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Flashcards in Chapter 3 Introduction to Apparatus Inspection and Maintenance Deck (36):
1

During the first six months after an apparatus is received, the vehicle should be washed frequently with ___ to harden the paint and keep it from spotting.

cold water

2

Dust or grit should NEVER be removed by:

dry rubbing.

3

Do NOT wash the vehicle with:

extremely hot water.

4

Which of the following can be used to remove grease or tar from painted surfaces?

Approved solvents

5

Which of the following should NOT be used to clean glass?

Dry towels by themselves

6

Which of the following is acceptable to clean the surfaces of seat upholstery and dashboards?

Commercial cleaning products

7

When should career personnel perform apparatus inspections?

Before each tour of duty

8

When should volunteer personnel perform apparatus inspections?

Weekly

9

What type of inspection begins at the driver's door on the cab and works around the apparatus in a clockwise pattern?

Walk-around method

10

What is another term for the left side of an apparatus?

Street side

11

What is another term for the right side of an apparatus?

Officer side

12

Which of the following terms is defined as "the distance that the pedal must be pushed before the throw-out bearing actually contacts the clutch release fingers"?

Clutch free play

13

Which of the following symptoms is NOT a result of insufficient free play?

Clutch not releasing

14

Which of the following symptoms is NOT a result of excessive free play?

Warping of bearings

15

In general, steering wheel play should be no more than about ___ degrees in either direction.

10

16

What is acceptable play on a steering wheel with a 20-inch (500 mm) diameter?

Approximately 2 inches (50 mm) in each direction

17

With what type of braking system are most modern fire apparatus equipped?

Air-operated

18

With what type of braking system are smaller late-model apparatus and some older large apparatus equipped?

Hydraulic

19

On apparatus equipped with air brakes, the air pressure should build to a sufficient level to allow vehicle operations within ___ seconds of starting.

60

20

New apparatus should be able to come to a complete stop from a speed of ___ mph (km/h) in a distance not to exceed ____ feet (m).

20 mph (32 km/h); 35 feet (10.7 m)

21

The apparatus parking brake should hold the vehicle in place on grades up to ___ percent.

20

22

Apparatus with air brakes are to be equipped with an air pressure protection valve that prevents the air horns from being operated when the pressure in the air reservoir drops below ___ psi (kPa).

80 psi (552 kPa)

23

What is the purpose of an apparatus electrical load management system?

Preventing an overload of the vehicle's electrical generation system

24

What is the function of a load sequencer?

Turning on various lights at specified intervals to prevent start-up overloading

25

What is the function of the load monitor?

Detecting added electrical loads that threaten to overload the system

26

What is the purpose of load shedding?

Shutting down less important electrical equipment to prevent overloading

27

It is recommended that the windshield washer fluid reservoir be refilled when it becomes:

less than one-half full.

28

Which of the following is NOT a factor that should be considered when selecting the proper chassis lubricant?

Length of time between applications

29

What does the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) engine oil number indicate?

Viscosity

30

Which of the following is NOT an essential characteristic of engine oil?

Regulation of engine temperature

31

Before placing it back in service, what should the driver/operator do any time a fire pump has been operated at draft from a static water supply?

Flush the pump and piping.

32

What should be done once the exterior of the apparatus has been inspected and the in-cab checks have been completed?

Shut down the vehicle and prepare to perform an engine compartment inspection.

33

What is the best way to perform an engine compartment inspection?

Before or after the engine has been run

34

How is maintenance defined?

Keeping apparatus in a state of usefulness or readiness

35

How is repair defined?

Restoring or replacing that which has become inoperable

36

What is the first portion of the vehicle that should be specifically checked by the driver/operator during the walk-around inspection?

Driver's door of the cab