Fire Jeopardy

This drill is intended to be conducted in a similar manner to the Jeopardy game show and the instructor will pick the topics for the first and second rounds.

    The question is: What is a hose clamp?

  5. The answer is: The type of load that is easiest to load for large diameter hose and allows the folds to lie flat rather than on their side.

    The question is: What is the flat load?


  1. The answer is: The person in overall command and responsible for all activities.

    The question is: What is the incident commander?

  2. The answer is: Answers directly to the incident commander and has the authority to shut down all operations when conditions merit.

    The question is: What is the safety officer?

  3. The answer is: Responsible for providing equipment, materials, and services needed to support the incident.

    The question is: What is logistics?

  4. The answer is: The number of personnel one person can manage.

    The question is: What is span of control?

  5. The answer is: The type of command used when the incident is multi-jurisdictional and there may be more than one incident commander.

    The question is: What is unified command?


  1. The answer is: When hose is laid from the water source to the fire.

    The question is: What is a forward lay?

  2. The answer is: Occurs when the flow of water in a hose line is stopped suddenly resulting in a water surge.

    The question is: What is a water hammer?

  3. The answer is: The type of stream resulting from the use of a smoothbore nozzle.

    The question is: What is a solid stream?

  4. The answer is: The most common type of foam proportioner that can be connected at any point in the hose lay.

    The question is: What is an in-line foam eductor.

  5. The answer is: Used to achieve maximum water surface for heat absorption and is composed of very fine water droplets.

    The question is: What is a fog stream?


  1. The answer is: A rapid, thorough search done to locate victims as soon as possible.

    The question is: What is a primary search?

  2. The answer is: Immediately activate the PASS device.

    The question is: What should a firefighter do when they become trapped or injured.

  3. The answer is: Providing additional support to key places between a vehicle and the ground to prevent further movement.

    The question is: What is stabilization (stabilizing the vehicle)?

  4. The answer is: Using a spring-loaded center punch or striking with a sharp point at the lower corner.

    The question is: How do you remove tempered glass from side and rear windows?

  5. The answer is: The pattern of collapse when outer walls remain standing and the floors or roof fail in the middle leaving voids on both sides of the collapse.

    The question is: What is a V-shaped collapse?


  1. The answer is: Used with a halligan type tool, the device useful in pulling all types of lock cylinders.

    The question is: What is a K-tool?

  2. The answer is: Process used to force open a sectional overhead door.

    The question is: What is pry upward from the bottom of the door?

  3. The answer is: A manual tool that takes two to four firefighters to breach a brick or concrete wall.

    The question is: What is a battering ram?

  4. The answer is: Get a forcible entry tool into the space between the door and the doorjamb, open the space and allow the lock bolt to slip from its keeper.

    The question is: How do you open a swinging door?

  5. The answer is: Use wire cutters and cut close to the posts.

    The question is: How do you gain entry through a wire fence.


  1. The answer is: The area where the fire started.

    The question is: What is the origin?

  2. The answer is: The part of the fire that spreads most rapidly and does the most damage.

    The question is: What is the head?

  3. The answer is: Fuels that included roots, peat, and other materials that lie under the ground surface.

    The question is: What are subsurface fuels?