Fire Detection, Alarm, & Suppression Systems

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Fire Detection, Alarm, & Suppression Systems

Lesson Plan # 35 Fire detection, alarm, & suppression systems


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
          Protected Premises Fire Alarm System is
    • A. 

      Most basic

    • B. 

      Designed to be initiated manually

    • C. 

      Both a & b

    • D. 

      Used at banks only

  • 2. 
         Automatic Alarm Systems
    • A. 

      Signals through dedicated wire pairs, leased telephone lines, fiber-optic cable, or wireless communications link

    • B. 

      Have a high degree of false alarms compared to other systems

    • C. 

      Can only be manually activated

    • D. 

      Both b & c

  • 3. 
          Basic types of automatic alarm-initiating devices include
    • A. 

      Heat detectors

    • B. 

      Rate-of-rise heat detectors

    • C. 

      Smoke detectors

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    1    Two basic types of smoke detectors are
    • A. 

      Ionization & Rate-of-rise

    • B. 

      Ionization & Photoelectric

    • C. 

      Photoelectric & Rate-of-rise

    • D. 

      Rate-of-rise & Flame

  • 5. 
          Photoelectric smoke detectors are
    • A. 

      More sensitive to smoldering fires

    • B. 

      Less sensitive to smoldering fires

    • C. 

      Have the same reaction to smoldering fires

    • D. 

      More responsive to flaming fires

  • 6. 
          Ionization smoke detectors are
    • A. 

      More sensitive to smoldering fires

    • B. 

      Have the same reaction to smoldering fires as photoelectric detectors

    • C. 

      More responsive to flaming fires

    • D. 

      Have the same reaction to flaming fires as photoelectric detectors

  • 7. 
          The value of automatic sprinklers in providing safety to the occupants of a structure include
    • A. 

      Provides better chance of survival for occupants on upper floors

    • B. 

      Discharges water directly on the fire

    • C. 

      Products of combustion are limited

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
         Fire department connection is
    • A. 

      Usually a Siamese connection with two 2 ½” female connections with a clapper valve or one clapper large-diameter inlet

    • B. 

      Usually a Siamese with two 2 ½” male connections with a clapper valve or one clapper large-diameter inlet

    • C. 

      Located outside the building

    • D. 

      Both a & c

  • 9. 
         Water flow alarm
    • A. 

      Indicates a problem with the water flow to the sprinkler system

    • B. 

      Located outside the building usually close to the sprinkler connection

    • C. 

      Indicates no water flow

    • D. 

      Located inside the building on the sprinkler valve head

  • 10. 
          The dry pipe sprinkler valve is equipped with an air pressure gauge above the clapper and a water pressure gauge below the clapper. The air pressure gauge will read
    • A. 

      The same as the water pressure gauge

    • B. 

      Substantially lower than the water pressure gauge

    • C. 

      Substantially higher than the water pressure gauge

    • D. 

      None of the above