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by wiley209
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1910
Views: 415254

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

The Shriner's Auditorium in Wilmington, MA had a fire alarm upgrade of sorts a while back. It was originally built presumably with an Edwards fire alarm system, as I saw a disconnected and painted over 382 projector Adaptahorn in the auditorium area. In the 80s, they upgraded to a system with Wheelo...
by wiley209
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1910
Views: 415254

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

A recap of the fire alarm system at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, where I spent the weekend at for Anthro New England 2019. It's a large high-rise hotel built in 1927 and has had some renovations since then, including a few years ago. This time I saw some more of the system, since I actually spent th...
by wiley209
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1910
Views: 415254

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

The Puppet Showplace Theater in Brookline, MA has a Fire-Lite MS-9050UD addressable system. But signal placement is unusual. I only saw one SpectrAlert Advance horn/strobe in the main lobby, and the theater itself only had a remote SpectrAlert Advance strobe! Then again, there may have also been a h...
by wiley209
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in... New Constuction
Replies: 8
Views: 1572

Re: Fire Alarms in... New Constuction

Sorry for the thread bump, but something like this is going to happen at my college during this semester, in the Student Union building! They're working on renovating the cafeteria and adding a new enrollment office, and as part of this, the existing fire alarm equipment in the cafeteria will be rep...
by wiley209
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Disneyland fire alarm system
Replies: 2
Views: 768

Re: Disneyland fire alarm system

I do know that Disney world in Florida uses Siemens systems there. Yes, and I believe there are also Notifier systems with Gentex Commanders and EST systems with Integrities at Disney World as well. I also seem to recall hearing that they used to use a lot of Wheelock alarm signals at Disneyland, i...
by wiley209
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in... New Constuction
Replies: 8
Views: 1572

Re: Fire Alarms in... New Constuction

Isn't it a code now for new systems and new buildings to have voice evac anyway? Large buildings, it is. Around here, voice-evac is definitely a requirement for new schools, hospitals, and other certain large high-occupancy areas. Smaller restaurants and stores still typically go with horn/strobes.
by wiley209
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in... New Constuction
Replies: 8
Views: 1572

Re: Fire Alarms in... New Constuction

There's talk my high school may be undergoing an expansion and renovation project. Currently the campus consists of the main building, the field house/athletic building and the Fine Arts building, linked via overpasses. They want to add a new science and technology building to the school. The campus...
by wiley209
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1910
Views: 415254

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

During the summer, they built a new boiler room at the Art Center at my friend's university. I also got a glimpse of inside the electrical room where the fire alarm panel is located, and my hunch was right; they have replaced the Simplex 4002 (beige, single-bay) with a Simplex 4007ES panel! (red ver...
by wiley209
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1910
Views: 415254

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

My friend that goes to Bridgewate State University is now staying at the Great Hills Student Apartments, for upperclassmen (i.e. students close to graduation). I recall they originally had a Thorn/Kidde system of some kind with THESE pull stations. Now they have an EST-3 voice-evac system that is ty...
by wiley209
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Alarms on TV/Movies
Replies: 662
Views: 176365

Re: Alarms on TV/Movies

An episode of "Pink Panther and Sons" with a fire alarm in it; the scene starts at 7:56. QtMPQQhAnLQ Since this is a Hanna-Barbera cartoon of the 80s, I wasn't surprised they used the old H-B alarm bell stock sound effect for the fire alarm, not to mention the plot involves the Neanderthal panther b...
by wiley209
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Remaining disconnected NAs from old fire alarm systems in buildings.
Replies: 11
Views: 1821

Re: Remaining disconnected NAs from old fire alarm systems in buildings.

Oh, I'm also reminded of the elementary school in Avon MA that also did this. The school was originally built in 1963 with a Simplex fire alarm system of some kind, and they had flush-mount Simplex 4030 horns and 4251-1 Chevron pulls. But in the late 80s or early 90s, the school was added onto and a...
by wiley209
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What is the loudest fire alarm you've heard?
Replies: 69
Views: 15132

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

I was just at a building built in 2010 with a speaker system, and the coding was set to march time! I believe voice evac systems are not required to do Temporal 3. I've seen many such systems in the US which use different tones like Slow Whoop. Virtually every voice-evac system I've heard in real l...
by wiley209
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Remaining disconnected NAs from old fire alarm systems in buildings.
Replies: 11
Views: 1821

Re: Remaining disconnected NAs from old fire alarm systems in buildings.

This happened with the middle school my parents went to. The school was originally built in 1952 with an old Gamewell fire alarm system. The alarms were Faraday Type-2 single-projector horns, and they also had the old "Vitaguard" dual-action pull stations. The school underwent a renovation of sorts ...
by wiley209
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1910
Views: 415254

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

Updated recap of the Westgate Mall in Brockton, MA, not counting the anchors stores: The mall currently has a Notifier NFS(2)-3030 system, presumably replacing a Notifier AM-2020 system judging by all the 90s Notifier devices still in use in the main mall concourse and a few stores. Just recently th...
by wiley209
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Make Up a System (2.0)
Replies: 643
Views: 96780

Re: Make Up a System (2.0)

Coolsville Junior High School was originally built in 1932, and had a new auditorium building and gymnasium/athletic building built in 1974. The original 1932 fire alarm system was an ancient Autocall system of some kind, set to the 4-4 coding. The alarm signals were old 10" Autocall single-stroke b...