What is a False Alarm?
A false alarm occurs when CFA attends an incident to find there is no emergency and there is no need for CFA fire-fighting or other expertise.
The majority of these are generated by automatic alarm systems and it is the management of these types of unwanted false alarms which CFA promotes. The Building Code of Australia provides the following definition for "automatic", which is "designed to operate when activated by heat, smoke, or fire sensing device".
Your fire alarm system – Your fire safety
It’s vital to understand the significance of your fire alarm system and fire safety for all concerned – from family members to employees to the community.
Most automatic fire alarm systems are a legal requirement, and/or have been installed to provide fire safety, and it is essential they operate efficiently at all times.
Unwanted false alarms reduce the effectiveness of this early warning system.