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1

Which NFPA® standard gives direction for establishing a driver/operator training program?

1451

2

In general, to what vehicular statutes, laws, and ordinances is the driver/operator subject?

All statutes, laws, and ordinances that govern any vehicle operator

3

What is the main purpose of the fire department pumper?

Providing water at an adequate pressure for fire streams

4

Which type of pumper can be used to apply fire streams to the lower floors of a building?

Pumpers with elevating water devices

5

An apparatus must carry at least ___ gallons (L) to be considered a mobile water supply apparatus.

1,000 gallons (4 000 L)

6

Wildland fire apparatus:

are lightweight, highly maneuverable vehicles that can go places inaccessible to larger apparatus.

7

What type of inspection begins at the driver's door on the cab and works around the apparatus in a clockwise pattern?

Walk-around method

8

Which of the following terms is defined as "the distance that the pedal must be pushed before the throw-out bearing actually contacts the clutch release fingers"?

Clutch free play

9

On apparatus equipped with air brakes, the air pressure should build to a sufficient level to allow vehicle operations within ___ seconds of starting.

60

10

What is the purpose of an apparatus electrical load management system?

Preventing an overload of the vehicle's electrical generation system

11

What is the function of an load sequencer?

Turning on various lights at specified intervals to prevent start-up overloading

12

Before placing it back in service, what should the driver/operator do any time a fire pump has been operated at draft from a static water supply?

Flush the pump and piping.

13

Which of the following statements about driving regulations is TRUE?

A. Fire apparatus driver/operators are exempt from rules and regulations governing other vehicle operators.
B. Emergency vehicles are exempt from laws requiring vehicles to stop for school buses that are flashing signal lights.
C. In some jurisdictions, statutes may exempt emergency vehicles from driving regulations when returning to quarters from an alarm.
D. If a driver/operator does not obey driving regulations and is involved in a collision, both the driver/operator and the fire department may be held responsible.*

14

The first element in learning to drive safely is to:

develop a safety-conscious attitude.

15

Which of the following is NOT an exception to the NFPA® 1500 seated and belted requirement?

A. When loading hose back onto a fire apparatus
B. When riding in enclosed cages on the front of a brush truck*
C. When providing patient care in the back of an ambulance
D. When performing training for personnel learning to drive a tiller

16

Which of the following statements about backing a fire apparatus is TRUE?

A. Whenever possible, the driver/operator should avoid backing the apparatus.*
B. It is often faster to back the apparatus than to drive around the block and start again.
C. It is safer and easier to back the apparatus than to drive around the block and start again.
D. When backing is necessary, there should be at least two firefighters assigned to communicate with the driver/operator.

17

What should be done if a driver/operator does not have or cannot see the spotters?

Do not back the apparatus.

18

Which of the following defensive driving techniques is TRUE?

A. Know the rules that govern the general public when emergency vehicles are responding with warning lights and audible devices operating.*
B. It is safe to proceed into intersections if you have tripped the traffic signals and are certain that they are in your favor.
C. When proceeding through an intersection, wait for a go-ahead signal from each of the other drivers before proceeding.
D. Rely on warning sires, lights, and signals because they are most easily distinguishable from other warning devices and street noises.

19

Which of the following is visual lead time?

A. The sum of the driver/operator’s reaction distance and the vehicle’s braking distance
B. The distance the vehicle travels from the time the brakes are applied until the apparatus comes to a complete stop
C. The scanning by driver/operators far enough ahead of the apparatus to ensure that evasive action can be taken if necessary*
D. The distance a vehicle travels while a driver is transferring the foot from the accelerator to the brake pedal after perceiving the need for stopping

20

Which of the following is reaction distance?

A. The sum of the driver/operator’s reaction distance and the vehicle’s braking distance
B. The distance the vehicle travels from the time the brakes are applied until the apparatus comes to a complete stop
C. The scanning of driver/operators far enough ahead of the apparatus to ensure that evasive action can be taken if necessary
D. The distance a vehicle travels while a driver is transferring the foot from the accelerator to the brake pedal after perceiving the need for stopping*

21

If the apparatus arrives at a location where no fire conditions are evident, where should the apparatus be positioned?

Near the main entrance to the occupancy

22

What is the first tactical priority at any fire incident?

Life safety

23

What size is the collapse zone?

One and one-half times the height of the building

24

Which of the following is NOT an indicator of imminent building collapse?

A. Bulging walls
B. Large cracks in the exterior
C. Falling bricks, blocks, or mortar
D. Old and/or poorly maintained buildings*

25

When are drafting operations required?

When a pumper is going to be supplied from a static water supply

26

What is the difference between dual pumping and tandem pumping?

In tandem pumping the pumpers are positioned closely together

27

The boundary between the wildland and structural development is often referred to as:

wildland/urban interface.

28

Which of the following is a function of the rescue/squad apparatus?

Provide extra manpower on the fire scene

29

Where should mobile air supply apparatus be positioned?

Far away from the command post, so that firefighters are not in the way

30

Where should the EMS vehicle position on incidents where there are victims requiring intervention?

In the vicinity of the triage and treatment area