It is a fact that on 9 out of 10 times the maintenance company comes in to look at our fire alarms, they will manage to set them off by accident without warning.

Sometimes they’ll do it out of term time, and only upset the holiday activities that everyone else forgot were on site

Sometimes they’ll do it in the early evening and irritate certain site residents who were in the shower after an entire day moving computer equipment.

And sometimes, they’ll do it right in the middle of a massive sports tournament while teams from 30 other schools are on site, leading to the Headmaster thundering across the school to the admin building like a bat out of hell to see whose backside needs kicking.

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3 responses to “Alarming”

  1. Xebec says :

    Not just ours that do that then, repeatedly!

  2. ScottishTech says :

    It happened here on the opening day of our shiny new school.
    Someone installed a heat/smoke detector above the kitchen toaster.

    • Dangerous Dave says :

      Surely that should read: “someone put a toaster right under the installed smoke alarm”!!

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