2009 Ifc Level 1 Fire Inspector Fire Code Practice Exam (nc)

100 Questions  I  By NCFMA on July 6, 2008
This exam is based upon the 2009 International Fire Code with North Carolina ammendments. It is designed to simulate the State Certification Exam for Fire Inspector Level 1. Test is 100 questions are all multiple choice. You are allowed to use your Fire Code Book during the exam. You do not need to enter your name to take the exam.

  

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1.  What is the maximum thickness of an interior trim material?
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2.  A device, which has the appearance of life safety or fire protection equipment, but does not perform that function, shall be ___________.
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3.  Horizontal sliding fire doors shall be tested _______ to confirm proper operation.
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4.  Portable electric heaters, of all types, are __________ in any daycare.
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5.  High Piled Combustible Storage is generally defined as combustible storage of materials in closely packed piles or combustible materials on pallets, racks or on shelves where the top of the storage exceeds _____ feet in height.
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6.  Installation of a flammable liquid spray booth requires a/an _______ permit.
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7.  What is the maximum distance from a gasoline dispenser to the emergency disconnect switch?
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8.  Aisles in high piled storage facilities, which have no sprinkler system, shall be _____inches in width.
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9.  How long may underground combustible fuel tanks be out of service, before being removed or abandoned in place as per code?
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10.  In Group I-1 Occupancies, staff training procedures, are to be reviewed every ________months.
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11.  You are inspecting a tenant in a strip center Business Occupancy. There is 2,100 square feet and the maximum travel distance is 70 feet from any point to an exit door in this light hazard occupancy. Occupancy is posted at 50. Answer the following 4 questions using this scenario. How many fire extinguishers will be needed?
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12.  A high piled combustible storage warehouse is 12,000 square feet. The commodity is oil base paint in metal cans stored 20 feet high. The building has 4’ draft curtains. There is NO sprinkler system. Answer the following 6 questions. How many curtained areas will this building have?
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13.  The ____________ or the fire department official shall order the evacuation of any building, in which there exists any life-threatening hazard to the occupants.
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14.  The required turning radius of a fire apparatus road shall be determined by the _____________.
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15.  A high piled combustible storage warehouse is 12,000 square feet. The commodity is oil base paint in metal cans stored 20 feet high. The building has 4’ draft curtains. There is NO sprinkler system. Answer the following 6 questions. What is the capacity of each vent fan?
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16.  Fire apparatus access roads shall have am unobstructed width of not less than _______ feet.
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17.  Commercial cooking equipment using animal or vegetable oils shall be protected with a _______ rated portable fire extinguisher.
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18.  Unless by exception, exit signs in corridors shall be placed so there is no more than ____ feet to the nearest sign.
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19.  A fire watch shall be conducted for a minimum of _______ after the conclusion of any hotwork involving welding and cutting.
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20.  Class III standpipe systems shall be installed when the lowest floor level is ____ feet or more above the lowest level of fire department access.
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21.  The minimum stairway width of exit stairs in buildings with less than 50 occupants is _____ inches.
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22.  A restaurant, which seats 80 people, is classified as a(an) __________occupancy.
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23.  Big Cheez retail hardware store is going to sell swimming pool chlorine (Class II Oxidizer) in solid form. The building one story building has an approved sprinkler system. Storage is on pallets in 5 pound buckets on the floor. Answer the following 5 questions using this scenario. [Mercantile] What is the required width of aisles in feet?
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24.  What commodity class, for high piled combustible storage, are foam rubber mattresses?
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25.  In a Group A theater, an announcement to notify occupants of exits to use, in the event of an emergency, shall be made ____ minutes prior to starting the program.
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26.  Class ___ liquids storage shall not be permitted in basement areas under any condition.
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27.  Required fire-resistance ratings for walls, floors, etc., shall be ___________.
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28.  How often is a group R-4 Occupancy required to conduct fire drills?
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29.  Fuel dispensing devices shall be _____________ the attendant at all times.
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30.  The ____________, upon finding any overcrowding conditions above the approved capacity or obstructions in aisles, passageways or other means of egress, or upon finding any condition which constitutes a life safety hazard in a building, shall be authorized to cause the event to be stopped until such condition or obstructed is corrected.
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31.  The minimum width of a means of egress in a tent is__________ inches.
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32.  Which edition of NFPA 10 is to be used for code enforcement?
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33.  A Type ____ hood is a kitchen hood for collecting and removing grease vapors and smoke.
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34.  The guideline for installation of heating equipment is found in ____________, unless other codes or rules apply.
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35.  What is the maximum term for a permit issued for a temporary tent location within a 12-month period on a single premises?
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36.  An outdoor fire, for ceremonial purpose having a fuel diameter area of 3 feet or less and a height of 2 feet or less, is a/an _______________.
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37.  A working clearance of ________ inches in width shall be provided in front of electrical service equipment.
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38.  Common areas of Residential occupancies are required to be inspected ________.
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39.  How many chock blocks are required on a gasoline transport tanker?
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40.  You are inspecting a tenant in a strip center Business Occupancy. There is 2,100 square feet and the maximum travel distance is 70 feet from any point to an exit door in this light hazard occupancy. Occupancy is posted at 50. Answer the following 4 questions using this scenario. How many exit doors are required?
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41.  Horizontal and vertical sliding and rolling fire doors shall be inspected and tested _________ to confirm proper operation and full closure.
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42.  In Plywood, Veneer and Composite Board Mills, manual deluge activation valves shall be located withing ______ feet of drying equipment.
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43.  Exterior storage of finished lumber products, requires a ___ foot high security fence.
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44.  When fire door hold open devices in Fire-Resistant-Rated buildings, are inoperative, the door shall be_________.
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45.  Is storage permitted in an unoccupied covered mall tenant space?
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46.  A Class I-A liquid has a boiling point __________degrees Fahrenheit.
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47.  What is the minimum diameter of pipe, which can be used as part of a vehicle crash protection system?
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48.  Ace Print Shop has a two (2) remote, 36” exit doors. The building has a gross floor area of 6,000 square feet and is unsprinklered. Answer the following questions: If this building had an egress stair, how much egress width per person is required?
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49.  What is the minimum distance between a 660 gallon K-1 kerosene, Combustible II liquid protected aboveground tank and combustible construction at service stations?
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50.  Which ASTM Standard would apply to surface burning characteristics for building materials?
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51.  A high piled combustible storage warehouse is 12,000 square feet. The commodity is oil base paint in metal cans stored 20 feet high. The building has 4’ draft curtains. There is NO sprinkler system. Answer the following 6 questions. What is the commodity Class?
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52.  An enclosed or separated space within a building, where hazardous chemical storage does not exceed maximum allowable quantities is a ____________.
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53.  When converting these solid pounds to liquid gallons, the conversion rate would be 10 lb. of solid = _____ gallon(s) of liquids.
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54.  A high piled combustible storage warehouse is 12,000 square feet. The commodity is oil base paint in metal cans stored 20 feet high. The building has 4’ draft curtains. There is NO sprinkler system. Answer the following 6 questions. Access is required to within _____ feet of all exterior walls of this building.
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55.  When is a repair garage required to have a sprinkler system?
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56.  Where _______, unattended self service station are permitted.
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57.  A recreational fire shall be ____ feet from any structure, unless in a barbeque pit.
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58.  A portable fire extinguisher shall be located within ___ feet of commercial cooking equipment.
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59.  You are inspecting a tenant in a strip center Business Occupancy. There is 2,100 square feet and the maximum travel distance is 70 feet from any point to an exit door in this light hazard occupancy. Occupancy is posted at 50. Answer the following 4 questions using this scenario. What is the minimum fire extinguisher rating?
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60.  Ace Print Shop has a two (2) remote, 36” exit doors. The building has a gross floor area of 6,000 square feet and is unsprinklered. Answer the following questions: What is the occupancy classification?
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61.  Corridors shall be arranged so that there is no dead end in excess of ___ feet.
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62.  In a lumber production facility, portable fire extinguishers shall be placed so that travel distance to machinery producing wood shavings doesn’t exceed ____ feet.
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63.  Exterior lumber piles shall not exceed ____ feet in height.
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64.  Outdoor storage of portable tanks of Class IB flammable liquids totaling 1,000 gallons must be ____ feet or more from the nearest lot line that can be built upon.
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65.  Big Cheez retail hardware store is going to sell swimming pool chlorine (Class II Oxidizer) in solid form. The building one story building has an approved sprinkler system. Storage is on pallets in 5 pound buckets on the floor. Answer the following 5 questions using this scenario. [Mercantile] How many separate control areas are allowed?
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D.
66.  Charcoal grills shall not be operated within ___ feet of combustible construction.
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67.  What is the minimum distance between a 660 gallon K-1 kerosene, Combustible II liquid vaulted tank and combustible construction at service stations?
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68.  Ceiling clearance from combustible materials shall be maintained at _____ below the ceiling in non-sprinklered buildings.
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69.  Unvented, portable fuel-fired heating equipment is prohibited in ___ occupancies.
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70.  Exits shall discharge directly to ___________ of the building.
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71.  How much gasoline, in an approved container, (for a leaf blower used to clean sidewalks), is allowed to be stored in this business?
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72.  Charcoal grills shall not be operated within ___ feet of combustible construction.
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73.  Which of the following structures are exempt from the requirements of this code?
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74.  Ace Print Shop has a two (2) remote, 36” exit doors. The building has a gross floor area of 6,000 square feet and is unsprinklered. Answer the following questions: What is the maximum travel distance to an exit?
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75.  The minimum width of exit stairs in buildings with less than 50 occupants is _____ inches.
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76.  What is the maximum distance from a gasoline dispenser to the emergency disconnect switch?
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77.  Ace Print Shop has a two (2) remote, 36” exit doors. The building has a gross floor area of 6,000 square feet and is unsprinklered. Answer the following questions: How many occupants would the egress width of 36” per door allow?
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78.  A canopy must have at least ____ open sidewalls.
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79.  A Class I-A liquid has a boiling point __________degrees Fahrenheit.
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80.  Fire safety and evacution plans shall be reviewed and updated _________ or as necessary.
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81.  A Class ____ interior finish material has a flame spread index of 26-75 and a smoke developed index of 0-450.
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82.  A code official may extend any permit for a period not to exceed ______ days.
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83.  Class III standpipe systems shall be installed when the lowest floor level is ____ feet or more above the lowest level of fire department access.
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84.  An unobstructed fire break passageway or fire road not less than _____ feet wide and free from guy ropes shall be maintained on all sides of tents, canopies and membranes structures.
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85.  Flammable liquids shall not be dispensed from tanks, drums, barrels or similar containers by _______ at garages.
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86.  The required interior finish on room walls in an unsprinklered Educational Occupancy is Class ____.
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87.  The fire code requirement, for Liquefied Petroleum Gases (LPG) tank installation inspections, is the responsibility of _______________.
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88.  The area within ____ feet of an above ground flammable liquid tank vent, shall be classified as a Class 1, Group D, Division 1, Electrical Equipment Location.
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89.  In Group E occupancies, artwork on corridor walls shall be limited to ____% of the wall area.
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90.  Big Cheez retail hardware store is going to sell swimming pool chlorine (Class II Oxidizer) in solid form. The building one story building has an approved sprinkler system. Storage is on pallets in 5 pound buckets on the floor. Answer the following 5 questions using this scenario. [Mercantile] What is the maximum allowable quantity per control area?
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B.
C.
D.
91.  Big Cheez retail hardware store is going to sell swimming pool chlorine (Class II Oxidizer) in solid form. The building one story building has an approved sprinkler system. Storage is on pallets in 5 pound buckets on the floor. Answer the following 5 questions using this scenario. [Mercantile] How high can the containers be stacked?
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92.  At what amount does the storage, use or handling (at normal temperature and pressure) of Corrosive gases require an operational permit?
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93.  When dispenser nozzles are stretched out, they shall not be within ___ of any building opening.
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94.  A high piled combustible storage warehouse is 12,000 square feet. The commodity is oil base paint in metal cans stored 20 feet high. The building has 4’ draft curtains. There is NO sprinkler system. Answer the following 6 questions. What is the maximum spacing of vents on center, in curtain areas?
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95.  Ace Print Shop has a two (2) remote, 36” exit doors. The building has a gross floor area of 6,000 square feet and is unsprinklered. Answer the following questions: What is the required gross floor area per occupant in square feet?
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B.
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96.  Gas meters shall be protected with barriers complying with Section _____ of IFC.
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97.  The Screens upon which motion pictures are projected shall either be flame resistant as demonstrated by complying with NFPA 703, or shall comply with the requirements for a Class ________ interior finish.
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98.  A high piled combustible storage warehouse is 12,000 square feet. The commodity is oil base paint in metal cans stored 20 feet high. The building has 4’ draft curtains. There is NO sprinkler system. Answer the following 6 questions. What is the size of the vent opening (in square feet) in each curtained area?
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99.  Fficer Which of thge following editions of NFPA 13 is enforcible in the State of North Carolina?
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100.  LP-gas equipment shall be installed in accordance with __________.
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