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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:  What is the leading cause of fire fighter deaths in the U.S.?
A: Stress and overexertion
B: Slip and fall
C: Vehicle accident
D: Violence

2:  Exercise routines for firefighting personnel should include weight training, cardiovascular workouts, and:
A: Swimming
B: Stretching
C: Running
D: Fencing

3:  How does smoking affect the respiratory systems of fire fighters?
A: It causes an increase in hardiness
B: It causes an increase in efficiency
C: It causes a reduction in efficiency
D: It causes no measurable effect

4:  What part of the body should be used for lifting?
A: The waist
B: The legs
C: The back
D: The shoulder girdle

5:  In training for use of personal protective clothing, what does the word "doff" mean?
A: To put on
B: To prepare to put on
C: To prepare to take off
D: To take off

6:  What agency sets the minimum age requirement for hiring by a career fire department?
A: The municipality
B: NFPA
C: OSHA
D: The Fire Department Charter

7:  Carbon monoxide, a gas present at most fires:
A: Can be fatal to firefighters not wearing respiratory protection
B: Is detectable by smell.
C: Is acceptable over long periods of exposure.
D: Will not affect younger members.

8:  Structural firefighting PPE is designed for:
A: All types of emergency service work.
B: Water rescue only.
C: Hazmat operations only.
D: No other hazardous exposure conditions.

9:  In the context of clothing, what does "don" mean?
A: To put on
B: To prepare for putting on
C: To take off
D: To prepare for taking off

10:  What is the normal atmospheric percentage of oxygen in air
A: 79
B: 62.5
C: 48.6
D: 21

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