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INTRODUCTION. This chapter was developed on the basis of
recommendations from manufacturers of mass notification systems, as well as
experience with similar computer-based systems.
Maintenance requirements established for each mass notification system must
consider the manufacturers' maintenance recommendations and applicable DOD
INDIVIDUAL BUILDING MASS NOTIFICATION SYSTEM. See UFC 3-600-
02, Operations and Maintenance: Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Fire
Protection Systems, Paragraph 2-2.2, "Fire Detection and Alarm Systems," for
applicable guidance on inspection, testing, and maintenance of engineered protection
features in DOD facilities.
GIANT VOICE MASS NOTIFICATION SYSTEM. Table 5-1 provides
maintenance information for the Giant Voice system when interfaced or used as a mass
Table 5-1. Giant Voice System Maintenance
Verify no diagnostic failures indicated.
Perform silent activation of entire system.
Perform a test system activation for a
Verify field components perform as
Verify that system will operate in the
absence of line power; discontinue line
power to system and verify
Central control unit,
Test UPS. See AFPAM 32-1186,
Valve-Regulated Lead-Acid Batteries
for Stationary Applications, and NFPA
70B, Recommended Practice for
Electrical Equipment Maintenance.