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What is the height of brownstones?
3-5 stories in height
In brownstones what is the first floor?
what is the only floor with 2 means of egress?
What is the 2nd floor also referred to as?
The Parlor Floor
The small bedrooms having there only egress from the hall are also called what?
The dead mans room
Interior wooden stairs usually connect what floors?
The cellar and first floors and the first floor and parlor floors
What size hooks do you need to pull ceilings on the second floor?
10 foot hooks
Immediate VEIS is mandatory on what floors?
The UPPER FLOORS and must be controlled and coordinated by the Inside team and outside teams
Venting is brownstone basements is very limited , but what are they ways you can vent it?
- maybe a couple of small windows
- an opening or grate near 1st floor vestibule
- possibly a coal chute
How high and deep can rear extensions be?
2 or 3 stories in height and 10-20 feet in depth...they will have their own cockloft
How are duplex apartments in brownstones usually configured?
one apartment on the 1st floor and 2nd floor and another on 3rd and 4th floor
In brownstones with more floors towards the rear then front how does the roof slope?
The roof sloped towards the front
In flat roof buildings what is the cockloft height?
2 to 3 feet in height and the roof is pitched towards the rear of the building
How can fire spread to adjoining buildings in brownstones?
- in cellars due to beams of adjoining buildings butting up against one another
- In the cockloft due to deterioration and faulty construction in division walls
- Also threw the cornice or the Yankee gutter
What should you examine in the interior of the building for fire spread?
- dumbwaiter shafts
- hot air ducts
- registers throughout the building
- pockets in the walls in the 2nd floor
What floors might open stairs in the rear serve?
They usually go from the 1st to 2nd floors
What is a light fire situation?
a fire which can be extinguished with the operation of one hand line and/or hand extinguishers or those that can be readily extinguished without resorting to extinguishing agents.
What is a medium fire situation?
Indicates a fire which may be extinguished with the operation of two handlines.
When you have a self closing door, who should chock the door?
The 1st member threw the door
Members are under the “Immediate Supervision” of an officer when?
- They are within visual or voice contact of the Officer
- They are working with a search line or hoseline which is under the supervision of an officer
What tools shall the 1st due LCC bring?
The chauffeur shall select the tools that he/she deems necessary to complete assignment
What must the 1st due ladder chauffeur due when leaving the pedestal for another area?
The chauffeur must notify their company officer of intended destination when leaving this primary position.
Position and prepare apparatus for complete coverage. When unable to complete this assignment, notify who?
When the roof indicates a need for a roof rope rescue what should the LCC due?
When roof firefighter indicates need for a Life Saving Rope (LSR) rescue, the chauffeur shall proceed to roof to assist
T or F ---it is best to ventilate the dead mans room first?
FALSE--Generally, the window over the main entrance opens into one small room (on all upper floors). The other two windows open into a large room which originally, and in many cases still is, connected railroad fashion to other rooms deeper in the building. It is best to select one of these windows for VEIS, instead of the window over the main entrance.
Who should the 1st due chauffer team up with to enter and search?
The 2nd due LCC or another available member
What tools does the 1st due OV take for atop floor fire in a brownstone?
The SAW and Halligan tool
What does the 1st due OV due for a rescue in the front?
Assist Chauffeur in any ladder rescue that may be required on the front of the building
The 10-foot scissor ladder is also a useful tool for the OV. It can be used to accomplish the what?
- In closed position it can be used for venting
- Access to 2nd floor for VEIS. Prior to VEIS, he/she shall be teamed up with another available member
- Access to roof of 1 story setback
- Access to the 3rd floor from the roof of setback for ventilation. Prior to entry and search, he/she shall be teamed up with another available member.
- Provide means of climbing fences.
If no rescue is needed in the rear and the OV is unable to enter or search, what should he do next?
the OV shall return to the front of the building to team up with the chauffeur for top floor VEIS.
If there is a rear fire escape in a brownstone who should the OV notify?
There Officer and the IC
What is the preffered order to the roof for the roofman?
- 1st due aerial
- 2nd due aerial
- Adjoining building
What shall never be used to descend to lower floors?
The scuttle ladder unless the fire is under control
Who is responsible for utilization of the saw to vent the cockloft and top floor as needed after completing their initial duties.
The roof firefighter
Along with augmenting the operations of the first ladder company as it pertains to immediate rescue and ventilation, the 2nd ladder is responsible for:
- Conducting VEIS on all floors above the fire.
- Examining floors above for fire extension
- Examining rear of building for possible victims
- Examining exposures for extension as ordered by the IC
What does the 2nd ladder company do for 2top floor fires?
Go into the fire building, checking the floors below to insure fire did not start on lower floor. Be available to assist or relieve the first ladder on the top floor. Units should remain on the floor below until needed. They shall not block the stair or hallway leading to upper floors.
What is the 2nd due LCC positioning?
Reports to the turntable area of the 1st ladder Company to assist, or if necessary, team up with the chauffeur of the 1st ladder for top floor VEIS.
What shall the 2nd due LCC due for his roof firefighter before leaving the rig?
Position apparatus and place in Power Take Off (PTO) for use by the roof firefighter
If the 2nd due LCC is no longer needed in the front for rescue or laddering what shall he do?
goes to work where their company officer directs
If the 2nd due OV is not needed in the rear or front of the fire building what should he do?
Report in to his officer
When a fire escape is present who should the 2nd due OV team up with to VEIS?
The 2nd due roof or another available member
What does the 2nd due roof firefighter take as tools for a top floor fire?
The saw with a 6' hook
When the first due truck is a TL what should be place in the basket when used for roof access?
When the basket is used for roof access the saw and life saving rope will be brought to the roof
When the 1st to arrive truck is TL, what shall the 2nd due LCC due?
- Examination of exposures.
- Assist with roof operations.
- Be available to team up with another available member, if needed.
What hose line shall be stretched for all Brownstone fires and why?
1 3/4 "....Speed, mobility, and close quarters
Cellar fires...where will the 1st and 2nd lines be stretched?
Through the front door of the 1st floor to the cellar door and down stairs....2nd line to back up 1st line
where does the 3rd line go?
As ordered by the IC
First floor fires...where does the 1st line go?
Threw the 1st floor front door to extinguish the fire
First Floor Fires....where does the 2nd line go?
if not needed to back up the first hoseline, shall be stretched through the front door on the second (parlor) floor to maintain the integrity of the interior stairs
First Floor Fires...where does the 3rd line go?
it will be stretched as ordered by the Incident Commander
Fire on an Upper Floor...Where does the 1st line go?
The first hoseline is taken through the front door on the second (parlor) floor to the fire floor to extinguish the fire.
Fire on an Upper Floor...where does the 2nd line go?
Second hoseline stretched through the front door on the second (parlor) floor to back up the first hoseline.
Fire on an Upper Floor...where does the 3rd line go?
it will be stretched as ordered by the Incident Commander.
When a brownstone is fully involved what should the 1st arriving engine company do?
the first arriving engine company should drop two hoselines in front of the fire building and position the apparatus for the possible use of the multiversal nozzle or to supply a TL.
Building Fully Involved...where does the 1st line go?
1st line advanced into the fire building
Building Fully Involved...where does the 2nd line go?
Advanced into the fire building as a back-up hoseline
Building Fully Involved...where does the 3rd line go?
As ordered by the IC...may be advanced into fire building, into an exposure...or threw an exposure to the rear yard
As the IC what do you do for 2 floors of fire?
Special call and extra engine and truck
As the IC what should you do for heavy fire in the basement or cellar?
Transmit a 2nd alarm
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