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  • 1. 
    What percentage of firefighting workers are employed by municipal or county fire departments?
    • A. 

      60%

    • B. 

      70%

    • C. 

      80%

    • D. 

      90%

    • E. 

      NONE OF THE ABOVE

  • 2. 
    Some local and regional fire departments consolidate into public safety organizations in order to accomplish all of the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      To reduce administrative staff

    • B. 

      To lower certification requirements

    • C. 

      To cut costs

    • D. 

      To establish consistent training standards

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    In many fire departments, a(n) _____ degree is required for State chief officer certification.
    • A. 

      Associate's

    • B. 

      Bachelor's

    • C. 

      Master's

    • D. 

      Doctoral

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    In a 2002 analysis, hourly earnings for firefighters in the highest 10% was closest to _____ per hour.
    • A. 

      $22.00

    • B. 

      $25.00

    • C. 

      $28.00

    • D. 

      $32.00

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    In a 2002 analysis, the closest salary range for a Fire Captain position ranged from _____.
    • A. 

      $65,000 to $55,000

    • B. 

      $62,000 to $55,000

    • C. 

      $55,000 to $52,000

    • D. 

      $55,000 to $45,000

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    Evidence suggests that atherosclerosis begins in the _____ for many people in developed countries of the Western world.
    • A. 

      Early 20's

    • B. 

      Late 20's

    • C. 

      Early 30's

    • D. 

      Late 30's

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    In a 2002 analysis, the closest salary range for a Fire Chief position ranged from _____.
    • A. 

      $100,000 to $90,000

    • B. 

      $90,000 to $80,000

    • C. 

      $80,000 to $60,000

    • D. 

      $70,000 to $50,000

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    Which of the following statements is true regarding cardiovascular disease?
    • A. 

      Females are more likely to suffer CVD at a younger age than males.

    • B. 

      Being over 40 is considered a risk factor for males

    • C. 

      Being over 45 is a risk factor for females.

    • D. 

      Being over 55 is a risk factor for females.

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    Young men who are in the upper quartile (highest 25%) for cholesterol compared to men in the lowest quartile (lowest 25%) are _____ times more likely to have a heart attack.
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      9

    • C. 

      12

    • D. 

      15

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    Risk factors associated with the term METABOLIC SYNDROME X include all of the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Abdominal obesity

    • B. 

      Hypertension

    • C. 

      Physical inactivity

    • D. 

      Inability to effectively use glucose

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    The air chisel is commonly used _____.
    • A. 

      To remove an automobile roof or roll up door

    • B. 

      To open a large section of the roof or roll up door

    • C. 

      To cut through sheathing and flooring

    • D. 

      to remove steering wheels and columns from vehicles

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    The actual force exerted at the tip of the Hurst tool is approximately _____ pounds p.s.i. push and _____ pounds p.s.i. pull.
    • A. 

      5,000, 10,000

    • B. 

      10,000, 20,000

    • C. 

      20,000, 30,000

    • D. 

      30,000, 40,000

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    A _____ is a fire tool which features all metal construction.
    • A. 

      Pry-axe

    • B. 

      Pike pole

    • C. 

      Pick-head axe

    • D. 

      Rake axe

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    Wood, paper, and fabric should be extinguished by a _____ portable fire extinguisher.
    • A. 

      Class A

    • B. 

      Class B

    • C. 

      Class C

    • D. 

      Class D

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    The Class C extinguisher is marked by a _____.
    • A. 

      Green triangle

    • B. 

      Red square

    • C. 

      Blue circle

    • D. 

      Yellow star

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    Maintenance of the carbon dioxide extinguisher consists of all of the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Annual certification of contents

    • B. 

      Weighing the cylinder

    • C. 

      Checking the ability of the unit to function

    • D. 

      Annual hydrostatic testing

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    The pike pole is invaluable in reaching fires to aid in extinguishment in which one of the following areas?
    • A. 

      High roof line

    • B. 

      Attic and crawl spaces

    • C. 

      Small closets

    • D. 

      Inside automobiles

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    Which type of knot has a remaining strength of 90%?
    • A. 

      The splice knot

    • B. 

      The clove hitch knot

    • C. 

      The square knot

    • D. 

      The bowline knot

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 19. 
    The knot that allows for the tying of two ropes of equal or unequal sizes together is called the _____ knot.
    • A. 

      Becket bend

    • B. 

      Lark's foot

    • C. 

      Clove hitch

    • D. 

      Timber hitch

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    All of the following are examples of chemical weapons EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Mace

    • B. 

      BZ

    • C. 

      Cyanide

    • D. 

      Anthrax

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 21. 
    Most electronic equipment within _____ miles of a high-altitude nuclear detonation could be affected following an electromagnetic pulse.
    • A. 

      300

    • B. 

      500

    • C. 

      750

    • D. 

      1,000

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 22. 
    Fallout shelter signs are colored _____.
    • A. 

      Yellow and black

    • B. 

      Red and black

    • C. 

      Red and yellow

    • D. 

      Green and yellow

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 23. 
    The U.S. government has identified ______ threat conditions.
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      6

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 24. 
    The last naturally occurring case of smallpox in the world was in _____.
    • A. 

      1949

    • B. 

      1956

    • C. 

      1977

    • D. 

      1981

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 25. 
    The smallpox vaccine is expected to be made available to the general public during which phase?
    • A. 

      Phase I

    • B. 

      Phase II

    • C. 

      Phase III

    • D. 

      Phase IV

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 26. 
    Which of the following conditions, following the smallpox vaccination, is considered to be life-threatening?
    • A. 

      A vaccinia rash

    • B. 

      Progressive vaccinia

    • C. 

      Widespread vaccinia

    • D. 

      Erythema multiforme

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 27. 
    Which of the following is NOT a typical mild reaction to the smallpox vaccine?
    • A. 

      Enlarged glands in the armpits

    • B. 

      A low-grade fever

    • C. 

      A vaccinia rash

    • D. 

      A red sore on the arm at the site of vaccination

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 28. 
    Alveoli serve the function of _____.
    • A. 

      Breaking down sugar in the bloodstream

    • B. 

      Slowing down the heart rate

    • C. 

      Transferring oxygen from air to the blood

    • D. 

      Keeping the lungs free of smoke

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 29. 
    Diabetes Mellitus is an inherited disease caused by _____.
    • A. 

      Too much sugar in the bloodstream

    • B. 

      The inability of the pancreas to create insulin

    • C. 

      Over-consumption of carbohydrate products

    • D. 

      Under-stimulation of the liver and spleen

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 30. 
    The severity of a stroke is most dependent upon _____.
    • A. 

      The portion and amount of brain damage

    • B. 

      The damage done to the respiratory system

    • C. 

      The level of cholesterol in the blood

    • D. 

      The amount of damage to the heart

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 31. 
    • A. 

      Protect himself/herself from patient outbursts

    • B. 

      Pay constant attention to patient heart rate

    • C. 

      Maintain an adequate level of respiration

    • D. 

      Administer counteractive medication

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 32. 
    Which one of the following statements describes an aneurysm?
    • A. 

      An accumulation of fluid in the lungs

    • B. 

      Pain of a squeezing nature in the center of the chest

    • C. 

      A protrusion in the wall of a blood vessel

    • D. 

      A heart beat with irregular rhythm

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 33. 
    A drug overdose patient showing signs of sleepiness or sluggishness should be attended to by _____.
    • A. 

      Constant stimulation

    • B. 

      Administering CPR

    • C. 

      Letting him/her relax but not sleep

    • D. 

      First checking for dilation of the pupils

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 34. 
    The average breathing rate is _____.
    • A. 

      7-11 breaths per min.

    • B. 

      12-20 breaths per min

    • C. 

      21-30 breaths per min.

    • D. 

      Over 30 breaths per minute

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 35. 
    Which one of the following should NOT be done for a stroke victim?
    • A. 

      Avoid comments that increase anxiety

    • B. 

      Check breathing and pulse rate

    • C. 

      Administer oxygen when difficulty in breathing exists

    • D. 

      Administer fluids

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 36. 
    Which one of the following is NOT a sign or symptom of smoke inhalation?
    • A. 

      Decreased heart rate

    • B. 

      Labored breathing

    • C. 

      Frothy discharge of blood at the mouth

    • D. 

      Acute cardiac failure

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 37. 
    The appropriate treatment for heat exhaustion _____.
    • A. 

      Involves giving the patient cool liquids to drink

    • B. 

      Is the same treatment used for shock

    • C. 

      Consists of keeping the upper extremities elevated

    • D. 

      Can only be carried out in a hospital

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 38. 
    Generally, employees are required to submit a request for unpaid leave of absence _____ prior to the anticipated start of the leave
    • A. 

      One week

    • B. 

      Two weeks

    • C. 

      30 days

    • D. 

      60 days

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 39. 
    Which of the following statements is true regarding the drop off of an infant?
    • A. 

      The individual leaving the infant is not required to give any identifying information regarding themselves or the infant.

    • B. 

      The individual leaving the infant is not required to give any identifying information regarding him/herself, but must provide information about the infant

    • C. 

      The individual leaving the infant is not required to provide any information about the infant, but must provide information about him/herself.

    • D. 

      The individual leaving the infant must provide basic information about him/herself and the infant.

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 40. 
    When an employee returns from an approved unpaid leave of absence, his/her benefits will resume _____.
    • A. 

      On the first day they return to work

    • B. 

      Two weeks after they return to work

    • C. 

      One month following their return to work

    • D. 

      On the first day of the month following their return to work

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 41. 
    The Fire Chief must approve all leaves of absence which exceed _____.
    • A. 

      30 days

    • B. 

      60 days

    • C. 

      90 days

    • D. 

      120 days

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 42. 
    Which of the following is NOT true regarding jury duty?
    • A. 

      Employees required to attend jury duty will be granted time off with pay

    • B. 

      All pay for service on duty time, except mileage reimbursement, must be remitted to the fire department.

    • C. 

      Day personnel will report for duty for the remainder of the day, if excused from jury service four or more hours before the end of their regular work day.

    • D. 

      Shift personnel will report for the remainder of the shift upon completion of jury service for the day.

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 43. 
    The statement, “I can’t take this pressure anymore and don’t know what I might do.” is an example of a(n) _____ threat.
    • A. 

      Veiled

    • B. 

      Conditional

    • C. 

      Direct

    • D. 

      Indirect

  • 44. 
    The statement, “If I don’t get a promotion, I’ll get him back!” is an example of a(n) _____ threat.
    • A. 

      Veiled

    • B. 

      Direct

    • C. 

      Indirect

    • D. 

      Conditional

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 45. 
    All of the following are true EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Friends and/or family members over the age of 16 may be permitted to spend the night at the fire station.

    • B. 

      Oncoming personnel will be in uniform and ready for response at 7:00 a.m.

    • C. 

      Off-going personnel are to be out of bed and prepared for shift change by 7:00 a.m.

    • D. 

      Sexually oriented materials are prohibited in the Bellview Fire Department facilities.

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 46. 
    Which of the following statements is most accurate?
    • A. 

      Employees may use a Department-owned facility in connection with private employment if approved by the Fire Chief.

    • B. 

      Employees may not use department tools to work on personal projects around the fire station.

    • C. 

      Employees may work on small personal projects that do not interfere with daily activities of the station.

    • D. 

      Employees may use tools from the apparatus to work on small personal projects if they have approval from the shift Captain.

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 47. 
    All of the statements regarding grooming standards are true EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Men shall not wear their hair below the top of the uniform collar.

    • B. 

      For women, hair cannot be longer than the shoulder blades.

    • C. 

      If a woman uses clips to pin her hair, the clips must be the same color as her hair.

    • D. 

      For men who style their hair forward, the hair cannot be lower than ¾“ above the high point of the eyebrows.

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 48. 
    _________ of fire companies are staffed by volunteer firefighters.
    • A. 

      50%

    • B. 

      65%

    • C. 

      70%

    • D. 

      80%

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 49. 
    Paid career firefighters held about ___________ jobs in 2002.
    • A. 

      168,000

    • B. 

      216,000

    • C. 

      249,000

    • D. 

      282,000

    • E. 

      296,000

  • 50. 
    In 2002 First Line supervisors/managers of firefighting and prevention workers held about ______ jobs.
    • A. 

      63,000

    • B. 

      54,000

    • C. 

      68,000

    • D. 

      74,000

    • E. 

      58,000

  • 51. 
    Fire Inspectors held about _______ jobs in 2002.
    • A. 

      16,500

    • B. 

      12,000

    • C. 

      17,000

    • D. 

      14,000

    • E. 

      13,500

  • 52. 
    A number of fire departments have accredited apprenticeship programs lasting up to _____ years.
  • 53. 
    Many fire departments now require a _________ degree; preferably in fire science, public administration, or a related field for positions higher than battalion cheif.
  • 54. 
    The middle 50% of firefighters earned between ____________ per hour.
    • A. 

      $11.66- $21.76

    • B. 

      $12.87- $23.01

    • C. 

      $12.53- $22.96

    • D. 

      $13.06- $22.45

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 55. 
    The lowest 10% of firefighters earned less than _____ an hour.
    • A. 

      $7.92

    • B. 

      $8.51

    • C. 

      $8.76

    • D. 

      $9.01

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 56. 
    Median hourly earnings for firefighters local government _____.
    • A. 

      $18.16

    • B. 

      $16.56

    • C. 

      $17.96

    • D. 

      $17.52

    • E. 

      $15.99

  • 57. 
    Median hourly earnings for firefighters in federal governments was _______.
    • A. 

      $16.14

    • B. 

      $15.46

    • C. 

      $15.96

    • D. 

      $14.87

    • E. 

      $17.04

  • 58. 
    Median earnings for firefighters in state government was ______.
    • A. 

      $14.11

    • B. 

      $13.58

    • C. 

      $14.72

    • D. 

      $15.23

    • E. 

      $13.24

  • 59. 
    Median annual earnings for first-line supervisors/of FF's and prevention workers were ___________ in 2002.
    • A. 

      $55,450

    • B. 

      $57,250

    • C. 

      $52,500

    • D. 

      $58,650

    • E. 

      $50,450

  • 60. 
    The middle 50% of supervisors/managers earened between ___________.
    • A. 

      $43,920-$68,480

    • B. 

      $41,520-$64,980

    • C. 

      $44,240-$64,680

    • D. 

      $47,360-$65,480

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 61. 
    The lowest 10% of supervisors/managers earned less than _______ in 2002.
    • A. 

      $33,697

    • B. 

      $39,045

    • C. 

      $35,202

    • D. 

      $37,126

    • E. 

      $34,190

  • 62. 
    The highest paid supervisors/managers earned more than ______ in 2002.
    • A. 

      $79,282

    • B. 

      $84,730

    • C. 

      $81,950

    • D. 

      $86,202

    • E. 

      $89,260

  • 63. 
    Local government front-line supervisors/managers earned about ______ annually in 2002.
    • A. 

      $136,450

    • B. 

      $142,300

    • C. 

      $156,390

    • D. 

      $152,460

    • E. 

      $148,255

  • 64. 
    In 2002 the median annual earnings of fire inspectors was ___________.
    • A. 

      $47,265

    • B. 

      $46,475

    • C. 

      $44,250

    • D. 

      $45,125

    • E. 

      $43,870

  • 65. 
    The middle 50% of fire inspectors earned __________________.
    • A. 

      $33,880-$56,100

    • B. 

      $31,900-$54,225

    • C. 

      $36,000-$59,100

    • D. 

      $35,670-$58,905

    • E. 

      $40,150-$59,050

  • 66. 
    The lowest 10% of fire inspectors earned less than _____ in 2002.
    • A. 

      $24,620

    • B. 

      $28,340

    • C. 

      $27,470

    • D. 

      $30,000

    • E. 

      $26,350

  • 67. 
    The highest 10% of fire inspectors earned more than ________ annually.
    • A. 

      $57,550

    • B. 

      $65,000

    • C. 

      $62,850

    • D. 

      $68,356

    • E. 

      $61,890

  • 68. 
    Fire inspectors and fire investigators employed in local government earned about ___________ annually.
    • A. 

      $42,365

    • B. 

      $46,820

    • C. 

      $40,980

    • D. 

      $45,235

    • E. 

      $51,005

  • 69. 
    In 2002 Deputy chiefs made between _______________ annually.
    • A. 

      $49,926-$71,085

    • B. 

      $53,226- $70,368

    • C. 

      $54,890- $73,825

    • D. 

      $56,522- $72,152

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 70. 
    Assistant fire chief's made between _______ annually.
    • A. 

      $52,160-$67,245

    • B. 

      $55,645- $69,036

    • C. 

      $58,960- $70,025

    • D. 

      $56,730- $68,756

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 71. 
    Battalion Chief's made between ___________ annually.
    • A. 

      $54,935- $68,673

    • B. 

      $49,679- $64,236

    • C. 

      $53,378- $69,547

    • D. 

      $51,658- $66,450

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 72. 
    Fire Captain's made between ________ annually.
    • A. 

      $43,256- $53,200

    • B. 

      $41,356- $54,960

    • C. 

      $45,383- $54,463

    • D. 

      $42,386- $55,556

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 73. 
    Fire Lieutenant made between ______________ annually.
    • A. 

      $43,468- $49,906

    • B. 

      $41,800- $49,404

    • C. 

      $40,480- $47,890

    • D. 

      $42,748- $50,268

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 74. 
    Fire prevention/ Code Inspectors made between ________ annually.
    • A. 

      $38,976- $50,340

    • B. 

      $41,478- $52,346

    • C. 

      $43,760- $50,900

    • D. 

      $40,387- $51,531

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 75. 
    Enginees made between ____________ annually.
    • A. 

      $36,040- $47,835

    • B. 

      $34,965- $49,890

    • C. 

      $38,656- $48,678

    • D. 

      $38,640- $46,820

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 76. 
    Approximately _____ percent of the adult population smokes.
  • 77. 
    Approximately ____ million people start smoking a year.
  • 78. 
    Cigarette smoking accounts for an estimated ___________ deaths per year.
    • A. 

      430,000

    • B. 

      395,000

    • C. 

      465,000

    • D. 

      510,000

    • E. 

      485,000

  • 79. 
    Individuals with diabetes have a ___ to ____ percent increased risk of cardiac events.
    • A. 

      300; 500

    • B. 

      200; 400

    • C. 

      350; 550

    • D. 

      250; 450

    • E. 

      100; 200

  • 80. 
    Inactivity is responsible for approximately __________ deaths per year in the U.S.
    • A. 

      400,000

    • B. 

      200,000

    • C. 

      300,000

    • D. 

      100,000

    • E. 

      250,000

  • 81. 
    A one-pound increase in muscle mass can increase calorie expenditure by ___ to ___ calories per day.
    • A. 

      20; 40

    • B. 

      15, 30

    • C. 

      30, 50

    • D. 

      40, 60

    • E. 

      75, 85