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Please read each question and select your answer from the choices provided. You must complete all of the questions in order to view your results. At the end of each exam, you have the option to e-mail your results to your instructor.


1:  When should the daily check of SCBA be done?
A: After the first call
B: First thing in the afternoon
C: At the beginning of shift
D: At the end of shift

2:  Why should hearing protection be worn on a responding apparatus?
A: The ears adjust to loud noises and produce a temporary state of diminished aural sensitivity
B: The siren and horn make it hard to concentrate on donning PPE
C: The siren and horn noise can cause long-term damage to hearing
D: Hearing loud noises produces an involuntary fear response in humans

3:  When, if ever, is it appropriate for fire fighters to ride to a scene on the tailboard of an apparatus?
A: Only if it is an aerial
B: Only if there is an approved hand rail
C: Never
D: Any time

4:  Can the electric meter ever be inside the building?
A: No, while not illegal, it is just never done
B: No, it is illegal to do so
C: Yes, this is quite common
D: Yes, but only on military installations

5:  If the decision is between savings lives and saving property, what comes first?
A: Whichever one best protects exposures
B: Lives
C: Property
D: Whichever one promises the soonest mitigation of the incident

6:  When an alarm is received, how should fire fighters approach the apparatus?
A: At a dead run
B: At a jogging rate
C: At a brisk walk
D: At a normal walking pace

7:  When, relative to donning other equipment, should seat belts be donned, upon taking a seat in an apparatus about to respond?
A: Seat belts should be donned last
B: Seat belts should be donned first
C: Seat belts should be donned after hearing protection, but before anything else
D: Seat belts should be donned second to last, before eye or face protection

8:  When dismounting an apparatus, it is important that fire fighters always hold something. What?
A: A forcible entry tool
B: The SCBA face piece
C: The next-dismounting fire fighter
D: A handhold

9:  If gas is present, why must electricity be cut off at a remote location?
A: Because utility workers cannot be sent into an area that has gas
B: Because electricity can ride the gap across gas and not turn off
C: Because electricity is needed to clear an area of gas
D: Because cutting electricity off can cause a spark

10:  What is the top basic fireground objective?
A: Rescue any victims
B: Protect exposures
C: Confine the fire
D: Extinguish the fire

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