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FFHB - Chapter 1

True/False
Indicate whether the sentence or statement is true or false.
 

 1. 

The fire service of today is a direct result of an evolution in the methodology, technology, and responsibility of a service that has been vital to communities since the beginning of civilization.
 

 2. 

The definition of “Arson” is a malicious fire or fires set intentionally by humans for vengeance or profit.
 

 3. 

After World War I, the internal combustion engine became the power source of choice for fire apparatus.
 

 4. 

Fire kills more Americans than all natural disasters combined.
 

 5. 

A fire department mission statement is a written declaration by a fire agency describing the things that it intends to do to protect its citizenry or customers.
 

Multiple Choice
Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 6. 

A large and destructive fire is called a(n) ____.
a.
backdraft
d.
rollover
b.
flameover
e.
blaze
c.
conflagration
 

 7. 

A sign on a sheet of metal telling firefighters which company held the insurance policy on a home or building was a ____.
a.
firemark
c.
maltese cross
b.
speaking trumpet
d.
red cross
 

 8. 

In the 1700s, a specific group of people serving as ____ walked the streets of Boston at night looking for fire, they were soon labeled the “Rattlewatch”.
a.
firefighters
d.
fire wardens
b.
fire societies
e.
none of the above
c.
fire watch
 

 9. 

Acts of violence that are arbitrarily committed against lives or property and intended to create fear and anxiety, are known as ____.
a.
revenge
c.
arson
b.
conflagration
d.
terrorism
 

 10. 

According the USFA, a fire department responds to a fire in the United States every ____ seconds.
a.
30
c.
18
b.
15
d.
5
 



 
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