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Who does the firefighter inform of any problems or missing equipment or tools from any vehicle?

The Driver or company officer. (200.01)


What are the minimum qualifications for a firefighter/paramedic? (2)

a) state of florida paramedic.
b)AHA ACLS. (200.02)


What ICS should a FF have a basic working knowledge of?

100, 200, 700, 800. (200.01)


What are the minimum qualifications for a fire inspector (7)?

a) FF certificate
b) EMT certificate
c) FL fire inspector certificate
d) Broward county fire inspector certificate
e) high school diploma or GED
f) CPR card
g) Driver license Class D with EVOC (200.03)


What should a D/O do when a conflict arises between the Rules and Regulations and their company officer?

They shall advise the officer of the conflict, then abide by the decision of the officer. (200.04)


If promoted after ___, a captain must have been a rescue LT?

February 22, 2005. (200.06)


What NIMS ICS classes must a Capt be familiar with?

100, 200, 300, 400, 700, 800. (200.06)


Who does the non-shift EMS captain report directly to?

Deputy chief of administration. (200.06 sect 2)


Who does the fire life safety captain/ plan review captain report directly to?

Fire Marshal. (200.06 sect 3)


Who does the logistics captain report directly to?

Battalion chief of support services. (200.06 sect 5)


Who does the training captain report directly to?

Division chief of special operations. (200.06 sect 7)


How does the Fire Marshal get promoted?

He is appointed by the Fire Chief. (200.07)


What division is the Fire Marshal in?

The administrative division. (200.07)


To be eligible for appointment for Fire Marshall, a person shall meet one or more of the following qualifications? (4)

a) FL registered professional engineer, degree in fire science, or degree in fire prevention and a certified county fire inspector for 3 years
b) a county certified plans examiner with at least 5 years experience in that jurisdiction
c) 10 years experience as a fire inspector 5 of which in that jurisdiction
d) fulfilling the duties of the fire marshal with 5 years continuous service as such. (200.07)


Who does a battalion chief report directly to?

Operations deputy chief. (200.08)


Who does the support battalion chief report directly to?

Deputy chief of administration. (200.08 sect 1)


Who does the battalion chief of emergency management report directly to?

The fire chief (200.08 sect 2.)


What are 3 of the areas a Division chief can plan, organize, and supervise in:

Operations, administration, and support services. (200.09)


Under whose direction is a division chief's work reviewed.

Deputy fire chief of operations. (200.09)


Who investigates citizen complaints and takes appropriate action?

Division chief. (200.09)


What, if any is the required experience and training for division chief?

None required, only desired.
a) Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelors in fire science, public or business administration, or a related field.
b) supplemental training through the national fire academy is preferred.
c) considerable fire protection experience as a fire captain or battalion chief. (200.09)


What are the minimum qualifications for a FF/PM? (7)

a) 18 years old
b) non-user of tobacco for at least 1 year proceeding application date, and remain tobacco free for duration of employment.
c) State of FL firefighter certificate
d) graduation from high school or equivalency diploma
e) CPR certificate
f) state of FL class D license and EVOC
g) hired after Oct 1, 1997 must meet and maintain paramedic certificate. (201.01)


What are the qualifications for D/O? (5)

a) 3 years of service with SFRD, reduced by 1 year with degree
b) promoted after Oct 1, 1997 must meet and maintain PM
c) class E drivers license and EVOC
d) completion of Fire Apparatus and Procedures Course
e) completion of Aerial Operations and Procedures Course (201.02)


What are the qualifications for Rescue Lt? (5)

a) 3 years of service with SFRD, reduced by 1 year with degree
b) posses and maintain FL paramedic license
c) class E drivers license and EVOC
d) paramedic 1 rating within the department
e) Fire Officer 1 (201.03)


What are the qualifications for Fire Captain? (5, 6 for inspectors)

a) 6 years of service with SFRD, reduced by 1 year with AS or BS degree
b) posses and maintain FL paramedic license
c) class E drivers license and EVOC
d) Fire Officer 2
e) certification by board of rules and appeals as Fire Safety Inspector (inspectors only)
f) Must fall into 1 of 3 categories:
1) D/O promoted before Feb 22, 2005
2) Rescue LT for 2 years and in permanent status
3) Fire Inspector with SFRD for 2 years (only for FLS promotions)(201.04)


What may the reference material for Fire Captain include? (5)

a) OPM's
b) Protocols
c) CBA
d) Fire Chief's Association of Broward County Incident Command Procedures
e) DOT ERG Book (201.04)


What are the qualifications for Battalion Chief? (testing 5, promotion 2)

a) fire officer 3
b) Associates/Bachelors degree
c) posses and maintain FL paramedic license
d) class E drivers license and EVOC
e) captain in permanent status
f) 9 years of service with SFRD reduced by 1 year with a Bachelors only
g) 3 years at rank of captain (201.06)


What are the minimum qualifications for Special Ops Team Member joining the team after what date? (7)

January 31, 2012
a) 1 year of service with SFRD and successful completion of probation.
b) Completion of 160 hour Haz-Mat Tech course
c) State certified Haz-Mat Tech
d) completion of all FLUSAR courses Operations level (confined space, rope, trench, collapse, VMR)
e) completion of FLUSAR skills evaluation by Special Ops Officer
f) completion of Haz-Mat Tech Competency Assessment (required for FL state Haz-Mat Tech exam)
g) approval by the fire chief and the existence of a special ops team vacancy in the same rank (201.07)


When is the only time a member of the special ops team, upon being promoted, will remain to be on the team?

So long as a vacancy exists in the rank they are being promoted to, otherwise they will be placed on inactive status, unless recommended by the fire chief for operational needs. (201.07)


How often must members of the special ops team complete the SERC Haz-Mat Tech Competency Assessment Check Off, and the FLUSAR evaluation form?

Every 2 years. (201.07)


What are the maximum number of special ops team positions by rank and shift?

Staff Officers and non-shift personnel- as determined by fire chief.
Battalion Chief-4
Captain-15 (max 5 per shift)
Driver- 12 (max 4 per shift)
Lieutenant-9 (max 3 per shift)
Firefighters-9 (max 3 per shift)


When should an employee performance evaluation form be sent to the officer

Approximately 2 weeks prior to the expected date of completion. (202.01)


What are the four common biases at work during performance management?

Haloing, stereotyping, just like me, projection. (202.02)


Which biases is also known as the horn effect?

Haloing (202.02)


What is haloing?

The positive or negative general reactions supervisors have to others. Few people are always good or bad. (202.02)


What is stereotyping?

It comes from early value programming and is making judgments about peoples physical, age, sex, race, or other criteria. (202.02)


What is the "just like me" bias?

Selecting people who are a good match or negatively judging people who may be different. (202.02)


What is the projection bias?

When an assumption is made about the reasons people behave the way they do. (202.02)


What is recency?

giving to much weight to recent events


What are the 5 levels of competency of the evaluation program?

1) unsatisfactory
2) needs improvement
3) satisfactory
4) above average
5) excellent (202.03)


At the conclusion of a evaluation performance interview, the evaluator should have answered these 4 questions:

1) how am I doing
2) where do I go from here
3) what are my major skills and abilities
4) what areas of my performance need improvement (202.05)


The purpose of evaluating new SFRD personnel during their first year is to ensure they can do their job ___? (4)

Properly, safely, efficiently, legally. (202.07)


How often should the battalion chief assign the proby to a different company officer and evaluated?

Every 3 months. (202.07)


According to the OPMs, at (or very close to) which months should the station officer complete the probys formal performance evaluations?

4, 8, 11. (202.07)


Who is responsible for reviewing and filing of all the proby daily performance reports?

The training division. (202.07)


Who are the 4, 8, and 11 month proby evaluations forwarded to?

4 and 8 to the training division, 11 to the fire chief. (202.07)


If the proby spent a considerable amount of time on the rescue, who should sign the daily proby evaluation?

The rescue Lt. may complete the report however the station commander must review and sign it. (202.07)


What is done with the white, yellow, and pink copies of the proby evaluation?

White is sent to training division, yellow is sent to the shift commander, pink is retained at the station level. (202.07)


What is initial impression?

initial impression- distorting subsequent information based on an initial impression. (202.02)


What is leniency?

grading everyone higher than deserved (202.02)


What is contrasting?

evaluating someone relative to the last person graded (202.02)


What is central tendancy?

placing everyone in the middle of the scale (202.02)


What is attribution?

taking credit vs. blaming. providing an evaluation based on feedback from previous personal encounters with the person. (202.02)


What are the OPM sections for job descriptions?

200: 01-FF/EMT, 02-FF/PM, 03-Insp, 04-D/O, 05-LT, 06-Capt.


Any questions supervisors may have with the employee performance evaluation should be directed to who?

The administrative officer. (202.01)


What are employee benefits derived from employee evaluations? (4)

Feedback on performance, understanding of performance expectations, participation in goal setting, identification of training and development needs. (202.01)


What are the supervisor benefits derived from employee evaluations? (2)

Increased managerial effectiveness, documentation of employee performance. (202.01)


What are the organizational benefits of employee evaluations? (2)

Increased organizational effectiveness, basis for determining applicable merit based pay increases. (202.01)


What additional rating factors are added for all supervisors? (3)

Utilization of resources, administrative decision making, accomplishing objectives. (202.04)


Who does the EMS shift supervisor report to for administrative duties?

Battalion chief of support services. (200.06)


An employee performance evaluation should be completed for who?

Each FF1, FF2, and fire lieutenant. (202.01)


When doing annual evaluations, each supervisor should remember that...?

His effectiveness as a rater will be considered by his supervisor in his own rating. (202.01)


The employee performance evaluation system provides a valid basis for personnel decisions such as? (5)

Compensation, promotion, training, retention, and performance related disciplinary action. (202.01)


The 4, 8, & 11 month proby evaluation should be completed in accordance with ___?

The performance evaluation program instruction manual. (202.07)


A rating of ____, shall be explained in the general comments?(how many and which)

Unsatisfactory, needs improvement, or excellent. 3 (202.04)