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Which statement below describing Rowframe buildings is incorrect?

A) They vary in height from 2 to 5 stories

B) They are 20 to 30 feet in width

C) Depths are about 85 feet

D) They may be constructed with or without cornices.

C) Depths are about 85 feet (INCORRECT)

(Rowframes 5.1.1)

* Rowframes = depths range from FORTY - SIXTY FEET (40 to 60 feet)

1

While working a tour in E-216, you arrive 1st for a fire in a fully involved 4 story occupied Rowframe, with fire quickly extending into both exposures 2 and 4. You should order your members to take which of the following actions?

A) Stretch a 3 1/2" line for a TL, and a handline stretched into the fire buiding through the front door.

B) Stretch a 3 1/2" line for a TL, and a handline stretched into the most severe exposure.

C) Backstretch to the nearest hydrant past the fire building, stretching 2 handlines in front of the fire building.

D) Stretch a 1 3/4" line to use on the fire building from the exterior until a TL is in operation.

A) Stretch a 3 1/2" line for a TL, and a handline stretched into the fire buiding through the front door.

(Rowframes 6.4)

B - 3 1/2" for TL and handline into most severe exposure for VACANT
building is an acceptable practice.

D - Operating an 1 3/4" from the exterior of the building until the TL is in
operation is an acceptable practice for a fire in a VACANT building.

2

Which choice is correct for fires in an OLT type Rowframe?

A) 1st LCC notified his company officer that he was unable to position and prepare apparatus for complete coverage.

B) The OV of 1st due TL waited for completion of roof sizeup before repositioning the basket to the fire floor for ventilation.

C) After Roof FF reached the roof, the Aerial LCC waited for roof sizeup then repositioned the Aerial for VEIS.

D) The 1st LCC at a fire on the first or second floor will VEIS the fire apartment from the exterior using the Aerial ladder when teamed up with 2nd chauffeur.

B) The OV of 1st due TL waited for completion of roof sizeup before repositioning the basket to the fire floor for ventilation.

(Rowframes 11)

A - LCC should notify IC if he is unable to position and prepare
apparatus for complete coverage.

B - Correct

C - Aerial Ladder Chauffeurs DO NOT wait for roof sizeup in OLT type
Rowframes, however they DO wait in Brownstone type Rowframes.

D - 1st LCC at a fire on the 1st or 2nd floor will VEIS the fire apartment
from the exterior using PORTABLE LADDERS when teamed up with
the 2nd chauffeur.

3

Lt. Galvani was discussing Engine company operations at cellar fires in Rowframe buildings with members of E-285. The lieutenant was correct in all statements made with which exception?

A) An Engine company ordered to stretch a line to the top floor of the fire building for purposes of extinguishing the fire in the cockloft, should take a 6' hook to pull ceilings.

B) If the first line cannot be advanced down to the cellar due to the intensity of fire, it shall be used to protect the public hallway, interior stairs and first floor, allowing the occupants to leave the building and the ladder company to perform VEIS.

C) The 1st line can be advanced to the top floor to cover any extension to that area or the cockloft after the cellar fire has been controlled by the 2nd line. Intervening floors shall be checked for fire on the way to the top floor. A member must be stationed on the landing to earn of any fire that may break out below them.

D) If the first line has advanced into the cellar, the 2nd line shall extinguish any fire on the 1st floor then proceed to the top floor.

A) An Engine company ordered to stretch a line to the top floor of the fire building for purposes of extinguishing the fire in the cockloft, should take a 6' hook to pull ceilings. (INCORRECT)

(Rowframes 13, 1C)

* Engines operating in EXPOSURES should bring 6' hooks.

4

Units pull up and transmit a 10-75 for a fire in a 4 story vacant Rowframe. Exposure 2 & 4 are both occupied Rowframes. Exposure 2 is the most severely exposed. Which choice below is incorrect?

A) 1st Engine drops 2 handlines

B) 1st line enters exposure 2

C) 2nd line enters the vacant fire building

D) 3rd line enters exposure 4

A) 1st Engine drops 2 handlines (INCORRECT)

(Rowframes 13.6 A)

* Rowframe Vacant = 1 handline & 3 1/2" for TL

B - 1st line into most severe exposure

C - 2nd line has choice of entering vacant fire building OR opposite
exposure of first line.

D - 3rd line goes where the 2nd line did not go

5

Ladder 37 arrives as the 2nd due ladder for a top floor fire in a 4 window Rowframe building. Ladder 37s LCC, after setting up the Aerial and realizing that he is not needed for rescue or laddering operations, should report where?

A) Top floor of fire building to assist inside team.

B) Into an exposure as directed by his officer

C) To the roof to assist with cutting operations.

D) Remain in front of the building in case a victim shows at a window.

B) Into an exposure as directed by his officer

(Rowframes 10.3)

* If the exposure is an IDLH then LCC needs to team up with another
member.

6

All of the statements in regard to Engine operations at fires in Rowframe buildings are correct except which?

A) The 1st arriving Engine should stretch one 3 1/2" supply lines for a TL and a handline for entering the building when the building is fully involved.

B) 1st line is stretched into the exposure when the building is fully involved and the fire is showing in the exposure.

C) 1st line is stretched to the most severe exposure for a vacant building in a row of occupied frames.

D) 2nd line is stretched through an exposure to the rear yard at a fire in a vacant building in a row.

B) 1st line is stretched into the exposure when the building is fully involved and the fire is showing in the exposure. (INCORRECT)

(Rowframes 13.4 B)

* 1st line stretched INTO FIRE BUILDING THROUGH THE FRONT
DOOR when the building is fully involved and fire is showing in the
exposure.

7

As the IC at an all hands fire in a Rowframe building where the fire is not under control, you would be most correct to assume that it may be necessary to?

A) Call for a 2nd alarm

B) Call for a 3rd alarm

C) Special call a TL

D) Special call an extra Engine and Ladder

D) Special call an extra Engine and Ladder

(Rowframes 14.6)

8

At a Rowframe fire, the OV FF of the 1st ladder company proceeds to the rear and sees a victim hanging out of the 3rd floor window in need of assistance. After determining that it is impractical to get a portable ladder to the rear, a decision must be made whether to stay in the rear reassuring the victim or to proceed to the roof to assist with the LSR rescue. This decision is based on all of the following except?

A) Location and severity of fire

B) Number of members available to assist in the LSR rescue

C) Immediate vicinity of the fire/smoke condition in relation to the victim

D) Emotional state of the victim

B) Number of members available to assist in the LSR rescue. (INCORRECT)

(Rowframes 9, 3E)

* "LIE"

Location / severity of fire
Immediate vicinity of fire / smoke in relation to victim
Emotional state of victim

9

Which is the only correct item from the list below in regards to Rowframe construction features?

A) The salient feature common to all, regardless of variations in design, is the common cornice spreading over all the buildings in the row.

B) The cockloft may vary in height from one foot to a height tall enough for a man to stand in.

C) Light and air shafts are found in some, while not in others. Usually the buildings of shorter length will have these shafts.

D) Fire stopping required at cellar ceilings will prevent fire travel from one building to another.

B) The cockloft may vary in height from one foot to a height tall enough for a man to stand in.

(Rowframes 5.2)

A - Salient feature is the common COCKLOFT

C - Buildings of LONGER length usually have light/air shafts

D - Fire stopping required at cellar ceiling MAY prevent fire travel from
one building to another.

10

Many areas of the city have Rowframe buildings so it is important for officers and firefighters to be familiar with their features. Which choice below is an incorrect description of Rowframe buildings?

A) Rowframes may vary in height from 2 to 5 stories, are 20 to 30 feet in width and have depths that range from 40 to 60 feet.

B) When constructed, each builder may have used varying designs i.e. with a stoop similar to Brownstones which are constructed of masonry: some with and some without cornices.

C) One type is similar to Brownstone layout of rooms. They generally have 3 front windows per floor with one apartment going from front to rear and no rear fire escape.

D) Another type of Rowframe is the railroad flat with 2 apartments per floor. They generally have 4 windows across the front, with a rear fire escape. The depth of the building will determine the size and number of rooms.

B) When constructed, each builder may have used varying designs i.e. with a stoop similar to Brownstones which are constructed of masonry: some with and some without cornices. (INCORRECT)

(Rowframes 5.1)

* Builders may have used varying designs i.e. with a stoop similar to
Brownstones but ALL WOOD.

11

Rowframes may be constructed of ______ or _______ types of construction? Rowframes ________ have a dumbwaiter shaft present.

A) Balloon frame / Brace frame / may

B) Balloon frame / Platform / will not

C) Platform / Braced frame / may

D) Braced frame / Heavy timber / will not

A) Balloon frame / Brace frame / may

(Rowframes 5.1.3)

12

After operating at a top floor fire in a Rowframe building members of E-99 and L-100 were critiquing the fire. Each unit had a new or by working. Of the following statements made, which is the only correct one?

A) The salient feature common to all, regardless of variations in design, is the common cornice running across the front of all the buildings in the row.

B) The division walls between buildings are quite frequently no more than the equivalent of a partition wall with nogging present. The nogging will stop the spread of fire.

C) To gain entrance to the roof from the interior of the building, there is a scuttle on the roof which is reached by an iron ladder from the top floor. This ladder is always found in a closet.

D) Lack of fire stopping at cellar ceilings may permit fire travel from one building to another. Sometimes the cellar runs under more than one building with no separation. Fires in these cellars may endanger 2 or more buildings.

D) Lack of fire stopping at cellar ceilings may permit fire travel from one building to another. Sometimes the cellar runs under more than one building with no separation. Fires in these cellars may endanger 2 or more buildings.

(Rowframes 5.2.2)

A - Salient feature common to all is the COMMON COCKLOFT.

B - Because of age, nogging WILL NOT stop the spread of fire.

C - Scuttle ladder USUALLY FOUND NEAR SKYLIGHTS OVER STAIRS

13

The height of the Cockloft in a Rowframe type building is?

A) 2 to 3 feet

B) 4 feet

C) 1 foot to a height tall enough for a man to stand in

D) 4 inches to 6 feet

C) 1 foot to a height tall enough for a man to stand in

(Rowframes 5.2.2)

14

The life hazard in Rowframe buildings is great due to the large number of occupants and the rapidity with which fire may spread. The two major defects or faults in the construction of Rowframes are found in which two choices below? (More than 1 correct)

A) Common cockloft

B) Lack of fire stopping

C) Vast quantity of combustible material used in construction

D) Buildings constructed using balloon frame construction.

B) Lack of fire stopping

C) Vast quantity of combustible material used in construction.

(Rowframes 5.3.2)

15

The danger of collapse with fires in Rowframe structures is a factor deserving consideration. Which point about collapse in Rowframe buildings is not correct?

A) Side walls can pull away from the building and collapse in many sections into the yard. Personnel will have to be alert to this possibility.

B) Indiscriminate removal of structural members during overhauling can cause partial or complete collapse of the building.

C) The weight of a fire escape can cause a complete collapse of an exterior wall. Brick veneer or stucco facing can collapse in sections or as a complete unit.

D) When a serious fire burns out the entire first floor, there is a danger of collapse, especially in corner buildings standing alone.

A) Side walls can pull away from the building and collapse in many sections into the yard. Personnel will have to be alert to this possibility. (INCORRECT)

(Rowframe 5.4)

* REAR walls can pull away from the fire building and collapse in ONE
SECTION into the yard.

16

Ladder 100 and Ladder 200 are operating at a top floor fire in a Rowframe building with 3 windows across the front of the building. Ladder 100 was 1st due and Ladder 200 was second due. There is fire coming from all 3 windows on the top floor of the fire building, there is heavy smoke coming from all the windows on the top floor of exposure 4, and very light smoke coming from all the windows on the top floor of exposure 2. Which member/unit below will be responsible for examining exposure 4 for extension?

A) The inside team of Ladder 100

B) The LCCs of Ladder 100 and Ladder 200

C) The inside team of Ladder 200

D) The OV and Roof FFs from Ladder 200

C) The inside team of Ladder 200

(Rowframes 5.6.4)

* Top floor fires, brownstone type Rowframes, 2nd Ladder company to
arrive will split the company and examine exposures 2 & 4 for
extension.

17

Units are operating at a fire on the 2nd floor of a 3 story type Brownstone type Rowframe. The following companies have arrived and are operating according to their order of arrival listed here: E75, E81, E43, L33, L46. Which member(s) operating at this fire are under the immediate supervision of their respective officer? (More than 1 correct)

A) E75s control man is on the stairs leading to the second floor helping to feed line to E75s nozzle team who are extinguishing the fire.

B) L33s OV is in the bucket and can see his officer through the window on the second floor.

C) E43s ECC is down the block hooking up to a hydrant, even though there are no lines stretched off of rig E43s rig. He is communicating with his officer via HT.

D) L-46 LCC is on the pedestal of L46 for overall safety and control at the front of the building. He can't see or hear his officer who is operating on the floor above the fire.

E) L33s irons man is searching the deadman room in a heavy smoke condition. He can't see his officer but he can hear him.

F) E43s control man is out in the street helping feed the 2nd hoseline
up to the 3rd floor to extinguish some extension. His officer is on the
3rd floor and can't see or hear him.

A) E75s control man is on the stairs leading to the second floor helping to feed line to E75s nozzle team who are extinguishing the fire.

B) L33s OV is in the bucket and can see his officer through the window on the second floor

E) L33s irons man is searching the deadman room in a heavy smoke condition. He can't see his officer but he can hear him.

F) E43s control man is out in the street helping feed the 2nd hoseline
up to the 3rd floor to extinguish some extension. His officer is on the
3rd floor and can't see or hear him

(Rowframes 5.7)

* Immediate Supervision "SH-SH"

* Within sight or hearing of the officer
Working on a seach line or hoseline under officers supervision.

18

Which action taken by the members listed below was incorrect when operating at a fire on the 3rd floor of a 4 story brownstone type Rowframe?

A) The 1st due OV notified the IC when he determined that a laddering operation was practical to rescue a victim in the rear. He also determined what size ladder was needed and determined the most accessible route.

B) The 1st due Roof FF got to the roof via exposure 2 since the Aerial had to be used to rescue a victim and the 2nd die Aerial had not yet arrived.

C) The 1st due Roof FF notified his officer that he was in position to perform ventilation tactics but did not initiate them until directed by his officer.

D) The first due OV carried a 6' hook, halligan tool, flashlight, and a HT. If this was a top floor fire he would have taken the saw and left the 6' hook.

B) The 1st due Roof FF got to the roof via exposure 2 since the Aerial had to be used to rescue a victim and the 2nd die Aerial had not yet arrived. (INCORRECT)

(Rowframes 5.7)

* Immediate adjoining building SHOULD NOT be used for roof access
due to the possibility of cockloft involvement.

19

Members of Ladder 1 are operating at a fire on the 4th floor of a 4 story OLT type Rowframe. Ladder 1 is the 2nd truck and each member took the following actions listed below. Which member was incorrect in his actions?

A) After the LCC of Ladder 1 was no longer needed at the aerial ladder or for other laddering operations at the front of the building went into exposure 2 as directed by her officer to VEIS the top floor and check the cockloft for extension.

B) The OV of Ladder 1 carried the 6' hook, Halligan, flashlight and a HT and operated from the rear fire escape as per Ladders 3 performing VEIS of the top floor.

C) The inside team of Ladder 1 operated on the top floor of the fire building in the adjacent apartment for VEIS of that apartment. They also examined the cockloft for extension.

D) The Roof FF of Ladder 1 carried a 6' halligan hook, halligan, and a life saving rope. He assisted in ventilation of the roof of the fire building and the necessary exposures. He opened returns remote from the fire I order to help vent the cockloft and prevent lateral fire extension in the cockloft.

D) The Roof FF of Ladder 1 carried a 6' halligan hook, halligan, and a life saving rope. He assisted in ventilation of the roof of the fire building and the necessary exposures. He opened returns remote from the fire I order to help vent the cockloft and prevent lateral fire extension in the cockloft. (INCORRECT)

(Rowframes 5.8)

* 2nd due Roof, TOP FLOOR FIRE = Halligan hook & SAW.

20

The incorrect action taken by members of L99 operating as the 2nd due truck for a top floor fire of a brownstone type Rowframe can be found in which choice?

A) The Can FF took 2 hooks and left the can on the rig. The 2nd hook was used by the Irons FF to pull ceilings after his other duties were completed.

B) Inspection holes were made in each room to check for fire extension in the cockloft.

C) When fire was observed in the cockloft, the IC was notified and the entire ceiling was pulled while a hoseline was being stretched to the top floor.

D) When it was determined a stop could not be made in this building, they moved to additional exposures to determine the boundaries of the fire spread.

C) When fire was observed in the cockloft, the IC was notified and the entire ceiling was pulled while a hoseline was being stretched to the top floor. (INCORRECT)

(Rowframes 5.8.1)

* DO NOT pull ceilings UNTIL A CHARGED LINE IS IN POSITION.

21

E16 is operating at a fire in a Rowframe where there is no extension to the exposures via the cockloft. E16 has been ordered to stretch a hoseline to the top floor of an exposure for the purpose of extinguishing the fire in the cockloft. The officer of E16 grabbed a 6' hook and took it to the top floor of the exposure where E16 will operate. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

A) Agree

B) Disagree

A) Agree

(Rowframes 6.1)

* Engine companies ordered to stretch a line to the top floor of an exposure for purposes of extinguishing fire in the cockloft should take 6' hooks to pull ceilings.

22

All hands are operating at a basement fire at a brownstone type Rowframe building. The fire has control of the first floor. The first engine company on scene should stretch the first line to what location?

A) The first line should be stretched to the parlor floor via the exterior stoop to protect the second floor and prevent the upward spread of fire.

B) The first line should be stretched as per the IC after his assessment of conditions.

C) The first line should be stretched through the front door on the first floor to extinguish the fire.

D) The second line will extinguish a fire of this type and location in all instances.

C) The first line should be stretched through the front door on the first floor to extinguish the fire.

(Rowframes 6.3)

23

When a Rowframe building is fully involved with fire in the exposures it is referred to as a holding operation. Which is an incorrect action regarding operations at a recent Rowframe fire where the original fire buiding was fully involved and there was fire in both exposures 2 & 4?

A) The first hoseline was stretched through the front door of the fire building.

B) The first due engine dropped two 1 3/4" lines since the hydrant was about 100' down the block and it was a vinous there was extension into the exposures.

C) The second line was not needed to backup the first hoseline so it was stretched to the top floor of the most severe exposure.

D) The 3rd hoseline was stretched to the top floor of the opposite exposure. While proceeding to the top floor, the intermediate floors were checked for fire.

B) The first due engine dropped two 1 3/4" lines since the hydrant was about 100' down the block and it was a vinous there was extension into the exposures. (INCORRECT)

(Rowframes 6.5)

* 1st Engine will drop one 3 1/2" line to supply a TL & stretch one
1 3/4" handline.

24

Lt. Smith has arrived at a fire in a vacant Rowframe. The vacant building is in the middle of the block and all of the other buildings on that block are occupied Rowframes. Which hose line listed below would Lt. Smith expect to not enter the original fire building (the vacant)?

A) The first hoseline

B) The second hoseline

C) The third hoseline

D) None of them

A) The first hoseline

(Rowframes 6.7)

* Vacant Rowframe

1. First line into MOST SEVERE EXPOSURE
2. Second line, if not needed to backup the first line, stretch into fire
building or opposite exposure.
3. Third line stretched to fire building or opposite exposure (wherever
second line didn't go)

25

Lt. Smith has arrived at a fire in a row of vacant Rowframes. All of the buildings on the block are vacant and unoccupied. The fire started in the middle building of the row of vacants. Which hoseline listed below will eventually enter the original fire building?

A) The first hoseline

B) The second hoseline

C) None of them

D) Both of them

C) None of them

(Rowframes 6.7)

* Unoccupied a Row of Vacant Rowframes:

1. First line operates from exterior until TL or other LCS is in operation. Then it will go to the most severe exposure.

2. Second one, if not needed to backup the first line, goes into
opposite exposure or through the exposure to the rear yard.

26

The collapse of Rowframe buildings involved in fire must be considered at operations. Which statement below is not stated correctly regarding the collapse potential of these buildings?

A) The weight of a fire escape can cause a complete collapse of an
exterior wall.

B) When a serious fire burns out the entire top floor, there is a danger of
collapse, especially in corner buildings and buildings standing alone

C) Brick veneer and stucco facing can collapse in sections or as a
complete unit.

D) Collapse of sidewalls is a danger, especially when buildings in a row
have been demolished and removed. Even when walls bordering this
gap are braced, the danger is still present.

B) When a serious fire burns out the entire top floor, there is a danger of
collapse, especially in corner buildings and buildings standing alone.
(INCORRECT)

(Rowframes 5.4)

* When a serious fire burns out the ENTIRE FIRST FLOOR