Fire Officer Interview Questions & Answers

  1. Question 1. Explain Does Missouri Have A Statewide Fire Code?

    Answer :

    Missouri does not have a statewide fire code, but Missouri does have state regulations affecting most licensed day cares nursing home facilities and other state licensed facilities. Always contact your local jurisdiction for any applicable adopted codes.

  2. Question 2. Explain How Often Should I Change The Battery In My Smoke Detector?

    Answer :

    It is recommended that the battery be changed at least once a year or whenever the detector makes a chirping sound, indicating low battery power.

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  4. Question 3. Explain Do I Need A Carbon Monoxide Detector?

    Answer :

    If your home has any gas-fired or wood burning appliances (cook stove, water heater, furnace, fireplace, etc.) or has an attached garage, a carbon monoxide detector is required. Generally, the carbon monoxide detector should be installed in a central location so the occupants can hear it. Carbon monoxide detectors should not be installed inside a furnace room.

  5. Question 4. Name Three Steps That May Be Taken To Restrict The Spread And Effects Of An Explosion Where Such A Liability To Explosion Exists?

    Answer :

    The plant must be so constructed so as to withstand the pressure produced.

    • Provision of chokes, baffles, vents.
    • Explosion suppression.
    • Flame arresters.
    • Provision of other equally effective means to restrict the spread and
    • effects of the explosion.
  6. Question 5. Name Five Areas Of Consideration In Designing Explosion Control Into Plant Systems?

    Answer :

    • Segregation of plant.
    • Explosion relief by means of vents.
    • Flame arresters.
    • High speed isolation valves.
    • Explosion suppression.
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  8. Question 6. What Do Dry Sprinkler Systems Contain?

    Answer :

    Compressed Air or Nitrogen.

  9. Question 7. Explain Why Are Un-vented Gas Appliances Not Allowed?

    Answer :

    Un-vented gas appliances are not allowed due to potential carbon monoxide risks. Nationally recognized fire codes do not allow these appliances to be located in a childcare setting. It should be noted that manufacturers’ guidelines instruct the owner to keep a window open during the use of these appliances.

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  11. Question 8. Which One Of The Following Is Not A Compatible Fire Extinguishing Agent With Dry Powder?

    Answer :

    • Water Spray.
    • Inert Gas.
    • Foam.
    • (3) Foam.
  12. Question 9. Beside The Generation Of Smoke And Heat Give Two Other Products Of Combustion?

    Answer :

    • Carbon Dioxide.
    • Water.
    • Carbon Monoxide.
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  14. Question 10. What Is The Advantage Of Light Water Over An Ordinary Water Extinguisher?

    Answer :

    It allows greater penetration or wetting of the fire area.

  15. Question 11. Why Should Mirrors Not Be Placed Over Fireplaces?

    Answer :

    People especially children may be attracted to come too close to the fire where clothing may catch fire.

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  17. Question 12. Why Are Chimney Fires Dangerous?

    Answer :

    They can structurally weaken the flue liner and chimney block causing cracks to form which may allow sparks enter the house causing a fire elsewhere. Soot may also fall down causing carpet fires.

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  19. Question 13. Name Two Types Of Fire Alarm Systems?

    Answer :

    1. Manual.
    2. Automatic.
  20. Question 14. Explain Are All Climbing Walls Required To Be Inspected?

    Answer :

    All climbing walls over 10 feet in height are required to pass and annual safety inspection and have a state operating permit. Climbing walls less than 10 feet in height are exempt from the inspection and permitting process.

  21. Question 15. What Two Essential Pieces Of Knowledge Are Necessary As Regards Escape In Case Of Fire?

    Answer :

    1. The sound of the alarm.
    2. The means of escape and route to follow.
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  23. Question 16. What Two Colours Are Generally Accepted For Danger And Non-danger?

    Answer :

    Red for danger and Green for non-danger.

  24. Question 17. What Colour Should A Fire Exit Sign Be?

    Answer :

    White symbols on a green background.

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  26. Question 18. What Type Of Extinguisher Would You Use On A Petrol Fire?

    Answer :

    Dry Powder or Foam.

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  28. Question 19. If You Discover A Fire What Action Should You Take?

    Answer :

    1. Raise the alarm,
    2. Get everyone out,
    3. Attack the fire.
  29. Question 20. Name Four Types Of Fire Extinguishing Agent?

    Answer :

    Water, Foam, CO2, Dry Powder.

  30. Question 21. Explain What Is The Cost Of An Elevator Inspection?

    Answer :

    Competitive pricing drives the cost of an inspection. Costs may vary between different state licensed inspectors, so it is recommended that a customer obtain more than one bid for conducting the inspection. Usually if a re-inspection is required, a cost is associated with the re-inspection.

  31. Question 22. What Substances Should The Valves Of Gas Cylinders Be Kept Free Of And Why?

    Answer :

    Oil and Grease, as they can react chemically causing an explosion.

  32. Question 23. Name The Two Types Of Smoke Detectors?

    Answer :

    1. Ionisation Detectors
    2. Optical Detectors.
  33. Question 24. How Would You Dispose Of Flammable Waste In A Workroom?

    Answer :

    Put it in a closed metal bin and empty regularly.

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  35. Question 25. What Action Do You Take If A Persons Clothes Catch Fire?

    Answer :

    Roll them in a blanket or use a non-asphyxiant extinguisher.

  36. Question 26. Why Are Oily Or Paint Covered Rags Dangerous?

    Answer :

    They may be liable to spontaneous combustion.

  37. Question 27. Name Two Fire Extinguishing Agents That Are Recommended For Use On Electrical Fires?

    Answer :

    1. CO2
    2. Dry Powder.
    3. Sand.
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  39. Question 28. How Do Water Type Extinguishers Extinguish Fires?

    Answer :

    By cooling the burning material to a point where it will not burn.

  40. Question 29. How Do Dry Powder Extinguishers Extinguish Fires?

    Answer :

    By stopping chain flame reaction and smothering.

  41. Question 30. What Type Of Extinguisher Is Best Suited To Free Flowing Liquid Fires?

    Answer :

    Dry Powder.

  42. Question 31. Name Two Means By Which Heat May Be Transmitted And Result In A Spread Of Fire?

    Answer :

    Radiation, Conduction, and Convection.

  43. Question 32. Name The Elements That Comprise The Triangle Of Fire?

    Answer :

    Fuel, Heat, and Oxygen.

  44. Question 33. Give Two Sources Of Fire?

    Answer :

    • Sparks
    • Flames.
    • Hot Surfaces.
    • Radiant Heat.
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  46. Question 34. Name Three Of The Relevant Characteristics Of Flammable Substances That Are Considered In Designating An Explosive Atmosphere?

    Answer :

    1. The density relevant to air.
    2. The flash point.
    3. The ignition temperature.
    4. The boiling point.
    5. The upper and lower explosive limits.