Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Unit 9 Quiz: Water Use | S-130 Firefighter Training (Online Component) 2008 v2

  1. Select THREE characteristics of a well maintained backpack pump.
    • Seals are pliable and not dehydrated. Correct
    • Moving pistons and suction check valves are lubricated. Correct
    • All parts are free of dirt or rust

  2.  Your backpack pump suddenly stops working while you’re on the fireline. What TWO steps should you take?
    • Check for water in the tank
    • Check nozzle tip for blockage

  3.  You may need to attack small fires and hot spots that are not within reach of hoselines. Identify a form of portable fire extinguisher that carries plain water or a foam and water solution.
    • Backpack pump

  4.  Identify the adapter you need to divide one hoseline into two hoselines of equal or smaller diameter.
    • Gated wye

  5.  The vast majority of wildland hose in the U.S. are lightweight versions of what type of hose?
    • jacketed, lined fire hose

  6.  You know to use water intermittently on the fireline. You can clamp off the hose when water isn’t needed. You must place the clamp at LEAST how far away from any coupling?
    • 18 inches (46 cm)

  7.  You just clamped off the hose line. What is your next step?
    • Open the nozzle to relieve pressure

  8.  Progressive hose lays are normally created with hose from
    • a hose pack carried by a firefighter.

  9.  Match each component of a progressive hose lay to the appropriate use. You may use a component more than once.
    • Get the next length to the appropriate location → Hose packs
    • Protect the attack line from minor flare-ups → Lateral lines
    • Mop-up → Lateral lines
    • Restrict water flow → Hose clamps
    • The starting location for any progressive hose lay → Anchor points
    • Addition of lateral lines → Hoseline tees

  10.  Identify TWO proper methods for rolling fire hose.
    • Watermelon roll
    • Figure eight roll


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