Pumper Driver Exam Quiz: Trivia!

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Pumper Driver Exam Quiz: Trivia!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The minimum qualifications for driver/operators are 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. 
    On which of the following ports would you inspect the screens for rocks or debris?
    • A. 

      Master stream device

    • B. 

      Red booster reel

    • C. 

      2-1/2

    • D. 

      1'3/4

  • 9. 
    You are responding to an emergency on a three-lane highway during moderately heavy traffic conditions.  You are in the center lane.  The vehicle ahead, which you are rapidly overtaking, stops!  There is insufficient space to stop without striking the vehicle. Which of the following evasive tactics should be employed?
    • 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. 
    The purpose of the confined space turnaround is to simulate:
    • 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. 
    While conducting a pump capacity test, if the net pump pressure is correct but the nozzle flow (gpm) is too high, the:
    • 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