In 2009 alone, NFPA estimates that there were more than 2 million false alarms in the United States due to unintentional activations and system malfunctions. The fire service faces challenges in dealing with false alarms and NFPA recognizes the importance of minimizing them. That’s why NFPA teamed up with the International Association of Fire Chiefs to develop the Fire Service Guide to Reducing Unwanted Fire Alarms. It's a free 17-page downloadable PDF document available through NFPA’s catalog that offers guidance to members of the fire service to reduce unwanted fire alarms.
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