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1

How many FD's are there in this country?

30,000+

2

Who is at the top of an organizational chart?

Citizens/Electorate

3

A law usually found in the municipal code is a what?

local ordninance

4

Laws passed by congress are called

Statutes

5

How many forms of government are there at the local level?

Five

6

What form of local government is the one that most closely resembles that of the federal government?

Mayor-council

7

What is the oldest form of government in America?

commission

8

How many special districts are there in the US?

31,555

9

The development of what form of government may have been the most significant step in improving the performance and credibility of local government?

council-manager

10

Statutes enacted by congress or state legislatures that authorize the creation of administrative agencies and provide the legal authority for the agency to operate.

enabling acts

11

Laws that are created by administrative agencies pursuant to authority delegated by the legislature. They are the rules that carry the weight of law and are designed to carry out the quasi-legislative authority of the agency.

regulations

12

Volunteer FF's make up about what % of all FF's?

74%

13

Which FD comprises the largest collective FD in the US?

Federal FF's

14

Approx number of FF's in the US?

1,000,000

15

FF's respond to approx how many calls annually?

20,000,000

16

What is the population max for a "rural community"?

2,500 ppl

17

What % of rural communities are protected by volunteer FD's?

99%

18

Departments with more than ____% of their employees in staff positions should look at how they are doing business.

10%

19

Organizational concept that refers to the interrupted series of steps or layers within an organization

Scalar principle

20

Activities that support those providing emergency services.

Staff functions

21

Characteristic of organizational structures denoting the replationship between supervisors and subordinates.

Line authority