It's the year 203X...

Fire alarm technology has advanced considerably in the past decade. Fire alarm panels are able to interface with an ever-growing variety of building control systems with the help of addressable modules, and some devices can even test themselves.

A lot of programming software has become open source, and can be readily accessed with the use of handheld devices called Omnimeters, making life a whole lot easier for technicians such as myself.

But it’s not all rose-colored strobe lenses…

Welcome to Hazard City. A lot of the systems in our city are older and poorly maintained, suffering from problems like ground faults, misplaced resistors, and even false alarms. To make matters worse, an evil cabal of criminals appears to be using this to their advantage to cause chaos and mayhem.

I’m Sparky Sands, and with the help of a highly trained team of experts, I plan to put a stop to it all.

This site will be an archive of my adventures in the world of fire alarms, compiled neatly for your reading pleasure. And so, without further ado (as we fire alarm geeks are so fond of saying)…