Firefighter Civil Service Practice Test

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Question 1
A Class C fire extinguisher is used for which type of fire?
A
Ordinary combustibles
B
Combustible metals
C
Electrical fires
D
Flammable liquids
Question 2
NFPA requires that all pumpers carry what compliment of ladders?
A
One straight ladder with roof hooks, One extension ladder, One attic ladder
B
Roof ladder and one folding ladder
C
One 24 foot extension ladder
D
One 35 foot ladder, Two 24 foot ladders
Question 3
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 4
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
One
D
Four
Question 5
The most common source of heat in combustion reactions is which of the following?
A
Chemical heat energy
B
Auto ignition heating
C
Insulation heating
D
Mechanical heat energy
Question 6
This is a basic rule when placing a hose clamp:
A
Stand to one side when applying or releasing a hose clamp
B
Apply the hose clamp no more than 15 feet (4.6 m) behind the apparatus
C
Open the clamp quickly to release excess pressure from the hose and avoid water hammer
D
Apply the hose clamp approximately 2 feet (.6 m) from the coupling on the incoming water side
Question 7
This coupling is also called a sexless coupling.
A
Threaded
B
Quarter turn
C
Storz
D
Jones snap
Question 8
This type of ladder is adjustable in length.
A
Extension ladder
B
Roof ladder
C
Attic ladder
D
Pompier ladder
Question 9
All of the following are all elements of ladder safety EXCEPT
A
Choosing the proper ladder for the job
B
Not raising any ladders to within 10 feet of electrical wires
C
Firefighters should sound the ladder
D
Checking the ladder placement for the proper angle
Question 10
Hose tool used to protect hose when dragging it over sharp surfaces like roof edges and windowsills
A
Hose roller
B
Hose jacket
C
Rubber mallet
D
Chafing block
Question 11
What is introduced to cause an explosive force, know as backdraft?
A
Spark
B
Oxygen
C
Water
D
Gasoline
Question 12
Which type of portable fire extinguisher forms a soapy compound when sprayed?
A
Chain breaking
B
Smothering
C
Cooling
D
Saponification
Question 13
A Class A fire extinguisher is used for which type of fire?
A
Flammable liquids
B
Electrical fires
C
Combustible metals
D
Ordinary combustibles
Question 14
Generally when loading hose what guidelines should be followed?
A
The lugs on the couplings must be in alignment
B
The couplings connecting hose sections should be tightened with a wrench
C
The flat sides of the hose should be kept on the same plane when two sections of hose are connected
D
Large diameter hose should be loaded with the couplings placed at the rear of the bed
Question 15
How often must fire hose be performance tested?
A
Biannually
B
Quarterly
C
Monthly
D
Annually
Question 16
Main structural member of a ladder supporting the rungs or rung blocks
A
Heel
B
Footpads
C
Beam
D
Fly section
Question 17
Which type of chisel removes metals such as steel, bronze, and cast iron?
A
Cold
B
Wood
C
Masonry
D
Nail
Question 18
What hose tool fits against the coupling lugs?
A
Hose fitter
B
Spanner wrench
C
Hose crescent
D
Hose pliers
Question 19
The systematic removal of heated air, smoke, gases, etc is defined as which of the following?
A
Blowing
B
Positive pressure
C
Ventilation
D
Negative pressure
Question 20
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 female connections coming into the appliance and one male discharge exiting the appliance.
C
Two or three male connections coming into the appliance and one female discharge exiting the appliance
D
One female connection coming into the appliance and two male discharges exiting the appliance
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