FIREFIGHTERS will no longer respond to automatic fire
alarms at thousands of buildings across the region.
2.58pm: Automatic fire
alarm, Brooks Court, Buckingham.
Buildings having more than 100 people or place where people stay for overnight such as hotels, nursing homes, dormitories and hospitals are equipped with automatic fire
sprinkler system under local building codes.
There were 166 false calls from automatic fire
alarms at New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, in 2014, making it the most prolific site for false calls in the West Midlands.
There were 156 false calls from automatic fire
alarms at Ninewells in 2014-15, making it the most prolific site for false calls in Scotland.
alarm, fire investigated, Main Street.
The county also has the lowest attendance to false automatic fire
alarms at businesses premises.
The Bilco Company's Lumivent is a domed automatic fire
vent that provides natural daylight, energy efficiency, and the protection of automatic fire
A spokesman said the automatic fire
alarm was operating inside the property and the unnamed man who lived at the property was not injured.
West Yorkshire fire chiefs decided to cut the number of appliances attending automatic fire
alarms to just one last spring - a move condemned by the Fire Brigades' Union.
They attended the Cooper Standard Factory in Maesteg at 7pm on Tuesday when an automatic fire
alarm went off.