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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:19 pm 
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I thought this was cool. Here’s an article about the Springfield Township Fire Department celebrating 23 years. It includes pictures of the old fire house, and you can see the yellow P-15 that used to sit on top! It was a 9/12 port, and I used to hear it from home or wherever all the time! Unfortunately, it was removed when the old fire house was demolished in late 2006, and was replaced by the T-128 at St. Bartholomew Church up the street in the spring of 2007. This old fire station was on Winton Road next to the west entrance ramp for Ronald Reagan Highway, and the property now houses a Chipotle and Buffalo Wings & Rings.

https://app.cerkl.com/org/story.php?id=6607710

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:59 am 
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After years and years of the Thunderbolt Siren atop of St. Bernard Elmwood Place Elementary sitting silent for test days and severe weather warnings, the fate of it has been found. According this article from the Business Courier, the school is going to be demolished and I am sure the Thunderbolt that was once atop of the NuMaid Margarine plant next to I-75, will go down with it.

It is kind of sad though that some of the remaining decommissioned Thunderbolts in Hamilton County have met the same fate: the Thunderbolt on top of the Hudepohl Brewery, and the thunderbolt on top of the Sterns and Foster building next to I-75 in Lockland. There may be others, but these are the only ones that I can think of.

Here is the link to the article from the Business Courier:

https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/ ... llion.html


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:25 am 
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A lot of sirens in the area have had to be removed, because of building demolitions, including that P-15 I mentioned in the post above. This has to be why pole mounted sirens are more common than they used to be.

Sorry to get off topic, but after reading that article about St. Bernard/Elmwood Place schools, I just wanted to mention that Finneytown is also in the process of getting new school buildings. I don’t want to explain too much here, but if all goes planned, Whitaker Elementary (former home of the Thunderbolt that sparked my interest in sirens) will be demolished unfortunately. The Thunderbolt was removed in 2013 when a new roof was put on the school, but had it never been removed, it’s fate would’ve been building demolition.

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I'm still kind of surprised that Werden didn't get the Thunderbolt from atop Hudy...although it was probably in pretty rough shape after sitting idle for 30 years. Removal would have been a pain as well.

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I'm still kind of surprised that Werden didn't get the Thunderbolt from atop Hudy...although it was probably in pretty rough shape after sitting idle for 30 years. Removal would have been a pain as well.
Both of those are probably explanations. Plus i'm pretty sure Werden has a ton of Thunderbolts at this time anyway.. . .

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He only has 4 complete functioning units left, rest are parts. Between what he had installed over the years, plus the 5 complete ones i bought from him has dwindled the yard way down. I have bought like 2/3s of his yard in the last 6 years and brought it home with me. (25 ish sirens plus parts and controllers)

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Does anyone know the exact location of the old SD-10 at Mt. Echo Park? I am working on a siren map for SW Ohio since I am living down here now, and was going to try to get pictures of some of those abandoned SD-10's since I will be down in Clermont County for First Wednesday in January, provided they test of course.

I also made a new discovery, there is a abandoned Federal Electric/Fedelcode Model 2 at Fire Station 67 in Mariemont. Still there as of 2019 Street View taken in March. I'm surprised at how many old sirens are still up in Hamilton County, given it's been several years since the new system went in. That does make for some good photo ops though of the old sirens; might as well photograph some while they're still up, since I'll be out that way to record something in Clermont County on New Year's Day.

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Here is a Bing Maps street view of the Mt. Echo Park SD-10, to the left of the new T-128 hidden in the trees. Can't be seen in Google Maps images with leaves on the trees.

https://binged.it/390E40q

Also, cool find it Mariemont! Though this was never part of the county system, as Mariemont had 2 SD-10s in the system. Their old fire siren obviously.

https://goo.gl/maps/oEF2G615DLyJd1MM9

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Pretty sure the Mt. Echo Park SD-10 is history.

Gary actually found that Fedelcode a little while back. Certainly an interesting mount, we've been meaning to get some photos.

If you're interested, we could grab lunch after Clermont if we're in the area!

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Pretty sure the Mt. Echo Park SD-10 is history.

Gary actually found that Fedelcode a little while back. Certainly an interesting mount, we've been meaning to get some photos.

If you're interested, we could grab lunch after Clermont if we're in the area!
That sounds awesome. I’ll probably be at the P-15 @ 1097 Locust Corners Rd. in Pierce Township, or I may go to that 1212 in Hamlet. Not entirely sure where I’ll go as of yet.

On an unrelated note, I fixed the inactive SD-10 icon. The problem is someone did not cut out the black background surrounding the icon; I fixed it in Preview on my Mac, re-saved it and placed a fixed version in the siren icons folder under the file name “FIXED FederalSD-10inactive.png”. Did the same with the inactive Fedelcode 2 icon.

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