Westminster Station closed after false alarm
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02 July 2015
Westminster underground station was shut and evacuated yesterday after a fire alarm went off.
Three fire engines from Soho and Lambeth attended the scene, only to find that the alert was due to a false alarm.
And today, Liverpool Street Station was also closed for around half an hour after a fire scare was reported. No fire engines were sent to the scene however, and an investigation into the incident is now ongoing.
It is estimated that false alarms cost the UK over £1 billion per year, with the majority of incidents down to the mismanagement of the equipment.
The FIA has a number of resources available to help you minimise the risks and costs associated with false alarms.
You can visit our false alarm microsite here, or view our infographic about cutting alarm costs here.