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Automatic fire alarms

As of 1 April 2020, the Service no longer attends Automatic Fire Alarms (AFAs) at commercial premises between the hours of 8am and 6pm, Monday to Sunday.

 

This policy was introduced to reduce the number of unwanted fire signals attended by fire crews. Such mobilisations can cause unnecessary risk to firefighters and the public, take up crucial time, and may delay a response to a genuine emergency.

We will still always attend for AFA activations:

Click here to view our information leaflet.

Unwanted fire signals have many different causes, most of which can be dealt with by careful planning. Investigating the causes of false alarms will provide you with important information to help you manage your system. More information is available from the National Fire Chiefs Council.

The correct positioning of detection devices and call points is essential. False alarms can be caused by activation of the system for reasons other than a fire, including:

If your business has a problem with false alarms, contact your alarm installer or maintenance contractor. Any changes to your fire alarm system should be risk assessed prior to implementation.

We have collated some frequently asked questions about automatic fire alarms.

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