TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

One of our goals at FireOpsOnline.com is to prepare firefighters at all ranks to take promotional exams as well as ready them for battle in the street. When it comes to promotional exams, our objective is not just to ensure that each and every member is prepared for scenario challenges; we help firefighters think outside the box in many instances and provide them with an enhanced level of education to ensure not only a great score, but a battle ready fire officer. A good test designer, promotional exam, and subject matter expert should design test scenarios to prepare current and future fire officers to meet the realistic challenges presented today. DC Michael Terpak designed the Test Your Knowledge scenarios with that in mind. We encourage you to print them out and utilize them as a tool to help prepare for exams and real life incidents.

Chief Officer - Conflicting Radio Reports

Test Question: What concerns do you have and what actions will you take?

Deputy Chief

Mike Terpak

Engine Company Ops - Small Hoselines

Test Question: As a Company Officer in charge of Engine Co.1, you order your firefighters to stretch a 1-3/4 hose line into the building utilizing the “Calling the Stretch” concept. Based on the picture above, what were your reasons for ordering a 1-3/4” hoseline?

Deputy Chief

Mike Terpak

Illegal Multiple Dwellings

Test Questions: 1. While working at a fire in a private dwelling, what size-up cues might tip you off to the presence of a multiple dwelling? 2. What actions will you take once your suspicions are confirmed?

Deputy Chief

Mike Terpak

Rapid Intervention Crew

Test Question: As the Officer in charge of a Ladder Company that was assigned as a Rapid Intervention Crew, What actions would you take while en route and upon arrival at the emergency scene.

Deputy Chief

Mike Terpak

Chief Officer - Smoke in the Basement

Test Question: How will you direct your companies?

Deputy Chief

Mike Terpak

Exposure Delta

Test Question: As the company officer, explain your actions and the options you will seek in order to meet this request.

Deputy Chief

Mike Terpak

Oil Burners - Delayed Ignition

Test Question: As the first due Company/Chief Officer, you respond to a report of smoke in the basement of a private dwelling. With the cold weather settling in, you give early considerations to the possibility of an oil burner emergency. Your initial investigation leads you to believe this is a delayed ignition. With this thought in mind, what steps/actions will you take at the incident?

Deputy Chief

Mike Terpak

Engine Company Ops - Large Hoselines

Test Question: As a Company Officer in charge of Engine Co.1, you order your firefighters to stretch a 1-3/4 hose line into the building utilizing the “Calling the Stretch” concept. Based on the picture above, what were your reasons for ordering a 1-3/4” hoseline?

Deputy Chief

Mike Terpak

High-Rise

Test Question: As a Ladder company officer assigned to a reported fire in a high-rise building, the Incident Commander assigns you and your crew to take charge of lobby and the building systems. Identify the area of responsibilities with this assignment.

Deputy Chief

Mike Terpak

Oil Burners - White Ghost

Test Question: As the first due Company/Chief Officer, you respond to a report of smoke in the basement of a private dwelling. With the cold weather settling in, you give early considerations to the possibility of an oil burner emergency. Your initial investigation leads you to believe you are dealing with a white ghost. With this thought in mind, what steps/actions will you take at the incident?

Deputy Chief

Mike Terpak

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