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4. Who is responsible for alarm system testing and maintenance?

The property owner

5. At minimum, how long shall a supervising station maintain records on signals received from maintenance, inspections and testing?

36 months

6. According to NFPA 72, how often shall manual fire alarm pull stations be tested?

Every 12 months

7. According to NFPA 72, How often should water flow switches be tested?

Quarterly

8. What standard covers the installation of audible and visible notifications appliances?

NFPA 72 2007, Ch. 7

9. How many smoke detectors are required for a room with a level ceiling of a 900 square feet or less?

1

10. Fire alarm system providing general emergency voice alarm communication must provide for _________ hours of stand by power followed by ___________ minutes of alarm.

24; 15

11. What is the minimum listed spacing for a combination smoke/heat detector?

50 feet

1. A fire alarm system in which components are used in whole or in part, in common with a non-fire signaling system.

A combination system

Ch.3 Definitions (3.3.67.2)

2. A system component that generates transmission of a change of state condition is called an ___________.

initiating device

Ch.3 Definitions (3.3.90)

3. Indicates the need for action in relation to the equipment or maintenance features to related systems

Supervisory Signal

Ch.3 Definitions (3.3.172.6)

4. An individual that is designated by the building owner can be an ___________.

impairment coordinator

(Ch 3 Definitions)

5. Trouble signals and their restoration to normal shall be indicated within _________.

200 seconds

Ch.4 Fundamentals - Requirements (4.4.3.5.1)

6. A fire alarm control panel shall recharge batteries within _________ after fully charged batteries have been subject to a single discharge.

48 hours

Requirements - Requirements (4.4.1.8.3.2)

7. Fire alarm systems providing general evacuation need to provide ________ of standby power, followed by a _________ of alarm power.

24 hours; 15 minutes

Ch.4 Fundamentals - Requirements (4.4.1.5.3.1 A)

8. If an engine driven generator dedicated to the fire alarm is used as a power source shall comply with __________

NFPA 110

Ch.4 Fundamentals - Requirements (4.4.1.5.3.1 A)

9. A Self-restoring supervisory signal shall be visually and audibly indicated within

90 seconds

Ch.4 Fundamentals - Requirements 4.4.3.2.3

10. A coded alarm consists of not less that complete three rounds of the number transmitted, each round shall consist of not less than ___________

Three Impulses

Ch.4 Fundamentals - Requirements (4.4.3.1)

11. A coded supervisory signal shall be permitted to consist of _________ if the number transmitted to indicate a supervisory off-normal condition

Two rounds

(4.4.3.2.1) Ch.4 Fundamentals - Requirements

12. Required signals shall not be lost, interrupted or delayed by more than ________ as a result of the primary power failure.

10 seconds

(4.4.1.6.3) Ch.4 Fundamentals - Requirements

13. If an engine driven generator dedicated to the fire alarm system is used as a power source, the operation of the generator shall comply with ___________.

NFPA 110

(4.4.1.9.3.1) Ch.4 Fundamentals - Requirements

14. Rechargeable batteries shall be either __________ or __________

Trickle; Float-Charged (pick only one if both not listed)

(4.4.1.8.3.4) Ch.4 Fundamentals - Requirements

15. Required signals shall not be interrupted or delayed by more than _______ as a result of a primary power failure

10 seconds

(4.4.1.6.3) Ch.4 Fundamentals - Requirements

16. A self-restoring supervisory signal shall be visually and audibly indicated within _______

90 Seconds

(4.4.3.2.3) Ch.4 Fundamentals - Requirements

17. An engine driven generator for public fire alarm reporting system __________.

Shall be tested weekly

Ch.4 Fundamentals - Requirements

18. The temperature classification a heat-sensing fire detector with a green color code means __________.

very extra high

Ch.4 Fundamentals - Requirements

19. The standard fire alarm evacuation signal is a _________ temporal pattern

three pulse

Ch.4 Fundamentals - Requirements

20. Smoke detectors mounted on a flat ceiling shall be no closer than _______ from the surface wall

4 inches

Ch.4

21. Smoke detectors are required to be installed within _________ of a peeked ceiling .

3 Feet

Ch.5 Initiating Devices / Installation Requirements (5.6.5.4.1)

22. _______ is the color classification for heat detector rated at _______.

Blue; 275F

Ch 5 Initiating Devices / Installation Requirements (5.6.2.1.1)

23. _______ smoke detector is required for a room with a level ceiling of 900 sq. ft. or less.

One

Ch.5 Initiating Devices / Installation Requirements (5.7.3.2.4.2 5)

24. Pressure tank signal shall be initiated when the water level falls or rises ______ inches.

three

Ch. 5 Initiating Devices / Installation Requirements (5.15.3.2)

25. For all other water tanks a signal shall be initiated when the water level falls or rises _______.

12 inches

Ch.5 Initiating Devices / Installation Requirements (5.15.3.3)

26. _______ is the number of ceiling mount smoke detectors required if the depth of wall section above the door is greater than 610mm (24in) on both sides

Two

Ch.5 Initiating Devices / Installation Requirements (5.16.6.5.1.3)

27. ______ smoke detector is required for a room with a level ceiling of 900 square feet or less.

one

Ch.5 Initiating Devices / Installation Requirements (5.73.2.4.2.5)

28. Flame detectors are suitable for use in _____________________.

high ceiling open spaced buildings

Ch.5 Initiating Devices / Installation Requirements (5.16.6.5.1.3)

29. _____ smoke detector is required for a room with level ceiling of 200 feet or less.

one

Ch. 5 Initiating Devices / Installation Requirements (5.7.3.2.4.2.5)

30. ________ is the minimum listed minimum spacing for a combination smoke/heat detector.

50 feet

Ch.5 Initiating Devices / Installation Requirements (5.6.2.2)

31. Smoke detectors mounted on a flat ceiling shall be located no closer than _________ from the adjusting wall surface.

4 inches

Ch.5 Initiating Devices / Installation Requirements (5.7.3.2.1)

32. The operable part of each manual fire alarm box shall be not less than ___________.

3 1/2 feet (3 feet 6 inches)

Ch.5 Initiating Devices / Installation Requirements (5.13.4)

33. The maximum number of supervisory signal-initiating devices permitted to be connected to a single initiating device circuit shall be ________.

20

Ch.6 Special Equipment- Requirements (6.8.5.6.2)

34. Up to ________ warden phones can be used simultaneously in a common talk mode.

five

Ch.6 Special Equipment- Requirements (6.10.1.6)

35. A junction box installed outside of a building to facilitated access to fire suppressions alarm initiating device circuits must be ____________________________________.

be equipped with tamperproof screws, or it must have a device to initiate a trouble signal when the box is opened.

Ch.6 Special Equipment- Requirements (6.8.5.11.1)

36. Establishing notification zones within premises shall ____________________.

be consistent with the building evacuation plan.

Ch.6 Special Equipment- Requirements (6.8.6.3.1)

37. In a common talk system if the control equipment does not indicate the location of the telephone station or telephone jack shall be clearly and permanently labeled to ________________________.

Identify his or her location to the control center by voice.

Ch.6 Special Equipment- Requirements (6.10.1.14)

38. The maximum number of water-flow switches that can be connected to a initiating device circuit is ____.

5

Ch.6 Special Equipment- Requirements (6.8.5.5.2)

39. The maximum allowable response delay on an alarm signal from an initiating device shall receipt by the control unit shall be _________.

10 Seconds

Ch.6 Special Equipment- Requirements (6.8.1.1)

40. A lobby smoke detector shall be located in the ceiling within ___________ of the centerline of each elevator door within the elevator bank under control of the detector.

21 feet

Ch.6 Special Equipment- Requirements (6.16.3.5)

41. Alarm verification time cannot delay the alarm longer than ____________ if a smoke detector is programmed for alarm verification.

60 seconds

Ch.6 Special Equipment- Requirements

42. Visual notification appliances on a fire alarm system shall not be located more than __________ from the end of the corridor.

15 feet

Ch.7 Notification Appliances (7.5.4.4.5)

43. The minimum audible level that is required for a sleeping area is _____ and must be measured at the ______.

75db; pillow

Ch.7 Notification Appliances (7.4.4.1)*

44. The total sound pressure level produced by combining the ambient sound pressure level with all audible notification appliances operating in the occupied area shall not exceed ______.

110db

Ch.7 Notification Appliances (A 7.4.1.1, 7.4.1.3)

45. The minimum required light output for a single wall mounted visible notification appliance on a 50ft by 50ft room is ________.

94CD

Ch.7 Notification Appliances (7.5.4.3.1)

46. In 40 feet by 40 feet room with 10 feet high ceiling ________ is the number of 15cd strobe lights installed.

4

Ch.7 Notification Appliances (7.5.4.3.1 B)

47. An office space has an ambient sound level of 60dba, the minimum sound level required to ensure that alarm signals are clearly heard should be ______.

75dba

Ch.7 Notification Appliances (7.4.2.1)

48. The average ambient sound level for business occupancies is _______.

60dba

Ch.7 Notification Appliances {4dba is the minimum + 15dba as per 7.4.2.1}

49. When connecting visual notification appliances to the fire alarm system, the flashes shall not exceed ______________.

two flashes per second

Ch.7 Notification Appliances (7.5.2.1)

50. When connecting visual notification appliances on a fire alarm system, the flash rate shall not exceed ____________.

two flashes per second

Ch.7 Notification Appliances (7.5.2.1)

51. ______ is the number of speakers required for each notification zone.

two

Ch.7 Notification Appliances (7.5.2.1)

52. A speaker is tapped at 1/4 watt and produces a sound level of 75db, if the speaker is tapped the 1 watt will produce _____.

81db

Ch.7 Notification Appliances

53. A DACT shall be configured to seize the phone lines by __________________.

disconnecting the outgoing and incoming calls by off hook

Ch.8 Central Station (8.6.3.2.1.3)

54. If either transmission channel for a DACT fails a trouble signal shall be sent within ________________.

240 seconds / 4 minutes

Ch.8 Central Stations (8.6.3.2.1.4 b2)

55. If either transmission channel for a DACT fails, a trouble signals shall be sent within ____________.

240 seconds / 4 Minutes

Ch.8 Central Stations (8.6.3.2.1.4 B3)

56. A failure of a dact to transmit an alarm shall not prevent subsequent attempts, __________________________.

up to a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 10 have been attempted

Ch.8 Central Stations (8.6.3.2.1.3 C)

57. In the event of loss of primary lighting for a proprietary supervising station the emergency light shall operate for not less than ________.

26 Hours

Ch.8 Central Stations (8.4.3.4.3)

58. Upon recite of trouble signal pertaining solely to matters of equipment maintenance of the fire alarm system, the proprietary supervising station operator shall initiate action to perform the following: ______________________________________________________________.

Dispatch personnel to arrive within four (4) hours to initiate maintenance if necessary. Notify the AHJ when interruption of service exists for four (8) hours or more.

Ch.8 Central Stations (8.4.5.6.4)

59. The central station shall dispatch personnel to arrive within ______ if protected premises equipment needs to be manually reset after testing.

2 hours

Ch.8 Central Stations (8.37.5.4)

60. Low power radio transmitters shall automatically repeat alarm transmission at intervals not exceeding __________ until the initiating device is returned to its non-alarm condition.

60 seconds

Ch.8 Central Stations

61. A duct detector is required to be visually inspected _________.

Semi-annual

Ch.10 Maintenance - Test Methods (10.3.1.9)

62. Sensitivity check on a smoke detector shall be checked within _______ after installation.

1 year

Ch.10 Maintenance - Test Methods (10.4.4.2.1)

63. Sensitivity check on a smoke detectors is required _____________.

within one year of installation

Ch.10 Maintenance - Test Methods

64. A projected beam type detector shall be tested by introducing ______________.

an optical filter into the beam path.

Ch.10 Maintenance - Test Methods

65. A digital alarm radio receiver shall be visually inspected at least _________.

semi-annually

Ch.10 Maintenance - Test Methods

66. Flame detector and spark/ember detector testing shall be performed with a _____________

Calibrated test method

Ch.10 Maintenance - Test Methods

67. ___________________________ prior to testing and cleaning the smoke detectors.

Place the fire alarm system on test with the monitoring central station

Ch.10 Maintenance - Test Methods 10.2.3.1

68. When changes are made to site specific software of a fire alarm system _____ of initiating devices that are not directly affected by the change and a maximum of ______ shall be tested so that the correct system operation will be verified.

10%; 50

Ch.10 Maintenance - Test Methods (10.4.1.2.1 4 2)

69. __________________________________, this statement is concerning the maintenance, testing and inspection records on a fire alarm system.

Software based systems require a generic copy of the software be provided to the owner,

Ch.10 Maintenance - Test Methods (A10.6.1.2)

70. After the first initial or reactance inspection, nickel-cadmium or sealed lead-acid batteries should be visually inspected ___________.

Semi-annually

Ch.10 Maintenance - Test Methods (10.3.1)

71. A heat test shall be performed a manufacture heat source and shall activate within ____________.

1 min

Ch.10 Maintenance - Test Methods (10.4.2.2 14(d))

72. When testing a radio alarm transmitter (RAT) ___________________________.

a fault between elements of the transmitting equipment shall be caused.

Ch.10 Maintenance - Test Methods (10.4.2.2 18e)

73. ________________________________ is an acceptable method used to in testing smoke detector sensitivity.

A fire alarm control panel listed for the smoke detector sensitivity

Ch. 10 Maintenance - Test method

74. Regarding testing of the releasing system, ______________________________________.

testing personnel shall be cognizant of the hazards associated with inadvertent system discharge.

Ch. 10 Maintenance - Test method (10.2.5.1)

75. Smoke detectors found to have a sensitivity outside the listed and marked sensitivity shall be __________________________.

cleaned, recalibrate or be replaced

Ch. 10 Maintenance - Test method (10.4.4.2.5)

76. A digital alarm radio receiver shall be visually inspected at least ____________.

semi-annual.

Ch. 10 Maintenance - Test method (10.3.1)

77. Supervised alarm notification appliances shall be visually inspected at least.

semi-annual

Ch. 10 Maintenance - Test method (10.3.1)

78. A _______________ does not insure that each smoke detector is within its listed and marked sensitivity range.

A smoke entrance method

Ch. 10 Maintenance - Test method (see sensitivity testing methods)

79. The proper way of testing a water-flow switch is to _____________________.

run water through the inspectors test valve

Ch. 10 Maintenance - Test method

80. After the first initial or re acceptance inspection, lead acid or dry cell batteries shall be inspected _________.

monthly

Ch. 10 Maintenance - Test method (10.3.1 3a-c)

81. When performing a load test on a standby battery it is necessary to ______________.

test with battery charger disconnected

Ch. 10 Maintenance - Test method (10.3.1 3b-d)

82. After the first initial or reactance inspection, nickel-cadmium and sealed acid batteries shall be inspected

Semi-annually

Ch. 10 Maintenance - Test method (10.3.1 3b-d)

83. The first functionality test of a smoke detector shall be performed _______________.

within one year of installation

Ch. 10 Maintenance - Test method (10.3.1 15)

84. A minimum of _______ detectors shall be tested on each initiating conventional device circuits.

two

Ch. 10 Maintenance - Test method (10.3.1 15)

85. The fire alarm system transmitters shall be visually inspected at least _________.

semi-annually

Ch. 10 Maintenance - Test method (10.3.1 15)

86. Supervised alarm notification appliances shall be visually inspected at least ________.

semi-annually

Ch. 10 Maintenance - Test method (10.3.1 13)

87. A DACT is required to be visually inspected ________________.

semi-annually

Ch. 10 Maintenance - Test method (10.3.1)

88. A DACT is required to be tested ____________.

annually

Ch. 10 Maintenance - Test method (10.4.4)

89. The proper method to measure the voltage across battery terminals when performing a lead battery charger test is to _____________________.

leave the battery connected to the charger circuit

Ch. 10 Maintenance - Test method

90. When cleaning a smoke detector you should first, ____________________.

read the manufactures cleaning procedures.

Ch. 10 Maintenance - Test method

91. _________________ does not ensure that each smoke detector is within its listed ranges.

A smoke entrance method

Ch. 10 Maintenance - Test method

92. A notification appliance is located at the end of a 24V circuit. The device requires at least 24 volts in order to operate. ______ gage size wires are needed for this device to operate. (NFPA 20)

14

Electrical Code

93. The wire nuts used in NYC to splice fire alarm conductors must be rated at a temperature of _______.

150c

Electrical Code

94. The requirements for grounding a fire alarm system are based on ____________________.

NYC electrical code Article 250.

Electrical Code

95. ____________ of the national electrical code addresses the requirements for fire alarm.

Article 760

Electrical Code

96. ______ AWG is the minimum required wire for grounding a fire alarm system in NYC.

8

Electrical Code

97. ______ AWG is the stranded wire allowed to be used in NYC fire alarm installations.

8

Electrical Code

98. Article _______ of the National Electrical Code addresses the requirements for fire-stopping.

300 (NFPA 70 article 300.21)

Electrical Code

99. The standard fire alarm evacuation is a ________ pulse temporal pattern using any appropriate sound.

Three

Product Safety Standards (A.6.8.6.5.1)

100. Upon recite of a trouble signal/supervisory signal, the central station shall notify the subscriber’s representatives within ________.

4 minutes

Product Safety Standards (A.8.3.7.4.1)

1- Based on the 1968 building code, a coded alarm signal shall consist of not less than _____ of the number transmitted. Each number shall consist of ______.

four rounds; three impulses

NYC Codes

2- By NYC fire code definition, an unnecessary alarm is considered to be an alarm ________________________.

caused by a cigarette smoke from a lit cigarette in a non-smoking area.

NYC Codes

3- A certificate of of Fitness holder, after observing smoke detectors which appear to be painted shall __________________________________.

make a log and notify the building owner that the smoke detectors need to be replaced.

NYC Codes

4- The minimum distance between a smoke detector and an air supply should be _________.

3 Feet

NYC Codes

5- A smoke detector maintenance log book must be readily accessible on premises for a period of ___________ from the original entry.

3 years

NYC Codes

6 A central station log book should be kept for a minimum of ________ from the original entry.

6 years

NYC Codes

7- Crossed zone circuits are utilized especially where detectors _________________.

initiate a discharge of an extinguishing system

NYC Codes

8- According to RCNY 907-01, it is unlawful to transmit two or more unnecessary alarms in any period of ____________.

three months

NYC Codes

9- The correct heat detector to be used to address thermal lag is _________________.

Rate Compensation Detector

NYC Codes

10- Smoke detectors with a reading of ______ outside of the manufactures recommended shall be replaced.

0.25

NYC Codes

11- ___________________ can be used in fire alarm systems.

Sealed lead acid batteries

NYC Codes

12- ___________________ shall be responsible for ensuring that the fire and life safety systems are maintained in good working order at all times.

The building owner

NYC Codes

13- __________________ should not patrol more than _________________ of building floor area.

Fire Guards; 50,000 square feet

NYC Codes

11- ___________________ can be used in fire alarm systems.

Sealed lead acid batteries

NYC Codes

Skyscraper is a Class

A

Manual pull station needs to be _____ above ground

4 feet