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Initiative to tackle automatic false alarms.(News)

An initiative to tackle the growing problem of automatic false alarms from fire detection systems was launched late in April by The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

As well as the unacceptable cost to the economy, automatic false alarms divert valuable fire and rescue service resources from, for example, fire prevention duties or responding to real emergencies.

Today's publication is a guidance document that will be handed out free of charge by brigades across the country to businesses at all automatic false alarms attended.

The booklet A Guide to reducing the number of false alarms from fire-detection and fire-alarm systems provides new advice to businesses on how they may avoid a repeat of the false alarm through good management practice. …

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