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Arthur Jacobsen elementary school has a mostly Simplex system which has alarms placed in this order throughout the school
In most of the school, the alarms are Simplex 4903-9219 horn/strobes

Located in the health classroom has a Simplex 4903-9252 horn/strobe

One area, the main entrance hallway has Simplex 4903-9237 horn/strobes

Over in the music portable has a Wheelock 7002T horn/strobe

The ESL classroom has a Federal Signal 450D with a VALS strobe attached

Finally, the reading interventionist's office has an Amseco BZ-54VT on with a RSD-24L strobe attached
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Wilson Oaks Elementary School was built in 1909, and was expanded in 1974.

Panel
Simplex 4002, replacing the original IBM panel from 1950, tied into a Simplex 4005 (which serves the three T-Buildings)

Initiating Devices
The 1909 wing has a mix of IBM break-glass stations and Simplex 4521-20 and 2099-9003 pulls, there is an invisible pull rod system in the school as well. Smokes are a mix of older and newer TrueAlarms, a few IBM heat sensors are still installed but some were replaced with ESL heat detectors.

The 1974 wing has Edwards 270-SPO pulls and TrueAlarm smokes (replacing the old Pyrotector smokes).

The T-Buildings have 2099 pulls and ESL heat detectors.

Notification Appliances
The 1909 wing has IBM 10-Inch Single Stroke bells in the hallways, cafeteria, auditorium, and gym. Some bells were replaced with Simplex 2901-9086 bells and a few Wheelock CSX bells are in the mix too. 6 Restrooms have TrueAlert remote strobes. Classrooms have Simplex rebranded Gentex GX-90 horn/strobes (which were added on when the 4002 was installed). Some GX-90s were replaced with EST Genesis and Simplex TrueAlert horn/strobes.

The 1974 wing has Simplex 4080 single stroke bells on 4050-8x series light plates. There is one Wheelock CSX bell on a RSSP plate. Two restrooms have Wheelock RSS strobes. Classrooms have Gentex GX-90 horn/strobes (added on with the 4002). One classrooms has a Wheelock NS horn/strobe.
Signal coding is 120 bpm march time.

The T-Buildings have Simplex 4903-9217 horn/strobes, set to continuous.

Clocks/Bells/Intercom
The PA system is a older Dukane system replacing the original Executone system. The master clock panel is a Midwest Time Controls MTC-600 replacing a Simplex 2350 that replaced the original IBM system.

The 1909 wing has wall-mounted Executone speakers in the hallways and media center. The cafeteria, auditorium and gym originally had wall-mounted Executone speakers, but were replaced with Tandy Megaphone Speakers later on. Classrooms have Dukane speakers with call-switches. For bells, there are IBM 6-inch bells next to the fire alarm bells, some being replaced with Federal Signal 6-inch bells. Classrooms have Dixie Buzzers. Outside, there are IBM 4030-1 horns, with a few Federal Signal 350 and Edwards 871 horns. As for clocks, the building still has the original IBM clocks from when the school opened. Some were replaced with Simplex or MTC models.

The 1974 wing has wall-mounted Dukane speakers throughout, with classrooms having Simplex clock/speaker combos and Dukane call-switches. As for bells, the classrooms have buzzers in the speakers. Hallways have Simplex 4080 4-inch bells next to the fire alarm signals. Outside, there are Simplex 4050 horns flush-mounted with one Wheelock 31T horn. As for clocks, Simplex clocks are used exclusively here.

The T-Buildings have Simplex clock/speaker combos with Rauland call-in switches. Buzzers are installed in the classroom clocks.
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The setup of Mount Baker middle school
The hallways and most other areas have Simplex 4051 horns on 4050-80 light plates

The keyboarding classroom has a Simplex 2901-9806 horn on a 2903-9101 light plate

The foods lab and the technology lab both have Gentex SHG horn/strobes

The locker rooms and the drama classroom have Amseco BZ-50BP behind BZ-54VT+SB select-a-strobes

Double room portables have Siemens U-MMT horn/strobes

The field house, the library and single room portables have Wheelock Exceeders
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Redoing the ones I already did for these two schools from Disney's Reccess.

Third Street School was built in 1928, and has gone through a few renovations over the years.

Panel
Notifier NFS-3030 w/ DVC, replacing a Notifier AM-2020 that replaced a Standard Electric Time Alarmatic that replaced the original SET UAX-3 (which was installed when the fire alarm system was automated in 1955)
Notifier NCA-2 Annunciator in Lobby, replacing a graphic annunciator
Cerberus Pyrotronics System 3 for elevator recall

Initiating Devices
The main pull stations used are Standard Electric Time 200117s. There are two Edwards 270-SPO, a Fire Lite BG-6, and a handful of Notifier NBG-12LX pulls that replaced broken 200117s. NBG-12LX pulls can also be found in the auditorium, gym, and the renovated Kindergarten & 1st Grade wing.
For smoke detectors, there is a mix of Statitrol, ESL, System Sensor (2400, i3), and Notifier (FSP) models. Most of the Standard Electric Time heat sensors are still intact, but there are a handful that have been replaced with Edwards 280 series and Notifier heat detectors. As for elevator recall, they use CP DI-3 smoke detectors.

Pull rods were previously used, but these were removed in 1972 when the new fire alarm system was installed.

Notification Appliances
The main signals used here are Standard Electric Time 450 horns on Light Plates. These signals can be found in the hallways, large rooms, media center, and cafeteria. There is a SAE 2DCD horn on an AV32 light plate in the basement, a FOS 6120+5511 in the media center, two Gentex GMS horn/strobes (one in the third grade hallway, another in the locker room), a P2R in the fifth grade hallway, and a Mircom Select-A-Horn/Strobe in the kitchen. Some restrooms have System Sensor P241575 strobes. Three classrooms have System Sensor P241575 horn/strobes. One light plate has a Federal Signal 450D horn, and another has an RSS strobe hooked up to where the light was. The auditorium and gymnasium have System Sensor SP2R1224MC speaker/strobes.
The kindergarten and first grade wing have Wheelock MT-24-VFR horn/strobes throughout (set to code-3 horn) with RSS strobes in the restrooms and storage closets. Outside that wing, there is a Wheelock ASWP horn/strobe (set to code-3).
Renovated classrooms also have Wheelock MT-24-VFR horn/strobes as well.

The original system used SET rebranded IBM 4030-2 horns, which were removed when the system had to be replaced in 1972.

Clocks/Bells/Intercom
The PA System is a Bogen Multicom 2000, replacing the original Stromberg System. The master clock panel is a Lathem LTR-512, replacing a SAL 3000 which replaced the original SET master clock panel.
For speakers, the hallways, media center, and cafeteria all use Bogen MB8TSQVR speakers. Classrooms, locker rooms, meeting rooms, and offices have Bogen ASM1 speakers. Classrooms also have Bogen CA10A call in-switches. Meeting rooms have AT10A volume controls. The auditorium and gym use Atlas Sound Megaphone speakers.
The renovated Kindergarten and First Grade wing have ceiling mounted Bogen CS1EZ speakers with classrooms and the art room have CA10A call in-switches.
Previously, the school used Lowell speakers throughout the campus, with classrooms having Standard Clock/Speaker combos.
As for clocks, there are Lathem digital clocks throughout the school, for the most part replacing the original analog Standard Electric Time clocks. There is a HUGE clock outside the school’s playground.
As for exterior bells, there are mostly Standard Electric Time 10-Inch Vibrating Bells. However, some were replaced with Faraday and Edwards 10-Inch Bells. There are two Wheelock MB10 bells that replaced two SET bells outside the K/1 wing. The internal bell is a 5-second tone over the intercom.
Prior to the installation of the SAL 3000, and eventually the Bogen Multicom 2000/Lathem LTR-512, the school had 6-inch Standard Electric Time Bells throughout the building, with one Edwards 6 inch bell.
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98th Street school was built in 1928, was renovated and expanded in 1989, and has received a few minor renovations since.

Panel
Simplex 4100, replacing the IBM 4205-2 from 1955
Simplex 4602 annunciator in the foyer

Initiating Devices
The pull stations for the most part are Simplex 4521-20s, but a couple have been replaced with 4099-9002s. Smokes are a mix of older 2098 series and TrueAlarm smokes. A few Simplex rebranded ESL heat detectors and newer TrueAlarm heat detectors are present too.
The Kindergarten and 1st Grade wing has Simplex 4099-9003s and TrueAlarm smokes.

Originally, the school had IBM Chevrons (and a single 4521-20), pull rods, and IBM heat detectors (with two ESL smokes).

Notification Appliances
The main signals here are FOS 6120+5511 horn/strobes. These horn/strobes are installed in the classrooms, hallways, media center, cafeteria, and kitchen. There is a Simplex 4903-9217 in a hallway, two Wheelock NS horn/strobes set to code-3 (one of them is in a classroom), and a TrueAlert in the teacher’s lounge. Restrooms and areas requiring additional strobe coverage have FOS remote strobes. Outside, there are three FOS 6120+5511 horn/strobes, and one Wheelock MT-WM horn/strobe.
The auditorium and gymnasium have Simplex 2902 series speakers on 4903 strobe plates. One strobe plate has a Wheelock E50, and there is a TrueAlert speaker/strobe in the auditorium.
The kindergarten & 1st grade wing of the school has Simplex TrueAlert Horn/strobes and strobes.
The WHOLE system does continuous (the NSs do code-3), the speakers play the standard 4100 slow whoop tone and the message heard in [YouTube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OesgMec3sj4[/YouTube] (with the 4100 whoop tone instead of the hi-lo tone you hear in the video).

Originally, the system had IBM 4030-2 horns, along with one Simplex 4050 and two 7004Ts

Clocks/Bells/Intercom
The PA system is a Rauland Telecenter 21, replacing the original Stromberg system. The master clock panel is a Rauland 2524, replacing the original Edwards model.

For speakers, hallways, the cafeteria, auditorium, and gym have Rauland ACC1411 speakers. Individual classrooms, the media center, and offices have ceiling mounted AC1400 speakers. Classrooms also have Rauland TCSCS1 call-in switches. Outside, there are Rauland megaphone speakers. Originally, the school used Executone and Stromberg speakers throughout the building.
As for clocks, the school uses Rauland digital clocks throughout the building. These clocks replaced the original Edwards clocks of course.
The bell is a chime tone over the intercom. Prior to 1989, the school had Edwards chimes throughout the building (with one Simplex chime), and Edwards 10-Inch Bells outside.
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This is the way that Dick Scobee middle school had their alarms installed over the years
In most of the school, the alarms are Simplex 4051 horns on 4050-80 flashers

Located in the new cafeteria and gymnasium that was build in the mid-90s are Simplex 4903-9219 horn/strobes

Two classrooms, the kindergarten classroom and the reading classroom have Space Age Electronics 2DCD horns on AV32 flashers

Over in the art classroom and ESL classroom are Faraday 6020 horns on Siemens U-S110 strobe plates

The testing center (which was the old cafeteria kitchen when the cafeteria was in the middle of the school and it was an outdoor school) and the health classroom have Simplex TrueAlert horn/strobes

Finally, the portables each have Edwards 692 horn/strobes
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Blue Tang Lane, a neighborhood constructed in 2008, has an odd difference when it comes to fire signaling. Each road section in this neighborhood (separating where streets intersect) has about five to twenty houses which all have separate panels, tied into a HUGE panel in a small shed next to one of the three entrances into the neighborhood.

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Notifier NFS-3030 (main)
Notifier NFS-640 (23 in total for each section, all tied into 3030)

All messages for Fire or CO are recorded as “May I have your attention please, may I have your attention please. There has been a report of [fire/carbon monoxide] on [house address of the instance]. Everyone in [instance house and both next-door home addresses] must evacuate immediately.” as well as a code-3 or 4 tone for 10 seconds before and after each message. Other sections of houses not involved in the emergency will stay put.

There is also a message for a Tornado Warning that affects the whole neighborhood. It goes as a hi/lo tone and a message follows. “May I have your attention please, may I have your attention please. The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for this area. Please shelter using the lowest level floor in your residence. Do not evacuate.” the message repeats again and is followed by Hi/Lo for the remainder of the period.

There are in fact other emergency messages but I’m not gonna list them here

Notification Appliances

Each house has an abundance of speaker/strobes, particularly the Wheelock E60H models. In some locations, Wheelock RSS strobes are also installed.

Throughout the houses (excluding rooms), there is a random installation of either E60H-ALW remote speakers or E60H-24MCC-ALW speaker strobes on all floors (White ALERT-lettered ceiling mounts). Typical rooms like the kitchen, dining room, living room, and several other spaces have one speaker/strobe. Bedrooms on the other hand only have speakers, with the exception of the master and spare bedrooms which have the regular speaker/strobes. Some bathrooms have these NAs too, but the ones with showers have ET70WP-24177C-ALWs. Separate toilet rooms have White Wheelock RSSWP “ALERT” ceiling strobes. Smaller areas like oversized closets and the crawlspace have regular white “ALERT” ceiling RSS strobes.

Technically outside, but all garages have Wheelock ET-1010s, one installed over each door. The front porch of each house have SpectrAlert Classic unmarked red-strobes in order to signal which house activated the fire alarm.

The shed that houses the Notifier NFS-3030 has a SpectrAlert Classic horn/strobe on the outside and a Wheelock E50 “ALERT” lettered speaker inside, that plays whenever an emergency is detected.

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Every single house has one Notifier FSP-851A smoke detector in every single room except bathrooms and ones where there is no point in putting a detector there. FST-851 heat detectors are installed in the kitchen and dining rooms. CO detectors are found throughout the houses too, although not many.

All basements have a NBG-12 pull station in the furnace room which sounds the fire signal from earlier.
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Continuing on, this is how Rainier middle school looks
Hallways and other areas not mentioned have Simplex 4051 horns on 4050-80 flashers

The food lab and the training room in the gymnasium both have Simplex 2901-9833 horns on 2903-9101 flashers

The visual communications lab has a Simplex 2901-9838 horn on a 4903-9101 strobe plate

The keyboarding and the drama classroom each have a Wheelock 34T horn on a Space Age Electronics AV32 flasher

The field house, technology lab and band classroom have Simplex 4903-9252 horn/strobes

The portables all have Simplex TrueAlerts
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Bellwether Middle School was built in 1979 as a two story middle school with a capacity of about 345 students. An 15-classroom expansion was built in 1997.

Panel
Simplex 4020 replacing the original Simplex 4208.
Graphic Annunciator in Main Lobby
Simplex 4003 in the gymnasium

Initiating Devices
The vast majority of pull stations here are Simplex 4099-9002s. Smokes are a mix of older and newer TrueAlarms. There are also a few 4098 series heat detectors in a few places. The AHUs have Simplex Duct Detectors programmed for supervisory, along with 2098 series test switches. Simplex ZAM monitor modules monitor the fire sprinkler system.

Originally, the system had Simplex 4521-20 pulls and Simplex rebranded ESL detectors.

Notification Appliances
The notification appliances here are Simplex 4903-9220 horn/strobes. These can be found in the hallways, large classrooms, media center, cafeteria, kitchen, and a few other places too. Some parts of the hallways have Simplex TrueAlert horn/strobes, and one hallway has a Siemens U-MMT-MCS horn/strobe. The art room has a Simplex TrueAlert replacing a 4903-9220, and there is a Wheelock HSR in the home ec room. Locker rooms have Wheelock MT-WM horn/strobes. Classrooms, offices, and restrooms have ceiling mounted Wheelock MIZ horns. Some classrooms has ceiling mounted EST Genesis horn/strobes replacing the MIZ horns. The gymnasium has Simplex 4903-9153 speaker/strobes.
Signal coding is code-3, the speakers do a temporal whoop tone and a voice message.

Originally, the school had 4051 horns on 4050-8x light plates, and Wheelock 7002s in the cafeteria.

Clocks/Bells/Intercom
The PA system is a Dukane StarCall replacing the original Simplex system. The master clock panel is a Simplex 6400, replacing the original model.

For speakers, the 1979 building has Lowell speakers in the hallways, cafeteria, and media center. The gym has Tandy megaphone speakers. Locker rooms and offices have ceiling mounted Bogen speakers to replace the original Simplex ones. Classrooms have Simplex clock-speaker combos like this, except the phone was replaced with a Dukane call-switch. The 1997 addition uses ceiling mounted Dukane speakers, with classrooms having call-in switches. Outside both buildings, there are Dukane wall-mounted speakers. As for clocks, the 1979 building has mostly Simplex analog clocks. Some classrooms had theirs replaced with American Time & Signal analog clocks. The 1993 building uses Simplex clocks throughout as well.

The bell is a chime tone over the intercom. The school used to have Simplex 4 inch bells throughout.
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Riverdale High School was built in 1987 as a three story high school. It was expanded in 1996.

Panel
Simplex 2120
Graphic Annunciator in the main lobby

Initiating Devices
The 1987 building has a mix of 4521-20 and 2099-9001 pulls. Smokes are a mix of 2098 series and TrueAlarms. There is one ESL heat detector installed as well.

The 1996 addition has 2099-9001s and TrueAlarms.

Notification Appliances
Interestingly, the 2120 is tied into the school’s intercom system and is configured to play a pre-recorded voice evacuation message through the school’s intercom speakers. The only NA’s in the 1987 building are 2904 strobes in the restrooms, gym, auditorium, and cafeteria. Some 2904s were replaced with TrueAlert remote strobes. The 1996 addition has ceiling mounted 4904 strobes throughout. The FACP is also tied into the master clock system to flash “FIRE” on the digital clocks.

Clocks/Bells/Intercom
The intercom system is a Telecor II, the master clock panel is a Simplex 2350.

For speakers, the 1987 building has wall-mounted Telecor speakers throughout the building. Classrooms and offices have Simplex clock/speaker combos with Telecor call switches. The auditorium, cafeteria, and gym have Tandy loudspeakers. Outside, there are Atlas megaphone speakers. The 1996 building has ceiling mounted Telecor speakers throughout with classrooms having call-in switches. As for clocks, the whole school uses Simplex digital clocks.
The bell is a tone over the PA.
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Lockwood YMCA was built in 1996. They extended their early-learning classrooms in 2009 and renovated the pool in 2018.

Panel

IntelliKnight 5700 which replaced an older Silent Knight 2224.

Halls/Fitness Center
Most of the NAs in this YMCA are white Gentex SHGs and Gentex GXSs installed far apart. These alternate between each other, so there’s never really an SHG next to another SHG. Two of these alarms were replaced by Commander 1 horn/strobes and one was installed on the ceiling in the fitness center for extra coverage. Bathrooms and office spaces have L-Series strobes respectively and recently added; the original install didn’t feature them.

Pulls are Silent Knight SD500-PSs, but the one at the entrance is a PS-DATK. All are covered by Stopper II covers.

Classrooms
The hallways weren’t really changed up as much, so the SHGs and GXSs are still there. Most of the classrooms were either redesigned or had their walls knocked down. They received Gentex Commander 3 remote strobes and the double classrooms got horn/strobes instead. Originally they had no alarms at all.

Pulls are all still Silent Knight SD500-PSs and smokes are Silent Knight SD505-PHOTOs. All pulls are covered via Stopper IIs

Pool
The entire pool got a completely massive overhaul, and not just design-wise either. Every single alarm in the room is a System Sensor SpectrAlert Advance SPSCWK-R (white; ceiling; weatherproof; speaker/strobe). There are 6 of these in the room, equally spaced out. A white Gentex Commander 3 horn/green strobe is put at the back of the room indicating if the water is bad. Other areas connected to the pool like staff rooms and other offices have a mixture of white ceiling L-Series speaker/strobes and remote speakers. Small single-unit offices have remote strobes. (Everywhere else I haven’t mentioned has speaker/strobes)

The changing rooms have a few L-Series speaker/strobes and a weatherproof Advance speaker/strobe at the pool door. Each individual room has an L-Series strobe.

Pulls are mostly Silent Knight SK-PULL-DAs, although a few of them, mostly in staff rooms in the back are SD500-PSs. All are covered with Stopper IIs. Smokes are SK-W and HFS-Ts in the pool room.

Originally, there were Gentex SHGs and GXS wall mounts, 2 of each. Both locker rooms had one SHG, and so did some staff rooms.
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Alice Falls Elementary School was built in 1959 as a 1-story building which included a media center, a cafeteria, and a gym/MPR. A 2-story classroom and administration/guidance addition was built in 1995 (and the school was renovated at that time too.)

Panel
Simplex 4120 (evac capabilities for cafeteria and gym/MPR), replacing the original Standard Electric Time TAX-3M
Simplex 4602 annunciator in main office
Remote Microphone in cafeteria manager office and PE office.

Initiating Devices
Pull stations here are Simplex 4099-9003s, some of which are behind Stopper II covers. Smoke detectors are a mix of Simplex 4098-9784s and 4098-9714s. Heat detectors for the most part are Simplex 4098-9402s. The AHUs have Simplex 4098-9685 duct detectors with 4098-9834 test stations.
The original system had Standard 456 pulls, with SET heat sensors along with one Fenwal smoke detector.

Notification Appliances
The main signals here are Simplex 2901-9840 horns on Simplex 4904-9139 strobe plates, these are mostly installed in the hallways, large rooms, and the media center. Some of these were replaced with TrueAlerts. There is one 4903-9219 in the art room, and a Wheelock ZNS in the computer lab. Most classrooms and offices have wall-mounted Simplex GX90S-4-15/75WR horn/strobes. A few rooms have Wheelock NS horn/strobes. There is one room in the original 1959 building that has a TrueAlert. Restrooms have Simplex 4904-9137 strobes. The cafeteria and gym/MPR have Simplex 2902-9732 speakers on 4904-9139 strobe plates. Outside, there are Simplex 2901-9840 horns, some of which were replaced with Wheelock MT-24-WM horn/strobes.
The system does continuous, the speakers play a whoop tone and voice evac message (from the 4120).

The old system had Standard Electric Time rebranded IBM 4030-2 horns, with one Simplex 4050 in the media center.

Clocks/Bells/Intercom
The PA system is a Rauland Telecenter 21, replacing the old Dukane system. The master clock panel is a Rauland 2524, replacing the original Simplex model.

For speakers, the 1959 building has wall-mounted Dukane speakers in the hallways, media center, and cafeteria. Originally, the gym/MPR had wall-mounted Dukane speakers, these have since been replaced with Atlas Megaphone speakers. Classrooms have Simplex clock/speaker combos with Dukane call-in switches. The classrooms that were previously the school’s old main office have Rauland clock/speaker combos with Rauland call-in switches. The 1995 building has ceiling mounted Rauland speakers in the hallways and main office. Classrooms have Rauland clock/speaker combos with call-in switches. The main office has a RB4312 phone.

As for clocks, the 1959 building has analog Simplex clocks throughout the building, the gym/MPR and renovated classrooms have Rauland digital clocks. The 1995 building has Rauland digital clocks throughout.

As for the bell, the interior bell is a 5-second steady tone over the intercom. For exterior bells, outside the 1959 building, there are 10-Inch Simplex STR bells, with one 2901-9333 replacing an STR bell that broke. Outside the 1995 wing, there are Edwards 6-inch bells behind grilles. Previously, the 1959 building had Simplex STR bells inside.
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Mitchell Park Civic Center was built in 1993.

Panel
Simplex 4002

Initiating Devices
Pull stations are Simplex 2099-9002s. Smoke detectors are a mix of 2098 series and TrueAlarms. There is one 2098 series heat detector.

Notification Appliances
Signals here are ceiling mounted 2901-9838 horns, along with wall-mounted 4904 strobes. Restrooms have wall-mounted 4904 strobes. When the 2901-9838 horns died, they were replaced with Wheelock NH and Simplex 4904 horns. Outside, there is a Gentex SHG.
Signals all do 120 bpm march time.
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Schooner K-8 School was built as a 1-story K-5 elementary school in 1981. The school was expanded into a K-8 school in 2009.

Panel
GE/Edwards EST3 replacing a Simplex 2120
EST remote annunciator in main office replacing the original graphic annunciator
GE/Edwards ANS2 in the gym and cafetorium.

Initiating Devices
Pulls are all EST SIGA 278s. Smokes are all EST SIGA-PS, there are also a few EST SIGA-HFS heat detectors present as well. Duct detectors are EST SIGA-SD.

The original system had Simplex 4521-20 and 2099 pulls, and Simplex rebranded ESL smokes, with a few TrueAlarms.

Notification Appliances
The main signals here are EST G1RF-HDVM horn/strobes throughout both buildings. Restrooms and areas needing additional coverage have G1RF-VM strobes. Locker rooms and the exterior has EST 757-7A-T horn/strobes. The gym and cafetorium have EST G4HFRF-S2VMC speaker/strobes.

The original system had Simplex 4051 horns with dual projectors on 2903 light plates. However, some 4051s were replaced with Wheelock AH, FOS 6120, and Federal Signal 450 horns. There were also a few Simplex TrueAlert horn/strobes too.

Clocks/Bells/Intercom
The intercom system is a Telecor XL replacing the original Bogen system. The master clock panel is a Midwest Time Controls MTC-600, replacing the original Simplex 2350.

For speakers, the 1981 building has square Telecor 8 inch speakers in the hallways, media center, and cafetorium. The main office and resource rooms have Telecor ceiling speakers. Classrooms have Midwest Time Controls clock/speaker combos with Telecor call-in switches. Outside, there are Telecor megaphone speakers. Previously, the school had Bogen speakers throughout, with Simplex clock/speaker combos in classrooms (with call-in switches). The 2009 addition has ceiling mounted Telecor speakers in the hallways, locker rooms, and offices, and Midwest Time Control clock/speaker combos in the classrooms with Telecor call-in switches. In the gym and outside there are Atlas Megaphone speakers. As for clocks, the whole school uses MTC digital clocks throughout. Previously, the 1981 building had Simplex analog clocks.

The bell is a tone over the intercom. Previously, the 1981 building had Simplex 4 inch bells throughout.
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Forrester High School was built in 1969 as a HUGE 2-story high school, and was completed renovated and expanded (with a new auditorium and 14-additional classrooms) in 2014.

Panel
Simplex 4100ES INFOALARM, replacing the original 4207.
Simplex 4603 annunciator in the main office.

Initiating Devices
Pulls are all Simplex 4099-9003s. The school also has Simplex 4098-9754 smoke/heat sensors throughout the campus. APC Duct Detectors are installed on the AHUs, these are monitored by Simplex monitor modules.
The front office also has a STI Stopper station (Red) for use as a “duress alert” button to initiate a campus-wide lockdown. The 4100ES also monitors a panic button system. An STI stopper station (Green) is also installed in the main office for use to initiate a tornado warning alert.

Notification Appliances
Each classroom and office space has a ceiling-mounted Simplex 4906-9154 speaker/strobe. All hallways and large rooms (i.e. cafeteria, auditorium, gym, media center, etc) have Simplex 4906-9151 speaker/strobes. Restrooms and areas needing additional strobe coverage have Simplex 49VO-WRF strobes. Outside, there are Wheelock ET-1010-R speakers and Simplex 49VO-WRFO strobes.
In addition, each classroom and assembly area have SAE IAVSTR24G for a tornado warning strobe, and a SAE IAVSTR24R for a lockdown strobe.

The original system had Simplex 4040 horns in the hallways, with one Federal Signal 350, and a Gentex SHG.

Clocks/Bells/Intercom
The intercom system headend is a Bogen Quantum Multicom IP, replacing the original Simplex system. The master clock panel is a Bogen BCTP 8000 that replaced a Simplex 6100 which replaced the original Simplex model.

For speakers, the school has Bogen WBS810QIP speakers in the hallways, media center, cafeteria, auditorium, and gym. Classrooms and offices have Bogen S1810QIP speakers with SC1 call-in switches in classrooms. Previously, the 1969 building had Lowell speakers in the hallways, Atlas speakers, in the gym, cafeteria, auditorium, and media center, and Simplex clock/speaker combos in classrooms. Outside, there are Bogen SAH15 horn speakers.
As for clocks, the whole school has Bogen BCBD clocks throughout the building, most of these replacing old Simplex clocks.

The bell is a tone over the intercom. Previously, the 1969 building had Simplex STR 6 inch bells throughout, with STR 10 inch bells outside.
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Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:06 pm

Just got back from another vacation in Vermont and while being up there with almost nothing to do, it lead to me thinking about more schools and how their systems are set up so here they are! XD

Gildo Rey elementary school
Hallways: Gentex GMS

ESL classroom: Wheelock 7002T

Self-Contained for grades 3 to 5: Edwards 895B-001

Health classroom: Faraday 5940+5415 flasher

Playshed: Classic SpectrAlert

Portables: Gentex Commander 3
Hazelwood elementary school:
Hallways: Gentex SHG

Playshed: Wheelock 7001

OT/PT office: Edwards 792

Reading classroom: Space Age Electronics 2DCD+AV32 flasher

Portables: Gentex Commander 1

Band classroom: Gentex GOS 800 Hz
Lake View elementary school:
Hallways: Edwards 881D+891D light

Music classroom: Edwards 895B-001

Self-Contained for grades K to 2: Edwards 892-2B

Playshed: Siemens U-HNH

OT/PT office: Classic SpectrAlert

Portables: Edward Genesis
Lakeland Hills elementary school:
Hallways: Simplex 2901-9833+2903-9101 light

Playshed: Simplex 4041+4050-80 light

OT/PT office: Gentex GMS

Art classroom: Edwards 792

Double portables: Classic SpectrAlert

Single portables: Wheelock MT
Lea Hill elementary school:
Hallways: Edwards 892-2B

Library: Space Age Electronics VA4

Music classroom: Edwards 792

Playshed: Faraday 5505

Double Portables: Edwards Integrity

Single Portables: Cerberus Pyrotronics MIZ
Pioneer elementary school:
Hallways: Wheelock 7002

ESL classroom: Wheelock 7002T+Space Age Electronics AV32 light

Math classroom: Amseco BZ-51+RSD-24L

Playshed: Simplex 2901-9806+2903-9101 light

Portables: Wheelock AS

Reading classroom: Wheelock NS
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