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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:  What term refers to the physical removal of a person from imminent danger?
A: Search
B: Rescue
C: Salvage
D: Overhaul

2:  What is the type of search in which fire fighters quickly attempt to locate any potential victims?
A: Primary search
B: Size-up
C: Pan search
D: Scan

3:  What communications should fire fighters maintain while doing a primary search?
A: None; they should be absolutely quiet in order to hear anyone calling out.
B: Because of deteriorating conditions, teams must relay their locations periodically.
C: They should shout "Is anyone here?" or something similar every few seconds.
D: Both B and C are correct.

4:  When is the highest potential for life risk in industrial occupancies?
A: During night-time shifts
B: At night and on weekends
C: During turnaround and re-tooling periods
D: During lunch or break periods

5:  When conscious victims are assisted on to the rescue ladder from a window, how should they exit 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 occupants found outside a structure upon arrival?
A: Is anyone else inside the building?
B: Do you know what started this fire?
C: How did you discover the fire?
D: Is the property insured?

7:  Where might conscious adults be found during a fire?
A: In the closest locker room
B: Under protected coverings
C: In their work areas
D: Wherever the evacuation plan instructs them to go

8:  What is the most efficient way to remove conscious victims from a building for fire fighters?
A: The exit assist
B: A straight-stick aerial ladder
C: A "people-chute"
D: An elevating platform

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

10:  Which is preferred for rescue scenarios: an aerial ladder or an aerial platform?
A: They are both equal in preference
B: Platform
C: Ladder
D: Ladders under 24 feet, aerial platforms from higher floors.

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