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False fire alarms should be kept at bay

Scottish fire service wants to change the way it responds to fire alerts.
The number of firefighting vehicles attending a fire scene will depend on the amount of risk involved in the fires

Preveting false fire alarm will help in lowering too many fire fighting vehicles to reach the scene where nothing happens.

A Scottish fire service wants to change the way it responds to fire alerts, with the aim of reducing false alarms. Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service (HIFRS) want to extend a policy in place at some buildings to all buildings, reports the Press and Journal.

HIFRS currently only send one fire engine to attend a fire at a low-risk building which include shops and offices while a second vehicle travels there on a non-emergency bais. This policy is in place from 08.00 until 22.00. The news provider say the fire service want to extend the policy to run all day in low-risk buildings and slowly introduce it to medium and high-risk buildings, which include schools and hotels, respectively. It is hoped that the extension of this policy would result in fewer fire-fighting vehicles being called out to properties after false fire alarms.

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