Chittenden Hall

Chittenden Hall

Fire alarm testing

What is being done?

Testing of life-safety fire alarm system. Periodically throughout the day, technicians will test the speakers and strobes to ensure functionality. Technicians will then bypass the speakers and strobes in the facility to test all initiation devices on the fire alarm system silently. Air handlers throughout the facility may be shut down (one at a time) to test duct detectors as well.

Why is this being done?

Testing is an annual requirement of the National Fire Protection Agency. Testing of duct detectors is to ensure proper operation of duct detectors (that are designed to alter ventilation during a fire emergency).

How will this impact building occupants?

IPF will come through the building and test all the fire alarm devices throughout the facility. Please be aware they may need to access offices, closets, and laboratories during these inspections. Building evacuation will not be required.

Who can I contact for more information?

Brian Powe, skilled trades supervisor, at (517) 884-1371 or, or John Nurenberg, manager of electrical services, at (517) 432-0509 or, or IPF at (517) 353-1760.