Test Your Fire Extinguisher Knowledge

So, you’ve read all about the ABCs of fire extinguishers and campus extinguishers, know when to fight a fire and when to flee a building, and know how to perform visual inspections? Now you’re ready to test your knowledge… This quiz is a learning tool to help you review what you’ve learned about fire extinguishers.

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An extinguisher with an A rating is designed for use on which type of fire? if (isset($_POST["submit"])){
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An A-rated extinguisher is designed for use on fires involving ordinary combustible items.

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An extinguisher with a D rating is designed for use on which type of fire? if (isset($_POST["submit"])){
if ($post["2"]!=="b")echo "

A D-rated extinguisher is designed for use on a fire involving combustible metals

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else echo $correct;
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A fire involving flammable liquids is classified as which type of fire? if (isset($_POST["submit"])){
if ($post["3"]!=="c")echo "

A fire involving flammable liquids is a Class B fire.

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else echo $correct;
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A fire involving ordinary combustible materials is classified as which type of fire? if (isset($_POST["submit"])){
if ($post["4"]!=="a")echo "

A fire involving ordinary combustible materials is a Class A fire, and that is why you use A-rated extinguishers to fight them.

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else echo $correct;
}
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An extinguisher with a C rating is designed for use on which type of fire? if (isset($_POST["submit"])){
if ($post["5"]!=="c")echo "

A C-rated extinguisher is designed for use on fires involving energized electrical equipment.

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else echo $correct;
}
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An extinguisher with an ABC rating is designed for use on which type of fire? if (isset($_POST["submit"])){
if ($post["6"]!=="d")echo "

An ABC-rated fire is designed for use on Class A, B, and C fires.

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else echo $correct;
}
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What is the most common type of portable extinguisher found on campus? if (isset($_POST["submit"])){
if ($post["7"]!=="c")echo "

The most common type of extinguisher found on campus is a multipurpose dry chemical extinguisher.

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else echo $correct;
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An extinguisher with a K rating is designed for use on which type of fire? if (isset($_POST["submit"])){
if ($post["8"]!=="c")echo "

A K-rated extinguisher is designed for use on fires involving vegetable oils and fats in cooking appliances.

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else echo $correct;
}
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Which of the following is true regarding a flammable gas fire? if (isset($_POST["submit"])){
if ($post["9"]!=="d")echo "

Only extinguish a flammable gas fire if you are capable of promptly turning off the supply of gas.

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else echo $correct;
}
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When confronted with a fire, what is the most important decision you must make? if (isset($_POST["submit"])){
if ($post["10"]!=="b")echo "

When confronted with a fire, the most important decision you must make is whether to evacuate the building or fight the fire.

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If you have not received training in the use of portable extinguishers, what action should you take when confronted with a fire? if (isset($_POST["submit"])){
if ($post["11"]!=="d")echo "

If you have not received training in the use of fire extinguishers, you should evacuate the building and let the fire department extinguish the fire.

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else echo $correct;
}
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If you are using a campus phone, which number would you call to reach the Austin Fire Department? if (isset($_POST["submit"])){
if ($post["12"]!=="c")echo "

From a campus phone, you must dial 9-9-1-1 to reach the Austin Fire Department.

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else echo $correct;
}
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Before choosing to fight a fire, which of the following questions should you ask? if (isset($_POST["submit"])){
if ($post["13"]!=="d")echo "

Before deciding to fight a fire you should always make sure you will be safe from toxic smoke and gases, have an escape route, and have the right extinguisher.

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else echo $correct;
}
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If you choose to fight a fire, what is the first action you should take? if (isset($_POST["submit"])){
if ($post["14"]!=="a")echo "

If you choose to fight a fire, the first action you should take is to activate the building alarm to notify other occupants.

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else echo $correct;
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If you choose to fight a fire, what is the second action you should take? if (isset($_POST["submit"])){
if ($post["15"]!=="c")echo "

The second action you should take when you choose to fight a fire is to call 9-1-1, or 9-911, to notify authorities of the fire.

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else echo $correct;
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If you choose to fight a fire, where should you position yourself? if (isset($_POST["submit"])){
if ($post["16"]!=="c")echo "

When fighting a fire, always position yourself six to eight feet from the fire, between the fire and your escape route.

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else echo $correct;
}
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How often should an extinguisher receive a visual inspection? if (isset($_POST["submit"])){
if ($post["17"]!=="c")echo "

You should give your fire extinguishers a visual inspection once a month.

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else echo $correct;
}
?>

Which of the following extinguisher types will not have a gauge? if (isset($_POST["submit"])){
if ($post["18"]!=="b")echo "

Carbon dioxide extinguishers do not have gauges, and the only way to measure if it is fully charged is by weighing it.

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else echo $correct;
}
?>

If you believe there is a problem with an extinguisher, which of the following actions should you take? if (isset($_POST["submit"])){
if ($post["19"]!=="d")echo "

If you believe there is a problem with an extinguisher, call the Fire Prevention Services office so corrective action can be initiated.

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else echo $correct;
}
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Once Fire Prevention Services performs the annual maintenance inspection, which of the following items will not be found on the extinguisher? if (isset($_POST["submit"])){
if ($post["20"]!=="d")echo "

Inspection tags will no longer be found on extinguishers after Fire Prevention Services performs annual maintenance inspections, because now the dates of inspections will be kept track of on barcodes.

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else echo $correct;
}
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