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Sunoco Logistics Covers Woman’s $2,800 False Alarm Bill

Firefighters responded to a Michigan woman’s home at least seven times when complained about an odor coming from the nearby Sunoco Logistics crude oil tank farm. She was fined $2,800 by the township…


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Firefighters responded to a Michigan woman’s home at least seven times when complained about an odor coming from the nearby Sunoco Logistics crude oil tank farm. She was fined $2,800 by the township after authorities determined there was no hazard. SSI Staff · May 22, 2015

Two elderly residents living in the same senior apartment complex in Pewaukee, Wis., have each received bills of more than $7,000 for false fire alarms. The 88-year-old woman has filed a lawsuit against the village to get the bill thrown out, while the 86-year-old man refuses to pay the fee. SSI Staff · April 21, 2015

There is no fee for the first or second false alarm within a 12-month period, but after that, the fines go up to $350 plus $100 for each false alarm beyond five within a year. SSI Staff · December 03, 2014

Some business owners want the city to revamp system, charge less. SSI Staff · July 17, 2014

Since implementing a fee-based program to curb false alarms in 2010, this city has collected nearly $500,000 in false alarm fines and registration fees. April 16, 2013

Officials here have filed 37 lawsuits against businesses and organizations that have failed to pay thousands of dollars in false alarm fines. December 03, 2012



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