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  1. When bringing an unconscious diver to the surface which technique is best to ensure they do not hold their breath?
  1. Head tilt, chin lift
  2. Bear hug
  3. None, unconscious divers cannot hold their breath
  4. Push on their stomach

  1. When bringing an unconscious diver to the surface, the victim's buoyancy is causing you to exceed the safe ascent limit. You should:
  1. Hold onto the diver
  2. Let go of the diver
  3. Flare to slow down
  4. Drop your weight belt

  1. Select from the following lists those items that are better suited for diving in contaminated water:
  1. Wet suit
  2. Dry suit
  3. Full-face mask
  4. Snorkel

  1. In public safety diving what thickness is considered safe ice?
  1. 3 inches
  2. 6 inches
  3. No ice is safe ice in public safety diving
  4. 12 inches

  1. Vehicle extraction techniques are the same on land and under water.
  1. True
  2. False

  1. Diving in 50 feet of black water is the same as diving in 100 feet of clear water.
  1. True
  2. False

  1. What depth is a recommended demarcation line for working divers between using SCUBA and surface supplied air?
  1. 60 feet
  2. 75 feet
  3. 100 feet
  4. 120 feet

  1. What is a rule of thumb to convert your required amount of weight from salt water to fresh water?
  1. 62.4 pounds per cuft
  2. 64 pounds per cuft
  3. 1.6 pounds per cuft
  4. No need to adjust weights between salt and fresh water

  1. Does the state or province you live in require autopsies for all drowning victims?

  1. All public safety divers should have an awareness of what to do if they accidentally find evidence to include which of the following:
  1. Avoiding destroying a scene
  2. Avoiding destroying evidence
  3. Evidence chain of custody

  1. Select the types of material that can be used for a cutting box:
  1. Cardboard
  2. Plastic milk crate
  3. Ammo box
  4. Wire frame box

  1. Which selection includes those items best suited for a cutting box?
  1. Nylon cordage, fishing line, wire ties, 18 gage wire
  2. Anchor chain, nylon cordage, fishing line
  3. Nylon cordage, 3 inch hawser, 18 gage wire
  4. Nylon cordage, fishing line, fire hose

  1. When are SCUBA tanks most likely to failure due to Sustained Load Cracking?
  1. During storage
  2. During use
  3. During filling

  1. All SCUBA tanks can have Sustained Load Cracking.
  1. True
  2. False

  1. Sustained Load Cracking can be detected by:
  1. Visual inspection only
  2. Visual and eddy-current inspection
  3. Magnetic particle inspection
  4. Hammer test

  1. How often should SCUBA tanks be inspected for Sustained Load Cracking?
  1. Every 5 years at hydro
  2. Every year by a qualified inspector
  3. Every dive by your buddy
  4. Every 10 years by the manufacture

  1. According to the National Safe Boating Council of all boating and watercraft accidents, how many can be attributed to personnel watercraft (any vessel with a water jet engine)?
  1. 0 percent
  2. 30 percent
  3. 60 percent
  4. 90 percent

  1. Personnel watercraft work well in all water, including water with debris.
  1. True
  2. False

  1. What do the following signals mean:
  1. 2+2+2
  2. 3+3+3
  3. 4+4+4+4+4+4+
  4. Big circular motion
  5. Tap back-up's hand on primary's chest
  6. Tap Back-up diver's hand to primary's second stage

  1. When swimming, which of the following are correct for acclimating to the water?
  1. Always wear a wet suit.
  2. Slowly enter the water.
  3. Use the giant stride entry.
  4. Gently scoop water in your hands and wet your under arms and neck.
  5. Kiss the water hello.
  6. Blow long slow bubbles.
  7. Take normal size breaths.