Fire Exam Prep I & II 6th Ed. Audit Quiz

Question 1 of 50

What is the average number of fire service line-of-duty deaths per year?

Question 2 of 50

Which term best matches the definition "Doing the right thing even though you don't have to"?

Question 3 of 50

What is the term for a legal entity that establishes a fire service agency to protect its citizens and determines its organization and structure?
  Local emergency response committee
  Chief fire official
  Authority having jurisdiction
  Fire protection district

Question 4 of 50

What is the term for an operational unit composed of an officer, a driver/operator, and at least one firefighter/EMT?

Question 5 of 50

Where do the majority of firefighter injuries occur?
  At the fireground
  At non-fire emergencies
  In or around the firehouse
  In response vehicles

Question 6 of 50

Which organization developed the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives?
  Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  International Association of Firefighters (IAFF)
  National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF)
  National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

Question 7 of 50

Which item meets the DOT requirements for visibility for personnel working a vehicle accident?
  Any PPE with reflective stripes
  High-visibility safety vests
  All of the above
  Turnouts with reflective stripes

Question 8 of 50

The staging area is located in which control zone?
  Limited access

Question 9 of 50

An SCBA tag system provides accountability for personnel who are __________.
  On duty
  Wearing breathing apparatus
  Inside the incident perimeter
  Operating inside the hot zone

Question 10 of 50

Which statement about wired telegraph circuit boxes is correct?
  They report only the location from which the alarm is sent
  They are less likely to be a source of malicious false alarms than other alerting systems
  They are difficult for hearing-impaired people to use
  Their use is increasing in many areas

Question 11 of 50

What is the primary function of a repeater?
  Increase the range of radio systems
  Retransmit messages on multiple frequencies
  Add private line capabilities
  Provide a back-up transmitter

Question 12 of 50

Anything that may disrupt or damage the communication process is __________.

Question 13 of 50

What is the term for a roll-call of all personnel assigned to an incident?
  Resource status check
  Personnel welfare check
  Situation status report
  Personnel accountability report

Question 14 of 50

What is the volume range delivered from a 1-3/4" (45 mm) line?
  40 to 175 gpm (150 to 665 L/min)
  40 to 125 gpm (150 to 475 L/min)
  60 to 150 gpm (230 to 570 L/min)
  60 to 175 gpm (230 to 665 L/min)

Question 15 of 50

A 1-3/4" (45 mm) line is suitable for all of these situations EXCEPT ONE. CHOOSE THE EXCEPTION.
  When quick attack is needed
  When manpower is limited
  Fire involving one to three rooms
  When extra reach is required

Question 16 of 50

For which situation is a solid stream nozzle best suited?
  Backup interior attack hoseline
  Exposure protection
  Interior attack
  Exterior attack

Question 17 of 50

How should a hot overhead gas layer be cooled?
  Discharge short bursts of a fog pattern into the gas layer
  Pencil the layer with a straight/solid stream
  Steady discharge of a fog stream upward
  Paint the ceiling with a straight/solid stream

Question 18 of 50

What is the fourth of the Ten Standard Fire Fighting Orders?
  Establish trigger points and make them known
  Identify safety zones and escape routes and make them known
  Determine the objectives and devise a plan
  Don't go in if there's only one way out

Question 19 of 50

What does the C in LCES stand for?

Question 20 of 50

Which is an example of secondary damage?
  Smoke damage
  Damage caused by forcible entry
  Fire extension through void spaces
  Extension to exposures

Question 21 of 50

What is the best way to carry a salvage cover folded for a two-firefighter spread?
  On the shoulder with the open edges away from the neck
  Cradled on both forearms, open edges away from the chest
  On the shoulder with the open edges next to the neck
  Cradled on both forearms, open edges against the chest

Question 22 of 50

Cornices, door and window casings, and insulating materials are examples of __________.
  Typical avenues of fire extension
  Salvage problems
  Areas particularly susceptible to water damage
  Common locations of concealed fire

Question 23 of 50

Which item is best overhauled outside the structure?

Question 24 of 50

Which is the most probable indication of accelerant use?
  Multiple points of origin
  Reduction of flames when water is applied
  Several rekindles in the same area
  Burnt blankets and rags

Question 25 of 50

Which component of the fire tetrahedron usually provides the best indicators of fire cause?
  Heat source
  Oxidizing agent
  Chemical chain reaction

Question 26 of 50

When should firefighters collect evidence?
  As early as possible in the incident
  Before beginning overhaul operations
  On any fire of suspect origin
  Only when necessary in order to preserve it

Question 27 of 50

To protect evidence at the scene of a structure fire, the security perimeter should extend __________.
  Around the structure and the immediate surroundings
  Around the perimeter of the structure
  Beyond the farthest piece of evidence found outside the structure
  A radius of 1.5 times the distance of the farthest piece of evidence found

Question 28 of 50

Who publishes the Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA)?
  United States Fire Administration (USFA)
  Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

Question 29 of 50

How does a model code become law?
  It must be formally adopted by the state or local governing body
  Suit must be brought referencing the standard as representing a reasonable and prudent standard
  It must be written by an authorized regulatory agency
  It must be approved by both houses of congress and signed by the president

Question 30 of 50

What is the second leading cause of fatalities in residential fires?
  Heating equipment
  Juvenile firesetting

Question 31 of 50

Which category of juvenile firesetter is predominantly teen-aged?
  Pathological/emotionally disturbed

Question 32 of 50

What was a common application for cast iron in building construction?
  Tie rods
  Exterior facades
  Window sash

Question 33 of 50

What is added to concrete to make reinforced concrete?
  High-adhesion admixture
  Calcium carbonate
  Corrosion inhibiting admixture
  Steel bars or mesh

Question 34 of 50

Prior to 1960, what was the most common type of insulation?
  Mineral wool

Question 35 of 50

What is an advantage of noncombustible construction?
  Structural materials will not add to the spread of fire
  It is the most fire resistive construction type
  Walls are readily breached for emergency escape and rescue
  Steel components are coated with protective insulation

Question 36 of 50

In general, when exposed to fire, which construction type resists structural collapse the best?
  Pre-World War II construction
  Heavy timber

Question 37 of 50

What is heat?
  A product of pyrolysis
  Temperature increase resulting in fuel decomposition
  The energy which produces oxidation
  Kinetic energy in the form of vibrating molecules

Question 38 of 50

What is the primary toxic effect of hydrogen cyanide?
  Cardiac irritant
  Simple asphyxiant
  Chemical asphyxiant

Question 39 of 50

Which gas is a common product of combustion?
  Anhydrous ammonia
  Hydrogen sulfide

Question 40 of 50

What is the primary toxic effect of carbon dioxide?
  Blocks transfer of gases across alveolar membrane
  Blocks oxygen from bonding with hemoglobin
  Disrupts cellular metabolism
  Displaces oxygen from the air

Question 41 of 50

Spontaneous ignition of a wad of linseed oil-soaked rags is caused by which form of heat energy?

Question 42 of 50

Dealing with an unventilated compartment fire is particularly risky because of the potential for __________.
  Spread to exposures
  Undetectable toxic gasses

Question 43 of 50

Fighting fire with water is an example of which method of extinguishment?
  Chemical flame inhibition
  Neutralizing the catalyst
  Oxygen exclusion
  Reducing temperature

Question 44 of 50

Which is considered a supplemental or secondary form of eye protection?
  Safety goggles
  SCBA mask
  Safety glasses
  Helmet-mounted faceshield

Question 45 of 50

Structural firefighting boots must be equipped with __________.
  Zipper closure
  Pull-on design
  Water-resistant outer shell
  Rubber upper

Question 46 of 50

Undergarments of which material should be worn?

Question 47 of 50

According to NFPA standard, what is the term for a type of PPE cleaning that is done in a dedicated washing machine?

Question 48 of 50

Which statement about air-purifying respirators is correct?
  They use a closed-circuit system
  They offer protection for particulate matter only
  They are useful in confined space operations
  They may be used in oxygen-deficient atmospheres

Question 49 of 50

Which gas is responsible for the most fire-related deaths?
  Sulfur dioxide
  Carbon monoxide
  Hydrogen sulfide

Question 50 of 50

Which statement about primary search is correct?
  Rescuers should crawl or duck-walk even in light smoke and heat conditions
  The search should begin at the area where victims are most likely to be located
  The search team should consist of a minimum of two members
  Confine the search to those areas adjacent to the fire