2023 Edition

Firefighter Practice Test

Take this free practice test to see how prepared you are for a firefighter certification exam.

1. The fire-related death rate in the United States is the lowest of all industrialized countries.
2. What percentage of all fires in the United States are structural fires?
3. In which of the following circumstances is it okay to stretch a hoseline without taking care to not block a rescue attempt?
4. According to code, what is the minimum required size of a new egress window?
5. Around 13,000 people are injured in fires in the United States each year.
6. What is the median response time for a structure fire?
7. In what room in a single-family house is a fire most likely to start?
8. How does response time impact flame spread?
9. Secondary means of escape are required for classrooms, but not for bedrooms and living rooms in private houses.
10. What is the primary cause of commercial fires?
11. Which action should a fire crew NOT take when responding to a natural gas leak?
12. What is the primary type of protective device every crew should have available on the scene of a fire?
13. More people die from fires than from all other natural disasters combined.
14. An explosion has occurred. Which piece of evidence would indicate that the explosion was accidental?
15. Why are air masks so important to firefighters?
16. A fire crew has arrived at the scene of a natural gas leak. There is no fire. What should they do after laying a line to handle any possible explosion?
17. What percent of fires are outdoor fires?
18. Code requires new stair handrails to be at least 34 inches and no more than 38 inches above the surface of the tread.
19. You have arrived at the scene of a house fire. A neighbor is trying to give you information. What is the most important thing to find out?
20. What is the second major cause of residential fires in the United States?
21. Which group of people is most at risk of dying in a fire?
22. When conducting an inspection of a home or business fire extinguisher, how high on the wall should the unit be placed?
23. What percentage of structural fires are residential fires?
24. Most fire-related deaths in the United States are a result of careless smoking.
25. There is a fire in a multi-room building. You have been instructed to help stop the spread of the fire. What should you do?
26. What are the root causes of most cooking-related fires in the United States?
27. You have just arrived on the scene of an accident. What is the first thing you should do?
28. What percent of fires are vehicle fires?
29. The leading cause of home fires in the United States is cooking.
30. In what room of a single-family house is a fire least likely to being?