Quiz 03.2011

Read this article from Fire Engineering on “Dumpster and Trash Fires,” then answer the following questions.

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  1. What are three of the most common types of dumpsters listed in the article?

  2. If a dumpster fire threatens an exposed structure, you should??

  3. When establishing a water supply for a dumpster fire, you should ensure which of the following:

  4. When performing overhaul of a dumpster fire, you should enter the dumpster in order to move contents around to ensure all hotspots are extinguished.

  5. As soon as safely possible you should chock the wheels on the involved dumpster to prevent movement.


This exercise counts as one hour of in-house training. There are copies at Station 1 if you’d rather read and complete it on paper.