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A standard is

A set of principles protocols or procedures that is developed by communities through a consensus process

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A code is

A collection or compilation of rules and regulations enacted by legislative body to become law in a jurisdiction

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International code Council states that a sprinkler system is required in mercantile occupancies over how many square feet in size

12,000 ft.²

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The major difference between a cold and a standard is that a coat must have what

Administrative provisions to explain how and when the standards are to be applied

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Prescriptive-based, a.k.a. specification base code

Stipulates in detail the types of materials that can be used and how they must be assembled

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Performance-based code

Describes an acceptable level of performance that an assembly material or system must meet without specifically stating how the item is assembled

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Performance-based code does provide cost-effective protection based on the actual hazard. True or false

True

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Consensus standard

A document that a committee of Industry experts developed an agreed-upon before adoption

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Model code

Describe a set of requirements similar to a standard

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International code Council, ICC, consists of what

International fire code, IFC. International building code, IBC

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New revisions to a model code does not automatically take effect unless

The authority having jurisdiction formally and legally adopt the new addition

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Methods for keeping current with building changes include the following

Monitoring business license applications.
Monitoring the issuance of building occupancy and activity permits.
Conducting annual occupancy inventory survey

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The best option when a conflict occurs between the various codes

A commonsense approach to finding solutions

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Fire and life safety code establish minimum level of

Minimum level of safety that should be present in a structure

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Process for developing and amending local codes

Identify problem.
identify affected stakeholders.
Forming code development task force.
Drafting proposed code.
Submitting code for legal review

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Most while codes are updated with new addition every

Three to five years

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Stakeholders

Composed of all individuals who are affected by the code

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Insurance companies local citizen groups members of building industry and chambers of commerce all what

Stakeholders

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A code development team or task force should be form using representatives from which groups

Building, insurance, fire protection, fire department, real estate, stakeholders

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Code development teams are task force should be open to the public. True false

True

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The actual language of the code is written once what is done

Once the task force has made its recommendations

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When a model code is altered the fire and life safety code official must take care to avoid

Conflicts or inconsistencies between sections of the code

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Formal open meeting by a legislative body to study the merits of the proposed legislation and ask questions of the fire and life safety code officials in the public regarding the provisions of the proposed coat

Study session

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The effective enforcement date is contained within the new code resolution, in most cases it is how many days from adoption

90 days

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And emergency clause allows an effective date to be less than normally required most often this period Is reduced from 90 days to how many days

30 days

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After new code language is adopted a fire and life safety code officials should immediately begin

Formal notification and information process within the community

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Unless they building a fire code specifically states that is retroactive cannot be used to enforce

Current requirements on pre-existing conditions and structures

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The key issue and code modification or appeals, is whether or not the substitution will provide

And equal or greater level of protection according to the code requirement

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A board of appeals usually consists of how many members who have the experience in the field of fire prevention and building construction

3-7

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Although a board of appeals has broad interpretative powers regarding fire code, they are not allowed to change

The direct intent of the code

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Variance

One time modification of code

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Constitutional provision that prohibits the government from unfairly or arbitrarily depriving a person of life liberty or property

Due process clause

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Official actions that can be taken to ensure code compliance

Notification.
Follow-up inspection
Sanction.
Prosecution

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Notice or punishment attached to a violation for the purpose of enforcing the law or regulation

Sanction

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Official document that grants a property owner or other party permission to perform a specific activity

Permit

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According to the IFC there are two general types of permits

Operational and construction

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Operation permits are issued to allow a person or group to conduct

And operation or business for specified time

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A construction permit is issued for

The installation or alteration of the system or equipment

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The fire and life safety inspector has the authority to revoke a permit if upon inspection is noted that

The stipulations within the permit are not being followed