Chapter 2 Test

In 2010 the leading causes of fire fatalities were: (46)
A. live fire training.
B. overexertion and falls.
C. stress and overexertion.
D. overexertion and being struck by an object.
stress and overexertion
Which of the following is an injury cost carried by an individual? (48)
A. Physical pain
B. Higher insurance payout
C. Compensation payments
D. Need to replace personnel off duty
Physical pain
Which of the following statements BEST describes the difference between acute and chronic illness? (49)
A. Acute is more serious than chronic.
B. Acute is short term, chronic is long lasting.
C. Acute is more painful, chronic is less invasive.
D. Acute requires a doctor visit, chronic may not.
Acute is short term, chronic is long lasting
Which of the following contributes to the common types of respiratory diseases for which firefighters are at risk? (50)
A. Heat stress
B. Psychological stress
C. Exposure to smoke and chemicals
D. Exposure to long, irregular work hours
Exposure to smoke and chemicals
Which of the following NFPA® standards establishes the design criteria for protective clothing and equipment? (55)
A. 1403
B. 1582
C. 1851
D. 1977
1977
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations only apply to federal employees unless: (60)
A. local jurisdiction exempts the adoption of certain regulations.
B. federal jurisdiction exempts the adoption of certain regulations.
C. a federal jurisdiction decides not to adopt part of the
regulations.
D. a state jurisdiction decides to adopt them as part of local regulations.
a state jurisdiction decides to adopt them as part of local regulations.
The risk management model assumes that responders will risk their lives ___ to save savable lives. (62)
A. a lot
B. a little
C. not at all
D. sometimes
a lot
The concept of risk management is based on an assessment of benefits gained compared to the ___ : (62)
A. risks involved.
B. safety-first mindset.
C. loss of life expected.
D. risk to equipment on scene.
risks involved
Which of the following groups does an Employee Assistance Program offer assistance to? (65)
A. Firefighters
B. Firefighters and their families
C. Only firefighters with marital problems
D. Only firefighters with drug abuse problems
Firefighters and their families
When driving a fire apparatus, driver/operators should remember safe driving begins: (69)
A. before leaving the station.
B. when encountering a problem on-scene.
C. as soon as a problem occurs while driving.
D. when encountering the public when driving to and from the scene.
before leaving the station
The distance the apparatus travels from when the driver/operator realizes the need to stop, until the driver/operator’s foot touches the brake pedal is: (70)
A. a very brief time.
B. called braking distance.
C. called driver-reaction distance.
D. a longer time than in a private vehicle.
called driver-reaction distance
Which of the following is the only exception to the rule: never stand on or in moving apparatus? (72)
A. There is no exception to this rule
B. When the emergency situation requires a firefighter to stand on a moving apparatus
C. When loading hose and apparatus is moving forward at 5 mph [8 km/h] or less
D. When loading hose and apparatus is moving forward at 10 mph [16 Km/h] or more
When loading hose and apparatus is moving forward at 5 mph [8 km/h] or less
Which of the following is a common safety measure taken when riding on a fire apparatus? (72)
A. Wear helmet, regardless of cab type
B. Secure all loose tools and equipment
C. Wear hearing protection only after arriving on-scene
D. Be seated and secure It while apparatus starts moving
Secure all loose tools and equipment
Which of the following commonly causes slips, trips, and falls in the fire station? (74)
A. Cluttered surfaces
B. Cooking equipment
C. Lifting heavy objects
D. Toxic cleaning chemicals
Cluttered surfaces
Any power tool not marked double insulated should: (76)
A. have a two-prong plug.
B. have a three-prong plug.
C. not ever be used outside.
D. not ever be used with an extension cord.
have a three-prong plug
Which of the following is a way to prevent accidents with power saws? (76)
A. Use whatever saw is most convenient
B. Refuel gasoline-powered saws immediately
C. Store blades and cutting chains separately
D. Keep blades and cutting chains well sharpened
Keep blades and cutting chains well sharpened
Live fire training must be conducted according to the requirements of which NFPA® standard? (78)
A. 1000
B. 1403
C. 1500
D. 1582
1403
When operating at an emergency scene, why should a firefighter scan the outside of a building before entry? (80)
A. To assess structural design
B. To assess if entry is possible
C. To locate anyone trapped inside
D. To locate possible escape routes
To locate possible escape routes
The area that must be kept clear in case a piece of a structure collapses during an incident is called the: (84)
A. cold zone.
B. control zone.
C. collapse zone.
D. crowd control zone.
collapse zone
Which of the following is the BEST description of personnel accountability systems? (85) –
A. Systems that assist in keeping track of personnel’s expenses
B. Systems that assist in keeping track of firefighters in the fire station
C. Systems that assist in keeping track of personnel’s use of equipment
D. Systems that assist in keeping track of firefighters at an emergency scene
Systems that assist in keeping track of firefighters at an emergency scene
Which personnel accountability system uses an Accountability Officer to track expected exit times based on the pressure of the team’s lowest SCBA reading? (86)
A. Passport system
B. SCBA tag system
C. Control board system
D. Electronic accountability system
SCBA tag system