder Company do prior to ordering any horizontal ventilation at a fire in a Brownstone building?

A) Call for water

B) Verify that all parts of the fire floor have been covered

C) Evaluate the impact on interior conditions

D) Proceed to the seat of the fire

C) Evaluate the impact on interior conditions

(Brownstone 2.6)

14

What member is not under the Immediate Supervision of an officer?

A) Roof FF on a search line supervised by his Ladder officer

B) Can FF communicating with his Ladder officer via voice contact

C) ECC communicating with Engine officer on roof via hand signals

D) ECC communicating with Engine officer at nozzle via HT

D) ECC communicating with Engine officer at nozzle via HT (INCORRECT)

(Brownstones 2.6)

* This describes FUNCTIONAL SUPERVISION

* Immediate supervision "SH-SH"
(Sight/hearing, search line/hose line)

15

A lieutenant should know that what member of the first Ladder company has the discretion of selecting the tools deemed necessary to complete his/her assignment at a fire in a Brownstone?

A) Officer

B) LCC

C) OV

D) Roof FF

B) LCC

(Brownstones 2.6 D)

Brownstone tools:

OV - halligan / 6' hook (Top floor = saw instead of hook)

Roof - halligan / 6' hook / LSR

16

For a top floor fire in a Brownstone with no life hazard showing, where should the officer of the first arriving Ladder company (rear mount apparatus) direct the LCC to initially raise and position the Aerial?

A) Top floor

B) Top floor of exposure

C) Roof of exposure

D) Roof of fire building

C) Roof of exposure

(Brownstone 2.6 D)

* LCCs 2nd action would be to reposition the Aerial to the top floor for
coordinating VEIS.

17

The first arriving OV FF (rear mount apparatus) for a top floor fire in a a Brownstone, should take which compliment of tools along with the HT and flashlight to the roof?

A) LSR and 6' hook

B) 6' hook and halligan

C) 6' hook and saw

D) Halligan and saw

D) Halligan and saw

(Brownstones 2.6 E)

* Top floor fire, first due OV brings saw to roof instead of 6' hook.

18

A 10' scissor ladder is a useful tool for the OV FF at a fire in a Brownstone. A ladder company Lieutenant discussing this ladder with members should know that what application is in accord with firefighting procedures?

A) Access to the 3rd floor from the roof of a setback for ventilation.

B) Access to the roof of the Brownstone

C) Access to the roof of a 2 story setback

D) Venting windows in an open position.

A) Access to the 3rd floor from the roof of a setback for ventilation

(Brownstones 2.6 E)

10' scissor ladder used to: Access 3rd floor from the roof of a setback
Access to the roof of a ONE story setback
Venting windows in a CLOSED position

19

In general, the correct order of preference for the first arriving roof FF (rear mount apparatus) to access the roof at a Brownstone fire can be found in which choice below?

A) Aerial ladder, adjoining building, 2nd arriving Aerial

B) Adjoining building, 2nd arriving Aerial, Aerial ladder

C) 2nd arriving Aerial, Aerial ladder, adjoining building

D) Aerial ladder, 2nd arriving Aerial, adjoining building

E) Aerial ladder, 2nd arriving Aerial, rear fire escape

D) Aerial ladder, 2nd arriving Aerial, adjoining building

(Brownstones 2.6 F)

20

What is the responsibility of the 2nd arriving Ladder company officer (rear mount apparatus) at a top floor Brownstone fire?

A) Top floor of a fire building

B) Roof of fire building

C) Adjoining building

D) Floors below fire building

D) Floors below fire building

(Brownstones 2.7)

21

The Roof FF of the 2nd arriving Ladder company (rear mount apparatus) at a top floor fire in a Brownstone, would be following department procedures if carrying what set of tools to the roof?

A) Saw and 6' halligan hook

B) Saw and halligan

C) Saw and 6' hook

D) Saw and LSR

A) Saw and 6' halligan hook

(Brownstones 2.7)

22

The first Ladder company to arrive at a fire on the 3rd floor of a 4 story Brownstone is a Tower Ladder. The basket is being used for roof access. Upon completion of roof sizeup, what should be the next action of the OV FF inside the basket?

A) Roof ventilation

B) 3rd floor ventilation

C) 4th floor ventilation

D) Parlor floor ventilation

B) 3rd floor ventilation

(Brownstones 2.8)

23

When the first to arrive Ladder is a TL, what is the least likely duty to be assigned for the Chauffeur of the 2nd to arrive ladder by his officer at a Brownstone fire?

A) Examination of exposures

B) Report to the pedestal of the 1st to arrive TL

C) Assist with roof operations

D) Be available to team up with another available member if needed.

B) Report to the pedestal of the 1st to arrive TL

(Brownstones 2.9)

* 2nd due LCC DOES NOT have to report to the pedestal of the 1st
arriving TL because the LCC of the first truck is already operating from
the pedestal.

24

A lieutenant in command of the first to arrive Engine encounters a cellar fire in a Brownstone. Where should the officer direct the first hoseline?

A) Down the coal chute located on the sidewalk

B) Parlor floor to protect the wooden interior stairs

C) Front door on the first floor

D) Top floor

C) Front door on the first floor

(Brownstone 3.1)

25

When a Brownstone building is fully involved in fire, what action listed below, taken by the first arriving Engine company is most in accord with Department procedures?

A) Drop 2 hoselines for advancement into exposures

B) Drop a hoseline for use atop an incoming Aerial ladder

C) Position apparatus to supply a TL

D) Position apparatus for stream access to the rear of the fire building.

C) Position apparatus to supply a TL

(Brownstones 3.4)

A - Drop 2 handlines for advancement into FIRE BUILDING

B - INCORRECT

C - Correct

D - Position apparatus for stream access to the FRONT of the fire
building.

26

If there is no fire escape on the building, what floor of a Brownstone is the only level with 2 exits?

A) Cellar

B) Basement

C) Parlor

D) Top floor

B) Basement

(Brownstones ADD 1)