Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Trivia Tuesday

I only ask questions that I already know the answer to. Please give answers you don't have to look up...

1. The three elements that comprise the "FIRE TRIANGLE" are: ___ ___ ___

2. What is the primary extinguishing agent for a class A fire?

3. Water should never be used to put out a class A? B? C? fire.

4. Other than a numerical value; What is the difference between a 2 alarm and a 4 alarm fire?

5. In side a burning room, Smoke is the biggest danger. Where can you find good air to breathe so that you can escape?

6. How do you put out a burning metal (Magnesium) fire?

7. What is the flash point temperature of paper?

8. What part of a burning home is most likely to contain chemicals that are dangerous to breathe?

9. What is the danger of using Carbon Dioxide to put out a fire in an enclosed space?

10. What color helmet does the Captain of the on scene Fire Fighters wear?

extra credit; Who organized America's first volunteer fire department?
double credit; What city was it done in? (first volunteer fire department).


Kelly Combs said...

Okay, today we clearly have a teacher's pet. It is ADHD Me. She is the only one who will know these things.

Kelly Combs said...

5. The floor, you crawl.

8. The garage. If not garage, I'd guess the kitchen.

10. I think this varies by locale doesn't it?

My ADHD Me said...

1. Heat, O2, Fuel (something to burn)

2. Water (ordinary combustables)

3. C or D

4. The number of companies that are dispatched to the scene.

5. Closest to the floor. Crawl or slide on your stomach.

6. Dry Chemical.

7. I'm trying to remember. I THINK flash point is around 600 and ignition point is around 450. Not sure.

8. Furniture/sofas/bedding

9. The gas displaces the O2 and smothers the fire but there is a higher chance of re-ignition.

10. This varies from county to county. In our county the probies wear blue, firefighters wear yellow, leutinents and captains were red and chiefs and battalion Chiefs wear White. In a county just about an hour from here, it is completely different. Not very wise in my opinion as sometimes mutual aid is requested and there could be big confusion.

Extra Credit....Ben Franklin?? No idea where. New York maybe??

My ADHD Me said...

I think I read number 8 wrong. The part of the house that is most likely to have chemicals that are dangerous to breath is usually the basement. Attic and garage also. I think.

2Thinks said...

I've quickly scrolled to here w/o looking at anyone else's answers, so I will not be influenced. I am not a cheater.

1. fire, water, carbon
2. water
3. B or C, whichever is electrical
4. More ringing in the ears for the 4 alarm fire
5. near the floor, low
6. baking soda
7. at the point where the candle's flame touches the paper
8. Bathroom (hairspray) or garage
9. When you suck back in after blowing on it, the fire goes into your mouth.
10. Yellow
Bonus: Benjamin Franklin
Extra Bonus: Philadelphia

I sure am hoping for the extra 2 points for putting my name on my paper. I'm going to need them.

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2Thinks said...

After taking my test, I went back and read the other students' answers. Look! I might be close on some. Perhaps I did not fail. Now I can sleep.

Edie said...

Okay I'm really late for the party. As a matter of fact, the party has long since ended and everyone has gone home. But I haven't read the answers yet so I'm giving this a try anyway.

1. Oxygen, fuel, heat.
2. Water
3. B or C or both.
4. The level of danger or threat it poses.
5. Close to the floor.
8. Garage or Kitchen.
10. Red.

Now I'm going to go read the answers.