Cost Recovery for Attendance to Persistent False Alarms

On Tuesday 1st April 2014, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service commenced charging to recover the costs associated with attending persistent false alarm calls generated by automatic fire alarm and fire detection systems.

The Service will be recovering costs for the fourth false alarm attended within a twelve month period and for all subsequent false alarm call outs. This will not apply to domestic properties but will apply to properties where the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to either all or part of the premises.

The charge is based on the current special service call rate for an ariel appliance based on 1 hour, details of these charges can be found here(Opens in a new window)

Any calls made before 1st April 2014 will not be included in the cost recovery calculations.

To view relevant documentation regarding the policy, please use the following links;