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Chapter Pretests


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:  Who should wear hearing protection on a responding apparatus?
A: Only Officers who must talk on the radio.
B: Only jumpseat members so they can concentrate on donning PPE.
C: All riders. The siren and horn noise can cause long-term damage to hearing.
D: Riders usually do not need hearing protection for short responses.

3:  When, if ever, is it appropriate for fire fighters to ride on the rear step of a responding apparatus?
A: Only if it is an aerial
B: Only if there is an approved hand rail or waist belt
C: Never
D: Anytime

4:  Can the electric meter be found inside a building?
A: No. While not illegal, it is just never done.
B: No. It is illegal to do so.
C: Yes, this is occasionally found.
D: Yes, but only on military installations.

5:  If the decision must be made between saving lives and saving property, what comes first?
A: Whichever one best protects exposures
B: Lives
C: Property
D: Whichever one promises the best 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 should seat belts be donned, after taking a seat in an apparatus about to respond?
A: Seat belts should be donned last, after all other PPE.
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:
A: Carry a forcible entry tool
B: Do not damage their SCBA face piece
C: Assist the next-dismounting fire fighter
D: Use 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 interrupting the power remotely reduces the risk of gas explosion

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

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