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Which of the following statements is not true?




A) Fire fighters will risk their lives a lot in a calculated manner to rescue savable lives.


B) Fire fighters will risk their lives a lot in a calculated manner to rescue savable property.


C) Fire fighters will risk their lives a little in a calculated manner to rescue savable property.


D) Fire fighters will not risk their lives at all for lives or property that is already lost.



Fire fighters will risk their lives a lot in a calculated manner to rescue savable property.


The primary objective at the scene of any fire is to -




A) Establish a water supply early.


B) Protect exposures, and initiate a quick knock-down.


C) Locate the seat of the fire and commence ventilation procedures as soon as possible.


D) Rescue endangered persons.

Rescue endangered persons..

More fire fighters are injured in __ than any other type of occupancy.




A) Single-family dwellings.


B) Multiple-family dwellings.


C) High-rise apartment buildings.


D) Commercial occupancies.



Single-family dwellings.

Preparation for rescue begins -




A) Before the alarm.


B) Receipt of the alarm.


C) Enroute to the scene.


D) At the scene.



Before the alarm.

On receipt of an alarm, what may be one of the most critical factors that may determine the scope and extent of the rescue your company may face?




A) Location of the alarm.


B) The social-economic level of the neighborhood.


C) The time of day.


D) The nature of the call.

The time of day.

All the following occupancies always have the possibility of a rescue situation except -




A) Hospitals.


B) Single family dwellings.


C) Supermarkets.


D) Apartment complexes.

Supermarkets.

Which of the following statements is not true?




A) Bystanders often give the most reliable information.


B) Sizeup must be accomplished quickly and efficiently if it is to be of any use.


C) Unofficial reports of "everyone has escaped" should not delay or halt the primary search.


D) The more information that is available before the alarm, the more accurate the initial sizeup will be.



Bystanders often give the most reliable information.

In regard to rescue situations, the initial size up will indicate -




A) Where the fire fighters should begin their search and rescue operations.


B) Where the fire fighters should begin their fire attack operations.


C) What apparatus will be required at the scene.


D) A and B only.

A and B only.



Immediate rescue, without a coordinated fire attack, should -




A) Be part of every department's SOGs.


B) Be attempted in the majority of rescue situations.


C) Be attempted only in extreme cases.


D) Never be attempted no matter what the situation may be.



Be attempted only in extreme cases.

Fire fighters should remember during the initial sizeup that victims seen in the windows of buildings -




A) Are likely to jump..


B) Are the victims in the most danger.


C) Should be rescued first.


D) Many times are not the victims that are the ones in dire distress.



Many times are not the victims that are the ones in dire distress.

According to NFPA 1500, firefighters working in a hazardous area must work with a crew of at least -




A) Two members.


B) Three members.


C) Four members.


D) Five members.



Two members.

Having two fully equipped fire fighters on the outside of the building while two fully equipped fire fighters are working inside a building is an example of the -




A) Gemini Rule.


B) Two-In/Two-out Rule.


C) NFPA Interior Attack Rule. (NIAR).


D) RIT Rule.

Two-In/Two-out Rule.

Rapid intervention teams (RIT) must be provided -




A) From the moment attack crews enter a building until they exit it.


B) From the moment units arrive on-scene until the time the fire has been declared under control.


C) From the initial stages of an incident to its conclusion.


D) Only when there is a report of fire fighters in possible danger.

From the initial stages of an incident to its conclusion.

If possible, the RIT crew should be made up of -




A) At least two fire fighters.


B) At least three fire fighters.


C) At least four fire fighters, one of whom must be an officer.


D) At least five firefighters.

At least four fire fighters, one of whom must be an officer.

During large operations, RIT teams will normally be staged at the -




A) Main entrance of the building.


B) Back entrance of the building.


C) Location of the apparatus they arrived on.


D) Command post.

Command post.

__ is as essential to the primary search as the extinguishment of the fire.




A) Water.


B) Rescue rope.


C) Ladders.


D) Forcible entry tools.



Water.

Which of the following is one of the most important tasks the first arriving engine should accomplish in order to ensure continual rescue and fire attack operations?




A) Deploy hoselines as close to the fire as possible.


B) Provide a continuous water supply.


C) Locate all trapped occupants.


D) Organize and setup triage areas for rescued victims.

Provide a continuous water supply.



What is the primary function of the engine company in a rescue situation?




A) To support the primary search.


B) To contain the fire.


C) To keep the fire from jeopardizing anyone within the fire building.


D) All the above.

All the above.

The search for victims is normally the function of which of the following?




(1) Ladder Company (2) Rescue Company (3) Engine Company (4) EMS.




A) 1, 2.


B) 2, 3.


C) 1 ,3.


D) 2, 4.



1, 2.

The first search of a building for victims is called the -




A) Initial search.


B) Quick search.


C) Primary search.


D) Size-up search.

Primary search.

During a search and rescue operation, all activity on the fireground must be directed toward -




A) Quick knockdown of the fire.


B) Quick ventilation of the building.


C) Rapid establishment of water sources and exposure protection.


D) Supplementing the efforts of firefighters engaged in the search and rescue operation.

Supplementing the efforts of firefighters engaged in the search and rescue operation.

Why is a secondary search necessary during a building fire?




A) To search for victims who may have entered the building after the primary search was completed.


B) To determine that no one was overlooked during the primary search.


C) To recover tools lost during the primary search.


D) To mark rooms that have already been searched during the primary search.

To determine that no one was overlooked during the primary search.

When should a building be ventilated during a structure fire?




A) As soon as Truck companies arrive on scene.


B) As soon as attack hoselines are in place.


C) As soon as the RIT teams have taken their positions.


D) As soon as possible.

As soon as possible.

In any type of structure, the main thrust of operations is -




A) Determining the location of the fire.


B) Determining the severity of the fire.


C) Determining the location of the occupants most endangered by the fire.


D) All the above.



All the above.



Which occupants would be in most danger if a fire breaks out in two to three rooms on the first floor of a residential dwelling?




(1) Occupants close to the fire on the first floor. (2) Occupants directly over the fire on the second floor. (3) Occupants on the second floor windward to the fire. (4) Occupants on the second floor leeward to the fire.




A) 1, 3.


B) 1, 2


C) 2, 4.


D) 1, 4.

1, 2

In a large, occupied residential building, which of the following indicate the greatest danger areas for the occupants?




A) The proximity the occupants are to the stairwells.


B) The floor the occupants are residing on.


C) The proximity of the building to the nearest fire station.


D) The location of the fire and the direction of the smoke.

The location of the fire and the direction of the smoke.

In large, occupied residential buildings, which of the following must be protected in order to aid the primary search and evacuation of victims?




A) The basement.


B) The roof.


C) Open stairways.


D) Over hanging porches.

Open stairways.

Most victims of fire are overcome by -




A) Carbon monoxide.


B) Heat.


C) Burns.


D) Super-heated gases

Carbon monoxide.

In an occupied building, if the fire has gained considerable headway, what type of hoselines should be deployed?




A) 1 1/2 inch line.


B) 1 3/4 inch line.


C) Several 1 3/4 inch lines.


D) 2 1/2 inch lines.



2 1/2 inch lines.

How should 1 3/4 inch hoselines be used in a building fire that has achieve substantial headway?




A) They are the foundation of the fire attack.


B) They should be used to help cut off the spread of the fire by getting around and/or above the fire.


C) They should be used only for overhaul operations.


D) All the above.



They should be used to help cut off the spread of the fire by getting around and/or above the fire.

In many cases the engine company must assist in the evacuation of victims from a building, however, it is the job of the engine company to -




A) Contain the fire.


B) Open passageways.


C) Extinguish the fire.


D) All the above.



All the above.

Which of the following structures should always be evacuated during a fire?




A) Schools.


B) Hospitals.


C) Nursing homes.


D) All the above

Schools.

Whether or not hospitals and nursing homes should be evacuated during a fire depends on all of the following factors except -




A) The age of the building.


B) The type of construction.


C) The location of the fire.


D) The severity of the fire.

The age of the building.

Firefighter Jim says that fire resistant buildings tend to hold in heat rather than letting it escape.


Firefighter Liza says that fire resistant buildings generate large volumes of smoke.


Who is correct?




A) Firefighter Jim.


B) Firefighter Liza.


C) Both are correct.


D) Neither are correct.

Both are correct.

In fire resistant buildings, which diameter hoselines should firefighters prepare to use?




A) 1 1/2 inch lines.


B) 1 3/4 inch lines.


C) 2 1/2 inch lines.


D) 3 1/2 inch lines

2 1/2 inch lines.

A thorough, planned primary search should be conducted at -




A) Every fire.


B) Every fire where it is safe for firefighters to enter the building.


C) Any fire where the search route is free of smoke.


D) Every fire, but only if occupants are known to be still in the building.



Every fire where it is safe for firefighters to enter the building.

Which firefighters working at the scene of a structure fire should be able to perform a primary search?




A) The engine company.


B) The rescue company.


C) The truck company.


D) All firefighters working at the scene.



All firefighters working at the scene.

You are in charge of the primary search at a two story residential structure fire. The seat of the fire has been located and is isolated to the kitchen. What area of the residence should be searched first?




A) The basement.


B) The kitchen.


C) The room directly above the fire.


D) The room directly below the fire.



The room directly above the fire.

What is the single most important factor that allows firefighters to gain access and search for victims on the second floor of a building?




A) Rapid ventilation of the structure.


B) Quick deployment of hoselines.


C) Matching the proper size hoseline to the fire.


D) Assigning enough firefighters to the primary search.

Rapid ventilation of the structure.

If when performing a primary search, the first turn into a room is a right-handed turn, which of following statements would be considered true?




A) All subsequent turns during the primary search should be left-handed turns.


B) All subsequent turns during the primary search should also be right-handed turns.


C) Turns in subsequent rooms should be alternated to prevent complacency.


D) It does not matter which direction you turn as long as the room is searched thoroughly

All subsequent turns during the primary search should also be right-handed turns.

Everyone engaged in a primary search should carry at -




A) Halligan tool.


B) Claw tool.


C) Fire ax.


D) Any of the above.

Any of the above.

Which of the following would be considered a most efficient way to mark whether or not a room has been searched?




A) Chalking the door.


B) Repositioning a mattress on a bed.


C) Placing straps or tags on the door knobs.


D) Positioning a small piece of furniture in the doorway.

Positioning a small piece of furniture in the doorway.



RESCUE DECISION MAKING
FIREFIGHTERS WILL RISK THEIR LIVES A LOT IN A CALCULATED MANNER TO RESCUE _____________
SAVABLE LIVES
RESCUE DECISION MAKING
FIREFIGHTERS WILL RISK THEIR LIVES A LITTLE IN A CALCULATED MANNER TO RESCUE ______________________
SAVABLE PROPERTY
FIREFIGHTERS WILL _____________________ FOR LIVES OR PROPERTY THAT IS ALREADY LOST
NOT RISK THEIR LIVES AT ALL
THE RESCUE DECISION MAKING GUIDELINE IS ADHERED TO BY DOING THE FOLLOWING?
ESTABLISH COMMAND
FIREFIGHTERS MUST BE IN FULL PPE
AN ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM MUST BE ESTABLISHED
SAFETY PROCEDURES MUST BE IN PLACE AND ADHERED TO
SHOULD BE A CONTINUOUS RISK ASSESSMENT CONDUCTED THROUGHOUT THE INCIDENT.
MORE FIREFIGHTERS ARE INJURED IN _______________ THAN ANY OTHER TYPES OF OCCUPANCY
SINGLE–FAMILY DWELLINGS
IS IT OK TO PERFORM IMMEDIATE RESCUE WITHOUT A COORDINATED FIRE ATTACK?
IT SHOULD BE ATTEMPTED ONLY IN EXTREME CASES
_______________ IS ESSENTIAL TO THE PRIMARY SEARCH AND RESCUE OPERATIONS
WATER
_______________ SHOULD BE COMPLETELY EVACUATED
SCHOOLS
THE EVACUATION OF NURSING HOMES, HOSPITALS, OR OTHER SUCH BUILDINGS DEPENDS ON WHAT?
THE SIZE OF THE BUILDING, TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION, AND THE LOCATION AND SEVERITY OF THE FIRE
TWO–IN, TWO–OUT WAS DIRECTED BY ______________ AND NFPA _______________
OSHA AND NFPA 1500
DURING THE INITIAL STAGES OF AN INCIDENT FIREFIGHTERS WORKING INSIDE THE HAZARD AREA MUST WORK WITH A CREW OF AT LEAST ___________ MEMBERS
2
THE INITAL FIRE ATTACK TEAM MUST BE BACKED UP BY A TEAM OF AT LEAST ___________ FIREFIGHTERS
2
IF POSSIBLE, THE RIT SHOULD BE A CREW OF _____________ FIREFIGHTERS, ONE OF WHOM MUST BE AN OFFICER
4 PERSONNEL
THE PRIMARY FUNCTION OF THE ENGINE COMPANY IN A RESCUE SITUATION IS TO _______________
SUPPORT THE PRIMARY SEARCH, CONTAIN THE FIRE, AND KEEP IT FROM JEAPORDIZING ANYONE WITHIN THE FIRE BUILDING.
PRIMARY SEARCH
A QUICK, BUT THOROUGH SEARCH OF AN AREA TO DETERMINE WHETHER VICTIMS ARE STIL IN THE BUILDING
ALL ACTIVITIES ON THE FIRESCENE SHOULD BE DIRECTED TOWARDS ______________ WHEN A S&R IS BEING CONDUCTED
SUPPLEMENTING THE EFFORTS OF FIREFIGHTERS ENGAGED IN THE SEARCH TOWARD PROVIDING PROTECTION FOR THEM AND FOR ANY VICTIMS THEY MIGHT FIND.
IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT EVERY FIREFIGHTER AT THE SCENE BE AWARE THAT A SEARCH IS IN PROGRESS


TRUE/FALSE
TRUE!
SECONDARY SEARCH
CONDUCTED AFTER THE PRIMARY SEARCH TO DETERMINE THAT NO ONE WAS OVERLOOKED DURING THE PRIMARY SEARCH
SHOULD S&R BE CONDUCTED AT EVERY FIRE?
YES
SEARCH SHOULD BE PERFORMED ACCORDING TO A SOG THAT REQUIRES A SEARCH TO BEGIN WHERE?
WHERE THERE IS MOST DANGER TO OCCUPANTS
AN IMMEDIATE ATTEMPT SHOULD BE MADE TO REACH THE SECOND FLOOR TO BEGIN SEARCH FOR VICTIMS. IF THE SECOND FLOOR IS UNTENABLE, THEN _______________ SHOULD BE COORDINATED WITH FIREFIGHTERS ON THE OUTSIDE TO ALLOW FIREFIGHTERS TO BE ABLE TO COMPLETE A SEARCH ON THE SECOND FLOOR
VENTILATION
INDICATION THAT A ROOM HAS ALREADY BEEN SEARCHED SHOULD BE PERFORMED WHEN POSSIBLE TO PREVENT ______________________.


ONE METHOD IS TO _______________
DUPLICATION OF EFFORTS


–PLACE A PIECE OF LIGHT FURNITURE IN THE DOORWAY. THE PIECE SHOULD BE SET ON ITS SIDE SO THAT THE LEGS POINTING OUT OF THE ROOM.