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What is the NFPA Standard for Firefighter Qualifications?

1001

1

Who founded the first successful fire insurance company in North America called the Philadelphia Contributor ship?

Benjamin Franklin

2

______________ means doing the right thing simply because it's right.

Integrity

3

___________ is always the highest priority in any emergency operation.

Life Safety

4

__________ means that you report to only one supervisor.

Unity of Command

5

___________ means that any officer can effectively supervise or manage only a certain number of individuals or groups.

Span of Control

6

What type of iron stands up well to fire and intense heat but it may crack or shatter when rapidly cooled with water?

Cast iron

7

Cracks and _______ in reinforced concrete surfaces are an indication that damage has occurred and that strength may be reduced.

Spalling

8

This type if construction requires that exterior walls and structural members be constructed of Noncombustible materials. While the interior wall, columns, beams and roofs are completely or partially constructed of wood.

Ordinary

9

What are the three most prevalent types of roof shaped that you will encounter?

Pitched, flat and arched

10

This type of wall is intended to provide separation that meets the requirements of a specified fire-resistance rating?

Fire wall

11

This gas is probably the most common product of combustion encountered in structure fires.

Carbon monoxide

12

______ is the transfer of thermal energy by the circulation of movement of a fluid (liquid or gas).

Convection

13

Liquids such as _______ are lighter than water and do not mix with water.

Hydrocarbon fuels

14

Atmosphere having less than ____ percent of oxygen in the air is considered oxygen deficient.

19.5

15

This type of ventilation is intentional and conducted by the fire department.

Tactical

16

In this stage of fire, the fires begins to influence the environment within the compartment and has grown large enough for the compartment configuration and amount of ventilation to influence it.

Growth

17

What is one possible and significant indicator of flashover?

Rollover

18

What is the ignition of accumulated flammable products of combustion and air that are within their flammable range?

Smoke explosion

19

Wind speeds as low as _____ mph can create wind-driven conditions.

10

20

This type of window has a large number of overlapping glass sections that swing outward.

Jolousie

21

Experience has shown that unprotected steel and wooden truss can fail _____ when exposed to fire.

5-10 minutes

22

In a fire scenario, as you advance into a truss roof building, you should check the ceiling every ____.

20 feet

23

______ is a byproduct of combustion that prevents the body from using oxygen on a cellular level.

Hydrogen Cyanide

24

Which of the following is the least able to conduct heat?

Wood

25

______ is the transfer of thermal energy by circulation or movement through liquid or gas.

Convection

26

The total amount of heat released per unit time is the ______.

Heat Release Rate

27

At ambient temperatures, materials can ignite and burn with oxygen concentrations as low as ______%.

14

28

Changes in _____ can alter flow path and create rapid fire development .

Ventilation

29

Flash over occurs when?

Between growth and fully developed stage