Here is a part II to "A Knowledge Quiz On Fire Inspection And Code Enforcement!" Fire is one of the major risks that are facing a building, and this being said, there should be some measures that are put in place to contain it or reduce the chances of it happening. Being that you are training to be a fire inspector, you need to understand the basics of fire inspection and code enforcement. Take it up and see what you know.
Is equipped with sprinkler system
Is built using fire-resistive construction
It is required to be enclosed within a fire-rated structure.
It must be protected with spray-on insulation or other barriers.
It must provide the same degree of fire resistance as the fire wall.
They must be enclosed in a fire-resistive structure.
Combustible members must be treated with fire-resistive coatings.
No combustible structural members may penetrate a fire wall.
When the facility is not sprinklered
In fire walls rated at 2 hours or more
When the doors are located in fire walls
When a duct penetrates a fire wall, regardless of the fire-resistance rating.
When the duct penetrates a fire wall with a 2 hour or greater fire resistance rating
If building is greater than three stories and not fire-resistive or noncombustible construction
Breaching the party wall for any reason
Installing a non-fire rated door in a party wall
Attaching any exterior structure to the party wall
Using 1/2 inch (13mm) fire-rated gypsum board applied to both sides of 2 1/2 inch (65mm) steel studs
Using concrete block with 1/2 inch (13mm) fire rated gypsum board applied to both sides
Using 1/2 inch (13mm) fire-rated gypsum board applied to fire-retardant treated 2 inch by 4 inch lumber
To provide fire separation between major interior areas.
To separate interior spaces from other interior spaces
To separate the interior environment from the exterior environment
To separate processes in industrial occupancies
To separate dissimilar areas within a single storage facility
To temporarily separate difference functions within a building.
Trusses have a proven record of fire safety and are allowed by code for all applications.
Trusses are typically protected by insulation and thus do not pose a danger to fire crews.
Trusses use less material and are lighter than a comparable beam or joist for an equal span.
Verify with the builder than the finishing material on the flooring will be non-combustible after drying.
Ensure that the manufacturer has had the flooring tested and that it has a rating of less than 100
Consult the manufacturer before accepting wood flooring where flame spread is an important factor
Steel and wood
Concrete and masonry
Steel and brick
The penetration must be enclosed in a fire-resistive enclosure.
The penetration is required to be enclosed with a four-hour wall.
The penetration must be enclosed only above the second floor.
The space above the ceiling is protected by the sprinkler system.
The enclosure for the ceiling is constructed with a 2 hour rating.
Wires, ducts, pipes, and other materials are noncombustible or rated for plenum use
In fire-resistive or noncombustible construction
Any time they serve more than three floors
When they are part of the means of egress
3 to 6 inches stair rise and 9 inches stair run
4 to 7 inches stair rise and 11 inches stair run
5 to 7 inches stair rise and 12 inches stair run
Means of egress
Access to the roof and ground
Signs of structural deterioration
To dilute any smoke entering and make access for firefighters easy
To pull smoke out of the stairway to make exiting easier.
To pressurize the stairway and prevent smoke from entering.
Solid core doors
Only in residential or healthcare occupancies
Under the same conditions as swinging doors
In any appropriate location that is not part of the means of egress
When the opening is too large for a swinging door
When a fire rating of 4 hours or more is needed for a large opening
For applications where doors are NOT part of the required means of egress
They have minimal thermal or sound-insulating value.
They are typically filled with foam that contributes to the fire load.
They have hardware and latching mechanisms that fail early in a fire.
The length of time before the door is breached by fire.
The length of time before the door allows smoke through
The length of time before the door allows intermittent flame
They cannot be used in openings that are part of the means of egress.
They are required to have swinging doors located within 50 feet
They must be operated by gravity and be triggered by smoke alarms.
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