Pennsylvania town orders fees for false fire alarms

The city council in Johnstown, Pa., approved an ordinance this week that would require alarm owners to pay a fee for false fire alarms, according to an article published in the Daily American.

Under the ordinance, home and business owners will be given a limit of three false alarms a years, after which they will be required to pay $50 and $150 respectively for any subsequent violations.

New alarm system owners will be given a two-week grace period to work out any kinks in their systems before violations would begin to be counted against them.