Fire Inspection & Code Enforcement Study Quiz 30

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  • 1. 
    The nature of code enforcement is complex, and inspectors often need help from:
    • A. 

      Outside technical assistance

    • B. 

      Judges

    • C. 

      Firefighters

    • D. 

      The fire chief

  • 2. 
    In court, fire inspectors should remain impartial and calm, never entering into _____ with the attorney for the defendant.
    • A. 

      Disserations

    • B. 

      Technical terminology

    • C. 

      Arguments

    • D. 

      Semantics

  • 3. 
    The FIRST step in the permit process is the:
    • A. 

      Fire inspector conducting an inspection for the permit

    • B. 

      Occupant contacting the fire inspector and determining whether a permit is needed.

    • C. 

      Inspection department receiving a complaint

    • D. 

      Fire inspector issuing a permit over the phone

  • 4. 
    Part of the permit process includes completing an application and providing documentation.  This documentation includes all of the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Shop drawings

    • B. 

      Plot diagrams

    • C. 

      MSDS or other chemical documentation

    • D. 

      A preplan

  • 5. 
    If an agency DOES NOT have a fire protection engineer employed to conduct plan reviews, the responsibility:
    • A. 

      Is left to the building or zoning official

    • B. 

      Does not have to be completed

    • C. 

      Is assigned to a fire inspector

    • D. 

      Is given to the company officer that does company inspections for the area

  • 6. 
    If given the assignment to conduct a plans review; fire inspectors should:
    • A. 

      Have a complete knowledge of construction techniques

    • B. 

      Know applicable codes for their jurisdiction

    • C. 

      Know their legal limitation

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    When investigating a complaint, a fire inspector should anticipate that the occupant/owner may:
    • A. 

      Be cooperative and helpful

    • B. 

      Be resistive

    • C. 

      Deny the inspector access

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    When investigating a complaint, the fire inspector:
    • A. 

      Is not required to give the owner advance notice

    • B. 

      Should call the owner and set an appointment

    • C. 

      Should be accompanied by the complainant

    • D. 

      Should be accompanied by the police

  • 9. 
    The power given to the inspector to modify a fire code is determined by the:
    • A. 

      National Fire Code

    • B. 

      International Conference of Building Codes

    • C. 

      National Fire Protection Association

    • D. 

      Authority having jurisdiction

  • 10. 
    Which IS NOT a concern when an inspector is completing an inspection report?
    • A. 

      Proving the evidence

    • B. 

      Presenting the facts

    • C. 

      Recording the inspector's personal position

    • D. 

      Justification of a recommendation

  • 11. 
    In MOST cases, a formal inspection report will only be necessary:
    • A. 

      When those inspections reported are on a standard checklist

    • B. 

      When site drawings have not been provided

    • C. 

      In cases of life threatening hazards, major renovations, and/or an extensive list of violations

    • D. 

      When the inspector is unsure of a special requirement

  • 12. 
    Which one of the following resources WOULD NOT be a good source for creating a checklist for the inspection of various occupancies?
    • A. 

      NFPA - Fire Protection Handbook

    • B. 

      NFPA - Conducting Fire Inspections, A Guide for Field Use

    • C. 

      NFPA - Life Safety Code Handbook

    • D. 

      NFPA - Field Incident Guide

  • 13. 
    To determine the occupant load of a building that contains two or more distinct occupancies, the total occupant load for the building is determined by calculating the occupant load:
    • A. 

      Based on the occupancy that is the largest in square footage

    • B. 

      Based on the occupancy that has the highest degree of hazard

    • C. 

      Based on the occupancy that has the greatest means of egress

    • D. 

      Of each occupancy separately and then adding them together

  • 14. 
    Using the floor area method, what is the occupant load factor for a structure 100 x 150 feet, one story, with two 36-inch wide exits for existing business occupancy?
    • A. 

      100

    • B. 

      150

    • C. 

      50

    • D. 

      200

  • 15. 
    The single unit of exit width used to determine occupant load is _____ inches.
    • A. 

      12

    • B. 

      18

    • C. 

      22

    • D. 

      24

    • E. 

      36

  • 16. 
    A chemical designed to retard ignition or the spread of fire when it is applied to material or another substance is defined as a:
    • A. 

      Fire proofer

    • B. 

      Flame arrester

    • C. 

      Fire rating

    • D. 

      Fire retardant

  • 17. 
    A test designed to determine the surface burning characteristics of interior finished is called a _____ test.
    • A. 

      Carpet pill

    • B. 

      Fire spread

    • C. 

      Steiner tunnel

    • D. 

      Flame spread

  • 18. 
    A numerical rating assigned to a material based on the speed and extent to which flame travels over its surface is called a ____ rating.
    • A. 

      Burning ember

    • B. 

      Fire resistance

    • C. 

      Flash over

    • D. 

      Flame spread

  • 19. 
    During a field inspection, the fire inspector should do all of the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Ensure that overhead obstruction will not interfere with the fire apparatus placement

    • B. 

      Ensure that the road surface of a facility will handle the weight of an apparatus

    • C. 

      Determine the cost to the contractor of changes being required by the fire department

    • D. 

      Ensure that the entrance to the facility is the correct width

  • 20. 
    During a routine inspection, it is determined that the road surface to a facility is inadequate to handle the weight of an apparatus.  The inspector should:
    • A. 

      Note the problem on the inspection form

    • B. 

      Notify the suppression personnel that would respond to the location

    • C. 

      Close the facility down until it is corrected

  • 21. 
    During plans review, an inspector should determine _____ for apparatus access.
    • A. 

      Surface runoff

    • B. 

      Turning radius

    • C. 

      Curb height

    • D. 

      Parking space

  • 22. 
    Smoke control systems in new construction are designed to be used in conjunction with:
    • A. 

      Fire and smoke dampers

    • B. 

      Fire doors and partitions

    • C. 

      Curtain boards (draft curtains)

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 23. 
    In performance based design, the acceptance test criteria, methods of evaluating data, and approval procedures are developed by the:
    • A. 

      Architect and contractor

    • B. 

      Building owner

    • C. 

      Authority having jurisdication

    • D. 

      Planning commission

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 24. 
    How a building is designed is referred to as its _____ classification.
    • A. 

      Occupancy

    • B. 

      Zoning

    • C. 

      Construction

    • D. 

      Fire code

  • 25. 
    What type of exit enclosure provides the highest degree of protection of stair enclosures?
    • A. 

      A rated exit door enclosure

    • B. 

      A continuous exit enclosure

    • C. 

      A smoke proof enclosure

    • D. 

      A horizontal exit enclosure

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