Fines for false alarms proposed in Washington, Ill.

Following several false calls related to alarm maintenance issues, the fire chief in Washington, Ill., is proposing that the town implement fines for repeated false alarms over a 12-month period, according to a report published by

Under the proposal, fines for false alarms would range from $75 for a third offense up to $750 for the 10th violation of the ordinance.

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