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False alarm rule in Steamboat nets results

July 5, 2011SSN Staff

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo.—A July 3 story from reports that consistent enforcement of the town's year old false alarm ordinance has had positive results. Since the law has come into effect, the city's fire engines have had to make less unnecessary trips through the city's streets. Letters were sent for first offenses, the second offense carried a $100 fine, and the fine for subsequent offenses increased $100 each time. The city has collected about $3,500 in fines, but officials...

false alarm ordinance, Steamboat Springs

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