Raman Chagger
Raman Chagger
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Principal Consultant(Fire Detection) at BRE.

Live investigations of false fire alarms

Fire detection and fire alarm systems (FDFAS) are used to provide early warning of fire in order to alert the local Fire and Rescue Service (FRS). FRS attendance at fires saves lives, prevents injury and reduces associated property damage costs.…

The Effectiveness of LED Devices in Warning of Fire

Visual alarm devices (VADs) are used to warn deaf and hard of hearing people in the event of a fire, and to provide silent warnings where required. The effectiveness of VADs, most of which are Xenon or LED flashing light…

Testing the Response of Smoke Detectors

The test fires that are used to assess ionisation and optical smoke detectors were developed in the 1980s, but the materials found in modern service environments have changed since then. There is now a greater use of plastics and flame…

The Causes of False Fire Alarms in Buildings

False alarms from fire detection and fire alarm systems are a problem worldwide, but their underlying causes are not well understood. This article reports on research to investigate the causes of false alarms with the aim of identifying measures to…

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