Firefighter 2 Ch-15

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  • 1. 

    Which of the following is the agent most often used to extinguish structure fires?

    • A.

      Water

    • B.

      Foam

    • C.

      Dry Chemicals

    • D.

      Extinguishing powders

    Correct Answer
    A. Water
    Explanation
    Water is the most commonly used agent to extinguish structure fires because it is widely available, cost-effective, and has excellent heat-absorbing properties. Water can quickly cool down the fire, reducing the temperature below the ignition point and suffocating the flames. It is also effective in suppressing the release of flammable vapors. Additionally, water is non-toxic and does not leave behind any harmful residue, making it a safe and environmentally friendly choice for firefighting.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following is a factor in hoseline selection?

    • A.

      Number of Bystanders

    • B.

      Fire Load and material involved

    • C.

      Photographic oppurtunities with the fire

    • D.

      Whether Firefighters are career or volunteer

    Correct Answer
    B. Fire Load and material involved
    Explanation
    Fire load and material involved are factors in hoseline selection because different types of fires require different types of hoses. The fire load refers to the amount of combustible material present in the fire, while the material involved refers to the specific type of material burning. These factors determine the amount of water flow and pressure needed to effectively extinguish the fire. Choosing the correct hoseline based on the fire load and material involved ensures that firefighters can efficiently and safely combat the fire.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following is the LEAST likely factor to consider in hoseline selection?

    • A.

      Fire Conditions

    • B.

      Hoseline Color

    • C.

      Volume of water needed for extinguishment

    • D.

      Number of firefighters available for advancing hoselines

    Correct Answer
    B. Hoseline Color
    Explanation
    The color of the hoseline is the least likely factor to consider in hoseline selection. Factors such as fire conditions, volume of water needed for extinguishment, and the number of firefighters available for advancing hoselines are all more important considerations when selecting a hoseline. The color of the hoseline is typically not a significant factor in its performance or effectiveness in fighting fires.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following nozzles can project water in a range of patterns?

    • A.

      Primary Nozzle

    • B.

      Solid-Stream Nozzle

    • C.

      Combination Nozzle

    • D.

      Multiple-use Nozzle

    Correct Answer
    C. Combination Nozzle
    Explanation
    The combination nozzle is able to project water in a range of patterns. This type of nozzle typically has adjustable settings that allow for different spray patterns, such as a straight stream, a wide fog, or a narrow fog. It is versatile and can be used for various purposes, making it an ideal choice when different patterns of water projection are required.

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  • 5. 

    Which stream provides the greatest reach?

    • A.

      Solid Stream

    • B.

      Wide-angle fog stream

    • C.

      Narrow-angle straight stream

    • D.

      Medium-angle fog stream

    Correct Answer
    A. Solid Stream
    Explanation
    The solid stream provides the greatest reach because it is a concentrated and powerful stream of water that can travel a longer distance compared to the other streams. It is able to maintain its shape and force over a longer distance, making it effective for reaching targets that are farther away.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following patterns can protect firefighters from radiant heat?

    • A.

      Straight and solid streams

    • B.

      Wide-angle fog stream

    • C.

      Narrow-angle fog stream

    • D.

      Medium-angle fog stream

    Correct Answer
    B. Wide-angle fog stream
    Explanation
    A wide-angle fog stream can protect firefighters from radiant heat. This type of stream creates a fine mist that can absorb and dissipate heat effectively, forming a barrier between the firefighters and the heat source. The wide angle of the stream allows for better coverage and protection, ensuring that the heat is dispersed over a larger area. This helps to minimize the risk of burns and injuries to the firefighters, making the wide-angle fog stream an effective pattern for protection against radiant heat.

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  • 7. 

    Which pattern has limited capability for cooling hot gases?

    • A.

      Solid Stream

    • B.

      Wide-angle fog stream

    • C.

      Narrow-angle fog stream

    • D.

      Medium-angle fog stream

    Correct Answer
    A. Solid Stream
    Explanation
    A solid stream pattern has limited capability for cooling hot gases because it is a concentrated, uninterrupted stream of water that does not break apart into smaller droplets. This means that the water does not have as much surface area to absorb heat from the hot gases, resulting in less effective cooling. In contrast, fog streams, whether wide-angle, narrow-angle, or medium-angle, break the water into smaller droplets, increasing the surface area and enhancing the cooling capacity.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following factors dictate stream selection?

    • A.

      Water source and experience of firefighters

    • B.

      Value of the structure and number of firefighters

    • C.

      Number of bystanders and length of hoseline

    • D.

      Fire situation and capabilities of the nozzle being used

    Correct Answer
    D. Fire situation and capabilities of the nozzle being used
    Explanation
    The factors that dictate stream selection are the fire situation and the capabilities of the nozzle being used. This means that the decision on which stream to use is based on the specific circumstances of the fire, such as its size, location, and intensity, as well as the type of nozzle available and its ability to deliver the appropriate amount and type of water or firefighting agent. The water source, experience of firefighters, value of the structure, number of firefighters, number of bystanders, and length of hoseline may all be important considerations in firefighting, but they do not directly dictate the selection of the stream.

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  • 9. 

    Converting water to steam is critical to:

    • A.

      Heat absorption

    • B.

      Heat Deflection

    • C.

      Stream angle

    • D.

      Stream temperature

    Correct Answer
    A. Heat absorption
    Explanation
    Converting water to steam is critical for heat absorption because when water is converted into steam, it absorbs a significant amount of heat energy. This process, known as vaporization, requires the input of heat energy to break the intermolecular bonds between water molecules and convert them from a liquid state to a gaseous state. This absorption of heat allows steam to carry and transfer thermal energy, making it an important component in various heating systems and industrial processes.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following BEST describes Class B fires?

    • A.

      Those that involve ordinary combustibles

    • B.

      Those that involve combustible metals

    • C.

      Those that involve energized electrical equipment

    • D.

      Those that involve flammable and combustible liquids and gases

    Correct Answer
    D. Those that involve flammable and combustible liquids and gases
    Explanation
    Class B fires involve flammable and combustible liquids and gases. This includes fires caused by substances such as gasoline, oil, propane, and alcohol. These fires can be extinguished using foam, carbon dioxide, or dry chemical extinguishers.

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  • 11. 

    Which of the follwoing are liquids that have flash points higher than 100* F (38*C)?

    • A.

      Flammable liquids

    • B.

      Gaseous Liquids

    • C.

      Semi-solid liquids

    • D.

      Combustible liquids

    Correct Answer
    D. Combustible liquids
    Explanation
    Combustible liquids are substances that have flash points higher than 100°F (38°C). This means that they require a higher temperature to ignite compared to flammable liquids. Combustible liquids can still catch fire and burn, but they have a higher threshold for ignition. Gaseous liquids, semi-solid liquids, and flammable liquids do not necessarily have flash points higher than 100°F, so they are not the correct answer in this case.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following are flammable and combustible liquids that mix with water?

    • A.

      Hydrocarbons

    • B.

      Polarcarbons

    • C.

      Polar Solvents

    • D.

      Hydro Solvents

    Correct Answer
    C. Polar Solvents
    Explanation
    Polar solvents are flammable and combustible liquids that mix with water. Unlike hydrocarbons, which are nonpolar and do not mix with water, polar solvents have a partial positive and negative charge, allowing them to dissolve in water. This property makes them flammable and combustible, as they can mix with water and easily ignite or burn. Polar solvents are commonly used in various industries, such as cleaning, paint thinning, and chemical synthesis.

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  • 13. 

    Which of the following would be a primary precaution to take when dealing with Class B fires?

    • A.

      Avoid directing hose streams onto the fire

    • B.

      Avoid using water to help control the fire

    • C.

      Avoid standing in pools of fuel or runoff water

    • D.

      Limit the number of personnel combating the fire

    Correct Answer
    C. Avoid standing in pools of fuel or runoff water
    Explanation
    When dealing with Class B fires, which involve flammable liquids and gases, it is important to avoid standing in pools of fuel or runoff water. This is because these liquids can spread the fire and increase the risk of injury. By avoiding standing in these areas, firefighters can minimize their exposure to the fire and reduce the chances of accidents or injuries.

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  • 14. 

    An increase in intensity of sound or fire issuing from a relief valve may indicate that a vessel is:

    • A.

      Operating normally

    • B.

      Starting to self-extinguish

    • C.

      Underheating and implosion is imminent

    • D.

      Overheating and rupture is imminent

    Correct Answer
    D. Overheating and rupture is imminent
    Explanation
    An increase in intensity of sound or fire issuing from a relief valve indicates that the pressure inside the vessel is rising to dangerous levels. This suggests that the vessel is overheating and the pressure is reaching a point where it may cause a rupture.

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  • 15. 

    Which of the following is the method most often used for controlling flammable liquid fires?

    • A.

      Applying foam

    • B.

      Applying CO2

    • C.

      Letting the fire burn out

    • D.

      Applying dry chemicals

    Correct Answer
    A. Applying foam
    Explanation
    Applying foam is the most often used method for controlling flammable liquid fires because foam can quickly smother the fire and prevent the oxygen from reaching the fuel source, thereby extinguishing the flames. Foam also helps to cool down the fire and prevent re-ignition. This method is commonly used in industries where flammable liquids are present, such as oil refineries and chemical plants, as foam is highly effective in suppressing these types of fires.

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  • 16. 

    Which of the following can happen if pressure vessels containing flammable liquids are heated by direct flame contact?

    • A.

      Expanding vessel vapor explosion (EVVE)

    • B.

      Boiling Liquid Imminent Vapor Burst (BLIVB)

    • C.

      Rupturing and bursting gaseous explosion (RABGE)

    • D.

      Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion (BLEVE)

    Correct Answer
    D. Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion (BLEVE)
    Explanation
    When pressure vessels containing flammable liquids are heated by direct flame contact, a Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion (BLEVE) can occur. This happens when the heat causes the liquid inside the vessel to rapidly boil and turn into vapor, creating a significant increase in pressure. If the pressure exceeds the vessel's capacity, it can cause the vessel to rupture or burst, leading to a violent explosion.

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  • 17. 

    When using water as a cooling agent to help control Class B fires, water applied to burning storage tanks should be directed ___________ the level of the contained liquid

    • A.

      Above

    • B.

      Below

    • C.

      In Line With

    • D.

      In the center of

    Correct Answer
    A. Above
    Explanation
    When using water as a cooling agent to control Class B fires in burning storage tanks, it is important to direct the water above the level of the contained liquid. This is because applying water below the level of the liquid can cause the liquid to splash and spread the fire, while directing water in line with or in the center of the liquid may not effectively cool the tank and extinguish the fire. By directing the water above the level of the liquid, it can effectively cool the tank and prevent the fire from spreading.

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  • 18. 

    Which of the following statements about Class B fuels is MOST accurate?

    • A.

      Water without foam additives should not be used on Class B fuels

    • B.

      Class B fuels must never be flushed down storm drains or into sewers

    • C.

      Class B fuels will degrade and can be flushed down storm drains or into sewers

    • D.

      Hoselines should not be used to provide protection when shutting off gas control valves

    Correct Answer
    B. Class B fuels must never be flushed down storm drains or into sewers
    Explanation
    Class B fuels must never be flushed down storm drains or into sewers because they can cause environmental pollution and pose a risk to public health and safety. These fuels can contaminate water sources, soil, and air, leading to potential fires, explosions, and other hazardous situations. Proper disposal methods, such as recycling or using designated waste management systems, should be followed to ensure the safe handling of Class B fuels.

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  • 19. 

    When controlling Class B fires, approaches to the storage vessels exposed to the fire should be made at ____angles to the tanks.

    • A.

      25- Degree

    • B.

      45- Degree

    • C.

      65- Degree

    • D.

      90- Degree

    Correct Answer
    B. 45- Degree
    Explanation
    When controlling Class B fires, approaches to the storage vessels exposed to the fire should be made at a 45-degree angle to the tanks. This angle allows firefighters to maintain a safe distance from the fire while still being able to effectively apply extinguishing agents. Approaching at a 45-degree angle also helps to prevent the fire from spreading to adjacent tanks or structures. This approach angle provides a balance between safety and effectiveness in controlling Class B fires.

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  • 20. 

    Which of the following is a major difference in fires in vehicles transporting flammable fuesl and in flammable liquid storage facilities?

    • A.

      Increased water supply

    • B.

      Ease of containing spills and runoff

    • C.

      Decreased life-safety risks to firefighters

    • D.

      Difficulty in identifying the products involved

    Correct Answer
    D. Difficulty in identifying the products involved
    Explanation
    In fires in vehicles transporting flammable fuels, it can be difficult to identify the specific products involved due to the potential for multiple types of fuels being transported. This is a major difference compared to fires in flammable liquid storage facilities where the products are typically known and can be easily identified.

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  • 21. 

    Which of the following is a guideline for working in traffic at bulk transport vehicle fires?

    • A.

      Use road flares to illuminate the scene

    • B.

      Position fire apparatus downhill and downwind

    • C.

      Work from the side nearest traffic as mush as possible

    • D.

      Close at least one lane of traffic in addition to the incident lane

    Correct Answer
    D. Close at least one lane of traffic in addition to the incident lane
    Explanation
    Closing at least one lane of traffic in addition to the incident lane is a guideline for working in traffic at bulk transport vehicle fires. This helps to create a safe work zone for emergency responders and minimizes the risk of accidents or injuries. By closing an additional lane, it provides a buffer zone between the incident scene and moving traffic, reducing the chances of vehicles colliding with emergency personnel or equipment. This guideline prioritizes the safety of both emergency responders and motorists on the road.

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  • 22. 

    Which of the following is NOT a major difference in fires in vehicles transporting flammable fuels and in flammable liquid storage facilities?

    • A.

      Instability of vehicles

    • B.

      Increased water supply

    • C.

      Difficulty in containing spills and runoff

    • D.

      Increased life-safety risk to passing motorists

    Correct Answer
    B. Increased water supply
    Explanation
    The major difference between fires in vehicles transporting flammable fuels and in flammable liquid storage facilities is not an increased water supply. Fires in vehicles are often more unstable due to the movement of the vehicle, making it difficult to control the fire and contain spills. Additionally, the risk to passing motorists is higher in vehicle fires as compared to fires in storage facilities where the risk is limited to the facility itself.

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  • 23. 

    The techniques of approaching and controlling leaks or fires involving vehicles:

    • A.

      Are the same as for storage vessels

    • B.

      Are different than those for storage vessels

    • C.

      Cannot be accomplished by large fire departments

    • D.

      Require special permits from the Environmental Protection Agency

    Correct Answer
    A. Are the same as for storage vessels
    Explanation
    The techniques of approaching and controlling leaks or fires involving vehicles are the same as for storage vessels. This means that the methods used to handle and manage leaks or fires in vehicles are similar to those used for storage vessels. It implies that firefighters and emergency responders can apply their knowledge and experience in dealing with storage vessel incidents to effectively handle similar situations involving vehicles.

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  • 24. 

    Which of the following is NOT a method of determining the exact cargo?

    • A.

      Placards

    • B.

      Manifests

    • C.

      Bills of Lading

    • D.

      Taste or Touch

    Correct Answer
    D. Taste or Touch
    Explanation
    The question asks for a method that is NOT used to determine the exact cargo. Placards, manifests, and bills of lading are all commonly used methods to determine the exact cargo. However, taste or touch is not a reliable method for determining the exact cargo as it is not a standard practice and can be dangerous or ineffective in identifying the contents of a cargo.

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  • 25. 

    Where is natural gas used?

    • A.

      Portable Power tools

    • B.

      Commercial Facilities only

    • C.

      Portable generators and welders

    • D.

      Houses, businesses, and as a fuel for motor vehicles

    Correct Answer
    D. Houses, businesses, and as a fuel for motor vehicles
    Explanation
    Natural gas is used in houses, businesses, and as a fuel for motor vehicles. Natural gas is a versatile and clean-burning fuel that is commonly used for heating homes and water, cooking, and generating electricity in residential and commercial buildings. It is also used as a fuel for vehicles, either in compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG) form, providing a cleaner alternative to traditional gasoline or diesel fuels. Additionally, natural gas is used in industries for various purposes such as heating, powering machinery, and as a raw material for chemical production.

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  • 26. 

    Which of the following statements about natural gas is MOST accurate?

    • A.

      Is heavier than air, so tends to pool in low areas

    • B.

      In its pure form is methane, which is flammable and toxic

    • C.

      In its pure form is methane, which is flammable but nontoxic

    • D.

      Is explosive in very low concentrations below one percent

    Correct Answer
    C. In its pure form is methane, which is flammable but nontoxic
    Explanation
    Natural gas, in its pure form, consists mainly of methane. Methane is a flammable gas, meaning it can ignite and burn. However, it is considered nontoxic, which means it is not harmful or poisonous to humans or animals. This makes the statement that natural gas, in its pure form, is methane, which is flammable but nontoxic, the most accurate statement.

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  • 27. 

    Natural gas has no odor of its own:

    • A.

      So is very difficult to detect

    • B.

      And must be detected by sensors

    • C.

      But can be easily detected by color

    • D.

      But a very distinctive odor is added by the utility

    Correct Answer
    D. But a very distinctive odor is added by the utility
    Explanation
    Natural gas is odorless, making it difficult to detect in case of a leak. To ensure safety, a very distinctive odor is added to natural gas by the utility companies. This odor, often described as a rotten egg smell, helps individuals to easily detect any gas leaks and take necessary precautions.

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  • 28. 

    Natural gas is explosive in concentrations:

    • A.

      Greater than 0.5% in air

    • B.

      Greater than 2.5% in air

    • C.

      Between 0 and 5% in air

    • D.

      Between 5 and 15% in air

    Correct Answer
    D. Between 5 and 15% in air
    Explanation
    Natural gas is explosive in concentrations between 5 and 15% in air. This means that if the concentration of natural gas in the air falls within this range, it can potentially ignite and cause an explosion. Concentrations below 5% or above 15% are not considered explosive. It is important to be aware of these concentration levels to ensure safety when working with or around natural gas.

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  • 29. 

    Which of the following is a main type of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)?

    • A.

      Methane

    • B.

      Propane

    • C.

      Ethylene

    • D.

      Isobutene

    Correct Answer
    B. Propane
    Explanation
    Propane is a main type of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). LPG is a flammable hydrocarbon gas that is commonly used as fuel for heating, cooking, and vehicles. Propane is a byproduct of natural gas processing and petroleum refining. It is stored and transported in its liquid form under pressure, which allows for easy handling and storage. Propane is widely used due to its high energy content, clean combustion, and versatility in various applications.

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  • 30. 

    An LPG leak will produce a visible cloud of vapor that:

    • A.

      Hugs the ground

    • B.

      Quickly disseminates

    • C.

      Rises and forms a mushroom-shaped cloud

    • D.

      SPreads out and may appear to rise and fall

    Correct Answer
    A. Hugs the ground
    Explanation
    An LPG leak will produce a visible cloud of vapor that hugs the ground because LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) is heavier than air. This means that it tends to sink and accumulate in low-lying areas, creating a dense cloud close to the ground.

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  • 31. 

    LPG is explosive in concentrations:

    • A.

      Greater than 0.5 %

    • B.

      Greater than 1 %

    • C.

      Between 0 and 1%

    • D.

      Between 1.5 and 10%

    Correct Answer
    D. Between 1.5 and 10%
    Explanation
    LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) is a highly flammable substance that can form explosive mixtures with air. The correct answer is between 1.5 and 10% because LPG becomes explosive when its concentration in the air falls within this range. Concentrations greater than 10% are too rich to support combustion, while concentrations below 1.5% are too lean to sustain an explosion. Therefore, the range between 1.5 and 10% represents the critical concentration at which LPG poses a significant explosion risk.

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  • 32. 

    Incidents involving both CNG and LPG distributions systems are most often caused by:

    • A.

      Equipment that is outdated

    • B.

      Homeowners doing landscaping work

    • C.

      Too great of flow in the distribution systems

    • D.

      Excavation equipment striking undergound pipes

    Correct Answer
    D. Excavation equipment striking undergound pipes
    Explanation
    Incidents involving both CNG and LPG distribution systems are most often caused by excavation equipment striking underground pipes. This is because excavation work can damage the pipes, leading to leaks or ruptures in the distribution systems. This can result in dangerous situations, as both CNG and LPG are highly flammable and can pose a significant risk if released into the environment. It is important to exercise caution and follow proper procedures when conducting excavation work near these distribution systems to prevent accidents and ensure safety.

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  • 33. 

    Which of the following is NOT a first concern at a flammable gas incident?

    • A.

      Preservation of evidence

    • B.

      Elimination of ignition sources

    • C.

      Evacuation of the area downwind

    • D.

      Evacuation of the area immediately around the break

    Correct Answer
    A. Preservation of evidence
    Explanation
    Preservation of evidence is not a first concern at a flammable gas incident. In such situations, the immediate priority is to ensure the safety of individuals by eliminating ignition sources and evacuating the area downwind and immediately around the break. Preserving evidence may be important for investigations after the incident, but it is not the primary concern when dealing with the immediate risks and dangers associated with flammable gas.

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  • 34. 

    Who should be contacted immediately if there is a flammable gas incident involving a supply line?

    • A.

      Media

    • B.

      Utility Company

    • C.

      Environmental Protection Agency

    • D.

      Occupational Safety and Health Administration

    Correct Answer
    B. Utility Company
    Explanation
    In the event of a flammable gas incident involving a supply line, it is important to contact the Utility Company immediately. They are responsible for the distribution and maintenance of gas supply lines, and have the expertise and resources to handle such situations efficiently and safely. They can quickly assess the situation, shut off the gas supply if necessary, and take appropriate measures to prevent any further damage or danger. Contacting the Utility Company ensures that the incident is reported to the right authority and that prompt action is taken to mitigate the risks associated with the flammable gas incident.

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  • 35. 

    Which of the following determines further actions taken by the first-due engine company?

    • A.

      Preferences of individual firefighters

    • B.

      Guidelines set forth by union officials

    • C.

      Assessment of the situation by law enforcement

    • D.

      Initial Assessment of the situation by company officer

    Correct Answer
    D. Initial Assessment of the situation by company officer
    Explanation
    The first-due engine company is responsible for the initial response to a situation, and the company officer plays a crucial role in assessing the situation. They are trained to quickly evaluate the scene, gather information, and make decisions based on their assessment. This assessment includes factors such as the type of incident, potential hazards, available resources, and the overall safety of the crew and public. The company officer's assessment determines the initial actions taken by the first-due engine company, such as initiating firefighting operations, requesting additional resources, or establishing command.

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  • 36. 

    Who usually assumes command of a an incident such as a small interior fire?

    • A.

      Chief Officer/Incident Commander

    • B.

      Senior Firefighter of the first-arriving engine company

    • C.

      Company Officer of the first-arriving engine company

    • D.

      Company officer of the second-due engine company

    Correct Answer
    C. Company Officer of the first-arriving engine company
    Explanation
    The company officer of the first-arriving engine company usually assumes command of a small interior fire incident. This is because the first-arriving engine company is typically responsible for initiating fire suppression activities and establishing command at the scene. The company officer, as a higher-ranking member of the fire department, has the authority and experience to effectively manage the incident and coordinate the actions of the responding personnel.

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  • 37. 

    If the original Incident Commander has the incident well organized and progress is being made toward incident stabilization, the chief officer:

    • A.

      Leaves the Scene entirely

    • B.

      Takes credit for incident stabilization

    • C.

      Still must take command of the incident

    • D.

      May choose to assume another role

    Correct Answer
    D. May choose to assume another role
    Explanation
    When the original Incident Commander has successfully organized the incident and progress is being made towards stabilization, the chief officer may choose to assume another role. This means that they can delegate their responsibilities as the Incident Commander to someone else and take on a different role that is needed at the scene. This allows for the efficient management of resources and ensures that the incident continues to be handled effectively.

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  • 38. 

    If by taking immediate action the first-arriving engine company can save one or more lives, it:

    • A.

      Can use bystanders to help assist in the rescue

    • B.

      Can proceed only with the direct orders from the fire chief

    • C.

      Still must wait until assistance arrives and a rapid interention crew (RIC) can be formed

    • D.

      Will do so even if there are not enough firefighters on scene to form a rapid intervention crew (RIC)

    Correct Answer
    D. Will do so even if there are not enough firefighters on scene to form a rapid intervention crew (RIC)
    Explanation
    In emergency situations where lives are at stake, the first-arriving engine company will take immediate action to save one or more lives, even if there are not enough firefighters on the scene to form a rapid intervention crew (RIC). This means that they will not wait for assistance or the formation of a RIC before proceeding with the rescue. The priority is to save lives, and if bystanders are available and willing to assist in the rescue, the first-arriving engine company can utilize their help. They do not need direct orders from the fire chief to proceed.

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