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AUTOMATIC FIRE ALARM RESPONSE: "THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF" SYNDROME?

        

AUTOMATIC FIRE ALARM RESPONSE: "THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF" SYNDROME?

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We all have heard the story of the boy who cried "wolf," in which a sheepherder continually calls for help for a nonexistent wolf attack on his flock. After repeated false alarms, the villagers no longer responded to his cry--even when a real attack finally occurred. Disaster eventually happens after complacency sets in. Have we in the fire service fallen for the same scenario with regard to automatic fire alarm responses? Do we casually answer these electronic calls for help after growing used... More
Material Type: Open Journal-Article
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: October 08, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: October 08, 2011
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Keywords: fire alarms, fire alarm response, fire alarm systems

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