Can You Pass This Toughest IFC Fire Inspector Exam?

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This quiz has been designed to simulate the State Certification Exam for Fire Inspector Level 2. The International Fire Code (IFC) is designed to recognize hazards related to fire, explosion or using hazardous materials. This quiz is based upon the International Fire Code with North Carolina amendments. There is a list of 100 questions with multiple choice options. Read the questions carefully and answer. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


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  • 1. 
    You have 75 lbs of a DIV 1.4 Explosive. How far must it be located from a Type III construction operating building?
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      75

    • C. 

      100

    • D. 

      125

  • 2. 
    Records for fire protection systems test shall be maintained on premises for a minimum of  _____.
    • A. 

      6 months

    • B. 

      1 year

    • C. 

      3 years

    • D. 

      For the life of the building

  • 3. 
    Address numbers for buildings shall be a minimum _____ inches high.
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 4. 
    A clear space of not less than _____ feet shall be maintained around fire hydrants.
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      6

  • 5. 
    NFPA _____ governs maintenance standards for fire alarms.
    • A. 

      25

    • B. 

      13

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      72

  • 6. 
    According to the code’s definition:  _____________ is a door-latching assembly incorporating a device that releases the latch upon the application of a force in the direction of egress travel.
    • A. 

      Exit Hardware

    • B. 

      Fire Exit Hardware

    • C. 

      Panic Hardware

    • D. 

      Fire Door Hardware

  • 7. 
    The design and construction of spray booths shall be in accordance with NFPA:
    • A. 

      72

    • B. 

      70

    • C. 

      33

    • D. 

      13

  • 8. 
    A wet chemical fire suppression system shall be inspected every _____ for proper operation.
    • A. 

      Year

    • B. 

      2 years

    • C. 

      6 months

    • D. 

      3 months

  • 9. 
    What is the maximum amount of days that an Operational permit may be extended by a Fire Official?
    • A. 

      30 days

    • B. 

      60 days

    • C. 

      120 days

    • D. 

      180 days

  • 10. 
    When combustible materials arrive on a construction site ____________ shall be provided by permanent or temporary means.
    • A. 

      Water supply

    • B. 

      Access roads

    • C. 

      Emergency lighting

    • D. 

      Fire department connections

  • 11. 
    All of the following are fire alarm initiating devices except:
    • A. 

      Manual pull stations

    • B. 

      Smoke detectors

    • C. 

      Water flow devices

    • D. 

      Horn/Strobes

  • 12. 
    For areas having fixed seating without dividing arms, the occupant load shall not be  less than the number of seats based on one person for each __________ of seating length.
    • A. 

      12 inches

    • B. 

      16 inches

    • C. 

      18 inches

    • D. 

      18 feet

  • 13. 
    Examples of fumigants are all except :
    • A. 

      Hydrogen cyanide

    • B. 

      Carbon disulfide

    • C. 

      Verminium bromide

    • D. 

      Methyl bromide

  • 14. 
    A “Big Box” type occupancy such as a Walmart is classified as a _____ type occupancy.
    • A. 

      Storage

    • B. 

      Mercantile

    • C. 

      Sales

    • D. 

      Mixed

  • 15. 
    According to the code’s definition: That portion of a means of egress system that leads from any occupied point in a building or structure to an exit is a(n).
    • A. 

      Exit Access

    • B. 

      Exit Discharge

    • C. 

      Exit

    • D. 

      Exit Enclosure

  • 16. 
    The maximum allowable quantity of a DOT Class 1.2 explosive per control area in a sprinklered building stored in a cabinet is :
    • A. 

      1 lb.

    • B. 

      2lbs

    • C. 

      3 lbs

    • D. 

      4 lbs

  • 17. 
    Class _____ flammable liquids shall not be used to clean aircraft parts.
    • A. 

      I

    • B. 

      IA

    • C. 

      IB

    • D. 

      II

  • 18. 
    The commodity class for baled rags is listed as:
    • A. 

      Class I

    • B. 

      Class II

    • C. 

      Class III

    • D. 

      Class IV

  • 19. 
    Spray booths shall be installed such that a clear space of not less than ____ feet shall be maintained on all sides of the spray booth.
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      15

  • 20. 
    The stairwell of a sprinklered mercantile building shall have an egress width of _____ per occupant served.
    • A. 

      0.2

    • B. 

      0.3

    • C. 

      .04

    • D. 

      0.5

  • 21. 
    Vehicle access for fire fighting during construction and demolition operations shall be provided to within __________ of temporary or permanent fire department connections.
    • A. 

      25 feet

    • B. 

      50 feet

    • C. 

      75 feet

    • D. 

      100 feet

  • 22. 
    A Limited Spray Space is an area in which operations for touch-up or spot painting of a surface area of ___ square feet or less are conducted.
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      9

    • D. 

      10

  • 23. 
    The occupant load of seating booths shall be based on one person for each __________ of booth seat length measured at the backrest of the seating booth.
    • A. 

      12 inches

    • B. 

      16 inches

    • C. 

      18 inches

    • D. 

      24 inches

  • 24. 
    The code official shall be notified at least _____ hours before a structure is to be closed in connection with utilizing a flammable or toxic fumigant.
    • A. 

      12

    • B. 

      24

    • C. 

      48

    • D. 

      72

  • 25. 
    Doors shall swing in the direction of egress travel where serving an occupant load of _____ or more persons or a high hazard occupancy.
    • A. 

      25

    • B. 

      50

    • C. 

      100

    • D. 

      200

  • 26. 
    How many gallons of a flammable cryogenic fluid can be stored outside a building before a permit is required?
    • A. 

      1 gal.

    • B. 

      60 gal.

    • C. 

      100 gal.

    • D. 

      500 gal.

  • 27. 
    Storage, Use and handling of Flammable Cryogenic Fluids such as Hydrogen shall be in accordance with NFPA _____.
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      33

    • C. 

      55

    • D. 

      70

  • 28. 
    How far must an unbarricaded magazine store 305,000 lbs of explosives be from a public highway?
    • A. 

      2000 feet

    • B. 

      300 yards

    • C. 

      4000 feet

    • D. 

      Not Allowed

  • 29. 
    The average Ambient Sound Level for occupancy must be measured over a _____ hour time period.
    • A. 

      12

    • B. 

      24

    • C. 

      36

    • D. 

      48

  • 30. 
    In regards to Dry Cleaning, which of the following definitions best describes a Class II solvent?
    • A. 

      Liquid having a flash point below 100 degrees Fahrenheit

    • B. 

      Liquid having a flash point at or above 100 and below 140 degrees Fahrenheit

    • C. 

      Liquid having a flash point above 140 but below 200 degrees Fahrenheit

    • D. 

      Liquid having a flash point above 200 degrees Fahrenheit

  • 31. 
    Ventilation for spraying applications of glass fibre reinforced plastic shall maintain flammable vapours in the resin application area to less than _____ of the LFL
    • A. 

      25 %

    • B. 

      30 %

    • C. 

      40 %

    • D. 

      50 %

  • 32. 
    An operational permit may be required for the storage of lumber exceeding _____ board feet.
    • A. 

      10,000

    • B. 

      100,000

    • C. 

      1,000,000

    • D. 

      10,001

  • 33. 
    13R type sprinkler systems are allowed in Group R2 buildings up to and including _____ stories in height.
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      5

  • 34. 
    A clear space of at least _____ feet shall be maintained between aircraft fuel-system vent openings and any part of an aircraft fueling vehicle.
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      12

    • D. 

      15

  • 35. 
    During construction and demolition operations Class I and II liquids shall be kept in __________  safety containers.
    • A. 

      Metal

    • B. 

      Approved

    • C. 

      Closed

    • D. 

      Self-Closing

  • 36. 
    How many members are on the North Carolina Building Code Council?
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      12

    • C. 

      17

    • D. 

      20

  • 37. 
    What amount of a Highly Toxic compressed gas requires a permit?
    • A. 

      200 cubic feet

    • B. 

      500 cubic feet

    • C. 

      600 cubic feet

    • D. 

      Any amount

  • 38. 
    The commodity class for foam backed rugs is listed as:
    • A. 

      Class I

    • B. 

      Class II

    • C. 

      Class III

    • D. 

      Class IV

  • 39. 
    A class I solvent used for dry cleaning has a flashpoint below _______.
    • A. 

      100 degrees F

    • B. 

      150 degrees F

    • C. 

      100 degrees C

    • D. 

      150 degrees C

  • 40. 
    During construction and demolition operations fuel supplies for LP gas fired heaters shall comply with __________ and the International Fuel Gas Code.
    • A. 

      Chapter 12

    • B. 

      Chapter 27

    • C. 

      Chapter 38

    • D. 

      Chapter 58

  • 41. 
    What is the minimum number of fire extinguishers to be provided inside dry cleaning rooms containing a Type II system?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 42. 
    In the storage of Combustible Fibers ______ clearance is required between sprinkler heads and the top of piles.
    • A. 

      12 inches

    • B. 

      18 inches

    • C. 

      24 inches

    • D. 

      36 inches

  • 43. 
    An operational permit may be required to handle an aggregate quantity of Level 2 and 3 aerosols in excess of _____ lbs. Net weight.
    • A. 

      200

    • B. 

      300

    • C. 

      400

    • D. 

      500

  • 44. 
    Class ____ solvents used for dry cleaning are classified as nonflammable.
    • A. 

      I

    • B. 

      II

    • C. 

      III

    • D. 

      IV

  • 45. 
    Asphalt and tar kettles at construction sites shall be in accordance with Section _____ of the fire code.
    • A. 

      301

    • B. 

      302

    • C. 

      303

    • D. 

      305

  • 46. 
    Dry chemical fire extinguishing systems shall be installed, maintained and periodically inspected and tested in accordance with NFPA  _____.
    • A. 

      17

    • B. 

      17A

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      13

  • 47. 
    Portable fire extinguishers in the vicinity of dips tanks shall be suitable for flammable and combustible liquids as specified for __________ occupancies.
    • A. 

      Extra Hazard

    • B. 

      High

    • C. 

      Extra (high) Hazard

    • D. 

      Ordinary

  • 48. 
    The storage and handling of Ammonium Nitrate shall comply with the following:
    • A. 

      NFPA 490

    • B. 

      Chapter 40

    • C. 

      NFPA 1127

    • D. 

      Both A & B

  • 49. 
    During construction and demolition operations the use of temporary heating devices shall be supervised and maintained only by __________ personnel.
    • A. 

      Qualified

    • B. 

      Fire trained

    • C. 

      Competent

    • D. 

      Trained

  • 50. 
    Temporary wiring for electrical power and lighting used in connection with the construction, alteration or demolition of buildings and structures shall comply with _________.
    • A. 

      NFPA 70

    • B. 

      NFPA 72

    • C. 

      NFPA 101

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 51. 
    For the application of flammable finishes, containers supplying spray nozzles by gravity flow shall not exceed ___________ in capacity.
    • A. 

      5 gallons

    • B. 

      10 gallons

    • C. 

      15 gallons

    • D. 

      20 gallons

  • 52. 
    An artificial barricade for explosives storage shall have a minimum thickness of _____ feet.
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      5

  • 53. 
    Automatic sprinklers shall be installed under obstructions exceeding _____ feet in width.
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      8

  • 54. 
    A maximum of _______ cubic feet of loose combustible fibers shall be stored in a detached structure suitably located, with openings protected against entrance of sparks.
    • A. 

      2000

    • B. 

      2500

    • C. 

      3000

    • D. 

      Any amount

  • 55. 
    An automatic sprinkler system must be installed in a Group A1 occupancy exceeding _____ sq. ft
    • A. 

      10,000

    • B. 

      12,000

    • C. 

      15,000

    • D. 

      18,000

  • 56. 
    Roofs of Industrial Ovens shall be insulated and ventilated to prevent temperatures at combustible ceilings from exceeding _____ degrees F.
    • A. 

      120

    • B. 

      140

    • C. 

      160

    • D. 

      180

  • 57. 
    Magazines containing explosives shall be inspected at a maximum of _____ day intervals.
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      7

    • D. 

      10

  • 58. 
    Letters on warning signs for fumigation processes shall be a minimum of _____ inches high.
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 59. 
    The exempt amount of Class 2 solid oxidizer before a permit is required is _____ lbs.
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      100

    • D. 

      Any amount

  • 60. 
    A spray room must have a minimum of a ___ hr. fire barrier.
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 61. 
    According to the fire code, water supplies for fire protection shall consist of all of the following except:
    • A. 

      Pressure tanks

    • B. 

      Water mains

    • C. 

      Reservoirs

    • D. 

      Bucket brigades

  • 62. 
    The reference for explosion protection for electrical installations can be found in __________.
    • A. 

      NFPA 12

    • B. 

      National Electrical Code

    • C. 

      SBC Electrical Code

    • D. 

      Vol. IV NCSBC

  • 63. 
    During construction and demolition operations, blasting operations shall be conducted in accordance with:
    • A. 

      Chapter 19

    • B. 

      Chapter 20

    • C. 

      Chapter 33

    • D. 

      Chapter 34

  • 64. 
    Fuel servicing personnel at aviation facilities shall receive approved training in the operation of __________.
    • A. 

      First Aid

    • B. 

      Fire Extinguishing Equipment

    • C. 

      Defibrillators

    • D. 

      Both A & B

  • 65. 
    An ethylene generator shall have documentation that the concentration of ethylene gas does not exceed _____ of the LEL.
    • A. 

      10%

    • B. 

      20%

    • C. 

      25%

    • D. 

      50%

  • 66. 
    Procedures on how to store ammonium nitrate can be found in which NFPA standard?
    • A. 

      61

    • B. 

      69

    • C. 

      120

    • D. 

      490

  • 67. 
    Approved ethylene generators for fruit and crop ripening processes shall be operated and maintained in accordance with:
    • A. 

      Section 1606

    • B. 

      Section 1605

    • C. 

      Section 1607

    • D. 

      Section 1608

  • 68. 
    For operations allowing a limited spraying area, the aggregate surface area to be sprayed with a flammable finish shall not exceed _____ sq. ft.
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      9

    • D. 

      10

  • 69. 
    How often must a business occupancy be inspected?
    • A. 

      Every year

    • B. 

      Every other year

    • C. 

      Every three years

    • D. 

      Every five years

  • 70. 
    The bottom of the overflow connection for dip tanks applying flammable finishes shall not be less than __________ below the top of the tank.
    • A. 

      6 inches

    • B. 

      12 inches

    • C. 

      18 inches

    • D. 

      30 inches

  • 71. 
    The minimum intraplant separation distance for barricaded operating buildings containing explosives totaling 250,500 lbs. shall be _____ feet.
    • A. 

      600

    • B. 

      1000

    • C. 

      1200

    • D. 

      1500

  • 72. 
    Ethylene generators for fruit and crop ripening processes shall be used in rooms having a volume of not less than _________ 
    • A. 

      100 cubic feet

    • B. 

      500 cubic feet

    • C. 

      750 cubic feet

    • D. 

      1000 cubic feet

  • 73. 
    The stairwell of a sprinklered mercantile building shall have an egress width of _____ per occupant served.
    • A. 

      0.2

    • B. 

      0.3

    • C. 

      0.4

    • D. 

      0.5

  • 74. 
    Dust collection system installed in machinery capable of producing combustible dust shall have dust collection systems installed in accordance with:
    • A. 

      Chapter 12

    • B. 

      Chapter 13

    • C. 

      Section 511 of the Mechanical Code

    • D. 

      Both B and C

  • 75. 
    A manual type speed control revolving door with an inside diameter of 8 feet 6 inches shall have a maximum of _____ rpms.
    • A. 

      8

    • B. 

      9

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      12

  • 76. 
    Ducts conveying explosive or flammable vapors from spray finishing operations shall terminate not less than __________ from openings into the building.
    • A. 

      30 feet

    • B. 

      10 feet

    • C. 

      6 feet

    • D. 

      12 feet

  • 77. 
    Valves controlling the discharge of ethylene used for fruit and crop ripening processes shall be set to limit the concentration of gas in air below _____ (ppm).
    • A. 

      1,000,000

    • B. 

      10,000

    • C. 

      50,000

    • D. 

      1,000

  • 78. 
    The NFPA standard for fire extinguishers is:
    • A. 

      NFPA 13

    • B. 

      NFPA 24

    • C. 

      NFPA 25

    • D. 

      NFPA 10

  • 79. 
    A building containing Division 1.3 explosives totalling 55,000 lbs. must be how far from an inhabited building?
    • A. 

      200 feet

    • B. 

      260 feet

    • C. 

      300 feet

    • D. 

      1000 feet

  • 80. 
    The maximum area allowances per occupant for a business occupancy is:
    • A. 

      100 net

    • B. 

      50 net

    • C. 

      100 gross

    • D. 

      50 gross

  • 81. 
    Dip tanks for flammable finishes shall be constructed in accordance with NFPA _____.
    • A. 

      30

    • B. 

      32

    • C. 

      33

    • D. 

      34

  • 82. 
    Exit sign placement shall be such that no point in an exit access corridor is more than __________ from the nearest visible exit sign.
    • A. 

      25 feet

    • B. 

      50 feet

    • C. 

      75 feet

    • D. 

      100 feet

  • 83. 
    Fuel dispensing stations at Aviation Facilities shall have portable fire extinguishers located within  _____ feet of the pumps or dispensers.
    • A. 

      25

    • B. 

      50

    • C. 

      75

    • D. 

      100

  • 84. 
    Means of egress doors from pre-manufactured spray booths shall not be less than _____  inches in width and _____ inches in height.
    • A. 

      32 : 76

    • B. 

      36 : 80

    • C. 

      28 : 80

    • D. 

      30 : 80

  • 85. 
    The touchdown area of a heliport shall be surrounded on all sides by a clear area having a minimum average of _____ feet width.
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      20

  • 86. 
    Smoke and heat vents shall be located _____ feet from adjacent property lines.
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      20

  • 87. 
    What commodity class is lumber stored flat?
    • A. 

      I

    • B. 

      II

    • C. 

      III

    • D. 

      IV

  • 88. 
    Answer the question below using the following information: A Class III Commodity A building having high-piled storage (Option 1) A storage area of 240 feet x 480 feet A curtain board depth of 6 feet A storage height of 30 feet.    What is the maximum area formed by the curtain boards?
    • A. 

      10,000 sq. ft.

    • B. 

      8,000 sq. ft.

    • C. 

      6,000 sq. ft.

    • D. 

      3,000 sq. ft.

  • 89. 
    Answer the question below using the following information: A Class III Commodity A building having high-piled storage (Option 1) A storage area of 240 feet x 480 feet A curtain board depth of 6 feet A storage height of 30 feet.  What is the vent to floor ratio?
    • A. 

      1: 40

    • B. 

      1: 50

    • C. 

      1: 75

    • D. 

      1: 100

  • 90. 
    Answer the question below using the following information: A Class III Commodity A building having high-piled storage (Option 1) A storage area of 240 feet x 480 feet A curtain board depth of 6 feet A storage height of 30 feet.  If draft curtains were required, how many draft curtain zones are needed?  
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      20

  • 91. 
    Answer the question below using the following information: A Class III Commodity A building having high-piled storage (Option 1) A storage area of 240 feet x 480 feet A curtain board depth of 6 feet A storage height of 30 feet.  What is the total square footage of each curtained zone area?  
    • A. 

      7680

    • B. 

      7860

    • C. 

      8760

    • D. 

      6870

  • 92. 
    Answer the question below using the following information: A Class III Commodity A building having high-piled storage (Option 1) A storage area of 240 feet x 480 feet A curtain board depth of 6 feet A storage height of 30 feet.  What is the minimum total vent square footage required per draft curtain section?
    • A. 

      100

    • B. 

      103

    • C. 

      106

    • D. 

      102

  • 93. 
    Answer the question below using the following information: A Class III Commodity A building having high-piled storage (Option 1) A storage area of 240 feet x 480 feet A curtain board depth of 6 feet A storage height of 30 feet.  What is the total number of vents required?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      7

    • D. 

      8

  • 94. 
    Answer the question below using the following information: A Class III Commodity A building having high-piled storage (Option 1) A storage area of 240 feet x 480 feet A curtain board depth of 6 feet A storage height of 30 feet.  What is the total vent space required?
    • A. 

      1500

    • B. 

      1650

    • C. 

      1680

    • D. 

      1860

  • 95. 
    Answer the question below using the following information: A Class III Commodity A building having high-piled storage (Option 1) A storage area of 240 feet x 480 feet A curtain board depth of 6 feet A storage height of 30 feet.  What is the volume of ventilation required?
    • A. 

      500,000 cfm

    • B. 

      504,000 cfm

    • C. 

      505,000 cfm

    • D. 

      30,000 cfm

  • 96. 
    Answer the question below using the following information: A Class III Commodity A building having high-piled storage (Option 1) A storage area of 240 feet x 480 feet A curtain board depth of 6 feet A storage height of 30 feet.  How many total fans are required?
    • A. 

      15

    • B. 

      16

    • C. 

      17

    • D. 

      18

  • 97. 
    Answer the question below using the following information: A Class III Commodity A building having high-piled storage (Option 1) A storage area of 240 feet x 480 feet A curtain board depth of 6 feet A storage height of 30 feet.  How many fans per draft curtain zone is required?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 98. 
    Gates for required fences surrounding bulk tire storage shall be at least _____ feet wide.
    • A. 

      15

    • B. 

      18

    • C. 

      20

    • D. 

      25

  • 99. 
    Combustible waste and vegetation shall be kept a minimum of _____ feet from compressed gas cylinder storage.
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      15

    • C. 

      20

    • D. 

      25

  • 100. 
    Waste cans in flammable finishing operations shall have its contents properly disposed of _____.
    • A. 

      Daily

    • B. 

      Weekly

    • C. 

      Monthly

    • D. 

      As needed