IFC Fire Inspector Exam: Trivia Quiz!

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Fire Inspector Quizzes & Trivia

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. 
    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

  • 2. 
    A code official may extend any permit for a period not to exceed ______ days.
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      30

    • C. 

      90

    • D. 

      180

  • 3. 
    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

  • 4. 
    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

  • 5. 
    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

  • 6. 
    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

  • 7. 
    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

  • 8. 
    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

  • 9. 
    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

  • 10. 
    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

  • 11. 
    In Group E occupancies, artwork on corridor walls shall be limited to ____% of the wall area.
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      30

    • D. 

      50

  • 12. 
    Where _______, unattended self-service station are permitted.
    • A. 

      Required

    • B. 

      Outside Cities

    • C. 

      Approved

    • D. 

      Requested

  • 13. 
    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

  • 14. 
    Aisles in high piled storage facilities, which have no sprinkler system, shall be _____inches in width.
    • A. 

      72

    • B. 

      96

    • C. 

      36

    • D. 

      44

  • 15. 
    In Group I-1 Occupancies, staff training procedures, are to be reviewed every ________months.
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      12

  • 16. 
    Required fire-resistance ratings for walls, floors, etc., shall be ___________.
    • A. 

      Labeled

    • B. 

      Printed

    • C. 

      Maintained

    • D. 

      Approved

  • 17. 
    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

  • 18. 
    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

  • 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 required gross floor area per occupant in square feet?
    • A. 

      7

    • B. 

      15

    • C. 

      50

    • D. 

      100

  • 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: How many occupants would the egress width of 36” per door allow?
    • A. 

      72

    • B. 

      144

    • C. 

      180

    • D. 

      360

  • 21. 
    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

  • 22. 
    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

  • 23. 
    The minimum width of a means of egress in a tent is__________ inches.
    • A. 

      32

    • B. 

      36

    • C. 

      44

    • D. 

      72

  • 24. 
    Horizontal sliding fire doors shall be tested _______ to confirm proper operation.
    • A. 

      Annually

    • B. 

      Bi-Annually

    • C. 

      Monthly

    • D. 

      Weekly

  • 25. 
    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

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