Fire alarms at UMass Boston

In this topic, I’ll post about the fire alarm systems and any associated events (activations, drills) at University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston).

This topic was inspired by @weatherdan882002’s UAlbany topic.

McCormack Hall
Panel: Simplex 4100 (most likely), located in a mechanical room in the basement.
Pull stations: 2099-9795’s


Detectors: Older TrueAlarms

Signals: 4903 speaker/strobes (and some 4904 strobes) in non-renovated areas

Renovated areas have TrueAlert speaker/strobes and remote speakers in stairwells.

Wheatley Hall
Panel: Simplex 4100U, located near the service elevator.
Pull stations: 4099-9003’s


Detectors: TrueAlarms
Signals: TrueAlert speaker/strobes in most areas, and remote speakers in stairwells.

Quinn Administration Building
Panel: Simplex 4100U, located in the main electrical room. There’s also a 4603-9101 annunciator at the entrance.


Pull stations:
4251-20’s in most areas, 2099-9138’s in the old substructure parking levels, and 4099-9003’s and some 4099-9006’s in renovated areas.




Detectors: TrueAlarms

Signals: 4041 horns on 4050-80 light plates in non-renovated areas.

Some have been replaced with Wheelock AS horn/strobes.

Renovated areas have TrueAlert speaker/strobes. (the main lobby was partially renovated, so it has a 4041+4050-80 and some TrueAlert speaker/strobes, and an AS nearby… this system must be a very interesting one to hear)

The old substructure parking levels have Wheelock ET70WP speaker/strobes.

Healey Library
Panel: Simplex 4100ES (if it was installed during the 11th floor renovations) or 4100U (if installed when other campus buildings were upgraded around 2007), located somewhere in the basement.
Pull stations: 4251-20’s


…and one first-generation RSG RMS-1T rebranded by Aames Security.

The renovated 11th floor has 4099-9006’s.

Detectors: Fire Alert FT-200’s (really old ionization detectors) in the library stacks and computer labs.


System Sensor 2451’s at elevators.

The renovated 11th floor has TrueAlarms.

Signals: 4051 horns on 4050-80 light plates in most areas.


Some have been replaced with Wheelock Exceder horn/strobes.

The basement (which houses an auditorium), as well as the renovated 11th floor, have TrueAlert speaker/strobes.

This building is 11 stories tall… I’m rather surprised that only the basement and 11th floor had voice evacuation installed.

Bayside/Corcoran Jennison Building - UMass Boston has some space in this nearby off-campus building. Because it’s off-campus, the fire alarm system is different from the ones on campus.
Panel: Notifier system of some sort, probably an NFS2-640 (there’s an LCD2-80 annunciator at the entrance.)


Pull stations: Mix of older BNG-1’s, BGX-101L’s, and NBG-12LX’s.



Detectors: SDX-551’s and FSP-751’s, and some System Sensor 2400’s.



Signals: Wheelock 7002T, NS, AS, and MT-24-LSM horn/strobes, and RSS remote strobes.





There’s also at least one SAE VA4 horn/strobe.

Campus Center
Panel: Simplex 4100U (most likely), located in the security office.
Pull stations: 4099-9003’s


Detectors: TrueAlarms

Signals: TrueAlert speaker/strobes

University Hall
Panel: Simplex 4100ES, located in the Fire Command Center near the entrance.
Pull stations: 4099-9006’s in most areas.


The passageway between this building and the Campus Center has 2099-9138’s.

Detectors: TrueAlarms

Signals: TrueAlert speaker/strobes, and some remote speakers.



The aforementioned passageway has TrueAlert ES strobes next to Wheelock ET-1010 speakers.

Service and Support Building
Pull stations: 4251-20’s


Signals: 4051 horns on 4050-80 light plates

The loading dock area has a Wheelock AS horn/strobe.

Integrated Sciences Complex
Panel: Simplex 4100ES, located in the Fire Command Center near the entrance.
Pull stations: 4099-9003’s


Detectors: TrueAlarms

The lobby atrium has Bosch beam detectors.

Signals: TrueAlert speaker/strobes and remote speakers

Clark Athletic Center
Panel: Simplex 4100U, located in the lobby.


Pull stations: 4251-20’s, and at least one first-generation RSG RMS-1T rebranded by Aames Security.


Detectors: TrueAlarms, and some System Sensor i3’s.


Signals: 4051 horns on 4050-80 light plates



Some have been replaced with Wheelock AS and Exceder horn/strobes.

Utility Plant
Same as Wheatley (panel located in control room)

Residence Halls (West & East)
Same as University Hall

West Garage
Pull stations: 2099-9144’s


Signals: Wheelock ASWP horn/strobes