Make sure your Fire Safety Knowledge is up to date.

In England alone during 2015/2016 there were around 529,000 incidents attended by our Fire & Rescue services, that’s an increase of 7% on 2014/2015. This is big news as recorded incidents have been on a steady decrease since 2003/2004.

These incidents are split into ‘fire related’ (71% of total) & ‘non-fire related’ (29% of total) incidents. Out of the ‘fire related’ incidents there has been an increase of 5% in 2015/2016, this points out how important Fire Safety is as there was nearly 8,000 casualties from fires in 2015/2016, around 300 of those casualties ended in fatalities.

So now you know these facts let’s see if your Fire Safety knowledge is on point with a little quiz. Pick the right answer from the following 10 multiple choice questions, the answers can be found at the bottom of this page – no cheating!

1. The elements of Fire Triangle are:

  • A. Oxygen, Wood, CO2
  • B. Oxygen, Fuel, CO2
  • C. Oxygen, Fuel, Nitrogen
  • D. Oxygen, Fuel, Heat


2. In the event of an uncontrolled fire in your vicinity, your first course of action should be to:

  • A. Activate the Alarm
  • B. Ask someone else what to do
  • C. Run away as quickly as possible
  • D. Get a fire extinguisher


3. To operate the fire extinguisher, the acronym P.A.S.S. is often used to help us remember to ________________.

  • A. Pass by the fire, activate the sprinkler system, seal fire area from oxygen, stop unauthorized entry.
  • B. Pull the alarm, alert the response team, shut down the power sources, secure the area.
  • C. Pass by the fire, activate the fire alarm, select the proper extinguisher, shoot at the base of the fire.
  • D. Pull the pin, aim at the base of the fire, squeeze the handle, and sweep at the base of the fire.


4. What should you do when your clothes catch fire?

  • A. Stop where you are, drop to the floor, roll against the floor and cool off with water after the fire is out.
  • B. Grab a fire extinguisher and spray it all over yourself.
  • C. Shout for help.
  • D. Run as fast as possible in the hopes the wind will put it out.


5. Where should smoke alarms be placed?

  • A. On or near the floor.
  • B. In the middle of the wall.
  • C. On the table in the corner of the room.
  • D. On or near the ceiling.


6. What is the minimum number of fire escapes route(s) for a room?

  • A. At least 1.
  • B. 2
  • C. 3
  • D. 4


7. When extinguishing a fire yourself, you should maintain an away distance of:

  • A. 2 meters
  • B. 3 meters
  • C. 4 meters
  • D. 5 meters


8. A Powder Extinguisher can be used on which types of fires:

  • A. Class A (solid materials like wood, paper, textiles)
  • B. Class B (liquids like petrol, diesel or oils)
  • C. Class C (gasses)
  • D. All the above


9. How often should fire extinguishers be checked:

  • A. Once a month
  • B. Annually
  • C. Every 6 months
  • D. Never


10. Inside a building, fire extinguishers must be placed within what distance of each other?

  • A. 50 ft.
  • B. 75 ft.
  • C. 100 ft.
  • D. 125 ft.





So now you have completed the quiz let’s see how you did, the answers are as follows:

  1. D
  2. A
  3. D
  4. A
  5. D
  6. B
  7. B
  8. D
  9. A
  10. B

IF you ended up with any less than a full 10/10 feel free to contact us to book a training session, we offer Fire Safety Training Courses and will ensure you leave knowing exactly what you need through discussions, presentations and hands on practical experience. You will leave knowing everything you need to deal with the situation as best you possibly can.