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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 Brigade Members face special or unique situations:
A: They should always consult the appropriate SOG manual prior to deployment.
B: They will not be expected to support the rescuers.
C: They will be expected to understand paramilitary command structure.
D: They should have expert or specialist training for each incident.

2:  Special Rescue scenarios will:
A: Always have successful outcomes if Members are fully trained.
B: Allow each member to react individually.
C: Always require calling Mutual Aid for specialists.
D: Usually will require significant support functions from Brigade members.

3:  Lockout/tagout procedures should be utilized:
A: Only by management personnel.
B: When electricity is involved.
C: Only for gas emergencies.
D: In place of fire line tape.

4:  Incident stabilization begins:
A: Only when police can arrest intruders.
B: When the incident area is safe to enter.
C: When the de-briefing takes place.
D: After the Brigade Commander arrives.

5:  Disentanglement is:
A: A simple procedure that one team can accomplish.
B: Sometimes complicated and time-consuming.
C: A process that occurs only if the victim has died.
D: Accomplished only when the atmosphere is IDLH.

6:  IMS for special rescue events is:
A: Not always necessary.
B: Always a written SOG available to all Members at the time.
C: Vital due to the possibility of increasing complexity.
D: The responsibility of the Safety Officer.

7:  A "Confined Space" is defined as:
A: A small, easily accessible work area designed for continuous occupancy.
B: An area with limited egress and not for continuous use.
C: A separate underground tunnel complex.
D: An area limited to industrial uses only.

8:  Confined Space designations indicate:
A: Atmospheric testing may be required prior to entry.
B: An abundance of breathable air.
C: Respirators are mandatory.
D: SCBA or SAR will not be required.

9:  Rope Rescue Technicians are trained in:
A: Low angle rescue only.
B: Keeping the event to a single line operation.
C: A variety of versatile rescue skills.
D: Simple skills leaving the complex rescues to the advanced specialists.

10:  Once the rescue is complete, the Team may leave the scene if:
A: The hazard is mitigated and stabilized so no one else can be injured.
B: Equipment has been cleaned and replaced.
C: All the reports have been completed.
D: The facility manager takes written responsibility.

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