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Chapter Pretests


Please read each question and select your answer from the choices provided. You must complete all of the questions in order to view your results. At the end of each exam, you have the option to e-mail your results to your instructor.


1:  The "Foam Tetrahedron" is similar to the "Fire Tetrahedron" in that:
A: Each component is necessary to be effective.
B: Both include air in the combination.
C: Both A and B are true.
D: Neither A nor B are true.

2:  Understanding foam chemistry will allow Brigade Members to make appropriate decisions at incidents. Another factor that will aid in decision-making is:
A: Knowing the number of responders at the scene.
B: Knowing the exact type of fuel involved.
C: Using foam on Class A and C fires only.
D: Using foam as a "one size fits all" resource.

3:  Foam concentrate can be stored:
A: Indefinitely.
B: Only in refrigerated areas.
C: Only onboard mobile foam units.
D: As per manufacturers guidelines.

4:  Foam proportioning systems:
A: Can be either handheld or large, fixed or installed systems.
B: Do not require water for all fuels.
C: Should be used when combustible metals are involved.
D: Are best for use when energized electrical equipment is involved.

5:  A "spill fire" is defined in:
A: NFPA 11
B: NFPA 1403
C: NFPA 1081
D: NFPA 1001

6:  Pre-mixed foam solution can be stored:
A: Without limits depending on the percentage of solution.
B: Based on the size of the engine tank capacity.
C: Based on manufacturers' recommendations.
D: Only in 3-5 gallon containers.

7:  Once foam is applied to a spill or uncontained fire:
A: The Brigade Members should leave the area because re-application will not be necessary.
B: Care should be taken to maintain the blanket for vapor suppression.
C: It will chemically alter the fuel into a non-flammable state.
D: Brigade Members can freely maneuver in and around the hot zone.

8:  Application rates and durations for various tank designs will be found in:
A: The Emergency Response Guidebook
B: SOP/SOG's for the facility
C: Industrial Fire Brigade – 2nd Ed
D: NFPA 11

9:  After the initial blanket of foam is applied to a tank fire:
A: Water can be injected to cool the remaining fuel.
B: The fuel cannot continue to generate heat.
C: Frothover, slopover or boilover can still occur.
D: The Brigade Leader can approach the tank to verify temperatures.

10:  Dike fires should be extinguished before any tank fires.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

11:  Proper application of foam can be accomplished in what method(s)?
A: Heat wave
B: Roll off
C: Roll on only
D: Bounce off, rain down or roll on

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