RFPFF Exit Exam Questions and Answer Updated Set- 1

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1. Which dangerous condition should be kept in mind after using a 15-pound CO2 fire extinguisher on a small oil fire on the engine room floor plates?

Possible suffocation from the CO2 gas.

Forgetting to secure the engine room ventilation system.

CO2 gas being drawn into nearby engine or air compressor intakes.

Rekindling of the fire.


2. Which of the listed classes of fire is considered as one involving electrical equipment?

Class "A”

Class "B"

Class "C" •

Class "D"


3. Which of the following would be considered a Class “B~ fire?

Electrical fire in a motor

Waste rag fire in the engine room

Oil fire in the engine room bilges •

Fire in the main switchboard


4. If ignited, which material would be a class B fire?




Diesel Oil •


5. Which of the listed extinguishing agents is NOT suitable for fighting a liquid paint fire?

Dry chemical



Carbon dioxide

6. Which extinguishing agent is most effective on a mattress fire?



Dry Chemical

Water               •


7. The extinguishing agent most effective for combating wood fires Is 

water                   •

carbon dioxide


dry chemical


8. You are fighting a fire in a watertight compartment using hoses and river water. Stability may be reduced because of

progressive down flooding

reduction of water in the storage tanks

9. Increase In free surface which reduces the metacentric height •

reduction of KG to the minimum allowable


10. When used to fight fire, carbon dioxide.

is effective if used promptly on an oil fire

has a greater cooling effect than water

is lighter than air

is harmless to cargo and crew


11. Carbon dioxide as a firefighting agent has which advantage over other agents?

It causes minimal damage.

It is safer for personnel.

It Is cheaper.

It is most effective on a per unit basis.


12. To prevent the spread of fire by convection you should

cool the bulkhead around the fire

remove combustibles from direct exposure

close all openings to the area

shut off all electrical power


13. What is NOT a characteristic of carbon dioxide fire-extinguishing agents?

Effective even if ventilation is not shut down •

Will not deteriorate in storage


Effective on electrical equipment


14. What is NOT a characteristic of carbon dioxide fire-extinguishing agents?

Effective even if ventilation is not shut down •

Will not deteriorate in storage


Effective on electrical equipment


15. Foam extinguishes a fire by.

destroying the burning materials

chemical reaction with the burning material

absorbing the burning material

smothering the burning material



16. Immediately after a class "B" fire has been extinguished by the use of foam, crewmen should

carefully apply a low velocity fog over the foam blanket

wade through the foam blanket to evenly distribute the foam

be careful not to disturb the foam blanket

sweep the foam blanket overboard and secure firefighting equipment


16. The most likely location for a liquid cargo fire to occur on a tanker would be

in the midships house

at the main deck manifold

at the vent header

in the pump room                   •


17. You should be most concerned about a possible explosion or fire in fuel tanks

during fueling when the fuel first strikes the tank bottom •

during fueling when the fuel strikes fuel already in the tank

when underway as the fuel is moved by wave action

shortly after fueling when fuel vapors gather


18. You have carbon tetrachloride as part of the cargo. If a fire breaks out in the general area, what is the major danger from the carbon tetrachloride?

It will explode if exposed to a flame.

Phosgene gas may be formed if it comes in contact with hot metal.

It will burn rapidly once Ignited.

You cannot use water to fight the fire because it will react with the carbon tetrachloride.


19. Radiation can cause a fire to spread by.

transmitting the heat of a fire through the ship’s metal

burning liquids flowing into another space

heated gases flowing through ventilation systems

the transfer of heat across an unobstructed space •


20. To prevent the spread of fire by conduction, you should

cool the bulkheads around the fire

remove combustibles from direct exposure

close all openings to the area

shut off all electric power


21. You notice smoke coming from an open laundry room doorway. After activating the fire alarm, which of the following would you do FIRST?

Attempt to determine what is burning.

Acquire the nearest self-contained breathing apparatus.

Break out the nearest fire hose.

Wait for the fire team to arrive and assist as directed.


22. You are on watch at night in port and discover a fire in #1 hatch. Which action should you take FIRST?

Advise the Chief Mate and Master.

Release carbon dioxide into the hatch.

Sound the general alarm.

Lead a fire hose to the hatch.


23. The spreading of fire as a result of heat being carried through a vessel's ventilation system, is an example of heat transfer by


convection •



24. Which of the following is NOT identified on the vessel's fire control plan?

Gas detector

Fire control plan

Fire and emergency signals *

Dry chemical monitor


25. The high velocity fog tip used with the all-purpose firefighting nozzle should always be.

stowed separately in a clip or rack at each fire station

attached to the all- purpose nozzle by a chain                  •

coated with heavy grease to prevent corrosion

painted red to be identified as emergency equipment


26. The most common and widely used cooling agent used for fighting fires on merchant vessels is

carbon dioxide

flue gas


steam smothering


27. The outlet at a fire hydrant may be positioned anywhere from horizontal to pointing.

45° upward

vertically upward

vertically downward •


28. The primary function(s) of an automatic sprinkler system is(are) to

extinguish the fire which triggers it

limit the spread of fire and control the amount of heat produced •

protect people in the areas which have sprinkler heads

alert the crew to the fire



29. If a portable carbon dioxide fire extinguisher has been partially discharged, it should be immediately

tagged and restowed properly in its rack

weighed and the charge loss recorded before being returned to its rack

given to the chief engineer for recharging

tagged ’empty' and stowed separately from charged extinguishers •


30. Which statement about firefighting foam is TRUE?

Foam conducts electricity.

To be most effective, foam should be directed at the base of the fire.

Foam is most effective on burning liquids which are flowing.

Foam can ONLY be used to extinguish class A fires.

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