Inland Empire News
Riverside County to consider false alarm fines
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KABC) -- Riverside County supervisors will consider plans for an ordinance that would establish penalties for triggering false alarms Tuesday.
According to the fire department, firefighters responded to an average of six false alarm calls a day countywide in 2011.
"These calls range from someone pulling the fire alarm erroneously at a school to not turning off a house alarm in time," according to a document provided by the Riverside County Fire Department's Office of Emergency Services.
Authorities say responding to those calls divert emergency resources by prolonging the time it takes for the fire department to respond to a real emergency.
The county's fire department believes the ordinance will reduce false occurrences.
riverside county, inland empire news
- Injured LAPD officer released from hospital
- LA Marathon: Ethiopian runners sweep race
- Stage collapses at OC high school; 25 injured
- Malaysia missing jet: Door possibly found
- Pedestrians fatally struck in Norwalk ID'd 28 min ago
- Teen survives 5 Fwy crash, killed by traffic 26 min ago
- San Dimas boat crash leaves 1 dead, 1 injured 26 min ago
- Bees attack 71-year-old woman in Palm Desert 24 min ago
- IE WWII Medal of Honor recipient laid to rest
- L.A. man wanted in attempted Banksy theft
- abcnews: Ex-FBI agent in captivity for 7 years
- Ukraine won't budge '1 centimeter' from land
- William Clay Ford, Lions owner, dies
- Photos: 'Revenge's Emily VanCamp: 15 Sexiest Looks