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1

According to NFPA Standard 1021, how many levels of Fire Officer are there?

Four (4)

2

What level of Fire Officer is generally associated with supervising a single fire company or apparatus?

Fire Officer 1

3

What is the lowest level of Fire Officer that could be a in a chief position?

3

4

What level of fire officer is generally associated as being the senior non-chief fire officer in a department?

2

5

At the fire officer I level, the emphasis is on accomplishing the departments goals and objectives by working through __________ to achieve the desired results.

subordinates

6

Within the NFPA requirements for fire officer 1, are there any requirements for certification as an instructor?

Yes, NFPA Instructor I

7

What term does the International Association of Fire Chiefs use for Fire Officer 1?

supervising fire officer

8

Historically, how did the American fire service originate?

Communities of civilian volunteers

9

According to the NFPA what percentage of the American fire service are volunteers?

72%

10

What type of fire department uses full time career personnel along with volunteer or paid on call personnel to staff the department?

combination

11

Although there are four common forms of staffing fire department organizations, most discussions divide firefighters into what two categories?

Paid and volunteer

12

What type of organizations do private industries or non-government organizations use to provide fire protection to factories, processing plants, and large private facilities?

fire brigades

13

In 1871 two major American fires occurred which would change the way the country viewed and responded to fire. What was one of those fires?

The Great Chicago Fire

14

Historically, what did it mean if a house had a fire mark on it?

The house was covered by insurance.

15

When steam powered fire engines were introduced in the 1800's, what was the reaction of many volunteer firefighters?

They were threatened by them and resisted their use.

16

What devices introduced in the 1850's enabled citizens to send a coded telegraph signal to the fire department dispatch center?

Public call boxes.

17

What were building codes originally developed to prevent?

Building collapse

18

Which industry played a major role in the development of the first model building codes?

Insurance industry

19

With the invention of technical firefighting equipment, what is the most important resource on scene?

firefighters

20

Firefighters typically report to a company officer which is invested with a rank, what is one of those ranks?

Captain

21

Of the following chief officer titles, which is the lowest rank?

Battalion Chief

22

What level of administrative chief fire officer is responsible for managing the activities of several fire companies within a defined geographic area, usually in more than one fire station?

Battalion Chief

23

The fire chief has the ultimate operational responsibility in a fire department. Who has the ultimate administrative responsibility?

Fire Chief

24

What condition could ensue if not for the principle of unity of command?

FF's could receive multiple possibly conflicting orders from different officers.

25

Most experts believe that span of control should extend to no more than a certain number of people. What is that number?

5

26

With____________, the specific assignment of a task to an individual makes that person responsible for completing the task and prevents duplication of job assignments.

Division of labor

27

What is the term for the set of guidelines that the department establishes for FF's?

discipline?

28

Which if the following is NOT a method of looking at the organization of a fire department?

hazards

29

Which of the four functions of management deals with developing a scheme, program, or method that is worked out beforehand to accomplish an objective?

planning

30

Which of the four functions of management does the fire officer use to take the available people, equipment, structure, and time, and develop the into an orderly, functional, and structural unit?

organizing