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Reducing false alarms

false_alarmsAutomatic fire alarms help to keep premises and their occupants safe by providing an early warning of a possible fire and enabling people inside the building to evacuate.

However, North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue is alerted to thousands of false alarms every year. Responding to all these alarms would be a huge waste of resources.

This section gives guidance on how to prevent false alarms.

Fire Industry Association Guidance for Responsible Persons on False Alarm Management of Fire Detection/Alarm Systems

Reducing False Alarms Guidance booklet contains information on reducing the number of false alarms from fire-detection and fire-alarm systems.


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