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Auto fires:
_____ system malfunction is a leading cause of fires in the engine compartment.

Fuel

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Auto fires:
Fire conditions may cause Hydraulic Energy Absorbing Bumpers to travel up to ___ inches

3 inches

2

Auto fires:
Fire conditions may cause Mechanical Energy Absorbing Bumpers to travel up to ___ inches

4"

3

Auto fires:
Overheated brakes and/or ____ (over/under?) inflated tires are the usual causes of tire fires.

Under inflated

4

Auto fires:
Most auto glass is tempered and will break out in small chips. The exception is the front windshield, which should be _____ glass

Safety glass

5

Auto fires:
Where should you strike a car window in order to break it?

In the corner

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Auto fires:
During an auto fire, is it ok to remove the fuel cap?

No. Removing the gas cap from a fuel tank, under heat and pressure conditions, could result in a reflash or explosion

7

Auto fires:
What is the flashpoint of gasoline?
Specific gravity?

-45°F

0.8

8

Auto fires:
What is the flashpoint of diesel?
Specific gravity?

125°F

Less than 1.0

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Auto fires:
Standard operating procedure involves a minimum deployment of what equipment for auto fires?

1 1/2" line
Dry chem extinguisher

10

Auto fires:
The effective range of a 20 pound extinguisher is ___ to ___ feet.

15 to 20ft

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What does BLEVE stand for?

Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion

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Auto fires:
The hazard of a BLEVE is an important consideration when addressing fires in vehicles utilizing ______.

Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG)

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Auto fires:
Recorded BLEVES have occurred within ___ minutes of fire exposure

10 min

14

Auto fires:
Bumper assemblies have launched a distance of ____ ft under fire conditions.

25 ft

15

Auto fires:
LPG is _____ (heavier/lighter) than air?

Heavier

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For vehicle extrication, a safe ____ ft minimum working area must be established

30 ft

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Auto fires:
For vehicle extrication, the _____ will normally assume the role of Safety Officer

Engine captain

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Auto fires:
Working within ___ feet of any vehicle fire constitutes working in an IDLH

30 ft

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