Pennsville will fine for false alarms

SSN Staff  - 
Monday, November 29, 2010

PENNSVILLE TOWNSHIP, N.J.—A story from NJ.com reports that the Pennsville Township committee voted to adopt an ordinance at its meeting on Nov. 15 that will fine all residents and businesses that frequently set off false fire alarms.

The ordinance comes as a result of an excessive amount of unnecessary calls to the Pennsville and Deepwater fire departments due to false alarms.

The ordinance states that if a resident or business has more than three false fire alarms within one year, they will be fined.

The fine for the first occurrence after the initial three is $250.

The fines escalate with each subsequent alarm up to $500 for every alarm after and including the seventh.