Last updated:
8 November 2017

Community Fire Link

Find out about the Fire & Rescue Service's offer of free radio-linked smoke alarms for vulnerable residents.

Known as Fire Link, the alarms link to existing 'Careline' or 'Lifeline' monitoring centres and effectively give an occupier the domestic equivalent of an automatic fire detection system.

If a fire breaks out, the radio-linked smoke alarm transmits a signal to a remote monitoring centre via a control box mounted in the occupier's home. To reduce false alarms the operator will contact the occupier before passing the call to the emergency services.

This system can shorten the time between a fire occurring and the initial call to the fire service, which means help can be on the way more quickly and improving the chances of survival.


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