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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: 62
Views: 1254

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: 1585
Views: 195055

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: 863
Views: 126102

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: 863
Views: 126102

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: 62
Views: 1254

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: 279

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: 62
Views: 1254

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: 102

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: 546

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: 551

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: 551

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: 551

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: 426
Views: 28775

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: 1585
Views: 195055

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: 1585
Views: 195055

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...