Spring 2001 / Grondzik / 12 April 2001

1. There are several possible primary design intents for a fire protection system. Name three such intents (or objectives):

(a) protect occupants (human life)

(b) protect the building

(c) protect contents in a building

and also .... provide for continuous operation of a process (during a fire event); protect adjacent buildings; etc.


2. The abbreviation "NFPA" stands for:

(a) National Fire Prevention Alliance

(b) National Fire Protection Association

(c) the federal government's "No Fires Please Agenda"

(d) the Negate Fires - Passive Approach to design


3. The three vertices on the "fire triangle" are:

(a) fuel

(b) oxygen

(c) heat


4. The difference between a building "code" and a building "standard" is:

(a) a code is national while a standard is local or state

(b) codes apply to fire protection issues while standards apply to HVAC issues

(c) a code is mandatory while a standard is voluntary

(d) codes are scientific while standards are based solely on experience


5. A "solar thermal" system:

(a) makes use of the photovoltaic effect

(b) makes use of the photosynthetic effect

(c) makes use of the greenhouse effect

(d) makes use of the Farruchi effect

Last updated 12 April 2001