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TRUE/FLASE
The term "inflammable" is gaining popularity since NFPA approved its use.

False

32

TRUE/FLASE
Inherent fire resistance is a structural member's resistance to collapse by fire because of the nature of its material or assembly.

True

33

TRUE/FLASE
It is not possible to train in the same way for collapse and hidden hazards.

True

34

TRUE/FLASE
Fire growth can be differentiated by the location characteristics of being hidden or exposed.

True

35

TRUE/FLASE
Flame spread is greatly influenced by building construction.

True

36

TRUE/FLASE
Plaster is extremely flammable and contributes to a fire,

False

37

TRUE/FLASE
Estimation should be made of the potential for flame spread over interior finishes.

True

38

TRUE/FLASE
Asphalt-covered steel is called Oregonian protected metal.

False

39

TRUE/FLASE
Typically, it takes about 15 minutes to reach flashover in most fires.

False

40

SHORT ANSWER
How does interior finish increase a fire hazard?

Interior finish increases fire extension by surface flame spread, generates smoke abd hot gases, and adds fuel to the fire, contributing to flashover.

41

SHORT ANSWER
What building code area aim to reduce the chance of conflagrations?

Any of the following:
. Restrictions on the area/height of a building
. Limits on the combustibilty of roofs and exterior wall surfaces
. Minimum separation distances between buildings
. Limits on opening in exterior walls

42

SHORT ANSWER
What building code areas aim to limit spread of fire within a building?

Any of the followinf:
. Fire-rated floors
. Protection of vertical floor openings
. Fire-resistive construction
. Use of fire protection systems

43

SHORT ANSWER
What indications of imminent collapse have been shown to be inadequate?

Any of the following:
. Floors or roof softening
. Water flowing through bricks
. Strange noises
.

44

SHORT ANSWER
What is the purpose of sprinkler systems equipped with cycling sprinklers?

Cycling sprinklers are designed to reduce water damage and permit lower water requirements

45

WORD FUN
Fiber-glass or rock-wool insulation with various thicknesses available

Batt

46

WORD FUN
Venting of smoke

Purge

47

WORD FUN
Type of gaseous fire-extinguishing-agent system that does not leave a residue

Clean agent

48

WORD FUN
Subdivision of a building into small areas so that fire or smoke is confined.

Compartmentation

49

WORD FUN
Fiberboard in which holes have been punched.

Combustible acoustical tile

50

WORD FUN
Burning of heated, gaseous products of combustion after oxygen is introduced into a space where oxygen had been depleted

Backdraft

51

Low-density fiberboard made of wood fibers or sugar cane residue.

Bagasse

52

WORD FUN
Type of switch that, when flipped, sliences the fire alarm but leaves it activated.

Silence

53

WORD FUN
Resistant to fire

Flameproof

54

READ EACH SCENARIO, THEN ANSWER EACH QUESTION IN DETAIL
A fire is located in the first floor of a department store that has three levels. The building has elevators, escalators, and sprinklers. What may be a concern about the sprinklers and fire protection system in this building?

Either of the following:
. The sprinklers may not operate correctly or may be impaired by blockage
. Sprinklers may not be adequate for the stored items within the space and would have no effect on smoke, or gases that may go through the openings of the escalator.

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READ EACH SCENARIO, THEN ANSWER EACH QUESTION IN DETAIL
When pre-planning a smoke management system, there are several things to keep in mind. Identify the issues of preplanning for these systems and how they might affect your firefighting considerations.

Pre-planning considerations include:
. A general description of the system
. Location and extent of the system
. System design criteria
.If it is automatic, manual, or both
. What types of initiating devices activate the system
. Location and description of control panel
Firefighting considerations include:
. Assess the system operation: Is it working properly? If not, should you shut it down?
When activating a system manually, let all fire fighters know so they will not be endangered
. Leave a fire fighter at the control panel with a radio to ensure quick activation/shutdown if necesary

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Fiberboard punched with holes
1. Remote annunciators
2. Matchboarding
3. Gravity vent
4. Damper
5. Demand area
6. Zone
7. Steiner Tunnel Test
8. Marble
9. Flameover
10. Combustible acoustical tile

10. Combustible acoustical tile

57

Small panels indicating the fire detector activation
1. Remote annunciators
2. Matchboarding
3. Gravity vent
4. Damper
5. Demand area
6. Zone
7. Steiner Tunnel Test
8. Marble
9. Flameover
10. Combustible acoustical tile

1. Remote annunciators

58

Gallons per minute per square foot requied within a sprinkler system
1. Remote annunciators
2. Matchboarding
3. Gravity vent
4. Damper
5. Demand area
6. Zone
7. Steiner Tunnel Test
8. Marble
9. Flameover
10. Combustible acoustical tile

5. Demand area

59

Location in buildings where dangerous gases are handled
1. Remote annunciators
2. Matchboarding
3. Gravity vent
4. Damper
5. Demand area
6. Zone
7. Steiner Tunnel Test
8. Marble
9. Flameover
10. Combustible acoustical tile

3. Gravity vent

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Another name for NFPA 255: Standard Method of Test Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials
1. Remote annunciators
2. Matchboarding
3. Gravity vent
4. Damper
5. Demand area
6. Zone
7. Steiner Tunnel Test
8. Marble
9. Flameover
10. Combustible acoustical tile

7. Steiner Tunnel Test