Pumper Driver Exam 1.1

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  • 1. 
    The minimum qualifications for driver/operators is set by NFPA 1002, Standard for:
    • A. 

      Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program.

    • B. 

      Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications.

    • C. 

      Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments

    • D. 

      Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications.

  • 2. 
    A fire apparatus with a primary purpose of transporting 1,000 or more gallons of water is considered to be a/an:
    • A. 

      Aerial device

    • B. 

      Midi pumper

    • C. 

      Tanker/tender.

    • D. 

      Attack pumper.

  • 3. 
    Which manufacturer was the first to introduce the aerial truck?
    • A. 

      Pierce

    • B. 

      American La France

    • C. 

      FMC

    • D. 

      Seagrave

  • 4. 
    The two tests that must be performed by the manufacturer if the requirements of NFPA 1901 are included in the apparatus bid specifications are the:
    • A. 

      Road and brake tests.

    • B. 

      Brake and hydrostatic tests.

    • C. 

      Engine and hydrostatic tests.

    • D. 

      Road and hydrostatic tests.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is a result of over-throttling?
    • A. 

      Overheating of engine coolant

    • B. 

      Additional fuel consumption and loss of power

    • C. 

      Oil thickening

    • D. 

      White smoke from the exhaust

  • 6. 
    The left side of an apparatus is also known as the:
    • A. 

      Street side

    • B. 

      Officer side.

    • C. 

      Firefighter side.

    • D. 

      Curb side.

  • 7. 
    When driving an apparatus, remain in the highest gear that allow the apparatus to ___________ and still have some power in reserve for acceleration.
    • A. 

      Idle in neutral

    • B. 

      Reach 400 to 500 rpm

    • C. 

      Keep up with traffic

    • D. 

      Lug

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Master stream device

    • B. 

      Red booster reel

    • C. 

      2-1/2

    • D. 

      1'3/4

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Brake to reduce speed as you pass on the left side of the stopped vehicle.

    • B. 

      Brake to reduce speed and pass the stopped vehicle on the right.

    • C. 

      Accelerate and immediately move to the left lane when passing the stopped vehicle.

    • D. 

      Slowly move to the right lane and proceed on the call.

  • 10. 
    The engine brake and retarder are activated when:
    • A. 

      The brake pedal is applied too hard.

    • B. 

      The brake system fails.

    • C. 

      Pressure is released from the accelerator.

    • D. 

      The engine is first started.

  • 11. 
    Many accidents involving apparatus are caused by the operator:
    • A. 

      Focusing too much on the traffic in front of the apparatus.

    • B. 

      Stopping at intersections.

    • C. 

      Misunderstanding the capabilities of the apparatus.

    • D. 

      Using warning devices.

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      Maneuvering around parked and stopped vehicles and tight corners.

    • B. 

      Steering a vehicle in a straight line.

    • C. 

      Reversing the direction of travel of a vehicle in a narrow street.

    • D. 

      Backing a vehicle into a restricted area.

  • 13. 
    To effectively judge the ability of a vehicle to pass through areas of restricted horizontal and vertical openings, the operator must know:
    • A. 

      Department standard operating guidelines.

    • B. 

      Vehicle dimensions.

    • C. 

      The vehicle's weight.

    • D. 

      Governed speed.

  • 14. 
    Studies have shown that an emergency vehicle going faster than _____________ mph can possibly outrun its own audible warning devices.
    • A. 

      70

    • B. 

      50

    • C. 

      35

    • D. 

      15

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is not used as an auxiliary braking device on a diesel-powered fire apparatus?
    • A. 

      Transmission brake

    • B. 

      Transmission retarder

    • C. 

      Exhaust brake

    • D. 

      Electromagnetic retarder

  • 16. 
    When responding to a vehicle fire you should not position the apparatus any closer than _____________ feet where it could become an exposure.
    • A. 

      30

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      40

    • D. 

      10

  • 17. 
    The purpose of an inverter on an apparatus is to transform:
    • A. 

      AC current into DC current.

    • B. 

      12 volts to 24 volts.

    • C. 

      220 volts to 110 volts.

    • D. 

      DC current into AC current.

  • 18. 
    • A. 

      Discharge gate must be opened further.

    • B. 

      Discharge gate must be closed further.

    • C. 

      Throttle setting must be reduced.

    • D. 

      Both B and C are correct.

  • 19. 
    When pumping from draft, which of the following conditions affect(s) a pump's ability?
    • A. 

      Water temperature

    • B. 

      Barometric pressure

    • C. 

      Air temperature

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct.

  • 20. 
    The ________________ ist he major component of the centrifugal pump because it provides velocity to the water.
    • A. 

      Volute

    • B. 

      Vane

    • C. 

      Impeller

    • D. 

      Housing

  • 21. 
    ______________________ consist of a small return (bypass) water line connected from the discharge side of the pump back to the intake side of the pump.
    • A. 

      Around-the-pump proportioners

    • B. 

      Bypass-type balanced pressure proportioners

    • C. 

      Variable-flow variable-rate direct injection systems

    • D. 

      Batch mixing

  • 22. 
    In a ________________ hydrant, a small drain valve opens as the hydrant is closed.
    • A. 

      Dry-barrel

    • B. 

      Dry

    • C. 

      High-pressure

    • D. 

      Wet-barrel

  • 23. 
    For business and industrial districts, water mains should be at least _____________ inches.
    • A. 

      8

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      12

    • D. 

      6

  • 24. 
    The part of the total pressure not used to overcome friction or gravity while forcing water through fire hose, pipe, fittings, and adapters is known as:
    • A. 

      Friction loss.

    • B. 

      Residual pressure.

    • C. 

      Flow pressure.

    • D. 

      Static pressure.

  • 25. 
    The recommended nozzle pressure for 2-1/2" hand lines with solid bore tips is ____________ psi.
    • A. 

      80

    • B. 

      100

    • C. 

      150

    • D. 

      50

  • 26. 
    • A. 

      25.3

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      14.7

    • D. 

      33.8

  • 27. 
    The recommended method of determining the exact friction loss of any appliance is to:
    • A. 

      Check NFPA 1091.

    • B. 

      Run tests with each appliance used by the department.

    • C. 

      Review manufacturer's specifications.

    • D. 

      Check NFPA 1901.

  • 28. 
    One gallon of water weighs ___________ pounds.
    • A. 

      7.12

    • B. 

      8.33

    • C. 

      9.12

    • D. 

      5.60

  • 29. 
    • A. 

      List the nozzle pressure for each nozzle or device used.

    • B. 

      Calculate the required pump discharge pressures for each layout.

    • C. 

      Identify all nozzles, devices, and layouts used by the department.

    • D. 

      Enter the gallons-per-minute flowing for each nozzle or device.

  • 30. 
    • A. 

      2166 gpm

    • B. 

      203 gpm

    • C. 

      540 gpm

    • D. 

      6501 gpm

  • 31. 
    During an extended period of pumping, a gradual increase in engine temperature is noted.  The first step to reduce this condition would be:
    • A. 

      Increase pressure.

    • B. 

      Shut down operation.

    • C. 

      Gradually open "engine cooler."

    • D. 

      Decrease RPM.

  • 32. 
    NFPA 1901 requires an apparatus rated as a pumper to carry a minimum of ______________ 2-1/2" or larger supply/attack hose.
    • A. 

      400 feet

    • B. 

      200 feet

    • C. 

      1,000 feet

    • D. 

      800 feet

  • 33. 
    In a relay pump operation, any adjustment of pressure at the source pumper is made to maintain the minimum _______ pressure at the next pumper in line.
    • A. 

      Static

    • B. 

      Intake

    • C. 

      Flow

    • D. 

      Discharge

  • 34. 
    Tanker/tenders are commonly unloaded by:
    • A. 

      Dumping the water into portable tanks using gravity.

    • B. 

      Dumping the water into a portable tank using a jet-assisted dump valve.

    • C. 

      Pumping the water into a dump tank using two 3-inch lines.

    • D. 

      A and B are both correct.

  • 35. 
    Specific gravity is best defined as:
    • A. 

      The density of liquids in relation to water.

    • B. 

      Atmospheric pressure.

    • C. 

      The viscosity of water in relation to solids.

    • D. 

      Static pressure.

  • 36. 
    Which type of foam application system is the most common system used in the fire service today?
    • A. 

      Balance pressure system

    • B. 

      Around the pump system

    • C. 

      CAFS

    • D. 

      Metering system

  • 37. 
    Pump discharge pressures in excess of ____________ psi are not encouraged unless the standpipe system has been designed to withstand higher pressures.
    • A. 

      200

    • B. 

      150

    • C. 

      175

    • D. 

      100

  • 38. 
    • A. 

      Prevent the domestic water supply from entering the riser.

    • B. 

      Prevent water from a sprinkler system from flowing back into the fire department connection.

    • C. 

      Prevent water flow into the main drain.

    • D. 

      Prevent excess pressure from damaging the system.

  • 39. 
    Which primer utilizes the venturi principle?
    • A. 

      Rotary-gear primer

    • B. 

      Rotary-vane primer

    • C. 

      Vacuum primer

    • D. 

      Exhaust primer

  • 40. 
    A 5" diameter hose would be expected to flow approximately the same amount as:
    • A. 

      Three 2-1/2" hoses.

    • B. 

      Four 2-1/2" hoses.

    • C. 

      Five 2-1/2" hoses.

    • D. 

      Two 2-1/2" hoses.

  • 41. 
    Indications of cavitation include all of the following except:
    • A. 

      Air escaping from pump vent.

    • B. 

      Increase in RPM will greatly increase pressure.

    • C. 

      Vibration.

    • D. 

      Fluctuating gauge readings.

  • 42. 
    The flow or quantity of water moving through a hose or nozzle is measured by its volume and is usually given in:
    • A. 

      Psi.

    • B. 

      Gpm.

    • C. 

      Gph.

    • D. 

      KPPa.

  • 43. 
    In-line relay valves allow for:
    • A. 

      Draining of the relay line.

    • B. 

      Increasing the size of the hose used in the relay.

    • C. 

      Late-arriving pumpers to hook up without interrupting operations.

    • D. 

      Maintaining a constant pressure.

  • 44. 
    When using an in-line eductor, the back pressure must not exceed ____________ pressure.
    • A. 

      65-70 percent of the inlet

    • B. 

      94-99 percent of the outlet

    • C. 

      40-50 percent of the outlet

    • D. 

      20-25 percent of the inlet

  • 45. 
    Foam extinguishes fire in several ways. Term:  Suppressing Definition:  _____________
    • A. 

      Intervening between the fuel and the fire

    • B. 

      Reducing the temperature of the fuel and adjacent surfaces

    • C. 

      Preventing air and flammable vapors from combining

    • D. 

      Establishing a perimeter for foam concentrate

  • 46. 
    Foam extinguishes fire in several ways. Term:  Separating Definition:  _____________
    • A. 

      Intervening between the fuel and the fire

    • B. 

      Reducing the temperature of the fuel and adjacent surfaces

    • C. 

      Preventing air and flammable vapors from combining

    • D. 

      Establishing a perimeter for foam concentrate

  • 47. 
    Foam extinguishes fire in several ways. Term:  Cooling Definition:  _____________
    • A. 

      Intervening between the fuel and the fire

    • B. 

      Reducing the temperature of the fuel and adjacent surfaces

    • C. 

      Preventing air and flammable vapors from combining

    • D. 

      Establishing a perimeter for foam concentrate

  • 48. 
    The foam application technique that directs the foam stream on the ground near the front edge of a burning liquid pool or spill is the:
    • A. 

      Bank-down method.

    • B. 

      Rain-down method.

    • C. 

      Roll-on method.

    • D. 

      Direct-application method.

  • 49. 
    When positioning a pumper to supply a fire department connection, the driver must consider the:
    • A. 

      Positioning requirements of other apparatus.

    • B. 

      Square footage of the building.

    • C. 

      Size of the riser.

    • D. 

      Floor of the fire involvement.

  • 50. 
    Apparatus equipped with water tanks of 500 gallons or less must provide a tank-to-pump flow rate of ___________ gpm.  Those with tanks larger than 500 gallons must provide ___________ gpm.
    • A. 

      250, 500

    • B. 

      200, 400

    • C. 

      500, 750

    • D. 

      500, 700

  • 51. 
    Flowmeters should be accurate to a tolerance of _______________ percent.
    • A. 

      +/- 8

    • B. 

      +/- 3

    • C. 

      +/- 1

    • D. 

      +/- 10

  • 52. 
    Which part of the rotary vane pump moves as it operates to create pressure within the pump.
    • A. 

      Volute

    • B. 

      Transfer valve

    • C. 

      Impeller

    • D. 

      Vane

  • 53. 
    In drafting operations, pumping ability decreases when:
    • A. 

      Atmospheric pressure increases.

    • B. 

      Barometric pressure increases.

    • C. 

      Absolute pressure decreases.

    • D. 

      Atmospheric pressure decreases.

  • 54. 
    • A. 

      The pump is cavitating.

    • B. 

      That the gauge is not working properly since it should be reading in psi.

    • C. 

      A lift of approximately 39 feet.

    • D. 

      A lift of approximately 17 feet.

  • 55. 
    Flowmeters can be used to assist the driver/operator in all of the following applications except:
    • A. 

      Determining the percentage of foam concentrate.

    • B. 

      Relay pumping.

    • C. 

      Standpipe operations.

    • D. 

      Diagnosing water flow problems.

  • 56. 
    The NFPA standard that gives direction for establishing a driver/operator training program is NFPA:
    • A. 

      1561.

    • B. 

      1560.

    • C. 

      1451.

    • D. 

      1450.