FIRUS system upgrades to affect alarm system sitewide

The FIRUS system will undergo a software upgrade and system testing on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 9 to 11 a.m. This means that the FIRUS system will be offline during this time. It will not notify the Fermilab communication center of active fire-security-utility local alarms. The local building fire alarm systems and other independent emergency systems, including smoke detection, sprinkler systems, flammable gas alarms, pull stations and ODH alarms, will work locally.

In the event of a fire, occupants should follow the building’s emergency plan by activating a pull station, evacuating the building and calling x3131 from a Fermilab office phone or 630-840-3131 from a mobile phone.