Ch. 2 – Firefighter Safety and Health

In 2010, the leading causes of fire fatalities were:
stress and overexertion.
Which of the following is an injury cost carried by an individual?
Physical pain
Which of the following statements BEST describes the difference between acute and chronic illness?
Acute is short term, chronic is long lasting.
Which of the following contributes to the common types of respiratory for which firefighters are at risk?
Exposure to smoke and chemicals
Which of the following is one way firefighters can reduce exposure to carcinogens present in fires?
Clean helmet liners
Which of the following illnesses can result in headaches, nausea, and weakness in legs?
Stress-induced hypertension
Which of the following NFPA standards establishes the design criteria for protective clothing and equipment?
Which NFPA standard defines safe training practices and programs?
Which NFPA standard sets requirements for care and maintenance of personal respiratory protection equipment?
Which NFPA standard specifies the minimum requirements for department safety and health programs?
Which of the following must a fire department’s safety and health program address?
All anticipated hazards to which members may be exposed
Which of the following is a minimum requirement for protective clothing and equipment as established by NFPA 1500?
Protective equipment must meet current NFPA design standard.
According to NFPA 1500 emergency operations are limited to:
those that can be safely conducted by personnel on scene.
NFPA 1500 requires that department develop ____, including an annual medical verification of duty fitness.
physical performance standards for personnel participating in emergency operations
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations only apply to federal employees unless:
a state jurisdiction decides to adopt them as part of local regulations.
The goal of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is to reduce fatalities by twenty-five percent within five years and by ____ in then years.
What is the goal of the International Association of Fire Chiefs annual safety stand-down?
To focus on firefighter safety
The risk management model assumes that responders will risk their lives ____ to save savable lives.
a lot
The concept of risk management is based on an assessment of benefits gained compared to the _____:
risks involved.
Which of the following is the goal of fire department safety and health programs?
Prevent damage to emergency response equipment
Which of the following groups does an Employee Assistance Program offer assistance to?
Firefighters and their families
Which of the following BEST describes the causes of apparatus collisions a driver/operator is not responsible for?
Reckless driving by public
The unique characteristics of a fire apparatus can:
make it more difficult to handle.
When driving a fire apparatus, driver/operators should remember safe driving begins:
before leaving the station.
The distance the apparatus travels from when the driver/operator realizes the need to stop, until the driver/operator’s foot touches the brake pedal is:
called driver-reaction distance.
Which of the following is the only exception to the rule: never stand on or in moving apparatus?
When loading hose and apparatus is moving forward at 5 mph or less
Which of the following is a common safety measure taken when riding on a fire apparatus?
Secure all loose tools and equipment
Which of the following is the BEST description of the main cause of injuries suffered in fire stations and facilities?
Unsafe behavior
Which of the following commonly causes slips, trips, and falls in the fire station?
Cluttered surfaces
Which of the following BEST describes ways to prevent back and leg strains?
Lift with straight back and use legs
Firefighters should ____ and put all tools in a ready state before storing.
inspect, clean,
Any power tool not marked double insulated should:
have a three-prong plug.
Which of the following is a way to prevent accidents with power saws?
Keep blades and cutting chains well sharpened
Which of the following is the BEST way to exhibit safe behavior during training?
Remain focused on raining exercise at all times.
Live fire training must be conducted according to the requirements of which NFPA standard?
Which of the following types of equipment may wear out more quickly?
Equipment used for training
Which of the following BEST summarizes a benefit of the National Incident Management System (NIMS)?
Provides consistent framework for agencies from multiple jurisdictions to operate together
When operating at an emergency scene, why should a firefighter scan the outside of a building before entry?
To locate possible escape routes
When operating at a roadside incident, ensure that floodlights are deployed to direct light down on the scene without:
blinding passing motorists.
Which of the following BEST describes all the factors taken into account establishing on-scene control zones?
Work area needed, hazard present, weather conditions
The area that must be kept clear in case a piece of a structure collapses during an incident is called the:
collapse zone.
Which of the following is the BEST description of personnel accountability systems?
Systems that assist in keeping track of firefighters at an emergency scene
Which personnel accountability system uses an Accountability Officer to track expected exit times based on the pressure of the team’s lowest SCBA reading?
SCBA tag system

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