Exercise Your Knowledge of the Life Safety Code

All Answers relate to NFPA 101, 2018 Edition

1. Which of the following is not an occupancy group type?
A. E
B. F
C. G
D. G
2. Car wash, telephone exchange and animal hospital are included in occupancy group _______________.
A. A
B. B
C. I
D. R
3. Explosives that have a detonation hazard are included in group _____________.
A. H-1
B. F-1
C. H-3
D. I-2
4. Correctional centers and jails are included in which of the following group occupancies?
A. H-1
B. A-3
C. R-1
D. I-3
5. Livestock shelters and greenhouses are included in which group occupancy?
A. A
B. B
C. I
D. U
6. Boarding houses (transient) with 10 or fewer occupants are included in group ____________.
A. B-2
B. R-1
C. R-3
D. I-4
7. High Hazard Group H is divided into ____________ subdivisions.
A. 1
B. 3
C. 5
D. 7
8. Hazardous occupancies are classified in group H and shall be in accordance with the International Fire Code and the requirements of section ________ of the International Building Code.
A. 906
B. 110
C. 415
D. 636
9. Religious educational rooms and religious auditoriums, which are accessory to places of religious worship in accordance with section ________ of the International Building Code and have occupant loads of less than 100, shall be classified as group A-3 occupancies.
A. 508.3.1
B. 110.5
C. 906.6
D. 300.12.4
10. A room or space used for assembly purposes that is less than 750 square feet (70m2) in area and accessory to another occupancy shall be classified as a group ______ occupancy or as part of that occupancy.
A. A-3
B. B
C. E
D. D
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Can you Identify This?

You have been asked to design a fire alarm for the residence depicted on this blueprint. First, you must determine the occupancy type. Is this a single family, or one-two family dwelling unit, residential board and care, or something else?

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Answer to: Identify This

The applicable occupancy type is a single-family home independently as defined in the 2018 IRC – International Residential Code for One and Two Family Dwellings. Each is considered its own structure because there is no connection between the houses.