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 carries more people
An engine pumps water

2 of 18Pick your answer!

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

3 of 18Pick your answer!

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

4 of 18Pick your answer!

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

5 of 18Pick your answer!

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

6 of 18Pick your answer!

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

7 of 18Pick your answer!

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

8 of 18Pick your answer!

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

9 of 18Pick your answer!

At what age do firefighters usually retire?
40
70
55

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

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Why are axes, cutters, rams, and blades stored on fire trucks?
It's tradition
To prevent people from playing on fire trucks they see
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
Gasoline
Air

14 of 18Pick your answer!

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

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 makes the smoke thicker
It could result in a fireball
It does nothing and wastes water you might need later

16 of 18Pick your answer!

Firefighters come when an elevator is stuck.
True
False

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Firefighters wear ______ clothing.
light
heavy
transparent

18 of 18Pick your answer!

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