Fire Officer I

  1. The concept that an individual is limited in the number of subordinates that can be effectively supervised is:
    Span of control
  2. Some of the basic principles of organization are:
    • Unity of command
    • Span of control
    • Division of labor
  3. Using everyday language is:
    Clear text
  4. An individual who accomplishes organizational objectives through the effective use of material and human resources is a:
    Manager
  5. The listener is less responsible for successful communication than the speaker.
    False
  6. Misinterpretation by the receiver all too often leads to misunderstanding.
    True
  7. The most important communication skill for a supervisor is listening.
    True
  8. Span of control is a management principle based on how many people a person can supervise and:
    Can vary with different situations
  9. Rapid intervention teams/crews are required:
    When crews are operating in a hazardous environment
  10. Listening is a(n) _______ process.
    Active
  11. A _______ is a guide for decision making; a _______ is detailed plan/guide for action.
    • Policy
    • Procedure
  12. Delegate as much work-related authority as possible so that motivated subordinates can develop professionally.
    True
  13. Total responsibility can be delegated, but authority cannot.
    False
  14. Delegate authority to match the level of responsibility.
    True
  15. One of the ways that productivity can be increased is through:
    Delegation
  16. Effective oral communication includes:
    Using words that accurately symbolize the image being conveyed
  17. Which is defined as the one-supervisor principle?
    Unity of command
  18. To ensure control, units sending radio messages must:
    Identify who they are calling and identify themselves before transmitting message
  19. The responsibility of ensuring safety of the unit must begin with the:
    Company officer
  20. Division of labor:
    Prevents duplication of effort
  21. Having a senior firefighter assigned to a new recruit for purposes of skill improvement and position advancement is:
    Mentoring
  22. During emergency incidents, you must project:
    Command presence
  23. One of the management functions is:
    Controlling
  24. Which is defined as breaking down large jobs into smaller tasks?
    Division of labor
  25. To improve success in delegation, you should:
    Give authority to match the level of responsibility
  26. When delegating a task to a subordinate, you have to ensure that the:
    Assigned firefighter is capable of doing the job
  27. When officers recognize that their span of control has been exceeded, they should:
    Delegate assignments
  28. Delegation can:
    Give the company officer more time to perform technical skills
  29. Which is a basic element of interpersonal communication?
    Feedback
  30. When delegating job duties, you:
    Should delegate only the appropriate amount of responsibility and authority to complete an assignment
  31. A generally accepted span of control is _______ people.
    3 -7
  32. Setting the limits for expected performance and enforcing them is:
    Discipline
  33. Effective company officers handle conflict by:
    Confronting the problem as soon as it arises
  34. You should be able to explain that the sexual harassment policy:
    Involves unwanted and unwelcome sexual behavior
  35. The law that covers sexual harassment in the workplace is the:
    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  36. The Civil Rights Act, Title VII, requires that employers:
    Do not discriminate in employment
  37. Hostile work environment:  The condition will be aggravated if the company officer takes no steps to discourage or discontinue the actions.
    True
  38. An organization that publishes standards is the:
    National Fire Protection Association
  39. A system of values or a standard of conduct that serves as the guideline for making decisions is:
    Ethics
  40. The fire department ethics program needs to include a(n):
    Written code of ethics or ethics policy
  41. A promotion to company officer will effect you by:
    Possibly changing the dynamics of the group
  42. Ethical conduct in the fire and emergency services is:
    Generally expected at a higher level
  43. _______ serves as the foundation of the management process.
    Planning
  44. Company officers who utilize effective delegation:
    Provide an empowerment tool to their subordinates
  45. A fire suppression group is based on the organizational principle of:
    Division of labor
  46. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, approximately _______ percent of fire and emergency services organizations are staffed by volunteers.
    70
  47. Diversity in the fire service is:
    The workforce reflecting the community it serves
  48. Feedback is:
    A method for verifying a message
  49. The term message is:
    The idea or item to be communicated
  50. The term sender is:
    An individual who initiates a message
  51. Communication is:
    A process for exchanging information
  52. Within an organization, a policy is a guide to:
    Decision making
  53. In regard to policies and procedures, procedures detail in writing the steps to follow in conducting organizational policy.
    True
  54. _______ is a good principle of effective writing.
    Consider the reader
  55. A document that is broad in nature and provides formal direction regarding issues such as harassment in the workplace is a:
    Policy
  56. Written organizational directives dealing with responsibilities and the order in which activities should be performed is a:
    Procedure
  57. A system of conduct, principles, and morals is:
    Ethics
  58. When you disagree with a department policy, you should:
    Discuss it with management in private
  59. In verbal communications, interference such as anger, or an emotional state, can cause:
    The message to be misunderstood
  60. When using active listening, the company officer:
    Is actually hearing what is being said
  61. Policies should be put in writing to:
    Provide for uniform, consistent practices
  62. A _______ is usually reserved for internal communications.
    Memorandum
  63. Standard operating procedures:
    Are the basis for much of the company-level skills training
  64. A guideline to decision making within an organization is a(n):
    Policy
  65. A(n) _______ is a specific detailed plan of action.
    Procedure
  66. Letters are effective communication tools if they are:
    Reviewed for accuracy
  67. The first step in preparing a narrative report is to:
    Determine the purpose of the report
  68. The present version of NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, outlines the requirements for fire officers at:
    Four levels
  69. The Company Officer is the:
    First level supervisory rank
  70. A combination department is one where:
    Some receive pay and some volunteer, with no specific percentages required
  71. The pathway of responsibility from the top of the organization to the bottom and vice versa is:
    Chain of command
  72. Each individual reporting to only one supervisor is:
    Unity of command
  73. Which document provides information on the actions taken to mitigate the incident?
    Incident Action Plan
  74. For every emergency incident, there must be a(n):
    Incident Action Plan
  75. During emergency incidents, the span of control for the incident commander is usually considered to be a maximum of _______ subordinates.
    Seven
  76. A(n) _______ identifies incident priorities and objectives that dictate how tactical operations must be conducted.
    Incident Action Plan
  77. A(n) _______ plan is a written plan for the safe and efficient disposition of a large emergency.
    Incident Action
  78. Dividing large jobs into smaller tasks that are then assigned to specific individuals is:
    Division of labor
  79. For the division of labor principle to be effective:
    All positions within the organization must be clearly defined
  80. The purpose of a clear, consice incident action plan is to:
    Predict the probable safe course of events for an incident
  81. Span of control is a management principle based on how many people a person can supervise and:
    Hazards and safety factors
  82. Who has the primary responsibility of accounting for personnel at the scene?
    Company officer
  83. To comply with OSHA requirements, a(n) _______ team/crew must be immediately available during interior firefighting.
    Rapid Intervention
  84. At emergency incidents, radio communications should be:
    Accurate, clear, and brief
  85. The United States agency that provides statistical analyses of firefighter injuries, overall fire policy, and coordination is the:
    United States Fire Administration
  86. Implementing a safety program includes establishing a(n):
    Accident/injury record-keeping system
  87. The NFPA standard that addresses fire department occupational safety and health is:
    1500
  88. A goal of a good infectious disease control program should be to:
    Protect the health of its members
  89. Who has the ultimate responsibility for a fire department occupational safety and health program?
    Fire chief
  90. A component of the risk management plan is:
    Monitoring control methods
  91. An individual's exposure record regarding a wellness program must be:
    Kept confidential
  92. The majority of firefighter fatalities are due to:
    Heart attacks
  93. A rapid intervention team/crew should:
    Consist of at least two firefighters in full personal protective equipment
  94. With respect to the success of a safety program, a constant challenge for you is to:
    Set a good example
  95. One of the most important tasks of a company officer is to ensure:
    Safety
  96. The written document outlining infectious control required from employers by standard is the:
    Exposure control plan
  97. The agency responsibile for developing and enforcing mandatory job safety and health standards is the:
    Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  98. Reducing the risk of infection in firefighters involves:
    Providing training and education
  99. To meet documentation requirements of exposures, you should include:
    Mode of transmission
  100. Which is a component of an Infectious Disease program?
    A written risk management plan
  101. The most important role for the company officer is:
    Safety of unit personnel
  102. An unsafe condition is:
    Wet or oily floors
  103. The most common injury sustained by emergency responders operating on the fireground is:
    Sprains/strains
  104. The narrative portion of an accident report on an accident investigation should include:
    Eye-witness reports
  105. The correct order of incident priority - beginning with the most to least important:
    Life safety, Incident stabilization, Property conservation
  106. Your duty regarding policies is to:
    Understand and consistently apply them on the job
  107. An effective leader will resolve conflicts among subordinates by:
    Confronting the issue directly
  108. What best describes the term collective bargaining?
    It is the process of negotiation
  109. The grievance must identify which policy was not followed.
    True
  110. When dealing with an unethical dilemma, you should:
    Recognize and define the problem
  111. The first step in the planning process is to:
    Identify/define the problem
  112. While receiving a citizen's complaint, you should:
    Identify the nature of the complaint
  113. All citizens are our customers and should be treated as such.
    True
  114. As a company officer, it is important that the customer know how qualified you are.
    False
  115. An important element of customer service is to always raise the bar or, in other words, always be looking for more ways to be in the public's eye.
    True
  116. Data that describes the characteristics of a community and its population segments is:
    Demographics
  117. Demographic information of your community can be obtained from the:
    United States census
  118. Perhaps the most important aspect of delivering a public education program is to:
    Focus on the needs of your audience
  119. One of the first skills required of company officers when dealing with irate citizens is:
    Effective listening
  120. When discussing a complaint with a citizen, the officer must remain calm and in control, allowing the citizen to voice the complaint in their own way.
    True
  121. In discussing a complaint with a citizen, the officer should attempt to challenge the validity of the complanit.
    False
  122. When discussing a complaint with a citizen, the officer must develop the ability to hear what the citizen means, even when the citizen is unable to articulate the concern clearly.
    True
  123. Customer service/satisfaction focuses on:
    Meeting and exceeding expectations
  124. If a complaining citizen is irritated or upset, you must:
    Remain calm and in control
  125. Company officers and higher ranking officers should have an understanding of department policies.
    True
  126. It is the sole responsibility of new employees and ranks below company officer to be familiar with department policy.
    False
  127. Company officers should understand how policies are developed.
    True
  128. Written policies and procedures are essential for the effective and efficient operation of the organization.
    True
  129. Using a decision-making process after defining a problem with a fire department policy, you should:
    Identify several alternatives
  130. Producing a well-written report requires the use of:
    Facts not opinions
  131. Written or formal communicaitons are a direct reflection on the author and the department; therefore, they should be:
    Accurate and professional in appearance
  132. Press releases should be prepared for the media by the:
    Public Information Officer
  133. A(n) _______ budget details the major equipment or building purchases the department plans to make.
    Capital
  134. A(n) _______ budget provides details on recurring expenses within the department.
    Operating
  135. A(n) _______ budget splits money into several categories for the daily operation of the fire department.
    Operating
  136. A fire department's capital budget:
    Details major purchases
  137. In a(n) _______ budget, items are expected to last more than one year.
    Program
  138. In many organizations, personnel costs represent as much as _______ percent of the operating budget.
    90
  139. Which step in the budget process occurs first?
    Planning
  140. Severe fire code violations found during a pre-incident/pre-emergency facility survey should be:
    Immediately corrected
  141. Your first priority during a pre-incident/pre-emergency survey is:
    Life safety
  142. The placard system for identification of the Hazards for Emergency Response follows NFPA standard:
    704
  143. It is common for an inspection of a structure to begin at the:
    Exterior
  144. Floor plans drawn during building surveys should:
    Include the layout of individual floors
  145. Building occupancy and code requirements are reviewed in the _______ step of the inspection.
    Preparation
  146. _______ are designed to ensure that recommendations made in the inspection report are followed.
    Follow-up inspections
  147. Occupancy type classification used as offices, service type or professional transactions are classified as a(n):
    Business
  148. Unless an emergency is in progress on the property, firefighters cannot enter private property without being invited by the owner or occupant.
    True
  149. Under common law and most statute law, the existence of a fire or other emergency constitutes implied permission to enter.
    True
  150. The local governing body must adopt an ordinance that authorizes the fire department to enter private property to conduct fire and life safety inspections.
    True
  151. When an occupant is notified of the existence of a violation, the occupant should be:
    Notified in writing when a follow-up inspection will be made
  152. If an exit door is obstructed, the hazard should be corrected:
    Before the inspection team leaves the premises
  153. In the content of an inspection report, it is important for the writer to:
    Create a report that is accurate
  154. Before beginning an inspection, you should:
    Review previous inspections
  155. Follow-up inspections are a means to:
    Ensure code compliance
  156. Best describes Type I building construciton classification:
    Fire-resistive construciton
  157. The Type V classification of building construction includes:
    Wood frame
  158. Life safety information in a building survey and pre-incident planning is collected to assure:
    Protection of occupants
  159. When conducting a building inspection or pre-incident survey, you should begin with the:
    Exterior
  160. A pre-incident survey is essential for:
    Determining the emergencies most likely to occur
  161. In pre-incident planning, an estimate of the _______ fire flow for the building should be developed to detect any deficiency in the water supply.
    Reliable
  162. The process of gathering and evaluating information about a particular building or occupancy is:
    Pre-incident planning
  163. The first step in preparing for an incident is the development of:
    A pre-incident plan
  164. One feature common to all types of lightweight or truss construction is that:
    There may be a sudden and unexpected collapse
  165. Adequate pre-planning of structures will:
    Reveal hazards that may exist
  166. The building construciton that provides for protected steel members, floors, and walls, designed to limit fire spread is _______ construction.
    Fire-resistive
  167. The structure itself presents a fire load except for Type I and Type II buildings.
    True
  168. The structural fuel load includes the combustible portions of walls, floors, and roof of the structure.
    True
  169. Type III construction consists of exterior walls made out of combustible material.
    False
  170. The type of drawing needed to show general building design is a(n):
    Floor plan
  171. The first priority of the facililty survey is to:
    Identify life safety risks
  172. A floor plan sketch or diagram of a structure consists of:
    An outline of each floor of the building showing walls, partitions, and openings
  173. In advance of an emergency, actions taken that develop operational capabilities and facilitate an effective response are:
    Pre-incident planning
  174. A survey made by a fire company is primarily conducted to collect information for:
    Pre-incident planning
  175. Prior to conducting a pre-incident survey, the fire department should:
    Schedule a visit with the occupant at a time that would allow the most realistic picture of normal activities in the building
  176. One of the main purposes of performing pre-incident surveys is to:
    Protect against life safety risks
  177. The system that allows firefighters to connect hose packs inside the building for firefighting is:
    Standpipes
  178. Type III classification of building construction:
    Ordinary construction
  179. Building construction classifications are based on:
    Materials used in construction and hourly fire resistive ratings
  180. With regards to heating, ventiliation, and air conditioning units, you should:
    Be able to use the equipment to remove contaminated atmospheres
  181. With respect to water supply, two key elements in the development of any pre-incident plan are:
    Availability and reliability
  182. Buildings or structures used primarily for securing and sheltering goods, merchandise, products, vehicles, or animals are classified as _______ occupancies.
    Stroage
  183. Unauthorized persons within a fire scene perimeter can impact a fire investigation.
    True
  184. The only effective way to secure a fire scene is to use barrier tape and assign a police officer to monitor the area and arrest anyone who crosses the tape.
    False
  185. Once the cause of a fire has been determined, it is no longer necessary to protect the fire scene.
    False
  186. In the absence of an investigator, the preservation of physical evidence generally rests with the:
    Company officer
  187. In terms of fire scene preservation, you should:
    Protect the scene from excessive overhaul and salvage
  188. What are factors to be considered during a size-up?
    Facts, probabilities, own situation, decision, and plan of operation
  189. The ongoing evaluation of an incident is:
    Size-up
  190. Responsibility for the establishment and expansion of the Incident Command System modular organization rests with the:
    Incident commander
  191. If there isn't time to conduct a full-scale evacuation, it may be effective to have occupants remain in a protected area.  This is:
    Sheltering in place
  192. The area of the building where, during a fire in a high-rise building, the company officer may reloacate occupants to is:
    An area of refuge/safe haven
  193. At an emergency event, who is responsible for the overall management of the incident and for the safety of everyone involved?
    The Incident Commander
  194. Under the Incident Management System, command staff consists of:
    Safety, public information, and liaison
  195. What document guides the decision-making process and consistency at an emergency incident?
    Standard operating procedures
  196. In terms of strategy and tactics at an incident:
    Strategies are general; tactics are specific
  197. One of Layman's five-step size-up process is:
    Probabilities
  198. The size-up of an incident begins:
    With the dispatch information
  199. In an incident management system, the term _______ corresponds to a geographical area.
    Division
  200. The section which develops and documents the incident action plan is:
    Planning
  201. The act of directing, ordering, and controlling resources is:
    Command
  202. The position that is responsible for collecting information from other agencies with incident-related information such as casualty status is the:
    Public Information Officer
  203. A task force includes a:
    Specific combination of resources assembled for a specific mission
  204. The organizational level having functional/geographical responsibility located between Section/Division/Groups is a:
    Branch
  205. The _______ is responsible for monitoring hazardous conditions and recommending appropriate action at the incident scene.
    Safety officer
  206. _______ is part of the five-step process for analyzing/developing an emergency scene.
    Plan of Operation
  207. A strike team is:
    A set number of resources of the same kind and type
  208. During the initial report, you should decide:
    If there are sufficient resources
  209. The Incident Commander:
    Maintains control of the incident and directs resources
  210. Emergency scenes are divided into three operating zones.  They are:
    Hot, warm, and cold zones
  211. _______ describes an offensive firefighting strategy.
    Agressive interior attack
  212. The pre-incidnet plan identifies a building as Type II which is classified:
    Non-combustible construction
  213. A post-incident analysis is to:
    Focus on the activities of the responders
  214. The last step in conducting a post-incident analysis is to:
    Document the findings and recommendations
  215. NFPA 1500 requires that firefighters work:
    In teams of two or more
  216. The concept that an individual is limited in the number of subordinates that can be effectively supervised is:
    Span of control
  217. Some of the basic principles of organization are:
    Unity of command, Span of control, and Division of labor
  218. Correct order of incident priority beginning with the most to least important.
    Life Safety, Incident Stabilization, Property Conservation
  219. OSHA Part 1910.1200 of Title 29 CFR covers training requirements and emergency response requirements for:
    Hazardous material incidents
  220. Using everyday language is:
    Clear text
  221. An individual who accomplishes organizational objectives through the effective use of material and human resources is a:
    Manager
  222. Statements of measurable outcomes used to accomplish a goal are:
    Objectives
  223. The listener is less responsible for successful communicaiton than the speaker.
    False
  224. Misinterpretation by the receiver all too often leads to misunderstanding.
    True
  225. The most important communication skill for a supervisor is listening.
    True
  226. Span of control is a management principle based on how many people a person can supervise and:
    Can vary with different situations
  227. Rapid intervention teams/crews are required:
    When crews are operating in a hazardous environment
  228. Listening is a(n) _______ process.
    Active
  229. Your duty regarding policies is to:
    Understand and consistently apply them on the job
  230. A _______ is a guide for decision making; a ______ is a detailed plan/guide for action.
    Policy; procedure
  231. One of the ways that productivity can be increased is through:
    Delegation
  232. Effective oral communication includes:
    Using words that accurately symbolize the image being conveyed
  233. _______ is defined as the one-supervisor principle.
    Unity of Command
  234. To ensure control, units sending radio messages must:
    Identify who they are calling and identify themselves before transmitting their message
  235. The responsibility for ensuring safety of the unit must begin with the:
    Company officer
  236. Division of labor:
    Prevents duplication of effort
  237. _______ is defined as breaking down large jobs into smaller tasks.
    Division of labor
  238. To improve success in delegation, you should:
    Give authority to match the level of responsibility
  239. When delegating a task to a subordinate, you have to ensure that the:
    Assigned firefighter is capable of doing the job
  240. When officers recognize that their span of control has been exceeded, they should:
    Delegate assignments
  241. Delegation can:
    Develop firefighters by expanding their capabilities
  242. When delegating job duties you:
    Should delegate only the appropriate amount of responsibility and authority to complete an assignment
  243. The four-step method of instruction includes:
    Preparation, Presentation, Application, Evaluation
  244. In all cases, live fire training evolutions should be conducted in accordance with:
    National Fire Protection Association standards
  245. A generally accepted span of control is _______ people.
    3 - 7
  246. A firefighter with a substance abuse problem should:
    Be referred to organization's employee assistance program
  247. Setting the limits for expected performance and enforcing them is:
    Discipline
  248. Discipline is often thought of as:
    Punishment
  249. Effective company officers handle conflict by:
    Confronting the problem as soon as it arises
  250. A collective bargaining agreement:
    Usually covers a specific period of time
  251. You should be able to explain that the sexual harassment policy:
    Involves unwanted and unwelcome sexual behavior
  252. The law that covers sexual harassment in the workplace is the:
    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  253. The setting of limits or boundaries for expected performance, which are based on departmental rules and policy and then enforcing them is:
    Discipline
  254. Conderning a hostile work environment, the condition will be aggravated if the company officer takes no steps to discourage or discontinue the actions.
    True
  255. An organization that publishes standards is the:
    National Fire Protection Association
  256. Reward power is:
    The ability to recognize others
  257. A system of values or a standard of conduct that serves as a guideline for making decisions is:
    Ethics
  258. Regarding grievance procedures, the grievance must identify which policy was not followed.
    True
  259. The first step to problem solving is to:
    Define the problem
  260. When team building, you should:
    Provide an environment in which personnel know how they fit into the team
  261. The manner a promotion to company officer will effect you is that it:
    Can change the dynamics of the group
  262. Ethical conduct in the fire and emergency services is:
    Generally expected at a higher level
  263. The first step in the planning process is to:
    Identify/define the problem
  264. One of the basic leadership categories:
    Democratic
  265. Which function serves as the foundation of the management process?
    Planning
  266. Company officers who utilize effective delegation:
    Provide an empowerment tool to their subordinates
  267. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, approximately _______ percent of fire and emergency service organizations are staffed by volunteers.
    70
  268. While receiving a citizen's complaint, you should:
    Identify the nature of the complaint
  269. Diversity in the fire service is:
    The workforce reflecting the community it serves
  270. The heading of a news release or letter usually includes the department's letterhead.
    True
  271. The appearance of a news release or letter is important.
    True
  272. The Public Information Officer is the only person responsible for preparing press releases.
    False
  273. Data that describes the characteristics of a community and its population segment is:
    Demographics
  274. Demographic information of your community can be obtained from the:
    United States census
  275. When discussing a complaint with a citizen, the officer must remain calm and in control, allowing the citizen to voice the complaint in their own way.
    True
  276. In discussing a complaint with a citizen, the officer should attempt to challange the validity of the complaint.
    False
  277. When discussing a complaint with a citizen, the officer must develop the ability to hear what the citizen means, even when the citizen is unable to articulate the concern clearly.
    True
  278. Customer service/satisfaction focuses on:
    Meeting and exceeding expectations
  279. A receiver is:
    A person who receives the message
  280. Feedback is:
    A method for verifying a message
  281. If a citizen approaches you with an unsual request, what must be done?
    Listen and respond within your authority
  282. The term message is:
    The idea or item to be communicated
  283. The term sender is:
    An individual who initiates a message
  284. Communication is:
    A process for exchanging information
  285. Within an oraganization, a policy is a guide to:
    Decision making
  286. Procedures detail in writing the steps to follow in conducting organizational policy.
    True
  287. _______ is a good principle of effective writing.
    Consider the reader
  288. A document that is broad in nature and provides formal direction regarding issues such as harassment in the workplace is a:
    Policy
  289. Written organizational directives dealing with responsibilities and the order in which activities should be performed is a:
    Procedure
  290. A system of conduct, principles, and morals is:
    Ethics
  291. If a new policy is issued, and you do not agree with it you should not implement it.
    False
  292. When a new policy is issued, you should have a meeting with your firefighters to introduce the new policy and answer any questions.
    True
  293. If a new policy is issued and you have a quesiton about it, you should ask for additional ifromation prior to implmenting.
    True
  294. Company officers and higher ranking officers should have an understanding of departmental policies.
    True
  295. It is the sole responsibility of new employees and ranks below company officer to be familiar with departmental policy.
    False
  296. Company officers should understand how policies are developed.
    True
  297. Written or formal communications are a dirext reflection on the author and the department; therefore, they should be:
    Accurate and professional in appearance
  298. Press releases should be prepared for the media by the:
    Public Information Officer
  299. The first step in preparing a narrative report is to:
    Determine the purpose of the report
  300. A resource for fire departments to generate revenue is to:
    Apply for grants
  301. One method used during an external budget review is:
    Public hearings to allow citizen input
  302. In a(n) _______ budget, item are expected to last more than one year.
    Captial
  303. An operating budget is:
    Used to pay for recurring expenses
  304. The present version of NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, outlines the requirements for fire officers at:
    Four levels
  305. A combination department is one where:
    Some receive pay and some volunteer, with no specific percentages required
  306. Each individual reporting to only one supervisor is:
    Unity of command
  307. The placard System for Identification of the Hazards of Material for Emergency Response follows NFPA:
    704
  308. All NFPA standards are:
    Voluntary unless adopted by the state or local jurisdiction
  309. A technique used to ensure that the owner, or designated representative, understands the purpose and results of an inspection is:
    A closing/exit interview
  310. It is common for an inspection of a structure to begin at the:
    Exterior
  311. Before beginning an inspection, you should:
    Review previous inspections
  312. Life safety information in a building survey and preincident planning is collected to assure:
    Protection of occupants
  313. When conducting a building inspection or pre-incident survey, you should begin with the:
    Exterior
  314. A pre-incident survey is essential for:
    Determining the emergencies most likely to occur
  315. In pre-incident planning, an estimate of the _______ fire flow for the building should be developed to detect any deficiency in the water supply.
    Reliable
  316. One feature common to all types of lightweight or truss construction is that:
    There may be a sudden and unexpected collapse
  317. Once a local juridiction adopts a code, such as a building code, the company officer should:
    Become familiar with it so they can use it during company inspections
  318. What is a pre-incident planning function?
    Checking for prior code violations
  319. Drawings that are used to indicate how a building is situated with respect to other buildings and streets in the area best describes:
    Plot plans
  320. The first priority of the facility survey is to:
    Identify life safety risks
  321. The bulk/quantity of material that will burn if ignited is:
    Fuel/fire load
  322. In advance of an emergency, actions taken that develop operational capabilities and facilitate an effective response are:
    Pre-incident planning
  323. ________ best describes Type III classification of building construction.
    Ordinary construction
  324. _______ best describes Type II classification of building construciton.
    Non-combustible construction
  325. With regards to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning units, you should:
    Be able to use the equipment to remove contaminated atmospheres
  326. With respect to water supply, two key elements in the development of any pre-incident plan are:
    Availability and reliability
  327. Buildings used to display and sell goods are classified as _______ occupancies.
    Mercantile
  328. The expected maximum amount of combustible material in a given fire area is a:
    Fuel load
  329. The main responsibilities of an incident commander are:
    Size-up and developing an incident action plan
  330. A(n) _______ provides information on the actions taken to mitigate the incident.
    Incident action plan
  331. If the incident commander decides to allow the building of origin to burn until additional resources arrive, it is considered a(n) _______ mode.
    Defensive
  332. The area in the building where, during a fire in a high-rise building, the company officer may relocate occupants is:
    An area of refuge/safe haven
  333. The on-going process to analyze the incident and select the action to take is:
    Size-up
  334. During emergency situations, the span of control for the incident commander is usually considered to be a maximum of _______ subordinates.
    Seven
  335. A(n) _______ identifies incident priorities and objectives that dictate how tactical operations must be conducted.
    Incident action plan
  336. _______ guide the decision making process and consistency at an emergency incident.
    Standard operating procedures
  337. The Incident Commander's understanding of fire growth and development will assist in determining:
    Appropriate strategies for mitigation
  338. In terms of strategy and tactics at an incident:
    Strategies are general; tactics are specific
  339. A(n) _______ plan is a written plan for the safe and efficient disposition of a large emergency.
    Incident action
  340. Regarding the assignment of the two-in/two-out rule, crews must be positioned outside the immedieately dangerous to life and health atmosphere.
    True
  341. For the division of labor principle to be effective:
    All positions within the organization must be clearly defined
  342. Under the Incident Management System, general staff consists of:
    Operations, Planning, Logistics, and Finance
  343. Dividing large jobs into smaller tasks that are then assigned to specific individuals is:
    Division of labor
  344. The purpose of a clear, concise incident action plan is to:
    Predict the probable safe course of events for an incident
  345. To comply with OSHA requirements, a(n) _______ team/crew must be immediately available during interior firefighting.
    Rapid intervention
  346. Layman's basic list of strategies:
    Are listed in priority order
  347. The incident commander:
    Maintains control of the incident and directs resources
  348. At emergency incidents, radio communications should be:
    Accurate, clear, and brief
  349. In the Incident Command System, command staff consists of:
    Safety, Public information, and Liaison
  350. The post incident critique should be attended by those:
    Participating units and agencies
  351. A post-incident analysis is to:
    Focus on the activities of the responders
  352. The United States agency that provides statistical analyses of firefighter injuries, overall fire policy, and coordination is the:
    United States Fire Administration
  353. Implementing a safety program includes establishing a(n):
    Accident/injury record-keeping system
  354. The NFPA standard that addresses fire department occupational safety and health is:
    1500
  355. Who has the ultimate responsibility for a fire department occupational safety and health program?
    Fire Chief
  356. A component of the risk management plan is:
    Monitoring control methods
  357. An individual's exposure record regarding a wellness program must be:
    Kept confidential
  358. A rapid intervention team/crew should:
    Consist of at least two firefighters in full personal protective equipment
  359. Ongoing analysis of departmental activities will assist you in:
    Identifying problems with operating procedures/guidelines
  360. With respect to the success of a safety program, a constant challenge for you is to:
    Set a good example
  361. One of the most important tasks of a company officer is to ensure:
    Safety
  362. The written document outlining infectious control required from employers by standard is the:
    Exposure Control Plan
  363. The agency responsible for developing and enforcing mandatory job safety and health standards is the:
    Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  364. Reducing the risk of infection in firefighters involves:
    Providing training and education
  365. To meet documentation requirements of exposures, you should include:
    Mode of transmission
  366. _______ is a component of an Infectious Disease program.
    A written risk management plan
Author
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Card Set
Fire Officer I
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