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FFHB - Chapter 7

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

 1. 

Self-contained breathing apparatus is one of the least important items of personal protection equipment used by the firefighter.
 

 2. 

Smoke can contain carbon, tar, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and hydrogen cyanide. All are inert gases and relatively harmless to humans.
 

 3. 

Although some states do not recognize OSHA as a regulatory agency, they must still have regulations at least as stringent that may or may not apply to municipal employees.
 

 4. 

Fiberglass (hoop-wrapped) cylinders have an aluminum inner shell that is wrapped with fiberglass. Although this makes for a cylinder that is lighter than steel, it cannot hold as much air due to its weaker construction.
 

 5. 

NIOSH stands for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The agency is responsible for enforcing regulations that assure the safety and health of employees in all states.
 

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

 6. 

A fire department’s respiratory protection policy should require the use of a SCBA in ____ atmospheres.
a.
immediately dangerous to life and health
b.
dangerous to life and health
c.
non-fire
d.
non-toxic
 

 7. 

Which of the following is incorrect concerning the Coat Method for donning SCBA?
a.
Check the air supply of the SCBA unit before donning the SCBA.
b.
The firefighter should spread and fully extend the harness assembly straps before donning.
c.
The SCBA should be positioned with the cylinder valve away from the firefighter when using the Coat Method to don the SCBA.
d.
The firefighter should swing the SCBA unit around the left shoulder and over the back with both hands grasping the shoulder strap.
 

 8. 

Firefighters must ____ when the fire engine is moving.
a.
remain seated with seat belt fastened
c.
never attempt to don the SCBA
b.
never attempt to stand
d.
All of the above are correct.
 

 9. 

You are fighting a fire inside a structure with your partner. Your partner’s low air supply alarm begins to sound. What should happen next?
a.
You should keep fighting the fire until the air supply runs out completely.
b.
Your partner should exit the structure, replace the air cylinder, and come back to assist you in fighting the fire.
c.
You should call for another team to bring an air cylinder into the structure for your partner.
d.
Both you and your partner should immediately exit the structure safely.
 

 10. 

Which type of cylinder has no shelf life?
a.
steel
c.
carbon fiber
b.
fiberglass
d.
hoop wrapped
 



 
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