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1

Fire department pumpers are regulated by NFPA® ___ Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus.

1901

2

What is the main purpose of the fire department pumper?

Providing water at an adequate pressure for fire streams

3

What is the minimum pump capacity for a fire department pumper?

750 gpm (3 000 L/min)

4

Which of the following is NOT required on a fire department pumper?

Class A and/or Class B foam system

5

Which of the following is NOT a type of hose required on a fire department pumper?

Booster hose

6

Which type of pumper is equipped with fire pumps that range in capacity from 1,000 to 3,000 gpm (4 000 L/min to 12 000 L/min) or greater?

Industrial pumpers with foam capability

7

Which type of pumper is designed so that it can be refilled with 5 gallon (20 L) containers when necessary?

Municipal pumpers with foam capability

8

Which category of pumper includes minipumpers and midipumpers?

Initial attack fire apparatus

9

Which type of pumper is designed to handle small fires that do not require the capacity or personnel needed for a larger pumper?

Minipumper

10

Which of the following is NOT a difference between minipumpers and midipumpers?

Type of equipment carried

11

Which type of pumper is manned by a site's fire brigade?

Industrial pumpers with foam capability

12

Which type of pumper is well suited for such fires as grass and trash bin fires?

Midipumper

13

Which type of pumper can be used to apply fire streams to the lower floors of a building?

Pumpers with elevating water devices

14

What is another name for mobile water supply apparatus?

Water tender

15

Mobile water supply apparatus have water tanks that are ___ than those generally found on standard pumpers.

larger

16

Which of the following is NOT a variable affecting the size of water tank needed?

Road weight limits

17

An apparatus must carry at least ___ gallons (L) to be considered a mobile water supply apparatus.

1,000 gallons (4 000 L)

18

For tank capacities greater than ___ gallons (L), tandem rear axles, tri-axles, or a tractor-trailer design should be considered.

1,500 gallons (6 000 L)

19

What is the main purpose of wildland fire apparatus?

Are lightweight, highly maneuverable vehicles that can go places inaccessible to larger apparatus

20

Most wildland fire apparatus have pump capacities and water tank sizes of less than ___ gallons (L).

500 gallons (2 000 L)

21

Which of the following is a correct method of extinguishing fires from a wildland fire apparatus?

Using short sections of attack hose while walking alongside the apparatus and extinguishing fire along the way

22

Which of the following is NOT a type of fire hose carried on most wildland fire apparatus?

Soft intake hose

23

Which NFPA® standard covers the construction requirements for wildland fire apparatus?

1906

24

Apparatus equipped with an aerial device, ground ladders, a fire pump, a water tank, and fire hose are commonly referred to as:

quints.

25

Aerial apparatus equipped with fire pumps must have a minimum pump capacity of ___ gpm (L/min) at ___ psi (kPa).

250 gpm (946 L/min)/150 psi (1 035 kPa)

26

What is generally the largest pump size on aerial apparatus equipped with a fire pump?

2,000 gpm (8 000 L/min)

27

Rescue apparatus equipped with fire pumps generally have a pump with a rated capacity of ___ gpm (L/min) or less.

500 gpm (2 000 L/min)

28

Rescue apparatus equipped with fire pumps usually carry ___ gallons (L) of water or less.

500 gallons (2 000 L)

29

Which of the following is true of rescue apparatus equipped with fire pumps?

They do not have the capabilities of a full-sized pumper.

30

Which of the following is NOT a common piece of electric power generation equipment?

Portable lighting

31

Which type of power equipment converts the vehicle's 12-or 24-volt DC current into 110- or 220-volt AC current?

Inverter

32

Which of the following is a disadvantage of inverters?

Limited mobility from the vehicle

33

What is the most common power source used for emergency services?

Portable generators

34

Which of the following can be powered by gasoline, diesel, or propane engines?

Vehicle-mounted generators

35

Most portable generators are designed to be carried by how many people?

One to two

36

Vehicle-mounted generators usually have capacities up to ___ watts (kW).

12,000 watts (12 kW)

37

Which of the following is a disadvantage of vehicle-mounted generators?

Can be noisy

38

Portable lights range from ___ to ___ watts (kW).

300 to 1,000 watts (0.3 kW to 1 kW)

39

Fixed lights range from ___ to ___ watts (kW) per light in the bank of lights.

500 to 1,500 watts (0.5 kW to 1.5 kW)

40

Which type of electric distibution equipment is necessary to conduct electrical power to portable equipment?

Electrical cables

41

Which type of electric distribution equipment may be used when multiple connections are needed?

Junction boxes

42

Which of the following is NOT a requirement of extension cords used on fire scenes?

At least 150 feet long

43

Which of the following is NOT one of the four basic hydraulic tools used by the rescue service?

Combination compactor/ram

44

Which of the following is one way in which hydraulic extrication tools receive their power?

Compressed air

45

Most hydraulic pumps are not capable of operating the tool at full speed when the hose length between the pump and tool exceeds ___ feet (m).

100 feet (30 m)

46

100 feet (30 m)

Industrial pumpers

47

How many gallons of water must an apparatus carry to be considered a mobile water supply apparatus?

At least 1,000 gallons (4 000 L)

48

Which of the following is NOT a type of powered hydraulic extrication equipment?

Air bags