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1: All of the following are ways to prevent a fire from spreading through a structure except
A: Fire-rated floors.
B: Protection of vertical openings.
C: Wide open spaces.
D: Use of fire protection systems.

C: Wide open spaces.

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2: Which of the following has never been formally rated or required by law?
A: Rated fire resistance
B: Fire resistance
C: Inherent fire resistance
D: Inflammability

C: Inherent fire resistance

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3: How many deaths resulted from the devastating fire in the Coconut Grove Nightclub?
A: 127
B: 264
C: 398
D: 492

D: 492

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4: In what year were new aircraft first required to meet stricter FAA standards for fire and heat resistance?
A: 1978
B: 1984
C: 1990
D: 1993

C: 1990

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5: What type of wood is used in the Steiner Tunnel Test?
A: Red oak
B: Pine
C: Maple
D: Douglas fir

A: Red oak

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6: The model building code considers two classes of interior floor finishes. Would a nightclub owner be permitted to reduce the class of the interior floor finish?
A: Yes, by adding a fire alarm system including manual pull stations
B: Yes, by adding more exits
C: Yes, by adding an automatic sprinkler system
D: No, the rating is set no matter what protection is added

C: Yes, by adding an automatic sprinkler system

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7: Which two elements are typically put together to make up a horizontal exit?
A: Rated fire door and one-hour-rated wall
B: Rated fire door and two-hour-rated wall
C: Rated fire door and an approved sprinkler system
D: Rate fire door with automatic closing devices

B: Rated fire door and two-hour-rated wall

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8: What is the orifice of a traditional sprinkler head?
A: 0.5 inch
B: 0.6 inch
C: 0.66 inch
D: 0.75 inch

A: 0.5 inch

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9: Which NFPA standard deals with automatic aprinkler systems?
A: 10
B: 13
C: 72
D: 1500

B: 13

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10: Which NFPA standard deals with fire alarms systems?
A: 10
B: 13
C: 72
D: 1500

C: 72

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1. Which building type is described in building codes but is not technically accurate?
A. Combustible
B. Frame
C. Noncombustible
D. Heavt timber

C. Noncombustible

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2. Which class of standpipe system has a 2.5 inch (65-mm) connection?
A. Class I
B. Class II
C. Class III
D. Class IV

A. Class I

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3. A type of sprinkler that dumps most of the water on the fire is called a/an:
A. ceoling upright
B. early suppression fast response (ESFR)
C. sidewall
D. water flow switch

B. early suppression fast response (ESFR)

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4. A device that is usually located near an entrance to a buildingto monitor the building alarm system is called a/an
A. enterance detection station
B. remote FACP
C. initiating device
D. remote annunciator

D. remote annunciator

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5. All of the following components are preplanning sprinklerconsiderations, EXCEPT
A. total water supply demand of the system
B. location of manual initiation for postaction and deluge systems
C. fire department connection location and the areas it serves
D. types of head, including any unusual characteristics

B. location of manual initiation for postaction and deluge systems

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6. All of the following are standpipe water supply classifications, EXCEPT:
A. automatic-wet
B. semiautomatic-dry
C. semiautomatic-wet
D. manual-wet

C. semiautomatic-wet

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8. The most expensive byproduct of fire suppression is___________ damage
A. water
B. fire
C. utility
D. smoke

A. water

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9. Which gas is now considered as dangerous as carbon monoxide in fires?
A. Hydrogen dioxide
B. Cyanide hydroxide
C. Hydrogen cyanide
D. Phenol

C. Hydrogen cyanide

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10. What does the radient flux test measure about a material?
A. Its ability to resist flame spread
B. The time it takes to ignite after contact with flame
C. The degree to which it is usually damaged by firefighting stream
D. The amount of smoke it emits when enflamed

A. Its ability to resist flame spread

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FILL-IN-THE-BLANK
Fire resistance that is based on the testing of a wall floor or column assembly is called _____ fire resistance

rated

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Fire-retardant surface coating is effective only if applied as _______.

specidied

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_____________ rule states that any exposure in which the concentration multiplied by minutes exposed equals 33,000 is likely to be dangerous.

Habel's

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There are two types of closure devices for doors: automatic and _____

self-closing

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Sprinkler vavles are made to indicate their position; of the stem is protruding, it is ____.

open

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______ cans may act as flying rockets in a fire, so spaces where they are stored require a specialized sprinkler design.

Aerosol

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Smoke control systems will have some type of ______ panel.

control

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FILL-IN-THE-BLANK
Automatic closing doors operate by meliting of the __________ link.

fusible

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FILL-IN-THE-BLANK
Fire fighters should make sure fire doors are __________ before advancing through them.

blocked

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FILL-IN-THE-BLANK
Horizontal exits usually have a/an ____-hour rated wall.

two

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TRUE/FLASE
One of the most important elements of life safety is proper egress.

True