AFF / RAFF / REFRESHER ADVANCE FIRE FIGHTING EXIT EXAM QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 1.0

AFF / RAFF / REFRESHER ADVANCE FIRE FIGHTING EXIT EXAM QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

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  • What is the minimum number of portable fire extinguishers that must be carried on ships of 100 GRT and above ?
  1. 3
  2. 5                *
  3. 9
  4. 7
  • In a mixture of flammable vapour and air if there is too mush vapour and not enough air to support combustion, we say the mixture is
  1. Too rich          *
  2. Over concentrated
  3. Too lean
  4. Saturated
  • What action should be taken first when discovering a fire on board ?
  1. Look for the nearest fire extinguisher
  2. Go to your cabin and gather your belonging  
  3. Activate a fire alarm              *  
  4. Go to your emergency much station
  • What class of fire is a smoldering fire of wood, textiles, paper and other carbonaceous ?
  1. Class A         *
  2. Class B
  3. Class C
  4. Class  D
  • If you were put in charge of afire team what is the minimum number of men wearing BA sets that you would allow to enter a smoke filled compartment?
  1. 2 men
  2. 1 man             *
  3. 3 men
  4. 4 men
  • For fire to occur, the three elements found in the ‘Fire Triangle’ mush be present.these are heat, air and _______
  1. Electricity
  2. Spark
  3. Flame
  4. Fuel           *
  • Which of these fire extinguishing media is preferred to fight a fire in an electrical installation (eg. The main switchboard) ?
  1. Powder               *
  2. Water fog
  3. Foam
  4. Sprinkler
  • You are carrying out a search in a smoke filled compartment wearing BA. At what stage should you start to make your way out of the compartment
  1. Wait until the BA set warning whistle sound                  *
  2. 15 minutes after starting to use the set as this leaves you with five minutes air left
  3. Regularly check your pressure gauge and note how much air you used to reach your work area. Start to return when you have this amount left plus a reasonable reserve
  4. None of the above
  • Why should a CO2 extinguisher be used with caution in confined areas?
  1. It will increase the oxygen present in the confined area to a dangerous level
  2. It may explode when exposed to heat
  3. It will displace the air and reduce the amount of oxygen available               *
  4. It will not operate effectively in confined areas

  • On  fires involving burning liquids, which of these extinguisher is considered most effective ?
  1. Foam               *
  2. Dry powder
  3. Water
  4. Co 2
  • On a fire patrol at night you see smoke coming from a closed cabin door. What action should you take ?
  1. Activate the nearest fire alarm button and advise bridge of the location of the fire        *
  2. As most people are sleeping, call a friend and ask him to assist in putting out the fire
  3. Get the nearest fire extinguisher and then open the door to see what the situation is
  4. Take a look inside the cabin to see what the situation is
  • Onboard fire is done by
  1. Cooling
  2. Smothering (cut off oxygen)
  3. Starvation (remove burning material like fuel)
  4. All of the above                 *
  • To fight a class ‘C’ fire (electrical fire) you should use carbon dioxide or
  1. Chemical foam
  2. Mechanical foam
  3. Dry chemical                       *
  4. Chemically treated saw dust
  • When using a co2 type fire extinguish what is the way to use it ?
  1. Direct on a bulkhead behind the fire and let it flow down
  2. Aim low, pointing the nozzle or hose at the base of the fire and sweep from side to side               *
  3. Use it by holding the horn
  4. Direct at high flames and then low flames
  • When fire fighting in confined space, which fire extinguishers you should not use ?
  1. CO2                *
  2. Foam
  3. Water
  4. DCP
  • What is automated release unit (DRU)
  1. An electromagnetic device which keep the door open until no fire is there                                  *
  2. Automatic release unit for rescue boat
  3. Automatic unit of lifeboat
  4. None of the above
  • Aquous film forming form also called as all purposes foam
  1. True                         *
  2. False
  • The sprinkler heads are spaced not more than 4 meters apart and 2 meter from any bulkhead or part of the ship’s side which forms a boundary of the protected space
  1. True                    *
  2. False
  • Proper use of fire extinguisher ?
  1. Pull, aim , shut, sit                        *
  2. Pass, aim, shut, sit
  3. Pass, sure, spees
  4. Pass, aim, squeeze, sweep
  • When fighting galley fire caused by the cooking oil, while extinguisher you should not use?
  1. Water Type
  2. DCP Type
  3. Foam Type
  4. Water and DCP both                     *
  • Why is carbon dioxide better than dry chemical for fire fighting a class ‘C’ (electrical fire)?
  1. The dry chemical is a conductor
  2. Dry chemical leaves residue                               *
  3. CO2 will not dissipate in the air
  4. It take small amount of CO2 to cover the same area
  • Inert gas system shall be capable of maintaining oxygen level in cargo tanks to below
  1. 5% by volume
  2. 7% by volume
  3. 8% by volume                  *
  4. 10% by volume
  • Along with fixed fire fighting system on tanker vessel ? What else is special to them ?
  1. Life boat provided with sprinkler system          *
  2. Sprinkler system in accommodation
  3. Extra rescue boat
  4. Automatic release of CO2
  • Sliding type water tight door below the water line should be able close manually in how many seconds ?
  1. 10 seconds
  2. 30 seconds
  3. 15-40 seconds
  4. 60-90 seconds                      *
  • Minimum time duration self contained breathing apparatus available should last ?
  1. 10 minute
  2. 20 minute                    *
  3. 30 minute
  4. 40 minute
  • What quantity of reserve fuel is to be available for diesel driven fire pumps outside of the main machinery space ?
  1. 20 litres
  2. 40 litres
  3. Sufficient amount for 6 hours operation at full capacity
  4. Sufficient amount for 15 hours operation at full capacity                      *
  • When using foam type of fire extinguisher on the fire in the engine room, best way is ?
  1. Direct the foam on the bulkhead behind the fire and let it slowly spread over fire                         *
  2. Spread the foam from side of the fire to the inside way
  3. Direct aim at the fire and do the sweep action
  4. Spray in the high flames first
  • In cargo ship capacity of fire pump need not exceed 180 m3/h
  1. True                  *
  2. False
  • An initial attempt to extinguish a galley grease fire may be made by using ?
  1. Water
  2. A mechanical foam system
  3. The range hood extinguishing system                      *
  4. Fire dampers only
  • Class D fire involves
  1. Fire involving metal             *
  2. Fire involving liquids
  3. Fire involving gas/electrical
  4. Fire involving solid materials

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