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Ottawa Fire eyes new fines for repeated false alarm calls

By Josh Pringle, CTV News   

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Feb. 7, 2024, Ottawa – The Ottawa Fire Service is looking to extinguish the high number of false alarms calls firefighters respond to each year, proposing new fines for repeated nuisance false alarms at buildings and properties required to have a fire alarm system. Firefighters respond to over 10,000 false alarm fires each year in Ottawa, with an average of 2,600 false fire alarms caused by improper maintenance of a fire alarm system.  In 2022, Ottawa fire responded to 3,000 false alarms that were the result of improper maintenance of the fire alarm system. CTV News reports. | READ MORE

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