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12th December, 2018 - 16:58: Just before 5pm this evening our Service Control Centre received a cal...Read more

12th December, 2018 - 10:58am: Multiple crews from Salisbury, Southsea, Andover and Wilton as well as...Read more

12th December, 2018 - 9:02am: Two crews from Weymouth Fire Station have attended a property fire in ...Read more

10th December, 2018 - 20:02: 20:02 Crews from Swindon and Westlea were mobilised to a Property in T...Read more

10th December, 2018 - 19:54: 19:54  A crew from Springbourne was mobilised to Christchurch Road Bou...Read more

10th December, 2018 - 17:25: 17:25 A crew from Gillingham was mobilised to a Domestic property in F...Read more

9th December, 2018 - 15:40: Springbourne attend residential alarm on Castle Lane West. Confirmed f...Read more

9th December, 2018 - 15:12: One fire crew and a technical rescue crew from Poole assist the Ambula...Read more

9th December, 2018 - 12:52: One crew from Weymouth attend Residential alarm on Connaught Road, Chi...Read more

9th December, 2018 - 04:47: Crews from Stratton and Swindon attended a kitchen fire at a property ...Read more

Automatic fire alarms

Responding to automatic fire alarm (AFA) activations that subsequently turn out to be unwanted fire signals has been identified as a major draw on our resources, resulting in an inappropriate use of emergency crews and equipment.

Such activations cause resources to be diverted away from other, more important, activities, making them potentially unavailable to respond to genuine emergency calls.

Unwanted fire signals have a major impact on the Service and cause concern, as they:

A properly designed and maintained automatic fire detection system provides early warning of fire. However, a badly designed or poorly maintained system can become a potential hazard due to inappropriate or unwanted activations.

Management procedures should be set in place as part of an emergency plan. Suitably trained personnel should investigate the cause of the alarm activation before calling the fire and rescue service (with the notable exception of residential care providers who should not allow these procedures to cause undue delay in calling 999).

 

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