Quiz: If You Can Ace This Fire Safety Test, You Must Be A Firefighter

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Calling all firefighters!

Find out whether you have what it takes to be a firefighter by answering questions about the way fires work and the way they are fought.

 Feb 24, 2018

1 of 18Pick your answer!

What is the difference between a fire engine and a fire truck?
An engine doesn't carry people
An engine pumps water
An engine carries more people

2 of 18Pick your answer!

Who do firefighters work for?
The fire station
The fire hall
The fire department

3 of 18Pick your answer!

Where do structural firefighters usually work?
In the open fighting wildfires
Only in situations where people are stuck in the fire
In houses and buildings

4 of 18Pick your answer!

Why do fire trucks go to some medical emergencies, even if there's no fire?
Because they have paramedics on board
Because there could always be a fire
Because they have to evaluate the area

5 of 18Pick your answer!

What is the purpose of a fire chief car?
To be used as a training truck for new firefighters
To carry the fire chief to emergencies
To carry coffins at the funerals of fallen firefighters

6 of 18Pick your answer!

What do fire engines pump?
Water and foam
Water
Dry ice

7 of 18Pick your answer!

Why do firefighters wear heavy clothing?
It protects them from the heat of the fire
It keeps them from getting hypothermia on cold nights
It gives them protection from falling objects

8 of 18Pick your answer!

What is the name of this special clothing?
Bunker gear
Emergency gear
Fire gear

9 of 18Pick your answer!

At what age do firefighters usually retire?
70
55
40

10 of 18Pick your answer!

What do firefighters do while waiting at the station for an emergency?
Train
Sit in the engines ready to go
Rest or play games

11 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
It's tradition
To help firefighters gain entry to the building

12 of 18Pick your answer!

What do firefighters do when they run out of water?
It's impossible for the water on a fire engine to run out
Turn to street supplies like water hydrants
Return to the station to fill their engines

13 of 18Pick your answer!

Which of these things does a fire NOT need to ignite?
Heat
Air
Gasoline

14 of 18Pick your answer!

What is a firebreak?
Areas of ground that a fire can't get past
An area that is too cold for fire to thrive in
A toolkit designed especially to deal with fire

15 of 18Pick your answer!

Why should you never put water on a hot oil fire (like you might get on a stove top)?
It could result in a fireball
It does nothing and wastes water you might need later
It makes the smoke thicker

16 of 18Pick your answer!

Firefighters come when an elevator is stuck.
False
True

17 of 18Pick your answer!

Firefighters wear ______ clothing.
light
heavy
transparent

18 of 18Pick your answer!

Which of these do firefighters NOT use?
soft hats
ladders
heavy coats
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