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Fire Code- An aisle passageway in a place of occupancy shall be at least ___ feet wide to allow access to exits, fire protection equipment, or separation for a storage area.

3

1

An apartment house is defined as any building or portion thereof which contains ____ or more dwelling units or space thereof, regardless of form or ownership.

3

2

An assembly occupancy is the gathering of ___ or more persons for amusement, entertainment, worshiping, dinning, ect.

50

3

Fire Assembly, Automatic-closing – A fire assembly which may remain in an open position and which will close automatically when subjected to an increase in temperature(maximum rating of ___° F.) or the actuation of a smoke detector.

165°

4

Hotel – Any building containing ___ or more guest rooms intended or designed to beused, rented, or occupied for sleeping purposes by guests.

6

5

Guy wires may be attached to a roof structure having a slope of less than ___ degrees provided there is full clearance of ___ feet or more between the roof and said obstruction

30°

7 ft

6

Barbed wire, fences, wires, etc, on roofs are allowed if the building is located within ___ feet of utility poles or similar structures which could otherwise be used to gain access to the building’s roof, balcony or similar surfaces

8 ft

7

Occupancy under fire watch- How often shall assigned fire watch personnel patrol their designated area?

At least every half hour

8

Fire Code Warehouse Storage:
-A Main Aisle is an unobstructed way of egress at least ____ feet in width.
-A Side Aisle is an unobstructed secondary way of egress not less than ___ feet in width and transecting Main Aisles.

1. 8 ft

2. 4 ft

9

Fire Code Warehouse Storage: In unsprinklered buildings, piles of materials or storage racks shall have their highest point at least ___ feet below the ceiling or other roof support trusses

3 ft

10

Fire Code Warehouse Storage: In sprinklered buildings, piles of materials or storage racks shall have their highest point at least ___ inches below automatic sprinkler heads

18 in

11

Fire Code Warehouse Storage: Where storage consists of large, tightly-packed piles of baled, sacked, or cased material, the distance below sprinkler heads shall be a minimum of ___ feet.

3

12

Fire Code Warehouse Storage: A clearance of at least ___ inches shall be maintained between stored materials and lighting fixtures

18 in

13

Fire Code Auto Fueling Station: Within ___ feet of every dispenser there shall be located at least one portable fire extinguisher having a minimum rating of 2A,20B:C.

75 ft

14

Fire Code Tire Storage: Every rack or pile of tires shall be kept at least ___ inches below sprinkler heads in a sprinklered building.

18 in

15

Fire Code Tire Storage: PILES of tires shall be kept at least ___ feet below the ceiling or roof and every chord, beam or girder in an unsprinklered building.

3 ft

16

Fire Code Tire Storage: RACKS of tires shall be kept at least ___ inches below the ceiling or roof and every chord, beam, or girder in an unsprinklered building.

18"

17

Fire Code Tire Storage:Piles or racks of tires placed in rows perpendicular to the walls shall not exceed ___ feet in width or ___ feet in length.

10 ft width

50 ft length

18

Fire Code Tire Storage: Piles and racks of tires which are placed directly against and parallel to walls, shall not extend out from such walls more than __ feet

5

19

Fire Code: In the event an apartment house has ___ or more dwelling units or a hotel has ___ or more guest rooms, a responsible resident having charge thereof shall reside on the premises.

16

20

20

Fire Code Residential Occupancies- Smoke detectors shall be maintained in dependable operating condition and tested every ___ months or as required by the Chief.

6 months

21

Fire Code New High Rise Buildings- The fire control room must be a minimum of ___ square feet with a minimum dimension of ___ feet.

Also state new fire code square footage.

100 sq ft. (200 sq ft is new)

10 ft min

22

Fire code high rise: A minimum of ___ handheld phone sets with cords __ feet in length shall be maintained at the building control station.

One handheld phone set shall be permanently installed and shall have a cord long enough to reach all areas of the building control
station.

6 and 6

23

Fire Code High Rise: The standby power generator should activate within ___ sec of electrical system failure.

The emergency power supply system shall be automatically transferred and operated within __ seconds of electrical system failure.

60 sec


10 sec

24

Fire Code High rise: On-site fuel supplies for the standby power generator shall be sufficient for at least ___ hours at full demand operation

Include new and old fire code

8 hrs

New code is 6 hrs

25

Fire Code: Smoke detectors shall be located on the ceiling not less than ___ inches from a sidewall, or wall mounted between ___ inches to ___ inches down from the ceiling to the top of the detector.

1. 6 inches

2. 6 and 12 inches

26

Fire Code: On smooth ceilings, a spacing of ___ feet between smoke detectors may be used as a guide where total coverage is required

30 ft

27

Fire Code: The centerline of the manual pull station shall be ___ inches above floor level

48 inches (4 ft)

28

Fire Code: Manual pull stations shall be located so that the horizontal distance of travel to a manual pull station will not exceed ___ feet.

100 ft

29

Fire Code: An approved automatic or manually activated local fire alarm system shall be provided for:

Every apartment house ___ or more stories in height or containing ___ or more dwelling units.

3 stories, 16 units

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Fire Code: An approved automatic or manually activated local fire alarm system shall be provided for:

Every hotel ___ or more stories in height or containing ___ or more guest rooms.

3 stories, 20 rooms

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Fire Code: A minimum operating clearance of __ inches shall be provided around automatic sprinkler and standpipe control valves and Fire Department inlet connections.

18 inches

32

Fire Code: For sprinkler systems with not over ___ sprinklers, provide six spare sprinkler heads

300

33

Fire Code: For sprinkler systems with not over 300 sprinklers, provide ___ spare sprinkler heads

6

34

Fire Code: For sprinkler systems with 301 to 1,000 sprinklers, provide ___ spare sprinkler heads.

12

35

Fire Code: For sprinkler systems with ___ to ___ sprinklers, provide 12 spare sprinkler heads.

301-1,000

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Fire Code: For sprinkler systems with over 1,000 sprinklers, provide ___ spare sprinkler heads.

24

37

Fire Code: For sprinkler systems with over _____ sprinklers, provide 24 spare sprinkler heads.

1,000

38

Fire Code: All Fire Department sprinkler and standpipe inlet connections shall have a sign not less than ___ inches in width and ___ inches in height

8" width

4" height

39

Fire Code: Fire hose cabinets shall contain a sign on the cabinet door stating “FIRE HOSE” with letters not less than ___ inches in height on a contrasting background.

3"

40

Fire Code: Every required pressurized (stored-pressure) portable fire extinguisher shall be inspected, emptied, and serviced every ____ or immediately after use, whichever occurs first.

Year

41

Fire Code: Portable fire extinguishers having a gross weight not exceeding 40 pounds shall be installed so that the top of the extinguisher is not more than ___ feet above the floor.

5 ft

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Fire Code: Extinguishers having a gross weight greater than 40 pounds (except wheeled type) shall be so installed that the top of the extinguisher is not more than ____ feet above the floor.

3 1/2 ft

43

Fire Code: In no case shall the clearance between the bottom of an extinguisher and the floor be less than ___ inches.

4"

44

Fire Code Residential Occupancies 3+ Stories:

At least one Class 2A fire extinguisher shall be provided on each floor and distributed throughout the building in such a manner that the horizontal distance of travel to the nearest extinguisher shall not exceed ___ feet.

75ft

45

Fire Code: Fire lanes shall have a minimum clear roadway width of ___ feet when no parking is allowed on either side.

20 ft

46

Fire Code: Those portions of a fire lane which must accommodate the operation of Fire Department aerial ladder apparatus shall have a minimum clear roadway width of ___ feet when no parking is allowed on either side.

28 ft

47

Fire Code: Where access requires accommodate of Fire Department apparatus, overhead clearance shall not be less than ___ feet.

14 ft

New fire code states both 14' (LA) and 13 feet 6 inches

48

Fire Code: Fire lanes shall be posted with signs not less than __ inches wide by __ inches high.

17"x22"

49

Fire Code: Fire escapes shall have a minimum dimension of __ inches when open. The sill shall be not more than __ inches above the floor and landing.

29 inches

30 inches

50

Fire Code: Maintain all weeds and grass at a height of no more than ___ inches, if such weeds or other vegetation are within ___ feet of a building or structure located on such property or on adjacent property.

3 inches

200 ft

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Fire Code: Remove any portion of a tree which extends within ___ feet of the outlet of a chimney or stovepipe

10 ft

52

Fire Code Brush: Native brush/shrubs shall be trimmed up from the ground ____ their height and have a minimum separation of ___ ft from any structure and native shrubs.

1/3 height

18ft

53

Fire Code Brush: Native shrubs shall not be planted within ____ ft of a combustible fence or roadway edge.

10 ft

54

Fire code brush: Maintain all grass and weeds within ____ ft of a combustible fence or roadway to a max height of ___ inches.

10 ft

3 inches

55

Fire code brush: branches/foliage shall be trimmed up to ___ ft from any roof structure.

5

56

Fire code:

Guy wires or rods required to support aerial or antenna masts may be attached to a roof structure a lateral distance from the mast not in excess of _____ the height of the mast.

1/6th

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Fire code:

An unobstructed passageway shall be provided around any approved structures or equipment installations on roof surfaces. One access passageway shall be provided for every ___ feet length or fraction thereof.

50ft

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Fire code:

Passageways on roofs shall be at least ___ feet wide and have at least ___ feet of overhead clearance

•3

•7

59

Fire code: hazardous vegetation

Maintain ___ feet of vertical clearance between roof surfaces and portions of trees overhanging any building or structure.

5 ft

60

Fire code: stairwells

Stairwell signs shall be square in shape with a minimum dimension of ___ inches.

12

61

Fire code: stairwells

The bottom of the stairwell sign shall be mounted ____ feet above the floor of the stairway landing.

5 ft

62

Fire code: stairwells signs

The numbers and/or letters indicating the floor level shall be placed in the middle of the sign and shall be at least ____ inches in height and ____ inch wide.

5"

3/4"

63

Fire code: panic hardware

Panic hardware shall be installed not less than ___ inches nor more than ___ inches above the floor.

•30

•44

64

Fire code: panic hardware

Maximum effort to operate doors shall not exceed ____ pounds for exterior doors and ____ pounds for interior doors. When FIRE DOORS are required the maximum effort to operate the door may be increased not to exceed ___ pounds.

•8-1/2 lbs

•5 lbs

•15 lbs

65

Fire code:

Panic Hardware is a listed door-latch assembly incorporating an unlatching device of which the activating portion extends across at least ____ the width of the door leaf on which it is installed

1/2

66

Fire code: exits

In every building other than single family dwellings, an exit walkway with a minimum width of ___ inches shall be maintained continuously to a public way.

44"

67

Fire Code fire lanes:

Where parking is allowed on only one side of a required fire lane, parking shall be on the _____ (same or opposite?) side of the roadway as the hydrants

Same

68

Fire code new high rise:

The Fire Control Room shall be separated from the remainder of the building by not less than ___ hour fire-resistive construction with all openings protected by assemblies having a fire-resistive rating of not less than ___ minutes.

1 hr

45 min

69

Fire code high rise:

The Fire Control Room sign requires letters not less than ___ inches in height.

1-1/2"

70

Vol 6:

Aircraft Inventory Sheets will be required on those aircraft over _____ pounds in weight and in daily operation at the airport.

12,500

71

Vol 6: Mountain Fire District

"No Smoking" and "Restricted Entry" signs shall be in letters no smaller than 3 inches and 1-3/4 inches in height and posted ____ft inside the entrance to a property and ___ feet above the ground.

300'

8'

72

Fire Code:

How many pounds or less of Class B explosive materials is exempt from the Division 4 permit requirement?

10

73

Vol 6:

Every building under construction ___ stories or more in height shall be provided with not less than one 2-1/2" outlet standpipe for use during construction.

6 (revised to 4?)

74

Vol 6:

What is the minimum size for a 704 placard?

10"

75

Vol 6:

When a complaint is received, an F-____ form shall be filled out and filed in the complaints book. Any complaint of hazard received at the Fire Station should be inspected without delay, and in no case later than _____. Councilmatic complaints shall be entered in ____ ink.

•F-334 Complaint of Hazard

•No case later than the following day

•red ink

76

Station Commanders shall plan to complete a minimum of ____ (what fraction?) of their total fire prevention inspection work load during each calendar month?

1/10

77

Fire prevention:

Business Occupancies which require only ONE exit shall be inspected once every ____ years. Occupancies with MORE THAN one required exit or containing over the allowable limits of hazardous materials shall be inspected _____.

3

Once each year

78

Fire prevention:

Enclosed corridor apartments/condominiums with 16 or more units or 3-5 stories in height; enclosed corridor hotels with 20 or more guest rooms or 3-5 stories in height; and company assemblage occupancies (normally 99 occupants or less) shall be inspected how often?

Twice a year, one daytime and one nighttime inspection, 6 months apart

79

Fire prevention:

Non-enclosed corridor apartments/ condominiums (garden type) occupancies with 16 or more units or 3-5 stories in height; and non-enclosed corridor hotels with 20 or more guest rooms or 3-5 stories in height shall be inspected how often?

Once a year

80

Fire prevention:

Multi-unit dwellings shall include all enclosed corridor multi-unit residential occupancies 5-15 units in size and hotels with 6-19 guest rooms which are less than 3 stories in height. This category shall
require inspection how often?

Once every 3 years

81

Fire prevention:

The platoon inspection responsibilities shall be rotated once each ____ years.

3

82

Vol 6:

No person shall stop, park, or leave standing any vehicle whether attended or unattended within ____ feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station.

15

83

Vol 6:

No person shall stop, park, or leave standing any vehicle within ____ feet of a fire hydrant except when local authorities indicate a different distance by signs or markings, and except when such vehicle is attended by a licensed driver who is seated in the front seat and who can immediately move such vehiclein case of necessity.

15

84

Fire Prevention files are strictly confidential. Refer any questions by citizens concerning your Fire Prevention files to who?

Arson Investigation Unit

85

According to book 1 (basic inspection guide):

If a fire alarm system is found inoperative during an inspection, issue a ______ to the owner or responsible person.

F-340C

86

Vol 6:

What 3 things are emphasized during a night inspection of an occupancy?

-Required hallway lighting
-Unobstructed exits
-Operational fire alarm systems

87

Rooftop garden or landscaped roof areas shall not exceed 15,625 square feet in size for any single area with a maximum dimension of ____ feet in length or width.

125

88

For all vegetated roofing systems abutting combustible vertical sur-faces, a Class A-rated roof system shall have a minimum ____ foot wide continuous border placed around rooftop structures and all rooftop equipment including, but not limited to, mechanical and machine rooms, penthouses, skylights, roof vents, solar panels, antenna supports, and building service equipment.

6 ft

89

Residential structures shall be designed so that each solar panel array is no greater than ____ feet by ____ feet in either axis.

150 by 150

90

Residential buildings with hip roof layouts:

Solar Panels/modules shall be located in a manner that provides a ____ foot clear access pathway from the eave to the ridge on each roof slope where panels/modules are located. The access pathway shall be located at a structurally strong location on the building capable of supporting the live load of fire fighters accessing the roof.

3 ft

These requirements shall not apply to roofs with slopes of two units vertical in 12 units horizontal (2:12) or less.

91

Residential buildings with a single ridge using solar panels:

Panels/modules installed on residential buildings with a SINGLE ridge shall be located in a manner that provides TWO, ____ foot wide access pathways from the eave to the ridge on each roof slope where panels/modules are located.

3 ft

This requirement shall not apply to roofs with slopes of two units vertical in 12 units horizontal (2:12) or less.

92

Roof solar panels/modules installed on residential buildings with roof hips and valleys shall be located no closer than ____ inches to a hip or a valley where panels/modules are to be placed on BOTH SIDES of a hip or valley. Where panels are to be located on only ONE SIDE of a hip or valley that is of equal length, the panels shall be permitted to be placed directly adjacent to the hip or valley.

18"

93

Roof solar panels/modules installed on residential buildings shall be located no higher than ____ feet below the ridge in order to allow for fire department smoke ventilation operations.

3 ft

94

Access to roof solar panel systems for occupancies other than one and two family dwellings shall be a minimum ___ foot wide clear perimeter around the edges of the roof

Exception: Where either axis of the building is 250 feet or less, there shall be a minimum ____ foot wide clear perimeter around the edges of the roof.

6 ft

4 ft

95

Roof solar panels for occupancies other than one and two family dwellings:

Pathways shall be a straight line not less than ___ feet clear to skylights, ventilation hatches, roof standpipes, and with at least one pathway to a parapet or roof edge

4

96

Roof solar panels for occupancies other than one and two family dwellings:

Smoke ventilation options between solar panel sections shall be either one of the following:
1. A pathway ___ feet greater in width
2. A ___ foot or greater in width pathway with bordering roof skylights or smoke and heat vents

8

4

97

A clear, brush free area of ___ feet shall be required for ground mounted solar photovoltaic arrays

10 ft

98

Fire code:

The emergency power system (not standby power) shall provide power for a duration of not less than ____ minutes and shall consist of storage batteries, unit equipment or an on-site generator.

90

99

When mailing a F-340, it shall first be forwarded to ______ for mailing to the occupancy in question.

Department headquarters

100

Per book 1:

Exit signs inside of apartments shall have block letters at least ___ inches in height with a stroke of not less than ____ of an inch

6"

3/4"

101

Per book 1:

What is the minimum size for an occupancy to display it's address?

Minimum 4 inches high by 2 inches wide

Can also use 1/10 formula

102

Per book 1:

Every building ____ or more stories in height shall provide an approved stairway identification sign at each floor landing in every stair shaft.

3

103

The portion of a stairwell sign stating "no roof access" or "roof access" shall be at least ____ inch(s) in height with a ____ inch(s) stroke

1" high

1/4" stroke

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