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Please read each question and select your answer from the choices provided. You must complete all of the questions in order to view your results. At the end of each exam, you have the option to e-mail your results to your instructor.


1:  Approximately how many fire departments are there in the United States?
A: 1,000
B: 3,000
C: 10,000
D: 30,000

2:  Who led the first volunteer fire department in the United States?
A: George Washington
B: Ben Franklin
C: Patrick Henry
D: Abraham Lincoln

3:  Where does the greatest majority of the funding for fire departments come from?
A: Private contributions
B: Private industry
C: Tax dollars
D: Fund-raising

4:  What do fire marshals do?
A: Take command of working fires and other emergencies
B: Inspect businesses and enforce fire codes
C: Examine and certify candidates for promotion and certification
D: Create the policies that the fire chief must then enact and enforce

5:  What does the M stand for in EMT?
A: Mentored
B: Minimum
C: Mandatory
D: Medical

6:  Where was the first paid fire department established in the United States?
A: Boston
B: New York
C: Philadelphia
D: Providence

7:  What major 1871 American event had a profound effect on the fire service and fire codes?
A: The first World Fire Exposition
B: The completion of the trans-America railroad
C: The invention of the internal-combustion engine
D: The Great Chicago Fire

8:  What was the deadliest fire in United States history prior to the 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center?
A: The Cocoanut Grove Fire
B: The Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire
C: The Peshtigo Fire in Wisconsin
D: The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

9:  Fire standards frequently call for fire fighters to don and doff. What does don mean?
A: Learn, as in a procedure
B: Acquire, as in go get
C: Carry from one place to another
D: Put on, as in clothing

10:  What is the informal term for hazardous materials?
A: Biotec
B: Hazmat
C: Flamers
D: Suiters

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