PENTAGON FORCE PROTECTION AGENCY (PFPA)
PFPA is responsible for the Pentagon Reservation in accordance with Title 32, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 234, Conduct on the Pentagon Reservation. PFPA is also mandated to protect and safeguard personnel, visitors, infrastructure, and other resources of the Pentagon Facilities. PFPA provides for DoD occupied facilities within the NCR, including the Pentagon.
Services that PFPA is chartered to provide include:
Building security for all Pentagon facilities
Law enforcement and investigation of violations of federal laws and regulations on all Pentagon facilities
Security command, control, and communications center that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
Mail and package screening
Destruction services for classified material
Security awareness and antiterrorism (AT) training
Work Force Preparedness Training
At the Pentagon’s Remote Delivery Facility (RDF), PFPA uses multiple technologies to screen all incoming mail and packages, including all overnight deliveries, as well as concessionaire items, such as food and flowers, for possible hazards. Each day the agency screens an average of 3,900 pieces of cargo that includes USPS mail, packages, and parcels.
All personnel are reminded that items sent to the Pentagon Reservation are for official government business only. There should be no mailing of personal items to the Pentagon.
Among PFPA’s other responsibilities are lock installation and services (including security alarms); disposal of classified waste; and access control (including access credentials).
PENTAGON RESERVATION EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROGRAM
PFPA, in coordination with the Office of the Fire Pentagon Marshal (OPFM), is responsible for preparing occupants on the Pentagon Reservation to respond to life-threatening hazards. The Pentagon Reservation Emergency Response Program consists of a broad range of protective capabilities, from sophisticated Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) detection systems to highly trained emergency response professionals.
OPFM has the overall responsibility for establishing, assigning, and managing egress routes and assembly areas for the Pentagon Reservation. These routes and assembly areas are not only used in the event of a fire but for all emergencies requiring the evacuation of Pentagon occupants. Upon request, OPFM provides customized evacuation plans for individuals with special needs. OPFM will assist each office on the Pentagon Reservation, as needed, to develop emergency exit routes and will assign emergency assembly areas. OPFM has developed an emergency egress tutorial, located on the Fire Marshal’s website, https://fire.whs.mil/.
Component Emergency Response on the Pentagon provides occupants with information on Pentagon emergency response capabilities and defines individual occupant responsibilities should an emergency occur on the Pentagon Reservation.
In addition, the Pentagon Reservation Occupant Emergency Response Guide provides guidance on procedures for emergency response actions that will shelter occupants in their offices, move them out of harm’s way through relocation within the building, and/or evacuate them to outside locations. Critical to the success of the program is an educated, informed, and cooperative building occupant—you.
The Pentagon Reservation Component Emergency Response Guide provides guidance and direction to Pentagon Component emergency managers and supervisors in their roles and responsibilities in managing their emergency programs.
All building occupants are responsible for:
Understanding and executing agency response plans, which incorporate PFPA’s three emergency responses (shelter in place, relocate, and evacuate for each hazard that can affect the Pentagon Reservation).
Assembling an individual “go-kit” of emergency items (optional but highly recommended: which can be used during an extended shelter-in-place situation or following decontamination operations).
Advising their supervisor of any special needs.
For questions about the Pentagon Emergency Response Program, call 703-571-7737 or e-mail: PFPA.OEM@pfpa.mil.
Antiterrorism Level 1 Awareness training is conducted at the Pentagon Library and Conference Center (PLC2). Dates of AT Level 1 Awareness training are subject to change due to lack of space availability). For available course dates and times employees may search in iCompass, call (703) 695-0014, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
COUNTERINTELLIGENCE TRAINING (CI)
It is DoD policy that initial and annual Counterintelligence Awareness and Reporting (CIAR) training be provided to all DoD personnel on foreign intelligence entity (FIE) threats, methods, reportable information and reporting procedures on an annual basis. Please consult with your office’s Security Manager about this training requirement.
OTHER SECURITY ISSUES
There are other security implications to working in Pentagon facilities due to the classified nature of some national security activities and materials. Please request a detailed briefing on these from your office’s Security Manager.
In addition PFPA, in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), launched a public awareness campaign aimed at encouraging Pentagon employees, visitors, and commuters to report suspicious activity: “If You See Something, Say Something™”. To report suspicious activity, please call: 703-692-2SAY(2729)/ 703-697-1001, email email@example.com or alert any PFPA officer.
In coordination with the Office of the Pentagon Fire Marshal (OPFM), PFPA prepares Pentagon Reservation occupants to respond to life threatening emergencies.
PFPA also provides occupants of the Pentagon Reservation with these services:
Emergency: dial 911 or 703-697-5555
Non-Emergency: 703-697-1001 (Pentagon Force Protection Agency Pentagon Operations Center (POC))
PFPA Corporate Communications Office: 703-692-9122; or firstname.lastname@example.org
AT Training: 703-695-0014 or Email: email@example.com
See Something Say Something: 703-697-1001 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Pentagon Fire Marshal: 703-695-3300; https://fire.whs.mil/
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