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1:  What term means the physical removal of a person from confinement or danger?
A: Search
B: Rescue
C: Salvage
D: Overhaul

2:  What is the name for the kind of search in which fire fighters rapidly search the accessible areas of a burning structure to locate any potential victims?
A: Primary search
B: Size-up
C: Pan search
D: Scan

3:  What noise, if any, should fire fighters make while doing a primary search?
A: None; they should be absolutely quiet in order to hear anyone calling out
B: They should bang the floor three times hard with a tool every few seconds
C: They should shout ?Is anyone here?? or something similar every few seconds
D: They should clank their SCBA bottles with a tool every few seconds

4:  In general, when is the life risk in residential occupancies greatest?
A: At breakfast time
B: At night and on weekends
C: Early afternoon
D: Around supper time

5:  When conscious victims in a window are being directed on to the rescue ladder, how should they be oriented when exiting the window?
A: Head first, facing the ladder
B: Head first, facing away from the ladder
C: Feet first, facing the ladder
D: Feet first, facing away from the ladder

6:  What is an important question to ask residential occupants found outside the structure upon arrival?
A: Are you sure that no one else was home?
B: Do you know what started this fire?
C: How did you discover the fire?
D: Is the property insured?

7:  What is one place a child caught in a fire might be found?
A: Under a bed
B: Near a door
C: Near a window
D: In bed

8:  What is the exit of choice from a building, if it is available?
A: The building?s normal exit system
B: A straight-stick aerial ladder
C: A ?people-chute?
D: An elevating platform

9:  What is a conscious victim?s frequent reaction to a ladder rescue?
A: Fear
B: Elation
C: Jubilation
D: Disbelief

10:  Which is more stable, a ground ladder or an aerial ladder?
A: They are about equally stable
B: Ground
C: Aerial
D: Ground at under 24 feet, aerial at longer lengths

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