Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Unit 7 Quiz: Hand Tools | S-130 Firefighter Training (Online Component) 2008 v2

  1. Match each tool care and maintenance issue with the appropriate action.
    • Splintered wooden handle → Sand and refinish with light coating of linseed oil
    • Dull cutting edge → Sharpen using a hand file
    • Cracked handle → Replace immediately
    • Rusted tool head → Clean and give a light coating of oil

  2.  Identify THREE ways to use hand tools safely.
    • Keep your eyes on what is being cut
    • Wear safety glasses at all times
    • Watch your cutting angle to prevent ricochet

  3.  Identify TWO benefits of sharp blades on hand tools.
    • Cuts more effectively than a dull one
    • Allows you to use short, sharp cutting strokes

  4.  Identify TWO applications a Pulaski is well suited for.
    • Chopping stumps and logs
    • Digging out roots and cutting trenches
  5.  A fire swatter is most effective when used with another tool. Identify TWO tools you can use in conjunction with a fire swatter.
    • Fire rake
    • Backpack pump
  6.  A single-bit ax is BEST suited for
    • felling snags, chopping stumps and logs, and driving wedges.

  7.  During the construction of a fireline, you need a scraping tool that is suited to cut grass, deep litter, and light brush, as well as to trench, grub, and rake. Identify the tool that is capable of fulfilling your needs.
    •  McLeod

  8.  Identify TWO safety procedures to follow when carrying hand tools.
    • Do not run with hand tools
    • Hold the tool on the downhill side when walking across a slope

  9.  You are approaching a slope while fire fighting. Identify THREE ways to correctly carry your hand tool.
    • Hold the tool at its balance point
    • Keep the tool at your side and close to your body
    • Situate the tool on the downhill side of your body

  10.  Identify the distance firefighters should maintain when walking or working with hand tools.
    • 10 feet (3 m)


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