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(Service Exception) symbol. If a Navy exception is noted, it does not apply to the
Marine Corps unless specifically noted.
Implementation. Implementation of an effective mass notification system will
require the coordinated efforts of engineering, communications, and security personnel.
Fire protection engineering personnel are needed for the successful implementation of
this UFC because they bring a special expertise in life safety evaluations, building
evacuation systems, and the design of public notification systems. Coordination with
communications personnel is needed because every mass notification system will
require the use of base communication systems. Security personnel are ultimately
responsible for the protection of building occupants, and will be the primary users of a
mass notification system.
Responsibilities. This UFC does not designate which organizations are
responsible for funding, operation, or maintenance of mass notification systems
installed in accordance with UFC 4-010-01; each DOD component must assign those
REFERENCES. See Appendix A.
AUTHORITY. This UFC implements the National Technology Transfer and
Advancement Act, Public Law 104-113, March 7, 1996, section 12(d)(3).
DOD Requirements. DOD is required to provide mass notification for new
and existing buildings when required by UFC 4-010-01. Beginning with the fiscal year
2004 construction program, mass notification is required in all new inhabited buildings,
including new primary gathering buildings and new billeting. Mass notification is required
in existing primary gathering buildings and existing billeting when implementing a project
exceeding the replacement cost threshold specified in UFC 4-010-01. Mass notification
is recommended in other existing inhabited buildings when implementing a project
exceeding the replacement cost threshold. Mass notification is required for leased
buildings, building additions, and expeditionary and temporary structures (see UFC 4-
Base Requirements. If the base has established an implementation plan for
mass notification, select a mass notification system in accordance with that plan. If the
base has not established an implementation plan, use the guidance provided in
Chapters 2 and 3 to select an appropriate type of mass notification system. For many
buildings, this should be an individual building mass notification system that could be
later connected to a base-wide control system for mass notification.
Base Implementation Plan. Each DOD base or facility should prepare an
implementation plan that establishes a comprehensive approach to mass notification
that is acceptable to security, communications, and engineering personnel. Elements of
an implementation plan should include a needs assessment, requirements definition,