SOG Quiz #8

Eric Ballard
Quiz by Eric Ballard , updated more than 1 year ago
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Emergency Vehicle Operation
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Question 1

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All personnel are to seated with seatbelts in place during all movement of the emergency vehicle.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 2

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All line personnel regardless of rank or certification level have the potential to and operate medic units, brush trucks, Type 3 Engines, Tenders, or Command vehicles. Therefore all line peronnel must keep all licenses, training, and certifications current and posses the KSAs necessary to safely operate authority apparatus.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 3

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Line personnel who are stationed at specialty stations and who are not Engineers, or Acting Engineers maybe required to operate any and all specialty apparatus.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 4

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Select the appropriate considerations that apply to the "Apparatus Operator".
Answer
  • The operator of the emergency vehicle shall be directly responsible for the safe and prudent operation of the vehicle under all conditions.
  • The main priority shall be the safe arrival of the emergency vehicle at the scene.
  • The operator shall ensure that personnel assigned to the vehicle are seated and with seatbelts secured, and in approved riding positions during all movement of the vehicle.
  • The operator shall ensure that the appropriate operation of all audible and visual warning devices.
  • The operator shall determine the safest and most appropriate route to the scene.
  • The operator must ensure that all equipment is inventoried and started on every day on duty.

Question 5

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The Officer shall ensure that the driver is operating the vehicle in a safe and prudent manner.
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  • True
  • False

Question 6

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Which of the following are true regarding the responsibilities of the Officer? Select all that are applicable.
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  • Ensure that all personnel are seated and with seatbelts, in approved riding positions, during all movement of the vehicle.
  • Assist the operator in determining a safe and direct route to the emergency scene.
  • Ensure that the proper operation of the audible and visual warning devices and operate radio and communication equipment during response.
  • The Alpha seat or passenger seat of the medic unit will assume the same responsibilities of the Officer during responses.
  • Determine the appropriate speed limit and communicate it to the operator.
  • Ensure that the vehicle comes to a complete stop at intersections.
  • Suggest incident parking or staging locations to the operator while enroute.

Question 7

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Who is responsible for ensuring that all equipment is secured, all compartment doors closed, and physical obstructions are out of the way?
Answer
  • Officer
  • Operator
  • Charlie FF
  • Delta FF

Question 8

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Discretion for the use of audible warning devices when responding to sensitive areas such as parks, parking lots, residential neighborhoods, or requested by law enforcement.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 9

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In what situation should audible and visual warning devices be shut off while responding?
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  • If the vehicle cannot maintain the posted speed limit.
  • If adverse weather and road conditions are present.
  • If responding as a late arriving unit to a multiple alarm incident.
  • Between the hours of midnight and five am.

Question 10

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What is the method to determine whether the operator endangered life or property in regard to driving speed?
Answer
  • Ask if the emergency vehicle operator's speed created an unreasonable risk of injury of damage to life or property.
  • Was the speed greater then 10 mph over the speed limit.
  • Was the operator able to make complete stops in intersections.
  • Did the operator follow Colorado Revised Statues section 42-4-1101.

Question 11

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The operator may exceed the speed limit a maximum of 10mph over the posted limit.
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  • True
  • False

Question 12

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Per the SOG, what are some examples of "influencing factors" for chosen response speeds?
Answer
  • The legal speed limit in the area
  • Road and weather conditions
  • Traffic and pedestrian conditions
  • Poor or restricted visibility
  • All the above

Question 13

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Operator must reduce the speed of the vehicle and have the ability to stop if he/she can account for all lanes of traffic.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 14

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Select the following that are true regarding Railroad crossings.
Answer
  • Emergency vehicle shall come to a full stop at unguarded railroad grade crossings.
  • The emergency vehicle driver shall not drive any vehicle through, around, or under any crossing gate or railroad barrier.
  • Warning devices and crossing gates are generally reliable, if warning lights and gate is lowered, the apparatus must come to a complete stop and all members get off and check the tracks for approaching rail vehicles before crossing.
  • When responding to emergency incidents, if the operator can outrun a crossing gate that is closing, he/she may proceed through.
  • Emergency apparatus shall have the right away for normal appearing rail vehicles.

Question 15

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Emergency vehicle is allowed to pass a stopped school bus that has its stop sign out and red lights flashing if the operator ensures that all visual warning lights are turned on.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 16

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What color of a stop light at an intersection requires the operator to slow to a reasonable speed and account for ALL lanes of traffic?
Answer
  • Yellow and Red lights
  • Yellow and Green lights
  • Green, yellow, and Red lights
  • Red lights only

Question 17

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If traffic is blocking all lanes of traffic, audible warning devices should be turned off to avoid forcing traffic into the intersection, off road, or into opposing traffic.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 18

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Select the suggested requirements needed for an emergency vehicle to pass another emergency vehicle that is traveling in the same direction.
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  • The driver of the lead vehicle has indicated that the other may pass, and/or the following vehicle contact the lead vehicle via radio and request permission to pass.
  • The lead vehicle is not running emergent.
  • The lead vehicle is a slower unit such as a tender, and automatic persmission to pass is assumed.
  • The lead unit is a medic unit responding to fire related calls and shall allow the first Engine/Tower to arrive first.

Question 19

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Any time an apparatus must perform backing, a __________ must be used.
Answer
  • Backer
  • Primary spotter
  • Flashlight/baton
  • 2 Backers

Question 20

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Standard signals shall be used to communicate with driver during backing. Hand signals or voice signals over a portable radio can be employed for this.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 21

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If communications radios are not being used for backing operations, its paramount for the driver to _________.
Answer
  • Roll down windows and remove headset, be able to hear the spotter.
  • See the spotter in both mirrors.
  • Do a walk around and check for obrstructions prior to backing.
  • Take off sunglasses.

Question 22

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Which of the following is NOT one of the approved spotter hand signals for backing apparatus?
Answer
  • Stopping: One hand raised up, palm facing forward indicating to stop.
  • Straight back: Two hands above the head with palms facing toward the body, waving backward.
  • Turning: One arm raised above head with palm facing toward the body waiving backward, with the other pointing in the direction of the turn.
  • Stopping: Both arms crossed with hands closed in a fist. The spotter should shout the "stop" order loud enough for the driver to hear.

Question 23

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Which of the following regarding spotter safety during nighttime backing are MOST true?
Answer
  • Appparatus rear spot lights are turned on.
  • At a minimum, an approved reflective vest be worn.
  • That a flashlight or lighted batons be used.
  • At no time will the flashlight be directed toward the driver.
  • All the above.

Question 24

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The primary spotter must be located at the right rear of the apparatus.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 25

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When the vehicle must be backed in an area where traffic exists, vehicle emergency lights shall be operating and the spotter shall wear reflective equipment.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 26

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Medic units backing to leave a scene "SHOULD" use a spotter/backer per the SOG .
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 27

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When backing a medic unit at the hospital, its encouraged but not required to utilize a spotter.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 28

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Use of a vehicle mounted remote backing camera is a substitute for a spotter.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 29

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Staff vehicles require a backer at incident scenes.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 30

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Select the most applicable considerations in regard to aggresive driving, per the SOG.
Answer
  • Shall not employ aggressive driving to force other drivers to yeild the right of way.
  • Must be operated with due regard to safety for civilian traffic and the safety of crew members.
  • Emergency vehicle drivers have been cited, fined, and imprisoned for causing harm through aggressive driving.
  • Depending on the nature of the incident, increased speeds are allowed if the severity of the incident requires a faster response.
  • Its appropriate to gain the right of way instead of slow down and ask for it.

Question 31

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The loading of 5" hose shall be permitted on moving fire apparatus when _________?
Answer
  • A member is dedicated to be a "safety observer" and is visual/voice contact with the operator. The apparatus is driven forward only. No members allowed to ride on tailboard, and remain in a seated position.
  • A member is securely positioned on the tailboard and in visual contact with the operator. A safety spotter is utilized.
  • Going backwards and with the use of two spotters that are in visual/voice contact with the operator.

Question 32

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Select all appropriate general guidelines pertaining to the parking of district vehicles.
Answer
  • Vehicles shall be parked in fire lanes only when responding to emergencies or doing pre-plans/inspections.
  • One member shall remain with apparatus parked at the store for grocery runs. (except medic units which can be locked).
  • Any parking ticket issued to an employee operating district vehicle shall be the responsibility of the employee. It will be deducted from the employees next paycheck, if approved by the employee.
  • If an Engine/Tower or specialty apparatus can be locked, no members are required to remain with the apparatus while at the store or in other parking lots.
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