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You are responding to a residential phone alarm as the 1st due ladder. As you pull into the block your LCC states that the fire is coming from a building with narrow frontage. You know that means the building is?

A) 31' or less in width

B) 30' or less in width

C) 29' or less in width

D) 35' or less in width

B) 30' or less in width

(Aerial Ladders 3.4)

1

According to FDNY guidelines and procedures, which action below is not permissible when using an aerial ladder while members are on it?

A) Extend or retract the aerial ladder.

B) Move the aerial ladder

C) Have water flowing from a ladder pipe while member is climbing.

D) Have member on turntable while aerial is being raised or rotated.

A) Extend or retract the aerial ladder.

(Aerial Ladders 8.10)

* Do not extend or retract the aerial ladder when a member is on it.

B - Avoid moving aerial with member on it EXCEPT in an extreme
rescue effort.

C - Can have water flowing from ladder pipe when a member is
climbing if ladder is temporarily inoperable from the base and the
ladder is at the proper climbing angle.

2

You pull up 1st due for a residential phone alarm for fire and see a narrow frontage building with no victims showing. You tell your LCC to perform the following procedures. Which one is incorrect?

A) Position the turntable in the center of the building.

B) Set the brakes on the truck.

C) Chock the wheels

D) Do not lower the tormentors until you see a victim at a window.

D) Do not lower the tormentors until you see a victim at a window. (INCORRECT)

(Aerial Ladders 3.4)

* READY THE TRUCK FOR RAISING THE AERIAL.

3

You worked a 24 in a slashing aerial ladder company yesterday. Your truck responded to four 1st due jobs. Which action was not performed properly at these fires?

A) At a brownstone fire the Roof FF assisted the LCC in setting up the apparatus for roof access while the OV went to the rear.

B) At a flat roof PD fire, the LCC helped the Roof FF put up a portable ladder for roof access.

C) At a fire on the top floor of a 2 story taxpayer the LCC set up the aerial for roof access.

D) At a tenement fire with available manpower present, the OVM set up the inboard side of the aerial while someone else set up the outboard side.

D) At a tenement fire with available manpower present, the OVM set up the inboard side of the aerial while someone else set up the outboard side. (INCORRECT)

(Aerial ladder 5.2)

* OV sets up OUTBOARD side so he can observe the building and in better position to ascend.

4

L-43, an Aerial, arrived 1st due for a fire in a 6 story OLT. The LCC quickly set up the apparatus for use and was correct in all his actions with which exception?

A) Placed tip of Aerial 4" from the window sill for OV entering to search.

B) When rescue was needed the Aerial was placed 2" from the sill.

C) The ladder was placed to the roof and barely touched the building.

D) The tip of the ladder was 5" over the window sill so the OV could exit the window easily.

C) The ladder was placed to the roof and barely touched the building. (INCORRECT)

(Ladders 2, 3.1.5)

* At a VERY EXTREME angle e.g. placing the ladder to the roof of a
SEVEN story building, allow the ladder to barely touch the building.

A - Recommended distance of the tip from objective is 2" to 6"

B - In case of a rescue, use the 2" positioning so that the ladder will rest against the sill after weight is put on it.

D - When positioning a ladder at a window, the placement must allow for unimpeded access/egress at this window. Place the tip less than 6" over the window sill.

5

During a company drill on general Aerial Ladder placement, a new chauffeur explained that there are four conditions which must be considered when deciding where to place the Aerial ladder. In which statement should you correct your chauffeur?

A) Whether immediate rescue is apparent.

B) Where no immediate rescue effort is required, the height of the building to be covered in case of future need of the ladder.

C) Area or street conditions that might hamper optimum positioning.

D) Heat, smoke, or fire causing an exposure that would endanger a victim, a member or the ladder.

B) Where no immediate rescue effort is required, the height of the building to be covered in case of future need of the ladder. (INCORRECT)

(Ladders 2, 2.1)

* Where no rescue effort is required the SIZE of the building to be
covered in case of future need of the ladder.

6

In order to achieve a good climbing angle on the aerial ladder, the LCC should place the apparatus how many feet from the fire building?

A) 10-20

B) 15-25

C) 25-35

D) 30-40

C) 25-35

(Ladders 2, 3.1.1)

7

Aerial Ladder 99 arrives at a fire on the 5th floor of an "H" type building where a victim is seen at the window next to the fire window. When positioning the aerial ladder to rescue this person, the distance from the tip of the ladder to the window should be how far?

A) 2 inches

B) 2-6 inches

C) 6 inches

D) At least 6 inches

A) 2 inches

(Ladders 2, 3.1.5)

* Recommended distance to objective = 2-6"

* FOR RESCUE = 2" so that the ladder will rest against the building
when weight is put on it.

8

While working in Aerial Ladder 200 you are about to arrive at the scene of a fire on the 4th floor of a 5 story OLT. As you approach the building, you observe fire blowing out the 4th floor window and a civilian at the window directly above the fire, obviously requiring assistance. As the officer, you should instruct your chauffeur to take all but which one of the following actions?

A) Slow down the approach of the ladder truck so that lining up with the objectives will be more accurate.

B) Note carefully the window where the civilian is situated. Follow this line of windows vertically to the street.

C) If possible, observe the relationship of windows to the lines in the sidewalk, or other markers.

D) Follow the closest sidewalk line to the center of the apparatus.

D) Follow the closest sidewalk line to the center of the apparatus. (INCORRECT)

(Ladders 2, 3.1.2)

* Follow closest sidewalk line to the center of the TURNTABLE.

9

When an Aerial Ladder company finds two victims, at two different windows in need of rescue with the Aerial, where should the turntable be positioned?

A) In line with the most seriously exposed victim

B) In line with the least exposed victim

C) Midway between the victims

D) Before the window of the first victim approached.

C) Midway between the victims

(Ladders 2, 3.2.3)

10

Aerial Ladder 300 arrives at a fire on the 3rd floor of a 6 story NFP building and immediately finds occupants on the 4th floor fire escape. The LCC would be correct to position the Aerial where to remove these victims?

A) 2" away from the building and 1-3' above the balcony railing.

B) 2" away from the building and at least 5' above the balcony railing.

C) 6" away from the building and at least 1-3' above the balcony railing

D) 6" away from the building and at least 5' above the balcony railing

A) 2" away from the building and 1-3' above the balcony railing.

(Ladders 2, 3.3.1)

11

Captain Manning and his ladder company are discussing the tactics used when ventilating windows with the Aerial Ladder. The captain made the following statements, but was incorrect in which one?

A) All horizontal ventilation tactics with the Aerial ladder must be controlled by the Incident Commander.

B) Position the center of the turntable at the center of the span of windows to be vented.

C) If there are obstructions hindering the use of the ladder, position to get the largest number of windows.

D) Aim at the upper window panels, just above the sash, and extend the ladder without hitting the tops or sides of the window frames.

A) All horizontal ventilation tactics with the Aerial ladder must be controlled by the Incident Commander. (INCORRECT)

(Ladders 2, 4)

* Horizontal ventilation tactics must be coordinated by THE LADDER
COMPANY OFFICER INSIDE THE FIRE AREA TO BE VENTED.

12

"The movement of the Aerial Ladder with a firefighter on it is strictly prohibited". Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

A) Agree

B) Disagree

B) Disagree

(Ladders 2, 5.5)

* CLIMBING THE AERIAL while it is being EXTENDED OR RETRACTED
is prohibited.

13

It is 0300 hours and Aerial Ladder company 98 arrives first for a fire on the 4th floor of a brownstone building. A victim is seen at the 4th floor window with heavy smoke pouring out over his head. After the rig is properly positioned, which action taken by the OV and LCC firefighter was not correct?

A) The OV ascended the ladder followed by the LCC.

B) The OV climbed in the window, assists the victim out feet first to the LCC, closes the door to the fire area, and the a earaches the area.

C) When descending wi the victim, the LCC placed himself one rung below the rung the victim was standing on. They then descend in unison (right foot for right foot and left foot for left foot)

D) After assisting the victim to the turntable, the LCC returned to the window to assist the OV with other victims.

D) After assisting the victim to the turntable, the LCC returned to the window to assist the OV with other victims. (INCORRECT)

(Ladders 2, 5.6)

* You must assist victim ALL THE WAY TO THE GROUND. Do not leave
the victim on the turntable.

* Removal is not considered complete until the victim has been
assisted all the way to the ground.

14

Frequently a member's assignment calls for two tools, one of which s the 6' hook. The hook is the only tool that need not be carried on aerial ladders, portable ladders or fire escapes. The other tool (axe, halligan) is carried and the hook is extended arms length overhead and hooked on a rung. It is not touched again until the member has climbed to a position where the top of the hook is about _______ level.

A) Shoulder

B) Chest

C) Waist

D) Knee

D) Knee

(Ladders 2, 7.15.1)

15

How many of the following statements made by the members of an Aerial ladder company at MUD drill are correct?

1. Always carry small children down ladders

2. In order to facilitate an efficient, coordinated operation, the officer of
the ladder company should strive to enter the block after the first
engine company and from the same direction.

3. If the second ladder company to arrive is moving into the fire block
opposite the first engine company, the ladder company officer must
first verify that the engine has located the fire building.

4. The LCC is charged with the responsibility for proper placemenet of
the ladder.

5. When finished with the aerial ladder at a given location, always raise
the ladder away from the building before retracting.

A) 2 B) 3 C) 4 D) 5

B) 3

(Ladders 2, 5.13)

* Choices 1 / 2 / 5 are correct

Choice 3 - If the second ladder company to arrive is moving into the
fire block opposite the first engine company, the ladder
company officer must first verify that the engine HAS A
HYDRANT BEFORE MOVING TOO CLOSE.

Choice 4 - THE LADDER COMPANY OFFICER is charged with the
responsibility for proper placement of the ladder.

16

When placing the Aerial Ladder to a roof, extend the ladder so that the tip is at least how many feet above the point where the ladder comes in contact with the building?

A) 2

B) 3

C) 5

D) 10

C) 5

(Ladders 2, 8.2)

17

You are the officer of a ladder company operating on the floor above the fire when you come across an unconscious victim in the hallway. The interior stairs have been weakened by the fire, and you are unable to bring the victim down them. The building has no horizontal exits. What should be your next choice to remove this victim?

A) The fire escape

B) A tower ladder

C) A portable ladder

D) A LSR operation

A) The fire escape

(Ladders 2, 6.7)

"IN HOT FIRES LEAVE RAPIDLY"

1. Interior stairs
2. Horizontal exits
3. Fire escape
4. Ladders
5. Rope

18

Which one of the following choices is not listed in the Aerial Ladders bulletin?

A) When both stabilizers are properly in place, both STABILIZERS DOWN green lights will be illuminated.

B) Wheel chocks should be placed to prevent movement of apparatus. Carry one set of chocks on each side of the apparatus.

C) At night, keep the top of the ladder and the rungs well illuminated. For greater visibility, units could place reflective tape on the tip of the ladder and paint the tip white or yellow.

D) For extended operations or when the turntable will be left unattended, disengage the power take off in order to prevent accident movement of the ladder.

C) At night, keep the top of the ladder and the rungs well illuminated. For greater visibility, units could place reflective tape on the tip of the ladder and paint the tip white or yellow. (INCORRECT)

(Ladders 2, 8.13)

* At night keep the top of the ladder and rungs well illuminated.

* HOWEVER, the bulletin makes no mention of the second sentence of
this statement. "For greater visibility, units could place reflective tape
on the tip of the ladder and paint the tip white or
yellow" (INCORRECT)

19

A situation that can arise at a fire is the obvious need to use the aerial for the roof firefighter but at the same time there is an apparent need to remove an occupant. When deciding which action to take first, there are 5 factors that should be considered. Which one of these factors is listed incorrectly?

A) Location and severity of the fire. A fire on a lower floor in the front of the building will not normally require immediate removal of occupants from floors above the fire.

B) The emotional state of the occupant. An agitated, frightened occupant or one threatening to jump should be removed first.

C) Fire and/or smoke in the vicinity of the occupant. The occupant must receive instant attention if he/she would be endangered or seriously disturbed by any delay in their removal.

D) The time element. When the aerial is needed both for removal and roof access, roof access can be given priority if the person to be removed is in no danger.

E) Doubt. If there is any doubt, remove the occupant first.

A) Location and severity of the fire. A fire on a lower floor in the front of the building will not normally require immediate removal of occupants from floors above the fire. (INCORRECT)

(Ladders 3, 3.2.4)

"FAT SLIDE"

* A REAR first floor fire will not normally require immediate removal of
occupants from higher floors in front of the building.

20

Aerial Ladder company 500, arrives first for a reported fire in a 50' x 75' loft building. Upon entering the fire block, no smoke or fire condition is noted on the front of the building, and no people are showing t any windows. The officer of ladder 500 would be correct to instruct the LCC to position the apparatus how?

A) With the cab just before the first side wall approached.

B) With the center of the turntable 15 feet from the side wall passed upon approach.

C) With the turntable positioned in the center of the building

D) With the turntable positioned just before the first sidewall approached.

B) With the center of the turntable 15 feet from the side wall passed upon approach.

(Ladders 2, 3.5.1)

21

Ladder 324 is the first to arrive ladder to arrive at a fire in a 5 story isolated MD. Heavy fire is blowing out all of the top floor windows, making it impossible to use the aerial ladder for roof access on the front of the building. The officer of ladder 324 orders the aerial to the roof via the least exposed sidewall of the building. All of the following choices would be correct steps for the LCC to take except which one?

A) Obtain the best position for the apparatus. This may require removing minor obstructions. Do not place the apparatus on the sidewalk.

B) The aerial ladder will initially be placed in the cantilever position with the tip fairly close to the building.

C) When placed under load, the ladder will either touch or barely touch the wall. This should eliminate any twisting stress.

D) Members should ascend or descend the ladder at well spaced intervals.

A) Obtain the best position for the apparatus. This may require removing minor obstructions. Do not place the apparatus on the sidewalk. (INCORRECT)

(Ladders 2, 3.6)

* OCCASIONALLY THIS MAY REQUIRE LCC TO PLACE APPARATUS
ON THE SIDEWALK.

22

When there are two victims to be removed, the order of removal is dependent on variables that are difficult to predetermine. In many instances, one of the people will have climbed out on the ladder before a member has reached this position and there will be no need to make a preferential determination as to removal. Occasionally one of the occupants will be aged, extremely heavy or hysterical and the other ambulatory and less trouble to remove. Which statement below is incorrect when discussing removal of two occupants from a window?

A) The removal order should be based on the length of time needed to completely affect the rescue and the seriousness of the exposure to victims and members.

B) For a serious fire in the front of the building, assist the most ambulatory victim first then both the OV and LCC can concentrate on the difficult removal which will require two members.

C) In this instance, time is the prime consideration in effecting a complete removal of victims below the danger point and preventing the possibility of retreat from being cut off.

D) When there are more than 2 people to be rescued, the officer should contact the second ladder company and inform them of the need for supportive assistance.

B) For a serious fire in the front of the building, assist the most ambulatory victim first then both the OV and LCC can concentrate on the difficult removal which will require two members. (INCORRECT)

(Ladders 2, 5.11)

"BS-FD"

Back/rear rescue = Simple removal first because time is not critical.
Front rescue = Difficult removal first

* With a serious fire in the front of the building and two victims showing
at the windows, the OV and LCC will assist the MOST HELPLESS
VICTIM FIRST, then the OV will assist the more ambulatory victim as
the LCC lowers the more helpless victim to the ground.

* A serious fire in the front might cut off ladder descent in a short period
of time, therefore the more difficult removal should be completed first.

23

Aerial Ladder 500 is the first arriving ladder company at a fire in a vacant 5 story brownstone. The officer of ladder 500 knows that at vacant building fires, aerial ladder officers must consider the need for access and positioning of Tower Ladders in ordered to utilize their extinguishing capabilities. However, he also realizes that there are vacant building fires where the officer should give precedence to the positioning of aerial ladders. Which is not listed as a situation in which the aerial should be given precedence to the position of the apparatus?

A) A building that is completely vacant

B) The officer receives information that part of the building is used by vagrants or squatters

C) The officer has prior knowledge that part of the building is used by vagrants or squatters

D) The reach of the 100 foot aerial is required to expedite or execute certain tasks or assignments.

A) A building that is completely vacant.

(Ladders 2, 6.6.1)

* A building that is NOT COMPLETELY vacant.

24

If the aerial ladder becomes coated with ice, try to avoid movement before defrosting. To remove ice, the following actions should be taken in which order?

1. Free the trussing
2. Free the main beams
3. Free the rungs
4. Free the ladder rung locks

A) 1,2,3,4 B) 3,4,1,2 C) 4,3,2,1 D) 2,1,4,3

B) 3,4,1,2

(Ladders 2, 8.19)

"RON REGAN LOST THE MARBLES"

1. Rungs
2. Ladder rungs
3. Trussing
4. Main beams