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Edison, New Jersey
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Fire Safety Quiz

1) What is the only book a child should not open?

2) If you sprayed a Class D fire with a Class A extinguisher, what would happen?

3) What type of burn is most severe, first or third?

4) Generally speaking, which degree of burn is initially more painful?

5) What type of fire extinguisher is most suitable for the average home?

6) What percentage of adult fire victims are impaired?

7) What popular material for children's clothes, and summer clothes, cannot be made flame retardant?

8) Which will harm the flame retardant chemicals in clothes, soap or detergent?

9) What has a head and no brains?

10) Smoke contains nitric oxide which turns into nitric acid when it mixes with what?

11) Name the major cause of fatal home fires?

12) What is creosote and how can it cause trouble in your home?

13) What has been called the greatest advancement in fire protection since the bucket?

14) Name three places in the home where you should NOT put a smoke alarm?

15) In a house fire the rule is GET OUT AND STAY OUT. In a high-rise, there are 2 choices. What are they?

16) Only a few children are fascinated by fire. True or False?

17) What percentage of arson fires are set by juvenile offenders?

18) Name the most common type of household burn that requires hospital treatment?

19) It is recommended that emergency telephone numbers be listed by the telephone. What all important address is commonly left off this list?

20) Assuming all the electrical connections are fine, how can a clothes dryer start on fire?

21) If a pot of oil on the stove bursts into flames, what should you do?

22) What can you do to protect yourself against arson?

23) In an apartment or hotel fire, what's likely to disappear? (hint -- it's in the hall and meant to help you to escape.)


Answers to Quiz

1. A matchbook.

2. An explosion.

3. Third.

4. Second.

5. ABC (multipurpose)

6. 33% (1/3)

7. Cotton.

8. Soap.

9. A match.

10. Moisture of the eyes, nose and throat.

11. Careless smoking.

12. A tar-like gummy substance carried by smoke. It builds up in chimneys and may catch on fire.

13. Smoke alarm.

14. Small kitchen, bathroom, near air vents, ceiling fans or air conditioning units, furnace exhaust.

15. Get out or stay put.

16. To different degrees, all children are fascinated by fire.

17. 33% (1/3)

18. Scalds.

19. Your own address, which is helpful to visitors or baby sitters who might have to make an emergency call.

20. Lint trap and vent pipes not kept clean.

21. Protect your hand, cover pan with a pot lid, turn off stove and leave it for a minimum of 5 minutes.  Contact your fire department.

22. Read about arson and take it seriously. Report suspicious incidents. Keep your yard clear of combustible materials. Protect your home with smoke alarms. Insist on a fire awareness program at your local school and preach fire safety.

23. Exit signs

 
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