Somerville, Tenn., is responding to false fire alarms with the recent passing of an ordinance. The ordinance passed Monday night with a unanimous vote by the Somerville Board of Mayor and Aldermen.
The new ordinance requires contact information of the alarm owner or person responsible for controlling the fire alarm system be provided to the fire department. The ordinances also adds a fee for excessive false alarms, providing the first two false alarm for free, then charging a $50 for all subsequent false fire alarms.
(Report based on information from the Fayette County Review)