false alarm

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a warning that is given about something that fails to occur

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When I cried out that it was a false alarm, she replaced it, glanced at the rocket, rushed from the room, and I have not seen her since.
A queer little thrill went over me, but I resolved to keep quiet till I was sure something was wrong, for I had given so many false alarms, I did n't want Jack to laugh at me again.
As the frustrating of this one attempt involved a score of false alarms, it will be understood what a tribute old Mrs.
Police say the vast majority of security alarm calls are false alarms that waste thousands of hours of officer time.
Toronto, for example, has decreased false alarms by 60 percent, which has freed police for more patrols.
He and another man are accused of causing a false alarm at a phone box at Den of Lindores, by Newburgh, on May 27 this year.
Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service adopted a new system this week which they say is designed to stop the service attending so many time-consuming false alarms.
Tenders are invited for Management System for Monitoring Alarm Systems and False Alarms
Most significantly, according to the authors, adding a probability of freezing to the forecast "led to greater compliance with the advice and greater increase in decision quality than did lowering the false alarm level" and the implications of that finding are important for warning situations.
While the public heeded safety warnings and there were no serious blazes, West Yorkshire Fire Service lifted the lid on how false alarms can prove a drain on resources.
The fire service said another vehicle continued to the scene of the call but found it was a false alarm.
Superior false alarm immunity is also possible against common sources of unwanted alarms such as hot processes, hot work, hot CO2 emissions and flare reflections.
In essence, however, the statement says that, for premises with a poor false alarm record, the fire service can first send a fire officer to confirm whether the alarm is real rather than automatically dispatch a fire appliance, as it normally would, in response to an alarm.
Drivers have been told to travel at "normal" speeds to buildings where there have been repeated false alarms - including one of Scotland's biggest hospitals.