commercial fire protection serviceWhen it comes to your building’s safety, it’s important to utilize commercial fire protection services. However, you shouldn’t rely solely on your fire protection company when it comes to protecting your building from fire. You also need to educate yourself on proper fire safety, fire sprinkler maintenance, and fire codes. Only then can you take your building fire safety into your own hands.

Take this quick six question fire sprinkler quiz to see if you have the knowledge to help keep your building safe from fire.

#1. When should you have your fire sprinkler system inspected?

 

    1. Every year
    2. Every two years
    3. Every five years
    4. Every 10 years

 

#2. Which of these sprinkler systems isn’t real?

 

    1. Pre-Action
    2. Deluge
    3. Dry Pipe
    4. Uniform Release

 

#3. Which of these DO NOT activate a fire sprinkler system?

    1. Fire
    2. Smoke
    3. Poor maintenance
    4. Heat

#4. At what height is a building required to have an automatic sprinkler system in the entire building?

 

    1. Over 35 feet
    2. Over 45 feet
    3. Over 55 feet
    4. Over 65 feet

 

#5. True or False: Every fire sprinkler system will activate at the same time if a commercial building catches fire.

 

#6. The Early Warning Fire Detection (EWFD) system is required in small U.S. based data centers under ____ square feet.

 

    1. 1,500
    2. 1,800
    3. 2,000
    4. 2,500

Do you have your answers ready? Check the answers below to see how you did.

#1. When should you have your fire sprinkler system inspected?

The answer is A: Every year. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends having your fire sprinkler system inspected by a professional at least once a year.

#2. Which of these sprinkler systems isn’t real?

The answer is D: Uniform Release. Many people have the conception that all fire sprinkler systems will trigger at the same time, which isn’t true. Your systems will activate as needed.

#3. Which of these DO NOT activate a fire sprinkler system?

The answer is B: Smoke. Fire sprinkler systems are triggered by heat and therefore fire, but a lack of proper maintenance can also cause an accidental activation.

#4. At what height is a building required to have an automatic sprinkler system in the entire building?

The answer is C: Over 55 feet. The NFPA states that buildings over 55 feet are required to have an automatic sprinkler system throughout the entire building.

#5. True or False: Every fire sprinkler system will activate at the same time if a commercial building catches fire?

The answer is False. As you learned in question two, fire sprinkler systems are activated as needed by heat. Fire sprinklers only activate simultaneously in the movies.

#6. The Early Warning Fire Detection (EWFD) system is required in small U.S. based data centers under ____ square feet.

The answer is D: 2,500 square feet.

While it’s important to have a commercial fire protection service ready and able to help safeguard your building from fire, you should be active in that goal as well. If you didn’t do well on this quiz, you should take the time to learn more about your commercial fire safety.

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