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by randomperson
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Voice evac in convenience stores and standalone Starbucks locations.
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Voice evac in convenience stores and standalone Starbucks locations.

Here’s a stand-alone pizza place at Disney Springs that has a voice system. The panel is a Siemens FireFinder XLS. You’d think they would have used a Cerberus Pro FV922, given the small size of the building, but...
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by randomperson
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Protection Jeopardy
Replies: 19
Views: 279

Re: Fire Protection Jeopardy

Robert A wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:35 pm The four main types of automatic sprinkler system are wet, dry, deluge, and ______.
What is pre-action?
by randomperson
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire, Lockdown, Severe Weather, Tornado, Shelter-in-Place, and other Emergency Drills for the 2020-2021 Academic Year
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Re: Fire, Lockdown, Severe Weather, Tornado, Shelter-in-Place, and other Emergency Drills for the 2020-2021 Academic Yea

A bit less excitement on the other side of the border... https://instagram.com/p/CFZr9D2B6IX There was also a fire drill on Tuesday. (the one I previously mentioned was on Monday.) There are 2 "groups", only half of the students are onsite on any day. Group 1 is onsite Mondays and Thursdays. Group ...
by randomperson
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Protection Jeopardy
Replies: 19
Views: 279

Re: Fire Protection Jeopardy

Simplex 2903-9101 wrote: Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:12 pm This type of signaling is intended for response by trained building personnel, rather than the general public, and is exempt from certain notification requirements.
What is private mode?
by randomperson
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Protection Jeopardy
Replies: 19
Views: 279

Re: Fire Protection Jeopardy

Robert A wrote: Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:55 am This model of representing fire includes the elements of heat, fuel, oxygen, and a chemical chain reaction.
Fire triangle
by randomperson
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: General Fire Alarm Media
Topic: Possible Fire Alarm On House In Commercial
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Possible Fire Alarm On House In Commercial

It's probably a sprinkler alarm.
by randomperson
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire lite annunciator at Target says "trouble pull station guest service".
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Fire lite annunciator at Target says "trouble pull station guest service".

If the beeping has stopped, that means the trouble was acknowledged.

Many annunciators display information across multiple "pages" - after a few seconds it displays the next page, and so on.
by randomperson
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire lite annunciator at Target says "trouble pull station guest service".
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Fire lite annunciator at Target says "trouble pull station guest service".

A trouble indication for a specific device usually means that communication was lost between the panel and that device. This can be caused by damaged wiring.

In some Targets, the guest service area is L-shaped and not fully visible from public areas.
by randomperson
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1901
Views: 407147

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

Boston Logan International Airport - Terminal E - Boston, MA Panel: Simplex 4120 (not seen, but there are remote annunciators) https://instagram.fvie2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t51.2885-15/sh0.08/e35/s640x640/117572153_249305516049769_1318226627383407187_n.jpg?_nc_ht=instagram.fvie2-1.fna.fbcdn.net&_nc_cat...
by randomperson
Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: How would things be if Walmart stores had fire drills regularly like schools do?
Replies: 12
Views: 780

Re: How would things be if Walmart stores had fire drills regularly like schools do?

Now, I've taken on a personal mantra that if I hear a fire alarm go off in a public venue, I'll take the initiative to shout "Let's go!" and help motion people to the exits, because it's best to respond to a fire alarm by dumping the building than it is to sit around and wait for a manager to give ...
by randomperson
Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: The Suggestion Box
Topic: Rule against politics?
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Rule against politics?

I think it's a good idea if this forum had a "No politics" rule. We already have such a rule informally , but I think it should be officially written in the rules. No matter how well-intentioned, discussing politics online all too often turns into a massive flame war that no sprinkler system could e...
by randomperson
Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: COVID-19 and fire drills
Replies: 9
Views: 364

Re: COVID-19 and fire drills

TheAlmightyZach wrote: Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:10 pm If online, I sure hope they don’t make you run out of your own home! 😂
It's happened.
by randomperson
Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: COVID-19 and fire drills
Replies: 9
Views: 364

Re: COVID-19 and fire drills

when given the option between suffocating in toxic smoke and being more likely to contract COVID when you're packed close together for five to six minutes, I'd gladly take the latter. 100% agreed! That being said, anyone who's at high risk of serious illness from COVID-19 should consider various ci...
by randomperson
Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1901
Views: 407147

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

Children's Dental of Waltham - Waltham, MA Panel: Fire-Lite MS-5UD, at the back entrance. There's also an ANN-80 annunciator at the front entrance. https://instagram.fphl2-3.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t51.2885-15/sh0.08/e35/s640x640/117527684_200983634702007_5061567548529928586_n.jpg?_nc_ht=instagram.fphl2-3....