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How many chapters are there in the test preparation manual?

What they in sequential order?
There are five chapters:

1: Firefighter Orientation

2: Tools and Equipment

3: Homeland Security

4: First Aid and Rescue

5: Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
Most calls to which firefighters respond involve...
medical emergencies.
Approximately what percentage of fire departments provide ambulance service for victims?
About half.
What percentage of fire companies are staffed by volunteer firefighters?
Nearly 70 percent.
Paid career firefighters held about _____ jobs in 2002.
282,000
First-line supervisors/managers of firefighting and prevention workers held about ____ jobs [in 2002]?
63,000
Fire inspectors held about _____ jobs [in 2002].
14,000
About __ out of __ firefighting workers were employed by municipal or county fire departments.
9 out of 10
Private firefighting companies usually operate on what sort of basis?
A subscription basis.
In response to the expanding role of firefighters, some municipalities have combined services into a single organization commonly referred to...
a public safety organization.
Increasingly, fire departments use _____ _____, which simulate a variety of actual job performance tasks, to screen for the best candidates for promotion.
assessment centers
The line of promotion usually is to...
engineer, lieutenant, captain, battalion chief, assistant chief, deputy chief, and finally to chief.
Many fire departments now require a bachelor's degree for promotion to positions higher than...
battalion chief.
A master's degree is required for...
executive fire officer certification from the National Fire Academy and for State chief officer certification.
Employment for firefighters is expected to grow faster, slower, or about average for all occupations through (year) as they compete for ____.
About as fast as the average for all occupations through 2012 as fire departments continue to compete w/other public safety providers for funding.
Median hourly earnings of firefighters were $___ in 2002. The middle 50% earned between $___ and $___. The lowest 10% earned less than $___, and the highest 10% earned more than $___. Median hourly earnings were $___ in local government, $___ in the Federal Government, and $___ in State government.
Median hourly earnings of firefighters were $17.42 in 2002. The middle 50% earned between $12.53 and $22.96. The lowest 10% earned less than $8.51, and the highest 10% earned more than $28.22. Median hourly earnings were $17.92 in local government, $15.96 in the Federal Government, and $13.58 in State government.
Median annual earnings of first-line supervisors/managers of firefighting and prevention workers were $55,450 in 2002. The middle 50% earned between $43,920 and $68,480. The lowest 10% earned less than $34,190, and the highest 10% earned more than $84,730. First line supervisors/managers of firefighting and prevention earned about $___ a year in 2002.
Median annual earnings of first-line supervisors/managers of firefighting and prevention workers were $55,450 in 2002. The middle 50% earned between $43,920 and $68,480. The lowest 10% earned less than $34,190, and the highest 10% earned more than $84,730. First line supervisors/managers of firefighting and prevention earned about $56,390 a year in 2002 (p 11-12).