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Tomahawk Lower Elementary School, built in 1925, originally had a pull rod fire alarm system. For clocks and bells they used a Standard Electric Time System with 6 inch bells throughout the building, and 10 inch bells outside.

In 1986, the fire alarm system was automated. They put in a Spectronics 641 fire alarm system to serve as a fire alarm panel. Signals were mostly Wheelock 7002T Horn/Strobes. These horn/strobes were installed in the hallways, media center, cafeteria, and all purpose room. In locations not needing strobes, they put in Wheelock 34T Horns. Pulls were mostly Spectronics rebranded Edwards 270-SPO, and they installed ESL heat detectors and System Sensor 2400 smokes throughout the school. They also tied the pull rods into the FACP using monitor modules. Signal coding was continuous. Some of the clocks were upgraded during this time, particularly in the classrooms, which had buzzers behind them. The master clock panel was upgraded to a Simplex 2350.

In 1993, two 7002Ts were replaced with Wheelock MT4 horn/strobes.

In 1997, an elevator was put in. An FireLite MiniPanel-12/24 was used as an elevator recall panel, with ESL smoke detectors at each elevator landing.

In 2002, the Simplex 2350 broke. It was replaced with a Lathem Panel. All the clocks were replaced, and a new Rauland Telecenter Intercom system was installed to replace the existing PA System. The school bell is a tone over the intercom. The existing bells were removed.

In 2005, they added a new classroom addition to the school. They also renovated the school and replaced the fire alarm system during this time. The new panel is an Edwards EST3. Signals are mostly EST Genesis Horn/Strobes, with remote strobes in classrooms and restrooms, and EST Genesis Speaker/Strobes in the cafeteria and all purpose room. Pull stations are EST 278-SIGA series, and EST SIGA series smokes and heat detectors are scattered throughout the school. Signal coding is code-3 on the horn/strobes, with the speaker/strobes playing a code-3 tone and a voice evacuation message. The pull rods were removed during this time too.

In 2009, they added a modular building to the school. The modular has an EST iO64 tied into the EST3 panel. Signals are EST Genesis Horn/Strobes and strobes, with 278-SIGA series pulls and ESL smoke detectors.
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Moving along, we have a school that fits 808 students which is an elementary school.
For the most part, the alarms that there are the most of including in the hallway are Wheelock 7001T horn/strobes

Except for in the media center, because that horn broke down and was replaced with a Simplex 2901-9846 horn on a 4903-9105 strobe plate

When the PACE classroom needed a fire alarm because they couldn't hear it from the hall, they got a Federal Signal 450D horn with a VALS strobe

Sometime during the gym renovation, all 7001Ts were upgraded to 7002Ts

Located in the computer technology classroom is a Wheelock AS

Last, the art classroom has a Wheelock MT-24
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Meyer Johnson Memorial Hospital, built in 1988, originally had a Simplex 4002 fire alarm system. The signals were mostly Simplex 2902 Series Single Stroke Chimes on 4903 Strobe Plates. Restrooms had 4904 strobes. Pull stations were Simplex 4521-30s and there were Simplex 2098 series smokes as well as rebranded ESL heat detectors scattered throughout. Signal coding was Simple coding.

In 1995, a few chimes broke and had to be replaced with Cerberus Pyrotronics MTL horns set to single-stroke bell.

In 1996, a 2908 smoke in the foyer broke and was replaced with a Simplex TrueAlarm Smoke.

In 1999, a 4904 strobe went bust and was replaced with a Simplex TrueAlert Strobe.

In 2001, a 4521-30 in the family ward got smashed up by a gurney. It was replaced with a Simplex 2099.

In 2003, two chimes in the pediatric wing were replaced with Wheelock CH70 chimes.

In 2005, a 4903+2902 chime/strobe was replaced with a Siemens UMMT Horn/Strobe set to single stroke bell.

In 2007, a few TrueAlarms replaced a number of 2908 series smokes.

In 2008, a Simplex 4100U replaced the 4002. Signal coding is now zone coding.

In 2010, a few Simplex Chime/Strobes were replaced with Simplex multi-tone TrueAlert Horn/Strobes set to 500 hz tone. Also a 2902 chime was replaced with an Edwards Single Stroke Chime.

In 2011, they added on a new expanded ER. The new wing has Simplex TrueAlert Chime/Strobes and 4904 Strobes. Pulls are Simplex 4099s and there are TrueAlarm smokes scattered throughout. Everything else stays the same.

In 2013 and 2014, a few 4521-30s were replaced with Simplex 4099s. Also a few Simplex TrueAlert Chime/Strobes were installed to replace broken signals.
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This elementary school has a grand total of 800 students altogether.
In most of the school, the alarms are Simplex 2901-9846 horns on 4903-9105 strobe plates

Located in the computer lab, the exceptional children kitchen and the ESL classroom are Space Age Electronics 2DCD horns on Space Age Electronics AV32 strobe plates

Two rooms, the reading room and the psychologist's office have Faraday 5506 horn/strobes

Over in the OT/PT room, there is a newer Gentex SHG

The art classroom and the speech office have Simplex TrueAlerts

Finally, the health classroom, the afterschool care playroom and the social worker's office have Wheelock AS-2415s
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Lake Livermore High School, built in 1995, originally had a Simplex 4100 fire alarm system. Signals were Simplex 4903-9217 Horn/Strobes, installed in the hallways, classrooms, band room, orchestra room, cafeteria, gym, and auditorium. Classrooms had Gentex GX-90 Horns. Restrooms and areas not needing horn/strobes simply had Simplex 4904 strobes. Outside they used Wheelock MT-WM Horn/Strobes. Pull stations were Simplex 4099s, and there were Simplex TrueAlarm smokes scattered throughout the school. ESL Heat Sensors were installed in the boiler room, kiln, and greenhouse. Signal coding was continuous. As for school bells, it was a tone over the intercom, which was a Rauland Telecenter IV at the time.

In 1996, a GX-90 horn died and was replaced with a Gentex Commander 1 Horn/Strobe.

In 2001, they added a new building to the school. A 4120 was installed and tied into the current 4100. Signals in the new building are Simplex TrueAlert Horn/Strobes, with Simplex 4904 strobes in the restrooms, and Siemens Weatherproof U-HNH-MCS Horn/Strobes. Pulls are Simplex 4099s and there are Simplex TrueAlarm smokes scattered throughout the school. Signal coding in the new wing was code-3. Everything else stayed the same.

In 2004, a few 4903-9217s died and were replaced with TrueAlert Horn/Strobes.

In 2005, a GX-90 was replaced with a Wheelock NS Horn/Strobe.

In 2006, a few of the GX-90s were replaced with Simplex TrueAlert remote horns, also an RSS replaced a 4904.

In 2007, a Wheelock ASWP replaced an MT-WM.

In 2008, a 4903-9217 in the cafeteria was replaced with a Wheelock HSR Horn/strobe.

In 2011, the fire alarm system was replaced. The 4100 and 4120 systems in their entirety were removed. A Siemens XLSV system was installed. Signals are Gentex Commander 3 Horn/Strobes, set to code-3 mechanical. Gentex Commander 3 strobes are installed in areas not needing horn/strobes or where additional strobe coverage is required. Gentex SSPK 24 WLPR Speaker/Strobes are installed in the gym, cafeteria, and auditorium. Gentex WGE Horn/Strobes are installed in the locker rooms and outside. Pull stations are Siemens rebranded RSG T-Bars, and there Siemens FDOT421 Smoke/Heats scattered throughout, along with FDT421 heat sensors in the boiler room and kiln room.
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Moving on to another elementary school, this one holds 800 students also.
Wheelock 7002 - Most areas

Wheelock 34+Space Age Electronics AV32 - Social Worker's office

Space Age Electronics VA4 - Second floor which was renovated

Edwards 894-1B - Music classroom

Wheelock AS - Reading classroom

Wheelock MT-24 - All on the exterior of the school in code-3 horn
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Built in the late 1970s, Mike Gundy Middle School originally had:
- 10-zone vintage A*T Unimode system
- A*T 6-inch bells
- A*T 5060 pull stations
- A*T-rebranded Chemtronics heat detectors

In the early 2000s, the building was expanded, so the Unimode was disconnected and a Farenhyt IFP-1000 was installed next to it. The old Unimode cabinet was used as a junction box and a storage cabinet for the system manuals.
- Farenhyt IFP-1000
- System Sensor Spectralert Classic
- Silent Knight SD-500-PS
- Silent Knight SD-505-PHOTO

Then, when the new science wing was built in 2012, additional SD-500-PS pulls and SD-505-PHOTO detectors were added onto it. System Sensor Spectralert Advances were used, as the Classics had long since been discontinued.

In an unusual move for the district, the now maxed-out IFP-1000 system was completely replaced in 2018, with:
- Notifier NFS2-3030, with DVC
- System Sensor L-series speaker-strobes
- Notifier NBG-12-LX pull stations
- Notifier FSP-851T smoke/heat detectors
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I'm gonna do a quick one since I'm not really feeling all that good right now and may have to rush back into the bathroom to vomit...

Anyway, this is an upper elementary school which means it serves grades 3 to 5. This is the rundown on their system.
Simplex 4903-9105+2901-9846 - Hallways and other areas in the school

Space Age Electronics AV32 strobe+2DCD - Art classroom

Siemens U-HNH - One of the exceptional children classrooms

Gentex SHG newer version - Science lab

Simplex 4903-9252 - Administration hallways

Mircom FHS-240R - The south entryway of the school
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High School Fire Alarm:

Original Building: Two Floors, Two Wings, Hosts Administration Offices Finished in 1971

Consists of Semi-Flush and Flush Mount 4050 horns. Semi-Flush mount found in main lobby, and vestibule between the two wings. Flush mount found in the Academic hallways
and at each end of the hallway. Pull stations are Simplex 4251-20 and on semi-flush mount plates. Simplex 4255-11 heat detectors in every hallway, room, office, and restroom.


Academic Hallway and Gym Expansion: One Floor, Gym and auditorium added. Finished 1978

Consists of Semi-Flush and Flush Mount 4051 horns. Most are Flush mounted but a few are semi flush mounted, notably by exit doors. Horns are placed at each end of the hallway.
3 in the gym. Simplex 4251-20 pulls and on semi-flush mount plates, however a few have no trim. Simplex 4255-11 heat detectors in every hallway, room, office, and restroom.

**The Original Panel to both buildings were a Simplex 4208-A panel. An H Panel (AC Signal Circuit) was installed at time of commissioning. In 1978, Simplex installed
an expansion 4208 cabinet to host the new zones. 8 zones in total, along with the additional 5 zones, 2 F panels (DC Signal Circuit) were installed in the second cabinet to
accommodate the 4051 horns in the expansion building.**

Everything ran fine and well. However in 1988 the local Fire Marshall required strobes be added in all buildings that accommodate at least 150 people each day within 2 years. Since
this high school had around 1800 people in a single day, the district contracted Simplex to accommodate this requirement. Simplex decided to add the 2904 series ceiling mount
strobes in all hallways. The piggy backed off the EOL device on F panel #2 and added 2 strobes in each hallway. This was sufficient enough for the Fire Marshall.

In July 1995, a severe thunderstorm overloaded many circuits in the building due to excessive current and fried several components on the 4208 panel. The fuses on the signal circuits
were enough to stop the current from frying the coils on the horn mechanisms but all zone cards, relays, and LED's went dead. Flaws in the electrical wiring in the building
were found to be the cause and the district spent all of August and September reparing several electrical equipment that fried and was without a fire alarm panel until October.

In October 1995, the district forked out the money and Simplex installed their new "State Of The Art" 4005 panel with 8 zones, 4 NAC/Relay, and a new CC Dact. However the 4005
is not compatible with AC series horn circuits, so they salvaged the 4208 H and F panel, and since it required a 24vdc input to trip the signal relay, no new wiring would have to be
done. They left the H and F panels in place and used the 2 NACs on the 4pt nac/relay card on the 4005 to trip the signal circuits. A mini trouble bell was added to the trouble relay on the original signal panels for audible supervision.

The signal coding was originally continuous but now was set to Temporal. This caused the 2904 strobes to flash slower but no one really took notice.

In April 2001, the district voted to add a new Science and Technology wing for their S.T.E.M programs since they received funding to be one of the very few schools in the
state to host such curriculum. In February 2003 the building was completed.

A Simplex 4010 was installed in the building with Simplex 4903-9425 horn/strobes. The pulls were Simplex 4099-9001 under stopper covers, 4098 True Alarm smoke sensors were also installed. The system was free run and continuous at the time.

In 2009, the high school added a second Auditorium, a new Main Gym and a swimming pool facility. The 4010 still had 105 idnet spots left and the new expansion only used 55. 3/4 were smoke detectors. Simplex 4906-9127 horn/strobes were added and on smart sync. The 4903 series in the Science Technology building are still free run continuous.

As of March 2018 no major changes in the system was done and the system is in good working order.
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Fictional N.J High School Revisited

**I originally made this post a year ago, but I wanted to revamp it to be more realistic and get the model numbers correct** I apologize if I made any grammar mistakes. This was written in notepad and makes it kind of hard for me to see them.
A fictional high school located in Central New Jersey was built to accommodate the growing population of Central Jersey in the early 70s. It
is designed with brutalist architecture (famous for institutional buildings in the 60s and 70s) and is built with a Math, Science, and Liberal Arts wing, one gym, one auditorium, and an open space for study and lunch periods.


July 29, 1971 - The building is completed and fitted with a Simplex 4208-AX fire alarm system, 4050 horns, several flush mounted with flush mount plate, some semi flushed with the red
trim ring. The system utilizes the H-Signal Board for series AC horns and no coding wheel is used (continuous horn). The system uses 4251-20 pulls mounted 5 feet off the ground,
and 4255-11 heat detectors in all hallways and rooms.



1982 - More classrooms and bigger gym needed due to population growth in the town, the BOE votes and passes the $20 mil. construction bond and construction starts



Summer 1984 - Construction is completed. The new system uses a Simplex 2001-8032 (Repack) which becomes the main panel and the 4208 to monitor old horns and zones. The 4208 trips the 2001
by Rerouting the -24vdc alarm relay from the 4208 to zone 8 on the 2001 and not the alarm input on the H board. With that said, a 556-556 relay card was added to trip the H-Signal board
to notify the main building of an alarm condition since it used AC horns and the 2001 only supports DC horns. The alarm input on the H board was rewired to be tripped from
the 556-556 card and not the -24vdc alarm relay in the 4208 as originally installed. Supervision of the AC horns is still allowed as the H-Board uses a different relay to report
a trouble condition. So if a break in the circuit happens, a common trouble will still sound from the 4208. Also if a break between the 556-556 signal card and the 4208, the
Simplex 2001 will go into trouble. The Notification appliances are 2901-9806 horns under a 2903-9001 light plate. The 2001 March Time card pulses the horns and strobes at 90bpm.
The pull stations installed were Simplex 4251-20 places 3 feet above the ground, and 2098-9201 smoke detectors were installed in the new addition and the old building.
This was beneficial as the 4208 installed does not have a smoke reset feature.



1988 - Two 4050 horns start failing for an unknown reason, Simplex replaced them by running new wire from the EOL Device in the addition to the broken horns in the main building.
They installed Simplex 2901-9838 horns on top of a 4903-9101 strobe plate right next to the old horns. The old horns were removed and an electrical cover plate was placed under the flush mount grille.
The variable transformer in the 4208 was adjusted accordingly.



1994 - Due to the new ADA requirements, The Fire Marshall ordered strobes to be added in that town. A 4009 NAC extender was installed in an electrical closet near the last
newly installed horn in the main building. New wiring runs from the 4003 were necessary to install the 4904-9137 strobes. The strobes were drop ceiling mounted in all rooms,
hallways, and restrooms in the original building.



1996 - Two 4251-20 pulls fail in the main gym, Simplex replaces them with 2099-9101 pulls.



b]2002[/b] - The district decides to step up their science and engineering curriculum. As a result the science wing is remodeled/completed gutted to accommodate new features and technology.
Due to the extent of the remodel, the fire alarm system in the science wing is upgraded as well. A local electrical contractor in the area won the bid. They were partners with Notifier. They were also partnered with Rauland Borg and they upgraded the schools PA system and clocks as well. They carefully examined the system and removed the 2001. A Notifier AFP-200 was installed in it's place and a new addressable Relay Module was used to trip the 4208 H-Board. No new wiring was needed. Each 2001 zone was connected to it's
own FZM module. Every Audible/Visible and Initiating device was left in it's place. A Notifier FCPS was installed next to the panel for Filtered DC to the horns and lights. As for the Science Wing, the 4050 horns are removed and new wiring from the FCPS was ran to the wing to power the Spectralert Classic horn/strobes, the pulls are replaced with
addressable NBG-12LX and FSP smokes were installed. Because the horns were removed, the variable transformer on the 4208 needed to be adjusted again to prevent blowing the other
4050 horns still in place. Signal coding in the expansion was now temporal from the AFP-200.



Late 2012 - A new Performing Arts center was constructed right next to the high school in an effort to expand it's Arts and music program. The panel installed is an Edwards
iO-1000. The building smokes are SIGA2-PS addressable Photoelectric smoke heads, SIGA-278 pulls and G1F-HDVM horn/strobes (White with red fire lettering). Coding is
synchronized Code-3.



2016 - Simplex regains the service contract for the district for the next 5 years. The district is considering upgrading the Fire alarm system to one main system for it's High School.



September 2017 - The BOE unanimously votes on a 5 million dollar Capital Budget which includes an upgrade to the Fire alarm system at the High School, along with LED lighting,
new flooring, new roofing, new Air Conditioning and smart access control systems.



March 2018 - The district makes arrangements to upgrade the building in 2 parts. New flooring, roofing, and lighting in summer 2018. The fire alarm system will be posponed
until summer 2019. In the mean time, only crucial replacements will be made until then. The director of Buildings and Grounds is in talks with the Simplex Branch about
a Mass Notification System with Fire and Security integrated. One Main 4100es will be put in place. All old panels and horns, pulls, .etc will be removed and one
unified system will take over. It most likely will utilize TrueAlert ES speaker strobes with clear and ambert lesnes, and activate for Fire, Weather, Lockdown, Instrusion .etc.
The security system will be wired into the panel as well. It will cost an estimated 1.2 million dollars for such work and labor. It will probably take all summer which is
why the district will let the other captial projects be done first to avoid confusion and crowdedness. Plus all new wiring will need to be done.
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So the last elementary school had 800 students and so does this one since I get them from a website and I'm posting them all in order of their sizes from greatest to least so we have another elementary school with 800 students here also.
This one is a bit more updated, as the alarms in most of the school are Space Age Electronics VA4 horn/strobes

Of the alarm that they replaced, there is only one left, which is a Standard Electric Time 450 on its own light plate in the music room untouched because the music room didn't need an alarm in it

Next door, the art classroom has a Gentex GMS horn/strobe

The computer lab has a Faraday 6120 horn/strobe

In the preschool classroom, the alarm is an Edwards 692 mini-horn/strobe

To end this, the exterior of the school has Mircom FHS-340R horn/strobes
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Lakewood Elementary School, built in 1954, originally had an IBM 4201-2 Fire Alarm System. The signals were IBM 4037 Horns. These horns were installed in the corridors, and in the cafetorium, media center, and gym. Underneath each horn was an IBM “break-glass” station. A few IBM heat sensors were installed in areas throughout the school. Signal coding was 20 BPM march time. For school bells, they installed IBM 6 Inch Bells, each installed next to a fire alarm horn. Outside, they used IBM 10 inch bells. Classrooms had buzzers in the clocks. The master clock panel is by IBM.

In 1972, the roof in the media center collapsed, so it was renovated. A new Simplex 4040 horn replaced the IBM 4037 horn, and a Edwards 270-SPO pull replaced the IBM break-glass station. Also a Faraday 6 Inch Bell was installed to replace the IBM Bell.

In 1975, a Simplex 4050 Horn and 4521-20 pull station were installed in the kitchen due to code requirements.

In 1984, the gym was redone. They put in four Wheelock 7004T Horn/Strobes to replace the two IBM horns in the gym. The pulls in the gym were replaced with FCI MS-2s. The master clock panel also broke and was replaced with a Simplex 2350.

In 1992, an IBM 4037 horn in one of the corridors broke and was replaced with a Wheelock MT4-115 Horn/Strobe.

On April 9, 2003, a fire broke out, destroying the teacher’s lounge. The school was renovated afterwords, and fire sprinklers were put in. The fire alarm system was upgraded during this time too, a Simplex 4100U replaced the IBM panel. The new signals are Simplex TrueAlert Horn/Strobes, which were installed in the corridors, cafetorium, classrooms, and the media center. Other areas of the school got Simplex TrueAlert remote strobes. In the gym, they tied a Simplex 4003 panel to the 4100U for voice evacuation coverage, and they put in 8 TrueAlert Speaker/Strobes. They also installed Simplex 4099 pull stations throughout the school, along with Simplex TrueAlarm Smoke Detectors, and a few Simplex Heat Sensors. The clock, intercom, and bell systems were replaced as well. The new PA System is a Telecor XL, and the bell is a tone over the intercom. The old bells were removed, and new intercom speakers are installed throughout the school. Digital clocks are also installed in the hallways, and new clock/speaker combos are installed in the classrooms.
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Another 800 student elementary school.
Most areas have older-style Gentex SHG horn/strobes

The computer lab still has the alarm that is original to the school: a Simplex 4041 horn on a 4050-80 light plate

In the music classroom, there is a Faraday 5506 horn/strobe

Then in the largest 4th grade classroom (which used to be a secondary computer lab) there is a Federal Signal 450D horn with a VALS strobe

Next on the cafeteria patio, there is a Gentex Commander 3 horn/strobe

Finally the largest 3rd grade classroom (which used to be an Exceptional Children classroom) has a Wheelock MT
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This system is based off my third and last elementary school.

Jordan Stout Elementary, built in 1980, originally had a Faraday Fire Alarm System set to continuous. Signals were Faraday 5640 Horns on 5415 Light Plates, these plates had the light on top with white fire lettering. Each Horn/Light was installed in the vestibule of each classroom building, in the music room, art room, and main office. The media center had 3 horn/lights, and the cafetorium had four. Outside, they had Faraday 5640 Horns on Simplex 2903 Light Plates. Pull stations were Faraday rebranded Chevrons, each pull was under a horn. A few Faraday smoke detectors were installed in some areas of the school, as were a few ESL heat detectors. The lights were coded to pulse. As for class change signaling, they put Simplex 4090 series 4 inch bells in the classrooms. The cafeteria, art room, music room, and media center used 6 inch bells. Outside they used 10 inch bells. Master clock panel is by Simplex.

In 1983, a 5640 horn failed to sound and was replaced with a Federal Signal 450D.

In 1984, a Simplex 4521-20 replaced a Chevron in the hallway leading up to the stage.

In 1987, they added a new classroom building. The Faraday Panel was replaced with an FCI 7200. Signals were Federal Signal 450D Horns with many having VALS Strobes. Pulls stations were FCI MS-2s, and ESL Smokes were installed throughout the new building. They were also kind enough to replace the clock, bell, and intercom systems. All the bells were disconnected and the ones in the classrooms had their gongs removed. New Intercom Speakers were installed through the school, and the old intercom rack was replaced with a new one containing a tone generator. The PA System is a Rauland System, and the bell is a tone over the intercom.

Between 1995 and 1997, many of the Faraday Horns started to fail. Many of these horns were removed with the light plates disconnected, and basically they slapped Wheelock MT-WM Horn/Strobes onto the existing light plates.

In 1998, the 5640 in the music room broke and was replaced with a Gentex GOS Horn/Strobe.

In 2000, two 5640s in the cafeteria were replaced with Commander 1s.

In 2002, a 5640 in the third grade building (building 10) failed to sound, and was replaced with a Wheelock AS horn/strobe which was set to code-3.

In 2003, all the Faraday pulls were replaced with FCI MS-2s. Also one of the art rooms got a Commander 2 Horn/Strobe (set to Mechanical Continuous).

In 2004 and 2005, they added portables to address the growing student population. Signals in the portables are Gentex Commander 2 Horn/Strobes with FCI MS-2 pulls.

In 2007, they finished a new 9-classroom addition. The FCI 7200 was replaced with a Notifier NFS-3030. Signals in the new building are Gentex Commander 3 Horn/Strobes and Strobes, with Notifier BG-12LX pulls and FSP series smokes and heat detectors throughout. Everything else is the same.

In 2010, a 450D was replaced with a Commander 2.

In 2014, an FCI MS-2 in the media center was found inoperative and was replaced with a Notifier BG-12LX.

The whole system is due for replacement very soon.
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I didn't know those light plates could actually be configured like that with the light on top. Just so you know, the 5415 is the name I gave the unknown Faraday light plate that is on YouTube since I would rather not call it an "unknown light plate" because it seems weird to me.

Anyway, another 800 student elementary school (800 seems to be the magic number on SchoolClearinghouse.org...)
This was a school that was built in the late 50s to the early 60s so there are still some remnants of the old fire alarm system that it had with very few alarms getting replaced due to breaking down. Most areas of the school still have Standard 450 horns behind Standard 450 light plates.

Over in the playroom, that alarm was replaced with a Faraday 6120 horn behind a Space Age Electronics AV32 light plate.

Then the ESL classroom has a Wheelock 7002T horn/strobe.

Located in the OT/PT room is a Gentex GMS horn/strobe.

The music classroom has a classic SpectrAlert horn/strobe in it.

Finally the media center has a National Time and Signal C3 horn/strobe set to 2400Hz code-3.
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