Quiz: Test your knowledge of residential structure fire tactics

Take this quiz to see how well you know tactics, terminology and tools used in residential structure fires

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By Tim Nowak, FireRescue1 Contributor

Residential structure fires represent three-quarters of all structure fires in the U.S., accounting for 358,500 fire department responses from 2011-2015.

According to NFPA research, residential fires are responsible for:

  • 93 percent of all civilian structure fire deaths
  • 87 percent of all civilian structure fire injuries
  • 68 percent of total direct damage in structure fires

Are you an expert on residential structure fire tactics? Try your hand at this quiz and challenge your fellow firefighters to beat your score.


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