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1

Which of the following locations is least likely to require an in-building fire emergency voice/alarm communication system?
a. Assembly b. Health Care
c. High-rise d. Mercantile

d. Mercantile

2

An in-building fire emergency voice/alarm communication system is required for systems using total evacuation plans. True or False

False

3

Systems that require ___ of occupants are NOT required to meet survivability requirements.
a. defend in place b. partial evacuation
c. relocation d. total evacuation

d. total evacuation

4

Which of the following is an example of a distributed recipient mass notification system (DRMNS)?
a. in-building fire emergency voice/alarm communication system
b. in-building mass notification system
c. reverse 9-1-1
d. two-way, in-building, wired emergency communications system

c. reverse 9-1-1

5

Mass notification systems are used to warn of ___
a. bomb threats b. fires
c. terror alerts d. all of the above

d. all of the above

6

Two-way, in-building emergency communications systems are also called ___
a. DRMNS
b. EVACS
c. firefighter's telephones
d. radio enhancement systems

c. firefighter's telephones

7

Emergency voice/alarm communications systems utilize ____
a. bells b. chimes
c. horns d. speakers

d. speakers

8

An emergency voice/alarm communications system uses ____ communications.
a. multi-party b. one-way
c. two-way d. all of the above

b. one-way

9

Emergency communication systems must operate at standby for ___ followed by ___ of full operation.
a. 24 hours / 1 hour b. 24 hours / 2 hours
c. 24 hours / 4 hours d. 24 hours / 8 hours

b. 24 hours / 2 hours

10

Batteries used as secondary power supplies for emergency communications systems must have a minimum safety factor of ____
a. 0% b. 10%
c. 20% d. 30%

c. 20%

11

In-building fire emergency voice/alarm communications systems are required to have what secondary power supply capacity?
a. 24 hours standby plus 5 minutes of alarm
b. 24 hours standby plus 15 minutes of all connected load.
c. 24 hours standby plus 1 hour of alarm operation
d. 24 hours standby plus 4 hours of alarm operation

b. 24 hours standby plus 15 minutes of all connected load.

12

Outgoing and return conductors of Class A circuits __ be separated by a distance of ___.
a. shall / 4' vertically and 1' horizontally
b. shall / 1' vertically and 4' horizontally
c. should / 4' vertically and 1' horizontally
d. should / 1' vertically and 4' horizontally

b. should/ 1' vertically and 4' horizontally

13

Where a fire command center (FCC is required, Section __ of the International Building Code requires an FCC to have a minimum fire rating of __.
a. 907 / 1 hour b. 909 / 1 hour
c. 909 / 2 hours d. 911 / 1 hour

d. 911 / 1 hour

14

Systems that provide for a partial evacuation or relocation of occupants must be _____
a. Class A b. coded
c. non-coded d. survivable

d. survivable

15

Level 3 survivability requires which of the following?
a. A fully sprinklered building
b. Critical circuits protected for 1 hour
c. No additional protection
d. Performance alternatives approved by the AHJ

a. a fully sprinklered building

16

Additional survivability requirements exist when the ____
a. FCC and the central controls are co-located.
b. FCC and the central controls are separated.
c. FCC and the paging zones are distant.
d. FCC is not two-hour rated.

b. FCC and the central controls are separated.

17

Which of the following is a two-hour rated wiring method?
a. THHN conductors in electrical metallic conduit
b. THHN conductors in rigid metallic conduit.
c. Type FPLP Cable
d. Type FPLP-CI Cable

d. Type FPLP-CI Cable

18

When survivability is required for an emergency voice/alarm communications system, which of the following circuits are required to meet the survivability requirements?
a. initiating device circuits
b. Notification appliance circuits
c. Secondary power circuits
d. All of the above

b. notification appliance circuits

19

Which of the following factors will affect speech intelligibility?
a. Distortion b. Reverberation
c. Sound pressure level d. All of the above

d. All of the above

20

Which of the following is NOT a permitted exception to Class A separation requirements?
a. An unlimited cable drop to a single appliance.
b. An unlimited conduit or raceway drop to a single device or appliance.
c. An unlimited conduit or raceway drop to multiple devices or appliances in a room not exceeding 1,000 sq ft.
d. For a distance not exceeding 10' where conductors enter or exit an initiating device, notification appliance or control equipment.

a. unlimited cable drop to a single appliance

21

NFPA 72 requires firefighter telephone systems to support no fewer than ___ handsets under simultaneous use.
a. 2 b. 3
c. 4 d. 5

d. 5

22

The 2013 edition of NFPA 72 has ___ levels of survivability.
a. 1 b. 2
c. 3 d. 4

d. 4

23

A minimum Speech Transmission Index (STI) of ___ is considered as intelligible.
a. 0.5 b. 0.6
c. 0.7 d. 0.8

a. 0.5

24

Intranet alerts and reverse 9-1-1 are examples of which of the following
a. DRMNS b. DRSMN
c. RMNSD d. SMDRN

a. DRMNS

25

A Temporal ___ signal is used to signal total evacuation.
a. 1 b. 2
c. 3 d. 3

c. 3