City of Moscow, Idaho enacts new ordinance

SSN Staff  - 
Monday, July 26, 2010

MOSCOW, Idaho—A July 25 story from the Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports city leaders here last week approved a new ordinance that imposes fines for repeat false fire alarm offenders. Under the new rule, the city will fine a third offender $25. A fourth offense is worth $50, while five or more will cost $100.

Last year, nearly one-third of the emergency calls to the Moscow Volunteer Fire Department were false alarms.

In neighboring Pullman, Wash., the city imposes fines up to $250 for intentional false alarms.