Firefighter Incident Management Quiz

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What is the primary mission of the WPBFD?

Perform lifesaving services with a community-first focus

What is the WPBFD's approach to workforce and customer needs?

DRIVEN - Diversity Responsibility Integrity Versatility Ethics Neighbors Helping Neighbors

What does the WPBFD aim to achieve through education and fire prevention?

To be a nationally recognized leader in community-focused emergency services

What does 'Adult' mean according to the Policy Manual?

Any person 18-years of age or older

What does the Loss Stopped refer to?

Damage halted from fire and fire suppression efforts

When is the Mobile Command used?

First arriving officer with combined action for investigation and command

What is the purpose of the PASSPORT Accountability System (PAS)?

Accountability system with helmet shields, name tags, passports, and status boards

What does the U.C.A.N. Report refer to?

Used in MAYDAY situations

What is the primary purpose of the Rapid Intervention Crew (RIC)?

Team of three or more personnel with tools and equipment for firefighter rescue

What is the purpose of a 360 assessment in the incident size-up?

To evaluate all sides of the building for potential hazards and conditions

What does the term 'Span of Control' refer to?

The number of personnel reporting to a given supervisor

What is the primary function of a Squad in firefighting operations?

Fire suppression tasks and Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Where is the designated location for Staging in high-rise fires?

2 floors below the fire floor

'Unit Positions' refer to:

$Call IDs assigned to individual positions on the unit$ (excluding officer position)

'Vent-Enter-Isolate-Search (V.E.I.S)' is a method primarily used for:

$Searching for and removing victims from a fire area$

'Warm Zone' in hazardous materials incidents is best described as:

$An area adjacent to hot and cold zones, where medical and tool staging can be established$

'Unified Command' in ICS allows:

$All responsible agencies to establish a common set of incident objectives and strategies without losing or abdicating agency authority, responsibility, or accountability$

'Under Control' status in firefighting indicates:

$Considerable progress in extinguishing the fire$

'Tactics' in firefighting operations involve:

$Deploying and directing resources on an incident to accomplish objectives designated by current incident strategy$

'Talk Permit Tone' on portable radios is used for:

Allowing users to transmit on the radio system

What does 'Command Staff' consist of?

Public Information Officer, Safety Officer, and Liaison Officer

What does 'Code 3' refer to?

An emergency response utilizing emergency lights and sirens

What does 'All Clear' indicate?

A search has been completed and no victims have been found

What is the function of 'Area Command'?

To manage large incidents with multiple incident management teams

'Confined Space' refers to an area with:

Limited means of ingress and egress and potential for physical, chemical, or atmospheric engulfment

'Cold Zone (Support Zone)' is where:

'No hazards exist to victims or other personnel'

What does 'BNICE' stand for?

Biological, Nuclear, Incendiary, Chemical, or Explosive materials threats to first responders

What does 'C.A.N. Report' consist of?

Current Conditions, Actions, and Needs of the incident

What is the primary responsibility of a 'Battalion Chief (B/C)'?

Responsible for a given geographical area

'Company Unity' indicates that a fire company shall:

Remain together in a cohesive working group for personnel accountability and safety

'Automatic Aid' refers to:

A pre-determined response agreement between agencies.

'Elapsed Time Notification' is transmitted every __ minutes on any 'Working Fire'.

10 minutes

Who is responsible for health and safety programs and policies?

Health and Safety Officer

What does IDLH stand for?

Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health

What does the Hot Zone (Exclusionary Zone) refer to?

The area surrounding an incident preventing adverse effects from dangers

What does the Incident Action Plan contain?

$S.M.A.R.T.$ objectives reflecting incident strategy and specific control actions

'Emergency Breathing Support System (EBSS)' is stored on which side of the waist belt of the SCBA?

$Right$ side

'General Staff' consists of which of the following?

$Operations$ Section Chief, $Planning$ Section Chief, $Logistics$ Section Chief, and $Finance/Administration$ Section Chief.

What does 'Hazardous Device' refer to?

Contains or is suspected to contain substances that can cause an explosion or extreme heat/fire.

What does 'Geographic Designation' describe?

The building orientation and exposures using 'A', 'B', 'C', and 'D' in a clockwise manner.

What is the role of the 'Incident Management Team'?

In charge of incident strategy and specific control actions.

Study Notes

  • Level I Accountability: Daily placement of personnel accountability tags on Unit Identification Passports (UIP) for apparatus.

  • Level II Accountability: Used during hazardous area operations with multiple companies.

  • Level III Accountability: Implemented for hazmat incidents, high-rise fires, below grade rescues, and large emergencies.

  • Limited Access Highway: A roadway with restricted entry and exit points.

  • Loss Stopped: Refers to damage halted from fire and fire suppression efforts, including salvage and overhaul.

  • Manual: WPBFD policy manual.

  • Member: Any department-employed or appointed person, including sworn or appointed firefighters, civilians, and volunteers.

  • Mobile Data Computers (MDC): Used to transmit incident information and allow status changes.

  • Mobile Command: First arriving officer with combined action for investigation and command.

  • Move-Up: Unit available but now responsible for a new first-due area.

  • Mutual Aid: Assistance given between agencies through legal agreements.

  • Non-Technical Evacuations: Less than 40 degrees incline evacuations.

  • On-duty: Member status while performing assigned duties.

  • Order: Verbal or written instruction issued by a superior.

  • Outer Circle Survey: Determines hazards outside vehicle crashes and identifies involved vehicles and potential victims.

  • Out-of-Service: Unit unable to respond to incidents.

  • PASSPORT Accountability System (PAS): Accountability system with helmet shields, name tags, passports, and status boards.

  • U.C.A.N. Report: Used in MAYDAY situations.

  • Unit Identification Passport (UIP): Velcro and plastic card that identifies a company, used for accountability and identification.

  • Personnel Accountability Reports (PAR): Accountability reports of firefighters and companies.

  • Primary Fire Damage: Damage caused by products of combustion.

  • Primary Passport: White and black company identification passport for accountability during incidents.

  • Primary Search: Initial, rapid, thorough search for victims.

  • Property Conservation: Minimizing property damage from fire and firefighting activities.

  • Public Service Call: Non-emergency call for suppression unit assistance.

  • Rank: Title for classification held or assigned, such as firefighter, driver, lieutenant, etc.

  • Rapid Intervention Crew (RIC): Team of three or more personnel with tools and equipment for firefighter rescue.

  • RECEOVS: Incident priorities during structure fires.

  • Rescue: Unit capable of providing advanced cardiac life support and transportation to healthcare facilities.

  • Risk Management: Identifying and controlling risks during job performance.

  • Rope Rescue: Rescue attempts using rope and equipment for access to hazardous areas.

  • Safety Officer (SO): Monitors and assesses safety hazards or unsafe situations.

  • Secondary Fire Damage: Damage caused by rescue, firefighting, salvage, and overhaul activities.

  • Secondary Search: Meticulous search to ensure no victims were missed during primary search.

  • Section: Organization level responsible for primary segments of incident management.

  • Dispatcher notifies Command until incident is Under Control or Command requests to discontinue notifications.

  • Emergency Breathing Support System (EBSS) is a three-foot-long "Buddy Breathing" hose stored on the right side of the waist belt of the SCBA.

  • Emergency Traffic is a term used to clear designated channels for firefighter emergencies or tactical operations changes.

  • EMS Captain is in charge of medical operations and patient care quality control.

  • Employee refers to any person working for the WPBFD Engine Company providing fire suppression and Advanced Life Support.

  • Extrication Group Supervisor coordinates personnel and resources needed to extricate trapped victims.

  • Fire Code is the Florida Fire Prevention Code adopted by Rule 69A-60.001, F.A.C. and Rule 69A-3.012, F.A.C.

  • Firefighters are members with a current and valid Firefighter Certificate of Compliance, Special Certificate of Compliance, or Wildland Firefighter Certificate of Compliance.

  • General Staff consists of Operations Section Chief, Planning Section Chief, Logistics Section Chief, and Finance/Administration Section Chief.

  • Geographic Designation describes building orientation and exposures using "A", "B", "C", and "D" in a clockwise manner.

  • Groups are firefighters from more than one company performing a specific task under a Group Supervisor.

  • Hazardous Device contains or is suspected to contain substances that can cause an explosion or extreme heat/fire.

  • Haz-Mat Assignment is requested for incidents involving hazardous materials.

  • Health and Safety Officer is responsible for health and safety programs and policies.

  • Hot Zone (Exclusionary Zone) is the area surrounding an incident preventing adverse effects from dangers.

  • IDLH is an acronym for Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health.

  • Incident Action Plan contains S.M.A.R.T. objectives reflecting incident strategy and specific control actions.

  • Incident Command Post is the location for primary command functions execution.

  • Incident Command System is a combination of facilities, equipment, personnel, procedures, and communications for incident management.

  • Incident Management Team is a comprehensive resource to enhance ongoing operations or manage incidents.

  • Incident Objectives are specific, measurable, attainable, results oriented, and necessary statements of guidance and direction.

  • Initial Rapid Intervention Crew consists of two personnel monitoring personnel, number, identity, location, function, and time of entry, and maintaining communication with hazard area personnel.

  • Inner Circle Survey determines number and condition of patients, hazards, stability, need for extrication, and airbag status at motor vehicle crashes.

  • Ladder/Truck Company performs aerial ladder functions, carries specialized forcible entry equipment, and provides Advanced Life Support.

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