Fire Exam Prep I & II 6th Ed. Audit Quiz

Question 1 of 50

Which event most directly led to the use of steam-powered pumping apparatus?
  World War I
  The Great Chicago Fire
  The Industrial Revolution
  Creation of organized fire companies

Question 2 of 50

Who was a key figure in the formation of the Union Volunteer Fire Company?
  Benjamin Franklin
  Elias Howe
  John Hancock
  Joel Cox

Question 3 of 50

Formation of organized fire companies in North America began during which period?
  The Industrial Revolution
  The Reconstructionist Period
  The Civil War
  Colonial North America

Question 4 of 50

Where was the first paid fire company formed in America?
  Jamestown
  Boston
  New Amsterdam
  Charleston

Question 5 of 50

Requirements for panic hardware resulted from which major fire?
  Iroquois Theatre Fire
  Cocoanut Grove Nightclub Fire
  Our Lady of the Angels School Fire
  Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

Question 6 of 50

Which fire resulted in the development of NFPA 101 (Life Safety Code)?
  Second Great Fire of New York City
  MGM Grand Hotel Fire
  Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus Fire
  Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

Question 7 of 50

Which incident resulted in an emphasis on improving interoperability?
  Ojai Firestorm of 1990
  World Trade Center and Pentagon Terrorist Attacks
  Station Nightclub Fire
  Murrah Building Bombing

Question 8 of 50

What is the average number of fire service line-of-duty deaths per year?
  150
  200
  250
  100

Question 9 of 50

What is the average number of fire service injuries per year?
  40,000
  80,000
  100,000
  60,000

Question 10 of 50

What was produced by the Firefighter Life Safety Summit of March, 2004?
  The Back To Basics program
  The Everyone Goes Home program
  The Firefighter Safety Stand Down
  America Burning Revisited

Question 11 of 50

Which is an accreditation agency for the fire service?
  International Fire Service Training Association
  US Fire Administration
  National Fire Protection Association
  Insurance Services Office

Question 12 of 50

Which term best matches the definition "Doing the right thing even though you don't have to"?
  Character
  Pride
  Integrity
  Morality

Question 13 of 50

Being worthy of the trust of your coworkers and the public is the result of _________.
  Pride
  Moral character
  Respect
  Work ethic

Question 14 of 50

Maintaining a neat, well-groomed appearance is an expression of __________.
  Work ethic
  Moral character
  Integrity
  Pride

Question 15 of 50

Which term best matches the definition, "Doing the best job you can do, no matter what the job is, and doing it with a good attitude"?
  Work ethic
  Pride
  Integrity
  Moral character

Question 16 of 50

What is the term for a legal entity that establishes a fire service agency to protect its citizens and determines its organization and structure?
  Chief fire official
  Fire protection district
  Authority having jurisdiction
  Local emergency response committee

Question 17 of 50

An organizational structure that forms a pyramid is __________.
  Vertical
  Scalar
  Centralized
  Collaborative

Question 18 of 50

What is the term for a firefighter who receives payment for each call he/she responds to?
  Resident volunteer
  Paid on call
  Volunteer
  Per Diem

Question 19 of 50

Which is the primary line function?
  Delivery of emergency services
  Support of internal customers
  Support of emergency responders
  Supervision/administration

Question 20 of 50

Which is the primary staff function?
  Support of line units
  Service to external customers
  Finance/administration
  Delivery of emergency services

Question 21 of 50

Which is an example of an external customer?
  Firefighter
  Mutual aid provider
  Citizen living within the jurisdiction
  Administrative staff member

Question 22 of 50

Which is an example of an internal customer?
  Line personnel
  Allied professional
  Resident of the service area
  Assisting agencies

Question 23 of 50

What is the basic unit of fire fighting operations?
  Squad
  Division
  Company
  Group

Question 24 of 50

What is the term for an operational unit composed of an officer, a driver/operator, and at least one firefighter/EMT?
  Company
  Group
  Engine
  Squad

Question 25 of 50

Which type of company most typically performs fire suppression?
  Rescue
  Attack
  Truck
  Engine

Question 26 of 50

Which type of company specializes in forcible entry, ventilation, and the provision of access to upper levels?
  Support
  Engine
  Rescue
  Truck

Question 27 of 50

Which type of company specializes in removing trapped or endangered victims?
  Rescue
  Truck
  Extrication
  Engine

Question 28 of 50

Which type of company specializes in wildland firefighting and structure protection in the wildland/urban interface?
  Truck
  Rescue
  Brush
  Engine

Question 29 of 50

Which type of company specializes in mitigating incidents involving dangerous substances?
  Hazardous materials
  Rescue
  Engine
  Truck

Question 30 of 50

Which organization publishes standards for professional qualifications for the various fire service positions?
  International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)
  Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)
  National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

Question 31 of 50

What does the term "wildland/urban interface" refer to?
  The need for fire apparatus to perform in both the urban and wildland settings
  The area where human development meets undeveloped wildland
  Jurisdictions that encompass both developed and undeveloped areas
  The increase in wildland fires due to human activity

Question 32 of 50

Which is the NFPA standard for fire fighter professional qualifications?
  1596
  1001
  1500
  1403

Question 33 of 50

According to the NFPA, which of the following is a Firefighter I duty?
  Turning off building utilities
  Performing annual hose tests
  Completing incident reports
  Vehicle extrication

Question 34 of 50

Which of the following is specified as a Firefighter II duty by the NFPA?
  Making fire safety presentations to small groups
  Overhaul
  Forcible entry into a structure
  Dispatching a response to a reported emergency

Question 35 of 50

Which is a staff position?
  Fire and arson investigator
  Technical rescuer
  Telecommunicator
  Incident safety officer

Question 36 of 50

Which organizational principle states that every worker should directly report to only one supervisor?
  Span of control
  Chain of command
  Functional supervision
  Unity of command

Question 37 of 50

What is the term for the line of authority, responsibility and communication from the top to the bottom of an organization?
  Chain of command
  Unity of command
  Span of control
  Scalar organization

Question 38 of 50

Which concept addresses the maximum number of subordinates that a single supervisor can effectively control?
  Division of labor
  Unity of command
  The one-boss principle
  Span of control

Question 39 of 50

What is the acceptable number of subordinates reporting to a single supervisor?
  5 to 8
  3 to 7
  8 to 12
  5 to 10

Question 40 of 50

What is the ideal number of subordinates reporting to a single supervisor?
  6
  3
  4
  5

Question 41 of 50

What is the term for breaking down a large job into smaller, more manageable tasks?
  Unity of command
  Span of control
  Division of labor
  Chain of command

Question 42 of 50

Division of labor results in __________.
  Decreased duplication of effort
  Increased span of control
  Decreased reliance upon specialization
  Strengthened unity of command

Question 43 of 50

Rules, regulations and policies are an essential component of __________.
  Span of control
  Counseling
  Chain of command
  Discipline

Question 44 of 50

Defining acceptable performance and expected outcomes is an essential component of __________.
  Span of control
  Unity of command
  Chain of command
  Discipline

Question 45 of 50

Which is an organization's guide to decision making?
  Manual of operations
  Procedure
  Policy
  Regulation

Question 46 of 50

Which statement best describes a policy?
  The basis of an Incident Action Plan (IAP)
  A framework for decision-making
  A benchmark for measuring performance
  A standard for the performance of specific tasks

Question 47 of 50

A __________ provides detailed, specific steps to take in performing a particular task.
  Manual of operations
  Regulation
  Policy
  Procedure

Question 48 of 50

Rules for how routine functions should be performed are found in an agency's __________.
  Policies
  Incident action plans
  Rules and regulations
  Standard operating procedures

Question 49 of 50

Which is an example of a standard operating procedure?
  "Exit pathways shall be a minimum of 36 inches (90 cm) wide"
  "Training will include a minimum of 2 hours of hands-on experience"
  "The department shall establish a fitness program for its members"
  "When there is smoke showing on approach, the first-in engine will lay a supply line"

Question 50 of 50

A specific code is enacted as law by __________.
  General election
  State legislature
  Federal legislation
  A particular jurisdiction

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