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FFHB - Chapter 3

True/False
Indicate whether the sentence or statement is true or false.
 

 1. 

Communication is the sending, giving or exchanging of information.
 

 2. 

Some radios are equipped with a time-out feature that forces brevity by interrupting transmissions that are longer than the preset duration allowed.
 

 3. 

Another term for a communication center is a public safety answering point.
 

 4. 

There is no need for telecommunicators to follow up on all incomplete calls.
 

 5. 

The response times of first responders are directly impacted by the amount of time required for telecommunicators to receive information, verify location, determine deployment, compose a dispatch, and transmit this information to first responders.
 

Multiple Choice
Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 6. 

Which of the following statements are true concerning communications facilities?
a.
Communication facilities have many different configurations.
b.
Communication facilities receive and disseminate information that can be both emergency and nonemergency in nature.
c.
Communication facilities are typically constructed where there is little risk of damage by hazards.
d.
All of the above are true.
e.
None of the above are true.
 

 7. 

The minimum information needed to process an emergency call includes location and nature of the emergency, the caller’s location and situation, and ____.
a.
the caller’s address
b.
the method in which the caller contacted the communications facility
c.
the caller’s home telephone number
d.
a callback number
e.
none of the above
 

 8. 

What Federal government agency closely monitors radio frequency allocations?
a.
United States Fire Administration (USFA)
b.
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
c.
National Emergency Number Association (NENA)
d.
Association of Public Safety Communication Officials (APCO)
e.
Federal Communication Commission (FCC)
 

 9. 

Device that converts an “entered” code into paging codes, which in turn activates a variety of paging devices is a ____.
a.
run card
c.
recorder
b.
encoder
d.
decoder
 

 10. 

Government agency charged with administering the provisions of the Communications Act of 1934 and revised Telecommunications Act of 1996 and is responsible for nonfederal radio-frequency users is the ____.
a.
FCC
c.
NFPA
b.
USFA
d.
APCO
 



 
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