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

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That is not good that they didn't get someone to replace the fan motor after the part was recalled. They were lucky the fire wasn't worse.
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Simplex 4051 wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:02 pm
That is not good that they didn't get someone to replace the fan motor after the part was recalled. They were lucky the fire wasn't worse.
Unfortunately many people don't care about dehumidifiers as long as they work.

Many other fires - causing tens of millions of dollars in damage - have occurred around the country due to these defective dehumidifiers.
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Has any deaths occurred from these faulty dehumidifiers malfunctioning and catching fire? If they haven't yet, I fear it's only a matter of time before it DOES happen and that will be sad.
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Today as I was leaving the Fine Arts building at my college, I could hear a SpectrAlert Advance horn/strobe sounding in Code-3. At first I thought it was the one they installed outside the Student Center last summer, but then I followed the direction of the sound and figured it was the nearby Home Depot, which has an Advance in their outdoor gardening section. It was probably another false alarm there, as that's happened before. (What with SpectrAlert Advances being so common, it'd be natural for me to initially think that one I heard was somewhere on campus, since four buildings have them, including the Fine Arts building!)
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I have accepted long ago that the universe is gonna be full of alarms that came solely from System Sensor whether they be SpectrAlert Advances or the L-Series.
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Fire drill today!

Just when you thought my school's fire alarm system couldn't get even more confusing...

I had previously noticed a Wheelock DV-100 voice-evac panel rebranded by Cerberus Pyrotronics, right above the main panel. The main panel (an MXL) has voice-evac, so I wasn't sure what the DV-100 was for... turns out it serves the cafeteria and library.


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The MXL's built-in voice-evac serves the technology office, media center, auditorium and gym.
Several people who were in these areas told me that it does this tone and message (different speaker/strobes, but you get the idea.)
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So your school not only has horn/strobes, but two sets of speaker/strobes that have different messages when they go off rather than the same message? This just keeps on getting more and more odd. Though honestly if they were all electromechanical horns I would be VERY interested. XD
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So your school not only has horn/strobes, but two sets of speaker/strobes that have different messages when they go off rather than the same message? This just keeps on getting more and more odd. Though honestly if they were all electromechanical horns I would be VERY interested. XD
Yes - and this was all installed at the same time!
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That is what makes it even more insane then.
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so because of the coronavirus, this might be the end of any system activations i see from my school, since i won't be at school. theres a possibility that we'll open back up in april, but until then, that's a wrap for me until collage.
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I'm pretty sure that even AFTER the Coronavirus does pass that most schools will end up doing less fire drills than they should because they want to be extra cautious.
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My assumption is that even if schools do go back into session in late April or early May (which at this point looks like the absolute best-case scenario), so much instruction time will have been lost that all safety drill requirements for the remainder of the year will probably be suspended in most states. After all, it would make no sense in states that require monthly drills to conduct three fire drills in a week just to "make up" for lost drills and lose out on 10-15 minutes of crucial instruction time for each drill. I'd imagine safety drills are pretty low on the priority list for admins right now anyways.
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My elementary school sometimes did 3 fire drills in a week though they were spaced out as to not disrupt the same lesson that we were in. But the drills were done two days a week so one day we would have one drill in the morning and another in the afternoon since we had AM and PM kindergarten.
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I'll be locking the thread due to the school year being over, but we'll open up a new one as we get close to the 2020-2021 school year! (Hopefully schools are back to normal again, at least for some of us.)
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