(Life) Safety First: Know The Code

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(Life) Safety First: Know The Code

Columnist Roy Pollack challenges professionals to test their knowledge in the latest 5 Minute Tech quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Visible signals are now required in exit stairs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The latest published version of the Life Safety Code is ______.
    • A. 

      A. 2016

    • B. 

      B. 2017

    • C. 

      C. 2018

    • D. 

      D. 2019

  • 3. 
    Fire detection, alarm and communications systems’ requirements are located in ______.
    • A. 

      A. Chapter 12.3

    • B. 

      B. Section 9.6

    • C. 

      C. Section 6.9

    • D. 

      D. Chapter 1

  • 4. 
    A fire alarm installed in accordance with the Life Safety Code must comply with the requirements of ______.
    • A. 

      A. NFPA 70

    • B. 

      B. NFPA 72

    • C. 

      C. Both A and B

    • D. 

      D. Just the requirements of NFPA 101

  • 5. 
    When a fire alarm is impaired, procedures outlined in ______ shall be followed.
    • A. 

      A. NFPA 101

    • B. 

      B. NFPA 72

    • C. 

      C. UL 681

    • D. 

      D. NFPA 70

  • 6. 
    Smoke detectors shall not be located within ______ horizontal distance from a bathroom
    • A. 

      A. 18 in.

    • B. 

      B. 36 in.

    • C. 

      C. 96 in.

    • D. 

      D. 6 ft.

  • 7. 
    Visible signals are now required in elevators.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Which of the following for generators is not required to be monitored by the fire alarm system?
    • A. 

      A. running

    • B. 

      B. fault

    • C. 

      C. low gas

    • D. 

      D. switch in non-automatic position

  • 9. 
    The provisions of section 9.6 shall apply to every other chapter of NFPA 101.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    When automatic smoke detection is required by Chapters 11 through 43, smoke alarms may be permitted to be used as an acceptable substitute.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    High rise buildings shall be equipped with an emergency voice communication/alarm system.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Manual pull stations may be spaced at intervals not to exceed ______.
    • A. 

      A. 50 ft.

    • B. 

      B. 100 ft.

    • C. 

      C. 25 ft.

    • D. 

      D. 200 ft.

  • 13. 
    When used in accordance with NFPA 72, emergency voice/alarm communication systems may be used for other purposes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    If a five-story building is protected by an automatic sprinkler system, the sprinkler system is permitted to be annunciated by the fire alarm system as a single zone.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Manual fire alarm boxes must be all of the following except ______.
    • A. 

      A. red

    • B. 

      B. visible

    • C. 

      C. unobstructed

    • D. 

      D. accessible

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