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1

In the customary (metric) system of measurement, at sea level a pump could theoretically lift water ___ feet (meters).

33.8 feet (10 m)

2

For every ___ feet (meters) of altitude, atmospheric pressure decrease by about ___ psi (kPa). (378)

1,000 feet (100 m); 0.5 psi (1 kPa)

3

In most circumstances, the maximum lift of a fire pump is no more than:

25 feet (7.5 m).

4

Every fire pump in good repair should have a dependable lift of at least:

14.7 feet (4.5 m).

5

With a 15 foot (4.5 m) lift, a pump is only able to deliver ___ percent of its capacity.

70

6

Which of the following is NOT a problem with reaching the water with a pumper?

A. Extremely high banks
B. Bridges that are too high above the water's surface
C. Bridges that are not tall enough to support fire apparatus*
D. Terrain that will not allow the apparatus close enough to reach the water with intake hoses

7

Frozen ground may be a dangerous place to park the apparatus because:

the ice may later thaw and cause the apparatus to sink in place.

8

A depth of ___ feet (meters) of water is suggested above and below a barrel-type strainer.

2 feet (0.6 m)

9

Floating strainers allow safe drafting from water as shallow as ___ feet (meters).

1 foot (0.3 m)

10

In order to aid access to frozen ponds and lakes, barrels filled with ___ may be floated on the water's surface before the water freezes.

an antifreeze solution

11

Which of the following are underground storage receptacles that are usually found in areas that are not serviced by a hydrant system?

A. Cisterns*
B. Ground reservoirs
C. Private water storage tanks
D. Agricultural irrigation systems

12

Which of the following are man-made impoundments that have the same characteristics as a pond or small lake?

A. Cisterns
B. Ground reservoirs*
C. Private water storage tanks
D. Agricultural irrigation systems

13

Which of the following are commonly found on large residential, industrial, and agricultural properties?

A. Cisterns
B. Ground reservoirs
C. Private water storage tanks*
D. Agricultural irrigation systems

14

Which of the following may be difficult to access due to security measures?

A. Cisterns
B. Swimming pools*
C. Private water storage tanks
D. Agricultural irrigation systems

15

Which of the following transport water through open canals or portable pipes?

A. Cisterns
B. Ground reservoirs
C. Private water storage tanks
D. Agricultural irrigation systems*

16

Which of the following typically contain many millions of gallons (liters) or water?

A. Cisterns
B. Ground reservoirs*
C. Private water storage tanks
D. Agricultural irrigation systems

17

Which of the following typically receive their water from wells or rainwater runoff?

A. Cisterns*
B. Swimming pools
C. Private water storage tanks
D. Agricultural irrigation systems

18

Which of the following are accessed by a manhole-type cover or by a dry hydrant?

A. Cisterns*
B. Ground reservoirs
C. Private water storage tanks
D. Agricultural irrigation systems

19

Which of the following may not be reliable?

A. Cisterns
B. Ground reservoirs
C. Private water storage tanks*
D. Agricultural irrigation systems

20

Which of the following are typically more accessible than regular ponds or lakes?

A. Cisterns
B. Ground reservoirs*
C. Private water storage tanks
D. Agricultural irrigation systems