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by wiley209
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1755
Views: 288414

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

Another K-O the Kangaroo appearance outside of the ballpark! This time, it was at a children's recreational day camp cookout/fun day, held at the Deer Hill School in Cohasset, MA. It's an intermediate elementary school, housing grades 3 to 5, and was built in the early 1950s and underwent a renovati...
by wiley209
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What rare devices do you have?
Replies: 14
Views: 302

Re: What rare devices do you have?

My rarest device would probably have to be my older Simplex 4050-80 light plate with white "FIRE" lettering. When they first began making 4050-80s with "FIRE" lettering around 1974, they used white lettering, before switching to the familiar black lettering in 1976. Or maybe the white lettering vers...
by wiley209
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Horn/strobes in restrooms
Replies: 34
Views: 932

Re: Horn/strobes in restrooms

The Walmart I used to work at originally had a Wheelock MT-24-WM horn/strobe in each restroom, and the FCI system was set on Continuous (never heard that one go off, but I was told of it.) After the expansion and remodel, each restroom had a ceiling-mount SpectrAlert Advance horn/strobe installed (t...
by wiley209
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Alarms on TV/Movies
Replies: 644
Views: 131432

Re: Alarms on TV/Movies

The premiere episode of "Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?", "Revenge of the Swamp Monster," had Shaggy pulling a Simplex-style T-bar in an art school to create a diversion (and calling out "Fire drill!" while doing so), setting off a school bell and a steady red light (similar to a Simplex 4050-80 or Space...
by wiley209
Sun May 19, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1755
Views: 288414

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

Today I did a very special K-O the Kangaroo appearance, at Fenway Park in Boston MA for celebrating Wally the Green Monster's birthday! (Go Red Sox!) I've been there a few times in the past, but never really paid attention to their alarm system until today. They have a Gamewell-FCI voice-evac system...
by wiley209
Sun May 19, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What is the oldest system you have seen in operation?
Replies: 30
Views: 1092

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

Probably my middle school which at least for the time being still has its system in place. Simplex 4051 horns on 4050-80 flashers in continuous with Edwards SPO pull stations. Never saw the panel but its either an Edwards one from when they upgraded the system in the 1970s or a 4208. Most likely a ...
by wiley209
Tue May 07, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1755
Views: 288414

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

Today I did a K-O the Kangaroo appearance for the Richardson-Olmsted Elementary School in Easton, MA. Unlike the previous three schools I performed at recently in the same town, this was a much bigger and newer building (built in 1997 so it's almost 22 years old, but still a lot more modern-looking ...
by wiley209
Sat May 04, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1755
Views: 288414

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

Applebee's in West Lebanon, New Hampshire: A Simplex 4006 FACP with what I think are Gentex GOS signals. Also FCi MS-2 pull stations, which makes it likely that there was an FCi FC-72 FACP at one time, and thus possibly formerly had Wheelock 7002Ts or 7001Ts. People would likely be surprised to see...
by wiley209
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1755
Views: 288414

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

Yet another K-O the Kangaroo gig! This one was for a Little League opening game at the John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Canton, MA. The school was built in 1964 and then added onto in the late 90s, which is when most of the current fire alarm equipment was installed... I didn't see any fire alar...
by wiley209
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1755
Views: 288414

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

I did a couple K-O the Kangaroo appearances at two more schools in Easton, MA today... The Parkview Elementary School was built in 1961. I saw some kind of generic 3 or 4-gang annunciator in the main vestibule, possibly the original, but I didn't see the actual panel. All the alarm signals I saw wer...
by wiley209
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What alarm do you have at work/school
Replies: 1011
Views: 185787

Re: What alarm do you have at work/school

Well, they're almost done with construction on Phase 1 of the cafeteria renovation at my college's Student Union. Phase 1 involved demolition of an existing enclosed conference room and redoing part of the seated area in favor of a new Enrollment Office. They removed the Faraday 6020 horn and Simple...
by wiley209
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1755
Views: 288414

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

Well, another K-O the Kangaroo appearance at a school today! This time it was at the Center School in Easton MA, a preK-2 elementary school building built in 1954, and is somewhat showing it's age. The fire alarm equipment is definitely not original. I didn't see any panel or annunciators, but the a...
by wiley209
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1755
Views: 288414

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

Today I went swimming with my friend that works at the YMCA in Taunton, MA. They had a pretty interesting kind of fire alarm system; the panel is a Notifier AFP-200 that's located in the main entrance vestibule. The alarm signals are a mix of Wheelock AS and NS horn/strobes! In the areas with NS ala...
by wiley209
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1755
Views: 288414

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

This morning I did a mascot appearance at the Indian Head Elementary School in Hanson, MA. The school was built in 1951, with expansions in the early 60s and the late 90s. (There's even a fallout shelter sign next to one of the entrances!) With the late 90s addition and renovation, the school had a ...
by wiley209
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in... New Constuction
Replies: 8
Views: 826

Re: Fire Alarms in... New Constuction

I am wondering what they'll do for alarm signals. The renovated ground floor wings have SpectrAlert Advance horn/strobes that sound on Code-3, while the other electromechanical horns in the building (old Standard 450s and a couple more U-HN-MCSs) are on Continuous. Perhaps they'll either clear out ...