Fire Exam Prep Search and Rescue 7th Ed.
NFPA standards require that an emergency services agency _________.
Use an incident management system when necessary
Create an incident management system
Adopt the NFPA incident management system
Use an incident management system on every incident
The level of search and rescue operations that an agency commits to provide should be based upon __________.
A survey of the area's potential need for search and rescue capability
The level of training its personnel possess
The level of service provided in neighboring jurisdictions
The availability of federal grant money
Which is a necessary component of a safe rescue operation?
An Agency Representative
A Technical Specialist
A Medical Group/Division
A Liaison Officer
Which is a necessary component of a safe rescue operation?
An effective personnel accountability system
Use of SCBA
Appointment of an Operations Section Chief
A mechanical means of retrieval
When, if ever, is it legitimate for a rescuer to refuse an assignment?
It is not appropriate to refuse an assignment during emergency operations
The rescuer lacks qualifications or resources to perform the assignment
The rescuer has no previous experience with the incident management team
The rescuer feels the assignment is risky
At an emergency scene, a rescuer has refused an assignment. What should be done?
Assign a different task to the rescuer
Release the rescuer from the scene
Demand that the rescuer perform the assignment
Charge the rescuer with insubordination
What is the minimum level of on-site medical support for rescuers at an emergency rescue scene?
ALS ambulance standing by
EMT-P standing by
BLS ambulance standing by
EMT-1 standing by
Weather conditions and the type of work being performed are factors to consider when determining __________.
Span of control
The need for on-scene medical transport capability
Crew rotation intervals
The need to appoint a designated Safety Officer
A victim is located in an area where significant hazard still exists. Which statement about this situation is correct?
Take no action until the hazard has been removed or neutralized
Immediately attempt to remove the victim from the hazardous area
Do nothing that will put rescuers at significant risk
Develop and implement a plan after assessing the situation
Who is responsible for designating a Safety Officer?
The agency's chief administrative officer
The Command Staff
The Incident Commander
The Operations Section Chief
Which statement best describes when a Safety Officer is required?
Large, complex, or prolonged incidents
Incidents where rescuers must perform hazardous operations
Every incident involving rescue operations
Incidents where rescuers must operate in an IDLH atmosphere
When receiving a 9-1-1 call, what should a dispatcher attempt to determine first?
The location of the incident
The reporting party's callback number
The nature of the incident
The reporting party's location
Which statement about the initial response for a rescue call is correct?
No specialized resources should be dispatched until the need for them is determined by a unit on the scene
The initial response should be determined at the time of dispatch based upon the nature of the call
The response assignment should be similar to other first-alarm assignments
A predetermined standardized response designed specifically for rescue incidents should be used
Who is responsible for overall management of the incident?
The ranking or senior officer
Incident Section Chief
Operations Section Chief
When arriving at a reported rescue incident, what is the first question the IC has to answer?
Is the situation stable?
Do I need more resources?
Is this a legitimate rescue incident?
Is this a body recovery?
Which statement best summarizes the perspective that rescuers must maintain regarding taking risk to perform a rescue?
What would I want done if the victim were a member of my family?
When life is in jeopardy, action is better than inaction
We didn't cause the problem, and it won't help if we become victims ourselves
It's our job to put the welfare of others before our own
When a rescue incident endangers human life, what should be the incident commander's first consideration?
Determining who is at greatest risk
Safety of emergency personnel
Rescuing those who can be saved
What is the first step in the decision making process?
Define the problem
Assess the risks
Assess the alternatives
An IC is implementing a strategic plan. What should he/she do next?
Make adjustments in the plan
Determine acceptable outcomes
Evaluate the plan's effectiveness
When is it acceptable to expose emergency personnel to significant risk?
When there is potential to save endangered lives
When there is potential to save both endangered lives and endangered property
When there is potential to save endangered property
Which term best describes the amount of risk emergency personnel should take to protect endangered property?
It depends on the property value
Which term best describes the amount of risk emergency personnel should take to perform a body recovery?
A minimal amount
As much as needed
Which statement best describes the type of incidents for which an incident command system should be used?
Incidents involving injury, death or property loss
Incidents involving multiple agencies
Incidents spanning multiple operational periods
Who should establish command?
The first chief officer to arrive
The second officer to arrive
The first company officer to arrive
Whoever gets there first
When is a Unified Command likely to become necessary?
The incident is multijurisdictional
All senior officers are equally qualified
There is lack of consensus among the Command Staff
The chain of command is poorly defined
On a given incident, how much of the ICS organization should be activated?
All major ICS areas should be activated and staffed
Only needed organizational areas should be activated
At a minimum, all Command Staff positions should be staffed
At a minimum, Command, Operations and Safety Officer positions should be activated and staffed
What is the title for the person in charge of a Group/Sector?
On a large or complex incident, who should coordinate between the various tactical groups/sectors?
Tactical Branch Director
Which is a typical duty of the Rescue Group?
Determine number and location of victims
Triage victims for transport priority
Assign resources for patient care
Which is a typical duty of the Triage/Treatment Group?
Determine resource needs for treatment and transport of victims
Give the "All Clear" when appropriate
Determine resource needs for recovery of trapped victims
Move victims to triage/treatment area
What are minimum dimensions for a helicopter landing zone?
50 feet by 50 feet (15 meters by 15 meters)
70 feet by 70 feet (21 meters by 21 meters)
85 feet by 85 feet (26 meters by 26 meters)
60 feet by 60 feet (18 meters by 18 meters)
What is the maximum slope for a helicopter landing zone?
When spotting emergency vehicles at the scene of a traffic accident, which unit should be placed farthest from the wreck?
When spotting emergency vehicles at a fire, which unit should be placed closest to the fire?
Which statement about emergency vehicle placement at a traffic accident is correct?
Apparatus should be positioned between the oncoming traffic and the scene
Apparatus should be positioned on the opposite side of the scene as the oncoming traffic
The lane adjacent to the incident lane should remain open whenever possible
Use the lane adjacent to the wreck for patient loading
Another term for the warm zone is the __________ zone.
Which activity is performed in the hot zone?
Resource ordering and tracking
Setting up lighting equipment
Extrication of victims
Which activity is performed in the warm zone?
Assembling hydraulic tools
Shoring and cribbing
Another term for the cold zone is the __________ zone.
Which zone will contain the staging area?
Which statement about evacuation is correct?
History has shown that in most cases, more people are killed or injured in evacuations than were saved
Federal law gives firefighters the legal power to require residents to leave their homes
Non-ambulatory persons should be sheltered in place
The relocation site for evacuees should be identified prior to beginning the evacuation
What is the single most important factor in a successful evacuation?
Well trained personnel
Effective mutual aid
Which statement about friends or relatives of emergency incident victims is the most correct?
It may be helpful to occupy them by giving them a simple task to perform
They should be kept outside the cordoned area
They should be permitted to make contact with the victims
They should be kept within the cordoned area but not permitted to approach the victims
Who is responsible for traffic control at an emergency scene?
Law enforcement agency
Which statement best describes when a rescue incident should be subject to some form of investigation?
All rescue incidents should be subject to some form of investigation
Those involving possible negligence or liability issues
Those involving an injury to an emergency services worker
Those involving suspected or known criminal activity
A rescue incident has occurred on private property. What must be done before releasing control of the property to the owner?
The fire department must mitigate any remaining hazards
The property owner must be made aware of any remaining hazards
The appropriate investigations must be completed
The property owner must mitigate any remaining hazards
Which one of these statements about critical incident stress is the most correct?
Different methods of dealing with stress are not equally effective
Personnel attending a critical incident stress debriefing should be required to participate
The prebriefing process consists of a training in stress management
Attendance at a critical incident stress debriefing should be optional
A formal critical incident stress debriefing should occur no more than _____ hours after an incident.
Which PPE is best suited to rescue operations?
Level B ensemble
It varies depending on the situation
When using a cutting torch or exothermic cutting device, which type of eye protection is most appropriate?
Standard safety goggles or glasses