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by EpicFireAlarms
Sat May 04, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Popular Fire Alarm Brands in Your Area
Replies: 20
Views: 342

Popular Fire Alarm Brands in Your Area

Here's an older topic that I want to revive. What companies are dominant in your area? What companies are virtually nonexistent? What sort of patterns have you noticed with where certain companies are more common? My Area (St. Cloud, MN): Simplex: Not too common anymore; super common on 1960s/70s-er...
by EpicFireAlarms
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: why do we have to do fire drills once a month
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: why do we have to do fire drills once a month

Also keep in mind that the NFPA has no actual jurisdiction over performing or enforcing fire drills, those are just "suggestions". In most places, it's up to the state, an AHJ, or sometimes the school/school district to come up with an appropriate requirement for how many drills take place each year.
by EpicFireAlarms
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1701
Views: 265477

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

There's an interesting small K-12 school in a small town about 45 minutes away from my house. The school is actually two buildings, both connected by a common entrance that houses the main office and gymnasium. The K-6 elementary portion of the school (the older building from the 1970s) has a 90s No...
by EpicFireAlarms
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: how often do you do emergency drills?
Replies: 11
Views: 206

Re: how often do you do emergency drills?

Maybe four or five drills a year at most; most years the number is three to four fire drills and one tornado drill. My school doesn't do lockdown or SIP drills, and I don't live in an area geographically where I would need to practice any weather drills besides tornado.
by EpicFireAlarms
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire, Inclement Weather, Lockdown, and Other Disaster Prevention Drills for the 2018-2019 School Year
Replies: 179
Views: 10373

Re: Fire, Inclement Weather, Lockdown, and Other Disaster Prevention Drills for the 2018-2019 School Year

simplexspectralert wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:44 pm
i had a shelter in place drill today
Your school has practiced more safety drills in the past TWO WEEKS than my school has in TWO YEARS... just sayin'.
by EpicFireAlarms
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire, Inclement Weather, Lockdown, and Other Disaster Prevention Drills for the 2018-2019 School Year
Replies: 179
Views: 10373

Re: Fire, Inclement Weather, Lockdown, and Other Disaster Prevention Drills for the 2018-2019 School Year

Whoa, really? That they can't tell the difference of the sound type from a Wheelock NS, and Exceder horn signal to a UK-style high-low signal? No, that was sort of a sarcastic jab at any teacher who heard the hi-lo sound (with no strobes, I might add) and instantly thought that it signified a fire ...
by EpicFireAlarms
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire, Inclement Weather, Lockdown, and Other Disaster Prevention Drills for the 2018-2019 School Year
Replies: 179
Views: 10373

Re: Fire, Inclement Weather, Lockdown, and Other Disaster Prevention Drills for the 2018-2019 School Year

Last Thursday, we had our tornado drill of the year (also coincidentally the only drill each year that isn't a fire drill). For a change this year, instead of just announcing the drill, a hi-lo tone was played over the intercom (WITHOUT an accompanying announcement). The issue with this, however, wa...
by EpicFireAlarms
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Humor - Fire alarm vocabulary
Replies: 25
Views: 514

Re: Humor - Fire alarm vocabulary

This one is pretty much only funny to me but I might as well give it a go:
Edwards Integrity: "I have integrity... I cannot lie!"
Me: "So are you a horn/strobe or a speaker/strobe?"
Edwards Integrity: …
by EpicFireAlarms
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Name That Fire Alarm! (2.0)
Replies: 478
Views: 75115

Re: Name That Fire Alarm! (2.0)

randomperson wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:54 pm
From Google Street View, name this one!
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There are many things that I could call that alarm... most of which would get me banned from this forum :lol: .
by EpicFireAlarms
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1701
Views: 265477

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

Paramount Parking Ramp | St. Cloud, MN Silent Knight system with System Sensor SpectrAlert Advance horn/strobes in the stairwells (one per floor per stairwell); no pull stations that I saw. Silent Knight SK-series smoke detectors. H&M | St. Cloud, MN Ceiling-mounted Simplex TrueAlert horn/strobes (...
by EpicFireAlarms
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Make Up a System (2.0)
Replies: 461
Views: 45264

Re: Make Up a System (2.0)

I think it's time to revive this topic. The Smallview Community and Convention Center in Smallview, Oregon is a 125,000 square-foot building that was built in 1988 . The building was really more like two buildings with a shared lobby; a 60,000 square-foot convention center/arena-type place, and a 60...
by EpicFireAlarms
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: No fire alarms in 20-story building?
Replies: 17
Views: 540

Re: No fire alarms in 20-story building?

My grandparent's 36-story condo building in Chicago had a small Cerberus Pyrotronics system that only had heat detectors (granted the building has sprinklers). A few years ago the building was remodeled and a new Notifier ONYX voice-evac system was installed, but the units themselves were grandfathe...
by EpicFireAlarms
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1701
Views: 265477

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

Navy Pier had a ginormous system, couldn’t tell what it was, but from other devices seen it was most likely Gamewell-FCI. Main alarms at the main mall-area are System Sensor L-Series and SpectrAlert Advance speaker/strobes (first time seeing L-Series speaker/strobes clearly in person) Two L-Series ...
by EpicFireAlarms
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Alternatives to System Sensor for Notifier notification
Replies: 10
Views: 373

Re: Alternatives to System Sensor for Notifier notification

Wheelock notification devices are just as if not more common on Notifier systems in my area compared to System Sensor. I'm by no means anywhere near an industry professional, so I'll let some of the more experienced people tackle compatibility, but looking at the Notifier website it seems most if no...
by EpicFireAlarms
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What tones would you prefer for voice evac?
Replies: 14
Views: 589

Re: What tones would you prefer for voice evac?

randomperson wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:15 am

You mean this?
Actually yeah... I'm not sure that's the exact video that I saw, but that's the tone.