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26th April, 2019 - 00:26: 00:26 Crews from Swindon and Stratton were mobilised to a Fire in a fi...Read more

25th April, 2019 - 22:31: 22:31 A crew from Amesbury was mobilised to alarms sounding at a Resid...Read more

25th April, 2019 - 21:01: 21:01 A crew from Swindon was mobilised to a small Fire involving a wh...Read more

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25th April, 2019 - 19:37 : 19:37 A crew from Pewsey was mobilised to alarms sounding at a Domesti...Read more

25th April, 2019 - 18:55: 18:55 A crew from Stratton was mobilised to alarms sounding at a Comme...Read more

25th April, 2019 - 18:44: 18:44 A crew from Stratton was mobilised to alarms sounding at a Comme...Read more

25th April, 2019 - 18:37: 18:37 Crews from Swindon, Stratton and Westlea were mobilised to alarm...Read more

25th April, 2019 - 18:22: 18:22 A crew from Marlborough was mobilised to alarms sounding at a Re...Read more

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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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