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1

Accurate language and correct terminology are important to the fire fighters because:
A.They help avoid confusion;
B.They effectively convey needs in emergency situations;
C.They are signs of safety and professionalism;
D. All of the above.

D. All of the above.

2

Each year, approximately _________ fire fighters are killed in the line of duty.
A. 10
B. 100
C. 1000
D. All of the above

B. 100

3

Prefire planning is a crucial component of firefighting because:
A. it provides specific and detailed data about immediate evacuation strategies
B. it gives firefighters the tools to prepare against potential hazards.
C. it relates the necessary jargon for common building constructions.
D. it outlines the rules about action and the chain of command

B. it gives firefighters the tools to prepare against potential hazards.

4

SHORT ANSWER
List the 5 main ideas that the first officer at a possible building fire should report.

All of the following:
1. Type of Construction
2. Present Conditions
3. Type of Operation
4. Command Identification
5. Location of the Command
6. Any other pertinent information

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SHORT ANSWER
Identify three major components of prefire planning.

Any 3 of the following:
-An appropriate level of detail (not to specific or too detailed)
- Separate inspections and surveys
-Efforts to improve community cooperation
-Single point-person to communicate cooperation
-Consideration of potential emergencies
-Plans for dealing with possible hazards
-Conclusion of disaster potential

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1: According to the author, what is the reason that firefighters must study building construction?
A: To understand how the building will react in a fire situation
B: To understand what holds the buildings together
C: Because of the potential of collapse
D: Because your life depends on it

D: Because your life depends on it

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2: Through __________, you must learn all that you can about the buildings in which you will fight fires.
A: fire inspections
B: fire prevention programs
C: prefire surveys
D: preplanning

D: preplanning

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3: How many firefighter injuries were reported in 2003?
A: 15,000
B: 28,000
C: 32,000
D: More than 38,000

D: More than 38,000

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4: Which of the following is considered critical to all fire fighters in regard to building construction?
A: Understanding the language
B: Knowing industry jargon
C: Communicating with different agencies
D: All of the above

D: All of the above

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5: Which term should trigger immediate silence on the radio?
A: Mayday
B: Help
C: Assist needed
D: Trapped


A: Mayday

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6: Which of the following would be best for a size-up report?
A: Brick building
B: Single-story brick building
C: Building of ordinary construction
D: Two-story wood structure

C: Building of ordinary construction

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7: Who is in charge of the fire?
A: The fire chief
B: The incident commander
C: The first-arriving officer
D: No one

D: No one

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8: Which of the following would not be considered an objective of prefire planning?
A: To consider potential emergency situations
B: To point out fire code violations
C: To consider the best possible plan for emergency situations
D: To conclude which actions to take during an emergency situation

D: To conclude which actions to take during an emergency situation

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9: Which type of building would be a strong candidate for withdrawal if found with advanced fire upon arrival?
A: Wood frame
B: Balloon frame
C: Lightweight
D: Plank and beam

C: Lightweight

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10: What needs to be done before fire fighter safety and survival can be achieved?
A: Standard operating procedures need to be in place.
B: There must be a change in the safety-conscious attitude.
C: There must be a change in fire-ground philosophy.
D: We must start working as a team.

C: There must be a change in fire-ground philosophy.