Nuisance Alarms

According to the Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade a false alarm (nuisance alarm) is "A false alarm occurs when the MFB attends an incident to find there is no emergency and there is no need for their fire fighting skills or other expertise. Most automatic fire alarm systems are a legal requirement, or have been installed to provide fire safety, and it is essential they operate efficiently at all times."

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According to the Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade Fire and Rescue Victoria ("FRV") a false alarm (nuisance alarm) is;

A false alarm occurs when the MFB attends an incident to find there is no emergency and there is no need for their fire fighting skills or other expertise. Most automatic fire alarm systems are a legal requirement, or have been installed to provide fire safety, and it is essential they operate efficiently at all times.

In this document we have prepared (and continue to add) information that helps building owners, agents of owners and occupiers on the common causes of nuisance alarms and methods to eliminate the root cause.

False alarms, also known as nuisance alarms are generated by fire protection systems including Fire Alarms and Fire Sprinkler Systems. They are generally automatically initiated by smoke, heat detectors, fire detectors, flow switches and pressure switches, however they may also be occur through intentional or accidental causes.

How Firewize can help

If you're new to Firewize you may consider contacting us to conduct a Nuisance Alarm Investigation. This process is conducted by a senior member of our support team who will follow a methodical process of identifying the root cause of your nuisance alarms and help you develop a strategy to eliminate the root cause and free you up from the costly burden of nuisance alarms.

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We have been helping building owners and managers for over 20 years to eliminate false alarms from their fire sprinkler and fire alarm systems.  We have proven techniques, systems and technology that is guaranteed to eliminate false alarms and cut costly and unnecessary fire brigade fees.

If your a customer of Firewize you can contact us and request additional information from our support team and resources from our library. Some of our documents include;

  • 39 Hot Tips - Managing False Alarms
  • GPG003A - MFB False Alarm Appeal Process
  • FTG001A Technicians Guide - Nuisance Alarm Investigation Tips
  • Guidance for the Selection of Detectors
  • Nuisance Alarm Investigation Report