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?
  Joel Cox
  John Hancock
  Elias Howe
  Benjamin Franklin

Question 3 of 50

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

Question 4 of 50

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

Question 5 of 50

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

Question 6 of 50

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

Question 7 of 50

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

Question 8 of 50

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

Question 9 of 50

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

Question 10 of 50

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

Question 11 of 50

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

Question 12 of 50

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

Question 13 of 50

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

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?
  Fire protection district
  Authority having jurisdiction
  Chief fire official
  Local emergency response committee

Question 17 of 50

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

Question 18 of 50

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

Question 19 of 50

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

Question 20 of 50

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

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?
  Resident of the service area
  Assisting agencies
  Line personnel
  Allied professional

Question 23 of 50

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

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
  Engine
  Group
  Squad

Question 25 of 50

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

Question 26 of 50

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

Question 27 of 50

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

Question 28 of 50

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

Question 29 of 50

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

Question 30 of 50

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

Question 31 of 50

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

Question 32 of 50

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

Question 33 of 50

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

Question 34 of 50

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

Question 35 of 50

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

Question 36 of 50

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

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?
  Unity of command
  Scalar organization
  Span of control
  Chain of command

Question 38 of 50

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

Question 39 of 50

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

Question 40 of 50

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

Question 41 of 50

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

Question 42 of 50

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

Question 43 of 50

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

Question 44 of 50

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

Question 45 of 50

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

Question 46 of 50

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

Question 47 of 50

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

Question 48 of 50

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

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"
  "The department shall establish a fitness program for its members"
  "Training will include a minimum of 2 hours of hands-on experience"
  "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 __________.
  Federal legislation
  General election
  State legislature
  A particular jurisdiction

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