# Concepts Behind Dave Dodsons "Art Of Reading Smoke" Quiz

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

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### Is the Art of Reading Smoke a guaranteed method of prediction?

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Yes

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No

B. No
Explanation
The Art of Reading Smoke is not a guaranteed method of prediction. This technique is used by firefighters to analyze the behavior and characteristics of smoke during a fire incident. While it can provide valuable information about fire conditions and potential hazards, it is not foolproof. Factors such as changing wind patterns, building materials, and other variables can affect the accuracy of predictions made through smoke reading. Therefore, it is important to consider other factors and use additional methods for a comprehensive assessment of fire situations.

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### A five second change in any key factor means:

An event has taken place
nothing
too much is going on - can't tell
you can't see for the smoke
Explanation
The correct answer is "An event has taken place." This is because a sudden change in any key factor indicates that something has happened or occurred. The other options are not applicable as they do not explain the significance of the change in the key factor.

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### There are generally 4 Key factors to the art of reading smoke.  The first is

Volume
Velocity
Density
Color
Explanation
The correct answer is Volume, Velocity, Density, and Color. These four factors are crucial in understanding and interpreting smoke. Volume refers to the amount of smoke being produced, which can indicate the severity of the fire. Velocity refers to the speed at which the smoke is moving, providing insight into the fire's behavior and potential spread. Density relates to how thick or thin the smoke appears, helping to assess the level of combustion and the presence of hazardous materials. Lastly, color can indicate the type of materials burning and the temperature of the fire.

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### What is the most important factor?

Size of the Box compared to the volume of smoke = Density
Color of the Smoke
Explanation
The most important factor in determining the density of smoke in a box is the size of the box compared to the volume of smoke. This is because the density of a substance is defined as its mass per unit volume. Therefore, if the size of the box is small compared to the volume of smoke, the density will be high. Additionally, the color of the smoke may provide some information about the composition of the smoke, but it does not directly affect its density.

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### Describe Turbulent flow of smoke.

laminar
cotton ball like
Explanation
Turbulent flow of smoke refers to the chaotic and irregular movement of smoke particles. In contrast, laminar flow is characterized by smooth and orderly movement in parallel layers. The description "cotton ball like" suggests that the smoke is dense and forms a cloud-like shape, which is often associated with laminar flow. Therefore, the correct answer is laminar, cotton ball like.

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### The most important Tactical Priority for any type of fire except extinguishment.

Open the door down low
ventilate high
Forcible Entry
Explanation
The correct answer is to open the door down low, ventilate high, and perform forcible entry. This means that when dealing with any type of fire, it is important to first open the door down low to prevent the fire from spreading and to allow for a safer entry. Then, ventilating high helps to remove smoke and heat from the upper levels of the structure. Finally, forcible entry may be necessary to gain access to the fire or rescue trapped individuals. These actions prioritize safety and effective firefighting techniques.

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### Smoke is FUEL.  List and describe each of the main components and explain why it is so flammable.

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