Firefighters will spend more time on keeping people safe after a public consultation backed calls to reduce their attendance at false alarms
Crews of up to nine were routinely being mobilised in two fire appliances to an average 28,479 false alarms each year – equating to around 57,000 unnecessary blue-light journeys. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service recently held a 12-week public…
SFRS reveals firefighters respond to almost 30,000 workplace false alarms each year
Around 64,000 hours of firefighters’ time is needlessly spent each year checking out false alarms from workplaces, figures from the latest Scottish Fire and Rescue Service consultation show. The Service mobilises on average two fire appliances and nine firefighters to…
Public asked to have their say on changes to workplace automatic fire alarm response
A consultation on proposals to change the response to workplace automatic fire alarm (AFA) signals has been launched today by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS). These alerts result in more than 28,000 call-outs each year, with only 2%…

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