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1. When positioning for fire attack, if the apparatus arrives at a location where no fire conditions are evident, where should the apparatus be positioned? A. At the corner of the building B. At the back or service entrance C. Near the main entrance to the occupancy D. Far enough away so that the truck is not in the collapse zone
C. Near the main entrance to the occupancy
2. When positioning for fire attack, with no fire conditions evident, which of the following is NOT a responsibility of the driver/operator? A. Remain with the vehicle. B. Enter the structure and investigate the situation. C. Prepare to pull attack hoselines if the need arises. D. Prepare to make connections to the water supply or sprinkler/standpipe.
B. Enter the structure and investigate the situation.
3. What is the first tactical priority at any fire incident? A. Property B. Life safety C. Environment D. Financial repercussions
B. Life safety
4. Which of the following statements about positioning an apparatus is FALSE? A. Always leave yourself a way out. B. Choose an unpaved surface over a paved surface. C. Position uphill from the incident whenever possible. D. Attempt to position the apparatus upwind of the incident.
B. Choose an unpaved surface over a paved surface.
5. What size is the collapse zone? A. One half the height of the building B. One times the height of the building C. One and one-half times the height of the building D. Two times the height of the building
C. One and one-half times the height of the building
6. Which of the following is NOT an indicator of imminent building collapse? A. Bulging walls B. Large cracks in the exterior C. Falling bricks, blocks, or mortar D. Old and/or poorly maintained buildings
D. Old and/or poorly maintained buildings
7. When positioning pumpers to support aerial apparatus, which apparatus should have the optimum operating position? A. Engine companies B. Wildland apparatus C. Pumping apparatus D. Aerial apparatus
D. Aerial apparatus
8. Many departments use the \"??WHAT?? \" method to position pumpers when supporting aerial apparatus. A. inside/outside B. uphill/downhill C. upwind/downwind D. front/rear
A. inside/outside
9. If the building is less than five stories tall, ??BLANK?? should position on the side of the street closest to the building. A. engine companies B. rescue apparatus C. water tender/tankers D. aerial apparatus
A. engine companies
10. If the building is higher than five stories, the ??BLANK?? should position next to the building. A. pumping apparatus B. aerial apparatus C. water tender/tanker D. engine company
B. aerial apparatus
11. Pumpers providing water for elevated stream operations should position as close as possible to the: A. water tender/tanker. B. wildland apparatus. C. aerial apparatus. D. engine company.
C. aerial apparatus.
12. When positioning to support fire department connections (FDCs), pumpers will generally position as close as possible to the: A. water tender/tanker. B. aerial apparatus. C. engine company. D. sprinkler or standpipe FDC.
D. sprinkler or standpipe FDC.
13. When are drafting operations required? A. When a pumper is going to be supplied from a static water supply B. When the attack pumper is only a short distance from a hydrant C. When a pumper is going to be supplied from another pumping apparatus D. When pressures higher than a single engine is capable of supplying are required
A. When a pumper is going to be supplied from a static water supply
14. Which drafting sites should be given preference? A. Those accessible from a paved surface B. Those requiring a large amount of lift C. Those requiring a large amount of suction hose D. Those far away from bridges and boat ramps
A. Those accessible from a paved surface
15. What is the first step in positioning for drafting operations? A. Attach a rope to the end of the strainer. B. Drive the pumper into the final draft position. C. Connect the hard intake hose and strainer to the pumper. D. Rest the hard intake hose strainer on the bottom of the water source.
C. Connect the hard intake hose and strainer to the pumper.
16. Which type of jurisdiction usually installs dry hydrants at drafting sites? A. City B. Rural C. Municipal D. Multijurisdictional
B. Rural
17. Which of the following is the only type of hard intake hose that should be connected to a fire hydrant? A. Hard intake hose with gate valves attached B. Hard intake hose with butterfly valves attached C. Hard intake hose that has been designed to withstand positive pressure D. Hard intake hose that has been designed to withstand negative pressure
C. Hard intake hose that has been designed to withstand positive pressure
18. What is the preferred type of hose for connection to a fire hydrant? A. Hard intake hose B. Hard suction hose C. Small diameter intake hose D. Large diameter intake hose
D. Large diameter intake hose
19. When should connection to the 2 1/2-inch (65 mm) hydrant outlets be made? A. When the maximum flow from a hydrant is needed B. When the maximum flow from a hydrant is not needed C. When medium diameter intake hose is not available D. When small diameter intake hose is not available
B. When the maximum flow from a hydrant is not needed
20. Which of the following is a disadvantage of connecting to the 2 1/2-inch outlets? A. It is difficult to set up. B. It creates rigidity in the hose. C. It increases maneuvering time. D. It limits the amount of water that can be supplied.
D. It limits the amount of water that can be supplied.
21. With dual pumping, ??BLANK?? strong hydrant(s) may be used to supply two pumpers. A. one B. two C. three D. four
A. one
22. What is the difference between dual pumping and tandem pumping? A. In dual pumping the pumpers are positioned closely together B. In tandem pumping the pumpers are positioned closely together C. In tandem pumping the pumpers are evenly spaced in the supply hose layout D. Dual pumping may be needed when pressures higher than a single engine is capable of supplying are required
B. In tandem pumping the pumpers are positioned closely together
23. After life safety, what is the highest priority for most wildland fire fighting operations? A. Protection of wild animals B. Protection of vegetation C. Protection of structures D. Protection of national parks
C. Protection of structures
24. The boundary between the wildland and structural development is often referred to as: A. wildland/town interface. B. wildland/city interface. C. wildland/urban interface. D. wildland/structural interface.
C. wildland/urban interface.
25. Most structures threatened by wildland fires are surrounded by: A. other structures. B. commercial properties. C. dry, flammable vegetation. D. moist, nonflammable plants.
C. dry, flammable vegetation.
26. When positioning wildland fire apparatus, what should be done to avoid positioning in flammable vegetation? A. Ignite fuel B. Stockpile fuel C. Hose down fuel D. Scrape away fuel
D. Scrape away fuel
27. Which of the following is NOT a hazard when positioning for structural protection at a wildland/urban interface fire? A. Power lines B. Trees or snags C. Pressure vessels D. Underground fuel tanks
D. Underground fuel tanks
28. To reduce the risk to engine crews as much as possible at a wildland fire, their attack must always be begun from a(n): A. anchor point. B. barrier point. C. blackened area. D. unburned area.
A. anchor point.
29. What should the driver/operator do during a wildland fire attack when operating the apparatus under conditions of reduced visibility? A. Shift into overdrive. B. Drive at a reduced speed. C. Activate all warning devices. D. Position the apparatus and proceed on foot.
B. Drive at a reduced speed.
30. What should the wildland apparatus driver/operator do to help locate and avoid obstacles such as logs, stumps, and rocks? A. Set up the portable lighting system. B. Assign a spotter to walk ahead of the vehicle. C. Position the forward spotlights to left and right. D. Activate the apparatus night-vision positioning system.
B. Assign a spotter to walk ahead of the vehicle.
31. How should wildland fire apparatus be facing when positioned? A. Facing the fire B. Facing a firebreak C. Facing the exit direction D. Facing away from the exit direction
C. Facing the exit direction
32. Which of the following is an acceptable practice when making a wildland fire attack? A. Fording rivers B. Driving on dirt and gravel roads C. Driving on shoulders or railroad beds D. Driving across rural bridges of unknown weight limits
B. Driving on dirt and gravel roads
33. How does the wildland crew ensure complete extinguishment when progressing along the fire\'s edge? A. By using 2 1/2-inch (65 mm) or larger hoselines B. By deploying staggered teams of three firefighters C. By following fog stream nozzles with straight stream nozzles D. By working engines in tandem or working a single engine with a hand crew
D. By working engines in tandem or working a single engine with a hand crew
34. When driving wildland apparatus, if the fire is spreading rapidly ??BLANK?? , draw engine and crews back to the flanks rather than attempt a frontal attack. A. upslope B. downslope C. toward the apparatus D. away from the apparatus
A. upslope
35. When attacking a wildland fire from ??BLANK??, leave sufficient clearance distances from the fire line to allow for loss of water or mechanical failure. A. uphill B. downhill C. the burned side D. the unburned side
D. the unburned side
36. Do not a drive a wildland apparatus into ??BLANK?? where crews may be operating. A. areas B. sectors C. smoke D. firebreaks
C. smoke
37. Which of the following is a function of the rescue/squad apparatus? A. Provide extra manpower on the fire scene B. Perform ladder company functions with engine C. Perform water supply functions D. Perform truck company functions with aerial apparatus
A. Provide extra manpower on the fire scene
38. At fires, the positioning of rescue apparatus is ??BLANK? as that of pumping and aerial apparatus. A. as critical B. more critical C. not as critical D. not at all critical
C. not as critical
39. Which of the following guidelines for positioning rescue/squad apparatus is FALSE? A. Display some type of light or sign that readily identifies the vehicle. B. Position as close to the scene as possible, without blocking access to other apparatus. C. If using apparatus for scene lighting or SCBA cylinder refilling, locate strategically for those purposes. D. Make sure that the apparatus has a clear exit path from the scene in the event that it is needed at a second incident.
A. Display some type of light or sign that readily identifies the vehicle.
40. The location of the incident command post should be: A. inconspicuous. B. fairly conspicuous. C. inside the danger zone for best access. D. as far away from the fire building as possible.
B. fairly conspicuous.
41. Command vehicles should be placed in a position that is ??BLANK?? other responders operating on the scene. A. remote from B. inaccessible to C. easy to locate for D. within 100 feet (30 m) of
C. easy to locate for
42. Command vehicles should display some type ??BLANK?? of that readily identifies the vehicle as the command post. A. name badge B. light or sign C. audible warning D. radio code name
B. light or sign
43. Which of the following are large breathing air cylinders that are connected together in banks? A. Bank systems B. Cascade systems C. Breathing-air compressors D. Mobile breathing air supply apparatus
B. Cascade systems
44. Which of the following are engine-driven appliances that take in atmospheric air, purify it, and compress it? A. Bank systems B. Cascade systems C. Breathing-air compressors D. Mobile breathing air supply apparatus
C. Breathing-air compressors
45. Mobile air supply apparatus should be positioned: A. as far away from the incident as possible, to avoid injury to workers. B. away from the rehabilitation area, so that firefighters rehabilitating are not bothered. C. close enough to the scene so that the firefighters do not have to carry SCBA cylinders an extraordinary distance. D. far away from the command post, so that firefighters are not in the way.
C. close enough to the scene so that the firefighters do not have to carry SCBA cylinders an extraordinary distance.
46. Which of the following statements about positioning mobile air supply apparatus is TRUE? A. Driver/operators need to position these apparatus before any other apparatus arrive on the scene. B. These apparatus may block scene access for other vehicles if refilling cylinders is a pressing need. C. These apparatus may be put on standby mode and positioned in the staging area during smaller incidents. D. Driver/operators need to know the SOPs for their department so that the apparatus is located appropriately.
D. Driver/operators need to know the SOPs for their department so that the apparatus is located appropriately.
47. Where should the EMS vehicle position on incidents where there are victims requiring intervention? A. At the command post awaiting orders B. In the vicinity of the triage and treatment area C. Where firefighter rehabilitation is being conducted D. Near the incident scene, but not blocking access to other vehicles
B. In the vicinity of the triage and treatment area
48. Where should the EMS vehicle position when there are no immediate EMS situations? A. At the command post awaiting orders B. In the vicinity of the triage and treatment area C. Where firefighter rehabilitation is being conducted D. Near the incident scene, but not blocking access to other vehicles
C. Where firefighter rehabilitation is being conducted
49. Level I staging is: A. initiated by the IC or Operations Section Chief. B. used for the initial response to an incident involving only one responding company. C. used when a large number of emergency vehicles are responding to the same incident. D. used for the initial response to a fire or other incident involving more than one responding company.
D. used for the initial response to a fire or other incident involving more than one responding company.
50. Level II staging is: A. initiated by the driver/operator or company officer. B. used for the initial response to an incident involving only one responding company. C. used when a large number of emergency vehicles are responding to the same incident. D. used on any emergency response where two or more companies are dispatched.
C. used when a large number of emergency vehicles are responding to the same incident.
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