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Ask RiotACT: Wayfarer Belconnen fire alarm

By belcoresi - 5 March 2017 4

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Hi everyone,

Does anyone know what the story is with the fire alarm in the new Wayfarer building in Belconnen? I live nearby and I hear it going off at least three times a week (when I’m home). There are fire crews in attendance every time.

Wondering if their system is faulty or if it’s just overly sensitive? Does anyone know if there’s plans to fix it somehow?

The noise is irritating, but my main concern is around it wasting our emergency services’ time.

Any info would be very much appreciated.

Regards,

Belco Resident

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Ask RiotACT: Wayfarer Belconnen fire alarm
Ghettosmurf87 12:42 pm 07 Mar 17

MrPC said :

John Moulis said :

To everybody at the Wayfarer if you are evacuated. Join me in the gym at CISAC next door to wile away the time. But you are probably all members anyway 🙂

Doesn’t Wayfarer have its own gym for residents? Why would they also maintain a CISAC membership?

So that they can’t forget that our erstwhile contributor is also a member of said gym…

MrPC 8:48 pm 06 Mar 17

John Moulis said :

To everybody at the Wayfarer if you are evacuated. Join me in the gym at CISAC next door to wile away the time. But you are probably all members anyway 🙂

Doesn’t Wayfarer have its own gym for residents? Why would they also maintain a CISAC membership?

John Moulis 4:40 pm 06 Mar 17

To everybody at the Wayfarer if you are evacuated. Join me in the gym at CISAC next door to wile away the time. But you are probably all members anyway 🙂

MrPC 12:12 pm 05 Mar 17

That happens all the time with modern apartment buildings. People move in there not realising they have to close the bathroom door when they take a shower. The steam confuses the cheap and nasty smoke alarms the developer installs, and since they also cheaped out on the EWIS system, the entire building goes into evac alarm mode (rather than just 2 floors above and 1 floor below the alarm).

Emergency Services get a nice big false callout fee every time, which keeps them well funded to respond to real emergencies elsewhere. The body corporate then gets to either keep paying those callout fees, or upgrade the cheap systems the developers put in, or both.

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