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New False Alarm Ordinance
Posted Date:
5/4/2016
The Town of Warsaw has recently adopted a False Alarm Ordinance related to fire and security alarms.
The Town of Warsaw recently adopted a False Alarm Ordinance pertaining to fire and security alarms.  The Warsaw Fire Department and Warsaw Police Department spend a considerable amount of time and resources each year responding to false alarms.  This wastes time, resources, and detracts from the Town’s ability to respond to bona fide emergency situations.  In order to allow the Fire Department and Police Department to effectively respond to emergencies, and to encourage business and property owners who use alarm systems to better construct and maintain their alarm systems, the False Alarm Ordinance was adopted.  This ordinance does not recover the total cost associated with responding to false alarms, but is intended to encourage responsible use of alarms, thereby reducing the number of false activations.  Under the ordinance, alarm users will be provided a maximum of three (3) free responses to false alarms within a calendar year (January 1st – December 31st).  After the third false alarm, a user fee will be charged for any false alarm within the calendar year.  The 4th false alarm will result in a $100.00 fine, the 5th false alarm will result in a $200.00 fine, and the sixth and additional false alarms will result in a $300.00 fine.  To view the complete False Alarm Ordinance, click here or contact the Warsaw Town Hall at (91) 293-7814.

 

 
 
Warsaw Town Hall    121 S. Front Street    Warsaw, NC 28398    Phone: (910) 293-7814
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