East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service has launched an appeal after a spate of false alarms of the last year.
Figures published by the fire service showed that of the 8776 incidents it attended last year, over half were false alarms, with over 3000 coming from automatic alarm systems.
The fire service said that false call-outs put both the public and fire crews at unnecessary risk.
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01 March 2017