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by EpicFireAlarms
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Real fire alarm stories
Replies: 16
Views: 351

Re: Real fire alarm stories

Heh... turns out my "real fire" story from a few weeks ago isn't quite over yet. Turns out, the initial report was waaaayyyy off on the damage to my school. The fire and smoke damaged at least 40 classrooms, plus the library and pretty much destroyed the LA, ELA and social studies wings. Anyways, to...
by EpicFireAlarms
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Real fire alarm stories
Replies: 16
Views: 351

Re: Real fire alarm stories

Why would you disconnect a fire safety system when you are trying to renovate a school? I would think that because of renovations, the possibility of a fire breaking out would be high due to stuff being exposed and equipment getting used in close-quarters. That's what I would've thought too, but as...
by EpicFireAlarms
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Real fire alarm stories
Replies: 16
Views: 351

Re: Real fire alarm stories

None of mine are super interesting, but I might as well share 'em. In first grade, there was an electrical fire caused by a malfunctioning fluorescent light in the cafeteria at about six in the morning. By the time I got to school maybe an hour later, the fire was out, but the fire alarms (TrueAlert...
by EpicFireAlarms
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Make Up a System (2.0)
Replies: 383
Views: 24900

Re: Make Up a System (2.0)

Dream System: The EpicFireAlarms Residence (1,900 square-feet): *Yes, this is based entirely off of my real house that I live in currently* Panel: Notifier NFS-3030 (yes, I know this is completely nutty to have in such a small building, but c'mon... it's a pretty darn cool panel) The rest of the sys...
by EpicFireAlarms
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1549
Views: 178926

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

Yea... have you guys ever come across a system with pulls or smokes but no NAs? I see systems (generally smaller security/fire combos) with just smoke or heat detectors all the time, usually System Sensor or Edwards devices. I can think of one or two systems like that where there's also a pull stat...
by EpicFireAlarms
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1549
Views: 178926

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

While it may not technically be the smallest voice-evac system I've ever seen, I recently came across a motel that has a pretty wacky setup for a such a small property. It's this motel: https://www.google.com/maps/@45.45264,-94.4254371,3a,75y,167.61h,91.51t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sQBeuZrqGs-e38LRp21LpNg...
by EpicFireAlarms
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: PA announcements mentioning the fire alarm.
Replies: 29
Views: 893

Re: PA announcements mentioning the fire alarm.

Fire drills were never formally announced at any of my schools. The lone exception to that was when I was in first grade at a brand-new school with a new fire alarm system, so the principal announced that we'd be having a fire drill and that the fire alarms would sound different than what most of us...
by EpicFireAlarms
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1549
Views: 178926

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

Here's an interesting system at another, older high school in my school district. The school was built in 1918, and had several additions throughout the 1920s, 30s, and 40s, and the addition of a second auxiliary building behind the school in the 1950s (which unfortunately I've never been in), PLUS ...
by EpicFireAlarms
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Show off your Collection!
Topic: My Fire Alarm Collection
Replies: 17
Views: 2261

Re: My Fire Alarm Collection

Oh wow that was so nice! I'm glad that your collection went to somebody who plans on doing more with it! Are you still gonna collect fire alarms or are you done? For now (and almost certainly forever) I'm done collecting fire alarms. It's possible that if the opportunity presents itself (building u...
by EpicFireAlarms
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Show off your Collection!
Topic: My Fire Alarm Collection
Replies: 17
Views: 2261

Re: My Fire Alarm Collection

As of last week, I'm pleased to announce that my entire fire alarm collection has gone to another local fire alarm collector who will actually put the devices to use. In other words, I no longer have a collection, but I'm really happy that someone else (this collector happens to be quite a bit young...
by EpicFireAlarms
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Help, I'm scared of fire alarms
Replies: 8
Views: 386

Re: Help, I'm scared of fire alarms

I have a unquenchable thirst for fire alarms, yet they are too loud and make my ears hurt. I would love to start a collection yet I can't get myself to even look at an alarm. Where should I start my collection? As someone who once had a fear of fire alarms myself, I can tell you that starting a col...
by EpicFireAlarms
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Drills, Severe Weather Drills, Lockdowns, Evacuation Drills for the 2017-2018 School Year
Replies: 175
Views: 11463

Re: Fire Drills, Severe Weather Drills, Lockdowns, Evacuation Drills for the 2017-2018 School Year

If those are as common as you say they are and happen THAT often, then there is something that is seriously wrong there. No offense. Yeah. That's the short answer. My district has some major issues, which have in recent years turned into some legal issues, but I won't go too far into detail about t...
by EpicFireAlarms
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Flea Market
Topic: Selling my Entire Collection
Replies: 0
Views: 134

Selling my Entire Collection

Hey everyone, This is going to be a tough post for me. As some of you have likely realized, I am no longer actively collecting fire alarms, and haven't been for upwards of two years now. As such, I've decided that it's time to part ways with my fire alarm collection. Why am I doing this? It's NOT (l...
by EpicFireAlarms
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Drills, Severe Weather Drills, Lockdowns, Evacuation Drills for the 2017-2018 School Year
Replies: 175
Views: 11463

Re: Fire Drills, Severe Weather Drills, Lockdowns, Evacuation Drills for the 2017-2018 School Year

What the..? (Sorry for the double post) It's not nearly as bad as you think. My district has protocol to go into partial containment for any physical or verbal altercation that is deemed a danger to others in the area. For example, if there's a situation in X wing of my school, the administration m...
by EpicFireAlarms
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Drills, Severe Weather Drills, Lockdowns, Evacuation Drills for the 2017-2018 School Year
Replies: 175
Views: 11463

Re: Fire Drills, Severe Weather Drills, Lockdowns, Evacuation Drills for the 2017-2018 School Year

I honestly have never heard of a school needing to be contained because of a fight. When fights broke out at my middle and high school, the teachers just separated all parties and for everybody else that was just it. Usually that works fine at my school... rarely is there not at least one minor alt...