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fire alarm

a device to give warning of fire, esp a bell, siren, or hooter
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Fire alarm

A device signaling the presence of a fire.
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According to new report available with Million Insights, the global fire alarm & detection industry is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 4.3% in the forecast period, providing numerous opportunities for market players to invest in research and development of the market.
Henry Hollinwood Ave, OL9 8EF viewpoints " The service has a legal duty to extinguish fires and protect life and property but there is no statutory duty to provide a response to automatic fire alarms. The report adds: "Responding to false alarms does not provide an efficient use of resources for people in Greater Manchester in terms of time, fuel, personnel costs; and the environmental impact.
Atif Al Braiki, director, Strategic Projects, Injazat Data Systems, said false alarms are often caused by faulty smoke sensors or configurational issues in the fire alarm panel." So far, more than 2,500 fire alarms were received at the operation room, in which half turned out to be false fire alarms.
Muscat: All homes in Muscat should have fire alarms, the Sultanate's Municipal Council recommended on Wednesday.
Tory councillor Jeremy McDonald (below) was keen to highlight the toaster ban and believes wider issues causing these unwanted fire alarms need to be tackled.
An investigation has found many family villas in Abu Dhabi don't have fire alarms while others lack fire extinguishers.
Among the other top five sites were Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, with 139 false fire alarms, and 74 each at City Hospital and Russells Hall.
Among the other top five sites were Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Larbet, with 133 false fire alarms, and 92 at Southern General Hospital, Glasgow.
In a report to be presented to West Yorkshire Fire Authority members next Friday, fire protection manager Chris Kemp said: "We recognise the value of fire alarms in protecting people from fire and reducing the numbers of deaths and injuries.

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