Fire Extinguisher Safety: Ultimate Quiz!

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What do you know about fire extinguisher safety? Could you pass this quiz? This quiz entails knowing simple information, such as how many types of fire extinguishers are there, Fire extinguishers must be placed, how far apart from each other, and what you should do if a fire is growing and it blocks your way out. This quiz shows you why fire extinguishing safety is essential.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How many types of fire extinguishers are there?

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      6

    • D.

      7

    Correct Answer
    B. 5
    Explanation
    There are five types of fire extinguishers. Each type is designed to extinguish different classes of fires. The five types include Class A, which is used for fires involving ordinary combustible materials such as wood or paper. Class B is for fires involving flammable liquids like gasoline or oil. Class C is for fires involving electrical equipment. Class D is for fires involving flammable metals. Lastly, Class K is used for fires involving cooking oils and fats.

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  • 2. 

    Inside a building, fire extinguishers must be placed within what distance of each other?

    • A.

      75 ft

    • B.

      100 ft

    • C.

      70 ft

    • D.

      85 ft

    Correct Answer
    A. 75 ft
    Explanation
    Fire extinguishers must be placed within a distance of 75 ft of each other inside a building. This ensures that there is adequate coverage and accessibility to extinguish a fire promptly. Placing them too far apart could result in delays in reaching the extinguisher, potentially allowing the fire to spread and cause more damage. Therefore, it is important to have fire extinguishers placed at regular intervals within a building to ensure effective fire safety measures.

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  • 3. 

    The PASS method stands for?

    • A.

      Pull, Aim, Squirt, Sweep

    • B.

      Pick up, Aim, Squeeze, Sweep

    • C.

      Pull, Activate, Squeeze, Sweep

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. None of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is None of the above because the PASS method stands for Pull the pin, Aim at the base of the fire, Squeeze the handle, and Sweep from side to side. None of the given options match the correct sequence of actions in the PASS method.

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  • 4. 

    If the fire is growing and might block your way out you should...

    • A.

      Find the nearest fire extinguisher and use it.

    • B.

      Panic and lose track of what is going on.

    • C.

      Evacuate the building immediately.

    • D.

      Call your friends to confirm dinner plans at Winslow.

    Correct Answer
    C. Evacuate the building immediately.
    Explanation
    In the event of a growing fire that might block your way out, the most appropriate action is to evacuate the building immediately. This is because the safety of individuals is paramount, and staying inside a building that is at risk of being blocked by fire can be extremely dangerous. Evacuating ensures that individuals can move to a safe location and minimize the risk of harm or injury. Using a fire extinguisher may only be effective in certain situations and may not guarantee a safe escape. Panicking and losing track of what is going on is counterproductive and can hinder the ability to respond effectively to the emergency. Calling friends to confirm dinner plans is irrelevant and does not address the urgent situation at hand.

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  • 5. 

    What is the first thing you should do in the case of a fire if you cannot reach a fire extinguisher?

    • A.

      Raise your hand and ask if you may be excused.

    • B.

      Evacuate the building immediately

    • C.

      Try to find fire extinguisher

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Evacuate the building immediately
    Explanation
    In the case of a fire, the first priority should always be to ensure personal safety. Evacuating the building immediately is the most important action to take as it helps to prevent any potential harm or injury. Raising your hand and asking to be excused or trying to find a fire extinguisher can be secondary actions, but the primary focus should be on getting out of the building as quickly as possible. Therefore, the correct answer is to evacuate the building immediately.

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  • 6. 

    Class B fire extinguishers are used to put out combustible metal and metal alloy fires.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Class B fire extinguishers are not used to put out combustible metal and metal alloy fires. They are specifically designed to extinguish flammable liquid fires, such as gasoline, oil, and grease. To put out combustible metal and metal alloy fires, Class D fire extinguishers are required. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 7. 

    Fire extinguishers must be checked at least once a month.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Fire extinguishers must be checked at least once a month to ensure they are in proper working condition and ready to use in case of a fire emergency. Regular checks help identify any potential issues such as low pressure, damaged parts, or expired extinguishers. By conducting monthly checks, any necessary maintenance or replacement can be done promptly, ensuring the fire extinguishers are always reliable and effective when needed.

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  • 8. 

    During a fire, if you don't know how to use a fire extinguisher you should try to figure it out so you can put the fire out.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that if you don't know how to use a fire extinguisher during a fire, you should still try to figure it out. However, this is incorrect. During a fire, it is crucial to prioritize personal safety and evacuate the area immediately. Attempting to figure out how to use a fire extinguisher in such a situation can waste valuable time and put your life at risk. It is recommended to leave firefighting to professionals and focus on getting to safety.

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  • 9. 

    Class         fire extinguishers are used to put out electrical fires.

    Correct Answer
    C
    Explanation
    Fire extinguishers that are specifically designed for use on electrical fires are called Class C fire extinguishers. These extinguishers contain non-conductive agents, such as carbon dioxide or dry chemical powder, which do not conduct electricity and can safely extinguish electrical fires. Therefore, option C is the correct answer as it accurately states that Class C fire extinguishers are used to put out electrical fires.

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