Phoenix Fire Test

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Phoenix Fire Test
2011-05-05 08:59:25
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  1. The multi-story building where fire suppression training utilizing live fire with class A ordinary combustibles is done at the Training Academy for recruits as well as for continued training for the department.
    Class A Burn Building
  2. The multi-story building where fire suppression training utilizing live fire with Class B gas props is done at the Training Academy for recruits as well as for continued training for the Department.
    Class B Burn Building
  3. A comprehensive program that may be accessed by any Fire Department member to provide short-term counseling and help in times of need. Can help with drugs and alcohol, marital problems, emotional issues and family issues to name a few.
    EAP - Employee Assistance Program
  4. A piece of fire apparatus that carries hose, water and has a pump. Its primary function on a fire is to provide water to extinguish the fire. All engine companies in the City of Phoenix also have ALS or advanced life support capabilities.
    Engine Company
  5. The removal of trapped victims from smashed automobiles, equipment, or any other place someone may be mechanically trapped. Extrication can be done with hand tools but usually involves the use of power tools.
  6. A firefighter or engineer who is assigned to the Training Academy to assist the RTOs with training the Recruit Firefighters and to help Recruit Firefighters overcome any difficulties they may be experiencing.
    Firefighter Mentor
  7. Forcing a door or other access point with tools or a foot in order to get inside of a locked structure.
    Forcible Entry
  8. The cement area outside at the Training Academy where most hands-on training occurs.
  9. A piece of fire apparatus that has a large aerial ladder or platform (usually 100 feet) and carries additional ground ladders and tools. Its primary function on a fire is to support the fire attack by forcing entry, ventilating the structure, providing lighting, securing the utilities, providing salvage and overhaul, and many other support functions. Ladders companies are also responsible for extrication.
    Ladder Company
  10. The task of connecting fire hose to a fire hydrant as the engine is driven closer to the fire. This connects the engine to the fire hydrant for an uninterrupted water supply to supplement the 500 gallons of water carried by PFD apparatus.
    Lay a Line
  11. Firefighters, after successful completion of the Training Academy, are invited to become part of an organized Labor Union called the International Association of Firefighters. The Phoenix, Glendale, Tempe, and Peoria Chapter are Local 493. The Union bargains for firefighter wages and benefits and participates in all functions of the Fire Department
    Local 493
  12. Firefighters operate frequently in teams of two, i.e., a medic partner, firefighter partner, rescue partner, etcetara
  13. This is a Fire Department representative that is assigned to and specializes in the news media. The Fire Department depends on public support and responds to customers in the most dire of circumstances. This requires a constant flow of information to all avenues of the media.
    PIO – Public Information Officer
  14. The team each recruit is assigned to while in the Academy.
    Usually consists of 4-6 recruits and one RTO.
    Recruit Engine Company
  15. A piece of fire apparatus that is used primarily to transport sick and injured people. It has a two-person crew and also responds to fires where the crew is used for manpower.
    Rescue Company
  16. The 24-hour period of time that a firefighter works. This is 0800 hours to 0800 hours every third day. The Phoenix Fire Department has 3 shifts (A, B and C) to provide coverage 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.
  17. An activity that is performed on fires by fire crews to systematically locate and then remove fire victims.
    Is always the first priority at any incident.
    Search and Rescue
  18. The physical act of removing smoke from a fire involved building. Can be performed by cutting holes in the roof, using fans, breaking windows, or using hoselines.
  19. A Fire Captain that is assigned to the Training Academy to train Recruits.
    RTO - Recruit Training Officer
  20. The air pack used by firefighters to breathe fresh air in smoky, oxygen deficient, or otherwise contaminated atmospheres.
    SCBA – Self Contained Breathing Apparatus
  21. The ranks of the Phoenix Fire Department
    • Firefighter
    • Engineer
    • Captain
    • Battalion Chief/Division Chief
    • Deputy Chief
    • Assistant Chief
    • Executive Assistant Chief
    • Fire Chief
  22. Six sections of the Phoenix FD that address the entire scope of dept. operations
    • Administration
    • Human Resources
    • North Operations
    • South Operations
    • Fire Prevention
    • Special Operations
  23. (Chief) Responsible for the coordination and control of all the various Sections within the Department.
    Reports to the City Manager's office
    The Fire Chief
  24. (Chief) Falls directly under and reports to the Fire Chief.
    Is over the two Assistant Chiefs of Operations.
    Executive Assistant Chief
  25. (Chief) Responsible for several divisions:
    Battalion Training
    The Command Training Center
    The Training Academy
    Emergency Medical Services
    North Operations Chief
  26. Battalion Chiefs supervise
    • A Battalion
    • 8-9 Engine and Ladder Companies
    • 7-8 Fire stations
  27. Done primarily by Battalion 8 in conjunction with the Command Training Center,the Training Academy
    Focuses on continuing education for fire companies throughout the City and can range from classroom lectures to multi- company drills.
    Battalion Training
  28. Focuses on incident command with simulations, table-top drills, lectures and guest speakers.
    To provide continuing education to current and to train new and would-be Captains and Chief Officers
    Keeps the Department’s Standard Operating Procedures current
    Command Training Center
  29. Primarily used to train new firefighters
    Hosts companies for drills & classes
    Houses the Driver Training Division
    Provides training for drivers who have been involved in accidents
    The Training Academy
  30. Responsible for the continuing education training for all of the Department’s paramedics and EMTs as well as the initial training program for paramedics.
    Emergency Medical Services
  31. (Chief) Responsible for Resource Management, Fleet Management, Facilities Management, Aviation, and Safety
    South Operations Chief
  32. Responsible for Battalions 3,4,6, and 8
    North Shift Command
  33. Responsible for Battalions 1, 2 , 5, and 19 (Aviation)
    South Shift Command
  34. Responsible to ensure proper staffing throughout the City every day.
    Assign roving members and hire members back on overtime.
    Ensures adequate staffing for specialty services our Department provides such as advanced life support, hazardous materials, technical rescue, and aviation specialties.
    South Shift Command
  35. Provides protective clothing, purchasing and warehousing all supplies and commodities, researching new products and providing mail and photocopy services.
    Resource Managemnet
  36. Provides for the purchase, outfitting, servicing, repair and fuel for every piece of apparatus
    Manages a fleet of over 400 vehicles and their equipment – including engines, ladders, rescues, ladder tenders, squads, command vehicles, support vehicles, staff vehicles, and specialized apparatus.
    Fleet Management
  37. Four primary emergency service delivery vehicles
    • Engines
    • Ladders
    • Squads
    • Rescues
  38. Transports four or five firefighters, water, hose, medical equipment, firefighting tools, and a pump to the scene.
    Also known as a pumper
    An Engine
  39. Transport four or five firefighters, firefighting tools, medical equipment, and a ladder or aerial device that allows firefighters to reach the upper floors and roofs of buildings
  40. Respond to emergency calls when the aerial ladder will not be needed but all the other resources may. They are smaller, more economical to respond in than a Ladder.
    Ladder Tenders
  41. A five-person apparatus that has similar equipment to ladder companies but also have a large amount of specialty equipment used for hazardous materials and technical rescue response.
    Can be called out to any portion of the State in the event there is a large catastrophic event
    Squad Companies
  42. Transports two firefighters, medical equipment, and firefighting equipment.
    Rescue (Ambulance)
  43. Designs, coordinates, builds and maintains all of the Phoenix Fire Department Facilities. With about 57 fire stations and various other buildings spread over more than 520 square miles
    Facilities Management
  44. A system designed to be able to continuously track the exact location of all emergency response apparatus, allowing for the dispatch of the closest most appropriate available unit to the scene.
    Automatic Vehicle Location System (AVL)
  45. What greatly enhances emergency response delivery for the over 350,000 emergencies annually in the 2,000 - plus square miles of the Phoenix metropolitan area
    Automatic Aid
  46. Responsible for all aspects of emergency response at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport
    Has the capability to respond to EMS calls, structure fires, non-structural fires and service calls at the airport
    Primary function is to provide aircraft rescue and firefighting.
  47. Works with Operations to provide: risk management planning; station, equipment and facility inspections; accident analysis and safety training.
    Review's Department procedures and work to ensure OSHA compliance.
  48. (Chief) Oversees Urban Search and Rescue, Homeland Defense, the All Hazards Incident Management Team, Strategic Planning, Special Events Planning, Technical Services, Regional 911, and Dispatch and Deployment.
    Special Operations Assistant Chief
  49. Special Operations manages two major types of day-to-day specialty responses.
    Hazardous Materials response and Technical Rescue
  50. Covers confined space rescue, swift water rescue, heavy rescue, high angle rescue, tree rescue and trench rescue.
    Technical Rescue
  51. A system that allows Labor and Management to work through tough issues, deals with conflict, and reach agreements, service delivery, customer service, and improves the quality of life for its members.
    Relationship by Objectives - RBO
  52. Responsible for purchase, testing and maintenance of the Department’s computers, GPS systems, radios, mobile computer terminals (MCTs), dispatch systems, and phones.
    Technical Services
  53. (Chief) Oversees Personnel, Payroll, Labor - Management Negotiations, Public Affairs, and Community Involvement.
    Human Resources Chief
  54. (Chief) Manages recruitment, outreach programs, and the promotional processes for Engineer, Captain, and Battalion Chief's
    Personnel Services Deputy Chiefs
  55. Ensures employee compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act as well as with City of Phoenix policies, Personnel Rules and Administrative Regulations and Fire Department rules and policies.
    Personnel Staff
  56. Reviews all hiring and promotional practices and provides assistance to supervisors on progressive discipline, alternate dispute resolution and documentation.
    Personnel Staff
  57. Contracts between the Union and the City typically have a term of
    Two years
  58. Coordinates the Labor/Management negotiations process. Represents the City and the Department when negotiating a new contract with the Department’s various unions
    Human Resources
  59. Results of new contract negotiations that spells out the wage and benefit package for the term of that contract.
    MOU - Memorandum of Understanding
  60. Consists of Fire Prevention, Special Hazards, New Construction, Investigations and Spanish Emersion. This group is made up of both civilian and sworn members of the Department.
    Fire Prevention
  61. Inspects occupancies that produce, handle or use hazardous materials in their scope of their operations.
    Information gathered is used to enforce existing building and fire codes as well as make changes to these codes when necessary
    Special Hazards Unit
  62. (Chief) Oversees Budget and Fiscal, Budget and Research, City Hall and City Law Liaison, the Health Center, ETS (Emergency Transportation System), CIP ( Capital Improvements), IGA (Inter- governmental Agreements) and Contracts.
    Administration Chief
  63. Responsible for all budgeting and accounting.
    Administers and coordinates the Department’s expenditures within the authorization of the Operating and Capital Budgets.
    Budget and Fiscal
  64. (Chief) Prepares City Council Reports and Reports for Council Action, conducts special studies and analyzes proposed legislation for its impact on the Fire Department and our customers.
    Administration Chief
  65. Key phrases and concepts of the Action Plan committees
    • Put the members first
    • Share the credit
    • Share the work
    • Leadership Changes
    • Benefits of the process
  66. The three-tier evaluation system is used to determine the
    characteristics, values, and talents of our future members.
  67. Each applicant must successfully complete the CPAT in what time
    10 minutes and 20 seconds or less
  68. The CPAT must have been successfully completed by the candidate within
    • six months prior to the second interview
    • (must be completed at the time of their second interview)
  69. Characteristics of a good communicator
    • Verbal: listener / speaker
    • Non-verbal
    • Written
  70. Characteristics of Strong Interpersonal Skills
    • Consideration
    • Discretion
    • Acceptance
    • Unity
    • Compassion
    • Empathy
    • Patience
    • Non-Judgmental
  71. Characteristics of Strong Commitment to Wellness
    • Physical Fitness
    • Mental Fitness
    • Emotional Fitness
    • Spiritual Fitness
    • Balanced Living
  72. The strength that empowers us to provide the best customer service and is the thread that connects us to the community.
    Strength in Diversity
  73. What helps create a more flexible Fire Department through exposure to new ideas, different ways of working and making decisions.
    A culturally diverse and representative workforce
  74. Adverse physiological and psychological outcomes are results from
    High physical demands of the job
  75. Historically, the Fire Service has paid more attention to the fire apparatus and equipment than
    the uniformed personnel who provide emergency services and use such equipment
  76. The ultimate goal of the Wellness/Fitness Initiative (WFI)
    improve the quality of life of all uniformed personnel
  77. In an effort to create a universally accepted program for improving health, wellness and fitness within the North American fire service WHO joined efforts to create the Fire Service Joint Labor Management Wellness/Fitness Initiative (WFI)
    International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF)
  78. The Fire Service Joint Labor Management Wellness/Fitness Initiative consists of five main areas of focus
    • Medical
    • Fitness
    • Rehabilitation
    • Behavioral Health
    • Data Collection.
  79. The medical exam outlined in the Wellness/Fitness Initiative (WFI) is designed to help identify
    health problems affecting the individual, his/her Department, and the Professional Fire Service
  80. The medical exam outlined in the Wellness/Fitness Initiative (WFI) are performed
    annually with medical, fitness and injury data being gathered to track the natural history and health status of firefighters and EMS providers.
  81. Research has shown the need for high levels of WHAT is necessary to perform firefighting job tasks safely and effectively
    • aerobic fitness
    • muscular endurance
    • muscular strength
  82. What is critical to maintaining the wellness of our uniformed personnel and therefore must be incorporated into the overall Fire Service philosophy and culture.
    Physical Fitness
  83. An effective physical fitness program has several components that must be implemented
    • Fitness evaluations
    • Qualified Peer Fitness Trainers and exercise specialists
    • On duty workout time
    • Safeworkoutequipmentandfacilities
    • Individualized fitness prescriptions
  84. Aerobic Capacity is evaluated by
    • Treadmill
    • Stair Mill
  85. Muscular Strength is evaluated by
    • Handgrip dynamometer
    • Leg dynamometer
    • Arm dynamometer
  86. Muscular Endurance is evaluated by
    • Push ups
    • Curl ups
  87. Flexibility is evaluated by
    Modified sit and Reach
  88. The maximal force that a specific muscle or muscle group can generate
  89. The weight of equipment used by a single firefighter on the job is in excess of
    100 lbs
  90. Reduced muscular strength can contribute to the high incidence of
    sprains, strains and back injuries
  91. To measure strength accurately with the highest degree of safety, evaluators must emphasize
    Proper technique
  92. Grip strength has been shown to be a key factor in many essential emergency response tasks including:
    • Lifting and carrying equipment
    • Packaging and moving patients
    • Holding and operating hose lines
    • Raising extension ladders
    • Removing victims
  93. Leg strength is required for many essential emergency service tasks including:
    • Lifting and carrying equipment
    • Forcing entry
    • Climbing and negotiating ladders and stairs
    • Pulling and operating hose lines
    • Moving patients
  94. Arm flexion strength is key for the performance of many standards and essential Fire and emergency tasks including:
    • Stabilizing, lifting, and carrying tools and equipment Operating handlines
    • Victim transport
  95. The ability of a muscle group to perform repeated contractions
    Muscular endurance
  96. According to the IAFF Death and Injury Survey, the leading type of line of duty injury within the Professional Fire Service is
    sprains and strains
  97. The most prevalent line of duty injury that leads to premature departure from the Fire Service is
    Back injuries
  98. The IAFF Death and Injury Survey indicates that the frequency of firefighter job related injury is how much more times that of workers in private industry
    4.5 times
  99. Any firefighter on extended leave status from normal duties for a continuous period of _______ or more must undergo medical and fitness evaluations prior to returning to full duty
    30 days or more
  100. Examples of extended leave status
    • Alternate assignment
    • Leave of absence
    • Leave due to illness
    • Injury
    • Maternity
  101. Provides important tools to assist all uniformed personnel in achieving total wellness
    The behavioral health component of the Wellness/Fitness Initiative
  102. The factor that plays the biggest role in exercise performance
  103. Benefits of a well balanced diet
    • Feeling better day to day
    • More energy to exercise harder and for longer duration Quicker recovery after workouts and after difficult incidents
    • Improved resistance to diseases
  104. Factors that increases an individual’s risk for injury, reduces performance, and adversely affects the ability to dissipate heat while working
  105. A well balanced diet, combined with a consistent exercise program, is the most reliable method
    To reduce body fat
  106. In how many weeks; a new hire will be required to perform as an integrated part of an emergency response crew
    12 weeks
  107. The primary focus of everything the Phoenix Fire Department does is
    Customer Service
  108. The four areas of focus for recruit training are:
    • Safety
    • Technical Skills
    • Wellness for Life
    • Critical Thinking
  109. Concerning the Recruit Training Policies, Rules, and Requirements the Recruit is expected to provide
    • self-discipline
    • self-motivation
    • initiative to follow the rules
  110. If a Recruit is unable to attend class for any reason, the recruit shall call and notify an RTO by
  111. Recruit chain of command
    • Recruit Firefighter
    • RTO
    • Division Chief
    • Deputy Chief
  112. Recruits shall NOT grant news media interviews without the consent of the
    Director of Training
  113. The principle that a person can report to only one supervisor
    Unity of Command
  114. The number of personnel one individual can effectively manage (usually 3 to 7)
    Span of Control
  115. Dividing large jobs into small jobs
    Division of Labor
  116. Division of labor is necessary in the fire service to:
    • Assign responsibility
    • Prevent duplication of effort
    • Make specific and clear-cut assignments
  117. A guide to decision making within an organization.
    Originates mostly with top management in the fire department and points to the kinds of decisions that must be made by fire officers or other management personnel in specified situations.
  118. A detailed guide to action.
    Describes in writing the steps to be followed in carrying out organizational policy for some specific, recurring problem or situation.
  119. Two basic factors that motivate accident control efforts within the fire fighting profession:
    • Life safety
    • Economy
  120. Most Firefighter accidents are a direct result of
    preventable accidents
  121. Contains the minimum requirements and procedures for safety and health program
    NFPA 1500, Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program
  122. The main goals of any good safety program should be as follows:
    • Prevent human suffering
    • Deaths
    • Injuries
    • Illnesses, and exposures to hazardous atmospheres and contagious diseases.
    • Prevent damage/loss of equipment.
    • Reduces the incidence and severity of accidents and hazardous exposures
  123. The temperature in a compartment that results in the simultaneous ignition of all of the combustible contents in the space
  124. Approximate ignition temperatures of a Flashover
    900 F to 1200 F
  125. One of the most common gases given off from pyrolysis.
    Carbon Monoxide
  126. The heat release from a fully developed room at flashover can be on the order of
    10,000 kW or more
  127. Any action during fire fighting operations that allows air to mix with hot gases can result in an explosive ignition called
  128. The potential of backdraft can be reduced with
    Proper vertical ventilation
  129. Conditions that may indicate the potential for a backdraft:
    • Pressurized smoke exiting small openings
    • Black smoke becoming dense gray yellow Confinement and excessive heat
    • Little of no visible flame
    • Smoke leaving the building in puffs or at intervals (appearance of breathing)
    • Smoke-stained windows
  130. What causes the most deaths in a fire
  131. The most common narcotic gases found in smoke are
    • Carbon Monoxide (CO)
    • Hydrogen Cyanide (HCN)
    • Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
  132. The most common of the hazardous substances contained in smoke.
    Most easily detected in the blood of fire victims
    Carbon Monoxide
  133. What is an undesirable quality or trait that will not be tolerated
    • Disrespectful
    • Mean
    • Anger
    • Bitter
    • Unsafe
    • Inability to receive & respond to correction or direction
  134. Forms of Sexual Harassment
    • Intimidation
    • Gestures of a sexual or degrading nature
    • Offensive sexual behavior
  135. An organizations responsibility to provide the direction needed to satisfy the goals and objectives it has identified is called
  136. The BIG 5
    • Fire Prevention
    • Medical Services
    • Human Resources Management
    • Physical Resource Management
    • Urban Services
  137. ( T/F ) After 3 1⁄2 years, a Firefighter may elect to become a Captain (supervisor) by testing and placing high enough on the promotional list to be promoted to the rank of Captain.
    • False
    • 3 1/2 years to Engineer
    • 7 years to Captain
  138. (T/F) After 1 year as a Captain they may elect to become a Battalion Chief by testing and placing high enough on the promotional list to be promoted to the rank of Battalion Chief.
  139. A Captain may elect to become an Arson Investigator after passing testing and having adequate seniority as a Captain.
  140. (T/F) After 1 year as a Captain they may elect to become a Battalion Chief by testing and placing high enough on the promotional list to be promoted to the rank of Battalion Chief.
  141. After 3 1/2 years, a Firefighter may elect to become a member of one of the three Special Operations Teams by testing or accepting a position on an apparatus to the team.
    • False
    • After 1 year
  142. Action plans work by forming a committee for each issue and:
    members are chosen in equal numbers for labor and Management
  143. The RBO system allows the Phoenix Fire Department to be more effective as an organization by improving
    The quality of life for its members
  144. Behavioral, personality, and attitude qualities determined to be critical to success
    • Self discipline
    • Self motivation
    • Responsible
    • Mature
    • Accountable
    • Self confident
    • Respectful
    • Common sense