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Firefighters Fed Up With False Alarms

The Wade Hampton Fire Department wants to implement a new ordinance that will fine home and business owners for false fire alarms.


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HS Technology Group graces the cover of October's issue of SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION as winner of this year's Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award. Inside, HST President Stuart Forchheimer and others discuss the company's approach to reducing false alarms and other management tactics. Below, Forchheimer offers additional insights into how HST developed its successful program, as well as what the PDQ Award and false alarm reduction means for the industry at large. Scott Goldfine · October 02, 2012

In this blog, learn what False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA) board members have to say about the state of false alarm reduction. Scott Goldfine · September 30, 2012

In this blog, learn what False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA) board members have to say about the state of false alarm reduction. Scott Goldfine · September 30, 2012

The October edition of SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION, the 2012 Alarm Response Issue, features a cover story on the Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award program. To whet your appetitte for it, SSI Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine asked two of the false alarm management and false dispatch reduction program judges to weigh in on where the industry currently stands in these efforts and why the importance of the PDQ Award. Scott Goldfine · September 25, 2012

The October edition of SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION, the 2012 Alarm Response Issue, features a cover story on the Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award program. To whet your appetitte for it, SSI Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine asked two of the false alarm management and false dispatch reduction program judges to weigh in on where the industry currently stands in these efforts and why the importance of the PDQ Award. Scott Goldfine · September 25, 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

Montgomery County (Md.) saved more than $1.3 million in 2011 by reducing the number of false dispatches responded to by county police, 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

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

The Elk Grove Village board has pulled a proposed fire alarm ordinance thanks to strong efforts by the Illinois Electronic Security Association (IESA) and community leaders here. February 01, 2012




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