Basic Forest Fire Suppression Course - Online Lessons

Lesson 5 - Forest Fire Suppression Quiz

1. Spot fires are caused by:

a) A cluster of softwood trees that ignite at once
b) Time delayed ignition devices
c) Burning embers that are carried by wind conditions
d) Small fires that appear during the mop up stage

2. Highest intensity levels and most rapid spread rates are indication of flank fire.

a) True
b) False

3. What two methods are used to apply water to a fire edge?

a) Direct and indirect
b) Right angle and Parallel
c) Tanker and helicopter
d) Fog and barrel nozzle

4. The safety of ground crews can be compromised if flame lengths are over 4.5 m on the surface.

a) True
b) False

5. Intensity levels are an indication of the degree of heat on a given piece of ground.

a) True
b) False

6. The concept of Initial Attack is to

a) Begin suppression procedures as soon as the fire site has been reached
b) Contain and put out the fire at the same time
c) Perform size up, then begin containment
d) Perform size up and contain fire to it`s smallest size

7. A charged hose (filled with water) line cannot be damaged

a) True
b) False

8. Mop up methods are

a) Looking for smoke
b) Cold trailing
c) IR scanning
d) All the above

9. Mop up procedures are complete when smoke is no longer visible

a) True
b) False

10. Only the Incident Commander can declare the fire officially out

a) True
b) False