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  • 1. 
    Where there is a conflict between a general requirement and a specific requirement, the __________  shall be applicable.
    • A. 

      General requirement

    • B. 

      Specific requirement

    • C. 

      Most stringent

    • D. 

      Least stringent


  • 2. 
    Dumpsters and containers with an individual capacity of 1.5 cubic yards or more shall not be stored in buildings or placed within ___ feet of combustible walls, openings or combustible eave lines.
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      15


  • 3. 
    Bulk storage of tires is defined as: storage of tires where the area available for storage exceeds _________ cubic feet.
    • A. 

      5000

    • B. 

      10000

    • C. 

      15500

    • D. 

      20000


  • 4. 
    Official records shall be retained for not less than 3 years.
    • A. 

      T

    • B. 

      F


  • 5. 
    An operational permit is required to manufacture, store or handle an aggregate quantity of __________ aerosol products in excess of 500 pounds net weight.
    • A. 

      Level 2

    • B. 

      Level 3

    • C. 

      Level 4

    • D. 

      Both B and C

    • E. 

      Both A and B


  • 6. 
    An operational permit is required  to use a building or portion thereof as a high-piled storage area exceeding _____ square feet.
    • A. 

      300

    • B. 

      400

    • C. 

      500

    • D. 

      600


  • 7. 
    Classify the following based on occupancy:  Funeral parlor
    • A. 

      A-1

    • B. 

      A-2

    • C. 

      A-3

    • D. 

      A-4

    • E. 

      A-5


  • 8. 
    An operational permit is required to operate an air-supported temporary membrane structure or a tent having an area in excess of _____ square feet.
    • A. 

      200

    • B. 

      250

    • C. 

      400

    • D. 

      500


  • 9. 
    The first emergency evacuation drill of each school year shall be conducted within _____ days of the beginning of classes
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      14

    • C. 

      21

    • D. 

      28


  • 10. 
    Covered mall buildings exceeding __________ square feet shall be provided with standby power systems which are capable of operating the emergency voice/alarm communication.
    • A. 

      25500

    • B. 

      40000

    • C. 

      50000

    • D. 

      75000


  • 11. 
    Artwork and teaching materials shall be limited on walls of corridors to not more than ___ percent of the wall area.
    • A. 

      15

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      25

    • D. 

      30


  • 12. 
    The minimum required distance from a structure for open burning shall not be less than ___ feet where the pile size is ___ feet or less in diameter and ___ feet or less in height.
    • A. 

      50, 3, 2

    • B. 

      50, 2, 3

    • C. 

      25, 3, 2

    • D. 

      25, 2, 3


  • 13. 
    Vehicle impact protection guard posts shall be set with the top of the posts not less than ___ feet above ground.
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      3.5

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      4.5


  • 14. 
    Turnstiles more than ___ inches high shall meet the requirements for revolving doors.
    • A. 

      30

    • B. 

      36

    • C. 

      39

    • D. 

      42


  • 15. 
    An operational permit is required for the storage, use or handling at NTP of _____ of compressed corrosive gas.
    • A. 

      200 cubic feet

    • B. 

      504 cubic feet

    • C. 

      6000 cubic feet

    • D. 

      Any amount


  • 16. 
    Permit amounts for cryogenic fluids are found in which table?

  • 17. 
    Combustible waste material creating a fire hazard shall not be allowed to accumulate in buildings or structures or upon premises.
    • A. 

      T

    • B. 

      F


  • 18. 
    An approved fire safety and evacuation plan shall be prepared and maintained for Group M buildings having an occupant load of _____ or more persons or more than _____ persons above or below the lowest level of exit discharge.(check all that apply)
    • A. 

      100

    • B. 

      200

    • C. 

      300

    • D. 

      400

    • E. 

      500


  • 19. 
    In a Group I-2 nursing home, the peak rate of heat release for a single upholstered furniture item shall not exceed _____ kW.

  • 20. 
    Hand-held portable fire extinguishers having a gross weight exceeding ___ pounds shall be installed so that their tops are not more than ___ feet above the floor.
    • A. 

      40, 3

    • B. 

      40, 5

    • C. 

      40, 3.5

    • D. 

      40, 5.5


  • 21. 
    Permit amounts for hazardous materials are found in which table?

  • 22. 
    Classify the following based on occupancy:  Child care facilities that provide supervision and personal care on less than a 24 hour basis for more than 5 children 2 1/2 years of age or less.
    • A. 

      E

    • B. 

      I-2

    • C. 

      B

    • D. 

      I-4


  • 23. 
    Portable outdoor fireplaces shall not be operated within ___ feet of a structure or combustible material.
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      20


  • 24. 
    Classify the following based on occupancy:  Hotels (nontransient)

  • 25. 
    An operational permit is not required to melt, cast, heat treat or grind less than 10 pounds of magnesium.
    • A. 

      T

    • B. 

      F


  • 26. 
    A working space of not more than ___ inches in width, ___ inches in depth and ___ inches in height shall be provided in front of electrical service equipment.
    • A. 

      36, 30, 78

    • B. 

      36, 48, 78

    • C. 

      30, 78, 48

    • D. 

      30, 36, 78

    • E. 

      36, 36, 48


  • 27. 
    A manual actuation device shall be located at or near a means of egress from the cooking area a minimum of ___ feet and a maximum of ___ feet from the kitchen exhaust system.
    • A. 

      5, 10

    • B. 

      10, 15

    • C. 

      10, 20

    • D. 

      15, 20

    • E. 

      15, 25


  • 28. 
    Manual fire alarm boxes shall be located not more than ___ feet from the entrance to each exit.
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      20

    • E. 

      25


  • 29. 
    Stairways shall have a minimum headroom clearance of ___ inches measured vertically from a line connecting the edge of the nosings.
    • A. 

      78

    • B. 

      80

    • C. 

      82

    • D. 

      84


  • 30. 
    The height of manual fire alarm boxes shall be a minimum of ___ inches and a maximum of ___ inches measured vertically, from the floor level to the activating handle or lever of the box.
    • A. 

      36, 42

    • B. 

      36, 48

    • C. 

      42, 48

    • D. 

      44, 48


  • 31. 
    Hand-held portable fire extinguishers having a gross weight not exceeding ___ pounds shall be installed so that their tops are not more than ___ feet above the floor.
    • A. 

      40, 3

    • B. 

      40, 5

    • C. 

      40, 3.5

    • D. 

      40, 5.5


  • 32. 
    Classify the following based on occupancy:  Fences more than 6 feet high.
    • A. 

      F-1

    • B. 

      F-2

    • C. 

      U

    • D. 

      S-2

    • E. 

      M


  • 33. 
    The minimum corridor width shall be not less than 44 inches.
    • A. 

      T

    • B. 

      F


  • 34. 
    A portable fire extinguisher shall be installed within ___ feet of commercial cooking equipment.

  • 35. 
    With regards to premises identification, address numbers shall be a minimum of ___ inches high with a minimum stroke of ___ inch(es).
    • A. 

      3, 0.5

    • B. 

      4, 0.5

    • C. 

      3, 1

    • D. 

      4, 1


  • 36. 
    Fire apparatus access roads shall have an unobstructed width of not less than ___ feet and an unobstructed vertical clearance of not less than ___ feet ___ inches.
    • A. 

      20, 10, 6

    • B. 

      20, 13, 6

    • C. 

      22, 12, 8

    • D. 

      22, 14, 10


  • 37. 
    Portable fire extinguishers shall be located in ______________ where they will be readily accessible and immediately available for use.

  • 38. 
    Manual fire alarm boxes may be any color, approved by the fire code official, that contrasts the color of the location in which they are installed.
    • A. 

      T

    • B. 

      F


  • 39. 
    Horizontal and vertical sliding and rolling fire doors shall be inspected and tested __________ to confirm proper operation and full closure.
    • A. 

      Every 30 days

    • B. 

      Every 90 days

    • C. 

      Every 36 months

    • D. 

      Every 72 months

    • E. 

      Annually


  • 40. 
    The maximum travel distance to a fire extinguisher in a Class A, extra (high) hazard occupancy is ___ feet.
    • A. 

      30

    • B. 

      50

    • C. 

      75

    • D. 

      100


  • 41. 
    Swinging fire doors shall close from the _________ position and latch automatically.
    • A. 

      Partially open

    • B. 

      Partially closed

    • C. 

      Full open


  • 42. 
    Temporary wiring for electrical power and lighting installations is allowed for a period not to exceed ___ days.
    • A. 

      30

    • B. 

      60

    • C. 

      90

    • D. 

      180


  • 43. 
    Fire alarm, sprinkler and standpipe systems shall be maintained in an operable condition at all times in vacant premises.
    • A. 

      T

    • B. 

      F


  • 44. 
    A permit is required to install stationary storage battery systems having a liquid capacity of more than ____ gallons.
    • A. 

      25

    • B. 

      50

    • C. 

      75

    • D. 

      100


  • 45. 
    Classify the following based on occupancy:  Hotels (transient)
    • A. 

      R-1

    • B. 

      R-2

    • C. 

      R-3

    • D. 

      R-4


  • 46. 
    Asphalt (tar) kettles shall be equipped with _______________.

  • 47. 
    Combustible storage shall be kept a minimum of ___ feet from battery chargers.
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      15


  • 48. 
    High-rise buildings require emergency evacuation drills ________ and shall include ________.
    • A. 

      Quarterly, employees

    • B. 

      Quarterly, all occupants

    • C. 

      Annually, employees

    • D. 

      Annually, all occupants


  • 49. 
    A ___ foot clear space shall be maintained around the circumference of fire hydrants except as otherwise required or approved.

  • 50. 
    Where connected to a fuel-oil piping system, the maximum amount of fuel oil storage allowed outside above ground without additional protection shall be _____ gallons.
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      200

    • C. 

      350

    • D. 

      660


  • 51. 
    Extension cords and flexible cords shall not be a substitute for ______________.

  • 52. 
    Commercial cooking systems for low-volume cooking operations such as places of worship, seasonal businesses and senior centers shall be inspected ________.
    • A. 

      Every month

    • B. 

      Every 3 months

    • C. 

      Every 6 months

    • D. 

      Every 12 months


  • 53. 
    Combustible trim, excluding handrails and guardrails, shall not exceed ___ percent of the specific wall or ceiling areas to which it is attached.
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      15

    • C. 

      20

    • D. 

      25


  • 54. 
    Candles and open flames are allowed to be used on or near decorative vegetation while immediately supervised.
    • A. 

      T

    • B. 

      F


  • 55. 
    Underground buildings shall be equipped throughout with a _______ automatic wet or manual wet standpipe system.

  • 56. 
    Outside storage of combustible materials shall not be located within ___ feet of a property line.
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      20


  • 57. 
    Combustible material shall not be stored in ________________.  (check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Boiler rooms

    • B. 

      Mechanical rooms

    • C. 

      Lunch break rooms

    • D. 

      Electrical equipment rooms

    • E. 

      Underground rooms


  • 58. 
    Classify the following based on occupancy:  Sales room
    • A. 

      B

    • B. 

      A-3

    • C. 

      M

    • D. 

      S-2


  • 59. 
    An operational permit is required for the storage and handling of combustible fibers in quantities greater than __________.
    • A. 

      100 cubic feet

    • B. 

      100 square feet

    • C. 

      200 cubic feet

    • D. 

      200 square feet


  • 60. 
    BONUS QUESTIONS:When the Boogie man goes to sleep each night he checks under his bed for _________.Superman wears _________ pajamas._________ played Russian roulette with a fully loaded gun and won._________ destroyed the periodic table, because_________ only recognizes the element of surprise.

  • 61. 
    Extension cords shall be plugged directly into an approved receptacle, power tap or multiplug adapter and, except for approved mutliplug extension cords, shall serve _________.

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