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66 Fire Inspector I

ICC Exam Workbook Sample Questions

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9. A fire-resistance-rated wall having protected openings, which restricts the spread of fire and extends continuously from the foundation to or through the roof, with sufficient structural stability under fire conditions to allow collapse of construction on either side without collapse of the wall.

A. fire wall
B. fire barrier
C. fire stop
D. fire block

10. Class III standpipe fire control systems must be installed throughout buildings where _______________. Exceptions ignored.

A. any of the stories are above or below grade plane
B. two or more stories are above or below grade plane
C. three or more stories are above or below grade plane
D. four or more stories are above or below grade plane

11. A-2 Assembly uses intended for food and/or drink consumption including, but not limited to:

A. Courtrooms, Dance halls (not including food or drink consumption) Exhibition halls
B. Motion picture theaters Symphony and concert halls Television and radio studios admitting an audience Theaters
C. Banquet halls, Night clubs, Restaurants, Taverns and bars
D. Amusement arcades, Art galleries, Bowling alleys, Churches, Community halls

12. ______________ notification signaling appliances are the most common types of alarm-signaling systems used for signaling a fire alarm in a structure.

A. Audible
B. Visual
C. Bells
D. Strobe

13. Exit access stairway enclosures must have a fire-resistance rating of not less than _________ where connecting four stories or more, and not less than ____________ where connecting less than four stories.

A. 2 hours, 1 hour
B. 1 hour, 1 hour
C. 2.5 hours, 1 hour
D. 1 hour, 1/2 hour

14. Non-classified roofing is approved material that is not listed as a _______________ roof covering.

A. Class A
B. Class B
C. Class C
D. All of the above

15. Horizontal sliding or swinging gates exceeding the _____________ maximum leaf width limitation are allowed in fences and walls surrounding a stadium.

A. 5 foot
B. 3.5 foot
C. 4 foot
D. 4.5 foot

16. Attics and under-floor and concealed spaces used for storage of combustible materials must be protected on the storage side as required with 1-hour fire-resistance-rated construction and any openings in these assemblies must be self closing and made of noncombustible construction or have a solid wood core at least __________________. Exceptions ignored.

A. 1-3/8 inches in thickness
B. 1-3/4 inches in thickness
C. 2 inches in thickness
D. 2-1/4 inches in thickness
17. Combustible framing must be not less than ______________ nominal, but may not be less than the distance specified in Sections 2111 and 2113 and the International Mechanical Code, from flues, chimneys and fireplaces, and 6 inches away from flue openings.

A. 6 inches
B. 4 inches
C. 3 inches
D. 2 inches

18. A-1 Assembly uses, usually with fixed seating, intended for the production and viewing of the performing arts or motion pictures including, but not limited to:

A. Courtrooms, Dance halls (not including food or drink consumption) Exhibition halls
B. Motion picture theaters Symphony and concert halls Television and radio studios admitting an audience Theaters
C. Banquet halls, Night clubs, Restaurants, Taverns and bars
D. Amusement arcades, Art galleries, Bowling alleys, Churches, Community halls

19. An inspection checklist or form is a valuable tool for an inspector. A checklist not only serves as a reminder of the common items that need to be checked during the inspection, it also serves as a record of the inspection itself. An inspector must be cautious, __________________________________.

A. to make sure that he brings the checklist to each inspection so as not to overlook any items on the list.
B. applied the checklist to the type of inspection that he is conducting
C. not to overlook conditions or violations that are present but may not be included on the checklist.
D. that the inspection is conducted in a manner that covers all of the items on the checklist.

20. What is the fire resistance rating requirement for roof construction and secondary members in a type I-A structure?

A. 1 hours
B. 1.5 hours
C. 2 hours
D. 3 hours

21. Charcoal burners and other open-flame cooking devices may not be operated on combustible balconies or within ________________ of combustible construction. Exceptions ignored.

A. 10 feet
B. 15 feet
C. 50 feet
D. 100 feet

22. Inlets to masonry chimneys must enter from the side and have a ________ of fireclay, rigid refractory material or metal that will prevent the connector from pulling out of the inlet or from extending beyond the wall of the liner.

A. funnel
B. fire door
C. vent
D. thimble

23. In assemblies used for structural fire resistance and fire-resistance-rated construction, through penetrations are to be protected using systems installed as ________________ in the approved fire-resistance-rated assembly.

A. a unit
B. neatly as possible
C. tight as possible
D. tested

24. Explosives that have a projection hazard but not a mass explosion hazard.

A. Division 1.1. Explosives
B. Division 1.2. Explosives
C. Division 1.3. Explosives
D. Division 1.4. Explosives

25. Explosives that pose a minor explosion hazard. The explosive effects are largely confined to the package and no projection of fragments of appreciable size or range is to be expected. An external fire must not cause virtually instantaneous explosion of almost the entire contents of the package.

A. Division 1.5. Explosives
B. Division 1.4. Explosives
C. Division 1.3. Explosives
D. Division 1.2. Explosives
E. Division 1.1. Explosives

26. Automatic fire-extinguishing systems must be automatically actuated and provided with a manual means of actuation. Where more than one hazard could be simultaneously involved in fire due to their proximity, all hazards must be protected by ___________________________ to protect all hazards that could become involved.

A. a single system designed
B. multiple systems designed to be redundant
C. multiple systems, but only if the are designed to operate independently
D. none of the above

27. Files and records provide a historical perspective of inspection and code enforcement activities for the inspection organization. They also provide the basis for all future inspection and code enforcement activities. All files and records pertaining to inspection and code enforcement activities must be ______________________________________.

A. kept within the organization's records-management system
B. held for a minimum period of 3 years
C. kept on the premises by the owner/manager to be produced on demand
D. brought along with each future inspection
28. The purpose of the code is to establish the _______________ requirements to safeguard the public health, safety and general welfare.

A. maximum
B. reasonable
C. minimum
D. voluntary

29. A fluid in the liquid state composed predominantly of methane and which may contain minor quantities of ethane, propane, nitrogen or other components normally found in natural gas.

A. Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
B. Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LP-Gas)
C. Gasoline
D. Turpentine

30. In assemblies used for structural fire resistance and fire-resistance-rated construction, the fire barrier separating incidental accessory occupancies from other spaces in the building must have a fire-resistance rating of not less than ___________.

A. 1 hour
B. 2 hours
C. that indicated in Table 509
D. any of the above

31. In reference to Covered Mall Buildings. Assembly occupancies with an occupant load of ___________ or more must be so located in the covered mall building that their entrance will be immediately adjacent to a principal entrance to the mall and shall have not less than one-half of their required means of egress opening directly to the exterior of the covered mall building.

A. 100 persons
B. 500 persons
C. 1000 persons
D. 1500 persons
32. Hi-boys asphalt kettles must be constructed of noncombustible materials and be limited to a capacity of _______________

A. 35 gallons
B. 55 gallons
C. 45 gallons
D. 25 gallons

33. Fuel oil tanks in basements may be located not more than ________ below grade plane.

A. one story
B. two stories
C. three stories
D. four stories

34. The Fire Separation Distance is the distance measured from the building face to which of the following:

A. The closest interior lot line.
B. To the centerline of a street, an alley or public way;
C. To an imaginary line between two buildings on the lot.
D. Any one of the above

35. Hot ashes are deposited in a covered, noncombustible receptacle placed on a noncombustible floor. What is the minimum separation distance that this receptacle may be placed from other combustible materials.

A. 2 feet
B. 5 feet
C. 10 feet
D. 50 feet

36. A listed device that senses visible or invisible particles of combustion.

A. smoke detector
B. smoke alarm
C. nuisance alarm
D. thermal detector
37. In motor fuel-dispensing facilities and repair garages what is the minimum distance that the dispensing device can be located from fixed sources of ignition?

A. 5 feet
B. 20 feet
C. 50 feet
D. 100 feet

38. Open-flame decorative devices with liquid or solid-fueled lighting devices containing more than_________________ of fuel must self extinguish and not leak fuel at a rate of more than 0.25 teaspoon per minute if tipped over.

A. 8 ounces
B. 6 ounces
C. 12 ounces
D. 4 ounces

39. In reference to Covered Mall Buildings. Fire-resistance-rated separation _________ required between tenant spaces and the mall.

A. is not
B. of 1 Hr. is
C. of 2 Hr. is
D. of 3 Hr. is

40. In which section of the NFPA codes would you find the standards for the National Electrical Code?

A. NFPA 61
B. NFPA 69
C. NFPA 70
D. NFPA 655

41. Occupiable spaces, habitable spaces and corridors are required to have a ceiling height of not less than _______________ above the finished floor. Exceptions excluded.

A. 8 feet
B. 7 feet 6 inches
C. 7 feet
D. 6 feet 8 inches

42. In commercial cooking operations __________________________ must be installed in commercial kitchen exhaust hood and duct system.

A. an explosion proof fan
B. a fire extinguisher
C. an automatic sprinkler system
D. a smoke and carbon dioxide detector

43. Door or window openings to a hoistway or shaftway from the interior of the building shall be plainly marked with the word SHAFTWAY in red letters at least ____________ high on a white background. Such warning signs shall be placed so as to be readily discernible.

A. 3 inches
B. 5 inches
C. 6 inches
D. 8inches

44. A Prison is an example of what type of Group Occupancy Classification?

A. A-1 Group Occupancy
B. I-1 Group Occupancy
C. I-2 Group Occupancy
D. I-3 Group Occupancy

45. If an egress court serving a building or portion thereof is less than 10 feet in width, the egress court walls must have not less than __________ fire-resistance-rated construction

A. 20-minute
B. 1/2-hour
C. 1-hour
D. 2-hour

46. What is the maximum length for the dispenser hoses in motor fuel-dispensing facilities, exceptions ignored?

A. 5 feet
B. 10 feet
C. 14 feet
D. 18 feet

47. In Type I and II construction, the use of combustible piping materials is permitted when installed in accordance with the limitations of the _____________________________________________________________.

A. International Mechanical Code and the International Plumbing Code
D. Plumbing Pipe Association of America

48. For any vacant or abandoned buildings or structures determined to be unsafe pursuant to Section 110 of this code relating to structural or interior hazards, placards must be applied on the front of the structure and be visible from the street. Additional placards must be applied to the side of each entrance to the structure and on penthouses. Placards shall be 24 inches by 24 inches minimum in size with a red background, white reflective stripes and a white reflective border. The stripes and border shall have a____________ minimum stroke.

A. 5-inch
B. 6-inch
C. 2-inch
D. 3-inch

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