10 Questions

  1. Compared to the other changes that may occur in a fire service career, potentially how difficult is the change from firefighter to company officer likely to be?
    1. The least
    2. About as much as any other
    3. Depends on whether there is a separate inspection branch or not
    4. The most
  2. What words characterize the role of the company officer relative to the fire company and the rest of the organization?
    1. The point of friction
    2. The vital connecting link
    3. The delivery point of service
    4. The hub of the grass root
  3. What do company officers employ to accomplish tasks that firefighters and driver/operators do not?
    1. Pneumatics
    2. Thought
    3. Other people
    4. Past experience
  4. Should company officers ever work at the same tasks as their subordinates?
    1. No
    2. No, but subordinates can work at the same tasks as company officers
    3. Yes, but only in cases of emergency, such as pulling a collapse off someone
    4. Yes
  5. When a team accomplishes more than the sum of what the individuals could accomplish separately, what is that called?
    1. Duality
    2. Synergy
    3. Efficacy
    4. Efficiency
  6. If a team member's sub-standard performance is the result of an attitude problem, what solution may be indicated?
    1. Progressive discipline
    2. Training
    3. Emulation
    4. Empathy
  7. What is Maslow's famous theory of basic motivational factors called?
    1. Existentialism
    2. Mea culpa res
    3. Hierarchy of needs
    4. Theory Z
  8. If there is an accident in the inside or outside lane of a divided, multi-lane highway, which lane(s) should be closed during `emergency operations?
    1. All lanes going in both directions
    2. All lanes going in that direction
    3. That lane and the adjacent lane
    4. The accident lane only
  9. In a hazardous materials incident, which zone would normally contain the decontamination station?
    1. The hot zone
    2. The recovery zone
    3. The warm zone
    4. The support zone
  10. The Phoenix Fire Department model addresses when and how much to risk firefighter lives depending on circumstances. What does it say, if anything, about such risk regarding lives and property which have already been lost?
    1. This circumstance is not addressed by the model
    2. Firefighter lives should not be risked at all in this circumstance
    3. Firefighter lives should be risked at little, and in a controlled manner, in this circumstance
    4. Firefighter lives should be risked a lot in this circumstance to get bodies out before they are destroyed completely