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This State Certification Exam for Fire Inspector Level 1 is based upon the International Fire Code with North Carolina amendments. The International Fire Code quiz(IFC) is designed to recognize hazards related to fire, explosion, or hazardous materials. 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 a suitable explanation for an outdoor fire used for ceremonial purposes with a fuel diameter area of 3 feet or less and a height of 2 feet or less. This type of fire is typically small and controlled, intended for enjoyment and socializing rather than waste disposal or burning rubbish.

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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
    Commercial cooking equipment using animal or vegetable oils shall be protected with a Class K rated portable fire extinguisher. Class K fire extinguishers are specifically designed and effective for extinguishing fires involving cooking oils and fats. These extinguishers use a special agent that reacts with the oils to form a soapy foam, which helps to cool and smother the fire. Using a Class K extinguisher is essential in commercial kitchens to ensure the safety of both the workers and the property.

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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
    D. 180
    Explanation
    A code official may extend any permit for a period not to exceed 180 days. This means that if there is a need for an extension on a permit, the code official can grant a maximum extension of 180 days. This allows for flexibility in case there are delays or unforeseen circumstances that prevent the completion of the project within the original permit timeframe.

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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. This means that it is not allowed in any type of building or space, whether it is residential (R1, R2, R3, R4), commercial (C), industrial (I), or any other type of occupancy. The reason for this prohibition is likely due to the potential dangers and risks associated with using unvented fuel-fired heating equipment, such as the release of carbon monoxide and other harmful gases. To ensure the safety of occupants, it is important to use properly vented heating equipment in all occupancies.

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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. It is a designated area that is specifically designed and equipped to safely store and handle hazardous materials. Control areas are implemented to minimize the risk of accidents and ensure the safety of individuals working in the building.

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  • 6. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    C. E 84-07
    Explanation
    ASTM E 84-07 is the correct answer because it specifically applies to surface burning characteristics for building materials. ASTM standards are widely recognized and used in various industries to ensure quality and safety. This particular standard provides a test method for determining the flame spread and smoke developed index of materials when exposed to a specific fire condition. It helps in evaluating the fire performance of building materials and aids in making informed decisions regarding their use in construction projects.

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  • 7. 

    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 need to be placed within a certain distance from machinery producing wood shavings to ensure quick access in case of a fire. The correct answer is 50 feet, as this distance allows for efficient and timely response to potential fire hazards. Placing the fire extinguishers too far away could result in delays in extinguishing the fire, potentially leading to more damage and danger. Conversely, placing the fire extinguishers too close to the machinery could put them at risk of being damaged or rendered inaccessible during an emergency situation.

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  • 8. 

    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
    A device that resembles life safety or fire protection equipment but does not actually serve that purpose should be prohibited. This is because such a device can mislead people into thinking that they are protected in case of an emergency, when in reality they are not. Prohibiting the use of such devices ensures that proper safety measures are in place and that people are not put at risk due to false appearances.

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  • 9. 

    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 being present, which requires electrical equipment to be specifically designed and installed to prevent ignition of these vapors.

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  • 10. 

    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, the amount of artwork on corridor walls is limited to 20% of the wall area. This restriction is in place to ensure that the corridor remains clear and unobstructed for safe evacuation in case of an emergency. Limiting the amount of artwork helps to prevent clutter and allows for better visibility and movement within the corridor.

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  • 11. 

    Where _______, unattended self-service station is permitted.

    • A.

      Required

    • B.

      Outside Cities

    • C.

      Approved

    • D.

      Requested

    Correct Answer
    C. Approved
    Explanation
    The word "permitted" suggests that there are certain rules or regulations in place regarding the use of the self-service station. The word "approved" implies that these rules have been reviewed and authorized by the relevant authority, allowing the use of the self-service station. Therefore, "approved" is the correct answer as it aligns with the idea of the station being allowed or authorized.

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  • 12. 

    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 correct answer is the NC Department of Agriculture. The NC Department of Agriculture is responsible for conducting inspections and enforcing regulations related to the installation of Liquefied Petroleum Gases (LPG) tanks. They ensure that proper safety measures are in place to prevent fire hazards and protect the public.

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  • 13. 

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

    • A.

      36

    • B.

      44

    • C.

      72

    • D.

      96

    Correct Answer
    D. 96
    Explanation
    Aisles in high piled storage facilities that do not have a sprinkler system need to be 96 inches in width. This is because wider aisles provide more space for maneuvering and allow for better access in case of emergencies. In the absence of a sprinkler system, it is important to have wider aisles to ensure the safety of personnel and to facilitate the movement of equipment and materials.

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  • 14. 

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

    • A.

      A-1

    • B.

      A-2

    • C.

      B

    • D.

      E

    Correct Answer
    B. A-2
    Explanation
    The correct answer is A-2. A-2 occupancy refers to a restaurant that accommodates more than 50 people but less than 100 people. Since the restaurant in question can seat 80 people, it falls within the A-2 occupancy classification.

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  • 15. 

    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 are required to be reviewed every 2 months. This regular review ensures that staff members are kept up to date with any changes or updates in procedures, ensuring the safety and well-being of the occupants in these types of facilities. By reviewing the training procedures every 2 months, any necessary updates or adjustments can be made in a timely manner, maintaining the highest level of safety standards.

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  • 16. 

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

    • A.

      Labeled

    • B.

      Printed

    • C.

      Maintained

    • D.

      Approved

    Correct Answer
    C. Maintained
    Explanation
    Fire walls, fire barriers, and fire partitions are designed to prevent the passage of fire and protect occupants and property. However, over time, these fire protection measures can become damaged or compromised. Therefore, it is crucial to regularly inspect and maintain them to ensure their effectiveness in preventing the spread of fire. This includes repairing any damage, replacing worn-out components, and ensuring that they are in compliance with fire safety regulations. By keeping these fire protection systems well-maintained, the risk of fire spreading can be significantly reduced.

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  • 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

    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. Having exit signs placed within close proximity ensures that people can easily locate the nearest exit and evacuate the building quickly and efficiently. By keeping the distance between exit signs at a maximum of 100 feet, it reduces the chances of confusion or delay during an emergency situation.

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  • 18. 

    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

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

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  • 19. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. B
    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is B. The occupancy classification of the building is B. This is because the building is a print shop, which falls under the Business occupancy classification according to the International Building Code (IBC). The fact that the building has two remote exit doors and a gross floor area of 6,000 square feet does not affect the occupancy classification in this case.

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  • 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 required gross floor area per occupant in square feet?

    • A.

      7

    • B.

      15

    • C.

      50

    • D.

      100

    Correct Answer
    D. 100
  • 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: 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 would allow for a maximum of 180 occupants. This calculation is based on the assumption that each occupant requires a minimum of 0.2 inches of egress width. Therefore, the total egress width per door is 36", which is equal to 432 inches. Dividing this by 0.2 inches per occupant gives us 216 occupants per door. Since there are two doors, the total number of occupants that can be accommodated is 216 x 2 = 432. However, the question asks for the number of occupants that the egress width allows, so we need to consider the smaller of the two values, which is 180.

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  • 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: 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
    Based on the given information, the maximum travel distance to an exit in Acme Print Shop is 200 feet. This is determined by the fact that the building is unsprinklered and has a gross floor area of 6,000 square feet. According to fire safety regulations, buildings without sprinklers typically have a maximum travel distance of 200 feet to ensure that occupants can safely reach an exit in case of an emergency.

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  • 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: 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 egress width per person required, we need to calculate the total number of occupants in the building. According to the International Building Code (IBC), the egress width per person is determined by dividing the total occupant load by the egress width factor. For unsprinklered buildings, the egress width factor is 0.3. Since the question does not provide the occupant load, we cannot calculate the exact egress width per person. However, we can conclude that the correct answer is .3 based on the given egress width factor for unsprinklered buildings.

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  • 24. 

    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 amount of corrosive gases is equal to or less than 200 cubic feet, an operational permit is not required.

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  • 25. 

    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 that allows people to safely exit a building or structure in case of an emergency. In the case of a tent, a wider width ensures that people can easily and quickly evacuate the area without any obstructions or difficulties. A wider means of egress also allows for better crowd flow and reduces the risk of congestion or trampling during an emergency situation.

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  • 26. 

    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 should be tested annually to ensure that they are functioning properly. Regular testing is necessary to ensure that the doors can effectively contain and prevent the spread of fire in the event of an emergency. By conducting annual tests, any issues or malfunctions can be identified and addressed promptly, ensuring the safety of the building and its occupants.

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  • 27. 

    Exterior lumber piles shall not exceed ____ feet in height.

    • A.

      20

    • B.

      30

    • C.

      40

    • D.

      No limit

    Correct Answer
    A. 20
    Explanation
    Exterior lumber piles should not exceed 20 feet in height. This limitation is likely in place to ensure the stability and safety of the lumber piles. Higher piles may pose a risk of collapse or instability, which could result in accidents or damage to property. By setting a maximum height of 20 feet, it helps to maintain a manageable and safe working environment.

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  • 28. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    C. 4
    Explanation
    The minimum diameter of pipe that can be used as part of a vehicle crash protection system is 4. A larger diameter pipe would provide more strength and stability to absorb the impact of a crash, making it a more effective component for protection. A smaller diameter pipe may not be able to withstand the force of a crash and could potentially fail, compromising the safety of the vehicle occupants. Therefore, 4 is the minimum diameter required for adequate crash protection.

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  • 29. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    D. 365 Days
    Explanation
    According to North Carolina Underground Storage Tank operating permit requirements, underground combustible fuel tanks can be out of service for up to 365 days before they need to be removed or abandoned in place. This means that the tanks can remain inactive for a year before action is required to either remove them or properly abandon them as per code.

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  • 30. 

    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 flow can lead to uncontrolled and potentially dangerous spills or leaks. Using dippers, pressure, or siphon pumps allows for more controlled and regulated dispensing of flammable liquids, reducing the risk of accidents or fires.

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  • 31. 

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

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      20

    • C.

      50

    • D.

      100

    Correct Answer
    B. 20
    Explanation
    Corridors should be designed in a way that there are no dead ends exceeding 20 feet. This is important for safety and to ensure easy access and evacuation in case of emergencies. Dead ends can impede movement and increase the risk of accidents or delays in exiting the building. By limiting the length of dead ends to 20 feet, the design promotes efficient circulation and enhances the overall safety of the building.

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  • 32. 

    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. This is important because in the event of a fire, quick access to a fire extinguisher is crucial to suppress or control the fire before it spreads. Placing the extinguisher within 30 feet ensures that it is within reach and can be used effectively in case of an emergency.

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  • 33. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    D. 25
    Explanation
    The outdoor storage of portable tanks containing Class IB flammable liquids totaling 1,000 gallons must be 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 minimize the risk of fire spreading in case of an accident or leakage.

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  • 34. 

    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 required to conduct fire drills quarterly, which means they should conduct fire drills every three months or four times a year. Additionally, the phrase "per shift" suggests that fire drills should be conducted for each shift within the occupancy, ensuring that all occupants are familiar with the emergency procedures and evacuation protocols.

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  • 35. 

    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 prevent unauthorized access and theft of the lumber products. A 6-foot fence provides a significant barrier and deterrent to potential intruders, ensuring the security of the stored lumber.

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  • 36. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    C. 180 Days
    Explanation
    A permit issued for a temporary tent location can be valid for a maximum term of 180 days within a 12-month period on a single premise. This means that the permit allows the temporary tent to be set up and used for up to 180 days before it needs to be removed or renewed. This timeframe allows for a reasonable amount of time for events or activities that require a temporary tent structure without being overly restrictive or permanent.

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  • 37. 

    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 will ensure proper installation and safe operation. While other codes or rules may apply in certain situations, the manufacturer's instructions should always be the primary source of guidance.

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  • 38. 

    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 Class III. This is because oil-based paint in metal cans falls under Class III combustible liquids as per the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) classification system. Class III liquids have a flash point at or above 100 degrees Fahrenheit and below 140 degrees Fahrenheit. They pose a moderate fire hazard and can ignite under certain conditions.

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  • 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. How many curtained areas will this building have?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      7

    • D.

      10

    Correct Answer
    B. 4
    Explanation
    The building will have 4 curtained areas because the total square footage of the warehouse is divided by the square footage of each curtained area. In this case, 12,000 square feet divided by the square footage of each curtained area will equal 4.

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  • 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. 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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  • 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 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.

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  • 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 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 important because in a high piled combustible storage warehouse, proper ventilation is crucial to prevent the buildup of flammable gases and reduce the risk of fire. With a spacing of 100 feet, the vents are strategically placed to allow for adequate airflow and ventilation throughout the warehouse, helping to maintain a safe environment.

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  • 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. 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
    According to the International Fire Code (IFC) and NFPA 1 (Uniform Fire Code), for buildings with high-piled combustible storage, access roads should be provided within 150 feet of all exterior walls to allow for fire department operations. This requirement helps ensure that fire service personnel can effectively reach and combat any fires that may occur within such facilities. While specific codes and editions might vary slightly in their requirements, the 150-foot access provision is a common standard aimed at enhancing fire safety for high-piled storage areas.

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  • 44. 

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

    • A.

      Required

    • B.

      Optional

    • C.

      Building

    • D.

      Mechanical

    Correct Answer
    A. Required
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "required" because the installation of a flammable liquid spray booth involves potential fire hazards. To ensure safety and compliance with regulations, a permit is necessary to ensure that the installation meets specific standards and guidelines. Without a permit, the installation may be deemed unsafe and not up to code, which could pose a risk to the environment and individuals working in the area.

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  • 45. 

    Class ___ liquids storage shall be allowed to be stored in basements provided that automatic suppression and other fire protection are provided in accordance with Chapter 9.

    • A.

      I

    • B.

      II

    • C.

      IIIA

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. I
    Explanation
    Class I liquids are flammable liquids with a flash point below 73 degrees Fahrenheit. These liquids are considered to have a high fire hazard. According to the given statement, Class I liquids storage is allowed to be stored in basements if certain fire protection measures are in place. This suggests that Class I liquids have specific requirements for storage in basements, which is not the case for Class II or Class IIIA liquids. Therefore, the correct answer is Class I.

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  • 46. 

    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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  • 47. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    C. 4500 Lbs.
    Explanation
    The maximum allowable quantity per control area for the solid form of swimming pool chlorine (Class II Oxidizer) in a one-story building with an approved sprinkler system and storage on pallets in 5-pound buckets on the floor is 4500 lbs. This means that the retail hardware store can store up to 4500 lbs of swimming pool chlorine in the building without exceeding the safety limits.

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  • 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] How many separate control areas are allowed?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      10

    Correct Answer
    C. 4
    Explanation
    In this scenario, the building is a one-storey building with an approved sprinkler system. The swimming pool chlorine, which is a Class II Oxidizer, is stored on pallets in 5-pound buckets on the floor. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) guidelines for mercantile occupancies, the number of separate control areas allowed is determined by the hazard classification of the materials stored. Since the chlorine is classified as a Class II Oxidizer, which is a higher hazard class, the guidelines allow for a maximum of 4 separate control areas. Therefore, the correct answer is 4.

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  • 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-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

    Correct Answer
    C. 6 Feet
    Explanation
    In this scenario, the correct answer is 6 feet. This is because the building has an approved sprinkler system, which means it is equipped to handle potential fire hazards. Stacking the containers up to 6 feet allows for efficient use of space while still maintaining a safe distance from the floor. Stacking them higher may increase the risk of accidents or make it more difficult for the sprinkler system to effectively reach all areas in case of a fire.

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  • 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-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
    The required width of aisles in feet is 4. This is determined by the occupancy classification of the building, which in this case is mercantile. According to the International Building Code (IBC), mercantile buildings with an approved sprinkler system are required to have a minimum aisle width of 4 feet. This allows for safe and easy movement of people and equipment throughout the space, ensuring proper access to the swimming pool chlorine and other materials stored on pallets in 5-pound buckets on the floor.

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