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

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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.
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Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:08 pm

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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.
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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Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:46 am

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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Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:40 pm

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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Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:13 am

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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Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:59 pm

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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Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:16 pm

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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Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:29 pm

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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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Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:07 am

That is what makes it even more insane then.
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