Intro to fire prevention final study guide
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sprinkler systems, alarm systems, smoke removal systems
List active fire protection features
Concrete, gypsum, fire rated walls
List Passive fire Protection features
design, equipment, installation and maintenance
What four systems elements determine reliability
NFPA standard for testing and maintenance of water based fire protection systems
the installing contractor
Who is responsible for physically performing acceptance tests of fire protection systems?
state required licensure system for professionals such as engineers and architects
What is meant by professional registration?
light, ventilation, space, heating, sanitation, protection
List 5 areas typically regulated by property maintenance codes
living space per occupant
What is meant by the property maintenance code term space?
Have frequent contact among code officials and community leaders
Before establishing a property maintenance code inspection program, what can code officials do to allay public concerns?
What program is often adopted in concert with a property maintenance code?
fire scene security and safety during fire investigations
Hazardous waste crime scenes have similar safety and security concerns as do what other type of scene?
evacuation and apparatus placement
List two issues of concern to departments regarding plans to harden buildings against terrorist attack.
Which federal agency complies the unified crime reports submitted by jurisdictions within the United States?
What legal authorization is used by fire departments to form fire investigation units?
To gauge effectiveness of crime prevention programs.
In addition to criminal prosecution, what are other uses for information from fire scene investigation?
ATF and U.S postal inspectors
List two federal law enforcement agencies involved in the investigation of fires
International Association of Arson Investigations
National Association of Fire Investigators
International Association of Bomb Technicians
List three professional associations that provide training for fire investigators
NFA, Federal Law Enforcement training center, State fire training academies, state marshal offices, FBI
List three federal training academies that provide fire investigator training for local officials
NFPA 1033 Standard for professional qualifications for fire investigator and 921 Guide for fire and explosion investigators
Which two NFPA documents specifically address fire scene investigation?
Case closure rate
What statistic is used to measure overall effectiveness of a fire investigation unit?
Because the rate of conviction often lies with the prosecutor and is beyond the control of the unit.
Why is conviction rate not a good indicator of a units effectiveness?
It may not reflect an accurate picture of the potential hazards because the sample size is so small.
Why is it inadvisable to use fire statistics as the sole method of identifying high risk areas, groups or conditions?
What was 1973 report NCFPC?
Identification, Selection, Design, Implementation and Evaluation
List the steps identified in the five step process for public fire safety education
USFA which identifies trends and conditions within the United States broken down by state or region
What federal agency was created in response to the 1973 report and list two functions performed by the agency
What is the term generally used for state regulations that specify time periods for the storage and disposal of public records?
Do Freedom of Information and public access laws apply to non compensated citizen boards such as a fire code appeals board?
Items in regard to national security, ongoing criminal investigations, medical records, personnel records, trade secrets and attorney-client communications
List four items that are generally exempt from disclosure rate under the FOIA
The safety of emergency responders can be enhanced and communications within the organization can be enhanced
List two instances in which access to fire inspection information could benefit other units within the fire department.
The system should be efficient, effective, sustainable and the info gathered should reflect the mission of the organization
List four issues to be considered in evaluating a new IMS
The National Board on Fire Service Qualifications
International Fire Service Accreditation Congress
List two organizations that provide accreditation for the certification of fire prevention bureau personnel
Firefighter, fire officer, fire service instructor, fire inspector and investigator
The NFPA maintains standards for the professional qualifications for which four traditional fire prevention bureau positions?
Job performance requirements
What is the term used by NFPA in its standards for professional qualifications for job specific skills used in the standards?
stability for long term employees and the technical expertise of engineering school graduates
List two advantages of staffing fire prevention bureaus with civilian personnel
They have a demonstrated fire background and a known record of work experience
List two advantages of staffing fire prevention bureaus with uniformed fire fighters
Less turnover and cheaper to establish civilian positions
List two advantages of staffing fire prevention bureaus with a combination of both uniformed and civilian personnel
The process of using fire records and statistics to determine the most serious fire problems facing the community. FYI high risk groups and locations are not necessarily the ones in which your community has experienced losses in the recent past. A thorough review of local, regional and national statistics should be undertaken.
Target audience must be selected. Remember that the high risk persons may not be the target audience. The target audience is the person or persons who can take whatever actions to effect the desired change. Funding is also key.
A program is developed for presentation to the target audience.
Presentation is delivered but during this step the program may have to be adjusted or tweaked to adjust for conditions that were not anticipated or expected.
Provides a view of how the program affected changes in awareness, knowledge or behavior. One method of determining effectiveness is through the use of tests or surveys before and after the program that may be administered to the target audience.