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Utilizing the Hygine Theory, the company officer should:
a)explain how it relates to the "big picture"
b)remind firefighers of how important their work is to the citizens of the commmunity
c)recomment subordinates for a raise
d)breack each job down into steps that can be easily accomlished
b)Remind firefighters of how important their work is to the citizens of the community
Coaching
Help to improve one's skill, knowledge, and abilities
Counseling
Used after unsatisfactory performance has been observed
Evaluation
Formal process of providing feedback regarding employee performance
Which of the following is TRUE with respect to codes and standards?
a)They are uniform throughout the United States
b)They are wiritten as minimum standards
c)They allow for a variety of performance standards
d)They arme mandated by the NFPA
b)They are written as minimum standards
People with high affiliation needs:
a)utilize excessive delegation to subordinates
b)like to work in groups
c)like to work independently
d)require constant recognition
b)Like to work in groups
It is important that the company officer follow guidelines in solving firefigher problems. Which of the following IS NOT a proper guideline?
a)Take action and let the firefighter know that something is being done
b)Take the problem directly to the fire chief
c)Be available to listen to the problems of the firefigher
d)Listen to the problems sincerely and give due consideration
b)Take the problem directly to the fire chief
The activities that support those providing emergency services is an exaple of________functions.
a)organizational
b)scaler
c)staff
d)line
c)Staff
In developing a department infectious disease control program, the safety officer should assure the policy contains:
a)written policy, standard operating procedures, and training.
b)inoculations, exercise, and monitoring
c)objectives, training exercises, and implementation
d)goals, fitness plan, physician, and health insurance
a)Written policy, Standard operating procedures, and training.
Which of the following is an acceptable building code in the United States?
a)Advanced Building Standards
b)U.S. Building and Life Safety Code
c)Northern Consisten Building Code
d)Basic National Building Code
d)Basic National Building Code
Supervising the direct delivery of emergency operations is a _________ function.
a)chief
b)scaler
c)staff
d)line
d)Line
Read the following statements, then select what is true form 1-3 below.
Nationally recognized professional standards:
1)serve as models of acceptable performance.
2)are not legal mandates unless adopted by the local jurisdiction.
3)are legal mandates.
Statements 1&2 are correct:
1)serve as models of acceptable performance.
2)are not legal mandates unless adopted by the local jurisdiction.
NFPA 1500 requires that all fire depatment facilities comply with applicable fire code requirements and be inspected:
a)at least once a quarter
b)every month
c)atleast once a year
d)every six months
c)At least once a year.
In pre-incident planning, an estimate of the ___________ fire flow for the building should be developed to detect any deficiency in water supply available.
a)available
b)probable
c)residual
d)average
a)Available.
The largest percentage of firefigher injuries and death occur:
a)during training
b)at the fire station
c)responding to calls
d)at the fireground
d)At the fireground.
One of the ways that company officers can greatly increase their effectiveness is though:
a)progressive discipline
b)authority
c)report writing
d)delegation
d)Delegation.
Every group, including the fire company, tends to meet the essential elements of a group. Which of the following IS NOT one of the elements?
a)Having a sense of continuity
b)Having a shared set of values
c)Having similar roles within the group
d)Having a common binding interest
c)Having similar roles within the group.
In all cases, live-fire training evolutions should be conducted in accordance with:
a)Building Codes
b)life safety codes
c)NFPA standards
d)OSHA
c)NFPA Standards
Many firefighers have been injured or killed by structural collapse when the inadvertently pulled the unsupported bottom chord of a ___________ roof.
a)concrete
b)lightweight
c)metal
d)flat
b)lightweight
The type of building construction that allows for rapid fire spread which may go undetected through long vertical spaces in walls is:
a)heavy timber
b)platform frame
c)ordinary
d)balloon frame
d)Balloon Frame
When interacting with the formal and informal groups within the fire department, the company officer should:
a)encourage different organizational values between the formal and informal groups
b)ensure that the organizational values of the informal group receive priority over the organizational values of the formal group
c)remain separate from the informal groups
d)attempt to mesh the organizational values of the formal and informal groups
d)Attempt to mesh the organizational values of the formal and the informal groups.
The term that means an individual has been tested by an accredited examining body on clearly identified material and found to meet a minimum standard is:
a)consensus
b)certification
c)testing
d)guidelines
b)Certification.
If a fire starts in a vehicle that has been parked for several hours or days, the fire is likely to be:
a)pyrophoric
b)electrical
c)accidental
d)incendiary
d)Incendiary.
NFPA 1500 requires a ________ team be immediately available during interior firefighting.
a)secondary
b)incident action
c)two-in/two-out
d)rapid intervention
d)Rapid Intervention. (RIT)
Read the statement below and choose what is true from 1-3 below.
1)It is important that delegation be mutually understood.
2)It is important that responsibility be delegated to achieve the desired effect.
3)With delegation comes responsibility.
Only statement 1) is correct
1) It is important that delgation be mutually understood.
Most fireground directives are considered orders because:
a)the command officer does not have time to supervise
b)firefighters hould learn to obey without question
c)of unity of command
d)of the seriousness of the situation
d)Of the seriousness of the situation.
The 2 types of fire prevention codes are:
a)specifications and prevention and detection codes
b)life safety codes and maximum standards
c)specifications and stadards of performance
d)minimum standards and uniform codes
d)minimum standards and uniform codes
Unusual barriers, such as felled trees, vehicles blocking access to hydrants, sprinkler connections, streets, and driveways may be indicators of a/an:
a)incendiary fire
b)juvenile fire
c)electrical fire
d)accidental fire
a)Incendiary fire.
The ________ is the focal point for all emergency scene radio communications.
a)operations chief
b)communications center
c)incident commander
d)portable radio
b)Communications center.
All NFPA standards are:
a)required only if they relate to firefighting safety
b)voluntary if approved by the state fire marshal
c)mandatory by OSHA
d)voluntary by adoption of the local jurisdiction
d)Voluntary by adoption of the local jurisdiction.
The process of designing the work place to allow workers to perform efficiently and safely is called:
a)health and safety
b)ergonomics
c)accident avoidance
d)fitness
b)Ergonomics.
Which type of drawing is used to indicate a building and its relationship to its surroundings?
a)Plot plan
b)Survey drawing
c)Floor plan
d)Elevation drawing
a)Plot plan.
Which of the following IS NOT a common operation priority as identified in the acronym RECEO?
a)Extinguishment
b)Rescue
c)Evacuation
d)Confienment
c)Evacuation.
RECEO
Rescue
Exposures
Confinement
Extinguishment
Overhaul
Where fires are fought/vehicle extrication is done:(zone)
Restricted (hot) zone.
Where personnel who support the incident are located:(zone)
Limited access (warm) zone.
Area where the command post is located:(zone)
Support (cold) zone.
Read the following statements, then choose what is true from 1-3 below.
1)Education is the review and practice necessary to maintain knowledge, skill, and ability over time.
2)Training is the acquisition of new knowledge, skills, and abilities.
3)Skill testing should be used to identify skill deficiencies that can be improved through practice.
Only statement 3) is correct.
3)Skill testing should be used to identify skill deficiencies that can be improved through practice.
NFPA 1500 requires that all PPE be cleaned at least once every:
a)six months
b)year
c)month
d)quarter
a)Six Months.
Prescriptive training systems are very effective because they are ______-based systems, not _______- based systems.
a)lecture,experience
b)experience, lecture
c)process, performance
d)performance, process
d)Performance, Process
One way to gain employee support of a safety program is to:
a)involve all levels on a safety committee
b)discipline a few firefighters as examples
c)appoint a safty officer
d)degotiate a mandatory program
a)Involve all levels on a safety committee.
Which of the following IS NOT an important source in locating the point of origin of a fire?
a)The initial attack firefighters
b)Interviewing the reporting party
c)Studying previous inspection reports
d)Interviewing any witnesses
C)Studying previous inspection reports.
A generally accepted span of control is _______ people.
a)5-8
b)6-10
c)2-5
d)3-7
d)3-7

Note:(Remember that there is no absolute rule for determining an exact number)
key word: generally
Read the following statements, then choose the true answer/s 1-3 below.
1)Witnesses should be grouped together, but kept separate from those who were invloved in an incident.
2)While witnesses are waiting to be interviewed, they should be kept in the cold zone.
3)Witnesses should be grouped together and paired with staff officers.
Only statement 2 is correct.
2) While witnesses are waiting to be interviewed, they should be kept in the cold zone.
A subordinate appears to have a personal problem that is negatively impacting on the ability to perform his/her job duties. As company officer, you should:
a)know what professional counseling services are available and how to access them
b)report the individual to the fire chief
c)apply progressive discipline
d)suggest the employee transfer to a less stressful job.
a)Know what professional counseling services are available and how to access them.
Taylor, the "Father of Scientific Management," is BEST known for:
a)Theory X
b)increasing efficiency and worker productivity
c)The Hierarchy of Needs
d)Management by Objectives
b)Increasing efficiency and worker productivity.
When an individual's work performance changes to become unpredictable and unreliable one of the more serious conclusions may be that the employee:
a)lacks goal-oriented behavior
b)could have a substance abuse problem
c)is dissatisfied with the job
d)does not like the company officer
b)Could have a substance abuse problem.