Company Officer, 6th Ed. Exam Prep Audit Quiz

Question 1 of 50

Which is the company officer's most important task in relation to his/her crew?
  Ensuring operational readiness
  Providing leadership
  Ensuring personnel safety
  Evaluating performance

Question 2 of 50

Which phrase best sums up acting as a liaison?
  Projecting a professional image
  Being dedicated to the position
  Leading by example
  Being a two-way information agent

Question 3 of 50

When might it be appropriate to openly criticize your organization's management?
  When legal violations have occurred
  Never
  When the officer must do so to protect his/her subordinates
  When they are clearly in the wrong

Question 4 of 50

Which statement is the best description of the responsibility of the level I officer regarding fire and life safety educational programs?
  He/she must be able to make presentations to members of the community
  He/she is responsible for forwarding these activities to the appropriate division of the agency
  His/her involvement in these types of programs is generally minimal
  He/she is responsible for delegating these activities to a capable subordinate

Question 5 of 50

Monitoring the consumption of unit resources in order to help prepare an organization’s budget is an example of which type of management duty?
  Planning
  Human resources
  Community and government relations
  Administration

Question 6 of 50

Of the choices listed, which is the most common title for the head of a fire department?
  Commissioner
  Administrator
  Supervisor
  Commander

Question 7 of 50

Which statement correctly summarizes the role of line personnel?
  Deliver services to the public
  Support the firefighters
  Support staff personnel
  Supervision

Question 8 of 50

Conflicting and contradictory orders from different bosses have resulted in a frustrated and discouraged employee. Which organizational principle has been violated?
  Chain of command
  Unity of command
  Span of control
  Functional supervision

Question 9 of 50

According to the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) Field Operations Guide, which is one of the three essential components of a leader's intent?
  Integrity
  Respect
  Purpose
  Vision

Question 10 of 50

Which item is suggested as a way to reduce sidestepping?
  Be available
  Be consistent
  Be humble
  Be respectful

Question 11 of 50

Assigning tasks to the best qualified available personnel is an application of which organizational principle?
  Division of labor
  Functional supervision
  Team building
  Span of control

Question 12 of 50

Which quality of leadership is defined as "applying strong moral principles to the decision making process"?
  Vision
  Consistency
  Integrity
  Ethics

Question 13 of 50

Which basic leadership style is best suited for fireground operations?
  Democratic
  Autocratic
  Centralized
  Two-dimensional

Question 14 of 50

Which emotional intelligence skill is specified as contributing to strong self-management?
  Positive influence
  Positive outlook
  Decision-making
  Time-management

Question 15 of 50

Directing and overseeing subordinates is __________.
  Leadership
  Supervision
  Management
  Administration

Question 16 of 50

The supervisor should pay special attention to which item during the performing phase of Brian Tuckman's team development model?
  Developing a commonly held set of values
  Clearly defining goals, objectives and tasks
  Establishing a list of potential approaches/solutions
  Maintaining a sense of team spirit among group members

Question 17 of 50

Coordination of resources to accomplish a goal is an example of which management process function?
  Organizing
  Implementation
  Controlling
  Allocation

Question 18 of 50

Developing tactics to fulfill a specific objective is an example of which management process function?
  Implementation
  Directing
  Organizing
  Planning

Question 19 of 50

What is the function of a PERT chart?
  Establishing accountability and responsibility
  Determining a realistic time frame for a given task
  Monitoring progress of a complex project
  Maintaining span of control in a large organization

Question 20 of 50

In the five-step planning model, which is the final step in the cycle?
  Modify
  Evaluate
  Authorize
  Summarize

Question 21 of 50

In which step of the five-step planning model do you size-up how effective your efforts have been in meeting your goals?
  Assess
  Determine
  Evaluate
  Feedback

Question 22 of 50

Which federal legislation was enacted to require covered employers to provide employees job-protected leave for qualified medical and family reasons?
  The Sarbanes-Connerly Act
  Equal Employment Opportunity Act
  Family and Medical Leave Act
  The Fair Labor Standards Act

Question 23 of 50

What is the first level of action in the progressive discipline process?
  Corrective action
  Preventive action
  Punitive action
  Remedial action

Question 24 of 50

A firefighter has overwhelming personal problems that are negatively affecting his job performance. What is the best approach to this problem?
  The firefighter should be given time off work to resolve the issues
  A performance improvement plan should be written
  Refer the employee to the agency's Employee Assistance Program
  Discuss the matter with the firefighter

Question 25 of 50

In the communication process, reception of the communication is confirmed by __________.
  Closure
  Feedback
  Verification
  Acknowledgement

Question 26 of 50

The communication model begins with __________.
  The sender
  An intention
  Initiation
  The medium

Question 27 of 50

Which listening skill consists of decoding a message and its meaning?
  Attending
  Understanding
  Synthesis
  Evaluating

Question 28 of 50

In the final step of a persuasive speech, the speaker _________.
  Describes what must be done to accomplish the change
  Summarizes the history of the issue
  Steers the discussion toward the best solution
  Evaluates the response of the audience to the presentation

Question 29 of 50

When transitioning between paragraphs, which phrase is used to indicate exemplification?
  Due to
  Namely
  Then
  Later

Question 30 of 50

What is the difference between a mobile data terminal (MDT) and a mobile data computer (MDC)?
  A MDC has a keyboard; an MDT does not
  An MDT has a radio data link; and MDC does not
  An MDC has status buttons; an MDT does not
  There is no difference- both terms refer to the same device

Question 31 of 50

The primary function of which system is to provide data about geographic features, structures, occupancy information, etc. within a specified area?
  Mobile data computer
  Global positioning system
  Geographic information system
  Mobile data terminal

Question 32 of 50

When communicating, requiring the receiver to repeat the message back to the sender will enhance which one of the "Five Cs"?
  Command
  Control
  Clarity
  Conciseness

Question 33 of 50

To meet the expectations of the community it serves, an emergency services organization should be __________-oriented.
  Results
  Task
  Mission
  Customer

Question 34 of 50

Age, occupation, and marital status are examples of __________ categories.
  Socio-economic
  Political
  Demographic
  Associative

Question 35 of 50

Which statement about policies is correct?
  Some policies may result from regulation from other government agencies
  Previous decisions cannot serve as a basis for the development of a policy
  NFPA standards require an annual policy analysis
  Unwritten, informal policies carry the same force as written and formal policies

Question 36 of 50

A written description of steps to be taken to implement department policy in a specific situation is a __________.
  Procedure
  Protocol
  Directive
  Policy

Question 37 of 50

Examination of the budget request by the fire agency's administration is the __________.
  Audit
  Internal review
  Analysis
  Evaluation

Question 38 of 50

An employee's medical records must be retained by the employer for not less than _____ years following the end of the individual's employment.
  25
  30
  20
  15

Question 39 of 50

Which NFPA standard covers infection control programs?
  1600
  1021
  1500
  1581

Question 40 of 50

Which is an example of an unsafe condition?
  Speeding
  Inclement weather
  Improper lifting
  Lack of situational awareness

Question 41 of 50

The operational risk management process consists of _____ components.
  Six
  Four
  Seven
  Five

Question 42 of 50

A driver training program is an example of which component of The Three E's?
  Enhancement
  Education
  Evaluation
  Enforcement

Question 43 of 50

Which organization is the source of the Rules of Engagement for Firefighter Health?
  National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF)
  International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)
  National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC)
  International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)

Question 44 of 50

What is the second step in the four-step method of instruction?
  Discussion
  Evaluation
  Presentation
  Lecture

Question 45 of 50

Which is one of the steps in the four-step method of instruction?
  Introduction
  Application
  Practice
  Motivation

Question 46 of 50

Which is one of the steps in the four-step method of instruction?
  Evaluation
  Manipulation
  Assessment
  Repetition

Question 47 of 50

During the __________ step of the four-step method of instruction, the instructor conveys the information to the students.
  Didactic
  Evaluation
  Presentation
  Application

Question 48 of 50

For which type of evolution is the application of NIMS-ICS optional?
  Single agency
  Single company
  None of the above
  Multiple company

Question 49 of 50

Codes enforced by a fire department are adopted by __________.
  General election
  The local governing body
  The state fire marshal
  Administrative law

Question 50 of 50

Which of these organizations is one of the most prominent sources of national consensus standards related to the fire service?
  American National Standards Institute
  International Code Council
  Insurance Services Office
  Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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