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by EpicFireAlarms
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Alternatives to System Sensor for Notifier notification
Replies: 6
Views: 78

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: 11
Views: 286

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.
by EpicFireAlarms
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What tones would you prefer for voice evac?
Replies: 11
Views: 286

Re: What tones would you prefer for voice evac?

I can't remember what it was called, but there was a system test video (taken in a hospital, I think) that had a really nice hi-lo chime tone that essentially went *hi-lo-hi* pause *hi-lo-hi*. Don't think there was a voice message, but I may be wrong. I'm not sure what the panel was, but the notific...
by EpicFireAlarms
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Name That Fire Alarm! (2.0)
Replies: 464
Views: 65463

Re: Name That Fire Alarm! (2.0)

idontwannaknow wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:51 pm
This one’s a little harder, but what alarm may’ve been installed with this “backbox contraption”. I’ve seen a few of these around my school.
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I might just be seeing it wrong, but that looks too large to be a backbox for a fire alarm. Maybe a clock or PA speaker?
by EpicFireAlarms
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire, Inclement Weather, Lockdown, and Other Disaster Prevention Drills for the 2018-2019 School Year
Replies: 112
Views: 6229

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

I'm curious, how does your administration decide when to do drills? I know my school loves to do them at the last minute and sometimes at very insensible times... I think district policy where I live is that the principal meets with the head of security and someone from the fire department in Augus...
by EpicFireAlarms
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire, Inclement Weather, Lockdown, and Other Disaster Prevention Drills for the 2018-2019 School Year
Replies: 112
Views: 6229

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

I don't normally post on this topic for things other than fire drills, but of note is that my school has been in containment for two weeks now (a new record! yay! :| ) with no end in sight following two especially gruesome fights the week before Christmas that resulted in hospitalization and arrests...
by EpicFireAlarms
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1637
Views: 237247

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

Part 1 (of 2) of stuff from my Washington DC trip: Terminal A at Washington Reagan National Airport has a Cerberus Pyrotronics system with a mixture of Siemens MS-51 and MS-501 pull stations, along with Siemens S-LP-series speaker/strobes. The security checkpoint has Wheelock E-50s. The US Capitol V...
by EpicFireAlarms
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in... New Constuction
Replies: 6
Views: 389

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: 9
Views: 432

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: 6
Views: 389

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: 1637
Views: 237247

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: 264

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: 112
Views: 6229

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: 1637
Views: 237247

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: 939
Views: 153165

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...