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Drayton School District 216 features an Elementary, Middle, and Intermediate school, built in 1976, 1993, and 2002 respectively. An addition was put on the middle school in 2003, and a daycare/pre-k section was added onto the Elementary school in 2010. A school staff building was also constructed in 2012, making there a total of four buildings

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Elementary: Simplex 4100U with a tied-in Gamewell-FCI S3 from the Intermediate School for the daycare and kindergarten section. The 4100U replaced the original Standard Electric Time panel after a power surge.

Intermediate: G-FCI S3 replacing a Simplex 4100U.

Middle: G-FCI E3 replacing yet another 4100U

Staff Office: G-FCI 7075

Elementary School

Notification Appliances

Common NAs here are Simplex 2901-9845 horns on 4903-9105 strobe plates which are installed mostly in the hallways, gym, large offices, and the all-school auditorium. Classrooms, bathrooms, smaller offices, the main office, and pretty much everywhere else have Simplex 4904-9105 strobes. Under circumstances, some hallway areas have remote strobes too like bathroom entrances. Few of the -9845 horns are replaced by -9846s, one -9805, and a couple TrueAlert horns. Two classrooms have a 4904-9137s and so does one woman’s restroom.

Another common NA is the “dreaded” Simplex TrueAlert. Due to the fact there is no smart sync, they’re all on continuous. Horn/strobes are installed in the lunchroom and some hallways. Strobes are in renovated classrooms and some bathrooms and offices. One classroom has a TrueAlert horn/strobe but the horn part was disabled. A couple TrueAlerts are replaced with Gentex Commander 3s. One Commander 3 horn/strobe can be found at the auditorium entrance, wrongfully ceiling mounted over the operator desk.

The Daycare/Pre-K section is on the Eastern part of the Elementary School. Signals are all mostly Wheelock Exceder horn/strobes, installed in the hallways, and classrooms; strobes are installed in the bathrooms. Commander 3 horn/strobes are put by the doorways leading into the section.

Before the addition, the pre-k/daycare was a lone hallway stretching to an exit, with a singular 2901-9845/4903-9105 combo. Original alarms before Simplex were Standard dual projection horns.

Initiating Devices

Most pulls are Simplex 2099-9795s, although there are the occasional 4099-9001s where a pull had failed in a test. The gym and some places have the old Standard Round pull stations, which are still reliable today, although one had been replaced by a -9001 after it got smashed by a basketball in 2006. All alarms in all gyms have covers on them after that incident. Pulls in the new pre-k/daycare section are Gamewell-FCI MS-7Ss, with MS-7s at exits.

Smokes are all Simplex TrueAlarms and G-FCI ASD-PL2Fs in the addition. One Simplex 2908-9201 is in the maintenance hall.

Intermediate School

Notification Appliances

Pretty much ALL the alarms here are white ceiling Wheelock LED Exceeder speaker/strobes and remote speakers, installed in the hallways, classrooms, common areas, gym, etc. Bathrooms and small offices/meeting rooms have Exceeder strobes, also ceiling mounted. Occasionally they are wall mounted. The school pool is also located in this building, with the pool changing rooms having speaker/strobes in the changing area, a remote strobe in the bathrooms, and a ET70WP-2475C-FW ceiling mount in the shower areas. The pool itself has the ET70WP speaker/strobes and ET1010-W remote speakers scattered about, all ceiling mounted. Pool offices have a few Exceeder speaker/strobes.

Originally, the building had Simplex TrueAlert horn/strobes with TrueAlert strobes in classrooms and other small rooms. The pool had Wheelock AS horn/strobes and RSS strobes, all weatherproof.

Initiating Devices

All of the pull stations are Gamewell-FCI MS-7Ss, with MS-7s by the exits. Smokes are ASD-PL2Fs.

Middle School

Notification Appliances

Because this school had voice-evac before the others, they had kept some of the older Simplex LifeAlarms on -9105 strobe plates and TrueAlert speaker/strobes (most of them in the addition) around. The newer ones are Wheelock E50s installed over some of the TrueAlert mountings and E60s everywhere else. Speaker/strobes are all installed everywhere except for bathrooms and small conference/office rooms or just small rooms in general. Those rooms either keep the TrueAlert strobes they may have or get Wheelock Exceder ceiling strobes.

Initiating Devices

Again, all of the pull stations are Gamewell-FCI MS-7Ss, with MS-7s by the exits. Smokes are ASD-PL2Fs, although there are a few disconnected TrueAlarms by the doors.

Staff Office

Notification Appliances

All the alarms are Wheelock Exceder horn/strobes, with strobes in the individual bathrooms, offices and conference rooms. There is one SpectrAlert Advance strobe in a bathroom.

Initiating Devices

All of the pull stations are Gamewell-FCI MS-7s. There are no smokes.

Clock/PA/Other (ALL SCHOOLS)

The master clock system is a Sapling Wired Clock System, with mostly Sapling analog clocks in the classrooms, hallways, and several other areas like the large office and the gym. A few clocks are replaced by Rauland analogs.

The PA is a Bogan paging system with Bogan and Dukane ceiling mounted speakers in every area except classrooms which have wall-mounted speakers. It plays a continuous bell tone for every period.

To make up, the school does have a lockdown alarm system for when the school goes on lockdown or drills. They are Wheelock Exceder STR-NRs, installed within the hallways, common areas, doorways, larger classrooms, and the exterior.
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Pine Forest YMCA was built in 1991.

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Simplex 4007ES replacing a Simplex 4002.
Simplex 4606-9205 annunciator that replaced the original 4602-9101.
2 Simplex 4003ECs (one each) for the gym and swimming pool

Initiating Devices
Pulls are all Simplex 2099-9002s, with a few 4099-9002s. Smoke detectors are a mix of old and newer TrueAlarms. A few Simplex heat detectors are present as well.
AHUs have APC duct detectors.

Notification Appliances
Signals are mostly Simplex 2901-9838 horns on 4903-9101 strobe plates. A few 4903-9219 horn/strobes are present as well to replace broken signals. Restrooms and some classrooms have 4904 strobes. Some recently renovated classrooms have Simplex TrueAlert ES horn/strobes. Locker Rooms have Wheelock ASWP horn/strobes.
The gymnasium has Simplex TrueAlert ES Speaker/Strobes behind wire guards, which were installed as a part of a complete renovation project that occured in 2015 (prior to that, they had 4 2901-9838+4903s).
The indoor swimming pool was added recently, and has ceiling mounted Wheelock speaker clusters and wall-mounted RSSWP strobes, but there are also two Wheelock ET70WP speaker/strobes present as well.
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Corlett Senior High was built in 1969 as a HUGE 3-story school, complete with 2 gyms, a cafeteria, auditorium, little theater, auto shop, planetarium, swimming pool, and aquarium. The school was expanded and renovated to include 12 classrooms and 5 technology labs in 2012.

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Silent Knight 5280XL, replacing a Simplex 2001 that replaced the original Simplex 4227.
Silent Knight 5860 annunciator in main lobby, replacing the original graphic annunciator.
SKE-450 FCVPs in cafeteria, auditorium, main gym, aux gym, little theater, and planetarium.
FireLite MS-4 for elevator recall.

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Pulls are all Silent Knight SD500-PS, all behind SigCom covers. Smokes are all SD505-PHOTOs and heat detectors are all SD505-HEATs. Duct detectors are all SD505-DUCTRs. For elevator recall purposes, System Sensor i3 smokes are present at each elevator landing, in the shaft and machine room. ESL heat detectors are installed in the machine room.

Prior to the upgrade, the school had Simplex rebranded Chevron pulls, along with a few 4521-20s and 2099-9001s. Detectors were primarily Chemitronics heat sensors and TrueAlarm smokes that replaced the Pyrotector and ESL smokes.

Notification Appliances
Inside, there are Wheelock HSR horn/strobes throughout the building. Restrooms, and areas requiring additional strobe coverage have Wheelock STR strobes. The media center and aquarium have a few Wheelock HSRC horn/strobes ceiling mounted. The main gym, aux gym, cafeteria, auditorium, little theater, and planetarium have Wheelock E70H-24MCW-FR speaker/strobes. Outside, in the locker rooms, and in the swimming pool there are Wheelock MTWP-2475W-FR horn/strobes set to code-3 horn.

Prior to the upgrade, the school had Simplex 4041 horns with dual projectors (some were replaced with Wheelock 7002 horn/strobes, and a few were replaced with Simplex 4903-9217 and Wheelock ZNS horn/strobes!), the pool initially had a Simplex 4041, but it was replaced with a Simplex 2901-9806.

Clocks/Bells/Intercom
The Intercom System is a Bogen Quantum Multicom IP, replacing the original Rauland system. The master clock panel is a Sapling 8000, replacing a Simplex 6400 that replaced the original Simplex system.

For speakers, the 1969 building has a mix of Rauland and Bogen wall-speakers in the hallways and media center. The cafeteria, auditorium, and planetarium have Bogen AMBSL1 speakers. The main gym and aux gym have Tandy loudspeakers. Classrooms have Simplex clock/speaker combos with Bogen CA10A call-in switches. Outside, there are Bogen horn speakers. The aquarium has wall-mounted Rauland speakers, with the “feeding area” having a Bogen BDT30A horn speaker, with an old telephone. The 2012 building has ceiling mounted ASM1 speakers throughout the building. Classrooms have Bogen CA10A call-in switches. Outside, there are Bogen paging horns.

For clocks, the 1969 building used a mix of Simplex and Sapling analog clocks. The 2012 addition has Sapling digital clocks throughout.

The bell is a chime tone over the intercom. Previously, the school had Simplex 6-inch bells throughout the building, with 10 inch bells outside.
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Two more schools. Terminal Park elementary school.
Renovated in the late 80s to early 90s, most of the alarms in the school are Simplex 4901-9838 horns on 4903-9101 strobe plates

The library which had a much earlier renovation has a Simplex 2901-9806 horn on a 2903-9101 strobe plate

The newest renovation was in the playshed which now has Siemens U-HNH horn/strobes

Only the music room has the alarm that is original to the school, which is a Wheelock 34 horn on a Space Age Electronics light plate

A room that was converted to the ESL room has a Gentex GOS set to 2400 Hz

Finally, the portables all have System Sensor MASS241575ADAs set to 800 Hz
Then we have Washington elementary school.
In most of the school, the alarms are Simplex 4041 horns on 4050-80 flashers

Located in the health classroom is a Simplex 2901-9838 horn on a 2903-9101 flasher

One classroom, the art room has kind of a different setup. It has a Simplex 2901-9833 horn but it replaced a Standard 450 horn on a Standard 450 light plate

Over in the reading classroom is a Edwards 895B-001 horn/strobe

The playshed has classic SpectrAlerts

Finally the gymnasium has Simplex 4903-9237 horn/strobes
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Avalon High was built in 1949, and was renovated/expanded in 1996.

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Edwards EST2 (evac capabilities in the auditorium and gym), replacing an older Faraday system.
Edwards 2-DMN annunciator in main lobby.

Initiating Devices
Pull stations are mostly Edwards 270-SPOs, some were replaced with newer EST SIGA 278s. Smoke detectors are all EST SIGA PS series. Heat detectors are EST rebranded ESL models.

Originally, the school had Faraday rebranded Chevrons, pull rods, and Chemtronics heat sensors, with one ESL smoke detector installed later on.

Notification Appliances
For the most part, signals are all Edwards 757-5A-T horn/strobes. Restrooms and office spaces have Edwards 202 series strobes. A handful of classrooms however, have Edwards Genesis horn/strobes, but there are two having Wheelock MT-24-LSM horn/strobes. The cafeteria has a MASSADA horn/strobe in the back (set to 800 hz), and the media center has a Gentex GMS. The auditorium and gym have Edwards 757-4A-SS25 speaker/strobes. Outside, there are Wheelock MT4 horns, and one Edwards 757-5A-T.
Horns and Horn/strobes do code-3 (except for the MASS and GMS which do continuous). Speaker/strobes play a fast whoop tone and voice message.

Originally, the system had Faraday Type 2 horns, and one 31T in the media center.

Clocks/Bells/Intercom
The intercom system is a Telecor III, replacing the original Bogen system. The master clock panel is a Lathem LTR-512, replacing a Simplex 2350 that replaced the original IBM model.

For speakers, in the main building there are wall-mounted Dukane speakers in the hallways, media center, and cafeteria. Classrooms have ceiling mounted Telecor speakers with call-in switches. The auditorium and gym have Atlas Megaphone speakers. Offices have old Bogen baffle speakers. Outside, there are Atlas Soundolier Baffle speakers. The expansion has Lathem clock/speaker combos in the hallways, and ceiling mounted Telecor speakers with call-in switches in the classrooms. Outside there are Telecor baffle speakers.

For clocks, the school has Lathem digital clocks throughout the building. Prior to this they had IBM analog clocks throughout.

The bell is a tone over the intercom. Previously, the school had IBM 6-inch bells in the hallways, with 10-inch bells outside, and buzzers in the classroom clocks.
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Greenfort Cinema was built in 1904. It has an abandoned drive-in theatre built in 1978, and an lobby overhaul in 2011-2012.

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Mircom QX-5000 replacing a failed EST3.

Notification Appliances

The main alarms are Mircom SPS round speaker/strobes. These can be found in the lobby, halls, and most theatre rooms by the entrance and exit doors. Mircom SP round speakers are ceiling mounted in the middle of the theatre rooms and few in the lobby for more sound coverage. There are a few auditoriums that still use the EST Genesis white speaker/strobes. Bathrooms use Genesis remote strobes and so does the arcade room, although in the back of it houses a remote Genesis ceiling speaker. Going back to Mircom signals, most of the staff areas have either Mircom SPS speaker/strobes or Select-A-Strobes (also white). The strobes are usually in offices and the staff bathrooms, but one bathroom still has a Genesis remote strobe. Outside, there are a few Mircom weatherproof Select-A-Horn/strobes.

Initiating Devices
Most pulls are, surprisingly left from the previous system— EST SIGA-278s. These are found in the lobby and exits, but all pulls in theatres are Mircom MS-401s (excluding theatres with EST devices).

All smoke detectors are Mircom MIX-2251Bs, installed scarcely but a few are actually wall-mounted in the lobby room.
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Springdale Middle School finished construction over the summer of 2018 and it’s first year starts today. 852 kids have been directed to the district. A bus/office building was also constructed.

Panels
Simplex 4100ES
Simplex 4010ES

Notification Appliances
All alarms are Simplex TrueAlertES MNS white ALERT-lettered speaker/strobes. These have voice-evac messages for Fire, Tornado, Lockdown, Earthquake, and Severe Weather. 49SVW or 49SOW (wall) speaker/strobes are installed by the doorways, cafeteria, media center, gymnasium, and everywhere else with a high enough ceiling. 49SVCs or 49SOC ceiling speaker/strobes are installed in hallways, classrooms, staff rooms, stairways, and anywhere with a low ceiling. Bathrooms, offices, small room sections, etc. have Simplex 49VOC remote strobes. Outside, there are Simplex TrueAlertES 49WP remote strobes.

All doors in the school, whether that be hallway section, classroom, or office doors have Space Age Electronics IAVSTR24R red strobes next to them on the walls to signal whenever they get locked by the school for safety issues (ex: lockdown, intruder, etc). These are on both sides of all doors.

Springdale’s bus building has the 4010ES. This building contains Simplex TrueAlertES 59AV and 59VOs around the interior, while 59WP horn/strobes and strobes are on the exterior. Individual rooms have remote strobes. The SAE red strobes from the school are here too. All alarms are white and have FIRE lettering.

Initiating Devices
Because the school is brand new, there is no variety here. All pull stations are Simplex 2099-9754 LED single action pull stations and 4099-9006 dual pulls by exit doors. All smokes are Simplex TrueAlarms.

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Because the school is brand new, there is no variety here. All pull stations are Simplex 2099-9754 LED single action pull stations
2099-9754 is the conventional version.
The new addressable version with the LED is 4099-9004.
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Two more schools. The first one is Avon middle school.
In most of the school, the alarms are Simplex 2901-9806 horns on 4903-9101 strobe plates

Located in the spanish, drama and theater classrooms are Simplex 2901-9833 horns on 2903-9101 strobe plates

Two rooms, the in-school suspension room and the government classroom have Simplex 4903-9237 horn/strobes

Over in the chinese classroom, there is an Edwards 892-2B horn/strobe

The fitness room and the media center have classic SpectrAlerts

Finally, the STEM, technology and public speaking classrooms have Faraday 5640 horns on 5415 flashers
Last one is Milford high school.
To start with, the hallways and other areas not noted have Edwards 892-2B horn/strobes

Then, the family and consumer science kitchen, video production lab and computer programming lab have Edwards 792 horn/strobes

After that, the business lab and the computer aided design lab have Edwards 895B-001 horn/strobes

Down in the nursing lab, the original horn to the school remains as the room didn't need a horn in it and it is an Edwards 881D horn on a Edwards 891D flasher

Two other areas, the central administration offices and the stage have Edwards Genesis horn/strobes

To top it all off, the art classroom, the graphic arts lab and the hospitality and tourism lab have SpectrAlert Advances replacing two 895Bs and an 881D+891D
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Chester Woods Elementary was built in 1970 as a 2-story elementary school. The school was built in an “I-Shaped” configuration, which is like this:
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The school was renovated and expanded in 1994, this renovation brought a new two story media center, and 6 additional primary classrooms. The school is now configured like this:
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Simplex 4120 (w/ voice evacuation for the gym), replacing the original Gamewell FlexAlarm system.
Simplex 4603-9101 annunciator in front office.

Initiating Devices
Pull stations are all Simplex 4099-9001s, most if not all behind Stopper II covers. Smoke detectors are mostly Simplex 4098-9783s, but some were replaced with newer Simplex 4098-9714s. Heat detectors are all Simplex 4098 9733. AHUs all have Simplex 4098-9686 duct detectors with 2098 test stations.

Previously, the school had Gamewell Century pulls and Chemitronics heat sensors, along with a few Pyrotector smokes.

Notification Appliances
Signals are Simplex 2901-9840 horns on 4903-9105 strobe plates. These signals are mostly installed in the hallways, cafeteria/MPR, media center, and large rooms. There is also one 2901-9840+4903-9105 in the main office. Some of these were replaced with Simplex 4903-9226 horn/strobes, and one of these in the media center was replaced with a TrueAlert. The art room and music rooms previously had 2901-9840+4903-9105s, but these were replaced with Wheelock ZNS horn/strobes. Classrooms have Simplex rebranded Gentex GX-90 horn/strobes, restrooms and areas requiring additional strobe coverage have Simplex 4904-9105 strobes. Some GX-90s were replaced with Wheelock AS horn/strobes, but there are at least four classrooms having TrueAlerts. The gym has Simplex 2902-9711 speakers on 4903-9105 strobe plates. Outside, there are Wheelock MT4-24-WM horn/strobes, set to continuous horn. One Wheelock MT4 was replaced with a Gentex GMS24 horn/strobe.

Originally, the school had flush-mounted Federal Signal 350 horns.

Clocks/Bells/Intercom
The intercom system is a Rauland Telecenter 21, replacing the original Dukane system. The master clock panel is a Simplex 6400, replacing the original Simplex model.

For speakers, the 1970 wing has Dukane speakers in the hallways and the cafeteria/MPR. Classrooms have Simplex clock/speaker combos with Rauland call-in switches. The gym has Tandy bullhorn speakers. The classrooms that were the media center previously have ceiling mounted Rauland speakers, with Rauland call-in switches present as well. The art room and music room have wall-mounted Dukane speakers with Rauland call-in switches. Outside, there are flush mounted Rauland speakers. The 1994 addition has ceiling mounted Rauland speakers throughout, with classrooms also having call-in switches. Outside, there are Rauland baffle speakers.

For clocks, the whole school uses a mix of Simplex and Lathem analog clocks (some of which are original to the school!).

For the bell, it is a tone over the intercom. Previously, the school had Simplex STR 6 inch bells next to the fire alarm horns, with 10 inch STR bells outside. The old bells have since been removed.
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Oh come on! You can't tease me like that! If you are gonna make a building map then at LEAST go all the way and mark where the rooms in the building are with room numbers. :lol:

Anyway, this is how Northside elementary school is set up.
In most of the school, the alarms are Wheelock 7002T horn/strobes

Located in the reading classroom, one kindergarten classroom and one first grade classroom are Simplex 2901-9833 horns on 2903-9101 strobe plates

Two areas, the OT/PT office and multi-purpose room have Faraday 6120 horn/strobes

Over in the ESL classroom, there is a Space Age Electronics VA4 horn/strobe

The art classroom and one preschool classroom have Wheelock NS horn/strobes

Finally, the social worker's office, one of the project rooms and a fifth grade classroom have Wheelock ZNS horn/strobes
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Daftward Daycare Center was built in 1978. Most all of the play rooms were updated around 2008, and the entrance/hallways were refurbished in 2014. The layout is similar to a plus sign.

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EST 2 replacing an Edwards 6500.

Notification Appliances
The daycare has never trashed most of their alarms, so there is a large variety.

First off, the original alarms were Wheelock 7001s, installed in the halls. These were put near each exit (4 of them) and the front desk occupied one of these exits. In the intersection between all four long hallways, there’s a ceiling mounted Wheelock 7002T. Finally, a couple 34T horns were installed around the halls during the same period as the installation of the 7002T, only wall mounted. One 34T is replaced by an EST Integrity remote horn.

Two old single use bathrooms are in the hallways, both utilizing a unplugged Wheelock 34T horn, with a System Sensor SpectrAlert Classic strobe below them. The words “DISCONNECTED” are written with sharpie on the sides near the doors. One mens/womens combo bathroom put recently in the building has a System Sensor SpectrAlert Advance ceiling strobe in both sections.

Each playroom is formatted similar- a large room with tall ceilings and an exit door (all have modern-looking slides, blackboard easels, forts, etc. These have actually never received alarms until 2015, where 4 SpectrAlert Advance chime/strobes are installed in each room. One is installed by the entrance door and exterior door, and the other two are put on the left and right walls. They all have single-use restrooms and office spaces each having remote strobes.

The preschool-level classrooms here have Wheelock 7002T horn/strobes right above the doors, some weathered due to the exit doors in these rooms being open almost all the time. Some have EST integrities and one has a SpectrAlert Advance chime/strobe on the ceiling

Outside, there are weatherproof Advance strobes.

Everywhere else I haven't mentioned either has SpectrAlert Classic horn/strobes or strobes depending on the room properties.

Initiating Devices
All the original pull stations are the four Edwards break-glass pulls under the 7001s. Two of them have their glass broke, and one was replaced by a Fire-Lite BG-10. All pulls under the 34Ts are either Edwards 270-SPOs or Fire-Lite BG-6s. There is only one metal weatherproof pull station mounted near one of the single-use bathrooms. All classrooms/playrooms have 270-SPOs or BG-10s by the exits.

Smoke detectors were originally System Sensor 2400s, although half are replaced with Edwards 6250B There is at least one SIGA smoke, and a few SD-355s. These are installed scarcely, but everywhere.
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Henley middle school is set up like this when it comes to fire alarms.
In most of the school, the alarms are Edwards 881D horns on 891D light plates

Located in the wood shop lab is a Wheelock 7002T horn/strobe

One classroom, the ESOL classroom has a Amseco BZ-50BP horn behind a RSD-24L strobe plate

Over in the band room is a Faraday 5640 horn on a Space Age Electronics AV32 light plate

The gymnasium has Edwards Integrity horn/strobes

Finally both locker rooms have Gentex Commander 1 horn/strobes
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This one is based off the school from Bruce Coville's 1991 book "My Teacher Fried My Brains"...

The Kennituck Falls Middle School was built in 1977 as a grade 7 to 8 school. The original fire alarm system was a 24-VDC Simplex 4207 system, with the panel installed in the main office. A matching 4308-B type annunciator was installed in the main vestibule.
The original alarms are red Simplex 4080-series 10" vibrating bells installed on semi-flush trim plates; underneath each one is a horizontal remote 4050-80 -style light with black "FIRE" lettering. In the gymnasium, the bells are flush-mounted behind grilles that were painted red. The system was configured so the bells rang on Continuous and the lights flashed in slow March Time.
The pulls are Simplex single-action 4251-20 T-bars, treated with that special gel dye to mark whoever pulled one.
In the halls and other large areas and certain large rooms, along with in the mechanical/electrical room and elevator machine there are ESL 523C smoke/heat detectors. Though in the restrooms, gym locker rooms, boiler room and kitchen there are Simplex 4255-1 mechanical heat sensors. In some areas, Fenwal DH-21 duct detectors are installed.
The main school bells were mostly beige Simplex 4090-2 6" vibrating bells, also on trim plates; the gymnasium had 10" 4090 bells installed, flush-mounted behind silver grilles. The same bells were also installed outside, along with a Simplex 4050 horn that was used to signal the all-clear after a fire alarm evacuation or any other emergencies. Some of the school bells were older Simplex 4017-62 6" bells, gray with the red "Simplex STR" logo on them; one could be found in the cafeteria and another in the media center.

In 1987, a Simplex 4080 bell was found inoperable, and was replaced with a Simplex 2901-9333 bell. Additionally, a few of the old ESL detectors got replaced with Simplex 2098-9636 "wiffle-ball" photoelectric smoke detectors on 2098-9536 4-wire bases.

In 1993, a Simplex 4251-20 pull that had failed was replaced with a new 2099-9754 single-action pull. Four years later, two other failed 4251-20 pulls got replaced with dual-action 2099-9756 pulls. A couple of the ESL detectors also got replaced with 2098-9201 photoelectric smoke detector heads on the same 4-wire bases during this period.

In 2001, the Simplex 4207 panel was failing, so a Simplex 4005 panel replaced it. A new conventional 4098-9601 TrueAlarm smoke detector on a 4098-9788 base was also installed near the panel, due to code requirements.
Since then, a few other old ESL detectors were replaced with the same TrueAlarms.

In 2004, a failed Simplex 4080 bell in the boys' gym locker room was replaced with a red Faraday 4461B-10-14-24-DC bell.

In 2008, yet another bell that failed, located in one of the halls, was replaced with a Wheelock MB-G10-24R bell.

In 2012, another bell failed, but this time was replaced with a Simplex 4906-9127 TrueAlert horn/strobe. The remote light under it was disconnected.
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Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:49 am

Real quick one before I go to bed. Prince Andrew high school.
Simplex 2901-9833 horns on 2903-9101 light plates are in the hallways

Edwards 792 horn/strobes are in the auditorium

A Wheelock 34T behind a Space Age Electronics AV32 light plate is in the music classroom

A Gentex GMS horn/strobe is in the art classroom

A classic SpectrAlert horn/strobe is in the writing classroom

A Siemens U-MMT horn/strobe is in the drama classroom
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