Humor - Fire alarm vocabulary

Discussion of all things related to fire alarms, including alarm systems, fire alarm collections, sirens, sprinklers, fire drills, evacuations, actual fires, building architecture, other kinds of safety drills like tornado and earthquake drills and such, etc.
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Below is a glossary of fire alarm-related terms every enthusiast should be familiar with:
ADA (pr.) - The American Dental Association, an organization dedicated to making sure your pearly whites are at least 75 candelas in brightness.

Class A (adj.) - Fire alarm circuits intended for direct human consumption.

Elevator recall (n.) - A term invented by the elevator industry to clutter search engines and draw attention away from actual safety recalls of elevator products.

End-of-line resistor (n.) - A retail customer who knows they have to wait in line, but wants to know if they can please just ask a quick question.

Fire drill (n.) - According to the general public, any red box on the wall that says "FIRE" in big letters.

Fire-retardant (n.) - A person who ignores the basic principles of fire safety.

Flow switch (n.) - Not to be confused with the Flo Switch, a device that gets you all the best deals at Progressive.com

NAC (n.) - An aptness at doing something.
"I have a NAC for finding notification circuit troubles."

Screw terminal (n.) - A device that will become popular in the 22nd century between the hours of 9 and 11PM.

Sprinkler (n.) - A form of coat rack commonly found in hotels, by drunk people.

STOPPER II (pr.) - A device used to trick the general public into thinking they've activated the fire alarm.
Hope you all enjoyed reading, and feel free to add your own definitions - even if it's for the same term.
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LOL some of those are actually very funny. :lol:
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Simplex TrueAlert (pr.): the fire alarm that never lies!

EST Genesis (pr.): the first fire alarm in the Bible
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SpectrAlert Advance: The one kid in front row at the movies who screeches and cries throughout the entire film and never gets reprimanded or kicked out.

Travis is such a SpectrAlert Advance when he doesn't get his way, he almost broke the windows.
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That would be a PERFECT definition for Urban Dictionary! XD
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I added it to urban dictionary, I will credit you for the idea later on once it gets approved.
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What happened if it doesn't get approved though?
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Simplex 4051 wrote: Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:00 pm What happened if it doesn't get approved though?
https://www.urbandictionary.com/define. ... %20Advance
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Well looks like it did so forget my pathetic worries.
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I got another one!

SpectrAlert® Advance™: So called because its sound is capable of waking up even the specters*.

*For specters with hearing impairments, please see the SpectrAlert® Advance™ strobe and low frequency product lines.
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This one is pretty much only funny to me but I might as well give it a go:
Edwards Integrity: "I have integrity... I cannot lie!"
Me: "So are you a horn/strobe or a speaker/strobe?"
Edwards Integrity: …
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Edwards 892: The Shakespearean fire alarm. (892-2B or not 2B: the latter being either a 1B or 6B).
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I have never heard of an 892-6B before. I now need to find one. XD
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Simplex 4030: The Trumpet of you-better-start-running-or-else.

Another one, I'm not sure if you'll get the gist of it: Roshni ROLP: It's simple, it's always Rush-nining

Sprinkler: a glorified fire hose that spreads water in a large cone, very effective but with loads of collateral damage.

Edwards Adapt-A-Horn: The most versatile fire horn that you can find, it can adapt to anything you throw at it!*

Edwards Adapt-A-Bell: Isn't it pretty? (belle meaning "beautiful" in French, get it?)

*do NOT throw anything at a fire alarm!
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Simplex 2001: a fire alarm odyssey
Simplex 4100u: trying to improve on something that doesn’t need to be improved (get it: just like the Wii U)
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