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Fire Suppression Contracting (2020-03-06)

Fire Suppression Contracting (Abbr: FSP) means that service which provides for the installation, repair, improvement, or removal of fire suppression systems including but not limited to halon and other gas systems; dry chemical systems; and carbon dioxide systems annexed to real property. No other classification provides for this function. The FSP specialty does not provide for the installation, repair, or maintenance of water sprinkler systems.

Questions - 50
Minimum Passing Score of 70%
Time Allowed - 120 Minutes

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.

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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 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code 2010

    Publication Year: 2010


    1.1 Scope. 1.1.1 NFPA 72 covers the application, installation, location, performance, inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire alarm systems, supervising station alarm systems, public emergency alarm reporting systems, fire warning equipment and emergency communications systems (ECS), and their components. 1.1.2 The provisions of this chapter apply throughout the Code unless otherwise noted

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    International Mechanical Code 2012

    Publication Year: 2012


    For the most current mechanical codes that address the design and installation of the most current mechanical systems, use the 2012 INTERNATIONAL MECHANICAL CODE SOFTBOUND VERSION. Designed to provide comprehensive regulations for mechanical systems and equipment, it includes coverage of HVAC, exhaust systems, chimneys and vents, ducts, appliances, boilers, water heaters, refrigerators, hydronic piping, and solar systems. This valuable reference uses prescriptive- and performance- related provisions to establish minimum regulations for a variety of systems.

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    International Mechanical Code Turbo Tabs 2012


    Flip through the 2012 I-Codes series and find frequently used sections fast! You'll be surprised how easy it is to find what you are looking for. These tabs were created by industry experts who carefully identified the most referenced sections in the code.

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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 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 17A: Standard for Wet Chemical Extinguishing Systems 2009

    2009 Edition


    The provisions of this standard apply to the design, installation, operation, testing, and maintenance of pre-engineered wet chemical fire extinguishing systems that discharge wet chemical from fixed nozzles and piping by means of appellant gas. It contains only the essential requirements and recommendations needed to make the standard workable in the hands of those skilled in this field.

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    NFPA 2001:Standard on Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems 2012

    2012 Edition


    1.1 Scope. This standard contains minimum requirements for total flooding and local application clean agent fire extinguishing systems. It does not cover fire extinguishing systems that use carbon dioxide or water as the primary extinguishing media, which are addressed by other NFPA documents.

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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.)