Quiz: Can You Get 15/18 On This Firefighter Test For A 130+ IQ?

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Do you actually have what it takes to be a firefighter?

Are you up on your fire safety? Find out how much you know about firefighters and their role in fire prevention by taking this quiz!

 Jul 31, 2018
1 of 18Pick your answer!
Who started the first fire company in Philadelphia?
Alexander Hamilton
Benjamin Franklin
George Washington
2 of 18Pick your answer!
Most firefighters are volunteers.
True
False
3 of 18Pick your answer!
________________ were initially trained as guard dogs for firefighters.
Dalmations
Huskies
Golden Retrievers
4 of 18Pick your answer!
The equipment worn by firefighters can weigh up to _____________ pounds.
10
70
550
5 of 18Pick your answer!
Firefighters know the ____________ of major public buildings in case of a fire.
height
floor plans
age
6 of 18Pick your answer!
What are firefighters statistically most likely to die from?
fires
heart attacks
broken legs
7 of 18Pick your answer!
Firefighters are more likely to get cancer than the average person.
False
True
8 of 18Pick your answer!
What does SCBA stand for?
self-contained breathing apparatus
sole company breathe air
sure community breath appearance
9 of 18Pick your answer!
80% of fire and medical 911 calls in the U.S. are for _____________ .
medical emergencies
earthquakes
fires
10 of 18Pick your answer!
How many shifts a month will the average paid firefighter work?
1
8
90
11 of 18Pick your answer!
When fire houses first started, they used _____________ to stop horses from climbing up the stairs.
spiral staircases
buckets of water
electric fences
12 of 18Pick your answer!
The fire pole was invented by an ______________ fire company in Chicago in the 1800s.
all women
all black
all foreign
13 of 18Pick your answer!
Ancient ____________ firefighters sprayed themselves with water to make themselves less flammable.
American
Canadian
Japanese
14 of 18Pick your answer!
A fire ___________ can pump water while a fire truck does not.
siren
engine
wheel
15 of 18Pick your answer!
What is the heavy clothing that protects firefighters from heat often referred to as?
fire coth
heat seekers
bunker gear
16 of 18Pick your answer!
Why are axes, cutters, rams, and blades stored on fire trucks?
To prevent people from playing on fire trucks they see
To help firefighters gain entry to the building
It's tradition
17 of 18Pick your answer!
What is the purpose of a fire chief car?
To carry the fire chief to emergencies
To carry coffins at the funerals of fallen firefighters
To be used as a training truck for new firefighters
18 of 18Pick your answer!
What do fire engines pump?
Dry ice
Water
Water and foam
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