The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has welcomed the recent publication of a series of best-practice guidelines by the Chief Fire Officers' Association (CFOA).
The CFOA protocol for the Reduction of False Alarms and Unwanted Fire Signals was launched, and represents a step forward in the reduction of false alarms, affecting both fire and security industries.
"Reducing false fire alarms and unwanted fire alarm signals represents a constant challenge in our industry, and the BSIA is committed to an ongoing effort to ensure that all fire alarm systems remain as effective as possible in order to increase public safety and save fire and rescue service time," said Alex Carmichael, Technical Director at the BSIA.
"The BSIA was actively involved in the development of CFOA's recent protocol, which aims to provide clear guidelines to fire and rescue services (F&RS), fire alarm monitoring organizations, fire alarm companies and end users to ensure effective measures are implemented and maintained there by ensuring the reduction of false fire alarms and unwanted fire signals. A uniformed implementation of this CFOA protocol by F&RS, supported by the industry will cut costs, improve efficiency and enable the correct F&RS response to remotely monitored fire alarm systems. This can only be good for the F&RS, the Industry and public at large.”