Could You Be a Firefighter?

By: Bri O.

Could You Be a Firefighter?
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About This Quiz

Being a firefighter is no easy feat - it requires risking your life in pursuit of saving others. Do you think you have what it takes to face fiery death and live? Play on to find out!
Do you know how to operate a fire extinguisher?
Yes, I've done it many times.
Maybe, I'd have to give it a try.
No, I don't think I could.
No, I definitely can't.

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Can you work under low visibility conditions?
No, not at all.
Probably, I've never tried.
I have no reason to think I couldn't.
Yes, not a problem.

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How old are you?
Under 18.
18-29.
30-39.
40+.

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Have you ever accidentally burned yourself?
Yes, it wasn't a huge deal.
Yes, it hurt horribly.
No, not that I remember.
No, but I don't think it would bother me much.

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What color uniform would look best on you?
Yellow.
Black.
Red.
Green.

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What most interests you about being a firefighter?
Saving lives.
The adrenaline.
The respect that comes with the job.
Working with fire.

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How many flights of stairs can you climb before you're completely out-of-breath?
Less than 1.
Between 1 and 2.
Between 2 and 3.
3 or more.

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Do you think you could lift up to 100 lbs with 50 lbs of equipment already weighing you down?
Doubt it.
Sure, if I trained and worked up to it.
Probably, but it'd be a struggle.
Yeah, piece of cake.

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Are you afraid of heights?
No.
Yes.
Kinda, but it's nothing I can't get past.
I don't think so, but I haven't tested it out much.

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Have you ever climbed a 3-story ladder?
No, but I've climbed shorter ladders.
Yes, more than once.
I've climbed ladders much taller than that.
Besides step stools, I don't have much ladder-climbing experience.

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Have you ever driven a large box truck?
Nope.
I've driven a U-Haul truck or something similar.
No, but I've driven extra large 4x4 trucks.
Yeah, I've even driven a 3-axle vehicle.

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When you see a vertical, cylindrical metal pole sticking out of the ground, what's the first thing that comes to mind?
It depends on the location of the pole.
A fireman's pole.
Strippers.
Exotic dancers.

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Are you good at staying hydrated?
I always forget to drink enough water.
It depends on how busy I am.
I drink the recommended amount of water.
I'm constantly drinking water.

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Do you sweat a lot?
Not any more than you'd expect a person to sweat.
Only when I'm nervous.
I don't sweat much.
Yes, my pits are always wet.

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How responsible are you?
Ehh, I'm not very responsible.
I can be responsible when I need to be.
I'm very responsible.
I'm responsible when it comes to certain things.

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Would you be willing to trust your fellow firefighters with your life?
I don't think I'd even trust anyone with my life.
Yeah, what choice would I have?
Maybe, depending on how well we all work together.
Probably not, but I'd be open to trying!

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Would you be willing to risk your life attempting to save someone else's?
Probably not, unless I'd most likely avoid any harm myself.
Yeah, that's what the job requires.
Maybe, but I also might panic and back out last minute.
Nah, my life is important too.

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How do you perform when under stress?
I don't - stress tends to paralyze me.
I excel under stress.
I'm at my best when I have time and space to think.
I might do okay at first, but the stress eventually wears me down and can cause me to make mistakes.

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Have you ever used an ax?
To chop firewood, yes.
No, I've never had a reason to.
I've swung and ax, but didn't connect with anything.
I have mad ax skills.

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Are you squeamish?
No, nothing freaks me out.
Only when it comes to foul odors and feces.
I can't handle blood and guts.
Kinda, but it's nothing I can't stomach.

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Do you think you could administer emergency medical treatments in the field?
If I had training, sure.
Yeah, I have before.
Maybe, but that's a lot of pressure.
No, I don't do blood or other bodily fluids.

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How are you when it comes to talking to random strangers who are much different from you?
I avoid people who are different from me.
I can hold conversation with anyone.
It depends on the ways in which we are different.
I might be a little awkward, but I'm friendly enough.

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How quick can you get dressed for the snow storm of the century?
It usually takes me about 10 minutes to get dressed no matter what I'm wearing.
Under 3 minutes.
Probably around 5 minutes.
Under 2 minutes.

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Do you know how to move with a sense of urgency?
I pretty much move at the same pace no matter what's happening.
I can move a little faster than I usually do, but not much.
Yes, that usually how fast I move anyway.
Sure, but I have a hard time determining when it's necessary.

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Are you patient?
I have no patience.
I have a limited amount of patience, which is easily tested.
It depends on who/what I'm dealing with.
I'm very patient.

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How are your hose management skills?
I can wrangle a garden hose, but not much else.
I don't like dealing with heavy hoses, but I'm pretty good at it.
I don't have many reasons to use a hose in my life.
Excellent. I have plenty of experience with hoses.

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Are you organized?
Nope.
My life is an organized mess, so to speak.
For the most part.
Everything about my life is organized.

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Is punctuality important to you?
Nah, time is just a social construct.
Only when I'm hoping to make a good impression.
Kinda, when it comes to important matters.
Yes, I'm always on time or early.

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Have you ever helped a cat out of a tree?
I have, actually.
No, but I'd be happy to help a cat out of a tree.
No, I hate cats.
No, but I'd probably help one.

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Do you think you could bust open a door or wall?
Probably.
Yes, I've done it before.
Probably not.
If I had some tools I could.

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