Fire Safety Knowledge: F02 Fireguard Practice Trivia

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The purpose of conducting fire drills is to:

Answer: Practice emergency evacuation procedures
Fire drills are conducted to practice emergency evacuation procedures. This helps employees become familiar with the necessary steps to take during a fire or other emergency situation, ensuring their safety and the safety of others. By regularly practicing these procedures, employees can respond quickly and efficiently in the event of a real emergency, potentially saving lives and minimizing damage. It also allows organizations to identify any weaknesses or areas for improvement in their emergency response plans, allowing them to make necessary adjustments and ensure the safety of their employees.

In large buildings, fire alarms spacing must not exceed:

Answer: 200 ft
In large buildings, fire alarms spacing must not exceed 200 ft. This is because fire alarms need to be placed in such a way that they can effectively detect and alert occupants in the event of a fire. By keeping the spacing within 200 ft, it ensures that there are enough fire alarms distributed throughout the building to provide adequate coverage and early warning in case of a fire emergency. This spacing allows for quicker detection and response, increasing the chances of successful evacuation and minimizing potential damage or harm caused by the fire.

Double action "Pull Stations" require:

Answer: Two steps operation
Double action "Pull Stations" require a two-step operation. This means that in order to activate the alarm or signal, two separate actions need to be performed. This could involve pulling a lever or handle and then breaking the glass or pressing a button. The purpose of this two-step operation is to prevent accidental activations and ensure that the alarm is only triggered intentionally.

Fire Guards are equipped with:

Answer: Walkie-talkie and/or bullhorns
Fire Guards are equipped with walkie-talkies and/or bullhorns in order to effectively communicate with other team members and coordinate their actions during emergency situations. These communication devices allow fire guards to quickly relay important information, such as the location of a fire or any hazards they may encounter, to ensure a swift and coordinated response. The walkie-talkies enable real-time communication, while bullhorns can be used to amplify instructions or warnings to a larger group of people. By having these communication tools, fire guards can enhance their effectiveness in managing and responding to fires or other emergencies.

The Fire Guard must wait for the Fire Fighter unit to arrive:

Answer: When an exterior alarm pull station is used
When an exterior alarm pull station is used, the Fire Guard must wait for the Fire Fighter unit to arrive because it indicates that there is a potential fire emergency outside the building. The exterior alarm pull station is typically located near exits and is used to activate the fire alarm system. The Fire Guard needs to wait for the Fire Fighter unit to arrive in order to assess the situation, provide necessary assistance, and coordinate evacuation procedures if required.

An exit aisle must be maintained at least:

Answer: 3 feet wide
An exit aisle must be maintained at least 3 feet wide to ensure that there is enough space for people to safely evacuate in case of an emergency. This width allows for easy movement and minimizes the risk of congestion or blockage during an evacuation. It also provides enough room for individuals with mobility devices or disabilities to navigate through the aisle comfortably.

All components of the alarm system must be tested:

Answer: Semiannually
The alarm system should be tested semiannually to ensure its proper functioning. Testing the system on a regular basis helps identify any potential issues or malfunctions that may arise. Semiannual testing strikes a balance between frequent testing and not overburdening the system with excessive testing. It allows for enough time to pass between tests to observe any changes or developments in the system's performance. By conducting semiannual tests, any necessary repairs or maintenance can be promptly addressed, ensuring the alarm system's reliability and effectiveness in case of emergencies.

Class C fire extinguishers are used for:

Answer: Electrical fire
Class C fire extinguishers are specifically designed to extinguish fires involving electrical equipment. These fires are caused by electrical faults or malfunctions, and using water or other conductive extinguishing agents can be dangerous. Class C fire extinguishers contain non-conductive agents, such as carbon dioxide or dry chemical powder, which can safely extinguish electrical fires by removing the oxygen and heat elements. Therefore, when faced with an electrical fire, using a Class C fire extinguisher is the appropriate choice to effectively and safely put out the fire.

A replacement supply of extra sprinkler heads must be kept on premises of:

Answer: 6 extra sprinkler heads and wrench
The correct answer is 6 extra sprinkler heads and wrench. This is because having more extra sprinkler heads ensures that there are enough replacements in case any sprinkler heads malfunction or break. Additionally, having a wrench allows for easy installation and replacement of the sprinkler heads.

Fireguards must visually examine the fire extinguishers:

Answer: Daily
Fireguards must visually examine the fire extinguishers daily to ensure that they are in proper working condition and ready to be used in case of a fire emergency. Daily inspections allow fireguards to identify any visible damage or signs of tampering, such as missing pins or broken seals, that may render the extinguishers ineffective. By conducting these regular visual checks, fireguards can promptly address any issues and ensure that the fire extinguishers are always in a state of readiness.

The OS&Y valve controls:

Answer: The main supply of water
The OS&Y valve controls the main supply of water. This valve is typically used in plumbing systems to regulate the flow of water. By opening or closing the valve, the main supply of water can be controlled, allowing water to flow or stopping it completely. This is essential for managing water supply in buildings and ensuring that water is available when needed and can be shut off in case of emergencies or maintenance.

The OS&Y valve should be sealed in what position:

Answer: Open
The OS&Y (Outside Screw and Yoke) valve should be sealed in the open position. This type of valve has a rising stem that moves up and down as it opens or closes. When the valve is in the open position, the stem is fully extended, indicating that the valve is open and allowing the flow of fluid or gas. Sealing the valve in the open position ensures that there is no obstruction in the flow path and allows for the efficient operation of the valve.

Both the sprinkler and standpipe systems must be inspected:

Answer: Monthly
Both the sprinkler and standpipe systems must be inspected monthly. This regular inspection ensures that these systems are in proper working condition and ready to be used in case of a fire emergency. Monthly inspections allow for timely detection and resolution of any issues or malfunctions, minimizing the risk of failure during an actual fire event. Additionally, regular inspections help to comply with safety regulations and maintain the overall effectiveness and reliability of the sprinkler and standpipe systems.

Flammable materials must be stored:

Answer: In an outdoor enclosure
Flammable materials must be stored in an outdoor enclosure to minimize the risk of fire hazards. Storing them in a locked enclosure could be dangerous in case of a fire, as it may restrict access for emergency responders. An open enclosure would also be unsafe, as it could allow the materials to be exposed to potential ignition sources or extreme weather conditions. Therefore, storing flammable materials in an outdoor enclosure provides a controlled environment that reduces the likelihood of accidents and ensures the safety of individuals and property.

A Fireguard is required in a location with the public assembly of more than:

Answer: 75 people
A Fireguard is required in a location with the public assembly of more than 75 people. This is because when there is a large gathering of people, the risk of a fire breaking out increases. A Fireguard is responsible for monitoring the area, ensuring that fire safety measures are in place, and taking immediate action in case of a fire emergency. Having a Fireguard in such situations helps to ensure the safety of the people present and minimize the potential damage caused by a fire.

Exits must be clearly identified with signs that are:

Answer: Illuminated
Exits must be clearly identified with signs that are illuminated. This ensures that they are easily visible in both well-lit and low-light conditions, providing clear guidance to people in case of an emergency. Illuminated signs are particularly important in situations where there may be smoke, darkness, or power outages, as they help individuals locate the nearest exit quickly and safely.

Walkie-talkies must be inspected:

Answer: Before each patrol
Walkie-talkies must be inspected before each patrol to ensure that they are in proper working condition and ready to be used. Inspecting the walkie-talkies before each patrol allows any potential issues or malfunctions to be identified and addressed beforehand, minimizing the risk of communication failure during the patrol. This regular inspection also helps to maintain the overall effectiveness and reliability of the walkie-talkies, ensuring that they are always ready for use in critical situations.

A special permit is required for performances with:

Answer: Open flames
Performances with open flames require a special permit because they pose a higher risk of fire hazards and safety concerns. Open flames can easily spread and cause significant damage if not properly controlled. Therefore, a permit is necessary to ensure that safety measures are in place, such as fire extinguishers, fireproof materials, and trained personnel to handle any emergencies that may arise. This permit requirement helps to protect both the performers and the audience from potential harm.

During performances, a Fireguard must be positioned:

Answer: In the main audience
A Fireguard must be positioned in the main audience during performances to ensure the safety of the audience members. By being present in the main audience area, the Fireguard can quickly respond to any potential fire hazards or emergencies, such as spotting smoke or flames and alerting the necessary authorities. This allows for a swift and efficient evacuation if needed, minimizing the risk to the audience and ensuring their safety.

If an open flame is used during a performance, a fireguard must be positioned:

Answer: In the wings
During a performance, if an open flame is used, it is necessary to position a fireguard in the wings. This is because the wings area is located offstage, behind the main performance area. By placing the fireguard in the wings, it ensures that any potential fire hazards or accidents related to the open flame are contained and do not pose a risk to the main audience or spread to other areas of the venue. The fireguard acts as a safety measure to prevent any potential fire incidents from escalating and causing harm.
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