Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Unit 2 Quiz: Preparedness, ICS, and Resources | S-130 Firefighter Training (Online Component) 2008 v2

  1. Match each wildland fire part to the best description.
    • Greatest forward rate of spread → Head
    • Outer boundary of the burning area → Perimeter
    • Long, narrow strip of fire → Finger
    • Fire at this point usually burns into prevailing wind → Rear
    • Roughly parallel to the main direction of fire spread → Flank
    • Unburned area in the black → Island

  2. The [Head] is the part of a wildland fire with the greatest forward rate of spread (ROS).

  3. Match the following common terms related to wildland firefighting to the best description.
    • The area in which the fire has consumed the fuels → Black
    • Marks the final extinguishing of a fire after it is lined → Mopup
    • When fire crosses a natural barrier intended to confine the fire → Slopover
    • Any area that's not burnt, but is adjacent to an involved area → Green

  4. A [smoldering] fire burns without flame while a [running] fire burns rapidly with a well-defined head.

  5. Match the following fire behavior terms with the corresponding description.
    • A fire periodically igniting the crown of trees → Torching
    • Sparks produced by the main fire are carried by winds → Spotting
    • A fire moving away from the head or against the wind → Backing
    • A fire that burns with a low flame and spreads slowly → Creeping
    • A fire that spreads rapidly with a well-defined head → Running
    • A fire primarily advancing across the tops of trees → Crowning

  6. A [blowup] occurs when there's a sudden increase in ROS sufficient to prevent or rule out direct control of the fire.

  7. Wildland firefighter protective clothing is designed to protect you from which of the following THREE threats?
    • Personal Injury
    • Radiant Heat
    • Hostile ambient temperatures

  8. Identify FOUR items that may be part of a minimum ensemble of personal protective equipment (PPE) for wildland fire fighting.
    • Gloves
    • Hard hat
    • Eye protection
    • Fire shelter

  9. [Aerobic fitness] is a measure of the maximum amount of oxygen that you can take into your body and transport to the muscles.

  10. Identify FOUR actions you can take to make sure you perform physically well on the fireline.
    • Avoid alcohol
    • Stay away from eating red meat two days in a row
    • Limit eggs to one per day
    • Concentrate on getting enough carbohydrates

  11. Identify THREE facets affected by cultural differences.
    • Food
    • Housing
    • Dress

  12. Match each management principle with the best description.
    • Span of control → Allows supervisors to track and monitor subordinates
    • Unified command → An established and common set of incident objectives
    • Personnel accountability → Tracks resources and assignment lists

  13. Identify THREE items an incident commander (IC) will identify before an initial attack.
    • Location of the fire
    • Fuel types
    • Weather conditions

  14. Match each incident command system (ICS) section with its primary function and place under an incident action plan (IAP).
    • Logistics → Provides all support needs (except aircraft) on an incident
    • Planning → Collects, evaluates, and makes assignments through the IAP
    • Operations → Achieves the objectives outlined by the IC and the IAP
    • Finance/Administration → Assists agencies requiring cost-recovery and other services
    • Command → Directs the overall management of the incident


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