Ladders

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  1. What do the stops do on an extension ladder?
    A. Limit how far the fly sections can collapse
    B. Lock the extensions in place when extended
    C. Prevent it from overextending
    D. Prevent the whole ladder from slipping on the ground
    C. Prevent it from overextending
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  2. How often should ladder service testing be done?
    A. Semi-annually
    B. Annually
    C. Quarterly
    D. Monthly
    B. Annually
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  3. When a ladder is used to gain access to a roof, at least how many rungs should show above the roofline?
    A. Three
    B. One
    C. Seven
    D. Five
    D. Five
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  4. To begin a variation of the one-fire-fighter rung raise, where are the butt spurs placed for a ladder longer than 14 feet?
    A. Against the ground only
    B. One is placed against the ground and one against the structure.
    C. Against the structure only
    D. Against both the structure and the ground
    D. Against both the structure and the ground
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  5. What is the best method for securing a ladder?
    A. Secure the base.
    B. Secure the tip.
    C. Secure both the tip and the base.
    D. Secure it in the middle, capturing some of both sections.
    C. Secure both the tip and the base.
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  6. Why should fire fighters climbing a ladder not look up, as a rule?
    A. So that any falling debris will not strike them in the face
    B. Because to climb with the head tilted back causes vertigo
    C. Because this is what a person passing out will do and it may cause an immediate, unnecessary rescue

    D. Because doing so shifts the center of balance from neutral to negative
    A. So that any falling debris will not strike them in the face
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  7. What is a ladder I-beam usually made of?
    A. Stainless steel
    B. Wood
    C. Fiberglass
    D. Steel, unspecified
    C. Fiberglass
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  8. What is the term for non-aerial ladders?
    A. Bangor ladders
    B. Articulating ladders
    C. Portable ladders
    D. Pompier ladders
    C. Portable ladders
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  9. How high on a typical two-story building can a 24-foot or 28-foot ladder reach?
    A. The roof
    B. The second story windows with two rungs inside C. The second story window sills only
    D. The first story windows with two rungs inside
    A. The roof
  10. How often should ground ladders be visually inspected?
    A. Monthly
    B. Quarterly
    C. Bi-annually
    D. Annually
    A. Monthly
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  11. Most straight ladders and roof ladders of a certain length or less can be carried safely by one fire fighter. What is this length, in feet?
    A. 16
    B. 12
    C. 18
    D. 14
    C. 18
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  12. When a straight ladder other than a roof ladder is being carried, which end should be facing forward?
    A. The butt end
    B. The tip
    C. The butt if the ladder is 12 feet or shorter, otherwise the tip
    D. It does not matter.
    A. The butt end
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  13. On a two-fire-fighter shoulder-ladder carry, what should the fire fighter closer to the butt end do, in addition to carrying that end of the ladder?
    A. Announce “ladder moving,” every few seconds.
    B. Place a helmet over the pawl.
    C. Cover the butt spur with a gloved hand.
    D. Extend the free arm forward.
    C. Cover the butt spur with a gloved hand.
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  14. What type of ladder raise is usually used when the ladder can be raised perpendicular to the target surface?
    A. Drawbridge raise
    B. Hand raise
    C. Periscope raise
    D. Rung raise
    D. Rung raise
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  15. Should fire fighters ever slide their hands along the undersides of the beams while climbing a ladder rather than holding the rungs hand-over-hand?
    A. No, it should not be done unless climber is using a slide lock.
    B. Yes, but only on fiberglass ladders.
    C. No, this is a dangerous practice that should never be done.
    D. Yes, this is a more secure method than hand-over-hand.
    D. Yes, this is a more secure method than hand-over-hand.
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  16. What should be done with the excess halyard before tying it off once an extension ladder is placed and extended?
    A. It should be shortened using a sheepshank.
    B. It should be coiled on the ground under the ladder.
    C. It should be wrapped around two rungs of the ladder.
    D. It should be wound around the bottom rung of the ladder.
    C. It should be wrapped around two rungs of the ladder.
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