Firefighter Civil Service Practice Test

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