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1

What is the mission of the fire service?

To save lives and protect property

2

What NFPA standard establishes basic training criteria for FFI and FFII?

NFPA 1001

3

A ___ is a collection of rules enacted by law in a particular jurisdiction

code

4

Which of the following BEST describes the action first taken after an alert to the station?

Dispatching of emergency services responders

5

The use of ten-codes in radio transmission was replaced when agencies began to adopt which of the following?

National Incident Management System (NIMS)

6

What task may a telecommunications center be assigned during a progress report?

Providing periodic time transmissions

7

Which of the following must be considered when deciding the size of a collapse zone?

Type of building construction and safest location for personnel

8

What type of reaction absorbs energy as it occurs?

Endothermic

9

Which of the following BEST describes when SAR's are used?

for confined space rescues and technical rescue incidents

10

Which of the following SCBA components warns when the system is is reaching 20-25% of cylinder capacity?

End-of-service-time indicators

11

When donning SCBA, all straps on the harness assembly and facepiece should be

fully extended

12

Which type of SCBA air cylinders are tested every 5 years?

Steel and aluminum

13

Which of the following BEST describes when an SCBA cylinder needs to be replaced?

During inspection if cylinder contains less than 90% of capacity

14

Which of the following types of rope is the only rope required to have a rope log?

life safety rope

15

Which part of the rope is used to tie a knot of hitch?

working end

16

Which type of knot can be used to secure a victims hands or feet to drag the victim to safety?

Handcuff

17

Once a search is complete, a FF should

report promptly to the supervisor

18

What are the two objectives for a structural search?

Search for life; assess fire conditions

19

In LUNAR, the A stands for

assignment

20

Which one of the following BEST describes the result of running a generator for a long period of time without a load?

Will overheat and damage generator

21

Which rescue tool power source is typically powered by pumps?

hydraulic

22

What stabilizing tool uses a system of at least 3 posts wedged between the ground and a vehicle resting on its side or top?

Buttress tension system

23

Hybrid vehicles that use color-coded wiring use ___ to mark high voltage wiring

orange

24

When using a strut and buttress tension system, FFs must ensure all parts have a safety margin that is

in excess of the weight being secured

25

What type of extrication method is used to stabilize a vehicle that is upside down or lying on its side?

Buttress tension system

26

What initial action is the next priority after stabilizing the scene?

Stabilize the victim

27

What type of structural collapse occurs when the floor and/or roof assemblies on both sides of a load-bearing wall collapse, allowing a good chance of victim survival?

A-frame

28

In the OATH method of signaling on a search line, two tugs represents

A-advance

29

Example of a push/pull tool?

Pike pole

30

Cutting edges on axes should be inspected for

chips, cracks, or spurs

31

When caring for an unprotected metal surface, use a metal file to

remove burrs from cutting edge

32

NFPA 1931 requires that single, roof combination and extension ladders must support a maximum load of

750 lbs (340 kg)

33

Ground ladders should be service tested before being placed in service, ___ while in service, and after use that exposes the ladder to high heat or rough treatment

once each year

34

Describes the BEST placement of a ladder to be used for entry or rescue from a window?

ladder tip slightly below sill or wedged under sill lip

35

Which of the following is a reason that modern construction may tend to contain fires for longer periods of time?

Energy efficient designs

36

What should a FF do before stepping off a ladder, parapet wall, or other place of safety onto the roof of a burning building, especially if the roof surface is obscured by smoke or darkness?

sound the roof for structural integrity by striking with an axe

37

What type of hose is designed for drafting water from static water supplies or connecting to a fire hydrant?

Hard-suction hose

38

What type of fire hose damage can weaken the jacket which can lead to ruptures under pressure?

Organic damage

39

Which of the following equipment is necessary for service testing?

Nozzles with shutoff valves

40

The test site for service testing should be

on a slight grade

41

Which of the following procedures should be followed when service testing fire hose?

Stand away from the discharge valve connecting when charging hose

42

Which action of FF foam creates a barrier between fuel and fire?

Separating

43

Foam lowers surface tension of water, allowing it to ___ fires in class A materials

penetrate

44

Class A foam extinguishes and/or prevents ignition by:

allowing water to penetrate fuels

45

When applied to solid fuels, Class A foam blankets the fuel, controls the flames, then

breaks down, releasing water to cool the fuel

46

Class B foams are especially effective on

hydrocarbon fuels and polar solvents

47

The degree of foam expansion depends on the type of foam concentrate, accurate proportioning, quality of the foam concentrate and

method of aeration

48

Which of the following statements about class A foam concentrates is MOST accurate?

Class A foam reduces the surface tension of water, allowing better water penetration into the fuel

49

Flammable liquids that mix readily with water are

polar solvents

50

Which foams are required to extinguish fires of ethanol or ethanol-based fuels?

Alcohol-resistant foams

51

Which of the following statements about foam proportioning is MOST accurate?

Mixing Class A foam at a higher recommended percentage results in a thick, dry foam

52

Which of the following proportioning methods depends on the Venturi Principle to draw foam through a hot connected to the foam concentrate container and into the water stream?

Eduction

53

Which of the following statements about foam proportioners and delivery systems is MOST accurate?

the foam proportioner and delivery system must be compatible to produce usable foam

54

Which of the following statements about foam hazards is MOST accurate?

some foam concentrates and their vapors may be harmful if inhaled

55

The deployment of a master stream device requires a minimum of

2 FF

56

If a vehicle using ethanol or methanol is on fire, use only ___ to extinguish

Alcohol resistant Class B foam

57

Which kind of ground cover fire is slow moving and smoldering?

Ground fire

58

Which kind of ground cover fire burns on the soil surface, consuming low-lying grass, shrubs, and other vegetation?

Surface fire

59

Which of the following is a long narrow strip of fire extending from the main fire

finger

60

What rule can be amended if a life safety hazard to a victim that can be saved without undue risk to FF's is present on scene?

two-in two-out rule

61

What fireground role is defined as the one that works to locate and assist FF's trapped during operations?

rapid intervention crew/team

62

What foreground role should be two or more members wearing complete PPE and respiratory protection, with the purpose of locating firefighters incapacitated during operations?

rapid intervention crew/team

63

Which of the following BEST describes the flash point of flammable liquids?

Less than 100*F

64

Where should apparatus be located at a class B fire?

upwind and uphill of the incident

65

Water as a mechanical tool can move ___ to where they can burn safely

Class B fuels

66

Techniques for extinguishment at bulk transport vehicle fires are similar to fires in

flammable fuel storage facilities

67

Which of the following BEST describes a way to determine the nature of cargo at a bulk transport vehicle fire?

Use bills of lading or placards

68

Which of the following BEST describes approach and staging techniques used at flammable gas incidents?

Approach from and stage on the upwind side

69

Which of the following BEST describes the process taken at flammable gas incidents if gas is burning?

Use hose streams to protect exposures if needed

70

Control of all evidence must be maintained as part of the ___ required in legal cases

chain of custody

71

Which of the following may appear on floors and indicate where fuel burned in that location?

charring

72

Which of the following decides what evidence is collected?

Fire investigator

73

Who has legal responsibility for determining origin and cause of a fire?

Fire chief

74

Responsibility for ___ can lie with state fire marshal, state police, or other state agency

Investigation

75

Once the control of the scene has been relinquished, personnel can only re-enter after

securing permission from owner

76

Which alarm system component services as the "brain" for the fire alarm system?

Fire alarm control panel

77

The fire alarm control panel

contains electronics that control and monitor the fire alarm system

78

The fire command center

consolidates all fire protection system controls for a structure in one room

79

In which type of sprinkler system does air or nitrogen under pressure replace the water in the sprinklers above a valve?

Dry-pipe system

80

Which of the following statements about dry-pipe sprinkler systems is MOST accurate?

Accelerators and exhausters are quick-opening devices that allow air to exit and water to enter the pipes quickly

81

Which of the following statements BEST describes an automatic dry standpipe system?

Water is admitted to the system upon opening of the hose valve

82

Which heat detector uses two metals, one which expands faster than the other when heated to break a circuit and send a signal to the fire alarm control panel?

Bimetallic detector

83

The ___ is the vertical piping to which one-way check valve, alarm valve, and main drain are attached

riser

84

The sprinkler system feed main is

the pipe connecting the riser to the cross mains

85

Sprinklers' temperature ratings can be identified by

the color-coded sprinkler frame arms

86

Which of the following emergency scene lighting equipment has the disadvantage of contaminating the scene with exhaust fumes if the vehicle is not positioned downwind?

Vehicle-mounted generator

87

What type of company is responsible for forcible entry?

Truck company

88

Knowing types of doors and door hardware can help FF's

select correct forcible entry tools

89

What classification of portable fire extinguisher is used for fires that involve combustible liquids and gases?

Clas B

90

Portable extinguisher used for fires that involve combustible metals and alloys?

Class D

91

Which of the following factors is a primary reason that FF's should not create tactical ventilation openings in an uncoordinated manner?

Can spread fire to uninvolved areas

92

Any power tool not marked double insulated should

have a three-prong plug

93

Which of the following is a telecommunications system?

Public safety answering point (PSAP)

94

Which of the following regulates all radio communication in the US?

Federal Communications commission (FCC)

95

Which of the following is a radio communications best practice

speak with a loud, controlled, clear voice

96

Which of the following should be in an arrival report?

Correct address of the incident

97

Which of the following provides the telecommunications center with a continuous record of actions at scene?

Progress report

98

What does the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) do?

outlines necessary info needed to complete incident reports

99

What portable fire extinguisher rating is based on the approximate square foot area of flammable liquid a non expert operator can extinguish?

Class B rating

100

What survival action includes steps that can be performed before communicating a MAYDAY?

Seeking safe haven

101

When breaching a wall, which of the following BEST describes the action taken before crawling through the opening?

sound the floor on the other side

102

Which type of jack is operated by using the jack to tighten and support a shoring/stabilization system?

trench screw jack

103

Which of the following tools is made in 3 basic types and gives rescuers the ability to lift or displace objects?

Pneumatic lifting bags

104

Which of the following personnel determines where to perform forcible entry?

IC

105

How should hose be stored in hose racks

Roll hose with the male end inside roll to protect male coupling threads

106

Which of the following is the primary location for shutting off power?

Electric meter

107

Water as a cooling agent must be combined with ___ to be effective on lighter petroleum distillates

Foam additives

108

The philosophy of loss control is to perform activities to minimize losses to property:

before, during, and after a fire incident

109

Which of the following are often cigarette-match combinations

timing devices

110

Insurance investigators are hired to:

determine cause and amount of loss

111

What audience characteristic is the primary factor in presentation style when giving a fire and life safety presentation?

Age

112

What audience characteristic can impact the worldview and outlook on life of those listening to a fire and life safety presentation

Cultural diversity

113

What type of fire is stacked hay

Class A

114

Foam expansion from 35-1 and 55-1, what type of expansion is it?

medium expansion

115

Halotron and 1311 and dry chem are non conductive for what type of fire?

Class C

116

What can pneumatic tools be powered by?

Cylinder cascade system

117

When an incident commander orders an evacuation what alarm is it called?

Evacuation signal

118

How many lanes do you block for a bulk transfer container fire

2

119

Valve used in a siamese

clapper

120

Smooth bore nozzle produces

less steam conversion

121

When using a hydraulic jack, what do you use to stabilize?

Cribbing

122

A key to success of tactical vertical ventilation

Coordinate with other fire ground operations

123

How do you carry an extension ladder

Butt forward and slightly down and end up

124

Structural search is to

assess fire conditions

125

Most correct regarding PPE

cannot be altered