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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:  During the initial size-up at a hazardous materials incident, what does the first decision concern?
A: Victim accountability
B: Personnel safety
C: Beginning at the end
D: Command structure

2:  Exposures in a hazardous materials incident can be people, property, structures, or:
A: the shipper.
B: the recipient.
C: the environment.
D: the overseeing agency.

3:  In what zone are any victims retrieved during search and rescue operations decontaminated?
A: The hot zone
B: The cold zone
C: The warm zone
D: The decon zone

4:  What level of training should a hazardous materials responder have before attempting to neutralize a hazardous material chemically?
A: Awareness
B: Operations
C: Technician
D: Chemist/engineer

5:  What technique is used when liquid is flowing in a natural channel or depression and its progress can be stopped by blocking the channel?
A: Damming
B: Displacing
C: Re-directing
D: Detenting

6:  In what type of area can a hazardous materials incident be expected to have more exposures?
A: Rural
B: Urban
C: Common transport lane
D: Common easement area

7:  What is one common type of building used for shelter during an evacuation?
A: Fire stations
B: Court buildings
C: Schools
D: Large retailers

8:  Why is extra caution warranted when considering applying water to a hazardous materials fire?
A: Some hazardous materials multiply in volume many times when exposed to water and fire simultaneously
B: Some hazardous materials, once dissolved in water, cannot be undissolved
C: Some hazardous materials are neutralized by exposure to water
D: Some materials react violently with water

9:  What is it called when water is added to a liquid hazardous material to weaken its strength or concentration?
A: Dilution
B: Detention
C: Diversion
D: Dispersion

10:  What is the first decision an IC to a hazardous materials incident must make?
A: Where to stage incoming units
B: Whether to evacuate or shelter in peril
C: Whether the costs to the agency of mounting an extended response will be justified by the lessened damage to the environment
D: Whether the potential benefits of any response warrant the accompanying risks to personnel

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