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Fire Protection PE Sample Exam

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1) In Fire Hazard Analysis, the criteria or conditions analyzed to determine potential outcomes is called:
2) Which of the following is not a method used to determine the outcome of a hazard analysis:
3) Which NFPA document addresses the fire risk assessment evaluation?
4) Risk analysis can be defined as a set of __________ that have been weighted by their likelihood of occurrence.
5) The likelihood of a fire scenario can be estimated using one or more of the current hazard analysis tools. These tools require variables that are not always consistent. Which of the following variables carries the possibility of inconsistency? I. Construction standards, II. Building material composition, III. Human behavior, IV. Atmospheric conditions
6) In fire protection engineering analyses, uncertainty may come from several sources, such as: I. Uncertainty regarding the chosen model, II. Uncertainty regarding input data, III. Selection of design fire scenarios, IV. Uncertainty in human behavior
7) For a commodity to be classified as Class I, it must meet which of the following criteria: I. Placed directly on wood pallets, II. Placed in single-layer corrugated cartons, III. Shrink-wrapped or paper-wrapped as a unit load, IV. Not stacked more than 8 feet high
8) A building with a high volume space protected with a smoke evacuation system must maintain a clear “smoke-free” egress zone. This egress zone is determined by the local authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) and is typically __________ above the highest walking surface that is part of the required egress.
9) The terminology used to describe the construction feature that has “protected openings”, “restricts the spread of fire”, and “extends continuously from the foundation to or through the roof” is:
10) A 10” x 10”, 26 gauge, galvanized steel duct passes through a corridor fire partition in an R-1 occupancy without a fire damper. What else is required to keep this duct code compliant? I. The duct cannot have openings that communicate the corridor with the adjacent space(s), II. The duct must be installed above a ceiling, III. The duct cannot terminate at a wall register in the rated wall, IV. The duct must be wrapped with an approved fire-rated blanket.
11) Which of the following is not an Occupancy Classification as defined in NFPA 13?
12) Stored rolled paper with a weight of 17 lb. per 1000 sq ft is classified as:
13) In choosing and designing a fire scenario, which of the following is not a set of conditions that figures into the scenario:
14) Which of the following United States Government Departments is responsible for collecting fire event data?
15) A real estate developer has purchased a one-story building that can be subdivided into two separate occupancies. One-half of the building will become an occupancy classification I-2 (nursing home) and the other half will become an occupancy classification R-3 (congregate living facility.) What occupancy separation is required by the code if the building does not have a sprinkler system?
16) In the event of a fire with an axisymmetric plume having a total heat ouput of 5,000 BTU/s, a convective heat output of 75% of the total heat output, and a z dimension (distance from the base of the fire to the smoke layer interface) of 15 feet, what in the volumetric rate of smoke production in cfm? The density of air at the smoke layer interface is 0.0635 lb/cu.ft.
17) The probability of risk, as it relates to fire events, has two components __________ and __________. I. the probability that a fire event might happen, II. the probable causes of the fire event, III. the potential time of response by the local fire department, IV. the probable outcome as rated on a scale of negative consequences
18) In terms of Risk Management, which of the following is the correct order for fire fighters to evaluate the fire event situation. (Defense is the act of containing the fire to prevent spreading to surrounding structures or properties.)
19) Which NFPA standard addresses Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Fire Protection Systems?
20) How often does NFPA require a full flow trip test for dry pipe sprinkler systems.

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The Fire Protection PE Sample Exam is designed to help you prepare for the PE Exam by following these 3 steps:

  1. Work through the information in the Sample Exam … follow the references … dig deep.
    • following the references/links for the problems will expand your knowledge of the subject.
  2. Work as many problems as you can find and note where you have difficulties.
    • working the problems in the Sample Exam plus any additional examples you can find is an excellent test preparation method.
  3. Take the time to put together a comprehensive Test-Day Resource Library©
    • the Test-Day Resource Library© is my #1 recommendation for everyone preparing for the PE Exam.

Remember, this is a process. If you will:

  • spend time every day gathering information
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… you will be successful.

To Your Success …

Jeff Setzer, PE
Fire Protection PE Sample Exam

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Fire Protection PE Sample Exam