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The main purpose of a fire department pumper is to provide?

adequate water pressure for effective fire streams

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2

NFPA ______, Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus, contains the requirements of pumper design.

NFPA 1901

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3

The standard (NFPA 1901) specifies a minimum pump capacity of _____ gpm and a water tank with capacity of at least _____ gallons for pumpers.

750 gpm
300 gallons

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4

Pump capacities larger than 750 gpm increase in increments of _____ gpm with most municipal fire departments operating pumpers of ______ gpm or less.

250 gpm
2000 gpm

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5

NFPA ______ specifies the minimum portable equipment that must be carried on all fire department pumpers.

NFPA 1901

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6

________ ________ - Specifically designed apparatus that combines the functions of both a rescue vehicle and a fire department pumper.

Rescue Pumper

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7

Class A foam is used on?

ordinary combustibles

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8

Class B foam is used on?

flammable and combustible liquid and gas fires

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- Generic term used to describe a high-energy foam-generation system consisting of a water pump, a foam proportioning system, and an air compressor (or other air source) that injects air into the foam solution before it enters a hoseline.

Compressed Air Foam Systems (CAFS)

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..., the foam tanks are correspondingly smaller, usually ranging from ____ to ____ gallons. These tanks are often designed to be refilled directly from ____ gallon containers.

20 to 100 gallons

5 gallon containers

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- Fire apparatus whose primary purpose is to initiate a fire attack on structural and wildland fires and support associated fire department actions.

Initial Attack Fire Apparatus (also known as Midi-Pumper or Mini-Pumper)

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- Small fire apparatus mounted on a pickup truck sized chassis, usually with a pump having a rated capacity less than 500 gpm. Its primary advantage is speed and mobility, which enables it to respond to fires more rapidly than larger apparatus.

Mini-pumper

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13

Fire apparatus are classified according to the primary?

function for which they are designed

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- Apparatus sized between a mini-pumper and a full sized department pumper, usually with a gross vehicle weight of 12,000 pounds or greater. The _____-________ has a fire pump rated with a capacity generally not greater than 1000 gpm.

Midi-Pumper

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15

The Incident Command System (ICS), as defined by NIMS, categorizes pumping apparatus and mobile water supply apparatus based on __________. This system is called _________ _______.

capability

apparatus typing

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16

Mobile water supply apparatus, locally known as _______ ______ or ________, are used to transport water to areas where a water system is nonexistent or inadequate.

water tenders or tankers

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The capacity of mobile water supply apparatus operating in a particular jurisdiction is based on a variety of factors including:
(4 answers)

* Terrain
* Bridge and weight limits
* Monetary constraints
* Interoperability

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Mobile water supply apparatus, as stated in NFPA 1901, are equipped with a tank capacity of at least ______ gallons.

1000 gallons

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19

Combating wildland fires requires an apparatus design that is ?
(3 answers)

lightweight, highly maneuverable, and all-terrain

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20

A _____ and ______ system that allows the apparatus to be driven while discharging water is an advantage when combating wildland fires.

pump and roll system

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21

IFSTA does not recommend riding on the outside of the apparatus, and this practice is prohibited by NFPA?

NFPA 1500 Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program

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22

_______ ___ foam agents are extremely effective in attacking wildland fires and protecting exposures.

Class A

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23

What apparatus are used to provide immediate suppression of flammable liquid fires and suppression of vapors from fuel spills?

Aircraft rescue and fire fighting apparatus (ARFF)

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24

Requirements for ARFF apparatus are found in NFPA ?

NFPA 414, Standard for Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Vehicles

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- Vessel or watercraft designed and constructed for the purpose of fighting fires; provides a specific level of pumping capacity and personnel for the extinguishment of fires in the marine environment. Also known as Marine Unit.

Fireboat

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Some fireboats have capacities as high as ________ gpm. Individual master stream devices on these vessels may discharge large volumes of water sometimes in excess of _______ gpm.

50,000 gpm

10,000 gpm

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27

Aerial apparatus equipped with fire pumps should always be positioned with consideration of the?

reach of the aerial device

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28

- Apparatus that serves as an engine and as a ladder truck; equipped with a fire pump, water tank, ground ladders, hose bed and aerial device.

Quint

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According to NFPA _____, Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus, a quint must be equipped with a pump rated at a minimum of _____ gpm and a water tank of at least _____ gallons.

NFPA 1901
1000 gpm
300 gallons

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- Step-up transformer that converts a vehicle's 12 or 24 volt DC current into 110 or 220 volt AC current.

Inverter

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