Exercise Your Knowledge of the Life Safety Code

All Answers relate to NFPA 101, 2018 Edition

1. Definitions are found in ____________ of the 2018 Life Safety Code (LSC).
A. must be
B. can be
C. can not be
D. must be independent
2. An area of a structure or building that poses a degree of hazard greater than that normal to the general occupancy of the building or structure is considered a(n) ____________ area.
A. living
B. prohibited
C. industrial
D. hazardous
3. The portion of a means of egress that is separated from all other spaces of the building by construction, location, or equipment is the ____________.
A. exit
B. exit access
C. exit discharge
D. area of refuge
4. An occupancy in which products are manufactured or in which processing, assembling, mixing, packaging, finishing, decorating, or repair operations are conducted is a(n) ____________ occupancy.
A. industrial 
B. general industrial
C. high hazard
D. special-purpose industrial
5. The Chapter or section of the LSC that pertains to smoke detectors, smoke alarms, emergency control functions and standpipe systems.
A. Chapter 13
B. Article 760
C. Chapter 9
D. Section 9.6
6. Classroom doors shall be permitted to be locked to prevent unwanted entry provided how many conditions are complied with?
A. 3
B. 5
C. 7
D. 9
7. A new section of the code allows sensor-release of electrical locking systems in an existing day care occupancy.
A. True
B. False
8. In a new health care occupancy the provision of allows a sprinkler system waterflow to be annunciated as a single building.
A. True
B. False
9. The maximum smoke compartment in a new health care occupancy where patient sleeping rooms are configured for two or more patients is _________ sq ft.
A. 5,000
B. 10,000
C. 22,500
D. 40,000
10. A fire alarm system in accordance with Section 9.6 shall be provided in all new business occupancies when which of the following conditions exist?
A. The building is three or more stories in height.
B. The occupancy is subject to 50 or more occupants above or below the level of exit discharge.
C. The occupancy is subject to 300 or more total occupants.
D. There is no requirement for a fire alarm system in a new business occupancy.
A, B and C
11. A fire alarm system is required in industrial occupancies when the total occupant load of the system is equal to or greater than ______________.
A. 25
B. 50
C. 100
D. 300
12. In areas protected by automatic sprinklers, automatic heat-detection devices required by another section of the LSC are not required.
A. True
B. False
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Bonus Question

Review the attached photo. Can you identify any problems (maybe none) and determine which code section applies?

Image February 2020 LSC

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Answer to: Bonus Question

300.11(C) Raceways Used as Means of Support Raceways shall be used only as a means of support for other raceway, cables or nonelectrical equipment under any of the following conditions:

(1) Where the raceway or means of support is identified as a means of support.

(2) Where the raceway contains power supply conductors for electrically controlled equipment and is used to support Class 2 circuit conductors or cables that are solely for the purpose of connection to the equipment control circuits.

(3) Where the raceway is used to support boxes or conduit bodies in accordance with 314.23 or to support luminaires in accordance with 410.36(E).