New Albany, Ind. considers false call ordinance

SSN Staff  - 
Tuesday, March 3, 2009

NEW ALBANY, Ind.--A Feb. 17 story from The Evening News and Tribune reports town fire chief Matt Juliot is pushing for the establishment of a false call ordinance. If passed by the city council, the measure would create a fee charged when public safety personnel have to make multiple false call runs to a location.

Juliot would like the penalty to be enforced for anything over two false call runs in a month.

Councilman Jack Messer wants to introduce a measure as early as March to constitute false call fees for the police and fire departments.

Messer said the exact amount of the fee has not been determined, as he’s in the process of gathering information from cities that have a false call ordinance.