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Chapter Pretests


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1:  What is one item that should be especially noted on a diagram in a preincident plan?
A: The location of any special hazards in the building
B: The type of wall coverings
C: The name of the manager for the utilities
D: The firmness of the ground surrounding the building

2:  When is the information gathered that goes into a preincident plan?
A: In the first five to seven minutes of the incident
B: During a preincident survey
C: During the initial call to dispatch
D: When a statutorily-required form is returned to the LEPC

3:  When a preincident survey is to be conducted, when, if ever, should the property owner (or representative) be contacted?
A: Before the inspection takes place
B: As the inspection begins
C: Part way through the inspection
D: Not at all

4:  Fire departments sometimes use a certain type of camera to record information during a preincident survey. What kind of camera?
A: Digital
B: Panoramic
C: Infrared
D: Multi-plex

5:  Can a building's occupancy change over time?
A: Yes, but only within the same occupancy classification.
B: Yes, and it can change occupancy classification as well.
C: No; although the ownership may change, the occupancy may not.
D: No; both the original occupancy and the original owner must remain or else Form 31-A must be filed with the building department.

6:  The preincident plan is intended to help members make informed decisions when an emergency incident occurs at the location. What officer is most involved with this process?
A: The Interior Officer
B: The Forcible Entry Company Officer
C: The Incident Commander
D: The First Due Company Officer

7:  What do powerhouses, warehouses, and laboratories have in common?
A: They all have an increased life safety hazard
B: They all use double-thickness drywall
C: They must all have halogen sprinkler systems
D: They all must use reinforced gusset plates

8:  When conducting a preincident survey, brigade members should ensure that one aspect of a building's identification is in place. What aspect is that?
A: That the address faces the street side
B: That the address is accurate
C: That the address is easily visible
D: That there is an address

9:  Why might the private water supply system on a property be inappropriate for fire use?
A: Because it might be padlocked
B: Because it may not be adequate to supply enough for fire flow
C: Because permission must be sought prior to using it, and it may be impossible to determine who to ask
D: Because all water used in a private system must be billed and paid for

10:  Only certain Brigade Members may be assigned to shut off utilities. Why is this?
A: Only those with a reach of 30 inches or more will be able to complete the procedure properly.
B: This procedure should be closely coordinated with Incident Command and facility management
C: Those who are more than six feet tall are more likely to be electrocuted by overhead wires.
D: Those whose girth exceeds 30 inches may complicate the process.

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