Firefighter Civil Service Practice Test

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Question 1
Which type of portable fire extinguisher forms a soapy compound when sprayed?
A
Cooling
B
Chain breaking
C
Saponification
D
Smothering
Question 2
This is a basic rule when placing a hose clamp:
A
Apply the hose clamp approximately 2 feet (.6 m) from the coupling on the incoming water side
B
Stand to one side when applying or releasing a hose clamp
C
Apply the hose clamp no more than 15 feet (4.6 m) behind the apparatus
D
Open the clamp quickly to release excess pressure from the hose and avoid water hammer
Question 3
The systematic removal of heated air, smoke, gases, etc is defined as which of the following?
A
Positive pressure
B
Ventilation
C
Blowing
D
Negative pressure
Question 4
What is introduced to cause an explosive force, know as backdraft?
A
Oxygen
B
Spark
C
Water
D
Gasoline
Question 5
What is the number of incoming supply hoselines that can be attached to a Siamese appliance equipped with clapper valves?
A
Two
B
Three
C
Four
D
One
Question 6
The following describes a Siamese appliance.
A
At least three male connections coming into the appliance and one or two female discharges exiting the appliance
B
Two or three male connections coming into the appliance and one female discharge exiting the appliance
C
Two or three female connections coming into the appliance and one male discharge exiting the appliance.
D
One female connection coming into the appliance and two male discharges exiting the appliance
Question 7
A Class A fire extinguisher is used for which type of fire?
A
Electrical fires
B
Combustible metals
C
Flammable liquids
D
Ordinary combustibles
Question 8
This type of ladder is adjustable in length.
A
Roof ladder
B
Pompier ladder
C
Extension ladder
D
Attic ladder
Question 9
Hose tool used to protect hose when dragging it over sharp surfaces like roof edges and windowsills
A
Chafing block
B
Hose roller
C
Hose jacket
D
Rubber mallet
Question 10
NFPA requires that all pumpers carry what compliment of ladders?
A
One 35 foot ladder, Two 24 foot ladders
B
One 24 foot extension ladder
C
One straight ladder with roof hooks, One extension ladder, One attic ladder
D
Roof ladder and one folding ladder
Question 11
Main structural member of a ladder supporting the rungs or rung blocks
A
Footpads
B
Beam
C
Fly section
D
Heel
Question 12
The most common source of heat in combustion reactions is which of the following?
A
Mechanical heat energy
B
Insulation heating
C
Auto ignition heating
D
Chemical heat energy
Question 13
How often must fire hose be performance tested?
A
Quarterly
B
Biannually
C
Annually
D
Monthly
Question 14
Generally when loading hose what guidelines should be followed?
A
Large diameter hose should be loaded with the couplings placed at the rear of the bed
B
The flat sides of the hose should be kept on the same plane when two sections of hose are connected
C
The couplings connecting hose sections should be tightened with a wrench
D
The lugs on the couplings must be in alignment
Question 15
This coupling is also called a sexless coupling.
A
Quarter turn
B
Storz
C
Threaded
D
Jones snap
Question 16
What hose tool fits against the coupling lugs?
A
Hose crescent
B
Hose fitter
C
Spanner wrench
D
Hose pliers
Question 17
What type of hose is more susceptible to mold and mildew damage?
A
Either woven-jacket or rubber-jacket
B
Rubber-jacket
C
Woven-jacket
D
neither woven -jacket or rubber-jacket
Question 18
A Class C fire extinguisher is used for which type of fire?
A
Ordinary combustibles
B
Flammable liquids
C
Electrical fires
D
Combustible metals
Question 19
Which type of chisel removes metals such as steel, bronze, and cast iron?
A
Nail
B
Wood
C
Cold
D
Masonry
Question 20
All of the following are all elements of ladder safety EXCEPT
A
Firefighters should sound the ladder
B
Choosing the proper ladder for the job
C
Checking the ladder placement for the proper angle
D
Not raising any ladders to within 10 feet of electrical wires
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