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Safety Bulletin 1
Use of Siren and Warning Lights
When can Sirens and Warning Lights be used??
When engaged in emergency operations
a. responding or operating at an alarm
b. relocating to the quarters of another unit
When responding, signal 10-20 is received, what shall units do?
- proceed at reduce speed
- "no warning devices are to be used and all traffic regulations are to be observed"
When siren is at low peak, what happens??
sound of sirens on other approaching emergency vehicles will be discernible to the OFFICER AND CHAUFFEUR
Three operating modes of the Electronic sirens?
WAIL, YELP AND high low
What is the wail?
designed to approximately duplicate the sound of the electro mechanical siren
what is the Yelp?
merely a very rapid 'WAIL'
Does the FDNY use the HIGH LOW mode??
NO..USE OF THE HIGH-LOW MODE ON THE ELECTRONIC SIRENS IS PROHIBITED
In _____, nothing can be gained from leaving the siren on continuously from apparatus quarters to alarm location??
When do you have the RIGHT OF WAY??
When all other vehicles have become aware of your presence and yielded it to you
OTHER DRIVERS give you the right of way
What is Sirencide??
emotional reaction of emergency vehicle drivers when they begin to feel a sense of power and urgency that block out reason and prudence
the siren is a low speed warning device, linked??
about 125 feet and speed of 30 mph
Safety Bulletin 5
Parking of Fire apparatus at fire or other emergencies
In the initial stages of firefighting, before FIRE LINES have been established, what may be unavoidable??
- double parking
- angle parking
- blocking of roadway or crosswalk
What are safety precautions associated with double parking and angle parking??
a. position danger flag (or danger flag and warning light) at the OUTER perimeter of the EXPOSED side of apparatus
b. FD personnel remain alert to assist other emergency vehicles to pass and prevent unauthorized vehicles
c. double parking on one way street...Park to LEFT SIDE of the road when facing the direction of traffic flow...RIGHT SIDE of the road when facing against traffic flow
Who should reposition apparatus??
AT ALL TIMES..A CHAUFFEUR
Safety Bulletin 6
Precautions to Ensure a Safe Response to Alarms
What shall the Officer do immediately after Apparatus inspection, with Chauffeur??
- consult Chauffeur of any present modifications to response routes
- speed of apparatus
- value judgments governing speed
- inclement weather
ROLL CALL is the time to handle any problems that arise that would delay or cause an unsafe response
What should be kept current on housewatch blackboard??
- street closings
- street conditions
- changes to existing response routes
While proceeding to the fornt of quarters to warn pedestrians of vehicular traffic at NIGHT, what shall members have??
All members, EXCEPT FOR who shall board apparatus outside of quarters??
Who determines when Apparatus shall proceed??
Officers shall be certain of what??
APPARATUS DOOR IS FULLY OPENED
VISUALLY CHECK FOR TILLERMAN
Officer shall check the ________ of the apparatus??
Who is responsible for assuring Chauffeur compliance when the apparatus is approaching and traveling through intersections?
What are the 2 most important things when responding from outside activities??
Danger of members HURRYING TO APPARATUS
UNUSUAL response patterns
Members responding to the apparatus in response to the alert singal shall exerices care in??
coming out suddenly between parked vehicles or apparatus
darting through moving vehicular traffic in order to cross streets
preventing bodily collision with pedestrians on sidewalks or other areas
Saftey Bulletin 76
What is a speed hump??
Raised portion of the street surface
Dot signage and Markings?
- concrete reducer-stripped-receeding lines
- asphalt reducer-stripped-chevron design
- lift plow signs
- at least ONE yellow diamond BUMP AHEAD
- at least ONE yellow diamond BUMP and speed advisory plate
What is the speed for a 4 inch reducer??
What is the speed for a 3 inch reducer??
ADVISORY SPEEDS SHALL BE ADHERED TO AT ALL TIMES
Saftey Bulletin 61
EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN FOR ALL FDNY FACILITIES
Members should be alert by??
any available means
- VERBAL ALARM
- "STILL" ALARM BELL
Lights are to be turned on and normal turnout/evacuation procedures followed
Officer shall acscertain that??
- all personnel are accounted for
- all personnel move to a safe location
Should Apparatus stored in the faciility be moved to a safe location??
YES, IF SAFETY PERMITS
When shall the Officer on duty review the plan??
INITIALLY, when the plan is developed
WHENEVER, the plan is changed
When new personnel are assigned
QUARTERLY, during the FIRST WEEK of JANUARY, APRIL, JULY, OCTOBER each year
What should the Officer do each time he reviews the plan??
Make entry in COMPANY JOURNAL
Safety Bulletin 83
Wearing a hood in a hostile enviroment??
somewhat reduces your ability to note changing fire conditions
When shall you leave the are immediately (in regards to hood)??
when you feel PAIN or DISCOMFORT through hood
What is the exception to this rule??
unless area can be IMMEDIATELY cooled by hoseline
When should you inspect your hood and what for??
start of each tour and after each use
tears, discoloration, stretching or open seams
What shall the Officer do, if no spare hood is available??
instruct member to have his/her helmet earlfaps down and coat collar up and secured by the neck strap prior to entering fire area
Hood shall be worn whether??
DRY, DAMP OR SATURATED WITH MOISTURE
How should the hood be washed??
lukewarm water using liquid detergent
(no soap or chlorine)
SQUEEZE WATER OUT (do not wring)
air dry away from sunlight
Members with unserviceable or missing hoods, should be directed to??
the QUARTER MASTER
Saftey Bulletin 87
Summer Heat Stress
Heat stress illness can result in??/
- heat cramps, heat exhaustion
- heat stroke
- true medical emergency
As soon as operations safely permit, what should members do to prevent heat stress??
- remove helmets
- remove coats
- open front flap
During R&R no member should------??
What should you omit (in regards to PPE) to eliminate heat stress??/