Plimmerton Volunteer Fire Brigade

1998 Cadet Examination
1998 Plimmerton Volunteer Fire Brigade
Written and designed by Tony Sutorius, Phil Holmes and John Johnston

Attempt all questions.

In cases where several answers are possible, choose the one you consider best.

Total Marks: 36 Time Allowed: 60 minutes

 

Name:___________________________________ (0 marks!)

 

 

Brigade Structure and Operations

 

1. What is the station number of the Plimmerton Fire station? (1 mark)

 

 

2. What is the appliance number of the Plimmerton Fire appliance? (1 mark)

 

 

3. What is the name and full rank of Plimmerton’s most senior firefighter? (1 mark)

 

 

4. About how many callouts do Plimmerton firefighters get in a year (circle one)? (1 mark)

A:50 B:75 C:125 D:250

5. List at least two typical types of callout that do not involve fire. (2 marks)

 

 

Home Safety

6. What is the single most dangerous thing for an unequipped person inside a building fire (one word)? (1 mark)

 

7. What should every family have prepared in the event of a fire in the house? (2 marks)

 

8. What do the letters EDITH stand for? (2 marks)

 

9. When placing a smoke detector in the house it should be (tick one):-

A) In the kitchen

B) On the wall outside the kitchen

C) Between a potential source of fire & a bedroom

(1 mark)

10. If you discover a fire in your house you should (tick three):-

Call 111 immediately

Make sure everyone is evacuted

Run outside yelling ‘Fire! Fire!"

Attempt to isolate the fire by closing the door to the room or rooms where it is

Go to the neighbours house and call the Fire Brigade from there

(3 marks)

 

 

11. How would you deal with a burning pot of cooking oil in the kitchen? Explain your answer, particularly any firefighting equipment that you mention. (2 marks)

12. How would you deal with a fire in a domestic oven? Explain your answer, particularly any firefighting equipment that you mention. (2 marks)

Extinguishers

13. Plimmerton’s fire appliance carries two types of fire extinguisher. Please write the names of each (no particular order), suggest a type of fire that each might be best used for, and explain why.

First Extinguisher Type:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Extinguisher Type:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(6 marks)

 

14. Draw a cross at the part of the flame you would aim a fire extinguisher at. (1 mark)

 

Fire Fighting Equipment

15. What is PERCULATING HOSE and when is it the best type of hose to use? (2 marks)

16. What is NON-PERCULATING HOSE and when is it the best type of hose to use? (2 marks)

17. What are hoses run between a standpipe and a fire appliance called? (1 mark)

18. What are hoses run between a fire appliance and a branch called? (1 mark)

19. Draw simple sketches of:-

a)An Elkhart branch (2 marks) b)A standpipe (2 marks)