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Excessive False Alarms Could Cost Terrebonne (La.) Residents Under New Law

After a contentious debate, community leaders passed an ordinance to make excessive false intrusion and fire alarms illegal in parts of the parish.


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To reduce the amount of time it spends answering false alarm calls, the Reading Police Department (RPD) has contracted with a private company to administer a new alarm management program. July 24, 2012

Since implementing an alarm ordinance eight years ago, false alarms have decreased by nearly 60% in the city of Los Angeles, reports LA Daily News. July 03, 2012

The fire department chief here has proposed a false fire alarm ordinance in an effort to bring in additional revenue through fines and improve safety and efficiency during response calls. June 26, 2012

Since implementing an ordinance two years ago aimed at stemming a rise in false fire alarms, the Muskogee Fire Department (MFD) has seen a significant drop in dispatches to unwanted alarms, reports MuskogeePhoenix.com. May 23, 2012

False alarm fees are being credited by city officials here for a reduction in the number of 911 calls that turn out to be non-emergencies, according to a news report. May 15, 2012

The Board of Trustees here approved a false fire alarm ordinance that will require repeat offenders to pay $750 for each false alarm. April 23, 2012

To keep electronic security dealers up-to-date on alarm ordinances in their states, the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) will allow alarm companies access to a secure database on its Web site. March 19, 2012

After reportedly responding to 21,677 false alarms last year, the Baton Rouge Police Department has proposed amending the city's alarm ordinance to allow for increased fines. March 13, 2012

The town council here unanimously approved the first reading for a false fire alarm ordinance, reports the Index-Journal. March 13, 2012

The Tucson City Council approved a revised alarm ordinance that requires alarm owners to pay an annual $20 permit fee.The ordinance had full support from the Arizona Alarm Association (AzAA); however, three local alarm companies strongly opposed it, stating that the measure could likely put small alarm companies out of business. March 07, 2012


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