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).
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.
Both guides can be found at: https://extranet.pfpa.mil/emergency/evacuation.html/evacuation.html/evacuation.html.
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
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
Emergency: dial 911 or 703-697-5555
(Pentagon Force Protection Agency
Pentagon Operations Center (POC))
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:
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