Honeywell Fire Systems has identified an issue that could affect the normal operation of BG-10 series pull stations manufactured from 1992-2010 and distributed under multiple brands including ADT, Fire-Lite Alarm, Johnson Control Inc, and NOTIFIER. The majority of the pull stations were manufactured from 1992-2000. For a list of potentially affected pull station model numbers and the recommended BG-12 series replacement model numbers, please review the table at the following website. http://www.pullstationsafety.com/en-US/Documents/HFS%20BG-10%20Series%20Letter%20April%202013.pdf The issue is related to the seal installed around the alarm switch, which can deteriorate over time preventing the switch from signaling an alarm when the pull station is activated. All products have a finite service life and while there is no industry standard for replacement intervals for pull stations, mechanical devices are not intended to be in service indefinitely. Replacement of BG-10 series pull stations is highly recommended. Please contact Acme Alarm Company if you are in our service area for assistance with determining if your pull stations are affected, 970-625-5535. www.pullstationsafety.com
Acme Alarm Company sent two technicians to Gamewell/FCI to recertify on the E3 Series. This is a five day intensive training where technicians are required to put systems together and program them as if it were an existing system. Baron Ferguson and Clint Bartels both passed this training with excellent scores, rated at the top of their class. Students from Colorado, Texas, Wyoming, and New Mexico attended.
These certifications are required to maintain a professional status with the manufacturer and keep our technicians up to date on the latest changes. The electronic industry is very dynamic and changes occur at a faster rate than they did ten years ago. Fire alarm technician’s no longer work with hand tools, the most important tool today is the field computer.