Pumper Driver Exam 2

58 Questions

Settings
Please wait...
Driver Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The type of pumper which is usually equipped with four-wheel drive and typically has a pump with a capacity of less than 500 gpm is known as a
    • A. 

      Midipumper

    • B. 

      Minipumper

    • C. 

      Tanker/tender

    • D. 

      Industrial foam pumper

  • 2. 
    Which of the following statements regarding ammeters/voltmeters listed below is correct?
    • A. 

      An ammeter/voltmeter indicates both the amount of current being drawn from the battery and being supplied to the battery.

    • B. 

      An ammeter/voltmeter indicates the amount of current being drawn from the battery to operate electrical equipment.

    • C. 

      An ammeter indicates the amount of current being supplied to the battery to charge it.

    • D. 

      An ammeter/voltmeter watches the system for added electrical loads.

  • 3. 
    Batteries produce explosive _______________ gas when being charged.
    • A. 

      Hydrogen

    • B. 

      Nitrogen

    • C. 

      Hydrochloric

    • D. 

      Sulfuric

  • 4. 
    Improper tire pressures may cause:
    • A. 

      Increased fuel mileage.

    • B. 

      Poor handling.

    • C. 

      Improper weight distribution.

    • D. 

      Low maintenance costs.

  • 5. 
    The apparatus engine temperature should be allowed to stablize by idling it for ___________ minutes before shutdown.
    • A. 

      5 to 10

    • B. 

      3 to 5

    • C. 

      1 to 2

    • D. 

      5 to 8

  • 6. 
    When at an intersection, apparatus should be brought to a complete stop if:
    • A. 

      There are any obstructions that block the view of the intersection.

    • B. 

      All lanes are stopped and cleared.

    • C. 

      It is a controlled intersection.

    • D. 

      Law enforcement has cleared the intersection.

  • 7. 
    When determining the size of a water tanker/tender, a department should consider the:
    • A. 

      Travel time for response.

    • B. 

      Pump capacity.

    • C. 

      Bridge weight restrictions.

    • D. 

      Valve capacity.

  • 8. 
    When positioning apparatus at an incident, the most desirable position is usually:
    • A. 

      Downwind and downhill

    • B. 

      Upwind and downhill

    • C. 

      Upwind and uphill

    • D. 

      Downwind and uphill

  • 9. 
    How many cones are used during the serpentine driving skill?
    • A. 

      Four

    • B. 

      One

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      Two

  • 10. 
    The confined space turnaround maneuver allows an operator to turn the apparatus ____________ degrees.
    • A. 

      270

    • B. 

      45

    • C. 

      90

    • D. 

      180

  • 11. 
    Which of the following driving skills would not require using a spotter?
    • A. 

      Alley dock

    • B. 

      Diminishing clearance

    • C. 

      Serpentine

    • D. 

      Confined space turnaround

  • 12. 
    At a speed of 60 mph, a siren is only audible up to ________ feet in front of the vehicle.
    • A. 

      200

    • B. 

      100

    • C. 

      50

    • D. 

      12

  • 13. 
    Switch from pressure to volumen operation when:
    • A. 

      Operating from a hydrant.

    • B. 

      It is expected that more than half of the rated capacity of the pump will be required.

    • C. 

      A higher than normal pressure will be required.

    • D. 

      Both A and B are correct.

  • 14. 
    Response code:  Code 1 Description:  ______________
    • A. 

      Lights only

    • B. 

      Sirens only

    • C. 

      Lights and sirens

    • D. 

      No lights or sirens

  • 15. 
    Response code:  Code 2 Description:  ______________
    • A. 

      Lights only

    • B. 

      Sirens only

    • C. 

      Lights and sirens

    • D. 

      No lights or sirens

  • 16. 
    Response code:  Code 3 Description:  ______________
    • A. 

      Lights only

    • B. 

      Sirens only

    • C. 

      Lights and sirens

    • D. 

      No lights or sirens

  • 17. 
    The device that controls pressure surges by changing engine speed to compensate for changes in flow is called a:
    • A. 

      Pressure governor.

    • B. 

      Relief valve.

    • C. 

      Pressure relief valve.

    • D. 

      Transfer valve.

  • 18. 
    The _________________ enables apparatus to be driven and discharge water on the fire at the same time.
    • A. 

      Power take-off

    • B. 

      Transverter

    • C. 

      Inverter

    • D. 

      Power transfer

  • 19. 
    If the pump has a rated capacity of 750 gpm or greater, the fire apparatus must be subjected to an overload test consisting of pumping the rated capacity at 165 psi net pump pressure for at least ____________ without exceeding the maximum no-load governed speed.
    • A. 

      20 minutes

    • B. 

      10 minutes

    • C. 

      5 minutes

    • D. 

      15 minutes

  • 20. 
    Dry barrel hydrants should be opened completely because:
    • A. 

      The drain valve would be completely closed.

    • B. 

      They will not work when partially opened.

    • C. 

      The pressure is greatly reduced.

    • D. 

      A partially opened hydrant traps air.

  • 21. 
    The water level of a reservior is 150 feet above a fire hydrant.  What is the static reading at the hydrant?
    • A. 

      98.6 psi

    • B. 

      65.1 psi

    • C. 

      54.2 psi

    • D. 

      43.4 psi

  • 22. 
    A one-square -inch column contains water to a height of 100 feet.  What is the pressure in psi at the base of the column?
    • A. 

      4.34

    • B. 

      43.4

    • C. 

      .434

    • D. 

      434

  • 23. 
    The flow from a 1-inch nozzle tip with a nozzle pressure of 50 psi is approximately ____________ gpm.
    • A. 

      210

    • B. 

      190

    • C. 

      230

    • D. 

      220

  • 24. 
    The amount of work that a pump must do to produce a fire stream is called _____________ pressure.
    • A. 

      Maximum discharge

    • B. 

      Maximum net

    • C. 

      Residual

    • D. 

      Pump discharge

  • 25. 
    Using the "condensed Q" "rule of thumb" formula, the friction loss in 600 feet of 3-inch hose flowing 500 gpm is approximately:
    • A. 

      175 psi.

    • B. 

      150 psi.

    • C. 

      125 psi.

    • D. 

      100 psi.

  • 26. 
    A straight stream is considered:
    • A. 

      A pattern of a smooth orifice nozzle.

    • B. 

      A pattern of an adjustable fog nozzle.

    • C. 

      A non-deflected solid stream.

    • D. 

      A deflected solid stream.

  • 27. 
    For drafting purposes, "lift" is measured from the _____________ of the pump.
    • A. 

      Surface of water to the pump intake

    • B. 

      Bottom of the strainer to top

    • C. 

      Bottom of the strainer to the center

    • D. 

      Surface of water to the pump discharge

  • 28. 
    Natural static water supply sources include:
    • A. 

      Lakes.

    • B. 

      Cisterns.

    • C. 

      Swimming pools.

    • D. 

      Private water tanks.

  • 29. 
    While pumping to a standpipe connection on the 10th floor, how much friction loss should be added for elevation?
    • A. 

      35 psi

    • B. 

      45 psi

    • C. 

      50 psi

    • D. 

      40 psi

  • 30. 
    Development of effective fire streams is dependent upon:
    • A. 

      Friction loss.

    • B. 

      Nozzle pressure.

    • C. 

      Elevation loss.

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct.

  • 31. 
    Relay pumping always begins with the:
    • A. 

      Source/supply pumper.

    • B. 

      Incident Commander.

    • C. 

      Largest diameter hose.

    • D. 

      Attack pumper.

  • 32. 
    With dual pumping, ________________ strong hydrant(s) may be used to supply two pumpers.
    • A. 

      Four

    • B. 

      One

    • C. 

      Two

    • D. 

      Three

  • 33. 
    The process that causes foam concentrate to move through an in-line foam eductor and into the water stream is called the _________ principle.
    • A. 

      Flow

    • B. 

      Suction

    • C. 

      Siphon

    • D. 

      Venturi

  • 34. 
    Most alchol-resistant foams are effective in controlling hydrocarbon fires when used at a ___________ concentration.
    • A. 

      Three percent

    • B. 

      Six percent

    • C. 

      Ten percent

    • D. 

      Thirty-six percent

  • 35. 
    The pump discharge pressure required to supply standpipes depends upon the:
    • A. 

      Friction loss in the standpipe.

    • B. 

      Size and number of sprinkler heads in operation.

    • C. 

      Width of the fire floor.

    • D. 

      Available residual pressure.

  • 36. 
    NFPA 13, requires pressure-regulating valves to be installed on standpipe risers where static pressures exceed:
    • A. 

      200 psi.

    • B. 

      150 psi.

    • C. 

      175 psi.

    • D. 

      165 psi.

  • 37. 
    Which class of ANSI safety vests should be worn in an environment where speeds are in excess of 55 mph?
    • A. 

      Class 1

    • B. 

      Class 2

    • C. 

      Class 3

    • D. 

      Class 4

  • 38. 
    Which of the following types of fire pumps must be primed using an external priming device?
    • A. 

      Rotary-gear pump

    • B. 

      Rotary vane

    • C. 

      Piston

    • D. 

      Centrifugal

  • 39. 
    An auxiliary cooling device:
    • A. 

      Causes pump water to mix with radiator fluid.

    • B. 

      Cools engine water when the apparatus pump is engaged.

    • C. 

      Can cause over pressurization of radiator.

    • D. 

      Gets its water from the intake side of pump.

  • 40. 
    Which valve determines whether the pump is operating in series or pressure mode?
    • A. 

      Series valve

    • B. 

      Transfer valve

    • C. 

      Switch over valve

    • D. 

      Change over valve

  • 41. 
    __________________ is/are corrosion or mineral deposits on the interior surface of the interior surfaces of the piping and components of a water distribution system.
    • A. 

      Hydrolyzation

    • B. 

      Sedimentation

    • C. 

      Encrustation

    • D. 

      Filtration

  • 42. 
    A 2-1/2 inch fog nozzle flowing 225 gpm at a pressure of 100 psi will have a reaction of approximately _________ pounds.
    • A. 

      143

    • B. 

      124

    • C. 

      110

    • D. 

      114

  • 43. 
    What is the friction loss in 300 feet of 2-1/2" rubber-lined hose flowing 350 gpm?
    • A. 

      24 psi

    • B. 

      21 psi

    • C. 

      74 psi

    • D. 

      36 psi

  • 44. 
    The device that can be used to determine pressure at the opening of a smooth bore orifice is a:
    • A. 

      Pitot tube.

    • B. 

      Venturi meter.

    • C. 

      Compound gauge.

    • D. 

      Flow meter.

  • 45. 
    One way to increase the efficiency of water shuttle operations is to:
    • A. 

      Decrease the time required to fill the tanker/tender.

    • B. 

      Increase the size of the attack pumper.

    • C. 

      Increase the size of the dump tank.

    • D. 

      Decrease the required fire flow.

  • 46. 
    Using the Condensed "Q" Formula, calculate the total pressure loss in 600 feet of 4-inch hose flowing 1,000 gpm.
    • A. 

      75 psi

    • B. 

      100 psi

    • C. 

      120 psi

    • D. 

      150 psi

  • 47. 
    When lowering a barrel strainer into the water, it should have ____________ inches of water around it.
    • A. 

      24

    • B. 

      36

    • C. 

      18

    • D. 

      12

  • 48. 
    Using the inside/outside method, the __________ should position next to a building higher than five stories.
    • A. 

      Engine company

    • B. 

      Pumping apparatus

    • C. 

      Aerial apparatus

    • D. 

      Water tanker/tender

  • 49. 
    Many fire departments use an on-board computer system to assist during response to and from emergencies, these systems are known as?
    • A. 

      Mobile data terminals

    • B. 

      Opticom systems

    • C. 

      Intercom system

    • D. 

      Fire response system

  • 50. 
    A small diameter hose line that remains in the open position and continues flowing water during the entire drafting operation is known as a:
    • A. 

      Pressure line.

    • B. 

      Trash line.

    • C. 

      Protection line.

    • D. 

      Dump line.

  • 51. 
    When pulling up to a hydrant, turning the front wheels to a 45 degrees angle:
    • A. 

      Will make it easier to position the apparatus, if needed.

    • B. 

      Will protect the driver in the event the truck is rear-ended.

    • C. 

      Is required only in icy conditions.

    • D. 

      Will keep the vehicle out of the road.

  • 52. 
    Simple in-line foam eductors use this principle to operate:
    • A. 

      Venturi

    • B. 

      Direct injection

    • C. 

      Injection

    • D. 

      Pressure balanced

    • E. 

      Bypass

  • 53. 
    In the fire service, each pump impeller in a housing is commonly called a:
    • A. 

      Body.

    • B. 

      Casing.

    • C. 

      Stage.

    • D. 

      Pump.

  • 54. 
    The transition from the water tank to an external water supply:
    • A. 

      Should be accomplished once the external supply is connected to the proper discharge.

    • B. 

      Must be made without disrupting the fire attack.

    • C. 

      Must be accomplished when attack lines are not operating.

    • D. 

      Should be made prior to putting the pump into gear.

  • 55. 
    A relief valve by-passes excess water from the discharge side of the pump to the:
    • A. 

      Bypass valve.

    • B. 

      Water tank.

    • C. 

      Bleeder valve.

    • D. 

      Pump intake.

  • 56. 
    Master stream nozzles are:
    • A. 

      Either broken or solid streams.

    • B. 

      Either solid or fog streams.

    • C. 

      Straight streams only.

    • D. 

      Broken streams only.

  • 57. 
    When relay pumping, if the intake pressure drops below 20 psi:
    • A. 

      There is danger of a cavitation.

    • B. 

      The throttle must be increased.

    • C. 

      High pump discharge pressure is needed.

    • D. 

      The relay valve is set too low.

  • 58. 
    Directions:  Read each statement below and select your answer from alternatives A-D below. Statement 1:  The foam concentrate inlet to the eductor should not be more than three feet above the liquid surface of this foam concentrate. Statement 2:  If the inlet is too high, foam may not be inducted at all. Statement 3:  If the inlet is too high, foam may be very lean.
    • A. 

      Statements 1 and 3 are incorrect; statement 2 is correct.

    • B. 

      Statement 1 is incorrect; statements 2 and 3 are correct.

    • C. 

      All statements are correct.

    • D. 

      Statement 1 is correct; statements 2 and 3 are incorrect.