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Scenes involving hazardous materials require the EMT to:

park at a safe distance and await special HAZMAT team


The EMT should consider the presence of an odorless toxin at scenes where:

more than one person has collapsed or is in respiratory distress.


A general rule for establishing a safe zone to protect team members and the public is:

stay back further than you think is necessary until HAZMAT arrives


At the scene of a truck or train tanker accident, if the EMT can see a placard or other warning sign, he or she should:

note the color, wording, symbols, and numbers to report to the HazMat team.


At the scene of a hazardous materials incident, anyone who enters into the hazard zone must:

pass through a decontamination area


Any call that involves three or more patients, or poses a great demand on the available resources, is considered a(n):

mass casualty incident


he process if sorting patients based on the severity of injury and medical need to establish treatment and transport decisions is known as:



A patient at a large scale incident who has stable vital signs with multiple suspected fractures would be triaged as:



The most important components of the incident command system as it relates to EMS include:

triage, treatment, and transportation sectors


The first arriving EMS unit at a mass-casualty incident should utilize the incident command structure by:

starting the triage of patients and establishing a designated treatment area


Which of the following is the duty of the incident commander (IC)?
- Assess the incident.
- Establish strategic objectives.
- Develop a plan to manage the incident.
- all of the above

- all of the above


Where should you park the ambulance at a scene involving hazardous materials?

uphill and upwind


There are four basic triage categories that can be recalled using the mnemonic IDME:

1. Immediate (red)
2. Delayed (yellow)
3. Minimal (green; hold)
4. Expectant (black; likely to die or dead)


What does NIMS stand for?

National Incident Management System


Who has overall responsibility to manage a mass-casualty incident?

Incident commander


Which is more hazardous, class 0 or class 4 materials?

Class 0