Following are 20 multiple-choice questions. Select the best answer for each question.
Each question in this sample test is based on one of the sources in the Official Book List for the Engineer/Operator's examination. Answer each question based on the text or document from which it was taken. Following each question, in bold face, is the page and paragraph or section from which the question was taken.
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Questions 1-5 are taken from Fire Service Hydraulics and Pump Operations and are to be answered in accordance with this text.
1. It should be noted that an indirect attack is used only:
A. in defensive operations.
p. 29; last para.
2. The classifications of water mains are: primary feeders; secondary feeders; and:
p. 64; bottom
3. In reality the most water that can be lifted in a drafting operation is ______ feet.
p. 89; para.1
4. A relay operation can only be as good as the equipment used. The primary consideration in a relay operation is:
A. the pump capacity
of each apparatus.
p. 103. para. 1
5. The advantage of operating a dual-stage pump in the parallel (volume) position is that more volume of water is provided. The disadvantage is that:
A. there is a greater
likelihood of water hammer.
p. 143; bottom to p. 144
Questions 6-10 are taken from Crew Resource Management: Principles and Practice and are to be answered in accordance with this text.
6. Emergency scenes are event-driven scenarios. This means that every situation unfolds in a manner that is relatively unpredictable and:
A. the tempo of events
is not entirely under the control of the operators at the scene.
p. 40; co. 1, para. 1
7. Three key factors can ensure that teams can implement effective Crew Resource Management. Which of the following is not one of these?
A. An understanding
of what is likely to happen based on taking no action.
p. 42; col. 1, Bullets
8. CRM is an effective tool, but improved individual and crew performance comes from using the tool within a working environment that values:
A. every member of
the organization equally.
p. 50; col. 2, para. 3
9. Situational awareness has three primary components: cognitive awareness of the surroundings and how individuals are supposed to interact with the surroundings; the reality of the situation; and:
A. individual perceptions
of the situation.
p. 58; col. 2, para. 3
10. Errors are typically classified as individual errors or team errors. These classifications are further divided into categories that help emphasize the need for clear communication and collective situational awareness. Errors are either:
A. preventable or
p. 64; col. 1, last para.
Questions 11-15 are taken from Fire Apparatus Operator: Pumper and are to be answered in accordance with this text.
11. The largest proportion of apparatus-related fatalities is caused by:
A. collisions in intersections.
p. 77; col. 1, para. 2
12. Pressure relief devices control pressure by:
A. sending excess
water pressure back to the intake side.
p. 139; col. 2, para. 2
13. To determine how much additional water a hydrant can supply, the operator needs to know three things: the static pressure before the fire flows were started; the current residual pressure; and:
A. the intake pressure.
p. 206; col. 2, para. 4
14. If the throttle is increased past the point of a corresponding increase in discharge pressure, the pumping operation may fail and result in:
A. pump cavitation.
p. 244; col. 2, Bullets
15. One indication that water is actually flowing into a sprinkler system is:
A. a drop in intake
pressure when the pump discharges are opened.
p. 295; col. 2, para. 2
Questions 16-20 are taken from the HFD Guidelines and are to be answered in accordance with these documents.
16. An apparatus responding to a Still Alarm and discovering a second emergency incident (i.e. fire or medical emergency) shall notify OEC of the nature and location of the second incident and:
A. remain at the second
emergency or proceed to the original incident at the discretion of the
I-23, Station Rules; p. 15, 6.41 (B)
17. At a high rise fire, which of the following will initiate stairwell pressurization?
A. Third engine E/O.
II-05 High Rise Firefighting; p. 17, 6.10 (G)
18. The first fire department member or unit to arrive at the scene shall assume command of the incident. The initial IC shall remain in command until it is transferred or:
A. the incident is
stabilized and terminated.
II-06, IMS; p. 8, 6.03, para. 1
19. The purpose of resetting the fire is to:
A. control the direction
of the flow path.
II-47, Structure Fire Incidents; p. 5, 3.30
20. Wind entering an opening on the windward (upwind) side of a structure that has an open flow path to the fire and then out the leeward (downwind) side of the structure is a:
A. wind driven incident.
Fire Incidents; p. 15, last Bullet