Fire alarm testing done

At the school I work at, one time the fire alarms sounded (Simplex TrueAlerts) and they made a PA announcement after the alarms sounded saying “this is a test of the fire alarm.”

Shouldn’t they have made an announcement that they were going to test the alarms before they sounded them? That way people wouldn’t get confused and start heading for the exits.


Exactly yes if it’s a system test instead of a fire drill.

1 Like

I bet it was just a false alarm and they said that after to calm people down. It happens, if a tech is working on a system and forgets to bypass NACs, or presses the wrong button.

1 Like