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?
  Evaluating performance
  Providing leadership
  Ensuring personnel safety
  Ensuring operational readiness

Question 2 of 50

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

Question 3 of 50

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

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 delegating these activities to a capable subordinate
  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

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
  Administration
  Human resources
  Community and government relations

Question 6 of 50

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

Question 7 of 50

Which statement correctly summarizes the role of line personnel?
  Support the firefighters
  Deliver services to the public
  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 consistent
  Be respectful
  Be humble
  Be available

Question 11 of 50

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

Question 12 of 50

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

Question 13 of 50

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

Question 14 of 50

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

Question 15 of 50

Directing and overseeing subordinates is __________.
  Leadership
  Management
  Administration
  Supervision

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
  Maintaining a sense of team spirit among group members
  Establishing a list of potential approaches/solutions

Question 17 of 50

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

Question 18 of 50

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

Question 19 of 50

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

Question 20 of 50

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

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
  Family and Medical Leave Act
  The Fair Labor Standards Act
  Equal Employment Opportunity Act

Question 23 of 50

What is the first level of action in the progressive discipline process?
  Preventive action
  Corrective action
  Remedial action
  Punitive 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?
  Discuss the matter with the firefighter
  The firefighter should be given time off work to resolve the issues
  Refer the employee to the agency's Employee Assistance Program
  A performance improvement plan should be written

Question 25 of 50

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

Question 26 of 50

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

Question 27 of 50

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

Question 28 of 50

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

Question 29 of 50

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

Question 30 of 50

What is the difference between a mobile data terminal (MDT) and a mobile data computer (MDC)?
  An MDC has status buttons; an MDT does not
  An MDT has a radio data link; and MDC does not
  A MDC has a keyboard; 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 terminal
  Global positioning system
  Mobile data computer
  Geographic information system

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"?
  Conciseness
  Control
  Command
  Clarity

Question 33 of 50

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

Question 34 of 50

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

Question 35 of 50

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

Question 36 of 50

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

Question 37 of 50

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

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
  15
  30
  20

Question 39 of 50

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

Question 40 of 50

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

Question 41 of 50

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

Question 42 of 50

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

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 Fighters (IAFF)
  National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC)
  International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)

Question 44 of 50

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

Question 45 of 50

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

Question 46 of 50

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

Question 47 of 50

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

Question 48 of 50

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

Question 49 of 50

Codes enforced by a fire department are adopted by __________.
  The local governing body
  General election
  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?
  Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  Insurance Services Office
  American National Standards Institute
  International Code Council

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