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by EpicFireAlarms
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: The 2010s generation of fire alarms.
Replies: 7
Views: 288

Re: The 2010s generation of fire alarms.

In my area, the 2010s brought about a ton of changes with fire alarm signaling. At the very beginning of the decade, my school district replaced the aging fire alarm systems at 20+ schools with new addressable Siemens FireFinder-series systems and either Z-series or Exceder-series notification appli...
by EpicFireAlarms
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Overpriced Panels
Replies: 9
Views: 267

Re: Overpriced Panels

Not as bad as $250 for a single AS...
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by EpicFireAlarms
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1852
Views: 337746

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

Over the summer, my family was driving through southeast Wisconsin when there was a tornado warning. Needing to get off the highway and find shelter, we found an elementary school that was doubled as a tornado shelter. The 1960s-era elementary school looked like it had seen an HVAC upgrade or simila...
by EpicFireAlarms
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What alarm do you have at work/school
Replies: 1077
Views: 220650

Re: What alarm do you have at work/school

My school shares a system with the rest of the shopping complex it is located in. Panel: Notifier NFS-3030 Pulls: Notifier NBG-12LX Notifier MPS-950B (rebranded by Tyco/Grinnell) Signals: System Sensor P2R Mircom FHS-240R There is also a local system, set up for drills. Panel: Potter SFP-???? (not ...
by EpicFireAlarms
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Opinion on voice evac and question on speaker current
Replies: 9
Views: 485

Re: Opinion on voice evac and question on speaker current

In my personal opinion, we need more "blended" voice-evac/horn systems that actually take into account ambient noise levels. For example, in a school a history classroom wouldn't have nearly the same ambient noise level as a woodshop; just the same with an auditorium and a gymnasium. Voice-evacuatio...
by EpicFireAlarms
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Make Up a System (2.0)
Replies: 626
Views: 69423

Re: Make Up a System (2.0)

WARNING: I got a little (a lot) carried away with the backstory for this one. Read it if you want, don't read it if you want. Smallsville Community School in Smallsville, Ohio is a medium-sized regional K-12 school serving just over 2,000 students. The school originally opened in 1921 as the 58,000...
by EpicFireAlarms
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire, Inclement Weather, Lockdown, and Other Disaster Prevention Drills for the 2018-2019 School Year
Replies: 210
Views: 20296

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

Ryan2jones wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:27 am
It happened straightforwardly before our first pulverize and we entered soul in like 10 minutes earlier. there was nothing to genuinely train in that time.
What? I have zero clue what any of that is supposed to mean or how it pertains to safety drills...
by EpicFireAlarms
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Cool old Photo
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: Cool old Photo

Does anyone have an exact date on that picture? It looks like mid or late-80s to me. In any case, I've never seen a full Simplex 2120 multiplex system before; that's super cool!
by EpicFireAlarms
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What alarm do you have at work/school
Replies: 1077
Views: 220650

Re: What alarm do you have at work/school

I don't know that this counts since it's technically not my school, but another high school in my district just completed a new $105 million dollar campus that is unsurprisingly much nicer than my high school or any other school in my district. In any case, the building has massive Siemens voice-ev...
by EpicFireAlarms
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Do elevator cars ever have smoke detectors or sprinklers inside them?
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Re: Do elevator cars ever have smoke detectors or sprinklers inside them?

It's unusual, but I have come across a few elevators with fire alarms in them. I stayed at a hotel once where the elevator had a Fire-Lite smoke detector mounted above a Wheelock ET-1080 speaker. I've never seen sprinklers in an elevator before, though.
by EpicFireAlarms
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: 2 horn/strobes in a small classroom?
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: 2 horn/strobes in a small classroom?

My high school was originally a modular high school, meaning that "classrooms" could be configured to different sizes for different needs via removable walls. Most classrooms could be doubled in size (as in, there was one divider that separated two rooms), but some could be tripled or even quadruple...
by EpicFireAlarms
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What alarm do you have at work/school
Replies: 1077
Views: 220650

Re: What alarm do you have at work/school

I don't know that this counts since it's technically not my school, but another high school in my district just completed a new $105 million dollar campus that is unsurprisingly much nicer than my high school or any other school in my district. In any case, the building has massive Siemens voice-eva...
by EpicFireAlarms
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Should gas stations and convenience stores have fire alarms?
Replies: 15
Views: 778

Re: Should gas stations and convenience stores have fire alarms?

In my opinion, it all has to do with occupancy. If we're talking an average-sized roadside BP, Shell, or Holiday-esque convenience store, I'd say generally a full fire alarm system would be overkill since these places wouldn't typically meet standard occupancy or space requirements to warrant a full...
by EpicFireAlarms
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1852
Views: 337746

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

A new Costco was just built near my house. Because the building is fully sprinklered, there isn't really a fire alarm system, but near the information desk there is a Fire-Lite BG-12L pull station directly below a white Fire-Lite ANN-80 annunciator which is directly below a System Sensor P2RL horn/s...
by EpicFireAlarms
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone ever brought a fire alarm to school
Replies: 17
Views: 1223

Re: Has anyone ever brought a fire alarm to school

My great, great grandson has. It was a Simplex TrueAlert horn/strobe. I find it very interesting, searching through your past posts, that as a teenager you had a fear of fire alarms. Considering the fact that you're 100 years old, I'm very fascinated to find out what commercial fire alarm systems e...