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a Survival Guide for Emergency Responders

Test your Survival Knowledge

Please read each question and select your answer from the choices provided. You must complete all of the questions in order to view your results. At the end of each exam, you have the option to e-mail your results to your instructor.

1:  You are responding to a report of a “man slumped over the steering wheel.” In approaching the scene, you should keep your unit _____ feet behind the vehicle in front of you.
A: 6
B: 10
C: 12
D: 15

2:  At this incident, your unit should be on a _____ degree angle.
A: 45
B: 15
C: 10
D: 6

3:  If this incident occurs at night, you should turn on your _____.
A: suction unit
B: interior lights and scene lights
C: back-up alarm and spotlights
D: high beams and spotlights

4:  If a firearm is found on a victim, it should be removed and unloaded.

5:  Guns and knives are considered to be _____ weapons.
A: low threat
B: medium threat
C: high threat
D: nasty

6:  You are dispatched to the “unknown type rescue.” When approaching the scene you should _____.
A: always use a rear entrance
B: request additional resources
C: shut down lights and siren
D: create a staging area

7:  When walking up to a house you should _____.
A: approach on an angle
B: have the occupant meet the unit in the front yard
C: knock on the front door with a metal flashlight
D: always use a rear entrance

8:  A primary survey cannot be done from the front porch of a house.

9:  When standing at a door, you should be _____.
A: on the hinged side
B: in the middle
C: on the door knob side
D: at the bottom of the stairs

10:  Should it be necessary, as a last resort, to remove a weapon from a patient, it should be _____.
A: placed out of his or her reach
B: secured in the responder’s waistband
C: given to a family member
D: secured in the glove box or drug locker of the unit

11:  In an attempt to identify whether your patient might harm you, you should watch the person’s _____.
A: eyes
B: verbal cues
C: hands
D: family members

12:  The motor block and wheels of most vehicles will stop up to a ____ bullet.
A: .357 magnum
B: M-16
C: AK-47
D: .22-caliber

13:  Which of the following is not a form of cover?
A: Tree
B: Fire hydrant
C: Jersey wall
D: Bush

14:  Darkness and shadows are considered _____.
A: cover
B: concealment
C: threats
D: safe spaces

15:  The most dangerous time of a hostage situation is during the _____ stage.
A: capture
B: transport
C: holding
D: assault

16:  Which of the below behaviors is not appropriate for you as a responder being held hostage?
A: Removing identifying pins and badges from your uniform
B: Sitting quietly with other hostages
C: Sleeping
D: Attempting to negotiate the release of the other hostages

17:  The psychological reaction of identifying and bonding with one’s captors is known as _____.
A: Cushing’s response
B: Stockholm syndrome
C: post-traumatic stress

18:  If you find a possible booby trap, note its location and retreat to a safe location.

19:  Knives made of composite materials can still be detected by metal detectors.

20:  Which of the following is not typically used in the production of methamphetamine?
A: Cold tablets containing ephedrine
B: Coleman fuel
C: Camera batteries
D: Gasoline

21:  At the scene of an illegal drug lab, everything on the patient should be considered to be contaminated.

22:  Which of the following agencies is not on the notification list when responders locate a methamphetamine lab?
A: Drug Enforcement Administration
B: Fire department
C: Police department
D: Bureau of Land Management

23:  If a structure or vehicle containing a known drug lab is burning when you arrive, you should _____.
A: quickly apply foam
B: let it burn
C: aggressively attack the fire with large caliber streams
D: neutralize any chemicals with sodium bicarbonate

24:  More potential weapons are found in the _____ than in any other room in a residence.
A: bedroom
B: garage
C: kitchen
D: den

25:  Your _____ is the most effective tool you can use to keep out of trouble in a dispute.
A: body armor
B: pepper spray
C: own body weight
D: voice

26:  The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms suggests a minimum evacuation distance of _____ feet when confronted with a possible explosive device in a small car.
A: 100
B: 500
C: 1000
D: 1500

27:  At a clandestine drug lab the utilities should be shut off _____.
A: from outside the building
B: by pulling the meter
C: at the individual appliance
D: none of the above

28:  Which of the below substances is not considered a “date-rape” drug?
B: Rohypnol
C: Ketamine
D: Ecstasy

29:  Users of ecstasy can develop body-core temperatures of _____ degrees F.
A: 98.6
B: 100
C: 104.7
D: 107

30:  You are responding to a mass-casualty shooting at a school. The security of the location is in question. The most appropriate location for staging, triage and treatment is _____?
A: the gymnasium
B: the parking lot
C: the auditorium
D: out of the field of fire approximately ½ mile away

31:  Which of the following would not be considered physical evidence?
A: Victim statement
B: Ear wax
C: Bullet casings
D: Blood

32:  When removing clothing from a crime victim to facilitate medical treatment, the clothes should be placed in a single bag.

33:  The Chicago-based gangs that are organized under the concept of nations are the _____.
A: Crips and Bloods
B: Nortenos and Sorenos
C: Folk and People
D: Triad and Tong

34:  The use of gang slang terms by emergency responders will enhance the relationship between emergency personnel and gang members.

35:  Emergency care for both CN and CS exposure includes all of the following except _____.
A: moving the patient upwind and away from contaminated area
B: facing into the wind and keeping the eyes open
C: rubbing the eyes to promote tearing
D: flushing the eyes with cool water

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