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1:  What is the term for the activities of putting a fire out?
A: Fire triangle
B: Fire tetrahedron
C: Fire suppression
D: Fire investigation

2:  What are the two types of nozzle that produce fire streams?
A: Jet-assist and tri-vane
B: Tri-vane and smooth bore
C: Smooth bore and adjustable
D: Adjustable and jet-assist

3:  Should fire fighters extinguish all fires they encounter as they proceed through a burning building toward the seat of the fire?
A: No, these are trivial compared to getting to the seat of the fire.
B: Yes, otherwise fires could grow behind them cutting off their exit route.
C: No, those should be hit on the way back out.
D: Yes, as long as it does not delay their advance toward the seat.

4:  When water is converted to steam, how does the volume of steam made compare to the volume of water?
A: The steam occupies only a tenth the volume
B: The steam occupies about the same volume
C: The steam occupies almost fifty times more volume
D: The steam occupies many hundreds of times more volume

5:  What is the term that means taking actions to prevent the spread of a fire to areas that are not already burning?
A: Protecting exposures
B: Doing a combination attack
C: Doing a modular attack
D: Dividing structures

6:  Who makes the decision about which type of strategy to use on any given fire?
A: The fire fighters on the nozzle
B: The driver/operator
C: The incident commander
D: The strategy officer

7:  What defines the pattern and form of the water that is discharged onto a fire by a hose line?
A: The pump pressure
B: The nozzle
C: The construction of the hose itself
D: The shape of the fittings connecting the sections of hose together

8:  How many fire fighters are needed to advance and control a large handline?
A: Four is the usual
B: Minimum three
C: At least two
D: One or two

9:  An indirect fire attack is particularly effective and preventing _______ from occurring.
A: Flashover
B: Water conversion to steam
C: Production of carbon monoxide
D: Backdraft

10:  What danger is suggested by the observation of a sagging roof during a structure fire?
A: Building collapse
B: Backdraft
C: Rollover
D: BLEVE

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