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This is the floor plan of Ordway elementary school in the Bainbridge Island school district.

Federal Signal 450D+VALS strobe
In hallways and other areas not noted

Simplex 2901-9806+2903-9101
The library, the main office and the social worker's office

Gentex SHG
The two classroom building and the learning and language disabilities classroom

Siemens U-HNH
The health classroom

Wheelock MT4
The three classroom portables and the three unified arts (art, music and keyboarding) portables

SpectrAlert Advance
The exterior of the school
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Edgewood Elementary School was built in 1994. The school has had many remodels including a second story addition in 1995 and a full school repaint from brownish white and dark red to dark blue and white. The school also has a basement and 3 elevators. One in the office, One in hall 01/03 and one in 03/03.

Panel: Simplex 4100 with no voice evacuation.

Initiating devices: Simplex 4099 t bars by exits Simplex 4098 Smoke detectors for fire doors and elevator recall.

Notification appliances:
Simplex 2901-9838s on 2903-9001 light plates and sometimes 2901-9833s.
Simplex Truealert horns in the school cafe.
Simplex 2901-9838s outside in plastic cases.

Trailer/Portapak systems (There is 10 trailers in all.):
Panel: FCI FC-2224
FCI-MS-6 for pull stations
System Sensor i3 Smoke detectors
System Sensor Spectralert Classic remote strobe in side each trailer (One on right hand side.)
System Sensor Spectralert Classic Remote horns outside trailers (On same side as indoor strobe)

Elevator:
Dover Impulse elevators.
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The next school is an intermediate school though when you group it together with all of the other schools in the district, it is classified as a middle school. This system is how Sakai intermediate school is configured.

Simplex 4051+4050-80
In hallways and other areas not noted

Simplex 2901-9806+2901-9101
The computer lab, the life skills classroom and the deaf and hard of hearing classroom

Simplex 4903-9219
The nurse’s office and the resource classroom

Edwards 894B-001
The emotional behavioral disorders classroom

Classic SpectrAlert
The alternative learning program classroom and the band classroom

Simplex TrueAlert
The ESL classroom, the reading classroom and the social worker's office
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Bob's Family Fun Center is a indoor fun center built in May 1989 and contains food, shows, A basketball court inside, roller skating, indoor playplace, indoor theme park, laser tag, and a indoor mega arcade. Sometime before the place was built SimplexGrinnell was contracted to install the system. They installed a Simplex 4002 and 2 Simplex NAC boosters. Signals were Simplex 2901-9838s next to Simplex 4904-9501 strobes. Pull stations were Simplex 4251-20s in most areas and Simplex 2908-9614 smoke/heat detectors in most areas. In 1992 a Simplex 2901-9838 in the basketball court had it's grill fly off because of a rouge ball and a new one was installed along with mesh covers over all devices in the court. In 1993 a Simplex 4904-9501 caught fire (ironically) and a new one was installed and the char marks were painted up over. In 1995 The local Simplex office shut down and a new company that sold Wheelock took control. In May 1996 a Simplex 2901-9838 in the basketball court flew off again and a Red Wheelock MT remote horn set on bell was installed. In 1998 a Simplex 2901-9838 failed and a Wheelock horizontal AS (The rare model) was installed. In 1999 a Simplex 4904-9501 in the Men's restroom caught fire (ironically) and a Wheelock AS set on high volume was installed (EEKKK) in its place. In May of 2001 Simplex reopened in the area and the Wheelock devices were cleared out and new old stock 2901-9838s and 4904-9501s were installed. In 2008 a Pyrochem suppression system was installed in the cafe. The system also had a truealert installed in 2007 for the Grinnell Sprinkler riser next to a Potter 10" bell. In 2015 the lobby kind ofcollapsed due to a earthquake and was repaired. The system survived and still operates and services the building to this DAY. In May 2017 a Simplex 2901-9838in the laser tag arena caught fire (AGAIN FOR THE THIRD TIME) and a Simplex Truealert remote horn. THE END.
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See if you can guess where I got the inspiration of this system from. Wilkes elementary school. The school is made up of 5 buildings as well as well as 5 portables.

Standard 450+Standard 450
In hallways and other areas not noted

Simplex 4051+4050-80
The library building, the entryway of a classroom building and a hallway exit of a classroom building

Faraday 6120
The gymnasium building and the math interventionist portables

Gentex SHG
The main office

Classic SpectrAlert
The four other portables and outside the gymnasium building

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The music room, the art room and the two bathrooms of one of a classroom building
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Harbor Elementary School was built in 1996 and opened in 1997. The school is one story tall. It also has a medium gym, medium cafe, and medium library. The school goes from Pre-K to 4th grade (They went to 5th grade until 2003 when a new school was built nearby.) and has a student count of 400 students. The school also has 89-102 staff members.Ok. Enough rambling. Lets see the system.:

PANEL:
In 1997 a Simplex 4006 was installed in the school's main lobby next to the KOHLER MEP-005A fuel power generator control panel.
In 2015 the system was fried due to a incident in the library when some students whacked a horn with their hands and it burned the system. So a new Fire-Lite MS-9200UDLS was installed in it's place and the ENTIRE system was revamped from that point onwards.

Initiating devices:
Simplex 2099-9788s in most areas. Simplex 2099-9756s in other areas including next to the panel. The smokes were 2098-9636 smokes. In the revamp Fire-Lite BG-8s were installed. 4 2099-9788s and 3 2099-9756s were left and hooked to modules. Smokes were 2151 smoke detectors.

Notification appliances:
The original system was Simplex 2901-9838s. In the revamp System Sensor Advances were installed.

The system is the same to this day.
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Sarah's Homestyle foods is an eatery built in 1998. The building is also shared with a pawn shop called Supreme Gun and Pawn. The pawn shop also has a second floor for closeouts and other things for sale.

PANEL: Simplex 4006 services the eatery area. A Fire-Lite MS-25 services the pawn shop along with a trip for the MS-25 to trip the 4006 and vice versa.

INITIATING DEVICES: Simplex 2099-9254s in the eatery. Fire Lite BG-10s are in the pawn shop. Smoke Detectors are System Sensor 2400s in the pawn shop. Trualarms are in the eatery.

NOTIFICATION DEVICES: The eatery contains Simplex 4093-9219 horn/strobes while the pawn shop has a mix of Advances, MASSs, MTs, and Classics. All set on code 3.

EXTRAS: Potter 10" bell for sprinkler system. Sprinklers are Grinnell sprinkler and a Grinnell riser.
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Last school for Bainbridge Island school district is the Commodore Options school, which has three schools in one and they are all housed in two small buildings. The schools are Eagle Harbor High School, Mosaic Home Education and Odyssey Multiage Program. This is their system.

Simplex 2901-9833+2903-9101
In hallways and other areas not noted

Faraday 5505
The reading classroom, the STEM lab and the speech office

Amseco BZ-54VT+SB Select a Strobe
The literacy classroom and math interventionist's office

Simplex 4903-9219
The cafeteria part of the cafeteria and gymnasium building

Siemens U-MMT
The ESL classroom and the nurse’s office

SpectrAlert Advance
The art classroom, the band classroom and the exterior of the school
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Smith Career Center is a large career center built in 1987. The building takes up the side of Gastonia in North Carolina. The building has 3 stories, a large meeting area, a job fair area inside, a large boiler room, and a large office.

PANEL:
The building currently has a Simplex 4002, An EST2, a Fire-Lite MS-9200, A Simplex 4006 (red), A Simplex 4010, A EST 1, and a Simplex Voice-Evac Panel used ONLYFor the job fair hall.

INITIATING DEVICES:

Simplex 4251-30s and 20s in areas not mentioned (Boiler rooms, Break rooms, exits, etc)
Fire-Lite BG-10s in job fair hall due to repairs in the late 1990s.
Simplex 2099 T bars in offices and lobby.
Edwards 270-SPOs on third floor along with 278-Bs.

SMOKE DETECTORS:
System Sensor 2400 Smokes in areas not mentioned
Simplex Combo detectors in job fair hall and offices.
EST "Traffic cone" smokes in third floor serviced by EST 1

NOTIFICATION APPLIANCES:
Simplex Lifealarm speaker/strobes in job fair hall.
EST Integrities in third floor
System Sensor MASS set on warble
Wheelock 31ts in office due to 90's retrofit.

DIALER:
Starlink Dialer.

SPRINKLER:
Grinnell Riser
Simplex 2901-9838 outside to signal water flow
Potter Nitrogen sprinkler tanks
Potter Retard flowswitches
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Going back to the River Falls school district, this is the setup of the system for Greenwood elementary school which is one of four elementary schools located here.

Siemens U-HNH
In hallways and other areas not noted

Faraday 6120
The guidance suite, the science classroom and the cafeteria

Faraday 5506
The art classroom and the music classroom

Faraday 5415
The library

Siemens U-MMT
The emotional behavioral disorders classroom and the 3rd grade wing

Siemens AS
The main office, the health classroom and the enrichment classroom
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North Grocery Store was built sometime in 1999 and has the main store, a tire and lube department, a nail salon, A Subway, and also a Mcdonalds.

PANEL:
Simplex 4100 operating the system. A related annunciator is also located in the pharmacy area.

INITIATING DEVICES:
Simplex MAPNET t bars by staff only exits and staff only areas (back room, car repair area, service booth, ETC.) Simplex combo smoke and heats are also used about the store.

NOTIFICATION APPLIANCES:
Simplex 2901-9838s on Simplex 4903-9105 light plates in most areas. There is also one lonely Radionics Rebranded MT in the Men's restroom.... and also a Wheelock AS in the backroom of the Mcdonalds that has a blue lense used for a Co2 leak within the soda fountain system.
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Simplex 4051 wrote: Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:06 pm Going back to the River Falls school district, this is the setup of the system for Greenwood elementary school which is one of four elementary schools located here.

Siemens U-HNH
In hallways and other areas not noted

Faraday 6120
The guidance suite, the science classroom and the cafeteria

Faraday 5506
The art classroom and the music classroom

Faraday 5415
The library

Siemens U-MMT
The emotional behavioral disorders classroom and the 3rd grade wing

Siemens AS
The main office, the health classroom and the enrichment classroom
I forgot to mention that in the previous school I did, there was a 5640 horn in it. Anyway, this is the setup of Meyer middle school.

Simplex 4041+Faraday 5415
In hallways and other areas not noted

Federal Signal 450D+VALS strobe
The woodshop lab, a side entrance vestibule, the STEM lab and the family and consumer science kitchen

Gentex GMS
The greenhouse, the band classroom and the hallway with the gymnasium offices

Edwards 792
The computer lab, the chorus classroom and the television studio

Classic SpectrAlert
The library and the writing classroom

Simplex TrueAlert
The behavioral specialist's office, the government classroom and the self-contained classroom
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North Knitting Mill was built between 1913 and 1915 as a knitting mill. The comlex hs 1 large building, a small milling building outside, A large water tower with the letters "NKM" on the tank, a pair of 2 60 ft smoke vents, and a basin outside for dying water cleaning.

PANEL:
The building originally never had a system until 2000 when a Simplex 4100 with no voice evacuation was installed in the plant office

Initiating devices:
Simplex BG-50s are located in most areas. There is also a Simplex Mapnet II T-Bar in the Plant office. There are also Combo heat/smoke detectors.

NOTIFICATION APPLIANCES:
Simplex 2901-9840s along with Simplex Truealert remote strobes. There is also 2 Wheelock NS remote horns in the dying department. There is alos a Wheelock ZNS in the boiler room 1/5
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This is the system setup of the River Falls public Montessori elementary school.

Simplex 4051+4050-80
In hallways and other areas not noted

Space Age Electronics 2DCD+AV32
The lower elementary classroom for grades 3 & 4

Simplex 2901-9806+2903-9101
The children’s house for grades 1 & 2

Gentex SHG
The media center

Wheelock NS
The nurse’s office

Simplex 4903-9236
The upper elementary classroom for grades 2 & 3
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A 2-story house was built in 2001. The security system was replaced in 2013.

Fire Alarm
Panel
Gamewell Identiflex 610

DACT
Kingfisher replacing a Silent Knight DACT

Initiating Devices
Pulls are Gamewell MS95s, with two RSG T-Bars replacing broken ones. Smoke detectors are XP95-IDs in the bedrooms, and XP95-PDs everywhere else. There are Edwards Heat Detectors in the garage, attic, and laundry room. The master bedroom has a System Sensor i3 smoke detector.

Notification Appliances
Signals here are System Sensor P241575 Horn/strobes. These are installed in the hallways, living room, kitchen, laundry room, and bonus room. Other bedrooms have H12/24 horns, other bathrooms have S2415 strobes. In the garage, there is a System Sensor MASSADA horn/strobe. In the attic and on the back patio, there are System Sensor MAEH sounders. The office, master bedroom and master bathroom, which were all recently renovated have System Sensor P2R horn/strobes.

Security System
Panel
  • Current System: Honeywell Vista 20P
  • Original System: Ademco Apex Destiny 6100
Keypads
  • Current System: Honeywell 6160
  • Original System: Ademco 6160AP
Initiating Devices
  • Most of these are a holdover from the old system. All windows and doors have Ademco contact sensors. The original Ademco motion detectors were replaced Honeywell PIR motion detectors. There is a Bosch Glass Break detector in the living room and in the dining room.
Signaling Devices
  • Current System: There is an ELK SS-36 siren on the first and second floor set to yelp. Outside, there is a Wheelock MB-10 Bell.
  • Original System: There were two Ademco speakers, one on the first floor, the other on the second floor.
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