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What is the NFPA standard for aerial apparatus?
1901
The working height of a Quint is measured from where to where?
Ground to Highest Rung
3. Which feature is not one of the 5 required features of an aerial apparatus?
a. At least 1000 gpm pump
b. At least a 350 gallon tank
c. At least 800 ft. of supply hose/ 400 ft. of attack hose
d. At least 85 ft. of ladders
e. At least a permanently piped waterway
b. (300gpm pump)
The top rail of a aerial is called the ?
Hand Rail
If the building is less than 5 stories , the aerial must be positioned _____ the pumpers.
Outside
It is not safe to pass other vehicles on the _____ side of the road.
Right Side
Travel on the __________ lane of multilane streets.
Inside
Emergency vehicles should always travel at least _______
300 - 500 feet behind each other
The parking brake must hold the apparatus in the place on a grade of ____%
20%
10. The collapse zone is equal to _____ times the height of the building.
1 1/2 times the size of the bld.
Keep the aerial at least _____ feet away from RR tracks.
25 feet
______ streams are the preferred stream or defensive fire attacks.
Solid Stream
14. The ladder’s horizontal sweep should be limited to no more than _____ degrees in either
direction from center.
15 degrees
Max height for extinguishers less than 40 lbs is ____ft.
5 feet
Max height for extinguishers more than 40 lbs is ______ ft.
3 1/2 feet
What is the NFPA standard for fire extinguishers?
NFPA 10
The hydro test pressure is _____ % the working pressure.
5/3 the working pressure
Pull stations should be mounted on walls or columns no less than ____ft. and no more
than _____ft.
3 1/2 4 1/2
Between _____ and ______ water exists in a liquid state.
32 and 212 degrees
What is the recommended size for fire hydrant supply mains is at least ____ in. in diameter.
6 inches
A good rule of thumb is that there should be a hydrant at every intersection, and hydrants should not be spaced farther than _____ ft. apart.
500 ft.
Hydrants should be flushed every _____.
Year
It is best to drain the waterway system on a ladder truck _______ any movement of the aerial device.
Before
When maneuvering any aerial device to reach a victim trapped in an elevated position, initially aim the aerial device _______ the victim and then move to meet the victim.
Above
The most common use of elevated streams is in __________ operations.
Defensive
It is generally not practical to discharge aerated foam through an ________.
Elevated Master Stream
After a fire detector is installed, when is it required to be tested.
15 years
What is the term used to describe stored potential energy.
Static
Which is not a method of moving water in a system.
Momentum Pumping System
What is the atmospheric pressure at sea level?
14.7
What is the name of the pressure not used to overcome friction loss or gravity while forcing water through pip, fitting, fire hose and adapter.
Residual
What is the minimum recommended size of hydrant supply mains in high value districts?
8 inches
What is the most common type of hydrant in the US?
Dry Barrel
Hydrants are attached to the city main by a short piece of pipe called a _______.
Branch
36. If the fire flow requirements are 7,500 gpm or more what is the recommended spacing separation of hydrants?
200 ft.
What is the recommended duration of water supplies for exterior manual fire fighting?
2 hours
A fire pump is a _________ pump that supplies water to a fire suppression system.
Fixed
To ensure the reliability of the fire pump, start and operate the engine for ____ minutes every week.
30 min.
In a fire pump system, the above ground pipe must be constructed of _______.
Steel
When a fire pump is operating against a closed system, the pump is said to be operating at _______.
Churn
The vertical pipe in a standpipe system is called a ________?
Riser
When testing a fire pump’s piping, they must be hydrostatically pressurized for ____ at 200 psi or 50 psi _____ the max. static pressure, which ever is higher.
2 hours, above
What Class Standpipe System has connections for fire department personnel and connections for use by building occupants?
Class 3
For Class 1 and Class 3 service the minimum riser is ____in. for building heights less than 100 feet and _____ in. for heights over 100 ft.
4 6
When one pump intakes from the discharge of another, the pumps are said to be arranged in ________.
Series
NFPA requires a pressure regulating, or restricting, device to limit the pressure to ______ psi.
100 psi.
Automatic sprinklers have a _____% reliability factor when installed and maintained properly.
96%
What type of heat sensitive bulbs contains liquids that expand when heated?
Frangible
Which is not one of the four basic types of sprinkler designs.
Water Spray
The ________ sprinkler is designed to deflect the spray of water downward in a hemispherical pattern.
Upright
The ___________ is the piping that connects the sprinkler system to the main water supply.
Steamer
Which is not a type of control valve.
a. Lift
b. Butterfly
c. Gate
d. Ball
a. lift
What valve is used to shut off the water supply when it is necessary to replace sprinklers or to perform other maintenance.
Control
Is the Deluge Sprinkler System considered a common sprinkler system?
yes
In a dry pipe sprinker system, the dry-pipe valve must be located in a heated portion of the structure, which must be maintained at a minimum of ____ degree F.
40 degrees
What type of sprinkler system is used when it is important that water damage be minimized.
Pre-Action
Sprinkler clearance between product and sprinkler must be at least ____ in.
18 inches
Which sprinkler system is the most reliable?
Wet Pipe
The wet-pipe system is subjected to 2 types of tests waterflow alarm and ________.
Main Drain
Waterflow alarms must be tested _________.
Quarterly
Main drain test should be conducted __________.
Annually
Each sprinkler system riser has a main drain. Risers that are ____ inches or larger will be equipped with a 2-inch main drain.
4 inches
A dry-pipe valve should be full flow trip tested every _____ years to ensure that the air seat has not become stuck and that the clapper valves will move freely.
3 years
The minimum pipe size that may be used in a residential sprinkler system is _____ in. for plastic and copper piping and 1 in. for steel piping.
3/4 in.
NFPA 13D requires only _____ gpm for any sprinkler.
18 gpm
The water supply needs to supply this rate for _____ min.
10 min.
The water supply to larger buildings are required to supply the sprinklers for ___ min.
30 min.
The basic spacing for sprinklers in residential systems is a max. of _____ square feet per sprinkler.
144 ft.
The max. Spacing between sprinklers is ___.
12 feet
What is the max. allowable distance of a sprinkler from a wall?
6 feet
In a Gaseous System which is NOT commonly used for.
Common Cooking Hoods
74. IFSTA defines a handline nozzle as “a nozzle that one to three firefighters can safely handle that lows less than _____gpm”.
350