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CH 36 fire prevention
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Which type of code is commonly adopted by communities?
How often should smoke alarms be tested?
Which item is typically addressed by a building code?
Distance between firewalls
What is the main objective of a residential fire safety survey?
To inform and educate residents about fire and life safety
How is a residential fire safety survey usually initiated?
request from the occupant
What is the minimum distance between a ceiling-mounted smoke alarm and a wall?
4" (10 cm)
Which of the following is an acceptable storage area for gasoline and other flammable liquids at a residence?
When considering the placement of smoke alarms, which location should be avoided?
Near vent ducts
Which agency develops fire codes?
Which of the following is a correct principle of residential fire safety?
Identify primary and secondary escape routes from every room
If solid fuels are regularly burned, is it recommended that the chimney be cleaned every _____ months.
In the urban-wildland interface zone, dead vegetation should be a minimum of _____ from a structure.
For a residential fire safety survey, what is the most important point regarding a kitchen fire extinguisher?
Which activity is typically part of a newly assigned fire fighter's fire prevention duties?
Conducting fire station tours
Which agency develops fire codes?
International Code Council
Which exterior item is of particular importance to check during a residential fire safety survey?
House number clearly visible from street
Which type of fire extinguisher should be located in the kitchen?
How are codes enforced by a fire department adopted?
By the local governing body
All of the following are common topics of focus in public fire safety education programs EXCEPT __________.
Which item is typically addressed by a fire code?
Sprinkler system maintenance
The required frequency of code enforcement inspections is usually determined by __________.
the fire code
Which handout covering the subject of smoke alarms should be given to occupants during a residential fire safety survey?
The NFPA fact sheet on smoke alarms
What is the minimum fire extinguisher rating that should be recommended for residential basements and garages?
What is one of the two primary causes of fire in living rooms?
Alkaline smoke alarm batteries should be replaced once every _____ months.
How should a fire fighter check smoke alarms during a residential fire safety survey?
test every alarm
Which of the following is one of the two goals of public fire safety education?
To help people understand how to prevent fires from occurring
__________ includes a range of activities intended to prevent the outbreak of fires or to limit fire consequences.
Most fires are caused by __________.
preventable conditions and behaviors
What percentage of residential fires begins in the kitchen?
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