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1. Where will the ship's officers find necessary information regarding the ship's fire protection arrangement, fire-detection equipment and fire extinguishing appliances?

In permanently exhibited muster list

In permanently exhibited fire control plans

In special instruction and information folder at all fire control stations

In permanent exhibited alarm instructions


2. Three methods of fire protection regarding internal divisional bulk heading may be adopted in accommodation and service spaces in cargo ships. Which of the given methods do not correspond to present rules?

Fitting of an automatic sprinkler, fire-detection and alarm system for the detection and extinction of fire in all spaces in which fire might be expected to originate

Fitting of a fixed fire-detection and alarm system in all spaces where fire might be expected to originate. No accommodation space bounded by an 'A' or 'B' class division to exceed 500 m?

Construction of all internal bulkheads of non-combustible class 'B' or 'C' divisions

Construction of all internal bulkheads of class 'A' divisions


3. What information is found on a ship's fire plan?

The duties of each crew member in case of fire

The signal used on the ship to indicate there is a fire.

The action to take if you heard the fire alarm.

The locations of various firefighting appliances and equipment.


4. Sanitary-, ballast-, bilge- or general service pumps may be accepted as fire pumps provided:

They can be started from a position outside the engine room

They are ready for use as fire pumps at any time

They are not normally used for pumping oil

They are fitted with automatic start connected to the fire alarm


5.   What quantity of reserve fuel is to be available for diesel driven fire pumps outside of the main machinery space?

Sufficient amount for fifteen hours operation at full capacity

20 liters

40 litters

Sufficient amount for six hours operation at full capacity


6. 'A' class (fire) divisions are those divisions formed by bulkheads and decks. Which of the following requirements does not comply with the rules?

Preventing passage of smoke and flame to the end of a one-hour standard test

Suitably stiffened

Insulated on both sides with approved non-combustible material

Constructed of steel or other equivalent material


7. 'C' class (fire) divisions shall meet one of the listed requirements:

Constructed of low flame spread material

Constructed of ignition resistant material

Constructed of non-combustible material

Constructed of steel or equivalent material


8. Which of the following types of breathing apparatus are most likely to be found onboard a modern ship?

Oxygen Breathing Apparatus.

Compressed Air Breathing Apparatus.

Gas Mask type Breathing Apparatus.

Atmospheric Breathing Apparatus.


9.  In what language/languages shall the fire control plans/folders (or copies of plans and folders) be?

The English language

The Flag State language with copies in English or French

The Flag State language with copies in English

The Flag State language


10. What does A.F.F.F. stand for in relation to firefighting?

Aqueous Fire Fighting Foam

Aqueous Film Forming Foam.

Active Fire Finishing Foam.

Anti-Fire Frothing Foam.


11. Under ISO standard 3941 (used mostly in Europe), a fire involving a flammable solid fuel would be classed as which of the following?

Class A.

Class B.

Class C.

Class D.


12. Which of these extinguishing agents is best to use on a fire involving a burning cabin that had been electrically isolated?

Dry Powder - Dry Chemical.



Carbon dioxide (CO2).


13. What do the words 'spontaneously combustible' mean?

When this substance burns it burns completely and does not leave any residue or ash.

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

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

When the substance burns it becomes very hot.


14.  What fixed and portable fire extinguishers are often found on gas tankers, because they are considered to be most effective with burning gas?



Dry Powder - Dry Chemical.



15. How many fireman's outfits are required to be carried on tankers?

At least four sets.

At least three sets.

At least one set.

At least two sets.


16. Fuel flowing in a pipe is prone to which of the following ignition sources?

High pressure action.


Static electricity.

Chemical reaction.


17. What type of release is allowed for fixed gas fire extinguishing installations onboard?

An automatic release system activated by fire detectors.

A manually operated release only.

Any automatic release system.

An automatic release system activated by fire alarms.


18. In addition to a fire suit, a fireman's outfit also comprises breathing apparatus and a fireproof lifeline. According to SOLAS- how many such sets of fireman's outfit are required to be carried by all ships?

At least one.

At least two.

As required by the ship's administration.

At least three.


19. Which firefighting system is the most efficient and with the least side effects in the event of a fire in the engine room?

The powder extinguishing system.

The central foam extinguishing system.

The sprinkler extinguishing system.

The central CO2 extinguishing system.


20. A self-contained Breathing Apparatus should contain at least 1200 litters of air. How long should this last a normal person who is not carrying out hard work?

45 minutes

15 minutes

60 minutes

30 minutes


21. Fuel oil from a leaking fuel pipe has been collected in a drip tray under the boiler furnace. The oil is suddenly ignited by a backflash from the boiler burner. The boiler room is manned and the person present has the choice of various extinguishers. The fire is purely a surface fire. What would be the preferable extinguisher?

- Powder

- Any of the mentioned alternatives

- CO2

- Water

22. In pump rooms and pipe tunnels 'flameproof' electric light fittings are generally fitted. This means that:

Even if a fire occurs, it will not consume the fitting?

The fitting is completely gastight and no gas can enter into contact with the bulb and electric connections?

The electrical supply will disconnect automatically in cases of fire?

Gas may enter, but even if an explosion takes place the fittings is so strong that the explosion will be contained within it and will not be blow out?


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

56 - 67

68 - 79

80 - 90

48 – 55


24. Which of the following statements does not apply to fire doors in main vertical zone bulkheads and stairway enclosures in passenger ships?

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If normally locked they do not have to be self-closing.

They shall be of the self-closing type.

They shall be capable of being closed from a control station unless they are normally closed.

They can have hold back hooks not subject to control station release providing the emergency plan details a person to close them.


25. Oily rags and metal twist pose a particular fire hazard because:

They are not a hazard unless ignited.

They generate their own oxygen when ignited and are therefore difficult to extinguish.

They are liable to spontaneous combustion.

They are not a hazard.



26. Where on board would you find out which fire sections are enclosed by 'A' or 'B' class divisions?

On the fire control plan

In the stability book

On the capacity plan

On the general arrangement plan


27. Which of the following statements is NOT correct about high expansion foam?

It extinguishes by smothering.

It has only a limited cooling effect.

You cannot survive in H.E. foam as the oxygen content is reduced.

You can survive in H.E. foam by breaking the bubbles to release the air.


28. In fire-fighting, what does the term 'boundary starvation' refer to?

Cooling the area around a fire to stop it spreading

Closing doors and hatches at the boundary of a fire

Mustering fire fighters and materials in the area near the fire

Removing the fuel from the boundary of a fire to stop it spreading further


29. What is the maximum allowed suction head for the fire pump?

4.5 meters.

9 meters.

1.5 meters.

3 meters.


30. What type of fire hose nozzles must be available on board?

Dual purpose (jet/spray) type incorporating shutoff.

Jet type.

Dual purpose (jet/spray type).

Spray type.

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