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The primary purpose of dwelling fire warning equipment is ____.
a. environmental protection c. mission continuity
b. life safety d. property protection

b. life safety


Single-station smoke alarms for dwelling use became available in the ____.
a. 1950's c. 1970's
b. 1960's d. 1980's

c. 1970's


Which of the following areas is covered under the requirements of NFPA 71, Chapter 29?
a. An apartment
b. Corridor of an apt. building
c. Lobby of a hotel
d. Storage room of an apartment building

a. An apartment


Heat alarms or detectors installed on ceilings that consist of beams or joists must be installed ___.

The bottom of the beams or joists


Areas of a dwelling over ___ require additional smoke alarms or detectors.
a. 500 ft² c. 1,000 ft²
b. 750 ft² d. 1,250 ft²

c. 1,000 ft²


Which device, when actuated and interconnected to another similar device, will cause the other device to actuate?
a. Heat detector c. Single-station alarm
b. Multiple-station alarm d. Smoke detector

b. Multiple-station alarm


Actuation of multiple-station smoke alarms CANNOT cause actuation of ____.
a. alarms in other dwellings.
b. other alarms within that building.
c. the building fire alarm systems.
d. All of the above.

d. All of the above.


Single-station and multiple-station smoke alarms can be used in an office building to provide occupant warning. T or F and why?

False - only listed for use in household operation.


Dwelling smoke alarms can be installed in ambient temperatures between ___ and ___.
a. 32°F / 100°F c. 40°F / 100°F
b. 32°F / 120°F d. 40°F / 120°F

c. 40°F / 100°F


The most appropriate type of detection in dwelling garages, unfinished attics. or crawl spaces is ___.
a. CO detection c. smoke detection
b. heat detection d. None of the above

b. heat detection


Wall-mounted heat detectors must be mounted so the top of the detector is between ____ and 12" from the ceiling.
a. 4" c. 8"
b. 6" d. 10"

a. 4"


What is the maximum number of un-monitored smoke alarms that can be interconnected?
a. 6 c. 18
b. 12 d. 24

b. 12


Smoke alarms or detectors on peaked ceilings must be within ___ of the peak.
a. 1' c. 3'
b. 2' d. 4'

c. 3'


Heat detectors and alarms mounted on a ceiling must be mounted at least ___ from a wall.
a. 4" c. 8"
b. 6" d. 10"

a. 4"


The primary means of detection in dwellings is ___ detection. Why?
a. carbon monoxide c. radiant energy
b. heat d. smoke

d. smoke


The fire alarm signal in a dwelling sleeping room must be not less than ___ at the pillow.
a. 55 dBA c. 75 dBA
b. 65 dBA d. 85 dBA

c. 75 dBA


A new two-story single-family dwelling with a basement and three bedrooms on the second floor will require a minimum of ___ smoke alarms.
a. 4 c. 6
b. 5 d. 7

c. 6


Heat detectors used in dwelling must have a listed spacing of not less than ___.
a. 25' c. 50'
b. 30' d. 70'

c. 50'


Dwelling heat detectors must be selected to operate at a temperature not less than ___ above the maximum expected ambient temperature in the protected space.
a. 25°F c. 35°F
b. 30°F d. 40°F

a. 25°F


The Code requires smoke alarms or detectors within ___ of a range or cooktop to be either of the photoelectric type or to have a silence feature.
a. 15' c. 25'
b. 21' d. 30'

b. 21'


Smoke detectors or alarms must be located at least ___ from a supply diffuser or tips of a paddle fan.
a. 1' c. 3'
b. 2' d. 4'

c. 3'


When AC is the primary supply for dwelling smoke alarms, the supply must be fed from ____.
a. a dedicated branch circuit.
b. an unswitched portion of a dedicated branch circuit used for light and power.
c. a switched portion of a branch circuit used for power and lighting.
d. either b or c are acceptable.

d. either b or c are acceptable.


A primary power source for smoke detector equipment may consist of ____.
a. a non-rechargeable battery
b. a rechargeable battery.
c. commercial light and power.
d. Any of the above.

d. Any of the above.


Household fire alarm systems must have a secondary power source capable of providing not less than 24 hours of standby power, followed by ___ of alarm.
a. 1 minute c. 3 minutes
b. 2 minutes d. 4 minutes

d. 4 minutes


Household fire alarm systems must be provided with ___ source(s) of power.
a. 1 c. 3
b. 2 d. 4

b. 2


Fire alarm system controls in a one-family home must conform to UL ____.
a. 985 c. 987
b. 986 d. 988

a. 985


A DACT on a dwelling fire alarm system must send a test signal to the supervising station ____.
a. annually c. monthly
b. daily d. weekly

c. monthly


A DACT on a dwelling fire alarm system must be connected to two telephone lines. T or F?



Verification calls to a dwelling may be placed prior to re-transmitting the alarm, provided the delay cause by the call does NOT exceed ____.
a. 30 seconds c. 90 seconds
b. 60 seconds d. 120 seconds

c. 90 seconds


A 110 candela visible notification appliance used to awaken a sleeping person must be mounted more than ___ from the ceiling.
a. 12" c. 18"
b. 16" d. 24"

d. 24"


Smoke alarms or detectors in a basement must be ____.
a. mounted at the top of the stairs.
b. mounted in the stairwell.
c. mounted on the basement ceiling near the stairs.
d. photoelectric type.

c. mounted on the basement ceiling near the stairs.