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by wiley209
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1812
Views: 316902

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

How did you come to the conclusion that there were originally 7001(T) horn/strobes there before? Was there any sign keft that they were there before they installed the Wheelock MTs? They are mounted on weatherproof backboxes that are just the size for 7001(T)s. Plus, Wheelock's RP-Rs are just the e...
by wiley209
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1812
Views: 316902

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

Yeah, it's basically a public parking garage that anyone can use, especially people who work downtown. This is the second parking garage to be built downtown; we previously had one built near City Hall in 1986, and I think it originally had Wheelock 7001(T) horn/strobes before replacing them with we...
by wiley209
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1812
Views: 316902

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

They built a new parking garage here in Brockton MA and named it after our former mayor, who unfortunately passed away this summer. The dedication and unveiling ceremony was today, and I was there as K-O the Kangaroo! The parking garage has a Notifier NFS-320 system; it's not turned on yet, but all ...
by wiley209
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire alarms from the 1980s and 1970s sounding like scoreboard buzzers.
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Fire alarms from the 1980s and 1970s sounding like scoreboard buzzers.

It goes back further than the 70s. Those kind of alarms were also common from the 40s to the 60s! I would imagine some people may get confused at my high school's gymnasium; they have two Daktronics scoreboards from the 90s set up with Federal Vibratone 350s, and the fire alarm signals in said gymna...
by wiley209
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:12 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: 47
Views: 2563

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

I was leaving the Student Center at my college today, already out the door and walking down the ramp into the quad, where I hear a familiar loud scream: the new outdoor System Sensor P2RK horn/strobe! Sure enough, the whole building evacuated, with me already outside in my new fursuit, since today i...
by wiley209
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1812
Views: 316902

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

Today I did a K-O the Kangaroo gig at an open house at the fire station close to the Rox stadium! It was built some time in the 70s, and still has some of the original fire alarm signal devices in use! They currently have some kind of conventional FCI system with FCI MS-7 pulls (their version of the...
by wiley209
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1812
Views: 316902

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

The EST3 at my high school, installed in 2016 replacing an AM-2020 and NFS-640. Ehh, they should've stuck with Notifier and gone with an NFS2-3030... But speaking of EST, today I did a K-O the Kangaroo appearance for a veterans' expo/family fun day at the V.A. Hospital here in Brockton. It's a camp...
by wiley209
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What alarm do you have at work/school
Replies: 1060
Views: 206115

Re: What alarm do you have at work/school

Last week they finished the cafeteria/dining hall renovation at my college's Student Union, and everything is up and in operational order. System Sensor P2RL horn/strobes inside the dining hall with a few NBG-12LX pulls and FSP-851 smoke detectors (blinking red, due to the Notifier AFP-200 panel the...
by wiley209
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Alarms on TV/Movies
Replies: 653
Views: 143081

Re: Alarms on TV/Movies

The newest episode of "Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?" entitled "Now You Sia, Now You Don't" has one of those stupid fire sprinkler cliches, when while robbing a jewelry store, Sia's doppelganger ghost pulls the fire alarm while escaping, setting off a 10" bell in Continuous and all the fire sprinklers! ...
by wiley209
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone seen new old stock devices on a system
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Re: Has anyone seen new old stock devices on a system

Sorry for the thread bump, but this has been done at my college! Largely in the Student Center. In 2006-2009, many of the old Standard Electric Time horn/lights had the original incandescent light replaced with a 90s Faraday MTL-style single-gang remote strobe as an attempt to make them ADA-complian...
by wiley209
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What's the loudest fire alarm that you've heard?
Replies: 17
Views: 690

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. You mean the 4906 ones, including the conventional multi-candela 4906-9127? Yes, they are one of the loudest electronic horn/strobes out there, just as ...
by wiley209
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What alarm do you have at work/school
Replies: 1060
Views: 206115

Re: What alarm do you have at work/school

This summer, they've been going with Phase 2 of my college's Student Union cafeteria renovation. As part of it, they even installed an outdoor fire alarm signal on the building! They put a System Sensor SpectrAlert Advance P2RK weatherproof horn/strobe on the side of the building facing the outdoor ...
by wiley209
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1812
Views: 316902

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

This morning I had jury duty at Brockton's superior courthouse, which is a very old building built in 1897. So old, it has plain exit signs that aren't illuminated! Last time I was in there around ten years ago, they had a Simplex fire alarm system from the early 70s with 4051+4050-80 horn/lights (e...
by wiley209
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1812
Views: 316902

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: 647

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...