Do You Know the International Building Code?

All Answers relate to NFPA 70, 2017 Edition

1. When the Life Safety Code is modified and a section is deleted, what is placed between sections to indicate this change?
A. a hyphen
B. a bullet
C. shading
D. a Delta symbol
2. Which of the following is a new additional condition to an area of concern that the Code does not address?
A. General fire prevention or building construction features that are normally a function of fire prevention codes and building codes
B. Prevention of injury incurred by an individual due to that individual’s failure to use reasonable care
C. Preservation of property from loss by fire
D. The retail sale and associated storage of consumer fireworks
3. Technical Committees are responsible for establishing and changing the Official Definitions.
A. True
B. False
4. The term “fire safety functions” has been removed from NFPA 101. It has been replaced with which of the following terms?
A. Life Safety Functions
B. Emergency Egress Functions
C. Fire Notification Functions
D. Emergency Control Functions
5. The horizontal distance on each floor that needs to be traversed to reach a manual fire alarm box shall not exceed _________ feet.
A. 40
B. 50
C. 100
D. 200
E. 400
6. In grouped openings over 40 feet in width, where shall manual fire alarm boxes be mounted? (Keep in mind the answer to question 5)
A. On both sides of the grouped opening
B. In the middle of the grouped opening
C. On either side of the grouped opening
D. On both sides of the grouped opening and in the middle of the grouped opening
7. An “area of exclusion” is ________.
A. any location designated by the AHJ as one where a smoke detector is not warranted
B. any location that is not required by a specific section of the occupancy chapter
C. determined to be within a 10-foot radial distance along a horizontal flow path from a stationary or fixed cooking appliance, unless listed as such
D. the safe area in a stairwell whereby occupants can expect to be safe from the effects of fire and smoke penetration
8. Carbon monoxide detection is limited to dwelling locations as specified in NFPA 720 and as such, there are no requirements for CO detection specified in the Occupancy Chapters of NFPA 101.
A. True
B. False
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9. An integrated system test plan must be developed within _____ of the adoption of NFPA 4.
A. 1 year
B. 3 months
C. 5 years
D. the next code cycle
10. The current version of the Life Safety Code is ________.
A. 2017
B. 2018
C. 2019
D. 2020
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Identify the code requirement: Looking at this layout of grouped openings, can you determine where manual alarm boxes are to be located? Your choices indicated are A, B, C, and D; a combination of any of A-D; or even something else. Use the Life Safety Code as your reference.

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The answer is locations A and D. The manual alarm boxes must be at or within 60 inches from the outer edge of each side of the grouped openings.