Cranbury, N.J., Considers Ordinance for False Fire Alarms

The Cranbury Press reports that due to a steady problem with false fire alarms, the city is considering an ordinance that would fine businesses with systems that are repeat false alarm offenders.

The town currently uses an alarm ordinance, but the fines only kick in after six false alarms, and the fine after that sixth alarm is only $100.

The proposed ordinance would have some more teeth, using a $250 fine that starts after three false alarms.

According to the newspaper's report, false fire alarms have been a continuing problem for the town dating back into the 1990s.