Wildland Firefighter 4th ed. Audit Quiz

Question 1 of 50

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

Question 2 of 50

Which state of matter will burn?
  Solid
  Gas
  Gel
  Liquid

Question 3 of 50

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

Question 4 of 50

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

Question 5 of 50

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

Question 6 of 50

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

Question 7 of 50

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

Question 8 of 50

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

Question 9 of 50

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

Question 10 of 50

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

Question 11 of 50

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

Question 12 of 50

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

Question 13 of 50

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

Question 14 of 50

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

Question 15 of 50

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

Question 16 of 50

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

Question 17 of 50

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

Question 18 of 50

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

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?
  Mini-pumper
  Quick attack apparatus
  Rapid intervention vehicle
  Municipal structural apparatus

Question 20 of 50

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

Question 21 of 50

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

Question 22 of 50

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

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
  Tanks may be constructed of metal or polycarbonate plastic
  A vent hole must be provided in addition to the fill opening on the top of the tank
  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?
  Ground clearance
  Power-to-weight ratio
  Number of drive wheels
  Weight

Question 25 of 50

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

Question 26 of 50

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

Question 27 of 50

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

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
  Transport of personnel
  Conducting aerial ignition
  Transport of equipment

Question 30 of 50

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

Question 31 of 50

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

Question 33 of 50

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

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.
  125
  100
  175
  150

Question 35 of 50

Which pump type requires priming?
  Gear
  Centrifugal
  Piston
  Diaphragm

Question 36 of 50

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

Question 37 of 50

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

Question 38 of 50

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

Question 39 of 50

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

Question 40 of 50

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

Question 41 of 50

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

Question 42 of 50

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

Question 43 of 50

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

Question 44 of 50

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

Question 45 of 50

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

Question 46 of 50

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

Question 47 of 50

Which map shows natural terrain features?
  Topographic
  Regional
  Orthophoto
  Planometric

Question 48 of 50

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

Question 49 of 50

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

Question 50 of 50

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

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