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Fire fighters, no matter how well trained they are, can not perform their jobs efficiently without __ and adequate personnel.




A) Personal committment.


B) Proper equipment.


C) A high degree of integrity.


D) Physical endurance.

Proper equipment.
Standard equipment requirements for an engine company -



A) Vary depending on its geographical location.


B) Vary depending on the social-economic level of the communities they serve.


C) Vary depending on the size of the fire department and federal grants awarded to their community.


D) Are basically alike in urban, suburban, and rural areas.



Are basically alike in urban, suburban, and rural areas.
What is the NFPA Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus?



A) NFPA 1900.


B) NFPA 1901.


C) NFPA 1045.


D) NFPA 1600.

NFPA 1901.

The fire department should choose a water tank of a size that -




A) Best supports efficient and effective fire-ground operations.


B) Allows for rapid filling and dumping during water shuttle operations.


C) Meets or comes in below budget.


D) All the above

Best supports efficient and effective fire-ground operations.

What does AHJ stand for?




A) Association of Hoseline Journeymen.


B) Apparatus Hoseline Junction.


C) Accelerated Hoseline Joules.


D) Authority Having Jurisdiction.



Authority Having Jurisdiction.

Time is considered the ally of the -




A) Fire fighter.


B) Dispatcher.


C) Fire.


D) Officer.

Fire.

A fire department pumper should be equipped with a pump having a rated pumping capacity of no less than -




A) 250 - 500 gallons per minute.


B) 500 to 750 gallons per minute.


C) 750 to 1000 gallons per minute.


D) 1000 to 1500 gallons per minute.

750 to 1000 gallons per minute.

The water tank capacity of a fire department pumper should carry at least -




A) 500 gallons of water.


B) 750 gallons of water.


C) 750 to 1000 gallons of water.


D) 1000 to 1500 gallons of water.

750 to 1000 gallons of water.

NFPA 1901 requires a minimum hose storage area of __ for 2 1/2 inch diameter hoseline.




A) 20 cubic feet.


B) 30 cubic feet.


C) 40 cubic feet.


D) 50 cubic feet.



30 cubic feet.

How many divided hose bed areas are required to store 1 1/2- inch or larger preconnected hoselines?




A) At least 1.


B) 2


C) 3


D) 4

2

A hose bed that is separated into two supply hose compartments running the length of the hose bed is called a -




A) Separated hose bed.


B) Partitioned hose bed.


C) Divided hose bed.


D) Sectioned hose bed.

Divided hose bed

What is the key feature in creating a divided hose bed?




A) It permits two different hose setups for two different hose lays.


B) The configuration eliminates the need to create a dutchman for the hoseline couplings.


C) It greatly reduces the hoseline from being hung-up when being deployed.


D) It allows hose of two different diameters to be used within the same partition.

It permits two different hose setups for two different hose lays.

According to NFPA 1901 pumper fire apparatus are required to carry a minimum of __ 1 1/2, 1 3/4, or 2-inch fire hose.




A) 200 feet.


B) 300 feet.


C) 400 feet.


D) 500 feet

400 feet.

What is the most widely used hoseline used by fire departments for attack lines?




A) 1 1/2 inch.


B) 1 3/4 inch.


C) 2 inch.


D) 2 1/2 inch.



1 3/4 inch.

Whenever possible 1 1/2 or 1 3/4 hoselines should be. -




A) Stored wet to prevent their outside jackets from drying out.


B) Color coded for easy recognition.


C) Preconnected to pump outlets.


D) Taken out of service after one year.

Preconnected to pump outlets.

Transverse hoseline beds are also called -




A) Crosslays.


B) Perpendicular lays.


C) Side lays.


D) All the above

Crosslays.

17) Preconnected hoselines of 1 1/2 or 1 3/4 inch should not exceed a length of __ because of excessive friction loss.




A) 150 feet.


B) 200 feet.


C) 250 feet.


D) 300 feet

250 feet.

NFPA 1901 requires a minimum of __ of 2 1/2 inch hoseline to be carried on fire department pumpers.




A) 500 feet.


B) 1000 feet.


C) 400 feet.


D) 800 feet.

800 feet.

When should 2 1/2 inch hoselines be used?




A) Whenever sufficient staffing allows.


B) When a fire can not be controlled by smaller hoselines.


C) For any wildland fire over 2 acres.


D) When a building is over 3 stories tall.



When a fire can not be controlled by smaller hoselines.



Because of the reduced nozzle pressure and lower nozzle reaction, a 2 1/2 hoseline should be equiped with a __ for easier maneuverability inside the fire building.




A) Solid-stream nozzle.


B) Broken-stream nozzle.


C) Fog-stream nozzle.


D) Variable-stream nozzle

Solid-stream nozzle.

2 1/2 inch hoseline can be used to extend the reach from the pumper to the fire utilizing 1 1/2 or 1 3/4 inch hoseline. How many 1 1/2 or 1 3/4 inch lines can be deployed from a single 2 1/2 inch hoseline?




A) 1


B) 2


C) 3


D) None.

2

Hoseline that is designed for the movement of water between a pressurized water source and a fire department pumper is called -




A) Large diameter hoseline.


B) Source hose.


C) Source line.


D) Supply hose.



Supply hose.

Supply hose is large diameter hose that is -




A) 2 1/2 inches or larger.


B) 3 inches or larger.


C) 3 1/2 inches or larger.


D) 4 inches ore larger.

3 1/2 inches or larger.

What is the main advantage of utilizing LDH lines?




A) Increases water flow.


B) Reduces friction loss.


C) Is easier to maneuver.


D) A and B only.

A and B only.

Which NFPA standard is the Standard on Water Supplies for Suburban and Rural Fire Fighting?




A) NFPA 1142.


B) NFPA 1901.


C) NFPA 1124.


D) NFPA 1642

NFPA 1142.

Extended horizontally a 4 inch LDH will flow __ times the capacity of 2 1/2 inch hose of equal length.




A) 3.5.


B) 5


C) 7


D) 10

3.5

How many combination spray nozzles with a minimum of 200 gpm capacity does NFPA require to be carried on fire department pumpers?




A) 1


B) 2


C) 3


D) 4

1

28) How many combination spray nozzles with a minimum of 95 gpm capacity does NFPA require to be carried on fire department pumpers?




A) 1


B) 2


C) 3


D) 4

2

Solid-stream nozzles are classified according to -




A) Their reach at 150 psi.


B) Their length.


C) The nozzle diameter.


D) The coupling size

The nozzle diameter.

Solid-stream nozzle tips of up to __ are generally considered for use on hand lines.




A) 1 inch.


B) 1 1/4 inch


C) 1 1/2 inch.


D) 1 3/4 inch.

1 1/4 inch



The 1 1/8-inch nozzle used with 2 1/2-inch hose produces the so-called standard fire stream of __ gallons per minute at about 45 psi nozzle pressure.




A) 150


B) 250


C) 300


D) 500

250

Which of the following nozzle tips are usually used on master stream appliances?




A) 1 1/4 inch.


B) 1 3/4 inch.


C) 2 inch.


D) All the above.



All the above.

Which of the following statements would not be considered true?




A) At winds above 30 miles per hour, firefighters need to use a straight tip for penetration.


B) Solid streams have better heat-transfer characteristics than spray nozzle streams.


C) Solid streams are useful where extreme range is desired, such as where thermal degradation of spray streams prevents proper penetration.


D) Straight streams are not as effective in absorbing heat as spray nozzle streams.

Solid streams have better heat-transfer characteristics than spray nozzle streams.

Spray nozzles are also called -




A) Fog nozzles.


B) Broken stream nozzles.


C) Deluge nozzles.


D) Pattern nozzles.

Fog nozzles.

The designed flow from a spray nozzle is usually rated at -




A) 90 psi.


B) 100 psi.


C) 140 psi.


D) 150 psi.

100 psi.

In most interior structure fire fighting operations, the fog pattern is no greater than -




A) 15 degrees.


B) 20 degrees.


C) 25 degrees.


D) 30 degrees.

30 degrees.

Which of the following statements is NOT true?




A) When using spray nozzles in a fog pattern, great care must be taken not to drive the fire into uninvolved areas.


B) Straight stream nozzles are effective in quickly absorbing more heat than fog stream nozzles.


C) Fire attack should be initiated (when possible) from the unburned side of the fire.


D) Some spray nozzles have different flow rates when the pattern is adjusted to different angles

Straight stream nozzles are effective in quickly absorbing more heat than fog stream nozzles.

A portable unit that can be used either mounted on or detached from a pumper is called -




A) Deluge nozzle.


B) Deck gun.


C) High-volume straight stream.


D) Master stream appliance.



Master stream appliance.

NFPA 1901 recommends a master stream appliance deliver a minimum flow rate of -




A) 500 gpm.


B) 750 gpm.


C) 1000 gpm.


D) 1500 gpm.



1000 gpm.

When a master stream appliance is not preconnected what length of fire hose should be used to connect the unit to the apparatus?




A) 15 ft.


B) 25 ft.


C) 50 ft.


D) Both A and B.

Both A and B.

Which of the following statements is required by NFPA 1901?




A) Apparatus should be equipped with a minimum of 15 feet of soft-suction.


B) Apparatus should be equipped with a minimum of 20 feet of hard suction.


C) The most popular diameter soft-suction is 4 and 5 inches.


D) All the above.

All the above.

Hard suction is primarily used for -




A) Drafting from water sources such as lakes, ponds or swimming pools.


B) Connecting to hydrants and other municipal water supplies.


C) Relay pumping between other apparatus.


D) All the above.

Drafting from water sources such as lakes, ponds or swimming pools.

Pumpers should carry a minimum of __ of hard suction.




A) One - 20-foot section.


B) Two - 15-foot sections.


C) Two - 10-foot sections.


D) Three - 10-foot sections.

Two - 10-foot sections.

What is the optimum intake location on apparatus, that permits better maneuvering and positioning of the pumper?




A) Front intake.


B) Left intake.


C) Right intake.


D) Rear intake.



Front intake.



Hydrant assist valves (four-way valves) come in two sizes. What size hoseline will fit the smaller hydrant outlet?




A) 1 1/2 inch hoseline.


B) 1 3/4 inch hoseline.


C) 2 1/2 inch hoseline.


D) 3 1/2 inch hoseline.



2 1/2 inch hoseline.

What purpose does a second pumper serve when hooked up to a hydrant that is unable to discharge sufficient supply of water needed at the fireground?




A) The second pumper prevents cavitation in the hoseline.


B) The second pumper helps cut down on friction loss, normally seen if only one supply line was being used.


C) The second pumper increases the volume of water being delivered to the fireground.


D) The second pumper serves absolutely no purpose at all.

The second pumper serves absolutely no purpose at all.

A valve with an internal component shaped like a ball is called a -




A) Check valve.


B) B-Valve.


C) Ball valve.


D) Gate valve.

Ball valve.

What is the purpose of double male and double female fittings?




A) They allow more than one hoseline to be connected to the same water source.


B) They are used to connect two hoselines of the same size and sex.


C) They are used to connect to hydrants.


D) They are used to connect hoselines of different sex and size.

They are used to connect two hoselines of the same size and sex.

NFPA requires apparatus to carry all but which of the following ladders on apparatus?




A) One attic ladder.


B) One extension ladder (24 foot minimum.)


C) One straight ladder with hooks (roof ladder - 12 or 14 feet)


D) One 15 foot combination ladder.

One 15 foot combination ladder.

Most pumpers carry a __ foot extension ladder.




A) 24


B) 26


C) 28


D) 40

28

If a fire department lacks a ladder truck in its fleet, pumpers should normally be equipped with which of the following sized ladders?




A) 30 ft.


B) 35 ft.


C) 40 ft.


D) 45 ft

35 ft.

Which of the following would be considered the most desirable hose lay?




A) Forward lay from a hydrant to the fire, with the immediate charging of the supply line.


B) Forward lay from the closest cross street to the fire.


C) Direct to fire-no line lay.


D) Reverse lay.

Forward lay from a hydrant to the fire, with the immediate charging of the supply line.

Which of the following hose lays is being deployed, when the first pumper at the scene works from the water supply in its water tank, and when the second engine arrives, it lays one or two supply lines from the first pumper to a hydrant and pumps to the first company?




A) Forward lay using a charged supply line.


B) Forward lay using an uncharged supply line.


C) Direct to fire-no line lay.


D) Reverse lay using a charged line.

Direct to fire-no line lay.

Which of the following hose lays is being deployed, when the first pumper at the scene lays in a line from the hydrant, but leaves it uncharged until the second company arrives?




A) Forward lay using a charged supply line.


B) Forward lay using an uncharged supply line.


C) Direct to fire-no line lay.


D) Reverse lay using a charged line.

Forward lay using an uncharged supply line.

When is a forward lay using an uncharged supply line most effective?




A) When the second arriving pumper is expected to arrive soon after the first.


B) When the second arriving pumper has been delayed.


C) When no second pumper is available to be dispatched to the scene.


D) When the first arriving pumper is not properly staffed.

When the second arriving pumper is expected to arrive soon after the first.

Which of the following hose lays is also known as a 'split lay'?




A) Forward lay using a charged supply line.


B) Forward lay using an uncharged supply line.


C) Direct to fire-no line lay.


D) Reverse lay using a charged line.

Direct to fire-no line lay.

Which of the following hose lays is being deployed, when fire fighting hoselines or an EDH supply line are laid from the fire to the hydrant and are then charged?




A) Forward lay using a charged supply line.


B) Forward lay using an uncharged supply line.


C) Direct to fire-no line lay.


D) Reverse lay using a charged line.

Reverse lay using a charged line.

ENGINE COMPANY STANDARDS–
ENGINES SHOULD HAVE A PUMP WITH A RATED CAPACITY OF NO LESS THAN _________ GPM, AND A TANK THAT CARRIES AT LEAST _________ GALLONS OF WATER
RATED CAPACITY – 750–1000 GPM

TANK – 750–1000 GALLONS OF WATER

ENGINE COMPANY STANDARDS
– REQUIRES MINIMUM HOSE STORAGE AREA OF _____________ CUBIC FEET FOR 2.5" OR LARGER
30 CUBIC FEET
ENGINE COMPANY STANDARDS
–REQUIRES 2 MINIMUM HOSE STORAGE AREAS THAT ARE EACH A MINIMUM OF ________CUBIC FEET TO ACCOMODATE 1.5" OR LARGER PRECONNECTS
30 CUBIC FEET
ENGINE COMPANY STANDARDS
THERE WILL BE A MINIMUM OF ______ FEET OF 1.5", 1 3/4, AND 2" HOSE ON THE TRUCK
400 FEET
ENGINE COMPANY STANDARDS
PRE–CONNECTS OF 1.5" OR 1 3/4" SHOULD NOT EXCEED ______________ FEET DUE TO FRICTION LOSS
250 FEET
ENGINE COMPANY STANDARDS
REQUIRES ___________ FEET OF 2.5" OR LARGER HOSE
800 FEET
ENGINE COMPANY STANDARDS
WHAT IS CONSIDERED SUPPLY HOSE
HOSES 3.5" OR LARGER
ENGINE COMPANY STANDARDS
WHAT IS NFPA 1142?
STANDARD ON WATER SUPPLIES FOR SUBURBAN AND RURAL FIREFIGHTING
ENGINE COMPANY STANDARDS
LDH IS MORE EFFICIENT WHEN PRESSURES OF _____________ ARE NEEDED TO BE MOVED LONGED DISTANCES
>500 GPM
ENGINE COMPANY STANDARDS
A 4" LDH FLOWS ALMOST _________ TIMES THE CAPACITY OF A 2.5"
3.5 TIMES
NOZZLES CONVERT ________________ ENERGY INTO __________ ENERGY AND SHAPE THE STREAM
PRESSURE


VELOCITY
NFPA REQUIRES WHAT NOZZLES ON THE TRUCK?
1 COMBINATION SPRAY NOZZLE (200 GPM MINIMUM

2 COMBINATION SPRAY NOZZLES (95 GPM MINIMUM


1 PLAYPIPE, WITH SHUT–OFF AND 1", 1 1/8", AND 1 1/4" TIPS

NOZZLES WITH TIPS UP TO 1 1/8" ARE CONSIDERED _________________
HANDLINES
1 1/8" NOZZLES USED WITH 2.5" HOSE PRODUCES THE STANDARD STREAM OF ____________ GPM AT ABOUT ___________PSI NOZZLE PRESSURE
250 GPM @ 45 PSI
WINDS GREATER THAN _____________MPH REQUIRE THE USE OF A STRAIGHT TIP FOR PENETRATION
30 MPH
IN MOST INTERIOR STRUCTURE FIRES, THE FOG PATTERN SHOULD BE NO GREATER THAN _______ DEGREES
30 DEGREES
NFPA RECOMMENDS A MASTER STREAM APPLIANCE WITH A _______________ GPM MINIMUM
1,000 GPM MINIMUM
NFPA 1901 REQUIRES A MINIMUM OF _________ FEET OF SOFT SUCTION, OR ____________ FEET OF HARD SUCTION HOSE
15' OF SOFT SUCTION
OR
20' OF HARD SUCTION
SOFT SUCTION IS AVAILABLE IN WHAT SIZES?
2.5" UP TO 6"
DRAFTING FROM A STATIC WATER SOURCE IS MOST EFFICIENT FROM A ______________________
SIDE INTAKE
HOW MANY DOUBLE MALES AND DOUBLE FEMALES ARE REQUIRED ON APPARATUS PER NFPA
1 OF EACH
ENGINE COMPANY STANDARDS
HOW MANY STRAIGHT LADDERS ARE REQUIRED ON AN ENGINE?
1 STRAIGHT LADDER
–12' OR 14'
ENGINE COMPANY STANDARDS
HOW MANY EXTENSION LADDERS ARE REQUIRED ON AN ENGINE?
1 EXTENSION LADDER
24 FEET
ENGINE COMPANY STANDARDSHOW MANY ATTIC LADDERS ARE REQUIRED ON AN ENGINE?
1 ATTIC LADDER
IF NO AERIAL APPARATUS ARE IN SERVICE, PUMPERS SHOULD BE EQUIPPED WITH A _________________
35' EXTENSION LADDER