Fire Inspection And Code Enforcement Book! Trivia Questions Quiz

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Fire Inspection And Code Enforcement Book! Trivia Questions Quiz

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  • 1. 
    The IBC is a construction document.  The IFC and NFPA 1 are:
    • A. 

      Maintenance

    • B. 

      Recommendation documents

  • 2. 
    NFPA documents are:
    • A. 

      Statues

    • B. 

      Standards

  • 3. 
    The I in IFC stands for
    • A. 

      Institute

    • B. 

      International

  • 4. 
    Water flow testing of the water supply system in a community is usually done to determine the amount and _________ of the available water.
    • A. 

      Pressure

    • B. 

      Quality

  • 5. 
    A green color-coded fire hydrant, based upon NFPA recommendations, would be able to supply _________ gallons per minute.
    • A. 

      800

    • B. 

      1200

  • 6. 
    The smallest size pipes in a public water main system are typically referred to as
    • A. 

      Secondary feeders

    • B. 

      Distributors

  • 7. 
    A fire detection system that transmits an alarm signal to an off-site commercial alarm service has notified a ________ station.
    • A. 

      Central

    • B. 

      Remote

  • 8. 
    NFPA 10, which covers _________, was adopted by reference into the Wisconsin Administrative code.
    • A. 

      Sprinklers

    • B. 

      Extinguishers

  • 9. 
    Dry and wet chemical systems are most likely to be found protecting ________.
    • A. 

      Commercial kitchens

    • B. 

      Computer labs

  • 10. 
    Building standpipe hose is commonly found stored on ________
    • A. 

      Pin racks

    • B. 

      Pin reels

  • 11. 
    Fire inspectors should typically insure that stock is not stacked any closer to sprinkler heads than ________ inches.
    • A. 

      18

    • B. 

      24

  • 12. 
    Sectional water control valves for sprinkler systems that are often found on the outside of a building are called __________
    • A. 

      Outside stem and yoke valves

    • B. 

      Post indicator valves

  • 13. 
    A sprinkler system that is charged with air pressure above its water control valve is referred to as a ________ pipe system.
    • A. 

      Dry

    • B. 

      Wet

  • 14. 
    The inspector needs to evaluate the fire department's emergency ______ to get its vehicles up to the structure.
    • A. 

      Access

    • B. 

      Accessibility

  • 15. 
    Fire drills are _______ for all commercial structures within Wisconsin.
    • A. 

      Mandatory

    • B. 

      Suggested

  • 16. 
    Emergency planning for a structure is the direct responsibility of the__________
    • A. 

      Fire inspector

    • B. 

      Building owner

  • 17. 
    Exit doors, with some exceptions, shall open_____________
    • A. 

      Inward

    • B. 

      Outward

  • 18. 
    A standard exit door width shall not be less than _________
    • A. 

      32 inches

    • B. 

      42 inches

  • 19. 
    The portion of the means of egress that leads from the inside of a structure to the exit is called the exit __________.
    • A. 

      Access

    • B. 

      Discharge

  • 20. 
    The permitted occupancy in an elementary classroom which is 25-feet by 20-feet would be ________.
    • A. 

      25

    • B. 

      100

  • 21. 
    The square footage of a building, which is 55 feet wide, 150 feet in length, and 12 feet in height is _____ square feet.
    • A. 

      8,250

    • B. 

      99,000

  • 22. 
    The fire flow for a structure is 2,500 GPM.  The required fire flow for this structure if it were 30% involved would be ________ gpm.
    • A. 

      750

    • B. 

      7,500

  • 23. 
    An example of a FIRE REACTION activity would be to conduct ________.
    • A. 

      Fire drills

    • B. 

      Fire investigations

  • 24. 
    An example of an activity to prevent the SPREAD OF FIRE would be the use of a _____
    • A. 

      Fire safety presentation

    • B. 

      Fire door

  • 25. 
    An example of PREVENTING FIRES would include using _______.
    • A. 

      Fire extinguishers

    • B. 

      Fire inspections

  • 26. 
    The role an inspector plays when he/she acts as a FIRE CONSULTANT would include_____
    • A. 

      Determining fire hazards

    • B. 

      Responding to public inquiries

  • 27. 
    The role an inspector plays when he/she acts as a CODE ENFORCER includes _______
    • A. 

      Evaluating fire safety

    • B. 

      Writing citations

  • 28. 
    A fire inspector has many responsibilities.  An example of one of these responsibilities he/she has to the public would be _________
    • A. 

      Fire safety education

    • B. 

      Maintaining files and records

  • 29. 
    An example of an inspector using a more formal manner of interpersonal communication would be in his/her addressing ______
    • A. 

      A senior citizens group in a presentation

    • B. 

      The Chief at an officer's meeting

  • 30. 
    The type of written communication, which serves as a "historical" record of a structure in the community, is a ________
    • A. 

      Building record

    • B. 

      Building permit

  • 31. 
    The formal document, which details the results of a fire inspection along with recommendations for correction(s) is the ________
    • A. 

      Checklist

    • B. 

      Inspection report

  • 32. 
    Most fire inspection records and reports should be maintained for a period of:
    • A. 

      Seven

    • B. 

      Ten

  • 33. 
    Concerning public education it can be said that the fire educator's "target" audience should be
    • A. 

      All children

    • B. 

      All citizens

  • 34. 
    Year-round fire safety education typically receives ______ from the fire department itself.
    • A. 

      High priority

    • B. 

      Low priority

  • 35. 
    It was suggested in the course that a ______ should be the goal of the fire department for public education.
    • A. 

      Fire Prevention Week Campaign

    • B. 

      Seasonal campaign

  • 36. 
    An effective public education program on fire safety is designed to reduce the ______ in a city.
    • A. 

      Number of fires

    • B. 

      Number of firefighters

  • 37. 
    The view that fire inspections can result in a financial burden for a building owner is
    • A. 

      Inaccurate

    • B. 

      Accurate

  • 38. 
    The view that fire inspectors have quotas to fill in determining fire hazards in structures is:
    • A. 

      Accurate

    • B. 

      Inaccurate

  • 39. 
    A fire inspector encountering abusive behavior from a building owner should
    • A. 

      Report it to the chief

    • B. 

      Issue the owner a citation

  • 40. 
    The first procedural step in the inspection process is the ______________
    • A. 

      Approach

    • B. 

      Preparation

  • 41. 
    During a surprise inspection the inspector should enter the building using the
    • A. 

      Emergency exits

    • B. 

      Normal entrances

  • 42. 
    Fire inspections are generally conducted as "routine", "follow-up" or _______ inspections.
    • A. 

      Normal

    • B. 

      Complaint

  • 43. 
    Photography used during an inspection is permissible if approved by the_________
    • A. 

      Dept. of Commerce

    • B. 

      Owner

  • 44. 
    Copies of the final inspection report go automatically to the owner and to the______.
    • A. 

      Inspector's files

    • B. 

      Insurance company

  • 45. 
    During an inspection, the fire inspector should avoid
    • A. 

      Being led around

    • B. 

      Sealed off hazardous areas

  • 46. 
    The amount of time granted by a fire inspector to correct hazard violations is based upon
    • A. 

      Stated codes

    • B. 

      Inspector discretion

  • 47. 
    The fire inspector should verbally review the findings of the inspection with the owner/manager during the _______
    • A. 

      Closing review

    • B. 

      Follow up review

  • 48. 
    The Wisconsin state agency charged with the responsibility of fire safety and prevention is the __________
    • A. 

      Dept. of Commerce

    • B. 

      State Fire Marshal

  • 49. 
    State laws cannot conflict with
    • A. 

      State constitutions

    • B. 

      City charters

  • 50. 
    A local law approved by a city council and signed by the major is an example of a/an _______ law.
    • A. 

      Administrative

    • B. 

      Statutory

  • 51. 
    A local fire inspector receives his/her authority to inspect by having the power delegated from the ____________
    • A. 

      City attorney

    • B. 

      Fire Chief

  • 52. 
    In the landmark decision, "See vs. the City of Seattle" the United States Supreme Court issued a decision __________ fire inspections in portions of a business not accessible to the public.
    • A. 

      Banning

    • B. 

      Permitting

  • 53. 
    In the "See" case, the Supreme Court _______ establish guidelines for fire inspectors to follow in conducting an inspection.
    • A. 

      Did not

    • B. 

      Did

  • 54. 
    Determining the time, place, and manner of an inspection is a right of a fire inspector using his/her ______ powers.
    • A. 

      Ministerial

    • B. 

      Discretionary

  • 55. 
    A fire inspector ordering the evacuation of a building's occupants due to a gas leak would be using his/her ________ powers.
    • A. 

      Judicial

    • B. 

      Police

  • 56. 
    A "complaint" inspection is typically conducted as a/an _______ type of inspection.
    • A. 

      Unannounced

    • B. 

      Scheduled

  • 57. 
    State or local "immunity" laws have primarily protected public officials from
    • A. 

      Criminal

    • B. 

      Civil

  • 58. 
    Fire inspectors are liable for their careless omissions, which are referred to as
    • A. 

      Noncompliance

    • B. 

      Negligence

  • 59. 
    Fire inspectors are considered most vulnerable for failing to perform their _____ power.
    • A. 

      Discretionary

    • B. 

      Ministerial

  • 60. 
    Electrical wiring malfunction is an example of a ______ fire hazard.
    • A. 

      Special

    • B. 

      Common

  • 61. 
    The most common means of fire travel through a structure is by _________
    • A. 

      Conduction

    • B. 

      Convection

  • 62. 
    A 10-story office building would be an example of a _____ hazard type of occupancy.
    • A. 

      Low

    • B. 

      High

  • 63. 
    A ______ is any material, condition, or act that contributes to the start or spread of a fire.
    • A. 

      Fire hazard

    • B. 

      Fire load

  • 64. 
    A _______ is an example of a load bearing building element.
    • A. 

      Ceiling

    • B. 

      Floor

  • 65. 
    A fire _____ extends from the foundation of the roof.
    • A. 

      Parapet

    • B. 

      Wall

  • 66. 
    Fire retardant shingles on a roof is classified as a _______ covering.
    • A. 

      Built-up

    • B. 

      Prepared

  • 67. 
    Devices placed inside air handling systems to prevent the extension of smoke and heat throughout a building are called ________
    • A. 

      Fire/smoke dampers

    • B. 

      Smoke/heat vents

  • 68. 
    The classification in NFPA 1 for the Mega Movie Theater would be ________
    • A. 

      Assembly

    • B. 

      Business

  • 69. 
    The classification in NFPA 1 for the Good Health Hospital would be _______
    • A. 

      Health Care

    • B. 

      Room Board

  • 70. 
    The classification in NFPA 1 for the Big Bird Day Care Center would be ________
    • A. 

      Day Care

    • B. 

      Babysitting

  • 71. 
    Occupancy load calculations for a building are needed in order to limit the
    • A. 

      Size of the room areas

    • B. 

      Number of people

  • 72. 
    In calculating occupancy load for a structure, most occupancy load factors are based upon  ________ floor area.
    • A. 

      Net

    • B. 

      Gross

  • 73. 
    A detention facility would use _______ floor area to determine occupancy load.
    • A. 

      Gross

    • B. 

      Net

  • 74. 
    The permitted occupancy in a large banquet hall which is 50-feet by 200-feet would be
    • A. 

      666

    • B. 

      1000