Just beyond the main lobby of the Fire Department is a Knowledge Exam Room, full of several terminals and school desks. If you wish to start the path to becoming a Fire Breather, you’ll need to pass the test by answering all 7 questions correctly. You can try as many times as you like, and most of the questions are about general safety.
Optional, Search the Station for Study Materials
In the Knowledge Exam Room, you can find some pamphlets that detail what to do in case of smoke, water, or gas, and there is also a pamphlet on dealing with the Scorched. The room beyond is a gym, and one of the lockers has yet more items on safety guidelines.
Out in the garage, search more lockers and you can find a first aid note with a recipe you’ll need for the test.
However, if you wish to ignore all this, head up to the second floor and enter the main office to find a terminal with a holotape nearby, as well as a cheat sheet. Despite the Protectrons warning against cheating, they won’t see you read it, so you’ll have the answers, but sometimes the question order is randomized.
The full question and answer guide can be found below:
Q: The tunnel you’re traversing has begun filling up with a strange gas and you’re without your breathing apparatus. What do you do?
A: Evacuate as quickly as possible.
Q: While traversing a smoke-filled building, your breathing apparatus has failed. Which of the following will serve as the best replacement?
A: A water-soaked rag
Q: One of your fellow Fire Breathers has been burned. The area is painful to the touch, but no blisters are forming. You’ve applied a cool compress. What’s the next thing you should do?
A: Gently bind the burn with clean bandages.
Q: While exploring a collapsed mine, your team leader flashes their safety light quickly three times. What does this mean?
A: Retreat immediately
Q: One of your squadmates has caught a case of Sludge Lung. Which of the following sets of ingredients, when cooked together, can be used as a cure?
A: Purified Water, 2 Ash Rose, 2 Blight, 2 Soot Flower
Q: You’ve stumbled upon a band of Scorch-diseased people brandishing clubs. Which of the following is the ONLY acceptable method of engaging them?
A: Fall back and engage from a distance with firearms
Q: You’ve captured a Scorch-infected man who you recognize as a childhood friend. What do you do?
A: End his life as mercifully as possible.
Getting a perfect score will allow you to pass the first part of this quest – and you’ll be given coordinates to take the Physical Exam, located back at Charleston up to the north. Visit the trading post on the second floor if you need to get any supplies, then head north. The physical exam is located in the Charleston Herald. Simply follow the quest marker and red painted arrows until you find the Firebreathers Physical Exam Terminal.
Before you begin grab the Boiled Water from the nearby fridge and use it to refill your Thirst meter. When you are ready to take the exam, use the terminal and initiate the exam.
Next is up: Runner’s High