Concepts Behind Dave Dodsons "Art Of Reading Smoke" Quiz

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The Art Of Reading Smoke Quizzes & Trivia

A test to see if the students remembered or really understood the concepts behind Dave Dodsons "Art of Reading Smoke"


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Is the Art of Reading Smoke a guaranteed method of prediction?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 2. 
    A five second change in any key factor means:
  • 3. 
    There are generally 4 Key factors to the art of reading smoke.  The first is
  • 4. 
    What is the most important factor?
  • 5. 
    Describe Turbulent flow of smoke.
  • 6. 
    What catches the eyes of humans the most?
  • 7. 
    Why is some smoke called "Black Fire"
  • 8. 
    Brownish, Greyish, Greenish smoke on a truss roof almost always signals what?
  • 9. 
    Describe conditions and signs of possible Backdraft
  • 10. 
      Black/Thick/Fast =
  • 11. 
      Black/Thin/Fast=
  • 12. 
      White w/Speed =
  • 13. 
      Uniform speed/color (steady flow & light color)from many places =
  • 14. 
      Brown =
  • 15. 
      Turbulent =
  • 16. 
    The most important Tactical Priority for any type of fire except extinguishment.
  • 17. 
    ____________ smoke  is ready to flash and indicates that floor temperatures are past human life thresholds.  This equals zero rescue profile
  • 18. 
    List the warning signs of a Flashover.
  • 19. 
    Smoke is FUEL.  List and describe each of the main components and explain why it is so flammable.
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