Examining The Requirements Of NFPA 1: Fire Code

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    There are several issues with the installation shown in this photo. Can you determine the “code” violation?

  • 2. 

    In areas that are not continuously occupied, and unless otherwise permitted, automatic smoke detection shall be installed to provide notification of the fire at three locations. List them.

  • 3. 

    The purpose of the fire code is to prescribe ______ requirements necessary to establish a reasonable level of fire and life safety and property protection from the hazards created by fire, explosion and dangerous conditions.

    • A.

      Minimum

    • B.

      Acceptable

    • C.

      Maximum

    • D.

      Recommended

    Correct Answer
    A. Minimum
    Explanation
    The purpose of the fire code is to prescribe minimum requirements necessary to establish a reasonable level of fire and life safety and property protection from the hazards created by fire, explosion, and dangerous conditions. The term "minimum" indicates that these requirements are the bare minimum that must be met in order to ensure a reasonable level of safety and protection.

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  • 4. 

    An asterisk (*) following the number or letter designating a paragraph indicates ______.

    • A.

      A new section of the code has been added in this location

    • B.

      That explanatory material on the paragraph can be found in Annex A

    • C.

      A change from the previous edition of the code

    • D.

      Non-mandatory material that is only for informational or explanatory

    Correct Answer
    B. That explanatory material on the paragraph can be found in Annex A
    Explanation
    The presence of an asterisk (*) following the number or letter designating a paragraph indicates that explanatory material on the paragraph can be found in Annex A.

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  • 5. 

    A vertical rule beside the paragraph, table or figure indicates ______.

    • A.

      A new section of the code has been added in this location

    • B.

      That explanatory material on the paragraph can be found in Annex A

    • C.

      A change from the previous edition of the code.

    • D.

      Non-mandatory material that is only for informational or explanatory purposes

    Correct Answer
    C. A change from the previous edition of the code.
    Explanation
    A vertical rule beside the paragraph, table, or figure indicates a change from the previous edition of the code.

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  • 6. 

    Detection, alarm and communications systems are addressed in chapter  ______ of NFPA 1.

    • A.

      9

    • B.

      13

    • C.

      26

    • D.

      27

    Correct Answer
    B. 13
    Explanation
    Chapter 13 of NFPA 1 addresses detection, alarm, and communications systems. This chapter likely provides guidelines and requirements for the installation, maintenance, and operation of these systems to ensure the safety of occupants and the prompt response to emergencies. It may include information on fire detection systems, alarm systems, and communication systems that are crucial in alerting occupants, emergency responders, and coordinating a response to fires and other emergencies.

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  • 7. 

    NFPA 1 requires carbon monoxide detection and warning equipment to be provided in accordance with NFPA  ______ .

    • A.

      7

    • B.

      72

    • C.

      720

    • D.

      174

    Correct Answer
    C. 720
    Explanation
    NFPA 720 is the standard for the installation of carbon monoxide (CO) detection and warning equipment. This standard provides guidelines for the proper placement, installation, testing, and maintenance of CO detection devices in various occupancies. By referencing NFPA 720, NFPA 1 ensures that the requirements for CO detection and warning equipment are followed to ensure the safety of occupants and minimize the risk of CO poisoning.

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  • 8. 

    Manual fire alarm boxes shall be mounted on both sides of grouped openings over ______ feet in width.

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      6

    • C.

      25

    • D.

      40

    Correct Answer
    D. 40
    Explanation
    13.7.1.4.8.4

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  • 9. 

    When automatic fire detection or waterflow detection devices are used to initiate the fire alarm system, no less than one fire alarm box shall be provided. The manual fire alarm box shall be located ______. 

    • A.

      Within reach of handicapped people

    • B.

      At a constantly attended location

    • C.

      Near the primary exit egress

    • D.

      Where required by the AHJ

    Correct Answer
    D. Where required by the AHJ
    Explanation
    13.7.1.4.8.6

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  • 10. 

    Areas not subject to occupancy by persons who are hearing impaired must still comply with the provisions for visible signals

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    13.7.1.4.10.5.1

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  • 11. 

    When a(n) ______ fire alarm system is out of service for more than four hours in a 24-hour period, the AHJ shall be notified.

    • A.

      Automatic

    • B.

      Monitored

    • C.

      Required

    • D.

      Manual

    Correct Answer
    C. Required
    Explanation
    When a fire alarm system is out of service for more than four hours in a 24-hour period, it is necessary to notify the AHJ (Authority Having Jurisdiction). This ensures that the appropriate authorities are aware of the situation and can take any necessary actions to ensure the safety of the building and its occupants.

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  • 12. 

    Visible signals are required to be installed in all elevator cars.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because visible signals are not required to be installed in all elevator cars. While it is common for elevators to have visible signals such as floor indicators and emergency buttons, it is not a requirement in all cases. Building codes and regulations may vary, and some elevators may have alternative methods of signaling such as audible signals or tactile indicators for individuals with visual impairments.

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  • 13. 

    The general evacuation signal shall operate ______.

    • A.

      On every activation

    • B.

      Throughout the entire building

    • C.

      Only when the system is not monitored

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Throughout the entire building
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "throughout the entire building." This means that the general evacuation signal should be audible and operational in all areas of the building, ensuring that everyone can hear and respond to the signal regardless of their location. This is important for the safety of all occupants during an emergency situation.

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  • 14. 

    Emergency forces notification shall be provided in Class A mercantile occupancies, malls and bulk merchandising retail buildings.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Emergency forces notification is required in Class A mercantile occupancies, malls, and bulk merchandising retail buildings. This means that in these types of buildings, there must be a system in place to notify emergency forces, such as the fire department, in the event of an emergency. This notification is crucial for the safety of both the occupants of the building and the emergency responders. It allows the emergency forces to quickly and efficiently respond to the situation and provide the necessary assistance. Therefore, the statement "Emergency forces notification shall be provided in Class A mercantile occupancies, malls, and bulk merchandising retail buildings" is true.

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  • 15. 

    Storage occupancies limited to low hazard contents shall not be required to have a fire alarm system.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Storage occupancies with low hazard contents do not require a fire alarm system because the risk of fire is minimal. Low hazard contents typically refer to materials that are not highly flammable or combustible. Therefore, there is no need for a fire alarm system to be installed in these storage occupancies as the likelihood of a fire occurring is low.

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  • 16. 

    A fire alarm system shall be provided in all business occupancies where one of the following exists: ______ or more stories in height, subject to ______ or more occupants above or below the level of exit discharge, the occupancy is subject to ______ or more total occupants.

    • A.

      2 – 100 – 50

    • B.

      3 – 50 – 300

    • C.

      4 – 25 – 100

    • D.

      3 – 50 – 100

    Correct Answer
    B. 3 – 50 – 300
    Explanation
    A fire alarm system shall be provided in all business occupancies where the building is 3 or more stories in height, subject to 50 or more occupants above or below the level of exit discharge, and the occupancy is subject to 300 or more total occupants.

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