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Facebook Fire Alarms

From: domainremoved <Sigurd>
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2018 09:34:36 -0700

Dear City Council,
as you may be aware, Facebook's building 21 has been the source of a number
of false nighttime alarms over the last week. So far, it has happened three
times this week, each time somewhere between 2 AM and 5:30 AM.

Facebook blames the alarms on an issue with water pressure drop in the
building. This may very well be the case, but it does not explain why the
issue keeps happening again and again. We can certainly understand a
one-time glitch, but to have it happen repeatedly at such frequency is
starting to show negligence.

Another question is whether the sound level is even appropriate for a
residential neighborhood. Especially the voice instructions are loud enough
to wake up people that live blocks away. One would think that the
instructions should mostly be heard by people inside the building. Facebook
should look into this as well.

There are rules and ordinances about acceptable noise levels at night and
even about faulty alarm systems. Hopefully, the City Council can help to
make sure Facebook respects the applicable rules.

Thanks and best regards,

Sigurd Schelstraete
1415 Rosemary St
Menlo Park
Received on Fri Jun 29 2018 - 09:35:18 PDT

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