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The International Fire Code (IFC)will recognize hazards related to fire, explosion, or to use of hazardous materials. The quiz is based upon the International Fire Code with North Carolina amendments to simulate the State Certification Exam for Fire Inspector Level 1. There is a list of 93 questions with multiple-choice options. Read the questions carefully and answer. ​​​​​​​


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    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 _______________.

    • A.

      Bonfire

    • B.

      Recreational Fire

    • C.

      Open Burn

    • D.

      Rubbish Fire

    Correct Answer
    B. Recreational Fire
    Explanation
    A recreational fire is the correct answer because it fits the description of an outdoor fire for ceremonial purposes with specific size limitations. A bonfire is usually larger in size and not necessarily for ceremonial purposes. An open burn refers to burning of materials in an open area without any restrictions on size or purpose. A rubbish fire refers to burning of waste materials. Therefore, recreational fire is the most suitable option.

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  • 2. 

    Commercial cooking equipment using animal or vegetable oils shall be protected with a _______ rated portable fire extinguisher.

    • A.

      ABC

    • B.

      BC

    • C.

      Class K

    • D.

      Purple K

    Correct Answer
    C. Class K
    Explanation
    904.11.5

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  • 3. 

    A code official may extend any permit for a period not to exceed ______ days.

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      30

    • C.

      90

    • D.

      180

    Correct Answer
    C. 90
    Explanation
    105.3.2

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  • 4. 

    Unvented, portable fuel-fired heating equipment is prohibited in ___ occupancies.

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      E, I

    • C.

      R1, R2, R3, R4

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Unvented, portable fuel-fired heating equipment is prohibited in all occupancies, including A, E, I, R1, R2, R3, and R4. This means that regardless of the type of occupancy, such equipment is not allowed due to safety concerns.

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  • 5. 

    An enclosed or separated space within a building, where hazardous chemical storage does not exceed maximum allowable quantities is a ____________.

    • A.

      Control Area

    • B.

      Chemical Storage Room

    • C.

      Cut-off Room

    • D.

      Magazine

    Correct Answer
    A. Control Area
    Explanation
    A control area is an enclosed or separated space within a building where hazardous chemical storage does not exceed maximum allowable quantities. This area is designed to ensure that any potential hazards are contained and controlled. It is used to mitigate the risk of accidents or incidents related to the storage of hazardous chemicals.

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  • 6. 

    In a lumber production facility, portable fire extinguishers shall be placed so that travel distance to machinery producing wood shavings doesn’t exceed ____ feet.

    • A.

      35

    • B.

      50

    • C.

      75

    • D.

      100

    Correct Answer
    B. 50
    Explanation
    In a lumber production facility, portable fire extinguishers should be placed within a certain distance of machinery producing wood shavings to ensure quick access in case of fire. The correct answer is 50 feet, as this is the maximum travel distance allowed for fire extinguishers to be placed from the machinery. This ensures that the extinguishers are easily accessible and can be used promptly to control any potential fire hazards.

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  • 7. 

    A device, which has the appearance of life safety or fire protection equipment, but does not perform that function, shall be ___________.

    • A.

      Prohibited

    • B.

      Labeled

    • C.

      Tagged out of service

    • D.

      Painted red

    Correct Answer
    A. Prohibited
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Prohibited." This means that it is not allowed or not permitted. In this context, a device that looks like life safety or fire protection equipment but does not actually perform that function should not be used or allowed. It is important to ensure that proper equipment is in place for the safety of individuals and to prevent any potential hazards.

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  • 8. 

    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.

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      5

    • D.

      10

    Correct Answer
    B. 3
    Explanation
    The area within 3 feet of an above-ground flammable liquid tank vent is classified as a Class 1, Group D, Division 1, Electrical Equipment Location. This classification is necessary because the proximity to the vent increases the risk of flammable vapors or gases being present, which can pose a danger to electrical equipment. By classifying the area as such, appropriate safety measures can be implemented to prevent potential accidents or explosions.

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  • 9. 

    In Group E occupancies, artwork on corridor walls shall be limited to ____% of the wall area.

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      20

    • C.

      30

    • D.

      50

    Correct Answer
    B. 20
    Explanation
    In Group E occupancies, artwork on corridor walls is limited to 20% of the wall area. This restriction is in place to ensure that corridors remain clear and unobstructed for safe and efficient evacuation in case of an emergency. By limiting the amount of artwork on the walls, there is less chance of clutter and obstacles that could impede the flow of people during an evacuation. This requirement helps to prioritize the safety of occupants in Group E occupancies.

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  • 10. 

    Where _______, unattended self-service station are permitted.

    • A.

      Required

    • B.

      Outside Cities

    • C.

      Approved

    • D.

      Requested

    Correct Answer
    C. Approved
    Explanation
    The word "approved" fits logically in the sentence as it suggests that there are certain locations or situations where unattended self-service stations are allowed. The other options do not convey the same meaning or fit as well in the context of the sentence.

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  • 11. 

    The fire code requirement, for Liquefied Petroleum Gases (LPG) tank installation inspections, is the responsibility of _______________.

    • A.

      The Code Official

    • B.

      OSHA

    • C.

      NC Department of Labor

    • D.

      NC Department of Agriculture

    Correct Answer
    D. NC Department of Agriculture
    Explanation
    The NC Department of Agriculture is responsible for the fire code requirement of LPG tank installation inspections. This department ensures that the installation of LPG tanks meets the necessary safety standards and regulations to prevent fire hazards. They oversee the inspections and ensure compliance with the fire code requirements to protect the public and property from potential risks associated with LPG tanks.

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  • 12. 

    Aisles in high piled storage facilities, which have no sprinkler system, shall be _____inches in width.

    • A.

      72

    • B.

      96

    • C.

      36

    • D.

      44

    Correct Answer
    B. 96
    Explanation
    Aisles in high piled storage facilities without a sprinkler system need to be wide enough to allow for easy movement and access in case of an emergency. The width of 96 inches ensures that there is enough space for people to navigate safely and for any necessary equipment to be brought in or out of the facility. This width allows for efficient evacuation and firefighting operations, reducing the risk of accidents and damage in case of a fire.

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  • 13. 

    In Group I-1 Occupancies, staff training procedures, are to be reviewed every ________months.

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      6

    • D.

      12

    Correct Answer
    A. 2
    Explanation
    In Group I-1 Occupancies, staff training procedures need to be reviewed every 2 months. This ensures that the staff is updated and knowledgeable about safety protocols and procedures. Regular training reviews help to maintain a safe environment for both the staff and the occupants of the building.

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  • 14. 

    Required fire-resistance ratings for walls, floors, etc., shall be ___________.

    • A.

      Labeled

    • B.

      Printed

    • C.

      Maintained

    • D.

      Approved

    Correct Answer
    C. Maintained
    Explanation
    The required fire-resistance ratings for walls, floors, etc., need to be maintained. This means that the designated level of fire resistance must be upheld and not compromised over time. It is crucial to regularly inspect and ensure that the materials and structures continue to meet the necessary fire safety standards. This helps to protect the building and its occupants in the event of a fire.

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  • 15. 

    Unless by exception, exit signs in corridors shall be placed so there are no more than ____ feet to the nearest sign.

    • A.

      100

    • B.

      150

    • C.

      200

    • D.

      250

    Correct Answer
    A. 100
    Explanation
    Exit signs in corridors should be placed so that there are no more than 100 feet to the nearest sign. This is important for the safety of individuals in case of an emergency or evacuation. Having exit signs placed within close proximity ensures that people can easily locate the nearest exit and evacuate the building quickly and efficiently.

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  • 16. 

    Which of the following structures are exempt from the requirements of this code?

    • A.

      One & two family residential

    • B.

      Barns on farms outside municipalities

    • C.

      Utility poles

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the structures mentioned in the question are exempt from the requirements of the code. This means that they are not obligated to follow the regulations and standards set by the code. One and two-family residential buildings, barns on farms outside municipalities, and utility poles are all exempt from the code requirements.

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  • 17. 

    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?

    • A.

      7

    • B.

      15

    • C.

      50

    • D.

      100

    Correct Answer
    D. 100
    Explanation
    The required gross floor area per occupant is 100 square feet. This means that for every person in the building, there should be 100 square feet of space available. This is a standard measure used to ensure that there is enough room for people to move around comfortably and safely in case of an emergency. In this case, with a gross floor area of 6,000 square feet, the building can accommodate up to 60 occupants.

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  • 18. 

    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?

    • A.

      72

    • B.

      144

    • C.

      180

    • D.

      360

    Correct Answer
    C. 180
    Explanation
    The egress width of 36" per door allows for a certain number of occupants to safely exit the building in case of an emergency. To calculate this, we need to divide the total egress width (36" x 2 = 72") by the required egress width per occupant (72" / 0.4" = 180). Therefore, the correct answer is 180 occupants.

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  • 19. 

    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?

    • A.

      50 Feet

    • B.

      100 Feet

    • C.

      200 Feet

    • D.

      250 Feet

    Correct Answer
    C. 200 Feet
    Explanation
    Table 1015.1

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  • 20. 

    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?

    • A.

      .2

    • B.

      .3

    • C.

      .7

    • D.

      .15

    Correct Answer
    B. .3
    Explanation
    The correct answer is .3. In order to determine the required egress width per person, we need to divide the total egress width by the total number of occupants. Since the question does not provide information about the number of occupants, we cannot calculate the exact value. However, based on general building codes and regulations, a minimum egress width per person is typically around .3 inches.

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  • 21. 

    At what amount does the storage, use, or handling (at normal temperature and pressure) of Corrosive gases require an operational permit?

    • A.

      5 cubic feet

    • B.

      100 cubic feet

    • C.

      200 cubic feet

    • D.

      Any amount

    Correct Answer
    C. 200 cubic feet
    Explanation
    The storage, use, or handling of Corrosive gases requires an operational permit when the amount exceeds 200 cubic feet. This means that if the quantity of Corrosive gases is equal to or less than 200 cubic feet, an operational permit is not required. However, if the amount exceeds 200 cubic feet, it is necessary to obtain an operational permit.

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  • 22. 

    The minimum width of a means of egress in a tent is__________ inches.

    • A.

      32

    • B.

      36

    • C.

      44

    • D.

      72

    Correct Answer
    D. 72
    Explanation
    The minimum width of a means of egress in a tent is 72 inches. This is because a means of egress is a pathway or exit route that allows people to safely escape from a building or structure in case of an emergency. In order to accommodate a large number of people evacuating, the width of the egress needs to be wide enough to ensure a smooth and efficient flow of people. A width of 72 inches provides enough space for people to pass through comfortably and quickly, reducing the risk of congestion or blockage during an emergency situation.

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  • 23. 

    Horizontal sliding fire doors shall be tested _______ to confirm proper operation.

    • A.

      Annually

    • B.

      Bi-Annually

    • C.

      Monthly

    • D.

      Weekly

    Correct Answer
    A. Annually
    Explanation
    Horizontal sliding fire doors need to be tested annually to ensure that they are functioning correctly. This regular testing is essential to confirm that the doors can effectively prevent the spread of fire and protect the occupants of a building. By conducting annual tests, any potential issues or malfunctions can be identified and addressed promptly, ensuring the continued safety and effectiveness of the fire doors.

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  • 24. 

    How long may underground combustible fuel tanks be out of service, before being removed or abandoned in place as per code?

    • A.

      30 Days

    • B.

      90 Days

    • C.

      180 Days

    • D.

      365 Days

    Correct Answer
    D. 365 Days
    Explanation
    According to the code, underground combustible fuel tanks may be out of service for up to 365 days before they need to be removed or abandoned in place.

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  • 25. 

    Flammable liquids shall not be dispensed from tanks, drums, barrels, or similar containers by _______ at garages.

    • A.

      Dippers

    • B.

      Pressure

    • C.

      Gravity

    • D.

      Siphon Pumps

    Correct Answer
    C. Gravity
    Explanation
    Flammable liquids should not be dispensed from tanks, drums, barrels, or similar containers by gravity at garages. This is because gravity dispensing can lead to spills and increase the risk of fire and explosions. Using gravity to transfer flammable liquids can result in uncontrolled flow and potential ignition sources, posing a significant safety hazard. Therefore, alternative methods such as dippers, pressure, or siphon pumps should be used for safe and controlled dispensing of flammable liquids.

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  • 26. 

    A portable fire extinguisher shall be located within ___ feet of commercial cooking equipment.

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      20

    • C.

      30

    • D.

      50

    Correct Answer
    C. 30
    Explanation
    A portable fire extinguisher should be located within 30 feet of commercial cooking equipment as per safety regulations. This ensures that the extinguisher is easily accessible in case of a fire emergency. Placing the extinguisher within this distance allows for quick response and helps to contain and extinguish the fire before it spreads and causes further damage.

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  • 27. 

    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.

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      10

    • C.

      50

    • D.

      25

    Correct Answer
    D. 25
    Explanation
    Portable tanks of Class IB flammable liquids must be stored at least 25 feet away from the nearest lot line that can be built upon. This distance is necessary to ensure the safety of nearby structures and to minimize the risk of fire spreading in case of a leak or accident. By maintaining this distance, the potential impact of a fire can be reduced, protecting both the property and the individuals in the vicinity.

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  • 28. 

    How often is a group R-4 Occupancy required to conduct fire drills?

    • A.

      Monthly

    • B.

      10 per year

    • C.

      Quarterly/per shift

    • D.

      Annually

    Correct Answer
    C. Quarterly/per shift
    Explanation
    A group R-4 Occupancy is typically required to conduct fire drills on a quarterly basis, meaning once every three months or four times a year. Additionally, fire drills may also be required to be conducted per shift, which means that each shift within the occupancy must perform a fire drill on a quarterly basis. This frequency ensures that occupants are regularly trained and prepared for emergency situations, helping to minimize the risk of fire-related incidents and ensure the safety of individuals within the occupancy.

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  • 29. 

    Exterior storage of finished lumber products requires a ___ foot high security fence.

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      6

    • C.

      8

    • D.

      10

    Correct Answer
    B. 6
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 6. Exterior storage of finished lumber products requires a 6-foot high security fence. This height is necessary to provide adequate security and prevent unauthorized access or theft of the lumber products. A 6-foot high fence is tall enough to deter potential intruders and ensure the safety of the stored lumber.

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  • 30. 

    The guideline for installation of heating equipment is found in ____________, unless other codes or rules apply.

    • A.

      The manufacturer's instructions

    • B.

      The International Mechanical Code

    • C.

      The International Gas Code

    • D.

      The International Building Code

    Correct Answer
    A. The manufacturer's instructions
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The manufacturer's instructions". When installing heating equipment, it is important to follow the guidelines provided by the manufacturer. These instructions are specific to the equipment being installed and take into account factors such as proper placement, ventilation requirements, and safety precautions. While other codes or rules may also apply depending on the specific situation, the manufacturer's instructions should always be followed as a primary source of guidance.

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  • 31. 

    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?

    • A.

      I

    • B.

      II

    • C.

      III

    • D.

      IV

    Correct Answer
    C. III
    Explanation
    The commodity class for the given scenario is III. This classification is based on the fact that the commodity being stored is oil-based paint in metal cans. Commodity Class III includes flammable liquids, such as paints, varnishes, and solvents. These substances have a moderate fire hazard and require certain safety measures to be in place, such as sprinkler systems. Since there is no sprinkler system mentioned in the scenario, it further confirms the classification as Class III.

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  • 32. 

    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?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      7

    • D.

      10

    Correct Answer
    B. 4
    Explanation
    Based on the information given, the building has a total area of 12,000 square feet and has 4-foot draft curtains. To determine the number of curtained areas, we need to divide the total area by the area covered by each curtain. If each curtain covers an area of 4 feet, then the total number of curtained areas would be 12,000 divided by 4, which equals 3,000. However, since the question specifies that the building has 4 draft curtains, the correct answer would be 4.

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  • 33. 

    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?

    • A.

      20

    • B.

      40

    • C.

      42

    • D.

      56

    Correct Answer
    B. 40
    Explanation
    The size of the vent opening in each curtained area is 40 square feet.

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  • 34. 

    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?

    • A.

      12,000 cfm

    • B.

      16,000 cfm

    • C.

      24,000 cfm

    • D.

      30,000 cfm

    Correct Answer
    A. 12,000 cfm
    Explanation
    The capacity of each vent fan is 12,000 cfm (cubic feet per minute).

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  • 35. 

    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 centre, in curtain areas?

    • A.

      50 Feet

    • B.

      75 Feet

    • C.

      90 Feet

    • D.

      100 Feet

    Correct Answer
    D. 100 Feet
    Explanation
    The maximum spacing of vents on center in curtain areas is 100 feet. This is because a high piled combustible storage warehouse with oil base paint in metal cans stored 20 feet high requires a maximum vent spacing of 100 feet to provide adequate ventilation and prevent the buildup of flammable gases or vapors. The absence of a sprinkler system further emphasizes the need for proper ventilation to mitigate the risk of fire or explosion.

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  • 36. 

    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.

    • A.

      Not required by Table 2306.2

    • B.

      100

    • C.

      150

    • D.

      250

    Correct Answer
    C. 150
    Explanation
    Access is required to within 150 feet of all exterior walls of this building. This is determined by Table 2306.2, which provides guidelines for access to high piled combustible storage warehouses. The table states that for buildings without sprinkler systems, access is required within 150 feet.

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  • 37. 

    Installation of a flammable liquid spray booth requires a/an _______ permit.

    • A.

      Mandatory

    • B.

      Optional

    • C.

      Building

    • D.

      Mechanical

    Correct Answer
    A. Mandatory
    Explanation
    The installation of a flammable liquid spray booth is required by law and must be done with proper permits. A flammable liquid spray booth poses a potential fire hazard, and therefore, it is mandatory to obtain a permit to ensure that the installation meets safety regulations and standards. This permit ensures that the installation is carried out correctly and that necessary precautions are taken to prevent accidents or incidents related to the use of flammable liquids.

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  • 38. 

    Class ___ liquids storage shall not be permitted in basement areas under any condition.

    • A.

      I

    • B.

      II

    • C.

      III

    • D.

      IIIA

    Correct Answer
    A. I
    Explanation
    Class I liquids are highly flammable liquids, such as gasoline and ethanol. Due to their high flammability, storing them in basement areas can pose a significant fire hazard. Therefore, it is not permitted to store Class I liquids in basement areas under any condition.

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  • 39. 

    Is storage permitted in an unoccupied covered mall tenant space?

    • A.

      No

    • B.

      Yes

    • C.

      Yes, if the area is sprinklered

    • D.

      Yes if the ares is locked at all times

    Correct Answer
    A. No
    Explanation
    Storage is not permitted in an unoccupied covered mall tenant space.

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  • 40. 

    Big Cheez retail hardware store is going to sell swimming pool chlorine (Class II Oxidizer) in solid form. The building of the one-storey 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?

    • A.

      1000 Lbs.

    • B.

      2250 Lbs.

    • C.

      4500 Lbs.

    • D.

      6000 Lbs.

    Correct Answer
    C. 4500 Lbs.
    Explanation
    The maximum allowable quantity per control area is 4500 lbs. This means that the Big Cheez retail hardware store can store up to 4500 lbs of swimming pool chlorine in solid form in their building. This is determined based on the scenario provided, which states that the building has an approved sprinkler system and the storage is on pallets in 5-pound buckets on the floor. The maximum allowable quantity takes into consideration the safety measures in place, such as the sprinkler system, to ensure that the storage of the chlorine does not pose a significant risk.

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  • 41. 

    Big Cheez retail hardware store is going to sell swimming pool chlorine (Class II Oxidizer) in solid form. The building of the one-storey 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?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      10

    Correct Answer
    C. 4
    Explanation
    In this scenario, the correct answer is 4. The reason for this is that the storage of swimming pool chlorine in solid form (Class II Oxidizer) requires separate control areas. Each control area can hold a maximum of 50 pounds of Class II Oxidizer. Since the storage is on pallets in 5-pound buckets, each control area can hold a maximum of 10 buckets. Therefore, with a total of 40 buckets (4 control areas x 10 buckets), the store is allowed to have 4 separate control areas for the storage of swimming pool chlorine.

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  • 42. 

    Big Cheez retail hardware store is going to sell swimming pool chlorine (Class II Oxidizer) in solid form. The building of the one-storey 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?

    • A.

      3 Feet

    • B.

      4 Feet

    • C.

      6 Feet

    • D.

      8 Feet

    Correct Answer
    C. 6 Feet
    Explanation
    In this scenario, the correct answer is 6 feet. The reason for this is that the building has an approved sprinkler system, which indicates that it has the necessary fire safety measures in place. Stacking the containers up to 6 feet ensures that they are not too high to pose a safety risk, while still allowing for efficient use of storage space.

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  • 43. 

    Big Cheez retail hardware store is going to sell swimming pool chlorine (Class II Oxidizer) in solid form. The building of the one-storey 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?

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      6

    • D.

      8

    Correct Answer
    B. 4
    Explanation
    Based on the scenario provided, the required width of aisles in feet is 4. This width is necessary to ensure that there is enough space for people to move around safely and efficiently while carrying the 5-pound buckets of swimming pool chlorine. It also allows for easy access to the storage area and the sprinkler system in case of emergencies. A narrower aisle width could potentially hinder movement and increase the risk of accidents or delays in accessing the necessary safety measures. Therefore, a width of 4 feet is appropriate for this scenario.

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  • 44. 

    When converting these solid pounds to liquid gallons, the conversion rate would be 10 lb. of solid = _____ gallon(s) of liquids.

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      1.25

    • C.

      1.5

    • D.

      1.6

    Correct Answer
    A. 1
    Explanation
    The conversion rate for converting solid pounds to liquid gallons is 10 lb. of solid = 1 gallon of liquid.

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  • 45. 

    The required interior finish on room walls in an unsprinklered Educational Occupancy is Class ____.

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    C. C
    Explanation
    In an unsprinklered Educational Occupancy, the required interior finish on room walls is Class C. This means that the walls must have a certain level of fire resistance and flame spread rating to ensure the safety of the occupants in case of a fire. Class C interior finish is typically used in areas where there is a moderate risk of fire, such as educational facilities. It provides a higher level of fire protection compared to Class A or B finishes. Therefore, Class C is the correct answer for this question.

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  • 46. 

    A recreational fire shall be ____ feet from any structure, unless in a barbeque pit.

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      10

    • C.

      20

    • D.

      25

    Correct Answer
    D. 25
    Explanation
    A recreational fire should be 25 feet away from any structure, unless it is in a designated barbeque pit. This distance is important to ensure the safety of nearby structures and prevent the fire from spreading. By keeping the fire at a sufficient distance, the risk of accidental damage or injuries is minimized.

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  • 47. 

    What is the maximum thickness of an interior trim material?

    • A.

      1/4 Inch

    • B.

      1/2 Inch

    • C.

      3/4 Inch

    • D.

      1 Inch

    Correct Answer
    B. 1/2 Inch
    Explanation
    The maximum thickness of an interior trim material is 1/2 inch. This means that any interior trim material should not exceed this thickness measurement.

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  • 48. 

    You are inspecting a tenant in a strip centre Business Occupancy. There are 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?

    • A.

      2-A: 10-B: C

    • B.

      2-A: 20-B: C

    • C.

      4-A: 20-B: C

    • D.

      4-A: 40-B: C

    Correct Answer
    A. 2-A: 10-B: C
    Explanation
    The minimum fire extinguisher rating required for this scenario is 2-A: 10-B: C. This is determined based on the square footage and occupancy classification. In a light hazard occupancy with 2,100 square feet, a 2-A rating is required. The 10-B rating indicates the capacity to extinguish a fire involving 10 square feet of flammable liquid, while the C rating indicates the ability to extinguish electrical fires.

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  • 49. 

    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?

    • A.

      0

    • B.

      1, if located properly

    • C.

      2

    • D.

      3

    Correct Answer
    B. 1, if located properly
    Explanation
    Table 906.3.(1) & 906.3.(2)

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  • 50. 

    You are inspecting a tenant in a strip centre Business Occupancy. There are 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?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    A. 1
    Explanation
    Based on the given information, the occupancy is a light hazard occupancy with a total area of 2,100 square feet. The maximum travel distance from any point to an exit door is 70 feet. According to fire safety regulations, for a light hazard occupancy of this size, only one exit door is required. This is because the maximum travel distance does not exceed the allowed limit, and therefore, additional exit doors are not necessary.

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