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Supervisory signals of a FA panel indicate what?

an off normal condition

Initiating devices can be considered to be ----- devices.

input
Conventional FA initiating device circuits and notification device circuits fall under which classes (4)?
Supervised, non-supervised, alarm, and trouble
Four common FA initiating devices.

-Heat Detector
-Smoke Detector
-Manual Station
-Flame Detector

This FA circuit does not use a monitoring current to monitor the integrity of the circuit.

SLC (Signaling Line Circuit)

What is the minimum number of adequate power supplies required for FA systems?
Two
There are 2 operating principals for heat detections they are -----

Fixed Temperature and Rate of Rise

What is the correct mounting height for a wall mounted combination notification appliance? ----- AFF and/or ----- from the ceiling

-80-96"
-6"

What is the correct mounting height and distance from the door for a manual station?----- AFF and ----- from the door

3 1/2' to 4 1/2'
5

Notification appliances can be considered to be ----- devices.

output

Smoke detectors can be mounted on both walls and ceilings. When mounting a detector on a wall, how far from the ceiling should the top of the detector be placed?
4 to 12"
What is the listed spacing of a spot type smoke detector?
none
Pressure switches are normally used to indicate flow on wet standpipe sprinkler systems T/F?

False

Supervisory switches mounted on a sprinkler stand pipe must cause a supervisory signal at the panel within how many turns of the hand wheel?

within the first 2 turns

Is "T" tapping a signaling line circuit permitted?
yes
Which code standard applies to FA systems?
NFPA-72
Activation of a suppression system connected to a FA system must cause what type of signal?
Alarm
Vane type water flow switches are equipped with an adjusted delay device to compensate for water surges and pressure fluctuations, what is the max allowable delay time?

90 seconds

NFPA 72 recommends using a distance of ----- as a guide for spacing smoke detectors.

30 feet

An audible and visual signal shall be activated on a FA system when the normal power supply is reduced by what percent?
15%
After a FA system has been modified, repaired or the site specific software database has been altered, what must be performed?
a reacceptance test
A company or contractor who services FA systems or protective signaling systems must obtain a ----- which covers this type of work?
State Contractor's License
What governs the installation procedures of a FA system?
NFPA 72
No FA system of FA devices may be installed in Nevada unless they are listed by?

Underwriters Laboratory (UL)

How many supervisory devices can be installed on one zone or initiating device circuit (IDC)?
20
A contractor or licensee must employ at least one qualified person who holds a ----- to install and service protective signaling systems in order for their license to remain valid.
Certificate of Registration
Faults in other systems or components shall not affect the operation of FA system T/F?
True
If you change your address you must notify the State Fire Marshall in writing within how many days?

7

If you change your address, in addition to notifying the State Fire Marshall you must pay the associated fee, what is it?
$11
A coded FA system must automatically transmit at least ----- rounds of the devices associated number.
3
Smoke detectors shall not be installed within how many feet of a supply register?
3

All FA systems and associated devices must be maintained and inspected in accordance with Table -----

14.4.2.2 (2010)

You Certificate of Registration is valid from?

January 1st to December 31st

If you do not renew your Certificate of Registration before the expiration date what happens? (3)

You must reapply, pay fees, and re-test

If you provide service relating to the installation or maintenance of FA systems and you want to cancel a service contract, how many days written notice must you give before the cancellation is valid?

30 days

Before you can start work of a FA system installation what must be performed first? It must be approved by ----

authority having jurisdiction

When a combination system is installed, FA signals must ----- over any other signal.
take precedence
A permanent record of the time, date and location of all signals and restorations received and the action taken shall be maintained for at least ----- and shall be made available to the State Fire Marshall.

1 year

All cables used in FA systems shall be installed in accordance with which code?
NFPA 70
All FA system devices must be installed in accordance with which code?
NFPA 72
All FA system trouble conditions must produce an audible and visual signal at the FACP. T/F?
True
Location of initiating devices, shall consider conditions such as high or low temperatures, humidity or sources of smoke that can lead to nuisance alarms. T/F?
True
In a system with a tone generator, the State Fire Marshal Regulations require that the tone be ----- and ----- enough to ----- a sleeping person.

-unique
-distinctive
-awaken

An area covered by notification appliances that are activated simultaneously is called a ------

notification zone

May a device or system having materials different from those detailed in applicable standards be approved by the AHU if found to be equivalant?

yes

An over current protective device of suitable capacity capable of interrupting the maximum short circuit shall be provided in each ground conductor. T/F?

False

Automatic Extinguishment is a function of a FA system. T/F?
False
If ceiling heights allow, audible wall mounted devices shall have thier tops above the finished floor at heights of not less than ----- and below the finished ceiling at heights not less than -----

-90"
-6"

A single fault on the SLC channel shall not cause an alarm signal at the FACP. T/F?

True

A single fault on the SLC channel shall cause a trouble signal. T/F?

True

For the purpose of alarm annunciation, each floor of the building is not considered a separate zone. T/F?
False
A distributor or installer of a protective signaling system must present the Atate Fire Marshal with evidence of his/her ability to respond for any needed repair and restoration within ----- hours of being notified by the fire department.
24
Actuation of alarm notification appliances or emergency voice communications and annunciation at the protected premises shall occur within ----- after the activation of an initiating device.

10 seconds

Notification of the ------ shall be made prior to alteration of equipment or wiring.

authority having jurisdiction

Shunt type auxiliary systems shall be arranged so that one auxiliary transmitter does not serve more than 125,000 sq feet total area. T/F?
False
According to the State Fire Marshal regulations, who is responsible for determining that the number and placement of loudspeakers as part of protective signaling systems meet the requirements of applicable standards?
The building architect
The operation of all fire safety functions shall be verified by an operational test at the time of system acceptance. T/F?

True

An actuating device held or locked in the activation position shall prevent the activation and transmission of all other messages. T/F?
False
Self powered boxes shall have sufficient power for uninterrupted operation for a period of not less than ----- months.
6
The transmitting device shall be located as required by the AHJ. T/F?
True
What shall be required where in duct smoke detectors are installed in concealed locations more than 10 feet AFF or in arrangements where the detector's alarm or supervisory indicator is not visible to responding personnel? (2)

A sign indicating the duct detectors location and a remote alarm or supervisory indicator

In a coded, wired reporting system, using a constant current (100 milliamp) system, all devices connected in series with any alarm circuit shall function when the alarm circuit current is reduced to ----- % of normal.

70%

100,000 sq ft is the largest area any one zone shall be. T/F?

True

If an intermittent trouble signal is used, it shall sound at least every 10 seconds with a minimum duration of 1/2 second. T/F?
True
What is a document that acknowledges the features of installation, operation, performance, service and equipment with representation by the property owner, system installer, system supplier, service organization, and the AHJ called?

Record of certification

A 1/3 octave filter has a bandwidth that comprises a frequency range with a factor of 2 1/3. The octave filter can be subdivided into three 1/3 octave bands. T/F?

True

A defined area within the protectged premises. A ----- can define an area from which a signal can be received, an area to which a signal can be sent, or an area in which a form of control can be executed.
zone
A public FA reporting system is called a ----- FA system.

Municipal

The decision to designate a standard as a ----- is based on such factors as the size and scope of the document, its intended use and form of adoption and whether it contains substantial enforcement and administrative positions.
Code
A ----- is a standard taht is an extensive compilation of provisions conveying a broad subject matter that is suitable for adoption into law independently.
code
---- is a fire detector that detects either abnormally high temperature or rate of temperature rise, or both.
Heat detector
The location of the equipment needed to relay signals between supervising stations, subsidiary stations, and protected premises is a -----

Repeater station

A ----- is an assembly that incorporates the detector, the control equipment, and the alarm-sounding device in one unit operated from a power supply either in the unit or obtained at the point of installation.
Single station alarm
If an intermittent signal is used, it shall sound at least once every 10 seconds, with a 1/2 second minimum duration, this applies to ----- signals.
trouble
An ------ system is one in which signaling devices such as transponders are employed to transmit status signals of each initiating device or initiating device circuit within a prescribed time interval so that the lack of receipt of such a signal can be interpreted as a trouble.
active multiplexing
------ is the maximum number of discrete elements of FA systems permitted to be used in a particular configuration.
Loading Capacity
A ----- is a publicly accessible FA box that can also be operated by 1 or more remote initiating devices or an aux. fire system used to send an alarm to the public fire service communiciations center.
Master box
A ----- is a detector comprising of an assembly that incorporates a sensor, control components, and alarm notificaton appliance in one unit that is operated from a power source either located in the unit or obtained at the point of installation.
Single Station Alarm Device
A ---- is a single station alarm capable of being interconnected to one or more additional alarms so that the actuation of one caused the appropriate alarm signal to operate in all interconnected alarms.
Multiple Station Alarm
A ----- is a system component that provides an interface between signaling line circuits, initiating device circutis, or control units and the transmission channel.
Transmitter
A ------ is a fire alarm system component such as a bell, horn, speaker, light or test display that provides audible, tactile, or visible outputs, or any combination thereof.
Notification appliance
The ----- is the root mean square A-weighted, sound pressure level measured over the period of time that any person is present, or a 24 hour period, whichever time is lesser.

Average Ambient Sound Level

----- is an audible or visible signal that conveys several discrete bits or units of information.
Coded
A ------ is a device that responds when its operating element becomes heated to a predetermined level.
Fixed-Temperature Heat Detector
An ----- is the bandwidth of a filter that comprises a frequency range of a factor of 2.
Octave
A ----- is a document that acknowledges the features of installation, operation, service, and equipment with representation by the property owner, syste installer, system supplierm service organization, and AHJ.

Record of Completion

Visual and audible means to indicate a ----- % or greater reduction of normal power supply shall be provided.

15

Reacceptance testing shall be performed after any of the following (3) -----

-Added or deleted system components
-Modification, repair or adjustment to system hardware or wiring,
-Any change to site specific software

In order to perform service work on a protective signaling system, the company must obtain a state contractor's license which covers this type of work. T/F?
True
An over current protective device of suitable current carrying capacity capable of interrupting the max short circuit shall be provided in each ground conductor? T/F?

False

A licensee must employ at least one person qualified and who holds a certificate of registration card to install and service protective signaling systems in order for the license to remain valid. T/F?
True
Faults in other systems or components shall not affect the operation of the fire warning system. T/F?
True
No fire system device or component of any fire system may be installed in Nevada unless listed by -----
UL (Underwriters Laboratory)
The number of supervisory devices permitted to be connected to a signal initiating device circuit shall not exceed -----
20
If you have a change of address, you must per state law, notify the Office of the State Fire Marshal in writing within ----- days and pay the fee of -----.

7
$11

For the purpose of alarm annunciation, each floor of the building is not considered as a separate zone. T/F?

False (it is)

Each coded radio box shall automatically transmit a test message at least once in each ----- hour period.
24
A distributor or installer of protective signaling systems may install a system without a license issued by the State Fire Marshall. T/F?
False
Location of initiating devices, shall consider conditions such as high or low temperatures, humidity or sources of smoke that can lead to nuisance alarms. T/F?
True
In a system with a tone generator, the State Fire Marshall Regulations require that the tone be -----
unique and distinctive enough to awaken a sleeping person.

Fire Alarm systems and other systems and equipment that are associated with FA systems shall be tested according to Table -----

14.4.2.2 (2010)

If you do not renew by December 31 of each year, you will have to -----.

retest

Before work can start on a FA systems installation, the plans must -----

must be approved by the AHJ

A licensed company that is providing service relating to the installation or maintenance of a fire system shall give ----- day's written notice to the owner, occupant, and AHJ before the licensed company discontinues service to the owner or occupant as appropriate.

30 days
In a combination system, FA signals shall (3) -----
Take precedence over any other signal
Be distinctive
Be clearly recognizable

A device or system having materials different from those detailed in applicable standards may be approved if found to be equivalent? T/F?

True
A permanent record of the time, date and location of a signals and restorations received and the action taken shall be maintained for at least ----- and shall be made available to the AHJ.
1 year

A FA system in which components are used, in whole or in part, in common with a non-fire signaling system is called a -----

Combination System
An area covered by notification appliances that are activated simultaneously is called a -----
notification zone
A distributor or installer of a protective signaling system must present the State Fire Marshall with evidence of the ability to respond for any needed repair and restoration within ----- hours of being notified by the fire department.
24 hours

Smoke detectors shall not be located directly in the air stream of supply registers? T/F?

True

Each manual FA box shall be securely mounted. The operable part of each manual FA box shall not be less than 3 feet and not more than 4 1/2 feet AFF. T/F?

False
Which of the following is not a function of a FA system?
Automatic extinguishment
Cables used for interior installations shall comply with NFPA -----.
70
All new systems shall be inspected and tested in accordance with NFPA -----
72
If ceiling heights allow, wall mounted appliances shall have their tops AFF at heights of not less than ----- and below finished ceilings at a height of not less than ----- (combo/audible)

-80 inches/6 inches (combo)
-90 inches/6 inches (audible)

A single fault on the signaling channel shall not cause an alarm signal. T/F?
True
Wherever a FA system is installed in a building pursuant to the State Fire Marshal regulation or local ordinance there must be a satisfactory ----- for the ----- of the system between the building owner and firm.

-agreement
-maintenance

FA systems shall be provided with at least 2 independent and reliable power supplies, one primary and one secondary, each of which shall have adequate capacity for the application. T/F?

True

A coded alarm signal shall consist of not less than ----- complete rounds of the number transmitted.

3

Actuation of alarm notification appliances or Emergency voice communications and annunciation at the protected premises shall occur within ----- seconds after the activation of an initiating device.
10
Notification to the ----- shall be made prior to alteration of equipment or wiring.

AHJ

Shunt-type auxiliary systems shall be arranged so that one auxiliary transmitter does not serve more than 125,0000 square feet of area. T/F?
False (100,000)
According to the State Fire Marshal regulations, who is responsible for determining that the number and placement of loudspeakers, as part of protective signaling systems meet the requirements of applicable standards?
The building architect
The operation of fire safety functions shall be verified by an operational test at the time of system acceptance. T/F?
True
An actuating device held or locked in the activation position shall prevent the activation and transmission of all other messages. T/F?
False
Self powered boxes shall have sufficient power for uninterrupted operation for a period of not less than ----- months.

6

The audible signal shall not respond to faults on any other circuits that occur prior to the restoration of the silencing switch to its normal position. T/F?
True
The transmitting device shall be located as required by the AHJ. T/F?
True
A ----- is a path for voice or signal transmission that uses modulation of light or alternating current within a frequency band.
Channel
A ----- is any conductor, optic fiber, radio carrier, or other means for transmitting FA system information between 2 or more locations.
Path
A ---- is a unit containing 1 or more indicator lamps, alphanumeric displays, or other means in which each indication provides status information about a circuit, condition, or location.
Annunciator
A ---- is a means of conveying a number of channels over a single path by modulating each channel on a different carrier frequency and demodulating at the receiving point to restore the signals to their original form.
Carrier System
A ---- is a control function that attempts to return a system or device to its normal, non-alarm state.
Reset
A ---- is a municipal FA box that can also be operated by remote means.
Master Box
A ----- is a SLC that uses the local leg of a public switched network as an active multiplex channel while simultaneously allowing that leg's use for normal telephone communications.
Derived Channel
In a household that has rooms with solid joists or beams, all ceiling mounted detectors shall be located ----- of such joists or beams

on the bottom

Prior to system maintenance or testing, the system certificate and the information regarding the system and system alterations, including -----, shall be made available to the service personnal by the owner or designated representative (3).

wiring diagrams
floor plans
specifications

Smoke detectors in rooms with ceiling slopes greater than ----- rise per ----- horizontally shall be located at the high side of the room.

-1 foot
-8 feet

Video signals generated by cameras that are components of video image flame detection systems, shall not be permitted to be transmitted to other systems for other uses unless video output connections are provided specifically for that purpose by the video system. T/F?

True

Provision shall be made to indicate the flow of water in a sprinkler system, except movement due to -----, by an alarm at the central station. (3)

-waste
-surges
-variable pressure

A flame detector is a form of which of the type of automatic fire detector?

Radiant energy sensing

Smoke detector sensitivity cannot be tested or measured using any spray device that administers an unmeasured concentration of aerosol into the detector. T/F?
True
In a proprietary system, when the runner is not in attendance at the central supervising station, the runner shall establish two-way communication with the central station at intervals not exceeding ----- minutes.
15
When a remote station connection is used to transmit an alarm signal, the signal shall be received at the -----.

Public fire service communications center

Shunt systems shall be ----- with respect to any remote electrical tripping or actuating devices.

non-coded

With regard to the capacity of initiating device circuits for water flow alarm signal initiation, the number or water flow switches connected to a single circuit shall not exceed -----.
5
A system in which transponders are employed to transmit status signals of each initiating device circuit within a prescribed time interval is a -----.
Active multiplex system
Where required by applicable laws, codes or standards for a specific type of occupancy, approved single and multiple station smoke alarms shall be installed in the following locations (3) -----
all sleeping rooms/guest rooms
outside each dwelling unit sleeping area within 25 ft. of door
in the living areas of a guest suite
Where is it not required by laws or codes to install approved single and mutiple station smoke alarms?
on every level of a dwelling unit including basements
A ----- is a radiant-energy sensing detector that detects the radiant energy emitted by a flame.

flame detector

A fixed temperature heat detector which is color-coded green has a temperature classification of -----
very extra high
The location of equipment needed to relay signals between the protected premises and central supervising station is defined as a -----.
Repeater station
Storage batteries shall ve located or enclosed so that the equipment of the signaling system including over current protective devices, will not be adversely affected by -----
battery gases
Upon receipt of a trouble signal, the central station will
dispatch personnel to arrive within 4 hours to initiate maintenance if necessary
A auxiliary system which employs a locally complete arrangement of parts, initiating devices, relays, power supply and associated components to automatically trip a municipal transmitter or master box over electric circuits which are electrically isolated from the municipal system circuits is defined as a ------ alarm system.

local energy auxiliary

Water storage containers shall be supervised to indicate when the water temperature has been lowered to -----.
40 degrees F
Additional manual FA boxes shall be provided so that travel to the nearest box shall not be in excess of -----
200 feet
For a Type 3 active multiplex transmission system which has all types of protective signaling services per secondary trunk facility, the maximum number of leg facilities permitted is -----
128
High frequency energy that can be modulated by voice or signaling impulses is known as a -----

Carrier

A non-restorable initiating device is a device whose sensing element is designed to be destroyed by the process of detecting a fire. T/F?
True
The documentation required for code compliance for central station service, shall be physically posted within 3 meters of the FA control unit. With copies made available to the authority having jurisdiction, upon request. T/F?
False (1 meter)
Are magnetic door holders, which allow doors to close upon loss of operating power, required to have an approved secondary power source?
No
Proprietary supervising stations shall be operated by trained, competent personnel, who are ----- and responsible to the owner of the protected property.
in constant attendance
Permanent records shall be maintained by the owner for ----- for examination by the AHJ.
The life of the system
In a protected premises FA system where fire pumps are required to be monitored by the FA installed in the building all signals other than "pump running" shall be supervisory signals. The pump running signal shall be -----
a supervisory or alarm signal.
When appropriate in the overall fire safety plan, area smoke detectors located within a smoke compartment for open-area coverage may also be used to initiate control of smoke spread by operating (3) -----
dampers
doors
other equipment
When spot type smoke detectors are installed on a level ceiling with beam depths equal or greater than -----% of the ceiling height, and beam spacing equal or greater than -----% of the ceiling height, the detectors shall be located on the ceiling in each beam pocket.
10
40
In guards tour supervisory service, the number of guards tour reporting stations, their locations, and the route to ve followed by the guard for operating the stations shall be approved for the particular installation in accordance with NFPA-601. T/F?
True
A switch for silencing the alarm signal sounding appliances shall be permitted only if it is either (2) -----
located within a locked cabinet
key operated
----- detectors are sensitive to visible and invisible particles of combustion.
smoke
All points on a smooth ceiling shall have a detector within a distance equal to ----- times the listed spacing.
.7
On one-way private radio alarm systems, which of the following conditions shall be supervised at the central supervising station? (3) -----
Failure of AC power supplying the radio equipment
Malfunction of the RF receiver
Indication of automatic switchover
On one-way private radio alarm systems, which does not need to be supervised at the central supervising station?
That the transmitter is de-activated
Lead acid batteries that are not of the sealed type shall be visually inspected -----.
Monthly
For family living units with one or more split levels, if there is a smoke detector outside of each separate sleeping area, a smoke detector in the lower level is not required. T/F?
False
Before proceeding with any testing of life safely systems, all persons and facilities that receive alarm, supervisory, or trouble signals as well as all building occupants shall be notified of the testing -----.
in all cases
The power for shunt-type auxiliary systems shall be derived from a ------
public FA reporting system
An automatic sequence that results in an alarm signal, even if manually delayed for investigation, is defined as ----- unless the system is reset.
positive alarm sequence
Each ----- shall be programmed to call a second DACR line if the signal transmission sequence to the first line is unsuccessful.
DACT
Storage batteries used in FA systems shall be protected against ----- load current by over current devices.
excessive
A SLC interface is a system component that connects a SLC to any combination of initiating devices, inititating device circuits, notification appliances and circuits, system control outputs and other SLCs. T/F?
True
A body or stream of gaseous material is involved in the combustion process and emitting radiant energy at specific wavelengths bands. In most cases, some portion of the emitted radiant energy is visible to the human eye as -----.
Flame
A device in which the detecting element is concentrated at a particular location is called a -----.
spot detector
Manual FA boxes shall be securely mounted so the operable part of the handle will be no less thatn 4 1/2' and not more than 6' AFF. T/F?
False- 3 1/2' to 4 1/2'
A projected beam smoke detector is an example of a "line-type" detector. T/F?
True
Detectors shall be supported, in all cases, independently of their attachment to the circuit conductors. T/F?
True
A device designed to detect the presence of a fire signal and initiate action is called -----
an automatic fire detector
A transmitter is a system component that provides as interface between SLCs, initiating device circuits, or control units and the transmission channel. T/F?
True
When a battery is used as a secondary power supply, it must have adequate capacity to operate the FA system for ----- under quiescent load, and at the end of that period, shall be capable of operating all alarm notification appliances for -----
24 hours
5 minutes
A filter that has a bandwidth that comprises a frequency range of a factor of 2 1/3, the octave filter can be subdivided into three 1/3 octave bands called a -----
one third octave filter
A single station alarm capable of being interconnected to one or more additional alarms so that the actuation of one causes the appropriate alarm signal to operate in all interconnected alarms is called -----
A multiple station alarm
Spot type smoke detectors located in an area that the air movement is such that the air changes 20 times an hour should be spaced so that they cover ----- square feet of area.
375
Standard NFPA-72 recognizes only those heat detectors with ratings of ----- feet or more.
50
All fire detection devices that receive their power from the initiating circuit of a FA control unit shall be ----- for use with the control unit.
Listed
Provision shall be made to designate the building in which a signal originates. Unless waived by the AHJ, the ----- of the building shall be designated at the proprietary supervising station or at the building protected. (3)
Floor
Section
Other subdivision
Where in NFPA-72 would you find the general information relating to mass notification systems?
Annex "E"
The term "loading capacity" refers to the maximum number of discrete elements of FA systems permitted to be used in a particular configuration T/F?
True
Public FA reporting systems shall in their entirety, be subject to ----- upon completion of the system installation.
a complete operational acceptance test
A device that responds to more than one of the fire phenomena or employs more than 1 operating principal to sense one of these phenomena is called -----.
combination detector
FA systems used for fire suppression releasing service shall be equipped with ----- to allow the system to be tested without actuating the suppression system.
A disconnect switch
A signal indicating the need of action in connection with sprinkler and other extinguishing systems or equipment is defines as ----- signal.
a supervisory
Engine-driven generators used to provide secondary power for a protected premises FA system shall comply with -----
NFPA-110
A control valves off normal signal shall be initiated during the first ----- revolutions of the hand wheel of during the first 1/5 of the travel distance of the valve control apparatus from its normal position.
2
May namual FA boxes be used for the purposes other than FA initiating service?
no
A means of conveying a number or channels over a single path, by modulating each channel on a different carrier frequency and demodulating at the receiving point to restore the signals to their original form, it called a -----
carrier system
A path for voice or signal transmission utilizing modulation of light or alternating current within a frequency band is defined as -----
a channel
A FA system component with discrete identification that can have its status individually identified or that is used to individually control other functions is called a -----
Addressable device
A dry-pipe sprinkler system equipped for waterflow alarm signaling shall be supervised for off-normal system air pressure. T/F?
True
Which supervision circuit does not require 2 separate and distinct signals?
Manual alarm level
Name 3 supervision circuits that require two separate and distinct signals.
Water temperature
Control valve position
Water level
Inspection, testing or maintenance shall be permitted to be done by a person or organization other than the owner when conducted under a written contract. T/F?
True
A coded supervisory signal shall be permitted to consist of ----- of the number transmittted to indicate a supervisory off-normal condition and ----- of the number transmitted to indicate restoration of the supervisory condition to normal.
Two rounds
One round
Each ----- smoke detector shall be capable of initiating elevator recall when all other devices on the same initiating device circuit have been manually or automatically placed in alarm condition. (2) What does not? (1)
Elevator machine room
Elevator lobby
Elevator room
In combination systems, a FA signal shall (2) ----- over any other signal even though a non-fire alarm signal is initiated first.
take precedence
be clearly recognizable
A supervisory signal-initiating device for other than pressure tanks shall indicate a low-level condition. A signal shall be obtained when the water level is lowered ----- from the required level.
12"
The flash rate for visible notification appliances used in public mode service, shall not exceed -----, nor be less than 1 flash every second through-out the listed voltage range of the appliance.
1 flashes per second
When installed on high ceilings, the minimum spacing of heat detectors shall not be less than ------ times the height of the ceiling.
.4
Trouble signals and their restoration to normal shall be indicated within ----- seconds.
200
That portion of a communication channel that connects not more than one protected premises to a primary or secondary trunk facility is called a -----
leg facility
For active and two-way multiplex systems, the occurrence of ----- on the communication channel between a protected premises and the central station that will prevent the transmission of any status change signal shall automatically be indicated and recorded at the central station.
adverse condition
FA boxes shall be visually inspected -----.
Semi-annually
Notification appliances intended for use in special environments, such as outdoors, high or low temperatures, high humidity, dusty conditions and hazardous locations, or where subject to tampering, shall be ----- for the intended application.
Listed
Manual FA boxes shall be provided so that the travel distance to the nearest FA box will not be in excess of ----- measured horizontally on the same floor.
200 feet
Smoke alarms and smoke detectors installed in household FA systems are subject to specific location requirements, one of which states that these detectors or smoke alarms shall not be installed within ----- horizontally from the tip of the blade of a ceiling fan.
36"
The total sound pressure level produced by combining the ambient sound pressure level with all operating audible notification appliances shall not exceed ----- anywhere in the protected area (change from 120 dba in 2002 code)
110 dba
An office to which remote alarm and supervisory signaling devices are connected, and personnel are in attendance at all times, is defined as a fire station. T/F?
False (supervising station)
A circuit to which automatic or manual initiating devices are connection, where the signal received does not identify the individual device operated, is called -----
An initiating device circuit.
A trouble signal shall be transmitted within a predetermined schedule after the guard completes the last tour of the premises. T/F?
False (finish signal)
Liquid expansion and fusible alloy are types of ----- detectors.
Fixed temperature heat
Which section in NFPA-72 provides requirements for the selection, location, and spacing of combination, multi-criteria, and multi-sensor detectors?
5.9
If ceiling mounted visible notification appliances are used on a ceiling of 30 feet or more AFF, the visible notification appliances shall be ---- or wall mounted visible notification appliances shall be used.
suspended from the ceiling at a height at or below 30 feet AFF.
A parallel telephone system is a telephone system in which an individually wired circuit is used for each box. T/F?
True
Circuits between the protected premises and the supervising or subsidiary station, that are essential to the actuation or operation of devices initiating a signal indicative of fire, shall be so arranged that the occurrence of a ----- or single ground will not prevent transmission of an alarm.
Single break
3 examples of a smoke-sensing fire detector.
cloud chamber
photoelectric
ionization
Household fire warning equipment shall be permitted to be powered by a battery, provided that the battery is monitored to ensure that 3 conditions are met, they are:
-All power requirements are met for at least 1 year, including weekly testing
-The audible trouble signal is produced at least once every minute for 7 consecutive days
-A readily noticeable, visible indication shall be displayed when the primary battery is removed
Equipment constructed and installed in conformity with NFPA-72 shall be listed for the purpose for which it is used. T/F?
True
The major threat from fire in a family living unit is -----
at night when everyone is asleep
A signal indicating an emergency requiring immediate action is defined as a -----
alarm signal
A document issued by the state fire marshal to a person who has passed the prescribed tests which grants conditional permission to perform the acts described on the document is a -----
certificate of registration
A group of devices designed to provide protection from fire or for the suppression or detection of fire is -----
a fire system
Electrically operated circuits, instruments, and devices, together with the necessary electrical energy, designed to transmit fire alarm, supervisory and trouble signals necessary for the protection of life and property is -----
a protective signaling system
A FA system that is designed to provide a general FA and voice communication. This system may be used in whole or in part in common with another signaling system such as Voice Page or musical program system if all components are of a type approved by the state fire marshal and the non-emergency system doesn't degrade the alarm and paging functions of the system. This is called -----
a combination paging alarm system
A signal indicating the need of action in connection with the supervision of watchmen or of sprinkler and other extinguishing systems or equipment or with the maintenance features of other protective systems is -----
supervisory signal
A license granted to a firm by the state fire marshal to perform certain task or work in an area regulated by the state fire marshal is -----
a license
A person who has been issued a certificate of registration by the state fire marshal is -----
a registrant
The code published by the international conference of building officials is a -----
uniform building code
A signal indicating trouble of any nature, such as a circuit break or ground, occurring in the devices or wiring associated with a protective signaling system is -----
a trouble signal
A unit containing 2 or more identified targets or indicator lamps in which each target or lamp indicates the circuit, condition or location annunciated is -----
an annunciator
Repair service, including periodic inspections and tests, required to keep the protective signaling system and automatic sprinkler system and their component parts in operative condition at all times, together with replacement of the undependable or inoperative is called -----
maintenance
The code published jointly by the western fire chief and the International Conference of Building Officials is the -----
Uniform Building Code
Which Nevada administrative code section covers which nationally recognized codes are adopted for use in the state of Nevada?
477.281
A person who sells, services or maintains any FA system, fire detection system or automatic fire suppression system in Nevada, other than the emloyee of another state, must obtain a license. T/F?
True
How long does the state fire marshal have to schedule an exam after the date of application?
90 days
If a license or certificate of registration is lost or destroyed, a replacement may be obtained by what method?
Notify the state fire marshal in writing attesting that the original license was lost or destroyed.
Is there a fee charged for duplicate license or certificate? If so, what is that fee?
yes, $11 for certificate, $11 for license
Does an applicant for a certification of registration need to pass a written exam?
Yes
Where would you find the standards that the certificates of registration exams given by the state fire marshal are based on?
477.312
If an applicant for a certificate of registration fails the exam, how long must the applicant wait before taking the exam again?
15 days
If a system to detect, suppress, or protect against fire is reduced to less than 80% of its design standards by an action, whether malicious or not, by a holder of a license or certificate of registration. The state fire marshal may refuse to issue, or may suspend, or revoke that license or certificate of registration. T/F?
True
What is the fee for the re-taking of an exam or any part of an exam?
$22
A person desiring to apply for a type "F" certificate of registration must provide a certificate from an equipment manufacturer, a supplier of materials for a fire system or a firm engaged in the design and engineering of these systems that he has received instructions and training in the installation, repair, testing and inspection of the specific system. The applicant then must pass a written exam and pay the fee. T/F?
True
The fee for an original certificate of registration is -----
$71.50
All original licenses and certificates of registration expire on -----
December 31st of year of issue
A holder of a certificate of registration need not be continuously present on a job site where work requiring a license as described in NAC 477.300. T/F?
False
The state fire marshal may revoke or suspend any certificate of registration if he determines that (4) -----
-It was used by a person other than whom it was issued
-It was used in a location other than that for which it was issued
-It was used for work other than for which it was issued
-Any of the conditions or limitations set forth in the license have been violated
Any change of information on a license or certificate must be reported to the state fire marshal in writing within ----- after the change occurred, the fee for a change of information is -----
7 days
$11
Does the state fire marshal have a minimum age requirement to hold a license or certification?
18 years
If a certicate of registration has expired, the registrant must apply to the state fire marshal for an original certificate or registration and pay the full fee for an original certification. The state fire marshal shall also require the applicant to -----
re-test
A license or certificate issued by the state fire marshal is not transferable and remains the property of the state fire marshal. T/F?
true
If a license or certificate of registration is suspended by the state fire marshal, the suspension may not exceed -----
24 months
A certificate of registration must be renewed annually before the December 31st deadline, the fee for annual renewal of a certificate is -----
$33
The AHJ may inspect a fire protection system at any time the contractor is present. All work must comply with the standards adopted for the system being installed. What is the title of the standard adopted by the fire marshal for inspections?
NFPA Fire Protection System, Inspection, test and maintenance manual.
Any person who holds ----- to service or install any FA system, must be properly equipped.
license
Area to be protected by a combination paging alarm must be covered with sufficient loudspeakers to achieve at least ------ of sound measured at any place within the protected property.
80 decibels
No fire system, device, or component of any fire system may be sold, leased or installed in this state unless it is approved, labeled or listed by UL or any other testing laboratory approved by the state fire marshal as being qualified to test such systems or devices. T/F?
true
A holder of a FA license shall not be required to maintain accurate records of all service performed by him after the period of 3 years. T/F?
False
The state fire marshal may for cause, revoke or suspend a license or certificate of registration. What is the maximum time a license or certificate revocation can last?
Permanently
If a firm holding a FA license does not have an employee who holds a certificate of registration, that firm may continue to perform those services authorized by the license for up to 30 days while obtaining a qualified employee? T/F?
False
The NFPA and IBC standards adopted by the state fire marshal are considered to be "minimum" standards. When there is a conflict between Chapter 477 and any code, ordinance or regulation, which applies?
The most stringent requirement
Where changes to certain codes are adopted by the state fire marshal, they are listed in Chapter 477. In what section would this list be found?
477.283
All applications for a license for the installation and maintenance of fire protection systems must be accompanied by a letter of certification from a manufacturer or supplier of the system, or supplier of the material and parts for the system, stating that the licensee has received parts and materials for the installation, maintenance, servicing, testing and inspection of those materials, items or systems. T/F?
True
If the holder of a license or certificate of registration fails to obtain the necessary tools or materials required by the state fire marshal, or refuses to cooperate with the state fire marshal in an investigation, the holder of the license or certificate must pay a fine to the state fire marshal before exercising the privileges granted by the license or certificate. T/F?
False
The licensee must report any changes of location to the state fire marshal within ----- after the change and pay a fee of -----
7 days
$11
Any person who holds a license to service or install a FA system, must employ personnel who are qualified to install and perform service on FA systems. Must this person also possess a state contractor's license pertinent to the work being performed?
yes
Can a person holding a certificate of registration supervise the installation, maintenance or testing on a fire system without being under the employ of a licensee?
no
How much written notice must be given by a licensed company who provides service relating to the installation or maintenance of fire systems to the owner, occupant, AHJ and the state fire marshal, before that company discontinues service to the owner or occupant?
30 days
Is a certificate of registration issued by the state fire marshal tranferable?
no
During what hours must the records kept by a licensee be made available for inspections by the state fire marshal or his representatives?
normal business hours
Application for renewal of a license or dertificate must be made annually. Renewals are valid from Jan 1 to Jan 1 of following year. T/F?
False (Jan 1 to Dec 31)
Must all work being performed on site for a fire system be supervised on site at all times by a certificate of registration holder?
Yes
If a license has expired and the licensee desires to continue in the business for which the license was issued, he must apply to the state fire marshal for an original license. T/F?
True
May a license or certificate be revoked or suspended if the person to whom it was issued did not have the license or certificate on the job site where work being performed under that license or certificate, or if the license or certificate failed to present it upon the request of the AHJ?
Yes
There are four basic classifications for fire system licenses issued by the state fire marshal. Which type authorizes the holder to design the placement of, install, maintain and service FA systems?
Type "F"
If a fire system, device or component of a fire system does not have approval from UL or other approved testing lab, may the state fire marshal under certain situations approve its use?
yes
The distributor or installer of a FA system must submit evidence of his capability to provide for any needed repair and restoration of a fire or fault in the system within ----- after being notified of a fire or fault in the system.
24 hours
What is the required size for a tag for recording the maintenance of a FA system?
4 inches long, 2 inches wide
Where FA systems are installed, a satisfactory agreement for the maintenance of the system must be provided. The owner of the system or his representatives are responsible to see that this agreement is provide. T/F?
True
A fire system must comply with the standards published by NECA and the International Conference of Building Officials. T/F?
False (it is the NFPA and International Conference of Building Officials)
Cone type and Horn type loudspeakers must has a minimum rated wattage to provide the coverage specified in subsection 1 of NAC 477.360. They also must have a matching transformer rated at -----. The wattage required for the load of the speaker as specified in subsection 1 of NAC 477.360.
2 times
Who is responsible for insuring that the number and placement of loudspeakers installed in a combination paging alarm system meet the standards adopted by the state fire marshal?
The architect or designer
In a combination paging alarm system all sleeping rooms in the protected premises must be equipped with a loudspeaker. T/F?
True
Before installation of a FA system begins, detailed plans of the intended system must be submitted to whom for approval? (2)
The state fire marshal and the AHJ
The recording tag for a FA system must be punched in the approved manner to indicate the type of service performed on the system. What other info must be included on the tag?
Date and signature of certificate holder
All new structures built for residential purposes which are not otherwise required by any statute, regulation or ordinance to be equipped with smoke detections or other fire systems, need not be equipped with smoke detectors that have been approved by the AHJ. T/F?
False (they must be approved by AHJ)
In a combination paging alarm system where environmental conditions are detrimental to cone type speakers what action must be taken?
Use a horn type loudspeaker
The tone generator used with a combination paging/alarm system must emit a unique tone distinctive in sound oscillation which -----
will awaken a sleeping person
Combination paging alarm systems must be designed so that (3) ----
An annunciator panel is provided at the central station for control
All components of the system must be continuosly supervised
A paging microphone must be provided at each annunicator panel
Combination paging alarm systems must be maintained in proper operating condition. An actual test of the system is required once every 6 months. T/F?
False
All areas in a high-rise building protected by a FA system must be provided with sufficient notification devices to achieve ----- at any occupied space within the area protected. All other occupancies must have a system capable of producing a sound that exceeds the prevailing equivalent sound level in a room or space by a minimum of -----, or exceed any max sound level with a duration of at least 30 seconds by a min of ----- whichever is loudest.
80 dba
15 dba
5 dba
The level of sound for an alarm signal must not exceed 120 decibels. T/F?
true
A firm or company providing a maintenance agreement for a FA system must provide a copy of the agreement, and ----- to the local fire department having jurisdiction.
proof of liability insurance
Amplifiers, tone generators, ans addociated equipment used in a combination paging an alarm system must be installed to provide a completely independent operating system and must include a fail-safe paney which will monitor the system against (5) ----- while the equipment is in use or on standby.
Opens, shorts, grounds
mechanical damage
power loss
Where field conditions necessitate any substantial change from the approved plan, the corrected plan, showing the system as actually installed must be -----
submitted to the state fire marshal and the AHJ
All annunicator panels installed in the combination paging alarm system must (3) -----
use a common lock and key approved by the fire department
have the capability for giving a general alarm through the use of manual switches
have the same design as the central control panel
Can an annunciator panel installed in the combination paging alarm system be compatible with the fire system but of a different brand?
no
Who is responsible to ensure that the equipment for the FA system meets the requirements set forth by the state fire marshal?
The engineer who designed the system
A distributor or installer must submit evidence of his ability to provide any needed repair or restoration of a system after being notified of a fire or fault in the system. The evidence of that capability is subject to approval by the state fire marshal and must include a showing that the distributor or installer has (3) -----
The necessary equipment and qualified personnel
The necessary stock of parts and devices
A valid contractors license
Any device used to sound a FA must be listed by UL for use as a fire alarm. T/F?
true
The central control panel of a combination paging alarm system must include a ----- and associated equipment and circuitry for a ----- communications system.
power supply
telephone
When the supervisory panel of a comination paging alarm system has detected a fault it must emit an audicle and visual signal. These signals must be indicated at central control and all annunciator panels. There must be a switch provided to cancel the audible and visual signals on the central control and each of the annunciator panels. T/F?
False (not the visual)
A paging microphone is provided at each annunciator panel and the central panel. By keying the microphone will alarms signals be muted?
yes
A tag must be attached to the FA system -----
after installation and after successful testing
The central control station of a combination paging alarm system must have access to all system of vocal communications, as well as panels for manual and automate fire alarms, status indicators for sprinkler valved, elevator status, air handler status and controls, stairwell door lock controls and -----
a telephone with access to a direct outside line.
Circuits for transmission of supervisory signals shall be ----- alarm circuits.
ran separate from
Howmowners shall test their systems in accordance with the manufacturers instructions and shall have every residential FA system tested by a qualified technician at least every -----
3 years
Connections to the light and power service shall be on a ----- branch circuit.
dedicated
The number of water flow switches which shall be permitted to be connected to activate a signal transmitter shall not exceed -----
5
The signal from an automatic fire detection device selected for positive alarm sequence operation shall be acknowledged at the control unit by trained personnel within ------ of annunciation in order to initiate the alarm investigation phase.
15 seconds
A trouble signal shall be transmitted within a predetermined schedule after the guard completes the last tour of the premises. T/F?
False (finish signal)
All alarm sounding devices shall have a minimum rating of -----
80 dba at 10'
Each household detection device shall cause the operation of an alarm which shall be clearly audible in all ----- over background noise levels such as window AC and room humidifiers with all intervening doors closed.
bedrooms
The secondary power supply shall automatically supply the energy to the system within ----- whenever the primary power supply is incapable.
10 seconds
The max allowable time lapse from the initiation of a signal FA signal until it is recorded at the supervising station shall not exceed 90 seconds. When any number of subsequent FA signals occur at any rate, they shall be recorded at a rate no slower than one every additional -----
10 seconds
Each FA manual pull station shall be securely mounted. The bottom of the box shall not be less than ----- and not more than ----- AFF
3 1/2'
4 1/2'
Detectors shall first be spaced and located within ----- of the peak, measured horizontally.
3 feet
A rate of rise detector is a device which will respond when the temperature rises to exceed a predetermined level. T/F?
True
A ----- is a device that is intended to detect flames and is designed to operate in environments where sunlight or other ambient lighting is assumed.
flame detector
All points on the ceiling shall have a detector within a distance equal to ----- times the listed spacing.
.7
Audible signal materials need to be protected against the effects of (3) ----- and shall be designed and fabricated to render them damage and tamper resistant.
climate
fire
moisture
All material for (3) ----- shall be moisture fire and climate resistant in accordance with the state purpose and shall be designated and fabricated to render them damage and tamper resistant.
visible appliances
textual appliances
audible appliances
Records for all inspections, tests and maintenance shall be kept on the premise for at least ----- for review by the AHJ.
1 year
The ----- shall provide for proper maintenance of the system.
owner
To install any componet of a FA system, it must first be approved by UL or the State Fire Marshal. T/F?
True
In a supervisory panel for a protective signaling system, when a fault has been detected it must automatically -----
emit audible and visual indications of the fault
Prior to installing a FA system in any building in the state, plans of the system must be submitted to the -----
AHJ/Fire Department
Maintenance or installation of a protective signaling system can be done without license issued by the State Fire Marshal? T/F?
False
Which standard published by the NFPA must FA systems comply with?
NFPA 72
Within a protected premise, areas to be covered by audible FA system must achieve ----- level of decibels at any location within the property covered.
80 db
Work on the installation of any FA system cannot commence until the -----
plans are approved by the AHJ
A contractor licensed with the State Fire Marshals office must employ a qualified individual to perform installation and service work on protective signaling systems for their license to remain valid. T/F?
True
According to the regulations set forth by the State Fire Marshals office, the design and placement of all audio notification appliances integral to the operation of a protective signaling system and required standards is responsible by who?
The building architect/engineer
What is the time requirement by the State Fire Marshals office for a distributor or installer of protective signaling systems to respond for any needed service or restoration after being notified by the local fire department?
24 hours
The responsibility for inspections, tests, and maintenance programs shall be assigned by the ----- to a designated person of authority.
owner
Room sizes and contours, airflow patterns, obstructions, and other characteristics of the ----- shall be taken into account.
protected hazard
Circuits for transmission of supervisory signals shall be ----- alarm circuits.
ran separate from
Household smoke alarms and smoke detectors installed witin a ----- horizontal path of a cooking appliance shall be equipped with an alarm-silencing means or be of the photo electric type.
20 feet
Each household heat detector, including a heat detector integrally mounted on a smoke detector, shall detect abnormally high temperature or rate-of-temperature rise and all detectors shall be listed or approved for not less than ----- feet between detectors.
50
In a combination system, a ----- signal shall take precedence or be clearly recognizable over any other signal.
fire alarm
One of the most critical factors of any FA system is the ----- the fire detecting devices.
location of
A circuit or path connecting a subsidiary station to a supervising station over which signals are carried is called a -----
communications channel
If batteries are used as a source of energy, they shall be replaced -----
as recommended
The total sound pressure level produced by combining the ambient sound pressure level with all audible notification appliances operating shall not exceed ----- in the occupiable area.
110 dBA
120 dBA (according to 2002)
Permanent records shall be retained by the system owner or the owner's designated representative for how long?
life of system
Spot-type smoke detectors mounted on the side wall should have the top of the detector between ----- inches from the ceiling.
4 to 12
Smoke detectors shall be installed (3) -----
outside each sleeping area
in basements
on each additional story of the family living unit
Household FA systems shall have 2 independent power sources consisting of a primary source that uses commercial light and power, and a secondary source consisting of -----
rechargeable batteries
May an audible trouble signal be permitted to be common to several supervised circuits?
Yes
The max allowable time lapse from the initiation of a single FA signal until it is recorded at the supervising station shall not exceed 90 seconds. When any number of subsequent FA signals occur at any rate, they shall be recorded at a rate no slower than one every additional -----
10 seconds
When the runner is not in attendance at the proprietary supervising station, the runner shall establish two way communications with the station at intervals not exceeding -----
15 minutes
Automatic alarm initiating systems equipped with alarm verification features shall be permitted provided (4) -----
-The alarm verification feature is not initially enabled unless conditions or occupants are expected to cause nuisance alarms. Enabling is allowed with password/limited access
-A smoke detector is continuously subjected to a concentration above alarm threshold, and does not delay alarm by more than 1 minute
-Actuation of an alarm initiating device other than a smoke detector causes the system to function without additional delay
current status of the alarm verification feature is shown on the record of completion
Where both coded sprinkler supervisory signals and coded fire or water flow alarm signals are transmitted over the same circuit, provision shall be made to either obtain (2) ----- of the FA signal, to prevent the loss of an alarm signal.
sufficient repetition
alarm signal precedence
Connections to the light and power service shall be on a ----- branch circuit.
dedicated
Each manual FA box shall be securely mounted. The operable part of the box shall not be less than ----- and not more than ----- AFF
3 1/2'
4 1/2'
All apparatus shall be restored to normal ----- after each test or alarm.
as promptly as possible
A ----- is a local signaling system for FA, supervisory or guard's tour supervisory services for household fire warning systems, whose components may be used in whole or in part in common with a non-fire signaling system.
combination system
A means for turning off an activated alarm notification appliance shall be permitted only if -----
the means deactivates both the audible and the visible notification appliances simultaneously
If speakers are used to produce audible FA signals, trouble signals are required to be displayed when -----
an amplifier fails and the system is in alarm and operating on secondary power
Local protective systems of the electrical type must test free of grounds. T/F?
True
Audible signal appliances intended for use in special environments such as (3) ----- or where subject to tampering shall be listed for the intended application.
outdoors vs. indoors
high humidity
dusty/hazardous locations
When common wiring is employed for ----- the equipment for other than FA signaling systems use shall be connected to the common wiring of the system in such a manner that shorts or opens or grounds in this equipment or between equipment and the Fa wiring, will not interfere with either the upervision of the fire system or prevent alarm or supervisory signal transmission
combination systems
A pressure tank supervisory signal initiating device for a pressure tank shall detect both high and low pressure conditions. A signal shall be obtained when the pressure is increased or decreased ----- from the required pressure value.
10 psi
Homeowners shall test systems in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and shall have every residential Fa system tested by a qualified service technician at least every -----
3 years
Manually actuated alarm-initiating devices shall (3) -----
be used only for FA initiating purposes and guards tour signaling
have the operable part of the manual FA box mounted between 3 1/2' to 4 1/2' AFF
Be mounted within 5 feet of the exit doorway opening at re-exit on each floor
Manually actuated alarm-initiating devices do not need to be located so that the travel distance to the nearest FA box is not in excess of -----
125 feet
In a protected premises FA system the secondary power supply shall automatically supply the energy to the system within ----- whenever the primary power supply is incapable.
10 seconds
When the same sound is used for both supervisory and trouble signals, distinction between signals shall be by other appropriate means such as visible annunication. T/F?
true
A switch for silencing the trouble signal sounding appliance shall be permitted if it transfers the trouble indication to a lamp or other acceptable visible indicator adjacent to the switch. T/F?
true
Automatic FA signal initiating devices that have integral trouble ----- shall be connected to the initiating device circuit so that a trouble condition within a device does not impair alarm transmission from any other initiating device.
signaling contacts
All means of interconnecting equipment, devices and appliances and wiring connections shall be ------ of the interconnecting conductors or equivalent path so that the occurrence of a single ground fault condition in the installation conductors or other signaling channels and their restoration to normal shall be automatically indicated within 200 seconds.
Monitored for integrity
Shunt-type auxiliary systems shall be so arranged that one auxiliary transmitter does not serve more than ----- sq. ft total area.
100,000
For the purpose of alarm annunciation, each floor of a building shall be considered a separate zone. T/F?
True
A municipal FA box that may also be operated by remote means is -----
a master box
Circuit breakers or engine stops shall not be installed in such a manner as to cut off the power for (2) -----
lighting
operating elevators
The NFPA standard for auxiliary protective signaling systems for FA service is -----
NFPA 72
What should the color marking for a spot type heat detector rated for high temperature be?
blue
If tone generating and amplifying equipment are enclosed as integral parts and service onlly a single listed loudspeaker,the failure of the tone generator or amplifier -----
will not result in a trouble signal
Not more than 18 initiating devices shall be interconnected where the interconnecting means is not supervised. How many of these 18 devices can be smoke alarms?
12
The emergency voice/alarm command station and central control unit of a proprietary supervising station alarm system shall be located -----
in a fire resistive, detached building or cut-off room
Where signal conductors and electric light and power wires are run in the same shaft, they shall be separated by at least -----, or either system shall be encased in a noncombustible enclosure.
2 inches
Conductors of the shunt circuits shall not be smaller than ----- AWG and shall be insulated.
14
All communication and transmission channels between the proprietary supervising station and the protected premises master control unit (panel) shall be operated manually or automatically once every ----- to verify operation.
24 hours
Equipment shall be so designed that is shall be capable of performing its intended function at (3) -----
a relative humidity of 85 +/- 5% and an ambient temperature of 86F =/- 3F
Ambient temperatures of 32F and 120F
85% and at 110% of the nameplate primary and secondary input voltages.
How much can you decrease the input voltage before you will get a trouble?
15%
A facility that receives signals and where personnel are in attendance at all times to respond to these signals is known as a -----
supervising station
Trouble signals shall be distinctive from alarm signals and shall be indicated by distinctive -----
audible signals
The type of auxiliary public reporting protective system that is electrically isolated from the municipal alarm system and has its own power supply is the ------ type.
local energy
Leads from rectifiers or motor generators, with storage battery floating, shall have fuses rated at not less than 1 amp and not more than ----- percent of maximum connected load.
200
Both sides of the auxiliary circuit shall be in the same conduit. Where a shunt loop is used, it shall not exceed a length of ----- and shall be in conduit.
750'
In areas that are not continuously occupied and are not fully sprinklered, automatic smoke detection, shall be provided at the location of each FA control unit as well as each ----- to provide notification of a fire at that location.
NAC circuit power extender and supervising station transmitting equipment
A spare DARR shall be provided in the supervising station and shall be able to be switched in place of a failed unit within ----- after detection of a failure
30 seconds
If a guard fails to actuate a tour station as scheduled, the system shall automatically transmit a delinquency signal within ----- minutes after the predetermined actuation time.
15
A signal initiated by the FA system, indicative of a fault in a monitored circuit or component, is -----
a trouble signal
Engine driven generators used as a secondary power source for a supervising station shall have available in storage sufficient fuel for ----- of testing. Section 4.4.1.5.1 (2) also provides for 4 hours of battery capacity.
6 months
Protected premises FA systems that serve the general FA needs of a building shall include these 2 functions related to fire suppression systems...
monitoring of abnormal conditions in a fire suppression system
Activiation of fire suppression systems
Protected premises FA systems that serve the general FA needs of a building does not need to include ----
leak detection of fire suppresion systems
When a remote supervising station connection is used to transmit an alarm signal, the signal shall be received at (3) -----
the fire station
a similar governmental agency
the public fire service commuication center
In a household FA system, fixed temperature detectors or alarms shall have a temperature rating at least 25F above the normal ambient temperature and shall not be rated ----- higher than the max anticipated ambient temperature in the room or space where installed.
50F
Each heat detector, including a heat detector integrally mounted on a smoke detector, shall detect abnormally high temperature or rate of temperature rise, and all such detectors shall be listed or approved for not less than ----- of spacing
50 feet
The number of water flow switches which shall be permitted to be connected to activate a single transmitter shall not exceed -----
5
Where suitable visible means are provided in the remote supervising station to readily identify the type of signal transmitted, a common audible notification appliance shall be permitted to be used. T/F?
True
Where publicly accessible FA boxes are installed, location -designating lights of distinctive color (blue) must be visible for at least ----- in all directions.
1,500 feet
In a household FA system, all electrical systems designed to be installed by other than a qualified electrician shall be powered from a source not in excess of ----- volts that meets the requirements for power limited FA circuits.
30 V
A signal indicating an emergency requiring immediate action, such as an alarm for fire from a manual box is defined as a -----
alarm signal
All devices, combination of devices, and equipment to be installed in a hosehold fire warning system shall be (2) ----- for the purposes for which they are intended.
listed
approved
The signal from an automatic fire detection device selected for positive alarm sequence operation shall be acknowledged at the control unit by trained personnel within ----- of annunciation in order to initiate the alarm investigation phase
15 seconds
The circuit disconnecting means shall be accessible only to authorized personnel and shall be clearly marked -----
fire alarm circuit
A control valve shall be supervised to obtain a distinctive signal, indicating movement of the valve from its normal position. The off-normal signal shall be obtained either during the ----- revolutions of a hand wheel or when the stem of the valve has moved 1/5th of the distance from its normal position
first two
Adequate facilities to recharge batteries within ----- shall be provided to recharge batteries subjected to a single discharge cycle.
48 hours
Actuation of alarm notification appliances or emergency voice communications, fire safety functions, and annunciation at the protected premises shall occur ----- after the activation of an initiating device.
10 seconds
The system shall automatically transmit a ----- signal within 15 minutes if a guard fails to actuate tour stations as scheduled.
delinquency
The visual representation of output data other than printed data is defined as -----
display
Parts of a circuit can be intentionally and permanently grounded to provide (3) -----
noise suppression
ground fault detection
emergency ground signaling
Exposed water storage containers shall be supervised to obtain two separate and distinct signals. One indicating that the water temperatures has been lowered to 40F and one indicating restoration of a temperature above 40F. T/F?
true
Line-type heat detectors shall be located on the ceiling or on the side walls not moer than ----- from the ceiling.
20"
In spaces served by air handling systems, detectors shall not be located where air flow ----- operation of the detectors
prevents
After installation, a visual inspection of all detectors shall be made to ensure that there are no changes that would effect ----- such as building modifications, occupancy hazards, and environmental effects.
equipment performance
Initiation of an alarm signal due to waste, surges or variable pressure shall be allowed only if the waste, surges or variable pressure results in water movement that exceeds normal by 175% or more. T/F?
False (no alarm)
----- is a body or stream of gaseous material involved in the combustion process, emitting radiant energy.
Flame
On a sloping ceiling, detectors shall first be spaced and located within ----- feet of the peak, measured horizontally
3
A ----- type detector is a device whose detecting element is concentrated at a particular location.
spot
Records of all inspections, tests and maintenance shall be retained until the next test and for ----- thereafter.
1 year
Where ceiling mounted smoke detectors are to be installed on a smooth ceiling for a single or double doorway, they shall be located (2) -----
on the centerline of the doorway
no more than 5' measured along the ceiling and perpendicular to the doorway
A ----- is a device that will respond when its operating element becomes heated to a predetermined level.
fixed temperature detector
Smoke detectors shall not be installed in areas where the normal ambient temperature is likely to exceed ----- or fall below 32F unless specifically listed.
100F
A rate-of-rise detector is a device which will respond when the temperature rises to a predetermined level. T/F?
False (it must exceed that level)
A spacing of ----- feet may be used as a guide for spacing and locating spot-type smoke detectors on smooth ceilings.
30
All cables with taps and splices made shall be tested of insulation resistance when installed, but before connection to terminals. Such tests shall indicate an insulation resistance of at least ----- megohms per mile between any one conductor and all others, the sheath, and ground.
200
Air duct detectors shall be securely installed in such a way as to obtain a representative sample of air system. This shall be permitted to be achieved by being (3) -----
rigidly mounted within the duct
mounted outside the duct with rigidly mounted sampling tubes into duct
mounted through the duct with a projected light beam
With certain exceptions, detectors shall be required underneath open loading docks or platforms. T/F?
True
A typical example of a fixed temperature sensing element is -----
bimetallic
The spacing and location of smoke detectors shall result only after careful consideration of (3) ----
ventilation
ceiling height
ceiling shape
Solid joist construction is ceiling having beams projecting below the ceiling surface more than 4 inches and spaced more than 3 feet center to center. T/F?
true
Each DART shall automatically initiate and complete a test transmission sequence to its associated DARR at least once every -----
24 hours
Where automatic testing is performed at a frequency of not less than ----- by a remotely monitored FA control unit specifically listed for this applicaton, the manual inspection frequency shall be permitted to be extended to annually.
weekly
To avoid nuisance alarms, the location of smoke detectors shall take into consideration normal sources of (4) ----- and electrical or mechanical influences
dust
moisture
smoke
fumes