Fire Emergency Procedures Trivia Quiz!

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  • 1. 

    Which of the following is among the suggested guidelines for ignition control in a jail?

    • A.

      Do not allow inmates to have cigarette lighters in their possession.

    • B.

      If possible, do not allow inmates to have matches in their possession.

    • C.

      Limit the use of electrical extension cords, and routinely check such cords for possible damages.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    • E.

      A and C only.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above." This means that all three options mentioned in the question are suggested guidelines for ignition control in a jail. These guidelines include not allowing inmates to have cigarette lighters or matches in their possession, as well as limiting the use of electrical extension cords and regularly checking them for possible damages. By implementing all of these guidelines, the risk of ignition and potential fires can be minimized within the jail facility.

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  • 2. 

    As an element of fuel control, it is recommended that officers do not allow inmates to have ____________ in their possession.

    • A.

      Spray cans of any type.

    • B.

      Excessive amounts of books or magazines.

    • C.

      Games or Puzzles.

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above". This means that officers should not allow inmates to have spray cans of any type, excessive amounts of books or magazines, or games or puzzles in their possession as part of fuel control. These items could potentially be used as fuel sources or pose a safety risk within the facility.

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  • 3. 

    A possible problem in regard to fire detection equipment, such as smoke detectors and sprinklers, is that:

    • A.

      Inmates may tamper with or vandalize the equipment.

    • B.

      They are usually unreliable.

    • C.

      They cost a lot of money.

    • D.

      They require a lot of maintenance.

    Correct Answer
    A. Inmates may tamper with or vandalize the equipment.
    Explanation
    Inmates may tamper with or vandalize the equipment. This is a possible problem because inmates may have access to the fire detection equipment and may intentionally damage or disable it. This can pose a serious risk as it can prevent the equipment from functioning properly in the event of a fire, potentially endangering the lives of the inmates and staff. It is important to ensure proper security measures are in place to prevent tampering or vandalism of the fire detection equipment.

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  • 4. 

    The steps for activating a portable fire extinguisher are represented by the acronym P-A-S-S, which of the following represents what P-A-S-S stands for?

    • A.

      Protect/Analyze/Spray/Subject

    • B.

      Pull/Aim/Squeeze/Sweep

    • C.

      Pressure/Activate/Sort out/Saturate

    • D.

      Push/Air/Significant/Sweep

    Correct Answer
    B. Pull/Aim/Squeeze/Sweep
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Pull/Aim/Squeeze/Sweep". This acronym represents the steps for activating a portable fire extinguisher. First, you need to pull the pin or safety clip to unlock the extinguisher. Then, aim the nozzle or hose at the base of the fire. Next, squeeze the handle or lever to release the extinguishing agent. Finally, sweep the nozzle or hose from side to side to cover the entire area of the fire.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following is the main danger in any jail fire?

    • A.

      Heat

    • B.

      Flames

    • C.

      Smoke

    • D.

      Visibility

    Correct Answer
    C. Smoke
    Explanation
    In any jail fire, smoke is the main danger. Smoke inhalation can cause serious respiratory problems, leading to suffocation and even death. Smoke can also impair visibility, making it difficult for inmates and staff to navigate and evacuate the building. Additionally, smoke can contain toxic gases and chemicals, further increasing the risk to individuals trapped in a jail fire. Therefore, smoke is the main danger in any jail fire.

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  • 6. 

    An important general guideline, about the use of self-contained breathing apparatus is:

    • A.

      If at all possible, don't use SCBA when you are over-exerted or after-exposure to gases.

    • B.

      When using SCBA, work at a rate that will prevent over-exertion and unnecessary air use while in Contaminated areas. Do not run.

    • C.

      Work in pairs with another officer ("Buddy" system.)

    • D.

      All of the above.

    • E.

      B and C only.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above" because all three statements are important guidelines for the use of self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). The first statement advises against using SCBA when over-exerted or after exposure to gases, which is important to prevent further harm to the individual. The second statement emphasizes working at a pace that avoids over-exertion and conserves air while in contaminated areas, ensuring the SCBA lasts for the necessary duration. The third statement promotes the buddy system, which is crucial for safety and support during hazardous situations. Therefore, all three guidelines are important and should be followed when using SCBA.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following are key guidelines about unlocking doors during a search and rescue operation?

    • A.

      Be familiar with the manual override unlocking system.

    • B.

      Do not carry keys to doors and gates during search and rescue operations.

    • C.

      Carry your keys attached to you somehow.

    • D.

      All of the above

    • E.

      A and C only

    Correct Answer
    E. A and C only
    Explanation
    The correct answer is A and C only. This means that the key guidelines about unlocking doors during a search and rescue operation are to be familiar with the manual override unlocking system and to carry your keys attached to you somehow. The guideline of not carrying keys to doors and gates during search and rescue operations is not included in the key guidelines.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following are issues that jail staff need to know about the jail's plan for evacuation of inmates in a fire situation?

    • A.

      Evacuation routes

    • B.

      Security procedures to be followed during an evacuation.

    • C.

      Authority for ordering an evacuation.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above.
    Explanation
    Jail staff need to know about the jail's plan for evacuation of inmates in a fire situation because they need to be aware of the evacuation routes to ensure a safe and efficient evacuation process. They also need to know the security procedures to be followed during an evacuation to maintain order and ensure the safety of both staff and inmates. Additionally, knowing the authority for ordering an evacuation is crucial for jail staff to understand the chain of command and who has the power to initiate the evacuation process.

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  • 9. 

    In the event of a riot or other major disturbance emergency, the emergency response plan must contain information on:  

    • A.

      Use of force options that are authorized.

    • B.

      How inmates will be punished

    • C.

      The etiology of all such incidents.

    • D.

      All of the above

    • E.

      A and C only

    Correct Answer
    A. Use of force options that are authorized.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Use of force options that are authorized." In the event of a riot or major disturbance, it is important for the emergency response plan to outline the authorized use of force options. This ensures that the response to the situation is carried out in a controlled and appropriate manner, with the safety of both inmates and staff in mind. The plan should provide guidelines on when and how force can be used, as well as any limitations or restrictions that apply.

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  • 10. 

    A critical issue to be addressed in any jail's plan on the way to handle disturbance emergencies is:

    • A.

      What follow-through measures will be taken after the incident is over

    • B.

      How will it be determined who is to blame for the disturbance situation.

    • C.

      Whose responsibility is it to initiate critical incident stress debriefing

    • D.

      D. What types of natural disasters are most common and need to be planned for.

    Correct Answer
    A. What follow-through measures will be taken after the incident is over
    Explanation
    After a disturbance emergency in a jail, it is important to address the follow-through measures that will be taken. This includes determining how to restore order, ensuring the safety of the inmates and staff, conducting investigations to identify the causes and individuals responsible for the disturbance, and implementing corrective actions to prevent future incidents. It also involves providing support and counseling to those affected by the incident, such as inmates and staff members, to help them cope with the aftermath and prevent any long-term psychological effects.

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  • 11. 

    Inmates may tamper with electrical outlets as a form of ignition.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Inmates may tamper with electrical outlets as a form of ignition because they can use the electrical current to start a fire or cause a short circuit. This behavior is considered dangerous and can lead to serious consequences, such as property damage or injury. Therefore, it is important to closely monitor and secure electrical outlets in correctional facilities to prevent any potential misuse.

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  • 12. 

    Officers should know where shut off valves are located and who is authorized to shut off the sprinkler system.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Officers should know where shut off valves are located and who is authorized to shut off the sprinkler system because in case of emergencies or malfunctions, they need to be able to quickly locate and shut off the sprinkler system to prevent further damage or hazards. This knowledge is crucial for effective response and mitigation of potential risks.

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  • 13. 

    The three key methods of suppression are sprinkler systems, fire hoses, and portable extinguishers.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because sprinkler systems, fire hoses, and portable extinguishers are indeed three key methods of suppression. Sprinkler systems are designed to automatically release water when a fire is detected, effectively suppressing the flames. Fire hoses provide a powerful stream of water that can be directed towards the fire to extinguish it. Portable extinguishers are handheld devices filled with fire-suppressing agents, such as foam or dry chemicals, which can be used to put out small fires. These three methods are commonly used in fire suppression systems and procedures.

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  • 14. 

    Most portable fire extinguisher in jails, are likely to be ABC extinguishers.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Portable fire extinguishers in jails are likely to be ABC extinguishers because ABC extinguishers are versatile and can be used to extinguish different types of fires, including fires involving ordinary combustible materials (Class A), flammable liquids and gases (Class B), and electrical fires (Class C). Jails typically have a variety of fire hazards, including combustible materials, flammable liquids, and electrical equipment, making ABC extinguishers the most suitable choice for fire safety in such environments.

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  • 15. 

    Some key guidelines for use of portable fire extinguishers include:

    • A.

      Know the location of all fire extinguishers in your jail.

    • B.

      Carry the extinguisher to the fire in an upright position.

    • C.

      Do not activate the extinguisher until you are close enough to the fire to be within the reach of the stream of the extinguishing agent.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    • E.

      A and C only.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above" because the given guidelines state that one should know the location of all fire extinguishers in the jail, carry the extinguisher in an upright position, and activate it only when close enough to the fire. Therefore, both options A and C are correct.

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  • 16. 

    Some guidelines for inspections of portable fire extinguishers are:

    • A.

      Lock-pin and seal are in place.

    • B.

      Extinguisher is full, according to the gauge.

    • C.

      Hose is free of cracks.

    • D.

      All of the above

    • E.

      Option 5

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above." This means that all of the guidelines mentioned in the question are correct for inspections of portable fire extinguishers. These guidelines include ensuring that the lock-pin and seal are in place, checking that the extinguisher is full according to the gauge, and making sure that the hose is free of cracks.

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  • 17. 

    The main reason that smoke is such a major potential danger in jail fires is because it reduces visibility and the exposure to smoke through inhalation can result in death or short-term and long-term health problems.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Smoke is a major potential danger in jail fires because it reduces visibility, making it difficult for people to escape or for rescue teams to locate and assist individuals. Additionally, inhaling smoke can be extremely harmful, leading to death or various health problems both immediately and in the long term. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 18. 

    Some basic guidelines for searching for inmates in a smoke-filled area during a serious fire emergency are?

    • A.

      Be systematic.

    • B.

      If an inmate is unconscious, he will usually be on the floor or on a bunk.

    • C.

      Start in one corner and proceed systematically around the area.

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The given answer "All of the above" is correct because the guidelines mentioned in the question are to be systematic, check the floor or bunk for unconscious inmates, and start in one corner and proceed systematically around the area. Following these guidelines would help in efficiently searching for inmates in a smoke-filled area during a serious fire emergency.

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  • 19. 

    List one of the 3 types of emergencies that may occur.

    Correct Answer
    Fire, Medical, Disturbance
    Explanation
    The answer provided lists three types of emergencies that may occur: fire, medical, and disturbance. These emergencies are common occurrences that require immediate attention and intervention. Fires can pose a threat to life and property, requiring prompt evacuation and firefighting measures. Medical emergencies may include situations such as cardiac arrest, severe injuries, or sudden illness, necessitating urgent medical assistance. Disturbances can refer to various situations, such as riots, protests, or acts of violence, which may require law enforcement intervention to maintain public safety. These three types of emergencies cover a broad range of potential crises that individuals and communities should be prepared to handle.

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  • 20. 

    The issues that should be address in a jail's emergency response plan in regard to natural disasters include:

    • A.

      Evacuation of inmates.

    • B.

      Power

    • C.

      Food.

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above" because in a jail's emergency response plan for natural disasters, all of these issues should be addressed. Evacuation of inmates is crucial to ensure their safety during a natural disaster. Power supply needs to be considered to ensure that essential facilities such as lighting, communication systems, and medical equipment are functional. Food supply is also important to sustain the inmates during the emergency. Therefore, all these issues should be included in the jail's emergency response plan for natural disasters.

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