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Alarms and extinguishers

Automatic fire alarm systems 

An automatic fire alarm is designed to either detect and warn the occupants of a fire or operate a suppression facility (e.g. sprinklers) to extinguish or control the fire and warn occupants.


For general information on fire extinguishers we recommend reading the portable fire extinguisher information for business factsheet.

Brochures and fire extinguisher selection charts can also be purchased from our Commercial Safety Training Services [external link] unit.

Other alarm systems, sprinkler systems, hydrants and hose reels

If you wish to install or purchase other alarm systems, sprinkler systems, hydrants or hose reels please contact your local Fire Protection Equipment Agency as listed in the Yellow Pages [external link]. When purchasing any fire safety system please ensure it meets Australian Standards.