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C-20a Dry Chemical Fire Repressant Systems Contractor (2007-11-26)

40 Questions, 75% Correct Required to Pass, Two Hour Time Limit

The reference material listed below was used to prepare the questions for this examination.  The examination may also contain questions based on trade knowledge or general industry practices. Except for Code books, you can base your answers on later editions of references as they become available.  For Code questions, the examinations will be based only on the edition of the Code book that is listed.

These products apply to test outline dated 2007-11-26

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    NFPA 17: Standard for Dry Chemical Extinguishing System 2009

    2009 Edition


    This standard includes minimum requirements for dry chemical fire-extinguishing systems that discharge dry chemical from fixed nozzles or hand hose lines by means of expellant gas.

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    NFPA 10: Standard For Portable Fire Extinguishers 2007

    2007 Edition


    The provisions of this standard apply to the selection, installation, inspection, maintenance, and testing of portable extinguishing equipment. A.1.1 Many fires are small at origin and can be extinguished by the use of portable fire extinguishers. Notification of the fire department as soon as a fire is discovered is strongly recommended. This alarm should not be delayed by awaiting results of the application of portable fire extinguishers. Fire extinguishers can represent an important segment of any overall fire protection program.

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    NFPA 11: Standard For Low, Medium And High Expansion Foam 2005

    2005 Edition


    This standard covers the design, installation, operation, testing, and maintenance of low-, medium-, and high-expansion foam systems for fire protection. It is not the intent of this standard to specify where foam protection is required.

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    NFPA 12:Standard On Carbon Dioxide Extinguishing Systems 2011

    Publication Year: 2011


    1.1* Scope. 1.1.1 This standard contains minimum requirements for carbon dioxide fire-extinguishing systems. 1.1.2 This standard includes only the necessary essentials to make it workable in the hands of those skilled in this field. A.1.1 Portable carbon dioxide equipment is covered in NFPA 10. The use of carbon dioxide for inerting is covered in NFPA 69.

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    NFPA 12A:Standard On Halon 1301 Fire Extinguishing Systems 2009

    Publication Year: 2009


    1.1 Scope. This standard contains minimum requirements for total flooding Halon 1301 fire extinguishing systems. It includes only the essentials necessary to make the standard workable in the hands of those skilled in this field. Only those skilled in this work are competent to design, install, maintain, decommission, and remove this equipment. It might be necessary for many of those charged with purchasing, inspecting, testing, approving, operating, and maintaining this equipment to consult with an experienced and competent fire protection engineer to effectively discharge their respective duties. (See Annex C.)

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    NFPA 1: Fire Code, 2012 Edition

    2012 Edition