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Fire and Emergency Services Company Officer Lesson 17 — Preincident Planning Lesson Test Name Date Note: The student is expected to achieve an acceptable score, as defined by the training organization, on this written test in order to complete this lesson. Although training organizations may vary, an acceptable score is often defined as 70% or better. For this lesson, 24 correct answers (out of a possible 35) equal 70%. Objective 1: Select facts about preincident planning. Write the correct letters on the blanks. _____ 1. Which of the following is NOT one of the four components of preincident planning? (379) A. Evaluating code enforcement B. Developing preincident plans C. Conducting the preincident survey D. Developing positive public relations relationships with building owners/occupants _____ 2. Basic to the preincident planning process is an understanding that a preincident survey is the same as a fire and life-safety code enforcement investigation. (379) A. True B. False Objective 2: Match to their definitions the NFPA 220 types of building construction. Write the correct letters on the blanks. (382-384) _____ 3. Called ordinary construction A. Type I B. Type II _____ 4. Similar to fire-resistive construction but fire resistance is C. Type III lower D. Type IV E. Type V _____ 5. Structural members are made of noncombustible or limited F. Type VI combustible materials, and structures are designed to confine fire and products of combustion to a given location. _____ 6. Exterior walls, bearing walls, columns, beams, girders, trusses, arches, floors, and roofs entirely or partially of wood or other approved combustible material _____ 7. Differs from Type IV mainly in the smaller dimensions of the structural members Objective 3: Match to their definitions the International Building Code® (IBC®) types of building construction. Write the correct letters on the blanks. (384-395) _____ 8. Noncombustible materials; structural frame and all load A. Type IA bearing walls; may have no assigned fire ratings B. Type IB C. Type IIA _____ 9. Wood frame construction; non-fire-rated structural D. Type IIB elements E. Type IIIA _____ 10. Noncombustible materials; structural frame and all load F. Type IIIB bearing walls: 3-hour fire rating; floors: 2-hour fire G. Type IV rating; roof: 1½ hour fire rating H. Type VA I. Type VB _____ 11. Heavy timber; structural elements of any materials permitted by code; exterior walls: noncombustible material; may use fire-retardant-treated wood with 2- hour rating or less; wooden columns: minimum 8-inch (203 mm) dimensioned lumber (not less than 6 inch [152 mm] nominal in width) when supporting floor; not less than 8 inches (203 mm) nominal depth when supporting roof or ceiling loads only _____ 12. Structural elements of any materials permitted by code; exterior bearing walls: 2-hour fire-resistive rating; all materials throughout structure must provide one-hour fire resistive construction Objective 4: Identify different types of roofs. Write the correct letters on the blanks. _____ 13. Which type of roof is most likely to have parapets and dead loads such as water tanks or air-conditioning equipment? (385) A. Flat B. Arched C. Pitched D. Scuppered _____ 14. Which type of roof might consist of gypsum slabs laid between trusses? (387) A. Flat B. Arched C. Pitched D. Scuppered _____ 15. Roofs made of a mixture of gypsum plaster, portland cement, and fillers are: (387) A. blended-slab decks. B. lamella construction. C. composition roofing. D. lightweight concrete. Objective 5: Choose correct responses about the preincident survey. Write the correct letters on the blanks. _____ 16. Which of the following is NOT a consideration factor for the preincident survey? (389) A. How emergencies are likely to develop B. What will happen as a result of a fire or emergency C. What will be the best use of built-in fire protection systems D. Who will be responsible for conducting the fire investigation _____ 17. Preincident survey priorities are normally based on life-safety risk, property values at risk, and potential frequency and severity of fires or other emergencies occurring. (390) A. True B. False _____ 18. When should preincident surveys be scheduled? (391) A. When normal activity is not underway B. When the number of occupants is as low as possible C. Soon after the building has had a code enforcement inspection D. At times that are convenient for the building owners/occupants Objective 6: Select facts about conducting the preincident survey. Write the correct letters on the blanks. _____ 19. Who should conduct the preincident survey? (380) A. State fire marshal B. Company-level personnel C. Fire department safety officer D. Occupational safety consultant _____ 20. The best approach to serious hazards discovered during a preincident survey is to: (393) A. issue a citation for code violations. B. try to obtain on-the-spot correction. C. summon the appropriate code enforcement official. D. suggest correcting the hazard as soon as possible after the survey is completed. _____ 21. What should be the main focus of an exterior survey? (394) A. Code violations B. Information for the plot plan C. The occupancy’s entrances and exits D. Public relations with the owner/occupant _____ 22. The interior survey may be conducted either from the roof to the lowest floor or from the lowest floor to the roof. (395) A. True B. False Objective 7: Select facts about fire loading. Write the correct letters on the blanks. _____ 23. Fuel load is: (397) A. the fuel available to burn. B. the weight of a structure’s moveable contents. C. the amount of fuel that is burning at any given time. D. the amount of water required to suppress ignited fuel. _____ 24. What comprises the bulk of the fuel load in most modern nonresidential buildings? (397) A. Roofs B. Contents C. Floors and ceilings D. Walls and partitions _____ 25. Different materials require different firefighting tactics and strategies. (398) A. True B. False Objective 8: Select facts about fire protection and structure ventilation systems. Write the correct letters on the blanks. _____ 26. HVAC systems are not hazardous to firefighters. (399) A. True B. False _____ 27. Which of the following is NOT a type of built-in ventilation device? (400) A. Atrium vent B. Curtain board C. Mezzanine board D. Automatic roof and wall vent _____ 28. Conducting the preincident survey requires testing of fire protection systems. (402) A. True B. False _____ 29. All of the following specific items should be noted on the site plan EXCEPT: (402) A. pressure reducing valves. B. self-closing fire doors. C. total calculated fire flow available. D. fixed monitors and deluge devices. Objective 9: Choose correct responses about water supply information that should be gathered during a preincident survey. Write the correct letters on the blanks. _____ 30. The preincident survey should include the reliability of the water supply, the system pressure, and water supply utilization methods. (403) A. True B. False _____ 31. What department usually provides information on sizes and locations of water mains serving the occupancy? (403) A. Water company B. Street department C. Public works department D. Environmental Protection Agency Objective 10: Select correct responses about developing preincident plans. Write the correct letters on the blanks. _____ 32. Which school of thought regarding preincident plans assumes that all interior structure fires behave in generally the same way and this behavior is predictable unless there is something in the fire environment to cause it to behave differently? (405) A. Essentials only B. Highly structured C. Least information D. Specific information _____ 33. Which school of thought regarding preincident plans requires a more extensive volume of information gathering on each structure and occupancy? (405) A. Essentials only B. Highly structured C. Least information D. Specific information _____ 34. Which type of drawing shows the number of floors in a building and the grade of the surrounding ground? (406) A. Plot plan B. Elevation C. Floor plan D. Landscape _____ 35. Facility survey drawings must be drawn to scale. (406) A. True B. False Objective 11: Apply the process of preincident planning to a facility. Objective 11 is measured in Assignment Sheet 17-1.
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