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					Firefighter I                                                                        Fire Control




                                 Chapter 15 Test
Name:                                                       Date:

Directions: Write the correct letter on the blank before each question.


Objective 1:
Describe initial factors to consider when suppressing structure
fires.
________        1.     Equipment carried by teams advancing hoselines should include:
                       (762)
                       A.      forcible entry tools.
                       B.      a portable generator.
                       C.      portable fire extinguishers.
                       D.      overhead lighting equipment.

________        2.     When the structure or major contents are involved in fire, firefighters
                       should ___ until the fire officer gives the order to advance. (763)
                       A.      wait on the apparatus
                       B.      wait at the building entrance
                       C.      survey all of the building’s openings
                       D.      perform suppression operations inside the entryway

________        3.     From what direction should the fire be approached and attacked to
                       keep it from spreading throughout the structure? (763)
                       A.      From   the   burned side
                       B.      From   the   leeward side
                       C.      From   the   unburned side
                       D.      From   the   windward side




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Objective 2:
Summarize considerations prior to entering a burning building.
________        4.     Which of the following is NOT a consideration prior to entering a
                       burning building? (766)
                       A.      Identify hazards.
                       B.      Test forcible entry tools.
                       C.      Understand the crew’s tactical assignment.
                       D.      Verify that radios are working, on the right channel, and being
                               received.

________        5.     If a door to a fire area must be opened, all members of the hose
                       team should: (766)
                       A.      stand close to the wall.
                       B.      stay low and to one side of the doorway.
                       C.      stand in a single-file line in front of the doorway.
                       D.      stay in the next room until one person opens the door.

________        6.     Which of the following is a recommended way to check the door for
                       heat before opening it? (766)
                       A.      Use a thermal imager
                       B.      Touch the door handle
                       C.      Spray water under the door
                       D.      Tap the wall next to the door

Objective 3:
Explain the gas cooling technique.
________        7.     Gas cooling: (767)
                       A.      is   a fire extinguishment method.
                       B.      is   ineffective when faced with a shielded fire.
                       C.      is   intent upon producing a large volume of steam.
                       D.      is   a way of reducing the hazard presented by the hot gas layer.

________        8.     In which of the following ways does cooling the hot gas layer
                       mitigate hazards? (767)
                       A.      It slows the ignition of outside gases.
                       B.      It slows the transfer of heat to other combustibles.
                       C.      It quickens the transfer of heat to other combustibles.
                       D.      It makes overhead gases ignite, which eliminates them from the
                               situation.



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________        9.     What is the correct fog nozzle setting for applying short pulses of
                       water fog onto the hot gas layer? (767)
                       A.      10-20º
                       B.      20-40º
                       C.      40-60º
                       D.      60-70º

Objective 4:
Describe direct attack, indirect attack, and combination attack.
________ 10.           In which of the following attack techniques is water applied in short
                       bursts directly onto the burning fuels? (767)
                       A.      Painting
                       B.      Drafting
                       C.      Penciling
                       D.      Stenciling

________ 11.           In which type of attack is a fog stream introduced through a small
                       opening and directed at the ceiling, where the heat is most intense?
                       (768)
                       A.      Direct
                       B.      Master
                       C.      Indirect
                       D.      Focused

________ 12.           Most efficient use of water on free-burning fires is made by a ___
                       attack on the fire. (767)
                       A.      direct
                       B.      master
                       C.      indirect
                       D.      combination

________ 13.           Which type of attack uses the heat-absorbing technique of cooling
                       the hot gas layer followed by a heat-reducing attack on the materials
                       burning near the floor level? (768)
                       A.      Direct
                       B.      Master
                       C.      Indirect
                       D.      Combination




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Objective 5:
Discuss deploying master stream devices.
________ 14.           Which of the following is NOT a main use for a master stream? (769)
                       A.      Direct fire attack
                       B.      Indirect fire attack
                       C.      Exposure protection
                       D.      As a backup handline

________ 15.           The master stream should be aimed so it enters the structure at a(n)
                       ___ angle. (769)
                       A.      vertical
                       B.      upward
                       C.      horizontal
                       D.      downward

________ 16.           Master-stream devices flow a minimum of: (770)
                       A.      150   gpm   (600 L/min).
                       B.      250   gpm   (1 000 L/min).
                       C.      350   gpm   (1 400 L/min).
                       D.      450   gpm   (1 800 L/min).

________ 17.           Except for in the case of apparatus-mounted deck guns, how many
                       firefighters are usually needed to deploy a master stream device and
                       supply water to it? (770)
                       A.      One
                       B.      Two
                       C.      Three
                       D.      Four

Objective 6:
Describe aerial devices used to deliver elevated master streams.
________ 18.           Elevated master stream devices can be used to apply water to the
                       upper stories of multistory buildings in a(n) ___ fire attack. (771)
                       A.      direct
                       B.      master
                       C.      indirect
                       D.      focused




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________ 19.           Which of the following elevated master stream devices can be an
                       engine equipped with a hydraulically operated extension ladder or an
                       aerial apparatus equipped with a pump? (771)
                       A.      Quint
                       B.      Water tower
                       C.      Aerial ladder
                       D.      Aerial platform

________ 20.           Which of the following actions must be taken when using older aerial
                       ladders that are not equipped with built-in waterways? (771)
                       A.      Extra caution must be exercised.
                       B.      Additional water must be supplied.
                       C.      The ladder must be taken out of use.
                       D.      A ladder pipe must be attached to the end of the ladder and a
                               supply hose laid up to the ladder.

________ 21.           What is the length range for articulating aerial platforms
                       manufactured in North America? (772)
                       A.      50   feet   to   60 feet (15 m to 18 m)
                       B.      55   feet   to   85 feet (17 m to 26 m)
                       C.      65   feet   to   95 feet (20 m to 29 m)
                       D.      95   feet   to   105 feet (29 m to 32 m)

________ 22.           Which of the following elevated master stream devices is an engine
                       equipped with hydraulically-operated booms that are dedicated to
                       applying water? (772)
                       A.      Quint
                       B.      Water tower
                       C.      Aerial ladder
                       D.      Aerial platform

Objective 7:
Describe actions and hazards associated with suppressing Class C
fires.
________ 23.           When should electrical power be shut off in a commercial building?
                       (781)
                       A.      When ordered by the IC
                       B.      When the fire is discovered
                       C.      When the fire is extinguished
                       D.      It should not be shut off at all.



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________ 24.           When dealing with a Class C fire in transmission lines, firefighters
                       should wait for the fire to burn away from the break a distance equal
                       to ___ span(s) before extinguishing the fire. (781)
                       A.      one
                       B.      two
                       C.      three
                       D.      four

________ 25.           Which of the following types of fire extinguishers should be used to
                       extinguish fires in transformers at ground level? (782)
                       A.      Carbon dioxide extinguisher
                       B.      Stored-pressure water extinguisher
                       C.      Aqueous film forming foam extinguisher
                       D.      Wet chemical stored-pressure extinguisher

________ 26.           How far away from the site of an underground transmission line fire
                       should firefighters keep the public? (782)
                       A.      100   feet   (30 m)
                       B.      200   feet   (60 m)
                       C.      300   feet   (100 m)
                       D.      400   feet   (120 m)

________ 27.           Which of the following is the ONLY reason for which firefighters
                       should enter commercial high-voltage installations during a fire?
                       (782-783)
                       A.      To turn off power
                       B.      To extinguish a fire
                       C.      For rescue operations
                       D.      For recovery operations

________ 28.           Ideally, who should turn power off at the main panel? (783)
                       A.      A firefighter
                       B.      A company officer
                       C.      An Incident Commander
                       D.      A power utility employee




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Objective 8:
List electrical hazards and guidelines for electrical emergencies.
________ 29.           All of the following are consequences of electrical shock EXCEPT:
                       (784-785)
                       A.      paralysis.
                       B.      cardiac arrest.
                       C.      voluntary muscle contractions.
                       D.      ultraviolet arc burns to the eyes.

________ 30.           Which of the following is NOT one of the factors that most affects
                       the seriousness of electrical shock? (785)
                       A.      Length of exposure
                       B.      Degree of skin resistance
                       C.      Path of electricity through the body
                       D.      Temperature of victim’s exposure site

________ 31.           Which of the following is a step that should be taken when jumping
                       clear of apparatus that may be energized by contact with power
                       lines? (785)
                       A.      Touch metal before jumping.
                       B.      Place hands on head before jumping.
                       C.      Keep both feet together when jumping.
                       D.      Keep feet apart when jumping.

________ 32.           When dealing with energized electrical equipment, fog streams with
                       at least ___ nozzle pressure should be used. (785)
                       A.      50 psi (350 kPa)
                       B.      100 psi (700 kPa)
                       C.      150 psi (1 050 kPa)
                       D.      200 psi (1 400 kPa)

Objective 9:
Discuss responsibilities of companies in structural fires.
________ 33.           Which of the following personnel from the first-arriving engine
                       company should conduct a rapid initial assessment of the situation?
                       (788)
                       A.      Safety Officer
                       B.      Any firefighter
                       C.      Company officer



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                       D.      Incident Commander

________ 34.           Given a small interior fire, what action does the company officer
                       usually take? (788-789)
                       A.      Assumes Command of the incident
                       B.      Calls for assistance from another company
                       C.      Turns command of the incident to the chief officer
                       D.      Turns command of the incident to second-arriving officer

________ 35.           Which of the following is generally the first task of the second-
                       arriving engine company? (789)
                       A.      Assists in extinguishment
                       B.      Backs up the initial attack line.
                       C.      Protects the most threatened exposure
                       D.      Assists with fireground support company operations

Objective 10:
Explain actions taken in attacking fires in upper levels of
structures.
________ 36.           When attacking a fire in the upper levels of a structure, the attack is
                       typically initiated from: (793)
                       A.      the   basement.
                       B.      the   topmost floor.
                       C.      the   floor above the fire floor.
                       D.      the   floor below the fire floor.

________ 37.           When attacking a fire in the upper levels of a structure, the staging
                       of extra equipment and personnel is usually established: (793)
                       A.      on the lowest floor.
                       B.      on the topmost floor.
                       C.      two floors below the fire floor.
                       D.      two floors above the fire floor.




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Objective 11:
Explain actions taken in attacking fires belowground in structures.
________ 38.           Which of the following methods should firefighters use to locate the
                       seat of the fire while on the floor above the fire? (793)
                       A.      Cut a hole in the floor.
                       B.      Use a thermal imaging camera.
                       C.      Feel the floor to determine the hottest area.
                       D.      Open the door to the level of the fire and establish visually.

________ 39.           Once the basement is vented, which of the following types of crews
                       is sent to complete extinguishment? (793)
                       A.      Nozzle crew
                       B.      Hoseline crew
                       C.      Rapid intervention crew
                       D.      Second-responding crew

________ 40.           If firefighters must enter a burning basement, the fire attack team
                       descends the stairs behind the protection of: (793)
                       A.      a   low fog pattern.
                       B.      a   high fog pattern.
                       C.      a   wide-angle fog pattern.
                       D.      a   narrow-angle fog pattern.

Objective 12:
Discuss structure fires in properties protected by fixed systems.
________ 41.           Which of the following is one of the dangers involved when dealing
                       with fixed fire protection systems? (795)
                       A.      Poor audibility
                       B.      Carbon dioxide depletion
                       C.      Carbon monoxide depletion
                       D.      Energized electrical equipment

________ 42.           Which of the following steps is recommended to halt the flow of
                       water from open sprinklers? (795-796)
                       A.      Turn water supply off.
                       B.      Install wooden wedges.
                       C.      Dismantle sprinkler system.
                       D.      Cover sprinklers with canvas.




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Objective 13:
Explain actions taken when attacking a vehicle fire.
________ 43.           When attacking a fire in a small passenger vehicle, the attack line
                       should be at least a ___ hoseline. (796)
                       A.      1-inch (13 mm)
                       B.      1½-inch (38 mm)
                       C.      2-inch (50 mm)
                       D.      2½-inch (65 mm)

________ 44.           From which position should a fire in a passenger vehicle be attacked?
                       (796)
                       A.      The   top
                       B.      The   side
                       C.      The   back
                       D.      The   front

________ 45.           What is one of the first actions to take when attacking a passenger
                       vehicle fire? (797)
                       A.      Extinguish any ground fire around or under the vehicle.
                       B.      Position a hoseline between the vehicle and any exposures.
                       C.      Establish a safe working zone following U.S. DOT guidelines.
                       D.      Issue an “all clear” when all occupants are out of the vehicle.

________ 46.           Basic procedures for attacking a vehicle fire include attacking the fire
                       from a ___-degree angle to the long axis of the vehicle. (797)
                       A.      15
                       B.      30
                       C.      45
                       D.      60

________ 47.           If normal entry into the vehicle is not possible, which of the following
                       actions should be taken? (798)
                       A.      Break a window and attack the fire with a medium-fog pattern.
                       B.      Break a window and attack the fire with a wide-angle fog
                               pattern.
                       C.      Cut a hole in the top of the vehicle and attack the fire with a
                               medium-fog pattern.
                       D.      Cut a hole in the top of the vehicle and attack the fire with a
                               wide-angle fog pattern.




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________ 48.           When attacking a fire in the undercarriage of a vehicle that is on a
                       hard surface, in which of the following directions should the stream
                       be directed? (798)
                       A.      Upward
                       B.      To the side
                       C.      Downward
                       D.      Through the window

________ 49.           When should overhaul on a vehicle fire be conducted? (798)
                       A.      Upon arrival at the fire
                       B.      When the vehicle has cooled
                       C.      When the investigation is being conducted
                       D.      As soon as possible after the fire has been controlled

Objective 14:
Explain actions taken when attacking trash container fires.
________ 50.           Which of the following should be worn when attacking a trash
                       container fire? (799)
                       A.      Station gear
                       B.      Full PPE and SCBA
                       C.      Wildland firefighting gear
                       D.      Full PPE, SBCA only if necessary

________ 51.           Fires in small piles of trash and garbage cans can often be
                       extinguished with which of the following types of line? (799)
                       A.      Large
                       B.      Defense
                       C.      Booster
                       D.      Forestry

________ 52.           It may be advantageous to attack a container fire using Class ___
                       foam. (799)
                       A.      A
                       B.      B
                       C.      C
                       D.      D




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Objective 15:
Explain actions taken when attacking fires in confined spaces.
________ 53.           Confined spaces are those that are: (800)
                       A.      below grade with forced ventilation.
                       B.      below grade with natural ventilation.
                       C.      below grade or otherwise without natural or forced ventilation.
                       D.      above grade or otherwise without natural or forced ventilation.

________ 54.           Because of hazards in attacking fires in confined spaces, the
                       Command post and staging area must be established: (800)
                       A.      inside the hot zone.
                       B.      outside the hot zone.
                       C.      at least 500 feet (160 m) away from the hot zone.
                       D.      at least 1,000 feet (300 m) away from the hot zone.

________ 55.           Which of the following statements about attacking a fire in a
                       confined space is MOST accurate? (800)
                       A.      Firefighters may tire more quickly.
                       B.      Firefighters consume air supply slower.
                       C.      The hot zone is not as dangerous as those in nonconfined
                               spaces.
                       D.      Fires may not be attacked indirectly with penetrating or
                               distributor nozzles.

Objective 16:
Summarize influences on wildland fire behavior: fuel, weather,
and topography.
________ 56.           Which of the following is the most significant influence on wildland
                       fire behavior? (800-801)
                       A.      Fuel
                       B.      Time
                       C.      Weather
                       D.      Topography




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________ 57.           Which of the following fuels includes roots, peat, and other partially
                       decomposed organic matter? (801)
                       A.      Aerial fuels
                       B.      Surface fuels
                       C.      Subaerial fuels
                       D.      Subsurface fuels

________ 58.           Which of the following fuels includes needles, duff, twigs, and grass?
                       (801)
                       A.      Aerial fuels
                       B.      Surface fuels
                       C.      Subaerial fuels
                       D.      Subsurface fuels

________ 59.           Which of the following fuels includes leaves and needles on tree
                       limbs? (802)
                       A.      Aerial fuels
                       B.      Surface fuels
                       C.      Subaerial fuels
                       D.      Subsurface fuels

________ 60.           Why does fire spread faster when fuels are close together? (802)
                       A.      Wind
                       B.      Moisture
                       C.      Heat transfer
                       D.      Temperature regulation

________ 61.           Wildland fires usually burn faster on ___ exposures. (803)
                       A.      northern
                       B.      southern
                       C.      eastern
                       D.      western

Objective 17:
Describe parts of a wildland fire.
________ 62.           Which of the following is the point from which the fire spreads? (803-
                       804)
                       A.      Head
                       B.      Flanks
                       C.      Origin


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                       D.      Islands

________ 63.           Which of the following is the part of a wildland fire that spreads most
                       rapidly? (803-804)
                       A.      Head
                       B.      Finger
                       C.      Islands
                       D.      Perimeter

________ 64.           Which of the following is the side opposite the head? (803-804)
                       A.      Heel
                       B.      Green
                       C.      Origin
                       D.      Spot fire

________ 65.           Which of the following includes patches of unburned fuel inside the
                       fire perimeter? (803-804)
                       A.      Black
                       B.      Flanks
                       C.      Islands
                       D.      Perimeter

________ 66.           Which of the following is the area of unburned fuels next to the
                       involved area? (803-804)
                       A.      Head
                       B.      Black
                       C.      Green
                       D.      Islands

Objective 18:
List wildland personal protective clothing and equipment.
________ 67.           Why do firefighters need to wear wildland fire protective clothing?
                       (805)
                       A.      Standard structural turnout is inappropriate and can be
                               dangerous.
                       B.      Standard structural turnout is too heavy for firefighters to
                               handle during wildland fires.
                       C.      Wildland protective clothing can be donned more quickly than
                               standard structural turnout.
                       D.      Wildland protective clothing is less expensive and easier to
                               obtain than standard structural turnout.


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________ 68.           Which of the following does NFPA® 1500, Standard on Fire
                       Department Occupational Safety and Health Program, require
                       wildland firefighters to be equipped with? (805)
                       A.      Fusees
                       B.      Fire shelter
                       C.      Sturdy boots with steel toes
                       D.      A backpack for carrying extra gear

Objective 19:
Describe methods used to attack wildland fires.
________ 69.           Methods used to attack wildland fires revolve around: (805)
                       A.      fuel control.
                       B.      heat transfer.
                       C.      temperate zones.
                       D.      perimeter control.

________ 70.           A(n) ___ attack is action taken against the flames at its edge or
                       closely parallel to it. (805)
                       A.      direct
                       B.      indirect
                       C.      posterior
                       D.      combination

Objective 20:
List ten standard fire fighting orders when fighting wildland fires.
________ 71.           Which of the following is NOT a standard order when fighting
                       wildland fires? (806)
                       A.      Know what the fire is doing at all times.
                       B.      Fight fire passively, providing for safety first.
                       C.      Be alert, keep calm, think clearly, and act decisively.
                       D.      Give clear instructions and ensure that they are understood.




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