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1. You are carrying out a search in a smoke-filled room wearing BA. How would you conduct this search?

Proceed straight ahead to the far bulkhead and then carry out a left- or right-hand search as appropriate

Proceed to the approximate center of the room and then carry out the search on a circular pattern.

As soon as you enter carry out a right- or left-hand search by placing the appropriate hand onto the bulkhead and then follow the bulkhead round as quickly as possible.

Carry out a right- or left-hand search and proceed carefully feeling the area in front with the foot and using the back of the free hand to check the area in front.


2. On a fire patrol at night, you see smoke coming from a closed cabin door. What action should you take first?

As most people are sleeping, call a friend and ask him to assist in putting out the fire.

Get the nearest fire extinguisher and then open the door to see what the situation is.

Activate the nearest fire alarm button and advise the bridge of the location of the fire.

Take a look inside the cabin to see what the situation is.


3. Once the fire is contained, the master needs to evaluate the best strategy for the next stage. This might include a number of actions. In your opinion which action does NOT belong?

The use of fixed installations to put it out

Keeping the fire contained

Other means of control

Re-introducing air circulation by opening up fire dampers and other openings


4. The best way to combat an engine room bilge fire is through the use of

a)          dry chemical extinguisher and solid stream water

b)          Foam extinguisher and low-velocity water fog

c)          foam extinguisher and solid stream water

d)          foam and soda acid extinguishers


5. What type of release is allowed for fixed gas fire extinguishing installation onboard

a)          Any automatic release system

b)          A manually operated release only

c)          An automatic release system activated by fire alarms

d)          An automatic release system activated by fire detectors


6. In the case of Direct Reduced Iron (DR) cargo in the hold, contact with water may lead to vigorous re-oxidation accompanied by the evolution of heat and hydrogen which may give rise to the risk of explosion

a)          True

b)          False


7. Which of the following colors is used to indicate Foam fire extinguisher

a)           red and yellow band

b)           Red and cream band

c)            red and blue band

d)           Red and black band


8. The letters A, B and C on the portable fire extinguisher represent what

a)           How many chemicals it holds

b)           The first three letters of the alphabet

c)           types of fire the extinguisher will put out



9. What do the words 'spontaneously combustion' mean

a)           The substance is very difficult to set alight, even when it is very hot

b)           when this substance burns it burns completely and does not leave any residue or ash

c)           when the substance burns it becomes very hot

d)          The substance can catch fire by itself without an external source of heat or ignition


10. Quick closing valve can be operated from a remote location

a)          True

b)           False


11. Which one of the listed requirements regarding abandon ship and fire drills do not correspond to present regulations

a)           On all international voyages, except short voyages, muster of passengers shall take place                within 24 hours after embarkation

b)           On all short international voyages, muster of passengers shall take place as soon as possible

c)           Each member of the crew shall participate in at least one abandon ship drill and one fire drill                  every month

d)           A training manual shall be provided in each crew mess room and recreation room or in each                  crew cabin


12. Portable fire extinguisher is designed to put out effectively?

a.         Small fire

b.         Explosion

c.         Industrial fire

d.         Large bush fire


13. The fire signal on a ship must be a continuous blast of the whistle or electrical bell for not less than_______ seconds

a)           10

b)           15

c)           20

d)           None of the above


14. Instructions for 'Preparation for welding or hot work in cargo tanks' is laid down by the Norwegian Maritime Directorate. During ongoing inspection on work

a)           At one level for at least two places in the tank

b)           At three levels at one point close to the working area

c)           At three levels for at least two places in the tank

d)           At two levels for three places in the tank


15. Fire watch should be performed during and after all hot work activities

a)           True

b)           False


16. In accommodation the automatic sprinklers shall come into operation within the temperature range

a)           80-90

b)           68-79

c)           56-67

d)           48-55


17. The lowest temperature at which the heat from the combustion of a burning vapor is capable of producing vapor to enable combustion but not sustaining is

a)           Ignition point

b)           Flashpoint

c)           Fire point

d)           None of the above


18. In a mixture of flammable vapor and air, if there is too much vapor and not enough air to support combustion, we say the mixture is

a)          Too rich

b)          Over concentrated

c)          Too lean


19. When is it required for portable carbon dioxide fire extinguishers to be recharged?

a)           at least once each year

b)           each time the vessel dry docks

c)            when the charged weight decreased by 50%

d)           whenever used for demo or to fight fire onboard ships


20. What is the minimum number of portable fire extinguishers that must be carried on ships of 100 GRT and above ?

a)           3

b)           5

c)            9

d)           7


21. In tankers sufficient foam concentration shall be supplied to ensure at least__________ min of foam generation in tankers fitted with an inert gas installation

a)           10 minutes

b)           20 minutes

c)            30 minutes

d)           40 minutes


22. To operate the fire extinguisher, the acronym PASS is often used to help us remember to

a)          Pull the pin, aim at the base of the fire, squeeze the handle and sweep at the base of the                  fire

b)          Pass by the fire, activate the fire alarm, select the proper extinguisher, shoot at the base of the                  fire

c)           Pull the alarm, alert the response team, shut down the power sources, secure the area

d)           Pass by the fire, activate the sprinkler system, seal the fire area from oxygen, stop                                 unauthorized entry


23. Fire hoses shall have a length of at least 10m, but not more than------in machinery space

a)           15 m

b)           20 m

c)           25 m

d)           None of above


24. If a fixed foam firefighting system is not of the premix type, a sample of the foam liquid must be tested by

a)          Coast Guard inspection officer

b)          The safetyman aboard the unit

c)          The designated person-in-charge of the unit

d)          The manufacturer, or his authorized representative


25. Below is a list of fire extinguisher types matched with surfaces on which they can be used. Which is the incorrect option

a)           Class A - Cloth, paper and rubber

b)          Class B - Plastics, polyethylene, Styrofoam's

c)           Class C - Wiring, fuse boxes, electrical equipment and computers

d)           Class D - Combustible metals such as magnesium, potassium and sodium


26. Carbon-di-oxide (CO2) release alarm is fitted outside the engine room

a)          True

b)          False


27. Class A divisions formed by bulk heads and constructed with steel or other equipment material and suitably stiffened

a)           True

b)           False


28. A cargo hold containing cargo such as nitrates, chlorates etc which produce oxygen under the influence of heat catches fire. How would you deal with this?

a)           With this type of material, the hatches should not be battened down. The fire can only be                       extinguished using large quantities of water

b)           Boundary cooling

c)           Close the hatches, apply boundary cooling and allow fire to use up the oxygen and extinguish               itself

d)           Close the hatches and use the fixed CO2 system


29. Flammability means

a)           That burns below 37.5 deg C/100 deg F

b)           any fuel that can burn

c)           Both

d)           none


30. Class A fires involve flammable liquids

a)           True

b)           False

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