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Phase 2 of the NFA scene size up process must answer what 3 questions

1. What do i have
2. Where is it going
3. How do i control it


A comprehensive program directed at injury prevention which was developed by the NFPA, along with the Lowes Home Safety Council

Risk Watch


NFPA 1561 was issued in what year



This principle was affirmed by the US Supreme Court:: No search warrant is needed to enter a fire scene and collect evidence when the fire dept is still on scene for a reasonable length of time as long as evidence is n plain view of the investigator.

Michigan vs Clifford 1984


When did the federal government establish the National Response Framework

March 2008


The second self evaluation by the firefighter should come about how long before the annual review is due?

at about 6 weeks before


What type of search warrant is needed when reentry is to gain evidence for prosecution?

Criminal search warrant


The 4 main types of problems that the fire officer will be expected to encounter are...

1. In station "house" issues
2. Internal issues- dept issues such SOP,SOG, operational
3. External issues- situations with the public
4. High Profile events


The 5 step planning process to help local fire departments create and develop training programs was developed by...

USFA in the 1970's and updated in 2003 by FEMA


2 forms of displine

Positive and negaive


One method of having the information readily available is to

Have brochures on hand about the topic


The Stafford Act of 1974 was amended when?

In 2007- it provides federal assistance to state and local governments, tribal nations, private non-profit organizations and individuals affected by a declared major disaster.


In 1940 Fire Chief Lloyd Layman authored what 5 step process for analyzing fire emergencies?

Fundamentals of Fire Tactics in 1940


Who developed the 3 Phase size up system?

The National Fire Academy (NFA)


The key to positive discipline is to ...

to convince the parties that they want to do better and are capable and willing to make the effort.


In Layman's 5 step size up process the 4th step of fire attack decision; the officer needs to answer what 4 questions?

1. Are there enough units responding to handle the situation
2. Are enough resources available and do conditions allow for an interior attack
3. What is the most effective assignments of "on scene resources"
4. What is the most effective assignments of "responding resources"


What is the NFPA 1033 Fire Investigators ultimate goal at a fire scene?

To determine the fire cause and origin


What are the 4 different types of internal conflicts

1. A compliant about another co-worker
2. Complaint on the work environment, including the station, units, or equipment
3. A fire dept. policy
4. The fire officer's own behavior, decisions, actions.


5 typical steps in progressive negative discipline are

1. Counsel the firefighter on the poor performance.
2. Verbal Reprimand for poor performance
3. Issue a written reprimand and place a copy in the subordinates file.
4. Suspend from work
5. Terminate


This was a program to meet the needs of an ALL -HAZARDs metropolitan fire dept.

(FGC) Fire Ground Command
The notes and handouts eventually evolved into the NFPA fire command textbooks.


What does a task force include

2 - 5 single resources that are assembled to accomplish a specific task


Paraphrasing the complaint back to the individual complaining accomplishes what 2 goals?

1. The fire officer finishes with a good understanding of the issue from the complainants
2. The complainant feels that the fire officer really listened


Do ALL disciplinary actions require Lourdermill Hearing?

NO- it varies state to state


Although fire ground accountability has been used in the UK for many years when did NFPA 1500 make accountability in the US?

in 1987


Who developed the 7 critical factors when developing a strategy?

Chief Layman developed RECEO VS
The first 5 are in priority order and the last 2 can be used at any point


What are the 3 incident priorities

Life safety
Incident stabilization
property conservation


dark colored smoke is usually closer to the seat of the fire than light colored smoke?



What part of the command organization produces the most visible results?

The operations section


What Constitutional Amendment prohibits unlawful search and seizure?

The 4th Amendment


The overall incident goals are set at what command level