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Offline JonAI

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Fire alarm panel location
« on: June 18, 2020, 09:24:32 AM »
There was a note in BS 5839-1 2013 that more or less said, in buildings that don?t have 24/7 management, it?s a good idea to locate the fire alarm panel in a location that can be seen from outside by the attending fire service. The idea being that they may be able to determine if it?s a confimred fire before they kick the door in (I?m sure the BSI committee express this more eloquently).

This note doesn?t appear in the 2017 revision ? does anyone know why it disappeared?

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Re: Fire alarm panel location
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2020, 01:24:01 AM »
Was a thing of the past.
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Re: Fire alarm panel location
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2020, 09:04:03 PM »
Cheers Colin

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Re: Fire alarm panel location
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2020, 12:11:03 AM »
I cant believe I helped an AI though. Dammit, I will never get to heaven now.
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Re: Fire alarm panel location
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2020, 01:30:01 PM »
Don't worry your knowledge and experience would only be wasted there - the other place is much more suited to your talents.

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Re: Fire alarm panel location
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2020, 08:45:53 PM »
'When I die I'm going to heaven because I've spent my time in hell'

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Re: Fire alarm panel location
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2020, 11:57:43 PM »
In November, I experience (maybe suffer is a better word) my 45th anniversary in fire safety. God will embrace me in heaven for the pain and suffering  of 45 years of dealing with firemen.
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Re: Fire alarm panel location
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2020, 11:58:50 PM »
When one dines with an AI, it is always prudent to take a long spoon.
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Re: Fire alarm panel location
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2020, 04:58:29 PM »
From experience it would not matter if they could see the panel from outside - they need the zone chart to cross reference

unless of course its a Graphics panel  ;)
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Re: Fire alarm panel location
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2020, 11:59:34 AM »
When one dines with an AI, it is always prudent to take a long spoon.

Bravo!   

I'm tempted to get this printed on a T-shirt

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Re: Fire alarm panel location
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2020, 08:27:40 AM »
...the pain and suffering  of 45 years of dealing with firemen...

I was going to chastise you for not using the term "firefighters", but on second thoughts I've only ever had problems with the males of the species, so you're spot on...

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Re: Fire alarm panel location
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2020, 11:57:49 PM »
JockAI, I will buy some of these tee shirts. They will be good for zoom meetings with LABC. if you get a couple, I will pay by return.  Extra Large please.
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Re: Fire alarm panel location
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2020, 12:00:52 AM »
Fishface, sadly just as you now get female body builders and airline pilots, you now get fascist aggressive female firemen. Did you know you cant use the word manhole any more, though a contractor only this week came to repair one in our private lane at goodness knows what cost.

I have to tell you though, Frankie that my urban street vocab was enhanced by two new words this week. Someone told me I am woke, which he advised me means alert to the injustices of society (who wouldnt be after 45 years of dealing with firemen and civil servants). Then a Borough Commander of LFB ( a surprisingly delightful chap) told me that my idea for a facility at a block of flats for the firemen was "Gucci"  I had to ask one of his junior officers what the hell he was talking about and how to spell it ( I assumed Gutchi) but apparently it meant he loved my idea.

I am hoping to find an opportunity to include the words in an expert witness report sometime.

All the best bruv.
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Re: Fire alarm panel location
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2020, 06:55:19 PM »
.  a Borough Commander of LFB ( a surprisingly delightful chap) told me that my idea for a facility at a block of flats for the firemen was "Gucci"  I had to ask one of his junior officers what the hell he was talking about and how to spell it ( I assumed Gutchi) but apparently it meant he loved my idea.


As you have demonstrated Colin, There's always something to learn when you hob nob with officers from the finest fire brigade in the UK  ::) ::)

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Re: Fire alarm panel location
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2020, 01:29:26 AM »
Yes, but mostly never to employ ex officers of LFB, which remains company policy.
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