Fire Exam Prep Search and Rescue 7th Ed. Audit Quiz

Question 1 of 50

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

Question 2 of 50

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

Question 3 of 50

Which is a necessary component of a safe rescue operation?
  An Agency Representative
  A Technical Specialist
  A Medical Group/Division
  A Liaison Officer

Question 4 of 50

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

Question 5 of 50

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

Question 6 of 50

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

Question 7 of 50

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

Question 8 of 50

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

Question 9 of 50

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

Question 10 of 50

Who is responsible for designating a Safety Officer?
  The agency's chief administrative officer
  The Command Staff
  The Incident Commander
  The Operations Section Chief

Question 11 of 50

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

Question 12 of 50

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

Question 13 of 50

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

Question 14 of 50

Who is responsible for overall management of the incident?
  The ranking or senior officer
  Incident Commander
  Incident Section Chief
  Operations Section Chief

Question 15 of 50

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?

Question 16 of 50

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

Question 17 of 50

When a rescue incident endangers human life, what should be the incident commander's first consideration?
  Incident stabilization
  Determining who is at greatest risk
  Safety of emergency personnel
  Rescuing those who can be saved

Question 18 of 50

What is the first step in the decision making process?
  Define the problem
  Assess the risks
  Gather information
  Assess the alternatives

Question 19 of 50

An IC is implementing a strategic plan. What should he/she do next?
  Develop alternatives
  Make adjustments in the plan
  Determine acceptable outcomes
  Evaluate the plan's effectiveness

Question 20 of 50

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

Question 21 of 50

Which term best describes the amount of risk emergency personnel should take to protect endangered property?
  It depends on the property value

Question 22 of 50

Which term best describes the amount of risk emergency personnel should take to perform a body recovery?
  A minimal amount
  As much as needed

Question 23 of 50

Which statement best describes the type of incidents for which an incident command system should be used?
  All incidents
  Incidents involving injury, death or property loss
  Incidents involving multiple agencies
  Incidents spanning multiple operational periods

Question 24 of 50

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

Question 25 of 50

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

Question 26 of 50

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

Question 27 of 50

What is the title for the person in charge of a Group/Sector?

Question 28 of 50

On a large or complex incident, who should coordinate between the various tactical groups/sectors?
  Operations Chief
  Incident Commander
  Group/Sector Supervisor
  Tactical Branch Director

Question 29 of 50

Which is a typical duty of the Rescue Group?
  Determine number and location of victims
  Resource check-in
  Triage victims for transport priority
  Assign resources for patient care

Question 30 of 50

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

Question 31 of 50

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)

Question 32 of 50

What is the maximum slope for a helicopter landing zone?

Question 33 of 50

When spotting emergency vehicles at the scene of a traffic accident, which unit should be placed farthest from the wreck?
  Engine company
  Rescue company
  Commad vehicle

Question 34 of 50

When spotting emergency vehicles at a fire, which unit should be placed closest to the fire?
  Engine company
  Rescue company
  Command vehicle

Question 35 of 50

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

Question 36 of 50

Another term for the warm zone is the __________ zone.
  Limited Access

Question 37 of 50

Which activity is performed in the hot zone?
  Resource ordering and tracking
  Setting up lighting equipment
  Extrication of victims

Question 38 of 50

Which activity is performed in the warm zone?
  Assembling hydraulic tools
  Vehicle stabilization
  Shoring and cribbing

Question 39 of 50

Another term for the cold zone is the __________ zone.
  Limited Access

Question 40 of 50

Which zone will contain the staging area?
  Limited access

Question 41 of 50

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

Question 42 of 50

What is the single most important factor in a successful evacuation?
  Well trained personnel
  Effective mutual aid
  Cooperative citizens
  Pre-incident planning

Question 43 of 50

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

Question 44 of 50

Who is responsible for traffic control at an emergency scene?
  Safety Officer
  Law enforcement agency
  Staging Officer
  Incident Commander

Question 45 of 50

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

Question 46 of 50

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

Question 47 of 50

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

Question 48 of 50

A formal critical incident stress debriefing should occur no more than _____ hours after an incident.

Question 49 of 50

Which PPE is best suited to rescue operations?
  Nomex jumpsuit
  Level B ensemble
  It varies depending on the situation
  Structural turnouts

Question 50 of 50

When using a cutting torch or exothermic cutting device, which type of eye protection is most appropriate?
  Shade-rated goggles
  Helmet faceshield
  Standard safety goggles or glasses