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If at the end of the clue there is a (__ words), this means the answer has the number of
words listed and they are placed without a space between words.

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1 Ignition when a fire ignites as a result of self-heating, such as spontaneous


heating
3 Noncombustible or limited combustible construction
6 Using an axe or other tool to determine the location of joists
12 Fire caused by flying sparks or embers landing outside the main wildland fire
13 Fire stream which is composed of very fine droplets of water (2 words)
16 Compact fire stream, with little shower or spray, produced from a fixed orifice,
smoothbore nozzle
18 The effect of gases forming into layers according to the temperature of each
layer.(2 words)
20 Knot used to join two ropes of unequal diameters, or joining a rope and a chain
(2 words)
22 Knot used to join two ropes of unequal diameters, or joining a rope and chain
(2 words)
25 Location that is below ground or otherwise cut off from natural or forced
ventilation. May include below ground areas in structures, caves, sewers,
storage tanks, and trenches (2 words)
30 Ordinary construction
32 A condition where flames move through or across the unburned gases during
the progression of a fire
33 A hazard caused by the unsafe acts of individuals (3 words)
36 Self-sustaining chemical reaction yielding energy products that cause further
reactions of the same kind
37 A condition where flames move through or across the unburned gases during
the progression of a fire
39 Wooden or metal strips that guide the fly sections of extension ladders while
being raised
40 The rear of a wildland fire opposite the head
41 Damage to a fire hose caused by excessive heat, exposure to exhaust, or
prolonged drying
45 Hose tool that allows motor vehicles to cross over a fire hose without damage (2
words)
46 Tool which aids in carrying or handling a charged hoseline (2 words)
48 Devices which are attached to the inside beams of ground ladder fly sections,
used to hold the fly section in place after it has been extended
50 Rapid, self-sustaining oxidation process accompanied by the evolution of heat
and light of varying intensities
51 Holding a ladder securely by the beams near the base of the ladder, while other
firefighters are ascending or descending
52 The part of a hose coupling that serves as the point of attachment to the hose
53 A condition where flames move through or across the unburned gases during
the progression of a fire
56 The generic term for halogenated hydrocarbons
57 The extreme top of a ladder
59 NFPA
63 Cross members of a ladder in which the firefighter climbs upon
64 A unit used to refill SCBA with purified air
65 Pumping of water from two or more pieces of apparatus that are arranged in
series, between the water source and the fire scene
68 A variation of a wye appliance that allows a firefighter to connect both a 2 1/2
inch line and two 1 1/2 inch lines in the same layout (2 words)
69 Ventilation by venting a structure from the top-most area of the building by
cutting a hole in the roof or opening preexisting openings in the roof
70 A rope that yields a high degree of stretch when a heavy load is exerted on it (2
words)
71 Tool used to stop the flow of water in a hoseline without shutting the line down
(2 words)
73 The systematic removal and replacement of heat, smoke, and other fire gases
from a structure with cooler air
74 The maximum amount of heat that can be produced if all combustible
materials in a given area burn (2 words)
75 The area of unburned fuels next to an involved area of a wildland fire
76 A valve used in large pump intakes, and uses a flat baffle operated by a
quarter-turn handle
78 Ladder consisting on one section which is nonadjustable in length
79 Anything that occupies space and has mass
81 A type of window that usually consists of two sashes that meet in the center that
are locked together with a latch or a bolt on the inside
83 A functional assignment such as search and rescue, salvage, or ventilation
84 The resulting surge of pressure when water flowed through a hoseline or pipe is
suddenly stopped (2 words)
90 A load-bearing wall that supports the structural weight of two adjacent
structures (2 words)
91 Term used to describe crossing the side of a bight over the standing part during
the creation of a knot
94 Force per unit area
95 A sexless coupling where there is no distinct male or female component
97 The small, grooved wheel through which the halyard is drawn on an extension
ladder
99 The most common type of litter used in the fire service (2 words)
101 The part of a wildland fire that travels or spreads at the quickest rate
104 An explosive surge in a fire when air is suddenly mixed with a combustible gas
106 Common hose fitting used to extend a larger diameter hoseline by connecting a
smaller diameter hoseline to the end
107 Upper most section of an extension or combination ladder
108 A life safety knot which forms a single loop that will not constrict the object it is
placed around
111 The chemical decomposition of a substance through the action of heat
113 Wildland fuel that includes living surface vegetation such as grass or brush,
and nonliving surface vegetation such as logs and heavy limbs
114 side of a wildland fire
116 A bending of a rope back on itself, while keeping the sides parallel
117 Strips of metal attached to the chafing points of ladders, such as the tips and at
other areas where the ladder comes in contact with the apparatus mounting
brackets (2 words)
120 Devices which are attached to the inside beams of ground ladders fly sections,
used to hold the fly section in place after it has been extended
122 A long extension ladder with stayploes used for added leverage and stability
when raising the ladder
125 SOG (3 words)
126 The part of a rope used in forming a knot (2 words)
127 Wood-frame construction
128 Fires involving the combustion of ordinary solids such as wood, cloth, paper,
rubber, and plastics (2 words)
130 Discharges from nozzles at more than 350 gpm (2 words)
132 Window that has small 4 inch wide sections, running as long as the window's
width, and normally constructed without frames
133 A fire safety survey in public or commercial occupancies that gives "up-front"
information required to better assess conditions during any emergency
situation that may occur in these occupancies
139 The location where a fan is set up to perform positive-pressure ventilation.
Usually at an exterior doorway (3 words)
140 Step-up transformer that converts a vehicle's 12- or 24-volt DC current into
110- or 220-volt AC current
141 The practice of searching a fire scene for hidden fires, and to attempt to
discover the possible point of origin and the cause of the fire
142 A boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion
144 Damage to a fire hose caused by the exposure to petroleum products, paints,
acids, or alkalis
145 Any piece of hardware used in conjunction with fire hose for the purpose of
delivering water (2 words)
148 Fire-resistive construction
149 The valve utilized to turn off the water supply to a sprinkler system (2 words)
150 The part of a rope used in forming a knot (2 words)
151 The area around a building equal to one and a half times the height of the
building, where no personnel or apparatus should be allowed to operate in,
during the course of a fire (2 words)
152 A short fold or reverse bend in the hose for the purpose of preventing
complications with couplings while the hose is being pulled out
153 Extinguisher used to fight Class A, B, or C fires. (2 words)
154 A small attic
155 Curved metal devices that are installed to the ends of roof ladders for the
purpose of securing the ladder to the peak of a roof
156 A breathing technique used to extend the use of the remaining air in s SCBA
157 A firefighter who holds a ladder at its base while other firefighters ascend or
descend

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2 A multi-sectional ground ladder which can be adjusted to a variety of lengths


4 Sprinkler head which extends down from the underside of piping
5 The main structural member of a ladder which supports the rungs or rung
locks
6 The loss of structural loss of integrity of masonry due to heat and fire
7 The load bearing part of a rope
8 The transfer of energy as an electromagnetic wave without an intervening
medium
9 The bottom end of a ladder which is placed on the ground
10 Salvage tarps or other water proof materials used to prevent or lessen floor
covering damage during fire fighting operations (2 words)
11 Ventilation of a structure of heat, smoke and other fire gases through openings
such as windows or doors
12 The part of the rope that covers and protects the core or kern of a rope
14 A knot used to stabilize tall objects that are being hoisted. Consists of the
standing part of the rope being passed under the round turn on the opposite
side of the intended direction of pull (2 words)
15 The outer boundary, or the distance around the outside edge of a wildland fire
17 Organic matter in various stages of decomposition found on the floor of forests
19 Tool used for preventing hose damage when a hose is dragged over sharp
surfaces (2 words)
21 The energy which is transferred from one body to another when the
temperatures of the bodies are different
23 The point at which a fire stream begins to lose its forward velocity
24 Rubber or neoprene foot plates, that usually swivel, which are attached to the
butt end of a ladder
26 Ventilation by cutting a large hole or trench extending from one exterior wall
to the opposite exterior wall
27 Combustible material used to spread fire from one point to another
28 Debris bag or bucket which are used to carry debris from a structure, catch
falling debris, or provide a water basin for immersing small burning objects
29 Single ladder equipped with folding hooks at the top end
31 Rapid, but thorough search of a building for victims, performed either before
or during fire suppression operations
32 Liquids that have flash points less than 100 degrees (2 words)
34 Fuels in a wildland fire that are suspended, or upright fuels that are physically
separated from the ground
35 Wooden or metal pieces that prevent an extension ladder fly from being
extended to far
36 An enclosed room or space within a building
38 A facility in which there is a great potential likelihood of life or property loss
from a fire (2 words)
42 The stratification of heated gases into layers within a compartment with the
hottest gases making up the top layers, and the cooler gases forming the lower
layers (2 words)
43 Ventilation where fans are directed to pull smoke out of a structure (2 words)
44 The part of a rope used for hoisting, pulling, or belaying (2 words)
47 The tendency of an energized electrical conductor to pass its current along the
path of least resistance to ground (2 words)
49 Freestanding fire walls commonly found on large churches or shopping centers
(2 words)
50 A link that holds two levers of a sprinkler against the frame (2 words)
52 Tool used for the purpose of tightening and loosening hose couplings
54 The stage of a fire when the fire has consumed the available fuel in a
compartment and the rate of heat release begins to decline
55 Sketch of a property drawn during a fire safety survey, that includes positions
of streets, other buildings, and important features that will assist in fire
fighting (2 words)
58 PIV
60 Glass which is manufactured from two sheets of glass that are bonded to a
sheet of plastic, sandwiched between them
61 The period when the four elements of the fire tetrahedron come together and
combustion begins
62 Ventilation of a structure mechanically, through the use of fans, or
hydraulically, through the use of fog streams
64 Valve used in a siamese appliance to allow only one intake hose to be connected
and charged before additional hoses are connected
66 A fire attack utilizing both indirect and direct fire fighting techniques at the
same time, when attempting to extinguish a structure fire
67 A hazard that arises as a result of the operations that are characteristic of the
individual occupancy (3 words)
72 Sprinkler head used in a small room where the branch line runs along the wall
77 Fires involving combustible metals such as aluminum magnesium, titanium,
zirconium, sodium, and potassium (2 words)
80 Walls that support the structural weight of a building
82 Rope or cable used for hoisting extension ladder fly sections
85 The banking down and lateral spread of heat, smoke, and other fire gases as
they accumulate within a structure
86 Methods and operating procedures that aid in reducing primary and secondary
damage during fire fighting operations
87 Type of truss roof, characterized by its round appearance
88 Standing upwind
89 A salvage cover that has been folded in such a way that it can hold small
amounts of water
92 Fires involving weeds, grass, field crops, brush, forests, and similar vegetation
93 Type of windows consisting of large sections of glass usually about 1 foot in
width, and are as long as the opening
96 The two lengthwise parts of a trussed ladder beam which are separated by
truss or separation blocks
98 The transfer of heat energy by the movement of heated liquids or gases
100 The lowest or widest section of an extension ladder
102 Fires involving energized electrical equipment (2 words)
103 Material or substance which is oxidized during the combustion process
105 Hose laid from the water source to the fire (2 words)
109 Hose roll consisting of starting at one end (usually male) and rolling hose
towards the other end
110 The part of the total pressure that is lost while forcing water through a pipe,
fitting, fire hose, and adapters (2 words)
111 Forced ventilation technique in which high-volume fans force air into a
structure (2 words)
112 Narrow single ladder which has hinged runs that allows the ladder to be folded
so that it may be carried in narrow passageways (2 words)
115 Any low protective wall or barrier at the edge of a balcony, roof, bridge, or the
like
118 The further bending of one side of a loop during the creation of a knot (2
words)
119 Heavy timber construction
121 Knot principally used to attach a rope to an object such as a pole, post, or
hoseline (2 words)
123 A gasoline or diesel powered unit that creates either 110- or 220-volts of
electricity
124 Hose appliance which has one large female intake coming into the appliance
and 2 or more male discharges exiting the appliance
129 Hose appliance which has two or three female connectors coming into the
appliance, and a single male discharge exiting the appliance
131 Type of damage to fire hose in the form of worn areas, rips, abrasions, crushed
or damaged couplings, or cracked inner linings
134 Observing and providing an accurate description of the conditions found at a
scene upon arrival
135 Foam suitable for fighting Class A and B fires
136 A rope that is constructed by uniformly intertwining strands together
137 The transition between the growth and the fully developed stages of a fire
138 Ventilation by opening up a roof or existing roof opening for the purpose of
releasing hot fire gases and smoke from a burning structure
139 Ignition when a fire is ignited by a spark or a flame
142 A fire stream which has been broken into coarsely divided drops
143 Metal rods which run from one beam to the other on a ladder (2 words)
146 Letters designating a method of signaling during confined space operations
147 The natural effect of vertical heat and smoke movement throughout a building,
creating an upward draft which interferes with evacuation of occupants and
ventilation operations
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B I GH T D P RO TE C T I ONP L A T E S DOG S A L A C A D T
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B ANGOR L U P T W S T A N D A R DO P E R A T I NGG U I D E O
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N V D F O TYPE F I VE E G T CL ASS A
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