So You Think You Know Fire Alarms...

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So You Think You Know Fire Alarms... - Quiz

For anyone who thinks they know their stuff when it comes to fire alarm systems. Some questions are rather easy, others are EXTREMELY hard.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the name of the device that you pull to activate the alarm?
    • A. 

      Fire alarm lever

    • B. 

      Fire alarm pull station

    • C. 

      Fire alarm activator

    • D. 

      Fire alarm initiator

    • E. 

      Fire alarm masterbox

  • 2. 
    The following devices are all _____________.- Horn- Strobe- Bell- Light plate- Chime- Sounder
    • A. 

      Alerting devices

    • B. 

      Sounding devices

    • C. 

      Notification appliances

    • D. 

      Audiovisual output boxes

    • E. 

      Signaling terminals

  • 3. 
    True or false: all fire alarm systems call directly to the fire department.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    All of the following brands are proprietary EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Siemens

    • B. 

      Silent Knight (Farenhyt)

    • C. 

      Fire-Lite

    • D. 

      Simplex

    • E. 

      EST

  • 5. 
    DACT stands for:
    • A. 

      Digital alarm calculation transceiver

    • B. 

      Dynamic access cryptography transmission

    • C. 

      Dynamic alarm call/transfer

    • D. 

      Data allocation call/transmit

    • E. 

      Digital alarm communicator transmitter

  • 6. 
    All of the following are common indicators on a fire alarm control panel EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Alarm

    • B. 

      Supervisory

    • C. 

      Trouble

    • D. 

      Smoke Level

    • E. 

      AC Power

  • 7. 
    The "ACK" button on a fire alarm control panel does what?
    • A. 

      Silences the panel's internal buzzer

    • B. 

      Transmits the alarm condition to the central station

    • C. 

      Cancels the alarm condition

    • D. 

      Silences the system's signals

    • E. 

      Stores the alarm event in the history log

  • 8. 
    A common alternative term for "addressable" is what?
    • A. 

      Digital

    • B. 

      Analog

    • C. 

      Hardwired

    • D. 

      Coded

    • E. 

      Binary

  • 9. 
    Select the TWO initiation circuits:
    • A. 

      NAC

    • B. 

      Serial

    • C. 

      SLC

    • D. 

      Relay

    • E. 

      IDC

  • 10. 
    Select the TWO output circuits:
    • A. 

      NAC

    • B. 

      Serial

    • C. 

      SLC

    • D. 

      Relay

    • E. 

      IDC

  • 11. 
    What is a transponder?
    • A. 

      Allows the use of a graphical workstation

    • B. 

      Device that communicates with the central station

    • C. 

      Allows remote control of the panel

    • D. 

      Contains remote initiation and notification circuits

    • E. 

      Allows a panel to communicate with other panels

  • 12. 
    A fire alarm panel is showing "TBL, OPEN CKT, 1:M2-31". What is the most likely cause of the problem? 
    • A. 

      There is no EOL on point 31, loop 2

    • B. 

      There is a dead short in the SLC loop controller

    • C. 

      Point 31 on loop 2 is a monitor module

    • D. 

      Point 31 on loop 2 is a duct detector

    • E. 

      A wire has been severed at point 31, loop 2

  • 13. 
    True or false: Canadian fire code does not allow the FACP to be tied to a security system for monitoring.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Read the scenario, then answer the question:An EST3 fire alarm panel is displaying "CPU Fail" after a technician attempted to download the database, bootloader code, and application code 3-CPU3 via network download (SDU 3.72). What is the next step?
    • A. 

      The panel's firmware is corrupted and the entire panel needs to be replaced

    • B. 

      Reset the panel by using the "reset" button

    • C. 

      Perform a manual reset by disconnecting all power sources, letting the panel sit, then powering it back on

    • D. 

      Disconnect the panel from the network

    • E. 

      The CPU in the panel has failed and needs to be replaced

  • 15. 
    The Honeywell XLS1000 is the exact same panel as the:
    • A. 

      Honeywell FS90

    • B. 

      Simplex 4100U

    • C. 

      Siemens MXL

    • D. 

      EST QuickStart

    • E. 

      EST3

  • 16. 
    In 1990, all new fire alarm systems were required to have ________ installed?
    • A. 

      Smoke detectors

    • B. 

      Strobes

    • C. 

      Beam detectors

    • D. 

      Duct detectors

    • E. 

      Automatic fire doors

  • 17. 
    Doing the following has the potential to harm the fire alarm panel (select 3):
    • A. 

      Shorting IDC wires together

    • B. 

      Shorting SLC wires together

    • C. 

      Connecting the secondary power source (DC) before primary (AC)

    • D. 

      Wiring a NAC without an EOL

    • E. 

      Exceeding the amperage ratings on a NAC

  • 18. 
    On a zone-coded fire alarm system, the signal coding is generally controlled by:
    • A. 

      The fire alarm panel

    • B. 

      A coded pull station

    • C. 

      A signal synchronization module

    • D. 

      The signal itself

    • E. 

      A Gamewell masterbox

  • 19. 
    A multiplex fire alarm panel most often contains which of the following features?
    • A. 

      Addressability

    • B. 

      Networking

    • C. 

      The ability to use a graphical workstation

    • D. 

      The ability to use both analog and conventional devices

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 20. 
    Modern conventional panels typically contain which of the following features?
    • A. 

      SLC loops

    • B. 

      NAC's

    • C. 

      Networking

    • D. 

      Both A & B

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 21. 
    Suppose you are a janitor in a small building. The fire alarm panel displays "COMM FAIL, PHONE LINE 1". What action should you take? 
    • A. 

      Contact the manufacturer of the fire alarm panel to ask for technical assistance

    • B. 

      Check that the line seizure has been properly implemented

    • C. 

      Disconnect the fire alarm panel until the problem can be resolved

    • D. 

      Contact your local fire alarm installation/service company

    • E. 

      Change the report codes in the programming of the panel

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