Firefighter Civil Service Practice Test

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Question 1
A Class C fire extinguisher is used for which type of fire?
A
Flammable liquids
B
Electrical fires
C
Combustible metals
D
Ordinary combustibles
Question 2
This coupling is also called a sexless coupling.
A
Jones snap
B
Storz
C
Quarter turn
D
Threaded
Question 3
What type of hose is more susceptible to mold and mildew damage?
A
Woven-jacket
B
neither woven -jacket or rubber-jacket
C
Either woven-jacket or rubber-jacket
D
Rubber-jacket
Question 4
The most common source of heat in combustion reactions is which of the following?
A
Chemical heat energy
B
Mechanical heat energy
C
Auto ignition heating
D
Insulation heating
Question 5
Hose tool used to protect hose when dragging it over sharp surfaces like roof edges and windowsills
A
Hose roller
B
Chafing block
C
Rubber mallet
D
Hose jacket
Question 6
Main structural member of a ladder supporting the rungs or rung blocks
A
Heel
B
Footpads
C
Fly section
D
Beam
Question 7
A Class A fire extinguisher is used for which type of fire?
A
Combustible metals
B
Flammable liquids
C
Ordinary combustibles
D
Electrical fires
Question 8
NFPA requires that all pumpers carry what compliment of ladders?
A
One straight ladder with roof hooks, One extension ladder, One attic ladder
B
One 24 foot extension ladder
C
Roof ladder and one folding ladder
D
One 35 foot ladder, Two 24 foot ladders
Question 9
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 10
What is the number of incoming supply hoselines that can be attached to a Siamese appliance equipped with clapper valves?
A
Two
B
One
C
Three
D
Four
Question 11
This type of ladder is adjustable in length.
A
Pompier ladder
B
Attic ladder
C
Extension ladder
D
Roof ladder
Question 12
The systematic removal of heated air, smoke, gases, etc is defined as which of the following?
A
Blowing
B
Negative pressure
C
Ventilation
D
Positive pressure
Question 13
What hose tool fits against the coupling lugs?
A
Spanner wrench
B
Hose crescent
C
Hose pliers
D
Hose fitter
Question 14
Which type of portable fire extinguisher forms a soapy compound when sprayed?
A
Chain breaking
B
Smothering
C
Saponification
D
Cooling
Question 15
Which type of chisel removes metals such as steel, bronze, and cast iron?
A
Wood
B
Nail
C
Masonry
D
Cold
Question 16
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
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
Apply the hose clamp approximately 2 feet (.6 m) from the coupling on the incoming water side
Question 17
How often must fire hose be performance tested?
A
Biannually
B
Quarterly
C
Annually
D
Monthly
Question 18
All of the following are all elements of ladder safety EXCEPT
A
Not raising any ladders to within 10 feet of electrical wires
B
Choosing the proper ladder for the job
C
Checking the ladder placement for the proper angle
D
Firefighters should sound the ladder
Question 19
The following describes a Siamese appliance.
A
Two or three male connections coming into the appliance and one female discharge exiting the appliance
B
At least three male connections coming into the appliance and one or two female discharges exiting the appliance
C
One female connection coming into the appliance and two male discharges exiting the appliance
D
Two or three female connections coming into the appliance and one male discharge exiting the appliance.
Question 20
What is introduced to cause an explosive force, know as backdraft?
A
Oxygen
B
Water
C
Gasoline
D
Spark
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