Raising the Stakes on Elevator Awareness

While elevator operations have changed in recent years, how much did interfacing with fire alarm systems change? Test your knowledge and find out.

1. In which chapter of NFPA 72-2019 can elevator interface requirements be found?

Correct Answer: 21

2. Heat detectors installed in elevator hoistways to actuate the shunt trip breaker must be located within _____ inches of each sprinkler.

Correct Answer: 24

3. According to NFPA 72-2019, a waterflow switch shall be permitted to initiate Elevator Phase I Emergency Recall Operation upon activation of a sprinkler installed _____.

Correct Answer: In the hoistway pit

4. Fire alarm initiating device(s) 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

5. Where sprinklers are located at the bottom of the hoistway, the fire detection device(s) shall be located _____.

Correct Answer: At the bottom of the hoistway

6. Monitoring of the operating voltage of the shunt trip breaker will result in a(n) _____ signal to be indicated on the building fire alarm control unit.

Correct Answer: Supervisory

7. Which of the following fire alarm devices should be installed in elevator lobbies located in parking garages to initiate elevator recall?

Correct Answer: Heat detectors

8. Smoke detectors installed in elevator lobbies in a building must be installed within _____ feet of each elevator door.

Correct Answer: 21

9. Where approved by the authority having jurisdiction, the detectors used to initiate Elevator Phase I Emergency Recall Operation shall be permitted to initiate a(n) _____ signal in lieu of a(n) _____ signal.

Correct Answer: Supervisory; alarm

10. Smoke detectors or other automatic fire detectors shall not be installed in unsprinklered elevator hoistways unless they are required by _____.

Correct Answer: ANSI/ASME A17.1/CSA B44, Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators