WORKING closely with staff at their local hospital fire safety officers in Tameside have helped to reduce the number of false alarms attended by firefighters.
On Monday, January 25, 2016 a call challenging protocol was introduced at Tameside Hospital following years of work between GMFRS and the hospital.
The partnership has already led to a noticeable difference in the number of times crews have been called to false alarms at the hospital.
Staff members at Tameside Hospital now check what has set off their alarms before calling 999 whereas previously the person working on the switchboard would call for a fire engine immediately.
This means that when there isn’t a genuine emergency, firefighters and resources are available to respond to more serious incidents.
Tameside Fire Safety Officer Jon Sweeney said: “The protocol at Tameside Hospital means that call challenging is now taking place Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm, which will hopefully further reduce calls outs to false alarms at...
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