What Do You Know About Wildland Fire? Trivia Questions Quiz

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What do you know about Wild land fires? They are of increasing frequency and severity pose an enormous threat to local populations, natural resources, and contribute carbon. Do you know that they are among the largest of fires? It’s fundamental to have a better understanding of causes, and aftermath of wildfire which helps prevent and manage larger, catastrophic events. Take the quiz to refresh your knowledge on Wild land fire.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Common elements of a wildland fire include

    • A.

      Unlimited supply of oxygen

    • B.

      Fire not confined may even jump natural barriers

    • C.

      Wind, relative humidity, temperature, and precipitation can greatly affect the development of a wildland fire

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The common elements of a wildland fire include an unlimited supply of oxygen, the ability for the fire to not be confined and even jump natural barriers, and the influence of wind, relative humidity, temperature, and precipitation on the fire's development. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above."

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  • 2. 

    Wildland obstacles include

    • A.

      Terrain

    • B.

      Lighting

    • C.

      Orientation

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Wildland obstacles refer to any factors or elements that can hinder or impede the progress or effectiveness of wildland firefighting operations. These obstacles can include various aspects such as the nature of the terrain, which may be difficult to navigate or access; lighting conditions, which can impact visibility and safety; and orientation, which involves understanding the direction and layout of the area. Therefore, all of the options mentioned - terrain, lighting, and orientation - are correct as they encompass the different obstacles that wildland firefighters may encounter.

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  • 3. 

    General Safety considerations

    • A.

      Keep at least one length of 1 ½” or larger line looped on top of the engine for protection of your engine & crew

    • B.

      Save at least 100 gallons of water in your booster tank for the protection of your engine & crew and never pass up an available water source when your tank is less than half full

    • C.

      Both a & b

    • D.

      When moving around in smokey conditions, keep your headlights and red lights off as they will reflect the light back to you and make it difficult to see

    Correct Answer
    C. Both a & b
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Both a & b" because both statements mentioned in the options are valid safety considerations. Keeping a length of 1 ½" or larger line looped on top of the engine helps protect the engine and crew, while saving at least 100 gallons of water in the booster tank ensures there is enough water for the engine and crew's protection.

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  • 4. 

    If trapped by a fire you should

    • A.

      Keep the pump running and use a looped line to deploy a fog pattern over the cab

    • B.

      Drive as fast as you can from the area with lights and sirens on to alert others you are exiting the area

    • C.

      Stay inside the cab until you feel it is to hot then don SCBA and head towards the last known safe area

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Keep the pump running and use a looped line to deploy a fog pattern over the cab
    Explanation
    When trapped by a fire, the best course of action is to keep the pump running and use a looped line to deploy a fog pattern over the cab. This helps to create a barrier between the fire and the cab, reducing the heat and providing some protection. Driving away with lights and sirens on may not be feasible if the area is blocked or if there is a risk of causing an accident. Staying inside the cab until it becomes too hot and then donning a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and heading towards the last known safe area is not recommended as it increases the risk of smoke inhalation and burns. Therefore, the correct answer is to keep the pump running and deploy a fog pattern.

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  • 5. 

    Structural situations that shout “WATCHOUT”

    • A.

      Wind from any direction

    • B.

      Wooden construction, shake roof

    • C.

      Bridge loads within limits

    • D.

      Large wide two line roads

    Correct Answer
    B. Wooden construction, shake roof
    Explanation
    Wooden construction with a shake roof can be a potential hazard in structural situations. Shake roofs are made from wooden shingles, which can be more prone to damage from wind, fire, and other external factors compared to other roofing materials. Additionally, wooden construction itself may have inherent weaknesses and vulnerabilities. Therefore, in situations where there is wind from any direction or other potential risks, wooden construction with a shake roof should be closely monitored and precautions should be taken to ensure the safety of the structure.

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