Fire Inspector I Study Guide IV

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  • 1. 
    A high expansion foam system can fill an entire building to several feet above the highest storage area within a few minutes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Discharging the AFFF through standard sprinklers rather than foam sprinklers tends to undermine the spray & penetration.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Fire detection & alarm systems can be designed to shut down HVAC systems, close fire doors, pressurize stairwells, and automatically return elevators to a designated floor.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Remote stations must be monitored by fire department personnel.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    A smoke detector senses fire much more quickly than does a heat detector.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Fire department personnel must participate in every performance or service test of a fire detection and signaling system.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Which of the floowing portable fire extinguishers is suitable for use on electrical fires?
    • A. 

      Class A

    • B. 

      Class B

    • C. 

      Class C

  • 8. 
    Which of the following portable fire extinguishers is suitable for use on combustible metal fires?
    • A. 

      Class B

    • B. 

      Class C

    • C. 

      Class D

  • 9. 
    According to extinguisher tests, how much water does a water-type portable extinguisher rated 1-A require?
    • A. 

      1 gallon

    • B. 

      1 1/4 gallons

    • C. 

      2 gallons

  • 10. 
    For what type fires woud a portable extinguisher marked with a red square be suitable?
    • A. 

      Class A

    • B. 

      Class B

    • C. 

      Class C

  • 11. 
    For what type fires would a portable extinguisher marked with a yellow star be suitable?
    • A. 

      Class B

    • B. 

      Class C

    • C. 

      Class D

  • 12. 
    What size is the largest water extinguisher that can be considered portable?
    • A. 

      1 1/4 gallon

    • B. 

      5 gallon

    • C. 

      10 gallon

  • 13. 
    How does carbon dioxide CO2 primarily extinguish a fire?
    • A. 

      Cooling

    • B. 

      Chemical reaction

    • C. 

      Smothering

  • 14. 
    For what class(es) of fire would an AFFF portable exinguisher be suitable?
    • A. 

      Class A but not B or C

    • B. 

      Class B but not A or C

    • C. 

      Class A and B but not C

  • 15. 
    What is the primary advantage of halon extinguishers?
    • A. 

      Nontoxic

    • B. 

      Clean nature

    • C. 

      Universally accepted

  • 16. 
    On what classes of fire is sodium bicarbonate MOST effective?
    • A. 

      Classes A & C

    • B. 

      Classes B & C

    • C. 

      Classes C & D

  • 17. 
    Which dry-chemical agent comes closest to being equally effective on all fires?
    • A. 

      Sodium bicarbonate

    • B. 

      Monoammonium phosphate

    • C. 

      Potassium bicarbonate

  • 18. 
    Which dry chemical agent melts & forms a solid coating on Class A materials?
    • A. 

      Sodium bicarbonate

    • B. 

      Monoammonium phosphate

    • C. 

      Potassium bicarbonate

  • 19. 
    Which of the following statements about auxiliary fire extinguishing equipment is true?
    • A. 

      Hanging buckets should have flat bottoms so that they will be easier to handle in an emergency

    • B. 

      Buckets filled with sand are mainly used to extinguish incipient Class A fires

    • C. 

      Flame resistant wool is a suitable fiber for fire blankets

  • 20. 
    The general operating instructions for portable extinguishers follow the acronym
    • A. 

      PASS

    • B. 

      FIRE

    • C. 

      PUMP

  • 21. 
    Which of the following would be a light hazard occupancy?
    • A. 

      Paint shop

    • B. 

      Mercantile display

    • C. 

      School classroom

  • 22. 
    Which of the following would be an ordinary hazard occupancy?
    • A. 

      Church

    • B. 

      Automobile showroom

    • C. 

      Restaurant with deep fat fryers

  • 23. 
    Which of the following would be an extra hazard occupancy?
    • A. 

      Auditorium

    • B. 

      Parking garage

    • C. 

      Boat maintenance facility

  • 24. 
    Which of the following extinguisher ratings is required to protect a flammable liquid fire hazard of 25 square feet with depth?
    • A. 

      20-B

    • B. 

      25-B

    • C. 

      50-B

  • 25. 
    Which of the following statements about portable extinguisher placement is true?
    • A. 

      Extinguishers with a gross weight greater than 40 pounds should be installed so that the top of the extinguisher is no more than 5 feet above the floor

    • B. 

      The clearance between the bottom of the extinguisher and the floor should never be less than 4 inches

    • C. 

      Extinguishers should never be installed where temperatures are expected to fall below freezing.

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