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30.              If extinguisher maintenance is recorded on a collar tag, how is it affixed to the extinguisher? a.Secured to the neck of the extinguisher b.Taped to the bottom of the extinguisher c.Stamped on the extinguisher cylinder d.Applied on a self-adhesive plate 31.              Initially, a water-based extinguisher should be used at a distance of _____ from.
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1)        Air currents inside a building move in the same direction as the wind outside the building. True False Page 235 2)        When the relative humidity drops below 30% the air can absorb more moisture from fuels such as light vegetation. True False Page 235 3)        The angle of a hillside does not affect the.
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21.              List five items an inspector should check when examining a control valve. 22.              How often should the following wet-pipe system components be tested? Fire pump (if equipped): Water level in gravity tanks (electrically supervised): Alarms: Vane type water flow switches Main drain: .
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p. 1 Short Answer 1.              What is the main function of a fire pump? 2.              Why is a small leakage required at the fire pump’s packing gland? 3.              Which type of pump is shown in the illustration below? 4.              What are the pump drivers? 5.              What is the primary purpose of using a vertical shaft split.
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1)    At the 1903 Iroquois Theatre Fire in Chicago, how many people perished? a.   1900 b.   1004 c.   602 d.   856 Page 152 2)   Who administers and enforces building codes? a.   Construction manager b.   Fire Department c.   Building Department d.   Architect Page 153 3)   The origins of codes in the U.S. date back to which century?   a.   17th b.   18th c.   19th d.   None.
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27.              That part of the total available pressure not used to overcome friction loss or gravity while forcing water through pipe, fittings, fire hose, and adapters. a.Residual pressure b.Lost c.Static d.Remnant 28.              If all other conditions are the same, friction loss varies _____ with the length of the hose or pipe. a.Inversely b.Proportionately c.Directly d.Geometrically 29.              For the same discharge,.
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40.              Which type of smoke detector responds more quickly to flaming fires? a.Photoelectric b.Particulate c.Ionization d.Filtration 41.              Which type of flame detector can give false alarms when it is in contact with sunlight and arc welding? a.Black light b.Ultraviolet c.Gamma ray d.Infrared 42.              Which type of flame detector requires a flickering flame action to activate? a.Black light b.Ultraviolet c.Gamma ray d.Infrared 43.              Who usually is.
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30.              Which type of alarm system is used to protect large buildings or complexes in a single location? a.Proprietary b.Remote c.Central station d.Auxiliary 31.              Which type of alarm system typically involves a company that sells its services to many individual customers? a.Propietary b.Remote c.Central station d.Auxiliary 32.              What is the maximum allowable travel distance to manual pull stations? a.100 feet (30.
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23.              List five items that inspectors should check when inspecting dry-pipe sprinkler systems. 24.              Which two NFPA standards apply specifically to automatic sprinklers in residential occupancies? 25.              Why are residential sprinklers designed to discharge water higher than industrial sprinklers on the enclosing walls of a room? 26.              What is the minimum required size.
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p. 1 Short Answer 1.              For fire protection purposes, what is generally considered to be the weight of fresh water? 2.              Define pressure as the term is used in the text. 3.              Define force. 4.              What is the sixth principle of pressure? 5.              What is standard atmospheric pressure? 6.              Define flow pressure. 7.              Define elevation as it is.
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TRUE OR FALSE 1)        Fire department personnel responding to an emergency may have more than one supervisor they report to once assigned to an incident. True False Page 222 2)        The evolution of ICS, once developed, occurred rapidly and without much effort. True False Page 225 3)        NIMS places heavier emphasis on prevention and preparedness than does NIIMS. True False Page 220 4)       .
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p. 1 Short Answer 1.              What is the vertical pipe in a standpipe system? 2.              What sizes of hose do the three classes of standpipe systems use? Class I: Class II: Class III: 3.              For whose use are the three classes of standpipe systems intended? Class I: Class II: Class III: 4.              What are the water supply requirements for Class III.
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7              List three inspection procedures that fire service personnel can perform on carbon dioxide extinguishing systems. 8              Which characteristic of the line eductor especially contributes to its durability and dependability? 9              What is the primary advantage of the balanced pressure foam proportioner? 10              What is the most common application for premixed foam? .
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    What are proper loads?   Eccentric   Axial   Torsional   Cataclysmic   Page 121     All of the following are structural components except?   Foundation   Floors   Roof   Fire Hydrant   Page 123     What is the final recipient of all loads placed on the structure?   Walls   Trusses   Sheet Rock   Foundation   Page 123     Trusses are replacing solid lumber joists because they _______.   are lighter   provide greater strength   are less expensive   are heavier   Page 128     Under fire conditions, at what temperature will metal.
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Multiple Choice 17.              What is the primary way in which water extinguishes fire? a.Chemical reaction b.Removing fuel c.Smothering d.Cooling 18.              What is the ratio between the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of a specified quantity of a material and the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of an identical quantity of.
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Multiple Choice 17.              Which of the following standards stipulates criteria for installation, testing, and maintenance of fire pumps? a.NFPA 18 b.NFPA 20 c.NFPA 24 d.NFPA 30 18.              The rotor inside a pump casing is called a(n) _____. a.Driver b.Compressor c.Impeller d.Thruster 19.              What is commonly the lowest rated capacity for fire pumps? a.500 gpm (2 000 L/min) b.750 gpm  (3 000 L/min) c.1,000 gpm  (4 000 L/min) d.1,500.
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38.              Which type of automatic sprinkler system contains water under pressure in the piping at all times? a.Wet-pipe b.Dry-pipe c.Deluge d.Preaction 39.              A dry-pipe sprinkler system is one in which air or _____ under pressure replaces the water in the pipes exposed to freezing temperatures. a.Hydrogen b.Nitrogen c.Carbon dioxide d.Hydrogen dioxide 40.              Which type of quick-opening device unbalances the differential.
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11) Who authorized the creation of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)? a. President Herbert Hoover b. President Ronald Reagan c. President Jimmy Carter d. President Franklin Roosevelt Page 251 12) Under FEMA an/a ______________ approach to disasters was developed. a. “haz-mat” b. “collective” c. “emergency management” d. “all hazards” Page 251 13) To qualify for FEMA assistance which of the following.
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8.              Define system riser. 9.              On a multiple-riser system, where does the FDC enter the supply piping? 10.              Why can waterflow switches not be used in dry-pipe sprinkler systems? 11.              Define water motor gong. 12.              Where are dry-pipe sprinkler systems used? 13.              What two purposes does the air-water differential serve in a dry-pipe valve? 14.              Which.
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21.              Which method of extinguishing fire prevents air and flammable vapors from combining? a.Smothering/suppressing b.Separating c.Cooling d.Suppressing 22.              Which of the following is a homogeneous mixture of foam concentrate and water prior to the introduction of air? a.Foam suspension b.Foam concentrate c.Foam solution d.Foam emulsion 23.              Which type of foam proportioner is especially useful when water pressure is low or.
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1)        One pound of fuel uses how much air during the combustion process? 100 square feet 100 cubic feet 200 cubic feet 200 square feet Page 235 2)        The side of the slope of land that is exposed to the sun is known as what? Aspect Shape Elevation Precipitation Page 236 3)        The fire officer should visualize the fire as.
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Multiple Choice 13.              Which NFPA standard states the criteria for standpipe and hose systems? a.NFPA 10 b.NFPA 14 c.NFPA 21 d.NFPA 27 14.              Which type of standpipe system is full of water at all times and capable of supplying the system demand automatically? a.Manual-wet b.Automatic-primed c.Semiautomatic-primed d.Automatic-wet 15.              Which type of standpipe system is arranged to admit water into the system.
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1)        Which incident management system was first adopted by the National Fire Academy? Firescope Fireground Command System (FCG) NIMS NICS Page 215 2)        The safety officer is a member of what functional area? Operations Planning Safety Command Page 217 3)        Which officer maintains communications and contact with responding agencies? Logistics officer Communications officer Liaison officer Command officer Page 217 4)        Which ICS functional area coordinates mass care and.
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37.              Which type of valve involves a hollow metal post that is attached to the valve housing? a.Outside stem and yoke b.Tube-type c.Valve-box d.Post indicator 38.              Which type of valve do municipal water supply systems most commonly use? a.Above ground nonindicating b.Buried nonindicating c.Outside stem and yoke d.Post-indicator 39.              Which type of valve should be marked with a number indicating.
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27.              The aboveground pipe in a pump installation must be constructed of _____. a.Plastic b.Ductile iron c.Steel d.Copper 28.              Which of the following standards governs hydrostatic testing of the pump discharge for an automatic sprinkler system? a.NFPA 13 b.NFPA 20 c.NFPA 25 d.NFPA 70 29.              The _____ relief valve is designed to prevent the pump from overheating when it is.
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14.              When should automatic alarm initiating device be checked? 15.              List five types of records that should be kept within a fire department’s document management system. 16.              If a fire department cannot maintain files for all properties (excluding one- and two-family residences) within its jurisdiction, what criteria should it use to determine.
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9.              What is the relationship between the diameter of a hose or pipe and friction loss? 10.              What must be done to reduce friction loss due to hose length or diameter? 11.              What is the function of an elevated tank in a combination water supply system? 12.              What is the fire department’s main.
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1)        Which of the following is the most efficient method of supplying water to transport systems? Direct pumping system Head pressure Combination system Gravity system Page 165 2)        Water distribution grids that deliver water to individual customers consist of which of the following? Primary feeder mains Secondary feeder mains Distributor pipes All of the above Page 168 3)        Build up of rust.
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p. 1 Short Answer 1              What are two critical features of special extinguishing systems in comparison to automatic sprinkler systems? 2              Which NFPA standard concerns wet chemical extinguishing systems? 3              Which NFPA standard concerns dry chemical extinguishing systems? 4              What does the word clean mean in reference to “clean agents”? 5              Which NFPA standard concerns carbon.
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p. 1 Short Answer 1.              What four requirements must be met for a portable fire extinguisher to be effective? 2.              List four general requirements for proper placement of portable extinguishers 3.              List five items that should be checked during monthly inspections of portable extinguishers. 4.              List the four basic steps in placing an extinguisher into.
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Multiple Choice 10.              Which class of portable extinguisher uses a nonconductive extinguishing agent? a.Class A b.Class B c.Class C d.Class D 11.              Which class of portable extinguisher would be suitable for a fire in a trash bin? a.Class A b.Class B c.Class C d.Class D 12.              What standard is the basis for the fire extinguisher rating system? a.NFPA 10 b.NFPA 1901 c.UL 711 d.UL 35 13.             .
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6.              Why is it not necessary to add the sprinkler water demand to the standpipe water demand when determining the required water supply for a fully sprinklered building? 7.              What are the advantages of a primed standpipe system? 8.              Under what conditions may buildings equipped with a Class I or Class III.
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11.              Where should a fire pump’s test piping be connected? 12.              Where should the pressure gauges be located on horizontal split-case pump installations? 13.              Explain why a typical fire pump arrangement has a relatively high number of indicating control valves between its various components. 14.              How long must the fire pump installation’s piping.
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    Steel has a memory when it is placed under stress and returns to its original shape when the stress has been removed which is called what?   Corrosion   Tensional   Flexibility   Buckling   Page 137   When the moisture in concrete converts to steam and expands, causing the concrete to break apart, it is called what?   Curing   Fire resistive   Spalling   Aged   Page 140     What type of.
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    Heat can be transferred in all the ways listed below except which one?   Conduction   Friction   Convection   Radiation   Page 102     What is the most common source of fires dealt with by the fire service?   Arson   Electrical   Combustion   Radiation   Page 104     What is defined as the potential heat energy of a fire?   Combustion   Fire load   Caloric value   Oxidation   Page 104     What takes place when a substance’s temperature increases without an.
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p. 1 Short Answer 1.              Which basic component is essentially the “brain” of the fire detection and suppression system? 2.              Name two national codes containing provisions that apply to the installation of fire alarm systems. 3.              What condition must be met if a single generator is the fire alarm system’s primary power supply? 4.              List.
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7.              What is the purpose of an emergency voice/alarm communications system? 8.              Briefly explain the operation of a frangible bulb heat detector. 9.              What is the basic operating principle of a rate-of-rise heat detector? 10.              What are the major limitations of smoke detectors? 11.              What two gases do fire-gas detectors monitor? 12.              Generally what roles.
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Multiple Choice 20.              Which fire alarm system component processes signals from actuating devices and transmits them to the alerting system? a.Notification appliance b.Control unit c.Main terminal d.Central processor 21.              Bells, buzzers, and horns are examples of _____. a.Notification applicances b.Control units c.Main terminals d.Central processors 22.              Which alarm system component might be designed to pressurize a stairwell for evacuation? a.Supplemental services b.Multi-function services c.Added-value.
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5.              What are the four steps in the P.A.S.S. method of using a portable extinguisher? P: A: S: S: 6.              How often should extinguisher maintenance be performed? 7.              What are the basic steps in performing a hydrostatic test on an extinguisher cylinder? 8.              What is AFFF’s advantage over water as an extinguishing agent for Class A fires? 9.             .
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p. 1 Short Answer 1.              Explain the operation of a frangible bulb sprinkler. 2.              What is the basis for selecting the operating temperature of an automatic sprinkler? 3.              How is the temperature rating of an automatic sprinkler identified? 4.              Define response time index? 5.              According to the concept of early suppression fast response sprinklers, what is.
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Multiple Choice 28.              Which sprinkler system component senses the fire, reacts to that sense, and then delivers the water to the fire area? a.Distribution piping b.Water supply c.Valve d.Sprinkler 29.              Which component of a sprinkler forms the water’s discharge pattern? a.Deflector b.Diverter c.Diffuser d.Director 30.              Which type of sprinkler design deflects the spray of water downward in a hemispherical pattern? a.Water spray b.Upright c.Pendant d.Sidewall 31.             .
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1)      A licensed paramedic, as the health care professional, provides ____________ and should always be prepared for worst case scenarios. a. hospital care b. “scoop and run” care c. prehospital care d. surgical care Page 247 2)      In ________, the National Academy of Sciences published a report entitled “Accidental Death and Disability: The Neglected Disease of.
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15.              When are preaction sprinkler systems used? 16.              What three general conditions create the high loss potential in storage occupancies? 17.              What are the significant fire-related properties of a commodity? 18.              Which classification of plastics includes the fastest burning plastics? 19.              How can cold-flow problems be eliminated from an automatic sprinkler system? 20.              What are.
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20.              Which of the following extinguishing agents extinguishes fire primarily through a smothering action by establishing a gaseous blanket between the fuel and the surrounding air? a.Carbon dioxide b.Halotron c.Halon 1211 d.Lith-X 21.              Which of the following is a “clean” extinguishing agent that meets EPA standards for discharge into the atmosphere? a.Carbon dioxide b.Halotron c.Halon 1211 d.Lith-X 22.              For which.
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    Matter occupies space and weight; therefore it is what?   Qualifiable   Subjective   Quantifiable   None of the above   Page 97     22. The core of the atom, called the nucleus, is usually composed of _____________. a. protons and electrons b. protons and neutrons c. neutrons and electrons d. protons and positrons Page 97   23. At ____, water begins to solidify into ice. a. 0 F b. 10.
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Multiple Choice 11.              Which type of special extinguishing system is best suited for applications in commercial cooking hoods? a.Gaseous b.Foam c.Dry chemical d.Wet chemical 12.              Which type of device is usually used to activate a wet chemical extinguishing system? a.Fusible link b.Frangible bulb c.Bimetallic detector d.Thermoelectric detector 13.              How often should qualified personnel inspect a wet chemical extinguishing system’s manual actuators? a.Weekly b.Biweekly c.Monthly d.Bimonthly 14.             .
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1)        According to the NFPA Standard on standpipes Class I and III, if the building height exceeds 100 feet the standpipe riser diameter must be a minimum of what measurement? 3 inches 6 inches 9 inches 12 inches Page 180 2)        The first automatic sprinkler system was invented in England in what year? 1800 1806 1808 1904 Page 180 3)       .
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TRUE OR FALSE 11)   Once a code is written it becomes enforceable.     a.  True b.  False Pages 159-160 12)   State Government plays no role in the development of building codes at the local level. a.  True b.  False Page 156 13)   In the case of Atkins v Kansas, the Supreme Court upheld Dillon's Rule.  a.  True   b. .
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