Firefighter Civil Service Practice Test

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