Company Officer, 5th Ed. Exam Prep Audit Quiz

Question 1 of 50

Company officers should consider the fire and emergency services organization to be __________-oriented.
  Customer service
  Mission
  Results
  Task

Question 2 of 50

According to the NFPA, which item is part of a Level I company officer's duties?
  Divisional fiscal administration and budget preparation
  Project conception, design and implementation
  Hiring, evaluation, promotion and dismissal of personnel
  Efficient and equitable administration of agency policies and procedures

Question 3 of 50

Of the choices listed, which is the most common title for the head of a fire department?
  Commissioner
  Supervisor
  Administrator
  Commander

Question 4 of 50

What is the primary function of line personnel?
  Supervision
  Deliver services to the public
  Support the firefighters
  Support staff personnel

Question 5 of 50

Which term means an organizational structure where decisions are made by one individual at the top of the structure?
  Executive authority
  Concentrated authority
  Unified command
  Centralized authority

Question 6 of 50

Which term means an organizational structure where authority is delegated to varying levels within the organization?
  Decentralized authority
  Delegated authority
  Unified command
  Divisional

Question 7 of 50

A company officer reporting directly to a staff officer regarding a specialized area of responsibility is an example of __________.
  Decentralized authority
  Unified command
  Functional supervision
  Division of labor

Question 8 of 50

A firefighter begins to ventilate at a location specified by his captain. Along comes a chief who tells the firefighter to cut the hole somewhere else. Which organizational principle has been violated?
  Span of control
  Unity of command
  Division of labor
  Functional supervision

Question 9 of 50

Which factor increases a supervisor's effective span of control?
  Responsibility for dissimilar tasks
  Crew members physically separated by distance
  Well-trained, experienced subordinates
  Tasks that must be performed quickly

Question 10 of 50

A managing fire officer is which IAFC professional development level?
  IV
  III
  II
  I

Question 11 of 50

Which leadership trait is defined as "providing support for others to succeed in accomplishing organizational and personal goals"?
  Coaching
  Interpersonal skills
  Mentoring
  Empowerment

Question 12 of 50

Directing and overseeing subordinates is __________.
  Management
  Leadership
  Administration
  Supervision

Question 13 of 50

Overseeing a public education program is an example of __________.
  Administration
  Management
  Supervision
  Leadership

Question 14 of 50

What is the process of helping a subordinate identify and resolve issues that are negatively affecting job performance?
  Mentoring
  Empowering
  Coaching
  Counseling

Question 15 of 50

The supervisor should pay special attention to which item during the performing phase of group development?
  Establishing a list of potential approaches/solutions
  Maintaining a sense of team spirit among group members
  Developing a commonly held set of values
  Clearly defining goals, objectives and tasks

Question 16 of 50

Plans for achieving a specific objective are __________ plans.
  Single-use
  Primary
  Standing
  Contingency

Question 17 of 50

In the five-step planning model, which step comes first?
  Feedback
  Identify
  Select
  Define

Question 18 of 50

In which step of the five-step planning model do you size-up how effective your efforts have been in meeting your goals?
  Determine
  Evaluate
  Assess
  Feedback

Question 19 of 50

In the conflict resolution process, which step comes first?
  Appoint a mediator
  Classify/identify the problem
  Create a safe environment
  Define/diagnose the problem

Question 20 of 50

The forcing conflict management style would be the most appropriate for which situation?
  The parties involved have little or no stake in the outcome
  Maintaining good relations between parties of disparate interests is a high priority
  There are no situations where this style is the most appropriate
  A critically important issue with an unpopular final decision

Question 21 of 50

How many steps are there in the conflict resolution process?
  4
  6
  5
  3

Question 22 of 50

The communication model consists of _____ basic elements
  4
  5
  7
  3

Question 23 of 50

Which is one of the four most common forms of communication used in the fire service?
  Informal interpersonal
  Individual
  Formal
  Instructional

Question 24 of 50

Ignoring and minimizing distractions are essential to the _________ component of the listening process.
  Responding
  Mirroring
  Understanding
  Attending

Question 25 of 50

Which is one of the three types of formal speeches?
  Ceremonial
  Inspirational
  Instructional
  Interpersonal

Question 26 of 50

When transitioning between paragraphs, which phrase is used to show contrast or qualification?
  In turn
  However
  As a result
  Besides

Question 27 of 50

The second step in preparing a narrative report is to determine __________.
  Who your audience is
  The purpose of the report
  If similar documents exist
  The type of report you are making

Question 28 of 50

Which device will receive a voice or text message when the telecommunication center broadcasts a specific transmitter tone?
  Telephony cable device
  Line terminal with alarm
  Radio alarm box
  Pager

Question 29 of 50

When communicating, requiring the receiver to repeat the message back to the sender will enhance which one of the "Five Cs"?
  Conciseness
  Control
  Command
  Clarity

Question 30 of 50

Delivery of quality services will best be enhanced by regarding citizens as __________.
  Clients
  Customers
  Neighbors
  Taxpayers

Question 31 of 50

There are _____ groups within a fire department's customer base.
  4
  5
  3
  2

Question 32 of 50

A written plan with detailed instructions about how to make a fire safety presentation at a school is an example of a(n) __________.
  Procedure
  Order
  Directive
  Policy

Question 33 of 50

Your chief has issued an order that is unpopular with line personnel. As a company officer, how should you respond?
  Devise a strategy which will minimize the impact of the order while appearing to comply with it
  Openly discuss the flaws and merits of the order with your company
  Find out why the order was issued and explain it based on that rationale
  Express your opinion of the order with your company, but require them to comply regardless

Question 34 of 50

Which is one of the two types of budget?
  Program
  Performance
  Capital
  Matrix

Question 35 of 50

Examination of the budget request by the fire agency's administration is the __________.
  Analysis
  Audit
  Internal review
  Evaluation

Question 36 of 50

The majority of firefighter deaths are due to __________.
  Non-vehicular trauma
  Exposure to products of combustion
  Vehicle accident
  Cardiac arrest

Question 37 of 50

Weather factors are considered in which step of the operational risk management process?
  Hazard assessment
  Decision point
  Situational awareness
  Size-up

Question 38 of 50

Maximum survival time for civilian occupants in a structure fire under normal fire conditions is _____ minutes.
  10
  15
  5
  20

Question 39 of 50

What is the primary goal of the Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week?
  Memorialize those who have fallen in the line of duty
  Promote discussion of risk management in the selection of strategy and tactics
  Focus on safety, health and wellness-related training
  Review the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives

Question 40 of 50

Which is an example of an unsafe condition?
  Inclement weather
  Lack of situational awareness
  Speeding
  Improper lifting

Question 41 of 50

A step in the four-step method of instruction is __________.
  Demonstration
  Participation
  Definition
  Preparation

Question 42 of 50

What is the first step in the four-step method of instruction?
  Evaluation
  Introduction
  Preparation
  Motivation

Question 43 of 50

What is the third step in the four-step method of instruction?
  Evaluation
  Application
  Presentation
  Practice

Question 44 of 50

Demonstration and discussion of the information are parts of which step of the four-step method of instruction?
  Discussion
  Lecture
  Evaluation
  Presentation

Question 45 of 50

Which item distinguishes a complex evolution from a simple evolution?
  Participants are required to rotate through various positions
  Multiple units or agencies are involved
  The degree of hazard requires the appointment of a safety officer
  NIMS-ICS must be applied to the drill scenario

Question 46 of 50

Age, sex, marital status, and occupation are examples of __________ groups.
  Demographic
  Reference
  Primary
  Heterogeneous

Question 47 of 50

Legal authority to enter private property in order to conduct an inspection must be granted by __________.
  Statutory law
  Local ordinance
  Federal law
  State law

Question 48 of 50

Which construction type is distinguished by its lack of concealed spaces?
  Fire resistive
  Noncombustible
  Ordinary
  Heavy timber

Question 49 of 50

Which ICB construction type is known as a "1-hour building"?
  II
  III
  I
  V

Question 50 of 50

What is the highest concern when conducting a fire inspection?
  Electrical hazards
  Condition of fire protection devices
  Means of egress
  Possible exposures

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