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by EpicFireAlarms
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in... New Constuction
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Fire Alarms in... New Constuction

A brand new soccer complex was just completed pretty much right down the road from me, and it has a pretty unexpected system. The actual soccer fields are all outside, so the indoor area is basically just locker rooms and a concessions area. The building couldn't be more than maybe 15,000 square fee...
by EpicFireAlarms
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is your favorite soda pool
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: What is your favorite soda pool

How about water? I've never been much of a soda drinker :lol:
by EpicFireAlarms
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in... New Constuction
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Fire Alarms in... New Constuction

"Dang, I wonder what fire alarm system that place is gonna have" All of you new construction fire alarm nerds, this topic is for you! Choose a commercial building in your area that's either under construction or planned to be constructed, speculate what sort of fire alarm system will be installed, a...
by EpicFireAlarms
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1606
Views: 213361

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

A medium-sized apartment complex that consists of three buildings was recently built near my house, and when I had the chance to take a quick peak into the lobby a few days ago, I most certainly did, being the weird fire alarm guy that I am :wink: . The building actually has a SIMPLEX system, which ...
by EpicFireAlarms
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Disturbing new detail about my school
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: Disturbing new detail about my school

Reminds me of a nice conversation my U.S History class had with my teacher earlier this year. I can't remember what exactly started it, but it went something like this: Student: What happens if, like, there's a shooter who comes into the classroom? Teacher: Well, last year they would've announced it...
by EpicFireAlarms
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire, Inclement Weather, Lockdown, and Other Disaster Prevention Drills for the 2018-2019 School Year
Replies: 101
Views: 3463

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

Fire Drill | October 11th, 2018 (Thursday) | Scheduled Time: 2:15 PM | Actual Drill: 2:40 PM | Period 7, Originally Period 6 Yesterday, my 2nd period teacher told us that there would be a fire drill at 2:15, which for me is just AP US History, so I figured that maybe I'd finally have a nice, normal...
by EpicFireAlarms
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1606
Views: 213361

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

A few fun smaller systems from that past month or so... The Frazee Rest Area along US-10 near Frazee, MN has a tiny Siemens system. So small in fact, that I saw every single system component minus the panel. The restrooms each have a Wheelock RSS strobe,the main entrance has a Wheelock AS horn/strob...
by EpicFireAlarms
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What alarm do you have at work/school
Replies: 885
Views: 137754

Re: What alarm do you have at work/school

Wow, I didn’t know they still install remote strobes in classrooms! Neither did I. I was expecting the classrooms to each get an HSRC, but I will say because my school is like 50 years old most of the classrooms are smaller than what you'd typically find in a newer building. I'm thinking that maybe...
by EpicFireAlarms
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What alarm do you have at work/school
Replies: 885
Views: 137754

Re: What alarm do you have at work/school

About fifteen or so classrooms at my school were reopened this past week following a fire (another twenty or so are still under construction). All classrooms in this wing got new paint, flooring, and a new ceiling, but they weren't really remodeled beyond some basic cosmetic stuff. In any case, almo...
by EpicFireAlarms
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire, Inclement Weather, Lockdown, and Other Disaster Prevention Drills for the 2018-2019 School Year
Replies: 101
Views: 3463

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

When did your school burn down? Was it in the areas that got renovated? Why did it burn down? What kind of system do they have? Sorry for all the questions lol In mid July, workers were replacing some flooring in a classroom and doing some HVAC work in our LA wing and accidentally left a fan runnin...
by EpicFireAlarms
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Remaining disconnected NAs from old fire alarm systems in buildings.
Replies: 11
Views: 440

Re: Remaining disconnected NAs from old fire alarm systems in buildings.

My school still has a few Simplex 4041 flush-mount horns throughout the hallways and on the exterior of the school that are disconnected. The majority of the horns had Wheelock NS's slapped on them when the system was originally upgraded in the early 2000s, but for whatever reason a few of these hor...
by EpicFireAlarms
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire, Inclement Weather, Lockdown, and Other Disaster Prevention Drills for the 2018-2019 School Year
Replies: 101
Views: 3463

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

Fire Drill | September 14th, 2018 | 2:15 PM Here's an interesting one for y'all. I'm not even sure if I can technically count this as a true "fire drill" for me since I wasn't technically in school at the time. In any case, because half of my school essentially burned down over the summer we're run...
by EpicFireAlarms
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sports??
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Sports??

I'm sure that this has been a topic at some point before, but I'm wondering what kinds of sports other members participate in. I don't care if you participate competitively or recreationally, I'm more just curious. As for me (a junior in high school), I'm a year-round athlete on school teams, with c...
by EpicFireAlarms
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Most Absurd Description of a Fire Alarm Sound
Replies: 23
Views: 903

Re: Most Absurd Description of a Fire Alarm Sound

I've stayed at a few hotels that very clearly have "fire alarm sounds like" signage that doesn't match the signals themselves. It seems like the most common sound description in hotels is "a loud siren", even though I've seen that used to describe TrueAlert horn/strobes, Integrities, and Advances. O...
by EpicFireAlarms
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Real fire alarm stories
Replies: 16
Views: 776

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...