Pumper Driver Exam 3

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  • 1. 
    Which type of foam application system is the most common system used in the fire service?
    • A. 

      Around the pump system

    • B. 

      Balance pressure system

    • C. 

      CAFS

    • D. 

      Metering system

  • 2. 
    NFPA requires that a pump must pump its rated capacity at not more than ______ of lift.
    • A. 

      10 feet

    • B. 

      20 feet

    • C. 

      8 feet

    • D. 

      12 feet

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is not a fire hose appliance carried on a fire apparatus?
    • A. 

      Hose coaster

    • B. 

      Water thief

    • C. 

      Wye

    • D. 

      Siamese

  • 4. 
    When driving an apparatus, remain in the highest gear that allows the apparatus to _____________ and still have some power in reserve for acceleration.
    • A. 

      Lug

    • B. 

      Reach 400 to 500 rpm

    • C. 

      Keep up with traffic

    • D. 

      Idle in neutral

  • 5. 
    Shutting down a diesel engine immediately after full-load operation may result in:
    • A. 

      Fuel injector damage.

    • B. 

      High piston ring wear.

    • C. 

      Turbo seizure.

    • D. 

      Increased oil consumption.

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Gravity acts equally in all directions at all times.

    • B. 

      A kinetic reaction occurs when an equal or greater force is applied.

    • C. 

      A body in motion tends to stay in motion.

    • D. 

      For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

  • 7. 
    The first step in developing a pump chart is to:
    • A. 

      List the nozzle pressure for each nozzle or device used.

    • B. 

      Calculate the required pump discharge pressures for each layout.

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

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

  • 8. 
    Nozzle:  Bresnan nozzle Application: _____________
    • A. 

      Aircraft cargo space

    • B. 

      Exposure protection

    • C. 

      Attic fire

    • D. 

      Ground cover fire

  • 9. 
    Nozzle:  Piercing nozzle Application: _____________
    • A. 

      Aircraft cargo space

    • B. 

      Exposure protection

    • C. 

      Attic fire

    • D. 

      Ground cover fire

  • 10. 
    Nozzle:  Water curtain Application: _____________
    • A. 

      Aircraft cargo space

    • B. 

      Exposure protection

    • C. 

      Attic fire

    • D. 

      Ground cover fire

  • 11. 
    _______________ are controlled by monitoring the water flow and controlling the speed of a pro-concentrate pump.
    • A. 

      Bypass-type balanced pressure proportioners

    • B. 

      Batch mixing

    • C. 

      Variable-flow, variable-rate direct injection systems

    • D. 

      Installed in-line eductor systems

  • 12. 
    Which method below should be used when washing a newer apparatus?
    • A. 

      Washing with soap and hot water

    • B. 

      Washing with automotive shampoo and clear water

    • C. 

      Dry rubbing

    • D. 

      After washing with automotive shampoo according to the shampoo instructions,

  • 13. 
    Once an automatic transmission apparatus is ready to move, depress the ______________ and move it to the appropriate gear selection.
    • A. 

      Interlock on the shifter/place transmission in drive

    • B. 

      Start button lever

    • C. 

      Gear shift

    • D. 

      Clutch petal

  • 14. 
    Substances that dissolve in water are known as:
    • A. 

      Aqueous

    • B. 

      Akin

    • C. 

      Soluble

    • D. 

      Solvent

  • 15. 
    The weight carried on most fire apparatus can contribute to ____________ due to excessive weight transfer.
    • A. 

      Skidding

    • B. 

      Apparatus rollover

    • C. 

      Delay in the driver's brake reaction time.

    • D. 

      Both A and B are correct

  • 16. 
    The water level of a reservoir is 150 feet above a fire hydrant.  What is the static reading at the hydrant?
    • A. 

      65.1 psi

    • B. 

      98.6 psi

    • C. 

      43.4 psi

    • D. 

      54.2 psi

  • 17. 
    To achieve rated capacity of a pump, it must be operated in the ________________ position.
    • A. 

      Pressure

    • B. 

      Parallel

    • C. 

      Relay capacity

    • D. 

      Series

  • 18. 
    Priming devices used on modern centrifugal fire pumps most often are:
    • A. 

      Positive displacement pumps.

    • B. 

      Used all the time.

    • C. 

      Used for supply from a hydrant.

    • D. 

      Used to boost pump pressure

  • 19. 
    The kinds of liquids that are lighter than water and, therefore, float on water are those
    • A. 

      Less than 10.

    • B. 

      Greater than 10.

    • C. 

      Greater than 1.

    • D. 

      Less than 1.

  • 20. 
    Level 1 staging may be:
    • A. 

      Used when mutual aid company's vehicles are responding to the same incident.

    • B. 

      Used int he initial response to an incident involving only one responding company.

    • C. 

      Initiated by the Incident Commander or Operations Section Chief.

    • D. 

      Used in the initial response to a fire or other incident involving more than one responding company.

  • 21. 
    Theoretically, the maximum lift for a pump at sea level is _____________ feet.
    • A. 

      28.8

    • B. 

      33.8

    • C. 

      14.7

    • D. 

      25

  • 22. 
    Which type of nozzle is very effective when fighting a fire in a basement or cellar?
    • A. 

      Combination

    • B. 

      Bresnan nozzle

    • C. 

      Fog nozzle

    • D. 

      Straight stream

  • 23. 
    A "O" psi reading on most pressure gauges is actually _____________ psi, pressure at sea level.
    • A. 

      13.9

    • B. 

      14.7

    • C. 

      10.3

    • D. 

      12.5

  • 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. 

      Residual pressure.

    • B. 

      Flow pressure.

    • C. 

      Static pressure.

    • D. 

      Friction loss.

  • 25. 
    Approximately how much water will be delivered from a 1-1/4 inch smooth bore nozzle if the nozzle pressure is 50 psi?
    • A. 

      328 gpm

    • B. 

      400 gpm

    • C. 

      200 gpm

    • D. 

      273 gpm

  • 26. 
    Before turning corners or approaching curves, the driver/operator should:
    • A. 

      Shift a standard transmission into a lower gear.

    • B. 

      Shift an automatic transmission into a higher gear.

    • C. 

      Remain in the same gear and decelerate.

    • D. 

      Remain in the same gear and apply the brake.

  • 27. 
    The minimum depth of water required to pull a draft using a barrel strainer during a service
    • A. 

      6 feet

    • B. 

      8 feet

    • C. 

      2 feet

    • D. 

      4 feet

  • 28. 
    The oil pressure gauge indicates the:
    • A. 

      Amount of oil in the transfer case.

    • B. 

      Type of oil needed for the motor.

    • C. 

      Amount of oil in the crank case.

    • D. 

      Supply of oil being delivered.

  • 29. 
    Which of the following is a valid exception to NFPA 1500 Standard requiring that all ride apparatus is in motion?
    • A. 

      Responding at slow speeds

    • B. 

      While loading hose

    • C. 

      While donning SCBA inside apparatus

    • D. 

      While backing apparatus

  • 30. 
    While conducting a pump capacity test, if the net pump pressure is correct but the nozzle
    • 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.

  • 31. 
    Friction loss in hose, pipes, and appliances is:
    • A. 

      The position of an object above or below sea level.

    • B. 

      The center line of the pump or the bottom of a static water supply source above

    • C. 

      Pressure loss due to friction

    • D. 

      The term used to describe both pressure loss and pressure gain.

  • 32. 
    In the most basic sense, relay operations are based on:
    • A. 

      Two or more pumpers available.

    • B. 

      Fire flow needs and distance.

    • C. 

      Type of water source used

    • D. 

      Distance between pumpers

  • 33. 
    A 2-1/2 inch fog nozzle flowing 225 gpm at a pressure of 100 psi will have a reaction of approximately _____ pounds.
    • A. 

      124

    • B. 

      143

    • C. 

      114

    • D. 

      110

  • 34. 
    A factor to be considered when determining the rate of application for fire fighting foam is:
    • A. 

      The quality of the foam concentrate.

    • B. 

      The accurate proportioning of the foam concentrate in the solution.

    • C. 

      The method of aspiration.

    • D. 

      The type of foam concentrate used.

  • 35. 
    • A. 

      122 psi

    • B. 

      135 psi

    • C. 

      108 psi

    • D. 

      116 psi

  • 36. 
    Which manufacturer was the first to introduce the aeriel truck?
    • A. 

      American La France

    • B. 

      FMC

    • C. 

      Seagrave

    • D. 

      Pierce

  • 37. 
    The device that introduces foam concentrate into the water stream to make the foam solution is:
    • A. 

      Foam proportioner.

    • B. 

      Foam concentrate.

    • C. 

      Foam.

    • D. 

      Foam solution.

  • 38. 
    Foam:  Protein Properties:
    • A. 

      Requires low energy source to produce high quality foam

    • B. 

      Can be used on both hydrocarbon and water-soluble fuels

    • C. 

      Is effective for subsurface application to hydrocarbon fuel storage tanks

    • D. 

      Has excellent heat and burnback resistance

  • 39. 
    The driver/operator must always make sure that the _____________ are completely open when taking place to prevent damage to the tank.
    • A. 

      Valves

    • B. 

      Hydrants

    • C. 

      Compartment doors

    • D. 

      Vents