Firefighter Civil Service Practice Test

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