Can You Pass a Firefighter Exam?

Brian Whitney

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About This Quiz

A lot of times when you take a test to see if you qualify for a job, the process can be kind of irritating. I mean, come on, all you want is some lousy job, and you have to pass a test first? Well, being a firefighter isn't one of those things. If your house is on fire and your loved ones are inside, wouldn't you want to have some firemen showing up that have passed a test? I know I would. Being a firefighter is a challenging and important job. 

I know you have what it takes to be a firefighter. Of course, we all know that one has to be brave, heroic, calm under pressure, and willing to put your life on the line at a moment's notice to save others to be a firefighter, but there is way more to it than that. You also have to know a lot about emergency medical procedures; you have to understand the basics of fire science, and also you need to be able to make the right decisions in all sorts of different scenarios. Do you think you could pass the Firefighter exam? Take this quiz to find out. And whatever you do, make sure that you save the animals first. 

How wet does wood have to be to make it difficult to catch on fire?

What type of fuels are combustible metals?

Do you like adventure?

Do you think you would be good at doing fire inspections?

Do you have a lot of integrity?

Would you like to drive a fire truck?

Are you in good shape?

How often should people check the batteries in their smoke detector?

Are you good at communicating with others?

Do you think fast on your feet?

If there is a fire in a highrise where might people go?

Are you dedicated to being a firefighter?

Are you able to change plans if conditions change?

Are you a team player?

How long does it take you to get ready for work?

Do you have a good mechanical aptitude?

During an emergency, what is the maximum number of people someone should supervise?

Who is responsible for firefighters' safety on the job?

Can you handle long shifts?

Would you save a kitten up a tree?

How much would it mean to you to save a life?

Can you imagine being in a burning building?

Are you prone to panic?

Are you close to your coworkers?

What do you think of overtime?

Do you look good in uniform?

Does it sound like fun to hold the hose?

How much weight could you carry on your back for an hour?

Would you get bothered by false alarms?

Do you want to grow a beard?

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