Think You Know Mass Notification? Take A 10-question Quiz

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See how much you really know about mass notification systems and applicable codes. Please Note: No form of educational credits will be given to those who pass. This quiz is simply designed to test your mass notification knowledge.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The autonomous control unit (ACU) for a mass notification system shall be listed for:
    • A. 

      UL 985

    • B. 

      NFPA 1600

    • C. 

      UL 2572

    • D. 

      UL 268

  • 2. 
    Strobes used for mass notification purposes only may be colored.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    What is an appropriate mounting height for a wall mount strobe light used for mass notification purposes only?
    • A. 

      The entire lens not less than 90” and not greater than 96” AFF (above finished floor)

    • B. 

      The entire lens not less than 80” and not greater than 96” AFF

    • C. 

      Ceiling mounted not more than 10’ AFF

    • D. 

      Ceiling mounted not more than 20’ AFF

  • 4. 
    Combination voice evacuation and mass notification systems are permitted.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Buildings with mass notification systems require a well-defined emergency response plan.  This plan should be developed in accordance with:
    • A. 

      NFPA 1600

    • B. 

      NFPA 1620

    • C. 

      NFPA 101

    • D. 

      Both A and B

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    What color is NOT permitted for manual initiating devices on a mass notification system?
    • A. 

      White

    • B. 

      Green

    • C. 

      Blue

    • D. 

      Red

  • 7. 
    Mass notification systems require a record of completion and inspection, testing and maintenance.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Where mass notification systems are used for ancillary functions (like paging), local controls are permitted to adjust volume levels.   Upon activation of an emergency signal, which of the following is true?
    • A. 

      Signals (voice announcements) will come through at volume set locally

    • B. 

      Signals will override the volume control and come through at full volume

    • C. 

      Additional visible appliances must be added to compensate for the possible reduced volume

    • D. 

      Both A and C

  • 9. 
    Mass notification system voice messages are permitted to override fire alarm voice evacuation messages.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Which of the following functions can be performed from an LOC (local operating console)?
    • A. 

      Give live voice instructions

    • B. 

      Initiate emergency messages

    • C. 

      Manually control notification zones

    • D. 

      All of the above

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