Fire Inspection & Code Enforcement Study Quiz 20

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  • 1. 
    Procedures in various jurisdications may differ due to differences in the code enforcement each has adopted.  These procedures should be:
    • A. 

      Restricted to a single typed page

    • B. 

      Designed to promote appeals

    • C. 

      In detailed, written form

    • D. 

      Developed in a way that can be easily changed

    • E. 

      Maintained under strict security

  • 2. 
    DIRECTIONS:  Select the correct answer from the list below, then choose the answer from A-E which corresponds to your selection.  The item on the following list that need NOT be recorded on an inspection report is: 1.  the name and address of the business 2.  the date of inspection 3.  the names of inspector(s), business or property owner(s), and individual with the inspector 4.  a list of violation(s) and applicable code reference 5.  detailed building plans
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

    • E. 

      5

  • 3. 
    An inspector report would be of little value if it DID NOT contain the:
    • A. 

      Home address and phone number of the inspector

    • B. 

      Complete floor plans

    • C. 

      Name and address of the business

    • D. 

      Department's ability to handle a fire

  • 4. 
    Before making an inspection, you should review _____ to become familiar with a particular site.
    • A. 

      Existing records

    • B. 

      A street map

    • C. 

      The fire reports

    • D. 

      Insurance records

  • 5. 
    It is generally considered most reliable to catalog fire prevention files by:
    • A. 

      Business name

    • B. 

      Occupancy classification

    • C. 

      Occupancy name

    • D. 

      Street address

  • 6. 
    The purpose(s) of the inspection form is to:
    • A. 

      Provide documentation that an inspection took place

    • B. 

      Document any violations that have been found

    • C. 

      Provide documentation that violations were corrected on return visits

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    ________ are a way of staying aware of changes in use or hazardous conditions.
    • A. 

      Surveys

    • B. 

      Permits

    • C. 

      Self inspections

    • D. 

      Fire reports

  • 8. 
    When making application for a permit, additional documentation may be required for submittal.  Which of the following WOULD NOT be documentation required for a permit?
    • A. 

      Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

    • B. 

      Hazardous materials storage manifest

    • C. 

      Shop drawings

    • D. 

      Construction documents

  • 9. 
    On a site plan, the north directional symbol USUALLY points toward the:
    • A. 

      Magnetic North Pole

    • B. 

      Right side of the page

    • C. 

      Top of the page

    • D. 

      True North Pole

  • 10. 
    Construction drawings are used to indicate all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Egress systems

    • B. 

      Building size

    • C. 

      Occupant load

    • D. 

      Fire suppression capabilities

    • E. 

      Method of construction

  • 11. 
    The following are all elements of what type of plan? location of hydrants and water mains slopes or grades affecting placement of ground ladders grades on roadways affecting placemnt of fire department apparatus actual location of fire department connections
    • A. 

      Elevated view

    • B. 

      Plan view

    • C. 

      Floor

    • D. 

      Site

    • E. 

      Distribution

  • 12. 
    The obvious advantage of establishing a plans review process is that it:
    • A. 

      Allows the inspector to spend more time in the office

    • B. 

      Creates an additional opportunity for training and fire inspection

    • C. 

      Enables the reviewer to point out discrepancies before construction begins

    • D. 

      Increases the need for fire suppression activities

  • 13. 
    When investigating a complaint, a fire inspector should:
    • A. 

      Never give the owner advance notice of the investigation

    • B. 

      Explain the purpose of the investigation to the owner

    • C. 

      Take appropriate departmental action to correct the violations

  • 14. 
    The National Fire Codes are published by the:
    • A. 

      International Fire Service Training Association

    • B. 

      National Fire Protection Association

    • C. 

      National Fire Prevention and Control Administration

    • D. 

      International Codes Council

  • 15. 
    Performance based codes are difficult to enforce because:
    • A. 

      Performance of each inspector may be different

    • B. 

      Performance of structural members is dependent upon supporting technical information of engineers and architects

    • C. 

      If data are entered inconsistently, performance will be inconsistent

    • D. 

      The code may change frequently, based on its performance

  • 16. 
    Prior to a court case, an inspector should do all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Reinspect the facility the day before the trial

    • B. 

      Go over his/her testimony with the prosecutor before entering the courtroom

    • C. 

      Appear in proper uniform or be neatly dressed

    • D. 

      Volunteer information to make responses as detailed and complete as possible

  • 17. 
    Which of the following IS NOT suggested for courtroom procedure or behavior?
    • A. 

      Never become argumentative on the witness stand

    • B. 

      Make sure that all physical evidence, exhibits, photographs, notes, and reference materials are brought to court

    • C. 

      Attempt to answer a question you do not know

    • D. 

      Remain impartial. Do not give the impression that you have a personal dislike for the defendant

  • 18. 
    Fire drills in educational occupancies SHOULD NOT BE conducted:
    • A. 

      During classroom changes, since the students are already in the hallways

    • B. 

      During assembly programs, since the students are all in one place making for easy evacuation

    • C. 

      During lunch time

    • D. 

      At the start of each day

  • 19. 
    Fire drills should be conducted in:
    • A. 

      Storage warehouses

    • B. 

      All occupancies

    • C. 

      Schools and assembly areas only

    • D. 

      Schools and homes only

  • 20. 
    Fire drills in educational occupancies SHOULD NOT BE conducted during
    • A. 

      Classes

    • B. 

      Gym or recess periods

    • C. 

      School assemblies

    • D. 

      The same time period on the same day of the week

  • 21. 
    Private driveways or parking lots may consist of either a _____ skin of asphalt over the top of the gravel or a ____ slapb of concrete.
    • A. 

      Thin/thick

    • B. 

      Thin/thin

    • C. 

      Thick/thin

    • D. 

      Thick/thick

  • 22. 
    Obstructions to fire department access include all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Burglar bars

    • B. 

      Ornamental walls

    • C. 

      False fronts

    • D. 

      Ramps

  • 23. 
    The temperature at which a liquid fuel, once ignited, will continue to burn is known as:
    • A. 

      Fire point

    • B. 

      Vapor temperature

    • C. 

      Boiling point

    • D. 

      Flash point

  • 24. 
    When a fuel gives off enough vapors so that it can be ignited and burn momentarily, it has reached its:
    • A. 

      Fire point

    • B. 

      Upper flammable limit

    • C. 

      Vapor density

    • D. 

      Flash point

  • 25. 
    Class B fires involve fires such as:
    • A. 

      Greases or flammable/combustible liquids

    • B. 

      Energized electricl equipment

    • C. 

      Combustible metals

    • D. 

      Ordinary combustibles

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