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Friday, 6 July 2012

FIA launches campaign to reduce false alarms

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has launched a new section of its website as part of its campaign to reduce false alarms.

The new online section aims to help cut the cost of false alarms to businesses and fire services.

The FIA says the vast majority of false alarms come about as a result of poor management issues rather than poor installation.

“It is a common misconception that false alarms are caused by malfunctioning fire alarm systems,” said the FIA’s chief executive officer, Graham Ellicott. “Research by London Fire Brigade suggests that only two per cent of false alarms are attributable to equipment malfunctions or incorrect installation.”

Topics covered on the website include defining false alarms, who is responsible, what an effective fire alarm management strategy is and how to reduce false alarms.

The new website section is part of the FIA’s nationwide campaign to help reduce false alarms, where it is working with local fire and rescue services to help educate people about the issue.

Source - FIA