Lancashire "false alarm" reduction plans panned by unions
False alarm reduction plans could put lives at risk.
Controversial plans by Lancashire Fire and Rescue Services to cut automatic fire alarm call outs have raised concerns that they could end up putting lives at risk, it has been reported.
However, unions have criticised the plans, which are under consultation, arguing that asking people to carry out a potentially life-threatening task such as this is pushing the envelope. According to the fire service's proposed new strategy for dealing with false fire alarms, unnecessary automatic alarms account for 6,000 call-outs a year, nearly one third of total incidents.
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