UMass Amherst Campus
Current Service Interruptions

Current Service Interruptions

Berkshire Dining Commons

ID #: 5952 Start Date: 1/20/21 06:00 am Ends: 1/22/21 05:00 pm

Hello, I am writing you regarding the upcoming required fire alarm inspection and testing for many buildings on campus, including Berkshire Dining Commons. The testing will be mainly inaudible and should not cause any interruption in building activities, including operation of any elevators. There will be a small window of audible testing and during this window, the contractor will set off the building alarm and then will walk through the building to ensure all alarms are working properly. The testing for Berkshire Dining Commons is scheduled for January 20-22, 2021. Inaudible testing can happen anytime on those days between 6am-5pm. The audible portion of testing will happen on January 20th between 6:00am-8:00am. If more time is needed for the audible testing, it will finish on January 21st and 22nd between 6:00am-8:00am. The balance of the testing throughout the building will be inaudible. There may be some flashing lights at times and staff will be in the building checking out equipment. Our Lock Shop will be able to provide the Contractors the necessary keys and cards that will allow them to access all alarm locations within the building. I am notifying you as departmental contacts of this testing . I would kindly ask if you could please forward this message to impacted staff as appropriate. Thank you,

WT#: 15-100512678
Shop Assisting / Action: FASS / FASS team may assist with access and testing as needed.
Fire Alarms/Suppression
Proj Manager: Joshua Burton
Phone: 413-545-6448
Dept/Shop: PP