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  • 1. 
    Due to an exemption passed by Congress regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act, the workweek was set at ___ hours for police and ___ hours for firefighters.
    • A. 

      42, 52

    • B. 

      43, 53

    • C. 

      44, 54

    • D. 

      45, 55


  • 2. 
    ______ of the Civil Rights Act eliminated discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, and sex (gender).
    • A. 

      Title V

    • B. 

      Title VI

    • C. 

      Title VII

    • D. 

      Title VIII


  • 3. 
    Approximately how many emergency scene casualties occur among fire and emergency services personnel every year?
    • A. 

      59,000

    • B. 

      73,000

    • C. 

      88,000

    • D. 

      96,000


  • 4. 
    Motor vehicle accidents have accounted for ___ percent of all emergency incident fatalities since 1977.
    • A. 

      20

    • B. 

      25

    • C. 

      30

    • D. 

      35


  • 5. 
    From 1987 to 2003 training-related injuries:
    • A. 

      Remained steady

    • B. 

      Increased approximately 10 percent

    • C. 

      Decreased approximately 10 percent

    • D. 

      Increased approximately 20 percent


  • 6. 
    A goal of the Everyone Goes Home Initiative in 2004 was to reduce firefighter fatalities by ___ over the next 10 years
    • A. 

      25 percent

    • B. 

      33 percent

    • C. 

      50 percent

    • D. 

      66 percent


  • 7. 
    Which NFPA standard addresses the fire department occupational safety and health program?
    • A. 

      1500

    • B. 

      1561

    • C. 

      1581

    • D. 

      1852


  • 8. 
    Which NFPA standard covers the fire department infection control program?
    • A. 

      1500

    • B. 

      1561

    • C. 

      1581

    • D. 

      1852


  • 9. 
    How long must an organization maintain an employee’s exposure reports?
    • A. 

      20 years after the exposure occurs

    • B. 

      20 years after the employee’s termination or retirement

    • C. 

      30 years after the employee’s termination or retirement

    • D. 

      30 years after the employee’s death


  • 10. 
    Bargaining sessions are scheduled after the labor union issues a formal call for proposals, typically about ___ days before the bargaining sessions are scheduled.
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      60

    • C. 

      90

    • D. 

      180


  • 11. 
    A widely used and commonly mandated hazardous materials marking system is:
    • A. 

      NFPA 1

    • B. 

      NFPA 704

    • C. 

      NFPA 1500

    • D. 

      NFPA 5000


  • 12. 
    On the NFPA diamond, the most severe hazard rating is:
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      1


  • 13. 
    Portable extinguishers should be mounted with a minimum distance of ___ between the bottom of the extinguisher and the floor.
    • A. 

      4 inches

    • B. 

      6 inches

    • C. 

      10 inches

    • D. 

      12 inches


  • 14. 
    FCC mandates require reallocating radio frequencies of ___ for public safety use.
    • A. 

      700–800 MHz

    • B. 

      729–735 MHz and 749–750 MHz

    • C. 

      764–776 MHz and 794–806 MHz

    • D. 

      780–810 MHz


  • 15. 
    APCO International Project 25, Standards for Public Safety Digital Radio, requires all radios to be digital ___ capable
    • A. 

      12.5 kHz

    • B. 

      25.0 kHz

    • C. 

      700 MHz

    • D. 

      800 MHz


  • 16. 
    Interagency Tactical Channel 13 operates nationwide at:
    • A. 

      2.5 kHz

    • B. 

      764–776 MHz

    • C. 

      866–868 MHz

    • D. 

      257.475 MHz


  • 17. 
    An automatic vehicle locator system is usually accurate within:
    • A. 

      10 feet

    • B. 

      25 feet

    • C. 

      10 yards

    • D. 

      25 yards


  • 18. 
    High-rise structures are generally considered to be ___ stories or more in height.
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      7

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      12


  • 19. 
    OSHA regulations for which company officers are responsible are contained in
    • A. 

      Title 29 CFR

    • B. 

      Title 32 CFR

    • C. 

      Title 40 CFR

    • D. 

      Title 48 CFR


  • 20. 
    Words only provide the receiver with ___ percent of the message; nonverbal actions provide the remaining ___ percent
    • A. 

      7, 93

    • B. 

      10, 90

    • C. 

      20, 80

    • D. 

      26, 74


  • 21. 
    Speech communication research indicates that nonverbal communication transmits from ____ percent of the message
    • A. 

      7 to 38

    • B. 

      38 to 55

    • C. 

      55 to 93

    • D. 

      93 to 100


  • 22. 
    Vocal tones and inflections make up ___ percent of speech communications
    • A. 

      7

    • B. 

      14

    • C. 

      23

    • D. 

      38


  • 23. 
    Research indicates that most people remeber only ___ percent of a message 24 hours after they hear it
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      25

    • C. 

      50

    • D. 

      75


  • 24. 
    The average paragraph is ____ words long
    • A. 

      25 to 50

    • B. 

      50 to 75

    • C. 

      75 to 125

    • D. 

      100 to 150


  • 25. 
    The budget process begins in earnest ___ before the end of the current fiscal year
    • A. 

      2 to 4 months

    • B. 

      3 to 5 months

    • C. 

      4 to 6 months

    • D. 

      6 to 8 months


  • 26. 
    According to a 2004 report, injuries during emergency operations accounted for ___ of the total fire and emergency responder injuries reported per year
    • A. 

      One fourth

    • B. 

      One third

    • C. 

      One half

    • D. 

      Two thirds


  • 27. 
    According to the USFA, ___ firefighers died while on duty during 2005 compared to 117 who died in 2004
    • A. 

      77

    • B. 

      106

    • C. 

      150

    • D. 

      171


  • 28. 
    Between 2000 and 2006, the USFA reporta the average number of firefighter lives lost per year was
    • A. 

      97

    • B. 

      107

    • C. 

      117

    • D. 

      127


  • 29. 
    In 2005, stress-related fatalities were at the highest level in over 10 years, accounting for ___ percent of all line-of-duty deaths
    • A. 

      30

    • B. 

      40

    • C. 

      50

    • D. 

      60


  • 30. 
    In 2004, ___ firefighters were killed during non-emergency situations
    • A. 

      17

    • B. 

      27

    • C. 

      37

    • D. 

      47


  • 31. 
    Between 1987 and 2003, training related injuries increased ___ percent
    • A. 

      11

    • B. 

      21

    • C. 

      31

    • D. 

      41


  • 32. 
    Training related fatalities make up about ___ percent of all annual firefighter line of duty deaths
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      30

    • D. 

      40


  • 33. 
    About ___ percent of firefighers are employed by municipal or county fire and emergency services organizations according to the US Department of Labor
    • A. 

      60

    • B. 

      70

    • C. 

      80

    • D. 

      90


  • 34. 
    According to the Bureau of Indian Affaris, how many federally recognized Native American tribal governments exist within the U.S.?
    • A. 

      362

    • B. 

      462

    • C. 

      562

    • D. 

      662


  • 35. 
    According to the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs, how many officially recognized bands of Aboriginal Peoples of Canada are there?
    • A. 

      333

    • B. 

      433

    • C. 

      533

    • D. 

      633


  • 36. 
    According to the US Fire Administration, ___ percent of fire and emergency services organizations are staffed by volunteer firefighters
    • A. 

      60

    • B. 

      70

    • C. 

      80

    • D. 

      90


  • 37. 
    THE US Fire Administration estimates that as many as ___ percent of the 1.1 million firefighters in the U.S. may be abusing drugs
    • A. 

      8

    • B. 

      9

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      11


  • 38. 
    Organized labor unions have been part of the North American employment culture for over ___ years
    • A. 

      100

    • B. 

      150

    • C. 

      200

    • D. 

      250


  • 39. 
    The Fair Labor Standards Act did not apply to the state and local public employees until what year?
    • A. 

      1965

    • B. 

      1975

    • C. 

      1985

    • D. 

      1995


  • 40. 
    At the peak of the Great Depression, the unemployment rate reached over ___ percent of the population
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      15

    • C. 

      25

    • D. 

      35


  • 41. 
    Due to the numerous public-sector collective bargaining laws from 1959 through the mid 1970's, public-employee unions grew to more than ___ million members by 1970
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4


  • 42. 
    According to the 2000 census, women comprise over ___ percent of the UD population
    • A. 

      33

    • B. 

      43

    • C. 

      53

    • D. 

      63


  • 43. 
    According to the 2000 census, the foreign born population in the US increased by ___ million in the 1990s
    • A. 

      23.8

    • B. 

      28.3

    • C. 

      32.8

    • D. 

      38.2


  • 44. 
    According to the 2000 census, the current non-Hispanic, white population of the US comprises ___ percent of the total populations
    • A. 

      49

    • B. 

      59

    • C. 

      69

    • D. 

      79


  • 45. 
    In the 1990s, US households headed by single women increased ___ percent, according to the 2000 census
    • A. 

      15

    • B. 

      25

    • C. 

      35

    • D. 

      45


  • 46. 
    According to the 2001 Canadaian census, Canada has ___ million foreign born residents living there
    • A. 

      4.5

    • B. 

      5.4

    • C. 

      8.9

    • D. 

      9.8


  • 47. 
    Canadians consist of ___ distinct groups that are referred to as minorities
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      100

    • C. 

      150

    • D. 

      200


  • 48. 
    What do European Americans consider personal space?
    • A. 

      6 inches

    • B. 

      12 inches

    • C. 

      18 inches

    • D. 

      24 inches


  • 49. 
    The Internet was established in _____
    • A. 

      1959

    • B. 

      1969

    • C. 

      1979

    • D. 

      1989


  • 50. 
    NFPA ____, Recommended Practice for Preincident Planning, provides the information needed to conduct thorough preincident surveys
    • A. 

      1520

    • B. 

      1620

    • C. 

      1720

    • D. 

      1820


  • 51. 
    According to NIOSH, more than ___ percent of the roof systems in the US are built using a truss system
    • A. 

      40

    • B. 

      50

    • C. 

      60

    • D. 

      70


  • 52. 
    In hardcopy format, a preincident survey may be ___ pages
    • A. 

      1 to 2

    • B. 

      2 to 4

    • C. 

      4 to 8

    • D. 

      8 to 12


  • 53. 
    The FCC ordered that all public safety frequencies operating at ____ MHz be seperated from commercial services operating within the same frequency range
    • A. 

      700

    • B. 

      800

    • C. 

      900

    • D. 

      1000


  • 54. 
    Policies and procedures regarding apparatus placement must be developed based on the requirements found in
    • A. 

      NFPA 1001

    • B. 

      NFPA 1500

    • C. 

      NFPA 1850

    • D. 

      NFPA 1983


  • 55. 
    Which NFPA standard states that there are no standardized categories for describing aircraft emergencies?
    • A. 

      402

    • B. 

      782

    • C. 

      1500

    • D. 

      1205


  • 56. 
    The definitions and requirements for salvage drums is found in ____ Code of Federal Regulations
    • A. 

      Title 49

    • B. 

      Title 50

    • C. 

      Title 51

    • D. 

      Title 52


  • 57. 
    NFPA _______, Standard on Emergency Services Management System
    • A. 

      1561

    • B. 

      1581

    • C. 

      1983

    • D. 

      1852


  • 58. 
    NFPA _______, Standard on Fire Service Life Safety Rope and Equipment for Emergency Services
    • A. 

      1561

    • B. 

      1500

    • C. 

      1852

    • D. 

      1983


  • 59. 
    NFPA _______, Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintainance of Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
    • A. 

      1561

    • B. 

      1500

    • C. 

      1852

    • D. 

      1983


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