Safety Bulletins 1- Use of Siren and Warning Lights Safety Bulletin 5- Parking of Fire Apparatus aft

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  1. Safety Bulletin 1
    Use of Siren and Warning Lights
  2. 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
  3. 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"
  4. When siren is at low peak, what happens??
    sound of sirens on other approaching emergency vehicles will be discernible to the OFFICER AND CHAUFFEUR
  5. Three operating modes of the Electronic sirens?
    WAIL, YELP AND high low
  6. What is the wail?
    designed to approximately duplicate the sound of the electro mechanical siren
  7. what is the Yelp?
    merely a very rapid 'WAIL'
  8. Does the FDNY use the HIGH LOW mode??
    NO..USE OF THE HIGH-LOW MODE ON THE ELECTRONIC SIRENS IS PROHIBITED
  9. In _____, nothing can be gained from leaving the siren on continuously from apparatus quarters to alarm location??
    MOST CASES
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. the siren is a low speed warning device, linked??
    about 125 feet and speed of 30 mph
  13. Safety Bulletin 5
    Parking of Fire apparatus at fire or other emergencies
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Who should reposition apparatus??
    AT ALL TIMES..A CHAUFFEUR
  17. Safety Bulletin 6
    Precautions to Ensure a Safe Response to Alarms
  18. 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
  19. What should be kept current on housewatch blackboard??
    • street closings
    • street conditions
    • changes to existing response routes
  20. While proceeding to the fornt of quarters to warn pedestrians of vehicular traffic at NIGHT, what shall members have??
    FLASHLIGHTS
  21. All members, EXCEPT FOR who shall board apparatus outside of quarters??
    • OFFICER
    • CHAUFFEUR
    • TILLERMAN

    INSIDE QUARTERS
  22. Who determines when Apparatus shall proceed??
    OFFICER
  23. Officers shall be certain of what??
    APPARATUS DOOR IS FULLY OPENED

    VISUALLY CHECK FOR TILLERMAN
  24. Officer shall check the ________ of the apparatus??
    RIGHT SIDE
  25. Who is responsible for assuring Chauffeur compliance when the apparatus is approaching and traveling through intersections?
    OFFICER
  26. What are the 2 most important things when responding from outside activities??
    Danger of members HURRYING TO APPARATUS

    UNUSUAL response patterns
  27. 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
  28. Saftey Bulletin 76
    SPEED HUMPS
  29. What is a speed hump??
    Raised portion of the street surface

    3-4 inches
  30. 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
  31. What is the speed for a 4 inch reducer??
    15 mph
  32. What is the speed for a 3 inch reducer??
    20 mph

    ADVISORY SPEEDS SHALL BE ADHERED TO AT ALL TIMES
  33. Saftey Bulletin 61
    EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN FOR ALL FDNY FACILITIES
  34. Members should be alert by??
    any available means

    • VERBAL ALARM
    • "STILL" ALARM BELL
    • INTERCOM

    Lights are to be turned on and normal turnout/evacuation procedures followed
  35. Officer shall acscertain that??
    • all personnel are accounted for
    • all personnel move to a safe location
  36. Should Apparatus stored in the faciility be moved to a safe location??
    YES, IF SAFETY PERMITS
  37. 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
  38. What should the Officer do each time he reviews the plan??
    Make entry in COMPANY JOURNAL
  39. Safety Bulletin 83
    Protective HOODS
  40. Wearing a hood in a hostile enviroment??
    somewhat reduces your ability to note changing fire conditions
  41. When shall you leave the are immediately (in regards to hood)??
    when you feel PAIN or DISCOMFORT through hood
  42. What is the exception to this rule??
    unless area can be IMMEDIATELY cooled by hoseline
  43. When should you inspect your hood and what for??
    start of each tour and after each use

    tears, discoloration, stretching or open seams
  44. 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
  45. Hood shall be worn whether??
    DRY, DAMP OR SATURATED WITH MOISTURE
  46. 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
  47. Members with unserviceable or missing hoods, should be directed to??
    the QUARTER MASTER

    auc 310
  48. Saftey Bulletin 87
    Summer Heat Stress
  49. Heat stress illness can result in??/
    • heat cramps, heat exhaustion
    • heat stroke
    • true medical emergency
    • dehydration
  50. As soon as operations safely permit, what should members do to prevent heat stress??
    • remove helmets
    • remove coats
    • open front flap
  51. During R&R no member should------??
    BE ALONE
  52. What should you omit (in regards to PPE) to eliminate heat stress??/
    NOTHING

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