Changes to NFPA 72 2019

NFPA 72-2019 was recently released. This quiz is intended to help identify changes in this new edition of the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code.

1. A smoke or heat detector must be installed at the location of all the following equipment, except each _____.

Correct Answer: Dedicated function fire alarm control unit

2. Changes to the code are identified by the shading of the changed language.

Correct Answer: True

3. A new term, “energy storage systems” replaced the following terminology:

Correct Answer: UPS systems

4. One of the most significant changes to the 2019 NFPA 72 is the addition of new requirements for _____.

Correct Answer: Carbon monoxide alarms and detection systems

5. Notification appliance extenders connected to a control circuit shall not serve more than _____ notification zones.

Correct Answer: One

6. The greater of the expected average ambient sound pressure level or expected maximum sound pressure level having a duration of at least 60 seconds shall be documented for the coverage area by the _____.

Correct Answer: Designer

7. Fire alarm initiating devices required to be installed inside an elevator hoistway shall be required to be accessible for service, testing, and maintenance from outside the elevator hoistway.

Correct Answer: True

8. A computer-based electronic device that is intended to display building information and execute system control functions, including fire system information display and control is called a building _____.

Correct Answer: System information unit

9. The boundaries of carbon monoxide alarm notification zones shall be coincident with _____.

Correct Answer: The area where the alarm initiation originated and other notification zones per the building’s emergency response plan

10. A carbon monoxide alarm signal shall take precedence over _____.

Correct Answer: Supervisory signals