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1

A Type A public emergency alarm reporting system receives more than ___ alarms per year.
a. 1,500 c. 2,500
b. 2,000 d. 3,000

c. 2,500

2

Which of the following is NOT considered as a supervising station permitted by NFPA 72?
a, Central station
b. Proprietary supervising station
c. Public emergency service communications center
d. Remote supervising station

c. Public emergency service communications center

3

Where a "1" indicates a single tap of a code wheel, a "111-11111-11-1" signal from a street box generates what box number at the public fire dispatch center?
a. 3521 c. 2513
b. 1253 d. 3215

a. 3521

4

Street boxes transmit their unique coded number a minimum of ___ times.
a. 1 c. 3
b. 2 d. 4

c. 3

5

Before testing a protected premises systems connected to a master box, what operation must be accomplished?
a. Nothing c. Test the box
b. Plug out the box d. Trip the box

b. Plug out the box

6

A public emergency alarm reporting system operates on a ___ loop.
a. 50 mA c. 150 mA
b. 100 mA d. 200 mA

b. 100 mA

7

Central station service is proved only by a contract between ___ and ____.
a. any contractor / subscriber
b. electrical contractor / subscriber
c. general contractor / subscriber
d. prime contractor / subscriber

d. prime contractor / subscriber

8

Which of the following CANNOT be a prime contractor for central station service?
a. Listed central station
b. Listed fire alarm service - local company
c. Non-listed fire alarm contractor
d. All of the above

c. Non-listed fire alarm contractor

9

A central station service contract must include what six elements?

Installation of the transmitters
Signal monitoring
Re-transmission
Record keeping and reporting
Test and maintenance
Runner service

10

For central station service, the prime contractor indicates compliance by ___ the system.
a. certificating or placarding c. operating
b. installing d. testing

a. certificating or placarding

11

Underwriters Laboratories inspects every certificated systems. T or F ?

T

12

A central station must have a minimum of ___ operators on duty at all times, and must have a minimum of ___ means of re-transmission.
a. 5 / 2 c. 3 / 3
b. 4 / 4 d. 2 / 2

d. 2 / 2

13

Central station operators must re-transit an alarm signal to the public fire dispatcher ____.
a. within 90 seconds
b. within 90 seconds after placing a verification call.
c. within 60 seconds
d. within 30 seconds

a. within 90 seconds

14

In a location where it is necessary to reset the system, a central station operator must dispatch a runner within ___ of receiving an alarm signal from protected premises.
a. 6 hours c. 3 hours
b. 4 hours d. 2 hours

d. 2 hours

15

The proper sequence of events for processing an alarm signal at a central station is ___.
a. immediately notify the subscriber, re-transmit the alarm, dispatch a runner (if required).
b. immediately re-transmit the alarm,dispatch a runner (if required), notify the subscriber.
c. immediately re-transmit the alarm, notify the subscriber, dispatch a runner )if required).
d. place a verification call to the premises, re-transmit the alarm signal, notify the subscriber.

b. immediately re-transmit the alarm,dispatch a runner (if required), notify the subscriber.

16

Can a central station operator call 9-1-1 to re-transmit fire alarm signals? Y or N and explain.

No. The fire department dispatcher would receive the address for the central station

17

Which of the following property types would NOT be permitted to be monitored by a proprietary supervising station?
a. Chain of hardware stores under one ownership.
b. College campus under one ownership.
c. Military base
d. None of the above.

d. None of the above. The government owns the military bases.

18

Which of the following types of other activities would be permitted to be operated in conjunction with a central station?
a. Ambulance dispatching c. Paging service
b. Burglary system monitoring d. Taxi dispatcher

b. Burglary system monitoring

19

A digital alarm communicator system (DACS) requires a minimum of ___ means of communication between the protected premises and the supervising station.
a. 1 c. 3
b. 2 d. 4

b. 2

20

Which of the following communications methods is/are considered a legacy system?
a. Active multiplex c. 2-way radio frequency (RF)
b. McCulloh d. All of the above

d. All of the above

21

Which of the following communications means is no longer permitted for new systems by NFPA 72?
a. Active multiplex
b. Digital alarm communicator systems (DACS)
c. 1-way private radio alarm systems
d. 2-way radio frequency (RF)

a. Active multiplex

22

Under some circumstances, a DACT may take as long as ___ to transmit a signal from protected premises to a central station.
a. 30 seconds c. 15 minutes
b. 60 seconds d. 30 minutes

c. 15 minutes

23

The primary means of communication for DACT must be a(n) _____
a. cellular telephone line
b. ground start telephone line
c. IDSN line
d. loop start telephone line

d. loop start telephone line

24

The secondary power supply for a proprietary supervising station must have a minimum capacity of ____.
a. 22 hours c. 26 hours
b. 24 hours d. 28 hours

c. 26 hours

25

Runners must communicate with the supervising station at intervals not exceeding ____.
a. 10 minutes c. 20 minutes
b. 15 minutes d. 25 minutes

b. 15 minutes

26

Proprietary supervising stations must retain records for not less than ___.
a. 3 months c. 9 months
b. 6 months d. 12 months

d. 12 months