Can You Pass The Junior Fire Patrol Exam? Trivia Questions

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Can You Pass The Junior Fire Patrol Exam? Trivia Questions - Quiz

Can you pass the Junior Fire Patrol exam? For you to become a certified firefighter, you need to have some general knowledge on a number of sectors and the quiz below is one way to help you ensure you pass the junior exam. How about you give it a try and get to see how well prepared you are? All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Most people that are killed in fires die from

    • A.

      Fire

    • B.

      Smoke

    • C.

      Heat

    • D.

      Darkness

    Correct Answer
    B. Smoke
    Explanation
    Smoke is the correct answer because it is the primary cause of death in fires. When a fire occurs, smoke is produced, which contains toxic gases and particles that can quickly overcome and suffocate individuals. Smoke inhalation can lead to respiratory distress, loss of consciousness, and ultimately death. Even if the fire itself does not directly harm someone, the smoke can be extremely dangerous and deadly. Therefore, it is crucial to prioritize escaping a fire and avoiding smoke inhalation to increase chances of survival.

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  • 2. 

    In order to have a fire, you must have what three elements present?

    • A.

      Newspaper, material, and smoke

    • B.

      Heat, air and fuel

    • C.

      Gas, kerosene, and propane

    • D.

      Lights, camera, action

    Correct Answer
    B. Heat, air and fuel
    Explanation
    To have a fire, three elements must be present: heat, air, and fuel. Heat provides the energy needed to start and sustain a fire. Air (specifically oxygen) is necessary for the combustion process to occur. Fuel refers to any material that can be burned, such as wood, paper, or gasoline. Without any one of these elements, a fire cannot be sustained. The other options mentioned (newspaper, material, smoke; gas, kerosene, propane; lights, camera, action) do not include all three necessary elements for a fire to occur.

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  • 3. 

    Every family should have a smoke detector located in the hallway outside of

    • A.

      Bathroom

    • B.

      Laundry Room

    • C.

      Bedroom

    • D.

      Doorway

    Correct Answer
    C. Bedroom
    Explanation
    Every family should have a smoke detector located in the hallway outside of the bedroom because bedrooms are where people typically sleep and spend a significant amount of time. In the event of a fire, having a smoke detector in the hallway outside of the bedroom can provide early warning and alert the occupants, giving them more time to escape safely. Additionally, smoke detectors in hallways can help to detect and contain fires before they spread to other areas of the house.

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  • 4. 

    You should test your door before opening it for

    • A.

      Blistering and peeling

    • B.

      Heat and smoke

    • C.

      Scratches

    • D.

      Keys and Locks

    Correct Answer
    B. Heat and smoke
    Explanation
    Before opening your door, it is important to test it for heat and smoke. This is crucial in order to ensure your safety. Heat and smoke can indicate a fire or other dangerous situation on the other side of the door. By testing for heat and smoke, you can assess the situation and make an informed decision about whether it is safe to open the door or not.

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  • 5. 

    If you are trapped in a room on the second floor and you do not have an escape ladder you should

    • A.

      Watch TV

    • B.

      Panic

    • C.

      Take a nap

    • D.

      Wait by the window

    Correct Answer
    D. Wait by the window
    Explanation
    Waiting by the window is the best option when trapped in a room on the second floor without an escape ladder. By waiting by the window, you increase your chances of being noticed by someone outside who can help you. It is a passive but effective approach to attract attention and seek assistance in a potentially dangerous situation.

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  • 6. 

    The most serious burn is

    • A.

      1st degree

    • B.

      2nd degree

    • C.

      3rd degree

    • D.

      A sunburn

    Correct Answer
    C. 3rd degree
    Explanation
    A 3rd degree burn is the most serious type of burn. It involves damage to all layers of the skin, including the underlying tissues and structures such as muscles and bones. This type of burn can cause severe pain and may require immediate medical attention. Sunburn, although painful, is typically a 1st degree burn that affects only the outermost layer of the skin.

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  • 7. 

    What does UL stand for??

    • A.

      Union Labor

    • B.

      Underwriters Laboratories

    • C.

      Upper Lever

    • D.

      United Lawyers

    Correct Answer
    B. Underwriters Laboratories
    Explanation
    Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is a global safety certification company that conducts tests and evaluates products for safety and compliance with industry standards. They provide certifications for a wide range of products, including electrical appliances, fire safety equipment, and building materials. UL is recognized for their rigorous testing procedures and their commitment to promoting safe and sustainable products.

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  • 8. 

    If your clothes catch on fire you should

    • A.

      Do nothing

    • B.

      Run next door and call for help

    • C.

      Scream and run till it is out

    • D.

      Stop, drop and roll

    Correct Answer
    D. Stop, drop and roll
    Explanation
    When your clothes catch on fire, the most effective action to take is to stop, drop, and roll. This technique helps to smother the flames and prevent them from spreading further. By stopping, you minimize the oxygen supply to the fire. Dropping to the ground helps to extinguish the flames on your clothes. Rolling back and forth helps to further smother the fire and cool down the affected area. This method is recommended by fire safety experts as it can significantly reduce the risk of injury and help extinguish the fire quickly.

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  • 9. 

    If you do ever get burned, you should cool the burn with

    • A.

      Cold water

    • B.

      Butter

    • C.

      Vasoline

    • D.

      Flour

    Correct Answer
    A. Cold water
    Explanation
    When someone gets burned, it is important to cool the burn as quickly as possible to minimize damage and relieve pain. Cold water is the best option for this because it helps lower the temperature of the burn, reducing inflammation and preventing further injury. Applying butter, vaseline, or flour to a burn can actually trap heat and worsen the burn. Therefore, cold water is the most suitable choice for cooling a burn.

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  • 10. 

    What are some good alternatives to be used instead of candles in your jack o lantern?

    • A.

      A flashlight

    • B.

      A glowstick

    • C.

      Lightbulbs

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The question asks for alternatives to candles to be used in a jack o lantern. The options provided include a flashlight, a glowstick, and lightbulbs. All of these options can be used as alternatives to candles in a jack o lantern, providing light and creating a spooky effect. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above."

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  • 11. 

    How often you should change your smoke detector batteries?

    • A.

      Once a month

    • B.

      Twice a year, when we set our clocks ahead and behind

    • C.

      Once a year

    • D.

      Only when the batteries beep

    Correct Answer
    B. Twice a year, when we set our clocks ahead and behind
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Twice a year, when we set our clocks ahead and behind." This is because changing the batteries in smoke detectors twice a year is a recommended safety measure. It is suggested to do so when we set our clocks forward and backward for daylight saving time. This ensures that the smoke detector is always functioning properly and ready to detect any potential fires or smoke. Waiting for the batteries to beep may not be a reliable indicator, as it could be too late by that time.

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  • 12. 

    When trying to escape from a fire in your home you should

    • A.

      Stay close to the floor and crawl out

    • B.

      Stand tall and try to see over the smoke

    • C.

      Stay close to the walls

    • D.

      Walk backwards to keep the smoke out of your eyes

    Correct Answer
    A. Stay close to the floor and crawl out
    Explanation
    When trying to escape from a fire in your home, it is important to stay close to the floor and crawl out. This is because smoke and toxic gases rise, so staying low to the ground reduces your exposure to them. By crawling, you can also avoid inhaling too much smoke, which can be harmful to your lungs and impair your ability to escape. Staying close to the floor also helps to navigate through the building as the air quality is usually better near the ground.

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  • 13. 

    If your electric toaster starts on fire you should

    • A.

      Leave it til tomorrow

    • B.

      Put it in the fridge to cool it off

    • C.

      Unplug the cord

    • D.

      Butter the toast

    Correct Answer
    C. Unplug the cord
    Explanation
    If your electric toaster starts on fire, the most important step is to disconnect the source of electricity to prevent further damage or spreading of the fire. Unplugging the cord will cut off the power supply to the toaster and eliminate the risk of electrical fire. Leaving it or putting it in the fridge will not address the fire hazard, and buttering the toast is irrelevant in this situation.

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  • 14. 

    To keep fires from starting, keep the fire elements

    • A.

      Together in a close space

    • B.

      In the Refrigerator

    • C.

      On a shelf in the garage

    • D.

      Away from each other

    Correct Answer
    D. Away from each other
    Explanation
    Keeping fire elements away from each other is the correct answer because when fire elements are in close proximity, there is a higher risk of them igniting and causing a fire. By keeping them separate, the chances of accidental ignition are reduced, helping to prevent fires from starting.

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  • 15. 

    What is the term used when reporting a fire when there really isn't one?

    • A.

      Arson

    • B.

      False Alarm

    • C.

      Nebraska Fire Marshall

    • D.

      Juvenille

    Correct Answer
    B. False Alarm
    Explanation
    The term used when reporting a fire when there really isn't one is "False Alarm". This refers to a situation where someone mistakenly believes or intentionally reports a fire incident that does not actually exist. False alarms can be caused by various factors such as accidental activation of fire alarm systems, prank calls, or intentional deception. It is important to minimize false alarms as they can waste valuable resources, cause unnecessary panic, and divert emergency services from genuine emergencies.

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  • 16. 

    Place in the proper order the following steps to correctly operate most fire exstinguishers P A S S

    Correct Answer
    P A S S stands for
    Explanation
    The correct order of steps to operate most fire extinguishers is P A S S. P stands for Pull the pin to break the seal and unlock the extinguisher. A stands for Aim the nozzle or hose at the base of the fire. S stands for Squeeze the handle to release the extinguishing agent. S stands for Sweep the nozzle or hose from side to side while aiming at the base of the fire until it is completely extinguished.

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  • 17. 

    It is important to practice your escape plan with your family at least once a year

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Practicing your escape plan with your family at least once a year is important because it helps ensure that everyone knows what to do in case of an emergency. Regular practice can familiarize family members with the plan, making it easier to remember and execute during a high-stress situation. It also provides an opportunity to identify any potential issues or obstacles that may hinder a successful escape and allows for necessary adjustments to be made. Regular practice increases the chances of a safe and effective evacuation, making it crucial for the safety of everyone involved.

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  • 18. 

    Grease fires should be put out with water.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Grease fires should NOT be put out with water because water can cause the fire to spread and make the situation worse. When water is poured on a grease fire, it can cause the hot grease to splatter and spread the fire to other areas. Instead, grease fires should be smothered with a fire extinguisher or covered with a metal lid to cut off the oxygen supply and extinguish the flames. Using baking soda or a fire blanket can also be effective in putting out grease fires.

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  • 19. 

    Hot liquids can burn just like fire.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Hot liquids can burn just like fire because they can reach high temperatures that can cause severe damage to the skin and underlying tissues upon contact. The heat from hot liquids can cause burns that range from mild to severe, depending on the temperature and duration of contact. Therefore, it is important to handle hot liquids with caution and take necessary safety measures to prevent accidents and injuries.

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  • 20. 

    If you are in bed and your smoke alarm goes off, jump out of bed and get dressed before you attempt to leave.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It is not necessary to get dressed before leaving the bed if the smoke alarm goes off. In case of a fire emergency, the priority should be to evacuate the premises as quickly as possible, rather than wasting time getting dressed. It is recommended to leave the bed immediately, check for any signs of fire or smoke, and then proceed to evacuate the building without delay.

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  • 21. 

    To reduce a chimney fire, chimneys should be cleaned every fall.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Regular cleaning of chimneys is essential to reduce the risk of chimney fires. Over time, soot and creosote can accumulate in the chimney, which are highly flammable substances. By cleaning the chimney every fall, any buildup can be removed, reducing the chances of a fire. Regular maintenance also ensures that the chimney is free from any blockages or obstructions that could potentially lead to a fire hazard. Therefore, the statement "To reduce a chimney fire, chimneys should be cleaned every fall" is true.

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  • 22. 

    You can put a run over an electrical cord and tack it to the floor to hold it down.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Tacking an electrical cord to the floor can create a tripping hazard and is not a safe practice. It is important to use proper cord management techniques, such as using cord covers or tape designed for securing cords, to prevent accidents and damage to the cord.

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  • 23. 

    Chemical burns should be flushed with lots of water.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Chemical burns should be flushed with lots of water because it helps to dilute and remove the chemical from the skin, reducing further damage. Water can also help to cool the affected area and alleviate pain. Flushing the burn with water should be done immediately and continued for at least 20 minutes to ensure thorough rinsing. This is a crucial first aid step before seeking medical attention for chemical burns.

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  • 24. 

    It is ok to run back into your burning house to get your pets?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Running back into a burning house to retrieve pets is not recommended. In such situations, personal safety should always be the top priority. Entering a burning building can put one's life at risk due to the potential for smoke inhalation, structural collapse, or being trapped. It is best to leave the rescue operations to professional firefighters who are equipped with the necessary training and equipment to handle such emergencies.

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  • 25. 

    It is ok to put your extra wrapping paper into your fireplace?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Putting extra wrapping paper into a fireplace is not safe. Wrapping paper is highly flammable and can cause a rapid and uncontrollable fire if burned in a fireplace. The flames can quickly spread beyond the fireplace and cause damage to the surrounding area, potentially leading to a house fire. It is important to dispose of wrapping paper properly by recycling or throwing it away in a designated trash bin.

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