Fpsi Practice Trivia Questions

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Fpsi Practice Trivia Questions

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  • 1. 
    What percentage of firefighting workers are employed by municipal or county fire departments?
    • A. 

      60%

    • B. 

      70%

    • C. 

      80%

    • D. 

      90%

    • E. 

      NONE OF THE ABOVE

  • 2. 
    Some local and regional fire departments consolidate into public safety organizations in order to accomplish all of the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      To reduce administrative staff

    • B. 

      To lower certification requirements

    • C. 

      To cut costs

    • D. 

      To establish consistent training standards

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    In many fire departments, a(n) _____ degree is required for State chief officer certification.
    • A. 

      Associate's

    • B. 

      Bachelor's

    • C. 

      Master's

    • D. 

      Doctoral

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    In a 2002 analysis, hourly earnings for firefighters in the highest 10% was closest to _____ per hour.
    • A. 

      $22.00

    • B. 

      $25.00

    • C. 

      $28.00

    • D. 

      $32.00

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    In a 2002 analysis, the closest salary range for a Fire Captain position ranged from _____.
    • A. 

      $65,000 to $55,000

    • B. 

      $62,000 to $55,000

    • C. 

      $55,000 to $52,000

    • D. 

      $55,000 to $45,000

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    Evidence suggests that atherosclerosis begins in the _____ for many people in developed countries of the Western world.
    • A. 

      Early 20's

    • B. 

      Late 20's

    • C. 

      Early 30's

    • D. 

      Late 30's

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    In a 2002 analysis, the closest salary range for a Fire Chief position ranged from _____.
    • A. 

      $100,000 to $90,000

    • B. 

      $90,000 to $80,000

    • C. 

      $80,000 to $60,000

    • D. 

      $70,000 to $50,000

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    Which of the following statements is true regarding cardiovascular disease?
    • A. 

      Females are more likely to suffer CVD at a younger age than males.

    • B. 

      Being over 40 is considered a risk factor for males

    • C. 

      Being over 45 is a risk factor for females.

    • D. 

      Being over 55 is a risk factor for females.

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    Young men who are in the upper quartile (highest 25%) for cholesterol compared to men in the lowest quartile (lowest 25%) are _____ times more likely to have a heart attack.
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      9

    • C. 

      12

    • D. 

      15

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    Risk factors associated with the term METABOLIC SYNDROME X include all of the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Abdominal obesity

    • B. 

      Hypertension

    • C. 

      Physical inactivity

    • D. 

      Inability to effectively use glucose

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    The air chisel is commonly used _____.
    • A. 

      To remove an automobile roof or roll up door

    • B. 

      To open a large section of the roof or roll up door

    • C. 

      To cut through sheathing and flooring

    • D. 

      to remove steering wheels and columns from vehicles

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    The actual force exerted at the tip of the Hurst tool is approximately _____ pounds p.s.i. push and _____ pounds p.s.i. pull.
    • A. 

      5,000, 10,000

    • B. 

      10,000, 20,000

    • C. 

      20,000, 30,000

    • D. 

      30,000, 40,000

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    A _____ is a fire tool which features all metal construction.
    • A. 

      Pry-axe

    • B. 

      Pike pole

    • C. 

      Pick-head axe

    • D. 

      Rake axe

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    Wood, paper, and fabric should be extinguished by a _____ portable fire extinguisher.
    • A. 

      Class A

    • B. 

      Class B

    • C. 

      Class C

    • D. 

      Class D

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    The Class C extinguisher is marked by a _____.
    • A. 

      Green triangle

    • B. 

      Red square

    • C. 

      Blue circle

    • D. 

      Yellow star

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    Maintenance of the carbon dioxide extinguisher consists of all of the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Annual certification of contents

    • B. 

      Weighing the cylinder

    • C. 

      Checking the ability of the unit to function

    • D. 

      Annual hydrostatic testing

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    The pike pole is invaluable in reaching fires to aid in extinguishment in which one of the following areas?
    • A. 

      High roof line

    • B. 

      Attic and crawl spaces

    • C. 

      Small closets

    • D. 

      Inside automobiles

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    Which type of knot has a remaining strength of 90%?
    • A. 

      The splice knot

    • B. 

      The clove hitch knot

    • C. 

      The square knot

    • D. 

      The bowline knot

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 19. 
    The knot that allows for the tying of two ropes of equal or unequal sizes together is called the _____ knot.
    • A. 

      Becket bend

    • B. 

      Lark's foot

    • C. 

      Clove hitch

    • D. 

      Timber hitch

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    All of the following are examples of chemical weapons EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Mace

    • B. 

      BZ

    • C. 

      Cyanide

    • D. 

      Anthrax

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 21. 
    Most electronic equipment within _____ miles of a high-altitude nuclear detonation could be affected following an electromagnetic pulse.
    • A. 

      300

    • B. 

      500

    • C. 

      750

    • D. 

      1,000

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 22. 
    Fallout shelter signs are colored _____.
    • A. 

      Yellow and black

    • B. 

      Red and black

    • C. 

      Red and yellow

    • D. 

      Green and yellow

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 23. 
    The U.S. government has identified ______ threat conditions.
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      6

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 24. 
    The last naturally occurring case of smallpox in the world was in _____.
    • A. 

      1949

    • B. 

      1956

    • C. 

      1977

    • D. 

      1981

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 25. 
    The smallpox vaccine is expected to be made available to the general public during which phase?
    • A. 

      Phase I

    • B. 

      Phase II

    • C. 

      Phase III

    • D. 

      Phase IV

    • E. 

      None of the above

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