Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Unit 5 Quiz: Hazards and Human Factors on the Fireline | S-130 Firefighter Training (Online Component) 2008 v2

  1. Safety means being secure from danger or harm. Identify TWO resources you can consult to review crucial checklists and standards.
    • Incident Response Pocket Guide (IRPG)
    • Fireline Handbook

  2.  Controlling [known hazards] is one way to stay safe.

  3. Identify THREE foundational principles of situational awareness.
    • Gathering information by observation and communication
      • The foundation of all the decision making
    • An ongoing cycle

  4.  Identify TWO reasons you need to maintain your situational awareness.
    • You cannot depend entirely on your supervisor to see everything out there.
    • Individual responsibility for personal safety begins from the first fire assignment on.

  5.  When working in burned-over areas, you can be sure to identify snags, holes, rocks, and materials still burning if you remember to always
    • look up, look down, and look around.

  6.  Identify THREE responsibilities of a good communicator.
    • Clarify any unclear information.
    • Ask questions.
    • Repeat instructions back to your supervisor.

  7. All of the following are barriers to good communication, EXCEPT
    • repeating instructions to make sure the message is clear.

  8.  Many hazards you can control, many others you can avoid. You should be able to directly control
    •  subjective hazards.

  9.  Panic is dangerous and contagious! When the warning is signaled of an approaching fire, identify a personal survival technique that might save your life.
    • Know the locations of escape routes and safety zones.

  10.  Identify THREE benefits to a tool with a sharp blade.
    • Cuts more effectively than a dull one
    • Allows you to use short, sharp cutting strokes
    • Reduces the need for you to raise a tool above your head

  11.  The incident commander (IC) has stopped firing operations because it has become too intense for crews to control. Firing operations may resume when
    • intensity diminishes and crews regain control.

  12.  Before starting backfiring or burning out operations
    • clearly identify escape routes and safety zones.

  13.  When working in burned-over areas, always look up, look down, and look around. Identify FOUR things you should be looking for.
    • Snags
    • Holes
    • Rocks
    • Materials still burning

  14.  Do you have the risk management process down? Match each risk management step with a typical task belonging to each step.
    • Identify known hazards → Hazard assessment
    • Take notice that the fire's location has changed → Evaluation
    • Alert supervisor if you have a safety concern → Decision points
    • Have lookout in place → Controlling hazards


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