The 101s Of Fire Alarm Code

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The 101s Of Fire Alarm Code

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  • 1. 
    A “fire scenario” is: 
    • A. 

      A. a combination of heat, oxygen and fuel.

    • B. 

      B. a set of conditions that defines the development of fire, the spread of combustion products throughout a building or portion of a building, the reactions of people to fire, and the effects of combustion products.

    • C. 

      C. a set of conditions that fire departments put forth in training sessions which replicate situations that they may encounter.

    • D. 

      D. defined by the pattern of burn, conditions of the products of combustion and the remaining ash left over by the fire.

  • 2. 
    In grouped door openings in excess of 40 ft. manual fire alarm boxes shall be mounted: 
    • A. 

      A. in between each set of openings.

    • B. 

      B. on either side of the grouped openings.

    • C. 

      C. on both sides of grouped openings within 5 ft. of each side.

    • D. 

      D. as required by the AHJ.

  • 3. 
    What does the code require when a fire alarm is out of service for more than 4 hours in a 24-hour period?
    • A. 

      A. The building be evacuated

    • B. 

      B. An approved fire watch

    • C. 

      C. The AHJ must be notified

    • D. 

      D. All of the above

  • 4. 
    The term “out of service” is intended to imply that:
    • A. 

      A. a significant portion of the fire alarm system is not in operation.

    • B. 

      B. any portion of the fire alarm system is not in operation.

    • C. 

      C. the fire alarm system is totally inoperative.

    • D. 

      D. All of the above

  • 5. 
    The general evacuation alarm signal shall be required to sound through the entire building.
    • A. 

      A. True

    • B. 

      B. False

  • 6. 
    The following quote, “The fire alarm system shall have an approved maintenance and testing program complying with the applicable requirements of NFPA 70, National Electrical Code, and NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code,” is from what document?
    • A. 

      A. UL 827

    • B. 

      B. UL 681

    • C. 

      C. NFPA 101

    • D. 

      D. NFPA 1

  • 7. 
    The interconnection of smoke alarms shall apply to every installation where more than one smoke alarm is installed or present.
    • A. 

      A. True

    • B. 

      B. False

  • 8. 
    An auxiliary fire alarm system is a system that:
    • A. 

      A. has added features to the minimum fire alarm system.

    • B. 

      B. is added to an existing system to provide emergency backup.

    • C. 

      C. is activated by an automatic sprinkler system.

    • D. 

      D. is connected to a municipal fire alarm system for transmitting a fire alarm to the public fire service communication center.

  • 9. 
    The purpose of NFPA ______ 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.
    • A. 

      A. 1

    • B. 

      B. 10

    • C. 

      C. 101

    • D. 

      D. 1101

  • 10. 
    Only those systems, methods, or devices specifically prescribed by the code shall be permitted to be used.
    • A. 

      A. True

    • B. 

      B. False

  • 11. 
    A complete fire alarm system shall provide functions for:
    • A. 

      A. initiation, notification and control.

    • B. 

      B. initiation, notification, control and suppression.

    • C. 

      C. initiation, notification, control, suppression and emergency forces dispatch.

  • 12. 
    Access-controlled egress door assemblies are permitted on assembly occupancies.
    • A. 

      A. True

    • B. 

      B. False

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 13. 
    Locks used for access control systems shall be listed in accordance with 
    • A. 

      A. NFPA 72.

    • B. 

      B. UL 294.

    • C. 

      C. FM 3001.

    • D. 

      D. UL 1023.

  • 14. 
    All smoke detectors shall be required to activate the building evacuation alarm.
    • A. 

      A. True

    • B. 

      B. False

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 15. 
    A(n) ______ as defined in NFPA 92, is a large-volume space, generally two or more stories high, within which smoke can move and accumulate without restriction.
    • A. 

      A. compartment

    • B. 

      B. attic

    • C. 

      C. atrium

    • D. 

      D. plenum

  • 16.