FYI: The Central Alarm Panel is the nerve center of property life safety system.
Remember:Manual Fire Alarm Pull Stations provide a quick way for tenants initiate an alarm.
Fact:Automatic Fire Sprinklers are the property's main line of defense against fire. These systems almost always extinguish the fire before it spreads.
Alert:The stairwells contain fans which pressurize the stairwells to prevent smoke from entering. Stairwells are your safe haven in the event of fire and smoke.
Building Safety Features
Regions Center is equipped with extensive life safety features organized around the Central Alarm Panel, which is the nerve center of the system. Provided below, for your information, is a description of the components:
Central Alarm Panel
Also known as the Enunciator Panel, it is located in the Central Control Station near the security console in the lobby. When it senses an alarm condition anywhere at the property, it will identify the alarm type and its location for any problem and then activate the audible alarm, a corresponding strobe light alarm and automatic evacuation announcement. The alarm will sound on the floor where the alarm was triggered, the floor below and the floor above. The automatic evacuation message will only be heard on the floor where the alarm was triggered. The property management staff and the security staff have been thoroughly trained in the operation of the Central Control Panel and executing the proper actions for any given emergency.
Manual Fire Alarm Pull Stations
Located on each floor near the stairwells. If a manual fire alarm pull station is activated, it will register on the Central Alarm Panel as described above.
Located throughout the building, including the elevator lobbies, in front of the freight elevators, and in the building equipment rooms. Smoke/heat detectors are also located in all mechanical rooms throughout the building. In case of either fire or smoke, these detectors will automatically turn off the air conditioning systems, trigger the fire alarm and register on the Central Alarm Panel as described above.
Automatic Fire Sprinklers
Located throughout the property. Regions Building, Regions Tower, the Atrium, and Parking Garage are covered to provide safe passage to the fire exits. If a fire sprinkler is triggered, it will register on the Central Control Panel as described above.
Dry Chemical Fire Extinguishers
Located near each stairwell doorway. Fire extinguishers may also be located in each tenant suite. Tenants will need to ensure that all employees are trained in their use.
Smoke Resistant Stairwells
Located on both the northeast and southwest corners of the buildings. Stairwells are your safest haven, fire resistant and safe from smoke, provided the doors are not propped open.
Emergency Public Address System
Provides for instantaneous one-way communication, from the Central Control Station, throughout the building. This system will be used during an emergency and/or evacuation drill to communicate instructions to tenants. It will also be used periodically to conduct equipment tests.
Intended to prevent fire from spreading from one office space to another. Fire-rated walls between tenants and public areas are designed to contain the fire in the area where it starts.
Built into all air conditioning ducts, these close upon activation of a fire alarm to slow the spread of fire/smoke through the air conditioning system.
The centrally controlled power supply allows for rapid emergency shutdown if required.
Powers all exit lights, emergency lights, fire pumps and elevators in the case of power loss.
Battery Back-up Lighting
Located in the stairwells in the event all power and/or emergency generator service is interrupted.
Siamese Standpipe Connections
Available at six exterior locations, these allow for easy connection to the City’s fire trucks to provide back-up to the building fire pumps.
Interoperable Portable Radios
All members of the building management staff and security staff including the Safety Director, Assistant Safety Director, Evacuation Director, Emergency Technicians, Emergency Responders, and on duty Security Officers are provided with interoperable radios allowing for instant communications.
Available to evacuees on every fifth floor of each stairway. These phones provide two-way, party line communication with the Central Control Station.
Fire Department Communication System
Located in the Central Control Station consists of portable handsets that can be plugged into telephone jacks located at the entrance to each stairwell, in each elevator and at all elevator lobbies and provides for party line, two-way communication. It also provides a public address system.
Elevator Control Panel
Returns and parks the elevators on the first floor during alarm condition. It also features a elevator floor position indicator and elevator intercom system.
Smoke Evacuation & HVAC Controller
Indicates the status of stairwell exhaust fans and pressurization fans and provides for activation and control of these fans.
Emergency Generator Control Panel
Indicates the status of the diesel generator and provides switches for the activation and control of the generator.
Fire Pump Control Panel
Indicates the status of the pumps that feed water to the fire sprinkler system and provides switches for activation and control of the fire pumps.