Pittsfield State Office Building - Fire System Information

Learn about fire and alarm systems in the Pittsfield State Office Building.

About the fire system

The Pittsfield State Building Fire System Response is used for the planning and evacuation purposes. The evacuation response for this building is to evacuate ALL floors in the event of any alarm activation. Occupants of each affected floor should evacuate immediately when they get the alarm notification on their floor. Floors not affected by the alarm will not get the alarm notifications.  The sequence of alarm activations and required occupant actions are noted in the table below.

About the alarm system

The Pittsfield State Building fire detection and alarm systems are fully automatic, and when activated, a number of operations happen simultaneously:

  • Pittsfield Fire Department is notified immediately
  • The Command Center is notified and trained employees are dispatched to the location.

The activation of the fire alarm system immediately notifies Building Security that an emergency situation exists, automatically summons the Pittsfield Fire Department, and signals the occupants in the building to evacuate.  Most fire alarm activations will call for evacuation.  It is critical that all personnel exit the building immediately.  Do not re-enter the building until the Pittsfield Fire Department gives permission to do so.

Activity Alarm Sequence Signals Locations Needed Actions Required
Alarm Activation

EVACUATION ALARM

Horns and strobe lights activate

Everyone immediately and carefully evacuates down the stairs.

Everyone immediately and carefully evacuates on to lawn away from building

Front and back lawn areas

Multiple Alarm Activations

EVACUATION ALARM

Horns and strobe lights activate

Everyone immediately and carefully evacuates down the stairs.

Everyone immediately and carefully evacuates on to lawn away from building

Front and back lawn areas

Alarm Silenced

ALL CLEAR

(Fire Dept. must authorize)

(Fire Dept. must authorize)

Entire building, all floors all locations

Return to building or work floor in a calm and orderly manner.

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