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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Standpipe systems should be visually inspected by the Certificate of Fitness holder at least once:

    • A.

      A week

    • B.

       Every two weeks

    • C.

      A year

    • D.

      Every six months

    • E.

      A month

    Correct Answer
    D. Every six months
    Explanation
    Standpipe systems should be visually inspected by the Certificate of Fitness holder at least once every six months. This regular inspection ensures that the standpipe system is in proper working condition and ready to be used in case of a fire emergency. It allows the Certificate of Fitness holder to identify any potential issues or damages that may affect the functionality of the system and take appropriate actions to address them. By conducting inspections every six months, the Certificate of Fitness holder can ensure the ongoing safety and effectiveness of the standpipe system.

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  • 2. 

    The C of F Holder and the impairment coordinator shall be made aware of and authorize the placement of system(s) out of service that are planned to be shut down. The impairment coordinator prior to taking a system out of service shall:

    • A.

      Determine the duration the system is going to be out of service.

    • B.

      Inspect the areas of the building affected and assess the increased risk.

    • C.

      Notify the insurance carrierm the central station operator (if so equipped), The occupants of the affected area, and place out-of-service tags and discs at the appropriate locations (901.7.4)

    • D.

       All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D.  All of the above.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above." This means that the impairment coordinator, before taking a system out of service, must determine the duration of the outage, inspect the affected areas and assess the increased risk, and notify the insurance carrier, central station operator, occupants of the affected area, and place out-of-service tags and discs at the appropriate locations. All of these actions are necessary to ensure proper communication, assessment of risk, and safety measures when a system is taken out of service.

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  • 3. 

     In accordance to the above question (#19) what would be the color of the disc?

    • A.

      Red

    • B.

      White

    • C.

      Blue

    • D.

      Grey

    Correct Answer
    C. Blue
    Explanation
    The question does not provide any information or context to determine the color of the disc. Therefore, without any additional details, it is not possible to accurately determine the color of the disc.

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  • 4. 

    The pressure tank that supplies the sprinkler system in your office building is being replaces and will be out of service for two days. Which of the following statements is correct regarding this situation?

    • A.

      This is a minor defect in the fire protection system and requires notification to the owner/manager and the Bureau of Fire Prevention

    • B.

      This is a minor defect in the fire protection system and requires notification to the owner/manager and the Bureau of Fire Prevention and the local firehouse.

    • C.

      This is not a defect in fire protection system and does not require notification

    • D.

      This is a major defect in the fire protection system and requires notification to the owner/manager, local fire company and the bureau of Fire Prevention.

    Correct Answer
    D. This is a major defect in the fire protection system and requires notification to the owner/manager, local fire company and the bureau of Fire Prevention.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the situation of the pressure tank being replaced and out of service for two days is a major defect in the fire protection system. This defect requires notification to the owner/manager, local fire company, and the bureau of Fire Prevention. This is because the sprinkler system is an essential component of the fire protection system, and any disruption or malfunction in it can pose a significant risk to the safety of the building and its occupants. Therefore, it is crucial to inform the relevant authorities and take appropriate measures to ensure fire safety during this period.

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  • 5. 

    A standpipe system:

    • A.

      Should have pressure- increasing valves installed at the hose outlets.

    • B.

      May be used in combination with a sprinkler system in the same building.

    • C.

      Is never used in buildings more than ten stories high.

    • D.

      Must be installed in all buildings

    Correct Answer
    B. May be used in combination with a sprinkler system in the same building.
    Explanation
    A standpipe system is a type of fire protection system that consists of pipes and outlets for firefighters to connect their hoses to. It is designed to provide a readily available water supply for firefighting operations. The correct answer states that a standpipe system may be used in combination with a sprinkler system in the same building. This means that a building can have both a standpipe system and a sprinkler system installed to enhance fire protection. The answer implies that the two systems can work together to provide comprehensive fire suppression capabilities.

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  • 6. 

    Detailed records of a standpipe system inspections must be kept for a period of:

    • A.

      One year

    • B.

      Five years

    • C.

      Six months

    • D.

      Three years

    Correct Answer
    D. Three years
    Explanation
    According to the given information, detailed records of a standpipe system inspections must be kept for a period of three years. This means that the records should be maintained and stored for three years from the date of the inspection. Keeping these records is important for future reference, tracking maintenance activities, and ensuring compliance with regulations and standards.

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  • 7. 

    Of the following, which one will indicate that the main water control valve on a standpipe system has been shut down?

    • A.

      The wheel on the check valve has been turned clockwise.

    • B.

      The stem of the OS&Y valve is all the way out and exposed.

    • C.

      The wheel on the check valve has been turned counterclockwise.

    • D.

      The Stem of the OS&Y valve is all the way in and unexposed.

    Correct Answer
    D. The Stem of the OS&Y valve is all the way in and unexposed.
    Explanation
    The main water control valve on a standpipe system is shut down when the stem of the OS&Y (Outside Screw and Yoke) valve is all the way in and unexposed. This indicates that the valve is fully closed and the water flow has been stopped. The OS&Y valve is designed in such a way that when the stem is turned clockwise, it moves inwards, closing the valve and stopping the water flow. Therefore, when the stem is all the way in and unexposed, it indicates that the valve is shut down.

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  • 8. 

    Who may place white or blue disc’s? 

    • A.

      Certificate of Fitness holder

    • B.

      Fire Department only

    • C.

      Fire Department, owner, MFAPC or MLP

    • D.

      The police department

    Correct Answer
    C. Fire Department, owner, MFAPC or MLP
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Fire Department, owner, MFAPC or MLP." This means that anyone from the Fire Department, the owner of the property, the MFAPC (Mutual Fire Aid Plan Committee), or the MLP (Mutual Life and Property) can place white or blue discs.

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  • 9. 

    If fully or partially out of service discs are placed. Who would you notify?

    • A.

      FDNY

    • B.

      Building owner

    • C.

      Building owner and standpipe service company

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. FDNY
    Explanation
    In the event that fully or partially out of service discs are placed, the appropriate party to notify would be the FDNY (Fire Department of New York). This is because the FDNY is responsible for ensuring fire safety and responding to emergencies in the city. They have the expertise and authority to address any issues related to fire safety, including the out of service discs on the premises. The building owner and standpipe service company may also need to be informed, but the primary contact should be the FDNY.

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  • 10. 

    A signal from a water flow switch installed on a standpipe system is considered a (an):

    • A.

      Supervisory alarm signal

    • B.

      Tamper alarm signal

    • C.

      Inquiry alarm signal

    • D.

      Fire alarm signal

    Correct Answer
    D. Fire alarm signal
    Explanation
    A signal from a water flow switch installed on a standpipe system is considered a fire alarm signal because it indicates the presence of water flow, which is typically triggered by the activation of sprinklers or fire suppression systems in response to a fire. This signal is crucial in alerting occupants and emergency responders to the presence of a fire and initiating appropriate actions to mitigate the situation.

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  • 11. 

    1. How can you tell that an OS&Y valve is open?

    • A.

      The wheel is turned

    • B.

      You can see the stem is fully extended.

    • C.

      It has wire and seal.

    • D.

      By the lock and chain around the valve.

    Correct Answer
    B. You can see the stem is fully extended.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "You can see the stem is fully extended." This is because in an OS&Y (Outside Screw and Yoke) valve, the stem moves up and down as the valve opens and closes. When the valve is open, the stem will be fully extended, indicating that the valve is open.

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  • 12. 

    What is a Standpipe System?

    • A.

      Fire sprinklers designs to open base on temperature

    • B.

       Is piping in a building that serves to transfer water to hose connections located within the building for fire-fighting purposes

    • C.

      A fire protection system consisting of sprinkler heads, fire pumps, gravity tanks.

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B.  Is piping in a building that serves to transfer water to hose connections located within the building for fire-fighting purposes
    Explanation
    A Standpipe System is a piping system in a building that is specifically designed to transfer water to hose connections within the building for fire-fighting purposes. This system allows firefighters to easily access water in the event of a fire, as the standpipe system is already connected to a reliable water source. It is an essential component of fire protection systems in buildings, ensuring that there is a readily available water supply for firefighting operations.

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  • 13. 

     In Accordance with the above question (#24) systems not complying with this fire code shall be considered?

    • A.

      In compliance

    • B.

      Subject to inspection

    • C.

      Impaired

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Impaired
    Explanation
    Systems not complying with this fire code shall be considered impaired. This means that if a system does not meet the requirements set forth in the fire code, it is considered impaired and may not function properly in the event of a fire. It is important for systems to be in compliance with fire codes to ensure the safety of individuals and property.

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  • 14. 

    The Fire Department uses the Siamese connection in from of a building to increase volume and pressure of water in the fire protection systems. The color of the cap of the Siamese connection is a quick indicator of the type of fire protection system a building has. All of the following colors of Siamese connections are correct, EXCEPT:

    • A.

      Standpipe (wet/dry) RED

    • B.

      Non-automatic sprinkler GREEN

    • C.

      Combination sprinkler/standpipe system YELLOW

    • D.

      Automatic sprinklers GREEN

    Correct Answer
    B. Non-automatic sprinkler GREEN
    Explanation
    The Siamese connection is used by the Fire Department to enhance the water volume and pressure in fire protection systems. The color of the cap on the Siamese connection signifies the type of fire protection system in a building. The given options mention the correct colors for different systems, except for "Non-automatic sprinkler GREEN." This implies that the cap color for a non-automatic sprinkler system is not green.

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  • 15. 

    Where are the tags placed after inspection?

    • A.

      Control panel

    • B.

      Control valves

    • C.

      Inspection record log books

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Control valves
    Explanation
    The tags are placed on the control valves after inspection.

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  • 16. 

    The Drain valve for the standpipe for the entire system is located at which of the following locations? 

    • A.

      At the lowest point of the system

    • B.

      At the base of the gravity tank if one is installed

    • C.

      The Siamese connection serves as the drain valve

    • D.

      Next to the main supply riser on the first floor.

    Correct Answer
    A. At the lowest point of the system
    Explanation
    The correct answer is at the lowest point of the system. The drain valve for the standpipe system is typically located at the lowest point to ensure that any accumulated water can be easily drained out. This location allows for efficient removal of water and prevents any potential damage or freezing of the system.

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  • 17. 

     A sketch of the entire standpipe system must be readily available and indicate the location of all:

    • A.

      Call boxes

    • B.

      Sprinkler heads

    • C.

      Control valves

    • D.

      Exits

    Correct Answer
    C. Control valves
    Explanation
    A sketch of the entire standpipe system must be readily available and indicate the location of all control valves. This is important because control valves are crucial components of the standpipe system that allow for the regulation and control of water flow. Knowing the location of these valves is essential for maintenance and emergency situations, as they need to be easily accessible and operable. By having a sketch that clearly indicates the location of control valves, it ensures that they can be quickly located and operated when needed, helping to effectively manage and control the standpipe system.

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  • 18. 

    What is the color of the tags (standpipe) for a system fully out of service?

    • A.

      Red

    • B.

      White

    • C.

      Blue

    • D.

      Green

    Correct Answer
    B. White
    Explanation
    The color of the tags (standpipe) for a system fully out of service is white. This is because white tags are typically used to indicate that a system or equipment is completely out of service or temporarily decommissioned. It serves as a visual indicator to inform workers and others that the system should not be used or operated until further notice.

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  • 19. 

    What is the purpose of a Siamese connection (standpipe) in a fire protection system?

    • A.

      To shut down part of the fire protection system when making repairs.

    • B.

      To keep the fire pump connected to the fire protection system.

    • C.

      To pump water into the fire protection system

    • D.

      To regulate the water pressure in the fire protection system.

    Correct Answer
    C. To pump water into the fire protection system
    Explanation
    A Siamese connection, also known as a standpipe, is used in a fire protection system to pump water into the system. This connection allows firefighters to easily connect their hoses to the system and provide a water supply for firefighting operations. By pumping water into the system, it ensures that there is an adequate water supply available to combat fires and protect the building or area.

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  • 20. 

    What is the color of tag if a standpipe system is partially out of service?

    • A.

      Red

    • B.

      White

    • C.

      Blue

    • D.

      Grey

    Correct Answer
    A. Red
    Explanation
    When a standpipe system is partially out of service, the color of the tag that is used to indicate this is red. This is because red tags are commonly used to signify that a system or equipment is not fully operational or has certain limitations. In the case of a standpipe system, a red tag would indicate that only a portion of the system is functioning properly, while other parts may be temporarily unavailable or undergoing maintenance.

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  • 21. 

    What is the color of the tags (standpipe) for a system fully out of service?

    • A.

      Red

    • B.

      Orange

    • C.

      Blue

    • D.

      Black

    Correct Answer
    A. Red
    Explanation
    The correct answer is red because red tags are used to indicate that a system or equipment is fully out of service. This helps to ensure that no one attempts to use or operate the system while it is not functioning properly or undergoing maintenance. Red tags are a universally recognized safety measure to prevent accidents or injuries.

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  • 22. 

    The Standpipe system inspection records must be:

    • A.

      Sent to the fire department inspection division monthly.

    • B.

      Reviewed monthly by a fire department inspector

    • C.

      Kept on the premises and made available to Fire Department representatives

    • D.

      Filed with the city clerk’s office

    Correct Answer
    C. Kept on the premises and made available to Fire Department representatives
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to keep the Standpipe system inspection records on the premises and make them available to Fire Department representatives. This ensures that the records are easily accessible for review and inspection purposes by the Fire Department. By keeping the records on the premises, it allows for quick access and reference whenever needed. Making them available to Fire Department representatives ensures that they have access to the necessary information for inspection and compliance purposes.

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  • 23. 

    How is a supervisory device tested in a standpipe system?

    • A.

      By activating the control device in its normal manner.

    • B.

      By attaching alligator clips to the fusible element.

    • C.

      By attaching alligator clips to the control board.

    • D.

      By disconnection the appropriate wire from the control board.

    Correct Answer
    A. By activating the control device in its normal manner.
    Explanation
    To test a supervisory device in a standpipe system, it is necessary to activate the control device in its normal manner. This means following the standard operating procedure for activating the device, ensuring that it functions correctly and triggers the necessary response in the system. This method allows for a comprehensive test of the supervisory device's effectiveness and ensures that it is working properly to monitor and control the standpipe system. Attaching alligator clips to the fusible element or the control board, as well as disconnecting wires, would not provide an accurate test of the control device's functionality.

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  • 24. 

    The Fire Department Siamese connection to an automatic wet standpipe system should be fitted with: 

    • A.

      An automatic release valve.

    • B.

      A pintle release valve

    • C.

      A check valve

    • D.

      A pressurized discharge nozzle.

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. A check valve
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a check valve. A check valve is necessary for the Siamese connection to prevent water from flowing back into the standpipe system when the fire department connects their hose. This valve ensures that water only flows out of the system and not back in, maintaining the pressure and integrity of the standpipe system during firefighting operations.

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