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1

Who is responsible for managing the activities of several fire companies within a defined geographic area

Battalion chief

2

What are developed to provide definite guidelines for
present and future actions?

policies

3

What were the first building codes in ancient Egypt
focused on?

Preventing collapse

4

Which function of management is being used when performing
employee performance appraisals?

controlling

5

What is the maximum span of control recommended by most
experts?

five

6

What was fire fighting considered to be in early America?

civic duty

7

When did the composition of the fire department begin to
change?

1960s

8

How many fire suppression units does the Fire Officer I
supervise?

one

9

At what point in the day is it especially important that
staff is available to respond in a volunteer department

day

10

When was what could be considered the first fire department created which used slaves to watch for and fight fires

24 BC

11

What pays for most career fire departments and supports many volunteer organizations today

Local tax revenues

12

Which of the following positions does the Fire officer IV ten to hold

Fire chief

13

Over what amount of time does a long range plan cover

3 years

14

Which is putting resources together into an orderly and structured whole

Organizing

15

Who is usually accountable to the leader of the governing body

Fire chief

16

Which is the deadliest fire in Unite states history

Peshtigo, Wisconsin

17

Which of the following operates much like a school district

fire district

18

What is the staffing challenge in the career department

Ensure qualified personnel are covering assigned positions

19

In 2011 was percent of responses involved actual fires

5 percent

20

Which type of duty is conducting inspections to identify hazards and address fire code violations

Nonemergency

21

Which of the following are developed within the fire department

SOPs

22

What constitutes the greases amount of responses that the fire department is engaged in

EMS calls

23

When idid hand powered pumpers begin to be used in the fire service

1720

24

What level tasks at the incident scene is the fire officer 1 capable of supervising

company

25

To what level are many police departments training personnel for hazardous materials responses

Technician

26

What is the last level of fire officer that is non chief officer

Fire Officer 2

27

When did George Smith a fire fighter in New York City develop the first fire hydrants

1817

28

Who serves as the staffing coordinator in all types of fire departments

Company officer

29

What is used to prevent duplication of efforts

Division of labor

30

Where was the first organized volunteer fire company established

Philadelphia

31

What was done by colonial fire fathers if the fire was winning

Pull down the building

32

When were the first fire regulations established in the United states

1630

33

What would the fire chief use to communicate commands which later become a symbol of authority

Trumpet

34

What led to the need for more formalized training

Equipment advancement

35

What must be in place to improve ethical choices in the fire services

Organizational valies

36

When were more powerful, steam powered pumpers developed that began to replace the hand powered pumpers

1829

37

How many supervisors will each fire fighter answer to under the paramilitary style of leadership used in the fire department

One

38

Who is often at the front line of ensuring that the fire code are obeyed

Fireofficers

39

When were public call boxes introduced in Washington DC

1850s

40

According to the 2012 snapshot from NFPA approximately what percent of the total number of fire fighters in the United states are full time , career fire fighters?

31 percent

41

In which type of department is a skeleton crew at the ready at all times

Combination

42

What is developed by various government or government authorized organizations to implement a law

Rules

43

Which NFPA standard contains the professional qualifications for fire officers

NFPA 1021

44

Unity of command

is the management concept that each fire fighter answers to only one supervisor and each supervisor answer to one boss

45

Span of control

refers to the maximum number of personnel or activities that can be effectively controlled by one individual (usually three to seven

46

Division of labor

Is a way of organizing an incident by breaking down the overall strategy into smaller task

47

Functions of management

Planning
Organizing
Leading
Controlling