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Certified Fire Inspector I Practice Test - Quiz

Get ready to take our "Certified Fire Inspector I Practice Test." This is a practice test to help you prepare for Fire Inspector I. (based on 2009 IFC) As a fire inspector, there are so many that a person needs to be aware of. As there are so many lives in danger when fire incidents occur. So, do you think you can score well in this fire inspector test? If yes, try your best and let us see!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Dumpsters and containers with an individual capacity of 1.5 cubic yards or more shall not be stored in buildings or placed within ___ feet of combustible walls, openings, or combustible eave lines.

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      10

    • D.

      15

    Correct Answer
    B. 5
    Explanation
    304.3.3

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  • 2. 

    Bulk storage of tires is defined as storage of tires where the area available for storage exceeds _________ cubic feet.

    • A.

      5000

    • B.

      10000

    • C.

      15500

    • D.

      20000

    Correct Answer
    D. 20000
    Explanation
    Bulk storage of tires is defined as storage of tires where the area available for storage exceeds 20,000 cubic feet. This definition is used for safety and regulatory purposes, considering the fire hazards and other risks associated with storing large quantities of tires.

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  • 3. 

    Official records shall be retained for not less than 3 years.

    • A.

      T

    • B.

      F

    Correct Answer
    B. F
    Explanation
    104.6

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  • 4. 

    An operational permit is required to manufacture, store or handle an aggregate quantity of __________ aerosol products in excess of 500 pounds net weight.

    • A.

      Level 2

    • B.

      Level 3

    • C.

      Level 4

    • D.

      Both B and C

    • E.

      Both A and B

    Correct Answer
    E. Both A and B
    Explanation
    105.6.1

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  • 5. 

    An operational permit is required  to use a building or portion thereof as a high-piled storage area exceeding _____ square feet.

    • A.

      300

    • B.

      400

    • C.

      500

    • D.

      600

    Correct Answer
    C. 500
    Explanation
    105.6.22

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  • 6. 

    Classify the following based on occupancy:  Funeral parlor

    • A.

      A-1

    • B.

      A-2

    • C.

      A-3

    • D.

      A-4

    • E.

      A-5

    Correct Answer
    C. A-3
    Explanation
    Ch. 2

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  • 7. 

    An operational permit is required to operate an air-supported temporary membrane structure or a tent having an area in excess of _____ square feet.

    • A.

      200

    • B.

      250

    • C.

      400

    • D.

      700

    Correct Answer
    C. 400
    Explanation
    An operational permit is often required for large structures such as air-supported temporary membrane structures or tents. The specific area that requires a permit can vary based on local codes and regulations. Common thresholds for requiring a permit can be 400 or 500 square feet, but this is not uniform across all jurisdictions. It is essential to check the local fire code or building regulations for the exact requirements in your area.

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  • 8. 

    The first emergency evacuation drill of each school year shall be conducted within _____ days of the beginning of classes.

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      14

    • C.

      21

    • D.

      28

    Correct Answer
    A. 10
    Explanation
    408.3.1

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  • 9. 

    Covered mall buildings exceeding __________ square feet shall be provided with standby power systems that are capable of operating the emergency voice/alarm communication.

    • A.

      25500

    • B.

      40000

    • C.

      50000

    • D.

      75000

    Correct Answer
    C. 50000
    Explanation
    Covered mall buildings exceeding 50000 square feet shall be provided with standby power systems that are capable of operating the emergency voice/alarm communication. This means that for mall buildings that are larger than 50000 square feet, it is necessary to have backup power systems in place to ensure that emergency communication systems can continue to function during power outages or emergencies.

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  • 10. 

    Artwork and teaching materials shall be limited on walls of corridors to not more than ___ percent of the wall area.

    • A.

      15

    • B.

      20

    • C.

      25

    • D.

      30

    Correct Answer
    B. 20
    Explanation
    807.4.4.2

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  • 11. 

    The minimum required distance from a structure for open burning shall not be less than ___ feet where the pile size is ___ feet or less in diameter and ___ feet or less in height.

    • A.

      50, 3, 2

    • B.

      50, 2, 3

    • C.

      25, 3, 2

    • D.

      25, 2, 3

    Correct Answer
    C. 25, 3, 2
    Explanation
    307.4 ex. 2

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  • 12. 

    Vehicle impact protection guard posts shall be set with the top of the posts not less than ___ feet above the ground.

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      3.5

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      4.5

    Correct Answer
    A. 3
    Explanation
    312.2 (4)

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  • 13. 

    Turnstiles more than ___ inches high shall meet the requirements for revolving doors.

    • A.

      30

    • B.

      36

    • C.

      39

    • D.

      42

    Correct Answer
    C. 39
    Explanation
    1008.3.1

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  • 14. 

    An operational permit is required for the storage, use, or handling at NTP of _____ of compressed corrosive gas.

    • A.

      200 cubic feet

    • B.

      504 cubic feet

    • C.

      6000 cubic feet

    • D.

      Any amount

    Correct Answer
    A. 200 cubic feet
    Explanation
    An operational permit is required for the storage, use, or handling at NTP (Normal Temperature and Pressure) of 200 cubic feet of compressed corrosive gas. This regulation ensures safety measures are in place for handling hazardous materials, minimizing risks associated with storage and use.

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  • 15. 

    Permit amounts for cryogenic fluids are found in what table according to 2018 South Carolina Fire Code?

    Correct Answer
    105.6.10, table 105.6.10, Table 105.6.10, 105.6.8
    Explanation
    Cryogenic Fluids that are classified as hazardous materials shall also comply with Chapter 27. cryogenics fluids in excess of the amounts listed in MSFC Table 105.6.

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  • 16. 

    An approved fire safety and evacuation plan shall be prepared and maintained for Group M buildings having an occupant load of _____ or more persons or more than _____ persons above or below the lowest level of exit discharge.(check all that apply)

    • A.

      100

    • B.

      200

    • C.

      300

    • D.

      400

    • E.

      500

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. 100
    E. 500
    Explanation
    404.2 (11)

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  • 17. 

    Hand-held portable fire extinguishers having a gross weight exceeding ___ pounds shall be installed so that their tops are not more than ___ feet above the floor.

    • A.

      40, 3

    • B.

      40, 5

    • C.

      40, 3.5

    • D.

      40, 5.5

    Correct Answer
    C. 40, 3.5
    Explanation
    906.9.2

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  • 18. 

    Classify the following based on occupancy:  Child care facilities that provide supervision and personal care on less than a 24 hour basis for more than 5 children 2 1/2 years of age or less.

    • A.

      E

    • B.

      I-2

    • C.

      B

    • D.

      I-4

    Correct Answer
    D. I-4
    Explanation
    pg. 26

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  • 19. 

    Portable outdoor fireplaces shall not be operated within ___ feet of a structure or combustible material.

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      10

    • C.

      15

    • D.

      20

    Correct Answer
    C. 15
    Explanation
    307.4.3

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  • 20. 

    An operational permit is not required to melt, cast, heat treat or grind less than 10 pounds of magnesium.

    • A.

      T

    • B.

      F

    Correct Answer
    A. T
    Explanation
    105.6.28 read carefully

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  • 21. 

    A manual actuation device shall be located at or near a means of egress from the cooking area a minimum of ___ feet and a maximum of ___ feet from the kitchen exhaust system.

    • A.

      5, 10

    • B.

      10, 15

    • C.

      10, 20

    • D.

      15, 20

    • E.

      15, 25

    Correct Answer
    C. 10, 20
    Explanation
    904.11.1

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  • 22. 

    Manual fire alarm boxes shall be located not more than ___ feet from the entrance to each exit.

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      10

    • C.

      15

    • D.

      20

    • E.

      25

    Correct Answer
    A. 5
    Explanation
    907.5.2.1

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  • 23. 

    Stairways shall have a minimum headroom clearance of ___ inches measured vertically from a line connecting the edge of the nosings.

    • A.

      78

    • B.

      80

    • C.

      82

    • D.

      84

    Correct Answer
    B. 80
    Explanation
    1009.2

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  • 24. 

    The height of manual fire alarm boxes shall be a minimum of ___ inches and a maximum of ___ inches measured vertically, from the floor level to the activating handle or lever of the box.

    • A.

      36, 42

    • B.

      36, 48

    • C.

      42, 48

    • D.

      44, 48

    Correct Answer
    C. 42, 48
    Explanation
    907.5.2.2

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  • 25. 

    Hand-held portable fire extinguishers having a gross weight not exceeding ___ pounds shall be installed so that their tops are not more than ___ feet above the floor.

    • A.

      40, 3

    • B.

      40, 5

    • C.

      40, 3.5

    • D.

      40, 5.5

    Correct Answer
    B. 40, 5
    Explanation
    906.9.1

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  • 26. 

    Classify the following based on occupancy:  Fences more than 6 feet high.

    • A.

      F-1

    • B.

      F-2

    • C.

      U

    • D.

      S-2

    • E.

      M

    Correct Answer
    C. U
    Explanation
    Ch. 2

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  • 27. 

    The minimum corridor width shall be not less than 44 inches.

    • A.

      T

    • B.

      F

    Correct Answer
    A. T
    Explanation
    True. Building codes often specify that the minimum width for corridors in certain types of buildings should be not less than 44 inches to allow for adequate passage and to meet safety standards, particularly for emergency evacuations. This can vary, however, based on the jurisdiction and the type of building. Always refer to local building codes and regulations for the most accurate and legally binding requirements.

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  • 28. 

    With regards to premises identification, address numbers shall be a minimum of ___ inches high with a minimum stroke of ___ inch(es).

    • A.

      3, 0.5

    • B.

      4, 0.5

    • C.

      3, 1

    • D.

      4, 1

    Correct Answer
    B. 4, 0.5
    Explanation
    Premises identification is important for emergency services and visitors to locate specific addresses quickly. The numbers should be easily visible from a distance. Therefore, having larger numbers with a larger stroke makes them more legible. In this case, the address numbers should be a minimum of 4 inches high with a minimum stroke of 0.5 inch. This ensures that the numbers are clear and easily readable, even from a distance, helping emergency responders and others find the location without confusion.

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  • 29. 

    Fire apparatus access roads shall have an unobstructed width of not less than ___ feet and an unobstructed vertical clearance of not less than ___ feet ___ inches.

    • A.

      20, 10, 6

    • B.

      20, 13, 6

    • C.

      22, 12, 8

    • D.

      22, 14, 10

    Correct Answer
    B. 20, 13, 6
    Explanation
    503.2.1

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  • 30. 

    Manual fire alarm boxes may be any color, approved by the fire code official, that contrasts the color of the location in which they are installed.

    • A.

      T

    • B.

      F

    Correct Answer
    B. F
    Explanation
    907.5.2.3

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  • 31. 

    Horizontal and vertical sliding and rolling fire doors shall be inspected and tested __________ to confirm proper operation and full closure.

    • A.

      Every 30 days

    • B.

      Every 90 days

    • C.

      Every 36 months

    • D.

      Every 72 months

    • E.

      Annually

    Correct Answer
    E. Annually
    Explanation
    703.4

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  • 32. 

    The maximum travel distance to a fire extinguisher in a Class A, extra (high) hazard occupancy is ___ feet.

    • A.

      30

    • B.

      50

    • C.

      75

    • D.

      100

    Correct Answer
    C. 75
    Explanation
    Table 906.3 (1)

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  • 33. 

    Swinging fire doors shall close from the _________ position and latch automatically.

    • A.

      Partially open

    • B.

      Partially closed

    • C.

      Full open

    Correct Answer
    C. Full open
    Explanation
    703.2.3

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  • 34. 

    Temporary wiring for electrical power and lighting installations is allowed for a period not to exceed ___ days.

    • A.

      30

    • B.

      60

    • C.

      90

    • D.

      180

    Correct Answer
    C. 90
    Explanation
    605.9

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  • 35. 

    Fire alarm, sprinkler and standpipe systems shall be maintained in an operable condition at all times in vacant premises.

    • A.

      T

    • B.

      F

    Correct Answer
    A. T
    Explanation
    311.2.2

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  • 36. 

    A permit is required to install stationary storage battery systems having a liquid capacity of more than ____ gallons.

    • A.

      25

    • B.

      50

    • C.

      75

    • D.

      100

    Correct Answer
    B. 50
    Explanation
    105.7.2

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  • 37. 

    Classify the following based on occupancy:  Hotels (transient)

    • A.

      R-1

    • B.

      R-2

    • C.

      R-3

    • D.

      R-4

    Correct Answer
    A. R-1
    Explanation
    pg. 26

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  • 38. 

    Combustible storage shall be kept a minimum of ___ feet from battery chargers.

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      10

    • D.

      15

    Correct Answer
    A. 3
    Explanation
    309.2

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  • 39. 

    High-rise buildings require emergency evacuation drills ________ and shall include ________.

    • A.

      Quarterly, employees

    • B.

      Quarterly, all occupants

    • C.

      Annually, employees

    • D.

      Annually, all occupants

    Correct Answer
    D. Annually, all occupants
    Explanation
    High-rise buildings typically require emergency evacuation drills annually, and they should include all occupants. This approach ensures that everyone familiarizes themselves with the evacuation procedures, not just employees, to enhance safety during emergencies. However, specific requirements can vary by local regulations and codes, so it's essential to refer to the local fire and building codes for precise requirements.

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  • 40. 

    Where connected to a fuel-oil piping system, the maximum amount of fuel oil storage allowed outside above ground without additional protection shall be _____ gallons.

    • A.

      50

    • B.

      200

    • C.

      350

    • D.

      660

    Correct Answer
    D. 660
    Explanation
    603.3.1

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  • 41. 

    Extension cords and flexible cords shall not be a substitute for ______________.

    Correct Answer
    permanent wiring
    Explanation
    605.5

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  • 42. 

    Commercial cooking systems for low-volume cooking operations such as places of worship, seasonal businesses and senior centers shall be inspected ________.

    • A.

      Every month

    • B.

      Every 3 months

    • C.

      Every 6 months

    • D.

      Every 12 months

    Correct Answer
    D. Every 12 months
    Explanation
    Table 609.3.3.1

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  • 43. 

    Combustible trim, excluding handrails and guardrails, shall not exceed ___ percent of the specific wall or ceiling areas to which it is attached.

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      15

    • C.

      20

    • D.

      25

    Correct Answer
    A. 10
    Explanation
    804.1

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  • 44. 

    Candles and open flames are allowed to be used on or near decorative vegetation while immediately supervised.

    • A.

      T

    • B.

      F

    Correct Answer
    B. F
    Explanation
    806.4

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  • 45. 

    Outside storage of combustible materials shall not be located within ___ feet of a property line.

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      10

    • C.

      15

    • D.

      20

    Correct Answer
    B. 10
    Explanation
    315.3

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  • 46. 

    Combustible material shall not be stored in ________________.  (check all that apply)

    • A.

      Boiler rooms

    • B.

      Mechanical rooms

    • C.

      Lunch break rooms

    • D.

      Electrical equipment rooms

    • E.

      Underground rooms

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Boiler rooms
    B. Mechanical rooms
    D. Electrical equipment rooms
    Explanation
    315.2.3

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  • 47. 

    Classify the following based on occupancy:  Sales room

    • A.

      B

    • B.

      A-3

    • C.

      M

    • D.

      S-2

    Correct Answer
    C. M
    Explanation
    The given answer "M" is the appropriate classification for the occupancy of a sales room. The question does not provide any specific criteria or guidelines for classification, so it is assumed that "M" represents the most suitable classification for a sales room. This could potentially stand for "Mixed" occupancy, indicating that the sales room is used for a combination of purposes or has multiple occupancies within it. However, without further context or information, it is difficult to determine the exact meaning of "M" in this classification system.

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  • 48. 

    An operational permit is required for the storage and handling of combustible fibers in quantities greater than __________.

    • A.

      100 cubic feet

    • B.

      100 square feet

    • C.

      200 cubic feet

    • D.

      200 square feet

    Correct Answer
    A. 100 cubic feet
    Explanation
    105.6.7

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  • 49. 

    Extension cords shall be plugged directly into an approved receptacle, power tap or multiplug adapter and, except for approved mutliplug extension cords, shall serve _________.

    Correct Answer
    only one portable appliance
    Explanation
    605.5.1

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  • 50. 

    Where there is a conflict between a general requirement and a specific requirement, the __________  shall be applicable.

    • A.

      General requirement

    • B.

      Specific requirement

    • C.

      Most stringent

    • D.

      Least stringent

    Correct Answer
    B. Specific requirement
    Explanation
    When there is a conflict between a general requirement and a specific requirement, the specific requirement should be applicable. This is because specific requirements are more detailed and tailored to a particular situation, whereas general requirements are broader and more generic. Therefore, in order to ensure compliance and meet the necessary standards, the specific requirement should take precedence over the general requirement.

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