In 2013, the Technical Group False Alarms (TG FAS) of the Fire Section began its work to better understand the causes and the data behind false alarms in fire detection and alarm systems. Since then, the Technical Group published reports and in 2018 published Euralarm’s first book; a study on the data analysis and collection methodology in selected European countries.

The TG FAS is in its final stages to publish an update of the study. On December 16th, the Technical Group will conduct a Webinar. 

The program of the webinar is as follows:


Opening and welcome


Introduction on the topic of false alarms and the relevance of false alarms
Martin Harvey, President Euralarm


Fire safety related activities in DG GROW
Heikki Väänänen, Policy Officer DG GROW, EC


Impact of false alarms on the alarm responders
Michaël Bertels, Ph.D., European Fire Safety Alliance


Overview of the activities and the study
Dr Sebastian Festag, Euralarm, chair TG FAS


Strategies to reduce false alarms and lessons learned, Fact Sheet
Lance Rütimann, Chair Euralarm Section Fire


Discussion and conclusion
Paul van der Zanden, General Director Euralarm


Closing of webinar