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Questions 1

The ignition temperature of acetylene gas is

Options:

A.  

.581° F (305° C).

B.  

425° F (218° C).

C.  

350° F (177° C).

D.  

325° F (163° C).

Discussion 0
Questions 2

When evaluating the hydraulic properties of water for fire protection system, what is the measurement of a fluid's

resistance to flow?

Options:

A.  

Velocity

B.  

Viscosity

C.  

Pressure

D.  

Density

Discussion 0
Questions 3

Heat transfer oils can be used up to

Options:

A.  

600° F (315° C).

B.  

650° F(343° C).

C.  

700° F (371° C).

D.  

750° F (399C).

Discussion 0
Questions 4

What are the human health effects of exposure for two minutes at a concentration of less than 50 ppm of hydrogen fluoride?

Options:

A.  

Slight eye and nasal irritation.

B.  

Mild eye and upper respiratory tract irritation.

C.  

Moderate eye and upper respiratory tract irritation.

D.  

Moderate irritation of all body surfaces.

Discussion 0
Questions 5

The primary design approach to mitigate the effect of wind on smoke movement in high-rise buildings is based on

Options:

A.  

outside temperature.

B.  

height of the building.

C.  

tightness of the building.

D.  

fire department access.

Discussion 0
Questions 6

To be considered a family day-care home, what is the maximum allowable number of clients?

Options:

A.  

Two

B.  

Four

C.  

Six

D.  

Twelve

Discussion 0
Questions 7

Computers and other information technology equipment are particularly susceptible to

Options:

A.  

special extinguishing agents.

B.  

heat, steam, and combustion products.

C.  

light, hoselines, and airborn dust.

D.  

foam, metal powders, and dry chemicals.

Discussion 0
Questions 8

Which pure metal in its solid form in oxygen has the highest ignition temperature in degrees Fahrenheit?

Options:

A.  

Aluminum

B.  

Potassium

C.  

Titanium

D.  

Zirconium

Discussion 0
Questions 9

Which type of construction consists of structural members of approved noncombustible or limited combustible

materials with specified fire resistance ratings for exterior bearing walls of 3 or 4 hours?

Options:

A.  

Type I

B.  

Type II

C.  

Type III

D.  

Type IV

Discussion 0
Questions 10

The greatest number of civilian home fire deaths can be attributed to what area of fire origin in the home?

Options:

A.  

Kitchen or cooking area

B.  

Heating equipment room

C.  

Garage or vehicle storage area

D.  

Common room, living room

Discussion 0
Questions 11

NFPA 25 requires initial testing of representative samples of fast response sprinklers after

Options:

A.  

5 years.

B.  

10 years.

C.  

20 years.

D.  

50 years.

Discussion 0
Questions 12

Sound meters used to test notification appliances in fire alarm systems shall comply with which standard?

Options:

A.  

NFPA 70

B.  

NFPA 72

C.  

ANSI S12.13

D.  

ANSI S1.42

Discussion 0
Questions 13

The maximum distance between hangers for an automatic fire sprinkler system for a threaded lightwall steel pipe of 2 in. diameter is

Options:

A.  

15 ft.

B.  

12 ft.

C.  

10 ft.

D.  

8 ft.

Discussion 0
Questions 14

The typical discharge coefficient of a solid stream nozzle for a standard orifice with sharp edges is?

Options:

A.  

0.62

B.  

0.75

C.  

0.8

D.  

0.95

Discussion 0
Questions 15

Which smoke detector type contains a small amount of radioactive material and functions by sensing a decrease in

conductance of the air when smoke particles enter the chamber?

Options:

A.  

Photoelectric

B.  

Cloud chamber air sampling

C.  

Light scattering

D.  

lonization

Discussion 0
Questions 16

What is the maximum allowable travel distance from any part of a smoke compartment to the door in a smoke barrier in a new health care facility?

Options:

A.  

50 ft. (15 m).

B.  

100 ft.(30 m).

C.  

150 ft. (46 m).

D.  

200 ft. (60 m).

Discussion 0
Questions 17

The maximum discharge time permitted for halocarbon clean agent systems is

Options:

A.  

10 seconds.

B.  

30 seconds.

C.  

45 seconds.

D.  

60 seconds.

Discussion 0
Questions 18

Wet chemical extinguishing agents when sprayed on a grease fire, extinguish the fire by

Options:

A.  

Smothering and cooling

B.  

Removal of the radical free agent

C.  

Radiation shielding

D.  

Removal of the fuel

Discussion 0
Questions 19

When assessing industrial fire risks, the type of risk management conducted depends on the significance of the

decision, the complexity of the problem, and

Options:

A.  

evaluation methodologies.

B.  

owner and management expectations.

C.  

time and cost limitations.

D.  

documentation requirements.

Discussion 0
Questions 20

For standpipe systems containing 11/2 - 21/2 in. (40 - 65 mm) hose connection outlets without preconnected hose, a

pressure regulating device is required when pressure exceeds

Options:

A.  

100 psi (689 kPa).

B.  

125 psi (862 kPa).

C.  

150 psi (1034 kPa).

D.  

175 psi (1207 kPa).

Discussion 0
Questions 21

In a large-scale test organized by the Fire Protection Research Foundation (FPRF) to study the interaction between

sprinklers, roof vents, and draft curtains, what factor made the test results difficult to interpret for use in field applications?

Options:

A.  

External environmental forces on the test building

B.  

The number of vents used during the tests

C.  

The use of an exhaust to an abatement system

D.  

The controlled nature of the tests

Discussion 0
Questions 22

The duration of required fire flow in public supply systems ranges from

Options:

A.  

1-4 hours.

B.  

1-6 hours.

C.  

2-10 hours.

D.  

3-8 hours.

Discussion 0
Questions 23

According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, what type of fabric is used 51% of the time on upholstered

furniture?

Options:

A.  

Thermoplastic

B.  

Leather

C.  

Cellulosic

D.  

Coated PVC

Discussion 0
Questions 24

What is the occupancy factor used by the Insurance Services Office (ISO) for computing required fire flow for C-3

(Combustible)?

Options:

A.  

0.75

B.  

0.85

C.  

1.00

D.  

1.15

Discussion 0
Questions 25

The goals of the first edition of NFPA 13D were to provide sufficient time for safe egress or rescue, economic viability, and

Options:

A.  

alert the fire department.

B.  

limit water damage.

C.  

limit damage to the dwelling.

D.  

prevent flashover.

Discussion 0
Questions 26

What type of smoke management method is referred to as smoke purging, smoke removal, smoke exhaust, or smoke extraction?

Options:

A.  

Dilution

B.  

Compartmentation

C.  

Airflow

D.  

Pressurization

Discussion 0
Questions 27

All of the following Road Tunnel fire model types are used EXCEPT

Options:

A.  

field models.

B.  

zone models.

C.  

one-dimensional models.

D.  

two-dimensional models.

Discussion 0
Questions 28

For wet-pipe automatic sprinkler systems, the only proper way to test the operation of a vane-type water flow alarm initiating device is to open the

Options:

A.  

main (2 in. diameter) drain.

B.  

valve at the inspector's test connection.

C.  

alarm test by-pass valve at the system's main riser.

D.  

check valve from the city connection.

Discussion 0
Questions 29

Fire alarm systems audible appliances ratings are usually stated as a sound pressure level (SPL) at what distance?

Options:

A.  

1 ft (0.31 m)

B.  

10 ft (3.05 m)

C.  

15 ft (4.57 m)

D.  

20 ft (6.10 m)

Discussion 0
Questions 30

What is the maximum allowable quantity per control area for a nonliquified oxidizing gas stored in a gas cabinet in an unsprinklered area?

Options:

A.  

1000 ft3 (28 m3)

B.  

1500 ft3 (43 m3)

C.  

2000 ft3 (56 m3)

D.  

3000 ft3 (85 m3)

Discussion 0