Automatic fire alarm


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Automatic fire alarm

A detector that automatically sounds a signal notifying the presence of a fire.
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FIREFIGHTERS will no longer respond to automatic fire alarms at thousands of buildings across the region.
11.46am: Automatic fire alarm, Catchpin Street, Buckingham.
A UNION has warned that lives could be lost after a decision was made to stop firemen responding to automatic fire alarms at private premises.
It was fortunate in this particular incident that an automatic fire alarm was installed in the property and the occupier escaped uninjured.
Richard Buxton, fire safety support officer for Warwickshire, said the new system would help the brigade improve its response time to genuine automatic fire alarms.
Yesterday morning they were called to the New Broadlands Primary School in Bryntirion when an automatic fire alarm went off.

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