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1

The occupant load factor used for swimming pool decks is:
A. 15 square feet per person
B. 30 square feet per person
C. 35 square feet per person
D. 50 square feet per person

B. 30 square feet per person

2

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 outlined several provisions increasing the safety of the disabled, including all of the following, EXCEPT:
A. insulated stairwell landings
B. fire alarm systems with both visual and audible signaling devices
C. wheelchair ramps
D. areas of refuge

A. insulated stairwell landings

3

According to Table 4-2, NFPA 5000 allows a maximum height of ________ for Type II construction.
A. 65 feet
B. 85 feet
C. 160 feet
D. 180 feet

D. 180 feet

4

According to Table 4-2, the maximum number of stories for a Residential Type I building is______ stories.
A. 100
B. 150
C. 350
D. unlimited

D. unlimited

5

According to Table 4-2, what is the fire resistance rating requirement for exterior walls in a Type II building?
A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4

B. 2

6

Building codes are more restrictive on more dangerous occupancy types, which include:
A. jails
B. hospitals
C. homes for the elderly
D. all of the above

D. all of the above

7

According to Table 4-1, floor-ceiling assemblies in a Type I building should be rated for _________ hour(s).
A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4

B. 2

8

The standard for the installation of standpipes is:
A. NFPA 13
B. NFPA 14
C. NFPA 72
D. NFPA 1710

B. NFPA 14

9

According to the International Building Code, Type IV is what type of construction?
A. Fire resistive
B. Ordinary
C. Heavy timber
D. Wood frame

C. Heavy timber

10

The minimum size of an emergency escape window is:
A. 5.0 square feet
B. 5.7 square feet
C. 6.0 square feet
D. 6.3 square feet

B. 5.7 square feet

11

FILL IN THE BLANK
Occupant load factors are expressed in ______ area, unless marked "net."

gross

12

FILL IN THE BLANK
The model codes allow sprinkler ________, which lessen code requirements for some buildings.

trade-offs

13

FILL IN THE BLANK
NFPA 5000 classifies a restaurant with 1000 occupants as a/an ________.

assembly occupancy > 1000 occupants

14

Under the International Building Code, a church would be a/an _________ occupancy.

Assembly "A-3"

15

The older model codes are called the _______ codes.

legacy

16

The Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials is abbreviated___________.

ASTM E-84

17

The three digit number used in the NFPA construction types stands for the _______ of each type of construction.

subcategory

18

_________ buildings are ones that do not easily fit into an existing classification.

Hybrid

19

The use of fixed burglar bars is ________ in all model codes.

prohibited

20

The Steiner Tunnel Test results in a flame spread ______.

index

21

DEFINE: 'Exit access'
A. Operation in which elevators are recalled (usually) to the first floor
B. Rating index of 76-200
C. Operation in which a firefighter selects one of the elevators to access upper floors
D. Actual path from any point in a building to a fire-rated stairwell
E. Rating index of 0-25
F. Rated stairwell or exit passageway
G. Rating index of 26-75
H. Door to the exterior
I. Regulates the activities that take place in buildings
J. Regulates the design and construction of new buildings

D. Actual path from any point in a building to a fire-rated stairwell

22

DEFINE: 'Discharge'
A. Operation in which elevators are recalled (usually) to the first floor
B. Rating index of 76-200
C. Operation in which a firefighter selects one of the elevators to access upper floors
D. Actual path from any point in a building to a fire-rated stairwell
E. Rating index of 0-25
F. Rated stairwell or exit passageway
G. Rating index of 26-75
H. Door to the exterior
I. Regulates the activities that take place in buildings
J. Regulates the design and construction of new buildings

H. Door to the exterior

23

DEFINE: 'Exit'
A. Operation in which elevators are recalled (usually) to the first floor
B. Rating index of 76-200
C. Operation in which a firefighter selects one of the elevators to access upper floors
D. Actual path from any point in a building to a fire-rated stairwell
E. Rating index of 0-25
F. Rated stairwell or exit passageway
G. Rating index of 26-75
H. Door to the exterior
I. Regulates the activities that take place in buildings
J. Regulates the design and construction of new buildings

F. Rated stairwell or exit passageway

24

DEFINE: 'Phase I operation'
A. Operation in which elevators are recalled (usually) to the first floor
B. Rating index of 76-200
C. Operation in which a firefighter selects one of the elevators to access upper floors
D. Actual path from any point in a building to a fire-rated stairwell
E. Rating index of 0-25
F. Rated stairwell or exit passageway
G. Rating index of 26-75
H. Door to the exterior
I. Regulates the activities that take place in buildings
J. Regulates the design and construction of new buildings

A. Operation in which elevators are recalled (usually) to the first floor

25

DEFINE: 'Phase II operation'
A. Operation in which elevators are recalled (usually) to the first floor
B. Rating index of 76-200
C. Operation in which a firefighter selects one of the elevators to access upper floors
D. Actual path from any point in a building to a fire-rated stairwell
E. Rating index of 0-25
F. Rated stairwell or exit passageway
G. Rating index of 26-75
H. Door to the exterior
I. Regulates the activities that take place in buildings
J. Regulates the design and construction of new buildings

C. Operation in which a firefighter selects one of the elevators to access upper floors

26

DEFINE: 'Class A Flame Spread Rating'
A. Operation in which elevators are recalled (usually) to the first floor
B. Rating index of 76-200
C. Operation in which a firefighter selects one of the elevators to access upper floors
D. Actual path from any point in a building to a fire-rated stairwell
E. Rating index of 0-25
F. Rated stairwell or exit passageway
G. Rating index of 26-75
H. Door to the exterior
I. Regulates the activities that take place in buildings
J. Regulates the design and construction of new buildings

E. Rating index of 0-25

27

DEFINE: 'Class B Flame Spread Rating'
A. Operation in which elevators are recalled (usually) to the first floor
B. Rating index of 76-200
C. Operation in which a firefighter selects one of the elevators to access upper floors
D. Actual path from any point in a building to a fire-rated stairwell
E. Rating index of 0-25
F. Rated stairwell or exit passageway
G. Rating index of 26-75
H. Door to the exterior
I. Regulates the activities that take place in buildings
J. Regulates the design and construction of new buildings

G. Rating index of 26-75

28

DEFINE: 'Class C Flame Spread Rating'
A. Operation in which elevators are recalled (usually) to the first floor
B. Rating index of 76-200
C. Operation in which a firefighter selects one of the elevators to access upper floors
D. Actual path from any point in a building to a fire-rated stairwell
E. Rating index of 0-25
F. Rated stairwell or exit passageway
G. Rating index of 26-75
H. Door to the exterior
I. Regulates the activities that take place in buildings
J. Regulates the design and construction of new buildings

B. Rating index of 76-200

29

DEFINE: 'Building Code'
A. Operation in which elevators are recalled (usually) to the first floor
B. Rating index of 76-200
C. Operation in which a firefighter selects one of the elevators to access upper floors
D. Actual path from any point in a building to a fire-rated stairwell
E. Rating index of 0-25
F. Rated stairwell or exit passageway
G. Rating index of 26-75
H. Door to the exterior
I. Regulates the activities that take place in buildings
J. Regulates the design and construction of new buildings

J. Regulates the design and construction of new buildings

30

DEFINE: 'Fire Code'
A. Operation in which elevators are recalled (usually) to the first floor
B. Rating index of 76-200
C. Operation in which a firefighter selects one of the elevators to access upper floors
D. Actual path from any point in a building to a fire-rated stairwell
E. Rating index of 0-25
F. Rated stairwell or exit passageway
G. Rating index of 26-75
H. Door to the exterior
I. Regulates the activities that take place in buildings
J. Regulates the design and construction of new buildings

I. Regulates the activities that take place in buildings