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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 is the only way for individuals to become proficient at performing any set of skills?
A: Experience
B: Aptitude
C: Training
D: Testing

2:  A team is defined as two or more individuals:
A: Acting in concert.
B: Achieving a common goal.
C: Communicating.
D: Looking out for each other.

3:  What must every Brigade Leader have to keep in communication with the IC?
A: A portable radio
B: A field telephone
C: A landline
D: A vehicle communications system

4:  Where are the personnel accountability tags for fire fighters placed when they are on duty?
A: On a board in the cab of the apparatus
B: On their helmets
C: On a hook in the station
D: On a chain around their necks

5:  For safety and survival reasons, fire fighters should always work in teams of at least:
A: 4
B: 3
C: 2
D: 1

6:  Is it ever permissible to risk the life of a brigade member?
A: Yes, this is part of everyday life as a fire fighter
B: No, not unless the fire fighter volunteers for this
C: No, not ever
D: Yes, if there is a reasonable and realistic possibility of saving a life

7:  What is an example of a common hazard fire fighters face routinely?
A: Backdraft
B: High-angle rescue
C: Smoke
D: Hazardous materials tanker spills

8:  What is the standard operational designation in firefighting operations?
A: A department
B: A battalion
C: A platoon
D: A company

9:  Rapid intervention companies/crews are established to:
A: Help create a blitz offensive fire attack.
B: Rescue fire fighters.
C: Rescue occupants.
D: Protect exposures.

10:  In a hazardous atmosphere, such as inside a burning structure, fire company members should always be able to contact each other by voice, sight, or by:
A: Last known position
B: Dead reckoning
C: Touch
D: GPS

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