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by DownsLife+Safety
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Should it be illegal to install horns in small rooms the size of a walk in closet?
Replies: 11
Views: 226

Re: Should it be illegal to install horns in small rooms the size of a walk in closet?

Oh, I forgot that some rooms have equipment that tends to be pretty noisy under normal operation. That could be a warrant to put a horn in that particular room to meet the requirements of NFPA. For example, an electrical room that's about the size of a walk-in closet has lighting equipment that's ab...
by DownsLife+Safety
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Should it be illegal to install horns in small rooms the size of a walk in closet?
Replies: 11
Views: 226

Re: Should it be illegal to install horns in small rooms the size of a walk in closet?

I do recall there's something in the code that states that an alarm cannot exceed a certain dB (I believe it's 120). So yes, under certain conditions, an audible device cannot be installed in a small room you described. But keep in mind that room size only plays a partial role in whether or not a ro...
by DownsLife+Safety
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone ever talked to a fire alarm technician about their interest in fire alarms
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: Has anyone ever talked to a fire alarm technician about their interest in fire alarms

I've talked with a worker from NFPA if that counts. She was very friendly and even offered to have me visit the technical committee if I happen to come to Massachusetts. Otherwise, my parents are looking into getting me in contact with FPEs and insurance providers since a building I attend frequentl...
by DownsLife+Safety
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:17 pm
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 think the more drills schools do the more distrust of the fire alarm teenagers have, they'll end up ignoring the signals. I've heard that the point: they'll treat every alarm as a drill, then only find out later it's an actual fire. Not sure if that's true though since that's pretty risky and (li...
by DownsLife+Safety
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:10 pm
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

Lockdown drills are a lot more disruptive and take longer than fire drills which is why they aren't done with a lot of frequency. Plus if there was one done once a month, eventually students would stop taking it seriously like how they do with fire drills and THAT would be a tragedy. Do you think t...
by DownsLife+Safety
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone ever brought a fire alarm to school
Replies: 17
Views: 562

Re: Has anyone ever brought a fire alarm to school

I've brought my fire alarms for a civics "mock trial" project where I was accused of tampering and stealing fire alarm equipment from my school.
by DownsLife+Safety
Thu May 02, 2019 11:20 pm
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

Our Lady of the Angels School is why. A fire in the 1950's killed almost 100 children because nobody knew what to do in case of a fire, end result of that incident was mandated fire drills in the fire codes. There are very few other codes like the fire codes... and lock down doesn't really apply to...
by DownsLife+Safety
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: School Bell & PA Systems
Replies: 57
Views: 14530

Re: School Bell & PA Systems

Is there a list of all possible Rauland Telecenter ICS tones you can choose? I'm talking about the ones where you can dial #3[tone]* and it plays that tone selected over the intercom. I recently got a hold of all the Rauland Telecenter ICS and ICS2 tones in .wav format. There are 9 Time Tones and I...
by DownsLife+Safety
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: School Bell & PA Systems
Replies: 57
Views: 14530

Re: School Bell & PA Systems

Is there a list of all possible Rauland Telecenter ICS tones you can choose? I'm talking about the ones where you can dial #3[tone]* and it plays that tone selected over the intercom.
by DownsLife+Safety
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Weather General Discussion
Topic: Use of Auditorium as Shelter
Replies: 3
Views: 1571

Use of Auditorium as Shelter

Hey guys! I was thinking over tornado safety procedures at my school. I realized that they use the auditorium and stage as designated shelters for the fine arts wing of the school. That got me thinking - is it possible to design an auditorium (seating about 600 persons) to effectively shelter a larg...
by DownsLife+Safety
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: The Effectiveness of Fire Alarm Signals ~ A Science Fair Project
Replies: 2
Views: 386

Re: The Effectiveness of Fire Alarm Signals ~ A Science Fair Project

Simplex 4051 wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:18 pm
It really does look like it came out nicely! Wonderful job!
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it.
by DownsLife+Safety
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire, Inclement Weather, Lockdown, and Other Disaster Prevention Drills for the 2018-2019 School Year
Replies: 208
Views: 14244

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...
by DownsLife+Safety
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: The Effectiveness of Fire Alarm Signals ~ A Science Fair Project
Replies: 2
Views: 386

The Effectiveness of Fire Alarm Signals ~ A Science Fair Project

Hi guys! Remember how I kept asking you all if you had any fire alarm sound samples I could use? Well, that was for science fair, and I'm pleased to announce the results of my science fair project, which experimented the effectiveness of different fire alarm signals. ABSTRACT Fire alarm signals are ...
by DownsLife+Safety
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What to do with smoke alarm manuals when moving out
Replies: 5
Views: 433

Re: What to do with smoke alarm manuals when moving out

Any relevant manuals to the house (HVAC, security, appliances, and smoke alarms) should be left behind with the new homeowner. Any other relevant notes can also be left behind such as set codes and where the control panel for the system is.