Fire Inspector 1 Study Guide III

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  • 1. 

    Ramp with a maximum slope of 1:10

    • A.

      Life Safety Code - Class A ramp

    • B.

      Life Safety Code - Class B ramp

    • C.

      Occupant load

    Correct Answer
    A. Life Safety Code - Class A ramp
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Life Safety Code - Class A ramp." Class A ramps are designed to accommodate the safe evacuation of occupants in the event of an emergency. They are required to have a maximum slope of 1:10, meaning that for every 10 units of horizontal distance, the ramp can rise by a maximum of 1 unit vertically. This ensures that individuals with mobility challenges, such as those using wheelchairs or walkers, can safely navigate the ramp without excessive effort or risk of injury.

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  • 2. 

    Ramp with a maximum slope of 1:8

    • A.

      Life Safety Code - Class B ramp

    • B.

      Life Safety Code - Class A ramp

    • C.

      Phase I evacuation

    Correct Answer
    A. Life Safety Code - Class B ramp
    Explanation
    A Life Safety Code - Class B ramp refers to a ramp that is built according to the standards set by the Life Safety Code. This code specifies the requirements for the design and construction of ramps to ensure the safety of individuals using them. Class B ramps are specifically designed for buildings with a higher level of occupancy and are required to have a maximum slope of 1:8, meaning that for every 8 units of horizontal distance, the ramp can rise by 1 unit vertically. This ensures that the ramp is not too steep and allows for safe and easy access for individuals using mobility aids or those with limited mobility.

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  • 3. 

    Total  number of persons that may occupy a building or portion thereof at any one time

    • A.

      Occupant load

    • B.

      Public way

    • C.

      Egress

    Correct Answer
    A. Occupant load
    Explanation
    The term "occupant load" refers to the total number of individuals that can occupy a building or a specific area within the building at any given time. It is a measure of the maximum capacity of the space, taking into account factors such as the layout, exits, and safety regulations. Understanding the occupant load is crucial for ensuring the safety and well-being of the occupants, as it helps determine the appropriate number of exits, evacuation plans, and emergency response protocols.

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  • 4. 

    Evacuation of an entire floor of a health care facility, as wells as zones on the floor above the fire floor

    • A.

      Phase III evacuation

    • B.

      Phase I evacuation

    • C.

      Phase II evacuation

    Correct Answer
    A. Phase III evacuation
    Explanation
    Phase III evacuation refers to the evacuation of an entire floor of a health care facility, as well as zones on the floor above the fire floor. This means that not only the floor where the fire is located but also the areas directly above it are evacuated. This type of evacuation is necessary to ensure the safety of all individuals in the building and to prevent the fire from spreading to other areas. It indicates a higher level of urgency and risk compared to Phase I and Phase II evacuations.

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  • 5. 

    Evacuation of an entire zone of a health care facility

    • A.

      Phase I evacuation

    • B.

      Phase II evacuation

    • C.

      Phase III evacuation

    Correct Answer
    B. Phase II evacuation
    Explanation
    Phase II evacuation refers to the evacuation of an entire zone of a healthcare facility. This means that a specific area or section of the facility is being evacuated, which could be due to an emergency or a specific threat. It is the second phase of evacuation, indicating that it follows Phase I evacuation and precedes Phase III evacuation. This answer suggests that when a complete zone of a healthcare facility needs to be evacuated, it is categorized as a Phase II evacuation.

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  • 6. 

    Driveways and entrances should facilitate easy access for the largest fire apparatus expected to respond to an occupancy.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because driveways and entrances should be designed to accommodate the largest fire apparatus that may need to respond to an emergency at a particular location. This is important to ensure that firefighters have easy access to the building and can quickly respond to a fire or other emergency situation. By providing sufficient space and clearance for large fire trucks, it helps to ensure the safety of both the occupants of the building and the firefighters themselves.

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  • 7. 

    In some cases a fire inspector might be powerless to prevent the use of items that hinder firefighter's access to a structure's interior.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A fire inspector may be powerless to prevent the use of items that hinder firefighter's access to a structure's interior because they may not have the authority to enforce regulations or codes that dictate the arrangement or placement of items within a building. Additionally, there may be legal or logistical challenges in removing or prohibiting the use of certain items. This can pose a significant risk to firefighters during emergencies as it can impede their ability to quickly and safely navigate through a building. Therefore, it is true that a fire inspector may sometimes be unable to prevent the use of such items.

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  • 8. 

    The Standard Building Code specifies that a public way should have a width and height of at least 12 feet.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    According to the Standard Building Code, a public way does not need to have a width and height of at least 12 feet.

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  • 9. 

    In general, doors should open in the direction of travel away from the exit.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Doors should open in the direction of travel towards the exit, not away from it. This is because in case of an emergency or evacuation, it is important for people to be able to easily and quickly exit the building. If the doors open away from the exit, it would create a potential obstruction and delay in the evacuation process. Therefore, doors should always open in the direction of travel towards the exit.

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  • 10. 

    Panic hardware is required for all exit doors.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Panic hardware is not required for all exit doors. While panic hardware is necessary for certain types of doors, such as those in public buildings or high occupancy areas, it is not mandatory for all exit doors. The requirement for panic hardware depends on the specific building codes and regulations that govern the particular location.

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  • 11. 

    The NFPA Life Safety Code is the only model code that divides ramps into two classes.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The NFPA Life Safety Code is the only model code that divides ramps into two classes. This means that other model codes do not have this specific classification system for ramps.

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  • 12. 

    Exit access corridors have stricter requirements than exit passageways.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Exit access corridors do not have stricter requirements than exit passageways. In fact, it is the opposite. Exit access corridors are typically less restrictive in terms of width, fire resistance, and other safety features compared to exit passageways. Exit passageways are designed to provide a protected path of travel to an exit, while exit access corridors are the paths leading to the exit passageways or exits. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 13. 

    In limited cases, the model building codes allow escalators to serve as part of a means of egress in existing buildings.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In limited cases, escalators are allowed to be considered as part of a means of egress in existing buildings according to model building codes. This means that in certain situations, escalators can be used as a way to exit a building during an emergency or evacuation. However, it is important to note that this is only applicable in specific circumstances and may not be the case for all buildings or jurisdictions.

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  • 14. 

    Fire escape ladders and slides are allowed only when approved by the AHJ.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Fire escape ladders and slides are allowed only when approved by the AHJ (Authority Having Jurisdiction) because they need to meet certain safety standards and regulations. The AHJ is responsible for ensuring that all fire safety measures are in place and comply with the applicable codes and standards. By approving the use of fire escape ladders and slides, the AHJ ensures that they are properly designed, installed, and maintained to provide a safe means of egress during emergencies. Therefore, it is true that fire escape ladders and slides need to be approved by the AHJ.

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  • 15. 

    Exit drills at educational facilities should emphasize discipline rather than speed.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Exit drills at educational facilities should emphasize discipline rather than speed because in emergency situations, it is important for students to remain calm and follow instructions. Emphasizing discipline helps to ensure that students do not panic or act impulsively, which can lead to accidents or injuries. By focusing on discipline, students are more likely to follow proper evacuation procedures and wait for instructions from their teachers or other authorities. This approach prioritizes safety and reduces the risk of chaos during emergency situations.

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  • 16. 

    Fire evacuation plans at correctional facilities must provide a nonelectrical means for releasing prisoners from their cells.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is false because fire evacuation plans at correctional facilities must provide an electrical means for releasing prisoners from their cells. In the event of a fire, it is crucial to have a quick and efficient method to unlock the cells and evacuate the prisoners safely. Using an electrical means, such as a central control system or electronic locks, allows for a faster and more controlled release of prisoners during an emergency.

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  • 17. 

    Inspection personnel may use hotel or motel employees as "fire wardens" to direct emergency evacuations.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement suggests that inspection personnel have the authority to designate hotel or motel employees as "fire wardens" in order to guide and manage emergency evacuations. This implies that hotel or motel employees can play a crucial role in ensuring the safety of guests during a fire emergency.

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  • 18. 

    Because occupants in hotesl and motels are temporary, fire drills at these structures are futile.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because fire drills at hotels and motels are not futile just because the occupants are temporary. Fire drills are important in any building to ensure that occupants are familiar with evacuation procedures and can safely exit the building in case of a fire. Temporary occupants may be less familiar with the layout and procedures of the building, making fire drills even more crucial in these establishments.

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  • 19. 

    The Life Safe Code is _____

    • A.

      NFPA 101

    • B.

      NFPA 1000

    • C.

      ICBA 1 A

    Correct Answer
    A. NFPA 101
    Explanation
    NFPA 101 is the correct answer because it is a widely recognized and accepted code for life safety in buildings. It provides requirements for the design, construction, and maintenance of buildings to ensure the safety of occupants in case of emergencies such as fires. NFPA 101 covers a wide range of topics including means of egress, fire protection systems, occupancy classifications, and more. It is regularly updated to incorporate the latest industry standards and best practices, making it an essential reference for architects, engineers, and building owners to ensure compliance with life safety regulations.

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  • 20. 

    When is access close to a building particularly important?

    • A.

      When the nearest hydrant is more than 100 yards from the building

    • B.

      When the building contains no hazardous materials

    • C.

      When aerial apparatus may be needed to ladder the building

    Correct Answer
    C. When aerial apparatus may be needed to ladder the building
    Explanation
    Access to a building is particularly important when aerial apparatus may be needed to ladder the building. This means that if there is a need for a ladder truck or other high-reaching equipment to access the building, having close access is crucial. This could be necessary for various reasons, such as rescuing people from upper floors, extinguishing fires, or performing maintenance tasks. Having close access ensures that the aerial apparatus can reach the building efficiently and effectively, minimizing response time and potential risks.

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  • 21. 

    Why is it important to note when a driveway or parking lot will not support the weight of a fully loaded apparatus?

    • A.

      The apparatus will not be able to access the building

    • B.

      The owner can be ordered to replace the pavement

    • C.

      Drivers can take appropriate steps when positioning apparatus that require stabilizers

    Correct Answer
    C. Drivers can take appropriate steps when positioning apparatus that require stabilizers
    Explanation
    It is important to note when a driveway or parking lot will not support the weight of a fully loaded apparatus because drivers can then take appropriate steps when positioning apparatus that require stabilizers. This means that they can ensure the apparatus is properly stabilized to prevent accidents or damage to the vehicle or surrounding area. By being aware of the weight limitations of the pavement, drivers can make informed decisions and take necessary precautions to ensure the safety and stability of the apparatus during operation.

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  • 22. 

    How can personnel get a general idea of a driveway's construction if the owner does not know and construction plans are not available?

    • A.

      Inspect the entire surface

    • B.

      Consult codes current when the driveway was constructed

    • C.

      Observe the driveway's edge

    Correct Answer
    C. Observe the driveway's edge
    Explanation
    By observing the driveway's edge, personnel can gather important information about its construction. The edge can provide clues about the materials used, such as the presence of concrete or asphalt. It can also indicate the thickness and condition of the driveway. By carefully examining the edge, personnel can gain a general understanding of how the driveway was constructed, even when the owner is unaware and construction plans are not accessible.

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  • 23. 

    How should a jurisdiction deal with overhead obstructions?

    • A.

      Inform driver/operators of their locations

    • B.

      Require corrections

    • C.

      Make corrections

    Correct Answer
    B. Require corrections
    Explanation
    A jurisdiction should require corrections when dealing with overhead obstructions. This means that they should mandate that any obstructions that pose a risk or hinder the movement of vehicles or equipment be fixed or removed. By requiring corrections, the jurisdiction ensures that driver/operators are not only informed of the locations of these obstructions but also takes proactive measures to address them, promoting safety and efficient traffic flow.

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  • 24. 

    Who ordinarily has the authority to enfore fire lane parking laws?

    • A.

      Property owners & police

    • B.

      Property owners & fire marshals

    • C.

      Police & fire marshals

    Correct Answer
    A. Property owners & police
    Explanation
    Property owners and police ordinarily have the authority to enforce fire lane parking laws. Property owners have the right to regulate parking on their property and can take action against violators. Police, on the other hand, have the authority to enforce parking laws and issue citations to those who park illegally in fire lanes. Fire marshals may have the authority to enforce fire lane parking laws in certain situations, but it is not their primary responsibility.

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  • 25. 

    What should fire inspectors do when they find permanent changes in access to a structure's interior?

    • A.

      Notify appropriate police department personnel

    • B.

      Notify appropriate fire department personnel

    • C.

      Notify appropriate building department personnel

    Correct Answer
    B. Notify appropriate fire department personnel
    Explanation
    When fire inspectors find permanent changes in access to a structure's interior, they should notify appropriate fire department personnel. This is because fire department personnel are responsible for ensuring the safety of the building and its occupants in case of a fire emergency. They have the expertise and authority to assess the impact of the changes on fire safety measures and take necessary actions to mitigate any potential risks.

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  • 26. 

    What should inspectors do when they find required exits, exit ways, or stairwells blocked?

    • A.

      Notify appropriate police department personnel

    • B.

      Notify appropriate fire department personnel

    • C.

      Immediately take steps to correct the situation

    Correct Answer
    C. Immediately take steps to correct the situation
    Explanation
    Inspectors should immediately take steps to correct the situation when they find required exits, exit ways, or stairwells blocked. This is because blocked exits can pose a serious safety hazard in the event of an emergency, such as a fire or other evacuation situation. By taking immediate action to clear the blocked exits, inspectors can help ensure the safety of occupants and comply with safety regulations.

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  • 27. 

    Which of the following statements about code requirements for exit doors in new buildings is correct?

    • A.

      All doors must be no more than 36 inches wide

    • B.

      All doors must be no more than 42 inches wide

    • C.

      All doors must be at least 32 inches clear

    Correct Answer
    C. All doors must be at least 32 inches clear
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that all doors must be at least 32 inches clear. This means that the opening of the door, when fully open, must have a minimum width of 32 inches. This requirement ensures that there is enough space for people to easily pass through the door in case of an emergency evacuation.

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  • 28. 

    Which of the following statements about exit stairs is correct?

    • A.

      Exit stairways must be at least 48 inches wide if the occupant load is 50 people or more

    • B.

      Landings must be provided to break up excessively long individual flights

    • C.

      All exit stairways must be at least 44 inches wide

    Correct Answer
    B. Landings must be provided to break up excessively long individual flights
    Explanation
    Landings must be provided to break up excessively long individual flights. This means that if a stairway has a long continuous flight of stairs, it should have landings in between to provide a resting place and break up the climb. This is important for safety reasons, as it allows occupants to catch their breath and reduces the risk of fatigue or accidents on the stairs.

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  • 29. 

    Which of the following statements about exit stairs is correct?

    • A.

      If an exit stairway connects 4 or more stories, the separating construction must have at least a 2-hour fire resistance rating

    • B.

      Exit stairs on a new construction must be inside the building

    • C.

      The separating construction for all exit stairways must have at least a 2-hour fire resistance rating.

    Correct Answer
    A. If an exit stairway connects 4 or more stories, the separating construction must have at least a 2-hour fire resistance rating
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that if an exit stairway connects 4 or more stories, the separating construction must have at least a 2-hour fire resistance rating. This means that in buildings with multiple floors, the walls and floors separating the exit stairway from the rest of the building must be able to withstand fire for at least 2 hours, providing a safe escape route for occupants in case of a fire. This requirement ensures the structural integrity of the exit stairway and helps prevent the spread of fire between different levels of the building.

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  • 30. 

    How is access made to a smokeproof enclosure?

    • A.

      Directly through a fire door with a 2-hour fire resistance rating

    • B.

      Through a limited access fire tunnel

    • C.

      Through a vestibule or outside balcony

    Correct Answer
    C. Through a vestibule or outside balcony
    Explanation
    Access to a smokeproof enclosure is made through a vestibule or outside balcony. This means that people can enter the smokeproof enclosure by going through a designated area, such as a small room or an outdoor platform. This method ensures that there is a clear separation between the smokeproof enclosure and the rest of the building, minimizing the risk of smoke infiltration. It also provides a safe and controlled entry point for individuals to access the smokeproof area.

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  • 31. 

    Which of the following statements about horizontal exits is true?

    • A.

      Horizontal exits may make up as much as 75 percent of a building's total exit capacity

    • B.

      The minimum fire resistance rating for separating walls or partitions in horizontal exits is 1 hour

    • C.

      If a space used as an area of refuge includes a horizontal exit, it must have a standard exit that leads outside

    Correct Answer
    C. If a space used as an area of refuge includes a horizontal exit, it must have a standard exit that leads outside
    Explanation
    If a space used as an area of refuge includes a horizontal exit, it must have a standard exit that leads outside.

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  • 32. 

    Which of the following statements about BOCA, UBC, & SBC code requirements for ramps is true?

    • A.

      Ramps serving occupant loads of 50 or more must be at least 48 inches wide

    • B.

      Slope requirements vary from code to code

    • C.

      Ramps serving occupant loads of less than 50 must be at least 44 inches wide

    Correct Answer
    B. Slope requirements vary from code to code
    Explanation
    The statement that slope requirements vary from code to code is true. Different building codes, such as BOCA, UBC, and SBC, may have different requirements for the slope of ramps. This means that the maximum allowable slope for a ramp may vary depending on which code is being followed.

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  • 33. 

    Probably the most important use of exit passageways is to _____.

    • A.

      Provide access to exit access corridors

    • B.

      Allow exit stairs to discharge directly outside multistory buildings

    • C.

      Connect horizontal exits

    Correct Answer
    B. Allow exit stairs to discharge directly outside multistory buildings
    Explanation
    Exit passageways are crucial in providing a safe means of evacuation during emergencies. One of the most significant uses of exit passageways is to allow exit stairs to discharge directly outside multistory buildings. This ensures that individuals can quickly and efficiently exit the building during an emergency, reducing the risk of congestion and facilitating a swift evacuation. By allowing exit stairs to discharge directly outside, occupants can easily access a safe location outside the building, increasing their chances of survival.

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  • 34. 

    Which of the following statements about fire escape stairs is true?

    • A.

      Fire escape stairs must be exposed to the fewest possible door or window openings

    • B.

      Fire escape stairs are permitted on new construction in limited circumstances

    • C.

      Windows may not be used as access to fire escape stairs in existing buildings

    Correct Answer
    A. Fire escape stairs must be exposed to the fewest possible door or window openings
    Explanation
    Fire escape stairs must be exposed to the fewest possible door or window openings. This means that fire escape stairs should be designed in a way that minimizes the number of openings, such as doors or windows, along their path. This is important because it reduces the risk of fire spreading to the escape route and ensures that occupants can safely exit the building in case of an emergency. By limiting the number of openings, the integrity and effectiveness of the fire escape stairs are maintained, providing a secure means of egress.

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  • 35. 

    Which of the following statements about exit illumination and marking is true?

    • A.

      Battery operated units must be used for primary exit illumination

    • B.

      Floor level exit sighs may substitute for ceiling level signs

    • C.

      Exit signs must be positioned so that no point in the exit area is more than 100 feet from the nearest visible sign

    Correct Answer
    C. Exit signs must be positioned so that no point in the exit area is more than 100 feet from the nearest visible sign
    Explanation
    Exit signs must be positioned so that no point in the exit area is more than 100 feet from the nearest visible sign. This means that exit signs should be strategically placed throughout the exit area to ensure that they are easily visible from any point within that area. This is important for the safety of individuals in case of an emergency, as it helps them locate the nearest exit quickly and efficiently.

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  • 36. 

    In most cases, how many exits do codes require from each story of a structure with an occupant load of 500 or less?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    Correct Answer
    B. 2
    Explanation
    Codes typically require at least two exits from each story of a structure with an occupant load of 500 or less. This is to ensure the safety of the occupants in the event of an emergency, such as a fire or other hazardous situation. Having multiple exits allows for easier and quicker evacuation, reducing the risk of injury or loss of life.

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  • 37. 

    Which of the following best describes how exits should be located?

    • A.

      As remove from each other as possible

    • B.

      On opposite sides of hallways

    • C.

      As close to each other as possible

    Correct Answer
    A. As remove from each other as possible
    Explanation
    Exits should be located as far away from each other as possible in order to ensure maximum safety during emergencies. This helps to prevent congestion and allows for multiple escape routes, reducing the risk of people getting trapped or injured. By placing exits at a distance from each other, it also minimizes the chances of multiple exits being blocked or inaccessible in case of a fire or other hazardous situations.

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  • 38. 

    Which of the following statements regarding maximum travel distance to an exit is true?

    • A.

      Travel distance refers to total time required to reach an exit

    • B.

      The model codes all agree on maximum travel distance requirements

    • C.

      Travel distance is measured along the centerline of the natural path of travel

    Correct Answer
    C. Travel distance is measured along the centerline of the natural path of travel
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that travel distance is measured along the centerline of the natural path of travel. This means that when determining the maximum travel distance to an exit, the distance is calculated by following the most direct route along the centerline of the natural path of travel. This ensures that the measurement is consistent and takes into account any obstacles or detours that may be present in the path.

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  • 39. 

    What is t ypically one of an approved evacuation monitor's duties?

    • A.

      Extinguish fire with portable extinguisher

    • B.

      Rescue trapped coworkers

    • C.

      Inform coworkers of evaculation plan

    Correct Answer
    C. Inform coworkers of evaculation plan
    Explanation
    An approved evacuation monitor is responsible for informing coworkers about the evacuation plan. This duty involves ensuring that all employees are aware of the procedures to follow in case of an emergency and guiding them to safety. The monitor plays a crucial role in maintaining order and preventing panic during the evacuation process. By informing coworkers of the evacuation plan, the monitor helps to ensure a smooth and efficient evacuation, ultimately ensuring the safety of all individuals in the workplace.

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  • 40. 

    Who is responsible for making sure that an area is completely evacuated?

    • A.

      Only the monitor

    • B.

      All employees from that area

    • C.

      All employees

    Correct Answer
    B. All employees from that area
    Explanation
    All employees from that area are responsible for making sure that the area is completely evacuated. This means that each individual in the area has a responsibility to ensure that they and others evacuate safely and promptly in the event of an emergency. It is not solely the responsibility of the monitor or a select few employees, but rather a collective effort to ensure the safety of everyone in the area.

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  • 41. 

    Who is responsible for planning & executing fire drills?

    • A.

      Occupancy's fire loss prevention & control management staff

    • B.

      Occupancy's designated emergency evacuation monitors

    • C.

      Jurisdiction's fire & life safety education staff

    Correct Answer
    A. Occupancy's fire loss prevention & control management staff
    Explanation
    The correct answer is occupancy's fire loss prevention & control management staff. This staff is responsible for planning and executing fire drills in order to prevent and control fire incidents in the occupancy. They are trained in fire safety protocols and have the expertise to ensure that fire drills are conducted effectively and efficiently. The designated emergency evacuation monitors are responsible for assisting in the evacuation process during a fire drill, while the jurisdiction's fire and life safety education staff are responsible for educating the public about fire safety but not specifically for planning and executing fire drills.

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  • 42. 

    How often should most occupancies conduct fire drills?

    • A.

      Once a year

    • B.

      Twice a year

    • C.

      Three times a year

    Correct Answer
    B. Twice a year
    Explanation
    Most occupancies should conduct fire drills twice a year. This frequency allows for regular practice and familiarization with emergency procedures, ensuring that occupants are prepared to respond effectively in the event of a fire. Conducting fire drills at least twice a year also helps to reinforce safety protocols and identify any areas that may need improvement. By conducting fire drills more frequently, occupancies can enhance their overall level of preparedness and minimize the potential risks associated with fires.

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  • 43. 

    What should school officials do if weather conditions are likely to endanger student's health during the weather winter months?

    • A.

      Schedule fewer fire drills

    • B.

      Reschedule missed fire drills for spring

    • C.

      Schedule weekly fire drills at the beginning of the school term

    Correct Answer
    C. Schedule weekly fire drills at the beginning of the school term
    Explanation
    School officials should schedule weekly fire drills at the beginning of the school term if weather conditions are likely to endanger student's health during the winter months. This is because winter weather can pose various risks to student safety, such as icy conditions and extreme cold temperatures. By conducting weekly fire drills at the beginning of the term, school officials can ensure that students are well-prepared and familiar with the emergency procedures in case of a fire or other dangerous situations. This proactive approach can help mitigate potential risks and ensure the safety of the students during the winter months.

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  • 44. 

    What action is appropriate if a student cannot hold his or her place in a line moving at a reasonable speed?

    • A.

      The entire line should slow down

    • B.

      A teacher or administrator should carry the student

    • C.

      The student should move independently of the regular line of march

    Correct Answer
    C. The student should move independently of the regular line of march
    Explanation
    If a student cannot hold his or her place in a line moving at a reasonable speed, it is appropriate for the student to move independently of the regular line of march. This means that the student should move separately from the rest of the line, at their own pace and without disrupting the flow of the line. This allows the student to continue moving forward without holding up the rest of the line or needing assistance from a teacher or administrator.

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  • 45. 

    Who should be responsible for searching rest rooms during emergency evacuations of schools?

    • A.

      All students

    • B.

      Administrative personnel only

    • C.

      Teachers & other staff members

    Correct Answer
    C. Teachers & other staff members
    Explanation
    During emergency evacuations of schools, it is important for teachers and other staff members to be responsible for searching restrooms. This is because they are familiar with the layout of the school and can quickly locate and ensure the safety of any students or individuals who may be in the restrooms. Administrative personnel may not be as familiar with the school layout and may not be able to efficiently search and evacuate the restrooms. Additionally, students may not have the necessary knowledge or authority to effectively search and ensure the safety of others in the restrooms during an emergency evacuation.

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  • 46. 

    What acronym do many health care facilities use for Phase I evacuation operations?

    • A.

      PREVENT

    • B.

      SAFETY

    • C.

      REACT

    Correct Answer
    C. REACT
    Explanation
    Many health care facilities use the acronym REACT for Phase I evacuation operations. This acronym stands for Rapid Evaluation and Assessment of Critical Targets. During a Phase I evacuation, it is crucial to quickly assess and evaluate critical targets to ensure the safety and well-being of patients and staff. The use of the REACT acronym helps to streamline and organize the evacuation process, ensuring a swift and efficient response in emergency situations.

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  • 47. 

    In a Phase IV evacuation, which area of a health care facility is evacuated immediately following the fire floor?

    • A.

      Floors above the fire floor

    • B.

      First floor

    • C.

      Floors below the fire floor

    Correct Answer
    A. Floors above the fire floor
    Explanation
    In a Phase IV evacuation, the area of a health care facility that is evacuated immediately following the fire floor is the floors above the fire floor. This means that individuals on the floors above the fire floor are prioritized for evacuation to ensure their safety and prevent them from being trapped or endangered by the fire.

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  • 48. 

    What causes most fires in correctional facilities?

    • A.

      Careless use of smoking materials

    • B.

      Cooking

    • C.

      Arson

    Correct Answer
    C. Arson
    Explanation
    Arson is the act of intentionally setting fire to property, and it is the deliberate cause of most fires in correctional facilities. This could be done by inmates as a form of protest, revenge, or escape attempt. Arson poses a significant risk in correctional facilities as it can lead to injuries, loss of life, and extensive property damage. It requires strict security measures and preventive strategies to minimize the occurrence of arson incidents in correctional facilities.

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  • 49. 

    What should fire personnel do first when asked to stand by at a major public event?

    • A.

      Respectfully deny the request & suggest police personnel for the job

    • B.

      Check records of the occupancy's last inspection

    • C.

      Notify the fire marshal

    Correct Answer
    B. Check records of the occupancy's last inspection
    Explanation
    The first thing fire personnel should do when asked to stand by at a major public event is to check the records of the occupancy's last inspection. This is important because it allows them to gather crucial information about the safety measures and potential risks associated with the venue. By reviewing the inspection records, fire personnel can assess whether the venue meets the necessary fire safety standards and take appropriate actions to ensure the safety of the attendees. It is a proactive step that helps in identifying any potential hazards and taking preventive measures beforehand.

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  • 50. 

    Colorless, noncombustible gas that is heavier than air

    • A.

      Lith-X

    • B.

      Carbon dioxide CO2

    • C.

      NA-X

    Correct Answer
    B. Carbon dioxide CO2
    Explanation
    Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a colorless, noncombustible gas that is heavier than air. This means that it does not have any color and it does not burn. Additionally, it is denser than air, so it tends to sink to lower levels rather than rise. Carbon dioxide is a common gas found in the atmosphere, produced by various natural processes and human activities. It is also a greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming.

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