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1. Under normal firefighting conditions, approximately how far could a straight stream of water reach when the hose pressure is 100 PSI?

 
 
 
 

2. Approximately how far could a straight stream of water reach if the fire hose pressure is reduced to 60 PSI?

 
 
 
 

3. The difference in water spray pattern between the high-velocity tip and low-velocity applicator used with the all-purpose nozzle is due to __________.

 
 
 
 

4. High-velocity fog __________.

 
 
 
 

5. The spray of water in low-velocity fog will have __________.

 
 
 
 

6. You are operating a fire hose with an applicator attached. If you put the handle of the nozzle in the vertical position you will __________.

 
 
 
 

7. The 12-foot low-velocity fog applicator __________.

 
 
 
 

8. To get low-velocity fog from an all-purpose nozzle, you would __________.

 
 
 
 

9. The all-purpose nozzle will produce a fog spray when you __________.

 
 
 
 

10. With an approved combination nozzle, low-velocity fog is produced by __________.

 
 
 
 

11. One advantage of the "all-purpose nozzle" is that it __________.

 
 
 
 

12. On the all-purpose nozzle, the position of the valve when the handle is all the way forward is __________.

 
 
 
 

13. When the handle of an all-purpose nozzle is in the forward position, the nozzle will

 
 
 
 

14. When the handle of an all-purpose nozzle is in the vertical position and without an applicator, the all-purpose nozzle will __________.

 
 
 
 

15. When the handle of an all-purpose nozzle is pulled all the way back, it will __________.

 
 
 
 

16. A combination or all-purpose nozzle produces __________.

 
 
 
 

17. The high-velocity fog tip used with the all-purpose fire fighting nozzle should always be __________.

 
 
 
 

18. The straight stream capability of an all-purpose nozzle is used in fighting a class A fire to __________.

 
 
 
 

19. The international shore connection __________.

 
 
 
 

20. What is the function of the bypass valve on the self-contained breathing apparatus?

 
 
 
 

21. When the alarm bell sounds on a positive-pressure, self-contained breathing apparatus, how long will reserve air supply last?

 
 
 
 

22. You are in a tank wearing the self-contained breathing apparatus and you desire to return topside. How many tugs of the lifeline mean to take up the slack?

 
 
 
 

23. A self-contained breathing apparatus is used to __________.

 
 
 
 

24. To safely enter a compartment where CO2 has been released from a fixed extinguishing system, you should __________.

 
 
 
 

25. After putting on a self-contained breathing apparatus, you open the air supply and hear a continuous ringing of a bell. What does this mean?

 
 
 
 

26. When the bypass valve of a self-contained breathing apparatus is opened, the mainline valve should be __________.

 
 
 
 

27. When the bypass valve of a self-contained breathing device is opened, the air flows

 
 
 
 

28. When the mainline valve of a self-contained breathing apparatus is open, the bypass valve should be __________.

 
 
 
 

29. (3.3.3.5-11) The bypass valve on a self-contained breathing device should be opened if

 
 
 
 

30. The rated operating time of a self-contained breathing device may be reduced in actual use because of __________.

 
 
 
 

31. The self-contained breathing device should not be used in which situation?

 
 
 
 

32. Where on your vessel shall the recharge for each self-contained breathing apparatus be carried?

 
 
 
 

33. A 2,000 GT tankship is required to carry __________.

 
 
 
 

34. You are wearing a breathing apparatus inside a tank. How many tugs on the lifeline should you give to indicate that you are advancing?

 
 
 
 

35. You are wearing a breathing apparatus inside a tank. How many tugs on the lifeline indicate that you are all right?

 
 
 
 

36. You are tending the lifeline of a man who entered a tank using a breathing apparatus. How many tugs on the lifeline indicate that the man should come out immediately?

 
 
 
 

37. You are tending the lifeline of a man who entered a compartment using a breathing apparatus. How many tugs on the lifeline indicate the man should back out?

 
 
 
 

38. 3.3.3.5-20) You are tending the lifeline of a man who entered a compartment using a breathing apparatus. How many tugs on the lifeline indicate the man should advance?

 
 
 
 

39. You are wearing a breathing apparatus inside a tank. How many tugs on the lifeline should you give to indicate that you need help?

 
 
 
 

40. What is the minimum period of time that the air supply for a self-contained breathing apparatus required to last?

 
 
 
 

41. In what location MUST a duplicate fire control plan be located?

 
 
 
 

42. A vessel's fire control plan shall do which ofthe following?

 
 
 
 

43. A vessel's fire control plan shall be __________.

 
 
 
 

44. In addition to the official language of the flag state, the Fire Control Plan must also be translated into English or _________.

 
 
 
 

45. The vessel's fire control plan is laid out on which of the following type of plan?

 
 
 
 

46. Which type of plan is used to outline the vessel's fire fighting arrangement within the fire control plan?

 
 
 
 

47. Besides general arrangement plans, what other mediums may be utilized to provide fire control details to officers during fire and emergencies?

 
 
 
 

48. Which organization reviews and approves a vessel's fire control plan?

 
 
 
 

49. The symbols for fire control plans are approved by which organization?

 
 
 
 

50. Which of the following is NOT identified on the vessel's fire control plan?

 
 
 
 

51. Which of the following is NOT identified on the vessel's fire control plan?

 
 
 
 

52. Which of the following is NOT required to be part of a vessel's Fire Control Plan?

 
 
 
 

53. On the vessel's Fire Control Plan, all parts of the fire main are listed EXCEPT?

 
 
 
 

54. The Fire Control Plan must contain detailed information on which of the following systems?

 
 
 
 

55. On the vessel's Fire Control Plan, all parts of a fixed fire suppression system are listed EXCEPT?

 
 
 
 

56. Which of the following is not required to be included on Fire Control Plans?

 
 
 
 

57. What is the purpose of a fire control plan aboard passenger ships?

 
 
 
 

58. All electrical appliances aboard a vessel should be grounded to __________.

 
 
 
 

59. If one hydraulic pump of an electro-hydraulic steering unit fails, the vessel's steering can initially be maintained by activating which of the following units?

 
 
 
 

60. What is the proper direction of flow through a globe valve when the valve is installed to be in a normally open position?

 
 
 
 

61. On what type of pump would you find an impeller?

 
 
 
 

62. What is the purpose of a check valve?

 
 
 
 

63. What is the purpose of a vent header?

 
 
 
 

64. Overspeed of the diesel engine driving an electric generator could cause __________.

 
 
 
 

65. What causes cavitation in a centrifugal pump?

 
 
 
 

66. The extinguishing agent most effective for combating wood fires is __________.

 
 
 
 

67. The most effective fire extinguishing agent to use on burning linen is __________.

 
 
 
 

68. On a bulk chemical carrier, water should NOT be used as an extinguishing agent to fight a fire if the water may come into contact with the chemical called

 
 
 
 

69. The primary method by which water spray puts out fires is by __________.

 
 
 
 

70. A definite advantage of using water as a fire extinguishing agent is its characteristic of __________.

 
 
 
 

71. Which extinguishing agent will absorb the most heat?

 
 
 
 

72. The most effective cooling agent among those normally used to fight fires is __________.

 
 
 
 

73. An extinguishing agent which effectively cools, dilutes combustible vapors, removes oxygen, and provides a heat and smoke screen is __________.

 
 
 
 

74. Which extinguishing agent will cool down a heated bulkhead in the least amount of time?

 
 
 
 

75. Which fire-fighting agent is most effective at removing heat?

 
 
 
 

76. What are the most important reasons for using water fog to fight fires?

 
 
 
 

77. When using a high-velocity fog stream in a passageway, the possibility of a blow back must be guarded against. Blow back is most likely to occur when __________.

 
 
 
 

78. What is an advantage of water fog or water spray over a straight stream of water in fighting an oil fire?

 
 
 
 

79. Water fog from an all-purpose nozzle may be used to __________.

 
 
 
 

80. What is the BEST conductor of electricity?

 
 
 
 

81. The primary function(s) of an automatic sprinkler system is(are) to __________.

 
 
 
 

82. A spanner is a __________.

 
 
 
 

83. What action must be taken before inserting a low-velocity fog applicator into an all-purpose nozzle?

 
 
 
 

84. Fire hose should be washed with __________.

 
 
 
 

85. To lubricate the swivel or remove corrosion from a fire hose coupling, you should use __________.

 
 
 
 

86. What should be used to remove corrosion from the swivel on the female coupling of a fire hose?

 
 
 
 

87. A double male coupling is one that __________.

 
 
 
 

88. Which statement about stowing spare hose is TRUE?

 
 
 
 

89. To remedy a leaking fire hose connection at the hydrant, secure the valve and

 
 
 
 

90. The outlet at a fire hydrant may be positioned anywhere from horizontal to pointing

 
 
 
 

91. Fire hose couplings __________.

 
 
 
 

92. What is the minimum number of people required to safely handle a 1-1/2 inch fire hose?

 
 
 
 

93. Which of the following statements is FALSE concerning the proper procedure in handling a fire hose?

 
 
 
 

94. What is the minimum number of people required to safely handle a 2-1/2 inch fire hose?

 
 
 
 

95. What is the minimum number of people required to safely handle a 2-1/2 inch fire hose?

 
 
 
 

96. A fire hose has a __________.

 
 
 
 

97. A fire hose with a nozzle attached must be connected to each hydrant except when exposed to heavy weather or when the __________.

 
 
 
 

98. The danger of a charged hose left unattended on deck with the nozzle open is

 
 
 
 

99. What is the most vulnerable part of the fire main system?

 
 
 
 

100. What does the term "head" mean when applied to a fire pump?

 
 
 
 


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