Wildland Firefighter 4th ed. Audit Quiz

Question 1 of 50

What is self-sustained rapid oxidation that produces heat and light?
  Reduction
  Fire
  Combustion
  Pyrolysis

Question 2 of 50

Which state of matter will burn?
  Liquid
  Solid
  Gas
  Gel

Question 3 of 50

What is heat transfer through direct contact between objects of different temperature?
  Radiation
  Convection
  Conduction
  Electromagnetism

Question 4 of 50

What is heat transfer through infrared rays?
  Convection
  Radiation
  Electromagnetism
  Conduction

Question 5 of 50

In the NFDRS fuel models, ______ is one of the four broad fuel groups.
  Aerial
  Flashy
  Live
  Brush

Question 6 of 50

A mixed hardwood forest predominates in what region of the country?
  West
  South
  North
  East

Question 7 of 50

Prairie grasses, cypress, larch, pine, fir and spruce are most common in which region of Canada?
  West
  East
  South
  North

Question 8 of 50

What is the effect of heat energy from the sun on wildland fuels?
  Lower ignition temperature
  Provide an ignition source
  Reduce flash point
  Reduce moisture content

Question 9 of 50

The diameter of a 100-hour fuel ranges from ____ to ____ inches.
  2 - 4
  3 - 8
  1 - 3
  1 - 4

Question 10 of 50

"The rate of increase in the total perimeter of a fire" is the __________.
  Growth rate
  Aspect ratio
  Burn area
  Rate of spread

Question 11 of 50

Which item is the best example of a ladder fuel?
  Grass
  A deciduous tree
  Leaves
  A low hanging branch

Question 12 of 50

What is the term for fuel that is evenly spread out over an area?
  Unbroken
  Continuous
  Uninterrupted
  Compact

Question 13 of 50

What is the term for a sudden increase in fire intensity and spread?
  Spot
  Finger
  Blowup
  Head

Question 14 of 50

What is the term for the top layer of an inversion?
  Lid
  Inversion stratum
  H-band
  Thermal belt

Question 15 of 50

Plants retain more moisture in cooler air than in warmer air because cooler air __________.
  Holds more moisture than warm air
  Is accompanied by less solar radiation
  Holds less moisture than warm air
  Permits the formation of dew

Question 16 of 50

Fire location data is based upon ________ north.
  Relative
  Magnetic
  Isogonic
  True

Question 17 of 50

Which is the most influential factor in making high-intensity fires especially difficult to control?
  Susceptibility to changes in wind conditions
  Tendency to create multiple spot fires
  Rapid flame front advance
  Pre-heating of unburned fuels

Question 18 of 50

The NFPA Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus is number ______.
  1002
  1901
  1500
  11C

Question 19 of 50

What type of apparatus is especially well suited for attacking roadside fires and for structure protection in the wildland/urban interface?
  Municipal structural apparatus
  Mini-pumper
  Rapid intervention vehicle
  Quick attack apparatus

Question 20 of 50

A type _____ engine has a minimum crew of three and a 500 gpm pump.
  4
  3
  1
  2

Question 21 of 50

What is a disadvantage of auxiliary engine-driven pumps?
  Susceptible to damage due to reduced ground clearance
  The pump/drive unit adds weight and occupies space
  Poorly suited to mobile operations
  Cooling water shared by the auxiliary engine may cause overheating

Question 22 of 50

When lifting water 10 feet during a drafting operation, the pump output will be about _______% of rated capacity.
  100
  80
  70
  60

Question 23 of 50

Which statement about wildland apparatus water tanks is correct?
  No baffles are required if the tank capacity is less than 150 gallons
  A vent hole must be provided in addition to the fill opening on the top of the tank
  Tanks may be constructed of metal or polycarbonate plastic
  All tank vent openings must be equipped with a pressure relief valve

Question 24 of 50

Which one of these factors has the greatest influence on maneuverability and stability?
  Power-to-weight ratio
  Weight
  Ground clearance
  Number of drive wheels

Question 25 of 50

In a compressed-air foam system (CAFS), compressed air is injected into the __________.
  Discharge water
  Foam concentrate
  Supply water
  Foam solution

Question 26 of 50

Which statement about steps on wildland apparatus is correct?
  Steps may be no farther than 14 inches apart
  The lowest step may be no higher than 24 inches off the ground
  Steps must be able to support a minimum of 300 lbs.
  Access ladder rungs must be at least 6 inches away from the vehicle body

Question 27 of 50

What is the most efficient way to transfer water from a mobile water supply apparatus to a portable tank?
  By gravity through a gated discharge valve
  Using the quick-dump discharge
  Drafting from the tank
  Pumping water through the tender's pump

Question 28 of 50

The ICS designation for a light dozer is a Type-_____.
  2
  3
  1
  There is no ICS designation for light dozers

Question 29 of 50

In wildland operations, what are fixed wing aircraft most frequently used for?
  Suppression or retardant agent drops
  Conducting aerial ignition
  Transport of equipment
  Transport of personnel

Question 30 of 50

What is the preferred method of communication for wildland operations?
  Clear text
  Two-way radio
  Face-to-face
  Cellular phone

Question 31 of 50

When carrying and using hand tools, how far apart should firefighters be?
  10 ft
  3 ft
  15 ft
  5 ft

Question 32 of 50

Which tool has a wide hoe blade on one side of the head, and a rake with large tines on the other?
  McLeod
  Combination
  Halligan
  Pulaski

Question 33 of 50

Which statement about two-stroke engines is correct?
  They are no longer being manufactured due to environmental concerns
  It takes two non-power strokes to produce one power stroke
  They are less prone to spark plug fouling than four-stroke engines
  They require a specific gas-oil fuel mixture to prevent damage to the engine

Question 34 of 50

NFPA standards require that a pump intended to be carried by firefighters to a water source weigh a maximum of ______ lbs.
  150
  125
  175
  100

Question 35 of 50

Which pump type requires priming?
  Diaphragm
  Centrifugal
  Piston
  Gear

Question 36 of 50

All of the following are types of fire hose used in wildland firefighting operations EXCEPT ONE. CHOOSE THE EXCEPTION.
  Noncollapsible woven hose
  Hard suction hose
  Unlined fire hose
  Noncollapsible rubber hose

Question 37 of 50

Which appliance divides a single hoseline into two or more smaller lines?
  Increaser
  Siamese
  Water thief
  Wye

Question 38 of 50

Which one of these statements about wildland helmets is correct?
  No helmets satisfy NFPA requirements for both structural and wildland use
  The shell should be cleaned with a mild abrasive cleanser
  A polystyrene half-shell liner may be used in place of a suspension system
  A chin strap is required

Question 39 of 50

A water system that distributes water through mains from the source to consumers is referred to as a __________ system.
  Public
  Underground
  Piped
  Municipal

Question 40 of 50

When drafting from a static water source, as elevation above sea level increases, maximum lift __________.
  Not enough information to answer this question
  Increases
  Decreases
  Stays the same

Question 41 of 50

How long should it take to prime a centrifugal pump drafting a 10 foot lift?
  One to two minutes
  Less than 30 seconds
  30 to 45 seconds
  60 to 90 seconds

Question 42 of 50

Which type of foam is used most often in wildland applications?
  Fluorocarbon
  Protein
  Low expansion
  Aspirated

Question 43 of 50

The most commonly used foam for wildland applications is _______ expansion.
  Medium
  High
  Very high
  Low

Question 44 of 50

What is an advantage of durable agents over class A foam?
  They have superior penetrating ability
  They retain hydration much longer
  They are also effective on class B fires
  They have a longer shelf life

Question 45 of 50

For most applications, durable agents should be mixed in water at a concentration of _____ to _____ percent.
  2.5 to 5.0
  1.0 to 5.0
  0.1 to 1.0
  1.0 to 3.0

Question 46 of 50

Which document identifies the possibilities, priorities, resources and strategies for dealing with various possible emergencies before they actually occur?
  Standard operating procedures
  Incident command system
  Pre-incident plan
  Incident action plan

Question 47 of 50

Which map shows natural terrain features?
  Regional
  Orthophoto
  Planometric
  Topographic

Question 48 of 50

Which one of these standard ICS forms is of the greatest importance to firefighters?
  Deployment list
  Organizational assignment list
  Division assignment list
  Incident briefing

Question 49 of 50

According to the NIIMS ICS, effective span of control is ______ subordinates per supervisor.
  2 to 5
  5 to 10
  7
  3 to 7

Question 50 of 50

Which one of these statements about initial response for a wildland incident is the most correct?
  The majority of wildland fires require more than the initial response to achieve control
  Initial response for a wildland fire should consist of all available resources
  The first-in unit supervisor maintains command until the incident exceeds the supervisor's span of control
  The IC and Safety Officer roles should be filled by two different individuals

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