Fire Inspection & Code Enforcement Study Quiz 25

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  • 1. 
    As witnesses in the courtroom, fire inspectors should confine their testimony to:
    • A. 

      Hearsay

    • B. 

      Facts

    • C. 

      Technical terms

    • D. 

      Department policies

  • 2. 
    As advisors, fire inspectors can assist the prosecuting attorney with information about:
    • A. 

      Legal remedies

    • B. 

      Criminal procedures

    • C. 

      Immunity and equivalency

    • D. 

      Fire ordinances and technical terms

  • 3. 
    When the local jurisdiction adopts an ordinance requiring an open burning permit, the inspector should give special attention to:
    • A. 

      A list of individuals, property owners, and businesses that may apply for permits

    • B. 

      What, how and where as well as conditions under which the permit is issued

    • C. 

      Providing a fire watch for all sites to which permits for open burning are granted

    • D. 

      Making clear his/her dissatisfaction with the parameters under which the permit was issued

  • 4. 
    An advantage of having an established plans review process is that:
    • A. 

      It enables discrepancies to be fixed before construction begins

    • B. 

      Inspectors can control the issuance of business licenses

    • C. 

      The inspector can take advantage of the contractor or the occupant

    • D. 

      Construction costs can be estimated more accurately for the occupant

  • 5. 
    An effective plans review process can:
    • A. 

      Increase revenues generated for the inspection bureau

    • B. 

      Improve the image of the fire department

    • C. 

      Cause hostility between fire department and architects

    • D. 

      Cause the city to increase funding for the department

  • 6. 
    When handling complaints, the fire inspector should:
    • A. 

      Only deal with the problem if it is an immediate problem

    • B. 

      Take the complainant's name and phone number and forward the information

    • C. 

      Take and process all pertinent information based on the complaint

    • D. 

      Contact the officer of the engine company in the area of the complaint

  • 7. 
    Dealing with complaints from the public will accomplish all of the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Increase public concern for fire issues in the community

    • B. 

      Resolve personal conflicts between the neighbors

    • C. 

      Find problems of which the inspector might not be aware

    • D. 

      Improve the public's opinion of the fire department

  • 8. 
    The KEY issue in allowing the fire code to be modified is whether the modification:
    • A. 

      Will look appealing to the public

    • B. 

      Will impact the cost of the project

    • C. 

      Will provide equal or greater protection

    • D. 

      Is legal when compared to other buildings

  • 9. 
    If there is a question regarding the requirements in a code that governs judgment in determining equivalency, a fire inspector should:
    • A. 

      Refer to the codes section on alternative methods

    • B. 

      Refer to legal judgments on file with local courts

    • C. 

      Contact another inspection bureau and see what they have accepted

    • D. 

      Not allow modification to the code

  • 10. 
    Which of the following BEST describes the key elements of an inspection report on complex safety problems?
    • A. 

      A list of code citations based on complaints submitted from citizens, contractors, or other sources

    • B. 

      A floor plan of the premises showing the specific location of all notable violations

    • C. 

      Although key elements may vary from inspection to inspection, an escape plan should be essential

    • D. 

      Standard report format should be in written form and include statistical data on the business, pertinent dates, names, and phone numbers, list of violations and recommendations for correction of each violation, and date of follow up inspection

  • 11. 
    A/an _____ should be in written form and include statistical data on the business, dates, times, phone numbers, violations, recommendations for corrections, and follow up inspection date.
    • A. 

      Inspection report

    • B. 

      Code requirement

    • C. 

      Enforcement procedure

    • D. 

      Permit

  • 12. 
    Which one of the following statements IS NOT true?
    • A. 

      Written reports serve not only as records of an inspection, but may be needed in legal proceedings

    • B. 

      Written correction orders should always include the inspector's personal opinions

    • C. 

      Without written evidence of an inspection, no proof exists that the inspector gave the owner notice of hazardous conditions or corrective measures to be taken

    • D. 

      The inspection report left with the owner should inform, analyze, and recommend

  • 13. 
    Written reports serve not only as records of the inspection, but also can be used as a basis for:
    • A. 

      A formal complaint

    • B. 

      Legal action

    • C. 

      Closing the file

    • D. 

      Inspection drawings

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is the CORRECT definition of occupant load?
    • A. 

      The total number of persons that may safely occupy a building or portion thereof at any one time

    • B. 

      The total number of persons that may exit a building

    • C. 

      The total number of persons that may exit areas of concentrated use

    • D. 

      The average number of persons that may exit a building or portion thereof at any one time

    • E. 

      The maximum number of persons that may travel through or exit an occupied space at any one time

  • 15. 
    When determining the occupant load for a multi use building, the fire inspector should determine the occupant load based on:
    • A. 

      The occupancy that has the greatest risk factor

    • B. 

      The occupancy that has the least number of persons

    • C. 

      The occupancy that has the greatest number of persons

    • D. 

      The total area of the building regardless of occupancy

  • 16. 
    You are given plans for a building in your jurisdiction comprised of a new restaurant without fixed seats that is attached to a clothing store.  Calculate the occupant load for the whole building based on the following information: floor area of the restaurant = 100 feet x 125 feet floor area of the clothing store = 75 feet x 75 feet floor area for the restaurant is 15 feet x 15 feet per person floor area for the clothing store is 30 feet x 30 feet per person
    • A. 

      Total occupant load is 1,020

    • B. 

      Total occupant load is 791

    • C. 

      Total occupant load is 833

    • D. 

      Total occupant load is 187

  • 17. 
    You are asked to conduct an inspection at your local church.  During the inspection you come across decorations which are used during the services and decide to conduct a field test to check for flammability.  You should:
    • A. 

      Hold a piece of the material with plies above a butane torch flame for two minutes

    • B. 

      Apply a small flame from a common kitchen match to the material for twelve seconds

    • C. 

      Apply a small flame from a match to the material for two minutes

    • D. 

      Heat a sample of the material for one minute in a oven, at 350 degress, then apply a small flame for 30 seconds

  • 18. 
    In which of the following ways does interior finish contribute to fire impact?
    • A. 

      It affects the rate of fire buildup to a flashover condition

    • B. 

      It may contribute to fire extension through flame spread over its surface

    • C. 

      It may add to the intensity of a fire contributing additional fuel

    • D. 

      It may produce smoke and toxic gases that can contribute to life hazard and property damage

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 19. 
    The Steiner Tunnel test measures:
    • A. 

      Flame spread rating

    • B. 

      Smoke developed

    • C. 

      Fuel contributed

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 20. 
    Local codes or ordinances should specify driveway and entrance requirements for a facility based on:
    • A. 

      Previous agreements with other owners

    • B. 

      The number of apparatus that could respond to an emergency

    • C. 

      The largest fire apparatus that will be expected to respond to the occupancy

    • D. 

      The total number of apparatus used by the jurisdiction

  • 21. 
    Driveway width curves and surfaces should be designed:
    • A. 

      To accommodate the turning radius of fire apparatus

    • B. 

      Based on the occupant load of the building

    • C. 

      To accommodate the needs of the street maintenance department

    • D. 

      Based on the number of vehicles the occupant uses during business hours

  • 22. 
    The FIRST design element of a fire department access road surface should be:
    • A. 

      Clear of all debris at all times

    • B. 

      Clear of snow or hazardous conditions

    • C. 

      Wide enough to handle two apparatus side by side

    • D. 

      Strong enough to handle the weight of a fire apparatus

  • 23. 
    A PRIMARY fire hazard associated with most equipment fires is:
    • A. 

      Combustibles are too close

    • B. 

      Improper grounding

    • C. 

      Hazardous chemicals

    • D. 

      Fuel

  • 24. 
    In high rise buildings, enclosed stairwells are designed with ____ and ____ requirements.
    • A. 

      Pressurization and occupancy

    • B. 

      Fire rating and ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)

    • C. 

      Fire rating and pressurization

    • D. 

      Egress and ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)

  • 25. 
    Construction classifications are based on:
    • A. 

      Regional locations

    • B. 

      Authority having jurisdication

    • C. 

      The materials that are contained in the building

    • D. 

      The materials used in construction of the building