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.
Created by: Thomas P. Hammerberg
1. A smoke or heat detector must be installed at the location of all the following equipment, except each _____.
A. Building fire alarm control unit
B. Dedicated function fire alarm control unit
C. Notification appliance circuit power extender
D. Supervising station transmitter
2. Changes to the code are identified by the shading of the changed language.
3. A new term, “energy storage systems” replaced the following terminology:
A. Storage batteries
C. UPS systems
D. Notification appliance circuit power extenders
4. One of the most significant changes to the 2019 NFPA 72 is the addition of new requirements for _____.
A. Carbon monoxide alarms and detection systems
B. Required mass notification systems
C. New classes of pathways
D. New supervising station monitoring methods
5. Notification appliance extenders connected to a control circuit shall not serve more than _____ notification zones.
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 _____.
A. Authority having jurisdiction
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.
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 _____.
A. Control monitor
B. Control system
C. System control unit
D. System information unit
9. The boundaries of carbon monoxide alarm notification zones shall be coincident with _____.
A. Building outer walls
B. Building fire or smoke compartment boundaries
C. Floor separations or other fire safety subdivisions
D. 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 _____.
A. Alarm signals
B. Mass notification signals
C. Other life safety signals
D. Supervisory signals