Following are 20 multiple-choice
questions similar to those that will be used in the Allwrite-Testing Test
Preparation Workshop for the 2015 Written Test for Lieutenant on the Denver
All questions in this sample
test and in the practice test workshop are based on the source material
in the Official Reading List for the Lieutenant's Examination. Answer
each question based on the textbook or Guideline from which it was taken.
Select the best answer for each question. Following each question, in
bold face, is the source from which the question was taken.
The test preparation workshop
for the Lieutenant's Examination will consist of three original practice
tests. Two of the tests will be administered in class and one will
be e-mailed to you.
Questions 1-8 are taken
from Norman, Fire Officer's Handbook of Tactics, 4th edition, and
are to be answered in accordance with this text.
1. Norman's Concept 04 states:
When enough personnel are available to perform engine and ladder functions,
A. focus on rescue.
B. locate, confine and extinguish the fire.
C. carry out a coordinated fire attack.
D. conduct a VES: Vent, Enter, Search.
p. 5; col. 2, Concept 04
2. Residences, be they single-family
homes, garden apartments, apartment houses, or mobile homes, have three
characteristics that play an important role when selecting hoselines.
First is the need for speed; second is the relatively low fire loading;
and third is:
A. the relatively high life
B. the use of lightweight building materials.
C. the presence of dividing walls or partitions between rooms.
D. the relative ease in ventilating the structure.
p. 61; para. 1
3. When distinguishing between
venting for life and venting for fire, the key factor is:
A. the timing of the ventilation.
B. the location of the ventilation.
C. the location of the fire.
D. the location of occupants and firefighters within the structure.
p. 243; col. 1, para. 4
4. The most punishing "affairs"
likely to occur in Class I multiple dwellings involve:
A. fire that is vented to the
outside with the apartment door open and a stiff wind blowing into the
B. fire that has somehow entered a pressurized stairwell.
C. fire that enters the building's HVAC system.
D. fires that cannot be vented to the outside or via the building's HVAC
p. 394; col. 1, last para.
5. The key factor that allows
us to operate within a strip mall with a steel-bar-joist roof is that:
A. the steel can be protected
against failure by applying a hose stream.
B. the steel is noncombustible.
C. failure is not likely to occur within 20 minutes.
D. it's highly unlikely that more than one bar-joist will fail in a fire.
p. 419; col. 1
6. According to Norman, 1 and
2 World Trade Center Towers fell as a result of:
A. the impact of the jet planes.
B. the ignition of thousands of gallons of fuel.
C. the failure of spray-on fireproofing.
D. the burning of the contents of a "routine office building fire."
p. 440; col. 2, para. 1
7. The first priority on report
of a gas leak should be to:
A. eliminate sources of ignition.
B. notify the utility.
C. search and ventilate.
D. locate the source and stop the flow.
p. 493; col. 1, para. 2
8. Maintain situational awareness
is a response consideration when responding to bombings and explosives.
This consists of: know who came in with you and who goes out; and:
A. be aware of security provisions.
B. know the nature and extent of the explosion.
C. know the scope of the human injuries and property damage.
D. watch the actions of bystanders.
p. 588; col. 1, para. 3
Questions 9-13 are taken
from Sargent, From Buddy to Boss, and are to be answered in accordance
with this text.
9. To understand the essence
of leadership, we must understand that there are two forms of leadership
that are at work here:
A. proactive leadership and
B. authoritarian leadership and democratic leadership.
C. vertical leadership and horizontal leadership.
D. organizational leadership and individual leadership.
p. 17; para. 5
10. Once established, core
values provide the organization and its members with:
A. a reason for being - a vision.
B. criteria for success.
C. a decision-making tool to address all aspects of the job.
D. All of the above.
p. 63; para. 3
11. If you ask someone to name
the characteristic traits of a leader, ______ is one item that always
makes the top of the list.
p. 77; para. 4
12. Credibility as an officer
is largely based on expertise, and that expertise is displayed in two
ways. First, it's displayed in your actions that are required of your
job. Second, it's displayed through:
A. how you train your personnel.
B. how you conduct yourself on a personal level.
C. your reputation.
D. openness and transparency.
p. 121; para. 3
13. Tactical decision making
A. all decisions in the fire
service and other public safety professions.
B. those groups of tasks needed in order to accomplish the strategic objective.
C. the most basic level of decision making.
D. limiting the number of possible choices - prioritizing.
p. 216; para. 4
Questions 14-20 are taken
from the DFD Packet of Study of Materials and are to be answered in accordance
with these documents. (Note that for ease of reference the page numbers
used here are those for the entire 577 page packet and not the individual
directives, SOGs, etc.)
14. Which of the following
occurs during Step 2 of the Grievance Procedure as described in the Collective
A. The grievance is submitted
to the grievant's Division Chief.
B. The Fire Chief or his/her designated representative shall discuss the
grievance with the aggrieved firefighter.
C. the grievant and/or the Union representative files an appeal with the
City Mediation Office.
D. The Arbitration Board conducts a hearing of the grievance and renders
a decision that is binding on the City and Union.
Collective Bargaining Agreement;
p. 28, Step 2
15. Which of the following
statements about Transfer Procedures is not correct?
A. A member may have a maximum
of three transfer requests on file (with the exception of Right of First
B. Transfers to Operations Division suppression assignments must be for
a specific company and/or shift.
C. All transfer requests must be on file for 60 days prior to the next
effective transfer date.
D. Once a member has accepted a transfer to DIA and attended any paid
training, badging, or other preparation, certification procedures must
be maintained and the transfer to DIA may not be withdrawn.
1008.00, Transfer Procedures;
pp. 130-132, (II)(C)(E)(I)
16. In the event that a tactical
channel change is made after incident operations have been initiated,
consideration should be given to:
A. conducting a PAR.
B. Dispatch confirmation.
C. face-to-face confirmation.
D. All of the above.
2107.01, Incident Communications;
p. 296, (I)(C)
17. The mission of Level II
RIT Group/Branch is to first complete any Level I RIT duties that were
unable to be performed by the initial RIT team, and then:
A. assume normal engine or
truck company responsibilities.
B. progress toward extrication and rescue.
C. stabilize the victim.
D. ensure that adequate resources are available to accomplish rescue.
2110.01, RIT; p. 307, (RIT
18. The third-arriving engine
at a residential fire operation (if not pre-assigned as the RIT company),
should consider going to the rear of the fire building or going to work
on the attack engine's Humat valve, if not already done. At a minimum,
this third engine officer should be thinking of a second water supply
A. augmenting the water supply
of the attack engine.
B. bringing a hose line to the second floor of the building, if needed.
C. supporting search and rescue operations.
D. standing-by at the a nearby hydrant.
2112.07, Engine Co. Operations
at Single Family Dwellings; p. 387, para. 4
19. At commercial buildings
with tilt-up concrete slab walls and lightweight construction roofs, engine
officers must recognize the need for:
A. a relay of three or more
B. an extended straight single line due to large setbacks.
C. immediate ground level master streams versus handlines.
D. an immediate request for a second alarm.
2112.09, Engine Co. Operations
at Commercial Buildings; p. 393, (E) (Special Consideration)
20. The tactical assignments
for the officer of the first-in truck company at a warehouse or big box
store fire include all of the following except:
A. rig placement and assignment
for second-in engine , truck or other responding apparatus.
B. establish an exterior command post and implement the incident command
C. request additional resources and make other assignments as necessary.
D. when relieved of command, rejoin the Engineer for interior search and
rescue or further fireground operations.
2113.05, Truck Co. Operations
at Warehouse and Big Box Stores; pp 419-420, (II)A)(2)(b)
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