Is Your Alarm And Life Safety Detection ‘up To Code?’

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SDM Magazine 5-Minute Tech Quiz, June 2014


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following statements is true?
    • A. 

      The warning functions identified in NFPA 720 are only to be performed by multiple-station alarms or by detectors connected to a control unit and associated equipment.

    • B. 

      The warning functions intended in NFPA 720 shall be performed by single- or multiple-station alarms or by detectors connected to a control unit and associated equipment.

    • C. 

      The warning functions intended in NFPA 720 shall be performed by detectors connected to a control unit and associated equipment.

    • D. 

      The warning functions intended in NFPA 720 shall be performed by single-station alarms.

  • 2. 
    NFPA 720 is primarily concerned with _______ 
    • A. 

      Protection of property.

    • B. 

      Life safety.

    • C. 

      The supervision of smoke detectors.

    • D. 

      Remote reporting of conditions to a supervising station.

  • 3. 
    The definition of “approved” is that it is 
    • A. 

      Listed by Underwriter’s Laboratories or FM.

    • B. 

      Acceptable to a court of law.

    • C. 

      Acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction.

    • D. 

      Available for insurance companies to provide a discount.

  • 4. 
    Any detector, alarm, device, or material related to single- and multiple-station alarms or household systems is 
    • A. 

      Warning equipment.

    • B. 

      A warning device.

    • C. 

      A complete fire alarm system.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 5. 
    Protected premises CO detection systems that serve the general CO alarm needs of a building shall include at least one of ______ systems or functions.
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      7

    • D. 

      12

  • 6. 
    Unless prohibited by the authority having jurisdiction, where carbon monoxide (CO) detection systems are connect to a supervising station, the system shall be arranged to delay transmission of primary power failure signals for a period ranging from
    • A. 

      5 to 10 minutes.

    • B. 

      15 to 30 minutes.

    • C. 

      30 to 60 minutes.

    • D. 

      60 to 180 minutes.

  • 7. 
    Alarm notification appliances at the protected premises shall occur within _______ after the activation of an initiating device.
    • A. 

      10 seconds

    • B. 

      15 seconds

    • C. 

      30 seconds

    • D. 

      2 minutes

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    Off-premise signals for CO systems are only permitted to be transmitted to a listed central station.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Systems that cannot be reset must be serviced within _______ hour(s) of the CO alarm signal.
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      8

  • 10. 
    The person or persons responsible for the inspection, testing and maintenance of a CO system is the
    • A. 

      Alarm company.

    • B. 

      Qualified individual.

    • C. 

      Property or building owner.

    • D. 

      Authority having jurisdiction.

  • 11. 
    Which signal shall take precedence over others, despite another one being activated first?
    • A. 

      Fire alarm

    • B. 

      Carbon monoxide

    • C. 

      Mass notification

    • D. 

      Trouble or supervisory

  • 12. 
    NPFA 720 has jurisdiction over the monitoring integrity of conductors within equipment, devices, or appliances.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    All alarm sounding appliances shall have a minimum rating of _______ dBA of _______ feet.
    • A. 

      75, 10

    • B. 

      85, 10

    • C. 

      90, 5

    • D. 

      65 , 15

  • 14. 
    Follow the manufacturers’ specific instructions
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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