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1

_______ is the most volatile and hazardous fuel we use (TB,FP3, 1.1)
A) Gasoline B) Diesel

A) Gasoline

2

In some quarters you may find three fill terminals, gasoline, diesel oil, and fuel oil. Which fill terminal is always a right hand thread (TB,FP3,2.1.3)
A)Gasoline B)Diesel Oil C)Fuel Oil

A) Gasoline

3

All permanent storage systems have ____ openings.(TB,FP3,3.1)
A)2 B)3 C)4

C) 4

4

When are the inherent hazards of flammable liquids the greatest. (TB,FP3,4.1)

When transferring such liquids from one container to another

5

Purple K is a potassium bicarbonate base dry chemical that has demonstrated a superior extinguishing capability in combating ______ fires. (TB,PK,1)

Methanol
(also effective on gasoline, diesel and compressed gas fires)

6

Purple K hand held extinguishers can cover approx. _____ square feet
A)15 B)30 C)45 D)60

B)30 Square Feet

7

When using Purple K always approach the fire from
A)Upwind B)Downwind

A)Upwind

8

When using Purple K on a gas pressure fire, the initial stream should be directed at?

The fuel source, and then move up the stream of escaping gas.

9

Hose, whether on wheeled units or on reels found on dry chemical trucks should be stretched _______ Charging.
A)before B)after

A)Before, to eliminate the binding of the hose to the reel when charged which sometimes happens when the hose expands.

10

_______ fires should not be extinguished unless immediate fuel shutoff is possible. (TB,PK,4.9)

LPG. Vapors are heavier than air and can flow downwind considerable distances, possible finding ignition source.

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