||School Fire Alarms
||Basic Fire Safety
||Portable Fire Extinguishers
Between the years of 2011 and 2015, I went to a public high
school, which was built in 2008. The system is an
addressable Siemens MXL, but I have not been able to snap a
picture of the panel itself, as it is likely locked away in a
mechanical or electrical room somewhere. There is an RCC-1
annunciator in the main lobby but I have not been able to snap a
picture of it either.
|Throughout most of the
classrooms and hallways, there are Siemens ZH-MC-(C)W
horn-strobes, and ZR-MC-(C)W remote strobes. These
are essentially rebranded Wheelock ZNS and ZRS devices,
but are meant to sync with Siemens' protocol.
|The smoke detectors used
throughout the system are Siemens FireSmart addressable
detectors. These are strange, as when they are in alarm
the light doesn't latch a steady red but instead blinks
red. This could make it hard to spot as the
activated detector during a fire emergency.
|The pull stations
throughout the school are Siemens MSI-20B addressable
models, but the ones in the portable buildings (not
pictured) are the newer HMS-D model. The ones in the
building are mounted behind STI Stopper II covers,
deterring false alarms. These covers have a loud
sounder inside that activate whenever the cover is lifted.