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  1. The point at which the fire department can connect into a sprinkler or standpipe system to boost the water flow in the system is called -
    Fire department connection.
  2. NFPA 1901, Standard for Pumper Fire Apparatus requires pumpers to carry at least __ of large soft sleeve intake hose.
    15 ft
  3. NFPA 1901, Standard for Pumper Fire Apparatus requires pumpers to carry at least __ of hard suction hose.
    20 feet.
  4. According to NFPA 1901, what is the minimum amount of supply hose that must be carried by a pumper fire apparatus?
    800 feet.
  5. According to NFPA 1901, how much attack hose must be carried on a pumper fire apparatus?
    400 feet.
  6. To avoid damage from an automobile running over a hose, firefighters should employ the use of -
    hose bridges
  7. Abbrasion damages caused by vibration from the apparatus can be avoided by using -
    Chafing blocks
  8. You return from a fire in the chemistry department of the local community college. The hoselines have been exposed to a 10% solution of nitric acid. What is the best way to clean this hose?
    Thoroughly scrub the hose with a brush and a solution of sodium bicarbonate and water.
  9. Woven-jacket hose should be removed, inspected, sweeped, and reloaded back on apparatus if it has not been used within -
    6 months
  10. Normally most fire hose is cleaned simply by brushing it off or washing it with clear water. How would you wash fire hose if it were exposed to oil?
    Mild soap or detergent .
  11. The part of the coupling that serves as the point of attachment of the hose is called the -
  12. When two or more hoselines are joined together how can a firefighter distinguish the male side of the coupling from the female side?
    By noting the presence of the rocker lugs or pins on the shank. Only male shanks have rocker lugs or pins.
  13. What is the main purpose of the "Higbee cut?"
    Helps prevent cross-threading of the coupling.
  14. Which hand tool is normally used to tighten and loosen fire hose couplings?
    spanner wrench
  15. Storz-type couplings (sexless couplings) are designed to connect and disconnect from each other with only a -
    1/4 turn
  16. Which type of valve is used to control water flowing from a hydrant and has a baffle that is moved by a handle or screw arrangement?
    a gate valve
  17. Which type of valve is used in a siamese appliance to allow only one intake hose to be connected and charged before additional hoses are connected.
    a clapper valve
  18. Which valve is used in large pump intakes, and uses a flat baffle operated by a quarter-turn handle?
    Butterfly valve.
  19. Which valve is closed when the handle is at right angles to the hose and open when the handle is in line with the hose? Used in pumper discharges and gated wyes.
    a ball valve
  20. The hose appliance which has two or three female connectors coming into the appliance, and a single male discharge exiting the appliance is called a -
    a siamese
  21. The hose appliance which has one large female intake coming into the appliance and 2 or more male discharges exiting the appliance is called a -
  22. What are Siamese appliances commonly used for?
    Overcoming friction loss problems in hose lays that must carry a large flow of water over a long distance
  23. You are pumping an engine when you notice that a portion of hose has ruptured. Crews are inside fighting a structure fire and you have no time to shut down the line and replace the ruptured hose. What is the first hose tool you should consider using?
    Hose jacket.
  24. How far behind the apparatus should a hose clamp be applied? At least -
    20 feet
  25. Firefighters should apply hose clamps no farther than __ from a coupling on the incoming water side.
    5 feet
  26. Which hose roll is used to produce a compact roll that may be transported and carried for special applications such as high-rise operations?
    Twin donut roll.
  27. Which hose roll is used in situations where the hose is going to be deployed for use directly from the roll?
    Donut roll.
  28. Which hose roll has a built in carrying strap formed from the hose itself?
    Self-Locking Twin Donut Roll.
  29. Which NFPA standard outlines guidelines for service testing fire hose?
    NFPA 1962
  30. The type of rigorous testing performed on fire hose by the manufacturer prior to shipping the hose, is best described as
    acceptance testing.
  31. The type of fire hose testing performed periodically by fire department personnel, is best described as
    service testing.
  32. When testing hose, test lengths should not exceed -
    300 feet.
  33. Fire hose is required to be tested -
    A) After being repaired.
    B) After being run over by a vehicle.
    C) Annually.
    D) All the above.
    Answer: D
  34. When testing fire hose, test pressure should be exerted on the hoseline for a period of -
    5 minutes
  35. Which of the following is the safest way to control a loose hoseline?
    Cut off the water flow to the hoseline.
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