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by idontwannaknow
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1788
Views: 310709

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

The Art institute of Chicago has a MASSIVE Siemens MXL system. From my experience there, a majority of devices are Siemens ZH horn/strobes, red/white AND wall/ceiling. They can also be found in the bathrooms! Some reason, I feel like the installation for the Art Institute and O'Hare airport are rela...
by idontwannaknow
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire, Lockdown, Severe Weather, Tornado, Shelter-in-Place, and other Emergency Drills for the 2019-2020 Academic Year
Replies: 43
Views: 2161

Re: Fire, Lockdown, Severe Weather, Tornado, Shelter-in-Place, and other Emergency Drills for the 2019-2020 Academic Yea

(before i talk about the details of this false alarm, i havent listed the 5 times the fire alarm went off in the older building in the past 2 months here because im never in said building, so whats the point) November 12th, 2019 at 9:18 AM CST "can school be cancelled, question mark?" So, me and my ...
by idontwannaknow
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1788
Views: 310709

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

Nite N' Dale has an unknown system with 2 Gentex Commander 3 horn/strobes covering both seating areas respectively. The FIRE lettering for the alarms is mounted upside down while the NA itself is installed rightside up, which is very strange. Bathrooms have a ceiling mount SpectrAlert horn/strobe RI...
by idontwannaknow
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What alarm do you have at work/school
Replies: 1058
Views: 201649

Re: What alarm do you have at work/school

whats the problem with ALICE drills? they're much more effective at practicing safety than hiding.
by idontwannaknow
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What alarm do you have at work/school
Replies: 1058
Views: 201649

Re: What alarm do you have at work/school

we watched the situational awareness / emergency video at my school on tuesday, im only reporting about it today because i forgot about telling you guys about it LOL. also i could probably make an entire topic on this video but im really tired so im just keeping this here. i might make one in the fu...
by idontwannaknow
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: why do we have to do fire drills once a month
Replies: 30
Views: 1448

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

That is why they never happen at lunch or during passing periods at least for me over here. If it takes too long to evacuate everybody you would have kids scarfing down their lunch. Its very critical especially at the elementary school level to eat a good lunch. Also if they gave the students that ...
by idontwannaknow
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Favorite pull station?
Replies: 23
Views: 2821

Re: Favorite pull station?

I strongly doubt Simplex is ever gonna rebrand anything in their current state.
by idontwannaknow
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: I found something cool online today....
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: I found something cool online today....

They seem to rebrand a lot of CP/Siemens equipment, and knowing that CP used those mechanical horns makes me wonder if TorkAlert has a deal with the company.
by idontwannaknow
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What alarm do you have at work/school
Replies: 1058
Views: 201649

Re: What alarm do you have at work/school

On my first day of school, I had noticed a interesting looking device located outside the staff office building facing the football field. It looked to be similar to the blue lockdown alarms (there was one already installed near it, so I assumed that maybe they installed two for whatever reason) but...
by idontwannaknow
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What's the loudest fire alarm that you've heard?
Replies: 17
Views: 594

Re: What's the loudest fire alarm that you've heard?

The newer TrueAlerts are so much louder than the older models, especially on code-3. I can stand continuous TrueAlerts however which is weird lol.
by idontwannaknow
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Does your school have old EST Genesis fire alarms?
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: Does your school have old EST Genesis fire alarms?

i dont really understand why this topic had to be made.
by idontwannaknow
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: How had fellow classmates reacted to their first time hearing Voice Evac?
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Re: How had fellow classmates reacted to their first time hearing Voice Evac?

randomperson wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:37 am
Does it count if the system doesn’t play a message?
Mine does play one but the alarm would still be much quieter even if it doesnt.
by idontwannaknow
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Should gas stations and convenience stores have fire alarms?
Replies: 15
Views: 440

Re: Should gas stations and convenience stores have fire alarms?

I think they would do perfectly well with that honeywell siren or a system sensor "smoke" alarm, but nothing else more. The only times i would consider a convenience store to get a system is if it's big enough. I don't know why a gas station itself would need alarms considering it's all outside.
by idontwannaknow
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire, Lockdown, Severe Weather, Tornado, Shelter-in-Place, and other Emergency Drills for the 2019-2020 Academic Year
Replies: 43
Views: 2161

Re: Fire, Lockdown, Severe Weather, Tornado, Shelter-in-Place, and other Emergency Drills for the 2019-2020 Academic Yea

Because of the new system put in place I'm gonna place my bet on at least 5 false alarms. They do drill/test in the spring but I'm not counting that. I remember sophomore year where the fire alarms went off almost every day in the first few weeks of school, but that was the other building, therefore...