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

Question 1 of 50

NFPA standards require that an emergency services agency _________.
  Adopt the NFPA incident management system
  Create an incident management system
  Use an incident management system when necessary
  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 __________.
  The level of training its personnel possess
  The availability of federal grant money
  A survey of the area's potential need for search and rescue capability
  The level of service provided in neighboring jurisdictions

Question 3 of 50

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

Question 4 of 50

Which is a necessary component of a safe rescue operation?
  Use of SCBA
  A mechanical means of retrieval
  Appointment of an Operations Section Chief
  An effective personnel accountability system

Question 5 of 50

When, if ever, is it legitimate for a rescuer to refuse an assignment?
  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
  It is not appropriate to refuse an assignment during emergency operations

Question 6 of 50

At an emergency scene, a rescuer has refused an assignment. What should be done?
  Release the rescuer from the scene
  Assign a different task to the rescuer
  Charge the rescuer with insubordination
  Demand that the rescuer perform the assignment

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
  BLS ambulance standing by
  EMT-P 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 __________.
  Crew rotation intervals
  The need to appoint a designated Safety Officer
  Span of control
  The need for on-scene medical transport capability

Question 9 of 50

A victim is located in an area where significant hazard still exists. Which statement about this situation is correct?
  Immediately attempt to remove the victim from the hazardous area
  Develop and implement a plan after assessing the situation
  Do nothing that will put rescuers at significant risk
  Take no action until the hazard has been removed or neutralized

Question 10 of 50

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

Question 11 of 50

Which statement best describes when a Safety Officer is required?
  Incidents where rescuers must perform hazardous operations
  Incidents where rescuers must operate in an IDLH atmosphere
  Large, complex, or prolonged incidents
  Every incident involving rescue operations

Question 12 of 50

When receiving a 9-1-1 call, what should a dispatcher attempt to determine first?
  The nature of the incident
  The reporting party's location
  The location of the incident
  The reporting party's callback number

Question 13 of 50

Which statement about the initial response for a rescue call is correct?
  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
  No specialized resources should be dispatched until the need for them is determined by a unit on the scene

Question 14 of 50

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

Question 15 of 50

When arriving at a reported rescue incident, what is the first question the IC has to answer?
  Do I need more resources?
  Is this a body recovery?
  Is the situation stable?
  Is this a legitimate rescue incident?

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?
  It's our job to put the welfare of others before our own
  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

Question 17 of 50

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

Question 18 of 50

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

Question 19 of 50

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

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
  Never

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
  None
  Minimal
  Significant

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
  None
  Some

Question 23 of 50

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

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?
  There is lack of consensus among the Command Staff
  The incident is multijurisdictional
  The chain of command is poorly defined
  All senior officers are equally qualified

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
  At a minimum, Command, Operations and Safety Officer positions should be activated and staffed
  At a minimum, all Command Staff positions should be staffed
  Only needed organizational areas should be activated

Question 27 of 50

What is the title for the person in charge of a Group/Sector?
  Director
  Leader
  Supervisor
  Commander

Question 28 of 50

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

Question 29 of 50

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

Question 30 of 50

Which is a typical duty of the Triage/Treatment Group?
  Determine resource needs for treatment and transport of victims
  Determine resource needs for recovery of trapped victims
  Give the "All Clear" when appropriate
  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?
  1%
  4%
  3%
  2%

Question 33 of 50

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

Question 34 of 50

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

Question 35 of 50

Which statement about emergency vehicle placement at a traffic accident is correct?
  The lane adjacent to the incident lane should remain open whenever possible
  Apparatus should be positioned on the opposite side of the scene as the oncoming traffic
  Apparatus should be positioned between the oncoming traffic and the scene
  Use the lane adjacent to the wreck for patient loading

Question 36 of 50

Another term for the warm zone is the __________ zone.
  Support
  Restricted
  Limited Access
  Exclusion

Question 37 of 50

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

Question 38 of 50

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

Question 39 of 50

Another term for the cold zone is the __________ zone.
  Exclusion
  Limited Access
  Support
  Restricted

Question 40 of 50

Which zone will contain the staging area?
  Warm
  Limited access
  Hot
  Cold

Question 41 of 50

Which statement about evacuation is correct?
  The relocation site for evacuees should be identified prior to beginning the evacuation
  Non-ambulatory persons should be sheltered in place
  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

Question 42 of 50

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

Question 43 of 50

Which statement about friends or relatives of emergency incident victims is the most correct?
  They should be kept within the cordoned area but not permitted to approach the victims
  It may be helpful to occupy them by giving them a simple task to perform
  They should be permitted to make contact with the victims
  They should be kept outside the cordoned area

Question 44 of 50

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

Question 45 of 50

Which statement best describes when a rescue incident should be subject to some form of investigation?
  Those involving suspected or known criminal activity
  All rescue incidents should be subject to some form of investigation
  Those involving an injury to an emergency services worker
  Those involving possible negligence or liability issues

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 appropriate investigations must be completed
  The property owner must mitigate any remaining hazards
  The fire department must mitigate any remaining hazards
  The property owner must be made aware of 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
  The prebriefing process consists of a training in stress management
  Attendance at a critical incident stress debriefing should be optional
  Personnel attending a critical incident stress debriefing should be required to participate

Question 48 of 50

A formal critical incident stress debriefing should occur no more than _____ hours after an incident.
  48
  96
  24
  72

Question 49 of 50

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

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
  Sunglasses
  Standard safety goggles or glasses

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