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by DownsLife+Safety
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Door Swing and Direction of Egress
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Door Swing and Direction of Egress

Got an answer from Robert:
Robert wrote:According to my life safety prof, "A is the better option and B would potentially require a larger corridor, but both are acceptable."
Code doesn't prohibit either.
by DownsLife+Safety
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Door Swing and Direction of Egress
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Door Swing and Direction of Egress

In places of assembly of over 50 persons, the doors must open in the "direction of [egress] travel." https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/473959762090917888/670509523320045578/Screen_Shot_2020-01-25_at_01.02.20.png In the image above, both doors open into the exit corridor. Figure A is on the left...
by DownsLife+Safety
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: The 2010s generation of fire alarms.
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Re: The 2010s generation of fire alarms.

Housedays wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:02 am
I love Wheelock Exceders. The built-in covers are so cool.
I'll also comment that they tend to attract critters that get stuck forever and die, leaving a odd looking corpse in the covers... hahaha
by DownsLife+Safety
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Security System General Discussion
Topic: Looking forward to purchase Alarm System!
Replies: 1
Views: 1346

Re: Looking forward to purchase Alarm System!

I can't quite say about API Alarm inc (I haven't heard of them in the States until now). If a friend recommended it to you and your research supports their recommendation, by all means go for it. Make sure to do research is all that I can say from my experience. Make sure to not only get information...
by DownsLife+Safety
Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Compartmentalization vs. Nearest Exit
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Compartmentalization vs. Nearest Exit

My school has an unusual way of evacuating a building. Rather than taking the nearest exits which could involve traveling through a stairwell or another hallway, they have us remain in the same compartment and walk over to an exit further away. Below is what our school requires us to do: http://u.cu...
by DownsLife+Safety
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Drill Procedures
Replies: 10
Views: 540

Re: Fire Drill Procedures

I have strong feelings about this issue so I'll try to not keep it ranty. Our school has a very strange logic of having an entire hallway (the entire hallway is about 75 meters long with approximately 300 students) walk from one side of the building to the other before going out the exit doors. I as...
by DownsLife+Safety
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: The Suggestion Box
Topic: Reporting posts causes glitch
Replies: 3
Views: 1521

Re: Reporting posts causes glitch

Please get this fixed. There's a spambot on the forums and I wasn't able to report it.
by DownsLife+Safety
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Who wears ear protection when setting off fire alarms?
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: Who wears ear protection when setting off fire alarms?

For school fire drills I do. The alarms in an echoey hall makes the volume almost unbearable to stand under for any period of time.
by DownsLife+Safety
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Opinion on voice evac and question on speaker current
Replies: 9
Views: 563

Re: Opinion on voice evac and question on speaker current

Dangnabbit, I just had an edit and it cut me off! :(

Anyways, I just realized I did a whole science fair about this. You can read a bit more about it here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=9640
by DownsLife+Safety
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Opinion on voice evac and question on speaker current
Replies: 9
Views: 563

Re: Opinion on voice evac and question on speaker current

...No matter where you're from, a loud screech or buzz means get out, whereas a nice man telling you calmly to leave the building might be harder to decipher if you don't know English. ... This is not entirely true. Loud screeches and buzzes can come from almost anything that could indicate somethi...
by DownsLife+Safety
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Motion sensors are NOT cameras!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 508

Re: Motion sensors are NOT cameras!!!

Reminds me of how a classmate in elementary school said the emergency light in the bathroom (out of all places) was a security camera.

Someone would have definitely filed a lawsuit against the school if this were true :lol:
by DownsLife+Safety
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The door close button in elevators.
Replies: 7
Views: 604

Re: The door close button in elevators.

I know in Taiwan that elevator doors respond very quickly to the door open and door close button. In residential elevators (ones used in multi-story homes or apartment buildings), there is even a "door hold" button that will hold the door open for about three minutes in case someone needs to move a ...
by DownsLife+Safety
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm still alive!
Replies: 6
Views: 451

Re: I'm still alive!

Heeeyyy! It's great to see you on here! Nothing much. Juggling four AP classes, working on a theatre production as a sound technician, and running my YouTube channel. I recently decided to start a new series called "Daily Life & Safety" which focuses on different life safety concepts applied to the ...
by DownsLife+Safety
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Did any school you went to have fire drill forms?
Replies: 4
Views: 364

Re: Did any school you went to have fire drill forms?

I know my school says this in the procedures (emphasis theirs): Fire Alarm : Follow evacuation route to closest exit, bring attendance roster As if teachers actually do that... All schools in the state of Georgia are required to fill out a fire drill report form for the purposes of record keeping a...
by DownsLife+Safety
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Are pull stations basically leftovers from a time when smokes/heats were not common?
Replies: 29
Views: 1564

Re: Are pull stations basically leftovers from a time when smokes/heats were not common?

In Canada, our rules are different. Pull stations have to be at every classified entrance and exit. This is how I like it. :-) NFPA 72 (2019) seems to address this too in 17.15.9.4: Manual fire alarm boxes shall be located within 5 feet (1.5 meters) of each exit doorway on each floor. But it seems ...