Could You Pass This Hardest Fire Inspector Exam? Trivia Quiz

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Fire Inspector Exam


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  • 1. 
    Which of the following public organization departments is generally responsible for conducting plan reviews?
    • A. 

      Fire department

    • B. 

      Building department

    • C. 

      Health & safety department

    • D. 

      Code enforcement department

  • 2. 
    Which of the following public organization departments is responsible for the fire & life safety inspection program in many large municipalities?
    • A. 

      Fire department

    • B. 

      Building department

    • C. 

      Public relations department

    • D. 

      Health & safety department

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is a duty of the Level I inspector?
    • A. 

      Process permit applications

    • B. 

      Recommend code modifications

    • C. 

      Determine occupancy loads for single-use buildings

    • D. 

      Determine occupancy loads for multiple-use buildings

  • 4. 
    Which of the following categories of inspections is required when an existing structure is altered?
    • A. 

      New construction

    • B. 

      Change in occupancy

    • C. 

      Issuance of a permit

    • D. 

      Response to a complaint

  • 5. 
    Which of the following types of laws cover a broad spectrum of activities such as transportation of hazardous materials and accessibility for handicapped citizens?
    • A. 

      Federal laws

    • B. 

      State/provincial laws

    • C. 

      Local laws & ordinances

    • D. 

      Constitutional amendments

  • 6. 
    Which of the following documents protects the owner from continous, sometimes frivolous, inspections?
    • A. 

      Refusal form

    • B. 

      Search warrant

    • C. 

      Administrative warrant

    • D. 

      Consent-to-enter form

  • 7. 
    Which of the following statements about life safety code issues is MOST accurate?
    • A. 

      They must always have precedence over property conservation considerations

    • B. 

      They may or may not have precedence over property conservation considerations

    • C. 

      They are secondary to high-value property conservation considerations

    • D. 

      They are equal in importance to property conservation considerations

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is a STANDARD?
    • A. 

      A law that may be based on or may incorporate a code

    • B. 

      A document that a committee of industry experts developed and agreed upon before adoption

    • C. 

      A set of principles, protocols, or procedures that is developed by committees through a consensus process

    • D. 

      A collection or compilation of rules and regulations enacted by a legislative body to become law in a particular jurisdiction

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is a CODE?
    • A. 

      A set of rules developed and published by a number of organizations

    • B. 

      A document that a committee of industry experts developed and agreed upon before adoption

    • C. 

      A set of principles, protocols, or procedures that is developed by committees through a consensus process

    • D. 

      A collection or compilation of rules and regulations enacted by a legislative body to become law in a particular jurisdiction

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is a characteristic of a model code?
    • A. 

      Developed by local jurisdictions

    • B. 

      Only enforceable by sworn inspectors

    • C. 

      Developed by committees through a consensus process

    • D. 

      Contains agreed-upon requirements for such areas as fire and life safety

  • 11. 
    Structures being built are subject to ____ adopted edition(s) of the building code.
    • A. 

      None of the

    • B. 

      The current

    • C. 

      The previous

    • D. 

      All subsequent

  • 12. 
    Which of the following statements about codes and standards is MOST accurate?
    • A. 

      Revised codes automatically take effect when released

    • B. 

      Revised codes take effect only when agreed upon by the entire inspections staff

    • C. 

      Older editions of codes must be destroyed immediately upon the release of a new edition

    • D. 

      The authority having jurisdiction (ahj) must formally and legally adopt new code or standard

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is the conduct of legal proceedings according to established rules and principles?
    • A. 

      Due process

    • B. 

      Due process clause

    • C. 

      Enforcement power

    • D. 

      Enforcement compliance

  • 14. 
    Which of the following types of reaction BEST describes fire?
    • A. 

      Exothermic

    • B. 

      Endothermic

    • C. 

      Maxothermic

    • D. 

      Microthermic

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is a component of the fire tetrahedron?
    • A. 

      Foam

    • B. 

      Oxygen

    • C. 

      Hydrogen

    • D. 

      Carbon monoxide

  • 16. 
    Air consists of about how much oxygen?
    • A. 

      16 percent

    • B. 

      21 percent

    • C. 

      26 percent

    • D. 

      31 percent

  • 17. 
    Temperature is a measurement of _____ energy.
    • A. 

      Fire

    • B. 

      Kinetic

    • C. 

      Potential

    • D. 

      Electrical

  • 18. 
    Mechanical heat energy is generated by:
    • A. 

      Friction

    • B. 

      Expansion

    • C. 

      High voltage

    • D. 

      High temperatures

  • 19. 
    Which of the following usually involves transfer of heat through movement of hot smoke and fire gases?
    • A. 

      Radiation

    • B. 

      Origination

    • C. 

      Convection

    • D. 

      Conduction

  • 20. 
    Both the International Building Code (IBC) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recognize ____ types of construction.
    • A. 

      Four

    • B. 

      Five

    • C. 

      Six

    • D. 

      Seven

  • 21. 
    Which construction type consists of exterior bearing walls composed entirely of wood or other combustible materials?
    • A. 

      Type II

    • B. 

      Type III

    • C. 

      Type IV

    • D. 

      Type V

  • 22. 
    Which of the following is a safety concern with Type III construction?
    • A. 

      Often incorrectly referred to as being fireproof

    • B. 

      Large, open void areas are created between floors of a structure

    • C. 

      Voids exist inside roof and truss systems that allow rapid fire spread

    • D. 

      Glued, laminated beams used with other materials not classified as heavy timber

  • 23. 
    Which construction type is extremely stable and more resistant to collapse due to the effects of fire?
    • A. 

      Type II

    • B. 

      Type III

    • C. 

      Type IV

    • D. 

      Type V

  • 24. 
    Which construction type is composed of only noncombustible or limited combustible materials?
    • A. 

      Type I

    • B. 

      Type II

    • C. 

      Type III

    • D. 

      Type V

  • 25. 
    Which construction type is characterized by the use of large-dimensioned lumber?
    • A. 

      Type II

    • B. 

      Type III

    • C. 

      Type IV

    • D. 

      Type V

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