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Poorly Maintained Fire Alarms Can Cost Lives!

Posted on 31st Mar 2016 @ 12:38 AM

Up to one in ten automatic fire alarm systems have problems with false alarms. This can have significant cost-implications for businesses and cause a burden on the UK’s Fire and Rescue Services which could impact on their ability to attend real fires.

Why is it Important to Reduce False Alarms?

False alarms or unwanted fire signals (UWFS) are where an alarm system activates for a reason not linked to an actual fire. A properly maintained system detects smoke and heat and allows the alarm to be raised at any early stage. However, a lack of proper maintenance can result in the system activating for other reasons.

The Impact of False Alarms

false-alarms.jpgFalse alarms cause problems for the local Fire and Rescue Services by:

l  Diverting essential Fire Brigade services from real fires and rescues, putting lives at risk;

l  Putting Fire Brigade crews and the general public at risk;

l  disrupting training, arson reduction and community safety activities by the Fire Brigade;

The impact of false alarms on the local community includes:-

l  Disruption to local companies (time wasted waiting for the “all clear”, loss of potential business);

l  Inconvenience to local residents;

l  The cost to local businesses when part time Duty Firefighters are released from work;

l  The impact on the local environment due to unnecessary Fire Brigade appliance movements;

l  Additional costs for fire services which must be funded from taxation.

RV Fire Systems 

RV Fire Systems is one of the leading Northwest fire alarm companies that provide local businesses in Blackpool, Blackburn, Preston and Manchester fire alarm installation services. We pride ourselves on providing an outstanding quality of service within the fire safety industry.

 

Contacting RV Fire Systems Manchester is simple, just call 0161 826 0480 and a fire alarm installation specialist will be able to assist. We have professional fire alarm engineers that can deal with any query you have and provide the type of service you need as quickly as possible.

Up to one in ten automatic fire alarm systems have problems with false alarms. This can have significant cost-implications for businesses and cause a burden on the UK’s Fire and Rescue Services which could impact on their ability to attend real fires.

Why is it Important to Reduce False Alarms?

False alarms or unwanted fire signals (UWFS) are where an alarm system activates for a reason not linked to an actual fire. A properly maintained system detects smoke and heat and allows the alarm to be raised at any early stage. However, a lack of proper maintenance can result in the system activating for other reasons.

The Impact of False Alarms

False alarms cause problems for the local Fire and Rescue Services by:

l  Diverting essential Fire Brigade services from real fires and rescues, putting lives at risk;

l  Putting Fire Brigade crews and the general public at risk;

l  disrupting training, arson reduction and community safety activities by the Fire Brigade;

The impact of false alarms on the local community includes:-

l  Disruption to local companies (time wasted waiting for the “all clear”, loss of potential business);

l  Inconvenience to local residents;

l  The cost to local businesses when part time Duty Firefighters are released from work;

l  The impact on the local environment due to unnecessary Fire Brigade appliance movements;

l  Additional costs for fire services which must be funded from taxation.

RV Fire Systems 

RV Fire Systems is one of the leading Northwest fire alarm companies that provide local businesses in Blackpool, Blackburn, Preston and Manchester fire alarm installation services. We pride ourselves on providing an outstanding quality of service within the fire safety industry.

Contacting RV Fire Systems Manchester is simple, just call 0161 826 0480 and a fire alarm installation specialist will be able to assist. We have professional fire alarm engineers that can deal with any query you have and provide the type of service you need as quickly as possible.