Technical Rescue Awareness I

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Technical Rescue Awareness I - Quiz

This is the first practices quiz for the IFSI State Exam for technical Rescue Awareness


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which NFPA standard states that at a minimum, all technical search and rescue organizations shall meet the awareness level for each type of search and rescue incident for which the AHJ has identified a potential hazard?

    • A.

      NFPA 1670

    • B.

      NFPA 1500

    • C.

      NFPA 1521

    • D.

      NFPA 1675

    Correct Answer
    A. NFPA 1670
    Explanation
    NFPA 1670 is the correct answer because it is the standard that states that all technical search and rescue organizations must meet the awareness level for each type of search and rescue incident identified by the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) as having a potential hazard. This standard ensures that organizations are adequately prepared and trained to respond to various search and rescue incidents.

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  • 2. 

    Which Act established our national USAR system?

    • A.

      Emergency Management Assistance Compact

    • B.

      Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act

    • C.

      Federal Civil Defense Act

    • D.

      OSHA 29 CFR 1910.133

    Correct Answer
    B. Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act
    Explanation
    The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act is the correct answer because it is the legislation that established the national USAR (Urban Search and Rescue) system in the United States. This act provides the legal framework for the federal government to coordinate and provide assistance in response to disasters and emergencies, including search and rescue operations. It authorizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support state and local governments in their disaster response efforts.

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  • 3. 

    When applied to emergency services, these serve to ensure that you and your organization are properly equipped, trained, and organized to perform the services rendered in a safe and expeditious manner.

    • A.

      Standards

    • B.

      Ordinances

    • C.

      Regulations

    • D.

      Both regulations and standards

    Correct Answer
    D. Both regulations and standards
    Explanation
    Both regulations and standards are necessary when it comes to emergency services. Regulations provide legal requirements that must be followed to ensure the safety and well-being of individuals and organizations involved in emergency situations. Standards, on the other hand, establish best practices and guidelines that help ensure that emergency services are performed effectively and efficiently. By adhering to both regulations and standards, emergency services can be carried out in a safe and expedient manner, ensuring that individuals and organizations are properly equipped, trained, and organized.

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  • 4. 

    These are typically considered administrative in nature and may or may not have emergency incident application.

    • A.

      Procedures

    • B.

      Best practices

    • C.

      Policies

    • D.

      Guidelines

    Correct Answer
    C. Policies
    Explanation
    Policies are typically considered administrative in nature and may or may not have emergency incident application. They are a set of guidelines or rules that govern the actions and behavior of individuals within an organization. Policies are usually established to ensure consistency, compliance with laws and regulations, and to provide guidance on specific issues or situations. While they may not always directly address emergency incidents, they can still play a role in managing and responding to such situations by providing a framework for decision-making and actions.

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  • 5. 

    These are adopted to provide a specific set of rules with which and organization must comply.

    • A.

      Regulations

    • B.

      Best practices

    • C.

      Policies

    • D.

      Guidelines

    Correct Answer
    A. Regulations
    Explanation
    Regulations are adopted to provide a specific set of rules with which an organization must comply. These rules are typically established by a governing body or authority and are legally binding. They are put in place to ensure that organizations operate in a manner that is safe, fair, and compliant with applicable laws and standards. Regulations often cover a wide range of areas, such as financial practices, environmental protection, labor rights, and consumer protection. By following regulations, organizations can avoid legal consequences and maintain ethical and responsible operations.

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  • 6. 

    All jurisdictions were required to adopt and meet the NIMS implementation requirements by what date, as a condition of receiving federal preparedness  funding assistance in fiscal year 2007. This directive, in effect, has the force of regulation unless the states and local jurisdictions do not want federal preparedness funds.

    • A.

      September 30, 2006

    • B.

      January 1, 2006

    • C.

      July 1, 2006

    • D.

      September 30, 2005

    Correct Answer
    A. September 30, 2006
    Explanation
    All jurisdictions were required to adopt and meet the NIMS implementation requirements by September 30, 2006, as a condition of receiving federal preparedness funding assistance in fiscal year 2007. This means that in order to receive federal funding, states and local jurisdictions had to comply with the NIMS implementation requirements by this date. The NIMS implementation requirements have the force of regulation, unless the states and local jurisdictions choose not to receive federal preparedness funds.

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  • 7. 

    Regulations affecting emergency services are generally contained in:

    • A.

      29 CFR Part 1920

    • B.

      29 CFR Part 1910

    • C.

      49 CFR part 1910

    • D.

      49 CFR Part 1920

    Correct Answer
    B. 29 CFR Part 1910
    Explanation
    Regulations affecting emergency services are generally contained in 29 CFR Part 1910. This regulation is issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and covers general industry safety and health standards. It provides guidelines and requirements for emergency action plans, fire prevention plans, and other safety measures that organizations need to have in place to protect their employees during emergency situations.

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  • 8. 

    Which regulation addresses the specifics of Respiratory Protection?

    • A.

      OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120

    • B.

      OSHA 29 CFR 1910.133

    • C.

      OSHA 29 CFR 1910.134

    • D.

      OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1030

    Correct Answer
    C. OSHA 29 CFR 1910.134
    Explanation
    OSHA 29 CFR 1910.134 is the correct answer because this regulation specifically addresses the specifics of Respiratory Protection. It outlines the requirements for employers to establish and implement a respiratory protection program to protect employees from respiratory hazards in the workplace. This includes the selection and use of appropriate respirators, training and fit testing of employees, and maintenance and inspection of respiratory equipment.

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  • 9. 

    Which Regulation addresses the specifics of Permit-Required Confined Spaces?

    • A.

      OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120

    • B.

      OSHA 29 CFR 1910.133

    • C.

      OSHA 29 CFR 1910.134

    • D.

      OSHA 29 CFR 1910.146

    Correct Answer
    D. OSHA 29 CFR 1910.146
    Explanation
    OSHA 29 CFR 1910.146 is the correct answer because it specifically addresses the requirements for permit-required confined spaces. This regulation outlines the procedures and precautions that employers must take to protect workers who enter and work in confined spaces that have the potential to be hazardous. It includes requirements for identifying and evaluating confined spaces, as well as procedures for entry, permits, training, and rescue operations.

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  • 10. 

    Which regulation addresses the specifics of the Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)?

    • A.

      OSHA 29 CFR 1910.147

    • B.

      OSHA CFR 1910.047

    • C.

      OSHA CFR 1910.134

    • D.

      OSHA CFR 1910.146

    Correct Answer
    A. OSHA 29 CFR 1910.147
    Explanation
    OSHA 29 CFR 1910.147 is the correct answer because it specifically addresses the Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout). This regulation establishes minimum requirements for the control of energy sources during servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment to prevent unexpected startup or release of stored energy, which could cause injury to workers. It outlines procedures for locking and tagging out equipment, training requirements for employees, and the responsibilities of employers to implement and enforce effective lockout/tagout programs.

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  • 11. 

    Which NFPA standard outlines the minimum job performance requirements for personnel who perform the following technical rescue operations/duties: rope rescue, confined space rescue, vehicle and machinery rescue, surface water rescue, wilderness rescue, mine and tunnel rescue, and cave rescue?

    • A.

      NFPA 1671

    • B.

      NFPA 1006

    • C.

      NFPA 1500

    • D.

      NFPA 1983

    Correct Answer
    B. NFPA 1006
    Explanation
    NFPA 1006 is the correct answer because this standard specifically outlines the minimum job performance requirements for personnel who perform various technical rescue operations, including rope rescue, confined space rescue, vehicle and machinery rescue, surface water rescue, wilderness rescue, mine and tunnel rescue, and cave rescue. It provides guidelines and criteria for training, knowledge, skills, and abilities required for personnel involved in these types of rescue operations.

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  • 12. 

    A space large enough and so configured that a person can enter and perform assigned work, that has limited or restricted means for entry or exit (e.g., tanks, vessels, silos, storage bins, hoppers, vaults, and pits), and that is not designated for continuous human occupancy, is the definition of a:

    • A.

      Technical rescue

    • B.

      Trench

    • C.

      Confined space

    • D.

      An excavation

    Correct Answer
    C. Confined space
    Explanation
    A confined space is a space that is large enough for a person to enter and perform work, but it has limited means for entry or exit. These spaces can include tanks, vessels, silos, storage bins, hoppers, vaults, and pits. They are not designated for continuous human occupancy, meaning that people should not be inside them for extended periods of time. Confined spaces often pose hazards such as poor ventilation, limited visibility, and the potential for toxic gases or substances. Therefore, special precautions and safety measures need to be taken when entering and working in confined spaces.

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  • 13. 

    An organization established by the U.S. Congress that provides forms and structure to interstate mutual aid is:

    • A.

      OSHA 29 CFR 1910.047

    • B.

      Emergency Management Institute

    • C.

      Emergency Management Assistance Act

    • D.

      Department of Homeland Security

    Correct Answer
    C. Emergency Management Assistance Act
    Explanation
    The Emergency Management Assistance Act is the correct answer because it is a U.S. Congressional legislation that establishes an organization to provide forms and structure to interstate mutual aid. This act allows for the coordination and assistance between states during emergencies or disasters, ensuring a unified response and effective resource allocation. The other options, such as OSHA 29 CFR 1910.047, Emergency Management Institute, and Department of Homeland Security, are not specifically focused on providing forms and structure to interstate mutual aid.

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