Nottingham Fire and Rescue Service have spent 1.5 million pounds of the taxpayer’s money over the last ten years due to false callouts.

Unwanted fire alarms (UFAs) are automated systems that crews must attend if they go off.

These are used in public buildings such as hospitals, schools, residential buildings and more.

Most of these calls have come from hospitals – 1613 calls came from QMC hospital and 1582 came from city hospital.

Over the last ten years in Nottingham, there have been around 20,000 incidents of this.

The cost of this comes up to £1,560,402.50.

This is due to the full crews that would be attending and the appliances that have been used.