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by Gentex SPK4
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Make Up a System (2.0)
Replies: 496
Views: 51709

Re: Make Up a System (2.0)

This one I based of the old Nickelodeon series "Doug"... Bluffington Elementary School was built in 1955 as an 8 building campus with a rather unique design. A classroom addition was built in 1983, and the school was renovated in 1998. Fire Alarm Panel Current System: Edwards EST-3 - Voice Evac in t...
by Gentex SPK4
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: how often do you do emergency drills?
Replies: 19
Views: 591

Re: how often do you do emergency drills?

fierlarmz_09 wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:37 am
I did it three times a year at work.
I believe my office does them semi-annually.
by Gentex SPK4
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: why do we have to do fire drills once a month
Replies: 27
Views: 896

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

I might consider pushing for some type of way to make fire drills more meaningful rather than the "evac and come back" approach. I think I know of a few ways.... Doing Unannounced Fire Drills (Only the first two drills should be announced in advance) Conducting them at varying times of the day (inc...
by Gentex SPK4
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Make Up a System (2.0)
Replies: 496
Views: 51709

Re: Make Up a System (2.0)

Thomas Edgar Elementary School was built in 1965 as a one-story, 300-student elementary school. A four-classroom and media center addition was built in 1987, and a 8-classroom, art and music room addition was built in 2004. Fire Alarm Panel Current System: Simplex 4100U INFOALARM Original System: Fi...
by Gentex SPK4
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Make Up a System (2.0)
Replies: 496
Views: 51709

Re: Make Up a System (2.0)

Marietta High School was built in 1953 as a HUGE, 4-story, 3,000 student campus. There was one cafeteria on each floor, a HUGE auditorium, and TWO gyms. In 1986, a 21-classroom addition was built to meet the growing student population, and at that time the school gained two elevators. A new media ce...
by Gentex SPK4
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: School Bell & PA Systems
Replies: 57
Views: 14530

Re: School Bell & PA Systems

Reposting mine: Edgewater Public Elementary (1998-2003; Pre-K, K-1) PA System Rauland Telecenter IV Speakers, Call-in Switches Rauland, and Bogen baffle speakers throughout the main building, the cafeteria had ceiling mounted Rauland speakers Buildings 6-9 have ceiling mounted Rauland ACC speakers ...
by Gentex SPK4
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Make Up a System (2.0)
Replies: 496
Views: 51709

Re: Make Up a System (2.0)

Jones Elementary School was built in 1995 with a capacity for 1500 students. A classroom addition, and a complete renovation, was done in 2016. Fire Alarm Panel Current System: Edwards EST3 - Campus Wide Voice Evac Original System: Simplex 4120 Annunciator Current System: Edwards 3LCDANN in main Lob...
by Gentex SPK4
Thu May 23, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1759
Views: 289137

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

My new apartment in Lake Mary (Colonial Grand Heathrow) has a Silent Knight system in the clubhouse with Gentex Commander 2 horn/strobes and strobes inside. On the back patio however, there is a Wheelock ASWP ceiling mounted. Pulls are RSG T-Bars, and I believe there are SD505P smokes and unknown he...
by Gentex SPK4
Thu May 16, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Siemens rebranding EST equipment
Replies: 23
Views: 1321

Re: Siemens rebranding EST equipment

And previously, EST was owned by General Electric.
by Gentex SPK4
Sat May 11, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Make Up a System (2.0)
Replies: 496
Views: 51709

Re: Make Up a System (2.0)

Majesty Tower was built in 1979. It is a 90 story office/retail/hotel building, with a restaurant on the 89th floor and a clubhouse on the 90th floor. It has gone through a number of renovations over the years. Panel Current System: Simplex 4100ES, replacing a 4120 that replaced a 2100. Initiating D...
by Gentex SPK4
Sat May 11, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Make Up a System (2.0)
Replies: 496
Views: 51709

Re: Make Up a System (2.0)

East Berkshire Middle School was built in 1969 as a HUGE three-story building with a capacity for 1,500 students. The school gained a classroom addition and a number of renovations in 1994. A new auditorium was built in 2006. Fire Alarm Panel Current System: Gamewell-FCI E3, replacing a Gamewell IF6...
by Gentex SPK4
Fri May 10, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Make Up a System (2.0)
Replies: 496
Views: 51709

Re: Make Up a System (2.0)

Jordan Woods Elementary School was built in 1964 as a two-story campus with the capacity for about 300 students. The school gained an 8-classroom addition in 1986, and was renovated and gained a new media center in 2009. Fire Alarm Panel Current System: Simplex 4100U INFOALARM - Voice Evac Campus Wi...
by Gentex SPK4
Thu May 09, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What is the oldest system you have seen in operation?
Replies: 30
Views: 1104

Re: What is the oldest system you have seen in operation?

I've seen an older Faraday system from the 1970s controlled off a Autocall CL series panel at my third elementary school. With the exception of building 12, pulls were originally a mix of 4521-20s and some sort of older Faraday pulls from the late 70s early 80s before they were all replaced with FCI...
by Gentex SPK4
Tue May 07, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Popular Fire Alarm Brands in Your Area
Replies: 29
Views: 1029

Re: Popular Fire Alarm Brands in Your Area

Autocall is more common in 1990s era construction, particularly schools. EST Genesis and Integrity signals are becoming more common in some parts of the county. I don't know about Autocall, because it looked like they possibly fell from the face of this planet in the 1990s, if not some time before!...
by Gentex SPK4
Sun May 05, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Popular Fire Alarm Brands in Your Area
Replies: 29
Views: 1029

Re: Popular Fire Alarm Brands in Your Area

The main brands in my area include Autocall (specifically the CL, and TFX series), Notifier, and EST. Autocall is more common in 1990s era construction, particularly schools. There are a few Simplex systems in my area, including at Volusia Mall! As for N/As, Gentex and System Sensor seems pretty com...