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1

- Hose streams may be used for a variety of purposes, including which of the following?
1. fire extinguishment
2. exposure protection
3. controlled burning
4. forced ventilation of gases
5. absorbing toxic fumes

D. All of the above

2

Which of the following is not one of the common methods of structural fire attack?
A. direct attack
B. indirect attack
C. combination attack
D. exposure protection

D. exposure protection

3

Which of the following is a potential problem encountered during incipient stage operations?
A. sudden ignition of an aerosol spray can
B. sudden fireball from a pooled liquid struck with a fog stream
C. fire exceeding the capacity of a midsized handline to control
D. backdraft explosion

A. sudden ignition of an aerosol spray can

4

Which choice does not properly describe an activity of the nozzle team?
A. Attempt to locate and account for occupants and gather information from them.
B. Survey the layout of the structure for alternate escape routes.
C. Stretch dry hose to a safe location.
D. Arrive at the fire area with sufficient hose to cover the first room.

D. Arrive at the fire area with sufficient hose to cover the first room.

5

Among the reasons for selecting the combination method of attack on a fire, which reason is of the greatest importance?
A. It avoids steam production around the nozzle team.
B It disrupts the thermal balance tremendously.
C. It puts firefighters in the best position to save lives.
D. It exposes firefighters to the least danger.

C. It puts firefighters in the best position to save lives.

6

Prior to beginning the actual attack on a free-burning fire, which actions should the nozzle team take?
1. Attempt to locate and account for occupants.
2. Survey the structure for alternate escape routes and other fires in remote areas.
3- If you are approaching from below, take a quick look at the floor below the fire to get the layout.
4. Begin ventilation above the fire.

B. 1,2, and 3 only

7

- At a working cellar fire in a two-and-a-half-story frame house, the first line should usually stretch dry hose to which area before charging the hoseline?
A. the front door
B. the top of the unenclosed cellar stair
C. the top of the enclosed cellar stair
D. the bottom of the enclosed cellar stair

C. The top of the enclosed cellar stair

8

The method of attack best suited for the free-burning stage is:
A. direct attack
B. indirect attack
C. combination attack
D. alternative attack

C. combination attack

9

- Rollover is an indicator of impending:
A. flashover
B. backdraft
C. Smoke explosion
D. all of the above

A. flashover

10

Finding a heavy fire on the fifth floor of a six-story ordinary construction apartment house, the IC ordered the members of the second-arriving engine to assist the first engine in stretching their hoseline, even though it was clear that a second line would be required. The officer’s actions were:
A. Correct. Get the first line in operation quickly, before stretching additional lines.
B. Incorrect. The second line is needed and should be stretched immediately.
C. Incorrect. The members of the second engine should immediately begin evacuating the occupants.
D. Correct. Two companies are needed to operate a hoseline under heavy fire conditions.

A. Correct. Get the first line in operation quickly, before stretching additional lines.

11

Three strategic options in the firefighting plan include all but which choice?
A. Attack the exposures.
B. Make an offensive attack.
C. Establish defensive position
D, Take no action at all.

A. Attack the exposures,

12

What factors are primarily responsible for most fire spread to exposures?
1. radiation
2- conduction
3. convection
4. direct flame contact

C. 1 and 4 only

13

An officer in command of the first attack line finds that the line is unable to advance into the fire area due to heavy fire and tremendous heat. The officer should promptly request all but which of the following actions?
A. Call for additional ventilation opposite the line.
B. Call for an increase in pump pressure on the fast line.
C. Call for a backup line.
D. Call for an emergency evacuation of the building.

D. Call for an emergency evacuation of the building.

14

The hoseline referred to in question 13 is still unable to advance after trying all of the correct options cited above. What actions should you not consider next?
A. Change the direction of the attack
B. Use handlines to darken heavy fire.
C. Breach a wall to darken fire.
D. Use distributors, cellar pipes, high-expansion foam, etc.

B. Use handlines to darken heavy fire.

15

Officers in command of operations expect to see some visual indication that hoseline advance is successful. All of the following items should indicate that a line is successfully hitting fire EXCEPT:
1. flames darkening down
2. change in smoke color
3. change in smoke volume
4. change in smoke movement
5. steam production
6. cessation of collapse of a wood-frame home

D- 6 only

16

An elevating platform’s master stream can cover the lower three floors of a structure for a length of how many feet (frontage) if properly positioned?
A. three times the length of the stream
B. 75 ft
C. 100 ft
D. 150ft

C. l00 ft.