Responding To Emergency Incidents

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Responding to Emergency Incidents


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  • 1. 

    Which Uniform Public Service is the most likely to be first to attend the scene of an Emergency incident  

    • A.

      Fire Service

    • B.

      Police Service

    • C.

      Coastgaurd

    • D.

      Ambulance Service

    Correct Answer
    B. Police Service
    Explanation
    The Police Service is the most likely to be the first to attend the scene of an emergency incident. This is because the police are responsible for maintaining public safety and enforcing the law. They have the authority to respond quickly to emergency calls and are trained to handle a wide range of emergencies, including accidents, crimes, and disturbances. Additionally, police officers are often stationed in various locations within a community, making them readily available to respond to emergencies in a timely manner.

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  • 2. 

    Emergencies are graded by the call handler and not by the way the incident is reported 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Emergencies are graded by the call handler based on the information provided by the caller, rather than the specific way in which the incident is reported. This means that the call handler assesses the severity and urgency of the situation based on the details given by the caller, rather than relying solely on how the incident is described or reported.

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  • 3. 

    The 2004 Act in which the government defines what an emergency is :

    • A.

      The Civil Emergencies Act

    • B.

      The Civil Resilience Act

    • C.

      The Civil Contingencies Act

    Correct Answer
    C. The Civil Contingencies Act
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Civil Contingencies Act. This Act, passed in 2004, is a legislation through which the government defines what constitutes an emergency. It provides a framework for preventing and responding to emergencies, including natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and other major incidents. The Act outlines the roles and responsibilities of various authorities and organizations in preparing for and managing emergencies, as well as the powers and procedures that can be implemented during such situations.

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  • 4. 

    A Category 1 responder is: 

    • A.

      Waterboard

    • B.

      Ambulance Service

    • C.

      Highway Patrol

    • D.

      Both 1 and 3

    Correct Answer
    B. Ambulance Service
    Explanation
    A Category 1 responder refers to an organization or agency that plays a crucial role in responding to emergencies and maintaining public safety. The options provided are Waterboard, Ambulance Service, and Highway Patrol. Out of these options, the correct answer is Ambulance Service. Ambulance services are responsible for providing emergency medical care and transportation to individuals in need. They are an essential component of the emergency response system and play a vital role in saving lives during critical situations.

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  • 5. 

    Common Objectives of the Emergency Services include:

    • A.

      Saving life and alleviating suffering at the scene

    • B.

      Protecting property and safeguarding the environment

    • C.

      Mitigating the incident and preventing its escalation

    • D.

      Maintaining normal services where possible

    • E.

      All the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All the above
    Explanation
    The common objectives of emergency services include saving lives and alleviating suffering at the scene, protecting property and safeguarding the environment, mitigating the incident and preventing its escalation, and maintaining normal services where possible. These objectives are essential in ensuring the safety and well-being of individuals, minimizing damage to property and the environment, and maintaining the functioning of essential services during emergencies.

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  • 6. 

    A man walking a dog late at night notices some youths acting suspicioulsy near a neighbours car. The youths run off as he approaches and he notices that the car window has been broken. This incident is an I (immediate response) India call!!

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This incident is not an immediate response (I) India call because the man walking the dog only noticed the suspicious behavior after the youths had already run off and the car window had been broken. An immediate response (I) India call would involve witnessing the suspicious behavior in real-time and reporting it immediately. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 7. 

    Inter-agencey approaches and agreements as to how to tackle major incidents are held at Local _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Forums. Emergency Service Personnel must attend a Forum at least every six months where they cooperate with other personnel in both preparing for and responding to emergencies 

    Correct Answer
    Resilience
    Explanation
    Inter-agency approaches and agreements as to how to tackle major incidents are held at Local Resilience Forums. Emergency Service Personnel must attend a Forum at least every six months where they cooperate with other personnel in both preparing for and responding to emergencies.

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  • 8. 

    Water and Gas suppliers are categorised as category 2 responders 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Water and gas suppliers are categorized as category 2 responders because they play a critical role in emergency response and recovery efforts. During emergencies such as natural disasters or accidents, water and gas supplies can be disrupted, leading to potential risks and hazards for the affected population. Category 2 responders are responsible for maintaining and restoring essential services, including water and gas supply, to ensure the safety and well-being of the community. Therefore, it is true that water and gas suppliers are categorized as category 2 responders.

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  • 9. 

    In 2007 it was estimated that the number of 999 calls answered by the operating service was over: 

    • A.

      13 million

    • B.

      30 million

    • C.

      300 million

    Correct Answer
    B. 30 million
    Explanation
    In 2007, it was estimated that the number of 999 calls answered by the operating service was 30 million. This suggests that there was a significant demand for emergency assistance during that year. The high number of calls indicates the importance of the emergency services in providing help and support to individuals in need.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the below phrases is correct with respect to the definition of a an Emergency Incident as per the Civil Contingencies Act 2004

    • A.

      An event or situation which threatens serious damage to human welfare

    • B.

      An event or situation which threatens serious damage to the environment

    • C.

      War on terrorism, which threatens serious damage to security

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "all of the above." According to the definition of an Emergency Incident as per the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, any event or situation that threatens serious damage to human welfare, the environment, or security can be considered an emergency incident. Therefore, all the given phrases are correct in relation to the definition.

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  • 11. 

    The emergency response time for police attending an emergency in an urban area is arrive within:

    • A.

      6 minutes

    • B.

      14 minutes

    • C.

      8 minutes

    • D.

      10 minutes

    Correct Answer
    D. 10 minutes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 10 minutes. This is because emergency response time for police attending an emergency in an urban area should be as quick as possible to ensure the safety and security of the affected individuals. A response time of 10 minutes allows for a swift arrival of the police to the scene, enabling them to take immediate action and provide assistance in a timely manner.

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  • 12. 

    In 2000, the DSA became responsible for assessing the standards and training needs of all drivers who are entitled to drive emergencey response vehicles that are fitted with blue lights and sirens. DSA actually stands for Driving Safety Agency 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Driver Standards Agency

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  • 13. 

    The type of driver training given depends on the role of the police offcier. For example, police drivers can be graded as: standard response drivers, __________ drivers and pursuit drivers 

    Correct Answer
    advanced
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "advanced" because the type of driver training given to police officers depends on their role. In addition to standard response drivers, there are also advanced drivers and pursuit drivers. This suggests that advanced training is provided to police officers who require additional skills and knowledge beyond the standard level of training.

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  • 14. 

    There are four different grades availabel to the ambulance control handler when grading an incident 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Three

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  • 15. 

    The call handler acknowledges that the incident requires a degree of importnace or urgency, but an emergency response is not required.  The above explanation of a grade would be appropriate to which police grading:

    • A.

      Grade 3 Scheduled response

    • B.

      Grade 1 Emergency response

    • C.

      Grade 2 Priority

    • D.

      Grade 4 Referral

    Correct Answer
    C. Grade 2 Priority
    Explanation
    The given explanation suggests that the incident requires some level of importance or urgency, but it does not require an emergency response. This aligns with the definition of Grade 2 Priority, which indicates that the incident is important and should be responded to promptly, but it is not an emergency situation.

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  • 16. 

    Drivers of emergency service vehicles are not above the law even when attending an emergency incident. The above statement is true or false.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because even though drivers of emergency service vehicles may need to exceed speed limits or break certain traffic laws in order to respond to emergencies quickly, they are still required to follow the law to the extent possible and ensure the safety of themselves and others on the road. They are trained to balance the urgency of the situation with the need to drive responsibly and minimize risks.

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  • 17. 

    The fact that emergency personnel have to respond quickly to emergencies does not give them any special d__________ while driving at high speeds, even when using flashing lights and sirens 

    Correct Answer
    dispensation
    Explanation
    Emergency personnel are not exempted from following traffic rules and regulations, even when they are responding to emergencies. Their need to reach the scene quickly does not give them permission or special treatment to disregard traffic laws. They must still drive responsibly and safely, even when using flashing lights and sirens.

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  • 18. 

    There are four specified exemptions from motoring regulations when responding to an emergency incident. Which of the four is not one of them: 

    • A.

      Treat a red light as a give way sign

    • B.

      Disobey the speed limit

    • C.

      Drive the wrong way down a one way street

    • D.

      Pass to the right of a keep left bollard

    Correct Answer
    C. Drive the wrong way down a one way street
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "drive the wrong way down a one way street." This means that when responding to an emergency incident, it is not permissible to drive in the opposite direction on a street that is designated as one way. The other three options, treating a red light as a give way sign, disobeying the speed limit, and passing to the right of a keep left bollard, are all exemptions that allow emergency vehicles to deviate from regular motoring regulations in order to respond to emergencies safely and efficiently.

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  • 19. 

    In relation to Fire Service Risk category A - Two applainces should arrive within 5 minutes and a further appliance should arrive within 8. Is the above statement true or false 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In relation to Fire Service Risk category A, it is true that two appliances should arrive within 5 minutes and a further appliance should arrive within 8 minutes. This means that in high-risk situations, such as fires, it is necessary for the fire service to respond quickly and efficiently by sending multiple appliances within a specific time frame to effectively handle the situation and minimize potential damage or harm.

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  • 20. 

    An ambulance category A grade is when an incident is considered to be immediately life threatening. This grade requires an ambulance to arrive at the scene within 

    • A.

      5 minutes or less

    • B.

      10 minutes or less

    • C.

      8 minutes or less

    • D.

      12 minutes or less

    Correct Answer
    C. 8 minutes or less
    Explanation
    An ambulance category A grade is assigned to incidents that are deemed immediately life-threatening. In such cases, it is crucial for an ambulance to reach the scene as quickly as possible to provide urgent medical assistance. The correct answer of 8 minutes or less indicates that the ambulance should arrive within this time frame to ensure timely intervention and increase the chances of saving lives.

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