FFC Written Exam Study Chapters 9-11

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  1. Unity of Command is the principle that a person can report to only

    a. an officer from his city's deparment.
    b. one supervisor.
    c. as many people as he or she can handle effectively.
    d. those in his or her chain of command.
    b. one supervisor.
  2. The chain of command is the pathway of responsibility from the highest level of the department to the lowest.

    a. True
    b. False
    a. True
  3. Span of control is the number of personnel one individual can effectively manage.

    a. True
    b. False
    a. True
  4. A rule of thumb in the fire service is that an officer can directly supervise __________ firefighters effectively.

    a. up to ten
    b. one or two
    c. five to eight
    d. three to seven
    e. none of the above
    d. three to seven
  5. Division of labor is necessary in the fire service for the following reasons:

    a. To assign responsibility
    b. To prevent duplication of effort
    c. To make specific and clear-cut assignments
    d. All of the above
    d. All of the above
  6. ___________ is setting the limits or boundaries for expected performance and enforcing them.

    a. Order
    b. Discipline
    c. Policy
    d. Excellence
    b. Discipline
  7. policy
    a guide to decision making within an organization.
  8. procedure
    describes in writing the steps to be followed in carrying out organizational policy for some specific, recurring problem or situation.
  9. What two basic factors motivate accident control efforts within the fire fighting profession:

    a. budget and policy.
    b. knowledge and experience.
    c. discipline and attention to detail.
    d. life safety and economy.
    d. life safety and economy.
  10. __________, Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program, contains the minimum requirements and procedures for safety and health program.

    a. NFPA 1500
    b. NFPA 1600
    c. NFPA 2100
    d. NFPA 2500
    a. NFPA 1500
  11. During _________, conditions in the compartment change very rapidly as the fire changes from one that is dominated by the burning of the materials first ignited to one that involves all of the exposed combustible surfaces within the compartment.

    a. backdraft
    b. the incipient phase
    c. flashover
    d. the free burning phase
    c. flashover
  12. Radiant heating causes _________ in combustible materials.

    a. smoke production
    b. explosions
    c. electrolysis
    d. pyrolysis
    d. pyrolysis
  13. At what range of temperatures do scientists say that flashover takes place?

    a. 1800 to 2000 ° F
    b. 500 to 700 ° F
    c. 900 to 1,200° F
    d. 2000° F and above
    c. 900 to 1,200° F
  14. The following conditions may indicate the potential for a backdraft:

    a. Pressurized smoke exiting small openings
    b. Black smoke becoming dense gray yellow
    c. Little or no visible flame
    d. Smoke leaving the building in puffs or at intervals (appearance of breathing)
    e. All of the above
    e. All of the above
  15. True or False. Airborne fire gases, particles, and liquids have been referred to as products of combustion or smoke.
    True
  16. True or False. Heat generated during a fire is one of the products of combustion.
    True
  17. ______ causes most deaths in fires.

    a. Smoke
    b. Heat
    c. Severe burns
    d. Fear
    a. Smoke
  18. The most common of the hazardous substances contained in smoke is:

    a. carbon dioxide
    b. hydrogen cyanide
    c. carbon monoxide
    c. carbon monoxide
  19. The following are behavioral, personality or attitude related qualities determined to be critical to success in this career:

    a. Nice
    b. Common sense
    c. Critical thinker
    d. Respectful
    e. All of the above
    e. All of the above
  20. During Phase 1 at the Fire Academy you will be required to pass each quiz with a minimum score of:

    a. 85%
    b. 70%
    c. 65%
    d. 90%
    a. 85%
  21. During Phase 4 at the Fire Academy you will be required to pass final evaluations. You will have ______ attempts to successfully perform each skill to standard.

    a. two
    b. three
    c. four
    b. three
  22. After ____ years, a Firefighter may elect to become an Engineer (driver)

    a. 2 years
    b. 1 1/2 years
    c. 3 years
    d. 3 1/2 years
    d. 3 1/2 years

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