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

Question 1 of 50

NFPA standards require that an emergency services agency _________.
  Create an incident management system
  Use an incident management system when necessary
  Adopt the NFPA incident management system
  Use an incident management system on every incident

Question 2 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 3 of 50

Which term best describes the amount of risk emergency personnel should take to perform a body recovery?
  None
  A minimal amount
  As much as needed
  Some

Question 4 of 50

On a given incident, how much of the ICS organization should be activated?
  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
  All major ICS areas should be activated and staffed

Question 5 of 50

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

Question 6 of 50

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

Question 7 of 50

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

Question 8 of 50

Which statement about friends or relatives of emergency incident victims is the most correct?
  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
  It may be helpful to occupy them by giving them a simple task to perform

Question 9 of 50

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

Question 10 of 50

Which statement about open-circuit SCBA is correct?
  They filter and condition atmospheric air for breathing
  They are also known as "rebreathers"
  They use compressed or liquid oxygen
  They exhaust exhaled breath into the atmosphere

Question 11 of 50

Which statement about air-purifying respirators is correct?
  The catalytic type may be used in low oxygen atmospheres
  They use a closed-circuit system
  They offer protection for specific contaminants only
  The are supplied by a low pressure hose connected to a remote air supply

Question 12 of 50

Which statement about exclusive exterior compartmentation is correct?
  The cost is generally lower than other forms of compartmentation
  It provides maximum room for personnel
  Personnel are exposed to traffic hazards when accessing the compartments
  It provides the best protection from the elements

Question 13 of 50

What is the primary advantage of using a custom chassis for a rescue vehicle?
  Lower cost
  Improved parts availability
  Shorter build time
  Heavy duty construction

Question 14 of 50

The maximum rated capacity of a vehicle-mounted hydraulic boom, A-frame, or gin pole should not exceed __________.
  The vehicle's maximum curb weight
  The vehicle's gross weight rating
  5000 lbs (2270 kg)
  2200 lbs (1000 kg)

Question 15 of 50

Lighting equipment is usually divided into which two categories?
  Portable and fixed
  12V and 120V
  Fixed and vehicle mounted
  High-output and low-output

Question 16 of 50

What is the primary purpose of the curved end of a prying tool?
  To provide a striking surface
  To produce torque
  To form a handle
  To create a fulcrum

Question 17 of 50

Which statement about snipping tools is correct?
  Operation is safe and controllable
  They are dangerous when used in close proximity to a victim
  The work well on thick material
  They are electrically insulated

Question 18 of 50

The blades of a powered hydraulic shear spread a maximum of _____.
  7 inches (180 mm)
  10 inches (257 mm)
  12 inches (300 mm)
  8.5 inches (218 mm)

Question 19 of 50

The longest powered hydraulic rams extend to a maximum length of _____.
  35 inches (890 mm)
  55 inches (1400 mm)
  48 inches (1220 mm)
  63 inches (1600 mm)

Question 20 of 50

According to NFPA standards for technical rescue personnel, which is an Awareness Level skill?
  Establish scene control and deny entry to unauthorized personnel
  Serve as a litter attendant in a low-angle operation
  Appropriately package a patient in a litter
  Recognize the need for and using edge protection

Question 21 of 50

The NFPA maximum working load for personal escape rope is _____.
  500 lb (225 kg)
  300 lb (135 kg)
  400 lb (180 kg)
  200 lb (90 kg)

Question 22 of 50

Which is a sign of interior damage to a kernmantle rope?
  Lumps, depressions or soft spots
  Musty odor
  Fuzziness of the sheath
  Discoloration of the fibers

Question 23 of 50

What is the difference between a Class I and Class II life-safety harness?
  Class I is not approved as an escape harness
  Class II has a higher rated working load
  Class I is improvised; Class II is manufactured
  Class I is a seat harness; Class II is full body

Question 24 of 50

Maximum load for a Class I harness is __________.
  300 lb (135 kg)
  200 lb (90 kg)
  500 lb (225 kg)
  400 lb (180 kg)

Question 25 of 50

Maximum load for a Class III harness is __________.
  200 lb (90 kg)
  600 lb (270 kg)
  400 lb (180 kg)
  300 lb (135 kg)

Question 26 of 50

A rescue ring is type of __________.
  Anchor
  Braking device
  Pulley
  Load-bearing fastener

Question 27 of 50

The diameter of a pulley sheave should be a minimum of _____ times the diameter of the rope that will be used with it.
  3
  2
  5
  1

Question 28 of 50

Which knot or hitch is the most similar to the girth hitch?
  Water knot
  Half hitch
  Prussik hitch
  Lark's foot

Question 29 of 50

Which one of these knots is best suited to form a loop that will not slip?
  Figure-eight
  Clove hitch
  Chimney hitch
  Prussik hitch

Question 30 of 50

Which knot is the best choice for preventing the end of a rope from slipping through a system?
  Double overhand
  Overhand
  Figure-eight stopper
  Safety

Question 31 of 50

In the US, permit-required confined spaces are defined by ______.
  ANSI
  NIOSH
  OSHA
  NFPA

Question 32 of 50

A rescuer must enter a permit-required confined space. What do OSHA regulations say about the use of a retrieval line in this situation?
  It is required in all cases
  It is required in most cases, but the regulations make exceptions for certain situations
  It is optional in most cases
  It is required only for personnel engaged in rescue operations

Question 33 of 50

The presence of an inerting gas in a confined space is considered a(n) __________ hazard.
  Thermal
  Environmental
  Contamination
  Physical

Question 34 of 50

Oxygen deficiency is defined as a percentage of oxygen in air less than _____%.
  21.5
  20.5
  19.5
  18.5

Question 35 of 50

Oxygen enrichment is defined as a percentage of oxygen in air greater than _____%.
  23
  22
  22.5
  23.5

Question 36 of 50

You are conducting a confined space operation in rescue mode. The confined space has an oxygen enriched atmosphere. After beginning mechanical ventilation, what should you do?
  Wait until the atmospheric oxygen drops below 21.0% before entering the space
  Proceed with entry wearing appropriate PPE and respiratory protection
  Proceed with entry with a charged hose line
  Wait until the atmospheric oxygen drops below 23.5% before entering the space

Question 37 of 50

When practical, what is the preferred method of communication for confined space operations?
  Cellular phone
  Portable radio
  Hard-wire
  Face-to-face

Question 38 of 50

Victim search methods used in confined space are most similar to those used in __________.
  Wilderness search and rescue
  Structural collapse
  Structure fire
  Underwater rescue

Question 39 of 50

Who publishes the manual, "Urban Search and Rescue Response System"?
  National Fire Academy
  Fire Protection Publications
  National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Question 40 of 50

According to NFPA standards for structural collapse rescue personnel, which is an Awareness Level skill?
  Establish an incident perimeter and controlling access
  Perform search for victims under collapse debris
  Perform extrication for victims under collapse debris
  Assess compromised or impacted structures for collapse potential

Question 41 of 50

Which type of incident is most likely to require the most long term logistical support?
  Confined space rescue
  Machinery rescue
  Structural collapse rescue
  Trench rescue

Question 42 of 50

From a structural collapse perspective, building construction is divided into unique categories. Which is one of them?
  Long-span
  Light frame
  Ordinary
  Metal

Question 43 of 50

Which is a typical example of precast concrete construction?
  Single-story, multi-occupancy light commercial
  Hospital
  School
  High-rise parking garage

Question 44 of 50

Which type of collapse produces the fewest void spaces?
  V-shaped
  Lean-to
  Cantilever
  Pancake

Question 45 of 50

What is the most commonly encountered atmospheric contaminant at a structural collapse?
  Oxygen enrichment
  Flammable gas
  Dust
  Oxygen deficiency

Question 46 of 50

In a structural collapse scenario, what is a transit used for?
  Detecting heat signatures
  Sounding structural members
  Detecting void spaces
  Monitoring building movement

Question 47 of 50

You are stacking pieces of cribbing that are 18 inches (.5 m) long. To maintain an acceptable degree of stability, the height of a stack should not exceed _____.
  18 inches (.5 m)
  36 inches (1 m)
  54 inches (1.5 m)
  66 inches (2 m)

Question 48 of 50

You are building a stack of cribbing to span a vertical height of 80 inches (2 m). What is the minimum safe length of cribbing for this job?
  30 inches (.75 m)
  18 inches (.4 m)
  36 inches (1 m)
  24 inches (.6 m)

Question 49 of 50

"Punch through" with a hydraulic jack can be prevented by _______.
  Not exceeding the jack's rated capacity
  Raising the jack by placing cribbing under it
  Reducing the height of the lift
  Placing a piece of cribbing between the jack and the load

Question 50 of 50

Who are the majority of victims in trench cave-ins?
  Construction workers
  Co-workers attempting rescue
  Fire service personnel
  Citizens attempting rescue

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