IFSTA Chapter 2 & 5

  1. According to statistics, compiled bu the US Fire Administration, how many firefighter injuries are reported on average in the US each year?
  2. True or False: The NFPA standards are not law unless adopted by a state, provincial, or local governing body.
  3. Which NFPA standard is the most comprehensive standard relating to firefighter safety and health?
    NFPA 1500
  4. According to NFPA 1500, medical verification for continued fitness should happen every _____.
  5. When should stress management begin?
    before firefighters enter the scene
  6. When is the only time a firefighter should dismount an apparatus without using the handrails?
    when the apparatus is close to wires (especially down wires)
  7. What is the most common injury for firefighters?
    back strain
  8. Which NFPA standard gives the requirements for conducting live fire training?
    NFPA 1403
  9. When conducting live fire training, a student-to-instructor ratio of _____ may not be exceeded.
  10. When conducting live fire training, fires must never be set where?
    in egress routes
  11. Offensive operations are operations conducted where?
    inside the hazard zone
  12. Defensive operations are operation conducted where?
    outside the hazard zone
  13. What is a Personnel Accountability Report?
    lets the commanding officer know that companies working in the hazard zone are all safe and accounted for
  14. What does "All Clear" signify?
    the primary search has been completed and all savable occupants are out of the hazard zone
  15. What does "Under Control" signify?
    the forward progress of the fire has been stopped
  16. How many traffic lanes next to an emergency should be closed?
    at least one
  17. Who is usually responsible for crowd control at an incident?
    law enforcement
  18. What are the common designations for control zones?
    • hot
    • warm
    • cold
  19. What is RIC/RIT?
    • rapid intervention crew/team
    • whenever 2 firefighters are in, there must be two fully trained and equipped firefighters outside ready to enter the burning structure at a moments notice to rescue the initial team
    • RIT/RIC members may be assigned other fireground support duties as long as they can fulfill their primary function as RIC/RIT
  20. What is a Personal Alert Safety System (PASS)?
    an audible means (alarm) by which lost, trapped, or incapacitated firefighters can be located
  21. What is the name of the guidelines for operating at highway emergencies published by the DOT?
    The Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices
  22. NFPA 1971 states that structural firefighting protective coats must have these components...
    • outer shell
    • moisture barrier
    • thermal barrier
  23. What is a DRD?
    • Drag Rescue Device
    • a built-in harness and hand loop at the back of the neck of a turnout coat that permits a rescuer to drag and drag a downed firefighter
  24. What is the most appropriate material for wildland firefighting clothing?
    treated cotton
  25. How tall must wildland firefighting boot be and why?
    • 8-10 inches
    • to protect the lower leg from burns, snakebites, cuts, and abrasions
  26. According to NFPA 1581, PPE should be cleaned and dried every....
    6 months
  27. After PPE has been washed, it should be hing to dry in an area with...
    adequate ventilation but not in direct sunlight
  28. OSHA and the NFPA define an oxygen deficient environment as...
  29. _________ is a medical condition that can result from inhaling heated gases.
    Pulmonary Edema
  30. ________ results in more fire deaths than any other toxic products of combustion.
    carbon monoxide
  31. Which type of SCBA uses compressed air?
    Open-circuit SCBA
  32. Which type of SCBA uses compressed O2?
    Closed-circuit SCBA
  33. What is included in the regulator assembly?
    includes a high-pressure hose with a low-pressure alarm, by-pass valve and a pressure reducing device
  34. On an SCBA, the regulator reduces the pressure of the cylinder to slightly above or below atmospheric pressure?
    slightly above
  35. The remote pressure gauge on the regulator assembly should read within ____ psi of the cylinder gauge.
    100 psi
  36. What is a rapid intervention crew universal air connection?
    allows a cylinder that is low on air to be transfilled from another cylinder regardless of the manufacturer.
  37. What is a Heads-up display?
    displays the current cylinder pressure on the inside of the face-piece lens or mask-mounted regulator and allows the wearer to monitor the air supply without having to read an external gauge
  38. What is the purpose of a nose-cup on the inside of a face-piece?
    controls internal fogging of the face-piece by deflecting exhalations away from the lens
  39. The use of a PASS device by all firefighters and rescuers wearing an SCBA is mandatory under NFPA ____.
  40. True or False: If the remote gauge and the cylinder gauge are not in PSI, then they should read within 10% of each other.
    false, they should read the same if they are not in PSI
  41. How can positive pressure be checked on the SCBA face-piece?
    by gently breaking the face-piece seal
  42. When dealing with an emergency created by malfunctioning breathing apparatus, if you are lost or disoriented and feel exhausted or you might loose consciousness, you should...
    lie flat on the floor, close to a wall
  43. How often do firefighters need to be fit tested for their SCBA face-pieces?
    annually or every time a new face-piece is issued
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IFSTA Chapter 2 & 5
chapters 2 & 5