FIRE Ch. 11 Quiz
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The supreme law of the U.S. with which no other laws must conflict is the _______
May a state law be different from a federal law?
State laws can augment or increase provisions in federal law, but they cannot weaken the federal law.
Failure to act is considered which type of feasance?
What court case determines the responsibility of a fire prevention bureau to enter premises?
See vs. City of Seattle
How are model codes developed?
ICBO, BOCA and SBCCI all teamed up to create a nationwide fire code
Who may suggest change to model codes?
Building/Fire inspectors, technical committees, etc.
How are model codes adopted at the local level?
Adopted by local jurisdictions and passed down
What type of occupancy is a school?
Building Code E
What is meant by the term "one-hour fire-related separation"?
A fire-related assembly that should resist breakthrough for a period of one hour
Why is the location of a building in relation to the property line important from the standpoint of stopping fire spread?
Determine occupant load, number of exits, fire extinguishers needed, etc.
What is meant by group A occupancy?
What are your responsibilities when responding to an emergency with red lights and sirens activated?
They are exempt from certain driving laws, must yield and avoid sirencide at all cost
Is it legal to refuse treatment to a person who is bleeding when you are not equipped with full medical PPE?
No because you are expected to have full PPE whenever on duty, no questions asked
If you act within the scope of your training at an accident scene while you're off duty and the patient dies, are you held responsible/liable? why or why not?
No, under "Good-Samaritan Laws" and within scope of training.
Under federal OSHA standards, how many people must be at the scene before interior fire fighting can be considered and what affects that decision?
4 individuals:2 inside and 2 outside. this can be affected by rescues being needed, size of fire, etc.
What are the PPE requirements when on a Federal Highway?
High visibility safety apparel(reflectors).
What are the exceptions to wearing "High-Visibility Apparel" at highway incident scenes?
Any "worker"(Construction, inspection, firefighter) who are not directly exposed to fire, flame or any other hazardous materials.
According to the edition of the NFPA Standard 1901, what percentage of the rear of a vehicle must be covered with retro-reflective material?
At least 50% of the rear of the vehicle
At the scene of a motor vehicle accident, who usually has scene management and authority?
Local Law Enforcement or CHP have authority. If a department is first on the scene, they have the authority until Law Enforcement or CHP arrives.