Firefighter Civil Service Practice Test

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