Pathway survivability requirements are an often-misunderstood area of fire alarm systems. Test your knowledge of the requirements in NFPA 72, 2016 edition.
Created by: Thomas P. Hammerberg
1. In which chapter are the levels of pathway survivability described?
A. Chapter 7
B. Chapter 12
C. Chapter 23
D. Chapter 24
2. Does the chapter in question No. 1 require when pathway survivability must be provided?
3. For systems employing relocation or partial evacuation, a Level _____ pathway survivability shall be required.
D. 2 and 3
4. For systems that do not employ relocation or partial evacuation, a Level _____ pathway survivability shall be required.
B. 1 or 2
C. 2 or 3
D. 0, 1, 2, or 3
5. Area of refuge emergency communications systems shall have a pathway survivability of Level _____.
D. 2 or 3
6. Pathway survivability requirements apply to notification appliance circuit pathways only.
7. Where another section of the code requires survivability of circuits, equal protection must be provided for power-supply circuits.
8. All circuits necessary for the operation of the notification appliances shall be protected _____ by the protection provided by the pathway survivability level required.
A. Up to all connected devices
B. Up to all connected notification appliances
C. Until they enter the notification zone they serve
D. Throughout the entire building
9. Pathway survivability Level _____ consists of pathways in buildings that are fully protected by an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with NFPA 13 with any interconnecting conductors, cables or other physical pathways installed in metal raceways.
10. Pathway survivability Level _____ consists of two-hour fire-rated alternatives.