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False alarms account for 10 percent of Connecticut town's calls

January 18, 2013SSN Staff

RIDGEFIELD, Conn.—False alarms make up more than 10 percent of the Ridgefield Fire Department's call volume, according to a report from the Ridgefield Press, a newspaper located here. Still, firefighters have to treat the false alarms like they're real. “We're trained to prepare for the worst in every call,” fire Capt. David McDevitt said in the report. The department responds to some alarms that simply malfunction, but more often the false alarms are triggered by steam from a shower...

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