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Wrongly placed dorm fire devices trigger nuisance alarms

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05/06/2013

CHICO, Calif.—About 105 fire alarms have been triggered this academic year at an off-campus cluster of residences near Chico State University, according to an article from The Orion, the university’s student-run newspaper.

Control Center wins FARA award

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04/29/2013

ORLANDO, Fla.—At a symposium held here last week, the False Alarm Reduction Association presented the Control Center, a division of RFI, with the 2013 FARA Industry Achievement Award, according to a company statement.

False alarms dogging Do-Right in Newfoundland

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

More than 12,000 false alarms in one year, including 81 from just one address? It’s enough to make a deputy reach for the Screech.

Alarm companies refuse to pay bills for false alarms in Flint

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03/05/2013

FLINT, Mich.—Alarm companies are refusing to pay nearly $134,000 in bills to the city of Flint for police response to false alarms, according to an article from The Associated Press.

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

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01/18/2013

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.

Showing impact of false alarms helps reduce them

Vector’ Walker has more than halved false alarms for large retailers, company says
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05/16/2011

PITTSBURGH—Kristina Walker says false alarm reduction has been “etched in my mind” ever since she became Vector Security’s false alarm reduction-permit compliance coordinator nearly six years ago.

Toronto levies heavy false fire alarm fines

SSN Staff  - 
11/29/2010

TORONTO—A report from The Star says the city has taken a new, no free chances approach to false fire alarm fines.

False alarms will incur higher fee in Roseville

SSN Staff  - 
11/29/2010

ROSEVILLE, Minn.—A story from the Star Tribune reports the Roseville City Council has voted to impose steep fees on citizens who have repeat visits from police for false alarms from automatic security systems.

Pennsville will fine for false alarms

SSN Staff  - 
11/29/2010

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.

Industry joins fire false-alarm battle

Efforts in Kentucky will be taken nationwide
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11/11/2010

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—A new campaign here to combat false fire alarms involves not only local fire departments, but the alarm industry, with officials saying installers can play a role in reducing unintentional alarms.
“I’m really excited about it,” said Bill Cooper, an ADT industry liaison manager who is chairman of the Coordinated Alarm Reduction Effort for the Security Industry Alarm Coalition, regarding the initiative announced Oct. 28.

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