Fire Inspection & Code Enforcment Chapt. 12

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Quiz questions for chapter 12


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  • 1. 
    Which is MOST likely an example of poor housekeeping that could create a fire & life safety hazard?
    • A. 

      Filling multiple filing cabinets

    • B. 

      Leaving dishes in the sink

    • C. 

      Unemptied trash cans or receptacles

  • 2. 
    Allowing children access to matches, lighters, or candles would be an example of:
    • A. 

      Poor housekeeping

    • B. 

      Ignoring ignition sources

    • C. 

      Careless use of flammable and combustible liquids

  • 3. 
    Code requirements for regulating open burning require that uncontained fires should not be allowed within _____ of a structure.
    • A. 

      20 feet

    • B. 

      35 feet

    • C. 

      50 feet

  • 4. 
    Removing automatic shutoff switches from machines or tools would be an example of:
    • A. 

      Ignoring ignition sources

    • B. 

      Improper use of electricity

    • C. 

      Careless use of flammable and combustible liquids

  • 5. 
    Performing detailed electrical inspections are the responsibility of:
    • A. 

      Electrical inspectors

    • B. 

      Fire department inspectors

    • C. 

      The building owner/occupant

  • 6. 
    Which statement is MOST accurate about arcing?
    • A. 

      Arcing can directly ignite combustible materials

    • B. 

      Arcing occurs in building wiring, not electrical appliances

    • C. 

      Arcing does not heat materials to ignition temperature

  • 7. 
    Which brief spike in voltage can cause a fire hazard?
    • A. 

      Arcing

    • B. 

      Power surge

    • C. 

      Static electricity

  • 8. 
    Presence of a nonflowing electrical charge that may develop on almost any surface?
    • A. 

      Arcing

    • B. 

      Power surge

    • C. 

      Static electricity

  • 9. 
    Statement about static electricity is MOST accurate?
    • A. 

      Static electricity generation is NOT a serious hazard

    • B. 

      The generation of static electricity cannot be prevented

    • C. 

      The generation of static electricity can be prevented

  • 10. 
    Which material storage facility have evolved from open storage yards to large big box retail outlets?
    • A. 

      Warehouses

    • B. 

      Lumber yards

    • C. 

      Tire storage facilities

  • 11. 
    When certain high-hazard commodities are stored over 6ft high and combustible materials are stored over 12ft high - the storage is considered:
    • A. 

      Vertical storage

    • B. 

      High pile storage

    • C. 

      Out of compliance storage

  • 12. 
    The most critical items for an inspector to check in warehouse storage facilities?
    • A. 

      Out of date products

    • B. 

      Egress routes

    • C. 

      Automatic sprinkler systems

  • 13. 
    Which material storage facility is MOST likely to involve fires that produce intense heat, enormous amounts of smoke, and toxic oil as part of the combustion process?
    • A. 

      Ware houses

    • B. 

      Lumber yards

    • C. 

      Tire storage facilities

  • 14. 
    The majority of pallets are made from:
    • A. 

      Plastic

    • B. 

      Metal

    • C. 

      Wood

  • 15. 
    Which material storage facility is MOST likely to have as a main hazard the hazardous processes conducted on the premises?
    • A. 

      Warehouses

    • B. 

      Lumber yards

    • C. 

      Recycling facilities

  • 16. 
    When inspecting incinerators, inspectors should ensure correct operation and that fuel-fired incinerators are preheated for ______ before use.
    • A. 

      10 minutes

    • B. 

      20 minutes

    • C. 

      30 minutes

  • 17. 
    Which statement re:  heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system rooms is MOST accurate?
    • A. 

      Storage is allowed inside the HVAC system room

    • B. 

      No storage is allowed inside the HVAC system room

    • C. 

      Storage must be in separated by three feet within the HVAC system room

  • 18. 
    What is the greatest concern of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning HVAC systems?
    • A. 

      Fire hazards from flammable liquids

    • B. 

      Fire hazards from heating appliances

    • C. 

      Spread of fire through the air-handling system

  • 19. 
    Type of boiler that are large boilers?
    • A. 

      Fire-tube boiler

    • B. 

      Cylinder boiler

    • C. 

      Water tube boiler

  • 20. 
    Floor furnaces are predominately found in single-family dwellings built before:
    • A. 

      1960's

    • B. 

      1970's

    • C. 

      1980's

  • 21. 
    Which heater has a poor fire safety record, largely due to inadequate clearances from combustible materials and inadequate maintenance?
    • A. 

      Unit heaters

    • B. 

      Floor furnaces

    • C. 

      Solid-fuel room heaters

  • 22. 
    A hazard associated with fueled portable heaters is a lack of adequate ventilation, which can cause:
    • A. 

      Excessive fuel load

    • B. 

      Exposure to carbon dioxide

    • C. 

      Exposure to carbon monoxide

  • 23. 
    Statement re:  refrigerants is MOST accurate?
    • A. 

      Most refrigerants are both highly toxic and highly flammable

    • B. 

      Most refrigerants do not contain any level of toxicity

    • C. 

      Most refrigerants have some level of toxicity

  • 24. 
    Ventilating systems are air-moving systems where:
    • A. 

      Only cooling of the air occurs

    • B. 

      Both heating and cooling of the air occur

    • C. 

      No cooling or heating of the air occurs

  • 25. 
    Upon detection of fire conditions within the system most HVAC systems:
    • A. 

      Continue operating normally

    • B. 

      Are designed to turn off immediately

    • C. 

      Are designed to turn off after ten minutes

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