Changes to our Automatic Fire Alarms Response

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From 02 May 2023, we changed the way we respond to Automatic Fire Alarms (AFAs)

In April 2022, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS) changed how it responded to AFAs in non-sleeping risk premises during the day between 8am – 7pm, seven days a week.

Since 01 April 2022, LFRS no longer responds to automatic fire alarm activations between 8am – 7pm, unless the Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) confirmed that the premises provides sleeping accommodation. LFRS continued to respond to confirmed fires.

With this policy having now been in place since 01 April 2022, and having reviewed the intelligence after twelve months, we are now expanding this policy to 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Learn more about the change on our dedicated automatic fire alarms page [opens in a new tab].