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Chapter Pretests


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1:  What is a reservoir?
A: A man-made water storage facility
B: A natural water source
C: A natural water collection point
D: A portable collection source

2:  Where do fire brigades obtain their water for fire fighting?
A: From portable tankers only
B: From ponds or streams only
C: From private water systems or static water sources
D: Through contracting with Mutual Aid Companies

3:  What are two types of fire hydrants?
A: Wet-barrel and deluge
B: Dry-barrel and steamer
C: Dry-barrel and wet-barrel
D: OSY and Post Indicator

4:  Why should hydrants be opened slowly?
A: To avoid a pressure surge
B: Because the valve assemblies are fragile
C: To let the drain system catch up
D: Rapid opening can cause the wrench to "catch" the water flow and spin suddenly with great force

5:  What is the unit of measure by which water flow is measured?
A: Gallons/liters per minute
B: Pounds/kilograms per square inch
C: Gallons per square inch
D: Pounds per square inch gauge

6:  Where are hydrants located?
A: In areas of greatest risk
B: According to local standards, facility requirements and nationally recommended practices
C: No less than 150' apart in any direction
D: In front of all buildings with a high fire hazard designation

7:  What are the first two factors to check during a hydrant inspection?
A: Operability and pressure
B: Visibility and accessibility
C: Stability and proper colorcoding
D: Location and caps

8:  When the order is received to open a hydrant, how should it be done?
A: As rapidly as possible
B: One turn, wait one minute, another turn, wait another minute, etc.
C: Four turns, wait half a minute, four more turns, wait another half minute, etc.
D: Slowly and completely

9:  What is one advantage to using a water supply on a first-arriving engine to supply water to a fire?
A: Many fires can be successfully contained with this supply alone.
B: Dry hydrants are not reliable.
C: Most fire brigades aren't trained any other way.
D: Static sources cannot be used as drafting sites.

10:  What is the standard that contains Flow Rates for Hydrants?
A: NFPA 291
B: NFPA 1001
C: OSHA 1910
D: NFPA 1081

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