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This quiz has been designed to simulate the State Certification Exam for Fire Inspector Level 1 and based upon the International Fire Code with North Carolina amendments. The International Fire Code (IFC) is designed to recognize hazards related to fire, explosion or using hazardous materials. There is a list of 93 questions with multiple choice options. Read the questions carefully and answer. So, let's try out the quiz. Good Luck!


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  • 1. 
    Portable electric heaters, of all types, are __________ in any daycare.
    • A. 

      Prohibited

    • B. 

      Permitted

    • C. 

      Allowed if approved by AHJ

    • D. 

      Limited to 10,000 BTU’s

  • 2. 
    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

  • 3. 
    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

  • 4. 
    A code official may extend any permit for a period not to exceed ______ days.
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      30

    • C. 

      90

    • D. 

      180

  • 5. 
    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

  • 6. 
    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

  • 7. 
    Which ASTM Standard would apply to surface burning characteristics for building materials?
    • A. 

      B 42-98

    • B. 

      D 86-89

    • C. 

      E 84-07

    • D. 

      E 1537-99

  • 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 is 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. 

      36

    • B. 

      44

    • C. 

      72

    • D. 

      96

  • 15. 
    A restaurant, which seats 80 people, is classified as a(an) __________occupancy.
    • A. 

      A-1

    • B. 

      A-2

    • C. 

      B

    • D. 

      E

  • 16. 
    In Group I-1 Occupancies, staff training procedures, are to be reviewed every ________months.
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      12

  • 17. 
    Required fire walls, fire barriers and fire partitions shall be ___________ to prevent the passage of fire.
    • A. 

      Labeled

    • B. 

      Printed

    • C. 

      Maintained

    • D. 

      Approved

  • 18. 
    Unless by exception, exit signs in corridors shall be placed so there is no more than ____ feet to the nearest sign.
    • A. 

      100

    • B. 

      150

    • C. 

      200

    • D. 

      250

  • 19. 
    Which of the following structures is/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

  • 20. 
    Acme 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?
    • A. 

      A-3

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      E

    • D. 

      F

  • 21. 
    Acme 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

  • 22. 
    Acme 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

  • 23. 
    Acme 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

  • 24. 
    Acme 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

  • 25. 
    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

  • 26. 
    The minimum width of a means of egress in a tent is__________ inches.
    • A. 

      32

    • B. 

      36

    • C. 

      44

    • D. 

      72

  • 27. 
    Horizontal sliding fire doors shall be tested _______ to confirm proper operation.
    • A. 

      Annually

    • B. 

      Bi-Annually

    • C. 

      Monthly

    • D. 

      Weekly

  • 28. 
    Exterior lumber piles shall not exceed ____ feet in height.
    • A. 

      20

    • B. 

      30

    • C. 

      40

    • D. 

      No limit

  • 29. 
    What is the minimum diameter of pipe, which can be used as part of a vehicle crash protection system?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      6

  • 30. 
    If not complying with North Carolina Underground Storage Tank operating permit requirements, 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

  • 31. 
    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

  • 32. 
    Corridors shall be arranged so that there is no dead end in excess of ___ feet.
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      50

    • D. 

      100

  • 33. 
    A portable fire extinguisher shall be located within ___ feet of commercial cooking equipment.
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      30

    • D. 

      50

  • 34. 
    Outdoor storage of portable tanks of Class IB flammable liquids totalling 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

  • 35. 
    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

  • 36. 
    Exterior storage of finished lumber products requires a ___ foot high-security fence.
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      8

    • D. 

      10

  • 37. 
    What is the maximum term for a permit issued for a temporary tent location within a 12-month period on a single premise?
    • A. 

      30 Days

    • B. 

      90 Days

    • C. 

      180 Days

    • D. 

      365 Days

  • 38. 
    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

  • 39. 
    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

  • 40. 
    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

  • 41. 
    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

  • 42. 
    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

  • 43. 
    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

  • 44. 
    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

  • 45. 
    Installation of a flammable liquid spray booth requires a/an _______ permit.
    • A. 

      Required

    • B. 

      Optional

    • C. 

      Building

    • D. 

      Mechanical

  • 46. 
    • A. 

      I

    • B. 

      II

    • C. 

      IIIA

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 47. 
    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

  • 48. 
    A big box retail hardware store is going to sell swimming pool chlorine (Class II Oxidizer) in solid form. The building of a 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.

  • 49. 
    A big box retail hardware store is going to sell swimming pool chlorine (Class II Oxidizer) in solid form. The building of a 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

  • 50. 
    A big box retail hardware store is going to sell swimming pool chlorine (Class II Oxidizer) in solid form. The building of a 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?
    • A. 

      3 Feet

    • B. 

      4 Feet

    • C. 

      6 Feet

    • D. 

      8 Feet

  • 51. 
    A big box retail hardware store is going to sell swimming pool chlorine (Class II Oxidizer) in solid form. The building of a 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

  • 52. 
    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

  • 53. 
    The required interior finish on room walls in an unsprinklered Educational Occupancy is Class ____.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      None

  • 54. 
    A recreational fire shall be ____ feet from any structure or combustible material.
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      20

    • D. 

      25

  • 55. 
    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

  • 56. 
    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

  • 57. 
    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 fire extinguishers will be needed?
    • A. 

      0

    • B. 

      1, if located properly

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      3

  • 58. 
    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

  • 59. 
    How much gasoline, in an approved container, (for a leaf blower used to clean sidewalks), is allowed to be stored in this business?
    • A. 

      None

    • B. 

      1 Gallon

    • C. 

      3 Gallons

    • D. 

      Only that necessary for the operation of the leaf blower

  • 60. 
    The required turning radius of a fire apparatus road shall be determined by the _____________.
    • A. 

      Project design professional

    • B. 

      Certified Engineer

    • C. 

      Fire Chief

    • D. 

      Fire Code Official

  • 61. 
    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.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 62. 
    A Type ____ hood is a kitchen hood for collecting and removing grease vapours and smoke.
    • A. 

      I

    • B. 

      II

    • C. 

      III

    • D. 

      A

    • E. 

      B

  • 63. 
    LP-gas equipment shall be installed in accordance with __________.
    • A. 

      NFPA 58

    • B. 

      NFPA 59

    • C. 

      Both A & B

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 64. 
    Charcoal grills shall not be operated within ___ feet of combustible construction.
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      20

    • D. 

      25

  • 65. 
    The minimum width of exit stairs in buildings with less than 50 occupants is _____ inches.
    • A. 

      32

    • B. 

      36

    • C. 

      44

    • D. 

      48

  • 66. 
    Gas meters shall be protected with barriers complying with Section _____ of IFC.
    • A. 

      312

    • B. 

      503.6

    • C. 

      901.7.2

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 67. 
    A Class I-A liquid has a boiling point __________degrees Fahrenheit.
    • A. 

      Below 72

    • B. 

      Above 72

    • C. 

      Below 100

    • D. 

      Above 100

  • 68. 
    What is the minimum distance between a 660 gallon K-1 kerosene, Class II liquid protected above-ground tank and any building at service stations?
    • A. 

      5 Feet

    • B. 

      15 Feet

    • C. 

      25 Feet

    • D. 

      50 Feet

  • 69. 
    Exits shall discharge directly to ___________ of the building.
    • A. 

      A rated corridor

    • B. 

      A vomitory

    • C. 

      Atriums

    • D. 

      The exterior

  • 70. 
    Fuel dispensing devices shall be _____________ the attendant at all times.
    • A. 

      Under the control of

    • B. 

      In clear view of

    • C. 

      Shut off by

    • D. 

      Within 50 feet of

  • 71. 
    When fire door hold open devices in Fire-Resistant-Rated buildings, are inoperative, the door shall be_________.
    • A. 

      Wedged open

    • B. 

      Locked

    • C. 

      Labeled with a sign

    • D. 

      Kept closed

  • 72. 
    What commodity class, for high piled combustible storage, are foam rubber mattresses?
    • A. 

      II

    • B. 

      III

    • C. 

      IV

    • D. 

      High Hazard

  • 73. 
    Common areas of Residential Occupancies are required to be inspected ________.
    • A. 

      Annually

    • B. 

      Every two years

    • C. 

      Bi-annually

    • D. 

      Never they are exempt

  • 74. 
    When dispenser nozzles are stretched out, they shall not be within ___ of any building opening.
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      20

    • D. 

      25

  • 75. 
    In a Group A theatre, an announcement to notify occupants of exits to use, in the event of an emergency, shall be made ____ minutes prior to starting the program.
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      20

  • 76. 
    An unobstructed fire break passageway or fire road not less than _____ feet wide shall be maintained on all sides of a tent or membrane structure.
    • A. 

      7

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      12

    • D. 

      20

  • 77. 
    What is the maximum distance from a gasoline dispenser to the emergency disconnect switch?
    • A. 

      25

    • B. 

      50

    • C. 

      75

    • D. 

      100

  • 78. 
    Which edition of NFPA 10 is to be used for code enforcement?
    • A. 

      2000

    • B. 

      2005

    • C. 

      2007

    • D. 

      2012

  • 79. 
    Fire apparatus access roads shall have an unobstructed width of not less than _______ feet.
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      15

    • C. 

      25

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 80. 
    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.
    • A. 

      Police

    • B. 

      Fire Code Official

    • C. 

      Fire Chief

    • D. 

      Health Department

  • 81. 
    Class III standpipe systems shall be installed when the lowest floor level is ____ feet or more above the lowest level of fire department access.
    • A. 

      30

    • B. 

      40

    • C. 

      75

    • D. 

      100

  • 82. 
    Charcoal grills shall not be operated within ___ feet of combustible construction.
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      20

  • 83. 
    The minimum stairway width of exit stairs in buildings with less than 50 occupants is _____ inches.
    • A. 

      32

    • B. 

      36

    • C. 

      44

    • D. 

      48

  • 84. 
    A Class I-A liquid has a boiling point __________degrees Fahrenheit.
    • A. 

      Below 72

    • B. 

      Above 72

    • C. 

      Below 100

    • D. 

      Above 100

  • 85. 
    How many chock blocks are required on a gasoline transport tanker?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 86. 
    What is the minimum distance between a 660 gallon K-1 kerosene, Class II liquid protected above ground tank and any building at service stations?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      15

    • C. 

      25

    • D. 

      50

  • 87. 
    • A. 

      When more than 2 stories

    • B. 

      When more than 12,000 square feet

    • C. 

      When in a basement

    • D. 

      Any of the above

  • 88. 
    What is the maximum distance from a gasoline dispenser to the emergency disconnect switch?
    • A. 

      25

    • B. 

      50

    • C. 

      75

    • D. 

      100

  • 89. 
    The ____________ or the fire department official in charge of an incident shall be authorized order the evacuation of any building, in which there exists any life-threatening hazard to the occupants.
    • A. 

      Police department

    • B. 

      Fire Code Official

    • C. 

      Fire chief

    • D. 

      Health department

  • 90. 
    Class III standpipe systems shall be installed when the lowest floor level is ____ feet or more above the lowest level of fire department access.
    • A. 

      30

    • B. 

      40

    • C. 

      75

    • D. 

      100

  • 91. 
    Ceiling clearance from combustible materials shall be maintained at _____ below the ceiling in non-sprinklered buildings.
    • A. 

      18 inches

    • B. 

      24 inches

    • C. 

      36 inches

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 92. 
    Fire safety and evacuation plans shall be reviewed or updated _________ or as necessary.
    • A. 

      Monthly

    • B. 

      Quarterly

    • C. 

      Annually

    • D. 

      Semi-annually

  • 93. 
    A working clearance of ________ inches in width shall be provided in front of electrical service equipment.
    • A. 

      30

    • B. 

      36

    • C. 

      42

    • D. 

      48

  • 94. 
    Horizontal and vertical sliding and rolling fire doors shall be inspected and tested _________ to confirm proper operation and full closure.
    • A. 

      Monthly

    • B. 

      Every 6 months

    • C. 

      Bi-Annually

    • D. 

      Annually

  • 95. 
    A Class ____ interior finish material has a flame spread index of 26-75 and a smoke developed index of 0-450.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 96. 
    In Plywood, Veneer and Composite Board Mills, manual deluge activation valves shall be located withing ______ feet of drying equipment.
    • A. 

      75

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      25

    • D. 

      50

  • 97. 
    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 is greater than _____ feet in height.
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      12

    • D. 

      18

  • 98. 
    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.
    • A. 

      12

    • B. 

      15

    • C. 

      25

    • D. 

      50

  • 99. 
    A fire watch shall be conducted for a minimum of _______ after the conclusion of any hot work involving welding and cutting.
    • A. 

      15 minutes

    • B. 

      20 minutes

    • C. 

      30 minutes

    • D. 

      1 hour

  • 100. 
    Which of the following editions of NFPA 13 is enforcible in the State of North Carolina?
    • A. 

      2002

    • B. 

      2006

    • C. 

      2007

    • D. 

      2010