Introduction of fees for Nuisance Fire Alarms

05 Jun 2015

DFES will be introducing a fee for properties that are subject false alarms in which the fire brigade are called to site. The cost per call out that is deemed to be a false alarm will be $750. The fee will be introduced in JULY 2105.

Some reasons false alarms can occur:

  • Poor building maintenance
  • Building occupancy has changed since detection systems original installation and is no longer fit for purpose.
  • Detectors are inappropriately located.
  • Type of detector installed is not suited to the area

Reduction of false alarms can be achieved by engaging a suitably qualified fire engineer to review your fire detection system. Please contact us for a quote or more information.

Memo- Introduction of False Alarm Fee