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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:  What is the leading cause of fire fighter deaths off the fireground?
A: Heart attack
B: Slip and fall
C: Vehicle accident
D: Violence

2:  An ideal exercise routine includes weight training, cardiovascular workout, and:
A: Swimming
B: Stretching
C: Running
D: Fencing

3:  What effect, if any, does smoking have on the respiratory systems of fire fighters?
A: It causes an increase in hardiness
B: It causes an increase in efficiency
C: It causes a reduction in efficiency
D: It causes no measurable effect

4:  What part of the body should be used for a heavy lift?
A: The waist
B: The legs
C: The back
D: The shoulder girdle

5:  In the context of clothing, what does the word "doff" mean, exactly?
A: To put on
B: To prepare to put on
C: To prepare to take off
D: To take off

6:  According to NFPA 1975, which of the following is safe to wear under turnout gear?
A: Nylon
B: Polyester
C: Nomex
D: Cotton/polyester blend

7:  What odor does carbon monoxide have, if any?
A: None
B: Burnt almonds
C: Musty hay
D: Horseradish

8:  What other application, if any, is structural firefighting PPE designed for?
A: All others
B: Water rescue, only
C: Hazmat operations, only
D: None other

9:  In the context of clothing, what does the often-used word "don" mean, exactly?
A: To put on
B: To prepare for putting on
C: To take off
D: To prepare for taking off

10:  What is the normal atmospheric percentage of oxygen in air?
A: 79
B: 62.5
C: 48.6
D: 21

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