Firefighter Civil Service Practice Test

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