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Firefighting Equipment and Terminology
"At some point, we have all seen fire departments racing to the scene of a fire, but what do you know about the world of firefighting? This quiz will test your basic knowledge about a noble profession."
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In referencing firefighting apparatus, fire service professionals are generally comfortable in using the terms 'fire truck' and 'fire engine' interchangeably.
In responding to a call of "a person or persons stuck in an elevator", which type of firefighting apparatus would be best suited to handle this type of service request?
A fire engine.
A battalion chief response vehicle.
An emergency medical service ambulance.
A fire truck.
What is the primary purpose for the "Hurst tool"?
Use to cut holes into the roof of a burning building.
Rescue extrication tool
Blocks used to secure parked fire vehicles.
Used as a stretcher to removed injured persons.
During the fire season in Southern California, the "super scooper" is a familiar sight in fighting large brush fires. What is a "super scooper"?
A large truck capable of spraying water.
A firefighting fixed wing aircraft.
A drill used to tap into underground water supplies.
A vehicle used to spray fire flame retardant.
A fire department "FAST" team can often be found at the scene of a structure fire. What is the primary function of a "FAST" team?
To stand by for rescue of firefighters inside structures.
To open the roof of a burning structure for ventilation.
Rapid response to a fire incident to initiate fire suppression.
To operate and monitor water pressure gages on fire apparatus.
What is a "charged hose"?
An extension used to lengthen a fire line.
A damaged or leaking fire hose.
A pressurized fire hose ready for use.
A hose that is connected to a fire hydrant.
Many fire departments utilize a piece of fire apparatus known as a "quint" truck. What is a quint truck?
A fire department vehicle primarily used as a rescue vehicle.
A fire vehicle that can serve as both an engine and a truck.
A truck with high powered spotlights that can illuminate a fire scene.
A fire department vehicle used as a mobile command post.
What is a "tiller" truck?
A four-wheel drive truck used primarily in rural areas.
A long truck with a telescoping ladder.
A truck used primarily to transport water or flame resistant foam.
A truck primarily used as a rescue vehicle (squad).
A "pass device" is an essential part of firefighters' equipment. What is a pass device?
A universal key used to open fire hydrants.
A self contained breathing apparatus used inside a burning structure.
A personal walkie-talkie radio assigned to each firefighter.
An emergency warning device worn by firefighters.
In fire department lingo, what is a taxpayer?
A civilian official who monitors fire department operations.
A citizen at the scene of a fire incident.
A style of building.
A service bill for firefighting services rendered.
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Compiled Jun 28 12