The fire alarms in Great Arthur went off last night, and I understand they also went off earlier iin the day. I evacuated the building along with a number of other residents but there were others who stayed in and were watching what was happening from their balconies.
When they were testing the alarms the other day, I noticed there were two alrams. One was just the alarm and the other had a voice saying to evacuate the building.
I have only recently moved into GAH and am wondering what the correct procedure is for the different alarms. I would have thought we get out on both of them but why do we have two different ones?
Other residents who have lived there for some time were also confused by the two different alarms in place.
These alarms are now going off too regularly and it is ridiculous. I think they went off every night last week and one night they went off twice. Residents are getting so fed up with it they are now not bothering evacuating. Every time the fire brigade comes out it cost the COL money.
Each flat has it's own alarms ( fire, heat and carbon monoxide) as well as one for the main building. Surely it would make more sense for the main alarm sensors to be outside the doors in the corridors. That way if someone's alarm goes off because of burnt toast, smoking etc, they can turn their personal ones off, but if it is a fire the sensors outside the doors should pick it up and alert the whole building.