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by maxshaw
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What alarm do you have at work/school
Replies: 1112
Views: 263995

Re: What alarm do you have at work/school

Pretty much every system at my college is some sort of Gamewell-FCI setup. Nothing really too out of the ordinary. Dorms and Student Union Panel : G-FCI rebranded Notifier voice evac panel (probably part of the NFS-2 series) NA's : mix of white and red Spectralert Advance wall mount speaker strobes,...
by maxshaw
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1901
Views: 406729

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

I think I may have talked about my church's system here before but I just found some interesting documentation on it while looking through some files in the church office. Anyway, here's a brief history: the church was originally built sometime in the early 1950s, and I have no idea what (if any) th...
by maxshaw
Sat May 30, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What alarm do you have at work/school
Replies: 1112
Views: 263995

Re: What alarm do you have at work/school

I dunno, I'll find out for sure in the fall!
by maxshaw
Wed May 20, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What alarm do you have at work/school
Replies: 1112
Views: 263995

Re: What alarm do you have at work/school

Oh no, that's going to be absolute torture... imagine being woken up by a U-MMT...
by maxshaw
Sun May 17, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What alarm do you have at work/school
Replies: 1112
Views: 263995

Re: What alarm do you have at work/school

Not that I recall, one of the dorms I looked at had rebranded ZNS strobes in each room along with the sounders though.
by maxshaw
Thu May 14, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What alarm do you have at work/school
Replies: 1112
Views: 263995

Re: What alarm do you have at work/school

I did a 'virtual' tour of the university that I'm going to in the fall and wasn't surprised to see that most of the updated dorms have Siemens Cerberus Pyrotronics voice evac systems with rebranded E-50's... along with sounder bases in the dorm rooms. Unfortunately, it looks like they're really push...
by maxshaw
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1901
Views: 406729

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

Thanks! Now I'm starting to wonder if maybe one of those 424X panels was what my old high school had originally... It was completed in 1964 and has undergone several complete system replacements. It currently has a 4100 ES with a Truealert ES Voice Evac system... before that, it had a Siemens/ Cerbe...
by maxshaw
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1901
Views: 406729

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

I was gonna post this with pictures, but since everything's closed right now I've been unable to get any... A local restaurant that was built in the '70s still has its original Simplex system with two 4050/4051's on 4050-80 light plates (w/o "fire" lettering). There are also three 4251-30 break glas...
by maxshaw
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What alarm do you have at work/school
Replies: 1112
Views: 263995

Re: What alarm do you have at work/school

As part of a project with my school district, I've been going around to all of the schools in the district to create new tornado shelter plans (the old ones are not good- people near glass, exterior walls, etc. and had also not been updated since district-wide building upgrades). Anyway, one of the ...
by maxshaw
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What alarm do you have at work/school
Replies: 1112
Views: 263995

Re: What alarm do you have at work/school

Also, sorry for doubleposting here, but like I said a while back, the Siemens MXL-IQ system at my High School was replaced with a 4100ES. I noticed that in the auditorium though that there are still Siemens pull stations next to the entrances, even though there are T-bars right next to them! There a...
by maxshaw
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What alarm do you have at work/school
Replies: 1112
Views: 263995

Re: What alarm do you have at work/school

If I remember correctly, there was one 7002T in the hallway. The addition was only three classrooms, so it wasn't a big area.
by maxshaw
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What alarm do you have at work/school
Replies: 1112
Views: 263995

Re: What alarm do you have at work/school

Yes, but they were just strobes, not strobe plates.
by maxshaw
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What alarm do you have at work/school
Replies: 1112
Views: 263995

Re: What alarm do you have at work/school

I've been meaning to post this for a while now, but my old elementary school had an interesting system before it was replaced in 2010 with a Simplex 4010/ Truealerts. The school was built in 1968 with what I'm assuming was an Autocall/ Federal Signal system. There were several 450D's scattered aroun...
by maxshaw
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire, Lockdown, Severe Weather, Tornado, Shelter-in-Place, and other Emergency Drills for the 2019-2020 Academic Year
Replies: 58
Views: 7449

Re: Fire, Lockdown, Severe Weather, Tornado, Shelter-in-Place, and other Emergency Drills for the 2019-2020 Academic Yea

Yesterday we had what I'm assuming was our first fire drill of the year. There was some confusion, as some teachers thought it was suppposed to happen on Monday, and the fire department also showed up in full force, but I think it was still a drill. It took them a while to reset the system for whate...
by maxshaw
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1901
Views: 406729

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

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Okay so I'll try again then... I've read all of the stuff about posting images before but I still have trouble, which is why I rarely post pictures... I've never had problems except on this site for some reason :roll: Sorry about that!