Supervisors to consider fines for false alarms in unincorporated areas

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - The Riverside County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Dec. 15 will consider a proposal to impose fines on individuals and businesses using fire, burglar and other alarms that are repeatedly triggered in unincorporated communities without justification, tying up first responders. The proposed ``False Alarm Ordinance'' will be reviewed as part of the board's final agenda for 2020. The measure has been discussed in previous years, but the board never reached the point of actually voting to enact it. The proposed ordinance is a result of lengthy research by the county Sheriff's and Fire departments, as well as the Office of County Counsel, according to documents posted to the board's policy agenda. ``False alarms consume public safety resources and can increase response times
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