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1) Which describes the fire service culture

Question : 1) Which describes the fire service culture : 2151994

MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question.

1) Which describes the fire service culture?

A) A practice handed down from generation to generation

B) An all-encompassing set of traditions, procedures, norms, attitudes, behaviors, personal demographics, and community

C) A broad-based knowledge of an entire group of people

D) A system of knowledge shared by a relatively large group of people

2) Which describes a tradition?

A) Beliefs that are part of normal operating principles

B) An all-encompassing set of procedures, norms, attitudes, behaviors, personal demographics, and community

C) An impediment to progress

D) A practice handed down and generally performed and adhered to without question

3) Which is NOT considered a norm?

A) Monthly drill nights

B) Progression of seniority

C) Apparatus and equipment check-off procedure

D) None of the above

4) What is a recent emerging philosophy in regards to risk taking?

A) Risk has been seen to be inversely proportional to on-the-job experience

B) Risk has been increasing proportionally with the downward trend in fires

C) Risk is something that goes with the job

D) Risk must be balanced with benefit

5) An individual's beliefs about how others he cares about will view the behavior in question describes?

A) Attitude

B) Culture

C) Resignation

D) Vulnerability

6) Which are needed to implement cultural change in the fire service?

A) Technological advancements

B) Pivotal events or tragedies

C) Legislation

D) All of the above

7) Which is NOT an element that impacts cultural change?

A) Responsibility

B) Discipline

C) Accountability

D) Management

8) Which describes accountability?

A) Taking ownership

B) Monitoring firefighters working in an Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health (IDLH) atmosphere

C) Establishing and enforcing department policies and procedures

D) Sharing burden

9) Which describes management?

A) Establishing and enforcing department policies and procedures

B) Taking ownership

C) Sharing burden

D) Monitoring firefighters working in an Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health (IDLH) atmosphere

10) Which describes leadership?

A) Motivating toward safe attitudes

B) Taking ownership

C) Establishing and enforcing department policies and procedures

D) Monitoring firefighters working in an Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health (IDLH) atmosphere

11) Which describes responsibility?

A) Sharing burden and opportunity to achieve the cultural change needed for the safety of firefighters

B) Establishing and enforcing department policies and procedures

C) Taking ownership

D) Monitoring firefighters working in an Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health (IDLH) atmosphere

12) What is irrefutable if a change in departmental culture is expected to succeed?

A) Maintaining crew continuity

B) Holding oneself to a higher standard

C) Crew cohesion

D) Have strict enforcement of all rules and regulations without exception

13) What makes changing the culture of a department difficult?

A) History

B) Traditions

C) Norms

D) All of the above

14) How do leaders betray themselves?

A) Being goal oriented

B) Leading by example

C) Approaching safety passively

D) Taking calculated risks

15) Which is a defensive mode of approaching safety?

A) Always conducting an interior attack

B) Wearing a seatbelt

C) Wearing turnout gear in the station

D) None of the above

16) Which is an example of crew culture management?

A) Policies implemented at the top of an organization but truly enacted at the crew level

B) Policies and procedures that are implemented at the top of the administration

C) Allowing a limited amount of time for change within the organization

D) Discouraging professional development within the organization

17) The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives include the following:

A) Develop national standards for training

B) Focus greater attention on risk management

C) Empower all firefighters to stop unsafe acts

D) All of the above

18) What is a drawback to preserving traditions?

A) Preserving them without assessing the risks they present

B) The symbolism they represent

C) They impede progress

D) They impact crew morale

19) What are behaviors?

A) The mode in which firefighters respond

B) Complacency, laziness, invulnerability

C) Actions in response to stimuli

D) How firefighters act in public

20) How are firefighters' behaviors influenced?

A) Training

B) Attitudes

C) Mentoring

D) All of the above

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